2019 World Series of Poker Europe

Event #3: €1,350 Mini Main Event No-Limit Hold'em
Day: 1a
Event Info

2019 World Series of Poker Europe

Final Results
Winner
Winning Hand
kq
Prize
€167,056
Event Info
Buy-in
€1,350
Prize Pool
€873,240
Entries
766
Level Info
Level
34
Blinds
300,000 / 600,000
Ante
600,000
Players Info - Day 1a
Entries
174
Players Left
34

Event #3: €1,350 Mini Main Event No-Limit Hold'em

Day 1a Completed

Merzhvinskii Takes Event #3: €1,350 Mini Main Event Day 1a Chip Lead; Ha, Deeb, Campbell, Ferguson, Blom All Make Day 2

Level 17 : 6,000/12,000, 12,000 ante
Aleksandr Merzhvinskii (taken previously at King's Resort)
Aleksandr Merzhvinskii (taken previously at King's Resort)

The first of three starting days of Event #3: 1,350 Mini Main Event No-Limit Hold’em has come to a hectic end at the start of Level 17 with 39 minutes and 56 seconds left in the level. There 174 entries collected which included 42 reentries and at the end of the day, there were 34 players left even though they only had to play down to 35.

With four people all-in and another monster pot, the last few minutes of the night were ones to remember. Aleksandr Merzhvinskii claimed the chip lead by taking almost all of Arturs Scerbaks’ chips when he had flopped a set of fours. Thanks to that hand, Merzhvinskii bagged 1,255,000 in chips. He is followed by Thai Ha who was the only other player to bag over a million in chips. Ha eliminated Yi Ye in the last hand of the night when Ye tried to bluff him and Ha had made the right call with two pair.

Thai Ha
Thai Ha

Bracelet winners Chris Ferguson, Shaun Deeb, Robert Campbell, and Julien Martini have all made it through to Day 2 but aren’t in the money yet as the tournament organization had decided to play down to 20% of the field instead of 15% to shorten the day. Other notable players to find a bag for Day 2 include Viktor Blom, Paulius Vaitiekunas, Sebastian Pauli, Aaron Duczak, Aaron Duczak, Pierre Neuville, and Fabian Gumz.

Not everyone was lucky enough though, Allen Kessler lost all his chips when he tried to bluff Vaitiekunas, Anthony Zinno lost his chips to Jean-Rene Fontaine who unfortunately for him couldn’t keep a hold on them himself. Ismael Bojang couldn’t find a good birthday present for himself by bagging when he failed to win his all-in against Bartlomiej Staszczak.

But they all have a few more shots to try and battle it out for their share of the €551,750 guaranteed prize pool which includes five WSOPE Main Event tickets worth €10,350 each. Day 1b on Thursday, October 17, or Day 1c, October 18, gives them another chance to make Day 2. Both of those days will follow the same structure as Day 1a with 40-minute levels, a 15-minute break after every three levels, a 60-minute dinner break after Level 9, and 12 levels of late registration or one reentry possibility.

The PokerNews live reporting team will be there to let you know who else will make it through the two other starting days so make sure to keep following the updates throughout the event.

Tags: Aaron DuczakAleksandr MerzhvinskiiAllen KesslerAnthony ZinnoBartlomiej StaszczakChris FergusonFabian GumzIsmael BojangJulien MartiniPaulius VaitiekunasPierre NeuvilleRobert CampbellSebastian PauliShaun DeebThai HaViktor BlomYi Ye

End-of-Day Chip Counts (full)

