Day 1a Completed
Day 1a Completed
With slightly over half the field bagging up chips, there's still plenty of big names left. Some of those names include Freddy Deeb, Claudio RInaldi, Alessio Isaia and Leo Margets. Jonathan "FatalError" Aguiar had a roller coaster of a day, but managed to get his stack back up towards the top of the leaderboard by day's end. Carlos Lopez, David Robinson, Jorn Walthaus and Malte Strothmann are also making bids for the overnight chip leader, but it looks to be Spanish player Diego Arias holding the lead with around 190,000 chips.
With this being only the beginning of the action, we're in for a great ride here in Barcelona. Tomorrow's field should be larger and contain a hefty amount of professionals and notable players that held off to play Day 1b. The event was planned to be capped at 700 players, so there's still plenty of room left to fill up the tournament area.
As always, same poker time, same poker channel. We'll see you tomorrow at 12:30 PM local time for the action.
Leo Margets accomplished the feat of being the last woman standing in this year's WSOP Main Event that took place over the summer. Margets earned a very nice payday of over $350,000 for placing 27th in the Main Event, after having not cashed in a WSOP event prior to that. Margets is now enjoying playing her first EPT event here in her native Barcelona while trying to juggle the responsibilities that come from her new found fame in poker. Here's Melissa getting the rundown from Leo herself.
Nuijten fliped but Goodwin turned over for the turned boat which held on the river.
The Brit is up to about 92,000.
Ruthenberg's overcards failed to connect with the board in any sort of fashion to keep him alive and he was eliminated from the event. Ruthenberg didn't seem too upset and understood that sometimes it's just not in the cards. Overall though, he was happy with his play.
Unfortunately for Sebastian, the EPT Barcelona's title will be captured by a new face this year.
The turn brought the and Deeb's opponent slowed down with a check. Deeb also checked.
The river completed the board with the . A bet of 6,000 was laid out in front of Deeb. Freddy wasted only a moment before tossing in the chips to make the call. The under-the-gun player tabled and Deeb mucked his hand.
With only a few hands to go in the day, Deeb dropped to 49,300 chips.
The big blind lead out for 8,575 and Langmann reraised all in for around 35,000. The big blind called showing but was way behind the German's which avoid the two remaining queens in the deck on the turn and river.
Langmann now has about 85,000.
The turn brought the and both players checked. The river was the and Nuijten led for a smallish bet of 2,000. Margets called.
Margets held pocket sevens with the , but lost to Nuijten's pocket nines -- .
Nuijten won the LAPT Rio event back in May of 2008 to the tune of nearly $223,000. He currently sits with 100,000 chips. Margets slid to around 27,000.
A slow start today has gradually seen the Englishman jump up towards the upper echleons of the leaderboard.
De Wolfe recently 3-bet preflop against an Italian opponent, following with a continuation bet of 8,500 on a to win another pot.
De Wolfe is on 98,000.