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€10,300 Pot-Limit Omaha
€10,300 Pot-Limit Omaha
Day 1 Completed

Chris Dowling Leads Last 17 of the €10,300 Pot-Limit Omaha High Roller in Barcelona

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Chris Dowling
Chris Dowling

Day 1 of the 2018 PokerStars European Poker Tour Barcelona €10,300 Pot-Limit Omaha High Roller is in the books and 17 players remain out of an 80-entry strong field, consisting of 62 unique players and 18 re-entries. The money spots are still six eliminations away, as only the top 11 spots share a portion of the €776,000 prize pool. A min cash is worth €19,400 and the winner takes home the trophy and a payday of €213,400.

Leading the field after Day 1 is Irishman Chris Dowling who bagged up 509,000. Denmark's Alexander Petersen was one of the hopefuls to enter twice and managed to spin his second attempt up to 417,000, good enough for second place. Laszlo Bujtas (393,000), Dan Shak (387,000) and Anson Tsang (349,000) round up the top five after Day 1.

Further notables still in contention include Seamus Cahill (329,000), Yevgeniy Timoshenko (190,000), Martin Kozlov (173,000), Felix Stephensen (172,000), Alex Lindop (142,000) and Cord Garcia (104,000). All remaining 17 players will return to Casino Barcelona on August 30th, 2018, at 12.30 p.m. local time to play down to a champion and the action resumes with blinds of 4,000/8,000.

Among those to bust throughout the day were Sylvain Loosli and Pedro Zagalo, who finished 1st and 2nd respectively in this very event under the umbrella of the PokerStars Championship in 2017. They were joined on the rail by such big names as Jan Suchanek, Niklas "lena90" Astedt, Sam Greenwood, Vladimir Troyanovskiy, Max Silver, Alex Komaromi, Ryan Riess and Cary Katz.

Zagalo was eliminated by Alexander Petersen when he got it in after a jack-high flop with suited queens, Petersen looked him up with kings and queens as well as the spades flush draw and locked up the elimination with another spade on the turn. Cord Garcia scored a rare triple elimination with trips only and among the casualties in that hand were Silver and Jan-Peter Jachtmann.

Dany Chidiac was the first player to bust after only 15 minutes, but his second bullet appeared to be deemed for success after he quickly claimed the top spot. However, things went downhill from there and Chidiac was eliminated by Seamus Cahill. Another Irishman then made headlines in the late stages of the day and Chris Dowling took over the lead after sending €50,000 Single-Day High Roller runner-up Jean-Noel Thorel to the rail. Dowling and Thorel both turned the nut straight and had a flush redraw with clubs and diamonds respectively. A club appeared on the river and Downling jumped into the top spot, which he didn't surrender anymore until bagging and tagging.

Late casualties on Day 1 included Cary Katz and Shyngis Satubayev, while Laszlo Bujtas, Felix Stephensen and Martin Kozlov scored very late double ups.

Day 2 Seat Assignments

TableSeatPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
11Chris DowlingIreland509,00064
12Alexander PetersenDenmark417,00052
13Murad AkhundovAzerbaijan122,00015
15Martin KozlovAustralia173,00022
16Laszlo BujtasHungary393,00049
18Panagiotis SotiriadisGreece149,00019
22Yevgeniy TimoshenkoUkraine190,00024
24Hon Cheong LeeHong Kong98,00012
25Alex LindopUnited Kingdom142,00018
26Dan ShakUnited States387,00048
28Samuli SipilaFinland138,00017
33Felix StephensenNorway172,00022
34Niko SoininenFinland175,00022
35Cord GarciaUnited States104,00013
36Ville MattilaFinland153,00019
37Seamus CahillIreland329,00041
38Anson TsangHong Kong349,00044

Tags: Jean-Noel ThorelAlex KomaromiAlex LindopAlexander PetersenAnson TsangCary KatzChris DowlingCord GarciaDan ShakDany ChidiacFelix StephensenJan SuchanekLaszlo BujtasMartin KozlovMax SilverPedro ZagaloRyan RiessSam GreenwoodSeamus CahillShyngis SatubayevSylvain LoosliVladimir TroyanovskiyYevgeniy Timoshenko

End-of-Day Chip Counts (full)

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The remaining 17 players have bagged up and will return as of 12.30 p.m. local time to play down to a champion. A recap of today's action is to follow.

Chris Dowling ie 509,000 -61,000
Alexander Petersen dk 417,000 97,000
Laszlo Bujtas hu 393,000 -11,000
Dan Shak us 387,000 42,000
Anson Tsang hk 349,000 19,000
Seamus Cahill ie 329,000 -56,000
Yevgeniy Timoshenko ua 190,000 20,000
Niko Soininen fi 175,000 -40,000
Martin Kozlov au 173,000 3,000
Felix Stephensen no 172,000 22,000
Ville Mattila fi 153,000 13,000
Panagiotis Sotiriadis GR 149,000 39,000
Alex Lindop gb 142,000 -28,000
Samuli Sipila fi 138,000 -32,000
Murad Akhundov az 122,000 2,000
Cord Garcia us 104,000 -26,000
Hon Cheong Lee hk 98,000 -12,000

Kozlov Doubles in Last Hand

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Martin Kozlov
Martin Kozlov

Felix Stephensen doubled over on table three when flopping a set of queens and Martin Kozlov did so on table one.

