Main Event
Main Event
Day 1b Completed

Brosky Leads the Main Event After Day 1b, Boeken Wins High Roller

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Michiel Brosky
Michiel Brosky

After a three day hiatus, the Main Event of the Master Classics of Poker in Holland Casino Amsterdam continued with 9 levels on Day 1b. A big turnout of 214 entries, combined with the 121 of Day 1a, made for a big increase compared to last year. Registration remains open till the start of play on Day 2, so the numbers might even grow.

Leading the charge is Dutch grinder Michiel Brosky, having built his 30,000 starting stack into a massive 228,500. Fellow Dutchman Firat Baltaci also built a big stack, though he's 100,000 shy of Brosky's record stack.

Jorryt van Hoof, after having busted twice on Day 1a as well, tried again today on Day 1b but could not make any waves. He busted his two possible entries early on the day. He might still have hope for the title as the rules allow for one last fifth entry at the start of Day 2 is he so pleases.

Former champions Ole Schemion, David Boyaciyan and Jussi Nevanlinna all did make it through, with Boyaciyan leading the Day 1b champs with 96,000. He faces another former champion on Day 2 as Noah Boeken ended Day 1a with a massive 170,000-stack.

EPT Champions Jan Bendik (96,400) and Robin Ylitalo (52,200), serial qualifier Pierre Neuville (79,600), PokerStars Sport Star Fatima Moreira de Melo (64,500) and Dutch crime reporter Alberto Stegeman (40,200) are amongst the players that also made it through.

The remaining players will be joined by the Day 1a survivors and return together for Day 2 action at 2 pm local time. The Master Classic of Poker Main Event will feature 75-minute levels on Day 2, followed by 90-minute levels for Day 3 and 4.

Noah Boeken Wins the €10,000 High Roller for €217,069

Like the Main Event, the High Roller field was bigger than last year and they needed a third day to finish things.

As said, Noah Boeken had already locked up his seat for Day 2 of the MCOP Main Event on Day 1a and entered the €10,000 High Roller event on a last minute decision.

The first ever Dutch EPT Champion and MCOP Main Event winner battled himself through the field of 74 to come out victorious, beating Charlie Carrel heads up for the MCOP plate and the associated €217.069.

1Noah Boeken€217,069
2Charlie Carrel€144,615
3Kees van Brugge€98,901
4Jans Arends€69,524
5Luuk Gieles€50,330
6Enzo Del Piero€37,656
7Rashed Zade€29,087
8Stefan Wolzak€23,297
9Rob Buky€23,297
10Wim Emo€19,414
11Karl Herold€19,414

Various End of Day Chip Counts

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Michiel Brosky nl
Michiel Brosky
nl 228,500 228,500
Firat Baltaci nl
Firat Baltaci
nl 128,200 -23,800
Jens Lakemeier at
Jens Lakemeier
at 128,000 102,000
Oliver Grajewski DE
Oliver Grajewski
DE 101,000 101,000
Kimmo Kurko fi
Kimmo Kurko
fi 100,900 19,900
Ben Heath gb
Ben Heath
gb 97,500 72,350
Jan Bendik sk
Jan Bendik
sk 96,400 48,400
David Boyaciyan nl
David Boyaciyan
nl 96,000 58,000
Steven van Zadelhoff nl
Steven van Zadelhoff
nl 93,000 13,000
Pierre Neuville be
Pierre Neuville
be 79,600 9,600
Mark Roovers nl
Mark Roovers
nl 78,700 18,700
Rens van der Venne NL
Rens van der Venne
NL 77,600 77,600
Ad Schaap nl
Ad Schaap
nl 77,400 44,400
Farid Yachou ma
Farid Yachou
ma 75,500 25,500
Mo El Mazouni NL
Mo El Mazouni
NL 74,400 -23,600
Bryan Paris us
Bryan Paris
us 73,500 44,500
Ole Schemion de
Ole Schemion
de 68,300 13,300
Danny van Zijp nl
Danny van Zijp
nl 68,000 3,000
Olvedo Heinze nl
Olvedo Heinze
nl 67,800 5,800
Jasper Meijer nl
Jasper Meijer
nl 66,200 -17,800
Fatima Moreira de Melo nl
Fatima Moreira de Melo
nl 64,500 2,500
Charlie Carrel gb
Charlie Carrel
gb 55,600 10,600
Wim Emo nl
Wim Emo
nl 55,000 17,500
Robin Ylitalo se
Robin Ylitalo
se 52,200 29,200
Roger Peetoom nl
Roger Peetoom
nl 46,100 -1,900

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Three More Hands

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And the day is done. We'll be back with you shortly with end of day chip counts and an extensive recap of today's action.

Schemion Bets Second Pair

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From second position, Ole Schemion opened for 1,800. Action folded to the big blind and he called.

Both players checked on {4-Clubs}{8-Clubs}{10-Spades} and the {5-Clubs} hit the turn. The big blind lead for 2,100 and Schemion called.

The {4-Hearts} completed the board and the big blind checked. Schemion thought about what to do for a moment before he bet 5,000. The big blind tanked for a bit as well and called.

Schemion confidently showed {Q-Spades}{8-Spades} and the big blind mucked. Schemion fist pumped, took a sip fromh is beer and started stacking.

Ole Schemion de
Ole Schemion
de 55,000 13,000

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Baltaci Busted Williams

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Before the break, a colleague shared a hand with us that saw Firat Baltaci propel his stack to over 150,000, the chiplead at the moment. Here's what happened, according to our colleague:

The button opened for 1,300 and small blind Frank Williams three-bet. Big blind Baltaci four-bet to 11,000 and the button folded. Williams called.

The flop came {K-Spades}{5-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds} and Williams checked. Baltaci bet 7,900 and Williams called.

With the {J-Diamonds} hitting the turn, Williams shoved all in for 27,000. Baltaci called with {Ad10h] and was up against the dominating {AcAh] of Williams.

The {2-Diamonds} on the river helped Baltaci and Williams made his exit.

Firat Baltaci nl
Firat Baltaci
nl 152,000
Frank Williams us
Frank Williams
us Busted

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Meijer Fires All Three Streets

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Jasper Meijer walked past the media desk and told us he had 84,000. The story on how that came to be, we got from a colleague.

Meijer opened under the gun and the player on the button called. Meijer bet 2,500 on {8-Hearts}{5-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds}, 6,800 on the {2-Clubs} turn and all in for 11,000 effectively on the {7-Spades} river.

Meijer's opponent called all the way, and mucked upon being shown Meijer's {J-Diamonds}{J-Clubs}.

Jasper Meijer nl
Jasper Meijer
nl 84,000


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The last 15-minute break of the day. When the players return, the last level of the day commences.