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€550 Main Event, €125,000 GTD



€550 Main Event, €125,000 GTD
Day 1b completed

Pokercode Member Tim Bakker Big Stack on Day 1b; Pavel Chalupka Leads Entering Day 2

Jaxon • Level 11: 1,500-3,000, 3,000 ante
Tim Bakker
Tim Bakker

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.

Pavel Chaloupka chip leader 1b
Day 1b Chip Leader Pavel Chaloupka

Pokercode Festival Bratislava Main Event Day 1b Top Ten Chip Counts

RankPlayerChipsDay 2 Big Blinds
1Pavel Chalupka430,000108
2Alexander Baier401,000100
3Tim Bakker356,50089
4Filip Jurga334,00084
5Fabian Bernhauser302,00076
6Quirin Heinz267,00067
7Isuf Hoxa267,00067
8Dominik Neumaier262,00066
9Frank Hanisch252,00063
10Gabriel Izo218,00055

Pub Quiz at 9:30 p.m. CEST

Milko Van Winden
Fedor Holz Autographed T-Shirt

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.

Tags: Andrej DessetFabian BernhauserFedor HolzPavel ChalupkaQuirin HeinzSteffen SontheimerTim BakkerVladimir Bednar

Day 2 Seat Draw

Jaxon • Level 11: 1,500-3,000, 3,000 ante
TableSeatPlayerChip Count
61Matthew Madanat94,000 
62Andreas Hammer172,500 
63Peter Varga185,500 
64Chiel van Eerdt80,500 
65Marcel Lopko195,500 
66Vladimir Bartko48,000 
69Konstantin Hammermueller273,500 
71Quirin Heinz267,000 
72Florian Fuchs145,000 
73Vladimir Kostka204,000 
74Deep Kandra Singh75,500 
75Joaquim Braz De Oliveira77,000 
76Jozef Libo176,000 
78Alexander Shelukhin67,500 
81Alexander Nietsch56,500 
82Vladimir Bednar421,500 
83Nikolaus Kaubek165,500 
84Raffael Crose214,500 
85Mario Mosbock17,500 
86Curtis Knight110,500 
89Ruurd Nauta108,500 
101Paul Zehetleitner213,500 
102Tomas Chmela56,500 
103Andreas Gabriel33,500 
104Grzegorz Kozieja78,500 
105Christian Steindel46,500 
106Roland Gotz143,000 
108Tomáš Sisák162,500 
111Patrik Kunik76,000 
112Sebastian Schulze244,500 
113Carlos Chang63,000 
114Tobias Keil91,500 
115Andrey Andreev202,000 
116Fabian Bernhauser302,000 
119Maksym Ronshyn305,500 
121Pavel Chalupka430,000 
122Kate Scisel228,500 
123Manuel Fischer155,000 
124Navid Eskandari96,500 
126Darren Chandler46,500 
129Felix Weis134,500 
141Juraj Poliacek205,000 
143Alessandro Pezzoli96,000 
144Alexander Baier401,000 
145Tim Bakker356,500 
146Felix Van Beuningen213,000 
148Gabriel Izo218,000
151Hannes Jeschka193,000 
153Pavol Melichar98,000 
154Renzo Haanstra145,000 
155Fehim Hajdari298,500 
156Frank Hanisch252,000 
159Maximilian Silz155,000
161Daniel Riemer148,000 
162Thomas [Removed:292]158,500 
163Christoph Ang270,500 
165Bradley Dudeck200,500 
166Isuf Hoxa267,000 
169Christoph Rapf190,000 
182Dominik Neumaier262,000 
183Leonard Hermann169,500 
184Tim Van Loo92,500 
185Filip Jurga334,000 
186Milan Dunko65,000 
188Fabio Muhr39,000 
191Christian Kosinski85,500 
193Sasa Lalos81,500 
194Pavol Kurtulik211,500 
195Andrej Horvath83,500 
196Norbert Bugar70,000 
199Giacomo Tagliaro37,500


Final Day 1b Chip Counts (full)

