Blowout Series: $530 NLHE [8-Max, The Big Blowout!], $5M Gtd.
Blowout Series: $530 NLHE [8-Max, The Big Blowout!], $5M Gtd.
Day 1 Completed

Nemeth Follows "timbalim" in the Lead for Day 1 of the PokerStars Blowout Series: $530 NLHE [8-Max, The Big Blowout!]

poolshir • Level 17: 800-1,600, 200 ante
Andras Nemeth
Andras Nemeth

After 17 levels of 20 minutes each, Day 1 of the Blowout Series: $530 NLHE [8-Max, The Big Blowout!] has come to an end. In total, 12,095 entries were collected on the first of three days of this event on PokerStars with 2,850 players finding a bag at the end of the day for Day 2 to battle it out for the prize pool which will for sure surpass the $6,047,500 which has already been collected for the prize pool.

Coming back for Day 2 with the chip lead is Germany's "timbalim" with 616,706 which will be worth 343 big blinds when play resumes again. Following them in the counts is a familiar name in the poker world, Andras "probirs" Nemeth. With almost $3.5 million in live tournament cashes according to The Hendon Mob, the Hungarian player will be competing with a Day 2 stack of 568,674. Completing the podium is Russia's "ViktorXO" with 531,261.

But with such a big field, there are still plenty of familiar names left in the field that are willing to battle for their share of the prize pool. Akseli "Timonpoika" Paalanen, Joris "BillLewinsky" Ruijs, Charis "KingGr" Tsaoussis, Sebastian "p0cket00" Sikorski, /"Victor "victorbco" Hugo", Kelly "KelsterMania" Kelner, Mark "MarkBang" Bango, Florian "AAgoodfold" Duta, Jerry "Perrymejsen" Odeen, Stevan "random_chu" Chew, Evan "PURPLE"K"99" Parkes, Ludovic "ludovi333" Geilich, and Rafael "pycadasgalax" Furlanetto all finished in the top 100 of the counts at the end of the day.

Blowout Series: $530 NLHE [8-Max, The Big Blowout!] Top Ten Chip Counts

RankPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
2Andras "probirs" NemethHungary568,674316
6Akseli "Timonpoika" PaalanenFinland431,727240
9Joris "BillLewinsky" RuijsNetherlands420,631234

Team PokerStars' Results For Day 1

Six players of Team PokerStars were in the running today with mixed results as only half of them made it through. Lex "L. Veldhuis" Veldhuis leads the pack with 297,102 in chips while Arlie "Prince Pablo" Shaban has to make do with 82,494 and Ben "Spraggy" Spragg finished the day with 71,565.

Fintan "EasyWithAces" Hand lost his stack with a bluff pretty early on during the day with Spragg missing with his first bullet thanks to Jerry "Perrymejsen" Odeen and Andre "aakkari" Akkari busting to "BraisedBeef".

But it was worse for Ramon "RamonColillas" Colillas who failed to hit today with all four possible bullets. His first went to Apostolos "apostolis20" Bechrakis, his second to "mishu88", his third to Michael "munchenHB" Telker, and his final one to Jonas "Palsgaard1" Palsgaard just before the end of the day.

Lex Veldhuis
Lex Veldhuis

Plan for Day 2

When play resumes on Day 2 at 6:10 p.m. GMT, the late registration period will just have been closed five minutes prior. The first level of the day will be Level 18 which features a small blind of 900 and a big blind of 1,800 with a running ante of 225. The level duration will be reduced to 12 minutes each until there are 80 players left. The level duration will then increase to 15 minutes. Once there are 16 players left, the day will end for the final day where they will play down to a winner.

PokerNews will be there from the first raise until the final river card for Day 2 has been dealt so make sure to follow along with all the live updates right here.

Selection of End-of-Day 1 Chip Counts

poolshir • Level 17: 800-1,600, 200 ante
timbalim DE
DE 616,706 -3,000
Andras "probirs" Nemeth
Andras "probirs" Nemeth
568,674 10,064
ViktorXO RU
RU 531,261 111,954
MaxErosAmore fi
fi 444,202
19Pistike93 hu
hu 433,114 63,489
Akseli "Timonpoika" Paalanen fi
Akseli "Timonpoika" Paalanen
fi 431,727 50,634
grind4fame bg
bg 425,997
Dynamonster DK
DK 423,295 116,003
Joris "BillLewinsky" Ruijs
Joris "BillLewinsky" Ruijs
Dexoxx AT
AT 417,234 -1,360
Charis "KingGr" Tsaoussis GR
Charis "KingGr" Tsaoussis
GR 413,986 -33,011
queen497 GR
GR 412,257 40,376
Opalbubble DE
DE 408,243
XingsMaster at
at 407,509
Sebastian "p0cket00" Sikorski
Sebastian "p0cket00" Sikorski
400,838 315,911
iBreakU_U ru
ru 391,676 18,971
Victor "victorbco" Hugo BR
Victor "victorbco" Hugo
BR 387,450
DaddyDj2904 AT
AT 382,364
Freshandunknown DE
DE 379,915
bikkels NL
NL 379,033 329,781
NerriKarra KZ
KZ 373,257
Kelly "KelsterMania" Kelner CA
Kelly "KelsterMania" Kelner
CA 373,103 -336
JChan85 CA
CA 372,559 -14,631
Majchi DE
DE 368,956 -4,710
Mark "MarkBang" Bango HU
Mark "MarkBang" Bango
HU 361,457

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Play Ended

poolshir • Level 17: 800-1,600, 200 ante

Play for Day 1 has ended with 2,850 players out of 12,095 entries making it through to Day 2 .

