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€1,100 Main Event
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Highlights

Highlights

€1,100 Main Event
Day 1a Completed

Messina Takes Day 1a Chip Lead in the WSOP International Circuit Main Event in Holland Casino Rotterdam

poolshir • Level 12: 800-1,600, 1,600 ante
Renato Messina
Renato Messina

Day 1a of the WSOP International Circuit Main Event, the first of three starting flights at the Holland Casino Rotterdam, has come to an end after twelve levels of 40 minutes each. The first flight attracted 130 entries total with 41 players making it through to Day 2 which will take place on Wednesday, November 20, at 1 p.m. local time.

The chip lead was claimed by Renato Messina, an Italian player who resides in Malta, with 237,000 in chips worth 119 big blinds at the start of Day 2. Messina collected most of those chips when he eliminated his opponent with a runner-runner straight flush while the other player had turned a full house. Messina is followed closely by Rashed Zade with 228,000. Zade had steadily been chipping up throughout the day and even eliminated Martin Paap just before the end of the day.

WSOPC Rotterdam €1,100 Main Event - Top 5 Chip Counts After Day 1a

PlacePlayerCountryChip Count
1Renato MessinaItaly237,000
2Rashed ZadeNetherlands228,000
3Jerome RiverolaNetherlands206,000
4Kevin PaquéNetherlands193,000
5Francisco MartiNetherlands185,000

The only other player to have bagged over the 200,000-mark was Jerome Riverola with 206,000. Riverola who caught Simon Burns’ bluff at some point during the day to sent the Brit packing. Other familiar players who found a bag at the end of the day include Kevin Paqué, Jean-Philippe Schoonbrood, Firoz Mangroe, Danny van Zijp, Kees Aerts, WSOP bracelet winner Marcel Vonk, Tobias Peters, and Vojtech Ruzicka with a short-stack.

PokerNews’ very own Eric Mertens tagged 116,000 chips after having flopped the higher full house earlier today and scooping another pot with top two pair.

Unfortunately, not everyone was lucky enough to win their final all-in. Recent ring winners Wim Neys and Rens Feenstra both tried to make Day 2 but fell at the final hurdle. The same fate befell another WSOP bracelet holder, Albert Hoekendijk. Govert Metaal, Michel Molenaar, Gregor Prizmic Martini, Serghei Lisiy, Abdelhakim Zoufri, Mark Roovers, Zhong Chen, Ramon Miquel Munoz, and many more will need to try again on one of the other starting days.

The Main Event will take a break for a day as the first day of the High Roller will take place on Monday at 5 p.m. local time. The Main Event itself will resume with Day 1b on Tuesday, November 19 at 2 p.m. local time and Day 1c on the same day at 10 p.m., a turbo flight with 20-minute levels.

The PokerNews live reporting team will be on hand for both events so make sure to return for more exciting updates from Europe’s largest port.

Eric Mertens
Eric Mertens

Tags: Abdelhakim ZoufriAlbert HoekendijkDanny van ZijpEric MertensFiroz MangroeGovert MetaalGregor Prizmic MartiniJerome RiverolaKees AertsMarcel VonkMark RooversMartin PaapMichel MolenaarRamon Miquel MunozRenato MessinaRens FeenstraSerghei LisiyTobias PetersVojtech RuzickaWim NeysZhong Chen

End-of-Day Chip Counts (full)

