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EPT Online 16: $5,200 NLHE [8-Max, Main Event]
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Highlights

EPT Online 16: $5,200 NLHE [8-Max, Main Event]
Day 1 Completed

Fintan Hand Leads 351 Survivors After Day 1 of the 2020 EPT Online $5,200 Main Event

zedmaster84 • Level 15: 5,000-10,000, 1,250 ante
Fintan Hand
Fintan Hand

Day 1 of the 2020 PokerStars EPT Online $5,200 Main Event has wrapped up after 15 levels of 30 minutes each and a field of 1,182 entries so far has been cut down to 351 survivors. The guarantee has already been surpassed and a prize pool of $5,910,000 is currently up for grabs while the late registration remains open until five minutes prior to the start of Day 2.

Out of the 870 unique entries, it was PokerStars ambassador Fintan "easywithaces" Hand that topped the leaderboard with a stack of 2,899,772. After a slow start, the Irishman chipped up with aces and then won a big pot off Toby "sadface11" Joyce. From there on, Hand was always in the top five and ended the day with the top spot. Another PokerStars ambassador made the top 10 overnight as Ramon "RamonColillas" Colillas ran his second bullet all the way up to 2,175,079, good enough for 9th place.

Estonia's "DingeBrinker" finished the day second in chips with 2,835,654 followed by "P0KERPR02.0" (2,784,244) and Jakob "Succeeed" Miegel (2,498,678. Further big stacks belong to the likes of Benjamin "bencb789" Rolle (2,362,038), Claas "ssicK_OnE" Segebrecht (2,165,596), Andras "probirs" Nemeth (2,102,861), Rafael "GM_VALTER" Moraes (2,033,732), and Scott "Aggro Santos" Margereson (1,954,789).

The top 10 after Day 1 of the 2020 PokerStars EPT Online $5,200 Main Event

PositionPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds Day 2
1Fintan "easywithaces" HandIreland2,899,772242
2DingeBrinkerEstonia2,835,654236
3P0KERPR02.0Germany2,784,244232
4Jakob "Succeeed" MiegelGermany2,498,678208
5Fernando "fapk2212" KaramBrazil2,402,866200
6Benjamin "bencb789" RolleGermany2,362,038197
7Will "hellzito" ArrudaBrazil2,360,143197
8Ebaaa11Russia2,224,908185
9Ramon "RamonColillas" ColillasSpain2,175,079181
10Claas "ssicK_OnE" SegebrechtGermany2,165,596180

The red spade also saw another four ambassadors advance to Day 2 including Lex "L. Veldhuis" Veldhuis (941,880), Kalidou "KalidouSow" Sow (596,860), Felix "xflixx" Schneiders (235,224), and Ben "Spraggy" Spragg (186,500). Sow needed a third bullet to make it through while Schneiders qualified through a $215 satellite, only Mikhail "innerpsy" Shalamov was not among those to reach Day 2.

The PokerNews EPT4Charity competition winner Jay "Blackoid" Kennedy joined the field towards the end of the second hour and was seated with former EPT Main Event champion Aliaksei "ale6ka" Boika and PokerStars Championship Macau winner Elliot "4rebmun" Smith. Later on, Daniel "Oxota" Dvoress brought his big stack to the table and Kennedy was unfazed, running his stack up to more than 600,000 and even busting Triton High Roller regular Peter "Apathy123" Jetten in the process. However, the late stages were not as kind to the Brit, who will donate 10% of his winnings to CLIC Sargent UK, and he finished the day with 267,334.

Kennedy made it further than big names such as Artur "mararthur1" Martirosian, Talal "raidalot" Shakerchi, Juan "Malaka$tyle" Pardo, Sam "Str8$$$Homey" Greenwood, Pablo "elmelogno4" Melogno, Brunno "botteonpoker" Botteon, Teun "tinnoemulder" Mulder, Alexandros "mexican222" Kolonias, Mark "AceSpades11" Radoja and David "dpeters17" Peters who all fired three shells without anything to show for.

