PokerStars Kings Cup – 198 Surge Into Day 2


Day 1a got the ball rolling in this event and it brought in 117 registrations that comprised of 108 single entries and nine re-entries. It kicked off at 7pm on the 6th of November and lated for ten levels that lasted 40 minutes apiece.

Once the allotted levels had been completed, it was Roman Mikus that lead the days chip counts with 190,500. In total there were 39 survivors from the first flight with the biggest name in the field not being able to make it through. That name was PokerStars Team Pro Christophe De Meulder who found himself eliminated fairly early on.

This was followed up by Day 1b that brought in the largest field of the three opening day flights as 337 registrations were recorded. 315 of those were unique whilst the remainder came from re-entries. The day was full of action and a large amount of eliminations but as it finished it was Thomas Fabian that topped the chip counts with a count of 185,400. He lead the 118 that would be joining the survivors from Day 1a into Day 2. PokerStars Team Pro Christophe De Meulder once again bought in for Day 1b and this time he made it stick with a chip count of 65,800 coming with him into Day 2.

Recap of day 1b. Ended with 65k! Audio added on this one #PokerStars #KingsCup #Rozvadov

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There was then one final shot for players that wanted to make Day 2, with Day 1c being played at midnight and incorporating a turbo format. There were 87 players that took up that opportunity to fire a last shot but only 41 of them were able to survive. Petr Targa was the player that built the most impressive stack on Day 1c having finished up with 125,700.

This all meant that there will be 198 players going into Day 2 today, with them having to either survive 12 levels at the felt or establish themselves on the final table of eight, whichever comes first.

Join us tomorrow to find out who has put on a good performance and made a deep run in this event and whether De Meulder can use his experience to climb the rankings.