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Day 1b Completed

Dmitriy Kopyl Leads After partypoker LIVE MILLIONS Russia Main Event Day 1B

will_shill • Level 8: 8,000-16,000, 16,000 ante
Day 1B Chip Leader Dmitriy Kopyl
Day 1B Chip Leader Dmitriy Kopyl

Day 1B of the partypoker LIVE MILLIONS Russia Main Event attracted 313 players, slightly more than the 262 that Day 1A attracted.

That figure of 313 includes both players that qualified through Phase satellites on partypoker, as well as direct entries here at the Sochi Casino & Resort in the Krasnaya Polyana region of Russia.

After eight 60-minute levels it is Dmitriy Kopyl who is the clear chip leader with 5,924,000 leading the 204 advancing to Day 2.

Other big stacks include Gary Banks (3,560,000), Gerald Karlic (3,446,000), Konstantin Generalov (3,267,000) and Aleksei Kozlov (3,201,000).

Other notables advancing include Konstantin Puchkov (2,750,000), Bertrand Grospellier (2,240,000), Martin Kabrhel (1,936,000), Jeff Hakim (1,761,000), Vitaly Lunkin (1,450,000), Sergey Lebedev (1,330,000), Eugene Katchalov (1,301,000) and Philipp Zukernik (1,030,000).

Pierre Neuville

Another big stack advancing to Day 2 is 2015 WSOP November Niner Pierre Neuville (pictured above). The 74-year-old was active throughout the day, and appeared to never be out of a pot in the early goings. Despite a rollercoaster day at times, he bagged a healthy 3,470,000.

partypoker Sponsored Pro Jan-Peter Jachtmann was among the players to bust and re-enter. He paid off the Aces of Martin Kabrhel for most of his chips, and then got it in with top-pair and a flush draw against a flopped straight. His second bullet went slightly better, and he will be taking through 1,680,000 in chips to Day 2.

Another partypoker Sponsored Pro who will be joining him in Day 2 is Johnny Lodden who bagged up a healthy 2,866,000 at the end of today’s eight levels of play.

Lodden secured a huge double up through Vladimiar Karakiyan on a {j-Hearts}{9-Clubs}{6-Clubs} flop. Lodden moved all in with pocket Kings, and managed to get called by the King-Jack of Karakiyan. The turn and river were both blanks, and that was enough to get him up over the two million chip mark.

Johnny Lodden

Day 2 starts tomorrow at 4 p.m., but not before a special Turbo Day 1C has been played and the final list of players advancing to Day 2 confirmed. Day 1C will start at 12 p.m. and has special 20-minute levels.

Stay tuned to PokerNews.com for all your live updates from the Sochi Casino & Resort as we get closer to finding out who will take down the latest partypoker MILLIONS tournament.

Tags: Bertrand GrospellierDmitriy KopylEugene KatchalovGary BanksGerald KarlicJan-Peter JachtmannJeff HakimJohnny LoddenKonstantin GeneralovKonstantin PuchkovMartin KabrhelPierre NeuvilleVitaly Lunkin

Assorted End of Day 1B Chip Counts

will_shill • Level 8: 8,000-16,000, 16,000 ante

Below are assorted counts for the day, the full chip counts and a recap of today's action are to follow.