All those that haven't entered three times yet can still join the tournament until 1.05 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on Monday, November 16th, 2020, and the registration then closes right before Day 2 commences. The blinds will be 6,000-12,000 with a running ante of 1,500 and all levels will continue to last 30 minutes each.

Day 2 will play down to the final 72 players and the money bubble will burst. Alongside the PokerNews live updates from start to finish, the PokerStars live stream will also pick up the action from now and broadcast cards-up coverage and commentary on their YouTube and Twitch channel for the remaining three days until the first EPT Online Main Event champion is crowned.

Tags: Fintan HandRamon ColillasLex VeldhuisKalidou SowFelix SchneidersJay KennedyBen SpraggJakob MiegelBenjamin RolleClaas Segebrecht

Assorted End of Day 1 Chip Counts

zedmaster84 • Level 15: 5,000-10,000, 1,250 ante
Fintan "easywithaces" Hand
Fintan "easywithaces" Hand
2,899,772 -28,500
DingeBrinker ee
DingeBrinker
ee 2,835,654 160,750
P0KERPR02.0 de
P0KERPR02.0
de 2,784,244 -20,750
Jakob "Succeeed" Miegel de
Jakob "Succeeed" Miegel
de 2,498,678 17,950
Fernando "fapk2212" Karam BR
Fernando "fapk2212" Karam
BR 2,402,866 231,275
Benjamin "bencb789" Rolle de
Benjamin "bencb789" Rolle
de 2,362,038 143,864
Will "hellzito" Arruda br
Will "hellzito" Arruda
br 2,360,143 1,818,193
Ebaaa11 ru
Ebaaa11
ru 2,224,908 -83,250
Ramon "RamonColillas" Colillas
Ramon "RamonColillas" Colillas
2,175,079 782,295
Claas "ssicK_OnE" Segebrecht
Claas "ssicK_OnE" Segebrecht
2,165,596 1,915,596
Qiwo ru
Qiwo
ru 2,154,864 2,154,864
zas91 ru
zas91
ru 2,138,438 209,430
colladito py
colladito
py 2,112,349 53,740
Andras "probirs" Nemeth
Andras "probirs" Nemeth
2,102,861 139,398
Aalexxs nl
Aalexxs
nl 2,075,056 2,075,056
Rafael "GM_VALTER" Moraes br
Rafael "GM_VALTER" Moraes
br 2,033,732 2,033,732
Caio "pessagno" Pessagno br
Caio "pessagno" Pessagno
br 2,015,060 846,104
Ilya "thienlao21" Korobkin
Ilya "thienlao21" Korobkin
2,010,029 17,455
Scott "Aggro Santos" Margereson
Scott "Aggro Santos" Margereson
1,954,789 -869
23noraB at
23noraB
at 1,948,612 664,499
vip25459 kz
vip25459
kz 1,936,264 1,936,264
Nuno "BrigaDatada" Capucho pt
Nuno "BrigaDatada" Capucho
pt 1,924,637 71,090
romanooo64 th
romanooo64
th 1,903,124 1,903,124
Matto 23 sk
Matto 23
sk 1,901,589 85,406
Kohlrabi7 at
Kohlrabi7
at 1,838,068 1,838,068

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Day 1 Completed

zedmaster84 • Level 15: 5,000-10,000, 1,250 ante

Day 1 has just concluded with 351 players out of 1,182 entries remaining and PokerStars' very own Fintan "easywithaces" Hand leads the pack ahead of Day 2 with six ambassadors of the red spade still in the mix.

Assorted chip counts and a recap of today's action are to follow.

Víhakas Eliminated by Sow

zedmaster84 • Level 15: 5,000-10,000, 1,250 ante
Vihakas vs Sow
Vihakas vs Sow

Tapio "PikkuHUMPPA" Vihakas open-jammed out of the small blind for just shy of 20 big blinds and PokerStars ambassador Kalidou "KalidouSow" Sow made the call with the slightly superior stack out of the big blind.