Level 17 : 6,000/12,000, 12,000 ante
Player Chips Progress
Aleksandr Merzhvinskii ru
Aleksandr Merzhvinskii
Day 1A Chip Leader
1,255,000
Thai Ha vn
Thai Ha
WSOP 1X Winner
1,035,000
Alain Crettenand ch
Alain Crettenand
797,000
Moritz Koelsch de
Moritz Koelsch
795,000
Stanislaw Miadzel pl
Stanislaw Miadzel
784,000
Chris Ferguson us
Chris Ferguson
WSOP 6X Winner
763,000
Bartlomiej Staszczak pl
Bartlomiej Staszczak
756,000
Viktor Blom se
Viktor Blom
739,000
Shaun Deeb us
Shaun Deeb
WSOP 6X Winner
736,000
Ming Hong Teoh my
Ming Hong Teoh
727,000
Sebastian Berres de
Sebastian Berres
701,000
Tarik Ozdemir de
Tarik Ozdemir
627,000
Ondrej Lon cz
Ondrej Lon
610,000
Ken Beckers be
Ken Beckers
591,000
Paulius Vaitiekunas lt
Paulius Vaitiekunas
WSOP 1X Winner
580,000
Mykhailo Sezonenko ua
Mykhailo Sezonenko
560,000
Steven Jones us
Steven Jones
473,000
Sebastian Pauli de
Sebastian Pauli
EPT 1X Winner
453,000
Jan Joergensen dk
Jan Joergensen
403,000
Thierry Chanson ch
Thierry Chanson
353,000
Robert Campbell au
Robert Campbell
WSOP 2X Winner
351,000
Jeffrey Cormier ca
Jeffrey Cormier
349,000
Josef Huber cz
Josef Huber
315,000
Jakob Madsen dk
Jakob Madsen
309,000
Ingo Paulus de
Ingo Paulus
304,000

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Two Bust in Last Hand of the Night in an All-In Bonanza

Level 17 : 6,000/12,000, 12,000 ante

In what proved to be the last hand of the night, there were four all-ins and calls on four out of the five tables.

First, there was a three-way all-in with Georgy Philippovich at risk with the shortest stack of around 69,000, then Jakob Madsen with 123,000 as Robert Campbell had them both covered.

Georgy Philippovich: {j-Spades}{10-Diamonds}
Jakob Madsen: {a-Hearts}{a-Diamonds}
Robert Campbell: {a-Spades}{k-Diamonds}

The board ran out {5-Spades}{7-Hearts}{3-Spades}{3-Diamonds}{8-Clubs} for Madsen to hold to lay claim to Philippovich's stack and double through Campbell.

Then Jeffrey Cormier was all-in from the big blind for 145,000 when the board read {5-Hearts}{7-Hearts}{7-Diamonds}{a-Diamonds} and was called by Ming Hong Teoh in the middle position. Cormier held {9-Hearts}{2-Hearts} for the flush draw and Teoh had called with {a-Spades}{j-Diamonds} for two pair. The river completed the board with the {j-Hearts} to give Cormier the flush and double up.

On Aleksandr Merzhvinskii's table, the board read {a-Hearts}{k-Hearts}{4-Spades}{5-Spades}{3-Diamonds} and Arturs Scerbaks had checked in the middle position. Merzhvinskii bet 250,000 on the button and Scerbaks called after tanking for a while to then muck as Merzhvinskii had {4-Hearts}{4-Clubs} for the set of fours.

Over on Thai Ha's table, the board read {4-Clubs}{j-Diamonds}{3-Hearts}{9-Clubs}{4-Spades}, Ha had checked his small blind with a substantial pot in the middle already. Yi Ye shoved for 286,000 from the hijack. Ha was contemplating his options while the rest of the players at the other tables had already started bagging up. After a while, Ha called. Ye flicked {5-Hearts}{2-Hearts} over the line and got up from his chair, Ha quickly turned over {a-Hearts}{9-Hearts} for two pair, nines and fours to scoop the pot while Ye walked away.

Player Chips Progress
Aleksandr Merzhvinskii ru
Aleksandr Merzhvinskii
Day 1A Chip Leader
1,255,000 915,000
Thai Ha vn
Thai Ha
WSOP 1X Winner
1,035,000 315,000
Ming Hong Teoh my
Ming Hong Teoh
727,000 -134,000
Robert Campbell au
Robert Campbell
WSOP 2X Winner
351,000 -119,000
Jeffrey Cormier ca
Jeffrey Cormier
349,000 19,000
Jakob Madsen dk
Jakob Madsen
309,000 221,000
Arturs Scerbaks lv
Arturs Scerbaks
165,000 -287,000
Georgy Philippovich ru
Georgy Philippovich
Busted
Yi Ye cn
Yi Ye
EPT 1X Winner
Busted

Tags: Arturs ScerbaksGeorgy PhilippovichJakob MadsenJeffrey CormierMing Hong TeohRobert CampbellYi Ye

Level: 17

Blinds: 6,000/12,000

Ante: 12,000

Gumz More Than Doubles

Level 16 : 5,000/10,000, 10,000 ante

Jeffrey Cormier raised to 25,000 from under the gun and was called by Julien Martini on the button and Fabian Gumz in the big blind.

