2016 Unibet Open London

Main Event
Days: 1b
Event Info

2016 Unibet Open London

Final Results
Winning Hand
Event Info
Level Info
40,000 / 80,000

Main Event

Day 1b Completed

Giulio Mascolo Finishes On Top After Day 1b of Unibet Open London Main Event

Level 10 : 1,000-2,000, 300 ante
Unibet Open London
Unibet Open London

A total of 232 players ponied up the £875 buy-in to enter the second of the two starting flights in the Unibet Open London Main Event. Just 69 players, or less than one-third of the starting field, advanced to Day 2 and they will join the other 51 survivors from Day 1a's play for Day 2 on Saturday, March 5, at 12 p.m. local time to play towards the final table.

Germany's Giulio Mascolo came out of nowhere during the final minutes of the last level to take the Day 1b chip lead with 254,900 in chips. Denmark's Daniel Petersen, who was in the chip lead until the final minutes, ended the day with the second best stack of 235,000 in chips.

Petersen is no stranger to having a big stack in a Unibet Open main event, as in March 2014 he finished in sixth place in the Unibet Open Copenhagen Main Event for DKr 120,000 ($22,304) on his home soil.

Just behind Petersen on Day 1b was British poker pro Ian Simpson with 225,100 in chips. Simpson was near the chip lead right after the first cards were dealt over 12 hours ago. Simpson is one of the more successful players left in the field with over $900,000 in live tournament cashes. His biggest win came in 2013 when he shipped the PaddyPower Irish Open for €265,000 ($339,604). The previous year he took fourth place in the same event for €117,500 ($141,623).

With both opening days in the books, 120 players will hit the felt to compete for the top prize of £62,000. Back in 2010 in Budapest, the Unibet Open Main Event set a record for the most entrants with 460 players. While that record remains safe, this year's event with 418 players shattered the previous record set for a London leg. In December 2014, 399 players participated.

While Day 1b chip leader Mascolo came out of nowhere to finish the day on top of the field, he starts Day 2 in third place behind Day 1a chip leader Jan Riha (298,800) and the man who finished closest to Riha, Geir Reka Tollerud (263,500).

Play will resume on Saturday at 12 p.m. local time with blinds at 1,200/2,400 and an ante of 300. Stay tuned to PokerNews for continued live coverage.

Day 2 Seat Draw

Level 10 : 1,000-2,000, 300 ante
TableSeatPlayerChip Count
41Nicolas Ludwicki203,000
42Abdul Barakat60,000
43Julien Derasse52,600
44Aleksandr Lebedev64,000
45Kristof De Deken53,200
46Peter Danielsson183,400
47Antti Salmela115,700
49Przemyslaw Wolowiec76,200
51Valdir Cordeirodossantos79,700
52Christoffer Honningsvag36,900
53Sean Nielsendoran50,700
54Neophytos Neophytou89,800
55Giulio Mascolo254,800
56Gordon Plomp38,700
57Mate Mecs79,500
58Tony Ringe66,200
59Niholas Cardyn79,900
61Koen De Cooman50,800
62Stefan Eriksson102,500
63Guillaume Bacri82,000
64Ravi Sharda138,000
65Tom Dingenan131,500
66Stine Andersen65,500
67Reka Tollerud Geir263,500
69Lee Jasper135,900
71Antoine Saout92,900
72Adrien Allain96,000
73Jan-Magnus Karlsson30,900
74Simon Trowse78,600
75Roi Milrad143,000
76Richard Glading63,400
77Jacques Dermegreditchian62,400
78Benjamin Lebor198,300
79Christian Lohmann53,400
81Kristoffer Rasmussen141,600
82Akos Gergely92,900
83Juha Koskinen98,500
84Denis Malik87,500
85Raymond Forde133,100
86Donnelly Teunisse30,300
87Auke Attema104,500
88Jan Riha298,800
89Edgaras Kisielius239,000
91Norman Gold31,400
92Alexander Koops128,000
94Christopher Barnes76,200
95Tomasz Kozub112,900
96Sandro Spaccarotella35,100
97James Parker139,900
98Erik Le Goff242,300
99Youri Westerhoek39,400
102Lasse Ludvigsen61,400
103Cristian Cirtog89,600
104Georg Stehberger97,300
105Timothy Schutter42,200
106Marek Lenz89,300
107Tony Wright112,400
108Niklas Borg137,200
109David Clarkson113,100
111Darren Fuller161,300
112Leon Campbell137,000
113Christian Alessi43,900
114Jack Nolan145,000
115Mark Brockwell147,900
116Daniel Petersen235,000
117Will Kassouf29,800
119Rahim Tadjsaadat64,300
121Anders Carlsson43,600
123Quentin Lecomte106,400
124Tomasz Chmiel53,500
125Michael Greco14,200
126Karl-Goran Karlsson11,700
127Frej Dahlbom46,100
128Lukasz Cygan62,900
129Kevin Allen83,900
131Flavien Delestre7,800
132Bhavin Khatri191,300
133David Shallow116,800
134Amtrup Sorensen Brian109,000
135Paul Ephremsen139,600
136Liutauras Armanavicius91,900
137Tony Blanchandin27,200
138Elliott Panyi168,100
311Guillaume Reverchon144,200
312Antoine Vranken83,400
313Hamidreza Montazeri111,000
314Jin Hui175,000
315Nik Stylianou150,900
316Jie Tian40,100
317Daniel Chutrov170,000
318Billy Ngo208,600
319Nicolas Renee102,300
321Pavlos Xanthopoulos84,100
322Jacek Pustula65,100
323Johan Ekerfelt138,500
324Razvan Dumea85,100
325Damian Porebski47,900
326Jimmy Ostensson52,800
327Damien Le Goff167,700
328Ian Simpson225,100
329Tony Cascarino90,000
331Nicholas Athanasiou115,100
332Wil Anne Wesselink185,700
333Rachid Karidi95,300
334Bisser Stoyanov53,600
335Tapio Jarvinen32,700
336Julien Rouxel158,900
337Mark Wraith48,000
338John Kagame112,000
339Pieter Stokman136,500
341Kajetan Orecki91,200
342Jurica Zovko48,200
343Juliusz Godzina58,300
344Martin Bader73,700
345Jan Kusters198,200
346Fabrice Ferrari15,300
347Bjorn Picavet212,300
348Vach Nankoosing117,200
349Hendrik Koops192,600

