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Highlights

Highlights

Main Event
Day 1b Completed

Samuel Hernandez Leads Day 1b of the 888Live Barcelona Main Event

MrPaulSeaton • Level 12: 1,000-2,000, 200 ante
Samuel Hernandez
Samuel Hernandez

Day 1b of the 888Live Festival Main Event here in Barcelona saw another 172 entries added to Day 1a’s 104 registrations and when the play concluded, it was Samuel Hernandez who led the way with 247,600 chips.

Day 1b welcomed several of 888Poker’s stable of stars into the Main Event, but it was one of the biggest names in the field who would bust early. Cate Hall was gone in Level 2 when she called all-in for her tournament life when she hit her flush on the river, only for that card to give her opponent a full house. She was not the only one heading for an early trip around Barcelona’s many hotspots. Oleg Egorov lost when his two-pair was flushed on the river. High Roller crusher Catalin Pop saw his bubble burst when his ballsy shove with ace-high was called by Tomas Fara, who rivered a full house for good measure.

If the early losers defined the first forays, Tomas Fara dominated the latter levels. We saw William Kassouf come and go very quickly. We witnessed Daragh Davey’s incisive pinning of Thierry Gogniat to rake in a decent stack. But the Czech player Fara was always accumulating chips in the background.

Coming back from the dinner break with an above average 54,000, Fara’s biggest hand took place when he flopped two-pair against a king-high flush draw for Gregor Waltermann. The pair were all-in on the flop and after surviving turn and river, Fara had 200,000 and the chip lead in the room. He would end the day marginally higher on 207,100.

In the end, it was Samuel Hernandez who would take the biggest stack of into Day 2 from Day 1b. There are plenty of talented names in his rear-view, however. Oscar Romero (236,700), Jose Manuel Cesepims (196,100), Jose Manuel Henriques (190,100) and [Removed:312] (188,800) will all feel like they have a great chance of overtaking the chip leader when Day 2 takes place.

Before that, of course, there is tomorrow’s Day 1c, which kicks off at the earlier time of 3.00pm local time. That’s gone down very well with players who took today off, but the efforts of those deep into the night here on Day 1b may see a flurry of late registrations as those who ran out of luck late in the day catch up on some much needed sleep as recourse for a gruelling first day at the felt.

The Pokernews team will be back in action to bring you every bink, bust-out or blow-up from 3pm tomorrow afternoon as we find out which players will make Day 2 and if the €500,000 guarantee is exceeded.

End-of-Day Chip Counts (full)

zedmaster84 • Level 12: 1,000-2,000, 200 ante

The full chip counts will be published once PokerNews receives them, and a recap of today's action is to follow shortly.

Samuel Hernandez es
Samuel Hernandez
es 247,600 2,600
Oscar Romero ES
Oscar Romero
ES 236,700 -3,300
Tomas Fara cz
Tomas Fara
cz 207,100 -2,900
Jose Manuel Cesepimps ES
Jose Manuel Cesepimps
ES 196,100 21,100
Jose Manuel Henriques PT
Jose Manuel Henriques
PT 190,000 30,000
[Removed:312] LT
[Removed:312]
LT 188,800 -1,200
Daniel Soler ES
Daniel Soler
ES 165,600 -24,400
Simone Speranza it
Simone Speranza
it 163,700 163,700
Marco Hakli ES
Marco Hakli
ES 160,900 35,900
Haykel Cherif Vidal es
Haykel Cherif Vidal
es 159,000 59,000
Luigi Shehadeh it
Luigi Shehadeh
it 152,600
Francisco Jose Garcia Martin ES
Francisco Jose Garcia Martin
ES 140,200 40,200
Giovanni Di Ceglie hr
Giovanni Di Ceglie
hr 138,000 -37,000
Anton Nikolin RU
Anton Nikolin
RU 137,000 110,000
Barham Kakahama SE
Barham Kakahama
SE 134,500 104,500
Fernando Pons es
Fernando Pons
es 132,800 12,800
Daniel Lopez ES
Daniel Lopez
ES 126,500 -8,500
Alejandro Peinado Guillen ES
Alejandro Peinado Guillen
ES 122,500 -7,500
Didac Garcia Diaz ES
Didac Garcia Diaz
ES 114,500 114,500
Antonio Saez Zamorano ad
Antonio Saez Zamorano
ad 106,900 106,900
David Xarau Navarro ES
David Xarau Navarro
ES 101,400 101,400
Alexey Antokhin RU
Alexey Antokhin
RU 101,100 -16,900
Richard Edmondson GB
Richard Edmondson
GB 100,000 100,000
Jose Alberto Lopez Gonzalez es
Jose Alberto Lopez Gonzalez
es 98,200 98,200
Wassim Ayari FR
Wassim Ayari
FR 93,700 93,700

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Romero Busts Fontanella; Hernandez Snags the Lead

zedmaster84 • Level 12: 1,000-2,000, 200 ante

Hand 1

On the {A-Diamonds}{J-Spades}{5-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds} turn, Marco Fontanella, who had just arrived at the table when fellow Italian Marco Regonaschi busted, got his stack in with the {A-Spades}{J-Clubs} for top two. Oscar Romero quickly called with the {8-Spades}{8-Hearts} and the {3-Diamonds} river was a blank.