Tapio "PikkuHUMPPA" Vihakas: {5-Hearts}{5-Diamonds}
Kalidou "KalidouSow" Sow: {7-Spades}{7-Clubs}

Vihakas spiked a gutshot on the {6-Diamonds}{3-Clubs}{2-Diamonds} flop but found no help on the {10-Spades} turn and {6-Spades} river.

GoodLuck2968 kr
GoodLuck2968
kr 1,098,182 -107,424
Venividi1993 mt
Venividi1993
mt 558,739 558,739
Mario "livinmydream1" Mosboeck
Mario "livinmydream1" Mosboeck
473,095 473,095
Kalidou "KalidouSow" Sow
Kalidou "KalidouSow" Sow
461,610 211,610
Tapio "PikkuHUMPPA" Vihakas fi
Tapio "PikkuHUMPPA" Vihakas
fi Busted

Very Late Casualties on Day 1

zedmaster84 • Level 15: 5,000-10,000, 1,250 ante
Leonardo "LeoMattosAK" Mattos br
Leonardo "LeoMattosAK" Mattos
br Busted
Wallstreet168 CA
Wallstreet168
CA Busted
Bruno "great dant" Volkmann br
Bruno "great dant" Volkmann
br Busted
Talal "raidalot" Shakerchi gb
Talal "raidalot" Shakerchi
gb Busted
DonkCommited BR
DonkCommited
BR Busted
Sergei "Futti18" Koliakov ru
Sergei "Futti18" Koliakov
ru Busted
Troy "teckidtq" Quenneville ca
Troy "teckidtq" Quenneville
ca Busted
Mikita "fish2013" Badziakouski
Mikita "fish2013" Badziakouski
Busted
com 157 gb
com 157
gb Busted
Pablo "pabritz" Brito br
Pablo "pabritz" Brito
br Busted
BenArfaa10 gb
BenArfaa10
gb Busted
Ezequiel "eze88888" Waigel ar
Ezequiel "eze88888" Waigel
ar Busted
Andy "BowieEffect" Wilson gb
Andy "BowieEffect" Wilson
gb Busted
Nacho124441 mx
Nacho124441
mx Busted
Pablo "elmelogno4" Melogno
Pablo "elmelogno4" Melogno
Busted
Andrey "Kot_Spartac" Kotelnikov ru
Andrey "Kot_Spartac" Kotelnikov
ru Busted
Juan "Malaka$tyle" Pardo es
Juan "Malaka$tyle" Pardo
es Busted
Jordan "bigbluffzinc" Drummond AT
Jordan "bigbluffzinc" Drummond
AT Busted
delpiero7777 AT
delpiero7777
AT Busted
Jonathan "Corback_fr" Therme fr
Jonathan "Corback_fr" Therme
fr Busted
rolic_ro ru
rolic_ro
ru Busted
Damian "pampa27" Salas
Damian "pampa27" Salas
Busted
zerodeda fi
zerodeda
fi Busted
Said "armani1974" Madani de
Said "armani1974" Madani
de Busted
Joao "Naza114" Vieira
Joao "Naza114" Vieira
Busted

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Marques Bad Beats Maslak

zedmaster84 • Level 15: 5,000-10,000, 1,250 ante
Maslak vs Marques
Maslak vs Marques

Following a min-raise to 20,000 by Konstantin "krakukra" Maslak in the hijack, 2020 WCOOP Main Event champion Andre "PTFisherman23" Marques three-bet jammed out of the big blind and was called by Maslak for the last 240,142.

Konstantin "krakukra" Maslak: {a-Clubs}{a-Diamonds}
Andre "PTFisherman23" Marques: {10-Diamonds}{10-Clubs}

On a board of {q-Clubs}{j-Clubs}{5-Diamonds}{7-Clubs}{10-Spades}, Marques rivered a set and sent Maslak to the rail in cruel fashion.

