Day 1b completed
Day 1b completed
The inaugural Pokercode Festival at Banco Casino Bratislava roared ahead on Day 1b of the €125,000 guaranteed Pokercode Festival Bratislava Main Event with 122 entries getting into the action to bring the total field size after the first two opening flights up to 197 entries.
The figure will be higher by the time late registration closes with more than 30 players battling it out in the turbo Day 1c and players allowed to late register and re-enter until the close of the first blind level of Saturday's Day 2.
Slovakia's Pavel Chalupka bagged the Day 1b chip lead with a stack of 430,000 placing him in the overall chip lead after passing Day 1a chip leader Vladimir Bednar who bagged 421,500. Alexander Baier was the only other player to advance thus far with more than 400,000 in chips after bagging the second-biggest stack on Day 1b.
Meanwhile, active Pokercode community member Tim Bakker had an amazing day and ended Day 1b with 356,500. Bakker catapulted to near the top of the leaderboard after he eliminated two players in the same hand including Andrej Desset.
Desset wasn't the only huge name battling it out on Day 1b as both Steffen Sontheimer and Mario Mosbock got into the action. Sontheimer fired two bullets only to come up empty-handed while Mosbock advanced to Day 2 with a short stack.
Pokercode Festival Bratislava Main Event Day 1b Top Ten Chip Counts
|Rank||Player||Chips||Day 2 Big Blinds|
Pub Quiz at 9:30 p.m. CEST
Pokercode will be hosting a pub quiz on Friday evening at 9:30 p.m. CEST with Pokercode Marketing Director Milko Van Winden acting as the host for its community members where players will team up in hopes of winning an authentic t-shirt autographed by Pokercode co-founder Fedor Holz.
Day 2 Kicks Off Saturday at Noon CEST
Be sure to return to the PokerNews coverage tomorrow, Sept. 10 for Day 2 at 12 p.m. CEST. The action will start with Level 12 with blinds at 2,000/4,000 along with a big blind ante of 4,000. Blind levels will increase every 40 minutes with Day 2 completing once a final table of nine players is reached.
Players that came up empty so far will still have one final chance tomorrow with late registration closing at the end of Level 12.
Stay tuned at PokerNews to see who will advance to the final table Pokercode Festival Bratislava Main Event.
|6||4||Chiel van Eerdt||80,500|
|7||4||Deep Kandra Singh||75,500|
|7||5||Joaquim Braz De Oliveira||77,000|
|14||6||Felix Van Beuningen||213,000|
|18||4||Tim Van Loo||92,500|
Players are bagging chips for Day 1b. Pavel Chalupka bagged the biggest stack of the 36 Day 1b survivers with 430,000 in chips with Alexander Baier and Pokercode member Tim Bakker also bagging a big stack.
Stay tuned for final Day 1b chip counts and the recap of the day.
Meanwhile, the turbo Day 1c field is up to 32 entries with 23 players remaining.
The tournament director has announced that every table will play at least five more hands before surviving players will bag chips for tomorrow's Day 2.
Simon Langer bet 10,500 on the flop into a pot of around 35,000. Roland Gotz jammed for 45,000. Langer, who barely had Gotz covered, made the call.
Langer was drawing dead after the turn and Gotz eventually won the hand with quads after the completed the board on the river. Langer was left with crumbs after the hand and the rest of his stack went Daniel Riemer
Frank Hanisch opened for 6,000 from the lojack before he called a three-bet to 15,000 by Tomas Chmela from the hijack.
Both players checked the flop. The paired the board on the turn and Hanisch check-called an 11,000 bet by Chmela. the river was checked down.
Hanisch turned over and won the pot after Chmela mucked his cards.
The final blind level has kicked off with 42 players remaining out of the 122 Day 1b entries thus far.