€5,300 EPT Main Event
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€5,300 EPT Main Event
Day 1b Completed

Mihai Ciprian Hanu Leads 288 Surviving Players from Day 1b of the €5,300 Main Event at PokerStars EPT Prague

MattHansen • Level 10: 600-1,200, 1,200 ante
Mihai Ciprian Hanu
Mihai Ciprian Hanu

After 740 entries on Day 1b, Romania’s Mihai Ciprian Hanu leads 292 surviving runners in the return of the €5,300 Main Event to the PokerStars European Poker Tour in Prague.

With Day 1a attracting 418 entries, the total for the event sits at 1,158 entries so far, generating a prize pool of €5,606,600 with more expected as registration continues until the start of Sunday’s Day 2. Day 1a will send 134 players to Day 2, while 288 move on from today's flight, a total of 426 with more to come. PokerStars TV will feature a cards-up live stream of Day 2 that kicks off at 12:30 p.m. local time.

Hanu sits on top of the Day 1b runners with 304,700, and he is followed closely behind by Giuliano Bendinelli, Juan Pardo, and Piotr Nurzynski. Other notable Day 2 qualifiers include Jimmy Guerrero, Jareth East, and Chris Brewer.

Day 1b Top Ten Chip Counts

RankNameCountryChipsDay 2 Big Blinds
1Mihai Ciprian HanuRomania304,700190
2Giuliano BendinelliItaly245,300153
3Juan PardoSpain225,000140
4Piotr NurzynskiPoland208,300130
5Leonardo RomeoItaly208,000130
6Matteo CalzoniItaly203,100126
7Peter TscherniggAustria201,800126
8Rafael WachaAustria191,000119
9Firat BaltaciNetherlands190,000118
10Georges HannaLebanon189,100118

Day 1b Highlights

Day 1b was the largest of the two opening flights, and it saw the most star power as other marquee high roller events wrapped up throughout King’s Casino Prague. Players like Brewer, Nick Petrangelo, Juan Pardo, Saar Wilf, and Adrian Mateos made their way into the second flight of the tournament after spending the early parts of the week batting it out in the higher buy-ins. Petrangelo failed to find a bag on Day 1b, but Mateos, Pardo, Wilf, and Brewer will return for Saturday's restart. Pardo found his way into the top three Day 1b chip counts after bagging 225,000.

Later in the evening, Jamie Flynn scored back-to-back knockouts to help the Irishman find a bag for Day 2. Georges Hanna also had a great Day 1b, bagging 189,100 after several crucial opportunities to win big pots and set the pace.

Juan Pardo
Juan Pardo

Elsewhere, 2015 EPT Malta Main Event champion Niall Farrell made a run into the later stages of the evening, but his night came to an end when he picked up pocket kings and ran right into the pocket aces of Andreas Vlachos.

Day 2 Coming Up

Players will return for Day 2 in Level 11 with blinds at 800/1,600 with a 1,600 ante. Day 2 will play six 90-minute levels with a 75-minute dinner break after Level 14. Late registration remains open until the beginning of Day 2.

Cards go in the air for Day 2 at 12 p.m. local time and the tournament's featured table will stream live on a 30-minute delay beginning at 12:30 p.m. on PokerStars TV.

Be sure to keep it with the PokerNews team all weekend long for live updates from the floor of the €5,300 Main Event at EPT Prague.

Tags: Adrian MateosAndreas VlachosChris BrewerFirat BaltaciGeorges HannaGiuliano BendinelliJamie FlynnJareth EastJimmy GuerreroJuan PardoLeonardo RomeoMatteo CalzoniMihai Ciprian HanuNiall FarrellNick PetrangeloPeter TscherniggPiotr NurzynskiRafael WachaSaar Wilf

Day 2 Seat Draw

MattHansen • Level 10: 600-1,200, 1,200 ante
TableSeatNameCountryChipsDay 2 Big Blinds
11Jon MartinezSpain62,90039
12Coto MiguezSpain40,30025
14Fehim HajdariDenmark87,90055
15Alfred KarlssonSweden22,90014
16Daniel de AlmeidaBrazil94,20059
17Yucel EminogluTurkey89,80056
18Petar KalevBulgaria27,00017
      
