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

Xhavit Berisha Among Top Chip Counts in Day 1e

Kirk.brown • Level 18: Blinds 4,000-8,000, 8,000 ante
Xhavit Berisha
Xhavit Berisha

It took almost 18 full levels of play for Day 1e of the 2022 PokerStars EPT Barcelona Estrellas Poker Tour €1,100 to reach its conclusion, however it only took 11 hours of play due to the 30-minute blind structure. The fifth of six starting flights drew the largest crowd with 1,735 total entrants with play to follow the previous flights’ schedule and play down to 15 percent. The magic number for today was 260 and was reached with 00:44 remaining in Level 18 (4,000/8,000/8,000).

Play was loaded with action due to the turbo blind structure and didn't even seem to slow down near the bubble as it only took one time stoppage to burst, the complete opposite of last night’s two-hour 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 Anthony Barrera who ultimately claimed that title after finishing the day with 860,000.

Hot on his heels were Rino Carolei (800,000), Loic De Doncker (771,000), Xhavit Berisha (761,000) and rounding out the top five is Laurent Cessy with 677,000. There were many other players over the half-million mark and the average chip stack on the day was 204,000.

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

RankNameCountryChips 
1Pierre MounicFrance719,000 
2Anthony BarreraFrance860,000 
3Rino CaroleiFrance800,000 
4Loic De DonckerBelgium771,000 
5Xhavit BerishaSwitzerland761,000 
6Laurent CessyFrance677,000 
7Yannick AutaaFrance670,000 
8Vladimir AndonovBulgaria657,000 
9Juan VecinoSpain649,000 
10Michele GuerriniItaly613,000 

Other notables to advance included Oren Rosen (372,000), Kenny Hallaert (359,000), and 2017 EPT Main Event Champion Sebastian Sorensson (196,000).

Many other players were not as fortunate on the day, and with the tournament only allowing two entries per flight, those players found themselves out of luck for this tournament as there were no more entries available. Among those who had to try again next year were PokerStars Ambassador Alejandro Lococo, Damian Salas, EPT High Roller winner Robert Cowen, and Jonathan Therme.

Only flight Day 1f remains, with its play still in progress and is projected to finish around 2 a.m. local time. Day 2 starts at noon local time on Friday where all flights will combine into one big field to play until a winner is crowned at the end of 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: Alejandro LococoAnthony BarreraDamian SalasJonathan ThermeJuan VecinoKenny HallaertLaurent CessyLoic De DonckerMichele GuerriniOren RosenPierre MounicRino CaroleiRobert CowenSebastian SorenssonVladimir AndonovXhavit BerishaYannick Autaa

End of Day 1e Chip Counts (full)

Kirk.brown • Level 18: Blinds 4,000-8,000, 8,000 ante
Anthony Barrera fr
Anthony Barrera
fr 860,000 40,000
Xhavit Berisha ch
Xhavit Berisha
ch 761,000 31,000
Pierre Mounic FR
Pierre Mounic
FR 719,000 709,000
Yannick Autaa fr
Yannick Autaa
fr 670,000 20,000
Juan Vecino es
Juan Vecino
es 649,000 274,000
Michele Guerrini it
Michele Guerrini
it 613,000 613,000
Alexandre Le Vaillant fr
Alexandre Le Vaillant
fr 441,000 151,000
David Docherty gb
David Docherty
gb 438,000
Derk van Luijk NL
Derk van Luijk
NL 430,000 65,000
Kasper Wurtz DK
Kasper Wurtz
DK 413,000 193,000
Arthur Thiriat be
Arthur Thiriat
be 391,000 -79,000
Manuel Valduga IT
Manuel Valduga
IT 376,000 -29,000
Oren Rosen il
Oren Rosen
il 372,000 107,000
Kenny Hallaert be
Kenny Hallaert
be 359,000 29,000
Gabriel-Robert Ene RO
Gabriel-Robert Ene
RO 357,000 27,000
Daniel Pujol ES
Daniel Pujol
ES 337,000 337,000
Thomas Rauhut de
Thomas Rauhut
de 336,000 299,000
Naim Amri fr
Naim Amri
fr 331,000 303,000
Francky Magliocco fr
Francky Magliocco
fr 330,000
Alexandre Reard fr
Alexandre Reard
fr 298,000 298,000
Adam Milewski pl
Adam Milewski
pl 295,000 25,000
Nicola D'Anselmo it
Nicola D'Anselmo
it 293,000 293,000
Andries Swart nl
Andries Swart
nl 290,000 -80,000
Leonidas Lazarou GR
Leonidas Lazarou
GR 288,000 18,000
Daniel Castilla Sanchez ES
Daniel Castilla Sanchez
ES 278,000 233,000

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Bubble Burst With Brutal Beat To End Day 1e

AndrewK47 • Level 18: Blinds 4,000-8,000, 8,000 ante

With one player away from being in the money and ending the day, Yannick Autaa moved all in from under the gun for roughly 400,000, covering the whole table. It folded around to Flavien Mullet in the big blind who snap-called for an over-average stack of 245,000 total.

