Opening Event



Opening Event
Day 1b Completed

25 Players Advance from Day 1B; Ruben Perez Leads

will_shill • Level 15: 2,000-4,000, 500 ante

After the second flight of the €225 Opening Event, 25 players join the 19 which advanced from Day 1B and will return on Sunday to continue to battle for a share of the €150,000 guaranteed prize pool.

Exactly 150 players started the day, and at the end of 15 levels of thirty minutes each, the 25 players are lead by Ruben Perez with 426,500.

He was helped with a late double-up when he flopped a flush on a board of {k-Spades}{j-Spades}{8-Spades} with seven-four of spades against his opponent who had also flopped a flush holding six-three of spades.

Also with a healthy six-figure stack is Szymon Pieszczoch (220,500), Manfred Hammer (288,500), Christoph Bruell (238,500), Sebastian Langrock (240,500), Jan Vavreka (263,500) and Igor Grytsak (324,500).

Tomorrow there is a double dose of Day 1 action, as Day 1C starts at 13.00 and Day 1D at 17.00. Both flights of this event will be covered live on PokerNews. The plan will be again to play 15 levels, with each having 11 levels of re-entry.

Full Chip Counts from the End of Day 1B (full)

will_shill • Level 15: 2,000-4,000, 500 ante
Ruben Perez es
Ruben Perez
es 426,500 126,500
Zdenik Zahorcik CZ
Zdenik Zahorcik
CZ 330,000 330,000
Igor Grytsak ua
Igor Grytsak
ua 324,500 79,500
Manfred Hammer de
Manfred Hammer
de 288,500 288,500
Jan Vavreka (Jan Vaverka)
Jan Vavreka (Jan Vaverka)
263,500 263,500
Sebastian Langrock de
Sebastian Langrock
de 240,500 135,500
Christoph Bruell de
Christoph Bruell
de 238,500 238,500
Rachid Allouch DE
Rachid Allouch
DE 225,000 225,000
Szymon Pieszczoch pl
Szymon Pieszczoch
pl 220,500 95,500
Valeri Hermann DE
Valeri Hermann
DE 184,500 99,500
Martin Urbanek CZ
Martin Urbanek
CZ 178,500 28,500
Jaroslav Mandik CZ
Jaroslav Mandik
CZ 168,000 168,000
Tudor Popa ro
Tudor Popa
ro 162,000 67,000
Niklas Then-Bergh DE
Niklas Then-Bergh
DE 159,500 159,500
Zbigniev Holan PL
Zbigniev Holan
PL 142,000 142,000
Peter Wagner DE
Peter Wagner
DE 141,500 56,500
Vitalii Trusevych UA
Vitalii Trusevych
UA 137,500 137,500
Alexander Romme de
Alexander Romme
de 128,500 128,500
Ashot Oganesian ru
Ashot Oganesian
ru 110,000 110,000
Dino Pasquale DE
Dino Pasquale
DE 102,000 102,000
Reinhard Otte DE
Reinhard Otte
DE 100,500 100,500
Joshua Roloff DE
Joshua Roloff
DE 86,500 86,500
Mykola Lakatosh cz
Mykola Lakatosh
cz 65,000 65,000
Petr Vlk CZ
Petr Vlk
CZ 53,000 6,000
Peter Reil ES
Peter Reil
ES 30,000 30,000

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4 More Hands

will_shill • Level 15: 2,000-4,000, 500 ante

Tournament officials have drawn for the number of hands to be played before play finishes for the night. Players will play four more hands.

Szymon Pieszczoch Eliminates a Player Late On

will_shill • Level 15: 2,000-4,000, 500 ante

Szymon Pieszczoch raised to 8,000 from middle position. The button called and then the big blind moved all in for his remaining 50,000.

Pieszczoch called and the big blind folded. The Polish player showed {a-Diamonds}{q-Clubs} and the all in player tapped the felt appreciatively as he showed {a-Hearts}{9-Clubs}.

The board ran out {5-Hearts}{4-Spades}{2-Clubs}{4-Diamonds}{k-Diamonds} and Pieszczoch added to his stack late on.

Szymon Pieszczoch pl
Szymon Pieszczoch
pl 125,000 40,000

Ruben Perez Scores Monster Double Up

will_shill • Level 14: 1,500-3,000, 500 ante

A player opened from middle position and Ruben Perez called in late position.

The flop was {k-Spades}{j-Spades}{8-Spades} and the player in middle position bet 17,000 into a pot of 17,500.

Perez then moved all in for 143,000. This equated to just under 50 big blinds and elicited a 'What the fuck!' from his opponent so loud it elicited turned heads from the other three tables still playing in the Opening Event.

"You flopped a flush?" he asked before calling.

Perez turned over {7-Spades}{4-Spades} and some more expletives escaped his opponent's mouth as they turned over {5-Diamonds}{6-Hearts}. The turn was the {5-Diamonds} and the river the {6-Hearts} and Perez found himself raking in a monster double up.

Ruben Perez es
Ruben Perez
es 300,000

Nicolas Sievers Eliminated by Peter Wagner

will_shill • Level 13: 1,200-2,400, 400 ante

Over the past half a level or so there have been a flurry of eliminations, with the tournament clock currently reading 38 players and the tournament staff are having a right handful balancing each of the tables.

In this hand Peter Wagner raised to 7,000 and Nicolas Sievers three-bet all in for 22,500.

Wagner called and showed {7-Diamonds}{7-Clubs}, and Sievers {k-Spades}{8-Spades}.

The board ran out {q-Hearts}{6-Spades}{3-Spades}{2-Spades}{3-Diamonds} and Sievers, who eliminated the first player of the day, is now himself eliminated.

Peter Wagner DE
Peter Wagner
DE 85,000
Nicolas Sievers DE
Nicolas Sievers
DE Busted

Break Time

will_shill • Level 13: 1,200-2,400, 400 ante

The remaining 44 players are going on their final 15-minute break of the day as the 100-value chips are coloured up.