2011 World Series of Poker Europe

Event #7: €10,400 Main Event Championship
Day: 1a
Event Info

2011 World Series of Poker Europe

Final Results
Winning Hand
Event Info
Prize Pool
Level Info
50,000 / 100,000

Event #7: €10,400 Main Event Championship

Day 1a Completed

Official End-of-Day Chip Counts

Player Chips Progress
Jamie Rosen us
Jamie Rosen
Dermot Blain ie
Dermot Blain
Chris Moorman gb
Chris Moorman
WSOP 1X Winner
WPT 1X Winner
Laurent Polito fr
Laurent Polito
Mustapha Kanit it
Mustapha Kanit
Winamax Team Pro
Erik Friberg se
Erik Friberg
Anouar Mehlil ma
Anouar Mehlil
Darren Elias us
Darren Elias
Leo Boxell au
Leo Boxell
Emil Patel us
Emil Patel
109,000 78,800
Johnny Chan us
Johnny Chan
108,350 78,350
WSOP Main Event Champion
WSOP 10X Winner
Poker Hall of Famer
Ramzi Jelassi se
Ramzi Jelassi
EPT 1X Winner
Ben Lamb us
Ben Lamb
105,900 77,900
WSOP 2X Winner
Carlos Mortensen es
Carlos Mortensen
WSOP 2X Winner
Poker Hall of Famer
WPT 3X Winner
Will Failla us
Will Failla
104,350 64,200
WPT 1X Winner
Chad Brown us
Chad Brown
103,950 90,925
Remi Le Meur
Remi Le Meur
Philippe Gellman
Philippe Gellman
Rifat Palevic se
Rifat Palevic
WSOP 1X Winner
Kyle Cheong au
Kyle Cheong
100,475 17,475
Arnaud Mattern fr
Arnaud Mattern
99,375 69,375
EPT 1X Winner
Matan Krakow il
Matan Krakow
Michael Telker us
Michael Telker
Marc Le Campion
Marc Le Campion
Quentin Ettlin
Quentin Ettlin
93,750 13,750

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Day 1a Done with Rosen Leading

Level 6 : 250/500, 50 ante
Jamie Rosen from Event #1
Jamie Rosen from Event #1

Day 1a of the €10,400 Main Event Championship at the 2011 World Series of Poker Europe has come and gone. On the schedule today were the first six levels of play, and a great six levels they were. The field size was enormous on first day of action with 310 players coming out, further proving that the WSOP's idea to move this series to France was an awesome idea.

Last year, James Bord conquered a field of 346 players, meaning this Day 1a almost surpassed that total by itself. With another few hundred players tomorrow, this will easily be the largest-ever WSOP Europe Main Event field. The previous record was from 2007 and 2008 when the field size of 362 players each of those years.

At the end of the night, under 200 players remained with Jamie Rosen leading the charge. He bagged up a whopping 162,700 in chips according to the dealer sheet on the table at the end of the night.

Rosen wasn't the only player to bag up a lot of chips. Dermot Blain (123,500), Chris Moorman (121,775), Polito Laurent (120,200), Mustapha Kanit (117,700), Erik Friberg (117,000), Darren Elias (111,400), Leo Boxell (110,900), Emil Patel (109,000) and Johnny Chan (108,350) will all be yielding big stacks when Day 2 arrives on Monday. Matan Krakow, Sam Holden, Erik Seidel, Tristan Wade, Matt Waxman and Randy Dorfman advanced as well.

Moorman saw a nice boost to his stack come from eliminating well-known pro and two-time WSOP gold bracelet winner Jason Mercier. When we got to the table, the flop of {K-Hearts}{J-Diamonds}{4-Hearts} was in the middle with Moorman's {A-Clubs}{K-Spades} tabled versus Mercier's {J-Spades}{10-Spades}. The turn brought the {5-Spades} and the river the {Q-Diamonds} to eliminate Mercier.

