2018 Master Classics of Poker

€4,300 Main Event
Days: 2
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 2 Completed

Lehmanski Leads Last 36 in MCOP Main Event

Level 16 : 2,500-5,000, 5,000 ante
Maxi Lehmanski
Maxi Lehmanski

Day 2 of the Master Classics of Poker Main Event in Amsterdam is in the books. 36 out of 293 entries will be coming back for the penultimate day of play, with German high rollers Max Lehmanski (696,000) and [Removed:172] (584,500) leading the charge, ahead of Finnish player Totti Arosuo (560,000). Defending champion Claas Segebrecht and Dutch Poker Hall of Famer Lex Veldhuis were among those to fall on Day 2.

The second day of the MCOP Main Event, highlight of the 11-day poker festival in Holland Casino Amsterdam, saw several new players enter. A total of 27 new entries on Day 2 made for a combined 293 entries into the Main Event, a small increase on last year's 285 entries. With that, the total prize pool was finalized at €1,164,235. 44 players would be going home with a cash, with a min-cash being €7,800. The winner, crowned on Friday, November 30, will be going home with €240,183.

Some entered while having already played and busted on Day 1, but new players entered as well. Ari Engel and David Peters were just some of the familiar names to enter. Both didn't make the dinner break, though.

The day started with a flurry of bust outs, as one might have expected. Matthias De Meulder, Pim and Luuk Gieles, Rens Feenstra, and Marcel Goldenbelt were just some of the local players to bust in the first level. Claas Segebrecht, the German high roller who won the MCOP last year, busted not much later. He got it in with nines against aces and didn't get a miracle card to stay alive.

Dutch Poker Hall of Famer Lex Veldhuis didn't have the greatest of days at the table. He first chopped in a crucial pot with ace-queen suited against ace-ten offsuit, despite flopping a flush draw. Not much later, he lost with ace-queen to Teun Mulder's ace-ten when the flop came ten-high.

Lex Veldhuis
Lex Veldhuis missed out on the money on Day 2.

On the flip side, Dutch TV host Alberto Stegeman had a great day, crushing the regulars with great hands and great bluffs. His first claim to fame came when he got three streets of value against Joris Ruijs. Stegeman had aces and barreled in the three-bet pot. Ruijs couldn't get away from his hand and mucked on the river.

A couple of levels later, Stegeman showed he didn't need a great hand to get a ton of chips. He four-bet ace-king against hyper-aggressive player Stefan Wolzak, and bet the flop and turn having missed. Wolzak called the flop but folded the turn. Stegeman finished the day with 557,000, which puts him in fourth place overall.

EPT13 Malta and Prague champions Aliaksei Boika (156,000) and Jasper Meijer van Putten (362,000) are also still in contention for the near quarter million up for grabs, as are former champs Hakim Zoufri (249,500) and Noah Boeken (105,000) who are looking for a repeat performance. Jan Eric Schwippert (290,000), Joris Ruijs (253,000), Steve O'Dwyer (195,000), and Michiel Brummelhuis (191,000) will also be back on Day 3.

Among those that min-cashed but failed to make it to Day 3 were Michal Mrakes, Jasper Wetemans, and Bryan Paris, who all received €7,800.

36 players remain going into Day 3 of the 4-day event. There are 30 minutes left in Level 16: 2,500-5,000, with a 5,000 button ante. Day 3 MCOP Live Updates can be found on the PokerNews Live Reporting pages. The plan is to play down to a final table of 9 on Day 3.

2018 MCOP Main Event Day 3 Seat Draw

TableSeatPlayerCountryChip Count
311Erkan AtmacaNetherlands136,500
 2Majid BozakraftNetherlands94,500
 3Goran MandicCroatia141,000
 4Totti ArosuoFinland560,000
 5Teun MulderNetherlands49,500
 6Noah BoekenNetherlands105,000
 7Henri PiironenFinland300,000
 8Giuliano BendinelliItaly171,000
 9Michiel BrummelhuisNetherlands191,000
321James KingIreland218,500
 2Sergio CastelluccioItaly98,000
 3Vlada StojanovicSerbia446,000
 4Algarra VidanaSpain94,000
 5Thierry van den BergNetherlands120,500
 6Hakim ZoufriNetherlands249,500
 7Steve O'DwyerIreland195,000
 8Joey VittaliNetherlands165,000
 9Max LehmanskiGermany696,000
331Roope TarmiFinland316,500
 2Majid BozakraftNetherlands94,500
 3Aliaksei BoikaBelarus156,000
 4Sebastiaan de JongeNetherlands308,500
 5Firoz MangroeNetherlands223,000
 6Danilo VelasevicSerbia251,000
 7Jan Eric SchwippertGermany290,000
 8Pascal BaumgartnerSwitserland133,500
 9David TangUnited Kingdom354,500
361Jasper Meijer van PuttenNetherlands362,000
 2Stefan WolzakNetherlands151,500
 3Joris RuijsNetherlands253,000
 5Sharon AkiravNetherlands101,000
 6Arto LoikkanenFinland154,500
 7Alberto StegemanNetherlands557,000
 8Simone StrookmanNetherlands209,000
 9David MargiIsrael172,000

