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₽133,000 EPT Open Main Event




Moreira De Melo Back in the Mix

zedmaster84 • Level 1: 100-100, 0 ante
Fatima Moreira de Melo
Fatima Moreira de Melo

Half-way through the first level of the day Fatima Moreira De Melo sat down over on table 13 and soon got involved into the action on her short-handed table.

In a battle small blind versus button she faced Vitaliy Karaivan and checked the {q-Hearts}{6-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds}{5-Hearts} turn. Karaivan made it 1,100 to go, which prompted to win the pot right there.

Vitaliy Karaivan RU
Vitaliy Karaivan
RU 31,000
Fatima Moreira de Melo nl
Fatima Moreira de Melo
nl 29,000 29,000

Tags: Vitaliy KaraivanFatima Moreira De Melo

Anashkin Forces Out Nagy

zedmaster84 • Level 1: 100-100, 0 ante

Anton Anashkin bet the {q-Diamonds}{10-Clubs}{6-Hearts}{7-Diamonds} turn for 600 from under the gun and was called by Vivien Nagy on the button. Anashkin then bet the {10-Hearts} rive for 1,500 and Nagy sent her cards into the muck with a simple "okay."

Anton Anashkin RU
Anton Anashkin
RU 31,500
Vivien Nagy HU
Vivien Nagy
HU 28,500 -1,500

Tags: Vivien NagyAnton Anashkin

First Batch of Notables on Day 1b

zedmaster84 • Level 1: 100-100, 0 ante

More than 60 players were signed up for Day 1b before the cards went in the air and that number is expected to rise further in the hours to come. Expect fast-paced action throughout the day with two 30-minute heats scheduled.

Sergey Afanasev RU
Sergey Afanasev
RU 30,000 30,000
Wilhelm Isaak de
Wilhelm Isaak
de 30,000 30,000
Simon Burns gb
Simon Burns
gb 30,000 30,000
Andrey Chernokoz ru
Andrey Chernokoz
ru 30,000 30,000
Arsenii Karmatckii ru
Arsenii Karmatckii
ru 30,000 30,000
Shakhabiddin Muradov lv
Shakhabiddin Muradov
lv 30,000 30,000
Stijn Cuppens BE
Stijn Cuppens
BE 30,000 30,000
Vladimir Zakharov RU
Vladimir Zakharov
RU 30,000 30,000
Gor Musinyan AM
Gor Musinyan
AM 30,000 30,000
Konstantin Aleksandrov RU
Konstantin Aleksandrov
RU 30,000 30,000
Vivien Nagy HU
Vivien Nagy
HU 30,000 30,000

Shuffle Up and Deal for Day 1b

zedmaster84 • Level 1: 100-100, 0 ante

The cards are in the air after the shuffle up and deal was delivered by EPT tournament director Toby Stone and there are already more than 50 players signed up.


Day 1b of the 2019 EPT Open Sochi Main Event Kicks Off at Noon

Casino Sochi
Casino Sochi

Two starting days remain for the 2019 PokerStars EPT Open Sochi RUB133,000 Main Event (~$2,040) and there is very little doubt that guaranteed prize pool of RUB70,000,000 won't be surpassed easily as a strong turnout for Day 1a attracted a massive field of 468 entries at the stunning Casino Sochi in the mountains of Krasnaya Polyana.

Roughly one third of the field made it through with 166 survivors that all secured their seats for Day 2 already. All those came up short in their bid so far have another two starting days ahead and Day 1b is scheduled to kick off at noon local time.

Unlike the first flight, the level duration has been cut in half and 10 levels of 30 minutes each will be played as Day 1c kicks off right after at 6 p.m. local time.

The top stack to beat for the overall lead is Andrey Andreev's impressive 381,400, more than 12 times the starting stack of 30,000. Anatolii Filonenko made it through with 299,400 and PokerStars ambassador Chris Moneymaker bagged a top-five stack with 226,300. Whether anyone will be able to beat that in the two turbo flight remains to be seen.

Day 1 Level Structure

LevelSmall BlindBig BlindBig Blind Ante

Unlimited re-entries are allowed throughout the entire Day 1s and the registration closes at the start of Day 2 with blinds of 800-1,600 with a big blind ante of 1,600. The event is played in the new popular big blind ante format and the level duration will return to 60 minutes as of Day 2 when all survivors combine to one field.

October 11th also features the start of the RUB10,500 "Moneymaker's Road to PSPC" in which the winner takes home a Platinum Pass valued at more than €26,000 for the second PokerStars Players NL Hold'em Championship (PSPC) in Barcelona on top of the regular prize pool.

Stay tuned for what shapes up to be another day with plenty of poker action here in Sochi as the PokerNews live reporting team will be on the floor from start-to-finish.

Tags: Anatolii FilonenkoAndrey AndreevChris MoneymakerEPT OpenPSPC

₽133,000 EPT Open Main Event
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