2013 PokerStars.com EPT Berlin

Main Event
Day: 1b
Event Info

2013 PokerStars.com EPT Berlin

Final Results
Winning Hand
Event Info
Prize Pool
Level Info
120,000 / 240,000

Main Event

Day 1b Completed

Mizrachi Leads Day 1b Survivors

Level 8 : 300/600, 75 ante
Michael Mizrachi - Day 1b Chip Leader
Michael Mizrachi - Day 1b Chip Leader

On Monday, Season 9 of the European Poker Tour continued with Day 1b of the EPT Berlin Main Event. Of the 565 players who registered, around 314 remain and the leader is Michael "The Grinder" Mizrachi. Mizrachi bagged 175,400 chips, and will be fourth overall entering into Day 2.

The overall chip leader is Ronny Voth (196,100).

Mizrachi rarely plays in EPT events, and has never cashed, but he’s well on his way to a deep run in the capital city of Germany. The Grinder won a large three-way all in after the dinner break, eliminating two opponents. After a series of bets and raises, the three-time World Series of Poker bracelet winner and two-time Poker Players Championship winner had two players at risk holding pocket aces. One held two kings, the other two tens, and neither could make a set, straight or flush Mizrachi rocketed up the charts to 125,000 chips. Despite doubling Nicolas Chouity in the second-to-last hand of the night, Mizrachi bagged more chips than any of his opponents.

Robin Yitalo, Daniel Reijmer, George Clyde-Smith, and Sam Grafton also finished the day with six-figure stacks. Grafton bagged 135,900 chips, making a crucial flush in Level 4, but his main focus was being a friend. He tried to get Griffin Benger to give his mate Chris Brammer a massage for an entire level, but the negotiations broke down. Brammer never received a much-needed “pick me up," and was eliminated later in the day.

Joining Brammer on the rail during Day 1b were a host of notables, including Hiren Patel, Jason Wheeler, Paul Volpe, David Williams, Randy Lew, David Vamplew, Mike McDonald and Phillip Gruissem.

Wheeler had his kings cracked by Glen Cymbaluk on a queen-high flop. Cymbaluk called Wheeler’s all in with king-jack, leaving himself with just two outs, and low and behold the river brought a jack. Volpe took a similar beat when an opponent over-shoved on a king-high flop with king-jack. Volpe was quick to call with pocket aces, but the player rivered a third king.

Williams’ bust out hand was especially interesting. The Team Pro moved all in with pocket tens on a nine-high board, and was called by two opponents. One player, [Removed:119], held ace-nine for a pair of nines, and the third player held ace-five of clubs for both flush and straight draws. The turn was a red nine, the river a red ace, and Bensadoun held. Williams, who flew in Monday morning to play the event, was eliminated and off to the airport once again.

Season 8 EPT Berlin winner Davidi Kitai and Season 6 winner Kevin MacPhee both survived Day 1b. Despite losing a sizable pot with queens against Richard Toth’s aces, MacPhee bagged 34,900 chips. Kitai, who was on the EPT Live feature table for the majority of the day, bagged 32,100.

If you add the 565 players who registered on Day 1b with the 347 on Day 1a, you get a total field size of 912. That makes this event the second-largest EPT Berlin Main Event in history, and the largest since Season 6 (945).

The prize pool was announced at the end of the day, and the €4,560,000 purse will be divided among the top 136 finishers. A min-cash will earn you €8,000, a final table appearance will earn you €77,000, and the winner will take home €880,000.

Final Table Payouts


Day 2 will begin on Tuesday at 12:00 CET. Be sure to check back with the PokerNews Live Reporting Team for all of your exclusive, up-to-the-minute live updates straight from the tournament floor.

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Play Concludes on Day 1B

Level 8 : 300/600, 75 ante

Around 314 players made it through the day. It looks as if Michael Mizrachi is the end of day chip leader on 175,400. Play will resume at 12:00PM CET on Tuesday.

