Main Event
Main Event
Day 1d Completed

Behzad Zarnegar Claims the Lead of Turbo Heat 1d

zedmaster84 • Level 12: 1,000-2,000, 300 ante
Behzad Zarnegar
Behzad Zarnegar

After three regular starting days without re-entry, the fourth and final flight of the 2017 PokerStars Festival Hamburg €1,100 Main Event gave all previously eliminated players the chance to take another shot at the guaranteed prize pool of €500,000. Once the registration was closed at the end of level six, the tournament screens showed an additional 114 entries and the total field size was boosted to 567 entries, surpassing the guarantee to create a prize pool of €549,990.

Once the bags were given out after 12 levels of 20 minutes each, only 50 hopefuls remained and Behzad Zarnegar emerged at the top of the counts with 191,600. The business man from Kiel has recorded most of his results here in the Casino Schenefeld and sent Soenke Jahn to the rail in the last level of the night when his seven-six suited bested the ace-queen of the German.

That pot helped Zarnegar to edge past Claudio Celenza (171,000) and Vedran Mandic (170,500), while Adriatik Agalliu (140,700), Ulrich Pauls (138,400) and Twitch streamer Murat Tuelek (136,300) all claimed above-average stacks for Day 2. Other notables that bagged up on Day 1d include Andrey Andreev (112,900), [Removed:19] (97,600), Martin Mulsow (62,000), Johnny Hansen (51,000) and Mick Graydon (43,600).

2015 Eureka Hamburg Main Event champion Tom Holke highlighted the first part of the day and was involved in almost every hand at his table. Holke's chips went on a roller coaster ride and it eventually came to a crashing end at the hands of Andrey Andreev. Right after sitting down the Russian doubled through Holke and finished him off some time later when calling the shove of Holke on the river of a paired queen-high board with four-three for second pair and no kicker. Holke was caught bluffing with ten-eight for a busted gutshot and joined the rail.

Andreev also sent Jan Timo Jobmann to the rail when flopping trips sevens with seven-six suited to crack the pocket jacks of the 2017 World Series of Poker International Circuit Rozvadov ring winner. Further notables to run out of chips entirely include Aleksandar Tomovic, Waldemar Kopyl, €2,200 High Roller champion Andre Haneberg, Nicholas Galtos, Thang Duc Nguyen and Jamila von Perger.

DayDateFurther Info
Day 1aNovember 22nd 2017 at 1 p.m.37 of 118 players advanced to Day 2
Day 1bNovember 23rd 2017 at 1 p.m.63 of 201 players advanced to Day 2
Day 1cNovember 24th 2017 at 1 p.m.63 of 134 players advanced to Day 2
Day 1dNovember 24th 2017 at 8 p.m.50 of 114 players advanced to Day 2
Day 2November 25th 2017 at 1 p.m.213 of 657 return, 10 levels of 60 minutes each or down to the final table
Day 3November 26th 2017 at 1 down to a winner

The survivors of all four starting days combine for Day 2 and 213 players in total remain in contention, and the top 79 spots will receive at least €1,870 for the efforts. Action resumes at 1 p.m. local time with level 13 and blinds of 1,200/2,400 with a running ante of 400. A maximum of ten levels of 60 minutes each are scheduled for the penultimate tournament day, or until the official final table has been reached, whichever of the two comes first.

Stay tuned as the PokerNews live reporting team will provide all you need to know from Hamburg until a new PokerStars Festival Main Event champion is crowned on Sunday November 26th 2017.

