Brazil’s Felipe Theodoro Da Costa put on an excellent performance on Day 1B of the Micro Main Event, one that saw him not only finish as the flight’s chip leader but he now also leads the charge overall.

Da Costa ended Day 1B with 6,985,879 chips in his arsenal, two million more than his nearest Day 1B rival, fellow Brazilian Alexandre Andrade. The leader’s stack is that large that he has almost 1.5 million more chips than any of the 1,365-players who return to the action at 20:00 CEST on August 31 for Day 2.

Only one other Day 1B grinder bagged up more than four million chips, that player being Martin Erdmann of Germany. Danish star Kim Heidermann was a handful of chips short of four million so can be very pleased with how they’ve started this $1 million guaranteed event.

Outside the top 10, Team partypoker’s Patrick Leonard (1,936,124) made it through. Leonard’s teammates Carl Froch (692,690), and Jeff Gross (448,729) also punched their Day 2 tickets.

As did such luminaries as Jerry Wong (2,882,315), Jans Arends (2,371,493), Adam Owen (2,101,428), Dominik Panka (1,589,595), and Dara O’Kearney (1,343,824).

Play resumes at 20:00 CEST on August 31 and continues until the conclusion of the 20th level. The top 1,304 finishers receive at least $210 for their efforts, with a final table appearance boosting this to $8,540. The eventual champion, whoever that may be, walks away with $149,985 for their $109 investment!

Place Player Country Chips
1 Felipe Theodoro Da Costa Brazil 6,985,879
2 Alexandre Andrade Brazil 4,919,371
3 Martin Erdmann Germany 4,579,517
4 Kim Heidermann Denmark 3,981,918
5 Remco Schrijvers Netherlands 3,774,220
6 Padraig O’Neill Ireland 3,699,910
7 Tomy Cestnik Slovenia 3,632,463
8 Idan Raviv Costa Rica 3,573,427
9 Alexandros Dranovitsas Greece 3,556,922
10 Murilo Milhomem Brazil 3,555,407

Konstantin Fetzer Is The Man To Catch After Day 1A of the Mini Main Event

Day 1A of the $1,050 Mini Main Event attracted 2,510-entries and only 407 of those starters progressed to Day 2 at the first attempt.

Konstantin Fetzer started this $5 million guaranteed event like a house on fire and ended the first of two flights with a tournament-leading stack of 4,423,490 chips. He was the only player to bag up more than four million chips, although some massive names were hot on his heels.

Stephen Chidwick returns to the action next week with 3,624,171 chips in his stack. That’s bad news for the rest of the field because Chidwick certainly knows how to wield a big stack.

As does Preben Stokkan who finished Day 1A with 3,609,940 chips.

Team partypoker will be represented by a few of its members. Roberto Romanello shone the brightest of our stars, the Triple Crown-winning Welshman turned his 200,000 starting stack into a more substantial 2,182,110. Teammates Patrick Leonard (1,825,141), Hristivoje Pavlovic (1,702,793), Richard Dubini (524,339), and Mikita Badziakouski (323,992) also made it through from Day 1A.

As you’d expect from such a prestigious tournament, the opening flight was packed with stellar names. Plenty of them are now through to Day 2, including Christian Rudolph (2,338,939), Chance Kornuth (2,176,632), Thomas Boivin (2,069,986), Joao Vieira (1,784,414), Kahle Burns (1,653,995), Pablo Birto Silva (1,471,788), and Craig McCorkell (1,428,092).

Place Player Country Chips
1 Konstantin Fetzer United Kingdom 4,423,490
2 Marius Meier Austria 3,886,540
3 Andreas Nasman Finland 3,842,241
4 Andrew Marques Poland 3,757,432
5 Stephen Chidwick Mexico 3,624,171
6 Preben Stokkan United Kingdom 3,609,940
7 Olzhas Mausunbaev Kazakhstan 3,594,077
8 Peter Patricio Brazil 3,557,998
9 Nichita Verbitchii Moldova 3,342,505
10 Janis Loze Latvia 3,320,483

Day 1B of the Mini Main Event starts at 20:00 CEST on September 6, giving you plenty of opportunities to win your $1,050 seat for a fraction of the cost. Dozens of Mega Sats are running around the clock, giving everyone the opportunity to play in this massive event. Be sure to check out the tournament lobby to see all of the Mini Main Event Mega Sats.

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