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Martin Finger Leads After Day 1b of the 2015 Master Classics of Poker Main Event

zedmaster84 • Level 9: 400-800, 100 ante
Martin Finger
Martin Finger

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.

Tags: Antoine VrankenBen WilinofskyBryn KenneyFatima Moreira De MeloIlan BoujenahJohan van TilJorryt van HoofKuljinder SidhuMarco GuldenaarMartin FingerMatthew MillerMichiel BrummelhuisNiels van LeeuwenNikolaus TeichertOle SchemionOlvedo HeinzeOmer CubukcuPascal VosPer MunksgaardPhilipp GruissemRens FeenstraSamy KamalSteve O'DwyerSteve WattsTimothy AdamsTobias Peters

End-of-Day Chip Counts (full)

zedmaster84 • Level 9: 400-800, 100 ante
Martin Finger de
Martin Finger
de 195,800 45,800
Marco Guldenaar NL
Marco Guldenaar
NL 181,400 41,400
Timothy Adams ca
Timothy Adams
ca 149,200 49,200
Omer Cubukcu tr
Omer Cubukcu
tr 131,300 11,300
Antoine Vranken nl
Antoine Vranken
nl 129,400 4,400
Tobias Peters nl
Tobias Peters
nl 117,700 38,700
Hakim Zoufri nl
Hakim Zoufri
nl 113,900
Johnny Hansen dk
Johnny Hansen
dk 110,500 10,500
Ilan Boujenah il
Ilan Boujenah
il 101,600 26,600
Luuk Gieles nl
Luuk Gieles
nl 101,100 101,100
Johan van Til nl
Johan van Til
nl 100,400 100,400
Wim Emo nl
Wim Emo
nl 99,900 4,900
Michiel Brummelhuis nl
Michiel Brummelhuis
nl 98,700 72,700
Niels van Alphen nl
Niels van Alphen
nl 97,400 41,400
Per Munksgaard dk
Per Munksgaard
dk 90,900 -29,100
Kuljinder Sidhu gb
Kuljinder Sidhu
gb 90,500 17,500
Jani Sointula fi
Jani Sointula
fi 84,800 57,800
Makarios Avramidis gr
Makarios Avramidis
gr 83,800 60,800
Patrick Lin NL
Patrick Lin
NL 83,400 83,400
Ole Schemion de
Ole Schemion
de 82,600 28,600
Hrazem Aanquich NL
Hrazem Aanquich
NL 81,900 -8,100
Pascal Vos nl
Pascal Vos
nl 78,800 30,800
Artur Koren at
Artur Koren
at 78,400 78,400
Farid Yachou ma
Farid Yachou
ma 76,600 76,600
Robert Buky GB
Robert Buky
GB 73,800 73,800

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Day 1b Finished; Finger Likely Chip Leader

zedmaster84 • Level 9: 400-800, 100 ante

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 {2-Spades}{6-Spades} after check-raising the {7-Hearts}{2-Clubs}{3-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds} turn to 8,000 and getting called. The {10-Spades} river saw Finger bet 15,000 and his opponent called before mucking to the trips deuces.

Tags: Martin Finger

Three More Hands

zedmaster84 • Level 9: 400-800, 100 ante

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.

Olvedo Heinze nl
Olvedo Heinze
nl Busted

Tags: Olvedo Heinze

Van Leer Loses Big Pot

zedmaster84 • Level 9: 400-800, 100 ante

In a three-way all in, Erik Van Leer had two opponents at risk with the {Q-Hearts}{Q-Spades}. The bigger stack unfortunately had the {K-Diamonds}{K-Spades} and scored a big double. However, a desperate short stack got it in with the {8-Hearts}{4-Hearts} and tripled up to starting stack on a board of {5-Clubs}{6-Spades}{9-Hearts}{7-Clubs}{J-Hearts}.

The total pot was in excess of 150,000 chips, which would have been good enough for a shot at the overall lead.

Erik van Leer NL
Erik van Leer
NL 66,000

Tags: Erik van Leer

The More the Merrier

zedmaster84 • Level 9: 400-800, 100 ante

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.

Philipp Gruissem de
Philipp Gruissem
de 30,000 30,000

Tags: Philipp GruissemOle Schemion

No Luck with the First Bullet

zedmaster84 • Level 9: 400-800, 100 ante

Bryn Kenney three-bet out of the big blind and then got his stack in after the turn of a {Q-Hearts}{3-Clubs}{10-Hearts}{9-Clubs} board. His opponent on the button looked him up with the {J-Spades}{8-Diamonds} for a straight and Kenney needed a king to double up, holding {A-Clubs}{K-Diamonds}.

The {K-Hearts} 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.

Bryn Kenney us
Bryn Kenney
us Busted

Tags: Bryn Kenney

Guldenaar Busts Gruissem

zedmaster84 • Level 9: 400-800, 100 ante
Philipp Gruissem
Philipp Gruissem

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 {A-Clubs}{4-Diamonds}{J-Clubs} flop from 6,000 to 16,000. Gruissem called and then faced the all in of the Dutchman on the {K-Diamonds} turn for 51,400. Gruissem only had 45,000 himself and eventually called it off:

Gruissem: {A-Diamonds}{Q-Diamonds}
Guldenaar: {J-Hearts}{J-Diamonds}

The {Q-Spades} river bricked and that sent Gruissem to the rail while Paul Berende bought back in.

Marco Guldenaar NL
Marco Guldenaar
NL 140,000 140,000
Paul Berende nl
Paul Berende
nl 30,000 30,000
Philipp Gruissem de
Philipp Gruissem
de Busted

Tags: Marco GuldenaarPaul BerendePhilipp Gruissem