21Vojtech RuzickaCzech Republic80,90051
22Valon OlluriKosovo32,00020
23Petr KubenkaCzech Republic41,20026
24Hubert MatuszewskiPoland45,20028
25Alejandro LococoArgentina139,20087
27Valentin CristeaRomania47,20030
28Masato YokosawaJapan11,8007
      
31Alexandru PapazianRomania96,90061
32Jason TompkinsIreland20,50013
33Jordan WestmorlandUSA109,60069
35Pierre CalamusaFrance105,00066
36Jose PimentelPortugal71,70045
37Mesbah GuerfiFrance25,60016
38Grzegorz GlownyPoland25,40016
      
41Adomas JuozapaviciusLithuania131,40082
42Mihai Ciprian HanuRomania304,700190
43Mikolaj ZawadzkiPoland45,10028
44George ChiriacRomania142,00089
46Claudio Di GiacomoItaly27,10017
47David HuspekaCzech Republic64,60040
48Ante CetinicCroatia36,50023
      
51Abdelhakim ZoufriNetherlands122,10076
52Damien GayerFrance137,90086
53Pavel PlesuvMoldova95,50060
54Peter BosenGermany126,00079
55Stephane CordeilleFrance84,90053
56Hannes SpeiserAustria54,50034
57Matteo CalzoniItaly203,100127
58Emmanuel MalfaitSwitzerland57,00036
      
61Marius-Alexandru GicovanuRomania57,70036
63Paul TedeschiFrance71,50045
64Dimitrios GalanakisGreece45,40028
65Davidi KitaiBelgium105,50066
66Raoul RefosNetherlands44,40028
67Robin YlitaloSweden39,60025
      
71Daniel CustodioPortugal114,80072
72Elvis PetcuRomania160,200100
73Enrico MoscaItaly65,00041
74Achilles BozsoHungary58,50037
75Ibrahim SenoussiFrance73,00046
76Furkan BegTurkey57,30036
77Aleksandar TomovicSerbia20,80013
78Akos MeszarosSlovakia131,90082
      
81Thomas ViethGermany106,00066
82Diego ZeiterPoland42,30026
83Arsenii KarmatckiiRussia15,80010
84Imed MahmoudTunisia26,00016
85Jareth EastUK89,50056
86Zhong ChenNetherlands29,70019
87Casimir SeireFinland90,60057
88Kristian ZittingFinland103,70065
      
91Renan BruschiBrazil42,80027
92Steven van ZadelhoffNetherlands98,40062
93Espen SandvikNorway75,50047
94Julien MartiniFrance34,50022
95Ghattas KortasSweden38,50024
96Michal DankaSweden47,00029
97Gab Yong KimSouth Korea111,10069
98Pablo NavarroSpain160,400100
      
101Andreas BerggrenSweden15,70010
102Tom ShahamIsrael31,90020
103Firat BaltaciNetherlands190,000119
104Vivian ImSouth Korea64,90041
105Carl ShawUK120,40075
106Boris AngelovBulgaria35,90022
107Kees van BruggeNetherlands90,70057
108Alex KulevBulgaria187,100117
      
111Toni KaukuaFinland67,40042
112Julian HeroldGermany26,80017
113Adrian MateosSpain28,80018
114Viktor KatzenbergerHungary177,500111
116Andreas KlattGermany99,70062
117Thomas HueberAustria14,5009
118Martin PineiroArgentina111,10069
      
121Jorge FereiraPortugal47,00029
122Mario LlapiItaly123,50077
123Vlada StojanovicSerbia65,70041
124Cedric SchwaederleFrance71,10044
125Sonia-Veronika ShashikhinaRussia28,00018
126Bruno FitoussiFrance126,70079
127Dawid SmolkaPoland63,90040
128Pavlos XanthopoulosGreece131,90082
      
132Yanis AvanesyanArmenia120,10075
133Gal BarIsrael49,70031
134Robert HeidornGermany67,30042
135Ricardo PintoPortugal103,00064
136Vitezslav PestaCzech Republic136,00085
137Samiyel DuzgunSwitzerland16,90011
138Baptiste CarteauFrance24,70015
      
141Merijn van RooijNetherlands51,10032
142Alexios ZervosGreece116,80073
143Istvan TothHungary1,3001
144Milan SimkoCzech Republic43,00027
145Ameer WakilCanada148,80093
146Jason WheelerUSA70,10044
147Michal HryncewiczPoland53,10033
148Vitor Da SilvaPortugal21,70014
      
