Day 1b Completed
Day 1b Completed
By the time entries closed on Day 1b of The Opener, another 1,045 players had jumped into the event, generating a prize pool in excess of €535,000.
While full prize details are yet to be announced, we do know that approximately 228 players will be joining the 144 from yesterday in Day 2 of this event.
Leading the way appears to be Zdenko Slavik who bagged 457,000, narrowly ahead of Andreas Pavli (4553,500) and Ehud Agnon (437,500).
Slavik finished second in the Swiss Poker Open here at King's Resort last month for €72,250 and will be looking for another deep run today.
Other notables to bag on Day 2 included Jan Bendik (145,500), Tobias Peters (60,000), Sebastian Langrock (53,000) and Claudio Celenza (187,000).
Big names to miss out included Martin Kabrhel, Artur Rudenkov and Jack Sinclair.
The surviving players will return at 2 p.m. on Sunday, November 21 for Day 2. The current plan is for the tournament to play down to a final table on Sunday, but this is subject to change.
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The tournament director announced that there will be four more hands played until the end of the day.
At the moment 234 players continue out of the 1045 who registered.
Nicolas Bokowski opened from under the gun to 6,000 and got a call from De Kim in the lowjack and Andy Schlegel in the cutoff.
The flop came and all three players checked.
The turn was the on which Bokowski checked, Kim bet 10,000 and Schlegel fold. The action was back to Bokowski who elected to call.
The river was the completing the flush and Bokowski led for 8,000. Kim seemed a bit confused with the bet but in the end he let his hand down.
Johannes Thoni opened to 5,000 from early position and the player from the cutoff put all of his 38,000 in the middle.
Thoni contemplated his options and after asking his opponent for a count, he decided to call.
The board opened to give a set of tens to Thoni and send his opponent to the rail.
Leonardo Armino raised to 4,000 and got calls from Athanasios Kefalas and Sebastian Langrock in the blinds.
The trio checked the flop and the turn. The river was the . Kefalas bet 6,000 and eventually got two folds from his opponents.
Beat Mathys opened from the button to 5,000 and Ehud Agnon defended his big blind.
The flop came and after the check of Agnon, Mathys bet 6,500. Agnon called.
The turn brought the . Agnon checked again and this time Mathys bet 9,500 to earn the call from Agnon.
The river was the and Agnon checked for a third time. Mathys bet 14,000 and Agnon put a bunch of chips in the middle, enough to put his opponent all-in.
Mathys called with for a set of aces to see the bad news. Agnon had rivered a straight with , won the pot and reached close to 500,000.
Stylianos Matsentidis open-shoved for 29,000 from early position. Michael Halking three-bet all in and the blinds both folded.
There was no help for the tens on the runout, as Matsentidis doubled up. As the chip stacks were being counted, tablemate Sebastian Langrock reached across to grab the pocket aces and peeled them as if they were his own hole cards.