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Highlights

Highlights

€1,000 Main Event
Day 1c completed

De Lucio Sanchez Tops Day 1c in Barcelona; Eubank Jr Among the Bigger Stacks

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Alejandro De Lucio Sanchez
Alejandro De Lucio Sanchez

The third and penultimate starting day of the 2022 888poker LIVE Barcelona €1,100 Main Event has concluded. In the biggest flight thus far, 110 entries emerged to boost the overall field to 276 entries with the turbo heat 1d to follow on Sunday, May 22, 2022 at Casino Barcelona.

Upon completion of ten levels of 45 minutes each, more than half of the contestants were gone without anything to show for. Just 48 players bagged up chips and Alejandro De Lucio Sanchez topped the leaderboard with a stack of 199,100. The lead was the direct result of a three-way all-in during the final hands of the night in which a roller coaster runout saw the best pocket pair preflop prevail eventually.

Most players in the top ten on Day 1c hail from Spain with a few notable exceptions. Simone Ricci (139,900), Alin Grasu (133,000), and 888poker ambassador Chris Eubank Jr (114,300) broke through the Spanish domination and gave themselves a decent chance at a deep run in the marquee event of the series. Grasu has bagged up chips on all three starting days so far and takes the largest tally onto Day 2.

888poker LIVE Barcelona €1,100 Main Event Day 1c Top 10 Counts

PlacePlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds Day 2
1Alejandro De Lucio SanchezSpain199,100166
2Carlos Fernandez DelgadoSpain178,000148
3Simone RicciItaly139,900117
4Alin GrasuRomania133,000111
5Bernat Carreras MoragregaSpain131,600110
6Gerard CarboSpain114,80096
7Chris Eubank JrUnited Kingdom114,30095
8Carlos Diez MartinezSpain112,40094
9Guillermo Nuez EscribanoSpain107,20089
10Jorge UfanoSpain99,50083
Chris Eubank Jr
888poker ambassador Chris Eubank Jr

For the professional boxer from the UK, Day 1 seemed to be destined for an early finish after he lost a flip with queens versus ace-king to be left with fumes. Eubank Jr then re-entered and scored a double-up during the final hand of the night to bag up the seventh-biggest stack.

888poker Stream Team member Jordan Banfield joined Eubank Jr to survive the day and advanced with a stack of 75,600. They were the only brand ambassadors to join the action while several online qualifiers and invited MVP players also took part as well. Among then, Bogdan Sovaiala fared the best with 97,700 in chips while fellow Romanian Mihai Borlovan and Marios Ioannides made it through with short stacks.

Among the other notables, Sergi Escote (91,700) Patrick Kallas (78,500) Finnish poker pro Kimmo Kurko (73,800), the 2017 WSOP Europe Main Event winner Marti Roca de Torres (62,500) and Dan Cates (37,700) all made it through as well.

One player to dominate the tables and chatter with his jovial attitude for most of the day was the UK's Kian "the eliminator" Khaleghian. He ran it up all the way to more than five times the starting stack before it all came to an end during the final hands of the night. In a flip against Aladin Mrkaljevic, his nines flopped a set but four hearts on the board gave Mrkaljevic the nut flush.

Notable casualties on the biggest starting day thus far were Alain Riss, Soraya Estrada, Kristian Larsson, Wayne Leung, David Kaesler, Jesus Rodriguez Lopez, Petru Tarlev and €2,200 High Roller runner-up Warren Aspey.

Poker Room at Casino Barcelona
Poker Room at Casino Barcelona

They all have a chance to join the turbo heat 1d as of 11am local time on Sunday, May 22, 2022, which features a level duration of 20 minutes each ahead of the Day 2 restart at 4pm local time. The late registration and re-entry period will be open for the first two 60-minute levels and following break.

Among the returning players for Day 2 will also be Ian Simpson, who was revealed as the newest ambassador for 888poker. The former Irish Open Main Event champion will return with an above-starting stack and attempt to win the next major title on the live poker circuit in his first official event for the new sponsor.

Returning blinds will be 600-1,200 with a big blind ante of 1,200. Day 2 is scheduled to play a total of ten levels of 60 minutes each or down to the final table, whichever of the two comes first. The PokerNews live reporting team will be back then to provide all the action and the live stream feature table on the 888poker TV YouTube and Twitch channels gets underway after the first break.

Tags: Aladin MrkaljevicAlejandro De Lucio SanchezAlin GrasuBogdan SovaialaCarlos Fernandez DelgadoChris Eubank JrDavid KaeslerGerard CarboIan SimpsonJordan BanfieldJorge UfanoSimone RicciSoraya EstradaWarren Aspey

End-of-Day 1c Counts (full)

