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Day 1a Completed

Niko Koop Leads 2015 Unibet Open Antwerp After Day 1a

zedmaster84 • Level 10: 1,000-2,000, 300 ante
Niko Koop with 385,000 reasons to smile
Niko Koop with 385,000 reasons to smile

The first of two starting days of the €1,100 Unibet Open Antwerp Main Event at "De Shop" saw a field of 125 participants take to the felt. After 10 levels of 60 minutes each, only 35 bagged up chips with Niko Koop finishing as the dominant leader with 385,000 in chips.

To put things into perspective, Maksym Lavrov is in second place with 191,000 and Morgan Wald in third with 173,600. That puts Koop over two times the stack of Lavrov.

Koop's day started very swingy before he got lucky in a three-way all-in clash, cracking the pocket kings of Rob van de Riet with ace-jack and busting the Dutchman soon after with red queens versus king-jack. From there, a massive all-in pot with ace-king against the ace-queen of Stefan Mattsson catapulted the Russian into the top spot and he never looked back.

Oanh Bui was one of the early casualties after turning a flush with the {6-Hearts}{7-Hearts}. Niels de Wijs three-bet all in after the river and told Bui that he held the nut flush before the showdown. But, the Dutchwoman was already committed and called off to get shown the {a-Hearts}{10-Hearts}.

Meanwhile, 2015 Unibet Open Cannes finalist Joachim Kleiven followed in Level 3 after losing almost all chips with ace-king against the kings of Alex Hendriks, though the latter also hit the rail after running into the flopped queen-high flush of Patrick Aerts.

Among some other familiar names to run out of chips were the de Meulder brothers, Matthias and Christophe, Unibet ambassador Charlotte van Brabander, Guy Goosens, Jasper Wetemans, Dan Glimne, Dieter van Itterbeeck, Vincent Gabel, Boris Kuzmanovic, Marc Naalden, and Jochum Weenink.

Other notables that made it through to Day 2 included Matthias de Clercq (163,000), Bert Geens (150,800), Hans Sybrandi (141,100), the very entertaining and honest de Wijs (84,300), Pieter de Korver (72,900), and Bart Lybaert (49,200). They will be back at the tables as of 12 p.m. local time on Saturday for the penultimate tournament day while Day 1b gets underway at the same time tomorrow.

The PokerNews Live Reporting team will be back Friday to provide updates from what is happening and you can also watch the live stream of the feature table on Twitch and in the tab above.

Tags: Alex HendriksBart LybaertBert GeensBoris KuzmanovicCharlotte Van BrabanderChristophe de MeulderDan GlimneDieter van ItterbeeckGuy GoosensHans SybrandiJasper WetemansJoachim KleivenJochum WeeninkMaksym LavrovMarc NaaldenMatthias de ClercqMatthias De MeulderMorgan WaldNiels de WijsNiko KoopOanh BuiPatrick AertsPieter De KorverRob van de RietStefan MattssonVincent Gabel

End-of-Day Chip Counts (full)

zedmaster84 • Level 10: 1,000-2,000, 300 ante
Niko Koop de
Niko Koop
de 385,000
Maksym Lavrov ua
Maksym Lavrov
ua 191,000
Morgan Wald SE
Morgan Wald
SE 173,600
Mihai Ani Leon RO
Mihai Ani Leon
RO 168,000 5,000
David Baltus BE
David Baltus
BE 165,900 65,900
Matthias de Clercq BE
Matthias de Clercq
BE 163,000
Bert Geens BE
Bert Geens
BE 150,800 800
Nikita Malinovskiy RU
Nikita Malinovskiy
RU 144,300
Matija Bicanic cr
Matija Bicanic
cr 143,300 61,800
Hans Sybrandi nl
Hans Sybrandi
nl 141,100 100
Jonny Domstedt SE
Jonny Domstedt
SE 133,900 133,900
Vincent van Oosterhout NL
Vincent van Oosterhout
NL 131,500
Koen Lauwereys BE
Koen Lauwereys
BE 122,500 47,500
Jorgen Jerneskog NO
Jorgen Jerneskog
NO 114,100 114,100
Claes Ruben Hellberg SE
Claes Ruben Hellberg
SE 112,700 -12,300
Patrick Aerts BE
Patrick Aerts
BE 111,200 -28,800
Tom Dingenen be
Tom Dingenen
be 108,400 52,400
Micael Emanuelsson SE
Micael Emanuelsson
SE 107,600
Erik Loschan DE
Erik Loschan
DE 93,500 93,500
Niels de Wijs NL
Niels de Wijs
NL 84,300
Hakan Wingskog SE
Hakan Wingskog
SE 78,600 78,600
Pieter de Korver nl
Pieter de Korver
nl 72,900
Patrick Stroobants BE
Patrick Stroobants
BE 70,000 70,000
Daan Hoogendijk NL
Daan Hoogendijk
NL 66,700 16,700
Sebastian Mortelmans BE
Sebastian Mortelmans
BE 64,600 -36,400

