2012 EPT Grand Final Pulls In 665, €1.5M to Winner

Jason Mercier was among the high-profile pros to survive until Day 2 of the 2012 EPT Grand Final.

Last year, the first Black FridayTM live event casualty was the EPT Grand Final. The tournament peaked in 2010 with 848 entrants. In 2011, it dropped to only 686.

This year, the bleeding stopped. The 2012 EPT Grand Final brought in 665 players, creating the same €1.5M first place prize as last year.

Nick Yunis ended the Day 1’s as overall chip leader, stacked at 191,700. He’s followed by Ivan Kudriavtcev with 186,200.

Some people you’ve actually heard of with chips include Tom Marchese (112,000), Nacho Barbero (105,400), Dario Minieri (94,700), Pius Heinz (87,100), Annette Obrestad, a woman (82,400), Super High Roller champ Justin Bonomo (79,000), of course Ole Schemion (64,400), Jason Mercier (52,200) and Daniel Negreanu (22,400).

Get full chip counts here.

* Photo courtesy of PokerStars blog.

UPDATE: Day 3 is underway. They are in the money. Super High Roller winner Justin Bonomo has surged up near the top of the leaderboard. Erik Seidel and Faraz Jaka are also among the big stacks. Leo Margets, a woman, and Maria Ho, a woman, are among the mid-stacks. But they all gettin paid.

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