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Alejandro De Lucio Sanchez ES
Alejandro De Lucio Sanchez
ES 199,100 -900
Carlos Fernandez Delgado ES
Carlos Fernandez Delgado
ES 178,000 -2,000
Simone Ricci it
Simone Ricci
it 139,900 9,900
Alin Grasu ro
Alin Grasu
ro 133,000 -12,000
Bernat Carreras ES
Bernat Carreras
ES 131,600 11,600
Gerard Carbo es
Gerard Carbo
es 114,800 4,800
Chris Eubank Jr gb
Chris Eubank Jr
gb 114,300 84,300
Carlos Diez Martinez ES
Carlos Diez Martinez
ES 112,400 7,400
Guillermo Nuez Escribano ES
Guillermo Nuez Escribano
ES 107,200 54,200
Jorge Ufano es
Jorge Ufano
es 99,500 -15,500
Bogdan Sovaiala ro
Bogdan Sovaiala
ro 97,700 42,700
Stefan Wesson GB
Stefan Wesson
GB 94,100 94,100
Sergi Escote es
Sergi Escote
es 91,700 -8,300
Robert Sanchez Callol es
Robert Sanchez Callol
es 88,800 33,800
Manuel Torres Blazquez ES
Manuel Torres Blazquez
ES 86,500 68,500
Antonio Sanchez Torregrosa ES
Antonio Sanchez Torregrosa
ES 81,600 -3,400
Jaime Bertran Mainou ES
Jaime Bertran Mainou
ES 80,500 30,500
Patrick Kallas jo
Patrick Kallas
jo 78,500 3,500
Jordan Banfield ca
Jordan Banfield
ca 75,600
Kimmo Kurko fi
Kimmo Kurko
fi 73,800 -21,200
Daniel Fortuno Herrera ES
Daniel Fortuno Herrera
ES 73,400 8,400
Gabriel Flemming DE
Gabriel Flemming
DE 66,300 36,300
Marc Granja Galante es
Marc Granja Galante
es 65,900 65,900
Marti Roca de Torres es
Marti Roca de Torres
es 62,500 -32,500
Joel Torres Jimenez ES
Joel Torres Jimenez
ES 56,800 11,800

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Day 1c Completed

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Fewer than 53 players have bagged their chips as the third and penultimate starting day has officially concluded. Assorted counts and a recap of today's action are to follow.

Late Add On for Banfield

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Jesus Rodriguez Lopez had been going all-in blind the previous hand and got through with it. Jordan Banfield then raised and called the shove by the Spaniard.

Jesus Rodriguez Lopez: {10-Hearts}{8-Diamonds}
Jordan Banfield: {a-Hearts}{9-Spades}

The {8-Clubs}{5-Spades}{4-Hearts} flop gave Rodriguez Lopez a pair of eights and he remained ahead on the {j-Diamonds} turn. However, the {9-Clubs} river improved Banfield and the 888poker Stream Team member added some more chips in the final hand of the night.

Jordan Banfield ca
Jordan Banfield
ca 75,600 27,600
Jesus Rodriguez Lopez
Jesus Rodriguez Lopez
Busted

Tags: Jesus Rodriguez LopezJordan Banfield

Khaleghian Loses It All At the End

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Kian Khaleghian
Kian Khaleghian

Kian Khaleghian had lost further ground to drop below the starting stack and then raised to 2,000. Aladin Mrkaljevic pushed for the 25,400 he had behind and Khaleghian called to create the following showdown.

Aladin Mrkaljevic: {a-Hearts}{k-Clubs}
Kian Khaleghian: {9-Spades}{9-Hearts}

"Give me a nine!" Khaleghian demanded from the dealer and got just that on the {9-Clubs}{4-Hearts}{3-Hearts} flop. However, fate would have it that the {5-Hearts} turn and {j-Hearts} river provided the superior flush for Mrkaljevic and Khaleghian was left with a mere 2,400, which he then lost right after.

Simone Ricci it
Simone Ricci
it 130,000
Aladin Mrkaljevic dk
Aladin Mrkaljevic
dk 55,000 -10,000
Kian Khaleghian GB
Kian Khaleghian
GB Busted

Tags: Aladin MrkaljevicKian Khaleghian

De Lucio Wins Roller Coaster Three-Way All-In

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Alejandro De Lucio Sanchez
Alejandro De Lucio Sanchez

During the final hands of the night, Ashley Timms raised to 2,600 and Daniel Arribas Franco pushed for 38,700. Alejandro De Lucio Sanchez then announced all-in himself from one seat over for two times of that and Timms instantly called with the covering stack.

Daniel Arribas Franco: {9-Clubs}{9-Hearts}
Alejandro De Lucio Sanchez: {q-Clubs}{q-Hearts}
Ashley Timms: {j-Hearts}{j-Diamonds}

The {a-Clubs}{k-Spades}{q-Diamonds} flop gave De Lucio Sanchez a set of queens and Timms asked for a ten. He got just that with the {10-Clubs} turn but another twist followed with the {k-Diamonds} river. De Lucio Sanchez doubled for 79,200 and leaped into the top spot.

Alejandro De Lucio Sanchez ES
Alejandro De Lucio Sanchez
ES 200,000 103,000
Ashley Timms GB
Ashley Timms
GB 40,000 -25,000
Daniel Arribas Franco ES
Daniel Arribas Franco
ES Busted

Tags: Alejandro De Lucio SanchezAshley TimmsDaniel Arribas Franco

Last Five Hands

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Only five more hands will be completed until all players get to bag and tag their chips for the night. Exactly half of the field remains as of right now.

Late Night Casualties

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888poker MVP player Alexandru Marcu was among the late night casualties as the 110-entry strong field has plummeted to 55 hopefuls in the final level of the night.

Alexandru Marcu ro
Alexandru Marcu
ro Busted
Luca Guglielmoni IT
Luca Guglielmoni
IT Busted

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Riss Knocked Out by Arribas Franco

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It was just a matter of time until Alain Riss would be getting his short stack in again and he did so for the last 12,400, picking up a call by the initial raiser Daniel Arribas Franco.

Alain Riss: {3-Clubs}{3-Spades}
Daniel Arribas Franco: {a-Hearts}{j-Spades}

The pocket pair remained ahead on the {k-Hearts}{5-Hearts}{4-Diamonds} flop and the {7-Diamonds} turn. However, the {a-Diamonds} fell on the river and Riss slowly walked out of the tournament area with a shaking head.

Daniel Arribas Franco ES
Daniel Arribas Franco
ES 42,000 14,000
Alain Riss fr
Alain Riss
fr Busted

Tags: Alain RissDaniel Arribas Franco