2020 888poker LIVE Festival Madrid

€888 Main Event
Day: 1cd
Event Info

2020 888poker LIVE Festival Madrid

Final Results
Winning Hand
Event Info
Prize Pool
Level Info
800,000 / 1,600,000
Players Info - Day 1cd
Players Left

€888 Main Event

Day 1cd Completed

Lin Ruida Tops Day 1c in Madrid

Level 11 : 1,000/2,000, 2,000 ante
Lin Ruida
Lin Ruida

The third and final regular starting day of the 2020 888poker LIVE Madrid €888 Main Event made it very clear from the start that it would turn out to be the far strongest flight and a total of 420 entries at the Casino Gran Madrid right in the centre shopping street boosted the field size to 886 entries thus far.

However, that number will certainly increase as the turbo heat as of noon local time on Sunday, February 2nd, 2020, remains and has been capped to 100 players for capacity reasons. The first two levels of Day 2 just a few hours later as of 5 p.m. local time also provide the opportunity to enter and re-enter with a fresh stack of 88,000.

With recommencing blinds of 1,200-2,400 and a big blind ante of 2,400, many poker enthusiasts from near and far may be very tempted to join the action for a shot at the guaranteed prize pool of €800,000. On top of that, a package for the 2020 World Series of Poker Main Event in Las Vegas worth $12,500, courtesy of event sponsor 888poker, represents an additional incentive.

Another 420 players have bagged up chips, some of which may have done so multiple times throughout the three starting days thus far and will carry over their biggest stack into Day 2. A new chip leader has emerged as China's Lin Ruida topped Day 1c with a stack of 588,200. He comes fresh off a deeper run at the 2019 EPT Prague, his only recorded live cash thus far, and will aim to make the second flag on his Hendon Mob profile count.

Daniel Rodriguez Bureta follows in second place with 487,500 and emerged near the top of the leaderboard in the final level of the night when he hit quads against George Demetriou and saw his river raise paid off. Three further players from Spain follow in Cesar Garcia (424,000), David Nuñez Argúello (409,700), Jorge Perez Abarca (404,700) while Portugal's Nuno Chiou (401,600) narrowly missed out on the top five.

Other big stacks belong to such familiar names as Valentin Cristea (368,800), Marius Gicovanu (363,100), George Demetriou (333,200), Petru Tarlev (317,600), €2,200 High Roller third-place finisher Arie Zilberman (307,400), Mehdi Hsissen (270,000), Evangelos Bechrakis (222,000), Ka Kwan Lau (221,000), and Tom-Aksel Bedell to name just a few.

Two 888poker ambassadors took part on Day 1c along with a plethora of online and VIP qualifiers. While Sofia Lovgren was eliminated during the final hands of the night and will have to re-enter on Day 1d or during the first two levels on Day 2, fellow ambassador Daria Feshchenko avoided the same fate and advanced with a stack of 130,000.

Daria Feshchenko
Daria Feshchenko

Adrian Constantin, the last player to lift the 888poker LIVE Main Event trophy for the winner shots at the Aspers Casino in December 2019 also made it through, albeit with just 77,700, while the London runner-up Leon Louis will return with an above-average stack of 192,900.

Tomorrow's penultimate scheduled tournament day in Madrid will feature an exciting early stage with plenty of possible chip movements and the race to the money during the late stages. Tune back in to PokerNews then to find out will make it one step closer to become the latest champion of the popular mid-stakes circuit in Europe.

Tags: 888poker LIVEAdrian ConstantinArie ZilbermanCesar GarciaDaniel RodriguezDaria FeshchenkoEvangelos BechrakisGeorge DemetriouKa Kwan LauLeon LouisLin RuidaMarius GicovanuMehdi HsissenNuno ChiouPetru TarlevSofia LovgrenValentin Cristea

End-of-Day 1c Counts (full)

Level 11 : 1,000/2,000, 2,000 ante
Player Chips Progress
Lin Ruida cn
Lin Ruida
588,000 588,000
Day 1C Chip Leader
Daniel Rodriguez Bureta es
Daniel Rodriguez Bureta
487,500 -2,500
Cesar Garcia es
Cesar Garcia
424,000 424,000
WSOP 1X Winner
David Nunez Arguello es
David Nunez Arguello
409,700 409,700
Jorge Perez Abarca es
Jorge Perez Abarca
404,700 404,700
Nuno Chiou pt
Nuno Chiou
401,600 401,600
Endrit Geci gb
Endrit Geci
396,000 396,000
Jose Esteban Martinez Granados es
Jose Esteban Martinez Granados
385,000 385,000
Valentin Cristea ro
Valentin Cristea
368,800 18,800
Marius Gicovanu ro
Marius Gicovanu
363,100 23,100
Fernando Garcia es
Fernando Garcia
362,000 362,000
Juanba Martin es
Juanba Martin
Xiao Jiang es
Xiao Jiang
356,000 106,000
Francisco Pulido es
Francisco Pulido
348,600 348,600
Jeronimo Roman es
Jeronimo Roman
George Demetriou gb
George Demetriou
333,200 213,200
Olegs Gorjacevs lv
Olegs Gorjacevs
332,000 332,000
Roi Havilio fi
Roi Havilio
Maryna Khatskevich by
Maryna Khatskevich
318,600 318,600
Lofti Boughanmi gb
Lofti Boughanmi
318,200 318,200
Petru Tarlev es
Petru Tarlev
317,600 17,600
Cristinel Costin ro
Cristinel Costin
308,000 308,000
Arie Zilberman il
Arie Zilberman
307,400 17,400
Francesc Davila es
Francesc Davila
Valeriu Rosca ro
Valeriu Rosca

