2017 PokerStars Festival Bucharest

Main Event
Day: 1c
Event Info

2017 PokerStars Festival Bucharest

Final Results
Winning Hand
Event Info
Prize Pool
Level Info
100,000 / 200,000

Main Event

Day 1c Completed

Moneymaker Falls On Day 1c of the PokerStars Festival Bucharest Main Event

Level 10 : 600/1,200, 200 ante
Chris Moneymaker and Andreas Vlachos
Chris Moneymaker and Andreas Vlachos

After two regular starting days of the €500,000 Guaranteed PokerStars Festival Bucharest Main Event, a late-night second-chance Day 1c turbo was scheduled for those who busted on one of the two starting days. With just 20 minute levels, action was fast and furious right off the bat. 158 players opted for their second chance, and 94 of them made it through the day. Okan Gursan bagged the overall chip lead with 127,500.

With the 158 players from Day 1c, a total of 578 unique players put up 736 entries and created a prize pool of €706,560, smashing the half million euro guaranteed prize pool, and eclipsing last year's number of 579 by a wide margin.

Team PokerStars Pro Chris Moneymaker was among those whose second attempt came up short as well. The 2003 World Champion got eliminated in the penultimate level of the day. Holding ace-queen, Moneymaker bluff-shoved the river on a king-jack-eight-six-jack board. His opponent Andreas Vlachas called with just a pair of deuces to knock out the Team PokerStars Pro. In a tweet afterwards, Moneymaker claimed he got "soul owned" by his Greek adversary.

Moneymaker was joined on the rail by the number two on Romania's all time money list, Mihai Manole. Manole got it in good with pocket kings against ace-queen but four diamonds hit the board to improve his opponent to the nut flush. Players who did make it to Day 2 included Patrick Bueno (104,500), Georges Yazbeck (89,300), Andreas Klatt (60,300), Dany Parlafes (40,100), and Erik Scheidt (23,400).

The 94 survivors will join the 66 from Day 1a and 166 from Day 1b on Day 2, which commences on Friday, August 4th, at 1 p.m. local time. The blinds will start at 800/1,600 with a running ante of 200, with Day 1b chipleader Stefan Fabian returning as the overall chipleader with 279,400. Levels will be extended to 60 minutes for the remainder of the tournament. The payout and Day 2 seating will be announced on Friday before the start of Day 2.

Join PokerNews on Friday from 1 p.m. local time to follow the live updates and catch up with all the excitement from the JW Marriot Grand Hotel as we get closer to crowning the latest PokerStars Festival champion. At 8 p.m. local time, the €2,200 High Roller will start, which will also be covered by the PokerNews team on the floor.

Tags: Andreas KlattAndreas VlachasChris MoneymakerGeorges YazbeckMihai ManoleStefan Fabian

End of Day 1c Chip Counts (full)

Level 10 : 600/1,200, 200 ante
Player Chips Progress
Okan Gursan tr
Okan Gursan
Day 1C Chip Leader
127,500 127,500
Anil Olgun Ozdemir tr
Anil Olgun Ozdemir
Day 3 Chip Leader
109,400 109,400
Marius Catalin Pertea ro
Marius Catalin Pertea
108,200 108,200
Patrick Bueno fr
Patrick Bueno
104,500 4,500
Marian Strachinescu ro
Marian Strachinescu
93,500 93,500
Alin Petrisor Pandilica ro
Alin Petrisor Pandilica
92,100 92,100
Ionel Tanase ro
Ionel Tanase
89,800 89,800
Lucian Claudiu Bera ro
Lucian Claudiu Bera
89,800 89,800
Georges Yazbeck lb
Georges Yazbeck
89,300 59,300
Silviu Baltateanu ro
Silviu Baltateanu
88,800 88,800
Yamin Kfir il
Yamin Kfir
87,200 22,200
Jacques Torbey lb
Jacques Torbey
83,800 83,800
Zhiping Zeng cn
Zhiping Zeng
82,500 82,500
Kurtev Krasimir bg
Kurtev Krasimir
82,100 82,100
Peter Gratz at
Peter Gratz
79,700 79,700
Ezat Aysami bg
Ezat Aysami
78,000 78,000
Or Amitai il
Or Amitai
75,200 75,200
Alexandru Cinca ro
Alexandru Cinca
74,300 74,300
Andreas Vlachos gr
Andreas Vlachos
74,000 74,000
Gabi Livshitz il
Gabi Livshitz
70,300 -9,700
Nisan Arieli il
Nisan Arieli
69,800 69,800
Maan El Hachem lb
Maan El Hachem
69,400 69,400
Vladimir Shabalin ru
Vladimir Shabalin
69,300 69,300
Ozcan Barut tr
Ozcan Barut
68,100 68,100
Sebastian Adrian Delorean ro
Sebastian Adrian Delorean
68,000 68,000

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It's A Wrap

Level 10 : 600/1,200, 200 ante

Day 1c has wrapped up as well. 94 out of 158 players have made the second day on their second bullet. Okan Gursan has ended the day as the overall chipleader with 127,500. All chip counts and a recap will follow.

Seating for Day 2 will be announced tomorrow, before the start of Day 2.

Level: 10

Blinds: 600/1,200

Ante: 200

Moneymaker "Soul Owned" by Vlachas

Level 9 : 500/1,000, 100 ante
Chris Moneymaker and Andreas Vlachos
Chris Moneymaker and Andreas Vlachos

Team PokerStars Pro Chris Moneymaker has played his last hand in the PokerStars Festival Bucharest Main Event. It was his Greek left-hand neighbor Andreas Vlachas who was responsible for Moneymaker's exit.

With a big grin on his face, Vlachas told PokerNews how the hand proceeded.

"After the flop came down {K-}{J-}{8-}, Moneymaker bet 2,200 in 18,000 and I called with {2-}{2-}. We both checked the {6-} on the turn.

On the river, the {J-} paired the board and Moneymaker went all in for 17,000. I thought for ten seconds and made the call. He [Moneymaker] showed {A-}{Q-} for ace-high."

The 2003 World Champion, who tweeted earlier that it was the craziest table he's ever been on, tweeted his bustout hand shortly after.

Player Chips Progress
Andreas Vlachas gr
Andreas Vlachas
72,000 72,000
Chris Moneymaker us
Chris Moneymaker

Tags: Andreas VlachasChris Moneymaker

Level: 9

Blinds: 500/1,000

Ante: 100