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

Anthony Cierco Leads After Day 1a of the €5,300 Main Event

SandraBarbour • Level 10: Blinds 600-1,200, 1,200 ante
Anthony Cierco
Anthony Cierco

Day 1a of the €5,300 Main Event of the PokerStars and Barcelona©Casino European Poker Tour has wrapped up.

The first of the two starting flights attracted 749 runners, of which 227 have secured themselves a place in Day 2.

Leading the way after ten one-hour levels of play is Anthony Cierco who built his stack from 30,000 to to an impressive 322,000 on the first day. Cierco was slowly building throughout the day but he moved to the top of the counts during the last level of the night when he managed to get full value after flopping a set of queens against David Yan’s aces.
Other players that are in prime contention after Day 1a include Youness Ait Hssain (297,000), Dimitrios Angelakos (296,000) and Jack Salter (282,500)

Top 10 Day 1a Chip Counts

PLACEPLAYERCOUNTRYCHIP COUNT
1Anthony CiercoFrance322,000
2Youness Ait HssainFrance297,000
3Dimitrios AngelakosGreece296,000
4Jack SalterUnited Kingdom282,500
5Tien Dung PhamVietnam281,000
6Enrico MoscaItaly278,000
7Nikolaos GiannopoulosGreece242,500
8Nilo RodriguezArgentina242,000
9Ezequiel WaigelArgentina233,500
10Michel DattaniPortugal230,000

Some of the well-known names who took their chance and will also return for Day 2 include PokerStars Ambassadors Alejandro Lococo (165,000) and Ramon Colillas (93,500), as well as Julien Martini (148,000), defending champion Simon Brandstrom (142,500), and Kitty Kuo .

Notables who failed in their attempts to make Day 2 include PokerStars Ambassadors Parker Talbot and Sam Grafton in addition to Vanessa Kade, Jason Wheeler and Dominik Panka.

For those who haven’t used their single reentry, they will have a chance to register on Day 1b on Tuesday, August 16, which - in terms of the structure - will be pretty much an exact replica of today, or until the start of Day 2.

As usual, the PokerNews live reporting team will be on hand to bring you all the updates throughout the Main Event and the many side events so keep coming back.

Tags: Alejandro LococoAnthony CiercoDavid YanDimitrios AngelakosDominik PankaJack SalterJason WheelerJulien MartiniKitty KuoParker TalbotRamon ColillasSam GraftonSimon BrandstromVanessa KadeYouness Ait Hssain

End of Day Chip Counts (full)

SandraBarbour • Level 10: Blinds 600-1,200, 1,200 ante
Anthony Cierco fr
Anthony Cierco
fr 322,000
Youness Ait Hssain fr
Youness Ait Hssain
fr 297,000 280,000
Dimitrios Angelakos gr
Dimitrios Angelakos
gr 296,000 6,000
Jack Salter gb
Jack Salter
gb 282,500
Tien Dung Pham vn
Tien Dung Pham
vn 281,000 281,000
Enrico Mosca it
Enrico Mosca
it 278,000
Nikolaos Giannopoulos GR
Nikolaos Giannopoulos
GR 242,500
Nilo Rodriguez ar
Nilo Rodriguez
ar 242,000
Ezequiel Waigel ar
Ezequiel Waigel
ar 233,500 203,500
Michel Dattani pt
Michel Dattani
pt 230,000
Petr Svoboda cz
Petr Svoboda
cz 227,000 22,000
Dimitri Joubert fr
Dimitri Joubert
fr 199,000 4,000
Sebastian Toro co
Sebastian Toro
co 197,500 197,500
Adrian Mateos es
Adrian Mateos
es 197,000 102,000
Selim Oulmekki fr
Selim Oulmekki
fr 193,000 60,000
Mihail Lala RO
Mihail Lala
RO 192,500 192,500
Simon Mattsson se
Simon Mattsson
se 192,500 -12,500
Dean Arsenie ca
Dean Arsenie
ca 190,500 190,500
Andrija Cvetkovic HR
Andrija Cvetkovic
HR 185,000 185,000
Cameron Robertson nz
Cameron Robertson
nz 184,500 146,800
Kavin Shah in
Kavin Shah
in 184,000 184,000
Rui Milhomens pt
Rui Milhomens
pt 180,500 180,500
Jelle Moene nl
Jelle Moene
nl 176,000 176,000
Carl Strahl se
Carl Strahl
se 176,000 -8,000
Manuel Fritz at
Manuel Fritz
at 169,500 169,500

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Play Has Halted for the Day

SandraBarbour • Level 10: Blinds 600-1,200, 1,200 ante

The remaining players have bagged and tagged for the day with the tournament clock showing 227 players left. End-of-day chip counts and a recap will follow shortly.

