€2,700 Warm Up
€2,700 Warm Up
Day 1a Completed

Clarke Takes Chip Lead on Day 1a; partypoker Chairman, Sexton, Also Through to Day 2

poolshir • Level 12: 30,000-60,000, 60,000 ante
Patrick Clarke
Patrick Clarke

Day 1a of the partypoker LIVE MILLIONS Grand Final Barcelona Warm Up was done around 21:00 on Monday, April 9th. In total there were 304 entries with 92 players bagging and tagging their chips to take to Tuesday, April 10th. Taking the honors of the chip lead for Day 1a was Patrick Clarke with 10,800,000 in chips.

Clarke seems to do well in the partypoker LIVE MILLIONS Warm Up tournaments as he finished in fourth place during the MILLIONS Germany event, cashing for €69,000 in total last February. Only narrowly missing out on the chip lead was Mikalai Vaskaboinikau with 10,550,000 in chips. Closing the podium for Day 1a is Smain Mamouni with 9,200,000.

Other notable chip counts include Gianluca Speranza (5,865,000), Sander van Wesemael (5,525,000), Manuel Ruivo (5,375,000), Chris Moorman (5,345,000), Asi Moshe (5,185,000), Gaelle Baumann (5,155,000), Vojtech Ruzicka (5,565,000), and Julian Thomas with 4,450,000 in chips.

Representing the partypoker brand on Day 2 is the partypoker Chairman Mike Sexton. He bagged 1,935,000 which is below the average chip count but still gives him more than enough space to play with on Day 2. Unfortunately, not everyone managed to make it through to the partypoker representatives. Players include Dzmitry Urbanovich, Josip Simunic, Philipp Gruissem, and Marcel Luske.

Other players that also fell at one of the many hurdles today include Niall Farrell, Tobias Ziegler, Jasper Wetemans, Paul Newey, [Removed:17], Jack Salter, Martin Finger, Noah Vaillancourt, Anton Wigg, Peter Jaksland, Konstantinos Misailidis, and many others. Luckily, they still had Day 1b to try their luck.

Day 2 continues on Tuesday, April 10th, at a revised time of 12:30 local time. Players will continue on Level 13 with a small blind of 35,000, big blind of 70,000 and a button ante of 70,000.

Make sure to follow all the updates as PokerNews provides them from the tournament floor!

Tags: Anton WiggAsi MosheChris MoormanDzmitry UrbanovichGaelle BaumannGianluca SperanzaJack SalterJasper WetemansJosip SimunicJulian ThomasManuel RuivoMarcel LuskeMartin FingerMikalai VaskaboinikauMike SextonNiall FarrellNoah VaillancourtPatrick ClarkePaul NeweyPeter JakslandPhilipp GruissemRussell ThomasSmain MamouniTobias ZieglerVojtech Ruzicka

End-of-day Chip Counts (full)

poolshir • Level 12: 30,000-60,000, 60,000 ante
Patrick Clarke ie
Patrick Clarke
ie 10,800,000 10,790,000
Mikalai Vaskaboinikau by
Mikalai Vaskaboinikau
by 10,550,000 5,650,000
Smain Mamouni fr
Smain Mamouni
fr 9,200,000 7,200,000
Cristian Juanena ES
Cristian Juanena
ES 8,560,000 8,560,000
Jost Horst Hans Beifuhs DE
Jost Horst Hans Beifuhs
DE 8,285,000 8,285,000
Javier Alonso ES
Javier Alonso
ES 6,685,000 6,685,000
Philip Jacobson DK
Philip Jacobson
DK 6,495,000 6,495,000
Matan Bakrat CA
Matan Bakrat
CA 5,985,000 5,985,000
Andrii Novak ua
Andrii Novak
ua 5,870,000 5,870,000
Gianluca Speranza it
Gianluca Speranza
it 5,865,000 -135,000
Hassan Fares fr
Hassan Fares
fr 5,685,000 5,685,000
Mark Buckley ie
Mark Buckley
ie 5,600,000 5,600,000
Sander van Wesemael nl
Sander van Wesemael
nl 5,525,000 25,000
Manuel O'Shea ES
Manuel O'Shea
ES 5,500,000 5,500,000
Manuel Ruivo pt
Manuel Ruivo
pt 5,375,000 5,375,000
Luciano Damico AR
Luciano Damico
AR 5,355,000 2,555,000
Chris Moorman gb
Chris Moorman
gb 5,345,000 3,745,000
Ivan Galinec hr
Ivan Galinec
hr 5,200,000 3,500,000
Asi Moshe il
Asi Moshe
il 5,185,000 5,185,000
Gaelle Baumann fr
Gaelle Baumann
fr 5,115,000 415,000
Mikael Koistinen fi
Mikael Koistinen
fi 4,915,000 -485,000
Javier Zapatero es
Javier Zapatero
es 4,850,000 3,845,000
Franz Ditz de
Franz Ditz
de 4,750,000 4,750,000
Ramez Haddad lb
Ramez Haddad
lb 4,740,000 4,740,000
Abdelmajid Chiboub FR
Abdelmajid Chiboub
FR 4,600,000 -2,100,000

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Play Ended

poolshir • Level 12: 30,000-60,000, 60,000 ante

Play has ended for today. A full chip count and a recap of today are to follow once Day 1b is done.

