€1,100 EPT National



€1,100 EPT National
Day 1a Completed

Dejan Jakovljevic Leads After EPT National Day 1a

SandraBarbour • Level 17: 3,000-6,000, 6,000 ante
Dejan Jakovljevic
Dejan Jakovljevic

The first flight of the €1,100 EPT National of the 2019 PokerStars European Poker Tour Barcelona has wrapped up with 15:10 seconds remaining at Level 17. This first flight attracted a massive field of 1,240 poker enthusiasts but only 185 of them were able to find a bag at the end of the night.

Leading the Day 1a pack is Dejan Jakovljevic, from Netherlands, with an impressive stack of 915,000 . Other top stacks include Alen Alencar (830,000), Diego Falcone (676,000), Jai Saha (596,000), Alexis Urli (558,000), Junzhong Loo (554,000), and Raffaele Sorrentino (517,000).

Sorrentino has over $2,139,000 in total live earnings on his poker resume. He has won multiple tournaments including the €5,300 Main Event of the 2017 PokerStars Championship Monte-Carlo. He also got third in the €5,300 Main Event of the 2017 PokerStars Championship Barcelona.

Other big names who will return for Day 2 include Rafi Elharar (342,000), Matias Ruzzi (181,000), Pedro Cairat (102,000) and Remi Castaignon (95,000). Ruzzi won this same tournament in 2014 and Cairat took it down in 2017. They will both be looking to claim the title a second time.

Some of the players who took a shot at the flight but couldn’t make it to the money were PokerStars Ambassadors Felix Schneiders, Maria Konnikova, and Andre Akkari as well as Joao Simao, Katie Lindsay, Alexandre Reard, Florian Duta, Ari Engel, Kitty Kuo, Russell Thomas, Ivo Donev, Cathal Shine, and Matthias Tikerpe.

They. as well as many others, will have the option to try their luck in any of the remaining flights. Day 1b will conclude shortly and the other two starting days will take place on Thursday August 22. Day 1c will start at noon, and Day 1d turbo will get underway at 7 p.m.

The survivors of all four starting flights will combine for Day 2 on Friday August 23rd at 12 p.m.

Stay tuned to PokerNews throughout this event as the PokerNews Live Reporting Team provides you with all the action from the felt.

Tags: Alen AlencarAlexandre ReardAndre AkkariCathal ShineDejan JakovljevicFelix SchneidersFlorian DutaIvo DonevJai SahaJoao SimaoKatie LindsayKitty KuoMaria KonnikovaMatias RuzziMatthias TikerpePedro CairatRaffaele SorrentinoRafi Elharar

End of Day Chip Counts (full)

zedmaster84 • Level 17: 3,000-6,000, 6,000 ante

The full chip counts of all 185 Day 1a survivors will be published when PokerNews receives them and a recap of today's action are to follow.

Dejan Jakovljevic nl
Dejan Jakovljevic
nl 915,000 -5,000
Alen Alencar BR
Alen Alencar
BR 830,000 170,000
Diego Falcone br
Diego Falcone
br 676,000 136,000
Alexis Urli ca
Alexis Urli
ca 558,000 558,000
Jai Saha in
Jai Saha
in 556,000 56,000
Junzhong Loo my
Junzhong Loo
my 554,000 554,000
Joao Cardoso Gomides BR
Joao Cardoso Gomides
BR 550,000 290,000
Rostislav Evdokimov ru
Rostislav Evdokimov
ru 538,000 538,000
Raffaele Sorrentino it
Raffaele Sorrentino
it 517,000 -13,000
Massimiliano Zanasi it
Massimiliano Zanasi
it 509,000 509,000
Alejandro Sterling uy
Alejandro Sterling
uy 505,000 505,000
Andreas Berggren se
Andreas Berggren
se 466,000 156,000
Damian Siewert pl
Damian Siewert
pl 438,000 23,000
Kalle Keski Opas FI
Kalle Keski Opas
FI 418,000 68,000
Markku Koplimaa ee
Markku Koplimaa
ee 414,000 414,000
Joao Lopes De Oliveira pt
Joao Lopes De Oliveira
pt 408,000
Jean Kervella FR
Jean Kervella
FR 397,000 7,000
Renato Ribeiro pt
Renato Ribeiro
pt 392,000 42,000
Luca Moschitta it
Luca Moschitta
it 388,000 128,000
Maxime Chilaud fr
Maxime Chilaud
fr 381,000 381,000
Christopher Andler se
Christopher Andler
se 378,000 378,000
Julien Martini fr
Julien Martini
fr 371,000 46,000
Luis Perez ve
Luis Perez
ve 369,000 29,000
Frank Blumlein de
Frank Blumlein
de 360,000 360,000
Rafi Elharar il
Rafi Elharar
il 342,000 342,000

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Play Has Halted For Day 1A

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

The remaining 185 players have bagged and tagged for the night. End-of-day chip counts and a recap will follow shortly.

