Main Event
Main Event
Day 1b Completed

Bayley Tops Day 1b of €1,650 World Series of Poker International Circuit Rotterdam Main Event; Verhoeven Eliminated

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GLORY Heavyweight Kickboxing Champion Rico Verhoeven
GLORY Heavyweight Kickboxing Champion Rico Verhoeven

On the second starting day of the inaugural €1,650 WSOP International Circuit Rotterdam Main Event, 143 players showed up at the beautifully renovated Holland Casino Rotterdam. 58 of them made it through to Day 2, and although the majority of survivors were from the home country, it was Great Britain's Lawrence Bayley who claimed the overall chip lead with 219,400. Kickboxing champion Rico Verhoeven got eliminated on Day 1b.

During the last hands of the night, Bayley received a gift to his stack when a player opted to blind shove with ten-deuce. Bayley called with ace-five and held up to make him the only player on either starting day to bag more than 200k in chips. Bayley was followed by a slew of Dutchies, with Teun Mulder (177,600), Erik Tabak (132,400), Wladimir Stepanian (127,600), and Frits Heckler (114,300) rounding out the top 5.

Notables to make it through the second starting day were, among others, Ioannis Angelou-Konstas (110,000), Bart Lybaert (94,200), Jakub Wojtas (60,100), Jasper Wetemans (58,200), Kees van Brugge (36,100), and Jimmy De Barros Livramento (25,100). Another interesting name to make it through is Andreas Walnum (42,400). Walnum won the $10,300 Festa al Lago back in 2006 for a whopping $1,090,025. However, in the past seven years, Walnum has only made one small cash in his home country.

Kickboxing champion and WSOP Ambassador Rico Verhoeven got knocked out on Day 1b. After a strong start, in which Verhoeven quickly doubled his stack, the Dutchman fell in the penultimate level of the day. Verhoeven first missed a straight draw before losing the remainder of his chips with ace-nine against ace-king. Other notables that failed to bag include Rob Hollink, Michal Mrakes, Sander van Wesemael, Joep van den Bijgaart, and Georgios Zisimopoulos.

Tomorrow at 2 p.m. local time, the 58 survivors from Day 1b will join the 46 remaining players from Day 1a on the second day. Late registration is open up until the start of Day 2, and the total prize pool and payouts will be announced shortly after the start. The blinds will start at 400/800 with a running ante of 100 and levels will be 60 minutes. PokerNews will once again be on the floor to provide start-to-finish coverage of this event as we get closer to crowning a new WSOP International Circuit champion.

Tags: Bart LybaertErik TabakGeorgios ZisimopoulosJasper WetemansJoep van den BijgaartLawrence BayleyRico VerhoevenRob HollinkSander van WesemaelWladimir Stepanian

End of Day 1b Chip Counts (full)

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Lawrence Bayley gb
Lawrence Bayley
gb 219,400
Teun Mulder nl
Teun Mulder
nl 177,600 177,600
Erik Tabak NL
Erik Tabak
NL 132,400 72,400
Wladimir Stepanian nl
Wladimir Stepanian
nl 127,600 52,600
Frits Heckler nl
Frits Heckler
nl 114,300 114,300
Ioannis Angelou-Konstas gr
Ioannis Angelou-Konstas
gr 110,000 110,000
Tom Vogelsang nl
Tom Vogelsang
nl 107,100 107,100
Niko Mykkanen fi
Niko Mykkanen
fi 104,900 14,900
Dwayne Sluis nl
Dwayne Sluis
nl 96,000 56,000
Bart Lybaert be
Bart Lybaert
be 94,200 14,200
Karim Helal
Karim Helal
92,700 92,700
Tom Drew GB
Tom Drew
GB 92,000 92,000
Niek Minten nl
Niek Minten
nl 92,000 92,000
Cooper Smout NL
Cooper Smout
NL 89,200 89,200
P. Chen NL
P. Chen
NL 88,500 88,500
Patrick de Waegenaere nl
Patrick de Waegenaere
nl 85,700 85,700
Wim Emo nl
Wim Emo
nl 76,800 36,800
Mario Rodrigues PT
Mario Rodrigues
PT 76,700 76,700
Barrie Pietersz nl
Barrie Pietersz
nl 73,300 53,300
Thibault Delaye FR
Thibault Delaye
FR 68,600 33,600
Freerk Post nl
Freerk Post
nl 60,900 -19,100
Anthony Vandrepotte FR
Anthony Vandrepotte
FR 60,700 -29,300
Jakub Wojtas de
Jakub Wojtas
de 60,100 60,100
Stanley van Kallen NL
Stanley van Kallen
NL 58,600 58,600
Jasper Wetemans nl
Jasper Wetemans
nl 58,200 42,200

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Day 1b is Done

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The second starting day is in the books. 58 out of 143 entries have made their way to Day 2 and will join the 46 survivors from Day 1a. All chip counts and a recap will follow.

Bayley Gets A Gift

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During the final hands of the day, a player at Lawrence Bayley's table opted to shove blind for slightly under 20,000. Bayley made the call with {A-Spades}{5-Diamonds} and was up against {10-Spades}{2-Clubs}.

The board provided nothing but blanks and Bayley ended the day with 219,400, making him the presumable end-of-day chipleader.

Lawrence Bayley gb
Lawrence Bayley
gb 219,400 89,400

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Clock Stopped

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The field will play three more hands together until chips are bagged for the night.

Vergeer Eliminated

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Paul Vergeer has also parted with the rest of his stack. Vergeer shoved his remaining 12,000 with {10-}{10-} and was up against {A-}{J-}. The board ran out {8-}{6-}{5-}{9-}{A-} and Vergeer was eliminated on the river.

Paul Vergeer NL
Paul Vergeer
NL Busted

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Vergeer Loses With Queens

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Holding {Q-Diamonds}{Q-Spades}, Paul Vergeer found himself all in a three-way all in preflop against {A-Hearts}{A-Diamonds} and a short stack with {A-Clubs}{Q-Hearts}. The board ran out {4-Clubs}{4-Hearts}{2-Spades}{7-Hearts}{3-Spades} and Vergeer lost a sizable portion of his stack.

Paul Vergeer NL
Paul Vergeer
NL 15,000 -12,800

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Correlje Overbets

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On a completed board of {3-Hearts}{10-Spades}{8-Spades}{3-Diamonds}{3-Spades}, Stefan Correlje was in middle position and bet 28,000 into an 18,000 pot.

"Twenty-eight? Phewww," sighed his opponent on the button, who was facing a bet for the majority of his remaining stack. The button gave it some more thought before calling it off.

Stefan Correlje: {A-Spades}{K-Hearts}
Button: {J-Clubs}{10-Hearts}

Correlje's overbet bluff failed, forcing him to fork over much of his stack to his opponent.

Stefan Correlje NL
Stefan Correlje
NL 18,000 -27,000

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Rodrigues Holds With Aces... Barely

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Mario Rodrigues was preflop all in against a short stack, who had reshoved for 10,000 after Rodrigues had opened.

Mario Rodrigues: {A-Spades}{A-Diamonds}
Opponent: {J-Clubs}{10-Hearts}

Rodrigues flopped a flush draw on {9-Hearts}{6-Hearts}{5-Hearts} and paired up on the {J-Spades} turn as well, giving him plenty of outs to crack aces. The river bricked with the {4-Diamonds} and Rodrigues eliminated a player.

Mario Rodrigues PT
Mario Rodrigues
PT 60,000 60,000

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