Last Five Hands

poolshir • Level 12: 30,000-60,000, 60,000 ante

The tournament clock has been stopped and the floor has announced that the players need to play five more hands before they can bag and tag their chips for Day 2, Tuesday, April 10th.

Speranza Knocks Newey Out

poolshir • Level 12: 30,000-60,000, 60,000 ante

Paul Newey shoved all in for 820,000 in total from mid-position. Gianluca Speranza was sitting on the button and called with the bigger stack. The players in the blinds folded.

Paul Newey: {A-Hearts}{10-Diamonds}
Gianluca Speranza: {A-Clubs}{A-Diamonds}

The board ran out {6-Hearts}{2-Spades}{8-Spades}{5-Clubs}{6-Diamonds} - no help for Newey and he has been eliminated.

Gianluca Speranza it
Gianluca Speranza
it 6,000,000 700,000
Paul Newey gb
Paul Newey
gb Busted
Christian Christner de
Christian Christner
de Busted

Tags: Gianluca SperanzaPaul Newey

Mach Shaves Another One Off the Field

poolshir • Level 12: 30,000-60,000, 60,000 ante

The player in the under-the-gun position raised to 110,000 and action folded to Jan Mach in the small blind. Mach three-bet to 405,000. The initial raiser decided to shove all in for almost 2,000,000 in total. Mach called.

Under-the-gun player: {K-Clubs}{K-Diamonds}
Jan Mach: {A-Hearts}{k-Spades}

The board ran out {j-Diamonds}{8-Clubs}{a-Spades}{4-Spades}{9-Hearts} to give Mach an ace on the flop to win the hand. After counting all the chips, his opponent had 1,925,000 in total and Mach had more. His opponent was sent to the rail or the cashier to reenter into Day 1b.

Jan Mach cz
Jan Mach
cz 4,600,000 3,400,000

Tags: Jan Mach

More Recent Chip Counts

poolshir • Level 12: 30,000-60,000, 60,000 ante
Abdelmajid Chiboub FR
Abdelmajid Chiboub
FR 6,700,000 2,700,000
Sander van Wesemael nl
Sander van Wesemael
nl 5,500,000 3,500,000
Mikael Koistinen fi
Mikael Koistinen
fi 5,400,000 1,700,000
Mikalai Vaskaboinikau by
Mikalai Vaskaboinikau
by 4,900,000 -100,000
Gaelle Baumann fr
Gaelle Baumann
fr 4,700,000 1,700,000
Vojtech Ruzicka cz
Vojtech Ruzicka
cz 4,200,000 700,000
Arne Ruge de
Arne Ruge
de 3,200,000 600,000
Johannes Becker de
Johannes Becker
de 2,200,000 1,200,000
Jack Sinclair gb
Jack Sinclair
gb 2,000,000 1,150,000
Bryan Piccioli us
Bryan Piccioli
us 2,000,000 -300,000
Benjamin Pollak fr
Benjamin Pollak
fr 1,800,000
Robin Ylitalo se
Robin Ylitalo
se 1,350,000 600,000
Kitty Kuo tw
Kitty Kuo
tw 1,300,000
Paul Michaelis de
Paul Michaelis
de 750,000 -350,000
Ana Marquez es
Ana Marquez
es 585,000 135,000
Patrick Clarke ie
Patrick Clarke
ie 10,000 -7,790,000
Thomas Muehloecker at
Thomas Muehloecker
at Busted
Josip Simunic at
Josip Simunic
at Busted

Fernandez Not Good for Nuutinen

poolshir • Level 11: 25,000-50,000, 50,000 ante

Javier Alonso Fernandez claimed the short stack of Jorma Nuutinen when he got it in from the small blind with the {J-Clubs}{10-Clubs} and Nuutinen called it off for around 450,000 with {A-Hearts}{6-Spades}. The board came {J-Diamonds}{8-Clubs}{7-Spades}{Q-Spades}{2-Hearts} and that was it for the Finn.

Manuel Bardon doubled with {A-Spades}{A-Hearts} against the {10-Spades}{10-Clubs} of Marcin Chmielewski when the board came {5-Hearts}{2-Spades}{2-Diamonds}{6-Spades}{4-Diamonds}. Right after the fireworks started again on the same table when Govert Metaal shoved for his last 510,000 with the {J-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds}. Initial raiser Philippe D’Auteil called with {A-Diamonds}{Q-Diamonds} and Metaal was ready to leave when spotting the flop of {K-Clubs}{10-Spades}{7-Spades}. However, the {8-Clubs} turn improved the Dutchman to a straight and the blank {2-Hearts} river secured his double.

Marcin Chmielewski pl
Marcin Chmielewski
pl 3,800,000 2,800,000
Manuel Bardon es
Manuel Bardon
es 1,750,000 1,750,000
Govert Metaal nl
Govert Metaal
nl 1,100,000 -2,400,000
Jorma Nuutinen fi
Jorma Nuutinen
fi Busted

Tags: Alonso FernandezGovert MetaalManuel BardonMarcin ChmielewskiPhilippe D’Auteil