2018 Master Classics of Poker

€4,300 Main Event
Days: 1b
Event Info

2018 Master Classics of Poker

Final Results
Winning Hand
Event Info
Prize Pool
Level Info
50,000 / 100,000

€4,300 Main Event

Day 1b Completed

Brummelhuis Leads After Day 1B of the Master Classics of Poker Main Event

Level 9 : 500-1,000, 1,000 ante
Michiel Brummelhuis
Michiel Brummelhuis

Day 1B of the Master Classics of Poker saw a much larger turnout than Day 1A. A total of 191 entries were made into the €4,300 event, growing the total to 266 and 75 players survived Day 1B.

A small legion of familiar faces and former champions made their way to Holland Casino Amsterdam for the annual event. Among those to bag were Noah Boeken, Stefan Wolzak, Lex Veldhuis, and Steve O'Dwyer.

A Strong Dutch Showing

It was a who's who of Dutch poker in the tournament room, with a battery of international stars joining in on the fun. While players like Chino Rheem, Jan Eric Schwippert, Davidi Kitai, and Bart Spijkers all gave it their best, they didn't make it through the nine levels played on Day 1B. They all still have one last chance to enter though as registration remains open till play gets underway on Day 2.

Dutch poker star Fatima Moreira de Melo was among those falling victim to a lack of rungood. She got it in with a flopped straight with a flush draw to go with it against a player holding a bare higher straight draw. The dealer burned and turned the worst card in the deck for the recent Dutch Poker Hall of Famer; her opponent made a higher straight and the river didn't give her the much-needed diamond to stay alive.

Legendary Dutch player Rob Hollink also departed early on. He got it in with ace-king against Marcel Goldenbelt's jacks. Hollink didn't connect with the board and was forced to reenter.

More Day 1B Survivors

Jasper Meijer van Putten, who won the last EPT in Prague before this year's resurrection of the tour, had a good showing on Day 1B, leading for some part of the day. The biggest contribution to his stack came in the form of flopped trips versus flopped trips, with Meijer van Putten's superior kicker making for the deciding factor. In the end, he bagged 87,900.

David Boyaciyan, an MCOP winner with a nice EPT Prague track record of his own, couldn't miss out on his hometown tournament and made his entrance as well. One of the best performing Dutch poker players has taken a bit easier approach to poker recently but hadn't forgotten his tricks, with no sign of being rusty whatsoever. He bagged 89,000 in chips.

Not just the live pros came out for the biggest poker tournament in Holland, the online delegation also made their appearance. Players like Luuk Gieles, Jans Arends, Rens Feenstra, and Jasper Wetemans all sat down right when the event got underway and made it through the nine levels of play.

November Niner Michiel Brummelhuis ended the day with the heaviest of bags; he turned 30,000 into 193,100. He's had plenty of success in this event. In 2016 and 2015, he finished 13th. In 2014, he finished 18th and in 2013, he finished 26th. After play concluded, he predicted finishing eighth this year.

While there was a hiatus between Day 1A (Friday) and Day 1B (Tuesday), the event now plays out like a regular tournament with Day 2 getting underway Wednesday at 2 p.m. Blinds will be 600/1,200 with a 1,200 big blind ante. PokerNews will once again be present to bring you all the updates you can ask for. Check the PokerNews MCOP Live Updates to stay in the loop.

End-of-Day Chip Counts (full)

Level 9 : 500-1,000, 1,000 ante
Player Chips Progress
Michiel Brummelhuis nl
Michiel Brummelhuis
193,100 -15,900
Stefan Wolzak NL
Stefan Wolzak
188,400 62,600
Ivane Khazaradze GE
Ivane Khazaradze
177,000 177,000
Joey Vittali NL
Joey Vittali
170,800 170,800
Olav Genemans nl
Olav Genemans
166,500 166,500
Noah Boeken nl
Noah Boeken
165,800 50,800
Hakim Zoufri nl
Hakim Zoufri
157,700 127,700
Vlada Stojanovic rs
Vlada Stojanovic
140,300 140,300
Danny Tang hk
Danny Tang
139,900 139,900
Ruud Kerkhof NL
Ruud Kerkhof
135,200 135,200
Michal Mrakes cz
Michal Mrakes
135,100 135,100
David Margi il
David Margi
132,100 132,100
Lex Veldhuis nl
Lex Veldhuis
131,500 41,500
Steve O'Dwyer ie
Steve O'Dwyer
128,100 30,100
Erkan Atmaca NL
Erkan Atmaca
121,700 121,700
Luuk Gieles nl
Luuk Gieles
117,600 29,600
Viktor Lavi il
Viktor Lavi
116,500 116,500
Danilo Velasevic rs
Danilo Velasevic
114,600 114,600
Ben Jones gb
Ben Jones
114,300 114,300
Jim Saft nl
Jim Saft
113,700 113,700
Eli Fisz NL
Eli Fisz
108,700 108,700
Diego Zeiter ar
Diego Zeiter
106,000 106,000
Sergio Castelluccio it
Sergio Castelluccio
103,700 43,700
David Vidana ES
David Vidana
103,100 103,100
Kristian Eques ES
Kristian Eques
99,800 99,800

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Four More Hands

Level 9 : 500-1,000, 1,000 ante

The clock has been paused and the tournament speaker announced there are four more hands to be played. We'll report back shortly with assorted end of day chip counts.

