€25,000 No-Limit Hold'em
Days:
12
€25,000 No-Limit Hold'em
Day 1 Completed

Day 1 Chip Lead of the €25,000 NLHE Goes to Mateos; Davies and Thorel Trail in the Chip Counts

poolshir • Level 10: 1,000-2,000, 2,000 ante
Adrian Mateos
Adrian Mateos

After ten quick levels of 30 minutes each, Day 1 of the €25,000 No-Limit Hold’em has come to an end with 17 players bagging up chips out of 39 entries. The tournament clock showed 41 entries in total with 11 reentries even though two of those entries didn’t take their seats during the day. So at least 19 players will return for Day 2 tomorrow, Saturday, May 4 as the registration period is open until the start. Claiming the Day 1 chip lead is Spain’s Adrian Mateos with 186,500.

Mateos hasn’t had much luck in the events here during the 2019 PokerStars and Monte-Carlo®Casino EPT as he hasn’t cashed yet and this might be the last chance for the Spaniard to save the week. Trailing Mateos is Seth Davies with 176,000. Davies has cashed three times already over the past days, two of them were earned while reaching a final table, the biggest for finishing in eighth place in the €50,000 Single-Day High Roller. Third on the podium is Jean-Noel Thorel with 165,000. The Frenchman has already reached two final tables this week and will be looking to add a third to his results here in the Monte Carlo Bay Resort & Hotel.

Ivan Leow, Isaac Haxton, Steve O’Dywer, and Joao Simao all used three bullets with the latter the only one to not survive in the end. Foxen, Kazuhiko Yotsushika and PokerStars Ambassador Andre Akkari were responsible for the other reentries in the tournament. Both Foxen and Akkari have made it through to the final day of the event and the festival.

Sam Greenwood
Sam Greenwood was eliminated from both the Main Event and this tournament

Sam Greenwood joined the field after beingeliminated from the Main Event in 12th place for €45,570 and spent some of his prize money buying into this tournament. Unfortunately for him, he was eliminated during the night but might be back before the start of Day 2. Kristen Bicknell and Hideki Izutsu both min-cashed the €25,000 EPT High Roller earlier on the night and decided to jump into the tournament too. They both made it through but with a below average stack, there is some work left for them to do to make the money stages in this event.

Some of the players who were eliminated during the evening who might return to the felt included Andras Nemeth, Chin Wei Lim, and Mikita Badziakouski. If they return, Day 2 will resume at 12:30 PM local time in the Salle des Etoiles with Level 11 which features a small blind of 1,000, big blind of 2,500, and a big blind ante of 2,500. Play will continue until a winner has been crowned so make sure to return for the final day of the live coverage by the PokerNews live reporting team.

Day 2 Seat Draw

TableSeatPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
12Adrian MateosSpain186,50075
13Andre AkkariBrazil68,50027
15Steve O'DwyerIreland43,00017
17Alex FoxenUnited States82,00033
      
22Ivan LeowMalaysia118,50047
23Dominik NitscheGermany58,50023
25David PetersUnited States106,00042
26Hideki IzutsuJapan86,00034
28Isaac HaxtonUnited States124,50050
      
31Ole SchemionGermany153,00061
35Charlie CarrelUnited Kingdom121,00048
37Kristen BicknellCanada50,00020
38Rainer KempeGermany142,50057
      
42Seth DaviesUnited States176,00070
43Roman EmelyanovRussia110,50044
45Nick PetrangeloUnited States110,00044
47Jean-Noel ThorelFrance165,00066

Tags: Adrian MateosAndras NemethAndre AkkariHideki IzutsuIsaac HaxtonIvan LeowJoao SimaoKazuhiko YotsushikaKristen BicknellMikita BadziakouskiSam GreenwoodSeth Davies

End-Of-Day Chip Counts (full)

poolshir • Level 10: 1,000-2,000, 2,000 ante

A recap of today's action is to follow.

