Scotland’s Richard Milne was the start of day chip leader but with play now underway, has currently lost the lead to Dutch player Tobias Peters. The Scot had made a point yesterday of saying that he “only played premiums”. Canadian pro Ami Barer is also among the finalists.
There were 243 entries in the WPTDeepstacks’ first event in Europe- with 31 getting a share of the €328,050 prize pool. Among those who cashed yesterday were Day 1A chip leader Johan Strijbis (29th – €2,180) and Day 1B chip leader Dean Arsenie (13th – €5,345). Others include US WPTDeepStacks regular Loni Harwood (26th – €2,550) and WPT Champion Juha Helppi (16th – €4,475).
The WPT Amsterdam €3,300 Main Event starts tomorrow (May 9) so there’s still plenty of time to head to the Netherlands. The tournament features two starting flights, with one re-entry per flight. The schedule also features a two-day €6,000 High Roller (starting today) plus several other great tournaments such as a €750 Pot-Limit Omaha, €550 Crazy Pineapple and €2k NL Turbo.
This is the WPT’s third consecutive visit to the Netherlands. The WPTDeepstacks tour is making its European debut here and the new WPTDeepStacks European Player of the Year will earn a package that includes a custom trophy, €15k of buy-ins for WPT Main Tour events in Europe and €5k WPTDeepStacks Europe sponsorship package. The WPTDeepStacks Amsterdam series champion will also earn a seat into the season-ending WPTDeepStacks event in Europe, plus €500 for travel expenses.
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