151Belarmino SouzaBrazil85,40053
152Ben HeathUK68,00043
153Dawid KuliberdaPoland118,40074
154Teun MulderNetherlands115,80072
155Steve EnriquezSpain53,30033
156Carlos FernandesPortugal18,00011
157Erkan SoenmezGermany182,800114
158Andreas ChristoforouCyprus140,00088
      
161Rami IskandarFrance127,20080
162Michal MrakesCzech Republic97,90061
163Leith RashidSweden62,10039
164Marcin HoreckiPoland13,9009
165Charalampos KapernopoulosGreece73,50046
166Ana MarquezSpain56,40035
167Tomas TrampotaCzech Republic17,10011
168Petrus LucacelRomania81,60051
      
171Milad ShoushiGermany96,60060
172Kevin MontaltoFrance162,900102
173Serge ChechinFrance63,40040
175Laurent SabyFrance26,90017
176Laszlo PapaiHungary57,00036
177Alexander HolmbergSweden45,20028
178Ian HamiltonUK57,20036
      
181Felix Bleiker 52,70033
182Arthur ConanUK50,70032
183Christophe PanettiSwitzerland152,90096
185Christian PedersenDenmark86,70054
186David VinayagamoorthyNorway81,80051
187Mathieu Di MeglioFrance60,00038
188Vasileios TsaknisGreece48,30030
      
191Giuseppe RosaItaly107,00067
193Michal AnzulewiczPoland17,60011
194Henrique GoisMalta87,60055
195Arnaud EnselmeFrance160,900101
196Daniel DvoressCanada237,200148
197Jon ClarkUK52,30033
198Niklas AstedtSweden67,60042
      
201Bas de LaatMalta84,00053
202Ionut-Flavius VoineaRomania70,50044
203Robert BurlacuRomania73,50046
205Felix WeisLuxembourg65,30041
206Mateusz SzymanskiPoland43,10027
207Sharon SadeIsrael312,200195
208Ouassini MansouriFrance70,00044
      
211Egor ProcopMoldova101,90064
212Martin NielsenDenmark55,20035
213#N/A#N/A74,50047
215Erik BauerSlovakia122,70077
216Ugo FaggioliFrance28,00018
217Pedro MarquesPortugal60,00038
218Said JouhariSpain33,80021
      
221Stanislav ZegalGermany30,30019
223Audrius StakelisLithuania99,70062
224Gergo PinterHungary23,20015
225Chady OjeilLebanon40,10025
226Jacek PustulaPoland115,00072
227Justin SteinbrennerGermany172,700108
228Colm ChanIreland48,10030
      
231Richard O'NeillIreland43,70027
232Luc van der BeekNetherlands12,6008
233Alexandre VuilleumierSwitzerland123,70077
234Navas RoblesUK95,00059
235Vehbi DavulGermany22,10014
236Mario NavarroSpain121,00076
238Jelle MoeneNetherlands61,20038
      
241Joris RuijsNetherlands90,00056
242Benjamin ChalotFrance47,30030
243Saar WilfIsrael31,00019
244Rafael WachaAustria191,000119
245Yuri DzivielevskiBrazil66,40042
246Laurent CessyFrance80,50050
248Conor BeresfordUK114,80072
      
251Simeon NaydenovBulgaria164,400103
252[Removed:411]Netherlands44,60028
253Reda BouaboulaFrance101,00063
255Uri GilboaIsrael80,00050
256Tom VogelsangNetherlands137,40086
257Andre HenningNorway103,90065
258Robert CowenUK42,60027
      
261Piotr WiecekPoland81,60051
263Alexis LarocheCanada127,70080
264Giuliano BendinelliItaly245,300153
265Dominik PankaPoland66,80042
266Ali CataldegirmenTurkey133,50083
267Yannick CardotFrance131,70082
268Jamie NixonUK46,70029
      
271Charles LehrUSA186,400117
272Flaviano CammisuliItaly68,40043
273Yuma TominagaJapan134,20084
274Ivan Zhechev 50,00031
275Valentino KonakchievBulgaria112,50070
276Marcin LesniewskiPoland38,10024
278Andreas VlachosGreece104,90066
      
281Georgi SandevBulgaria121,80076
282Davide SurianoItaly61,30038
283Felipe MachadoBrazil49,40031
285Michael SchmitzGermany43,30027
286Shakhabiddin MuradovLatvia50,00031
287Dawid JablonskiPoland52,40033
288Gianfranco IaculliItaly113,20071
      
