Event #1: €350 NLH Opener
Event #1: €350 NLH Opener
Day 1b Completed

Slavik Bags WSOPE Opener Day 1b Chip Lead

will_shill • Level 14: 1,000-2,500, 2,500 ante
Zdenko Slavik
Zdenko Slavik

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.

Martin Kabrhel
Martin Kabrhel missed out on a place in Day 2 of The Opener

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.

Stay tuned to PokerNews for all the action from the 2021 World Series of Poker Europe.

End of Day 1b Chip Counts (full)

will_shill • Level 14: 1,000-2,500, 2,500 ante
Zdenko Slavik sk
Zdenko Slavik
sk 457,000 137,000
Andreas Pavli CY
Andreas Pavli
CY 453,500 133,500
Ehud Agnon IL
Ehud Agnon
IL 437,500 -62,500
Nicolaj Dantoni it
Nicolaj Dantoni
it 415,000 415,000
Kevin Koehler de
Kevin Koehler
de 395,000 395,000
Dennis Magro de
Dennis Magro
de 380,500 152,500
Thomas Merten DE
Thomas Merten
DE 380,000 58,000
Serhii Mokan ua
Serhii Mokan
ua 359,500 359,500
Andrea Ricci it
Andrea Ricci
it 348,500 348,500
Roberto De Ruvo IT
Roberto De Ruvo
IT 343,500 343,500
Nicola Angelini it
Nicola Angelini
it 338,000 338,000
Habip Yilmaz TR
Habip Yilmaz
TR 331,500 126,500
Serge Badel CH
Serge Badel
CH 330,000 210,000
Kacper Swiderski pl
Kacper Swiderski
pl 322,500 42,500
Rupert Derler AT
Rupert Derler
AT 310,000 235,000
Frederik Thiemer de
Frederik Thiemer
de 306,500 168,500
Flaviano Cammisuli it
Flaviano Cammisuli
it 302,500 302,500
Rokas Barzdzius lt
Rokas Barzdzius
lt 298,500 298,500
Jeppe Drivsholm DK
Jeppe Drivsholm
DK 290,500 290,500
Jonathan Gruber AT
Jonathan Gruber
AT 286,500 271,500
[Removed:344] CH
CH 283,000 283,000
Joao Lima pt
Joao Lima
pt 271,500 -23,500
Raul Talavera es
Raul Talavera
es 271,000 271,000
Marinko Plavsic
Marinko Plavsic
263,500 263,500
Logi Laxdal is
Logi Laxdal
is 253,000 253,000

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Four More Hands to the End of Day 1b

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

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.

Bokowski Picks Up Some Chips Before the End of Day 1

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

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 {k-Hearts}{7-Spades}{10-Hearts} and all three players checked.

The turn was the {2-Clubs} 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 {2-Hearts} 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.

Nicolas Bokowski de
Nicolas Bokowski
de 150,000 130,000
De Kim
De Kim

Thoni Sends an Opponent to the Rail in a Brutal Way

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

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.

Thoni: {10-Clubs}{10-Diamonds}
Cutoff : {j-Spades}{j-Clubs}

The board opened {10-}{7-}{3-}{k-}{5-} to give a set of tens to Thoni and send his opponent to the rail.

Johannes Thoni IT
Johannes Thoni
IT 110,000 110,000

Agnon Rivers a Straight and Builds a Monster Stack

GeorgeA • Level 13: 1,000-2,000, 2,000 ante
Ehud Agnon
Ehud Agnon

Beat Mathys opened from the button to 5,000 and Ehud Agnon defended his big blind.

The flop came {2-Spades}{3-Hearts}{5-Spades} and after the check of Agnon, Mathys bet 6,500. Agnon called.

The turn brought the {j-Hearts}. Agnon checked again and this time Mathys bet 9,500 to earn the call from Agnon.

The river was the {a-Hearts} 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 {a-Clubs}{a-Diamonds} for a set of aces to see the bad news. Agnon had rivered a straight with {k-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds}, won the pot and reached close to 500,000.

Ehud Agnon IL
Ehud Agnon
IL 500,000 140,000
Beat Mathys
Beat Mathys

Aces for Matsentidis

will_shill • Level 13: 1,000-2,000, 2,000 ante

Stylianos Matsentidis open-shoved for 29,000 from early position. Michael Halking three-bet all in and the blinds both folded.

Stylianos Matsentidis: {a-Hearts}{a-Diamonds}
Michael Halking: {10-Hearts}{10-Spades}

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.

Stylianos Matsentidis
Stylianos Matsentidis
Sebastian Langrock de
Sebastian Langrock
de 45,000 45,000