Main Event Day 2 Seat Draw

TableSeatPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
11Stefan WolfschützGermany56,00023
12Kyriakos MitsopoulosGreece176,80074
13Robin SlottkeGermany109,70046
14Francois MittertreinerNetherlands188,90079
15Jens RinkeGermany111,20046
16Walid Abdi AliGermany75,60032
17Sönke HansenGermany40,10017
18Christoph MilbradtGermany59,10025
19Uwe SchrieberSweden111,10046
21Sahin ElciTurkey107,00045
22Alexey BratishchevRussia87,60037
23Levan RcheulishviliGermany168,10070
24Daniel BelovEstonia56,80024
25Michael MurschallGermany90,30038
26Ittai GluskaIsrael82,80035
27Jules AyoubGermany79,90033
28Shachar HaranFrance123,50051
29Eazy ShabazGermany33,80014
31Karolis DomarkasLithuania42,40018
32Matthias KahlGermany45,20019
33Lasse FrostDenmark63,50026
34Sam BrowneIreland39,70017
35Anders BisgardGermany155,50065
36Nina LehleGermany11,5005
37Christian GlissmannGermany41,70017
38Bennet MixGermany46,40019
39Daniel NiemitzGermany28,10012
41Andrei NodeaRomania46,40019
42Jonas WohlgemuthGermany59,70025
43Ulrich PaulsGermany138,40058
44Christian TeubnerGermany39,00016
45Kayhan MolaciTurkey59,40025
46Claus CarstensenGermany111,70047
47Emre NebipasagilTurkey67,20028
48Axel HoweGermany28,10012
49Andreas GiedtGermany64,60027
51Gordon KühnelGermany25,30011
52Alexander ThranGermany91,10038
53Roberto ManfrediItaly157,00065
54Frederico RenauArgentina30,90013
55Eric TheissenBelgium88,80037
56Daniel PecheGermany72,50030
57Dieke MeyerGermany55,80023
58Adnan DizdarevicDenmark60,50025
59Dustin MangoldGermany52,00022
61Johannes HafemeisterGermany70,00029
62Fabian DemandGermany90,40038
63Esad OmerbasicBosnia55,20023
64Leonida MewesPoland116,20048
65Johannes SchulzeGermany90,30038
66Brian PedersenDenmark38,00016
67Angelo BenedettoItaly104,80044
69Tim Van LooGermany111,00046
71Maximilian HornungGermany221,40092
72Servando PerezSpain93,10039
73Neil RawnsleyUnited Kingdom39,30016
74Mantas UrbonasLithuania73,40031
75Carsten HeidemannGermany20,9009
76Yannick BräuerGermany62,60026
77Michal LubasPoland222,00093
78Alfred TellenbachGermany49,30021
79Murat TuelekGermany136,30057
81Patrick LorenzGermany124,30052
82Klaus HornschuchGermany73,60031
84Philipp LütkemeierGermany62,50026
85Baktasch SafiGermany107,90045
86Mario PaeschkeGermany90,00038
87Maksin ProkhrovRussia54,50023
88Mete UstuayTurkey102,60043
89Matthias RauscherGermany241,000100
91Benjamin StreberGermany18,3008
92Stephan KlamGermany57,70024
94Robert ZabelGermany117,60049
95Hamid ZazaiGermany61,00025
96Serafino KoehneGermany21,5009
97Ji ZhangGermany24,90010
98Vladimir ZaplavaEstonia31,40013
99Pawel KrolPoland17,4007
101Denis KrishtopRussia39,10016
102Pavel PlotnikovLithuania34,10014
103Kevin KöhlerGermany78,00033
104Björn CarstensenGermany59,40025
105Konstantin FärberGermany72,30030
106[Removed:321] QasimGermany232,70097
107Kaslan KolodziejPoland106,10044
108Patrick SachseGermany61,80026
109Mads BorregaardDenmark29,40012
111Moussa KhanaferGermany62,70026
112Peter JakslandDenmark82,40034
113Christos MakariouGermany61,70026
114Tobias SchmidtGermany132,50055
115Maximilian BrachtGermany65,70027
116Levi MuldersBelgium79,40033
117Davor BendinGermany73,40031
118Daniel StaceyUnited Kingdom130,20054
119Rafal AdamkiewiczPoland101,40042
121Thomas [Removed:72]Germany46,60019
122Philipp ViebckeGermany113,20047
123Einar ThorolofsonIceland74,50031
124Nikolas MenkeGermany39,90017
125Malte JunkGermany63,00026
126Carl ColeGermany67,20028
127Markus MasiakGermany110,30046
128Andrey AndreevRussia112,90047
129Serafim KovalevskiyFrance45,80019
