€1,100 Estrellas Poker Tour Main Event
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€1,100 Estrellas Poker Tour Main Event
Day 1a Completed

David Urban Leads the Pack at End of Day 1a of the €1,100 Estrellas Poker Tour Main Event

Kirk.brown • Level 17: Blinds 3,000-6,000, 6,000 ante
David Urban
David Urban

It took a little over 17 full levels of play for Day 1a of the €1,100 Estrellas Poker Tour Main Event here at the 2022 PokerStars and Barcelona©Casino European Poker Tour to reach its conclusion for the day. The first of six starting flights drew 812 entrants with play scheduled to go until the field reached 15 percent of its overall total, and that number of 121 was reached with 37:44 remaining in Level 18 (4,000/8,000/8,000).

Play was loaded with action all day long and well into the evening until the final hour of the night when the pace slowed down due to the pending money bubble. Several large stacks were visible throughout the room and it seemed as if there could be any one of a handful of players to emerge atop the counts when chips went into bags. However, it was David Urban who ultimately claimed that title after finishing the day with 833,000 in chips.

Hot on his heels were Adrian Tkaczyk (615,000), Ori Elul (558,000), Motoyoshi Okamura (536,000), and rounding out the top five is Javier Fernandez (518,000). These were the only other players to finish the day with more than a half-million in chips.

€1,100 Estrellas Poker Tour Main Event Day 1a Top Ten Chip Counts

RankPlayerCountryChip Count
1David UrbanSlovakia833,000
2Adrian TkaczykPoland615,000
3Ori ElulIsrael558,000
4Motoyoshi OkamuraJapan536,000
5Javier FernandezSpain518,000
6Valentino KonakchievBulgaria452,000
7Gregory PetermansBelgium433,000
8Renat BohdanovUkraine433,000
9Gheorghe ButucMoldova425,000
10Salvino BelhoulFrance394,000

Other notables to advance included Renat Bohdanov (433,000), Jason Wheeler (190,000), and Leo Margets (57,000).

Many other players were not as fortunate on the day, and with the tournament only allowing two entries per flight, those players found themselves on the rail for the event for the rest of the night. Among those who found themselves dry on chips before the day’s end included 2020 WSOP Main Event winner Damian Salas, Yuliyan Kolev, Faraz Jaka, and Kacper Pyzara.

Five more flights remain, with Day 1c commencing at noon local time on Wednesday and Day 1d following at 6 p.m. Wednesday evening with a turbo format. All yet to advance may fire once into each remaining flight to try to earn their way into Day 2, where all returning players will find themselves in the money. However, those players still have a lot of work to do as the tournament is not scheduled to play down to a winner until Day 4.

Make sure to come back to PokerNews for continuing coverage of the EPT Barcelona Estrellas Poker Tour as well as the rest of the scheduled events.

Tags: Adrian TkaczykDamian SalasDavid UrbanFaraz JakaJason WheelerJavier FernandezKacper PyzaraLeo MargetsMotoyoshi OkamuraOri ElulRenat BohdanovYuliyan Kolev

End-of-Day 1a Chip Counts (full)

Kirk.brown • Level 17: Blinds 3,000-6,000, 6,000 ante
David Urban sk
David Urban
sk 833,000 418,000
Adrian Tkaczyk pl
Adrian Tkaczyk
pl 615,000 465,000
Ori Elul il
Ori Elul
il 558,000 558,000
Motoyoshi Okamura jp
Motoyoshi Okamura
jp 536,000 536,000
Javier Fernandez mt
Javier Fernandez
mt 518,000 518,000
Valentino Konakchiev bg
Valentino Konakchiev
bg 452,000 137,000
Gregory Petermans BE
Gregory Petermans
BE 433,000 108,000
Renat Bohdanov ua
Renat Bohdanov
ua 433,000 133,000
Gheorghe Butuc md
Gheorghe Butuc
md 425,000 425,000
Salvino Belhoul dz
Salvino Belhoul
dz 394,000 332,000
Vinicius Perri De Lima BR
Vinicius Perri De Lima
BR 391,000 391,000
Humberto Lopes Galindo es
Humberto Lopes Galindo
es 388,000 388,000
Danut Chisu ro
Danut Chisu
ro 378,000 83,000
Alex Kulev bg
Alex Kulev
bg 355,000 285,000
Jose Pimentel PT
Jose Pimentel
PT 352,000 352,000
Brandon Mifsud mt
Brandon Mifsud
mt 335,000 335,000
Ramon Colillas es
Ramon Colillas
es 326,000 158,000
Paulo Brombim br
Paulo Brombim
br 322,000 322,000
Jon Vallinas es
Jon Vallinas
es 317,000 -73,000
Alexandros Dranovitsas gr
Alexandros Dranovitsas
gr 310,000 310,000
Beka Iordanishvili ua
Beka Iordanishvili
ua 310,000 310,000
Chun Chang NL
Chun Chang
NL 307,000 307,000
Thomas Vieth de
Thomas Vieth
de 300,000 223,000
Loredan Hanganu RO
Loredan Hanganu
RO 296,000 296,000
Inigo Naveiro gb
Inigo Naveiro
gb 286,000 -9,000

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The Money Bubble Has Burst to End Day 1a

AndrewK47 • Level 17: Blinds 3,000-6,000, 6,000 ante

Two tables were paused on the stone bubble with Arian Bertos Roca all in and at risk for roughly 65,000 and called Youngshin Im.

