€330 EPT Cup
€330 EPT Cup
Day 1a Completed

Jia Tang Chasing More EPT Success in €330 EPT Cup; Thirteen Players Survive Day 1a

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Jia Tang
Jia Tang

A brand new day at the 2019 PokerStars and Monte-Carlo®Casino European Poker Tour (EPT) arrived and so did a fresh tournament. The €330 EPT Cup started with Day 1a at 8 p.m. local time and a total of 265 players entered the first of two flights. Alexandre Moreau sits on top with a stack just shy of a million. The top three is completed by Andrea Schettino (675,000) and Vamshi Vandanapu (625,000).

One of the players that made it through to Day 2 is Jia Tang. Most of Tang’s cashes were achieved in Macau, but he's had plenty of European success. Tang finished 27th in the 2018 EPT Prague Main Event, only to win a €1,100 side event a couple of days later. Tang is now guaranteed a spot on Day 2 but he only bagged 280,000. Other players that bagged on Day 1a of the €330 EPT Cup include Samvel Grigoryan (555,000), Vittorio Ferrigno (410,000), and Alexander Orlov (240,000)

The EPT Cup featured 20-minute levels and plenty of players showed up to play the low buy-in tournament. Players like Pete Chen, Natalie Teh, Sergei Popov, and Aylar Lie joined the field in the hopes of making it into the money and then into Day 2 of the tournament. Fifteen percent of the field was getting paid while only five percent of the field would make it through to Day 2. A total of 265 players entered the tournament which meant that 39 players would make the money and only 13 would make it through to Day 2.

Plenty of players were not fortunate enough to make the money, but some were. Alfredo Aramendia was the first player to collect money at the payout desk when he busted in 39th place and he cashed for €530. Others that cashed were Guy Goossens (36th - €530), Samy Boutaleb (30th - €600), Jorden Verbraeken (21st - €760), and Abdelkrim Chenoufi (19th - €830). All players that busted out of the tournament on Day 1a have a second chance if they choose to register Day 1b of the EPT Cup on April 29th at 6 p.m. local time.

Day 1b will have the same concept as Day 1a. Players will start with 20,000 in chips and levels will last 20 minutes. Fifteen percent of the players will make the money but only five percent will make it through to Day 2. The field and remaining prize money will be combined and they will battle it out on Tuesday, April 30 to play down to a winner.

PokerNews will be on site to report who takes down the €330 EPT Cup and plenty more tournaments at the EPT Monte-Carlo.

Bruno Hormigo
Bruno Hormigo was the last to bust out on Day 1a (14th - $1,060)
14thBruno HormigoPortugal€ 1,060
15thMorgane PortierFrance€ 1,060
16thAurelien MahotFrance€ 950
17thChristian EnzLuxembourg€ 950
18thAlexandre BigeardFrance€ 830
19thAdelkrim ChenoufiFrance€ 830
20thDmitrijs TarbejevsLatvia€ 830
21stJorden VerbraekenBelgium€ 760
22ndChristophe Di MiceliFrance€ 760
23rdPatricia PoliFrance€ 760
24thFrancois VincentiFrance€ 680
25thWei FanHong Kong€ 680
26thFlavien MulletFrance€ 680
27thKarim MhemidaFrance€ 680
28thRichard RegnierFrance€ 600
29thFuad SerhanUK€ 600
30thSamy BoutalebFrance€ 600
31stFrederic VasseuxFrance€ 600
32ndVolker BeckGermany€ 530
33rdRemy ScarabelFrance€ 530
34thVahe Ter-KhachatryanArmenia€ 530
35thMarko IvkicCroatia€ 530
36thGuy GoossensBelgium€ 530
37thVladislav NaumovRussia€ 530
38thNissim VakninUSA€ 530
39thAlfredo AramendiaSpain€ 530

Tags: Abdelkrim ChenoufiAlexander OrlovAlexandre MoreauAndrea SchettinoAylar LieBruno HormigoGuy GoossensJia TangJorden VerbraekenNatalie TehPete ChenSamvel GrigoryanSamy BoutalebSergei PopovVamshi VandanapuVittorio Ferrigno

End-of-Day Chip Counts (full)

