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Eureka Prague 2013 Hits 1,315 Runners

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Dec/09/2013

An incredible 949 players entered Day 1b of the €1,100 Eureka Prague Main Event today . With such a huge second flight, the total number of players climbed to 1,315 from 58 countries. It is by far the biggest Eureka event and, even more - the biggest Prague has ever seen.

Today's field included 12 EPT champions. Steve O'Dwyer, Kent Lundmark, Dimitar Danchev and PokerStars Team Online Mickey Petersen have joined the group of eight who were mentioned here. 


Throughout day 1b we could also see seven players wearing the red spade on their shoulder - Team PokerStars Pros Martin Hruby, Marcin Horecki, Richard Toth, Alex Kravchenko, Juan Manuel Pastor, Henrique Pinho and De Meulder twins.

This massive Eureka Prague Main Event is making the history and is actually bigger than all another Season 3 stops combined. It also promises the highest prize pool ever awarded, surpassing the €1,000,000 milestone. Tomorrow we will know precisely how much is at stake and how much the first prize will be.

HORECKI AMONGST LEADERS
 Day 1b ended with several notable big stacks. The overall chip leader for the start of day 2 is Erik Soderholm from Sweden who bagged 264,600 chips. Team PokerStars Pro Marcin Horecki finished the day 1b right behind him with 237,300 chips. Serbian folk singer Dragana 'Jana' Todorovic made it into top 10 with 174,600 chips. She is hugely popular throughout the Balkans and has released ten albums in her career. Just under 300 players survived today's Day 1b flight which, combined with the 113 Day 1a survivors means the total number of Day 2 players will be around 400.

SIX CONTINENTS REPRESENTED
 The Hilton Prague is literally the home of the poker world at the moment with 58 countries from six different continents represented in the Eureka Prague Main Event. Russia has the biggest number with 154 players while Czech Republic has 73 runners.

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