2019 Unibet Open Sinaia

€1,100 Main Event
Days: 1bc
Event Info

2019 Unibet Open Sinaia

Final Results
Winner
Martin Soukup
Winning Hand
a5
Prize
€71,000
Event Info
Buy-in
€1,100
Prize Pool
€366,000
Players
366
Level Info
Level
31
Blinds
80,000 / 160,000
Ante
160,000

€1,100 Main Event

Day 1bc Completed

Tataru Takes the Overall Lead in Sinaia; 199 Advance to Day 2

Level 8 : 400-800, 800 ante
Iulian Tataru
Iulian Tataru

The three starting days of the 2019 Unibet Open Sinaia €1,100 Main Event have all wrapped up and a total field of 366 has emerged, of which 199 players bagged up chips for Day 2. Day 1b had the strongest turnout with a total of 176 entries and 90 players advanced, while the turbo heat 1c with levels of 20 minutes attracted a very respectable 70 participants that took another shot at glory in the popular mid-stakes circuit.

A new overall chip leader has been crowned, as Iulian Tataru dominated the second half of Day 1b on the way to bag up 177,800, nearly 178 big blinds for the start of level nine. The only one that came close to Tartaru was fellow countryman Pavel Alexandru with 160,000, while a big gap follows to third-placed Corentin Ropert, who bagged up 116,400.

Other big stacks and notables that made it through Day 1b include Aku Joentausta (97,000), Carmen Zainescu (91,800), Evangelos Bechrakis (80,900), Andrei Boghean (77,000), Luciana Manolea (69,000), Andrei Alecu (64,700) and Stefan Fabian (62,800).

Andrey Yanyuk
Andrey Yanyuk

A late double knockout with ace-queen versus ace-nine and pocket tens propelled Andrey “reynad” Yanyuk to the top of the counts for the Unibet representatives, the American made it through to Day 2 with 99,500. Joining esports streamer Yanyuk for Day 2 through the second starting day were also the Unibet Poker ambassadors Espen Uhlen Jorstad (71,800), Davia Byrne (61,200), Dara O'Kearney (21,500) and Alexandre Reard (18,900). Fellow esports streamers Alan "Hotted89" Widmann (76,400), Kevin "Rotterdam" van der Kooi (58,000) and John Pyle (39,800) also remain in contention. Pyle won the Tag Team Championship with Reard and finished runner-up to van der Kooi in the esports Battle Royale XII.

The Unibet Poker ambassadors Ian Simpson (86,400) and Monica Vaka (30,400) were ousted on Day 1b before re-entering the turbo heat and bagging up chips. Same applied for Quentin Lecomte (54,500) and David Lappin (36,000), who made up for a frustrating Day 1a experience.

2019 Unibet Open Sinana Main Event Schedule

DayDateTimeEntriesSurvivorsFurther Information
Day 1aFebruary 13th, 201915:0012056Play eight levels of 60 minutes, late reg six levels, 60-min dinner break after level four
Day 1bFebruary 14th, 201915:0017690Play eight levels of 60 minutes, late reg six levels, 60-min dinner break after level four
Day 1cFebruary 14th, 201922:007053Play eight levels of 20 minutes, late reg six levels, re-entry for bustouts of 1a/1b
Day 2February 15th, 201915:00366199Play eight levels of 60 minutes each, money bubble will burst
Day 3February 16th, 201915:00tbatbaPlay down to a final table
Final DayFebruary 17th, 2019tbatbatbaLevel duration 45 minutes with six remaining, 30 minutes long when three remain

Day 1b started with a bang as the first player busted just nine minutes into the day. Rory De Vos flopped bottom set with deuces and held up against top two pair, however, the Dutchman wouldn't make it through the end of level eight either. Andreas Leledakis saw his stack reduced to crumbs after he ran with queens into aces on a five-high turn in the second level and he bowed out after the first break.

