Day 1c Completed
Day 1c Completed
Netanel Minyan Bags the Biggest Stack on Day 1c of the 888poker LIVE Barcelona Main Event
The third and final opening flight of the 2018 888poker LIVE Barcelona €1,100 Main Event at Barcelona Casino was a huge success. A total of 322 entrants participated in Day 1c, joining the 382 entrants on the first two opening flights to bring the total field size to 704 entrants.
A total of 94 players bagged chips on Day 1c. This means Day 2 will feature at least 196 players when factoring in the 59 that qualified on Day 1b and 43 that qualified on Day 1a.
The field will continue to grow as late registration will remain open until the start of first level of play in Day 2 tomorrow at 2 p.m.
All eyes were on Norway's Jon Kyte throughout the day as he eliminated two opponents during the first blind level and seemingly never looked back. In fact, until the final hands were dealt, he was one of four closely bunch players that appeared would bag the most chips for the day.
While he bagged a healthy top 10 stack of 210,900, it was Israel's Netanel Minyan who finished on top of the Day 1c chip leaderboard with 300,100 in chips.
Bagging the second most chips was Minyan's countrymate Roni Tal with 272,300. Just 700 chips behind Tal was Kyte's friend from Norway Stian Knutsen with 271,600.
Even though Minyan bagged a ton of chips, he will head into Day 2 in fifth place. Turkish high roller Day 1b chip leader Orpen Kisacikoglu will be the player on the top of the leaderboard heading into tomorrow's play with 381,900 in chips followed by Day 1a chip leader Gianny Dominique Morano in second place with 363,000.
Top Five Chip Stacks Heading into Day 2
|Orpen Kisacikoglu||Day 1b||381,900|
|Gianny Dominque Morano||Day 1a||363,000|
|Jhen Siang Jian||Day 1b||333,500|
|Joel Isla Gonzalo||Day 1b||323,900|
|Netanel Minyan||Day 1c||300,100|
Also bagging chips was 888poker Ambassador Parker Talbot with a stack of 71,500. This appeared very unlikely to happen after Talbot fired two bullets and shared he was likely to sit out until the start of Day 2 to fire a third one. However, he got into the action near the end of the day and managed to more than double up with pocket nines.
Fellow 888poker Ambassador Fernando Pons survived the day with a stack of 82,800. However, fortunes were less good for 888poker Ambassadors Natalie Hof, Sofia Lovgren, and Vivian Saliba, who all hit the rail near the end of the day.
The action resumes tomorrow at 2 p.m. CEST with Day 2 before concluding on Monday with one final day.
Stay tuned to PokerNews as we bring you coverage of the rest of the 888poker LIVE Barcelona Main Event.
Final Day 1c Chip Counts (full)
Final Few Hands
Play is winding down for the evening. There are a bunch of players with stacks of around 230,000 to 240,000 in chips including Jon Kyte, Ovidiu Chirieac, Konstantin Pogodin, and Surinder Sunar.
Stay tuned for the recap and final chip counts for the day.
It was a battle of the shorties.
Juan Jose Marfil Perea jammed for about four big blinds and Sergiu Sirbu over jammed with about 10 big blinds. The rest of the table folded and Perea with needed help to survive against the held by Sirbu.
The board ran all blanks for Perea and he grabbed his things and hit the rail. Meanwile, Sirbu now has more breathing room.
Seelentag Folds Top Pair
Felix Peter Seelentag led out for 17,500 into a pot of around 40,000 on a flop. A little while later, Pawel Karol Brzeski jammed for 64,000.
After Seelentag received an exact count of chips from the dealer, his shot clock began. He let it tick down to single digits before he open-folded .
After the hand, Seelentag's stack went down to 50,000 while Brzeski's stack went into the six-figure zone.
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Final Level of Day 1c
The final level of Day 1c just began. When there are about 15 minutes left, the tournament director will announce how many hands each table will play before surviving players bag and tag chips.
Malikeh Sadat Razavi Jamali in the Lead
Iran's Malikeh Sadat Razavi Jamali is now in the chip lead with a stack of 240,000. She was even higher as she just lost a pot of around 30,000 that it appeared from a distance she was actually rooting for her opponent to win.
Jon Kyte, who is currently on the stream, isn't too far behind with a stack of 205,000.