2021 World Series of Poker Europe

Event #3: €1,350 NLH Mini Main Event
Days: 1a
Event Info

2021 World Series of Poker Europe

Final Results
Winner
Winning Hand
k9
Prize
€250,175
Event Info
Buy-in
€1,350
Prize Pool
€1,592,580
Players
1,397
Level Info
Level
40
Blinds
1,500,000 / 3,000,000
Ante
3,000,000
Players Info - Day 1a
Players Left
49
Entries
321

Event #3: €1,350 NLH Mini Main Event

Day 1a Completed

Day 1a Ends; Cristinel Costin Leads Pack of 49 Survivors in Mini Main Event Day 1a

Level 19 : 10,000-20,000, 20,000 ante
Cristinel Costin
Cristinel Costin

After 19 levels of poker action, Day 1a of Event #3: €1,350 NLH Mini Main Event wrapped up in the early hours of the morning on Tuesday, November 23 in Europe's biggest poker arena at the King's Resort in Rozvadov.

A total of 321 player registered for the first starting flight in the third gold bracelet event of the 2021 World Series of Poker Europe, which added €385,200 into the prize pool. The tournament has a guarantee of €600,000 and with over half of that already met, along with two more Day 1's to play out, it is heavily expected that figure will be eclipsed.

Cristinel Costin bagged the Day 1a chip lead with a stack of 1,750,000. Sirzat Hissou (1,450,000), Rolf van Brug (1,415,000), Omid Novin (1,250,000) and Andras Balogh (1,177,000) round out the top five biggest stacks advancing to the next stage.

Notables such as 2019 WSOPE Main Event Winner Jack Sinclair, Ali Amelipour and two-time WSOP bracelet winner Martin Kabrhel were unable to make Day 2.

PokerNews comes back to King's Resort for Day 1b which starts at 4 p.m. CET on Tuesday, November 23. Be sure to stick around for all the updates from the WSOPE.

RankNameCountryChip Count
1Cristinel CostinRomania1,750,000
2Sirzat HissouGermany1,450,000
3Rolf van BrugNetherlands1,415,000
4Omid NovinGermany1,250,000
5Andras BaloghHungary1,177,000
6Zdravko MiskovicCroatia1,130,000
7Oliver HeidelGermany1,089,000
8Clement CassagneFrance1,088,000
9Giuliano BendinelliItaly1,077,000
10Aleksandar NanchevBulgaria1,048,000

Event #3: €1,350 NLH Mini Main Event Schedule

DATEDAYSTART TIME (CET)PLAY CONCLUDES
Tuesday, November 23Day 1b4 p.m.15% of the Field
Wednesday, November 24Day 1c1 p.m.15% of the Field
Thursday, November 25Day 22 p.m.Final Table
Friday, November 26Day 36 p.m.Winner is Crowned

Tags: Ali AmelipourAndras BaloghCristinel CostinJack SinclairMartin KabrhelOmid NovinRolf van BrugSirzat Hissou

End of Day 1a Chip Counts (full)

Level 19 : 10,000-20,000, 20,000 ante
Player Chips Progress
Cristinel Costin ro
Cristinel Costin
1,750,000 -50,000
Day 1A Chip Leader
Sirzat Hissou de
Sirzat Hissou
1,450,000 625,000
Rolf van Brug nl
Rolf van Brug
1,415,000 170,000
Omid Kamali Novin de
Omid Kamali Novin
1,250,000 50,000
Andras Balogh hu
Andras Balogh
1,177,000
Zdravko Miskovic hr
Zdravko Miskovic
1,130,000 250,000
Oliver Heidel de
Oliver Heidel
1,089,000 -40,000
Clement Cassagne fr
Clement Cassagne
1,088,000 -62,000
Giuliano Bendinelli it
Giuliano Bendinelli
1,077,000 -23,000
EPT 1X Winner
Aleksandar Nanchev bg
Aleksandar Nanchev
1,048,000
Volkan Demirbas ch
Volkan Demirbas
906,000 136,000
Athanasios Andrianopoulos gr
Athanasios Andrianopoulos
901,000 -69,000
Nicola D'Anselmo it
Nicola D'Anselmo
872,000 -88,000
Nicolas Bokowski de
Nicolas Bokowski
856,000 -319,000
Umberto Sorrentino it
Umberto Sorrentino
853,000 153,000
Ciro Perna it
Ciro Perna
827,000
Day 2 Chip Leader
Josef Snejberg cz
Josef Snejberg
820,000 265,000
Brendan O'Neill gb
Brendan O'Neill
750,000 -160,000
Dennis Magro de
Dennis Magro
704,000 -146,000
Martynas Racinskas lt
Martynas Racinskas
675,000 225,000
Hamoun Habibi nl
Hamoun Habibi
660,000 180,000
Razvan Bordei ro
Razvan Bordei
652,000 346,000
In Ho Song kr
In Ho Song
638,000
Anthony Blaineau fr
Anthony Blaineau
631,000 -55,000
Bulcsu Lukacs ro
Bulcsu Lukacs
597,000 94,000

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Bendinelli Eliminates Azarkan on the Bubble

Level 19 : 10,000-20,000, 20,000 ante
Farid Azarkan
Farid Azarkan

Action folded to Farid Azarkan who jammed their 345,000 stack from the small blind. Giuliano Bendinelli called from the big blind.

