2017 PokerStars Festival Hamburg

Main Event
Day: 1b
Event Info

2017 PokerStars Festival Hamburg

Final Results
Winning Hand
Event Info
Prize Pool
Level Info
60,000 / 120,000

Main Event

Day 1b Completed

Matthias Rauscher Finishes On Top of Day 1b in Hamburg

Level 12 : 1,000/2,000, 300 ante
Day 1b chip leader Matthias Rauscher
Day 1b chip leader Matthias Rauscher

Day 1b of the 2017 PokerStars Festival Hamburg €1,100 Main Event is in the books and the tournament is well on the way to reach and surpass the guarantee of €500,000. After 118 entries for the first starting day, the cap of 200 entries was reached this time around and further 201 players took to the felt at Casino Schenefeld to boost the attendance to 319 entries in total.

Once the 12 levels were done and dusted, it was Matthias Rauscher who emerged at the top of the counts with 241,000. On the way to the lead, Rauscher scored a big pot with pocket aces against the ace-queen of Jamila von Perger, who busted right after, and won another big pot with a straight against two pair. The 38-year old hotel director from Munich, who currently lives in Hamburg, shot to the top of the counts in the last levels of the night and narrowly missed out on taking the overall lead after two of the four starting days.

An additional 63 players advanced to Day 2 and other big stacks and notables that bagged up today include [Removed:321] Qasim (232,700), Michal Lubas (222,000), Giuseppe Caridi (195,000), Johannes Wassmuth (180,500), Roberto Manfredi (157,000), Ali Sameeian (145,500), WSOP bracelet winner Adrian Apmann (136,700), €2,200 High Roller runner-up De-Han Kim (125,700) and Jesper Hansen (92,700).

A host of familiar faces that failed to bag up and will have to re-enter on Day 1d include €2,200 High Roller champion Andre Haneberg and third-place finisher Martin Wendt, Hans Kersebom, Waldemar Kopyl, Bahadir Kilickeser, Jay Tse, Aleksandar Tomovic, Mick Graydon, Jan Timo Jobmann and Florian Fuchs.

Graydon was among the first casualties of the day when his flopped set of deuces ended up second-best to the set of nines by Tim Becker. Jobmann lost his entire stack within two hands against Walid Abdi Ali and Kopyl was ousted in a three-way all in with pocket sevens against the ace-four suited of Dalius Balciunas and the pocket jacks of Glaeser. However, Glaeser also failed to make it through the day and busted in the last level of the night.

On the way to bagging up a top ten stack, Johannes Wassmuth cracked pocket aces with six-five suited after flopping trips sixes. Mike Teske check-called two barrels and shoved the river to bow out. The very same table provided further fireworks soon after when Michal Lubas was all but gone, getting his stack in with pocket jacks versus pocker aces. However, the Pole got there on the flop and Aleksandr Skryabin went from hero to almost zero, busting a few hands later.

With the satellite kicking off simultaneously and awarding 13 seats, all tables were in use and the casino was buzzing, giving everyone a taste of what is to expect tomorrow when Day 1b with levels of 30 minutes kicks off at 1 p.m. and the turbo re-entry heat 1d starts at 8 p.m. local time. Only those unfortunate enough to have busted in one of the three previous flights are allowed to fire the optional second bullet.

The PokerNews live reporting team will be on the floor to provide all the action until a winner is crowned, so make sure to tune back in regularly.

Tags: Adrian ApmannAleksandr SkryabinAndre HanebergBahadir KilickeserDalius BalciunasDe Han KimGiuseppe CaridiJan Timo JobmannJay TseJesper HansenJohannes WassmuthMartin WendtMatthias RauscherMichal LubasMick GraydonMike TeskeMohammad QasimPatrick GlaeserTim BeckerWaldemar KopylWalid Abdi Ali

End-of-day Chip Counts (full)

Level 12 : 1,000/2,000, 300 ante

Full chip counts will be posted as soon as PokerNews receives them. A full recap of the action of today will be posted as soon as possible.

