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Main Event
Day 1c Completed

Alec Torelli and William Kassouf Bag Big on Day 1c of the 2017 888Live Barcelona Main Event

zedmaster84 • Level 12: 1,000-2,000, 200 ante
William Kassouf among big stacks for Day 1c
William Kassouf among big stacks for Day 1c

The third and final starting day of the 2017 888Live Poker Festival Barcelona €1,100 Main Event promised to be big, and would not disappoint. A total of 325 entries brought a bigger field than both previous starting days combined and the total field stands at 610 entries thus far, eclipsing the initial guarantee of €500,000 by far.

The registration remains open until the first card of Day 2 on Sunday, May 21st is dealt as of 2 p.m. local time at Casino Barcelona, and only then the prize pool information will be finalized. Defending 888Live champion Catalin Pop, who emerged victorious this February at the King's Casino in Rozvadov, is still on track to make it back-to-back Main Event titles and already claimed the trophy and a payday of €40,000 in the €2,200 High Roller two days ago. Pop needed a few extra bullets and managed to bag up 115,000, good enough for more than average when the action resumes on Day 2.

It was a tight race for the lead after Day 1c in the last two levels of the night, and Rodrigo Serrano seemed to be poised for the spotlight overnight after winning an incredible three-way all in with pocket kings versus ace-king suited and pocket aces when the case king appeared on the flop. Serrano dropped some chips after and claimed 207,800 to his name. However, it ultimately was Norway's Terje Sirenes (253,900) who edged out Alec Torelli (244,900) at the top of the counts.

Other big stacks and notables through to Day 2 include Arturo Jose Asensio Pobo (197,800), William Kassouf (192,200), Ben Morrison (172,200), Cate Hall (163,200), Harcharan Dogra Dogra (150,300), Jonathan Montes (128,400), Stacy Matuson (118,800), Kelly Kellner (96,000), and Francois Evard (89,000). Kassouf scored a big pot at the end of the night when flopping two pair and ousting an opponent who put his hopes on top pair and a flush draw.

It was a rough day for the 888poker ambassadors, though, as only Bruno Politano advanced with a stack of 84,300. Natalie Hof could not get much going and lost her short stack with queens to fives, Bruno Kawauti entered and played very few hands before being sent to the rail. Kara Scott, Nicolau Villa-Lobos and Sofia Lovgren were also gone before the dinner break, and Lovgren re-entered before bowing out in the last level of the night with queen-ten against the ace-ten of Jonathan Montes.

Michael Mizrachi and Patrik Antonius entered late, but neither lasted two levels at the tables. Mladen Ivanov, Valerie Ross, Fraser MacIntyre, Max Rotko, Daragh Davey and €2,200 High Roller 4th-place finisher Peter Jaksland were also among those to join the rail throughout the day. Jaksland had to re-enter and four-bet shoved with pocket tens out of the blinds in the second last level of the night. Cate Hall reshoved with pocket kings and the Dane found no help.

Eventually, less than 120 players bagged up chips for the night and 197 players so far have a stack for Day 2. The action will resume with blinds of 1,200/2,400 and a running ante of 300. At least 10 levels and up to 12 levels are scheduled for the penultimate day of the tournament, while the winner will then be determined on Monday. The PokerNews live reporting team will be on the floor to provide the action until the last river card is dealt.

€1,100 Main Event Day 2 Seat Draw

TableSeatPlayerCountryChip Count
11Carlos Avila OrtegaSpain40,900
12Abel Martinez GilSpain34,400
13Simone SperanzaItaly163,700
14Jonas KannostoFinland35,200
15Marc Andre FurstenauGermany74,800
16Carlo ConstanziaItaly56,600
17Marco SperanzaItaly66,800
18Alexander ZubovRussian Federation187,600
     
21Ricardo Juan GraellsSpain64,600
22Jordi Corominas PuigSpain52,000
23Hector RoblesRomania46,600
24Alberto Flores TrujilloSpain40,000
25Didac Garcia DiazSpain114,500
26Guillermo Cedres SeijasSpain57,400
27Sofian BenaissaFrance86,600
28Jose Luis de CastroSpain91,000
29Dominique TerzianFrance26,500
     