Lodge Ousts Carballal Near End of Day

BrandonBloom • Level 10: Blinds 600-1,200, 1,200 ante

Dimitrios Angelakos opened to 3,600 from early position, Daniel Rodriguez Carballal jammed for roughly 18,000 on the button, and Harry Lodge rejammed for 31,600 in the small blind. Action folded back to Angelakos who thought for a bit but folded.

Daniel Rodriguez Carballal: {a-Diamonds}{10-Hearts}
Harry Lodge: {j-Hearts}{j-Clubs}

The board ran out {k-Hearts}{6-Diamonds}{4-Hearts}{6-Spades}{10-Diamonds} and Lodge collected the pot to chip up near the end of the night.

Dimitrios Angelakos gr
Dimitrios Angelakos
gr 290,000 290,000
Harry Lodge gb
Harry Lodge
gb 55,600 55,600
Daniel Rodriguez Carballal es
Daniel Rodriguez Carballal
es Busted

Tags: Daniel Rodriguez CarballalHarry Lodge

Cierco Surges Close to the Lead

SandraBarbour • Level 10: Blinds 600-1,200, 1,200 ante

David Yan raised to 2,600 under the gun and Anthony Cierco three-bet to 8,000 from the cutoff. Action folded back to Yan who four-bet to 22,600. Cierco went deep into the tank, then added the remainder to call.

The flop came {q-Diamonds}{6-Clubs}{5-Hearts} and Yan threw in a bet of 16,000 that Cierco called.

The turn brought the {j-Spades} and Yan continued with another bet of 30,000 that Cierco called again.

The {9-Clubs} river filled up the board and this time, Yan thought for a long while, then moved all in for about 130,000. Cierco snap-called with his last 86,200. Yan showed {a-Clubs}{a-Hearts}, but that wasn't good enough as Cierco turned over {q-Spades}{q-Hearts} to take down the pot with a set of queens.

Anthony Cierco fr
Anthony Cierco
fr 309,200 164,200
David Yan nz
David Yan
nz 47,000

Tags: Anthony CiercoDavid Yan

Five Hands Left in the Day

MikePatrick • Level 10: Blinds 600-1,200, 1,200 ante

Tournament officials have just announced that five more hands will be completed before players bag for the day.

Guilbert Tank-Folds River

BrandonBloom • Level 10: Blinds 600-1,200, 1,200 ante

With roughly 30,000 in the pot on a {10-Hearts}{7-Clubs}{4-Spades}{k-Clubs}{8-Clubs} completed board, popular French poker vlogger Johan Guilbert was on the button and contemplating a decision against a bet of 20,000 by Marcin Horecki in early position.

Guilbert tried to talk to his opponent several times, but his attempts were met with silence, as Horecki stared at the board. Guilbert put his hands on his face as he continued to deliberate, and eventually, a player at the table called the clock. Before a countdown could begin, Guilbert threw his cards into the muck and shook his head, as his opponent's holdings were left a mystery.

Marcin Horecki pl
Marcin Horecki
pl 165,000
Johan Guilbert fr
Johan Guilbert
fr 75,000 36,000

Tags: Johan GuilbertMarcin Horecki

Check-Raise Takes it for Mattson

SandraBarbour • Level 10: Blinds 600-1,200, 1,200 ante
Simon Mattsson
Simon Mattsson

Pavlos Xanthopoulos raised to 2,500 from mid-position and Julian Adamson called from the cutoff along with Simon Mattsson in the big blind.

The dealer spread a flop of {q-Diamonds}{8-Spades}{3-Diamonds} and Mattsson checked. Xanthopoulos bet 2,800 and Adamson called but Matsson responded by check-raised to 11,500. Both of his opponents let it go.

Simon Mattsson se
Simon Mattsson
se 205,000 205,000
Pavlos Xanthopoulos gr
Pavlos Xanthopoulos
gr 112,000 33,000
Julian Adamson gb
Julian Adamson
gb 69,000 21,000

Tags: Julian AdamsonPavlos XanthopoulosSimon Mattsson