2021 World Series of Poker 2021 MSPT Venetian
€550 Main Event, €125,000 GTD

Pokercode Member Alexander Baier Leads Final Nine in the Pokercode Festival Bratislava Main Event

Jaxon • Level 22: 15,000-30,000, 30,000 ante
Alexander Baier

The inaugural €125,000 guaranteed Pokercode Main Event has reached a final table of nine players with Alexander Baier heading into the final day with the chip lead.

Baier is an active member of the Pokercode community and held the lead throughout most of Day 2. He already had a small chip lead when he won a massive pot where he nailed a full house with tens full to eliminate Sebastian Schulze with a full house with eights with another player also in the hand.

Meanwhile, Leonard Hermann, Maximilian Silz, and Tim Van Loo also bagged above-average stacks with Konstantin Hammermueller, Filip Jurga, Isuf Hoxha, Fabian Bernhauser, and Day 1a chip leader Vladimir Bednar also still in contention for the title.

Final Table Seat Draw

TableSeatPlayerChip CountBig Blinds
141Vladimir Bednar205,0007
142Fabian Bernhauser675,00023
143Alexander Baier3,370,000169
144Leonard Hermann2,560,000128
145Tim Van Loo1,435,00072
146Isuf Hoxha680,00034
147Filip Jurga765,00038
148Konstantin Hammermueller820,00041
149Maximilian Silz2,125,000106

Action of the Day

The Day began with 233 entries and 71 survivors. The field grew by 20 entries to 253 entries by the time late registration closed after the conclusion of the first blind level of the day.

Players were hitting the rail at a fast and furious pace until the bubble was reached. Steffen Sontheimer was short on chips and managed two doubles on the bubble broke when Raffael Crose couldn't get there with ace-ten against Van Loo's ace-queen.

Although Sontheimer continued to roll after the money bubble broke, he did suffer a different bubble as he was the final player eliminated on Day 2 in 10th place for €2,295.

Steffen Sontheimer
Steffen Sontheimer

Final Table Payouts

The nine returning players are guaranteed at least €3,005 with tomorrow's winner slated to win a top prize of €25,115.


The final table will begin on Sunday, Sept. 12 at 12 p.m. PokerNews will be reporting on a 30-minute delay to not give away any spoilers from the live stream on the PokercodeOfficial Twitch channel.

The action will resume with 37:16 left in Level 22 (15,000/30,000/30,000a) and blind levels will continue to increase every 40 minutes as was the case on Day 2.

Stay tuned to see who will win the inaugural Pokercode Festival Main Event.

*Photos courtesy of Tomas Stacha / Pokercode

Tags: Alexander BaierFabian BernhauserFilip JurgaLeonard HermannMaximilian SilzRaffael CroseSebastian SchulzeSteffen SontheimerTim Van LooVladimir Bednar