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Peter de Bruin Leads the Final 357 Players in the MPF Grand Event

Welcome back to our coverage of the 2022 MPF Autumn Edition €550 Grand Event powered by partypoker at the luxurious Portomaso Casino.

After five opening flights over the past four days, the Grand Event has progressed to its penultimate day with 357 players ready to battle it out in hopes of making the money and beyond.

Peter de Bruin leads the pack with a massive stack of 690,000 in chips when Day 2 begins at 1 p.m. after bagging the Day 1d chip lead. Just behind him is Matthew Adams, who also bagged a big stack on Day 1d and will start today with 629,000 in chips. The Day 1e chip leader Alessandro La Cava was the Day 1e chip leader yesterday and isn't too far behind Adams with 591,000 in chips.

Matthew Adams
Matthew Adams

Day 2 Top Ten Chip Counts

PlacePlayerChipsBig Blinds
1Peter de Bruin690,000138
2Matthew Adams629,000126
3Alessandro La Cava591,000118
4Bo Bjork549,000110
5Anastasios Apostolou539,000108
6Daniel Taylor519,000104
7Oscar Arezzo510,000102
8Domenico Desimone507,000101
9Ahmed Ibrahimi503,000101
10Johannes Erfurth500,000100

Grand Event by the Numbers

The Grand Event attracted 1,326 entries with 357 Day 2 survivors. This generated a massive €636,480 prize pool to smash the event's €500,000 guarantee.

Here is a look at some of the figures from the opening flights:

FlightEntriesSurvivorsChip LeaderChipsBig BlindsAvg.Avg. BB's
Day 1a             205                47 Daniel Taylor       517,000              103        218,085                44 
Day 1b             256                67 Anastasios Apostolou       539,000              108        191,045                38 
Day 1c             321                88 Oscar Arezzo       722,000              144        182,386                36 
Day 1d             414              122 Peter de Bruin       690,000              138        169,672                34 
Day 1e             130                33 Alessandro La Cava       591,000              118        196,970                39 
Total          1,326              357        185,714                37 

Day 2 will kick off with blinds at 3,000/5,000 with a big blind ante of 5,000. Blinds will increase every 50 minutes instead of every 40 minutes (or 20 minutes for the turbo flight) giving players more time to make the correct decisions.

The fluid plan for Day 2 is to play either 13 or 14 blind levels. This is subject to change and the MPF tournament director Danilo De Berardinis informed PokerListings that he will announce the structure of the day before the dinner break updated plan.

Best of luck to everyone playing. Cards are in the air at 1 p.m. CEST. Stay tuned at PokerListings for all of your updates on the MPF Grand Event.

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