31Evgenii CherniakRussian Federation137,600
32Frank BlumleinGermany80,600
33Richard EdmondsonUK100,000
34Mariano Recuenco MartinSpain54,500
35Wassim AyariFrance93,700
36Gregor WaltermannGermany103,600
37Abel Durban SalaSpain80,000
38Halldor SverrissonIceland55,900
     
41Alessandro SuriniItaly91,400
42Jordi Ribatallada RuizSpain75,700
43Jose Manuel Planells CastilloSpain196,100
44Francisco Jose Garcia MartinSpain140,200
45Jose Manuel HenriquesPortugal190,000
46Gilles SilbernagelFrance16,800
47Pedro Miguel GiminezSpain22,100
48Andras BucherHungary47,800
     
51Mattia VerzelettiItaly30,500
52Jani HaaralaFinland40,900
53Jose Alberto Lopez GonzalezSpain98,200
54Anton NikolinRussian Federation137,000
55Said BichbicheFrance36,000
56Oleg EgorovRussian Federation15,100
57Lauri SaaskilahtiFinland104,800
58Jose Maria Mejias ColladoSpain100,000
     
61Alexey DubrovkinRussian Federation60,900
62Marwan SalamounUSA120,300
63Sergio Alonso CamunasSpain67,000
64Alejandro Peinado GuillenSpain122,500
65Andrej DessetSlovakia39,000
66Marco RegonaschiItaly80,000
67Joaquim Aribau CanoSpain43,800
68Nedzad BibezicBosnia and Herzegovina75,700
     
71Cyrille DupesseyFrance44,000
72Josep Maria Galindo LopezSpain41,000
73[Removed:312]Lithuania188,800
74Kaido KooritsEstonia93,200
75Francesc Mateu Munoz BietoSpain51,500
76Sebastian TusalSpain48,400
77James GroganIreland48,100
78Jose Gomez BotiaSpain90,000
     
81Balazs SomodiHungary99,900
82Hristian PanchevBulgaria229,900
83Giovanni Di CeglieCroatia138,000
84Haykel Cherif VidalSpain159,000
85Alain RissFrance88,000
86Miri HamzaGermany142,000
87Toni BatinjanUnknown58,300
88Andres VinasSpain87,000
     
91Basem DavasUkraine57,000
92Alessandro PredaroliItaly43,500
93Dominik MaskaGermany61,900
94Caglar GencUK19,900
95Anika JohannsdottirIceland76,600
96Enrico CamosciItaly56,000
97Rodrigo SerranoSpain207,800
98Arturas KulbisLithuania46,600
     
101Alejandro Vazquez GomezSpain184,400
102Javier Sanchez MiguelSpain136,000
103David Xarau NavarroSpain101,400
104Daniel LopezSpain126,500
105Edgar Pujal GarciaSpain98,800
106Filippo LazzarettoItaly119,200
107Fernando Cornadas HerraSpain140,300
108Thierry GogniatFrance70,400
     
111Ema ZajmovicCanada30,600
112Lucia MartinezSpain268,800
113Gregory TorrentsFrance76,600
114Sebastian LangrockGermany71,100
115Alessio SardoneItaly90,500
116Jose Antonio Gascon GarciaSpain117,900
117Carlos Garcia RodriguezSpain51,700
118Luca TrapassoItaly92,700
119[Removed:204]Spain27,700
     
121Brian RockvamUSA84,400
122Tomas FaraCzech Republic207,100
123Ramlal BasdeoTrinidad and Tobago26,200
124Jaako WilskaFinland70,100
125Pierre RemyFrance24,600
126Juan de la CruzSpain35,800
127Clemente CastroSpain104,900
128Roberto LaneroSpain55,000
129Ben MorrisonUK172,200
     
131David Murillo PardaSpain74,300
132Daniel SolerSpain165,600
133Edgar CasanovaSpain71,600
134Roberto LopezSpain57,400
135Bruno PolitanoBrazil84,300
136Van Hiep TranGermany29,900
137Alec TorelliUSA244,900
138Ivan LutsivGreece73,300
139Georgios CyprusGreece25,000
     
