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Event #1: €350 Opener No-Limit Hold'em
Event #1: €350 Opener No-Limit Hold'em
Day 1b Completed

Elena Litvinyuk Bags Day 1b Chip Lead in Event #1: €350 Opener No-Limit Hold'em; Renat Bohdanov Leads Overall

gaellej • Level 14: 1,000-2,500, 2,500 ante
Elena Litvinyuk
Elena Litvinyuk

The second flight of Event #1: €350 Opener No-Limit Hold'em at King’s Resort came to an end on Saturday night after 14 levels. A total of 612 registration slips were sold and when the dust had settled only 160 of those found a bag, bringing the total number of entries to 1011.

Leading the way from Day 1b is Russian Elena Litvinyuk, who ended the night with an impressive 385,500. While not enough to claim the overall lead heading into Day 2, it was more than enough to finish atop the flight. Daniel Braude is hot at the heels of the leader with 357,500 and will be one of the bigger stacks to look out for on Day 2.

Some familiar faces who will return on Day 2 include Erik Cajelais (274,000) Timur Margolin (246,000), Eyal Bensimhon (162,000), Allen Kessler (136,500), Ismael Bojang (164,000), Jeffrey Lisandro (115,500), Yan Li (109,500), Sofia Lovgren (102,000), Robert Campbell (74,500) and Martin Kabrhel (69,500).

Although Day 1b ended with Litvinyuk atop the leaderboard, it is Renat Bohdanov who will be in the driver's seat at the start of Day 2. Bohdanov is a local player here at King's Casino, who recently final tabled the WSOP Circuit Mini Main Event, and will also try to catch his first notable result in a WSOP event.

Top Five After Day 1 Flights

PositionPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
1Renat BohdanovUkraine525,000175
2Elena LitvinyukRussia385,500128
3Bartel KarsNetherlands374,000124
4Daniel BraudeIsrael357,500119
5Roland IsraelashviliUnited States332,000110

The second flight started with more success than the first, having almost double to start the day than the previous. Day 1a pulled in a total of 399 entry slips with 84 securing a spot by night's end. The Day 1b entries almost reached the number needed to surpass the guarantee, and 612 slips were handed out.

The payouts have been announced right before the end of the day, with 152 places in the money and a nice €56,654 for the new champion as well as a Main Event seat. The full details will be posted tomorrow as soon as they are confirmed by the staff.

Chris Ferguson, 2017 Player of the Year, failed to find a bag after two re-entries today and busted during the last level of the day. Other notables who took their chance today but didn't make it to Day 2 include Viktor Blom, Shaun Deeb, six-time bracelet winner Daniel Negreanu and Eli Elezra.

The second day will begin at 2 p.m tomorrow and is scheduled to play down to the final six. Blinds will resume on level 15 at 1,500/3,000 and a 3,000 big blind ante. The levels will be 40 minutes in length with a 15-minute break after every three levels of play.

The PokerNews live reporting team will be bringing the live updates throughout the event, so stay tuned as all of the action unfolds!

Tags: Allen KesslerChris FergusonDaniel BraudeDavidErik CajelaisEyal BensimhonIsmael BojangJeffrey LisandroKrzysztof JaguscikPhil HellmuthRenat BohdanovRobert CampbellShaun DeebViktor Blom

Full End of the Day Chipcounts (full)

gaellej • Level 14: 1,000-2,500, 2,500 ante
Elena Litvinyuk ru 385,500 343,500
Daniel Braude il 357,500 230,500
Krzysztof Jaguscik pl 310,000 60,000
Jonathan Wong gb 302,500 19,500
Christophe Vidal FR 295,000 249,000
Thai Ha vn 292,500 18,500
Stanislav Koleno sk 281,000 281,000
Damian Siewert pl 276,000
Erik Cajelais ca 274,000 244,000
Konstantin Generalov ru 262,000 7,000
Timur Margolin il 246,000 246,000
Norbert Ferenc Mosonyi HU 236,000 236,000
Alexandre Viard fr 220,000 220,000
Roman Olivier Sahin CH 220,000 220,000
Alexander Adam de 219,000 219,000
Ion Tabacaru ro 212,500 212,500
Ondrej Mar cz 211,000 211,000
Simone Miracoli it 207,500 194,500
Nina Rahel Gestach CH 192,500 192,500
Herbert Reissnecker DE 191,000 156,500
Michael Magalashvili il 186,500 90,500
Tzur Levy fr 185,500 185,500
Roberto Benedetti IT 185,500 185,500
Steven Lamb gb 185,000 185,000
Urban Grcar SI 184,500 184,500

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Play Halted and Prizepool Announced

gaellej • Level 14: 1,000-2,500, 2,500 ante

160 players are left in the event and the officials have stopped it for today. A full recap and the chipcounts will follow shortly.

Right before the end of the day, the tournament prize pool has been announced. A total of 152 places will be paid, with a min-cash worth €465. The first place will receive €56,654 as well as a seat for the Main Event.

Kings Versus Queens for Generalov

gaellej • Level 14: 1,000-2,500, 2,500 ante

Andrii Vakaliuk raised to 6,000 and Konstantin Generalov three-bet to 21,000, called by Vakaliuk.

Both players checked throughout the board {a-Hearts}{9-Clubs}{8-Hearts}{2-Hearts} and a {10-Diamonds} fell on the river. Generalov bet 5,000 and Vakaliuk decided to call but only to see {k-Spades}{k-Clubs} in Generalov's hand. Vakaliuk mucked pocket queens.

Konstantin Generalov ru 255,000 240,000
Andrii Vakaliuk UA 120,000 -103,000

Tags: Konstantin Generalov

Three More Hands

gaellej • Level 14: 1,000-2,500, 2,500 ante

The tournament staff just announced the remaining players will play five more hands before bagging and tagging for the night. Stay tuned for some chip counts and a recap of the action.

Fives Are Not Good for Hellmuth

gaellej • Level 14: 1,000-2,500, 2,500 ante

On a board {9-Diamonds}{q-Hearts}{j-Clubs}{2-Clubs} in a three-way pot, Phil Hellmuth led out for 4,000 and Pavel Sourek called while Ankur Gupta let it go.

The river {j-Spades} paired the board on the river and both checked. Hellmuth announced "fives" and Sourek showed {10-Clubs}{9-Clubs} for a better pair. Hellmuth mucked {5-Diamonds}{5-Spades}.

Pavel Sourek cz 112,000
Ankur Gupta IN 33,000 -53,000
Phil Hellmuth us 33,000 2,500

Tags: Pavel SourekPhil Hellmuth

Nice Pot for Kabrhel

gaellej • Level 14: 1,000-2,500, 2,500 ante

In a three-way pot with around 50,000 in the middle, the board {7-Hearts}{5-Hearts}{j-Clubs}{8-Hearts}{2-Clubs} was already dealt. After two checks from Roman Sahin and Thai Quang Ha, Martin Kabrhel decided to shove for a stack worth 49,500. Sahin folded and ha went deep into the tank before folding as well.

Thai Ha vn 274,000
Roman Sahin ch 132,000 132,000
Martin Kabrhel cz 105,000 75,000

Tags: Martin KabrhelRoman Sahin