291Jakub KoleckarCzech Republic64,10040
292Leonardo RomeoItaly208,000130
293Petr SetkaCzech Republic31,40020
294Adam BonhamUK87,00054
295Pedro AndradaSpain45,20028
296Bozidar MiljkovicSerbia69,10043
298Hayato KitajimaJapan71,50045
      
301Johan StoraakersSweden117,00073
303Thierry GogniatFrance71,50045
304Osman AksuTurkey38,40024
305Viliyan PetleshkovBulgaria95,00059
306Stoyan MadanzhievBulgaria66,70042
307Moritz DietrichGermany17,70011
308Feyzullah KaraarslanTurkey42,50027
      
311Aaron WrightingNetherlands73,30046
312Farhad MohajeraniIran63,50040
313Joao LopesPortugal149,70094
315Ole SchemionAustria57,80036
316Bhavin KhatriUK130,00081
317Manuel FischerGermany211,600132
318Sebastian MalecPoland84,20053
      
321Laszlo MolnarHungary136,10085
322Marcin DziubdzielaPoland151,80095
323John MooneyUK107,20067
324Hiroki NawaJapan95,10059
325#N/A#N/A35,90022
326Jakub MichalakPoland17,10011
327Christian MosleinGermany104,30065
328Silviu BaltateanuRomania108,50068
      
331Jamie FlynnIreland79,90050
332Brandon MifsudUSA39,50025
333Nikolai TulinRussia90,00056
335Chris BrewerUSA79,90050
336Alexander van der SwaluwNetherlands11,0007
337Alexander GlogarAustria50,30031
338Ramon ColillasSpain147,00092
      
341Gianluca TrebbiItaly19,50012
342Tjenno EskesNetherlands76,80048
343Cosmin TimbusRomania80,00050
344Yulian Bogdanov 77,20048
345Julian ThomasGermany47,90030
346Boaz MadhalaIsrael227,700142
347Sergio FernandezSpain35,20022
348Antonin TeisseireFrance25,60016
      
351Edgars DankoLatvia42,40027
352Jon GurrutxagaSpain113,60071
353Duco ten HavenNetherlands177,200111
354Alexandre ReardFrance74,40047
355Tomasz KosowskiPoland34,10021
356Nicolas BurtinFrance148,70093
357Giovanni PetroniItaly105,80066
358Jerome EvansGermany86,60054
      
361Jan SubikCzech Republic52,40033
362Manuel FritzAustria157,70099
363Christian PietzGermany48,20030
364Matteo CirilloItaly93,30058
365Ferit GabriellsonSweden13,8009
366Vitalijs KorhsLatvia70,50044
367Anthony LacazeHungary48,50030
368Demetrio CaminitaItaly165,700104
      
371Radoslaw MorawiecPoland85,00053
372Quentin RousseyFrance67,80042
373Jon KyteNorway36,30023
374Panagiotis OikonomouGreece41,60026
375Martin KabrhelCzech Republic181,600114
376Jimmy GuerreroFrance132,00083
378Hossein EnsanGermany135,00084
      
381Ilay OzIsrael128,00080
382Patrik JarosCzech Republic113,00071
383Symeon AlexandridisGreece80,40050
384Ion TabacaruRomania57,20036
385Krzysztof DulowskiPoland57,80036
386Emmanouil ChrysovergisGreece80,20050
387Aristeidis MoschonasGreece41,50026
388Evaldas AniulisLithuania38,80024
      
391Terry PlummerUK99,80062
392Gilles SimonNetherlands48,00030
393Johan Schultz-PedersenDenmark72,80046
394Tristan ForgeFrance69,50043
395Florent EstegassyFrance90,70057
396Agostino ScozzariItaly58,30036
398Nariman YaghmaiIran52,40033
      
401Jorryt van HoofNetherlands55,30035
402Juan PardoSpain225,000141
403Tat NgoFinland147,60092
405Imad DerwicheFrance38,00024
406Remigiusz WyrzykiewiczPoland164,100103
407Abel AspasSpain70,00044
408Clement BonnantFrance50,00031
      
411Francois PiraultFrance127,40080
412Pablo BritoBrazil126,70079
413Aurelio ReggiItaly63,00039
415Adria Diaz DalmauSpain19,60012
416Gianluca SperanzaItaly113,70071
417Gergely BartosHungary53,70034
418Erdal GulsevenTurkey110,20069
      
