Day 1c completed
Day 1c completed
The three starting flights have all come to an end in Event #1: €1,100 No-Limit Hold'Em MONSTER STACK at the World Series of Poker Europe. Sander van Wesemael bagged the largest stack after Day 1C and will head into Day 2 with the chip lead bringing 323,500 chips with him.
Van Wesemael is coming off an impressive summer in Europe, capturing the title in three €330 PokerStars Cup events in a row. His largest cash came at the event in Barcelona where he took home €127,000. Van Wesemael made a deep run in the WSOP International Circuit Main Event in Rozvadov but bowed in 38th place. He will be looking to add to his already impressive $541,220 career earnings dating back to the end of 2014.
There were a total of 306 entries that took to the felt on Day 1C but only 64 were able to find a bag at the end of the day. Valentin Vornicu was one of those, bagging the second largest stack of 296,500. Vornicu, now calling California home, has over $1,000,000 in live tournament earnings. His largest came just one year ago when he finished in 23rd place at the WSOP Main Event for $269,430. Giovanni Petroni rounds out the top three with 239,000 after he sent Phil Hellmuth packing earlier in the day.
Some other familiar names to make it through to Day 2 include Scott Stewart (207,500), Konstantinos Tsirakidis (178,000), Georgios Zisimopoulos (102,500), Allen Kessler (95,500), Ivo Donev (72,000), and Dominik Desset (47,000).
Many notables sat down for their third bullet today but were still unable to make anything happen. John Racener, Alex Foxen, Kristen Bicknell, Kenny Hallaert, Chris Ferguson, Jeff Lisandro, and Marc MacDonnell were a few to come up empty-handed. Bertrand Grospellier, Phil Hellmuth, Roberto Romanello, Brandon Cantu, and Jan Timo Jobmann were also sent to the rail throughout the day.
Martin Kabrhel entered the field rather early compared to usual, and he had a rollercoaster kind of day. At some points, his chips were moving more than his mouth which is also uncharacteristic. Kabrhel found a massive double up with pocket fours versus ace-king when the flop came . Soon after, however, Kabrhel's pocket aces got cracked by Konstantinos Tsirakidis when Tsirakidis flopped a set of sevens. Kabrhel left the tournament area but not without leaving a few memorable comments behind.
There will be a total of 114 players returning on Sunday for Day 2 and the money bubble will be in everyone's eyes when the action resumes. With a total of 561 entries throughout the three starting flights, there will be a prizepool of €538,280 to battle for. There will be 85 places being paid, with a min-cash worth €1,592 and the eventual champion taking home €117,708.
The action will resume on Sunday at 2:00 P.M. local time inside the Poker Arena at King's Casino. Continue to follow along with the PokerNews live reporting team as we bring you all of the live updates from the tournament floor.
Day 2 Seat Draw
|Table||Seat||Player||Nationality||Chip Count||Big Blinds|
|83||4||Pavel Šourek||Czech Republic||54,000||18|
|83||5||Walid Abdi Ali||Germany||73,500||25|
|84||2||Arsenii Karmatckii||Russian Federation||72,500||24|
|84||4||Aleksandr Pantiukhin||Russian Federation||100,500||34|
|84||5||David Dolák||Czech Republic||40,000||13|
|89||3||Usman Siddique||United Kingdom||111,000||37|
|89||6||Avelino Hernani Ribeiro||Portugal||51,500||17|
|90||4||Vincent Moscati||United States||105,500||35|
|90||9||Darren Delahunty||United Kingdom||44,000||15|
|95||2||Sander van Wesemael||Netherlands||323,500||108|
|95||5||Andriy Palyuga||Czech Republic||40,500||14|
|96||2||Petter Solli Berg||Norway||33,500||11|
|96||4||Maxim Lykov||Russian Federation||153,500||51|
|101||1||Scott Stewart||United States||207,500||69|
|101||2||Valentin Vornicu||United States||296,500||99|
|101||7||David Petrzelka||Czech Republic||83,500||28|
|101||8||Sebastián Kos||Czech Republic||104,500||35|
|102||3||Dzmitry Rabotkin||Czech Republic||96,500||32|
|102||9||Matouš Houžvíček||Czech Republic||37,500||13|
|107||2||James Akenhead||United Kingdom||46,500||16|
|107||6||Ryan Hefter||United States||208,000||69|
|107||9||Josef Guláš||Czech Republic||88,500||30|
|108||1||Ryan Hughes||United States||81,500||27|
|108||8||Chi Cuong Huynh||Switzerland||85,000||28|
|108||9||Thanh Hoang||Czech Republic||179,000||60|
|113||3||Benjamin Garcia Rivera||Spain||155,500||52|
|113||5||James Hoeppner||United States||39,500||13|
|113||9||Federico Quevedo||Costa Rica||56,500||19|
|114||5||René Crha||Czech Republic||186,500||62|
|114||6||Tal Shemon Cohen||Israel||90,000||30|
|114||8||Allen Kessler||United States||95,500||32|
Josep Maria Galindo Lopez five-bet all in out of the small blind with pocket kings to run into the pocket aces of Emil Lukac and bust just before bagging and tagging. Fewer than 70 hopefuls made it through from Day 1c and the full chip counts will be published when PokerNews receives them.
A full recap of today's action and the seat draw for Day 2 will follow shortly.
Jesper Straver was all in for 12,000 and two players called including one in late position and Andriy Gerts in the big blind. The two remaining players checked down the bopard until the river when Gerts bet and forced a fold.
Straver showed and Gerts had that beat with .
Sergio Castelluccio also eventually bowed out, sending his remaining chips over to Helma Weber.
A player in middle position opened to 5,200 and Kai Gimre called on the button. Paul Michaelis was on the button and shipped all-in for 29,500. The initial raiser folded and Gimre made the call.
Michaelis was in a dominated position but the flop came giving him two pair. The turn was the and the river brought the giving Michaelis a big double up at the end of the night.
The clocks have been stopped with 70 players remaining and they will play five more hands before bagging and tagging.
"I give you all my chips and you give them away," Yehuda Cohen said to Sergio Castelluccio after the latter had doubled up Helma Weber, while a short stack and Urs Hauser chopped to build their stacks as well.
First it was Weber that doubled for 25,200 with versus after the board came .
Then, a short stack was all in for 11,200 with and Urs Hauser was at risk for 27,100 with the . Castelluccio went into the showdown with the and the board came .
Ivaylo Sivinov raised to 5,200 from early position and Tobias Bornefalk called directly to his left. The action was folded around to the big blind who moved all-in for around 20,000 and Sivinov pushed all-in over the top for 47,000. Bornefalk asked for a count and then made the call with . He had his opponents dominated with Sivinov holding and his other opponent showing .
The flop came and Bornefalk flopped the only pair. Both of his opponents picked up straight draws but the on the turn and the on the river secured the double knockout for Bornefalk.
With the completed board showing , Sander van Wesemael and Serge Danis checked in the blinds. Scott Stewart bet 16,000 from the cutoff and was called by both opponents. Stewart rolled over for a bluff, which van Wesemael had beat with . However, it was Danis that raked in the pot with for a pair of jacks.
Despite losing this pot, van Wesemael still appears to be the current chip leader as Valentin Vornicu and a few others are around 100,000 chips behind the Dutchman.
Josep Maria Galindo Lopez opened to 4,500 and Yohan Zenou in the hijack three-bet to 11,500 in order to pick up a call by the Spaniard. The flop fell and Galindo Lopez checked, then called a bet of 9,000 by Zenou. On the turn, Galindo Lopez checked once more and Yenou's second bet of 11,500 won the pot.