2019 PokerStars.es EPT Barcelona

€5,300 EPT Main Event
Day: 1b
Event Info

2019 PokerStars.es EPT Barcelona

Final Results
Winning Hand
Event Info
Prize Pool
Level Info
200,000 / 400,000
Players Info - Day 1b
Players Left

€5,300 EPT Main Event

Day 1b Completed

Record-Breaking EPT Barcelona Main Event Has Margolin Chip Leading Day 1B; PSPC 2020 in Barcelona Announced

Level 10 : 600/1,200, 1,200 ante
Timur Margolin
Timur Margolin

Day 1b of the biggest-ever €5,300 EPT Main Event in the sixteen-year history of the PokerStars European Poker Barcelona has come to an end after ten one-hour levels. The busy starting day attracted 1,234 entries (including 144 reentries) to bring the total number of entries for the 2019 edition to 1,960 with the 726 from Day 1a. Out of those, 508 have made it through to Day 2 and Timur Margolin has claimed the Day 1b chip lead by bagging 261,800 in chips.

Margolin has almost $2 million in lifetime earnings according to The Hendon Mob, he has won two PokerStars events before, the most recent one being the $2,200 NLHE event at the PCA in January for $73,960. But the double bracelet winner is no stranger to the circuit as his earnings show. The Israeli player slowly built up his stack throughout the day and will be starting Day 2 with more than 160 big blinds.

Also bagging big on Day 1b were Alen Alencar with 248,800, Kacper Pyzara with 228,600, Kully Sidhu (221,500), and Gianfranco Iaculli with 219,600. Alencar has been doing well here in Barcelona, collecting three cashes which are also his first cashes outside of Latin America with his best run in the €2,200 EPT National High Roller where he finished in 17th place for €20,500. Pyzara had a bad start to the day but managed to do much better on his second bullet. With almost a million in cashes, he will be looking to cross that mark by running deep right here in this record-breaking event.

Alen Tenorio Alencar
Alen Tenorio Alencar

Other notable players making it through to Day 2 include Pim Gieles, Arsenii Karmatckii, Samuel Gagnon, Martin Jacobson, Mustapha Kanit, Shannon Shorr, Sergio Aido, Patrik Antonius, Leo Margets, Steven van Zadelhoff, Uri Gilboa, Aymon Hata, Alex Foxen, and many many more.

PokerStars Ambassador Andre Akkari lost his last 15 big blinds on his first bullet to Thomas Eychenne when his nines couldn’t beat the ace-king of Eychenne but did better on his second bullet as he made it through with 49,900. PokerStars Twitch Streamer Steve Enriquez took 61,400 with him to Day 2. Fellow PokerStars colleagues Ramon Colillas and Muskan Sethi all tried to make it through the Day 1b field but couldn’t make things work. If they haven’t used their second bullet yet, they can still enter before the start of Day 2.

André Akkari
André Akkari

They weren’t the only ones to fall at one of the many hurdles today, players like Maria Lampropulos, Bruno Politano, Michael Soyza, Andras Nemeth, Jon Turner, Anson Tsang, Demosthenes Kiriopoulos, Adam Hendrix, Parker Talbot, Alexandre Reard, Ryan Riess, Sonny Franco, Mihai Niste, Benny Glaser, Joris Ruijs, Nick Marchington, Jake Schwartz, Chris Sly, Marc MacDonnell, Michael Tureniec, Teun Mulder, Ali Reza Fatehi, and Jasper Meijer van Putten for example all got eliminated before the end of the day.

But it wasn’t all about the Main Event today, the “Chase your Dream”-promotion also came to a conclusion with a special announcement in between. The PokerStars Players Championship was announced for 2020 to take place in Barcelona from August 20 to 24. And the winner of the promotion would walk away with the first Platinum Pass. But when Clement Eloy was crowned as the winner, Adrian Garcia, Danielle Summer, Christoph Walkenhorst, and Daryl Inglis were called upon the stage too, they were surprised with a Platinum Pass of their own.

Daryl Inglis - Clement Eloy - Adrian Garcia - Danielle Summer - Christoph Walken
Daryl Inglis - Clement Eloy - Adrian Garcia - Danielle Summer - Christoph Walken

Back to the Main Event; together with the 247 Day 1a survivors, this means that at least 755 players will return to battle it out together with the late entries as late registration is possible until the start of Day 2. Level duration will be increased to 90 minutes from Day 2 onwards with a break after every level. When the players return for Level 16, it will feature a small blind of 800, big blind of 1,600, and a big blind ante of 1,600.

As usual, the PokerNews live reporting team will be on hand to bring you all the updates from Casino Barcelona throughout the Main Event and the many side events so keep coming back.

