Day 1b completed
Day 1b completed
After the second flight of the €225 Opening Event, 25 players join the 19 which advanced from Day 1B and will return on Sunday to continue to battle for a share of the €150,000 guaranteed prize pool.
Exactly 150 players started the day, and at the end of 15 levels of thirty minutes each, the 25 players are lead by Ruben Perez with 426,500.
He was helped with a late double-up when he flopped a flush on a board of with seven-four of spades against his opponent who had also flopped a flush holding six-three of spades.
Also with a healthy six-figure stack is Szymon Pieszczoch (220,500), Manfred Hammer (288,500), Christoph Bruell (238,500), Sebastian Langrock (240,500), Jan Vavreka (263,500) and Igor Grytsak (324,500).
Tomorrow there is a double dose of Day 1 action, as Day 1C starts at 13.00 and Day 1D at 17.00. Both flights of this event will be covered live on PokerNews. The plan will be again to play 15 levels, with each having 11 levels of re-entry.
Tournament officials have drawn for the number of hands to be played before play finishes for the night. Players will play four more hands.
Szymon Pieszczoch raised to 8,000 from middle position. The button called and then the big blind moved all in for his remaining 50,000.
Pieszczoch called and the big blind folded. The Polish player showed and the all in player tapped the felt appreciatively as he showed .
The board ran out and Pieszczoch added to his stack late on.
A player opened from middle position and Ruben Perez called in late position.
The flop was and the player in middle position bet 17,000 into a pot of 17,500.
Perez then moved all in for 143,000. This equated to just under 50 big blinds and elicited a 'What the fuck!' from his opponent so loud it elicited turned heads from the other three tables still playing in the Opening Event.
"You flopped a flush?" he asked before calling.
Perez turned over and some more expletives escaped his opponent's mouth as they turned over . The turn was the and the river the and Perez found himself raking in a monster double up.
Over the past half a level or so there have been a flurry of eliminations, with the tournament clock currently reading 38 players and the tournament staff are having a right handful balancing each of the tables.
In this hand Peter Wagner raised to 7,000 and Nicolas Sievers three-bet all in for 22,500.
Wagner called and showed , and Sievers .
The board ran out and Sievers, who eliminated the first player of the day, is now himself eliminated.
The remaining 44 players are going on their final 15-minute break of the day as the 100-value chips are coloured up.