421Jonas PlaarSpain20,80013
422Andrei FonarevRussia42,40027
423Alexandre AmielFrance52,00033
424Florens FeenstraNetherlands60,10038
425Jerry OdeenSweden37,80024
426Omer GabayIsrael84,80053
428Ionut ColciarRomania72,00045
      
431Jussi NevanlinnaFinland57,50036
432Vytautas SemaskaLithuania27,90017
433Jans ArendsNetherlands58,00036
435Shai ArbelIsrael209,400131
436Ezequiel WaigelArgentina258,800162
437Marcos RinconSpain87,30055
438Tobias PetersNetherlands53,40033
      
441David MontoyaMexico123,70077
442Simone AgnolettoItaly110,00069
443Sven StokNetherlands68,70043
445Andrea CortellazziItaly66,30041
446Miguel PereiraPortugal72,40045
447Klemens RoiterAustria55,00034
448Rui BouquetPortugal25,10016
      
451Massimo De MarioItaly119,20075
453Dimitar DanchevBulgaria64,70040
454Stefan JedlickaAustria115,30072
455Gaelle BaumannFrance23,00014
456Niklas BauerGermany70,50044
457Giovanni PalmaItaly75,70047
458Karl LeondisUK17,00011
      
461Roi CondeSpain92,60058
462Filip LovricSweden103,80065
463Luigi ShehadehItaly115,30072
464Stefan DruscaRomania83,20052
465Mhammad KbarLebanon43,50027
466Maher NouiraTunisia118,70074
467Jack SinclairUK317,900199
468Yunus EkinciFrance90,80057
      
471Henok Tekle MariamNetherlands58,20036
472[Removed:354]Switzerland151,20095
473Karolis SereikaLithuania169,000106
475Fabian SpielmannGermany43,20027
476Marc RadgenGermany75,00047
477Anton KrausBulgaria100,00063
478Laurie TournierBrazil30,60019
      
481Simon HorlacherGermany52,20033
483Bruno LopesFrance83,90052
484Aleksandr ShevliakovSlovenia42,50027
485Gergely KulcsarHungary183,300115
486Axel HallayFrance136,20085
487Rodrigo SelouanBrazil159,200100
488Pedro GaragnaniBrazil38,00024
      
491Andrija RobovicSerbia76,30048
492Giorgios OnisiforouCyprus98,10061
493Mahmut Yildirim 92,90058
494Anton MarkovBulgaria35,00022
495Manuel LabousFrance151,40095
496Rafi ElhararIsrael17,60011
498Jovan KenjicSerbia71,10044
      
501Jer El SalseroNetherlands45,60029
502Quang DoanFinland59,80037
503Andreas BoellingGermany65,50041
504Anthony McDonaldUK17,80011
505Andrew WilsonUK85,60054
506Armin RezaeiAustria132,80083
508Dinesh AltSwitzerland20,00013
      
511Lars KoertsNetherlands75,30047
512Lazar BarthaRomania51,90032
513Ivan DeyraFrance62,10039
515Stanislav KolenoSlovakia114,80072
516Georges HannaLebanon189,100118
517Diego MontoneItaly42,10026
518Shachar HaranAustria66,50042
      
521Dragos TrofimovMoldova129,30081
522Daniel FuchsFrance46,20029
523Kacper PyzaraPoland83,50052
524Andrija CvetkovicSerbia104,40065
525Antoine SaoutFrance106,60067
526Arie KliperIsrael45,70029
528Balazs BiriHungary29,70019
      
531Benjamin SouriauFrance78,00049
532Emil BiseSwitzerland30,00019
533Andrea RocciItaly50,90032
534Mauricio FerreiraUK60,20038
535Harry LodgeUK44,40028
536Piotr NurzynskiPoland208,300130
538Jonas LauckGermany90,40057
      
541Fabian BernhauserAustria110,50069
542Thomas RauhutGermany49,80031
543Jean PlochFrance18,10011
544Peter HedlundSweden18,80012
545Derek BastowUK12,6008
546Rafael MoraesBrazil27,80017
548Abbas MoradiIran75,80047
      
