Day 2 of bwin WPT Prague saw 35 late entrants before the cards hit the felt at the beginning of the day, pushing the total number of players for the event to 306. This created a total prize pool of €881,555 with the winner taking home €206,230, inclusive of the $15,400 WPT Championship entry, which is set for April 22 – 26, 2014, at the Borgata in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
63 players survived the five levels played on Day 2 and the day ended in Level 13 with blinds at 1k/2k with a 300 ante and an average chip stack of 145,714.
The chip leader at the end of play last night is Marc McLaughlin, who finished 6th in the WSOP Main Event this summer and ended the day with 410,800 in chips. Nipping at his heels, and the star of the show, is partypoker pro Kara Scott, who ended second in chips with 375,100.
WPT Champions Club members Roberto Romanello (209,000) and Chanracy Khun (75,600) made it through the day, as did last years winner Marcin Wydrowski (211,100). Unfortunately, we lost Marvin Rettenmaier, Giacomo Fundaro and Will Failla.
Players got to enjoy the WPT VIP party at the Staropramen Beer factory with table football, scaletrix, free flowing alcohol plus the bwin grid girls and Royal Flush Girls. Big name stars were in attendance at the party, including Liv Boeree, Jonathan Duhamel and David Kitai.
The WPT Christmas jumper competition winner was announced to a crowd of players. The winner of the iPad Air was a worthy contender, Czech poker player Jan Brandejs.
Viewers were treated to another installment of the WPT Live Show hosted by Jesse May with special guests party poker pro and WPT Champions Club member Marvin Rettenmaier plus Ben Warrington. The game show “Buddies, Lovers and Brothers” featured Alex Dreyfus and Fabrice Soulier and can be viewed here: http://bit.ly/1cTns8T.