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€1,100 EPT National



€1,100 EPT National
Day 1a Completed

EPT National Draws Over Thousand Runners on Day 1a; Bura Takes the Lead

KaleGozer • Level 18: 4,000-8,000, 8,000 ante
Maksim Bura
Maksim Bura

One conclusion can be drawn right away at the PokerStars European Poker Tour Barcelona: the stop is as popular as ever. While not surprising in the very least, players once again showed up in droves to the popular Catalonian city to try their luck in the €1,100 EPT National. The first of four starting days started at noon local time and lasted a whopping fourteen hours. 189 out of 1,264 players, or 15% of the original field, were able to make it through the day.

Leading the way after seventeen full levels is Maksim Bura, who build his stack from 30,000 to 736,000 on the first day. Other players that are in prime contention after Day 1a are Camilo Hernandez Henao (698,000) and the Portuguese Miguel Silva (565,000) and Andre Moreira (564,000). Biggest notable in the top of the counts is two-time WSOP bracelet winner Upeshka De Silva, who bagged 548,000 on top of taking out the bubble boy. Holding queen-jack, De Silva had flopped two jacks and received a call from Leonid Timonin with pocket tens, ending the latter's run in the dreaded spot.

Other notables that will return in the money include Joey Weissman (404,000), Ari Engel (393,000), Matthias De Meulder (222,000), Heidi May (217,000), Michael Tureniec (128,000), Thomas Boivin (58,000) and Erwann Pecheux (52,000).

Those that failed to make Day 2 on their first attempt include Jasper Meijer van Putten, Dominik Panka, Maria Lampropulos, Sander van Wesemael and Adam Owen. They, as well as many others, will have up to three more shots as one reentry per starting flight is allowed.

The turbo Day 1b will conclude shortly after Day 1a is done. Day 1c will be a regular starting day again and commence at noon on Thursday. The Day 1d turbo to wrap the starting days off commences at 7 p.m. on the same day. PokerNews covers the event wire-to-wire so make sure to check back regularly as to not miss anything of the EPT Barcelona National!

Upeshka De Silva
Upeshka De Silva had a strong showing on Day 1a

Tags: Adam OwenAndre MoreiraAri EngelCamilo Hernandez HenaoDominik PankaErwann PecheuxHeidi MayJasper Meijer van PuttenJoey WeissmanMaksim BuraMatthias De MeulderMiguel SilvaSander van WesemaelThomas BoivinUpeshka De Silva

End of Day 1a Chip Counts (full)

KaleGozer • Level 18: 4,000-8,000, 8,000 ante

Full chip counts follow later.

Maksim Bura ru
Maksim Bura
ru 736,000 36,000
Chengbei Li cn
Chengbei Li
cn 731,000
Camilo Hernandez Henao ES
Camilo Hernandez Henao
ES 700,000 -80,000
Qi Hu ca
Qi Hu
ca 568,000
Miguel Silva pt
Miguel Silva
pt 565,000 565,000
Andre Moreira pt
Andre Moreira
pt 564,000 564,000
Upeshka De Silva US
Upeshka De Silva
US 548,000 548,000
Ramon Miquel Muñoz ES
Ramon Miquel Muñoz
ES 545,000 45,000
Julien Dureysseix fr
Julien Dureysseix
fr 514,000 -36,000
Marius Iftimia ro
Marius Iftimia
ro 511,000
Xavier Cortazar Vidal ES
Xavier Cortazar Vidal
ES 474,000
Filip Holmqvist se
Filip Holmqvist
se 460,000
Jose Nuñez Fernandez ES
Jose Nuñez Fernandez
ES 420,000 70,000
Joey Weissman us
Joey Weissman
us 404,000 -46,000
Alberto Ah Line FR
Alberto Ah Line
FR 396,000 336,000
Ari Engel ca
Ari Engel
ca 393,000 -7,000
Walter Treccarichi it
Walter Treccarichi
it 386,000 363,000
Feras Abid fi
Feras Abid
fi 381,000 -9,000
Claudio Di Giacomo it
Claudio Di Giacomo
it 377,000 37,000
Robbie Bakker NL
Robbie Bakker
NL 360,000
Jan Dentler de
Jan Dentler
de 360,000
Liutauras Armanavicius lt
Liutauras Armanavicius
lt 354,000
Mladen Rajovic DK
Mladen Rajovic
DK 346,000 346,000
Francisco Pulido es
Francisco Pulido
es 345,000
Rui Bouquet pt
Rui Bouquet
pt 345,000 85,000

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Bubble Bursts; Two Players Out

KaleGozer • Level 18: 4,000-8,000, 8,000 ante
Leonid Timonin
Leonid Timonin

The bubble has burst on Day 1a of the €1,100 EPT National and play has been suspended as a result. 189 players have made their way to Day 2 after two players busted in the final hand of the night.

