WSOP Super Circuit Online Series 2021 NJCOOP 2021 MISCOOP partypoker Sunday LIVE
Main Event
Main Event
Day 1b Completed

End of Day Chip Counts (full)

Dirk Richter 296,700
Roberto Romanello gb 196,500
Tayfeh Sokor Mohsen Jalal 188,900
Laurence Houghton gb 188,800
Drasutis Tauras Narmontas 187,200
Tobias Reinkemeier de 171,500 31,500
Erst Mike Erstenyuk 169,000
Mikhail Lakhitov ru 163,900
Sasa Stancic 160,000
Manuel Bevand fr 145,200 99,200
Besim Hot ch 136,200
Kiril Petrov Zahariev 135,400
Riccardo Giacalone 131,200
Mustapha Kanit it 128,600
Helen Prager 128,600
Johan Berg 125,500
Andreas Berggren se 123,500
Marius Heiene no 123,300
Yonatan Basin il 121,000
Melanie Weisner us 113,700 23,700
Peter Roche 112,500 10,500
Zsolt Soros 112,400
Rene Knapp 111,800
Nikolaos Levakis 109,600
Xavier Detournel 109,600 9,600

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Richter Has Them Quaking in Their Boots

[user46392] • Level 9: 500-1,000, 100 ante
Roberto Romanello - settling for second
Roberto Romanello - settling for second

That's a wrap for Day 1b. After nine levels of play, it came down to the last few hands when Dirk Richter found aces against kings and nines for a 120,000 pot; he then won another big pot to put him up to a monstrous 296,700. The next biggest stack as they bagged and tagged was garrulous Welshman Roberto Romanello on 196,500, just a few thousand chips behind Day 1a chip leader Elias Brussianos.

Today saw a much larger turnout than yesterday - almost double, in fact, and although we didn't quite match last year's field, we weren't far off. In all, 563 players coughed up their €5,000 entry producing a prize pool of €2,730,550. 80 places will pay out, with 80th place getting €8,000 and the top spot paying €640,000.

With the larger field today came a higher number of well-known faces. Among those who didn't make the Day 2 grade were Team PokerStars Pros Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier, Marcel Luske and Dario Minieri, Nacho Barbero and Ville Wahlbeck. Those who survived the day, however, include a veritable cornucopia of poker talent and TV-friendliness - Laurence "rivermanl" Houghton, Toby Lewis, Kristoffer Thorsson, Liv Boeree, Rob Hollink and Luca Pagano will all be returning to the basement of the Hilton tomorrow in attempt to amass enough chips to make a serious assault on the title.

We'll be back at noon CET. Until then, as they say here in the Czech Republic, dobrou noc.

It's Tough At The Top


These are the players who find themselves at the top of the chip counts. Full, complete chip counts to follow as soon as we have all the information

Roberto Romanello gb 196,500 26,500
Tayfeh Sokor Mohsen Jalal 188,900
Laurence Houghton gb 188,800 8,800
Drasutis Tauras Narmontas 187,200 2,200

Stani And Deliver

Homer • Level 9: 500-1,000, 100 ante

Just as every other bag on the table was packed full of chips and the players departing, Kevin Stani was still involved in a hand. The EPT Tallinn champion had moved all-in on the turn of a {7-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds}{4-Hearts}{9-Clubs} board for around 25,000, effectively setting his opponent all-in.

Even as other players were signing off on chip counts, Stani remained as still as a statue while his foe agonised over what was ultimately the very final hand of the day. A clock was eventually called and the full minute used but Stani's opponent decided not to pull the trigger and his hand was declared dead after the countdown. Even after this, he requested to see the Norwegian's hand but Stani politely rebuffed all requests, surviving to make it through to Day 2.

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Jorgensen Loses Out On The River

YorkshirePud • Level 9: 500-1,000, 100 ante
Theo Jorgensen
Theo Jorgensen

Danish Team PokerStars Pro, Theo Jorgensen, has seen his chip count slide to 28,100 after his pocket tens lost to his opponent's rivered pair of jacks.

The betting started with a raise to 2,700 from the early positioned player, a bet that only Jorgensen called from the big blind. The {k-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds}{9-Hearts} flop saw Jorgensen check, his opponent bet 3,600 and Jorgensen quickly call.

The pair checked the arrival of the {2-Diamonds} on the turn and the action was the same for the {j-Spades} on the river. Jorgensen turned over his rather timidly played {10-Diamonds}{10-Spades}, which has just lost out on the final street to the {q-Diamonds}{j-Hearts} of his opponent

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Big Stack Watch

[user46392] • Level 9: 500-1,000, 100 ante
Drasutis Tauras Narmontas
Drasutis Tauras Narmontas

As we near the end of the day, our chip leader appears to be young Lithuanian Drasutis Tauras Narmontas on a little over 185,000. Not far behind are Laurence Houghton on 180,000 and Roberto Romanello on 170,000. David Sonelin has dropped back to around 150,000.

Houghton You Like Them Apples

[user46392] • Level 9: 500-1,000, 100 ante

There was around 25,000 in the pot when we arrived on the {3-Spades}{7-Clubs}{7-Spades} flop. Laurence Houghton bet out 9,500 from early position. His opponent on the button gave it some serious and lengthy thought, and then made the call.

The turn was the {10-Diamonds} and this time Houghton bet out 17,000. Another period in the tank for the button gentleman ensued, but this time he folded. Houghton is now at almost 180,000, within sight of the chip lead.

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Going Gets Toth

[user46298] • Level 9: 500-1,000, 100 ante

Richard Toth just lost almost 20,000 paying off a (probably rivered) better hand. Heads up on a {10-Spades}{9-Diamonds}{5-Spades} flop, Toth bet 2,800 when it was checked to him, but found himself quickly check-raised to 7,400. He made the call. On the turn ({J-Diamonds}) both players checked, but his opponent (a new Seat Five, currently unidentified) bet out 11,300 on the {9-Clubs} river. It took about twice as long for Toth to call this bet, but call he did, mucking when he was shown {9-Spades}{8-Spades}.

Big Slick Kind To Bansi and Boeree

YorkshirePud • Level 9: 500-1,000, 100 ante

Two of the most recognisable British players, Praz Bansi and Team PokerStars Pro Liv Boeree, have accumulated some very welcome chips thanks to the holding that is ace-king.

Over on Bansi's table, Kristoffer Thorsson opened to 2.5k under the gun and then called when Bansi moved all-in for 12,500 from the big blind.

Bansi: {a-Diamonds}{k-Clubs}

Thorsson: {a-Spades}{10-Spades}

Final board: {4-Clubs}{k-Diamonds}{8-Spades}{5-Spades}{2-Hearts}

Meanwhile, over on Miss Boeree's table, a player moved all in for 6,300 chips from middle position and Boeree isolated by raising to around 12,000. Everyone else folded and it was off to the races!

Boeree: {a-Clubs}{k-Hearts}

Soon to be bust man: {q-Hearts}{10-Hearts}

Final board: {3-Hearts}{6-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds}{6-Hearts}{7-Spades}

Mr Bansi finds himself back up to 27,000 whilst Miss Boeree is hovering around 43,000

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