The feature tables switched and Unibet Poker ambassador Ian Simpson took over the spotlight only to bust in a spectacular hand. Simpson three-bet queens and Dumitru Pora turned a flush with eight-seven suited. Pora check-shoved the river when Simpson improved to the nut straight and Irishman couldn't find a fold. His second attempt was crowned by success, as Simpson only trailed Finland's Antti Tiainen (94,900) in the Day 1c counts.

Ian Simpson
Roller Coaster Day for Ian Simpson

2016 Unibet Open Bucharest champion Trainan Bostan also required a second bullet and will return for Day 2 with 57,500, plenty of big blinds to try and join the two-time champion's club. Mateusz Moolhuizen already has two Unibet Open titles to his name and his re-entry resulted in a stack of 54,000.

Former champions Marius Pertea and Gerret van Lancker were eliminated on Day 1b, the former fell victim to the hot run of Luciana Manolea. First Pertea jammed into Manolea when he turned two pair with ace-five suited, but ended up second-best to Manolea's ace-jack for top two pair. Pertea then ran a bluff with king-high on a four-card-flush board and Manolea finished the job with the queen-high flush before dispatching Andy Hills in a flip with ace-king versus nines shortly after.

Four of the eight esports streamers were also among the dozens of casualties of the day including Kevin "Papaplatte" Teller, Anssi "AndyPyro" Huovinen, Sven "Svennoss" Edelenbosch and Jacob "Jakenbake" Abramson. Svennoss was unfotunate enough to run with king-queen into pocket aces. Martin Wendt, Jeremy Saderne, Charlotte van Brabander, Georgios Tavoularis, Nandor Solyom, and Pavao Veza were just some of the notables that came and left without anything to show for.

The remaining 199 players out of 366 entries will return to the poker tables at the New Montana Hotel in Sinaia at 3 p.m. local time on Friday, February 15th, 2019. Day 2 will feature another eight levels of 60 minutes each and the money bubble is expected to burst in the second half of the day. The action resumes with blinds of 500/1,000 and a big blind ante of 1,000.

Tune back in then to find out who makes the cut and will fight another day on the way to crowning the next Unibet Open champion in the snowy mountains of Romania. The live stream action of the feature table will run on a security delay of 30 minutes on the Unibet Poker Twitch channel and the PokerNews live reporting team will be on the floor to provide all the action.

Photos courtesy of Tambet Kask and Elena Kask/Unibet

Tags: Aku JoentaustaAlexandre ReardAndreas LeledakisAndy HillsAntti TiainenCarmen ZainescuCharlotte Van BrabanderCorentin RopertDara O'KearneyDavid LappinDumitru PoraEspen Uhlen JorstadIan SimpsonIulian TataruJohn PyleLuciana ManoleaMarius PerteaMartin WendtMateusz MoolhuizenMonica VakaNandor SolyomQuentin LecomteStefan Fabian

Day 2 Seat Draw

Level 8 : 400-800, 800 ante
TableSeatPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
11Marius AsanacheRomania41,00041
12Tudor Bartha LazarRomania76,60077
13Catalin GheorgheRomania38,30038
14Daiva ByrneLithuania61,20061
15Emil BrunnbergSweden17,60018
16Claudiu IanuszewiczRomania54,00054
17Mihai NisteRomania68,10068
18Florian DutaRomania19,70020
      
21Lennaert JoostensNetherlands64,70065
22Gilles SegersBelgium87,40087
23Ionut DecherRomania44,80045
24John PyleUnited States39,80040
25Sandor HadnagyHungary71,30071
26Piotr ShautsouBelarus19,90020
27Maxime CanevetFrance36,80037
28Alexandru PapazianRomania34,00034
      
31Iulian TataruRomania177,800178
32Armand MattiRomania37,70038
33James NoonanIreland55,00055
34Daniel DolcicCroatia77,50078
35Igor HrekulUkraine46,40046
36Dan CristianRomania62,20062
37Mihaela RomanRomania57,90058
38Iulian BleauRomania52,90053
      