Flavien Mullet: {a-Spades}{a-Diamonds}
Yannick Autaa: {10-Diamonds}{10-Clubs}

Mullet found the best hand possible and would only need to dodge two outs to bring a huge stack into Day 2. The board ran out {k-Hearts}{7-Hearts}{8-Clubs}{5-Spades}{10-Hearts}, giving Autaa one of the outs he needed on the river to score the knockout in brutal fashion and burst the money bubble to end Day 1e.

A full recap of the day will be available shortly.

Yannick Autaa fr
Yannick Autaa
fr 650,000 260,000
Flavien Mullet fr
Flavien Mullet
fr Busted

Tags: Flavien MulletYannick Autaa

Hand-for-Hand Play Begins

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

The tournament clock shows 261 players remaining, and play is now hand-for-hand until one more elimination.

Gillon Binks River to Scoop Three-Way All In

Kirk.brown • Level 18: Blinds 4,000-8,000, 8,000 ante

Collin Gillon, Rolando Angel, and Ali Aram all got their chips into the middle in a three-way all in preflop, with Angel covering.

Ali Aram: {a-Hearts}{k-Diamonds}
Collin Gillon: {10-Spades}{10-Clubs}
Rolando Angel: {a-Diamonds}{j-Spades}

The flop came {a-Spades}{9-Hearts}{6-Spades} to put Aram in the lead with his pair of aces, but the {8-Diamonds} turn gave Gillon some hope with an inside straight draw.

"Seven!" Shouted one of the players and sure enough the {7-Hearts} smacked down on the river to give Gillon the straight, which eliminated Angel close to the bubble.

Collin Gillon GB
Collin Gillon
GB 205,000
Rolando Angel ES
Rolando Angel
ES 50,000
Ali Aram TR
Ali Aram
TR Busted

Tags: Ali AramCollin GillonRolando Angel

Retkowski Lays a Trap for the Chip Leader

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

Adam Milewski raised to 16,000 from under the gun and was called by chip leader Anthony Barrera, Javier Campomar Faillace on the button, and big blind Kamil Retkowski.

All four players checked the {k-Hearts}{k-Spades}{q-Clubs} flop as the {7-Hearts} appeared on the turn. Action checked around to Barrera, who stuck in 24,000.

Campomar Faillace folded, but Retkowski moved all in for around 70,000. Milewski quickly got out of the way, but Barrera gave it some thought before mucking {a-Hearts}{5-Hearts} face up.

Retkowski flashed two sevens for the turned full house as he dragged in the pot.

Anthony Barrera fr
Anthony Barrera
fr 820,000 685,500
Adam Milewski pl
Adam Milewski
pl 270,000
Javier Campomar Faillace AR
Javier Campomar Faillace
AR 220,000
Kamil Retkowski PL
Kamil Retkowski
PL 170,000

Tags: Adam MilewskiAnthony BarreraJavier Campomar FaillaceKamil Retkowski

Iversen Four-Bet Jams as Bubble Approaches

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

Flavien Mullet opened to 16,000 from early position and Yannick Autaa three-bet to 46,000 as the player next to act. The action folded to Erik Iversen in the big blind, who put in a cold four-bet jam for around 215,000. Both of his opponents folded.

Yannick Autaa fr
Yannick Autaa
fr 390,000 225,000
Erik Iversen NO
Erik Iversen
NO 300,000
Flavien Mullet fr
Flavien Mullet
fr 270,000

Tags: Erik IversenFlavien MulletYannick Autaa

Docherty Sends Agalliu To The Rail

AndrewK47 • Level 18: Blinds 4,000-8,000, 8,000 ante

Action folded around to Adriatik Agalliu in the hijack who moved all in for 64,000. David Docherty elected on a call from the button and the blinds got out of the way.

Adriatik Agalliu: {j-Spades}{10-Hearts}
David Docherty: {a-Clubs}{j-Diamonds}

The board ran out {a-Spades}{k-Hearts}{6-Hearts}{8-Clubs}{3-Clubs}, giving Docherty top pair and sent Agalliu to the rail.

David Docherty gb
David Docherty
gb 270,000 60,000
Adriatik Agalliu de
Adriatik Agalliu
de Busted

Tags: Adriatik AgalliuDavid Docherty

Di Blasi Stays Alive Against Di Profio

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

Francesco Di Profio raised to 18,000 and was called by Sina Alamzad in the small blind. From the big blind, Fabio Di Blasi shoved for 57,000, Di Profio re-shoved, and Alamzad got out of the way.

Fabio Di Blasi: {9-Diamonds}{9-Clubs}
Francesco Di Profio: {a-Spades}{j-Spades}

Di Blasi needed to win the race to avoid becoming the latest bustout before the bubble and survived as the board ran out {10-Diamonds}{4-Clubs}{5-Spades}{k-Hearts}{3-Hearts}.

Francesco Di Profio IT
Francesco Di Profio
IT 270,000 270,000
Fabio Di Blasi ch
Fabio Di Blasi
ch 130,000 80,000
Sina Alamzad ir
Sina Alamzad
ir 60,000

Tags: Fabio Di BlasiFrancesco Di ProfioSina Alamzad