End of Day Chip Counts (full)

Level 10 : 1,000-2,000, 300 ante
Player Chips Progress
Giulio Mascolo it
Giulio Mascolo
254,800 254,800
Daniel Petersen at
Daniel Petersen
235,000 -55,000
Ian Simpson gb
Ian Simpson
225,100 83,100
Bjorn Picavet be
Bjorn Picavet
212,300 92,300
Nicolas Ludwicki fr
Nicolas Ludwicki
203,000 78,000
Benjamin Lebor gb
Benjamin Lebor
198,300 198,300
Bhavin Khatri gb
Bhavin Khatri
191,300 -18,700
Peter Danielsson se
Peter Danielsson
183,400 183,400
Jin Hui cn
Jin Hui
175,000 45,000
Daniel Chutrov bg
Daniel Chutrov
170,000 105,000
Elliot Panyi gb
Elliot Panyi
168,100 168,100
Nik Stylianou gb
Nik Stylianou
150,900 150,900
Mark Brockwell gb
Mark Brockwell
147,900 147,900
Jack Nolan gb
Jack Nolan
145,000 78,200
Guillaume Reverchon fr
Guillaume Reverchon
144,200 144,200
Roi Milrad il
Roi Milrad
143,000 143,000
Paul Ephremsen gb
Paul Ephremsen
139,600 139,600
Ravi Sharda gb
Ravi Sharda
138,000 138,000
Leon Campbell gb
Leon Campbell
137,000 12,000
Pieter Stokman nl
Pieter Stokman
136,500 136,500
Lee Jasper gb
Lee Jasper
135,900 135,900
Vach Nankoosing gb
Vach Nankoosing
117,200 117,200
David Shallow gb
David Shallow
116,800 -59,200
Antti Salmela fi
Antti Salmela
115,700 115,700
David Clarkson gb
David Clarkson
113,100 58,100

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Final Hands of the Day

Level 10 : 1,000-2,000, 300 ante

The tournament director stopped the clock with 10 minutes to go on the day asking dealers to deal a few more hands. Currently there are 70 players left to go along with the 51 that survived yesterday's Day 1a.

No Need to Bluff when You Have a Nut Flush

Level 10 : 1,000-2,000, 300 ante
Bhavin Khatri
Bhavin Khatri

Bhavin Khatri recently shared with us that his stack went down slightly after his bluff went wrong. However, it's hard for things to go wrong when you are back to getting cards again.

Khatri holding {A-Hearts}{3-Hearts} fired out a bet on a flop of {k-Hearts}{q-Hearts}{5-Hearts} which his opponent called. He fired again on the turn before overbetting all-in on the river. His opponent called all three times sending him to the rails, while Khatri got his stack back over 200,000 chips again.

Player Chips Progress
Bhavin Khatri gb
Bhavin Khatri
210,000 30,000

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Liutauras Armanavicius Doubles Up

Level 10 : 1,000-2,000, 300 ante
Liutauras Armanavicius
Liutauras Armanavicius

Liutauras Armanavicius and Kevin Allen were just involved in an interesting pot. Both players were all-in on the flop of {A-Clubs}{J-Clubs}{5-}. Allen, who had his opponent covered, turned over {6-Clubs}{5-Clubs} for both bottom pair and a flush draw while Armanavicius turned over {10-Clubs}{9-Clubs} for a higher flush draw.

The turn came the {10-} giving the Lithuanian a higher pair. The river helped neither player. Armanavicius doubled up to 80,000 while Allen was left with around 70,000.

Player Chips Progress
Liutauras Armanavicius lt
Liutauras Armanavicius
80,000 18,000
Kevin Allen gb
Kevin Allen

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