The flop came {3-Clubs}{7-Clubs}{4-Diamonds} and Gumz shoved for 78,000 which only Cormier called.

Fabian Gumz: {4-Clubs}{2-Clubs}
Jeffrey Cormier: {a-Diamonds}{5-Clubs}

The turn was the {q-Clubs} to give Gumz the flush and secure the double-up for him. The {8-Spades} on the river was just a formality to complete the board.

Player Chips Progress
Fabian Gumz de
Fabian Gumz
241,000 116,000

Tags: Fabian GumzJeffrey CormierJulien Martini

One Left to Bust

Level 16 : 5,000/10,000, 10,000 ante

The board read {4-Clubs}{2-Diamonds}{2-Spades}{j-Spades} with around 130,000 in the middle.

Robert Campbell checked in the small blind and Jakob Madsen shoved for 288,000 from under the gun. Campbell contemplated for a while and then made the call for the 170,000 he had behind.

Robert Campbell: {a-Diamonds}{j-Diamonds}
Jakob Madsen: {10-Spades}{10-Hearts}

The river completed the board with the {k-Diamonds} for Campbell to hold and double up.

Player Chips Progress
Robert Campbell au
Robert Campbell
WSOP 2X Winner
470,000 280,000
Jakob Madsen dk
Jakob Madsen
88,000 -350,000
Oleg Pavlyuchuk lv
Oleg Pavlyuchuk
Busted

Tags: Jakob MadsenRobert Campbell

Teoh Finds a Double-Up

Level 16 : 5,000/10,000, 10,000 ante

Ming Hong Teoh was all-in from the hijack and at risk against Pierre Neuville in the big blind with the action before unknown but Teoh was covered by Neuville for his 423,000.

Ming Hong Teoh: {a-Spades}{a-Clubs}
Pierre Neuville: {a-Hearts}{k-Hearts}

The board ran out {6-Diamonds}{j-Diamonds}{q-Spades}{k-Diamonds}{4-Spades} for Teoh to hold to double up.

Player Chips Progress
Ming Hong Teoh my
Ming Hong Teoh
861,000 361,000
Pierre Neuville be
Pierre Neuville
474,000 -246,000
Kristoffer Rasmussen dk
Kristoffer Rasmussen
Busted
Elmo Tumaliuan us
Elmo Tumaliuan
Busted

Tags: Ming Hong TeohPierre Neuville

Vaitiekunas Shoves on Berres

Level 16 : 5,000/10,000, 10,000 ante

Paulius Vaitiekunas raised to 20,000 from the hijack and Sebastian Berres defended his big blind.

The flop came {2-Spades}{j-Diamonds}{9-Clubs}, Berres check-called the 20,000 continuation-bet of Vaitiekunas.

The turn was the {3-Hearts}, Berres now check-called the 65,000 bet of Vaitiekunas.

The river completed the board with the {6-Hearts}, Berres checked for the last time. Vaitiekunas shoved and Berres asked for a count. The dealer confirmed Vaitiekunas had 288,000 left. Berres dived into the tank and after a while, the clock was called on him. The floor came over to give Berres 30 seconds. After she started counting down from five, he opted to fold.

Player Chips Progress
Mykhailo Sezonenko ua
Mykhailo Sezonenko
727,000 727,000
Viktor Blom se
Viktor Blom
624,000 524,000
Ondrej Lon cz
Ondrej Lon
585,000 -18,000
Paulius Vaitiekunas lt
Paulius Vaitiekunas
WSOP 1X Winner
513,000 68,000
Sebastian Berres de
Sebastian Berres
416,000 416,000
Adi Rajkovic at
Adi Rajkovic
312,000 189,000

Tags: Paulius VaitiekunasSebastian Berres