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₽133,000 EPT Open Main Event
Day 1b completed

Leonov and Efimov Dominate Day 1b; Moreira De Melo Makes Day 2

zedmaster84 • Level 10: 600-1,200, 1,200 ante
Day 1b chip leader Aleksandr Leonov
Day 1b chip leader Aleksandr Leonov

The 2019 PokerStars EPT Open Sochi Main Event has already surpassed the field size of the first-ever EPT Open on Russian soil as Day 1a and Day 1b drew a total of 672 entries so far. Day 1b of the RUB133,000 buy-in (~$2,040) consisted of 184 unique players and 20 re-entries, and 103 players bagged and tagged at the end of 10 levels.

Two players made the most of the 30-minute turbo format as Aleksandr Leonov (265,300) and Sergey Efimov (221,000) topped the counts by a mile. Vladislav Levskiy follows in third place with 147,600 and other notables such as Andrey Plotnikov (121,100), Nikolay Fal (114,200), Dmitriy Ponomarev (101,200), and Mikhail Zamyatin (88,800) claimed above-average stacks to their name for Day 2.

Fatima Moreira De Melo was the sole PokerStars ambassador to take part on Day 1b and ended up with 53,500. Down in chips early on, the former Dutch hockey international scored a late double when her ace-ten out-flopped ace-queen suited and dodged the flush draw of her opponent.

Fatima Moreira De Melo
Fatima Moreira De Melo

Many other notables were less fortunate and ran out of chips towards the very end such as Gerald Karlic, Roman Korenev, Arsenii Karmatckii, Vasiliy Tsapko, Mikhail Mazunin and Andrey Bondar.

They all have one more shot at running up a stack for Day 2 as the third and final starting day has kicked off a few minutes ago at 6 p.m. local time. You can follow all the updates shortly right here on PokerNews as another 10 levels of 30 minutes each await.

Tags: Aleksandr LeonovAndrey BondarAndrey PlotnikovArsenii KarmatckiiDmitriy PonomarevEPT OpenFatima Moreira De MeloGerald KarlicMikhail MazuninMikhail ZamyatinNikolay FalRoman KorenevSergey EfimovVasiliy Tsapko

End-of-Day 1b Counts (full)

zedmaster84 • Level 10: 600-1,200, 1,200 ante
Aleksandr Leonov RU
Aleksandr Leonov
RU 265,300 5,300
Sergey Efimov RU
Sergey Efimov
RU 221,000 1,000
Vladislav Levskiy RU
Vladislav Levskiy
RU 147,600 147,600
Dmitry Shulmin RU
Dmitry Shulmin
RU 132,600 132,600
Andrey Plotnikov RU
Andrey Plotnikov
RU 121,100 121,100
Aleksey Shkolnikov RU
Aleksey Shkolnikov
RU 118,900 8,900
Nikolay Fal ru
Nikolay Fal
ru 114,200 200
Seyed Mansour Razavi IR
Seyed Mansour Razavi
IR 113,000 3,000
Zhewen Hu cn
Zhewen Hu
cn 110,800 110,800
Artemiy Bolshakov RU
Artemiy Bolshakov
RU 110,200 10,200
Anatoliy Savin RU
Anatoliy Savin
RU 108,000 -42,000
Maryo Baaziz BY
Maryo Baaziz
BY 107,900 -12,100
Yi Ye cn
Yi Ye
cn 101,500 101,500
Dmitriy Ponomarev RU
Dmitriy Ponomarev
RU 101,200 -8,800
Aleksandr Andreev RU
Aleksandr Andreev
RU 96,500 11,500
Evgeniy Korchagin RU
Evgeniy Korchagin
RU 90,000 15,000
Mikhail Zamyatin ru
Mikhail Zamyatin
ru 88,800 -31,200
Siarhei Chudapal by
Siarhei Chudapal
by 87,400 87,400
Michael Rodrigues pt
Michael Rodrigues
pt 87,400 7,400
Pavel Lubov RU
Pavel Lubov
RU 86,300 55,300
Vladimir Balakhonov RU
Vladimir Balakhonov
RU 83,900 83,900
Maxim Panyak ru
Maxim Panyak
ru 83,400 -16,600
Grigoriy Levit RU
Grigoriy Levit
RU 80,000 80,000
Banafsheh Zahiri IR
Banafsheh Zahiri
IR 79,900 64,900
Thom Greben nl
Thom Greben
nl 79,400 -600