Player Chips Progress
Matthias Rauscher de
Matthias Rauscher
241,000 81,000
Day 1B Chip Leader
Mohammad Qasim de
Mohammad Qasim
232,700 32,700
Michal Lubas pl
Michal Lubas
222,000 67,000
Maximilian Hornung de
Maximilian Hornung
Giuseppe Caridi it
Giuseppe Caridi
195,000 24,000
Johannes Wassmuth de
Johannes Wassmuth
180,300 -29,700
Roberto Manfredi it
Roberto Manfredi
157,000 -18,000
Ali Sameeian de
Ali Sameeian
145,500 10,500
Hael Al-Labani de
Hael Al-Labani
141,500 -68,500
Adrian Apmann de
Adrian Apmann
136,700 -3,300
WSOP 1X Winner
Tobias Schmidt de
Tobias Schmidt
132,500 -27,500
De Han Kim kr
De Han Kim
125,700 70,700
Patrick Lorenz de
Patrick Lorenz
124,300 -5,700
Shachar Haran il
Shachar Haran
123,500 -11,500
Robert Zabel de
Robert Zabel
Uwe Schrieber se
Uwe Schrieber
Tim Van Loo de
Tim Van Loo
111,000 1,000
Markus Masiak de
Markus Masiak
110,300 110,300
Robin Slottke de
Robin Slottke
109,700 19,700
Morvarid Hartmann de
Morvarid Hartmann
108,500 78,500
Sahin Elci tr
Sahin Elci
107,000 17,000
Kaslan Kolodziej pl
Kaslan Kolodziej
Lukas Kowalski de
Lukas Kowalski
Tim Becker de
Tim Becker
101,300 -23,700
Joseph Lalor ie
Joseph Lalor
99,100 9,100

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No Bag for Glaeser

Level 12 : 1,000/2,000, 300 ante

The seat of Patrick Glaeser was vacated and the former big stack was gone before bagging and tagging. According to Florian Bach, Glaeser first lost half of his stack when a flip with pocket sevens against the ace-queen of Joseph Lalor saw the Irishman improve.

Soon after, Robin Slottke took the rest of it with queens versus eights.

Player Chips Progress
Robin Slottke de
Robin Slottke
90,000 40,000
Joseph Lalor ie
Joseph Lalor
90,000 30,000
Patrick Glaeser de
Patrick Glaeser

Tags: Florian BachJoseph LalorPatrick GlaeserRobin Slottke

Four Hands to Go

Level 12 : 1,000/2,000, 300 ante

The clocks have been stopped with 11 minutes left in the level and the last four hands were drawn. Once that is taken care of, some chips will be colored up before the bagging and tagging gets underway.

Sameeian On the Up

Level 12 : 1,000/2,000, 300 ante
Ali Sameeian
Ali Sameeian

Ali Sameeian got value from a pair of tens when he turned the straight and his opponent had two pair, and soon after he doubled through Jan Bloch. According to Sameeian, he was in a limped pot with {A-Diamonds}{6-} and Jan Bloch was also in as well with the {6-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds} to see a flop of {7-}{5-}{4-Diamonds}.

Sameeian admitted in table chat that he wanted to continue deep-stacked and got it in, then held against the flush draw to win the hand with high card ace. Oleg Volosin was less fortunate and busted one table over while [Removed:321] Qasim in the nine seat on Sameeian's table is among the chip leaders.

Player Chips Progress
Mohammad Qasim de
Mohammad Qasim
200,000 113,000
Ali Sameeian de
Ali Sameeian
135,000 70,000
Jan Bloch de
Jan Bloch
75,000 -15,000
Oleg Volosin ua
Oleg Volosin

Tags: Jan BlochMohammad QasimOleg Volosin

Sonnenholzner Doubles Up

Level 12 : 1,000/2,000, 300 ante

Korbinian Sonnenholzner shoved all in from the under-the-gun position and was called by Andrey Faterkin in the big blind.

