MSPT Deadwood 2021 NJSCOOP 2021 MISCOOP
Event #10: €25,500 Mixed Games Championship
Event #10: €25,500 Mixed Games Championship
Day 1 Completed

Glaser Tops Day 1 of Event #10: €25,500 Mixed Games Championship; POY Contenders in the Mix

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Benny Glaser
Benny Glaser

The first day of Event #10: €25,500 Mixed Games Championship kicked off with a delay of nearly two hours but once the first table started, the players kept coming to join the action and some of the biggest names of the international poker circuit squared off at the tables. After all, there is a coveted gold bracelet at the 2019 World Series of Poker Europe at the King's Resort in Rozvadov up for grabs.

Due to the delay, Day 1 was shortened to eight levels of 60 minutes each and as a result, the late registration will remain open for the first two hour-levels and following break on Day 2. All those that wish to take a shot at the guaranteed prize pool of €1,000,000 can do so as of 3 p.m. local time when the action resumes on Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019.

There are also vital points in the 2019 Player of the Year race up for grabs and Shaun Deeb, Daniel Negreanu and Robert Campbell added another cash to their tally today, however, the competition remains wide open and it was certainly no surprise to see 2019 $50,000 Poker Players Championship winner Phil Hui also enter the field.

At the end of the night, it was a close race between Benny Glaser (2,475,000) and Ivo Donev (2,422,000) for the top spot, while Anthony Zinno follows not far behind with 2,163,000 as the only other player with more than two times the starting stack with 21 players out of 26 entries remaining.

Robert Campbell entered late after his deep run in Event #8: €25,500 Platinum High Roller No-Limit Hold'em and spun it up to 1,742,000, Daniel Negreanu made it through with 1,533,000 after scoring a late double up. Phil Hui claimed 1,281,000 to his name and Shaun Deeb has some work ahead with just 211,000 but he can still re-enter in the first two levels of Day 2 if needed.

Campbell, Negreanu, and Deeb also shared the same table for a while before the growing field was re-balanced for the final two levels of the night.

Daniel Negreanu, Robert Campbell and Shaun Deeb
The 2019 WSOP POY Contenders Daniel Negreanu, Robert Campbell and Shaun Deeb

Other notables through to Day 2 in a field filled with big names are Sam Higgs (1,606,000), Joao Vieira (1,565,000), Dzmitry Urbanovich (1,394,000), David "ODB" Baker (1,325,000), Jeff Lisandro (1,170,000), Dario Sammartino (1,001,000) and Viktor "Isildur1" Blom (881,000).

Among those to bust were Austria's Yusuf Kurt, Phil Hellmuth, Alex Livingston, and Phil Ivey. Only Ivey bought in for a second time so far and ran out of chips after clashing with Ivo Donev in a PLO hand in which he flopped top pair and a gutshot in three-way action that also included Shaun Deeb. Donev looked him up with top two pair and the same gutshot, and there was no help on turn and river.

For Hellmuth, it was all over in the penultimate level of the night. Left short after being caught bluffing by Sam Higgs, he was all in preflop in an Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better hand and his second nut low was not good enough against the nut low of Julien Martini and the top set of Roland Israelashvili.

The late registration for the event closes at the start of level 11 and the penultimate day recommences as of 3 p.m. local time. Keep your eyes locked on PokerNews to find out who masters the eight different poker variants best and become the latest WSOP bracelet winner.

Day 2 Seat Draw

TableSeatPlayerCountryChip Count
571Johannes BeckerGermany1,000,000
573Ivo DonevAustria2,422,000
574Dzmitry UrbanovichPoland1,394,000
575Allen KesslerUnited States213,000
583Thomer PidunGermany474,000
584Roland IsraelashviliUnited States1,384,000
585Anthony ZinnoUnited States2,163,000
586Julien MartiniFrance1,170,000
591Dario SammartinoItaly1,000,100
593Tobias LeknesNorway172,000
594Joao VieiraPortugal1,565,000
601Shaun DeebUnited States281,000
602Daniel NegreanuUnited States1,533,000
603Jeff LisandroAustralia1,160,000
604Benny GlaserUnited Kingdom2,475,000
611Phillip HuiUnited States1,281,000
612James ChenTaiwan754,000
613Sam HiggsAustralia1,606,000
623Viktor BlomSweden881,000
624David “ODB” BakerUnited States1,325,000
626Robert CampbellAustralia1,742,000

Tags: Alex LivingstonAnthony ZinnoBenny GlaserDaniel NegreanuDario SammartinoDzmitry UrbanovichIvo DonevJeff LisandroJoao VieiraJulien MartiniKing's ResortPhil HellmuthPhil HuiPhil IveyRobert CampbellRoland IsraelashviliSam HiggsShaun DeebYusuf Kurt

End-of-Day 1 Chip Counts (full)