DegenOnTour • Level 22: 10,000-20,000, 20,000 ante
Alexandre Moreau fr
Alexandre Moreau
fr 995,000
Andrea Schettino it
Andrea Schettino
it 675,000 95,000
Vamshi Vandanapu gb
Vamshi Vandanapu
gb 625,000 115,000
Samvel Grigoryan RU
Samvel Grigoryan
RU 555,000 -176,000
Souphannaro Nor fr
Souphannaro Nor
fr 470,000
Vardan Zakaryan AM
Vardan Zakaryan
AM 420,000 295,000
Vittorio Ferrigno IT
Vittorio Ferrigno
IT 410,000 70,000
Jia Tang cn
Jia Tang
cn 280,000 185,000
Alexander Orlov ru
Alexander Orlov
ru 240,000 -35,000
Ait Obram Ali FR
Ait Obram Ali
FR 220,000 20,000
Eleonore Tocque FR
Eleonore Tocque
FR 150,000 -12,000
Cedric Boussetta FR
Cedric Boussetta
FR 150,000 85,000
Gregory Gouriou FR
Gregory Gouriou
FR 120,000 19,000

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Moreau Busts Hormigo on the Day 2 Bubble

DegenOnTour • Level 22: 10,000-20,000, 20,000 ante
Bruno Hormigo
Bruno Hormigo

Alexandre Moreau opened with a raise to 60,000 and it folded to Bruno Hormigo. Hormigo raised all in for 209,000 and it folded back to Moreau. He thought about it and then out of nowhere he stood up and called.

They opened up and Hormigo showed {k-Hearts}{q-Spades}. Moreau had the better hand with {a-Diamonds}{9-Clubs} and the dealer started dealing the community cards.

The dealer put down the {9-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds}{4-Hearts}{5-Clubs}{3-Clubs} board and the pot was awarded to Moreau. Hormigo Busts in 14th place and he takes home €1,060.

Alexandre Moreau fr
Alexandre Moreau
fr 995,000 785,000
Bruno Hormigo pt
Bruno Hormigo
pt Busted

Tags: Bruno HormigoAlexandre Moreau

Portier to the Rail

DegenOnTour • Level 22: 10,000-20,000, 20,000 ante

We're on the bubble of making Day 2 as Morgane Portier just busted out of the tournament. She finished in 15th after she lost with pocket sevens against king-five.

A king landed on the turn and that's the end of Portier her run in the EPT Cup. She still has the option to register for Day 1b at 6 p.m. local time.

Morgane Portier fr
Morgane Portier
fr Busted

Tags: Morgane Portier


Schettino Eliminates Mahot

DegenOnTour • Level 21: 8,000-16,000, 16,000 ante

Aurelien Mahot raised all in from the cutoff when he pushed 239,000 to the middle. Andrea Schettino called from the big blind after he took his time to think over the decision. When they eventually opened up they saw they were flipping. Schettino called with {9-Hearts}{9-Diamonds} and Mahot had {a-Spades}{k-Clubs}.

The {3-Diamonds}{10-Spades}{8-Hearts}{q-Spades}{3-Clubs} board was dealt and the pot was pushed to Schettino who won with his pocket nines. Mahot misses out on Day 2 as he busts in 16th position. We're now only two more eliminations away from reaching Day 2.

Andrea Schettino it
Andrea Schettino
it 580,000 230,000
Aurelien Mahot fr
Aurelien Mahot
fr Busted

Tags: Andrea SchettinoAurelien Mahot

Ferrigno Doubles Up

DegenOnTour • Level 21: 8,000-16,000, 16,000 ante

Vittorio Ferrigno moved all in for his last 165,000 from the button and he was called by Andrea Schettino from the small blind. The big blind got out of the way and they opened up.

Vittorio Ferrigno: {7-Spades}{7-Hearts}
Andrea Schettino: {a-Hearts}{q-Diamonds}

The board ran out {9-Clubs}{k-Spades}{2-Clubs}{6-Spades}{4-Spades} and Ferrigno managed to stay alive and double up.

Andrea Schettino it
Andrea Schettino
it 350,000 290,000
Vittorio Ferrigno IT
Vittorio Ferrigno
IT 340,000 130,000

Tags: Andrea SchettinoVittorio Ferrigno