EPT Hungarian Open - days 1a and 1b
Image  First time ever EPT made its stop in Hungary and Oct 28th Hungarian Poker Open kicked off.

The field was capped at 500 players, but because of a high demand its organizers finally let 532 of them to join the field. They bought in for €4,000 + €300 and created an impressive prize pool of  €2,128,000. Among the big names present at day 1a were Sorel Mizzi, Annette Obrestad, Katja Thater, Luca Pagano or Arnaud Mattern.
After a long day there was only 88 players left, as Marcel Luske, Nicolas Levi, Barny Boatman, Dave Colclough and Katja Thater were sent to rail. The day 1a chip leader became Annette Obrestad, followed by the winner of EPT Prague Arnaud Mattern and Sorel Mizzi. Good news for locals is that a Hungarian (Lajos Laszlo) finished among the top ten. 

The next day action continued with day 1b and 270 players joined the field. Some of the notables were Dario Minieri, Bertrand ElkY Grospellier, Alex Kravchenko, Max Pescatori, Anthony Lellouche and Noah Boeken. Early rounds were dominated by young Frenchman Anthony Lellouche, but later on he lost the most of his stack holding K10 against AQ, when another ace hit the flop.

Some of the well-known players who were sent to the rail was Bertrand ElkY Grospellier, Pascal Perrault, Vicky Coren, Dario Minieri, Max Pescatori and Fabrice Soulier. From day 1b 95 players made it to the next day with Mauro Corsetti as a chip leader. Among the other survivors was Kara Scott, Johnny Lodden, William Thorson, Antony Lellouche, Alex Kravchenko and also two of the local players Tibor Tolnai and Denes Kalo. 

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