A selection of chip counts and a recap are to follow.

No Colillas on Day 2

poolshir • Level 17: 800-1,600, 200 ante
Palsgaard vs Colillas
Palsgaard vs Colillas

"DissForYou" raised to 3,200 from under the gun and Ramon "RamonColillas" Colillas three-bet shoved from the early position for 23,300. Jonas "Palsgaard1" Palsgaard four-bet shoved for 36,709 from the hijack for everyone else to get out their way.

Ramon "RamonColillas" Colillas: {a-Hearts}{q-Spades}
Jonas "Palsgaard1" Palsgaard: {10-Clubs}{10-Diamonds}

The board ran out {8-Spades}{7-Hearts}{7-Clubs}{4-Hearts}{3-Clubs} for Palsgaard to hold with the pocket pair to send Colillas out of the tournament entirely on his fourth bullet.

Jonas "Palsgaard1" Palsgaard dk
Jonas "Palsgaard1" Palsgaard
dk 67,209
Ramon "RamonColillas" Colillas
Ramon "RamonColillas" Colillas

"Lovetodo" Loses All to "timbalim"

poolshir • Level 17: 800-1,600, 200 ante

"Lovetodo" raised to 3,520 from the middle position and was called by "Chopper100" in the cutoff and "timbalim" and "yaguipoker" in the blinds.

The flop came {q-Diamonds}{q-Hearts}{5-Spades}, it was checked to "Lovetodo" who bet 6,872 for "Chopper100" to fold. "timbalim" raised to 21,290 for "yaguipoker" to fold. "Lovetodo" shoved for 61,829 which "timbalim" called.

"Lovetodo": {q-Clubs}{j-Clubs}
"timbalim": {q-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds}

The rest of the board was completed with the {3-Diamonds} and {4-Diamonds} for "timbalim" to hold with the flopped two pair.

timbalim DE
DE 619,706 62,989
Lovetodo MT
MT Busted

"Dexoxx" Downs "KKmagicking" In Last Level of the Night

poolshir • Level 17: 800-1,600, 200 ante

"Dexoxx" raised to 3,520 from the hijack and "KKmagicking" three-bet to 8,000 from the cutoff. The rest of the table folded and "Dexoxx" made the call.

The flop came {9-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds}{7-Clubs}, "KKmagicking" continued with a bet of 9,600 after "Dexoxx" had checked who made the call again.

The turn was the {k-Spades} and this time, both players checked to the {10-Diamonds} on the river. "Dexoxx" bet 29,400 for "KKmagicking" to raise to 58,800. "Dexoxx" shoved for "KKmagicking" to call for the 116,973 they had behind. "Dexoxx" tabled the {a-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds} for the nut-flush to bust "KKmagicking" in the last level of the night who held the {k-Hearts}{k-Diamonds} for the turned set.

Dexoxx AT
AT 418,594
KKmagicking SE
SE Busted

"tram-vai" Taken Out by Nemeth

poolshir • Level 17: 800-1,600, 200 ante

"tram-vai" raised to 4,800 from the button and Andras "probirs" Nemeth three-bet to 13,600 from the big blind. "tram-vai" responded with a four-bet shove for 46,950 which Nemeth easily called.

"tram-vai": {a-Hearts}{k-Clubs}
Andras "probirs" Nemeth: {j-Hearts}{j-Diamonds}

The flop came {k-Spades}{j-Spades}{9-Spades} for "tram-vai" to hit top pair but for Nemeth to improve to a set.

The turn was the {q-Spades} for "tram-vai" to pick up the gutshot to a straight to double up or the flush draw to split the pot and stay alive but the river completed the board with the {9-Hearts} instead for Nemeth to improve to a full house.

Andras "probirs" Nemeth
Andras "probirs" Nemeth
558,610 165,482
tram-vai RU
RU Busted

"timbalim" Takes Chip Lead

poolshir • Level 17: 800-1,600, 200 ante

"timbalim" raised to 3,520 from the early position in the last level of the day and "eeql" three-bet to 11,200 from the cutoff. The action folded back to "timbalim" who four-bet shoved for "eeql" to call for the 113,753 they had behind.

"eeql": {9-Spades}{9-Diamonds}
"timbalim": {a-Hearts}{a-Diamonds}

The board ran out {q-Spades}{a-Clubs}{j-Hearts}{5-Clubs}{k-Hearts} for "eeql" to bust with the lower pocket pair as "timbalim" improved to a set on the flop for the chip lead.

timbalim DE
DE 556,717 120,958
eeql NO
NO Busted