2019 World Series of Poker Europe

Event #15: €550 Colossus No-Limit Hold'em
Day: 1d
Event Info

2019 World Series of Poker Europe

Final Results
Winning Hand
Event Info
Prize Pool
Level Info
500,000 / 1,000,000
Players Info - Day 1d
Players Left

Event #15: €550 Colossus No-Limit Hold'em

Day 1d Completed

Josef Snejberg Tops Day 1d in Event #15: €550 Colossus No-Limit Hold'em

Level 18 : 3,000/6,000, 6,000 ante
Josef Snejberg
Josef Snejberg

A full day of poker was completed for Day 1d in Event #15: €550 Colossus No-Limit Hold'em. It turned out to be the smallest of starting flights thus far with 112 total entries and 13 players bagged up chips after 18 levels. Coming out on top with a healthy stack of 547,000 was Josef Snejberg from Czech Republic.

Snejberg is no stranger to the King's Resort in Rozvadov, Czech Republic with the majority of his recorded cashes coming right here. In fact, Snejberg made a deep run in this very same event last year where he wound up finishing in 28th place for over €5,400. He has plenty of momentum and confidence on his side coming off a second-place finish in the partypoker Millions Europe Main Event just a couple of months ago. Snejberg recorded his largest cash in that event with a score of over €718,000.

As for today, Snejberg first got the ball rolling when he nearly doubled his stack with ace-queen against king-queen to bring the field down to the final three tables. At that point, he was seated on Robert Campbell's left and it didn't take long for the two to collide. It was a river shove from Snejberg on a three-spade board that Campbell called after flopping top pair. Snejberg revealed the nut flush and eliminated Campbell in one of the largest pots of the day.

Some other big stacks moving on to Day 2 include Gonyalez Larrasquitu (305,000), Tomas Kvapil (301,000), Diana Volcovschi (280,000), and Ramon Motovsky (216,000). Larrasquitu made a charge in the last level of the night after running out a flush with ace-king against a flopped pair. He went on to eliminate the last two players of the night.

Day 1d Action

The day got started rather slowly with Daniel Negreanu being the only player in his seat five minutes before the cards went in the air. Around 20 players were registered for the opening shuffle but that number steadily grew through the first eight levels. After the second break of the day, the field size came to a halt even with late registration open for 12 levels. In total, 112 entries were recorded which meant there would be 17 places paid.

Unfortunately for those looking to add some points to their WSOP Player of the Year total, Day 1d was not the flight to do so. Negreanu burned through both of his bullets despite having good starts on both of them. Campbell, as mentioned above, was eliminated just shy of the money. And Shaun Deeb, who decided to forfeit his Day 1c stack of 210,000, used up two bullets to no avail either.

It was a fast-paced day that saw players flying out of the tournament left, right, and center. Once the field shrunk to just three tables, players had their sights set on reaching the money which slowed down the pace of play. Coming back from the last break of the night with 20 players still remaining, the money bubble was just on the horizon. It only took one hand on the bubble before Stefan Raschbauer was eliminated. He three-bet shoved his ace-seven into Hafki Tqorgeman's pocket queens and was unable to survive.

Day 1d Payouts

PlacePlayerCountryPrize (EUR)Prize (USD)
14thIvan FedorSlovakia€903$1,007
15thMarkus LoeweGermany€903$1,007
16thMaciej KondraszukPoland€806$899
17thYaniv BotbolFrance€806$899

Four more players were eliminated before the night came to an end after 18 levels were played out. Those players will each earn a portion of the prizepool and have the opportunity to play another flight should they choose to do so. The remaining 13 players all chose to bag their chips and return on Day 2 in hopes of making a deep run to the final table.

After four starting flights, there are a total of 516 entries with 55 advancing to Day 2. With a guaranteed prizepool of €1,000,000 up for grabs (roughly 2,000 players), it should make for a busy coming weekend. Flight 1e is currently taking place with 165 entries and 91 players remaining. Late registration for that flight is still open and the numbers will be tallied later tonight.

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Follow along with the PokerNews live reporting team for all of the updates on each and every starting flight all the way until a winner is crowned on Day 3 to cap off the 2019 World Series of Poker Europe.

Tags: Daniel NegreanuDiana VolcovschiJosef SnejbergKing's ResortShaun DeebStefan RaschbauerTomas Kvapil

End of Day Chip Counts (full)

Level 18 : 3,000/6,000, 6,000 ante
Player Chips Progress
Josef Snejberg cz
Josef Snejberg
547,000 154,000
Day 1D Chip Leader
Gonyalez Larrasquitu es
Gonyalez Larrasquitu
Tomas Kvapil cz
Tomas Kvapil
301,000 235,000
Diana Volcovschi pt
Diana Volcovschi
280,000 118,000
Roman Motovsky cz
Roman Motovsky
216,000 -19,000
Mikis Kalaidzidis gr
Mikis Kalaidzidis
Shraga Vrubel il
Shraga Vrubel
196,000 37,800
Jakub Dobias cz
Jakub Dobias
166,000 21,000
Oleg Pavlyuchuk lv
Oleg Pavlyuchuk
145,000 -35,000
Hafki Tqorgeman il
Hafki Tqorgeman
142,000 -170,000
Yaron Borenstein il
Yaron Borenstein
136,000 -84,000
Dieter Kramar de
Dieter Kramar
114,000 -69,000
Walter Sinzinger at
Walter Sinzinger
57,000 -21,000

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Fedor Loses a Flip Moments Later

Level 18 : 3,000/6,000, 6,000 ante

Just moments after winning a flip in order to double up, Ivan Fedor was on the opposite side of the deck this time. Fedor jammed all in on the button and was called by Gonyalez Larrasquitu in the big blind.

