€1,100 Estrellas Poker Tour Main Event
Days:
€1,100 Estrellas Poker Tour Main Event
Day 1d Completed

Mustapha Kanit Bags Top-Ten Day 1d Chip Stack as 108 Advance

blaisebourgeois • Level 18: Blinds 4,000-8,000, 8,000 ante
Mustapha Kanit
Mustapha Kanit

With 21:53 left to go in Level 18, Day 1d play came to an end in the €1,100 Estrellas Poker Tour Main Event, which is a part of the PokerStars and Barcelona©Casino European Poker Tour.

The fourth flight of the tournament received 723 entries which, in addition to 812 from Day 1a, 358 in Day 1b, and 1,596 in Day 1c created a total of 3,489 entries. This year's version of the ESPT Main Event is threatening to surpass 2019's EPT Barcelona National's number of 4,682 entries with two flights left to play on Thursday.

In each flight, the field has been played down to the final 15% of all entries. The 108 remaining players tonight have created a new total of 523 runners who have qualified for Day 2 thus far.

Despite going deep into the night, there was plenty of high-flying action and big names in the field but only one could take home the chip lead: Tomasz Wrobel. Wrobel will sit down on Friday with a lovely advantage after bagging an impressive 686,000.

Joining Wrobel in the top-five are Ahmad Rehaime (638,000), Jose Valls Rebollar (468,000), Alessio Ianniciello (467,000), and Mohamed El Berrak (450,000).

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

RANKplayerCOUNTRYCHIP count
1Tomasz WrobelPoland686,000
2Ahmad RehaimeCanada638,000
3Jose Valls RebollarSpain468,000
4Alessio IannicielloItaly467,000
5Mohamed El BerrakMorocco450,000
6Bharath JanardhanIndia444,000
7Mustapha KanitItaly442,000
8Andrey NovakUkraine432,000
9Jorge Diego GarciaSpain422,000
10Jakub MichalakPoland419,000

Some notables who will be moving on to Day 2 with a comfortable stack include: Robin Ylitalo (408,000), Tamon Nakamura (327,000), Paul Tedeschi (312,000), Miltiadis Kyriakides (233,000), and Robert Mizrachi (220,000).

Felipe Ramos, Alejandro Lococo, Robert Schiffbauer, Manig Loeser, Kenny Hallaert, and Benny Glaser were all there for the action but failed to qualify for Day 2.

Players who have yet to qualify have two more flights to do so on Thursday, with Day 1e scheduled for noon local time with 30-minute turbo levels and Day 1f following at 6 p.m. in the evening, which will play with a 20-minute hyper-turbo format. One reentry is allowed per flight as players look to book their place in Friday's Day 2, where all qualified players are guaranteed to be in the money. Players will then have to battle through Day 2 and Saturday's Day 3 in order to take a shot at a six-figure cash and the ESPT Main Event title on Sunday.

Follow all the updates right here on PokerNews to find out who wins this event on August 14th and to check out all of the coverage here at EPT Barcelona.

Tags: Ahmad RehaimeAlejandro LococoAlessio IannicielloAndrey NovakBenny GlaserBharath JanardhanFelipe RamosJakub MichalakJorge Diego GarciaJose Valls RebollarKenny HallaertManig LoeserMiltiadis KyriakidesMohamed El BerrakMustapha KanitPaul TedeschiRobert MizrachiRobert SchiffbauerRobin YlitaloTamon NakamuraTomasz Wrobel

End of Play Chip Counts (full)

blaisebourgeois • Level 18: Blinds 4,000-8,000, 8,000 ante
Tomasz Wrobel pl
Tomasz Wrobel
pl 686,000 634,000
Ahmad Rehaime ca
Ahmad Rehaime
ca 638,000 428,000
Jose Valls Rebollar es
Jose Valls Rebollar
es 468,000 325,000
Alessio Ianniciello IT
Alessio Ianniciello
IT 467,000 308,000
Mohamed El Berrak ma
Mohamed El Berrak
ma 450,000 328,000
Bharath Janardhan in
Bharath Janardhan
in 444,000 444,000
Mustapha Kanit it
Mustapha Kanit
it 442,000 411,900
Andrey Novak ua
Andrey Novak
ua 432,000 208,000
Jorge Diego Garcia es
Jorge Diego Garcia
es 422,000 422,000
Jakub Michalak pl
Jakub Michalak
pl 419,000 204,000
Josef Huber cz
Josef Huber
cz 410,000 163,000
Robin Ylitalo se
Robin Ylitalo
se 408,000 408,000
Johann Zeitoun fr
Johann Zeitoun
fr 405,000 405,000
Alexandre Hocquaux fr
Alexandre Hocquaux
fr 390,000 390,000
Linda van de Ree nl
Linda van de Ree
nl 368,000 368,000
Paulo Rodrigues nl
Paulo Rodrigues
nl 368,000 368,000
Johannes Straver nl
Johannes Straver
nl 353,000 353,000
Andre Moreira pt
Andre Moreira
pt 353,000 353,000
Seyed Haghgou IR
Seyed Haghgou
IR 343,000 343,000
Sergio De Luca IT
Sergio De Luca
IT 343,000 343,000
Tamon Nakamura jp
Tamon Nakamura
jp 327,000 189,000
Florian Lebaigue FR
Florian Lebaigue
FR 326,000 2,000
Giuseppe Zarbo it
Giuseppe Zarbo
it 316,000 199,000
Paul Tedeschi FR
Paul Tedeschi
FR 312,000 312,000
Georgi Sandev bg
Georgi Sandev
bg 294,000 294,000

