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Mulder and Kramer Lead International MCOP Event Final Table

Webjoker • Level 21: 8,000-16,000, 16,000 ante
Teun Mulder
Teun Mulder

Day 3 of the Master Classics of Poker Main Event has come to an end, and the final table is set. Nine players remain in the most prestigious tournament of The Netherlands, and it's a Dutchman that leads the international final table.

Teun Mulder, an online cash game expert by trade, battled with kings versus ace-king in the last hand of the day to conclude the penultimate day of poker showdowns in Amsterdam. German angstgegner [Removed:172] follows close behind with just a three big blind deficit to the chipleader.

Worth a mention are two other Dutchman, both for their own reasons. Jasper Meijer van Putten won the last EPT in Prague before the world's biggest poker tour took a year hiatus before getting reinstated. The experienced Dutch poker player brings a more than decent 59 big blinds to the final table.

The other honorable mention goes out to Alberto Stegeman who starts out with fourteen big blinds and has his work cut out for him. Stegeman is a local celebrity, known for his investigative journalism with his own tv-shows on Dutch TV. Despite poker not being his bread and butter, Stegeman is absolutely no stranger to poker. In fact, the game of poker has been a longtime passion of the amicable Stegeman who's cemented himself a place in the Dutch poker scene already, having played numerous national and international poker tournaments.

MCOP Main Event Final Table Line Up

SeatPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
1Teun MulderNetherlands2,075,000104
2Danilo VelasevicSerbia1,180,00059
3Pascal BaumgartnerSwitserland215,00011
4David AlgarraSpain190,00010
5Alberto StegemanNetherlands275,00014
6Henri PiironenFinland630,00032
7Joey VittaliNetherlands925,00046
8[Removed:172]Austria2,020,000101
9Jasper Meijer van PuttenNetherlands1,170,00059

Day 3 of Amsterdam's most famous tournament got underway with 36 hopeful souls looking for a spot at that final table and a shot at the €240,183 first-place prize that accompanies coming in first.

Before the dinner break, many recognizable faces had hit the rail already. Former champions Noah Boeken (33rd, €7,800) and Hakim Zoufri (31st, €9,547) were joined on the rail by such famous players as Steve O'Dwyer (27th, €9,547), Giuliano Bendinelli (20th, €11,642), and Goran Mandic (16th, €13,971).

Local heroes Stefan Wolzak (34th, €7,800), Michiel Brummelhuis (30th, €9,547), and Joris Ruijs (23rd, €11,642) had already claimed their payout by that time.

The chip lead shifted between Jasper Meijer van Putten and [Removed:172] for some time, before eventually Teun Mulder took the honors.

There are 45 minutes remaining in Level 21; 8,000/16,000 with a 16,000-ante. The final day is scheduled to get underway at 3 pm local time. But, as is a tradition in Holland Casino Amsterdam, the actual play is going to be preluded by a welcome ceremony that includes every player making their entrance to their hand-picked song. You can follow along with the final table and all other MCOP Live Updates, right here on PokerNews.com.

Tags: Alberto StegemanDanilo VelasevicGiuliano BendinelliGoran MandicHakim ZoufriHenri PiironenJasper Meijer van PuttenJoey VittaliJoris RuijsMichiel BrummelhuisPascal BaumgartnerStefan WolzakSteve O'DwyerTeun Mulder

Official End-of-Day Chip Counts (full)

Webjoker • Level 21: 8,000-16,000, 16,000 ante
SeatPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
1Teun MulderNetherlands2,075,000104
2Danilo VelasevicSerbia1,180,00059
3Pascal BaumgartnerSwitserland215,00011
4David AlgarraSpain190,00010
5Alberto StegemanNetherlands275,00014
6Henri PiironenFinland630,00032
7Joey VittaliNetherlands925,00046
8[Removed:172]Austria2,020,000101
9Jasper Meijer van PuttenNetherlands1,170,00059
Teun Mulder nl
Teun Mulder
nl 2,075,000
[Removed:172]
[Removed:172]
2,020,000 95,000
Danilo Velasevic rs
Danilo Velasevic
rs 1,180,000 154,000
Jasper Meijer van Putten nl
Jasper Meijer van Putten
nl 1,170,000 120,000
Joey Vittali NL
Joey Vittali
NL 925,000 -125,000
Henri Piironen fi
Henri Piironen
fi 630,000
Alberto Stegeman nl
Alberto Stegeman
nl 275,000
Pascal Baumgartner CH
Pascal Baumgartner
CH 215,000 -100,000
David Algarra es
David Algarra
es 190,000 -25,000

