Day 1A at the PokerStars European Poker Tour Copenhagen 35,000 DKK no-limit hold’em main event has come to a close tonight in Denmark. The first day of play attracted 191 players, and now just 114 remain. There are more than 200 players registered for day 1B tomorrow, and this tournament will once again attract a field that is much larger than 400 players.In the spirit of the Winter Olympic Games currently taking place in Vancouver, the overnight chip leader was Canadian Andrew Pantling , who ended play with 155,800. Other professionals who finished the day with strong stacks included Team PokerStars pro Arnaud Mattern (pictured right) who ended the day with 76,000, reigning EPT Prague champion Jan Skampa Mattern — 76,000 (79,000), and the runner-up in this event last year, Peter Hedlund (63,500). Other notable professionals who have survived to the second day of play include Team PokerStars Pro members Dario Minieri, Johnny Lodden, and Ruben Visser, as well as Annette Obrestad, Stefan Mattsson, Cornel Cimpan, and Rasmus Nielsen.Check back at CardPlayer.com tomorrow for another summary of the action, and be sure to follow along with the action from the PokerStars blog feed daily during the event. Players that are expected to be in action tomorrow include Team PokerStars Pro members Peter Eastgate, Bertrand Grospellier, William Thorson, Luca Pagano, and Noah Boeken. Here is a look at the tournament statistics from EPT Copenhagen Day 1A:Day 1A Top Chip Counts:Andrew Pantling — 155,800 Johnny Ostbjerg — 117,000 Christian Togsverd — 116,100 Patrik Kaltrud — 113,200 Kristian Kofoed — 110,600 Morten Guldhammer — 101,500 Andrew Teng — 94,600 Chrstiano Blanco — 88,500 Jan Skampa — 79,000 Rasmus Nielsen — 79,000Notable Day 1A Eliminations:Jeff Sarwer, Thomas Bichon, Thor Drexel, Martin KabrhelHand of the Day:Arnaud Mattern grows his Stack to 100,000 with some luckOn a flop of J 9 6 , a player bet 3,000, and another made the call. Arnaud Mattern then raised to 7,500, and the original player to act reraised all in for an additional 20,000. The player behind him mucked, and Mattern made the call, covering his opponent. Their cards:Mattern: A J Opponent: J 9Turn and River: A and 6Mattern hit an ace on the turn, and he eliminated his opponent. Mattern’s stack was over 100,000 after the hand.
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