41Markus HeikkilaSweden61,50062
42Timo VogtAustria39,80040
43Tomasz KozubPoland5,2005
44Adrian MarinRomania21,20021
45Dehlia de JongNetherlands28,40028
46Amanda SidarkSweden76,50077
47Pawel AndrearczykPoland23,30023
48Lucian BeraRomania32,80033
      
51Dan Adrian BogdanRomania21,80022
52Nicolae SuciuRomania102,900103
53Patrick KellerGermany28,90029
54Constantin ManoleRomania21,80022
55Andrei JamborRomania135,500136
56Alexandre ReardFrance18,90019
57Luciana ManoleaRomania69,00069
58Ioan TaizsRomania76,60077
      
61Marius GicovanuRomania57,10057
62Bogdan BogorinRomania53,00053
63Cristian VisoiuRomania26,00026
64Gabriel GavrilaRomania39,30039
65Johannes VaeisaenenFinland139,600140
66Jaakko HokkanenFinland63,00063
67Mihai ErcutaRomania55,30055
68Mircea FluturRomania21,70022
      
71Andrey YanyukUnited States99,500100
72Silviu ScobaiRomania59,10059
73David LappinIreland36,00036
74Cosmin CristescuRomania48,20048
75Martin SoukupCzech Republic62,40062
76Joery Van LimbergenBelgium72,80073
77Pekka IkonenFinland26,40026
78Monica VakaNorway30,40030
      
81Jenny IsraelFrance45,10045
82Marian FiroiuRomania42,80043
83Vinzent StreitAustria34,70035
84Oerjahn WintherSweden45,00045
85Nikolay PonomarevUnited Kingdom141,200141
86Adrian ConstantinRomania67,30067
87Antti TiainenFinland94,90095
88Oleksandr SharovUkraine65,00065
      
91Antti SalmelaFinland49,90050
92Vesa KekalainenFinland67,00067
93Raoul IancoviciRomania32,00032
94Alexandru StrugutRomania42,60043
95Antoanell JudetRomania24,60025
96Ran ShaharIsrael26,50027
97Jean-Serge BarilCanada61,00061
98Danut ChisuRomania25,80026
      
101Tomas KseneviciusLithuania68,30068
102Vally BleandaRomania22,00022
103Alexandru PalieviciRomania89,00089
104Mihai BanuRomania55,80056
105Ionut VoineaRomania78,30078
106Ferenc PalRomania45,40045
107Per Helge GassandNorway37,70038
108Ionel TanaseRomania24,40024
      
111Espen Uhlen JorstadNorway71,80072
112Eirik GravdalNorway25,70026
113Amitai OrIsrael38,90039
114Steffen ClausenDenmark23,00023
115Tom WiggersNetherlands61,10061
116Kyriakos PapadopoulosGreece67,00067
117Steven VollersNetherlands69,60070
118Even EidebakkNorway17,10017
      
121Alan WidmannGermany76,40076
122Alexandru CincaRomania32,80033
123Andrei TomaRomania89,40089
124Bogdan SovaialaRomania104,800105
125Andrei BadulescuRomania25,90026
126Csaba SzerzeHungary46,70047
127Eugen ChivaRomania23,10023
128Andrei AlecuRomania64,70065
      
131Joni SaloFinland34,30034
132Andrei DobrescuRomania29,50030
133Cristian TrifRomania30,00030
134Silviu BaltateanuRomania72,60073
135Mihai TusneaRomania32,10032
136Anghel ValentinRomania19,20019
137Daniel AbergSweden82,60083
138Igor PirnauRomania20,20020
      
141Gilles HuetFrance99,20099
142Apostol BegRomania40,20040
143Jordi CorbunNetherlands77,80078
144Dmitrii PrusovRussia36,80037
145Jamie TansleyUnited Kingdom70,90071
146Dara O'KearneyIreland21,50022
147Adrian NeculaeRomania22,90023
148Constantin CaleaRomania4,2004
      