Arian Bertos Roca: {q-Hearts}{q-Spades}
Youngshin Im: {k-Hearts}{k-Spades}

The board ran out {10-Diamonds}{7-Spades}{5-Diamonds}{10-Spades}{3-Diamonds} and Roca was sent to the rail in 122nd place on the bubble.

Al-Farouk Obe was awaiting the previous hand to finish while he was all in and called by Rafael Navas. Without knowing for certain if the bubble had burst the Tournament Director came over and the hands were exposed, with Obe at risk.

Al-Farouk Obe: {q-Clubs}{q-Hearts}
Rafael Navas: {j-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}

Although Obe was a favorite going in, the runout of {5-Diamonds}{8-Hearts}{3-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds}{6-Spades} was not his friend as it gave Navas a flush to win the pot and eliminated Obe. Once the dust settled, the remaining players were advised the previous hand was the money bubble and the remaining 121 were all guaranteed a minimum cash and advance to day 2.

Players have now begun the process of bagging as Day 1a has come to a close. A full recap of the day's action will be posted shortly.

Rafael Navas es
Rafael Navas
es 245,000 245,000
Youngshin Im kr
Youngshin Im
kr 215,000 215,000
Al-Farouk Obe gb
Al-Farouk Obe
gb Busted
Arian Bertos Roca ES
Arian Bertos Roca
ES Busted

Tags: Al-Farouk ObeRafael NavasYoungshin Im

Matrai Scores a Pot Nearing Money Bubble

AndrewK47 • Level 17: Blinds 3,000-6,000, 6,000 ante

In a pot of 18,000 on a flop of {a-Diamonds}{3-Hearts}{2-Clubs}, Elias Abussamra checked and Andras Matrai bet 6,000. Abussamra quickly check-raised to 20,000 which was called.

On the {4-Spades} turn both players checked their options. The {5-Hearts} completed the board and brought a straight for both players. Abussamra led out for 35,000 and without much thought, Matrai raised to 85,000. Abussamra folded and the chips were sent to Matrai with one player left before the money and end of day.

Elias Abussamra br
Elias Abussamra
br 220,000 95,000
Andras Matrai hu
Andras Matrai
hu 193,000

Tags: Andras MatraiElias Abussamra

Malinov Wins Pot Close to The Money

AndrewK47 • Level 17: Blinds 3,000-6,000, 6,000 ante

Atanas Malinov opened from under the gun to 12,000 and only Philip Joyce made the call in the big blind.

The flop came {j-Clubs}{3-Diamonds}{3-Clubs}, Joyce checked and Malinov continued for 10,000 which was called. On the {a-Spades} turn Joyce checked and Malinov went deep in the tank contemplating his option. The table eventually called the clock and Malinov then checked.

On the {7-Spades} river Joyce checked again and Malinov sat still for roughly a minute before Joyce tossed his cards in the muck to speed up the game and the pot was sent to Malinov.

Philip Joyce gb
Philip Joyce
gb 207,000
Atanas Malinov bg
Atanas Malinov
bg 160,000

Tags: Atanas MalinovPhilip Joyce

Level:
17
Blinds:
3,000/6,000
Ante:
6,000

Break Time

AndrewK47 • Level 16: Blinds 2,000-5,000, 5,000 ante

Players are now on a shortened 15-minute break. Play will resume shortly.

Wessman Takes From Colillas

AndrewK47 • Level 16: Blinds 2,000-5,000, 5,000 ante

In a pot of roughly 37,000 on a board showing {q-Hearts}{8-Spades}{2-Diamonds}{7-Clubs}, Anders Wessman checked from the big blind and Ramon Colillas bet 10,000, which was called.

The {q-Clubs} completed the board and Wessman checked again. Colillas checked back and Wessman rolled over {q-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds} for rivered trips and the pot was shipped his way.

Ramon Colillas es
Ramon Colillas
es 168,000 48,000
Anders Wessman de
Anders Wessman
de 130,000

Tags: Ramon ColillasAnders Wessman

Cairat Makes Big Call

Kirk.brown • Level 16: Blinds 2,000-5,000, 5,000 ante
Pedro Cairat
Pedro Cairat

On a completed board of {3-Clubs}{10-Spades}{4-Diamonds}{8-Spades}{k-Spades}, big blind Pedro Cairat checked to his opponent, Federico Macori, who was in late position.

Maconi then decided to move all in against Cairat, for the not-so-small sum of 120,500, which put Cairat in the tank.

After some deep thought, Cairat slid out calling chips and Macori tabled his hand to show {q-Hearts}{9-Diamonds} for a whopping queen-high. Cairat then flipped over {j-Clubs}{j-Hearts} for a pair of jacks to eliminate Macori and take down the massive pot, soaring his count to 380,000.

Pedro Cairat ar
Pedro Cairat
ar 380,000
Federico Macori it
Federico Macori
it Busted

Tags: Federico MacoriPedro Cairat