Tags: Adam HendrixAdrian GarciaAlex FoxenAlexandre ReardAli Reza FatehiAndras NemethAndre AkkariAnson TsangArsenii KarmatckiiAymon HataBenny GlaserBruno PolitanoChris SlyClement EloyDanielle SummerDaryl InglisDemosthenes KiriopoulosGianfranco IaculliJake SchwartzJan Eric SchwippertJasper Meijer van PuttenJon TurnerJoris RuijsKacper PyzaraKully SidhuLeo MargetsMarc MacDonnellMaria LampropulosMartin JacobsonMichael SoyzaMichael TureniecMihai NisteMuskan SethiMustapha KanitNick MarchingtonParker TalbotPatrik AntoniusPim GielesRamon ColillasRyan RiessSamuel GagnonSergio AidoShannon ShorrSonny FrancoSteve EnriquezSteven van ZadelhoffTeun MulderThomas EychenneTimur MargolinUri Gilboa

End of Day 1b Chip Counts (full)

Level 10 : 600/1,200, 1,200 ante
Player Chips Progress
Timur Margolin il
Timur Margolin
261,800 -3,200
Day 1B Chip Leader
Alen Alencar br
Alen Alencar
248,800 178,800
Kacper Pyzara pl
Kacper Pyzara
228,600 228,600
Kully Sidhu gb
Kully Sidhu
221,500 221,500
Gianfranco Iaculli it
Gianfranco Iaculli
219,600 -10,400
Arsenii Karmatckii ru
Arsenii Karmatckii
213,500 -6,500
EPT 1X Winner
Luuk Gieles nl
Luuk Gieles
213,500 213,500
Samuel Gagnon ca
Samuel Gagnon
205,000 -5,000
Dimitri Joubert fr
Dimitri Joubert
196,000 196,000
Jean Ferreira ca
Jean Ferreira
187,000 187,000
Martin Jacobson se
Martin Jacobson
185,100 110,100
Mustapha Kanit it
Mustapha Kanit
182,100 82,100
Chino Rheem us
Chino Rheem
179,000 -16,000
Caleb Furth us
Caleb Furth
178,300 13,300
Xi Yang cn
Xi Yang
178,000 178,000
Weiyi Zhang cn
Weiyi Zhang
177,700 -20,300
Rodrigo De Barros Semeghini br
Rodrigo De Barros Semeghini
177,400 177,400
Brian Green us
Brian Green
174,800 46,800
David Jaoui fr
David Jaoui
173,800 141,800
Lauri Varonen fi
Lauri Varonen
173,300 61,300
Anton Siden se
Anton Siden
169,100 139,100
[Removed:119] fr
168,500 168,500
Denys Chufarin ua
Denys Chufarin
167,800 167,800
Marian Mik ua
Marian Mik
167,300 167,300
Muhamet Perati it
Muhamet Perati
167,200 96,200

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Day 1b Done

Level 10 : 600/1,200, 1,200 ante

With all remaining hands completed, Day 1b is done and about 500 players made it through to Day 2. Timur Margolin appears to be the overnight chip leader with 261,800.

An end-of-day recap and chip counts follow shortly.

Iaculli Jumps Over 200K

Level 10 : 600/1,200, 1,200 ante

Gianfranco Iaculli has put his name on the ballot as a prime contender to become the end-of-night chip leader. On an {a-Spades}{10-Hearts}{2-Spades}{q-Hearts} board, Alan Lau shoved all in for 30,000 and Iaculli called it off.

Alan Lau: {k-Hearts}{9-Hearts}
Gianfranco Iaculli: {k-Spades}{q-Diamonds}

Lau needed to hit but failed to do so on the {9-Spades} river and was eliminated. With the knockout, Iaculli climbed to 230,000.

Player Chips Progress
Gianfranco Iaculli it
Gianfranco Iaculli
Alan Lau hk
Alan Lau

Tags: Alan LauGianfranco Iaculli

Lampropulos Eliminated by Panka

Level 10 : 600/1,200, 1,200 ante
Maria Lampropoulos
Maria Lampropoulos

The cards were already face up with Maria Lampropulos holding {9-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds} on the button and Dominik Panka {a-Diamonds}{k-Diamonds} in the blinds.

The board came down {2-Clubs}{q-Clubs}{5-Spades}{7-Clubs}{7-Hearts}, bringing no help to Lampropulos who made her way to the exit in the twilight stages of the day.

Player Chips Progress
Dominik Panka pl
Dominik Panka
64,000 44,000
EPT 1X Winner
Maria Lampropulos ar
Maria Lampropulos

Tags: Dominik PankaMaria Lampropulos

Lodge Lays Down A Set

Level 10 : 600/1,200, 1,200 ante

Harry Lodge checked on the {a-Clubs}{7-Diamonds}{5-Clubs}{6-Hearts} and Martins Adeniya bet 5,000 having position on Lodge. Lodge called to see the {9-Clubs} on the river and that turned out to be a difficult card for Lodge.

He checked again to Adeniya and he bet 12,500 this time. Lodge went into the tank for three minutes and he eventually folded {9-Spades}{9-Hearts} face up.

Adeniya didn't show when he raked in the pot.

Player Chips Progress
Martins Adeniya gb
Martins Adeniya
115,000 25,000
Harry Lodge gb
Harry Lodge
110,000 48,000

Tags: Harry LodgeMartins Adeniya

Sammartino Reenters; Loses a Small Pot

Level 10 : 600/1,200, 1,200 ante

Dario Sammartino, who busted moments ago, reentered the tournament and raised to 2,600. Steven van Zadelhoff called from the small blind.

The flop came {2-Diamonds}{k-Hearts}{3-Spades} and it went check-check. On the {7-Spades} turn, Van Zadelhoff bet 2,700 and it was enough for Sammartino to fold.

Player Chips Progress
Steven van Zadelhoff nl
Steven van Zadelhoff
115,000 15,000
Dario Sammartino it
Dario Sammartino
29,000 29,000

Tags: Dario SammartinoSteven van Zadelhoff