Jaxon • Level 11: 1,500-3,000, 3,000 ante
Pavel Chalupka sk
Pavel Chalupka
sk 430,000
Alexander Baier DE
Alexander Baier
DE 401,000
Tim Bakker NL
Tim Bakker
NL 356,500 500
Filip Jurga SK
Filip Jurga
SK 334,000 124,000
Fabian Bernhauser at
Fabian Bernhauser
at 302,000
Quirin Heinz de
Quirin Heinz
de 267,000 92,000
Isuf Hoxha CZ
Isuf Hoxha
CZ 267,000 47,000
Dominik Neumaier AT
Dominik Neumaier
AT 262,000 72,000
Frank Hanisch DE
Frank Hanisch
DE 252,000 2,000
Gabriel Izo SK
Gabriel Izo
SK 218,000 118,000
Paul Zehetleitner at
Paul Zehetleitner
at 213,500 103,500
Felix Van Beuningen DE
Felix Van Beuningen
DE 213,000 63,000
Pavol Kurtulik SK
Pavol Kurtulik
SK 211,500
Juraj Poliacek SK
Juraj Poliacek
SK 205,000
Andreas Hammer AT
Andreas Hammer
AT 172,500
Leonard Hermann DE
Leonard Hermann
DE 169,500
Tomáš Sisák sk
Tomáš Sisák
sk 162,500
Thomas Kraft DE
Thomas Kraft
DE 158,500 158,500
Daniel Riemer AT
Daniel Riemer
AT 148,000 -22,000
Florian Fuchs at
Florian Fuchs
at 145,000
Renzo Haanstra NL
Renzo Haanstra
NL 145,000
Roland Gotz AT
Roland Gotz
AT 143,000 23,000
Pavol Melichar SK
Pavol Melichar
SK 98,000
Navid Eskandari AE
Navid Eskandari
AE 96,500 96,500
Tim Van Loo de
Tim Van Loo
de 92,500 -77,500

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Day 1b in the Books

Jaxon • Level 11: 1,500-3,000, 3,000 ante

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.

Pavel Chalupka sk
Pavel Chalupka
sk 430,000 160,000
Alexander Baier DE
Alexander Baier
DE 401,000 121,000
Tim Bakker NL
Tim Bakker
NL 356,000 76,000

Five More Hands

Jaxon • Level 11: 1,500-3,000, 3,000 ante

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.

Quad Tens for Gotz

Jaxon • Level 11: 1,500-3,000, 3,000 ante

Simon Langer bet 10,500 on the {3-Diamonds}{10-Hearts}{j-Diamonds} flop into a pot of around 35,000. Roland Gotz jammed for 45,000. Langer, who barely had Gotz covered, made the call.

Roland Gotz: {10-Diamonds}{10-Spades}
Simon Langer: {k-Clubs}{3-Spades}

Langer was drawing dead after the {4-Hearts} turn and Gotz eventually won the hand with quads after the {10-Clubs} completed the board on the river. Langer was left with crumbs after the hand and the rest of his stack went Daniel Riemer

Daniel Riemer AT
Daniel Riemer
AT 170,000
Roland Gotz AT
Roland Gotz
AT 120,000 70,000
Simon Langer DE
Simon Langer
DE Busted

Tags: Simon LangerRoland GotzDaniel Riemer

Ladies for Hanisch

Jaxon • Level 11: 1,500-3,000, 3,000 ante
Frank Hanisch
Frank Hanisch

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 {5-Clubs}{8-Clubs}{k-Spades} flop. The {k-Diamonds} paired the board on the turn and Hanisch check-called an 11,000 bet by Chmela. the {9-Spades} river was checked down.

Hanisch turned over {q-Hearts}{q-Diamonds} and won the pot after Chmela mucked his cards.

Frank Hanisch DE
Frank Hanisch
DE 250,000 250,000
Tomas Chmela SK
Tomas Chmela
SK 47,000 -93,000

Final Blind Level Begins

Jaxon • Level 11: 1,500-3,000, 3,000 ante

The final blind level has kicked off with 42 players remaining out of the 122 Day 1b entries thus far.