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Farid Chati Leads as the WPT Amsterdam Main Event Heads for the Money

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Farid Chati
Farid Chati

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:

PositionPrize PositionPrize
1€200,000* 10-12€14,680
2€143,300 13-15€12,050
3€90,460 16-18€10,300
4€67,300 19-21€9,000
5€50,518 22-24€8,025
6€40,396 25-27€7,110
7€33,558 28-36€6,200
8€26,900   
9€20,153   

*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.

Tags: Anthony ZinnoArtur KorenBryan ParisFarid ChatiFelipe RamosGiacomo FundaroGiuseppe PantaleoJack SalterJason WheelerJasper MeijerJoep van den BijgaartJonathan RozemaJoris RuysKees AlblasLennart ValloLouis SalterMaikel MuisManuel BevandMarcel GoldenbeltMatthew DavenportMorten MortensenPierre NeuvillePiet BakkerRaoul RefosRoberto TruijersSteve O'DwyerThomas BraderWorld Poker TourWorld Poker Tour AmsterdamWPT

Table Draw Day 3 (full)

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TableSeatPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
301Jonathan RozemaNetherlands52,0009
302Yigit AktulgaTurkey250,00042
303Clyde Tjauw FoeNetherlands121,00020
304Kacper PyzaraPoland517,00086
305Silvio WalterNetherlands140,00023
306Pierre NeuvilleBelgium49,0008
307Maikel MuisNetherlands314,00052
      
311Senh UngUnited Kingdom306,00051
312Jason WheelerUnited States318,00053
313Adriaan de RaadNetherlands332,00055
314Fabian ChauriyeFrance128,00021
315Manuel BevandFrance280,00047
316Andreas HøivoldNorway153,00026
317Hans BosmanNetherlands125,00021
318Lennart ValloDenmark352,00059
      
321Mark LaneUnited Kingdom112,00019
322Patrick LinNetherlands207,00035
323Mark McGovernUnited Kingdom122,00020
324Jasper MeijerNetherlands366,00061
325Mathijs HagenouwNetherlands296,00049
326Giacomo FundaroItaly33,0006
327Tomas FaraCzech Republic71,00012
328Kees AlblasNetherlands539,00090
      
331Matt DavenportUnited Kingdom327,00055
332Fraser MacintyreUnited Kingdom130,00022
333Andjelko AndrejevicSerbia336,00056
334Gill HarpreetCanada165,00028
335Arnaud PeyrolesFrance464,00077
336Adam MartinssonSweden54,0009
337Anthony ZinnoUnited States514,00086
338Emrah CakmakFrance504,00084
      
341Farid ChatiNetherlands546,00091
342Marcel LüskeNetherlands220,00037
343Yiannis LiperisUnited Kingdom59,00010
344Felipe RamosBrazil384,00064
345Joep van den BijgaartNetherlands316,00053
346Roger PeetoomNetherlands54,0009
347Kai LehtoFinland112,00019
348Fernando GarciaSpain334,00056
Farid Chati nl
Farid Chati
nl 546,000 -19,000
Kees Alblas nl
Kees Alblas
nl 539,000 29,000
Kacper Pyzara pl
Kacper Pyzara
pl 517,000 187,000
Anthony Zinno us
Anthony Zinno
us 514,000 114,000
Emrah Cakmak fr
Emrah Cakmak
fr 504,000 154,000
Arnaud Peyroles fr
Arnaud Peyroles
fr 464,000 214,000
Felipe Ramos br
Felipe Ramos
br 384,000 204,000
Jasper Meijer nl
Jasper Meijer
nl 366,000 196,000
Lennart Vallo DK
Lennart Vallo
DK 352,000 12,000
Andjelko Andrejevic us
Andjelko Andrejevic
us 336,000 336,000
Fernando Garcia es
Fernando Garcia
es 334,000 -106,000
Adriaan de Raad NL
Adriaan de Raad
NL 332,000 127,000
Matthew Davenport gb
Matthew Davenport
gb 327,000 27,000
Jason Wheeler us
Jason Wheeler
us 318,000 123,000
Joep van den Bijgaart nl
Joep van den Bijgaart
nl 316,000 136,000
Maikel Muis NL
Maikel Muis
NL 314,000 24,000
Senh Ung GB
Senh Ung
GB 306,000 32,500
Mathijs Hagenouw NL
Mathijs Hagenouw
NL 296,000 88,000
Manuel Bevand fr
Manuel Bevand
fr 280,000 -35,000
Yigit Aktulga tr
Yigit Aktulga
tr 250,000
Marcel Lüske nl
Marcel Lüske
nl 220,000 -48,000
Patrick Lin NL
Patrick Lin
NL 207,000 207,000
Harpreet Gill ca
Harpreet Gill
ca 165,000 20,000
Andreas Høivold NO
Andreas Høivold
NO 153,000 -80,500
Silvio Walter nl
Silvio Walter
nl 140,000 140,000

