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Day 2 Completed

Miegel Leads After Day 2 of WSOP International Circuit Rotterdam Main Event; Moreira de Melo In Contention As Bubble Looms

KaleGozer • Level 16: 2,000-4,000, 500 ante
Fatima Moreira de Melo
Fatima Moreira de Melo

After the second of four days of the €1,650 World Series of Poker International Circuit Rotterdam Main Event, a field of 273 entries has been dwindled down to 35 hopefuls. The pack still needs to shed 5 of them before the money is reached. All remaining players are still in contention to collect the first place prize of €94,349, which will be awarded to the winner on Saturday night, along with the coveted WSOP Circuit ring.

The second day saw the rise of Jakob Miegel, who soared towards the top and bagged the overall chip lead with 680,000. Miegel held a top 10 spot on the leaderboard throughout the day and dragged a few substantial pots off Day 1a chipleader Eric Sfez during the last two levels of the night to clinch the lead. Sfez still ended up high and bagged the 3rd stack with 484,500, behind Day 1b chipleader Lawrence Bayley (582,000), who sits in second.

One of Bayley's biggest pots was against €3,500 WSOPC Rotterdam High Roller winner Hakim Zoufri. Holding pocket sixes, Bayley four-bet shoved into Zoufri's pocket jacks for heaps. A six landed on the flop to give the Brit the winner and a top stack at the end of the day, and ended Zoufri's attempt at a back-to-back victory in brutal fashion.

Other notables that bagged on Day 2 are Govert Metaal (253,000), Bart Lybaert (195,000), Kees van Brugge (176,000), Fatima Moreira de Melo (106,500), Tobias Peters (95,500), and James Gilbert (71,000). Gilbert, the only American in the field, Metaal, and Peters all reached the same $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Bounty final table at this year's 2017 World Series of Poker, and a unique reprisal could happen at this WSOP event in Holland Casino Rotterdam.

People who fell by the wayside on Day 2 included Joep van den Bijgaart, Sander van Wesemael, Ioannis Angelou-Konstas, Bryan Paris, Michiel Brosky, Georgios Zisimopoulos, Michal Mrakes, Rens Feenstra, Jasper Meijer van Putten, Joris Ruijs, Mark Roovers, and Dave Kroon. Kroon's elimination was one of the most spectacular hands of the day. Holding the nut flush on a board containing three eights, Kroon opted to turn his hand into a bluff by check-raising all in. It was a bold move by Kroon, who, unfortunately for him, ran into the quads he was trying to represent to end his tournament on the spot.

Day 3 will start at 2 p.m. local time and blinds will resume in level 17 with blinds at 2,500 / 5,000 and a running ante of 500. Play will continue until the final table has been reached, and chips will then be bagged and tagged. Keep following PokerNews over the next days to see who will win the inaugural WSOP International Circuit Main Event in The Netherlands.

Tags: Bart LybaertBryan ParisFatima Moreira De MeloGeorgios ZisimopoulosGovert MetaalHakim ZoufriJames GilbertJasper Meijer van PuttenJoep van den BijgaartJoris RuijsLawrence BayleyMark RooversMichal MrakesRens FeenstraSander van WesemaelTobias Peters

End of Day 2 Chip Counts (full)

KaleGozer • Level 16: 2,000-4,000, 500 ante
Jakob Miegel de
Jakob Miegel
de 680,000 330,000
Lawrence Bayley gb
Lawrence Bayley
gb 582,000 82,000
Eric Sfez fr
Eric Sfez
fr 484,500 -35,500
Teun Mulder nl
Teun Mulder
nl 439,000 139,000
Ben Bensimhon CH
Ben Bensimhon
CH 429,000 39,000
Wim Emo nl
Wim Emo
nl 298,000 -2,000
Agshin Ahmadli NL
Agshin Ahmadli
NL 256,000 56,000
Govert Metaal nl
Govert Metaal
nl 253,000 158,000
Frits Heckler nl
Frits Heckler
nl 222,500 62,500
Dwayne Sluis nl
Dwayne Sluis
nl 206,500 36,500
Bart Lybaert be
Bart Lybaert
be 195,000 -15,000
Kees van Brugge nl
Kees van Brugge
nl 176,000 76,000
Niko Mykkanen fi
Niko Mykkanen
fi 173,000 -62,000
Jer El Salsero nl
Jer El Salsero
nl 168,500 28,500
Teunis Kooij nl
Teunis Kooij
nl 167,500 -12,500
Pim Kuipers nl
Pim Kuipers
nl 163,500 23,500
Robert Auer at
Robert Auer
at 160,000 -40,000
Teto Haddad NL
Teto Haddad
NL 159,000 -41,000
Raoul Refos nl
Raoul Refos
nl 157,000 -43,000
Tobias Wenker de
Tobias Wenker
de 153,000 120,900
Egi Adriaans nl
Egi Adriaans
nl 135,000 -5,000
Per Munksgaard dk
Per Munksgaard
dk 127,500 56,400
Micha Hoedemaker nl
Micha Hoedemaker
nl 120,000 52,000
Maksym Lavrov ua
Maksym Lavrov
ua 111,000 111,000
Fatima Moreira de Melo nl
Fatima Moreira de Melo
nl 106,500 -13,500

