Day 1bc Completed
Day 1bc Completed
Day 1b Chip Lead for Ghabour; Day 1c Goes to Ricci in the WSOP International Circuit Main Event Holland Casino Rotterdam
Day 1b and Day 1c of the WSOP International Circuit Main Event has come to an end on a long day in Holland Casino Rotterdam. By the time the registration period was closed in both flights, there were 365 entries collected today. There were 278 entries on Day 1b and 87 on Day 1c which was the turbo version of the starting flight. Together with the 130 entries on Day 1a, this means that there were 495 entries in total, crushing the €250,000 guaranteed prize pool. The exact prize pool details will be announced on Day 2.
Claiming the Day 1b chip lead is Fadi Ghabour from the United States with 396,500 in chips. Ghabour is originally from Egypt but is currently living in Boston. Ghabour got most of his chips when he doubled through Terry Jordon with kings versus jacks in one of the last hands of the night. Ghabour is followed by Orhan Ates. Ates fired two bullets in the High Roller earlier today but left that field without cashing. Luckily for him, he was more successful in the Main Event as he bagged 327,000 in chips. Pim Gieles closes out the Day 1b podium with 256,500 in chips.
WSOPC Rotterdam €1,100 Main Event - Top 5 Chip Counts After Day 1b
|1||Fadi Ghabour||United States||396,500|
But not everyone managed to make it through Day 1b safely. Players like bracelet winners Mykhailo Gutyi and Albert Hoekendijk fell during the day, this was also the case for players like recent WSOP Circuit Ring winner Thomas Hofmann, Raoul Refos, Govert Metaal, Sonny Franco, and many more. Most of them jumped into Day 1c to try their luck there.
Day 1c ended with 42 players bagging up for the night with Andrea Ricci in the chip lead with 182,500, followed by Gert-Jan Kars, Jonas Ten Cate, Antoine Vranken, and [Removed:193]. Other notable players making it through include Nick van der Marel, Micha Hoedemaker, Nikolay Ponomarev, Sonny Franco, Gary Hasson, WSOPC High Roller winner Alexandre Reard, and Joris Ruijs.
WSOPC Rotterdam €1,100 Main Event - Top 5 Chip Counts After Day 1c
|3||Jonas ten Cate||Netherlands||136,000|
Day 2 will commence at 1 p.m. local time on Wednesday, November 20 with 41 players from Day 1a, 82 players from Day 1b, and 42 players from Day 1c. These 165 players will continue with Level 13 which features a small blind of 1,000, big blind of 2,000, and big blind ante of 2,000. Level duration will remain at 40 minutes each and a 15-minute break has been scheduled after every three levels.
The seat draw will be posted once this has been done and sent to the PokerNews live reporting team and they will be there from the moment the first bag has been opened until the final hand has been dealt on Day 2 so make sure to return and follow along with all the Main Event action.
Day 1c has come to an end. The full chip counts and a recap are to follow.
The tournament clock in Day 1c has been paused and they need to play three more hands before they can go to bed to rest before Day 2 starts on Wednesday, November 20, at 1 p.m. local time.
Day 1c registration has been closed with 87 entries. With the 130 entries on Day 1a and the 278 entries on Day 1b it means that the WSOP International Circuit Main Event has attracted 495 entries in total. The prize pool details will be announced on Day 2.
Day 1c has already attracted 79 entries with 68 players remaining.
Play has ended in Day 1b. The full chip counts are to follow.
Day 1c is still in progress with registration still open.
The tournament clock has been paused and five more hands need to be played before the remaining players can bag and tag their chips for Day 2.