141Philip KlassonSweden31,700
142Marti RocaSpain73,500
143Marco HakliSpain160,900
144Roberto Sorzano TorresSpain166,900
145Steven FlaccoUSA96,000
146Sergio Gimenez GomezSpain56,700
147William KassoufUK192,200
148Jaime Victor Soler PuigSpain149,000
149Jose Maria Gallego TortosaSpain42,200
     
151Gabriel PodoveiRomania180,700
152Helder da Silva RegoPortugal42,300
153Brigido Delfa CucartSpain58,500
154Federico GrassoItaly62,700
155Jens HansenDenmark44,400
156Paul TestudFrance55,000
157Ramon Sanchez DelgadoSpain58,800
158Chuc KhuuUK123,000
159Manuel Sanchez MoritoSpain85,700
     
161Nikolay PetkovBulgaria34,800
162Constantin ErhanRomania40,000
163Oscar RomeroSpain236,700
164Francisco IrlesSpain50,000
166Federico CirilloItaly49,700
167Harcharan Dogra DograSpain150,300
168Lemir AbillamaaLebanon92,400
169Francois EvardSwitzerland89,000
     
171Javier Martinez PerezSpain86,200
172Samuel HernandezSpain247,600
173Ionel Catalin PrunaRomania44,500
174Joaquin ExpositoSpain134,000
175Felix OsterlandGermany107,000
176Cedric GarciaFrance106,000
177Isabel BaltazarFrance91,500
178Arturo Jose Asensio PoboSpain197,800
179Do Chung TranGermany173,400
     
181Jose Antonio Bordas NerizSpain95,900
182Barham KakahamaSweden134,500
183Antonio Saez ZamoranoSpain106,900
184Gerhard SchoberAustria59,600
185Besmir HodajItaly136,700
186Matthew JuddUSA32,300
187Xavi RieraSpain40,000
188Stacy MatusonUSA118,800
189Marc PujolSpain105,200
     
191Simen GulbrandsenNorway112,600
192Fares ShehadehItaly59,200
193Fernando PonsSpain132,800
194Fernando Campomar ConchaSpain160,000
195Per SandqvistSweden65,400
196Aleksandr KacharovRussian Federation71,700
197Sasa LalosAustria91,600
198Cristian CiupercaRomania76,800
199Stefan ErikssonSweden77,900
     
201Yannick PernotFrance128,100
202Carl OhlundSweden59,800
203Kimmo KurkoFinland20,800
204Andre AndradePortugal77,800
205Maya GellerUSA102,900
206Gordon HuntlyUK70,200
207Sascha RanzingerAustria40,600
208Jaime Rueda SampedroSpain37,200
209Herbert OkolowitzGermany29,500
     
211Nikolaos PaparisGreece90,300
212Benjamin AneFrance10,400
213Luigi ShehadehItaly152,600
214Kelly KellnerCanada96,000
215Benjamin Garcia RiveraSpain120,700
216Liudmila MitianovaRussian Federation105,200
217Yoav MermelsteinIsrael57,700
218Leonardus HorzelenbergNetherlands71,000
219Kaspar DrumlSweden37,800
     
221Vitaly TevisRussian Federation179,700
222Alexey AntokhinRussian Federation101,100
223Hampus PerssonSweden47,000
224Jose Maria Echevarne GomezSpain215,000
225Sergi EscoteSpain188,000
226Terje SirenesNorway253,900
227Bruno AguilarSpain59,300
228Sergi SolanoSpain96,700
229Jesper HansenDenmark114,600
     
231Hector Mendoza de SojoSpain46,500
232Guillem Cusco BachSpain79,500
233Javier de Vicente MiquelSpain71,000
234Catalin PopRomania115,000
235Juan de DiegoSpain27,600
236Jonathan MontesSpain128,400
237Leonardo ArminoNetherlands22,400
238Artur YarovoyRussian Federation69,800
239Cate HallUSA163,200

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End-of-Day Chip Counts (full)

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

Full chip counts for Day 1c will be provided as soon as PokerNews receives them, and a recap of today's action is to follow. According to the screens, there are 118 players out of a 325-entry strong field remaining.

