2012 PokerStars.com EPT Madrid

Main Event
Days: 1a
Event Info

2012 PokerStars.com EPT Madrid

Final Results
Winning Hand
Event Info
Level Info
60,000 / 120,000

Main Event

Day 1a Completed

End-of-Day Chip Counts (full)

Player Chips Progress
Sergiy Baranov
Sergiy Baranov
152,500 17,500
Anton Ionel ro
Anton Ionel
142,500 7,500
Efren Garcia Louzao
Efren Garcia Louzao
130,100 48,100
Andries Swart nl
Andries Swart
119,800 29,800
Alexander Petersen dk
Alexander Petersen
113,500 18,500
Javier Etayo es
Javier Etayo
Dobromir Nikov bg
Dobromir Nikov
Martins Adeniya gb
Martins Adeniya
Anton Kraous bg
Anton Kraous
Ziv Caspi il
Ziv Caspi
Massimo Di Cicco it
Massimo Di Cicco
91,200 27,200
Ruben Velasco Merino
Ruben Velasco Merino
Martino Chiodo
Martino Chiodo
Andrei Stoenescu ro
Andrei Stoenescu
David Gent
David Gent
81,400 69,400
Mihails Morozovs lv
Mihails Morozovs
78,100 28,100
Juan Jose Chavez
Juan Jose Chavez
77,100 -17,900
Ben Spraggons gb
Ben Spraggons
Dimitar Danchev bg
Dimitar Danchev
EPT 1X Winner
Dmitri Tchernykh
Dmitri Tchernykh
69,800 -46,200
Yordan Dimitrov bg
Yordan Dimitrov
Redmond Lee
Redmond Lee
63,200 31,200
Erich Kollmann at
Erich Kollmann
Raul Paez es
Raul Paez
Manuel Sanchez Morito
Manuel Sanchez Morito

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Baranov Bags the Biggest Stack on Day 1a

Level 8 : 300-600, 75 ante
Sergiy Baranov
Sergiy Baranov

That's all she wrote for Day 1a of the PokerStars.com EPT Madrid. Eight levels have come and gone in short order, and the 125 players who began the day have been reduced to just about half that number. Leading the crowd into the bagging and tagging is Sergiy Baranov who managed to amass 152,500 chips over the course of the day.

Among those who chose the less-popular starting day were eight members of Team PokerStars Pro. Martin Staszko, the newest member of the Team, could not escape the first few levels before going extinct, and Marcin Horecki did likewise. Horecki flopped a set with pocket tens, and he ended up with all of his chips in the middle at the end of the {4-Clubs} {A-Spades} {10-Spades} {6-Clubs} {8-Clubs} board. Juan Jose Chavez had managed to run down a winner with {A-Clubs} {K-Clubs}, though, and Horecki was forced to the exits with another early and unfortunate EPT bust-out. Just at the tail end of the day, Pierre Neuville ran {A-Clubs} {K-Clubs} into Anton Ionel's {K-Spades} {K-Hearts} to end his day and join the other two on the rail. That leaves Henrique Pinho (25,100), Alex Kravchenko (28,900), Arnaud Mattern (18,500 and a broken foot), and Toni Judet (20,100) to return for PokerStars on Day 2.

Others to have come and gone over the course of Day 1a were Roberto Romanello, Juha Helppi, Richard Lyndaker, Konstantin Puchkov, Zimnan Ziyard, and JP Kelly.

On the flip side of things, we have a few gentlemen flush with chips at night's end. Courtesy of that big knockout pot, Ionel's stack of 142,500 is one of the biggest in the room, but it looks like it's second biggest. Early in the day, Baranov took a big chunk from Konstantin Puchkov to climb into six figures, and he'd not look back from there. He finished up play with 152,500 chips in his bag, more than anyone else in the room. Others flush with chips include Efren Garcia (130,100), Andries Swarrt (119,800), and Martins Adeniya (95,000).

The 67 survivors from this opening flight will get the day off tomorrow. A fresh batch of players are set to take their place on Tuesday, and we'd expect to see a vastly larger crowd take their seats for the Day 1b flight. We'll be back here at noon to play another eight levels, and we hope to see you back here with us.

Until then, ciao from Madrid!

Tags: Sergiy Baranov

Final Four

Level 8 : 300-600, 75 ante

We've hit that magical ten-minute mark in the day when the clock is paused and a card is draw. The Four of Shovels was pulled, and we'll play four more hands before bringing the bags out to wrap up this Day 1a.

Neuville Busts in Three-Way Monster Pot

Pierre Neuville
Pierre Neuville

There will be no repeat of Pierre Neuville's EPT Copenhagen heroics after he busted in a big pot.

The Team PokerStars Pro raised to 1,600 and was called by one player before Anton Ionel three-bet to 3,600. The Belgian moved all-in and both players called behind, with Ionel covering them both.

Neuville and the third player both tabled big slick but Ionel had them both crushed with pocket kings. The board ran {j-Spades}{7-Clubs}{2-Spades}{6-Diamonds}{3-Spades}.

Player Chips Progress
Anton Ionel ro
Anton Ionel
Pierre Neuville be
Pierre Neuville

Tags: Pierre NeuvilleAnton Ionel

Showing the Boys How It's Done

Fatima Travanca is showing the boys at her table how it's done right now.

She opened to 1,200 from under the gun was three-bet to 2,600 by Hugo Marialva Felix from mid-position. She called to a {5-Clubs}{7-Hearts}{9-Diamonds} flop where she led for 3,600. Call. The turn came {9-Spades} and there was no slowing the PokerStars qualifier down as she fired again, for 4,200. Call.

The river was {8-Clubs} and it looked as if Travanca had given up as she checked. Felix took this as an invitation to bet, for 7,200. Travanca had a final trick up her sleeve though and check-raised all-in for 20,400. Felix tanked for a minute and conceded defeat by folding.

Player Chips Progress
Fatima Travanca
Fatima Travanca

Tags: Hugo Marialva FelixMaria Santos

Level: 8

Blinds: 300/600

Ante: 75

Moorman Makes a Move

There was a sizeable looking pot when Michael Eiler had bet 6,550 after both Barny Boatman and Chris Moorman had checked. Boatman flat-called and Moorman thought for a minute or two before check-raising to about 22,000 - leaving himself 20,000 behind. Eiler thought for a minute before folding while Boatman also gave it up - the stacks of three starting to balance out.

Player Chips Progress
Barny Boatman gb
Barny Boatman
85,000 25,000
Chris Moorman gb
Chris Moorman
69,000 26,000
Michael Eiler de
Michael Eiler
60,000 -30,000
EPT 1X Winner