First one at risk was Suleyman Ertop, who had reshoved for 67,000 from the blinds after a raise in late position. Ertop was up with {A-Diamonds}{Q-Spades} against {7-Diamonds}{7-Clubs} and despite flopping and turning a world of outs, he didn't get there on a {6-Spades}{10-Hearts}{K-Spades}{8-Spades}{6-Diamonds} board.

At another table, Leonid Timonin had called all in with {10-Spades}{10-Clubs} on a {J-Diamonds}{5-Spades}{J-Spades}{3-Diamonds}{9-Spades} board. His opponent, Upeshka De Silva, showed {Q-Hearts}{J-Clubs} for trip jacks and Timonin would also end up empty-handed.

A recap of today's action is to follow.

Bubble_Suleyman Ertop
Suleyman Ertop Bubbles
Suleyman Ertop TR
Suleyman Ertop
TR Busted
Leonid Timonin TR
Leonid Timonin
TR Busted

Tags: Suleyman ErtopLeonid Timonin

Engel Doubles on the Bubble

AaronMcBride • Level 18: 4,000-8,000, 8,000 ante

The bubble hand-for-hand play has just seen two players double up with one of them being Ari Engel.

The board was down {9-Spades}{q-Clubs}{4-Diamonds}{6-Clubs}{6-Hearts}, and Engel's all in on the river was called. Engel held pocket aces for two pair, and his opponent couldn't beat it, and the former took down the 400,000 chip pot.

Over on another table, the player at risk was all in on the turn with a straight and needed to avoid his opponent hitting a diamond flush of the river. The final card flipped over by the dealer was the {5-Hearts}, and it secured a second double up on the bubble.

Ari Engel ca
Ari Engel
ca 400,000 160,000

Tags: Ari Engel

Hernandez Keeps Stacking

KaleGozer • Level 18: 4,000-8,000, 8,000 ante
Camilo Hernandez Henao
Camilo Hernandez Henao

One of the largest stacks in the room belongs to Camilo Hernandez Henao, who just won another pot off to soar even further to 780,000. After a player raised to 12,000 and Feras Abid called, Hernandez three-bet to 43,000 from the small blind.

Abid was the only caller but folded to a 45,000 continuation bet on the {A-Spades}{10-Diamonds}{8-Spades} flop.

Camilo Hernandez Henao ES
Camilo Hernandez Henao
ES 780,000 780,000
Maksim Bura ru
Maksim Bura
ru 700,000 700,000
Julien Dureysseix fr
Julien Dureysseix
fr 550,000 265,000
Joey Weissman us
Joey Weissman
us 450,000 220,000
Feras Abid fi
Feras Abid
fi 390,000 20,000

Tags: Camilo Hernandez Henao


Below 200

KaleGozer • Level 17: 3,000-6,000, 6,000 ante

The clock shows 197 players left on Day 1a. Seven more players need to go before the first of four starting days in the EPT National is done.

Nineball Saves Lopez

KaleGozer • Level 17: 3,000-6,000, 6,000 ante

Sergio Lopez Ferrer open-shoved 59,000 from early position, Paul Kristoffersson reshoved 112,000 from late position and the blinds got out of the way.

Sergio Lopez Ferrer: {9-Hearts}{9-Clubs}
Paul Kristoffersson: {Q-Clubs}{Q-Spades}

Lopez spiked the nine he needed on the flop to double up: {9-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds}{3-Hearts}{6-Hearts}{4-Spades}. He let out a big fist-pump while Kristoffersson looked aghast.

Sergio Lopez Ferrer ES
Sergio Lopez Ferrer
ES 130,000
Paul Kristoffersson se
Paul Kristoffersson
se 53,000 -40,000

Tags: Sergio Lopez FerrerPaul Kristoffersson

Miquel to Half A Milly

KaleGozer • Level 17: 3,000-6,000, 6,000 ante
Ramon Miquel Munoz
Ramon Miquel Munoz

Ramon Miquel Muñoz has become one of the first players to hit the half a million mark in this tournament. Miquel stuck around with {A-Diamonds}{J-Diamonds} on a {3-Spades}{4-Clubs}{3-Clubs}{6-Spades} board and called a turn bet from an unknown opponent. Both players checked the {6-Hearts} on the river.

His opponent briefly flashed what appeared to be a busted nine-high flush draw and Miquel dragged it with ace-high.

Ramon Miquel Muñoz ES
Ramon Miquel Muñoz
ES 500,000 500,000

Tags: Ramon Miquel Munoz