Some End of Day Counts

Level 8 : 300/600, 75 ante
Player Chips Progress
Michael Mizrachi us
Michael Mizrachi
175,400 20,000
Robin Ylitalo se
Robin Ylitalo
EPT Main Event Champion
EPT 1X Winner
172,800 172,800
Daniel Reijmer nl
Daniel Reijmer
161,500 161,500
Georgio Zisimopoulos
Georgio Zisimopoulos
157,700 157,700
Sam Grafton gb
Sam Grafton
135,900 10,900
Marc Weiss
Marc Weiss
132,800 132,800
Samir Merah
Samir Merah
132,800 132,800
Mark Darner us
Mark Darner
129,900 129,900
Sorel Mizzi ca
Sorel Mizzi
119,500 -30,500
Ben Sadoun
Ben Sadoun
108,800 108,800
Vanessa Selbst us
Vanessa Selbst
94,800 4,800
JC Alvarado mx
JC Alvarado
90,400 35,400
Giuseppe Pantaleo de
Giuseppe Pantaleo
88,100 -26,900
Tobias Reinkemeier de
Tobias Reinkemeier
81,100 55,100
Martin Hruby cz
Martin Hruby
77,900 39,900
Theo Jorgensen dk
Theo Jorgensen
73,600 27,600
Alex Kravchenko ru
Alex Kravchenko
59,700 16,700
Mickey Petersen dk
Mickey Petersen
EPT 1X Winner
57,600 17,600
Bryn Kenney us
Bryn Kenney
55,200 10,200
Rino Mathis ch
Rino Mathis
54,400 5,400
Andrew Chen ca
Andrew Chen
52,300 2,300
Nicolas Chouity lb
Nicolas Chouity
EPT 1X Winner
Marvin Rettenmaier de
Marvin Rettenmaier
47,500 10,500
Olivier Busquet us
Olivier Busquet
47,100 -18,900

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Chouity Doubles Through Mizrachi

Level 8 : 300/600, 75 ante

Nicolas Chouity just managed to get a nice double up through Michael Mizrachi in the dying seconds of the day. Chouity ended up all in for 23,150 against preflop against Mizrachi and the showdown went as following.

Michael Mizrachi: {A-Clubs}{Q-Clubs}
Nicolas Chouity: {Q-Hearts}{Q-Spades}

The board ran out {3-Spades}{2-Hearts}{2-Clubs}{4-Clubs}{K-Spades} and Chouity stayed alive.

Player Chips Progress
Michael Mizrachi us
Michael Mizrachi
155,400 15,400
Nicolas Chouity lb
Nicolas Chouity
EPT 1X Winner
49,100 9,100

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Such a Set

Level 8 : 300/600, 75 ante

On a {A-Spades}{10-Spades}{9-Diamonds} flop it was Valentin Such who ended up all in for 21,300 chips against Birger Ohl. Ohl had him covered by a lot but still there was also a lot at stake for him. Such stood up from the table as both players turned their cards over.

Valentin Such: {9-Spades}{9-Hearts}
Birger Ohl: {K-Spades}{Q-Spades}

The board ran out {4-Hearts}, {A-Diamonds} and Such doubled up.

Player Chips Progress
Birger Ohl
Birger Ohl
Valentin Such
Valentin Such

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Demidov Checks It Back

Level 8 : 300/600, 75 ante

Board: {10-Clubs}{9-Diamonds}{K-Spades}{6-Diamonds}{2-Spades}

We got to the table to find quite the pot brewing as there was well over 40,000 already piled in the center of the table with a completed board showing. Rameev Sergey checked on over to Ivan Demidov who was in the tank for about forty-five seconds. Eventually, Demidov shrugged and tapped the table back, slapping down {7-Spades}{6-Spades} on the felt. Sergey showed {K-Clubs}{Q-Diamonds} for top pair and was able to scoop up the large pot. Demidov is now down to about 51,000 while Sergey has soared to 135,000.

Player Chips Progress
Rameev Sergey
Rameev Sergey
Ivan Demidov ru
Ivan Demidov
51,000 -20,000

Tags: Rameev SergeyIvan Demidov