Another notable elimination was 11-time gold bracelet winner and 1989 WSOP Main Event champion Phil Hellmuth. With the blinds at 250-500 with a 50 ante, Hellmuth was down to his last 1,600 in chips. Action folded to him in the hijack seat and he raised to 1,100. Michael Telker three-bet to 2,800 from the small blind and Hellmuth called all in. Telker held the {A-Clubs}{9-Clubs} and Hellmuth the {K-Hearts}{9-Spades}. The board ran out {J-Spades}{5-Spades}{4-Diamonds}{5-Clubs}{10-Spades} and Hellmuth headed for the exit.

Day 2 will take place on Monday at 1200 CET (0300 PDT) in Cannes, giving the remaining players Sunday off. Day 1b will take place on Sunday starting at 1200 CET (0300 PDT). Be sure to tune back into PokerNews for all of the live coverage starting then.

Tags: Jamie Rosen

Chan Folds a Straight Too Late

Level 6 : 250/500, 50 ante

On a board reading {Q-Spades}{3-Diamonds}{2-Clubs}{5-Clubs} Johnny Chan, seated in early position, bet 8,000 and Philippe Sintes instantly called. The river saw the {5-Spades} make an appearance and Chan fired 8,000 again only to see Sintes make it 17,000 to play.

Chan smelled a rat and went deep into the tank for over two minutes before emerging with a fold. He showed {A-Spades}{Q-Diamonds} and Sintes responded by turning over {3-Clubs}{3-Spades}

Tags: Johnny ChanPhilippe Sintes

Smith Wins Pot Without a Showdown

Level 6 : 250/500, 50 ante

Will Failla raised to 1,300 from the hijack seat and Sam Holden was next to act. He made the call but Martins Adeniya, sat in the small blind, pumped it up to 3,250. To his direct left was Daniel Smith and he waits around 45 seconds before moving all in. Nobody is prepared to call this bet and they all fold rather quickly.

Tags: Will FaillaSam HoldenMartins AdeniyaDaniel Smith

Mercier and Moorman Battle It out

Level 6 : 250/500, 50 ante

Jason Mercier raised to 1,000 under the gun and Chris Moorman, next to act, three-bet to 2,500. Everyone folded to Mercier and he put in the chips and called. A flop reading {Q-Clubs}{2-Hearts}{5-Diamonds} was checked by Mercier, Moorman bet 3,150 and Mercier folded.

These two have been at each other for the last couple of levels and it is only a matter of time before they really clash.

Tags: Chris MoormanJason Mercier

Updated Chip Counts

Player Chips Progress
Dermot Blain ie
Dermot Blain
122,000 -13,000
Matan Krakow il
Matan Krakow
95,000 23,000
Ben Lamb us
Ben Lamb
80,000 1,000
WSOP 2X Winner
Nicolas Levi fr
Nicolas Levi
74,000 23,750
Sam Holden gb
Sam Holden
71,000 10,475
Tristan Wade us
Tristan Wade
69,000 4,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Mark Radoja ca
Mark Radoja
65,000 -2,000
WSOP 2X Winner
Pierre Neuville be
Pierre Neuville
61,000 31,000
Matt Waxman us
Matt Waxman
54,000 1,000
WSOP 1X Winner
WPT 1X Winner
Jeff Lisandro au
Jeff Lisandro
54,000 24,000
WSOP 6X Winner
Salman Behbehani us
Salman Behbehani
51,000 21,000
Dan Smith us
Dan Smith
WSOP 1X Winner
WPT 1X Winner
David Vamplew gb
David Vamplew
47,000 6,400
EPT 1X Winner
Tino Lechich au
Tino Lechich
44,000 14,000
Jen Harman
Jen Harman
41,000 11,000
Martins Adeniya gb
Martins Adeniya
31,000 -5,100
Nenad Medic us
Nenad Medic
WSOP 1X Winner
WPT 1X Winner
Randy Dorfman us
Randy Dorfman
20,000 -4,100
Terrence Chan ca
Terrence Chan
20,000 -11,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Jon Aguiar
Jon Aguiar
14,500 -15,500
Maria Ho us
Maria Ho
14,000 -26,075
David Sands us
David Sands
10,000 -3,100