2012 World Poker Tour Vienna Day 1b: Darko Stojanovic Claims Overall Lead

Darko Stojanovic

The 2012 World Poker Tour Vienna continued with play on Wednesday with Day 1b. After Day 1a, David Breitfuss led the way with 185,500 in chips, but that number fell to fourth place overall after Darko Stojanovic (320,000), Carsten Jeppe (206,400) and Jan-Peter Jachtmann (190,600) all bagged up more chips.

The amount of chips Stojanovic bagged up was nothing to sneeze at. He has well over 100,000 in chips more than Jeppe in second place and will carry his big lead into Day 2. On one of the last hands of the day, Stojanovic sent former WPT champion McLean Karr to the rail.

According to the WPT Live Updates Team, the blinds were in Level 9 at 400/800/100. Second-hand information from Andy Black was that Karr had flopped a wheel with the {3-Clubs}{2-Clubs} versus Stojanovic's {J-Clubs}{4-Clubs} on the {A-Clubs}{4-}{5-Clubs} board. Karr was firing the entire way, said Black, but Stojanovic didn't budge. After another club fell on the river, Stojanovic had made a higher flush and Karr's shove was quickly called. Stojanovic tabled the winner and sent Karr out the door.

Karr wasn't the only former WPT champion to head out the door on Day 1b. Scott Seiver, Mike Watson, Guillaume Darcourt and Sean Jazayeri also joined him. If a couple of those names seem repetitive, it's because they are. WPT Vienna had a re-entry format and many players that busted on Day 1a were back for action on Day 1b.

Other eliminated on Day 1b included Govert Metaal, Arnaud Mattern, Ana Marquez, Tristan Wade and Sorel Mizzi.

Of those moving on to Day 2, Sam El Sayed bagged up 182,700 in chips and Yevgeniy Timoshenko ended his day on 69,400. David Peters, Michael Tureniec, Steve O'Dwyer and Andre Akkari all moved forward as well.

WPT Vienna Day 1b Top 10 Chip Counts

1Darko Stojanovic320,000
2Carsten Jeppe206,400
3Jan-Peter Jachtmann190,600
4Sam El Sayed182,700
5Ferenc Gal114,600
6Vincenzo Gomez106,200
7Faraz Jaka103,400
8Anton Wigg91,000
9Stanislaw Kretz86,600
10Toby Lewis85,800

Another 233 players were added to the field on Day 1b to bring to total field size to 396 entrants. Of those, 182 will be returning for Day 2, which kicks off at 1300 CET on Thursday. Be sure to check back to PokerNews for the recap.

*Photo courtesy of the World Poker Tour.

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