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Day 2 Has Concluded

KaleGozer • Level 16: 2,000-4,000, 500 ante

35 players have made it to the penultimate day of the €1,650 World Series of Poker International Circuit Rotterdam Main Event. All chip counts and a recap follow.

Four More Hands

KaleGozer • Level 16: 2,000-4,000, 500 ante

Four more hands will be played until Day 2 is concluded.

Haddad Clips Vogelsang

KaleGozer • Level 16: 2,000-4,000, 500 ante

On a {K-Diamonds}{7-Spades}{4-Clubs} flop, Teto Haddad check-raised all in for 92,000 and Tom Vogelsang called.

Teto Haddad: {A-Spades}{K-Hearts}
Tom Vogelsang: {K-Spades}{J-Spades}

Neither {9-Hearts} turn nor {2-Spades} river helped Vogelsang, who was left with 16,000. He doubled those directly in the next hand to get back at ten big blinds.

Teto Haddad NL
Teto Haddad
NL 200,000 128,000
Tom Vogelsang nl
Tom Vogelsang
nl 40,000 -22,000

No Day 3 for Chen

KaleGozer • Level 16: 2,000-4,000, 500 ante

At the feature table, Chen shoved 58,500 in middle position and Ben Bensimhon called behind him.

P. Chen: {A-Diamonds}{J-Clubs}
Ben Bensimhon: {Q-Diamonds}{Q-Hearts}

There was no help for Chen in sight when the dealer fanned out a {3-Clubs}{8-Diamonds}{6-Spades}{5-Diamonds}{7-Hearts} board. Chen just missed out on Day 3 and finished in 38th place, eight places from the money.

Ben Bensimhon CH
Ben Bensimhon
CH 390,000 50,000
P. Chen NL
P. Chen
NL Busted

Tags: Ben Bensimhon

Another Scalp for Refos

KaleGozer • Level 16: 2,000-4,000, 500 ante

The last level of the day has been kind to Raoul Refos, who just eliminated another player from the tournament. It was Stanley van Kallen who was all in for his last 28,000 against Refos.

Refos held {10-Diamonds}{10-Hearts} and Van Kallen wasn't able to improve with {A-Clubs}{9-Diamonds} when the board ran out {7-Diamonds}{5-Clubs}{3-Diamonds}{Q-Spades}{K-Diamonds}.

Raoul Refos nl
Raoul Refos
nl 200,000 35,000
Stanley van Kallen NL
Stanley van Kallen
NL Busted

Tags: Raoul RefosStanley van Kallen

Photos Day 2


Courtesy of / Holland Casino.

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Refos Rivers Flush; Eliminates Kars

KaleGozer • Level 16: 2,000-4,000, 500 ante

Gert-Jan Kars open-shoved 46,500 from late position. Action folded to Raoul Refos in the big blind, who instantly called.

Gert-Jan Kars: {A-Diamonds}{K-Clubs}
Raoul Refos: {A-Clubs}{Q-Clubs}

"Wow!" exclaimed Refos, who was dominated by Kars. Refos added a flush draw to go with his queens on the {10-Clubs}{6-Clubs}{2-Diamonds} flop and got there after the board ran out {3-Spades} {3-Clubs} to send Kars home.

Raoul Refos nl
Raoul Refos
nl 165,000 115,000
Gert-Jan Kars nl
Gert-Jan Kars
nl Busted

Tags: Gert-Jan KarsRaoul Refos