131Marc-Benjamin TuschGermany68,30028
132Igor RybakRussia130,70054
133Marcel KirstGermany40,50017
134Martin MulsowGermany62,00026
135Lewe ThiesenGermany98,70041
136Giuseppe CaridiItaly195,00081
137Giuseppe CimelliItaly100,00042
138Mick GraydonIreland43,60018
141Ivica PezeljGermany90,00038
142Michael RatkowskiGermany189,40079
143Dimitri SteinfeuerGermany111,70047
144Adrian ApmannGermany136,70057
145Oliver NiemannGermany185,50077
146Gediminas JanuskeviciusLithuania17,1007
147Johann KroonGermany214,20089
148Ali KanaanGermany52,60022
149Rainer ZiermannGermany77,40032
151Phong Thanh PhamGermany49,10020
152Christian Vadillo-BildaGermany29,00012
153Thanh Trung TranGermany28,30012
154Tim MichelsGermany40,20017
155Francesco DelfocoItaly55,00023
156Christoph WagenerGermany53,20022
157Frank DebusGermany76,20032
158Florian BachGermany73,10030
159Jesper HansenDenmark92,70039
161Srdjan PatkovicNetherlands126,20053
162Rizkallah KocheicheGermany65,70027
163Robert McdowellIreland24,50010
164Alaettin KelesGermany153,50064
165Said NadjemGermany28,20012
166Norbert SeefeldtGermany101,80042
167Marcin HoreckiPoland26,80011
168Alessandro CrevenaItaly43,10018
169Jan SigelGermany75,70032
171Andreas Van ZadelhofGermany13,7006
172Kai MünsterGermany73,10030
173Grzegorz DerkowskiPoland66,60028
174De Han KimGermany125,70052
175Cirilo FerreiraPortugal81,20034
176Mick HederDenmark76,60032
177Joseph LalorIreland99,10041
178Felix SchneidersGermany22,1009
179Hael Al-LabaniGermany141,50059
181Enno KösterGermany85,10035
182Peyman LuethGermany63,30026
183Juergen BoehmGermany128,10053
184Adriatik AgalliuGermany140,70059
185Phillip BuddenhagenGermany29,70012
186Wim VerhaegenBelgium21,7009
187Bo RundströmSweden40,20017
188Yonger WuChina62,40026
189Lukas KowalskiGermany101,40042
191Niklas EhrenholzGermany58,00024
192Karim RebeiAlgeria82,80035
193Hans Joerg MeierGermany35,70015
194Vladimir DmitrievRussia54,00023
195Joachim KarstensGermany67,80028
196Eljano HysajAlbania90,90038
197Lars MöllerDenmark123,60052
198Behzad ZarnegarGermany191,60080
199Miri LavasaniGermany30,00013
201Christian ViereckGermany59,00025
202Jesper FeddersenGermany71,90030
203Claudio CelenzaGermany171,00071
205Markus MeekmaNetherlands180,10075
206Jürgen PetelkauGermany44,60019
207Alexander AdamGermany35,20015
208Sami JacobsGermany96,90040
209David CroucherAustralia15,6007
211Erkan YildirimGermany37,70016
212Valentin Pujol SuchSpain62,00026
213Vedran MandicGermany170,50071
214Marco LeopizziGermany46,10019
215Rudolf KosterGermany258,000108
216Hamza MiriGermany37,00015
217Christopher SchneiderGermany63,30026
218Johnny HansenDenmark51,00021
219Andrey FaterkinRussia75,70032
221Armin EcklAustria23,80010
222Raffael TargowskiGermany84,80035
223Michael LangwaldGermany31,00013
224Francesco FamaItaly19,4008
225Suksan PhusisotThailand27,30011
226Maximilian SilzGermany127,50053
227Domenik PawolkaGermany21,0009
228[Removed:321] Bagher VafaGermany63,90027
229Miroslav MalicCroatia155,40065
231Ali SameeianGermany145,50061
232Salim El BoustaniLebanon30,00013
233Parwesh KumarGermany77,80032
234Arni GardassonIceland87,70037
235Bennet SchmidtGermany72,10030
236Tim BeckerGermany101,30042
237Fabian FleischmannGermany89,80037
239Ilja NeuenschwanderGermany33,70014
241Jan BlochGermany43,50018
242Klas KrügerGermany94,80040
243Florian HardtkeGermany53,70022
244Johannes WassmuthGermany180,30075
245Jamil OmarGermany93,20039
246Erik ScheidtGermany20,6009
247Kevin BollerheiGermany81,00034
248Morvarid HartmannGermany108,50045
249Do TranGermany15,8007

