Live Events 1
Main Event
Days:
1a1b23

Highlights

Highlights

Main Event
Day 1a Completed

Mike Gerry Leads After Day 1a of the bwin.be WPT National Brussels

zedmaster84 • Level 12: 800-1,600, 200 ante
Successful return for the WPT to Brussels
Successful return for the WPT to Brussels

The first out of two starting days at the bwin.be World Poker Tour National Brussels Main Event saw 144 players fork out the €1,200 entry fee. After the completion of 12 45-minute levels, 52 participants would bag up chips and Mike Gerry from Belgium was leading the field with 210,900.

Other big stacks included Youssef Hammas (184,000), Kamel Djemai and Tonny van Eck with 172,000 each, Anthony Rodrigues (152,000), Erwann Pecheux (151,200), and Bert Geens (143,800).

Two former World Series of Poker bracelet winners took part on Day 1a, however both Barny Boatman and Jörg Peisert would not bag up chips. They both have the option to return Friday at 2 p.m. CET for Day 1b, as a single reentry on the next day is allowed.

With almost two-thirds of the field being sent to the rail, quite a few familiar faces on the international poker circuit will have to reenter if they want to continue the quest in this one. Guillaume Darcourt, Giacomo Fundaro, and Govert Metaal all busted early. The aforementioned Boatman fell in the penultimate level of the day and Jonas Lauck also ran out of chips as well, both handing over their stacks to Thomas Lust. Tobias Peters fell victim to the creativity of Omar Lakhdari and Pecheux won two flips in a row against the ace-kings of Pierre Neuville and Martin Mulsow.

The €170 satellite maxed out its capacity with 100 runners and awarded 12 tickets with €600 to the 13th-place finisher. Furthermore, the Grand Casino Brussels Viage has already confirmed 162 registered players for the second starting flight, which may require an additional wait list to get everyone seated. It is highly recommended to show up as early as possible in order to secure a seat, and the venue opens at 12 p.m. local time.

All players that participated on Day 1a can do so again on the second flight as well, should they bag up a second set of chips, the bigger stack will be carried over to Day 2 on Saturday. Staff at the casino expect 250 or more entries for Day 1b and even the tournament area downstairs may have to be used in order to provide a seat for everyone. Make sure to tune back into the PokerNews Live Reporting section for more coverage from this event.

Tags: Anthony RodriguesBarny BoatmanBert GeensErwann PecheuxGiacomo FundaroGovert MetaalGuillaume DarcourtJonas LauckJorg PeisertKamel DJemaiMike GerryOmar LakhdariPierre NeuvilleThomas LustTobias Peters

End-of-Day Chip Counts (full)

zedmaster84 • Level 12: 800-1,600, 200 ante
Mike Gerry BE
Mike Gerry
BE 210,900
Youssef Hammas BE
Youssef Hammas
BE 184,000
Tonny van Eck nl
Tonny van Eck
nl 172,000
Kamel Djemai BE
Kamel Djemai
BE 172,000
Anthony Rodrigues pt
Anthony Rodrigues
pt 152,000 -100
Erwann Pecheux fr
Erwann Pecheux
fr 151,200 2,200
Thomas Lust be
Thomas Lust
be 143,800
Bert Geens BE
Bert Geens
BE 143,800
Christian van der Haegen be
Christian van der Haegen
be 142,800
Omar Lakhdari fr
Omar Lakhdari
fr 120,000
Jan Brandejs CZ
Jan Brandejs
CZ 119,600 55,600
Miroslav Alilovic FR
Miroslav Alilovic
FR 112,000
Alessandro Sarro it
Alessandro Sarro
it 111,500 29,500
Saied Lege FR
Saied Lege
FR 106,300
Damien Lhommeau FR
Damien Lhommeau
FR 99,300
Ertan Sekerci
Ertan Sekerci
98,200 13,200
Philipp Salewski us
Philipp Salewski
us 97,200 28,200
Daniel Domb
Daniel Domb
95,700
Eric Vuissoz ch
Eric Vuissoz
ch 94,000
Dupuy
Dupuy
92,300
Albano Llani
Albano Llani
87,200
Bart Lybaert be
Bart Lybaert
be 86,800 -38,200
Thierry Gogniat fr
Thierry Gogniat
fr 80,000
Charles Calfelis CH
Charles Calfelis
CH 79,100
Pierre Merlin fr
Pierre Merlin
fr 78,600

