2019 PokerNews Cup Casino Finix

€1,100 High Roller
Day: 1c
Event Info

2019 PokerNews Cup Casino Finix

Event Info
Prize Pool
Players Left
Average Chip Stack
Total Chips
Level Info
100,000 / 200,000

€1,100 High Roller

Day 1c Completed

Momchil Vutev Becomes Third Bulgarian to Lead PokerNews Cup Starting Flight

Level 10 : 1,500-3,000, 3,000 ante
Momchil Vutev
Momchil Vutev

Another starting flight, another Bulgarian in the lead of the 2019 PokerNews Cup High Roller. After Ivan Ivanov in Day 1a and Marcel Galustov in Day 1b, Momchil Vutev became the chip leader after the Day 1c flight, although he didn't manage to surpass his fellow countrymen. He collected 547,000 in chips, well ahead of Dimitrios Mparmpathanasis in second place with 370,500.

Among the players that advanced to Day 2 from the 1c flight, having tried various times during the other flights, were Georgios Efthimiadis, Achilleas Nomidis and Dejan Stanev.

Those who didn't manage to earn a ticket for Day 2 were Hristo Bogdanov, Simeon Marvakis, Themistoklis Tsokas, Georgios Farmakis, Christos Kehagias, and Dimitrios Gkikoulis amongst others.

On Tuesday, 28 players paid the €1,100 buy-in of the High Roller and three of them re-entered, so the total number of entries in Day 1c was 31. Add them to the 49 from the first two flights and the field counts 80 entries after the end of the three starting days.

Day 1c added 17 players to Day 2, and the total field for the second day of play will be 37 players.

Registration will remain open for the first two levels of Day 2, so the total number of entries will probably change. Day 2 will start at 3 p.m. and besides the High Roller, tomorrow's schedule features the start of the Main Event with Day 1a at 6 p.m.

The PokerNews live reporting team will be back on the tournament floor of Finix Casino to bring you double coverage of High Roller and Main Event on Wednesday.

Tags: Achilleas NomidisDejan StanevDimitrios GkikoulisDimitrios MparmpathanasisFinix CasinoGeorgios EfthimiadisHristo BogdanovIvan IvanovMarcel GalustovPokerNews CupSimeon MarvakisThemistoklis Tsokas

End of Day 1C Chip-Counts (full)

Level 10 : 1,500-3,000, 3,000 ante
Player Chips Progress
Momchil Vutev bg
Momchil Vutev
547,000 347,000
Day 1C Chip Leader
Dimitrios Mparmpathanasis gr
Dimitrios Mparmpathanasis
370,500 -129,500
Andrey Gabrovski bg
Andrey Gabrovski
323,000 223,000
Dejan Stanev bg
Dejan Stanev
225,000 45,000
Sotirios Koutoupas gr
Sotirios Koutoupas
211,500 151,500
EPT 1X Winner
Ivaylo Yordanov bg
Ivaylo Yordanov
Momchil Krastanov bg
Momchil Krastanov
159,500 59,500
Savvas Dirchalidis gr
Savvas Dirchalidis
151,000 51,000
Achilleas Nomidis gr
Achilleas Nomidis
146,000 46,000
Dimitar Blazhev bg
Dimitar Blazhev
Georgios Terzopoulos gr
Georgios Terzopoulos
132,500 -22,500
Georgios Efthimiadis gr
Georgios Efthimiadis
115,500 80,500
Miroslav Panteleev bg
Miroslav Panteleev
Vasileios Tsaknis gr
Vasileios Tsaknis
95,500 -134,500
J.S. gr
Michail Trizlintsev bg
Michail Trizlintsev
59,500 -160,500
Spyridon Michailidis gr
Spyridon Michailidis
50,000 -50,000

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Two More Eliminations

Level 10 : 1,500-3,000, 3,000 ante

Christos Kehagias didn't manage to keep chips after his second bullet for today.

Georgios Farmakis had the same luck on his first try in Day 1c, when he shoved from the small blind with ace-jack and the big blind call with pocket threes. A three on the flop condensed him to go to the rail.

Player Chips Progress
Georgios Farmakis gr
Georgios Farmakis
Christos Kehagias gr
Christos Kehagias

A Late Re-Entry

Level 10 : 1,500-3,000, 3,000 ante

Georgios Efthimiadis lost all his chips and re-entered, since the event is really deep and it gives this opportunity to the players even though we are only one level before the end of Day 1c.

Efthmiadis lost the biggest part of his stack when he three-bet to 13,000 with ace-nine from the small blind, after Nomidis' raise to 5,000 from under-the-gun with tens. The flop came ten-deuce-deuce and Nomidis check-called Efthimiadis' c-bet for 14,000. Another deuce on the turn brought two checks and an ace came on the river with Efthimiadis betting 30,000 and Nomidis shoving for 75,000.

Efthimiadis called with his full-house but his opponent had a bigger boat and he was left with 4 big blinds. He lost them in the next hand with nine-ten versus sevens.

Level: 10

Blinds: 1,500/3,000

Ante: 3,000

The Pattern Continues

Level 9 : 1,000-2,000, 2,000 ante

After the previous update, we have once more one double-up and one elimination in a matter of minutes.

Firstly, Georgios Efthimiadis shoved his stack with {a-Diamonds}{q-Diamonds} and he was versus the jacks of Sotirios Koutoupas. The board came {q-Hearts}{4-Diamonds}{q-Spades}{5-Hearts}{6-Spades} and Efthimiadis doubled-up to 80,000 with trips.

In another table, Dimitrios Gkikoulis opened to 5,000 and Dejan Stanev three-bet from the small blind to 12,000. Gkikoulis shoved for 32,000, Stanev snap-called and he was way ahead of his opponent with queens versus {a-Hearts}{7-Hearts}. The five community cards where {k-Hearts}{2-Clubs}{6-Spades}{7-Clubs}{4-Clubs} and Gkikoulis is in the rail.

Player Chips Progress
Dimitrios Gkikoulis gr
Dimitrios Gkikoulis

Tags: Dejan StanevDimitrios GkikoulisGeorgios EfthimiadisSotirios Koutoupas

One Double-Up and One Elimination

Level 9 : 1,000-2,000, 2,000 ante

Achilleas Nomidis shoved his last 15 big blinds from the hijack and Georgios Terzopoulos called from the big blind with a big stack and jack-ten suited.

The board didn't scare Nomidis and he is up to 30 big blinds again.

A couple of minutes earlier, Themistoklis Tsokas was left with less than 10 big blinds and he busted, although we didn't manage to talk with him about the bust-out hand.

Tags: Georgios TerzopoulosAchilleas NomidisThemistoklis Tsokas

Level: 9

Blinds: 1,000/2,000

Ante: 2,000