Day 1b completed
Day 1b completed
The second starting day of the €4,250 LIDO Main Event of the 2015 Master Classics of Poker drew a field of 178 participants. Nine levels of 60 minutes each later, only 95 of them bagged up chips. Along with the 44 from Day 1a, this makes for 139 survivors for Day 2 with an overall field of 278 thus far.
Registration and reentry will remain open until the first cards are dealt on Day 2, and there will be an average of 60 big blinds at the start of the upcoming Level 10. All new sign-ups will receive an initial stack of 30,000 and several of those that busted in the second flight are expected to return Wednesday for another shot at the title at Holland Casino in Amsterdam.
Leading the field after Day 1b was Martin Finger with a hefty 195,800 in chips. He's followed by Marco Guldenaar with 181,400. Canadian poker pro Timothy Adams (149,200), who bubbled the €10,000 High Roller Event two days ago, claimed 100 chips more than Day 1a leader Rens Feenstra and completed the overnight podium.
Other big stacks included Omer Cubukcu (131,300), Antoine Vranken (129,400), the hot-running Tobias Peters (117,700) who finished first and second in two MCOP side events in consecutive days, Ilan Boujenah (101,600), as well as Johan van Til (100,400).
Several other notables bagged up chips for Day 2, albeit a little less. Former November Niner Michiel Brummelhuis (98,700), High Roller winner Kuljinder Sidhu (90,500), 2012 champion Ole Schemion (82,600), Pascal Vos (78,800), and Steve O'Dwyer (73,200) were just a few that claimed an above-average stack
On the other side of the fence, among those to hit the rail were Olvedo Heinze, Bryn Kenney, Niels van Leeuwen, Fatima Moreira de Melo, Ben Wilinofsky, Jorryt van Hoof, and Nikolaus Teichert.
Teichert was the first to leave after losing a flip to Samy Kamal, where the latter held a big stack until the dinner break and then vanished.
The same applied for Matthew Miller and Steve Watts, who lost a big pot after running into the quads of Finger and busting on a flush draw shortly after.
Philipp Gruissem's big combo draw failed to improve against Guldenaar and the German reentered without being able to run up his stack.
The most spectacular hand of the day saw Per Munksgaard bust three opponents at the same time, including Ben Wilinofsky.
Day 2 will continue at 14:00 local time on Wednesday with blinds of 500/1,000 and a running ante of 100. As soon as the first card is dealt, registration will close and the prize pool information and payouts will be finalized.
Whether or not the money will be reached on the second tournament day is uncertain, because the level duration increases to 75 minutes. Either way, you can expect PokerNews to be here every step of the way providing live coverage until a winner is crowned on Friday.
The second starting day is over and all players bagged up their chips. Martin Finger is the most likely chip leader after bagging up massive 195,800 chips.
The German won another nice pot towards the end with after check-raising the turn to 8,000 and getting called. The river saw Finger bet 15,000 and his opponent called before mucking to the trips deuces.
The clock has been stopped with five minutes remaining on the clock and three more hands will be played. Olvedo Heinze won't have to worry about that anymore, as unfortunately the Dutchman busted just prior to the announcement.
Wim Emo raised and then called the shove of Eugene Katchalov for 9,500 chips with the . Katchalov was ahead with the but had quite some sweat on the board of before the double up was guaranteed.
In a three-way all in, Erik Van Leer had two opponents at risk with the . The bigger stack unfortunately had the and scored a big double. However, a desperate short stack got it in with the and tripled up to starting stack on a board of .
The total pot was in excess of 150,000 chips, which would have been good enough for a shot at the overall lead.
The tournament screens show 101 out of 178 entries remaining and Philipp Gruissem decided to buy back in, receiving a seat next to Ole Schemion. In less than half an hour the clocks will be stopped and the last few hands of the night played.
At this point, the chip lead remains questionable as several players are contenders for the overnight podium.
Bryn Kenney three-bet out of the big blind and then got his stack in after the turn of a board. His opponent on the button looked him up with the for a straight and Kenney needed a king to double up, holding .
The river blanked and Kenney headed to the rail. Whether or not he will buy in again right now or before the start of Day 2 is unknown at this point.
Marco Guldenaar opened to 2,000 and Philipp Gruissem three-bet to 5,000 from two seats over. Guldenaar called and check-raised the flop flop from 6,000 to 16,000. Gruissem called and then faced the all in of the Dutchman on the turn for 51,400. Gruissem only had 45,000 himself and eventually called it off:
The river bricked and that sent Gruissem to the rail while Paul Berende bought back in.