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Day 1b Completed

zedmaster84 • Level 10: 600-1,200, 1,200 ante

There are 103 players out of 205 entries remaining and they have all bagged and tagged for the evening to resume the action at noon local time the following day.

Karlic Busts to Fal

zedmaster84 • Level 10: 600-1,200, 1,200 ante
Gerald  Karlic
Gerald Karlic

Gerald Karlic had dropped below the starting stack and was all in just shy of bagging and tagging to find himself dominated by Nikolay Fal.

Both had fired more than on bullet for the day and it was Fal that ended it on a high when his {k-Hearts}{k-Spades} held against {j-Spades}{j-Diamonds} as the board ran out {10-Clubs}{9-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds}{5-Clubs}{4-Clubs}.

Nikolay Fal ru
Nikolay Fal
ru 114,000 39,000
Gerald Karlic at
Gerald Karlic
at Busted

Tags: Gerald KarlicNikolay Fal

Gevorgyan And Korenev Eliminated

zedmaster84 • Level 10: 600-1,200, 1,200 ante
Roman Korenev
Roman Korenev

Arman Gevorgyan ended up all in and at risk for 19,900 and Sergey Efimov, who he had tangled with previously, made the call to possibly end the job he had started a few minutes ago.

Arman Gevorgyan: {9-Spades}{9-Diamonds}
Sergey Efimov: {a-Spades}{q-Diamonds}

Things looked grim after the {a-Diamonds}{k-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds} flop as Efimov had the superior pair and flush draw. Nothing changed on the {4-Hearts} turn and {k-Clubs} river to send Gevorgyan to the rail.

One hand later, Efimov raised to 3,500 and Andrey Pateychuk called. Roman Korenev moved all in for 27,600 and Thom Greben flat-called for a big portion of his own stack from one seat over. Efimov and Pateychuk quickly folded.

Roman Korenev: {7-Spades}{7-Clubs}
Thom Greben: {a-Diamonds}{a-Spades}

Korenev was drawing dead on the {a-Hearts}{j-Clubs}{6-Hearts}{4-Clubs} turn and the {7-Hearts} river was too little too late.

Aleksandr Leonov RU
Aleksandr Leonov
RU 260,000 45,000
Sergey Efimov RU
Sergey Efimov
RU 220,000 40,000
Thom Greben nl
Thom Greben
nl 80,000 -5,000
Roman Korenev ru
Roman Korenev
ru Busted
Arman Gevorgyan RU
Arman Gevorgyan
RU Busted

Tags: Andrey PateychukArman GevorgyanRoman KorenevSergey EfimovThom Greben

Two More Hands on Day 1b

zedmaster84 • Level 10: 600-1,200, 1,200 ante

There are 105 players remaining with 10 minutes left in level 10 and two more hands will be dealt before bagging and tagging.

Barulya Eliminated

zedmaster84 • Level 10: 600-1,200, 1,200 ante

Naum Barulya jammed the {a-Clubs}{9-Clubs}{9-Spades}{2-Spades} turn for 20,800 into a pot of 12,000 and he was called by Aleksandr Andreev.

Barulya tabled {4-Clubs}{4-Spades} and was trailing the {a-Hearts}{10-Spades} of Andreev. The {3-Hearts} river came a blank and Barulya headed to the rail.

Aleksandr Andreev RU
Aleksandr Andreev
RU 85,000 85,000
Naum Barulya UA
Naum Barulya
UA Busted

Tags: Aleksandr AndreevNaum Barulya