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€1,100 FPS Main Event
Day 1ab completed

Tkatschew Takes Day 1a FPS €1,100 Main Event Chip Lead

ajlamers • Level 17: 3,000-6,000, 6,000 ante
Alexander Tkatschew
Alexander Tkatschew

With 55 players out of 371 entries surviving Day 1a of the €1,100 FPS Main Event here at the 2022 PokerStars European Poker Tour presented by Monte-Carlo Casino, the long day has come to an end after 14 hours.

Claiming the Day 1a chip lead is Alexander Tkatschew with 650,000 in his bag for Day 2 on Saturday, April 30 at noon local time.

Tkatschew was near the top of the leaderboard throughout much of the day but he really extended his lead in the last hour of the night when he eliminated PokerStars Team Pro Ramon Colillas. After that, it was put in cruise control for Tkatschew who had no problems navigating the money bubble.

Some other notable stacks moving on to Day 2 include Giulio Astarita (524,000), Alessandro Adinolfo (427,000), and Florian Decamps (417,000), as the only players with over 400,000 chips. A few names to recognize that have locked up at least a min-cash are Andrea Rocci (351,000), Bryan Paris (325,000), Jason Wheeler (270,000), Leo Margets (125,000), and Julien Sitbon (56,000).

FPS €1,100 Main Event Day 1a Top Ten Chip Counts

RankPlayerCountryChip Count
1Alexander TkatschewGermany650,000
2Giulio AstaritaItaly524,000
3Efim DorfmanRomania515,000
4Alessandro AdinolfoItaly427,000
5Florian DecampsFrance417,000
6Kacper SwiderskiPoland392,000
7Olivier MurrachioliFrance390,000
8Rene ZaffranFrance370,000
9Andrea RocciItaly351,000
10Fabrice MaltezFrance346,000

Day 1b is currently still playing in the midst of level 13 with 80 players remaining out of 272 total entries. That field will be playing down to the final 41 players before the action is complete at Monte Carlo Sporting for the day. Day 1c will take place at 12 p.m. noon tomorrow with 40-minute levels and Day 1d will begin at 6 p.m. local time and be played as a turbo format with 20-minute levels.

All players bagging chips will return on April 30 for Day 2 and the levels will be increased to 60 minutes throughout. The PokerNews live reporting team will be on the tournament floor to bring you all of the updates throughout the remaining flights on the way to crowning a champion.

Tags: Alessandro AdinolfoAlexander TkatschewAndrea RocciBryan ParisFlorian DecampsGiulio AstaritaJason WheelerJulien SitbonLeo MargetsRamon Colillas

End-of-Day 1b Chip Counts

poolshir • Level 17: 3,000-6,000, 6,000 ante
Brice Guido FR
Brice Guido
FR 566,000
Imad Derwiche fr
Imad Derwiche
fr 560,000
Tsugunari Toma jp
Tsugunari Toma
jp 489,000 489,000
Javier Gomez es
Javier Gomez
es 469,000
Fausto Tantillo it
Fausto Tantillo
it 421,000
Julien Da Silva fr
Julien Da Silva
fr 402,000
Florian Guimond fr
Florian Guimond
fr 309,000
Eddie Saade au
Eddie Saade
au 308,000
Nicolas Noguera fr
Nicolas Noguera
fr 286,000
Maher Nouira fr
Maher Nouira
fr 280,000 280,000
Tonny Krijn nl
Tonny Krijn
nl 275,000
Rudy Hadjedj fr
Rudy Hadjedj
fr 270,000
Motoyoshi Okamura jp
Motoyoshi Okamura
jp 255,000 255,000
Marcelo Simoes br
Marcelo Simoes
br 254,000
Alejandro Lococo ar
Alejandro Lococo
ar 249,000 249,000
Pierre Basely FR
Pierre Basely
FR 238,000
Alex Peffly gb
Alex Peffly
gb 200,000
Dominique Usai FR
Dominique Usai
FR 174,000
Sindre Hansen NO
Sindre Hansen
NO 167,000 167,000
Luigi Shehadeh it
Luigi Shehadeh
it 158,000 158,000
Dmitry Shchepkin ru
Dmitry Shchepkin
ru 155,000
Kim Wittendorff dk
Kim Wittendorff
dk 137,000
Jonathan Pastore fr
Jonathan Pastore
fr 131,000
Adel Ben Messaoud fr
Adel Ben Messaoud
fr 125,000
Anh Do cz
Anh Do
cz 115,000

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End-of -Day 1a Chip Counts (full)

poolshir • Level 17: 3,000-6,000, 6,000 ante
Alexander Tkatschew at
Alexander Tkatschew
at 650,000 150,000
Giulio Astarita it
Giulio Astarita
it 524,000 244,000
Efim Dorfman RO
Efim Dorfman
RO 515,000 346,500
Alessandro Adinolfo IT
Alessandro Adinolfo
IT 427,000 142,000
Florian Decamps fr
Florian Decamps
fr 417,000 174,000
Kacper Swiderski pl
Kacper Swiderski
pl 392,000
Olivier Murrachioli FR
Olivier Murrachioli
FR 390,000 95,000
Rene Zaffran FR
Rene Zaffran
FR 370,000 370,000
Andrea Rocci it
Andrea Rocci
it 351,000 351,000
Fabrice Maltez fr
Fabrice Maltez
fr 346,000 171,000
Bryan Paris us
Bryan Paris
us 325,000 195,000
Giacomo Lepre IT
Giacomo Lepre
IT 321,000
Filippo Ragone us
Filippo Ragone
us 301,000 265,000
Daisuke Ogita jp
Daisuke Ogita
jp 270,000
Jason Wheeler us
Jason Wheeler
us 270,000 131,000
Christos Xanthopoulos gr
Christos Xanthopoulos
gr 262,000 262,000
Braz Borges PT
Braz Borges
PT 252,000
Tomas Jozonis lt
Tomas Jozonis
lt 238,000 -27,000
Fabrice Bourcier FR
Fabrice Bourcier
FR 230,000
Danut Chisu ro
Danut Chisu
ro 212,000 47,000
Savvas Mitsikouridis gb
Savvas Mitsikouridis
gb 201,000
Costin Grimberg
Costin Grimberg
200,000
Hayato Kitajima jp
Hayato Kitajima
jp 199,000
Serge Danis ch
Serge Danis
ch 193,000
Sylvain Mazza fr
Sylvain Mazza
fr 180,000 2,000