Tags: Alberto StegemanAri EngelClaas SegebrechtDavid PetersJoris RuijsLex VeldhuisLuuk GielesMarcel GoldenbeltMatthias De MeulderRens FeenstraStefan Wolzak

Official End-of-Day Chip Counts (full)

Level 16 : 2,500-5,000, 5,000 ante
Player Chips Progress
Max Lehmanski de
Max Lehmanski
696,000 543,500
584,500 124,500
Totti Arosuo fi
Totti Arosuo
560,000 481,300
Alberto Stegeman nl
Alberto Stegeman
557,000 13,000
Vlada Stojanovic rs
Vlada Stojanovic
446,000 305,700
Jasper Meijer van Putten nl
Jasper Meijer van Putten
362,000 362,000
Daniel Tang hk
Daniel Tang
Roope Tarmi fi
Roope Tarmi
316,500 56,500
Sebastiaan de Jonge nl
Sebastiaan de Jonge
308,500 163,500
Henri Piironen fi
Henri Piironen
300,000 300,000
Jan Eric Schwippert de
Jan Eric Schwippert
290,000 290,000
Joris Ruijs nl
Joris Ruijs
253,000 170,000
Danilo Velasevic rs
Danilo Velasevic
251,000 136,400
Hakim Zoufri nl
Hakim Zoufri
249,500 91,800
Firoz Mangroe nl
Firoz Mangroe
223,000 103,000
James King ie
James King
218,500 -66,500
Simone Strookman NL
Simone Strookman
209,000 178,900
Steve O'Dwyer ie
Steve O'Dwyer
195,000 -90,000
Michiel Brummelhuis nl
Michiel Brummelhuis
191,000 61,000
David Margi il
David Margi
172,000 39,900
Giuliano Bendinelli it
Giuliano Bendinelli
171,000 123,400
Joey Vittali NL
Joey Vittali
165,000 -5,800
Aliaksei Boika by
Aliaksei Boika
156,000 156,000
Arto Loikkanen fi
Arto Loikkanen
154,500 77,100
Stefan Wolzak NL
Stefan Wolzak
151,500 -88,500

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Done for the Day

Level 16 : 2,500-5,000, 5,000 ante

With 36 players remaining, the Main Event is done for the day. The sealbags are out. Tomorrow, on Day 3 of the event, they play down to a final table. We'll be back with you shortly with chip counts and an end-of-day recap.

Jasper Wetemans Eliminated

Level 16 : 2,500-5,000, 5,000 ante

According to Michiel Brummelhuis, Wetemans just busted. Severely shortstacked, Jasper Wetemans in the big blind called a buton raise with {K-Hearts}{2-Hearts}. The flop of {3-}{4-}{J-} with one heart went check-check. The {J-Hearts} on the turn saw Wetemans check-call all-in for 30,000. With his flush draw, he still needed to improve as the button had {A-}{6-}. The river was a blank and Wetemans hit the rail.

Player Chips Progress
Jasper Wetemans nl
Jasper Wetemans

Tags: Michiel BrummelhuisJasper Wetemans

Stegeman's Massive Bets Work

Level 16 : 2,500-5,000, 5,000 ante
Alberto Stegeman
Alberto Stegeman

Alberto Stegeman made it 12,000 to go from the hijack and his neighbor Stefan Wolzak three-bet to 36,000. This forced out everyone but Stegeman who made it 100,000 even. Wolzak thought about it for a bit before he called.

The flop of {10-Spades}{10-Diamonds}{3-Hearts} saw Stegeman bet 80,000. Wolzak cut off 20,000 from his 5,000-tower and called.

The {Q-Diamonds} hit the turn and Stegeman bet 100,000 with 84,000 behind. Wolzak checked his cards once more, and eventually folded. Stegeman showed {A-Clubs}{K-Spades} and raked in the massive pot.

Player Chips Progress
Alberto Stegeman nl
Alberto Stegeman
544,000 84,000
Stefan Wolzak NL
Stefan Wolzak
240,000 -120,000

Tags: Alberto StegemanStefan Wolzak

Level: 16

Blinds: 2,500/5,000

Ante: 5,000

Bryan Paris Eliminated

Level 15 : 2,000-4,000, 4,000 ante
Bryan Paris
Bryan Paris

Bryan Paris was down to 29,500 on the feature table and shoved all in from middle position. The player in the small blind looked him up with {A-Spades}{K-Hearts}. Paris had {A-Clubs}{10-Diamonds} and didn't improve as the board ran out {2-Hearts}{9-Diamonds}{6-Clubs}{8-Spades}{2-Diamonds}. Paris' turned gutshot remained a gutshot, the American collects a min cash.

Player Chips Progress
Bryan Paris us
Bryan Paris

Tags: Bryan Paris