Two small and unrelated tidbits.
Firstly, France's Christophe Benzimra is the most recent casualty of this Day 1b. We didn't see the hand that finished him off, but we did see him let out a heavy sigh as he paced back out the doors.
And at the adjacent table, we watched Brian Powell raise his way back to starting stack. Powell made it to the quarterfinals of Event #5, and he's looking to add a few more Euros to his pocket again this week. In the last pot, Clement Beauvois raised to 525, and Powell three-bet to 1,700 in position. Beauvois called, and they took a flop of heads up. Beauvois elected to lead out into the pot with 1,975 of his own chips, but Powell studied carefully and raised to 5,500. His opponent folded, and Powell has moved back to starting stack with that little pot.