Tags: Adriatik AgalliuAleksandar TomovicAndre HanebergAndrey AndreevBehzad ZarnegarClaudio CelenzaJamila von PergerJan Timo JobmannJohnny HansenMartin MulsowMick GraydonMurat TuelekNicholas GaltosSoenke JahnThang

End-Of-Day Chip Counts (full)

zedmaster84 • Level 12: 1,000-2,000, 300 ante

A full list of all chip counts will be published when PokerNews receives them and a recap of today's action is to follow. According to the screens, there were 50 players remaining at the end of the turbo re-entry heat.

Behzad Zarnegar DE
Behzad Zarnegar
DE 191,600 1,600
Claudio Celenza de
Claudio Celenza
de 171,000 16,000
Vedran Mandic DE
Vedran Mandic
DE 170,500 10,500
Alaettin Keles de
Alaettin Keles
de 153,500 103,500
Adriatik Agalliu de
Adriatik Agalliu
de 140,700 -9,300
Ulrich Pauls de
Ulrich Pauls
de 138,400 3,400
Murat Tuelek DE
Murat Tuelek
DE 136,300 106,300
Maximilian Silz de
Maximilian Silz
de 127,500 13,500
Lars Moller DK
Lars Moller
DK 123,600 3,600
Andrey Andreev ru
Andrey Andreev
ru 112,900 -12,100
Dimitri Steinfeuer de
Dimitri Steinfeuer
de 111,700 37,700
Baktasch Safi DE
Baktasch Safi
DE 107,900
[Removed:19] RU
RU 97,600 57,600
Servando Perez ES
Servando Perez
ES 93,100 41,100
Arni Gardasson IS
Arni Gardasson
IS 87,700
Mick Heder dk
Mick Heder
dk 76,600 46,600
Klaus Hornschuch DE
Klaus Hornschuch
DE 73,600
Konstantin Färber DE
Konstantin Färber
DE 72,300 72,300
Bennet Schmidt DE
Bennet Schmidt
DE 72,100 -17,900
Marc-Benjamin Tusch DE
Marc-Benjamin Tusch
DE 68,300
Christopher Schneider DE
Christopher Schneider
DE 63,300
Yannick Brauer DE
Yannick Brauer
DE 62,600 -4,400
Martin Mulsow de
Martin Mulsow
de 62,000 35,000
Jonas Wohlgemuth DE
Jonas Wohlgemuth
DE 59,700 13,700
Kayhan Molaci TR
Kayhan Molaci
TR 59,400 19,400

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Jahn Eliminated by Zarnegar

poolshir • Level 12: 1,000-2,000, 300 ante
Behzad Zarnegar
Behzad Zarnegar

Behzad Zarnegar limped in from the under-the-gun position and Soenke Jahn shoved for 12,000 in total, Everyone else folded to Zarnegar who called.