Grecu and Pinter Bubble Day 1a

zedmaster84 • Level 17: 3,000-6,000, 6,000 ante
Virgil Grecu
Virgil Grecu

There were two all in and call at the same time when the dealers were instructed to halt the action. The hand-for-hand on the money bubble didn't kick off though, as two players were all in.

First up it was Virgil Grecu in a battle of the blinds for 51,000 and he faced Adrian Echave Samu.

Virgil Grecu: {a-Diamonds}{j-Spades}
Adrian Echave Samu: {a-Spades}{6-Diamonds}

The {7-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds} flop changed nothing as Pinter had the diamonds covered. The {2-Clubs} turn brought some chop outs but the {6-Spades} river improved Echave Samu.

Gergo Pinter ended up all in for 129,000 as he called the push of Joao Lopes De Oliveira and had the best of it heading into the showdown.

Gergo Pinter: {k-Spades}{k-Hearts}
Joao Lopes De Oliveira: {k-Clubs}{q-Clubs}

The {j-Clubs}{2-Clubs}{2-Spades} flop spelled trouble for Pinter and he suddenly needed a deuce or king as soon as the {8-Clubs} turn improved Lopes De Oliveira to a flush. A blank {7-Diamonds} came on the river and Pinter also missed out on the money. Since the players have to make Day 2 to receive a portion of the prize pool, both Grecu and Pinter came up short and will have to try again.

Gergo Pinter
Gergo Pinter
Joao Lopes De Oliveira pt
Joao Lopes De Oliveira
pt 408,000 8,000
Adrian Echave Samu ES
Adrian Echave Samu
ES 135,000 135,000
Gergo Pinter hu
Gergo Pinter
hu Busted
Virgil Grecu ro
Virgil Grecu
ro Busted

Tags: Adrian Echave SamuGergo PinterJoao Lopes De OliveiraVirgil Grecu

Coah Busts Leite Da Rocha

zedmaster84 • Level 17: 3,000-6,000, 6,000 ante

Walter Coan is experiencing a roller coaster ride to his stack late on Day 1a as he lost half of it only to send Aberivaldo Leite Da Rocha to the rail to get back to where he was.

It all went in after the {7-Clubs}{6-Clubs}{5-Diamonds} flop and both tabled a flush draw.

Aberivaldo Leite Da Rocha: {k-Clubs}{j-Clubs}
Walter Coan: {a-Clubs}{10-Clubs}

The {7-Hearts} turn and {2-Spades} river bricked off and ace-high won the pot for Coan.

Walter Coan IT
Walter Coan
IT 190,000 5,000
Aberivaldo Leite Da Rocha BR
Aberivaldo Leite Da Rocha
BR Busted

Tags: Aberivaldo Leite Da RochaWalter Coan

Biri Out Before the Money

zedmaster84 • Level 17: 3,000-6,000, 6,000 ante
Balazs Biri
Balazs Biri

Not Long ago, Balazs Biri had a decent stack but the Hungarian has since vanished. Peter Kamaras headed over to the table to inquire what happened and was told that Biri had gotten it in preflop for a lot of big blinds with ace-ten and ran into the pocket aces of Alen Alencar.

With a stack of more than 700,000, Alencar is among the biggest stacks right now.

Alen Alencar BR
Alen Alencar
BR 740,000 740,000
Balazs Biri hu
Balazs Biri
hu Busted

Tags: Alen AlencarBalazs BiriPeter Kamaras

Reard Doubles Through Kamaras

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

Aurelie Reard moved all in for 83,000 from middle position and Peter Kamaras reshoved for about 160,000 from the button.

Aurelie Reard: {k-Spades}{k-Hearts}
Peter Kamaras: {j-Clubs}{j-Diamonds}

The board ran {a-Diamonds}{k-Clubs}{6-Hearts}{4-Hearts}{2-Spades} and Reard doubled up with her set of kings.

"It's always exciting when I go all-in , I'm always drawing dead on the flop," commeted Kamaras jokingly.

Aurelie Reard fr
Aurelie Reard
fr 170,000 147,000
Peter Kamaras hu
Peter Kamaras
hu 75,000 -115,000

Tags: Aurelie ReardPeter Kamaras