551Luis DonoPortugal137,30086
552Wojciech SzczytkowskiPoland29,90019
553Kacper SwiderskiPoland117,00073
555Remi CastaignonFrance77,50048
556Jerome ZerbibFrance111,10069
557Samy DubonnetHungary93,20058
558Salvatore BonavenaItaly49,80031
      
561Laurynas LevinskasLithuania55,40035
562Daniele LunarioItaly175,600110
563Peter TscherniggAustria201,800126
564Nicola D'AnselmoItaly85,40053
565Jan BednarCzech Republic101,60064
566Simon MattssonSweden64,60040
567Aleksandras RusinovasLithuania116,00073
568Heinz SchluterGermany11,7007
      
571Atanas KodinovBulgaria27,10017
573Peter TurmezeyHungary80,00050
574Riccardo SaranieroItaly65,70041
575Christophe MalaurieFrance76,30048
576Arne CoulierBelgium77,40048
577Sven KriegerGermany50,10031
578Alexandros KoloniasGreece127,40080
      
581Tomas BauerCzech Republic108,20068
582Bernardino PauloPortugal129,10081
583Mats UllerengNorway85,00053
584Santiago PlanteCanada92,70058
585Jakob MiegelGermany28,70018
586Ilie Smintanca-JanuszewskiBelgium56,50035
587Jaroslav PeterCzech Republic27,20017
588Nicolas VayssieresMalta85,80054

End of Day 1b Chip Counts (full)

MattHansen • Level 10: 600-1,200, 1,200 ante
Mihai Ciprian Hanu ro
Mihai Ciprian Hanu
ro 304,700 200
Giuliano Bendinelli it
Giuliano Bendinelli
it 245,300 30,000
Juan Pardo es
Juan Pardo
es 225,000
Piotr Nurzynski pl
Piotr Nurzynski
pl 208,300
Leonardo Romeo it
Leonardo Romeo
it 208,000 -2,000
Matteo Calzoni it
Matteo Calzoni
it 203,100 203,100
Peter Tschernigg at
Peter Tschernigg
at 201,800 201,800
Rafael Wacha at
Rafael Wacha
at 191,000 155,700
Firat Baltaci nl
Firat Baltaci
nl 190,000 123,000
Georges Hanna lb
Georges Hanna
lb 189,100 44,100
Alex Kulev bg
Alex Kulev
bg 187,100
Keith Lehr us
Keith Lehr
us 186,400
Erkan Soenmez tr
Erkan Soenmez
tr 182,800
Martin Kabrhel cz
Martin Kabrhel
cz 181,600 1,600
Viktor Katzenberger hu
Viktor Katzenberger
hu 177,500
Demetrio Caminita it
Demetrio Caminita
it 165,700 20,700
Simeon Naydenov bg
Simeon Naydenov
bg 164,400 138,400
Remi Wyrzykiewicz pl
Remi Wyrzykiewicz
pl 164,100 52,100
Kevin Montalto fr
Kevin Montalto
fr 162,900
Elvis Petcu ro
Elvis Petcu
ro 160,200 160,200
Rodrigo Selouan br
Rodrigo Selouan
br 159,200
Christophe Panetti ch
Christophe Panetti
ch 152,900
Marcin Dziubdziela pl
Marcin Dziubdziela
pl 151,800 151,800
[Removed:354]
[Removed:354]
151,200 -68,800
Joao Lopes pt
Joao Lopes
pt 149,700 149,700

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Assorted End-of-Day 1b Counts