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Lovgren Busts During Final Hands

Level 11 : 1,000/2,000, 2,000 ante
Sofia Lovgren
Sofia Lovgren

Humberto Galindo was the player at risk in a flip with {k-Hearts}{j-Hearts} against the {9-Clubs}{9-Spades} of 888poker ambassador Sofia Lovgren and the board came {a-Clubs}{7-Diamonds}{3-Hearts}{k-Spades}{3-Clubs} to improve Galindo to kings and treys.

One hand later, Galindo opened to 5,000 and Lovgren jammed for her final 8,000, which Galindo called.

Sofia Lovgren: {j-Clubs}{7-Spades}
Humberto Galindo: {a-Diamonds}{4-Hearts}

On a board of {9-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds}{5-Spades}{9-Spades}{3-Clubs}, ace-high remained ahead and that spelled the end for Lovgren.

Player Chips Progress
Humberto Galindo es
Humberto Galindo
165,000 165,000
Sofia Lovgren se
Sofia Lovgren

Tags: Humberto GalindoSofia Lovgren

Sanchez Time Binks the River

Level 11 : 1,000/2,000, 2,000 ante

In three-way action to the {a-Hearts}{q-Clubs}{j-Hearts} flop, the big blind check-raised all in for 76,100 when facing a continuation bet worth 11,000 by Daniel Sanchez Tome in the cutoff and a flat-call by Valentin Cristea on the button. Sanchez Tome called and that forced out Cristea.

Big blind: {a-Clubs}{8-Hearts}
Daniel Sanchez Tome: {9-Hearts}{5-Hearts}

The {5-Spades} turn gave Sanchez Tome more outs with his pair and he then spiked the {3-Hearts} on the river.

Player Chips Progress
Daniel Sanchez Tome es
Daniel Sanchez Tome
Valentin Cristea ro
Valentin Cristea
350,000 -10,000

Tags: Valentin CristeaDaniel Sanchez Tome

Di Profio Busts One

Level 11 : 1,000/2,000, 2,000 ante

A short stack jammed for around 20,000 with the {k-Spades}{q-Clubs} and Francesco Di Profio moved all-in for slightly more than that, which forced out everyone else. Di Profio was ahead with the {a-Hearts}{5-Clubs} and ace-high ended up as the winner after a board of {8-Hearts}{6-Hearts}{4-Diamonds}{a-Spades}{k-Hearts}.

Player Chips Progress
Petru Tarlev es
Petru Tarlev
300,000 160,000
Mehdi Hsissen ma
Mehdi Hsissen
Pasquale Grimaldi it
Pasquale Grimaldi
125,000 -15,000
Francesco Di Profio it
Francesco Di Profio
62,000 62,000
Tamer Kamel gb
Tamer Kamel
50,000 -25,000

Tags: Francesco Di Profio

Rodriguez Hits Quads

Level 11 : 1,000/2,000, 2,000 ante

Daniel Rodriguez raised to 5,000 and was called two ways including George Demetriou in the small blind. They checked the {q-Hearts}{8-Clubs}{5-Spades} flop and Demetriou then bet the {q-Clubs} turn for 15,000, which only Rodriguez called.

After the {q-Spades} river, Demetriou made it 30,000 to go and Rodriguez tossed in a raise to 100,000. Demetriou used a time bank before making the reluctant call and was shown the {q-Diamonds}{j-Diamonds} for quads by the Spaniard, who jumped up to nearly half a million in chips.

Player Chips Progress
Daniel Rodriguez Bureta es
Daniel Rodriguez Bureta
490,000 490,000
Valentin Cristea ro
Valentin Cristea
360,000 -20,000
George Demetriou gb
George Demetriou
120,000 -175,000

Tags: Daniel RodriguezGeorge Demetriou

The Final Level for Day 1c

Level 11 : 1,000/2,000, 2,000 ante

Some recent re-entries in the final level of the night include Gary Miller and Tamer Kamel. It appears that there is no runaway chip leader yet with several players pushing past 350,000, however, that may all change in the blink of an eye as the clock for Day 1c is running down.

Player Chips Progress
Gary Miller gb
Gary Miller
85,000 5,000
Tamer Kamel gb
Tamer Kamel
75,000 75,000

Tags: Gary MillerTamer Kamel