One of the most cost-effective tournaments at the EPT Barcelona is the Estrellas Poker Tour Main Event. The event has a buy-in of €1,100 and will feature eight qualifiers before qualifying on the second day. The first two games ended with the Brazilian trio bagging chips. Regulars Welker Johnny, Victor Pertile and Gustavo Dias made the cut.
Day 1A saw 353 registrations and nearly 14 hours of play. In the end, 53 players advanced. Gustavo Dias advanced with 357,000 chips. Day 1B had 155 entrants, ending with 23 qualifiers. On this flight the Day 2 win was achieved by the combination of Welker Johnny and Victor Pertile.
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Welker had 321,000 in chips and ended Day 1B with the third largest stack. The team’s Pertile wasn’t too far behind. The São Paulo native finished eighth in chips with 225,000 in chips. The good news is that all qualifiers have finished in the top 15% and are guaranteed ITMs when play resumes.
There are 6 qualifiers left before all players meet on Day 2. The blinds returned by the game depend on the results of other games.