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€4,300 Main Event



€4,300 Main Event
Day 1b Completed

Day 1b Ends with 49 Players Through to Day 2 with King in the Lead at the Master Classics of Poker

poolshir • Level 9: 500-1,000, 1,000 ante
Thierry van den Berg
Thierry van den Berg

After nine quick levels of twenty minutes, Day 1b of the €4,300 Main Event has come to an end here at the Master Classics of Poker in Holland Casino Amsterdam. The turbo edition of the starting flight attracted 72 entries to bring the total number of entries up to 330 with the Day 1a entries. Out of all those entries, 101 made it through Day 1a and another 49 players bagged up on Day 1b. But as registration is still open until the start of Day 2 at 7 p.m. local time, this number can only grow.

The Day 1b chip lead goes to Ireland’s James King with 164,000 in chips. He is followed by Mustafa Biz, Jonathan Abdellatif, Jussi Mattila, and Thierry van den Berg.

2019 MCOP Main Event - Top 5 Chip Counts After Day 1b

PlacePlayerCountryChip Counts
1James KingIreland164,000
2Mustafa BizTurkey107,900
3Jonathan AbdellatifBelgium75,200
4Jussi MattilaFinland72,300
5Thierry van den BergNetherlands72,100

Not everyone managed to find a bag today, players like Vojtech Ruzicka, Niklas Astedt, Antoine Vranken, David Boyaciyan, Henri Buhler, and Kees van Brugge for example all fired a bullet or two today and missed. But they can still reenter until Day 2 resumes in a few hours.

When Day 2 resumes at 7 p.m., they will continue with Level 10 which features a small blind of 600, big blind of 1,200, and a big blind ante of 1,200. The seat draw for Day 2 will be posted if and when it had been received from the organization. The PokerNews live reporting team will be back in a few hours to bring you all the latest Day 2 news so make sure to come back.

Tags: Antoine VrankenHenri BuhlerJames KingJonathan AbdellatifJussi MattilaKees van BruggeNiklas AstedtVojtech Ruzicka

End-of-Day Chip Counts (full)

poolshir • Level 9: 500-1,000, 1,000 ante
James King ie
James King
ie 164,000 64,000
Mustafa Biz tr
Mustafa Biz
tr 107,900 -3,100
Jonathan Abdellatif be
Jonathan Abdellatif
be 75,200 58,500
Jussi Mattila fi
Jussi Mattila
fi 72,300 -27,700
Thierry van den Berg nl
Thierry van den Berg
nl 72,100 42,100
Kalidou Sow fr
Kalidou Sow
fr 71,700 6,700
Luuk Gieles nl
Luuk Gieles
nl 68,800 33,800
Bas de Laat nl
Bas de Laat
nl 67,600 26,600
Frederico Silva pt
Frederico Silva
pt 61,200
Bahadir Hatipoglu tr
Bahadir Hatipoglu
tr 60,200 30,200
Dimitrios Farmkoulis GR
Dimitrios Farmkoulis
GR 54,900
Kees Aerts nl
Kees Aerts
nl 53,600 13,600
Paul Hoefer de
Paul Hoefer
de 53,000 23,000
Kenny Hallaert be
Kenny Hallaert
be 49,500 17,500
Juha Helppi fi
Juha Helppi
fi 48,200 14,200
Joey Vittali NL
Joey Vittali
NL 46,800
Mathias Siljander fi
Mathias Siljander
fi 46,300
Ryan Riess us
Ryan Riess
us 45,900 -9,700
Johan Karlsson se
Johan Karlsson
se 45,000 10,500
Pavel Plesuv md
Pavel Plesuv
md 44,700 14,700
Roger Peetoom nl
Roger Peetoom
nl 44,600 14,600
Markus Durnegger at
Markus Durnegger
at 42,300 -700
Roope Tarmi fi
Roope Tarmi
fi 40,600 9,600
Steve O'Dwyer ie
Steve O'Dwyer
ie 40,200 10,200
Francisco Marti nl
Francisco Marti
nl 39,900 2,900

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Play Ended

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

Play has ended with 49 remaining players showing on the tournament clock.

The full chip counts and a brief recap of Day 1b are to follow.

Two More Hands

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

The tournament clock has been paused with three minutes left in the last level of the day. Two more hands need to be played before they can bag and tag and their chips for Day 2 later today.

Biz Busts a Player

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

Mustafa Biz raised to 2,100 from the middle position and was called by the player in the late position. The player in the cutoff shoved for 13,700 and action folded back to Biz. Biz decided to four-bet and the player in the late position quickly got out of their way.

Cutoff: {j-Hearts}{j-Diamonds}
Mustafa Biz: {a-Clubs}{4-Clubs}

The board ran out {4-Hearts}{3-Spades}{a-Spades}{10-Spades}{q-Hearts} for Biz to hit two pair on the flop and hold to eliminate his opponent.

Mustafa Biz tr
Mustafa Biz
tr 111,000 64,000

Tags: Mustafa Biz


Tarmi Triples Up

poolshir • Level 8: 400-800, 800 ante

Thierry van den Berg raised from under the gun and Vojtech Ruzicka three-bet in the middle position. Roope Tarmi four-bet shoved for 10,300 from the button. The blinds folded and the chips of Van den Berg en Ruzicka also all went in.

Roope Tarmi: {a-Hearts}{q-Clubs}
Vojtech Ruzicka: {a-Clubs}{k-Clubs}
Thierry van den Berg: {a-}{k-}

The board ran out {3-Spades}{2-Diamonds}{5-Spades}{j-Diamonds}{q-Diamonds} for Tarmi to hit the river to stay alive and triple up while Ruzicka and Van den Berg both took back the remainder of their stacks.

Roope Tarmi fi
Roope Tarmi
fi 31,000
Thierry van den Berg nl
Thierry van den Berg
nl 30,000 -5,000
Vojtech Ruzicka cz
Vojtech Ruzicka
cz 8,000 -30,000

Tags: Roope TarmiThierry van den BergVojtech Ruzicka