Terje Sirenes NO
Terje Sirenes
NO 253,900 253,900
Alec Torelli us
Alec Torelli
us 244,900 114,900
Jose Maria Echevarne Gomez ES
Jose Maria Echevarne Gomez
ES 215,000 215,000
Rodrigo Serrano ES
Rodrigo Serrano
ES 207,800 -42,200
Arturo Jose Asensio Pobo ES
Arturo Jose Asensio Pobo
ES 197,800 127,800
William Kassouf gb
William Kassouf
gb 192,200 2,200
Sergi Escote es
Sergi Escote
es 188,000 13,000
Alexander Zubov ru
Alexander Zubov
ru 187,600 187,600
Do Chung Tran de
Do Chung Tran
de 173,400 143,400
Ben Morrison gb
Ben Morrison
gb 172,200 128,200
Roberto Sorzano Torres ES
Roberto Sorzano Torres
ES 166,900 166,900
Cate Hall us
Cate Hall
us 163,200 8,200
Fernando Campomar Concha ES
Fernando Campomar Concha
ES 160,000 20,000
Harcharan Dogra Dogra es
Harcharan Dogra Dogra
es 150,300 25,500
Jaime Victor Soler Puig ES
Jaime Victor Soler Puig
ES 149,000 -26,000
Hamza Miri DE
Hamza Miri
DE 142,000 142,000
Fernando Cornadas Herra ES
Fernando Cornadas Herra
ES 140,300 140,300
Besmir Hodaj it
Besmir Hodaj
it 136,700 136,700
Joaquin Exposito ES
Joaquin Exposito
ES 134,000 134,000
Jonathan Montes ES
Jonathan Montes
ES 128,400 3,400
Chuc Khuu gb
Chuc Khuu
gb 123,000 -2,000
Benjamin Garcia Rivera ES
Benjamin Garcia Rivera
ES 120,700 -43,100
Filippo Lazzaretto si
Filippo Lazzaretto
si 119,200 119,200
Stacy Matuson us
Stacy Matuson
us 118,800 -1,200
Jose Antonio Gascon Garcia ES
Jose Antonio Gascon Garcia
ES 117,900 117,900

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Last Three Hands

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

The clock has been stopped and three more hands will be played. There are several players near the top of the leader board, Alec Torelli among others, and the chip lead after Day 1c may be very close.

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Daher Busts

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

On the four-way flop of {10-Hearts}{7-Hearts}{6-Clubs}, Fady Daher moved all in for his last 23,800 and Jesper Hansen folded after long consideration. Lemir Abillamaa called and Chuc Khuu reluctantly folded, the fourth player in the hand also open-folded {9-Spades}{9-Diamonds}.

Daher tabled {9-Hearts}{6-Hearts} and Abillamaa had the {K-Diamonds}{K-Spades}. The {2-Spades} turn and 3d] river were two blanks and Daher was done.

Chuc Khuu gb
Chuc Khuu
gb 125,000 -35,000
Lemir Abillamaa LB
Lemir Abillamaa
LB 100,000 100,000
Fady Daher
Fady Daher
Busted

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Perez Stays In

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

The small blind open-shoved into the short stack of Roberto Perez and the latter called for his last 27,000 with {A-Spades}{6-Spades}. The small blind had {K-Diamonds}{8-Clubs} and the board ran out {K-Spades}{5-Clubs}{3-Clubs}{3-Diamonds}{A-Hearts} to provide a king on the flop and an ace on the turn.

Roberto Perez ES
Roberto Perez
ES 57,000

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Big Pot for Kassouf

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

Joining the action on the {J-Hearts}{9-Hearts}{5-Hearts} flop, the small blind bet and William Kassouf raised to 21,000 from the button. The small blind then moved all in for 79,400 and Kassouf started his usual table talk.

"You have top pair and the flush draw, right?"

No reaction followed and Kassouf then asked "do you want me to call?" Again there was no reaction and Kassouf eventually called with the superior stack.

Small blind: {Q-Hearts}{J-Diamonds}
William Kassouf: {J-Spades}{9-Spades}

"Brick brick please," Kassouf demanded and both the {4-Spades} turn and {6-Clubs} river were exactly that.

William Kassouf gb
William Kassouf
gb 190,000 102,400

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