151Carmen ZainescuRomania91,80092
152Dan PetreaRomania46,00046
153Nicklas KleySweden29,00029
154Hugues MazerolleFrance105,200105
155Radu LunguRomania59,30059
156Tiberiu TircaRomania93,10093
157Denis SimionelMoldova22,90023
158Quentin LecomteFrance54,50055
      
161Dan MurariuRomania77,70078
162Cristian GrecuRomania71,40071
163Julien TherondFrance20,00020
164Eddie PuiaRomania60,70061
165Dwayne SluisNetherlands71,20071
166George TomescuRomania28,10028
167Anko HoogendijkNetherlands96,70097
168Hallstein BoerveNorway66,70067
      
171Bogdan NicolaeRomania15,20015
172Andrei BogheanRomania77,00077
173Kenneth KullFinland58,80059
174Iulian BlebeaRomania52,50053
175Ronnie EspensenDenmark23,80024
176Jorma VuoksenmaaFinland25,70026
177Pavel AlexandruRomania160,000160
178Daniel EffendyGermany92,00092
      
181Stefan DruscaRomania45,70046
182Tomasz OlejnikPoland111,400111
183Peter KaaeDenmark98,20098
184Cristian DinaRomania30,30030
185Valentin DobrescuRomania37,80038
186Sorin RadulescuRomania24,10024
187Eduard FechitaRomania49,80050
188Kevin van Der KooiNetherlands58,00058
      
191Mihai ManoleRomania16,50017
192Padraig O'NeillIreland110,100110
193Evangelos BechrakisGreece80,90081
194Stefan FabianRomania62,80063
195Ciprian VoicanRomania66,80067
196George DamianRomania23,50024
197[Removed:402]Lithuania80,20080
198Marius IftimaRomania29,00029
      
201Codrut UtaRomania23,70024
202Marc WilkensNetherlands46,10046
203Vasile StancuRomania63,60064
204Bjorn SamuelssonSweden11,30011
205Mihail RablouRomania106,500107
206Dragos BoldoiRomania57,50058
207Attila GombosRomania42,80043
208Ian SimpsonUnited Kingdom86,40086
      
211Catalin MoraruRomania71,80072
212Florin PandilicaRomania38,20038
213Levente PalRomania54,70055
214Traian BostanRomania57,50058
215Sergiu CovrigRomania47,00047
216Cosmin CimpeanuRomania52,50053
217Razvan BizeraRomania120,300120
218Eirik LundeNorway58,20058
      
221Katie SwiftUnited Kingdom29,30029
222Adrian AndronacheRomania107,000107
223Mariusz NiskiPoland29,40029
224Corrie RomateNetherlands58,90059
225Solomon StanRomania39,00039
226Adrian NicaRomania58,00058
227Narcis Gabriel NedelcuRomania38,00038
228Tymur KasilovUkraine80,00080
      
231Johan CreutzSweden78,50079
232Cristian TardeaRomania68,50069
233Alexandru FarcasanuRomania27,50028
234Andy HillsUnited Kingdom13,80014
235Aku JoentaustaFinland97,00097
236Adrian-Sorel StateRomania60,00060
237Nils JarefjallSweden60,50061
238Dylan HerklotsNetherlands48,60049
      
241Corentin RopertFrance116,400116
242Tomas MontrimasLithuania51,80052
243Alexandru GavrilutRomania24,40024
244Andrei TamaduianuRomania18,50019
245Petre ChiriacRomania20,70021
246Mateusz MoolhuizenNetherlands54,00054
247Mihnea PotcoavaRomania36,80037
248Gedas PetrauskasLithuania63,00063
      