Gonyalez Larrasquitu: {8-Spades}{8-Diamonds}
Ivan Fedor: {a-Diamonds}{k-Diamonds}

The board ran out {j-Clubs}{10-Clubs}{6-Spades}{7-Hearts}{9-Hearts} and Larrasquitu made a straight to eliminate Fedor.

The clock has also been paused with 10 minutes remaining in the last level. There will be five more hands at each table before the players bag up their chips.

Player Chips Progress
Gonyalez Larrasquitu es
Gonyalez Larrasquitu
305,000 305,000
Ivan Fedor sk
Ivan Fedor

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Fedor Holds with Sevens

Level 18 : 3,000/6,000, 6,000 ante

Ivan Fedor moved all in for 50,000 in middle position and Markus Loewe also stuck in his last 56,000 from the small blind. The big blind folded and the two hands were tabled.

Ivan Fedor: {7-Clubs}{7-Diamonds}
Markus Loewe: {a-Hearts}{k-Diamonds}

The flop of {10-Hearts}{9-Clubs}{5-Hearts} left Fedor in the lead but the {9-Hearts} on the turn gave Loewe plenty of outs. The {2-Spades} on the river was a brick and Fedor held on to double up.

Loewe was left with just 6,000 chips after the hand and was eliminated just moments later.

Player Chips Progress
Ivan Fedor sk
Ivan Fedor
112,000 -70,000
Markus Loewe
Markus Loewe

Tags: Ivan FedorMarkus Loewe

Level: 18

Blinds: 3,000/6,000

Ante: 6,000

Pavlyuchuk Rivers Broadway

Level 17 : 3,000/5,000, 5,000 ante
Oleg Pavlyuchuk
Oleg Pavlyuchuk

The action folded to Oleg Pavlyuchuk on the button who shoved all in for 84,000. Yaniv Botbol called off his last 70,000 chips in the small blind and the cards were on their backs.

Oleg Pavlyuchuk: {k-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}
Yaniv Botbol: {a-Hearts}{10-Spades}

It was a fun flop when the {a-Diamonds}{j-Diamonds}{7-Clubs} was spread across the felt. Botbol flopped a pair of aces but Pavlyuchuk had a royal flush draw. The {8-Clubs} on the turn and the {q-Hearts} on the river gave Pavlyuchuk a straight and Botbol was eliminated.

Player Chips Progress
Oleg Pavlyuchuk lv
Oleg Pavlyuchuk
180,000 75,000
Yaniv Botbol fr
Yaniv Botbol

Tags: Yaniv BotbolOleg Pavlyuchuk

Raschbauer Eliminated on the Bubble

Level 17 : 3,000/5,000, 5,000 ante

On the first hand of the money bubble, Hafki Tqorgeman raised to 15,000 on the button. Stefan Raschbauer shipped all in for 83,000 in the big blind and Tqorgeman snap-called.

Hafki Tqorgeman: {q-Spades}{q-Clubs}
Stefan Raschbauer: {a-Spades}{7-Clubs}

Raschbauer was in bad shape when the cards were tabled and the flop of {8-Clubs}{4-Spades}{2-Diamonds} helped him in no way. The {5-Diamonds} on the turn gave him a two-way straight draw but the {7-Hearts} on the river was not enough to help him survive the money bubble.

Player Chips Progress
Hafki Tqorgeman il
Hafki Tqorgeman
312,000 290,000
Stefan Raschbauer at
Stefan Raschbauer

Tags: Stefan RaschbauerHafki Tqorgeman

Borenstein Escapes with a Double Up

Level 17 : 3,000/5,000, 5,000 ante

Milan Maly raised from under the gun and Yaron Borenstein defended from the big blind. The flop came {a-Diamonds}{5-Spades}{3-Diamonds} and Borenstein checked to Maly who bet 30,000. Borenstein shoved all in for 92,000 and Maly made the call.

Yaron Borenstein: {a-Spades}{8-Clubs}
Milan Maly: {10-Spades}{10-Diamonds}

Borenstein was unsure when he first got called but was happily surprised when he saw the cards face up. The {8-Diamonds} gave Maly a flush draw but the {k-Hearts} bricked off to give Borenstein a double up.

Player Chips Progress
Yaron Borenstein il
Yaron Borenstein
220,000 98,000
Milan Maly cz
Milan Maly
46,000 19,600

Tags: Yaron BorensteinMilan Maly