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Assorted End-of-Day Chip Counts

zedmaster84 • Level 10: 1,000-2,000, 300 ante
Niko Koop de
Niko Koop
de 385,000 25,000
Maksym Lavrov ua
Maksym Lavrov
ua 191,000
Morgan Wald SE
Morgan Wald
SE 173,600 -6,400
Mihai Ani Leon RO
Mihai Ani Leon
RO 163,000 73,000
Matthias de Clercq BE
Matthias de Clercq
BE 163,000 13,000
Bert Geens BE
Bert Geens
BE 150,000 40,000
Nikita Malinovskiy RU
Nikita Malinovskiy
RU 144,300 -10,700
Hans Sybrandi nl
Hans Sybrandi
nl 141,000 41,000
Vincent van Oosterhout NL
Vincent van Oosterhout
NL 131,500 26,500
Micael Emanuelsson SE
Micael Emanuelsson
SE 107,600 -52,400
Niels de Wijs NL
Niels de Wijs
NL 84,300 -700
Pieter de Korver nl
Pieter de Korver
nl 72,900 7,900
Bart Lybaert be
Bart Lybaert
be 49,200 2,200

Martinsson Busts in Last Hand

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Tomas Martinsson had moved all in a few times and had one split pot before then shoving the last hand with the {A-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds}. Maksym Lavrov called from one seat over with the {A-Hearts}{Q-Diamonds} whereas the rest of the table folded. The flop {2-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}{Q-Hearts} gave Martinsson some hope with the flush draw, but both the {7-Clubs} turn and {4-Spades} river blanked to make the Swede the last casualty on Day 1a.

Maksym Lavrov ua
Maksym Lavrov
ua 191,000 43,000
Tomas Martinsson SE
Tomas Martinsson
SE Busted

Tags: Maksym LavrovTomas Martinsson

Clock Stopped; Four More Hands

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The clock has been stopped with 38 players remaining according to the screens and there is little doubt about the current chip leader. Niko Koop probably accumulated double as many chips as the second biggest stack while four more hands will be played.

Niko Koop de
Niko Koop
de 360,000 40,000

Tags: Niko Koop

Lots of Seat Open at the End

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Wim Neys was one of two players to exit on the feature table in a three-way all in. Emil Hegedus was the second player at risk while David Baltus looked them up with the biggest stack and the best hand.

Neys: {9-}{9-}
Hegedus: {K-Spades}{Q-Diamonds}
Baltus: {K-Clubs}{K-Hearts}

The board ran out {5-Diamonds}{3-Spades}{Q-Diamonds}{A-Hearts}{5-Clubs} and that sent two players to the rail on the feature table.

Also eliminated: Tomasz Kozub and Aage Eikeland.

Wim Neys be
Wim Neys
be Busted
Tomasz Kozub pl
Tomasz Kozub
pl Busted
Aage Eikeland
Aage Eikeland
Busted
Emil Hegedus
Emil Hegedus
Busted

Tags: Aage EikelandDavid BaltusEmil HegedusTomasz KozubWim Neys

Aerts Doubles Through Kuzmanovic

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Micael Emanuelson raised to 4,500 and Patrick Aerts called from one seat over before Boris Kuzmanovic squeezed to 12,500 out of the small blind. Emanuelson folded but Aerts called to see the flop of {3-Spades}{9-Spades}{Q-Spades}. Kuzmanovic continued for 8,500 and Aerts raised to 18,000, triggering the all in by his opponent and a snap-call.

Kuzmanovic: {K-Hearts}{J-Spades}
Aerts: {5-Spades}{8-Spades}

Both the {8-Clubs} turn and the {2-Clubs} river were blanks and crippled the stack of Kuzmanovic before the Croatian busted shortly after.

Patrick Aerts BE
Patrick Aerts
BE 140,000 65,000
Boris Kuzmanovic hr
Boris Kuzmanovic
hr Busted

Tags: Boris KuzmanovicMicael EmanuelsonPatrick Aerts

Wald Gets his Revenge

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Morgan Wald flat-called a raise on the button and Pieter de Korver checked the flop {J-Clubs}{4-Clubs}{7-Spades}. Wald checked behind and called a delayed continuation bet for half the pot on the {8-Hearts} turn before de Korver check-called a bet worth 13,000 on the {10-Spades} river. Wald flipped over {6-Clubs}{9-Clubs} for a flush draw that improved to a straight and de Korver mucked.

Morgan Wald SE
Morgan Wald
SE 180,000 30,000
Pieter de Korver nl
Pieter de Korver
nl 65,000 -30,000

Tags: Morgan WaldPieter De Korver