251Andrei NodeaRomania22,10022
252Jani TuomaalaFinland62,00062
253Dumitru PoraRomania54,40054
254Samlane PhomvehaFrance22,60023
255Razvan SabauRomania92,50093
256Gheorghe AndroneRomania81,00081
257Eduard NorelRomania74,60075

End-Of-Day 1c Chip Counts

Level 8 : 400-800, 800 ante
Player Chips Progress
Antti Tiainen fi
Antti Tiainen
94,900 94,900
Day 1C Chip Leader
Ian Simpson gb
Ian Simpson
86,400 86,400
Johan Creutz se
Johan Creutz
78,500 78,500
Ioan Taizs ro
Ioan Taizs
76,600 76,600
Catalin Moraru ro
Catalin Moraru
71,800 71,800
Dan Cristian ro
Dan Cristian
62,200 62,200
Radu Lungu ro
Radu Lungu
59,300 59,300
Silviu Scobai ro
Silviu Scobai
59,100 59,100
Mihaela Roman ro
Mihaela Roman
57,900 57,900
Traian Bostan ro
Traian Bostan
57,500 57,500
Marius Gicovanu ro
Marius Gicovanu
57,100 57,100
James Noonan ie
James Noonan
55,000 55,000
Levente Pal ro
Levente Pal
54,700 54,700
Quentin Lecomte fr
Quentin Lecomte
54,500 54,500
Mateusz Moolhuizen nl
Mateusz Moolhuizen
54,000 54,000
Iulian Bleau ro
Iulian Bleau
52,900 52,900
Eduard Fechita ro
Eduard Fechita
49,800 49,800
Ferenc Pal ro
Ferenc Pal
45,400 45,400
Narcis Gabriel Nedelcu ro
Narcis Gabriel Nedelcu
38,000 38,000
Valentin Dobrescu ro
Valentin Dobrescu
37,800 37,800
Armand Matti ro
Armand Matti
37,700 37,700
Maxime Canevet fr
Maxime Canevet
36,800 36,800
Mihnea Potcoava ro
Mihnea Potcoava
36,800 36,800
David Lappin ie
David Lappin
36,000 36,000
Vinzent Streit at
Vinzent Streit
34,700 34,700

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End-Of-Day 1b Chip Counts (full)

Level 8 : 400-800, 800 ante
Player Chips Progress
Iulian Tataru ro
Iulian Tataru
177,800 7,800
Day 1B Chip Leader
Pavel Alexandru ro
Pavel Alexandru
160,000 45,000
Corentin Ropert fr
Corentin Ropert
116,400 6,400
Adrian Andronache ro
Adrian Andronache
107,000 12,000
Mihail Rablou ro
Mihail Rablou
106,500 21,500
Bogdan Sovaiala ro
Bogdan Sovaiala
104,800 104,800
Nicolae Suciu ro
Nicolae Suciu
102,900 12,900
Andrey Yanyuk us
Andrey Yanyuk
99,500 9,500
Aku Joentausta fi
Aku Joentausta
97,000 7,000
Tiberiu Tirca ro
Tiberiu Tirca
93,100 18,100
Razvan Sabau be
Razvan Sabau
92,500 92,500
Day 2 Chip Leader
Daniel Effendy de
Daniel Effendy
92,000 62,000
Carmen Zainescu ro
Carmen Zainescu
91,800 -11,200
Andrei Toma ro
Andrei Toma
89,400 33,400
Alexandru Palievici ro
Alexandru Palievici
89,000 9,000
Gilles Segers be
Gilles Segers
87,400 44,400
Evangelos Bechrakis gr
Evangelos Bechrakis
80,900 71,900
[Removed:402] lt
[Removed:402]
80,200 13,200
Jordi Corbun nl
Jordi Corbun
77,800 -200
Andrei Boghean ro
Andrei Boghean
77,000 -8,000
Tudor Bartha Lazar ro
Tudor Bartha Lazar
76,600 19,600
Alan Widmann de
Alan Widmann
76,400 -600
Joery Van Limbergen be
Joery Van Limbergen
72,800 72,800
Silviu Baltateanu ro
Silviu Baltateanu
72,600 22,600
Espen Uhlen Jorstad no
Espen Uhlen Jorstad
71,800 34,800

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Day 1b and 1c Are Finished

Level 8 : 400-800, 800 ante

Almost at the same time, Day 1b and the turbo heat 1c have come to an end with 90 players out of 176 entries and 53 players out of 70 entries remaining. The respective chip counts will be published shortly, along with a recap of today's action and the Day 2 seat draw.