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Ullereng Survives All In on Stone Bubble, Boukhalfa the Unfortunate Victim

blaisebourgeois • Level 18: Blinds 4,000-8,000, 8,000 ante

Bharat Janardhan opened for 16,000 from the button and Florian Lebaigue three-bet to 48,000 from the small blind. Mats Gramsborg Ullereng, in the big blind with 8,000 committed and 37,000 total, went into the tank, taking as long as he could before action virtually stopped elsewhere before making the call. Janardhan folded.

Mats Gramsborg Ullereng: {q-Spades}{q-Clubs}
Florian Lebaigue: {a-Hearts}{q-Hearts}

Ullereng's pocket queens were against the ace-queen suited of Lebaigue.

The board would run out a very safe {3-Spades}{8-Hearts}{7-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds} and the Norweigan would fist bump as he would survive. The news became even better as it was announced that Kamel Boukhalfa was eliminated elsewhere in the room in 109th place, meaning the remaining players in the room all cashed and qualified for Friday's Day 2.

Janardhan had a chuckle to himself as he claimed he would have won and eliminated Ullereng.

Bharat Janardhan IN
Bharat Janardhan
IN 450,000
Florian Lebaigue FR
Florian Lebaigue
FR 324,000 -46,000
Mats Gramsborg Ullereng NO
Mats Gramsborg Ullereng
NO 98,000
Kamel Boukhalfa fr
Kamel Boukhalfa
fr Busted

Tags: Bharat JanardhanFlorian LebaigueKamel BoukhalfaMats Gramsborg Ullereng

Level:
18
Blinds:
4,000/8,000
Ante:
8,000

Tsang Eliminated Six Spots from the Bubble, Lebaigue Nearing 400,000

blaisebourgeois • Level 17: Blinds 3,000-6,000, 6,000 ante
Chihao Tsang
Chihao Tsang

Florian Lebaigue and Chihao Tsang found themselves in an all-in battle with Tsang at risk.

Chihao Tsang: {k-Spades}{k-Clubs}
Florian Lebaigue: {a-Diamonds}{q-Hearts}

Lebaigue would strike gold on the {10-Diamonds}{8-Spades}{a-Spades} flop, though Tsang still had backdoor straight and flush outs to go along with two possible kings.

The {3-Spades} turn gave Tsang much more hope as he was on the flush draw.

However, the {5-Clubs} river ended his dream just six places from qualifying for Day 2.

Lebaigue rejoiced with his newly-found chips after Tsang departed, claiming he has run bad all summer and that he's finally running good tonight.

Florian Lebaigue FR
Florian Lebaigue
FR 370,000 370,000
Chihao Tsang gb
Chihao Tsang
gb Busted

Tags: Chihao TsangFlorian Lebaigue

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

Michalak Finishes Off Lococo

blaisebourgeois • Level 16: Blinds 2,000-5,000, 5,000 ante
Alejandro Lococo
Alejandro Lococo

Three-time EPT champion Jakub Michalak opened from the button and Alejandro Lococo shoved his last 57,000 from the big blind. Michalak called.

Alejandro Lococo: {a-Diamonds}{5-Hearts}
Jakub Michalak: {k-Diamonds}{j-Clubs}

Lococo and Michalak were in another all-in battle together and the flop came {k-Hearts}{2-Hearts}{3-Hearts}, which actually made Lococo a 52% favorite with an overcard, a flush draw, and a straight draw against Michalak's pair of kings.

The {3-Clubs} turn put Michalak in front with a 68% chance to eliminate Lococo.

Indeed the odds would be in the Pole's favor as the {3-Diamonds} improved Michalak to a full house and eliminated Lococo.

Jakub Michalak pl
Jakub Michalak
pl 215,000 35,000
Alejandro Lococo ar
Alejandro Lococo
ar Busted

Tags: Alejandro LococoJakub Michalak

Level:
16
Blinds:
2,000/5,000
Ante:
5,000

Break

blaisebourgeois • Level 15: Blinds 2,000-4,000, 4,000 ante

Players are now on a 15-minute break. There are 142 players remaining in the flight, with 108 players from 723 total entries qualifying for Day 2 and making the money.