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Online Legend Viktor Blom Tops the Counts After Day 1a

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Viktor Blom
Viktor Blom

The 2018 partypoker LIVE MILLIONS Germany €5,300 Main Event is off to a good start to meet the guaranteed prize pool of €5,000,000. after the first of four starting days at the King's Casino in Rozvadov attracted a field of 209 entries. Of those, only 70 made it through to Day 2 and it was no other than Viktor Blom that ended up with the most chips.

After the Swedish online high stakes legend busted out in 15th place for €11,000 in the €2,700 Warm Up, Blom jumped right into the action of the Main Event and doubled in one of the first hands after sitting down when flopping a straight. Soon after Blom sent Dermot Blain to the rail in a big clash with aces versus kings and knocked out another player with aces versus jacks before half time. Blom didn't stop there just yet, as another pair of aces gave him a set and an opponent had an inferior set of treys to send over his stack to the Swede.

Despite losing quite some chips in the last levels of the night, Blom topped the counts after bagging up 8.805 million. His nearest follower is Viliyan Petleshkov with 7.7 million and Christopher Frank made it through with 6.98 million. Frank claimed the stack of partypoker ambassador Joao Simao when his pocket kings held up versus ace-king. Two partypoker sponsored players made it through in team online's Josip Simunic (4.09 million) and ambassador Patrick Leonard (2.0 million), while Johnny Lodden, Marcel Luske and Dzmitry Urbanovich were all felted throughout the 12 levels of 40 minutes each.

Other big stacks and notables that won't need to re-enter the competition include Artur Wasek (5,915 million), Jessica Pilkington (5.66 million), 2017 World Series of Poker Europe Main Event runner-up Gianluca Speranza (5.28 million), Christian Christner (5.19 million), Koray Aldemir (5.025 million), Sander van Wesemael (4.72 million), David Urban (4.205 million), four time WSOP bracelet winner Dominik Nitsche (3.225 million) and Sam Cohen (2.87 million).

The partypoker sponsored pro Urbanovich was down to just four big blinds when he got it in with nine-tree off suit and picked up two callers. Abdullah Al-Emadi and Arsenii Karmatckii checked down a king-high board and Al-Emadi won the pot with pocket queens.

Other big names to fall on Day 1a included Mike Leah, Pierre Neuville, Michael Tureniec, Ole Schemion, Adrian Mateos, James Akenhead, Steve O'Dwyer and Vladimir Troyanovskiy. Most of them are already in action in the second flight of the day that is scheduled to finish around 2 a.m. local time and the PokerNews live reporting team will provide updates throughout the early morning hours.

Tags: Adrian MateosAlessandro SperanzaArsenii KarmatckiiArtur WasekChristian ChristnerChristopher FrankDermot BlainDominik NitscheDzmitry UrbanovichGianluca SperanzaJames AkenheadJessica PilkingtonJoao SimaoJohnny LoddenJosip SimunicKoray AldemirLukasz WasekMarcel LuskeMichael TureniecMike LeahOle SchemionPatrick LeonardPierre NeuvilleSamantha CohenSander van WesemaelSteve O'DwyerViktor BlomViliyan PetleshkovVladimir Troyanovskiy

Assorted End-Of-Day Counts (full)

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The full chip counts will be provided when PokerNews receives them and a recap of today's action is to follow.