Murad Akhundov opened to 16,000 in the cutoff and Kozlov raised the pot on the button. Akhundov moved all in and Kozlov called for 82,000.

Martin Kozlov: {A-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}{7-Clubs}{6-Clubs}
Murad Akhundov: {K-Hearts}{Q-Diamonds}{Q-Clubs}{9-Diamonds}

The board came {A-Spades}{10-Spades}{5-Diamonds}{4-Clubs}{8-Clubs} and Kozlov doubled just before bagging and tagging.

Martin Kozlov au 170,000 75,000
Felix Stephensen no 150,000 70,000
Murad Akhundov az 120,000 -85,000

Tags: Felix StephensenMartin KozlovMurad Akhundov

Shak Sends Satubayev to the Rail

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Shyngis Satubayev
Shyngis Satubayev

Alex Lindop raised and Shyngis Satubayev three-bet the pot for 58,000 out of the blinds. Lindop moved all in for 115,000 and Satubayev glanced at the tournament info screen several times before folding.

Soon after, Dan Shak raised to 15,000 and Satubayev moved all in, Shak quickly called.

Shyngis Satubayev: {A-Spades}{K-Diamonds}{Q-Spades}{2-Diamonds}
Dan Shak: {A-Clubs}{A-Hearts}{8-Clubs}{5-Diamonds}

The board came {J-Clubs}{9-Hearts}{4-Hearts}{3-Hearts}{7-Spades} and Satubayev was eliminated towards the end of Day 1.

Dan Shak us 345,000 100,000
Alex Lindop gb 170,000 50,000
Shyngis Satubayev kz Busted

Tags: Alex LindopDan ShakShyngis Satubayev

Sotiriadis Doubled Through Kozlov

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The cards of Martin Kozlov were already in the muck and Panagiotis Sotiriadis doubled with {J-Spades}{10-Hearts}{8-Spades}{7-Diamonds} thanks to hitting two pair on a board of {Q-Hearts}{8-Hearts}{6-Clubs}{10-Diamonds}{7-Hearts}. Kozlov held {K-}{K-}{5-}{3-} and lost one third of his stack.

Over on table three, Cord Garcia has taken a toll to his stack as of lately while Anson Tsang chipped up significantly.

Anson Tsang hk 330,000 95,000
Cord Garcia us 130,000 -110,000
Panagiotis Sotiriadis GR 110,000 57,500
Martin Kozlov au 95,000 -85,000

Tags: Anson TsangCord GarciaMartin KozlovPanagiotis Sotiriadis

Bujtas Scores Big Double Through Sotiriadis

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Laszlo Bujtas
Laszlo Bujtas

Laszlo Bujtas made it 14,000 to go on the button and Panagiotis Sotiriadis three-bet out of the small blind to 50,000. Bujtas four-bet the pot to 150,000 and Sotiriadis eventually called. Bujtas made sure that he was not all in yet and they headed to a flop of {A-Hearts}{A-Spades}{5-Diamonds}.

Sotiriadis checked and Bujtas moved all in, which sent the Greek into the think tank as he asked for a count. The jam for Bujtas was for 49,500 and Sotiriadis called after more than three minutes of consideration.

Laszlo Bujtas: {A-Clubs}{K-Clubs}{J-Hearts}{9-Clubs}
Panagiotis Sotiriadis: {J-Spades}{8-Spades}{7-Hearts}{5-Hearts}

The {10-Diamonds} turn locked up the double, the {3-Spades} river was a formality.

Laszlo Bujtas hu 404,000 214,000
Panagiotis Sotiriadis GR 52,500 -255,500

Tags: Laszlo BujtasPanagiotis Sotiriadis

Petersen Doubles Bujtas; Busts Katz

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Cary Katz
Cary Katz

In the last hand of the previous level, Alexander Petersen hit bottom two pair with the {J-Clubs}{7-Spades}{5-Clubs}{X-Spades} on the {K-Spades}{7-Hearts}{5-Diamonds} flop and had Laszlo Bujtas all in and at risk. Bujtas had {Q-Clubs}{7-Clubs}{7-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds} for middle set and the {9-Hearts} turn and {3-Clubs} river brought no miracle.

As soon as the blinds went up, Petersen min-raised to 12,000 and Katz got his remaining few chips in, Petersen snap-called.

Cary Katz: {K-Diamonds}{Q-Hearts}{10-Clubs}{5-Diamonds}
Alexander Petersen: {K-Hearts}{K-Clubs}{Q-Spades}{3-Spades}

"Oh my god, that's horrible," Katz said as soon as he saw the cards of Petersen. He found no help on a board of {A-Spades}{Q-Clubs}{8-Spades}{2-Spades}{A-Diamonds} and joined the rail in the final level of Day 1.

Alexander Petersen dk 320,000 14,000
Laszlo Bujtas hu 190,000 100,000
Cary Katz us Busted

Tags: Alexander PetersenCary KatzLaszlo Bujtas