Behzad Zarnegar: {7-Clubs}{6-Clubs}
Sonke Jahn: {A-Diamonds}{Q-Spades}

The board ran out {K-Diamonds}{3-Hearts}{6-Diamonds}{7-Hearts}{10-Hearts} - Zarnegar hit two pair, sevens and sixes, to eliminate Jahn from the tournament.

Behzad Zarnegar DE
Behzad Zarnegar
DE 190,000 20,000
Soenke Jahn de
Soenke Jahn
de Busted

Tags: Behzad ZarnegarSoenke Jahn

Several Big Stacks Emerge

zedmaster84 • Level 12: 1,000-2,000, 300 ante

Behzad Zarnegar was already up to more than 200,000 but has since lost some chips while Vedran Mandic one table over sent a short stack to the rail for 10,600. Mandic had an easy call with {A-Diamonds}{A-Hearts}, and the player at risk only had {A-Clubs}{Q-Clubs} to end up drawing dead on the turn of a board {8-Diamonds}{4-Spades}{2-Hearts}{4-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds}.

Aleksandar Tomovic got the remainder of his short stack in with {A-Clubs}{2-Hearts}, but failed to hold up versus {K-Clubs}{J-Diamonds} on a board of {K-Hearts}{Q-Clubs}{4-Clubs}{6-Spades}{Q-Hearts}.

Behzad Zarnegar DE
Behzad Zarnegar
DE 170,000 40,000
Vedran Mandic DE
Vedran Mandic
DE 160,000 34,000
Claudio Celenza de
Claudio Celenza
de 155,000 25,000
Adriatik Agalliu de
Adriatik Agalliu
de 150,000
Ulrich Pauls de
Ulrich Pauls
de 135,000 40,000
Lars Moller DK
Lars Moller
DK 120,000 -35,000
Aleksandar Tomovic rs
Aleksandar Tomovic
rs Busted

Tags: Aleksandar TomovicBehzad ZarnegarVedran Mandic

Five More Hands

poolshir • Level 12: 1,000-2,000, 300 ante

The tournament staff has stopped the clock and announced that the players have to play five more hands before play ends for tonight.

Silz Eliminates Two

poolshir • Level 12: 1,000-2,000, 300 ante

Andreas Broch shoved from the under-the-gun position for 22,800 and action folded to Thorben Vellrath in the cutoff. He also shoved for the 8,500 he had behind. Maximilian Silz, sitting in the big blind, thought about it for a bit and then called.

Maximilian Silz: {10-Spades}{8-Spades}
Andreas Broch: {7-Clubs}{6-Clubs}
Thorben Vellrath: {A-Spades}{Q-Diamonds}

The board ran out {6-Diamonds}{J-Clubs}{J-Spades}{8-Diamonds}{J-Diamonds} -although Broch hit a six on the flop, Silz bettered his own hand when he hit the eight on the turn and he was awarded the whole pot. Both Broch and Vellrath left the table quickly.

Maximilian Silz de
Maximilian Silz
de 114,000 54,000
Andreas Broch DE
Andreas Broch
DE Busted
Thorben Vellrath de
Thorben Vellrath
de Busted

Last Level of the Night

zedmaster84 • Level 12: 1,000-2,000, 300 ante

Only 60 players out of a 114-entry strong field remain and they headed into the final level of the night.


Kopyl Cut From the Field by Van Zadelhof

poolshir • Level 11: 800-1,600, 200 ante

The PokerNews live reporting team ran into Waldemar Kopyl on the rail and he was kind enough to tell us about how he busted.

"I shoved all in from the early position with 8,200 and the big blind was 1,600 already. I had king-seven. Everyone folded except Andreas van Zadelhof who called from the big blind with king-ten. The flop was king-eight-four, Flop an ace and the river a jack. Its ok, I feel good." he said with a smile.

Andreas Van Zadelhof DE
Andreas Van Zadelhof
DE 44,000 -3,000
Waldemar Kopyl de
Waldemar Kopyl
de Busted

Tags: Waldemar KopylAndreas Van Zadelhof