Day 1b completed
Day 1b completed
Day 1b of Event #3: €1,350 NLH Mini Man Event wrapped up around 7 a.m. with 60 of the 397 entries making it through to Thursday, November 25 Day 2.
Another Romanian finished at the top of the Day 1 counts as Marius Gicovanu finished as the Day 1b chip leader with a final stack of 1,827,000. His compatriot Cristinel Costin, was the Day 1a big stack.
Gudmundur Sigurjonsson managed to bag and tag for Day 2 which was aided by his rivered three of a kind versus Mahmut Ersin. Other notables who will be advancing to the next stage include Jonas ten Cate (260,000), Cristiano Linari (1,732,000) and Hanna Azimai (645,000).
The 2019 Mini Main Event Champion, Vangelis Kaimakamis is still in contention to defend his title. The Greek poker pro ran kings into aces early on in Day 1b but managed to take a stack of 228,000 into Day 2 on his second bullet.
Alessio La Francesca was the unfortunate bubble boy when he ran pocket sixes into the pocket aces of Gicovanu, with the 60 survivors bagging up ahead of Day 2 on Thursday, November 25, 2021.
Day 1b Top 10 Chip Counts
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Alessio La Francesca was all-in preflop for 560,000 holding but he had run into the of Marius Gicovanu.
The board ran out and La Francesca was eliminated.
The remaining 60 players are now bagging ahead of Day 2 which takes place on Thursday, November 25.
Guillaume Marechal was all in preflop and had been called by Opener winner Antonello Ferraiuolo.
Marechal was in good shape for a double, but Ferraiuolo spiked a ten on the runout and Marechal was eliminated.
Play is now hand for hand before the final 60 bag for Day 2.
Mahmut Ersin opened to 50,000 in late position and was called by Gudmundur Sigurjonsson in the big blind.
On the flop, Ersin continued for 50,000 and then called the all-in from Sigurjonsson.
Sigurjonsson only had Ersin slightly covered and their cards went face up.
Ersin was a shoe in for a double up on the turn but the river sealed his fate and he was eliminated near the bubble.
In a bloated pot on the board of , Denislav Petkov bet 90,000 and then called the 250,000 raise from Quinten Spyckerelle.
On the river, Spyckerelle jammed all-in, putting Petkov to the test and at risk. Eventually he folded and the chip leader turned over .
Dimitrios Michaildis moved all-in for 340,000 under the gun and Pierre Mothes re-shoved for 500,000 which folded out the remaining players on the table.
On the flop, Michaildis now needed to hit a king instead of a queen to double up. The rest of the runout came the and the for Mothes to scoop the pot.