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Day 1b Completed

End of Day 1b Chip Counts (full)

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Vladimir Geshkenbein ru
Vladimir Geshkenbein
ru 253,700
Philip Meulyzer be
Philip Meulyzer
be 188,100 -3,300
Michael Tureniec se
Michael Tureniec
se 186,800 1,800
Jozef Hancin Hentz
Jozef Hancin Hentz
162,000
Iulian Ruxandescu ro
Iulian Ruxandescu
ro 158,100 11,100
Manilo Iemina
Manilo Iemina
148,600
Gregor Maranta
Gregor Maranta
139,500
Rudolf Koster
Rudolf Koster
134,400
Jany Van Veenendaal
Jany Van Veenendaal
134,100
Mike Sowers us
Mike Sowers
us 122,900
Giacomo Maisto
Giacomo Maisto
121,300
Morten Mortensen dk
Morten Mortensen
dk 118,700 -16,300
James Keys
James Keys
117,000 30,000
Denys Drobyna ua
Denys Drobyna
ua 112,000 -21,000
Zsolt Vasvenszki hu
Zsolt Vasvenszki
hu 111,600
Christian Fabri
Christian Fabri
110,300
Salvatore Chillemi
Salvatore Chillemi
110,200
Gabriele Lepore it
Gabriele Lepore
it 108,700
David Misha Van Der Weele
David Misha Van Der Weele
106,700
Kurt Haindl
Kurt Haindl
104,500
Thorsten Schafer de
Thorsten Schafer
de 103,100 29,100
Leonid Yezik
Leonid Yezik
103,000
Gilles Speller
Gilles Speller
102,400
Bastian Fischer de
Bastian Fischer
de 99,500
Christophe Monnin
Christophe Monnin
96,600

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Day 1b - Done

Homer • Level 8: 400-800, 75 ante
Vladimir Geshkenbein
Vladimir Geshkenbein

We don't wish to cast aspersions on yesterday's small but perfectly formed field, but today's Day 1b has been astounding in terms of the quality of the field and pace of play.

Our 302 starters whittled themselves down to just 168 in eight short levels, and everywhere one looked there were familiar faces getting busy with their stacks. One table featured ElkY, Luca Pagano, Kevin MacPhee, Kevin Stani, Liv Boeree and James Sudworth midway through the day. At one point when half the field had gone on their dinner break, the remaining half alone featured 11 former EPT winners.

Michael Tureniec, fresh off his victory at EPT Copenhagen a few weeks ago, amassed a huge stack in the latter stages if the day, finishing up on 186,800. To his immediate left friendly Belgian Philip Meulyzer also had a great day. He won a three-way preflop showdown with aces to propel him briefly into the chip lead, and he finished the day with 188,100.

The overall chip leader by a massive margin, though, is former APPT Macau High Roller champion Vladimir Geshkenbein. Among other things, he busted Team PokerStars Pro Jan Heitmann, and goes into Day 2 with a terrifying 253,700.

Other folks of note still in include many of the denizens of the Table of Death - Liv Boeree, Luca Pagano, Kevin Stani and Kevin MacPhee are all still in, although ElkY fell just at the end of the day. We'll be back at 2pm tomorrow for more exciting thrills, spills and poker chills!

Last Few Hands...

Homer • Level 8: 400-800, 75 ante

Kevin MacPhee eliminated Team PokerStars Pro Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier just before the end of the day when his {6-Diamonds} {6-Hearts} held against the Frenchman's {a-}{3-} on a {j-Clubs}{5-Hearts}{k-Clubs}{4-Diamonds}{5-Clubs}.

Max Lykov attempted a big bluff on Vladimir Geshkenbein, the Team Pro had initial 3-bet to 5,200 over an opening raise before Geshkenbein 4-bet to 13,400. The original raiser folded and Lykov clicked it back to 27,400 but then snap-folded when his fellow Russian moved all-in.

EPT Vienna winner Michael Eiler was eliminated right at the death after a day of tough grinding.

ElkY Shot Down

[user46392] • Level 8: 400-800, 75 ante
Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier
Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier

We understand that Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier shoved on the river of a {9-Spades}{2-Spades}{9-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds}{k-Hearts} board and Andrea Piva called all in and turned over {q-Diamonds}{q-Clubs}. ElkY mucked and dropped down to just 5,000. He was folding like a trooper for the rest of our spell on the floor, but he's going to have to get the last of his chips in soon.

Tags: Bertrand GrospellierElkY

Meulyzer Takes the Lead

[user46392] • Level 8: 400-800, 75 ante

Georgy Abashidze was already all in when we got there; betting continued between Philip Meulyzer and Byron John Kaverman until all their chips went in too, and they were soon at a three-way all-in showdown.

Abashidze: {a-Spades}{j-Hearts}
Kaverman: {k-Diamonds}{k-Clubs}
Meulyzer: {a-Spades}{a-Diamonds}

Board: {4-Clubs}{10-Hearts}{9-Spades}{6-Hearts}{5-Spades}

Abashidze and Kaverman both hit the rail, and Meulyzer had time to stack up his chips - the two exits left his table six-handed and dealing was paused while the floor man went to find some fresh victims, sorry, players to put on this now ridiculously stacked table. Meulyzer's stack was at exactly 191,400 after that hand, putting him ahead of Michael Tureniec who has dropped a little to around 185,000 and is incidentally seated right next to Meulyzer, Meulyzer with position.

Tags: Byron John KavermanGeorgy AbashidzePhilip Meulyzer

Being Overcharged? Don't Pay Your Phee

Homer • Level 8: 400-800, 75 ante

It's still hard going for all our competitors on the Table of Death™ because no-one has a really large stack meaning it's all quite tight there for most of the players.

Case in point, Kevin MacPhee opened to 1,800 from late position and called Carlo Misuraca's 3-bet of 4,100 from the small blind.

Both players checked the {k-Spades}{9-Spades}{5-Hearts} flop but Misuraca fired out 5,650 on the {3-Diamonds} term resulting in a quick muck from the former EPT Berlin champion who is left with about 40,000.

Tags: Kevin MacPhee

Not a Chansky

Homer • Level 8: 400-800, 75 ante

Filip Nechansky is the latest to hit the rail after he unsuccessfully raced {a-Diamonds}{q-Clubs} against Manilo Iemina's {10-Diamonds}{10-Hearts} but the door card was another ten and there was a distinct lack of straightening cards to save him.

Around 190 players remain.

Poker Gods Are Not Un-Vitkind

[user46392] • Level 8: 400-800, 75 ante
Dmitry Vitkind
Dmitry Vitkind

It looked as though Dmitry Vitkind had raised and the gent two seats to his left had reraised; either way Vitkind put him in and the reraiser called.

Vitkind: {a-Diamonds}{q-}
Shortie: {a-}{q-} where neither of those cards were a diamond

The short stack had a bit of a sweat when the first four cards came down {k-Diamonds}{7-Spades}{8-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds}, but sighed with relief when the river came down a harmless {8-Hearts} to chop the pot. Railers and players alike were treated to a rare smile from Vitkind, who remains on a steady 50,000.

Tags: Dmitry Vitkind