Dmitriy Kopyl RU
Dmitriy Kopyl
RU 5,924,000 724,000
Florian-Dimitrie Duta ro
Florian-Dimitrie Duta
ro 4,101,000 1,901,000
Gary Banks gb
Gary Banks
gb 3,562,000 162,000
Aliaksandr Maistrenka BY
Aliaksandr Maistrenka
BY 3,503,000 -397,000
Pierre Neuville be
Pierre Neuville
be 3,470,000 770,000
Gerald Karlic at
Gerald Karlic
at 3,446,000 -654,000
Konstantin Generalov ru
Konstantin Generalov
ru 3,267,000 -133,000
Aleksei Kozlov RU
Aleksei Kozlov
RU 3,201,000 -349,000
Alexander Denisov RU
Alexander Denisov
RU 3,190,000 -710,000
Boris Kotleba SK
Boris Kotleba
SK 3,180,000
Johnny Lodden no
Johnny Lodden
no 2,866,000 666,000
Govert Metaal nl
Govert Metaal
nl 2,777,000 1,777,000
Mikhail Galitskiy ru
Mikhail Galitskiy
ru 2,438,000 2,438,000
Bertrand Grospellier fr
Bertrand Grospellier
fr 2,243,000 -157,000
Robert Kokoska cz
Robert Kokoska
cz 2,199,000 1,274,000
Martin Kabrhel cz
Martin Kabrhel
cz 1,936,000 -344,000
Marek Blasko sk
Marek Blasko
sk 1,866,000 366,000
Manig Loeser de
Manig Loeser
de 1,847,000 907,000
Konstantinos Nanos gr
Konstantinos Nanos
gr 1,787,000 -263,000
Jeff Hakim lb
Jeff Hakim
lb 1,761,000 561,000
Jan-Peter Jachtmann de
Jan-Peter Jachtmann
de 1,678,000 938,000
Mehmet Kolgu tr
Mehmet Kolgu
tr 1,677,000 1,677,000
Kelly Ince GB
Kelly Ince
GB 1,613,000 413,000
Marc Mccluskey
Marc Mccluskey
1,583,000 1,583,000
Josef Snejberg cz
Josef Snejberg
cz 1,527,000 627,000

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Kotleba Scores Big Double

zedmaster84 • Level 8: 8,000-16,000, 16,000 ante

In the last hand of the night, Boris Kotleba scored a big double through table neighbor Sergey Kan. On the {7-Hearts}{4-Clubs}{4-Diamonds} flop, Kotleba checked and shoved over the top of a Kan bet worth 325,000. The latter called after some consideration and showed {10-Hearts}{10-Clubs}, while Kotleba only had {8-Clubs}{5-Diamonds} for a gutshot.

The {J-Hearts} turn was a blank, but the {6-Hearts} river gave Kotleba a straight to double for 1,201,000. "I think they hate me here, I did the same thing before," Kotleba said while he was bagging up the chips.

Boris Kotleba SK
Boris Kotleba
SK 3,180,000 1,380,000
Sergey Kan
Sergey Kan
313,000 313,000

Tags: Boris KotlebaSergey Kan

Last Four Hands

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There will be four more hands played in Day 1B, tournament officials have announced.

Stay tuned for a full recap from the day's action.

Steve O'Dwyer Eliminated

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Steve O'Dwyer
Steve O'Dwyer

Steve O'Dwyer doubled up one player all-in preflop when his {j-Hearts}{7-Hearts} failed to catch up to his opponent's {4-Clubs}{4-Hearts}. That left him with around 260,000 and that went in the next hand.

One player limped, another three bet and O'Dwyer moved all in. The initial limper folded and the other player called with {a-Clubs}{5-Clubs}. O'Dwyer held {k-Spades}{3-Hearts}.

The flop was a good one for O'Dwyer coming {3-Spades}{2-Spades}{8-Spades}. The turn was the {2-Hearts}, but the river was the {a-Diamonds} which eliminated O'Dwyer.

"Oh well," he said, "I'll try again."

Steve O'Dwyer ie
Steve O'Dwyer
ie Busted

Tags: Steve O'Dwyer

Papazian and Shalamov Eliminated

zedmaster84 • Level 8: 8,000-16,000, 16,000 ante

The big stack of Gerald Karlic was the result of a big double against Alexandru Papazian when the former turned a straight with five-six and the latter's flopped set of nines could not improve to a full house. The stacks went in after the river, though, and Papazian was left with just one million.

Those chips then went to Pierre Neuville, who cracked the kings of the Romanian with {K-}{Q-} after a {Q-}{J-}{9-} flop. Another queen fell on the turn to spell the end for Papazian. He left the table with a smile and said "I didn't spew this time, at least I think so," and Karlic also admitted that both hands were coolers.

