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Main Event

Event Info

Buy-in €1,500
Players 273

Level Info

Level 29
Blinds 30,000 / 60,000
Ante 10,000



Bayley Shoves Twice

KaleGozer • Level 23: 8,000-16,000, 2,000 ante

Short stack Lawrence Bayley has shoved twice in quick succession. In the first hand, he chopped {A-}{10-} against {A-}{10-}, the second hand delivered him the blinds and antes.

Lawrence Bayley gb
Lawrence Bayley
gb 260,000 85,000

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Lybaert Takes Chip Lead From Bensimhon

KaleGozer • Level 23: 8,000-16,000, 2,000 ante
Bart Lybaert
Bart Lybaert

Bart Lybaert opened to 35,000 in early position. Ben Bensimhon, who started the day as the chipleader, three-bet to 90,000 from the hijack. Lybaert called and both players saw the {K-Clubs}{8-Clubs}{4-Spades} flop.

Lybaert checked to Bensimhon, who bet 80,000. Lybaert quickly came along with the call. On the {Q-Diamonds} turn, Lybaert check-called a bet of 160,000 from his Swiss adversary. The {J-Hearts} river got instantly checked by both players.

Lybaert showed {K-Spades}{J-Spades} for kings and jacks and Bensimhon mucked. With the pot, Lybaert dragged the chip lead from Bensimhon.

Bart Lybaert be
Bart Lybaert
be 1,400,000 404,000
Ben Bensimhon CH
Ben Bensimhon
CH 1,300,000 -392,000

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Lybaert Shoves on Bailey

KaleGozer • Level 23: 8,000-16,000, 2,000 ante

Bart Lybaert raised to 35,000 in middle position and Lawrence Bayley defended his big blind. Bayley check-called 30,000 on the {A-Clubs}{K-Spades}{7-Diamonds} flop, leaving himself with 175,000 behind.

On the {3-Clubs} turn, Bayley checked, Lybaert shoved slightly more than pot, and Bayley folded.

Bart Lybaert be
Bart Lybaert
be 996,000 192,000
Lawrence Bayley gb
Lawrence Bayley
gb 175,000 -79,000

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Cards in the Air

KaleGozer • Level 23: 8,000-16,000, 2,000 ante

The final table has begun. The 8,000/16,000 level, which had one minute remaining after last night, will be fully played again.


Chip Counts and Seating Final Table

SeatPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
1Teun MulderNetherlands747,00047
2Bart LybaertBelgium804,00050
3Jakob MiegelGermany964,00060
4Micha HoedemakerNetherlands868,00054
5Ben BensimhonSwitzerland1,692,000106
6Paul GreselNetherlands197,00012
7Govert MetaalNetherlands457,00029
8Lawrence BayleyGreat Britain254,00016
9Dwayne SluisNetherlands881,00055

Who Will Become The First Ever World Series of Poker International Circuit Winner in The Netherlands?

Govert Metaal
Govert Metaal

273 entries were made, only 9 players are remaining after three long days of playing. The first ever WSOP International Circuit in The Netherlands, hosted by the popular Holland Casino Rotterdam, has attracted both local players and those from afar to contest for the first ever WSOP Circuit rings handed out on Dutch soil.

The biggest prize of them all awaits tonight, as €94,349 is up for grabs for the one player who outlasts them all. Although five out of nine finalists represent the home nation, it is Switzerland's Ben Bensimhon who will start as the chipleader with 1,692,000. Bensimhon's biggest cash to date is €19,560, and a fifth place or better today will deliver him a new career-high. Bensimhon is followed by Jakob Miegel from Germany (964,000) and Dutchman Dwayne Sluis (881,000).

Two players who are accustomed to playing for these amounts are Bart Lybaert (804,000) and Govert Metaal (457,000). Lybaert is fresh off a massive cash in Barcelona, where he banked €368,473 for a 3rd place in the €1,100 PokerStars National Championship. Metaal cashed both the Main Event and €10,000 High Roller in Barcelona and is closing in on $2,5 million in lifetime winnings. Metaal needs a victory here to pass that milestone today. Rounding out the final table are Micha Hoedemaker (868,000), Teun Mulder (747,000), Lawrence Bayley (254,000), and Paul Gresel (197,000)

The final table will start on Saturday at 2 p.m. local time, with 1 minute and 24 seconds left in the 8,000/16,000 ante 2,000 level. After that, blinds will be 10,000/20,000 with an ante of 3,000 and levels will be 60 minutes. Seating for the final table hasn't been announced at this time; the seat draw for the final table will be held before the start of the day. Don't miss any of the excitement and follow PokerNews to see who will bear the coveted WSOP Circuit ring at the end of the night.

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