Korbinian Sonnenholzner: {A-Diamonds}{K-Spades}
Andrey Faterkin: {Q-Spades}{Q-Hearts}

The board ran out {5-Hearts}{2-Hearts}{10-Diamonds}{8-Clubs}{A-Spades} to give Sonnenholzer top pair on the river and the double-up.

Player Chips Progress
Korbinian Sonnenholzner de
Korbinian Sonnenholzner
Andrey Faterkin ru
Andrey Faterkin

Tags: Korbinian SonnenholznerAndrey Faterkin

Pezelj Doubles Through Hansen

Level 12 : 1,000/2,000, 300 ante

Ivica Pezelj opened the action with a raise and Jesper Hansen from one seat over three-bet to 14,000. Pezelj got his last 47,000 in and Hansen quickly called.

Ivica Pezelj: {A-Clubs}{10-Hearts}
Jesper Hansen: {J-Hearts}{J-Diamonds}

The board ran out {K-Diamonds}{9-Clubs}{8-Diamonds}{A-Diamonds}{9-Hearts} and Pezelj turned an ace to spike the double, while Hansen sighed and had to forfeit almost half of his remaining stack.

Player Chips Progress
Ivica Pezelj de
Ivica Pezelj
98,000 20,000
Jesper Hansen dk
Jesper Hansen
55,000 -20,000

Tags: Ivica PezeljJesper Hansen

Yavuz Busts in Two Hands

Level 12 : 1,000/2,000, 300 ante

Roberto Manfredi raised to 4,000 and Oguz Yavuz called on the button. Robin Slottke in the big blind shoved for 23,200 and Manfredi folded, Yavuz reluctantly called and showed {Q-Clubs}{J-Hearts}. Slottke was ahead with {K-Clubs}{Q-Hearts} and the board came {A-Clubs}{5-Spades}{2-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds} to halve Yavuz's stack.

Soon after he was all in before the flop with {J-Clubs}{9-Spades} and Lewe Thiesen called with the {8-Diamonds}{8-Spades} out of the big blind. The board came {A-Hearts}{6-Spades}{2-Diamonds}{8-Clubs}{A-Spades} and Yavuz was gone.

Player Chips Progress
Roberto Manfredi it
Roberto Manfredi
175,000 -5,000
Lewe Thiesen de
Lewe Thiesen
110,000 110,000
Robin Slottke de
Robin Slottke
50,000 50,000
Oguz Yavuz tr
Oguz Yavuz

Tags: Lewe ThiesenOguz YavuzRoberto ManfrediRobin Slottke

[Removed:72] Shows a Card

Level 12 : 1,000/2,000, 300 ante

The flop read {J-Clubs}{9-Clubs}{K-Diamonds} and the pot already contained about 32,000. [Removed:65] bet 13,000 from the big blind. Andrei Nodea sat in middle position and was his only opponent. Nodea asked [Removed:72] to lift up his hands so he could see how much he still had behind. After glancing at [Removed:72]'s stack, Nodea called.

The turn brought them the {9-Hearts} on which they both checked to the {8-Spades} on the river. Now [Removed:72] counted out some of his chips and put 28,000 in as a bet. This sent Nodea into the tank. He counted his own chips, cut out calling chips and put them aside. He stared at [Removed:72], peered at the board and then decided to fold.

[Removed:72] looked at one of his cards, trying to decide if he was going to show it or not. The dealer pushed the pot towards [Removed:72]. He looked at one of the other players and started smiling. He turned the {2-Diamonds} around. Some of the other players looked pretty stunned.

Player Chips Progress
[Removed:65] de
106,000 -24,000
Andrei Nodea ro
Andrei Nodea
50,000 50,000

Tags: Andrei Nodea