Vlada Stojanovic Eliminated in 10th Place (€19,909)

Webjoker • Level 21: 8,000-16,000, 16,000 ante

Teun Mulder, one of the many medium stacks in the tournament, opened under the gun with {K-Spades}{K-Hearts} for 40,000. Danilo Velasevic called from the button before Vlada Stojanovic squeezed all in for over 900,000 from the big blind holding {A-Clubs}{K-Clubs}.

Mulder went all in for a little more, Velasevic folded.

The board came {10-Clubs}{8-Hearts}{7-Hearts}{2-Spades}{K-Diamonds} and Mulder eliminated Stojanovic. Down to nine players, time to bag all the chips.

Teun Mulder nl
Teun Mulder
nl 2,075,000 770,000
Vlada Stojanovic rs
Vlada Stojanovic
rs Busted
Level:
21
Blinds:
8,000/16,000
Ante:
16,000

Break

Webjoker • Level 20: 6,000-12,000, 12,000 ante

A 15-minute break in the Main Event.

"You Really Have a Set?"

Webjoker • Level 20: 6,000-12,000, 12,000 ante

Pascal Baumgartner was first to act and made it 33,000 to go. Jasper Meijer van Putten three-bet to 120,000 from the small blind and Baumgarter called.

The flop came {2-Diamonds}{2-Hearts}{2-Clubs} and Meijer van Putten bet 120,000. Baumgarter moved all in for 316,000 and Meijer van Putten called. Baumgarter had just {K-Clubs}{J-Clubs} while Meijer van Putten showed {Q-Hearts}{Q-Diamonds}.

The {K-Diamonds} on the turn changed it all and the {A-Diamonds} on the river was a blank.

Not much later, though, Baumgarter lost it all back to Joe Vittali. In that hand, Meijer van Putten opened for 35,000 under the gun and Baumgarter called on the button. Big blind Vittali came along so it was three-handed to the flop.

Vittali and initial-raiser Meijer van Putten checked on {3-Clubs}{5-Diamonds}{Q-Hearts} and Baumgarter bet 77,000. Vittali check-raised to 195,000 and Meijer van Putten folded.

"You really have a set?" Baumgarter asked while in the tank. Baumgarter eventually moved all in and Vittali answered soon enough with the call for his 497,000 stack.

Pascal Baumgarter: {K-Hearts}{Q-Diamonds}
Joey Vittali: {5-Clubs}{5-Hearts}

The {9-Diamonds} on the turn sealed Vittali the double up, the {J-Clubs} on the river was inconsequential.

Jasper Meijer van Putten nl
Jasper Meijer van Putten
nl 1,250,000 -450,000
Joey Vittali NL
Joey Vittali
NL 1,100,000 582,000
Pascal Baumgartner CH
Pascal Baumgartner
CH 257,000 -331,000

Tags: Jasper Meijer van PuttenJoey VittaliPascal Baumgartner

Playing Slow

Webjoker • Level 20: 6,000-12,000, 12,000 ante

It's still 10-handed, with play now hand for hand on the two remaining tables. One more player needs to bust to set the final table.

Vittali Finds a Double

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The action on the five-handed outer-table folded to [Removed:172] in the small blind. He glanced over to see how much Joey Vittali was playing in the big blind. Kramer then shoved and Vittali called instantly for 253,000.

[Removed:172]: {J-Clubs}{9-Clubs}
Joey Vittali: {A-Hearts}{J-Hearts}

The board ran out {A-Diamonds}{Q-Spades}{8-Diamonds}{7-Hearts}{9-Hearts} and Vittali doubled.

[Removed:172]
[Removed:172]
1,640,000 -18,000
Joey Vittali NL
Joey Vittali
NL 518,000 159,000

Tags: Joey Vittali