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Highlights

€1,100 Main Event
Day 2 Completed

Berinov Leads 12 Players into the Final Day of WSOP International Circuit in Holland Casino Rotterdam

poolshir • Level 24: 10,000-25,000, 25,000 ante
Andrei Berinov
Andrei Berinov

If you think things could be hectic, nothing compared to the latter stages of Day 2 of the WSOP International Circuit Main Event here at Holland Casino Rotterdam in the Netherlands. Out of 495 entries, 165 players returned to the felt at 1 p.m. local time. By the end all the chips were bagged, there were only 12 players left to battle it out for the lion share of the €475,200 prize pool. The winner will eventually walk away with the first-place prize of €83,350, the coveted WSOP gold Circuit Ring, and a seat to the Global Casino Championship worth $10,000.

Taking the chip lead into the final day is Russia’s Andrei Berinov. Berinov already owns a WSOP Circuit Ring when he won the Colossus during WSOP International Circuit in Sochi four months ago. This gave him his biggest cash in his poker career worth $90,000. A win here in Rotterdam would surpass that by a bit.

Berinov jumped into the chip lead halfway during the day when he eliminated Daoud Faroun with aces against queens. He lost it a few times but with some well-timed calls and shoves, he ended the day with 3,110,000 in chips. He eliminated Fadhil Farag but lost the chip lead to Fadi Ghabour who had started the day with the chip lead. When the tournament was paused to play the final seven hands of the night, Berinov had called the shove of Ghabour after Berinov had raised and Mustafa Biz had three-bet. Biz got out of their way and Berinov’s kings held against the ace-queen of Ghabour to propel him into the chip lead.

Majid Bozakraft
Majid Bozakraft

Second in the chip counts is Majid Bozakraft with 2,775,000 in chips. Bozakraft earned most of those chips when he doubled through Emanuele De Lemmi. In a straight-over-straight situation, Bozakraft climbed up to almost 3 million in chips. Bozakraft finished in 16th place here in Rotterdam last year and has already bettered that result. His best live cash took place here in Rotterdam too when he finished in fourth place in the Main Event of the Rotterdam Poker Series.

Closing the podium is Renato Messina, the Day 1a chip leader, with 1,970,000. At the end of the penultimate level of the night, Messina three-bet and then called the four-bet shove of Erik de Jong in a blind versus blind battle. Messina had found queens while De Jong was sitting with pocket treys. Messina flopped a set and improved to a full house to double up around the stack he ended up bagging. Messina’s cashes have mostly taken place in Malta according to The Hendon Mob which makes sense as the Italian player resides there. He has now collected his Dutch flag and will be looking to also make this his biggest cash to date.

WSOPC Rotterdam €1,100 Main Event - Top 5 Chip Counts After Day 2

PlacePlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
1Andrei BerinovRussia3,110,000104
2Majid BozakraftNetherlands2,775,00093
3Renato MessinaItaly1,970,00066
4Mustafa BizTurkey1,470,00049
5Alexandre ReardFrance1,270,00042
Mustafa Biz
Mustafa Biz

Biz and Alexandre Reard complete the top five as you can see above. Biz actually burst the bubble when he eliminated Raijmond Slabbekoorn in a cooler. Biz had three-bet after Gazmend Bekteshi had raised. Slabbekoorn four-bet shoved and was Biz was the only person to make the call. Slabbekoorn then saw he had run his pocket kings into the rockets of Biz and got no help from the board. Reard won his second WSOP Circuit Ring last night in the High Roller for €55,727and jumped into Day 1c immediately. He will be looking to win two rings in one week.

Even though the top five represents five different countries, five more Dutch players, one Romanian, and one Chinese player are also through to the final day. Francisco Marti, Viroel Roscovan, Max Dieleman, Samet Giral, Jimmy van der Want, De Jong, and Meian Pan will all return tomorrow to try and chip up as they all ended the day with an below-average stack.

Day 3 will start again at 1 p.m. local time with all returning players guaranteed to cash at least €6,083. The level duration will increase to 60 minutes each and a break has been scheduled after every two levels. Play will continue until a winner has been crowned. The seat draw will be done before the start of the day and posted as soon as the PokerNews live reporting receives them. The first level of the day will be Level 25 which features a small blind of 15,000, big blind of 30,000, and big blind ante of 30,000.

Make sure to return on Thursday, November 21, at 1 p.m. local time to follow everything until someone puts that ring on their finger for the winner photo!

Tags: Alexandre ReardAndrei BerinovDaoud FarounEmanuele De LemmiErik de JongFadhil FaragFrancisco MartiGazmend BekteshiJimmy van der WantMajid BozakraftMax DielemanMustafa BizRaijmond SlabbekoornRenato MessinaSamet Giral

