Day 2 Completed
Day 2 Completed
Day 2 of the World Poker Tour Amsterdam Main Event started out with 163 players, with 30 of them being new entries that signed up just before start of play. The eight levels on the schedule were not enough to play down to the money, as 39 players will return on Friday for Day 3, with just 36 getting paid.
Start-of-day chip leader Piet Bakker didn't have too good of a day. On the first day, everything worked out perfectly for him, but his run good was over on Day 2. He lost several small pots, a big one with kings to aces, and then the last of his chips went in with a wheel versus a higher straight.
Another big stack that didn't last long was Artur Koren. He started out the day fourth in chips, but was gone before the first level was over. He lost with a set twice, lost with two pair against a higher two pair, and went broke with pocket sevens against ace-king. The frustration had never been clearer with Koren as he stormed out the tournament room.
Familiar faces like Jack Salter, Bryan Paris, Steve O'Dwyer, and Joris Ruys all left early on as well.
The biggest uproar in the tournament, and the biggest pot at the time for that matter, was a hand between big stacks Marcel Goldenbelt and Kees Alblas. The two got it in before the flop in a battle of the blinds, with Goldenbelt's ace-king well in front against his neighbors ace-queen. The flop came queen high and gave Alblas a flush draw as well. Two community cards later, it was time for Goldenbelt to hit the rail.
Alblas was the dominant chip leader at that time, but wasn't ready to settle down. To the contrary, he announced "Gas erop!" which is the Dutch equivalent of "Go time!" He kept his word, and for the rest of the day he pushed the action, ending the eight levels of play with 539,000 in chips, third on the leaderboard.
As the day got closer to its finish, players busted left and right. Regulars like Giuseppe Pantaleo, Morten Mortensen, Louis Salter, and Frank Williams departed in the last two levels, and so did fan favorites Raoul Refos, Roberto Truijers, and Thomas Brader.
Farid Chati was short most of the day, but catapulted his stack in the last couple of hands, going from a low point of 13,000 to 70,000 and up to the position of chip leader with 546,000 in a matter of hands. The biggest burst was a double up where he check-raised with trips and shoved all in on the turn against Lennart Vallo, the chip leader at the time. Vallo, in his own words bad at math, made the call with a bare flush draw and missed.
The last hand of the night was an interesting one, too, as longtime player Maikel Muis check-shoved with an open-ended straight-flush draw and found himself up against the top pair and higher flush draw of Matthew Davenport. The eight of diamonds on the turn was the perfect card for Muis as it gave him an unbeatable straight flush.
The last 39 players will return on Friday at 2 p.m. local time and will almost immediately be on the bubble, as just 36 players will cash. Amongst the shorter stacks in the room are Rob Peetoom (54,000), Adam Martinsson (54,000), Jonathan Rozema (52,000), Pierre Neuville (49,000), and Giacomo Fundaro (33,000). If Neuville gets in the money, it will be his 100th career cash, but he might need some shoves to get through before he hits that milestone.
Marcel Lüske (220,000), Manuel Bevand (280,000), Felipe Ramos (384,000), Joep van den Bijgaart (316,000), and Jason Wheeler (318,000) have less to worry about on Day 3. Also still left in the field are six players that bought in for 30 big blinds at the start of the day. Anthony Zinno (514,000), Senh Ung (306,000), Jasper Meijer (366,000), Matthew Davenport (327,000), Emrah Cakmak (544,000), and Arnaud Peyroles (464,000) all increased their starting stacks more than tenfold on Day 2.
Here's what's at stake tomorrow:
*Includes a WPT Tournament of Champions ticket worth $15,000.
Check back with PokerNews.com for continuing coverage of the WPT Amsterdam €3,300 Main Event, as the tournament aims to get down to a final table of six.
|Table||Seat||Player||Country||Chip Count||Big Blinds|
|30||3||Clyde Tjauw Foe||Netherlands||121,000||20|
|31||1||Senh Ung||United Kingdom||306,000||51|
|31||2||Jason Wheeler||United States||318,000||53|
|31||3||Adriaan de Raad||Netherlands||332,000||55|
|32||1||Mark Lane||United Kingdom||112,000||19|
|32||3||Mark McGovern||United Kingdom||122,000||20|
|32||7||Tomas Fara||Czech Republic||71,000||12|
|33||1||Matt Davenport||United Kingdom||327,000||55|
|33||2||Fraser Macintyre||United Kingdom||130,000||22|
|33||7||Anthony Zinno||United States||514,000||86|
|34||3||Yiannis Liperis||United Kingdom||59,000||10|
|34||5||Joep van den Bijgaart||Netherlands||316,000||53|
Matthew Davenport raised to 12,000 from middle position and Farid Chati (button) and Maikel Muis (small blind) both called.
The flop came and Muis checked. Davenport made a bet of 18,000 and Chati folded. Muis thought for just 5 seconds before announcing all in and shoving his 125,000 forward. Davenport made the call.
Muis was in not too good a shape, but he found exactly the card he was looking for on the turn: ! The on the river was there just for good measures and Muis doubled up with his straight flush.
The tournament organization announced that there were 3 more hands to be played. There's 39 players remaining at this time, and so the organization announced that if 2 players busted in these last 3 hands, play would continue till the bubble had burst.
Harpreet Gill shoved under the gun for 68,000 and action folded to Manuel Bevand in the small blind. The French routinier made the call, the big blind folded.
The flop came , helping Bevand in front. The on the turn was all Gill though, and the on the river was a blank. Double up!
Maikel Muis opened under the gun and his neighbor Marcel Lüske called. Lennart Vallo called from middle position and big blind Farid Chati came along to see a flop as well.
The flop came and action checked to Vallo who bet 20,000. Chati check raised to 61,000 and both Muis and Lüske folded. Vallo called.
The hit the turn and Chati shoved all in for 131,000. Vallo went deep into the tank.
"Should we gamble? I'm so bad at math, I don't know what to do. Help me out a little here. It's so weak to call a check raise on the flop and then to fold the turn" Vallo's monologued. Chati kept his silence.
Eventually Vallo slid the calling chips forward, and Chati was quick to show his . Vallo tabled .
The river was good for Chati and he doubled up.
Roberto Truijers got his last chips in with and he had a fighting chance against Anthony Zinno's , The board didn't do him any favors though, and the amicable Dutchman made his exit.
On the other side of the room another Dutch regular made his exit. Raoul Refos got his last chips in with and was up against Andjelko Andrelevic's . The board came and Refos made his departure.
Lennart Vallo opened for 10,000 and Fernando Garcia three-bet to 26,500 from the hijack. Over on the button Morten Mortensen shoved all in for about 100,000. Both blinds and Vallo folded, Garcia didn't hesitate a moment and called.
The board ran out and Mortensen made his exit.