Viktor Blom se
Viktor Blom
se 8,805,000 -1,195,000
Viliyan Petleshkov bg
Viliyan Petleshkov
bg 7,700,000 600,000
Christopher Frank de
Christopher Frank
de 6,980,000 580,000
Uzair Khawaja DK
Uzair Khawaja
DK 5,960,000
Artur Wasek PL
Artur Wasek
PL 5,915,000 15,000
Jessica Pilkington gb
Jessica Pilkington
gb 5,660,000 3,560,000
Gianluca Speranza it
Gianluca Speranza
it 5,480,000 3,280,000
Ercan Olgun tr
Ercan Olgun
tr 5,265,000 5,265,000
Jack Sinclair gb
Jack Sinclair
gb 5,200,000 500,000
Christian Christner de
Christian Christner
de 5,190,000 90,000
Koray Aldemir de
Koray Aldemir
de 5,025,000 1,625,000
Sander van Wesemael nl
Sander van Wesemael
nl 4,720,000 220,000
Giuseppe Moio IT
Giuseppe Moio
IT 4,610,000
Rosen Angelov bg
Rosen Angelov
bg 4,595,000 4,595,000
Hollywood DE
Hollywood
DE 4,355,000
David Urban sk
David Urban
sk 4,205,000 -195,000
Jaroslaw Sikora pl
Jaroslaw Sikora
pl 4,175,000 -625,000
Josip Simunic at
Josip Simunic
at 4,090,000 290,000
Anatolii Zyrin ru
Anatolii Zyrin
ru 3,900,000 300,000
Krasimir Yankov bg
Krasimir Yankov
bg 3,770,000
Awesomenezz DE
Awesomenezz
DE 3,680,000
Aleksandras Rusinovas lt
Aleksandras Rusinovas
lt 3,400,000
Dominik Nitsche de
Dominik Nitsche
de 3,225,000 -1,275,000
Stoyan Obreshkov bg
Stoyan Obreshkov
bg 3,220,000 -780,000
Oleg Suntsov ru
Oleg Suntsov
ru 3,055,000

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Three Hands to Go on Day 1a

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The clock has been stopped with eight minutes left on the clock and three more hands will be played for tonight before bagging and tagging.

Aldemir Doubles Late on Day 1a

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It was Christopher Frank that had knocked out partypoker ambassador Joao Simao earlier when his kings held up against ace-king and the German is among the bigger stacks in the late stages of Day 1a. Viliyal Petleshkov is ahead of Frank, though, and Viktor Blom still thrones on top despite losing some chips towards the end.

Paul Newey had Vitalii Pankov all in and at risk for 1.04 million with {K-Hearts}{K-Diamonds} versus {8-Hearts}{6-Hearts} only to see Pankov improve to quads on a board of {8-Spades}{6-Spades}{6-Clubs}{J-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds}.

Dietrich Fast raised to 130,000 and Xia Lin three-bet on the button to 360,000. Koray Aldemir moved all in out of the small blind to force a quick fold from Fast, while Lin asked for a count. Aldemir's all in was for 1.58 million and Lin called after some consideration.

Koray Aldemir: {K-Diamonds}{K-Hearts}
Xia Lin: {5-Spades}{5-Clubs}

The board came {Q-Hearts}{10-Clubs}{8-Diamonds}{9-Hearts}{A-Hearts} and Aldemir doubled.

Viktor Blom se
Viktor Blom
se 10,000,000 -400,000
Viliyan Petleshkov bg
Viliyan Petleshkov
bg 7,100,000 1,100,000
Christopher Frank de
Christopher Frank
de 6,400,000 1,400,000
Christian Christner de
Christian Christner
de 5,100,000 1,900,000
Josip Simunic at
Josip Simunic
at 3,800,000 600,000
Koray Aldemir de
Koray Aldemir
de 3,400,000 900,000
Paul Newey gb
Paul Newey
gb 3,300,000 -200,000
Vitalii Pankov ru
Vitalii Pankov
ru 2,300,000

Tags: Christopher FrankDietrich FastJoao SimaoKoray AldemirPaul NeweyViktor BlomViliyan PetleshkovXia Lin

A Big Flip for Wasek

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Artur Wasek
Artur Wasek

The cards of Francesco Delfoco were all but rushed away while the Polish rail cheered with Artur Wasek, who had jumped out of his seat to celebrate. Delfoco had a flip for his tournament life with the {A-Hearts}{K-Diamonds} and Wasek looked him up with {Q-Spades}{Q-Hearts}. The board of {J-Hearts}{9-Hearts}{8-Hearts}{4-Clubs}{10-Clubs} was a big sweat, but ultimately the pocket queens held up to eliminate Delfoco.