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Labat Eliminated on the Bubble

ajlamers • Level 17: 3,000-6,000, 6,000 ante
Antoine Labat buble boy day 1a
Antoine Labat buble boy day 1a

Tomas Jozonis opened to 13,000 in early position and Antoine Labat jammed all in for 150,000 in the cutoff. Kacper Swiderski re-shoved all in for 220,000 in the big blind which got Jozonis to quickly muck.

Antoine Labat: {a-Spades}{k-Spades}
Kacper Swiderski: {k-Hearts}{k-Diamonds}

The action completed at the other tables and the dealer fanned the flop of {10-Spades}{8-Hearts}{4-Diamonds}. The {k-Clubs} on the turn gave Swiderski a set of kings which meant Labat was drawing dead to the {7-Spades} on the river.

The remaining 55 players will now bag their chips as they have reached the money and will return for Day 2 on April 30. Full chip counts and a recap of the day's action will be soon to follow.

Kacper Swiderski pl
Kacper Swiderski
pl 392,000 215,000
Antoine Labat fr
Antoine Labat
fr Busted

Tags: Antoine LabatKacper SwiderskiTomas Jozonis

Mazza's Aces Hold Up for a Double

ajlamers • Level 17: 3,000-6,000, 6,000 ante

Laurent Vauquelin opened to 16,000 from under the gun and Sylvain Mazza just flat-called from a couple of seats over. Marco Regonaschi also came along from the hijack as the three players saw a flop of {q-Clubs}{8-Spades}{8-Clubs}.

Vauquelin checked and Mazza tossed in a bet of 14,000. Regonaschi raised to 43,000 which got Vauquelin to fold. Mazza jammed all in for 64,000 and Regonaschi quickly called.

When the action at the other tables was complete, Mazza showed his {a-Spades}{a-Hearts} but had to fade the clubs as Regonaschi held {k-Clubs}{j-Clubs}. The turn was the {2-Diamonds} and the river was the {10-Spades}, giving Mazza a full double up.

Sylvain Mazza fr
Sylvain Mazza
fr 178,000 178,000
Marco Regonaschi it
Marco Regonaschi
it 160,000 -21,000

Tags: Laurent VauquelinMarco RegonaschiSylvain Mazza

Hand-for-Hand Begins

ajlamers • Level 17: 3,000-6,000, 6,000 ante

With the recent eliminations, the tournament is now down to just 56 players, one player away from bagging for the night. Thus, the tournament has begun the hand-for-hand portion on the money bubble.

Scafini and Motte Eliminated

ajlamers • Level 17: 3,000-6,000, 6,000 ante

After losing a recent pot to Antoine Sabat, Lucas Scafini lost the majority of his chips to Tomas Jozonis and was left with just a couple of big blinds. Jozonis raised from middle position and was called by Olivier Murrachioli on his left and Scafini was all in from the big blind.

The flop came {9-Spades}{6-Diamonds}{4-Clubs} and Jozonis led out with a bet of 12,000. Murrachioli called which created a side between the two players. The turn was the {8-Hearts} and Jozonis fired out another bet of 40,000. Murrachioli still called and the {5-Diamonds} completed the board.

Jozonis counted out another bet of 40,000 and Murrachioli instantly called again. Jozonis showed {k-Spades}{k-Diamonds} but Murrachioli flopped a set of nines with {9-Clubs}{9-Diamonds}. Scafini was unable to beat either hand as he was eliminated near the bubble.

At another table, Fabien Motte was all-in with {a-Spades}{k-Clubs} for around 45,000 and was called by Laurent Vauquelin who turned over {j-Clubs}{j-Diamonds}. The board ran out {7-Hearts}{4-Hearts}{3-Spades}{2-Diamonds}{6-Spades} and Motte was also eliminated.

Alexander Tkatschew at
Alexander Tkatschew
at 500,000 200,000
Olivier Murrachioli FR
Olivier Murrachioli
FR 295,000 295,000
Tomas Jozonis lt
Tomas Jozonis
lt 265,000 199,000
Laurent Vauquelin fr
Laurent Vauquelin
fr 120,000 -62,000
Lucas Scafini br
Lucas Scafini
br Busted
Fabien Motte fr
Fabien Motte
fr Busted

Tags: Fabien MotteLaurent VauquelinLucas ScafiniOlivier MurrachioliTomas Jozonis

Level:
17
Blinds:
3,000/6,000
Ante:
6,000

Last Break of the Night

ajlamers • Level 16: 2,000-5,000, 5,000 ante

The remaining 59 players are going on their last 15-minute break of the night. When they return, they will be just four eliminations away from the conclusion of Day 1a.