Hand 2

In the last hand of the night, the flop showed {K-Spades}{Q-Diamonds}{4-Clubs} and Samuel Hernandez checked. Oscar Romero on the button bet 16,000 and Hernandez check-raised to 40,000. Rather quickly, Romero folded and flashed the {K-Clubs} and Hernandez flipped over his {A-Diamonds}{A-Hearts}. This pot likely vaulted Hernandez into the lead as he raked in the last pot of the night over on table three.

Samuel Hernandez es
Samuel Hernandez
es 245,000 45,000
Oscar Romero ES
Oscar Romero
ES 240,000 70,000
Marco Fontanella it
Marco Fontanella
it Busted

Tags: Samuel HernandezOscar RomeroMarco RegonaschiMarco Fontanella

Regonaschi Busts In Two Hands

zedmaster84 • Level 12: 1,000-2,000, 200 ante
Oscar Romero
Oscar Romero

Hand 1

On the flop of {Q-Clubs}{10-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds}, Marco Regonaschi checked and Oscar Romero bet 16,000. Regonaschi check-raised big to 72,000 for most of his stack and Romero gave it a long time before moving all in for 84,000 in total. Regonaschi called it off and the showdown was as follows.

Oscar Romero: {K-Hearts}{Q-Hearts}
Marco Regonaschi: {Q-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds}

The {5-Clubs} turn and {9-Clubs} river were both blanks and Regonaschi was left with dust. He doubled up once and was then all in again shortly after.

Hand 2

Regonaschi three-bet shoved into the raise of Samuel Hernandez and the latter quickly called.

Samuel Hernandez: {Q-Spades}{J-Clubs}
Marco Regonaschi: {8-Spades}{7-Spades}

The Italian had a huge sweat on the board {K-Spades}{10-Spades}{6-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds}, but ultimately fell short and was sent to the rail while Hernandez and Romero are contenders for the overnight lead.

Samuel Hernandez es
Samuel Hernandez
es 200,000 200,000
Oscar Romero ES
Oscar Romero
ES 170,000 170,000
Marco Regonaschi it
Marco Regonaschi
it Busted

Tags: Marco RegonaschiOscar RomeroSamuel Hernandez

Fara Takes from [Removed:313]

zedmaster84 • Level 12: 1,000-2,000, 200 ante

[Removed:312] limped in and Tomas Fara raised to 6,700, which the Lithuanian called. On the {Q-Clubs}{10-Spades}{3-Spades} flop, both players checked and [Removed:313] then bet the {10-Hearts} turn for 9,000 with Fara tossing in the chips for the call.

After the {J-Spades} river, [Removed:313] checked and called a bet worth 18,000 by Fara to muck once he was shown {A-Clubs}{10-Clubs} for trips tens by the Czech.

Tomas Fara cz
Tomas Fara
cz 210,000 10,000
[Removed:312] LT
[Removed:312]
LT 190,000 30,000

Tags: Tomas Fara

Seven More Hands

MrPaulSeaton • Level 12: 1,000-2,000, 200 ante

The clock has been stopped with 13 minutes on the clock and a random number of seven more hands will be played. Seven.

We'll be back with the last knockings and notable stacks as soon as we possibly can.

Manko Busts to Cusco Bach

zedmaster84 • Level 12: 1,000-2,000, 200 ante

Kiryl Manko lost the vast majority of his stack in the previous hand with {A-Clubs}{10-Hearts} and then got the remainder of it in with {5-Diamonds}{2-Hearts}. Guillem Cusco Bach had an easy call with {A-Clubs}{A-Diamonds} and made a set of aces on the board {8-Spades}{4-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}{A-Hearts}.

At the same time one table over, Alina Stefanovitch also busted.

Guillem Cusco Bach es
Guillem Cusco Bach
es 85,000 30,000
Alina Stefanovitch
Alina Stefanovitch
Busted
Kiryl Manko
Kiryl Manko
Busted

Tags: Alina StefanovitchGuillem Cusco BachKiryl Manko

Many Chips on Table 1

zedmaster84 • Level 12: 1,000-2,000, 200 ante

Picking up the action on the {7-Diamonds}{5-Clubs}{4-Spades} flop, Isidre Just Vivancos checked out of the big blind and Giovanni Di Ceglie bet 6,000, which the Spaniard called. After the {A-Clubs} turn, Just Vivancos check-called another bet worth 17,000 before the {5-Diamonds} fell on the river. Another check of Just Vivancos followed and Di Ceglie eventually moved all in to force a fold.

"Show the bluff," Daniel Soler demanded but Di Ceglie just raked in the pot.

Daniel Soler ES
Daniel Soler
ES 190,000 140,000
Jose Manuel Cesepimps ES
Jose Manuel Cesepimps
ES 175,000
Giovanni Di Ceglie hr
Giovanni Di Ceglie
hr 175,000 40,000
Isidre Just Vivancos ES
Isidre Just Vivancos
ES 70,000 30,000

Tags: Daniel SolerGiovanni Di CeglieIsidre Just Vivancos

Cherif Hits Six Figures

MrPaulSeaton • Level 12: 1,000-2,000, 200 ante

Haykel Cherif Vidal moved over the top of two opponents' bets pre-flop and re-raised to 14,100, squeezing the life out of those opponents and bullying his way to over 100,000 chips for the first time in Level 12.

Haykel Cherif Vidal showed {J-Clubs}{J-Spades} as his opponents folded, and with around 30 minutes left to play, he's in great shape to be among the top level of chipcounts.

Haykel Cherif Vidal es
Haykel Cherif Vidal
es 100,000 -10,000