Adrian Mateos es
Adrian Mateos
es 186,500 -19,500
Seth Davies us
Seth Davies
us 176,000 84,000
Jean-Noel Thorel fr
Jean-Noel Thorel
fr 165,000 75,000
Ole Schemion de
Ole Schemion
de 153,000 39,000
Rainer Kempe de
Rainer Kempe
de 142,500 1,500
Isaac Haxton us
Isaac Haxton
us 124,500 27,500
Charlie Carrel gb
Charlie Carrel
gb 121,000 -44,000
Ivan Leow my
Ivan Leow
my 118,500 -17,500
Roman Emelyanov ru
Roman Emelyanov
ru 110,500 3,500
Nick Petrangelo us
Nick Petrangelo
us 110,000 10,000
David Peters us
David Peters
us 106,000 12,000
Hideki Izutsu jp
Hideki Izutsu
jp 86,000 3,000
Alex Foxen us
Alex Foxen
us 82,000 -30,000
Andre Akkari br
Andre Akkari
br 68,500 10,500
Dominik Nitsche de
Dominik Nitsche
de 58,500 -1,500
Kristen Bicknell ca
Kristen Bicknell
ca 50,000
Steve O'Dwyer ie
Steve O'Dwyer
ie 43,000 -7,000

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Simao Gone Again

poolshir • Level 10: 1,000-2,000, 2,000 ante
Joao Simao
Joao Simao

Joao Simao shoved from the button for 20,600 and was called by Charlie Carrel in the big blind.

Joao Simao: {a-Hearts}{7-Hearts}
Charlie Carrel: {k-Diamonds}{q-Clubs}

The flop came {j-Spades}{k-Clubs}{5-Hearts} to give Carrel top pair immediately.

The turn was the {q-Hearts} to give Carrel top two pair but it also gave Simao a flush and a straight draw.

The river completed the board with the {a-Clubs} to not help Simao in any way as he was sent away from the felt again in one of the final hands of the night.

Charlie Carrel gb
Charlie Carrel
gb 165,000 40,000
Joao Simao br
Joao Simao
br Busted

Tags: Charlie CarrelJoao Simao

Three More Hands

poolshir • Level 10: 1,000-2,000, 2,000 ante

The tournament clock has been paused and three more hands need to be played before the players can bag up for Day 2.

Nemeth Eliminated by Kempe

poolshir • Level 10: 1,000-2,000, 2,000 ante
Andras Nemeth
Andras Nemeth

The flop read {6-Diamonds}{8-Hearts}{q-Spades} and Rainer Kempe had bet 12,000 from the small blind. Andras Nemeth shoved on the button for around 48,000 which Kempe snap-called.

Andras Nemeth: {q-Spades}{10-Clubs}
Rainer Kempe: {q-Hearts}{6-Hearts}

Nemeth had flopped top pair but was behind against the two pair Kempe had hit. Only a ten could help Nemeth but he bricked the river and turn when the {j-Hearts} and the {4-Clubs} were dealt to complete the board.

Over on the other table, Chin Wei Lim was also eliminated.

Rainer Kempe de
Rainer Kempe
de 141,000 8,000
Andras Nemeth hu
Andras Nemeth
hu Busted
Chin Wei Lim my
Chin Wei Lim
my Busted

Tags: Andras NemethRainer KempeChin Wei Lim

Foxen Finds a Double-Up

poolshir • Level 10: 1,000-2,000, 2,000 ante

Roman Emelyanov and Alex Foxen were heads-up and Foxen was at risk for the 54,500 he had behind in an all-in situation.

Alex Foxen: {a-Diamonds}{q-Clubs}
Roman Emelyanov: {9-Spades}{9-Clubs}

The board ran out {a-Clubs}{2-Hearts}{7-Spades}{4-Clubs}{2-Clubs} for Foxen to flop top pair and improve to two pair on the river to double up.

Alex Foxen us
Alex Foxen
us 112,000 74,000
Roman Emelyanov ru
Roman Emelyanov
ru 107,000 -148,000

Tags: Alex FoxenRoman Emelyanov

Level:
10
Blinds:
1,000/2,000
Ante:
2,000