End-of-Day Chip Counts

poolshir • Level 24: 10,000-25,000, 25,000 ante
Andrei Berinov ru
Andrei Berinov
ru 3,110,000 10,000
Majid Bozakraft nl
Majid Bozakraft
nl 2,775,000 180,000
Renato Messina it
Renato Messina
it 1,970,000 -30,000
Mustafa Biz tr
Mustafa Biz
tr 1,470,000 -10,000
Alexandre Reard fr
Alexandre Reard
fr 1,270,000 395,000
Francisco Marti nl
Francisco Marti
nl 965,000 75,000
Viorel Roscovan MD
Viorel Roscovan
MD 825,000 275,000
Max Dieleman NL
Max Dieleman
NL 675,000 -55,000
Samet Giral NL
Samet Giral
NL 610,000 -105,000
Jimmy van der Want nl
Jimmy van der Want
nl 450,000 -60,000
Erik de Jong NL
Erik de Jong
NL 410,000 -395,000
Meian Pan CN
Meian Pan
CN 340,000 -360,000

Play Ended

poolshir • Level 24: 10,000-25,000, 25,000 ante

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

Fadi Ghabour Eliminated in 13th Place (€6,083)

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Fadi Ghabour
Fadi Ghabour

Andrei Berinov raised to 50,000 from the hijack and Mustafa Biz three-bet to 160,000 on the button. Fadi Ghabour shoved from the small blind for 810,000. Jimmy van der Want quickly got out of the way and Berinov shoved too with the bigger stack. Biz contemplated for a while but opted to fold in the end.

Fadi Ghabour: {a-Clubs}{q-Spades}
Andrei Berinov: {k-Hearts}{k-Diamonds}

The board ran out {8-Diamonds}{4-Spades}{10-Diamonds}{7-Clubs}{6-Hearts} for Berinov to hold with the pocket pair of kings to eliminate Ghabour to take the chip lead. Ghabour made his way to the payout desk to collect €6,083 for finishing in 13th place.

Andrei Berinov ru
Andrei Berinov
ru 3,100,000 1,500,000
Mustafa Biz tr
Mustafa Biz
tr 1,480,000 -310,000
Fadi Ghabour US
Fadi Ghabour
US Busted

Tags: Andrei BerinovJimmy van der WantMustafa Biz

Seven More Hands

poolshir • Level 24: 10,000-25,000, 25,000 ante

The tournament clock has been paused and seven more hands need to be played before they can bag their chips for the final day.

Orhan Ates Eliminated in 14th Place (€6,083)

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Orhan Ates (photo courtesy of PokerCity)
Orhan Ates (photo courtesy of PokerCity)

Andrei Berinov raised to 50,000 from the middle position and action folded to Orhan Ates who was forced all-in for his last 10,000 after paying the ante.

Orhan Ates: {k-Diamonds}{q-Diamonds}
Andrei Berinov: {3-Hearts}{3-Diamonds}

The board ran out {2-Diamonds}{q-Clubs}{4-Clubs}{7-Clubs}{q-Hearts} for Ates to flop top pair and improve to trips on the river to stay alive.

The hand after, Ates shoved from the small blind and was called by Majid Bozakraft in the big blind.

Orhan Ates: {10-Diamonds}{8-Hearts}
Majid Bozakraft: {q-Diamonds}{3-Hearts}

The board ran out {q-Spades}{6-Clubs}{4-Spades}{k-Diamonds}{q-Hearts} for Bozakraft to eliminate Ates in 14th place for €6,083.

Majid Bozakraft nl
Majid Bozakraft
nl 2,595,000 -310,000
Andrei Berinov ru
Andrei Berinov
ru 1,600,000 520,000
Orhan Ates tr
Orhan Ates
tr Busted

Tags: Andrei BerinovMajid BozakraftOrhan Ates

De Jong Hits a Runner-Runner

poolshir • Level 24: 10,000-25,000, 25,000 ante

Erik de Jong shoved from the early position for 385,000 and action folded to Alexandre Reard in the big blind who made the call.

Erik de Jong: {10-Spades}{10-Hearts}
Alexandre Reard: {6-Clubs}{6-Diamonds}

The flop came {6-Spades}{k-Spades}{a-Clubs} for Reard to hit a set.

The turn was the {3-Spades} to now give De Jong a flush draw.

The river completed the board with the {4-Spades} for De Jong to hit the runner-runner flush to stay alive.

Alexandre Reard fr
Alexandre Reard
fr 875,000 -525,000
Erik de Jong NL
Erik de Jong
NL 805,000 420,000

Tags: Alexandre ReardErik de Jong

Emanuele De Lemmi Eliminated in 15th Place (€6,083)

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Emanuele De Lemmi
Emanuele De Lemmi

Fadi Ghabour raised to 50,000 from the cutoff and Emanuele De Lemmi shoved from the button for 145,000 after having won some chips after a shove earlier. Orhan Ates decided to shove too in the big blind for 580,000. Ghabour called for the 535,000 he had behind.

Emanuele De Lemmi: {a-Spades}{8-Diamonds}
Fadi Ghabour: {q-Clubs}{q-Diamonds}
Orhan Ates: {9-Spades}{9-Diamonds}

The board ran out {3-Hearts}{7-Clubs}{j-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}{3-Spades} for Ghabour to hold to eliminate De Lemmi and earn a full double through Ates to leave him short. De Lemmi finished in 15th place.

Fadi Ghabour US
Fadi Ghabour
US 1,250,000 700,000
Orhan Ates tr
Orhan Ates
tr 45,000 -615,000
Emanuele De Lemmi NL
Emanuele De Lemmi
NL Busted

Tags: Emanuele De LemmiOrhan Ates