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EPT Barcelona Open Main Event
EPT Barcelona Open Main Event
Day 1a Completed

Official List of Day 1A Survivors and Chip Counts

Below is the official list of the 102 survivors from Day 1A, courtesy of PokerStars:

Michael Bernhard Murra 87,000
Jason Mercier 79,300
Nichlas Mattsson Saarisilta76,100
Rasmus Hede Nielsen 73,100
Jesper Hougaard 72,700
Haward Speer 72,300
David Shave Kruger 71,100
Chad Brown 67,100
Dren Ukella 65,800
Glen Chorny 65,500
Ramzi Jelassi 62,800
Albert Sapiano 53,700
Jonathan Dwek 52,500
Jerry Wong 52,400
Carles Escobedo Santolaria 50,900
Luca Giovannone 50,400
Peter Buermann 48,700
Jens Klaning 46,200
Daniel Mangas Nuñez 46,200
Dennis Fredrik Bejedal 45,900
Andre Akkari 44,200
Marco Mironti 43,100
Fowzi Baroukh 41,200
Michael Keiner 39,400
Karl Nils Heilert 39,100
Diego Perez 39,000
Stavros Kalfas 38,900
Marko Tapio Vainio 38,600
George Danzer 37,200
Robert Mizrachi 36,900
Nikolaos Panopoulos 36,100
Mark Dalimore 35,700
Francesco Nguyen 35,400
Henri Juho Kristian Koivisto 33,300
Luca Pulzoni 32,900
Kevin Macphee 31,800
Malte Strothmann 31,500
Morten Klein 30,500
Eduard De Haas 28,900
Ohad Simhon 28,200
Daniele Mazzia 28,000
Benjamin Scott Stark 27,400
Danilo Kricak 27,000
Simone Coppari 25,700
Peter Mattias Nordin 25,600
Patrice Albert Libert 25,100
Douglas Polk 24,700
Scott Christopher Montgomery 24,500
Per Daniel Andersen 24,400
Isaac Haxton 23,900
Osman Mustanoglu 23,900
Robert Hudson 22,700
Giorgio Salemi 20,500
Daniele Guidetti 20,300
Julien Sallin 20,100
Jerzy Hajdamowicz 19,900
Denes Kalo 19,700
Hans Vimmo Eskilsson 19,600
Wouter Wilhelmus Bijgaart 19,200
Eric Christian Saxin 19,100
Ardavan Yazdi 19,100
Raoul Gilmar Refos 18,900
Adam York 18,400
Karl Erik Drivenes Hevroy 17,800
Omer Shaked 17,400
Andrey Chesnokov 17,000
Boris Fragin 17,000
Patric Stefan Martensson 16,900
Jean Rohr 16,800
Juha Jaakko Lauttamus 16,700
Alexey Tkachenko 16,700
Antoine Nahas 16,600
Grzegorz Mikielewicz 16,100
Steve Jelinek 14,000
Patrick Antoine Perez 14,000
David Atrubin 13,900
William Haughey 13,500
Alexander Kotlyar 13,500
Andreas Krause 13,300
Mark Teltscher 13,200
Pablo Javier Ubierna Martinez 13,000
Benianmino Speroni 11,700
Jos Luis Cordero Moreno 11,600
Jean Pasqualini 11,400
Rafe Furst 11,300
Nicklas Sebastian Strom 10,000
Faraz Jaka 9,200
Danny Ryan 9,100
Ronny Johansen 8,800
Johannes Strassmann 8,700
Erik Peter Tamm 8,700
Petter Solli Berg 8,500
Vijay Singh 8,500
Christian Grundtvig 7,900
Carlos Enrique Villa 7,800
Michael Greco 7,700
Timothy Bogue 7,400
Axel Marten Albertsson 7,300
Samuel Chartier 7,000
Dustin Mele 5,100
Mehdi Keack 4,200
Robert Andre Cazali 3,300

Day 1A Concludes, Action Resumes at 3 PM Tomorrow

EPT San Remo Champion Jason Mercier
EPT San Remo Champion Jason Mercier
Day 1A of the PokerStars EPT Barcelona has come to a close, with 102 of out 292 starters still in the field. Michael Murra, Ramzi Jelassi, Jason Mercier, and Andre Akkari are among the tournament's big stacks, while big names like Michael Mizrachi, David Williams, Erica Schoenberg, Mike "Timex" McDonald, and Annette "Annette_15" Obrestad were all early casualties.

