Registration has come to a close here on Day 1a of Event #2: €1,100 No-Limit Hold'em with 295 entries, down from last year's 381. Nonetheless, this is a re-entry event, so officials expect many of today's elimination to return tomorrow for another try.
The plan for the evening is to play down to 45 players, which we're about 56 away from at the moment. Once there, play will be halted and then tomorrow's field will play the exact amount of time on Day 1b. There's no telling how long it'll take, but right now we're just five levels in and only a third of the field remains.