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Benny Glaser gb 2,475,000
Ivo Donev at 2,422,000 22,000
Anthony Zinno us 2,163,000 113,000
Robert Campbell au 1,742,000 -208,000
Sam Higgs au 1,606,000 226,000
Joao Vieira pt 1,565,000 115,000
Daniel Negreanu ca 1,533,000 883,000
Dzmitry Urbanovich pl 1,394,000 194,000
Roland Israelashvili us 1,384,000 134,000
David "ODB" Baker us 1,325,000 125,000
Phil Hui us 1,281,000 -119,000
Julien Martini fr 1,170,000 -30,000
Jeff Lisandro au 1,160,000 260,000
Dario Sammartino it 1,001,000 -249,000
Johannes Becker de 1,000,000 -200,000
Viktor Blom se 881,000 -269,000
James Chen tw 754,000 4,000
Thomer Pidun de 474,000
Shaun Deeb us 221,000 -172,000
Allen Kessler us 213,000 -7,000
Tobias Leknes no 172,000

Day 1 Completed

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The remaining 21 players have bagged up for the night and will return at 3 p.m. local time for the penultimate day of this event. A recap of today's action and the full counts are to follow.

Leknes Escapes From Elimination; Pidun Wins a Pot

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Tobias Leknes escaped from elimination in a Razz hand when he made a ninety-seven against Benny Glaser, who then took another hit to the stack as Thomer Pidun also won a pot. Glaser likely remains the chip leader for Day 1.

Benny Glaser gb 2,475,000 -175,000
Thomer Pidun de 474,000 194,000
Tobias Leknes no 172,000 -178,000

Tags: Benny GlaserThomer PidunTobias Leknes

Martini Wins One; Loses Another

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No-Limit Hold'em

With some 340,000 in the middle and the board showing {j-Hearts}{10-Spades}{2-Hearts}{q-Hearts}{10-Clubs}, Ivo Donev checked in the big blind and Julien Martini on the button made it 125,000 to go.

Donev gave it some consideration and asked whether or not Martini would show if he folded, then mucked the {j-Diamonds} face up. Martini showed nothing and raked in the pot.

One hand later, Martini opened to 36,000 in the cutoff and James Chen on the button three-bet to 90,000. Martini made the call and check-folded the {k-Spades}{9-Hearts}{2-Spades} flop to a bet of 75,000.

Ivo Donev at 2,400,000 -100,000
Julien Martini fr 1,200,000 200,000
James Chen tw 750,000 -240,000

Tags: Ivo DonevJames ChenJulien Martini

Last Four Hands Announced

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The clock has been stopped with 21 players out of 26 entries remaining and they will play another four hands until bagging and tagging.

Glaser In the Lead

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Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better

In three-way action with Allen Kessler, Thomer Pidun and Benny Glaser involved, the latter bet the {10-Spades}{4-Diamonds}{3-Spades}{9-Diamonds}{j-Hearts} river after the turn had been checked through and Kessler folded. Pidun also folded a big wrap for the low and straight while Kessler said he let go of {a-}{k-}{6-}{2-}.

Just before that, Kessler had escaped from near elimination when he rivered a flush with {a-Clubs}{j-Clubs}{4-Clubs}{3-Hearts} on a board of {6-Clubs}{4-Hearts}{3-Clubs}{8-Diamonds}{9-Clubs}. Glaser had flopped the straight and a low with {q-Spades}{5-Hearts}{2-Hearts}{2-Diamonds}, but had to settle for a chop.

Benny Glaser gb 2,650,000 330,000
Thomer Pidun de 280,000 30,000
Allen Kessler us 220,000 -306,000

Tags: Allen KesslerBenny GlaserThomer Pidun

Blom Three-Bets Once; Pushes After

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No-Limit Hold'em

Robert Campbell raised big and folded to a three-bet by Viktor Blom. Soon after, Dario Sammartino made it 30,000 to go and Joao Vieira raised to 100,000. Blom pushed out of the big blind and forced folds.

Robert Campbell au 1,950,000 400,000
Joao Vieira pt 1,450,000 50,000
Dario Sammartino it 1,250,000 250,000
Viktor Blom se 1,150,000 -100,000
Daniel Negreanu ca 650,000 -770,000

Tags: Dario SammartinoJoao VieiraRobert CampbellViktor Blom

Deeb Triples Up

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No-Limit Hold'em

Shaun Deeb was all in from the button for 125,000 and picked up two callers in David "ODB" Baker and Jeff Lisandro. Baker bet the {j-Spades}{j-Hearts}{3-Clubs} flop for 125,000 and Lisandro folded.

Shaun Deeb: {j-Diamonds}{8-Clubs}
David "ODB" Baker: {k-Hearts}{q-Clubs}

The {9-Hearts} turn provided a sweat but the {4-Diamonds} river came blank to let Deeb triple up.

David "ODB" Baker us 1,200,000 100,000
Jeff Lisandro au 900,000 200,000
Shaun Deeb us 393,000 267,000

Tags: Jeff LisandroShaun DeebDavid "ODB" Baker