Day 1 Completed
Day 1 Completed
Yurasov Finishes in Top 3 on Day 1 of the PokerStars WCOOP-16-M: $1,050 NLHE Thursday Thrill Special Edition
Day 1 of the PokerStars WCOOP-16-M: $1,050 NLHE Thursday Thrill Special Edition was on offer for players today to give them another shot at a share of the $,1000,000 guaranteed prize pool. In the end, 1,048 entries flocked to the freezeout tournament creating a prize pool of $,1048,000 with 127 players getting paid aside from any collected bounties throughout the day.
By the time the bubble dust had settled, 108 players have claimed their spot for Day 2 with Matheus "ThugWaffle" Resende at the top of the counts with 3,470,298 in chips. Resende is followed by Diego "Mr.Bittar" Bittar (2,814,266), Dmitry "yurasov1990" Yurasov (2,743,266), Pavels "Rigapols81" Spirins (2,668,574), and Tyler "Wonderboy222" Goatcher (2,256,106) in the top five.
But with over 100 players still left in the field, there's still loads of poker talent left in contention. Some of the more familiar names and faces include Dylan "ImaLucSac" Linde, Henri "buehlero" Buehler, Ben "jenbizzle" Jones, Yuri "theNERDguy" Dzivielevski, and Marc "14alonso14" Macdonnell in the top quarter of the leader board.
It would take almost all of the seven hours and 45 minutes of play on Day 1 for the bubble to burst as "KingKomeron" was eliminated by "bunkazai" in the penultimate level of the night when they ran their ace-king into the ace-seven of the latter. The seven on the flop meant the remaining players were all in the money.
Another 19 players fell within the last 15 minutes of the day before play would end. Gianluca "Tankanza" Speranza, Daan "DaanOss" Mulders, and Luigi "Il-Giuglia" D'Alterio were among those who would cash but not bag.
When the players return for Day 2 on Friday, September 4, at 7:05 p.m. CEST, they will finish the last few minutes of Level 21 which has a small blind of 10,000, a big blind of 20,000, and a running ante of 2,500. All players have already secured the min-cash of $1,152 but they will all have their sights set for that first-place prize of $73,667 and more bounties along the way.
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Play has ended for today with 108 players making it through to the final day on Friday, September 4th which will restart a 7:05 p.m. CEST.
The chip counts and a recap are to follow.
"KingKomeron" limped in from the middle position and "bunkazai" three-bet to 88,000 from the button. "KingKomeron" four-bet to 296,000 for "bunkazai" to five-bet to put "KingKomeron" all-in who called for the remaining 73,171.
The board ran out for "bunkazai" to flop the pair of sevens to burst the bubble.
Mike "goleafsgoeh" Leah raised to 38,400 from under the gun and was called by Bernardo "Bedias" Dias in the cutoff and Oliver "sk2ll_m0dR" Weis in the big blind.
The flop came , Weis checked, Leah bet 54,880 for Dias to raise it up to 126,240. Weis folded and Leah reraised to 321,685, keeping 9,321 behind. Dias put Leah all-in who tanked until there was almost no time left and no one else busted in the meantime before making the call.
Mike "goleafsgoeh" Leah:
Bernardo "Bedias" Dias:
Leah had the overpair while Dias had flopped the open-ended straight and a flush draw.
The rest of the board was completed with the on the turn and the on the river for Leah to double up with 129 players left in the field.
"bunkazai" raised to 32,000 from the early position and "jOKERATOR" three-bet shoved for 272,454 from the hijack. The action folded back to "bunkazai" who made the call.
The board ran out for "bunkazai" to river a Broadway to get the field a bit closer to the bubble.
Only a few players left to go before the bubble really starts as there are currently 132 players left with 127 getting paid.