Official chip counts will be posted when they become available, which we are told will be around the mid-morning hours.

Play will resume at 3 p.m. local time (GMT+1) tomorrow as our second flight of players begin their quest for an EPT title. Join us again for continuing live updates from the Casino Barcelona.

Until then, buenos noches y buena suerte!

Five More Hands

The clock has been stopped with 11:40 remaining in Level 8 and 112 players remaining in the field. Five more hands will be played at each table before wrapping up for the night.

Setback for Paasonen

On the table that looks like a more important table than the others but isn't (it is central and has a rail surrounding it), Finnish pro Mika Paasonen called a prefop all in of 6,925 from his neighbor. Relieved that his {K-Clubs}{9-Spades} was coinflipping against {6-Clubs}{6-Hearts}, his relief was in vain as the flop came a uneventful {3-Hearts}{Q-Clubs}{2-Clubs}{10-Hearts}{A-Hearts}.

As a result, Paasonen drops to 25,500.

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Ed de Haas Hits the Flop....Hard!

Ed de Haas
Ed de Haas
The exact action is unclear but Ed de Haas, playing from the big blind, got his last 14,050 chips in the center before the flop holding {6-Clubs}{4-Clubs} against the {A-Diamonds}{K-Spades} of his cutoff-seat opponent.

De Haas called for a six, but was much happier to see the flop come {10-Clubs}{9-Clubs}{7-Clubs}. His opponent was drawing dead to a chop and de Haas let out an expletive-laden triumph chant.

The turn and river fell the {A-Spades} and {3-Diamonds} respectively and de Haas now commands a stack just shy of 30,000 chips.

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Fingers Caught in the Cookie Jar

Scott Montgomery has had his fingers, toes, and any other body part for that matter firmly caught in the cookie jar after doubling up Rafe Furst. I didn't catch all the action, but when the chips went in on an {8-Clubs}{8-Diamonds}{9-Clubs} flop, Furst's {A-Hearts}{A-Spades} was in dominant shape against Montgomery's {7-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds}, which was met with more raised more eyebrows than a Rock appreciation night. The {3-Clubs} turn was defiant, and the {5-Spades} river academic, meaning Montgomery slips back down to 28,000.

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Likely Chip Leader

Michael Murra
Michael Murra
With just 20 minutes remaining on the clock, it's looking increasingly likely that the seemingly unstoppable Michael Murra will be the overnight chip leader with 87,000. Of course, there is still time for it to all turn sour, and there may well be another player who has quietly been amassing a similarly formidable stack.

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Monty Python

Scott Montgomery is slowly but surely slithering his way up the poker ladder and looking likely of ending the night in good shape. On a {4-Diamonds}{4-Hearts}{4-Spades}{9-Diamonds} board, he check-raised his opponent's bet of 4,000 to 9,900 before pushing his final 10,000 to 15,000 across the line on the {J-Clubs} river. After smooth-calling the turn, his opponent mulled over his decision for a good couple of minutes, before shaking his head and making the fold.

He was scooping in his chips at the time, but I would estimate that the November Niner now has around the 35 to 40,000 mark.

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Michael Mizrachi Eliminated

Mizrachi Brothers
Mizrachi Brothers
While it's technically considered hearsay, we overheard the scoop from "The Grinder" himself.

Apparently Mizrachi had top set holding {8-?} {8-?} on an {8-?} {7-?} {3-?} flop with two clubs. He got all his chips in against {K-Clubs} {9-Clubs} and came up short when the turn was a club and the river failed to pair the board.

Despite the beat, Mizrachi is in good spirits, strolling around the tournament area and checking in on his friends and brother.

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