Here’s an update about the Spanish Deep Stack Tournament, at the end of Day 1. The two day €180 + €20 freeze-out poker tournament held at the Casino di Venezia between the 18th & 19th March gave players a 50,000 starting stack and 30 minute blind levels. 33 players entered the tournament taking the prize-pool up to almost €6,000, where 1st place will probably take down about €2,000 (official payouts have not been published as yet)
French player, Nassim Bennacer is leading the pack of remaining 21 players at the tourney with 152k chips compared to the average stack of 78,500. He is closely followed by Kevin Caruana and Jonathan Pyatt with 144k and 142k who are approximately 9,000 chips behind Bennacer. September’s Malta Madness tourney winner – Anna Colley – is also rubbing shoulders with the big stacks, holding a very respectable 124,900 at the start of Day 2.
Tourney regulars and recent Unibet participants Keith Boniface and Franco Portelli are also present at the tourney and have made it into Day 2, although they’re entering Day 2 with below average stacks.
SPANISH DEEP STACK DAY 2
1. BENNACER NASSIM – 152,500
2. KEVIN CARUANA – 144,300
3. JONATHAN PYATT – 142,000
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