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€1,600 NLH Progressive Bounty 8-Max



€1,600 NLH Progressive Bounty 8-Max
Day 1 Completed

Players Out En Masse for First MCOP Progressive Bounty

Webjoker • Level 12: 600-1,200, 200 ante
Progressive Bounty live Master Classics of Poker
Progressive Bounty live Master Classics of Poker

The Master Classics of Poker debuted a new format of poker today, the Progressive Bounty. Holland Casino had experienced with the game before in Rotterdam, but this was the first time the game was introduced on the biggest stage in the small country of the Netherlands. The popular online game, frequently offered on most sites, attracted an enthusiastic field of players to Amsterdam. While the event originally had 80 seats available only, the tournament organization quickly decided to welcome more players, eventually getting 131 stacks out.

After 12 levels of 40 minutes each, Spel Sah Hwan came out on top with 27 players left. He had successfully turned his 20,000 starting stack into 244,000. Close on his heels is American player Doug Roberts. The former MCOP side event champion ended the day with 239,800. Wim Anne Wesselink completes the top 3 with 215,700 in chips.

Having mastered the procedures of organizing the progressive bounty, everything ran smoothly. Players all started with a white slip of paper with their id on it and their bounty, which was €500 for every player to start. When players busted someone, half their bounty was paid out in casino chips right away, while the other half was added to the victor's bounty. The organization updated the slips of paper and kept track of all of it in an Excel sheet. At the end of the day, some players had a bounty in excess of €2,000, while others still "only" had €500 in front of them.

Dutch pro Joep van den Bijgaart, who made final tables at both the EPT and WSOP and won an event at the MCOP before, was one of the earliest casualties. He didn't believe his opponent when a move was made and called with his over pair of jacks. Unfortunately for the amicable Van den Bijgaart, his opponent had a set of deuces and no jacks were seen on the turn or river.

While Raul van Boxtel was first to acclaim a big stack and Doug Roberts was also building, Rembert Net suffered the ultimate beat. While we had seen a 2-card ace-high versus a 2-card straight flush in the Main Event already, his beat might have even been a bit worse still. He got it in with quads sevens only to run into quads kings. There was no poker in the deck as no jokers were available, so that meant he had to leave the tournament with hanging shoulders, a photo of the board as the only thing in return for his €1,600 entrance fee.

The 27 remaining players return to action at 2 p.m. on Monday. With 17 players in the money, it won't take long for the bubble to be reached. By then, however, some bounties might be worth more than the €2,796 min-cash. The winner will lift a cheque with €29,900 on it tomorrow.

Doug Roberts
Doug Roberts ended the day with the 2nd biggest stack

Tags: Progressive BountyMaster Classics of PokerDoug RobertsJoep van den BijgaartRaul van BoxtelRembert NetWim Anne Wesselink

End-of-Day Chip Counts (full)

Webjoker • Level 12: 600-1,200, 200 ante
Spel Sah Hwan NL
Spel Sah Hwan
NL 244,000 244,000
Doug Roberts us
Doug Roberts
us 239,800 99,800
Wim Anne Wesselink NL
Wim Anne Wesselink
NL 215,700 55,700
Maik de Rijk NL
Maik de Rijk
NL 156,900 66,900
Hael Al-Labani DE
Hael Al-Labani
DE 127,600 127,600
Tonny van Eck nl
Tonny van Eck
nl 126,500 -3,500
Kai Lehto fi
Kai Lehto
fi 122,100 122,100
Thom Gerrits NL
Thom Gerrits
NL 116,600 116,600
Raul van Boxtel nl
Raul van Boxtel
nl 108,100 8,100
Eric Mooij NL
Eric Mooij
NL 104,700 104,700
Matias Knaapinen fi
Matias Knaapinen
fi 94,500 94,500
Louis Salter gb
Louis Salter
gb 88,500 8,500
Bob Janssens NL
Bob Janssens
NL 88,000 45,000
Tonny Krijn nl
Tonny Krijn
nl 86,800 28,800
Bartel Kars nl
Bartel Kars
nl 85,200 -7,200
Marcel Buissink NL
Marcel Buissink
NL 71,400 36,400
[Removed:155] NL
NL 67,000 67,000
Andre Otten NL
Andre Otten
NL 58,800 58,800
Pascal Pflock de
Pascal Pflock
de 58,600 58,600
Kimmo Kurko fi
Kimmo Kurko
fi 58,400 26,400
Xavi Riera ES
Xavi Riera
ES 47,000 47,000
Cor Janssen nl
Cor Janssen
nl 46,000 -1,000
Hakim Zoufri nl
Hakim Zoufri
nl 38,500 24,500
Dennis Lavrijsen nl
Dennis Lavrijsen
nl 37,400 14,400
Agshin Ahmadli AZ
Agshin Ahmadli
AZ 35,600 35,600

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Van Eck Busts Boeken

Webjoker • Level 12: 600-1,200, 200 ante

In one of the last hands of the day, Noah Boeken shoved the button for 20,700. Big blind Tonny van Eck called to see if he could collect the €500 bounty.

