Event #10: €10,350 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event
Event #10: €10,350 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event
Day 1a Completed

Marco Slacanac Ends Day 1A of the Main Event as Chip Leader

DegenOnTour • Level 7: 500-1,000, 1,000 ante
Marco Slacanac
Marco Slacanac

Day 1A of Event #10: €10,350 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event is in the books at the King’s Resort in Rozvadov. Marco Slacanac from Germany is the chip leader at the end of seven 90-minute levels with 544,300 in chips. Other notable players that are still in include Vladimir Geshkenbein (500,000), Sylvain Loosli (340,700), Kristen Bicknell (329,200), and Niall Farrell (325,000).

The day started with only a mere 40 players at the tables, but the number kept rising until the end of the day as they ended with 140 players. They all started the day with 1,000,000 chips and at the end of the day, 73 out of 140 players managed to survive the day. That makes up for an average chip stack of 191,781.

Will Givens, Viktor Blom, Martin Kabrhel, Davidi Kitai, and Shaun Deeb, unfortunately, didn’t make it to Day 2. Last year’s third-place finisher Mathijs Jonkers also didn’t manage to make Day 2. The 2018 WSOP Main Event champion, John Cynn, was eliminated as well and didn't bring any chips to Day 2. Abdelhakim Zoufri lost a big pot at the end of the day against Alex Foxen. Foxen six-bet all in with ace-ten and Zoufri called with ace-king. The board ran out ten high and the Dutchman was eliminated. Foxen bagged a big stack of 411,700.

There is nothing to worry about though, as the players who busted out today still have the option to register for another flight. They can either register on Day 1B or directly buy into Day 2. Late registration is still open until the end of the dinner break after the fourth level of Day 2 and all the players that have busted out today still have a shot of grabbing a piece of the €5,000,000 guaranteed prize pool.

Ryan Riess
Ryan Riess

Other players were more fortunate and managed to make Day 2 on just one bullet. Among those players are Vojtech Ruzicka (259,400), Ole Schemion (233,700) , and Anthony Zinno (179,500). Ryan Riess (249,300) also managed to make Day 2, despite making a misclick that cost him 20,000 chips. Riess wanted to put in a 5,000 bet and put in five 5,000 chips instead of five 1,000 chips. Despite ending up at the losing side of that pot he still managed to bag 249,300.

Day 1B will kick-off on Sunday, October 28th, at 12 p.m. local time. They will play the same seven 90-minute levels as the players did today and the field will combine on Monday, October 29th. Day 2 will start with Level 8: 600/1,200 with a big blind ante of 1,200. The PokerNews team will be on site to cover the tournament from start to finish.

Tags: Abdelhakim ZoufriAlex FoxenAnthony ZinnoDavidi KitaiJohn CynnKristen BicknellMarco SlacanacMartin KabrhelNiall FarrellOle SchemionRyan RiessShaun DeebSylvain LoosliViktor BlomVladimir GeshkenbeinVojtech RuzickaWill Givens

End-of-Day Chip Counts (full)

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Marco Slacanac de
Marco Slacanac
de 544,300 134,300
Vladimir Geshkenbein ru
Vladimir Geshkenbein
ru 500,000
Alex Foxen us
Alex Foxen
us 411,700 -8,300
Yunsheng Sun cn
Yunsheng Sun
cn 401,800 246,800
Ivan Gabrieli it
Ivan Gabrieli
it 363,100 363,100
Luiz Duarte br
Luiz Duarte
br 343,500 -7,500
Sylvain Loosli fr
Sylvain Loosli
fr 340,700 12,700
Danilo Velasevic rs
Danilo Velasevic
rs 329,300 138,300
Kristen Bicknell ca
Kristen Bicknell
ca 329,200 9,200
Niall Farrell gb
Niall Farrell
gb 325,000 -7,200
Armin Rezaei at
Armin Rezaei
at 323,100 10,100
Joao Vieira pt
Joao Vieira
Winamax Team Pro
pt 293,500 152,300
Kalidou Sow fr
Kalidou Sow
fr 290,000 -40,000
Anton Johansson se
Anton Johansson
se 264,700 178,700
Vojtech Ruzicka cz
Vojtech Ruzicka
cz 259,400 39,400
Sasa Lalos at
Sasa Lalos
at 259,300 19,300
Julien Sitbon fr
Julien Sitbon
fr 258,100 8,100
Kristo Klaassen EE
Kristo Klaassen
EE 253,600 253,600
Michal Mrakes cz
Michal Mrakes
cz 252,800 29,800
Oleg Netaliev ru
Oleg Netaliev
ru 249,500 4,500
Ryan Riess us
Ryan Riess
us 249,300 -65,700
Igor Tregoubov ca
Igor Tregoubov
ca 243,000 86,000
Zhong Chen nl
Zhong Chen
nl 237,900 22,900
Tobias Anttila fi
Tobias Anttila
fi 236,100 236,100
Ole Schemion de
Ole Schemion
de 233,700 100,700

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Foxen Elliminates Zoufri in Huge Six-Bet Pot

DegenOnTour • Level 7: 500-1,000, 1,000 ante
Alex Foxen
Alex Foxen

Right before the end of the day it was Alex Foxen who got in a huge clash with Dutchman Abdelhakim Zoufri.

Foxen opened the party with a raise to 2,200. Zoufri three-bet to 7,000 but it wasn't done yet. Foxen decided to go for the four-bet and he bumped it up to 20,500. Zoufri then went on to actually five-bet to 63,000. Alex Foxen moved all in for effectively 180,000 and Zoufri called.

Zoufri was playing {A-}{K-} and he had Foxen's {A-}{10-} dominated. Unfortunately for Zoufri the board ran out ten high and Foxen managed to hit one of his three direct outs.

Zoufri can try again tomorrow while Foxen takes a big stack to Day 2.

Alex Foxen us
Alex Foxen
us 420,000 130,000
Abdelhakim Zoufri nl
Abdelhakim Zoufri
nl Busted

Tags: Abdelhakim ZoufriAlex Foxen

Six More Hands

DegenOnTour • Level 7: 500-1,000, 1,000 ante

They will play six more hands and then they will start bagging and tagging.

Wantman Wins Another Small Pot

DegenOnTour • Level 7: 500-1,000, 1,000 ante

Alex Foxen raised to 2,200 from the hijack and three players at the table called. Abdelhakim Zoufri called from the cutoff, Yunsheng Sun called from the button, and Matthew Wantman called from the big blind.

The {8-Clubs}{Q-Diamonds}{7-Clubs} flop was dealt and all four players checked. The turn was the {J-Hearts} and big blind Wantman chose to lead out with a bet of 3,600. Foxen and Zoufri folded, but Sun stuck around.

The river was the {2-Hearts} and Wantman fired 11,000 this time. Sun thought about it for a minute before he let go of his cards.

Alex Foxen us
Alex Foxen
us 290,000 6,000
Abdelhakim Zoufri nl
Abdelhakim Zoufri
nl 235,000 142,000
Yunsheng Sun cn
Yunsheng Sun
cn 155,000 -598,000
Matthew Wantman us
Matthew Wantman
us 85,000 10,000

Tags: Abdelhakim ZoufriAlex FoxenMatthew WantmanYunsheng Sun