Day 1 Completed
Day 1 Completed
"Markudre" Takes Day 1 Chip Lead in the PokerStars $530 Main Event 2nd Chance Followed by Brito and Luca
After 8 hours and 30 minutes, Day 1 of the PokerStars 2020 SCOOP 96-M: $530 Main Event 2nd Chance has come to an end with 640 players making it through to Day 2. The first six hours or so of the tournament attracted 3,325 unique players entering a total of 4,899 times to create a prize pool of $2,449,500. When Day 2 restarts, the bubble will be looming as 607 players will get paid at least $1,122 with the winner walking away with $348,643 on Tuesday, May 26.
Claiming the Day 1 chip lead is "Markudre" with 2,778,816. Most of those chips were won when they eliminated "kingdude007" in one of the final hands of the day. They had rivered two pair against the top pair of "kingdude007" when all the chips went in on the river and they got paid. Second in the counts is someone who is familiar in the live and online poker scene, Pablo "pabritz" Brito goes into Day 2 with 2,617,081. Brito busted Joep "Pappe_Ruk" van den Bijgaart when he turned trip kings against the two pair of Van den Bijgaart.
Ivan "Negriin" Luca finished third in the counts with 2,554,624. The Argentinian player also made a late surge to end towards the top of the counts. The top five of the leaderboard is completed with "gaul17" with 2,423,399 and "MezuuÜuuT" with 2,416,141. Also in the top ten are Christian "ChristianBR4" Almeida and Geovanne "Grande_Prego" Pereira.
With over 600 players left in the field, there are still loads of notable names that can be found in the list of players who have made it through to Day 2. Marc-Andre "FrenchDawg" Ladouceur, Belarmino "PaGaOVelhinho" de Souza, Viktor "papan9_p$" Ustimov, Kahle "ROFLshove" Burns, Alejandro "Nextlevelftp" Lococo, Brunno "botteonpoker" Botteon, Adrian "Amadi_17" Mateos, Pascal "Pass_72" Lefrancois, Daan "DaanOss" Mulders, Vlad "dariepoker" Darie, Ismael "Isidinho" Bojang, and Steven "SvZff" van Zadelhoff are just some of the more well-known ones.
But not everyone was that fortunate, Jonathan "Corback_fr" Thermegot his chips in with ace-queen and was looked up by "oleg-dagi" who held kings. Daniel "DANMERRRRRRR" Merrilees and Donald "donald0404" Duarte both busted to "Lefebvre1101" in the same hand. PokerStars Team Online member Lex "L. Veldhuis" Veldhuis busted his first bullet when he shoved his king-jack into the ace-king of Laszlo "omaha4rollz" Bujtas. Andras "probirs" Nemeth fell to Ladouceur with aces when he called the shove of the latter with the higher two pair than on the board with his aces and saw he was eliminated as Ladouceur had a full house.
Burns then busted Benjamin "bencb789" Rolle with a straight against Rolle's set of sixes, Pedro "pvigar" Garagnani lost his whole stack when he first doubled up Christian "WATnlos" Rudolph and gave the remainder to Darie. Darie then also took ook Rudolph before Rachid "SkaiWalkurrr" Ben Cherif failed to win his final all-in today when he tried to bluff Leandro "leitalopez" Bustillo off the pot.
When the players return at 1:05 p.m. EST, they will finish the last ten minutes of Level 23 which has a small blind of 8,000, a big blind of 16,000, and a running ante of 2,000. The tournament only needs to lose a few tables worth of players before the bubble has burst so it's expected that this will happen probably happen within the first hour. The level duration is expected to be at 20 minutes throughout the tournament with Day 2 ending when there are 16 players left but anything is subject to change as usual.
PokerNews will be there from the start until there are two tables left at the end of the day so keep following along.
Day 1 has come to an end with 640 players making it through to Day 2.
A recap and the chip counts are to follow.
"Markudre" raised to 35,840 from the cutoff and "kingdude007" three-be to 96,000 from the small blind for the big blind to fold. "Markudre" made the call.
The flop came and "kingdude007" continued with a bet of 16,000 which was called.
The turn brought them the and "kingdude007" bet 48,000 which was raised to 144,000. "kingdude007" called.
The river completed the board with the and "kingdude007" checked. "Markudre" shoved with the bigger stack for "kingdude007" to make the call for the 354,043 they had behind with for two pair but "Markudre" held for the rivered higher two pair to scoop a big pot just before the end of the day.
Rachid "SkaiWalkurrr" Ben Cherif raised to 28,000 from under the gun and was called by Leandro "leitalopez" Bustillo in the cutoff while the rest of the table folded.
They both checked through the flop to the on the turn. Ben Cherif bet 56,000 and Bustillo called.
The river completed the board with the , Ben Cherif shoved for 168,299 and was called. Ben Cherif held for the bluff for Bustillo to bust him with for the pair of jacks.
Joep "Pappe_Ruk" van den Bijgaart raised to 30,100 from the early position and the action folded to Pablo "pabritz" Brito in the big blind who three-bet to 119,000. Van den Bijgaart made the call.
The flop came , Brito continued with a bet of 161,000 which Van den Bijgaart called.
The turn brought them the and Brito barreled a bet of 147,000 over the line and was called again.
The river completed the board with the and Brito shoved with the bigger stack. Van den Bijgaart called for the 355,631 he had behind with to see he'd bust as Brito held for trip kings.
Christian "WATnlos" Rudolph raised to 24,000 from the cutoff and was called by "Noobanx" in the small blind. Vlad "dariepoker" Darie three-bet to 116,000 from the big blind and Rudolph four-bet to 240,000 for "Noobanx" to get out of their way. Darie five-bet shoved with the bigger stack and Rudolph called for the 763,360 he had behind.
Christian "WATnlos" Rudolph:
Vlad "dariepoker" Darie:
The flop came for Rudolph to hit top pair but it also gave Darie the flush draw.
The turn was the to bring Darie the flush indeed as the river completed the board with the to eliminate Rudolph from the tournament.