Brummelhuis Busts Another One

Level 9 : 500-1,000, 1,000 ante

We picked up the action on the turn as, from the hijack, Niek Minten had just checked on {9-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds}{10-Spades} {10-Hearts}. Michiel Brummelhuis in the cutoff bet 10,200 and the button called. Minten called as well.

The {Q-Clubs} hit the river and Minten checked. Brummelhuis shoved all in and the button called all in for 34,000. Minten reluctantly folded.

Brummelhuis showed {9-Clubs}{9-Spades} while the button mucked his {J-Hearts}{K-Diamonds}.

Player Chips Progress
Michiel Brummelhuis nl
Michiel Brummelhuis
209,000 39,000
Niek Minten nl
Niek Minten
29,000 -9,000

Tags: Michiel BrummelhuisNiek Minten

Ruzicka Finishes What Wolzak Started; Schwippert Eliminated

Level 9 : 500-1,000, 1,000 ante

Down to about 17,000, Vojtech Ruzicka shoved all in from the hijack. His neighbor Jan Eric Schwippert called all in for his last 7,000 or so. The button and blinds all folded.

Vojtech Ruzicka: {A-Spades}{Q-Clubs}
Jan Eric Schwipper: {6-Diamonds}{6-Clubs}

The board ran out {A-Clubs}{4-Diamonds}{5-Clubs}{10-Hearts}{7-Hearts} and Schwippert and Ruzicka shook hands before the former left the tournament area. The latter started stacking.

Player Chips Progress
Vojtech Ruzicka cz
Vojtech Ruzicka
26,500 9,500
Jan Eric Schwippert de
Jan Eric Schwippert

Tags: Jan Eric SchwippertVojtech Ruzicka

No Chop This Time, Wolzak Doubles Through Schwippert

Level 9 : 500-1,000, 1,000 ante

From middle position, Stefan Wolzak opened for 1,300. The player on the button shoved for 22,300 and big blind Jan Eric Schwippert shoved over the top. Wolzak instantly called all in for 51,000.

Stefan Wolzak: {A-Clubs}{K-Clubs}
Jan Eric Schwippert: {J-Hearts}{J-Clubs}
Button: {A-Hearts}{10-Hearts}

The board ran out {2-Clubs}{7-Clubs}{6-Diamonds} {K-Hearts} {10-Spades} and Wolzak doubled through Schwippert. On top of that, he added the button's 22,300 to his stack as well.

Player Chips Progress
Stefan Wolzak NL
Stefan Wolzak
125,800 76,800
Jan Eric Schwippert de
Jan Eric Schwippert
7,000 -55,000

Tags: Stefan WolzakJan Eric Schwippert

Level: 9

Blinds: 500/1,000

Ante: 1,000

Wolzak and Schwippert Chop After a Multiple Check-Raises

Level 8 : 400-800, 800 ante

A player in early position limped in and German high stakes player Jan Eric Schwippert over limped from the hijack. Small blind Stefan Wolzak, who busted earlier today but bought back in, completed. Hakim Zoufri checked his option in the big blind.

The flop of {J-Spades}{J-Hearts}{6-Spades} saw the blinds check. The first limper now bet 1,000. Schwippert called before Wolzak check-raised to 4,000. Zoufri and the initial limper folded. Schwippert three-bet to 11,000 and Wolzak called.

Both players checked the {3-Spades} on the turn and the {6-Diamonds} completed the board. Wolzak checked once more and Schwippert bet 10,500. Wolzak check-raised to 25,000 and Schwippert called.

Wolzak showed {J-Clubs}{7-Spades} and chopped the pot as Schwippert tabled {A-Diamonds}{J-Diamonds} for the same full house.

"I've seen worse runouts," Wolzak said with a big smile.

Player Chips Progress
Jan Eric Schwippert de
Jan Eric Schwippert
Stefan Wolzak NL
Stefan Wolzak

Tags: Jan Eric SchwippertHakim ZoufriStefan Wolzak

De Meulder Busts Kitai

Level 8 : 400-800, 800 ante

The player under the gun opened for 1,800 and Davidi Kitai, with a stack of 11,000, called from the button. Matthias De Meulder called from the small blind and Anton Wigg called from the big blind.

The flop of {4-Diamonds}{A-Hearts}{Q-Diamonds} saw the blinds check. The initial raiser bet 1,800 and Kitai and De Meulder called, Wigg folded.

The {5-Hearts} hit the turn and De Meulder and the initial raiser checked. Kitai shoved for 7,400 and De Meulder called, the initial raiser folded.

Davidi Kitai: {J-Hearts}{10-Hearts}
Matthias De Meulder: {A-Clubs}{10-Clubs}

The {9-Spades} on the river wasn't one of the cards Kitai was looking for and he exited the tournament area. De Meulder is up to 60,000.

Player Chips Progress
Matthias De Meulder be
Matthias De Meulder
60,000 15,000
Davidi Kitai be
Davidi Kitai
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Tags: Anton WiggDavidi KitaiMatthias De Meulder