Noah Boeken: {K-Clubs}{8-Clubs}
Tonny van Eck: {J-Diamonds}{Q-Diamonds}

The board ran out {5-Spades}{8-Hearts}{9-Diamonds}{A-Hearts}{J-Clubs} and with the spiked jack on the river, Van Eck started collecting the chips while Boeken exited.

Tonny van Eck nl
Tonny van Eck
nl 130,000 1,000
Noah Boeken nl
Noah Boeken
nl Busted

Tags: Tonny van EckNoah Boeken

Three More Hands

Webjoker • Level 12: 600-1,200, 200 ante

And the day is done. We'll be back with you shortly with some end-of-day counts, and a recap of today's action.

Boeken Loses After Unfortunate River

Webjoker • Level 12: 600-1,200, 200 ante

On a flop of {10-Diamonds}{10-Hearts}{4-Hearts}, Noah Boeken had 10,000 in front of him and was contemplating calling Bartel Kars' 38,000 shove.

"This is very close," Boeken said after some minutes in the tank, "someone please call the clock on me."

Raul van Boxtel obliged instantly and the brush informed Boeken he had 30 seconds left to act. With just 5 seconds to spare, Boeken called.

Bartel Kars: {K-Hearts}{5-Hearts}
Noah Boeken: {A-Hearts}{3-Hearts}

Boeken was well ahead and the {9-Diamonds} on the turn didn't change that. The {5-Diamonds} on the river, however, paired Kars and Boeken said goodbye to the majority of his chips.

Bartel Kars nl
Bartel Kars
nl 92,400 47,400
Noah Boeken nl
Noah Boeken
nl 24,000 -38,800

Tags: Bartel KarsNoah BoekenRaul van Boxtel

Van Boxtel Eliminates Another One

Webjoker • Level 12: 600-1,200, 200 ante

A short-stacked player shoved for his last 9,400 and got called by Tonny van Eck (small blind) and Raul van Boxtel (big blind).

The blinds both checked on {7-Spades}{10-Spades}{3-Clubs} before Tonny van Eck check-folded to Van Boxtel's 7,000 turn bet once the {5-Spades} hit.

Raul van Boxtel: {5-Diamonds}{5-Hearts}
All in player: {A-Clubs}{Q-Hearts}

The river {A-Diamonds} was inconsequential and Van Boxtel added a €750 bounty to his collection.

Raul van Boxtel nl
Raul van Boxtel
nl 100,000 10,000

Tags: Raul van BoxtelTonny van Eck

Kars Loses a Bit

Webjoker • Level 12: 600-1,200, 200 ante

Bartel Kars opened the button for 2,500 and big blind Raul van Boxtel called. Van Boxtel and Kars both checked on {5-Hearts}{K-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds} before Van Boxtel bet the {2-Diamonds} turn (4,500) and {8-Clubs} river (7,500). Kars called both times but mucked upon being shown {K-Hearts}{10-Diamonds} by Van Boxtel.

Raul van Boxtel nl
Raul van Boxtel
nl 90,000 10,000
Bartel Kars nl
Bartel Kars
nl 45,000 -7,000

Tags: Raul van BoxtelBartel Kars


Boeken Doubles

Webjoker • Level 11: 500-1,000, 100 ante
Noah Boeken earlier this week, receiving his hole card trophy for winning an MCOP event last year
Noah Boeken earlier this week, receiving his hole card trophy for winning an MCOP event last year

Raul van Boxtel opened the hijack for 2,700 and the player on the button called. From the big blind, Noah Boeken shoved for 29,500 - putting his €500 bounty together with his chips over the line.

Van Boxtel tanked for a bit, later telling the table he had {A-}{Q-}. The button called instantly.

Button: {A-Hearts}{K-Diamonds}
Noah Boeken: {9-Spades}{9-Hearts}

The flop came {A-Spades}{2-Spades}{J-Diamonds}, helping the button in front. The {5-Spades} on the turn gave Boeken a flush draw and he got there with the {K-Spades} on the river.

Raul van Boxtel nl
Raul van Boxtel
nl 80,000
Noah Boeken nl
Noah Boeken
nl 62,800

Tags: Noah BoekenRaul van Boxtel