The second of two day 1s at this year’s Unibet Open in Copenhagen is now behind us. It was ten levels of excitement, good poker and great atmosphere. Some will come back tomorrow to play on Day 2, but just like yesterday, more than half the field has been eliminated and will not be walking away with the winner’s trophy.
A total of 208 players entered Day 1B today, meaning that the combined number of participants in the event has peaked at 406 players, generating a prize pool of nearly €392,000. The winner will be taking home just shy of €84,000. Total number of players who will walk away with at least something in their pockets is 45.
Of those 208 who came down to the felt today, 87 will come back tomorrow, together with 75 players from Day 1A. The plan for Day 2 is to play all the way down to the money bubble and further to the final table, which is scheduled for Sunday. Leading the way for tomorrow are two players with a home field advantage, Frederik Brink Jensen with 364,700 in chips and Rasmus Vogt with 300,000. One of the most notable survivors in the group is Kassem Yassine, last year’s champion, who will return tomorrow with 163,000. The one player truly hanging on by a thread is Sweden’s Linda Willix with only 2,600 in chips. But poker has witnessed remarkable comebacks in the past and Willix may be down but not out..
The names of those who will not be coming back tomorrow include Irish Open champion Ian Simpson, WPT National winner Mette Louise Christiansen, former Unibet Open champions Paul Valkenburg and Jimmy Jonson, and two-time bracelet winner Jan Sorensen, to name just a few.
The greatest number of players who registered for this event naturally hail from Denmark – 189, with Sweden in second place with 82 representatives. Third place goes to Netherlands with 33 players in the field.
Apart from the excitement of the Main Event, this day was eventful in other regards as well, especially in terms of the Omaha Flips Championship. Thirty-two runners took part and although it was over in a blink of an eye, it was still a lot of fun. Jakob Pilgard won the mini-event, claiming nearly €2,800 for his “efforts,” while Anders Ottosen finished runner-up after straight up losing the first three of the five flips.
The play for Day 2 resumes tomorrow at 12:00 p.m. and the live stream will once again start at 2:00 p.m.. You will be able to see the action unravel before your eyes at www.PokerTube.com and we at PokerUpdate will bring you up to speed with all of the important developments as the tournament moves closer to forming the final table!