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Maikel Muis Doubles With a Straight Flush!

Webjoker • Level 17: 2,500-5,000, 500 ante

Matthew Davenport raised to 12,000 from middle position and Farid Chati (button) and Maikel Muis (small blind) both called.

The flop came {J-Clubs}{7-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds} 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.

Matthew Davenport: {J-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds}
Maikel Muis: {6-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds}

Muis was in not too good a shape, but he found exactly the card he was looking for on the turn: {8-Diamonds}! The {A-Hearts} on the river was there just for good measures and Muis doubled up with his straight flush.

Matthew Davenport gb
Matthew Davenport
gb 300,000 -55,000
Maikel Muis NL
Maikel Muis
NL 290,000 131,000

Tags: Maikel MuisMatthew Davenport

3 More Hands (or More)

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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.

Bevand Doubles Gill

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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.

Harpreet Gill: {A-Spades}{Q-Hearts}
Manuel Bevand: {A-Clubs}{J-Diamonds}

The flop came {J-Hearts}{7-Hearts}{3-Diamonds}, helping Bevand in front. The {Q-Clubs} on the turn was all Gill though, and the {10-Diamonds} on the river was a blank. Double up!

Manuel Bevand fr
Manuel Bevand
fr 315,000 -5,000
Harpreet Gill ca
Harpreet Gill
ca 145,000 23,000

Tags: Manuel BevandHarpreet Gill

Chati Doubles

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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 {J-Spades}{7-Diamonds}{7-Spades} and action checked to Vallo who bet 20,000. Chati check raised to 61,000 and both Muis and Lüske folded. Vallo called.

The {5-Diamonds} 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 {Q-Clubs}{7-Clubs}. Vallo tabled {4-Spades}{3-Spades}.

The river {3-Hearts} was good for Chati and he doubled up.

Farid Chati nl
Farid Chati
nl 432,000 232,000
Lennart Vallo DK
Lennart Vallo
DK 340,000 -210,000

Tags: Farid ChatiMaikel MuisLennart ValloMarcel LuskeMarcel Lüske

Two Down, Two at 400k

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Roberto Truijers got his last chips in with {5-Hearts}{5-} and he had a fighting chance against Anthony Zinno's {K-}{10-}, The {8-Diamonds}{4-Hearts}{K-Diamonds}{9-Clubs}{Q-Diamonds} 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 {9-Diamonds}{J-Diamonds} and was up against Andjelko Andrelevic's {Q-Hearts}{A-Diamonds}. The board came {4-Clubs}{3-Diamonds}{J-Hearts}{10-Spades}{Q-Spades} and Refos made his departure.

Andjelko Andrelevic US
Andjelko Andrelevic
US 400,000 115,000
Anthony Zinno us
Anthony Zinno
us 400,000 83,000
Roberto Truijers NL
Roberto Truijers
NL Busted
Raoul Refos nl
Raoul Refos
nl Busted

Tags: Anthony ZinnoRaoul RefosRoberto TruijersAndjelko Andrelevic

Mortensen Eliminated

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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.

Morten Mortensen: {A-Clubs}{Q-Spades}
Fernando Garcia: {K-Spades}{K-Hearts}

The board ran out {J-Hearts}{Q-Clubs}{J-Diamonds}{9-Hearts}{5-Diamonds} and Mortensen made his exit.

Fernando Garcia es
Fernando Garcia
es 440,000 259,000
Morten Mortensen dk
Morten Mortensen
dk Busted

Tags: Morten MortensenFernando Garcia