Mike "gorodski" Gorodinsky us
Mike "gorodski" Gorodinsky
us 1,128,195 1,128,195
Dmitry "yurasov1990" Yurasov
Dmitry "yurasov1990" Yurasov
934,008 934,008
Paul "_pauL€FauL_" Hoefer de
Paul "_pauL€FauL_" Hoefer
de 873,504 873,504
spaise411 ru
spaise411
ru 810,407 357,145
Andre "PTFisherman23" Marques pt
Andre "PTFisherman23" Marques
pt 721,947 721,947
Alfred "Kzzon" Karlsson se
Alfred "Kzzon" Karlsson
se 509,582 509,582
Konstantin "krakukra" Maslak
Konstantin "krakukra" Maslak
Busted

Hand Back into the Lead

zedmaster84 • Level 15: 5,000-10,000, 1,250 ante

Fintan "easywithaces" Hand opened 23,000 and was called by Luigi "Il-Giuglia" D'Alterio from one seat over. On the {q-Clubs}{8-Spades}{6-Spades} flop, Hand check-called for 44,180 and did so again for 96,429 on the {k-Spades} turn. The {3-Diamonds} on the river was checked and Hand tabled {10-Spades}{9-Spades} for a flush to win the pot.

Hand then beat Simon "C. Darwin2" Mattsson in showdown for another 10 blinds with {a-Clubs}{j-Hearts} versus {k-Clubs}{10-Spades} to regain the lead.

Fintan "easywithaces" Hand
Fintan "easywithaces" Hand
2,928,272 365,673
P0KERPR02.0 de
P0KERPR02.0
de 2,804,994 516,825
DingeBrinker ee
DingeBrinker
ee 2,674,904 264,051
Jakob "Succeeed" Miegel de
Jakob "Succeeed" Miegel
de 2,480,728 2,247,037
Ebaaa11 ru
Ebaaa11
ru 2,308,158
Simon "C. Darwin2" Mattsson
Simon "C. Darwin2" Mattsson
913,438 -149,657

Spragg Doubles; Sow Busts

zedmaster84 • Level 15: 5,000-10,000, 1,250 ante
Sow eliminated
Sow eliminated

Lex "L. Veldhuis" Veldhuis turned on the heat late and jumped to a top 25 stack while two fellow PokerStars ambassadors were in the danger zone.

One of them, Ben "Spraggy" Spragg, doubled to 15 blinds when {a-Hearts}{9-Hearts} held up against the {k-Clubs}{q-Spades} of "bluet0m89" thanks to a board of {7-Clubs}{5-Hearts}{3-Clubs}{6-Diamonds}{j-Spades}.

Felix "xflixx" Schneiders was not involved in the action, however, Kalidou "KalidouSow" Sow was eliminated for the second time and re-entered.

Sow three-bet to 85,400 in the small blind with 61,793 behind and "DEDTAWIWASA" then jammed the button with the superior stack, which Sow called for just shy of 45 big blinds.

Kalidou "KalidouSow" Sow: {a-Clubs}{j-Diamonds}
"DEDTAWIWASA": {q-Clubs}{q-Hearts}

No ace and just one broadway card appeared on the {k-Hearts}{3-Spades}{2-Hearts}{9-Diamonds}{6-Spades} board to send Sow on bullet number three.

Fintan "easywithaces" Hand
Fintan "easywithaces" Hand
2,562,599 208,971
Lex "L. Veldhuis" Veldhuis
Lex "L. Veldhuis" Veldhuis
1,646,328 482,151
Ramon "RamonColillas" Colillas
Ramon "RamonColillas" Colillas
1,392,784 -153,980
Felix "xflixx" Schneiders
Felix "xflixx" Schneiders
282,724 -36,850
Kalidou "KalidouSow" Sow
Kalidou "KalidouSow" Sow
250,000 -306,868
Ben "Spraggy" Spragg
Ben "Spraggy" Spragg
155,750 -187,305