Day 1a Completed
Day 1a Completed
The first of 10 official bracelet events of the 2018 World Series of Poker Europe is off to a good start at the King's Casino in Rozvadov, as Day 1A of Event #1: €550 COLOSSUS No-Limit Hold'em is in the books. The first of eight starting days saw a field of 154 entries emerge, consisting of 123 unique players and 31 re-entries. After 18 levels of play, only 12 players bagged up and secured their seat for Day 2 on Sunday, October 14th, 2018. As many of the participants already claimed a portion of the Day 1A prize pool as the top 24 spots were paid.
Leading the field after Day 1A is Poland's Dariusz Glinski with 669,000 followed by Gerrit Muller (544,000) and Michail Kavouras (488,000). Other survivors include Meir Avigal (382,000), Samija Nasic (338,000), Nicolaas Baars (170,000), Julian Adamson (150,000) and Chile's Ricardo Chauriye (144,000). Among those to bust in the money were Philipp Zukernik, Miroslav Prochazka, Anatolii Zyrin, Hannes Neurauter and Corentin Schmauch.
While most of the Day 1A players were from nearby countries, it wasn't an all-European affair in one of the biggest poker arenas of the Europe. Several well-known American poker pros made the trip to the King's Casino including current 2018 WSOP Player of the Year leaderboard contender Shaun Deeb, the six-time WSOP bracelet winners Jeff Lisandro and Chris Ferguson, Dutch Boyd, Roland Israelashvili and Allen Kessler. They were joined by China's Guoliang Wei and Brazil's Renato Kaneoya, but none of them made it to the money.
For Boyd it was the first poker trip outside of the United States and things kicked off nicely for the three-time WSOP bracelet winner, as he scored the first elimination of the day not even 10 minutes into play. Boyd's kings held up against queens and the American sent another opponent to the rail in a flush-versus flush scenario before the first break. However, the run good came to an end just before the second break when Boyd lost a flip with queens against the ace-king of Artem Miller.
Teunis Kooij, Sander van Wesemael, Martin Kabrhel, Sebastian Langrock, Andrey Andreev, Anatoliy Korochenskiy, Casey Kastle, Renato Kaneoya and Mateous Houzvicek were some of the more well-known European players to take a shot at the first gold bracelet of the festival. Kabrhel, who comes fresh off two victories WSOP Circuit ring events and the top spot in the leaderboard, entered late and immediately won a flip to double. Shortly after the registration had closed, Kabrhel was eliminated in a three-way all in when his flush draw failed to get there against an open-ended straight draw and the pair of aces of Meir Avigal.
The eliminations kept coming at a quick pace and the money bubble was reached in level 15 and it seemed as if no hand-for-hand mode was needed. Two pair of queens, a pair of kings and ace-jack suited were part of a four-way all in showdown as most of the remaining players gathered to see the biggest pot of the day thus far. Gil Thierry and Giuseppe Tedeschi drew the short sticks and busted, but Michail Kavouras quadrupled up thanks to an ace on the river. Hand-for-hand play lasted one full level and it was Paul Berende that then ended up as the bubble boy after losing a flip with nines against the queen-jack of eventual chip leader Dariusz Glinski.
Once the money bubble burst, the floodgates opened and the remaining field was cut in half until bagging and tagging. Several hopefuls from hero to zero in the matter of half an hour including Corentin Schmauch, who was second in chips in the final level of the night only to bow out in the very last hand and take home €1,023 for his efforts.
Day 1A Payouts
|Place||Player||Country||Payout (in EUR)|
|22||Miroslav Prochazka||Czech Republic||784|
The second starting day will kick off at 6 p.m. local time on Wednesday, October 10th, 2018, and the PokerNews live reporting team will be back on the floor to provide all the action.
|Wiljan van Woerkum||186,000||-34,000|
In the last hand of the night over on table 94, Corentin Schmauch and Gerrit Muller clashed and the Frenchman ended up all in and at risk on the flop. Schmauch tabled for the flush draw while Muller held for top pair. The turn and the river were both blanks and Schmauch went from hero to zero in not even half an hour of play at the end of Day 1A.
The remaining 12 players are bagging up their chips and the counts as well as a recap of today's action is to follow.
Corentin Schmauch won a flip with against the pocket nines of Nicolaas Baars on a board of ]QhJd5d6dJs] and moved up to almost half a million in chips just before the final four hands of the night were drawn.
Right after that, Michail Kavouras doubled through Marino Ferrara with versus . On the flop, Kavouras was asking for a ten for the split pot and instead spiked the on the turn, the river completed the board and the double up for the Greek.
It went on to get even better for Kavouras, who then doubled with pocket aces against Schmauch to climb up to half a million himself.
Michael Braeutigam was all in and at risk before the flop with the and Dariusz Glinski called out of the big blind with .
The flop instantly left Braeutigam dead to outright win the pot and he needed running cards for a straight on the board to avoid elimination. It was all over on the turn to seal his fate and the meaningless on the river even gave Glinski a full house.
Wiljan van Woerkum moved all in for 106,000 and Gerrit Muller looked him up out of the big blind.
Wiljan van Woerkum:
The flop was a bad one for van Woerkum, as Muller had the superior flush draw. However, the magical appeared on the turn to give the Dutchman the lead. A blank followed on the river and Muller sighed "what a turn card, wow."
|Wiljan van Woerkum||220,000||160,000|
The action has slowed down in the final level of the night and Dariusz Glinski has taken over the lead with half a million in chips, several other players are not far behind. On the other end of the counts, Wiljan van Woerkum has nursed a short stack for quite some time and remains in the danger zone with fewer than 10 big blinds.
Julian Adamson just faced three limps and moved all in from the big blind for 102,000. Glinski asked for a count and folded, as did Michael Braeutigam and Marcin Jaworski. Adamson flashed the and Stephan Kohlstetter joked "ace four is good."
|Wiljan van Woerkum||60,000|
Samija Nasic limped in from middle position and Nicolaas Baars did so from the small blind. Netanel Amedi in the big blind shoved for 79,000 and Nasic asked for a count, then moved all in over the top for little more. That forced out Baars and the cards were turned over.
The flop gave Amedi top pair, but Nasic had plenty of outs with the flush draw. Amedi was about to stand up from his chair but sat back down when picking up a flush draw himself on the turn. However, it was Nasic that celebrated as she got there with the river to eliminate Amedi in the penultimate level of the night.