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Bartosz Szafraniec Leads 19 Advancing From Opening Event Day 1A

will_shill • Level 15: 2,000-4,000, 500 ante
Bartosz Szafraniec
Bartosz Szafraniec

There were a total of 102 entries on Day 1A of the Opening Event of the 888Live Rozvadov Festival, and 19 have survived to play on the final day on Sunday. The festival got underway at 6 p.m. local time, and the tables were quickly humming with the activity of players, some of whom won their seats in the afternoon's turbo satellite.

The second 888Live Festival, following the success of the London leg last year, comes with a guarantee of over €600,000, with €150,000 of that coming in this event. The 19 players are all still in with a chance of winning some big money come the end of the tournament, but will have to sweat through the remaining three flights to find out just how much they stand to win!

At the end of today's 15 levels of play, it is Bartosz Szafraniec who stands atop the pile of players who are advancing. He amassed a whopping 407,500 chips. Behind him is Tariq Ulla (345,000), Adam Jaguscik (251,500), Elena (203,000) and Patrick Sarca (195,000)

Szafraniec was busy all day, including doubling up against the player who amassed the second most chips Tariq Ulla. In one hand Ullah raised from the button and Szafraniec called from the small blind.

The flop was {4-Clubs}{4-Diamonds}{9-Spades} and Szafraniec checked. Ullah bet 4,800 but Szafraniec re-raised to 12,000. Ullah then moved enough chips forward to put his opponent all in.

Szafraniec called and showed {q-Diamonds}{9-Hearts} for top pair, and Ullah showed {10-Spades}{5-Spades} for ten-high. The turn was the {7-Hearts} and the river the {a-Diamonds} meaning Szafraniec doubled up, one of many he secured over the course of the day.

Here are the full chip counts at the end of Day 1A.

PlayerCountryChip Count
Bartosz SzafraniecPoland407,500
Tariq UllaGermany345,000
Adam JaguscikGermany251,500
Marc MedenGermany215,000
Elena LitvinyukGermany203,000
Patrick SarcaRomania195,000
Fabien BaldelliFrance165,500
Alex PoberjniiGermany164,500
Georgios KotoumpasGermany157,000
Christopher FrickeGermany151,000
Oliver KnollGermany143,500
Mikael HenIsrael115,000
Musa JusajKosovo96,000
Joan VerlaguetFrance94,000
Ivan CuricCroatia78,500
Perez MolinaSpain75,000
Paul OlarRomani65,500
Pranay KapoorIndia55,000
Dominik MartanCzech Republic54,500

Join us tomorrow (Friday) when PokerNews will be covering Flight 1A of the €195+30 Opening Event live from King's Casino in Rozvadov from 6 p.m. local time.

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End-Of-Day Chip Counts (full)

Webjoker • Level 15: 2,000-4,000, 500 ante
Bartosz Szafraniec PL
Bartosz Szafraniec
PL 407,500
Tariq Ullah DE
Tariq Ullah
DE 345,000 105,000
Adam Tomasz Jagucik DE
Adam Tomasz Jagucik
DE 251,500
Marc Meden DE
Marc Meden
DE 215,000
Elena Litvinyuk ru
Elena Litvinyuk
ru 203,000
Patrick Sarca RO
Patrick Sarca
RO 195,000
Fabien Baldelli fr
Fabien Baldelli
fr 165,500
Alexander Poberejnii DE
Alexander Poberejnii
DE 164,500
Georgios Kotoumpas gr
Georgios Kotoumpas
gr 157,000
Christopher Fricke DE
Christopher Fricke
DE 151,000
Oliver Knoll DE
Oliver Knoll
DE 143,500
Mikael Hen IL
Mikael Hen
IL 115,000
Musa Jusaj
Musa Jusaj
Yoan Verlaguet FR
Yoan Verlaguet
FR 94,000
Ivan Curic hr
Ivan Curic
hr 78,500
Perez Molina ES
Perez Molina
ES 75,000
Paul Olar RO
Paul Olar
RO 65,500
Pranay Kapoor us
Pranay Kapoor
us 55,000
Dominik Martan CZ
Dominik Martan
CZ 54,500

5 More Hands

will_shill • Level 15: 2,000-4,000, 500 ante

Tournament officials have drawn for the number of hands to be played before bagging for the night, and that number is five.

Tariq Ullah Busts One

will_shill • Level 15: 2,000-4,000, 500 ante

Tariq Ullah raised to 9,500 and the player in the cutoff three-bet to 26,500. Ullah called and the pair saw a flop of {7-Spades}{7-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds}.

Ullah checked and his opponent shoved for 116,500. Ullah took off his headphones and ran his fingers through his hair trying to figure out. He asked how much it was and then counted out his stack. He had his opponent covered and eventually called.

His opponent flipped over {a-Diamonds}{q-Clubs} and Ullah {9-Clubs}{9-Hearts}. The board completed {j-Spades}{k-Diamonds} and Ullah let out a victory cry as he raked in a huge pot as the level drew to a close.

Tariq Ullah DE
Tariq Ullah
DE 240,000 95,000

27 Players Head into the Final Level

will_shill • Level 15: 2,000-4,000, 500 ante

The remaining 27 players are gathered around three tables as they play out the final level of the night (2,000/4,000/500). At the end of it they will bag up their chips ahead of their return on Sunday.

Stay tuned to PokerNews for a recap and full chip counts from the remaining players


Adam Jagucik Finishing Strongly

will_shill • Level 14: 1,500-3,000, 500 ante

Adam Jagucik opened from middle position to 6,500. The button called and the big blind, who had open-shoved from under the gun the previous hand moved all in again for around 35,000.

Jagucik then re-shoved for around 45,000 and the button folded. Jagucik showed {a-Clubs}{q-Clubs} and was ahead of his opponent who held {a-Spades}{10-Diamonds}.

The board ran out {9-Hearts}{5-Hearts}{3-Spades}{9-Clubs}{7-Hearts} and Jagucik moved up to around 90,000. The average is around 110,000, so he has some work to do with a level and a half remaining in the day.

Adam Jagucik
Adam Jagucik