poolshir • Level 12: 800-1,600, 1,600 ante
Renato Messina it
Renato Messina
it 237,000 -8,000
Rashed Zade nl
Rashed Zade
nl 228,000 28,000
Jerome Riverola NL
Jerome Riverola
NL 206,000 -4,000
Kevin Paqué nl
Kevin Paqué
nl 193,000 13,000
Francisco Marti nl
Francisco Marti
nl 185,000 5,000
Taoufik Ahkim MA
Taoufik Ahkim
MA 149,000 -17,000
Jean-Philippe Schoonbrood nl
Jean-Philippe Schoonbrood
nl 149,000 149,000
Firoz Mangroe nl
Firoz Mangroe
nl 133,000 19,000
Ali Kaya NL
Ali Kaya
NL 127,000 127,000
Renzo Sloots NL
Renzo Sloots
NL 127,000 127,000
Gazmend Bekteshi KV
Gazmend Bekteshi
KV 117,500
Eric Mertens NL
Eric Mertens
NL 116,000 11,000
Danny van Zijp nl
Danny van Zijp
nl 115,000 13,000
Marc Mijnheer nl
Marc Mijnheer
nl 104,500 60,500
Alex van der Swaluw NL
Alex van der Swaluw
NL 102,500 77,500
Edwin Tournier nl
Edwin Tournier
nl 98,000 72,000
Kees Aerts nl
Kees Aerts
nl 98,000 29,000
Jimmy van der Want nl
Jimmy van der Want
nl 93,500 93,500
Oscar Chang NL
Oscar Chang
NL 91,000 91,000
Marcel Vonk nl
Marcel Vonk
nl 86,000 -7,300
Tobias Peters nl
Tobias Peters
nl 82,500 2,500
Dominykas Mikolaitis lt
Dominykas Mikolaitis
lt 80,000 80,000
Dwayne Sluis nl
Dwayne Sluis
nl 76,000 76,000
Alan Carr gb
Alan Carr
gb 76,000 76,000
Menno Mensonides NL
Menno Mensonides
NL 68,500 35,500

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Play Ended

poolshir • Level 12: 800-1,600, 1,600 ante

There are 41 players remaining according to the tournament clock and they have all bagged up for Day 2 on Wednesday, November 20.

The full chip counts and a recap of today's action are to follow.

Three More Hands

poolshir • Level 12: 800-1,600, 1,600 ante

The tournament clock has been paused and the remaining players need to play three more hands before they can bag and tag their chips for Day 2.

Vonk Shoves and Takes One Out

poolshir • Level 12: 800-1,600, 1,600 ante

The player in the under-the-gun position shoved for 12,800 and was called by Kevin Paqué in the middle position. Marcel Vonk decided to shove too in the hijack and action folded to Paqué who asked for a count. The dealer confirmed Vonk had 63,700 behind and Paqué folded.

Under-the-gun Player: {q-Diamonds}{10-Spades}
Marcel Vonk: {j-Spades}{j-Clubs}

The board ran out {7-Diamonds}{a-Spades}{a-Hearts}{10-Clubs}{a-Diamonds} for Vonk to improve to a full house to eliminate his opponent.

Marcel Vonk nl
Marcel Vonk
nl 93,300 4,300

Tags: Marcel Vonk

Van de Ree Doubles Up

poolshir • Level 12: 800-1,600, 1,600 ante
Linda van de Ree
Linda van de Ree

The player in the middle position raised to 3,500 and action folded to Linda van de Ree on the button who shoved for 19,000. Action folded back to the initial raiser who made the call with the bigger stack.

Linda van de Ree: {a-Diamonds}{k-Clubs}
Initial Raiser: {a-Hearts}{q-Hearts}

The board ran out {9-Clubs}{7-Clubs}{7-Spades}{10-Clubs}{j-Hearts} for Van de Ree to hold with the higher kicker to double up with.

Linda van de Ree nl
Linda van de Ree
nl 42,000 23,000

Tags: Linda van de Ree

El Salsero Takes One Out

poolshir • Level 12: 800-1,600, 1,600 ante

Jer El Salsero raised to 3,000 from the middle position and was called by the player in the cutoff, Tobias Peters on the button, and Linda van de Ree in the small blind. The player in the big blind shoved for around 23,000 and El Salsero did the same for more. The cutoff, Peters, and Van Ree all quickly got out of the way.

Big Blind: {q-Hearts}{4-Diamonds}
Jer El Salsero: {a-Spades}{k-Hearts}

The board ran out {7-Hearts}{a-Clubs}{q-Clubs}{10-Hearts}{7-Clubs} for them both to flop a pair but keep El Salsero ahead which didn't change throughout the rest of the runout.

Tobias Peters nl
Tobias Peters
nl 80,000 -3,000
Jer El Salsero nl
Jer El Salsero
nl 63,500 33,500
Linda van de Ree nl
Linda van de Ree
nl 19,000 19,000

Tags: Jer El SalseroLinda van ReeTobias Peters