Farid Azarkan: {a-Clubs}{j-Diamonds}
Giuliano Bendinelli: {7-Spades}{7-Diamonds}

Azarkan found no help on the {10-Hearts}{8-Clubs}{6-Diamonds} flop. The {9-Spades} gave Bendinelli a straight but also gave Azarkan an open-ended straight draw. The river was a picture card but it was the {k-Spades}, sealing Azarkan's fate.

The 49 remaining players will now come back on Thursday, November 22 for Day 2.

Player Chips Progress
Giuliano Bendinelli it
Giuliano Bendinelli
1,100,000 354,000
EPT 1X Winner
Farid Azarkan be
Farid Azarkan
Busted

Tags: Farid AzarkanGiuliano Bendinelli

D'Anselmo Turns Set to Avoid the Bubble

Level 19 : 10,000-20,000, 20,000 ante
Nicola D'Anselmo
Nicola D'Anselmo

Omid Novin in the small blind opened to 60,000 and then called the 415,000 all-in from Nicola D'Anselmo.

Nicola D'Anselmo: {6-Hearts}{6-Diamonds}
Omid Novin: {a-Hearts}{k-Hearts}

D'Anselmo's fate of being the bubble boy looked sealed on the {a-Diamonds}{q-Diamonds}{2-Hearts} flop. The {6-Clubs} came on the turn to seal the check mark and double for the at risk player. The river came the {3-Clubs}.

Player Chips Progress
Omid Kamali Novin de
Omid Kamali Novin
1,200,000
Nicola D'Anselmo it
Nicola D'Anselmo
960,000

Tags: Nicola D'AnselmoOmid Novin

Heidel Downs Di Persio and Doubles through Bueno to Get to the Bubble

Level 19 : 10,000-20,000, 20,000 ante

Matteo Di Persio shoved from the middle position for 311,000 for Oliver Heidel to re-shove for 384,000 in total. Mordehai Bueno decided to put his tournament life at risk too from the cutoff while the rest of the tournament and the clock was paused as the field was down to 51 players. The rest of the table folded.

Matteo Di Persio: {q-Spades}{q-Clubs}
Oliver Heidel: {a-Spades}{a-Clubs}
Mordehai Bueno: {a-Hearts}{k-Diamonds}

The board ran out {9-Spades}{k-Clubs}{3-Diamonds}{3-Spades}{4-Spades} for Bueno to flop top pair but for Heidel's overpair to hold. Di Persio busted in 51st place to get the tournament down to the bubble and the hand-for-hand stage.

Player Chips Progress
Oliver Heidel de
Oliver Heidel
1,129,000 745,000
Mordehai Bueno il
Mordehai Bueno
100,000 -406,000
Matteo Di Persio it
Matteo Di Persio
Busted

Tags: Mordehai BuenoOliver HeidelMatteo Di Persio

Mustafov Falls before the Bubble

Level 19 : 10,000-20,000, 20,000 ante
Fahredin Mustafov
Fahredin Mustafov

Giuliano Bendinelli raised to 40,000 from the middle position and Fahredin Mustafov three-bet jammed from the late position. The action folded to Bulcsu Lukacs in the big blind who four-bet jammed for more for Bendinelli to fold.

Fahredin Mustafov: {a-Spades}{k-Clubs}
Bulcsu Lukacs: {k-Spades}{k-Hearts}

The board ran out {q-Hearts}{5-Diamonds}{3-Clubs}{q-Clubs}{10-Diamonds} to not help Mustafov as he was eliminated in 52nd place.

Player Chips Progress
Bulcsu Lukacs ro
Bulcsu Lukacs
503,000 353,000
Fahredin Mustafov bg
Fahredin Mustafov
Busted

Tags: Fahredin MustafovGiuliano BendinelliBulcsu Lukacs

Bueno Doubles Through Costin

Level 19 : 10,000-20,000, 20,000 ante

Mordehai Bueno jammed for 243,000 in the small blind and was snapped by big-stack Cristinel Costin.

Mordehai Bueno: {j-Diamonds}{j-Spades}
Cristinel Costin: {a-Clubs}{q-Spades}

The jacks were out in front on the {9-Clubs}{8-Clubs}{6-Spades} flop but immediately fell behind on the {q-Clubs} turn. Bueno then found a miracle {10-Diamonds} on the river to make a straight.

Player Chips Progress
Cristinel Costin ro
Cristinel Costin
1,800,000 -125,000
Day 1A Chip Leader
Mordehai Bueno il
Mordehai Bueno
506,000 56,000

Tags: Cristinel CostinMordehai Bueno

Yankov Doubles Through Bendinelli

Level 19 : 10,000-20,000, 20,000 ante

Giuliano Bendinelli shoved from the button and Krasimir Yankov made the call from the big blind for the 180,000 he had in front of him.

Krasimir Yankov: {a-Hearts}{k-Diamonds}
Giuliano Bendinelli: {k-Clubs}{10-Spades}

The board ran out {a-Diamonds}{5-Hearts}{10-Diamonds}{8-Spades}{4-Clubs} for both of them to flop a pair but for Yankov to hold with the top pair to double up.

Player Chips Progress
Giuliano Bendinelli it
Giuliano Bendinelli
746,000 -54,000
EPT 1X Winner
Krasimir Yankov bg
Krasimir Yankov
390,000 190,000

Tags: Krasimir YankovGiuliano Bendinelli