zedmaster84 • Level 10: 600-1,200, 1,200 ante
Mihai Ciprian Hanu ro
Mihai Ciprian Hanu
ro 304,500 -200
Juan Pardo es
Juan Pardo
es 225,000 -5,000
Giuliano Bendinelli it
Giuliano Bendinelli
it 215,300 -34,700
Piotr Nurzynski pl
Piotr Nurzynski
pl 208,300 93,300
Alex Kulev bg
Alex Kulev
bg 187,100 142,100
Keith Lehr us
Keith Lehr
us 186,400 -3,600
Erkan Soenmez tr
Erkan Soenmez
tr 182,800 97,800
Viktor Katzenberger hu
Viktor Katzenberger
hu 177,500 72,500
Kevin Montalto fr
Kevin Montalto
fr 162,900 162,900
Rodrigo Selouan br
Rodrigo Selouan
br 159,200 4,200
Christophe Panetti ch
Christophe Panetti
ch 152,900 47,900
Joao Oliveira pt
Joao Oliveira
pt 149,700 149,700
Nicolas Burtin fr
Nicolas Burtin
fr 148,700 148,700
Vitezslav Pesta cz
Vitezslav Pesta
cz 136,000
Hossein Ensan de
Hossein Ensan
de 135,000 83,000
Armin Rezaei at
Armin Rezaei
at 132,000 82,000
Dragos Trofimov md
Dragos Trofimov
md 129,300 24,300
Ilay Oz il
Ilay Oz
il 128,000 50,000
Alexis Laroche ca
Alexis Laroche
ca 127,700 127,700
Bruno Fitoussi fr
Bruno Fitoussi
fr 126,700 26,700
Carl Shaw gb
Carl Shaw
gb 125,400 125,400
Francois Pirault fr
Francois Pirault
fr 123,400 72,400
Abdelhakim Zoufri nl
Abdelhakim Zoufri
nl 122,100 7,100
Mario Navarro es
Mario Navarro
es 121,000 121,000
Johan Storaakers se
Johan Storaakers
se 117,000 47,000

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Day 1b Completed

zedmaster84 • Level 10: 600-1,200, 1,200 ante

An unofficial 292 players out of 742 entries advanced from Day 1b and they have bagged and tagged their chips for the night. Assorted counts and a recap of today's action are to follow.

Pardo Still Among the Big Stacks

zedmaster84 • Level 10: 600-1,200, 1,200 ante

Radoslaw Morawiec in the small blind checked and so did the big blind for Juan Pardo to then bet 2,200 on the {q-Hearts}{q-Diamonds}{5-Spades} flop. Only Morawiec called and they checked down the {7-Diamonds} turn and {6-Hearts} river. Morawiec tabled the {k-Diamonds}{q-Clubs} for trips queens and Pardo mucked. Depsite losing the pot, he remains among the biggest stacks in the room.

Mihai Ciprian Hanu ro
Mihai Ciprian Hanu
ro 280,000 -20,400
Giuliano Bendinelli it
Giuliano Bendinelli
it 250,000 -11,000
Juan Pardo es
Juan Pardo
es 230,000 -15,000
Leonardo Romeo it
Leonardo Romeo
it 210,000 -20,000
Radoslaw Morawiec pl
Radoslaw Morawiec
pl 75,000 75,000

Tags: Juan PardoRadoslaw Morawiec

PN Podcast: Darren Elias & Matt Berkey Talk BetMGM; Justin Hammer on Texas Poker

Chad_Holloway • Level 10: 600-1,200, 1,200 ante
PN Podcast
PN Podcast

In the latest PokerNews Podcast, Sarah Herring and Chad Holloway discuss the passing of cricket legend and poker ambassador Shane Warne, update you on the 2022 Wynn Millions (including a wild hand where one player went all in dark), check on what Phil Galfond and Run It Once are up to, and debate Jason Koon's recent tweet about the possibility of banning online cheaters from live events.

Chad also catches up with both Matt Berkey and BetMGM Ambassador Darren Elias to discuss the upcoming online BetMGM March Poker Mania from March 20-27, while Sarah sits down with Justin Hammers of Prime Social to talk poker in Texas and the upcoming $5,300 buy-in, $2 million GTD Texas Poker Championship.

Click here to listen to the new PN Podcast!

Final Three Hands

MattHansen • Level 10: 600-1,200, 1,200 ante

Tournament directors have announced the final three hands of the evening.

Hanna Jams Up the Stack

zedmaster84 • Level 10: 600-1,200, 1,200 ante

Three ways to the {a-Diamonds}{10-Spades}{2-Diamonds}{5-Spades} turn, Matthieu Di Meglio checked and Abel Aspas bet 40,000 into a pot of around 50,000. Georges Hanna then moved all-in and Di Meglio reluctantly folded. Aspas went into the tank and asked for a count.

The shove of Hanna was for 96,000 and Aspas eventually surrendered after the clock was called on him by Furkan Beg.

Georges Hanna lb
Georges Hanna
lb 145,000 45,000
Furkan Beg tr
Furkan Beg
tr 85,000 -5,000
Matthieu Di Meglio
Matthieu Di Meglio
65,000 65,000
Abel Aspas es
Abel Aspas
es 58,500 58,500

Tags: Abel AspasFurkan BegGeorges HannaMatthieu Di Meglio