Artur Wasek PL
Artur Wasek
PL 5,900,000 1,700,000
Francesco Delfoco it
Francesco Delfoco
it Busted

Tags: Artur WasekFrancesco Delfoco

Nietrzebka Busts to Obreshkov

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From early position, Daniel Nietrzebka moved all in for his last 855,000 and Stoyan Obreshkov in the small blind reshoved to isolate successfully.

Daniel Nietrzebka: {K-Spades}{J-Hearts}
Stoyan Obreshkov: {8-Diamonds}{8-Spades}

On the {A-Diamonds}{Q-Clubs}{Q-Hearts} flop, Obreshkov smiled and said just one word: "Sweat." Along with his two over cards, Nietrzebka also had any ace to win the hand, but the {3-Hearts} turn and {5-Diamonds} river were of no help.

Stoyan Obreshkov bg
Stoyan Obreshkov
bg 4,000,000 -300,000
Daniel Nietrzebka pl
Daniel Nietrzebka
pl Busted

Tags: Stoyan ObreshkovDaniel Nietrzebka

Last Level for Day 1a

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Only 80 players out of 209 entries remain in the final level of the first starting day, and they will be bagging and tagging at the end of this level. So far it seems that Viktor Blom is almost unstoppable at the top of the counts, but some others may be able to catch up still.

Tags: Viktor Blom

Assorted Counts From Level 11

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Viktor Blom se
Viktor Blom
se 10,400,000 -550,000
Viliyan Petleshkov bg
Viliyan Petleshkov
bg 6,000,000 1,500,000
Jack Sinclair gb
Jack Sinclair
gb 5,100,000 -300,000
Jaroslaw Sikora pl
Jaroslaw Sikora
pl 4,800,000 150,000
Sander van Wesemael nl
Sander van Wesemael
nl 4,500,000 1,000,000
Artur Wasek PL
Artur Wasek
PL 4,200,000 1,600,000
Anatolii Zyrin ru
Anatolii Zyrin
ru 3,600,000 1,800,000
Paul Newey gb
Paul Newey
gb 3,500,000 2,800,000
Josip Simunic at
Josip Simunic
at 3,200,000 2,600,000
Samantha Cohen us
Samantha Cohen
us 3,200,000 1,800,000
Oliver Price gb
Oliver Price
gb 3,000,000
Ante Varnica HR
Ante Varnica
HR 3,000,000 1,400,000
Dietrich Fast de
Dietrich Fast
de 2,900,000 800,000
Jiri Horak cz
Jiri Horak
cz 2,700,000 -300,000
Jessica Pilkington gb
Jessica Pilkington
gb 2,100,000 700,000
Orpen Kisacikoglu tr
Orpen Kisacikoglu
tr 1,900,000 450,000
Bartlomiej Machon pl
Bartlomiej Machon
pl 1,700,000 -1,400,000
Vojtech Ruzicka cz
Vojtech Ruzicka
cz 1,500,000 -525,000
Mike Leah ca
Mike Leah
ca 1,400,000 1,400,000
Terry Green GB
Terry Green
GB 750,000 750,000

Al-Emadi Doubles

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Abdullah Al-Emadi got his stack of 1,03 million in before the flop with {K-Diamonds}{K-Hearts} and picked up a single caller, who turned over the {10-Hearts}{10-Diamonds}. Al-Emadi had some sweat but eventually stayed clear on a board of {Q-Spades}{9-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds}{8-Hearts}{A-Clubs} to double and avoid a re-entry into Day 1b.

Abdullah Al-Emadi QA
Abdullah Al-Emadi
QA 2,200,000 800,000

Tags: Abdullah Al-Emadi