Late Double for Corbun

Level 8 : 400-800, 800 ante
Jordi Corbun
Jordi Corbun

Jordi Corbun doubled for 37,900 through Marius Asanache when his {Q-Hearts}{Q-Clubs} faced the {10-Spades}{10-Clubs} of Asanache. The {Q-Spades}{4-Spades}{2-Clubs} flop all but sealed his double and the {4-Diamonds} turn made things official, the {7-Spades} river was a formality.

Asanache was left with around 10,000 only, but spun those up again and even sent Martin Wendt to the rail during the final hands of the night. Also out: Benjamin Lebor, Denis Poteras and Silviu Nemes.

Player Chips Progress
Jordi Corbun nl
Jordi Corbun
78,000 78,000
Marius Asanache ro
Marius Asanache
41,000 -54,000
Razvan Bordei ro
Razvan Bordei
Busted
Martin Wendt dk
Martin Wendt
Busted
Benjamin Lebor gb
Benjamin Lebor
Busted
Silviu Nemes ro
Silviu Nemes
Busted
Frederik Foss dk
Frederik Foss
Busted
Denis Poteras ro
Denis Poteras
Busted

Tags: Benjamin LeborJordi CorbunMarius AsanacheMartin Wendt

Zainescu Bosses the Feature Table

Level 8 : 400-800, 800 ante
Carmen Zainescu
Carmen Zainescu

Carmen Zainescu chipped up with top set and soon after got even more action on the feature table.

Silviu Baltateanu opened to 2,200 with the {A-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds} and Zainescu three-bet to 5,500 with the {A-Hearts}{A-Spades} in the hijack. Cosmin Cristescu flat-called with {J-Hearts}{J-Clubs} in the big blind, Baltateanu let go. On the {10-Clubs}{4-Diamonds}{4-Hearts} flop, C>ristescu checked and called a bet of 7,000 before check-folding the {K-Clubs} turn when facing a second barrel worth 12,000.

Zainescu showed her aces and dragged in another pot.

Player Chips Progress
Carmen Zainescu ro
Carmen Zainescu
103,000 13,000
Cosmin Cristescu ro
Cosmin Cristescu
62,000 17,000

Tags: Carmen ZainescuCosmin CristescuSilviu Baltateanu

Yanyuk Busts Two

Level 8 : 400-800, 800 ante
Andrey Yanyuk
Andrey Yanyuk

Pasi Kakkonen got his last 10,000 or so in preflop and Stefanita Fechete jammed for more than two times of that. Andrey "reynad" Yanyuk joined the action with the biggest stack and created the following three-way showdown:

Pasi Kakkonen: {A-Spades}{9-Clubs}
Stefanita Fechete: {10-Spades}{10-Diamonds}
Andrey Yanyuk: {A-Hearts}{Q-Clubs}

Yanyuk flopped best on {A-Diamonds}{8-Clubs}{6-Clubs} and improved to the nut flush with the {K-Clubs} turn and {A-Clubs} river to dispatch Kakkonen and Fechete.

Player Chips Progress
Andrey Yanyuk us
Andrey Yanyuk
90,000 36,000
Pasi Kakkonen fi
Pasi Kakkonen
Busted
Stefanita Fechete ro
Stefanita Fechete
Busted

Tags: Andrey YanyukPasi KakkonenStefanita Fechete