Mikhail Shalamov was also among those to bust. He three-bet his last 20 big blinds with pocket jacks and initial raiser Aleksei Kozlov called with queens to scoop the pot.

Aleksei Kozlov RU
Aleksei Kozlov
RU 3,550,000 3,550,000
Pierre Neuville be
Pierre Neuville
be 2,700,000 1,450,000
Alexandru Papazian ro
Alexandru Papazian
ro Busted
Mikhail Shalamov ru
Mikhail Shalamov
ru Busted

Tags: Aleksei KozlovAlexandru PapazianGerald KarlicMikhail ShalamovPierre Neuville

Big; Bigger; Kopyl

zedmaster84 • Level 8: 8,000-16,000, 16,000 ante

There were several players that were gunning for the lead, but the corner table four boasts a monster stack in Dmitriy Kopyl with massive 5.2 million. That appears to be the current chip lead with the belopw big stacks in contention.

Dmitriy Kopyl RU
Dmitriy Kopyl
RU 5,200,000 5,200,000
Gerald Karlic at
Gerald Karlic
at 4,100,000 980,000
Alexander Denisov RU
Alexander Denisov
RU 3,900,000 -100,000
Aliaksandr Maistrenka BY
Aliaksandr Maistrenka
BY 3,900,000 200,000
Aleksei Milica RU
Aleksei Milica
RU 3,600,000 950,000
Konstantin Generalov ru
Konstantin Generalov
ru 3,400,000 1,750,000

Tags: Dmitriy Kopyl

Lodden Doubles; Geshkenbein Busts Ganeev

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Johnny Lodden
Johnny Lodden

Murat Ganeev raised and four-bet all in for what appeared to be 295,000, picking up a quick call by Vladimir Geshkenbein.

Murat Ganeev: {A-Clubs}{K-Hearts}
Vladimir Geshkenbein: {J-Diamonds}{J-Clubs}

The {J-Hearts}{9-Clubs}{6-Clubs} flop left Ganeev drawing very thing, and he was done for the day on the {A-Diamonds} turn. A meaningless {4-Diamonds} river was just a formality.

Johnny Lodden doubled up in a big pot against Vladimir Karakiyan. On the three-way flop of {J-Hearts}{8-Diamonds}{2-Clubs}, Lodden bet out of the small blind for 155,000 and Karakiyan raised to 500,000 in the big blind. A third player in the hand folded and Lodden moved all in, Karakiyan sighed and called.

Johnny Lodden: {K-Diamonds}{K-Clubs}
Vladimir Karakiyan: {K-Spades}{J-Diamonds}

The {6-Spades} turn and {2-Diamonds} river were blanks and Lodden doubled for 1,006,000.

Johnny Lodden no
Johnny Lodden
no 2,200,000 400,000
Vladimir Geshkenbein ru
Vladimir Geshkenbein
ru 1,900,000 320,000
Murat Ganeev
Murat Ganeev
Busted

Tags: Johnny LoddenMurat GaneevVladimir GeshkenbeinVladimir Karakiyan

Pierre Neuville Bluffs Moritz Dietrich

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Pierre Neuville
Pierre Neuville

Pierre Neuville raised to 40,000 from the hijack and Moritz Dietrich three-bet to 140,000 out of the small blind.

The flop came {q-Hearts}{2-Diamonds}{a-Diamonds} and Dietrich continued for 80,000. Neuville then raised his young German opponent to 180,000.

Dietrich went deep into the tank but eventually brushed the cards towards the muck.

"Do you want to see?" asked Neuville.

"No!" replied Dietrich, but Neuville turned over {8-Spades}{6-Spades} and took down the pot.

Pierre Neuville be
Pierre Neuville
be 1,250,000 -100,000
Moritz Dietrich de
Moritz Dietrich
de 300,000 -460,000

Tags: Moritz DietrichPierre Neuville