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End-Of-Day Notables and Big Stacks

zedmaster84 • Level 12: 800-1,600, 200 ante
Youssef Hammas BE
Youssef Hammas
BE 184,000 184,000
Kamel Djemai BE
Kamel Djemai
BE 172,000 92,000
Anthony Rodrigues pt
Anthony Rodrigues
pt 152,100 45,100
Thomas Lust be
Thomas Lust
be 143,800 -1,200
Bert Geens BE
Bert Geens
BE 143,800 12,300
Christian van der Haegen be
Christian van der Haegen
be 142,800 -7,200
Omar Lakhdari fr
Omar Lakhdari
fr 120,000 40,000
Miroslav Alilovic FR
Miroslav Alilovic
FR 112,000 27,000
Damien Lhommeau FR
Damien Lhommeau
FR 99,300 51,300
Pierre Merlin fr
Pierre Merlin
fr 78,600 78,600
Michel Leibgorin fr
Michel Leibgorin
fr 62,600 2,600
Alain Medesan ro
Alain Medesan
ro 48,700 21,700
Quentin Lecomte fr
Quentin Lecomte
fr 18,200 -5,300

Pecheux Also Busts Mulsow

zedmaster84 • Level 12: 800-1,600, 200 ante
Martin Mulsow
Martin Mulsow

It was yet another {A-} {K-} that faced the opposition of Erwann Pecheux and Martin Mulsow had said hand for more than 40,000 chips. Pecheux looked him up with {Q-Diamonds} {Q-Hearts} in the big blind after four-bet shoving himself and would not see any upset after all community cards had been burned and turned. "Ah well, guess I gotta come back tomorrow then," Mulsow sighed.

Erwann Pecheux fr
Erwann Pecheux
fr 149,000 49,000
Martin Mulsow de
Martin Mulsow
de Busted

Tags: Erwann PecheuxMartin Mulsow

Owen Busts in Three-Way Pot

zedmaster84 • Level 12: 800-1,600, 200 ante

This time Adam Owen would be sent to the rail after running with pocket kings into the top pair and top kicker of Michel Leibgorin as well as the set of sixes of Christian van der Haegen. The Belgian would bust Owen and take a huge chunk off the stack of Leibgorin.

Christian van der Haegen be
Christian van der Haegen
be 150,000 112,000
Michel Leibgorin fr
Michel Leibgorin
fr 60,000 -80,000
Adam Owen gb
Adam Owen
gb Busted

Tags: Adam OwenChristian van der HaegenMichel Leibgorin

Geens Shoves; Neuville Busts

zedmaster84 • Level 12: 800-1,600, 200 ante
Pierre Neuville
Pierre Neuville

Miroslav Alilovic had a bet of 35,000 in front of him and Bert Geens moved all in for 101,300, getting the Frenchman out of the way.

One table over, Pierre Neuville four-bet to 15,000 with very little behind and eventually got it in preflop with {A-} {K-}. The pocket fives of Erwann Pecheux held up and the PMU pro scored the knockout.

Bert Geens BE
Bert Geens
BE 137,000 52,000
Erwann Pecheux fr
Erwann Pecheux
fr 100,000 10,000
Miroslav Alilovic FR
Miroslav Alilovic
FR 85,000 -15,000
Pierre Neuville be
Pierre Neuville
be Busted

Tags: Bert GeensErwann PecheuxMiroslav AlilovicPierre Neuville

Peisert Falls to Mamouni

zedmaster84 • Level 12: 800-1,600, 200 ante
Jörg Peisert
Jörg Peisert

The full action is unknown but Jörg Peisert was all in and at risk with {Q-Clubs} {10-Diamonds} only to see Mohamed Mamouni look him up with the superior stack and {Q-Diamonds} {Q-Hearts}. The board ran out {4-Spades} {10-Clubs} {9-Diamonds} {A-Spades} {J-Clubs} and just like that Peisert was gone.

Mohamed Mamouni fr
Mohamed Mamouni
fr 71,000 11,000
Jörg Peisert DE
Jörg Peisert
DE Busted

Tags: Jorg PeisertMohamed Mamouni

Peters Busts to Crazy Lakhdari Move

zedmaster84 • Level 12: 800-1,600, 200 ante
Tobias Peters
Tobias Peters

Omar Lakhdari limped without seeing his cards and two other players limped before Tobias Peters raised. Lakhdari now shoved, still apparently without having seen his cards.

Peters called all in for 24,000 with {A-Clubs} {Q-Clubs} and was shown the monster hand {K-Hearts} {2-Clubs} by Lakhdari, who indeed got there on a board of {6-Clubs} {K-Spades} {9-Clubs} {6-Spades} {Q-Spades}.

Omar Lakhdari fr
Omar Lakhdari
fr 80,000 37,000
Tobias Peters nl
Tobias Peters
nl Busted

Tags: Omar LakhdariTobias Peters