2021 World Series of Poker Europe

Event #3: €1,350 NLH Mini Main Event
Day: 1b
Event Info

2021 World Series of Poker Europe

Final Results
Winning Hand
Event Info
Prize Pool
Level Info
1,500,000 / 3,000,000
Players Info - Day 1b
Players Left

Event #3: €1,350 NLH Mini Main Event

Day 1b Completed

Day 1b of Event #3: €1,350 NLH Mini Main Event Closes

Level 19 : 10,000/20,000, 20,000 ante
Marius Gicovanu
Marius Gicovanu

Day 1b of Event #3: €1,350 NLH Mini Man Event wrapped up around 7 a.m. with 60 of the 397 entries making it through to Thursday, November 25 Day 2.

Another Romanian finished at the top of the Day 1 counts as Marius Gicovanu finished as the Day 1b chip leader with a final stack of 1,827,000. His compatriot Cristinel Costin, was the Day 1a big stack.

Gudmundur Sigurjonsson managed to bag and tag for Day 2 which was aided by his rivered three of a kind versus Mahmut Ersin. Other notables who will be advancing to the next stage include Jonas ten Cate (260,000), Cristiano Linari (1,732,000) and Hanna Azimai (645,000).

The 2019 Mini Main Event Champion, Vangelis Kaimakamis is still in contention to defend his title. The Greek poker pro ran kings into aces early on in Day 1b but managed to take a stack of 228,000 into Day 2 on his second bullet.

Alessio La Francesca was the unfortunate bubble boy when he ran pocket sixes into the pocket aces of Gicovanu, with the 60 survivors bagging up ahead of Day 2 on Thursday, November 25, 2021.

Day 1b Top 10 Chip Counts

1Marius GicovanuRomania1,827,000
2Cristiano LinariItaly1,732,000
3Quinten SpyckerelleLuxembourg1,516,000
4Sergiu CovrigRomania1,500,000
5Charles MotamediSweden1,359,000
6Martin ScharfetterAustria1,246,000
7Dumitru PoraRomania1,185,000
8Antonello FerraiuoloItaly1,154,000
9Alexandru BudaiRomania1,119,000
10Tom GlodtLuxembourg1,113,000

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End of Day Chip Counts (Full)

Level 19 : 10,000/20,000, 20,000 ante
Player Chips Progress
Marius Gicovanu ro
Marius Gicovanu
Day 1B Chip Leader
Cristiano Linari it
Cristiano Linari
1,732,000 1,732,000
Quinten Spyckerelle lu
Quinten Spyckerelle
Sergiu Covrig ro
Sergiu Covrig
1,500,000 1,500,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Charles Motamedi se
Charles Motamedi
Martin Scharfetter at
Martin Scharfetter
1,246,000 96,000
Dumitru Pora ro
Dumitru Pora
Antonello Ferraiuolo it
Antonello Ferraiuolo
1,154,000 54,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Alexandru Budai ro
Alexandru Budai
1,119,000 1,119,000
Tom Glodt lu
Tom Glodt
1,113,000 13,000
Alessandro Pichierri it
Alessandro Pichierri
1,074,000 464,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Roger Hairabedian fr
Roger Hairabedian
1,029,000 1,029,000
WSOP 2X Winner
Abdelhakim Zoufri nl
Abdelhakim Zoufri
1,025,000 145,000
Pablo Finini ch
Pablo Finini
1,016,000 206,000
Ercan Atmaca nl
Ercan Atmaca
Amiel Gamliel ch
Amiel Gamliel
999,000 999,000
Alessandro Esposito it
Alessandro Esposito
935,000 -15,000
Renat Bohdanov ua
Renat Bohdanov
869,000 869,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Umberto Ferrauto it
Umberto Ferrauto
847,000 847,000
Pierre Mothes de
Pierre Mothes
822,000 -78,000
Alain Riss fr
Alain Riss
801,000 801,000
Nedin Musa dk
Nedin Musa
711,000 711,000
Simone Lombardo it
Simone Lombardo
684,000 144,000
Giovanni Palma it
Giovanni Palma
646,000 646,000
Ricardas Vymeris lt
Ricardas Vymeris
627,000 -1,000,000

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Play Goes Hand for Hand After Marechal Elimination

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

Guillaume Marechal was all in preflop and had been called by Opener winner Antonello Ferraiuolo.

Guillaume Marechal: {a-Clubs}{q-Clubs}
Antonello Ferraiuolo: {a-Spades}{10-Spades}

Marechal was in good shape for a double, but Ferraiuolo spiked a ten on the {7-Clubs}{10-Diamonds}{j-Hearts}{3-Spades}{2-Clubs} runout and Marechal was eliminated.

Play is now hand for hand before the final 60 bag for Day 2.

Player Chips Progress
Antonello Ferraiuolo it
Antonello Ferraiuolo
1,050,000 265,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Guillaume Marechal fr
Guillaume Marechal

Sigurjonsson Eliminates Ersin

Level 19 : 10,000/20,000, 20,000 ante
Gudmundur Sigurjonsson
Gudmundur Sigurjonsson

Mahmut Ersin opened to 50,000 in late position and was called by Gudmundur Sigurjonsson in the big blind.

On the {q-Clubs}{j-Spades}{3-Hearts} flop, Ersin continued for 50,000 and then called the all-in from Sigurjonsson.

Sigurjonsson only had Ersin slightly covered and their cards went face up.

Mahmut Ersin: {a-Clubs}{q-Spades}
Gudmundur Sigurjonsson: {a-Hearts}{j-Clubs}

Ersin was a shoe in for a double up on the {10-Spades} turn but the {j-Hearts} river sealed his fate and he was eliminated near the bubble.

Player Chips Progress
Gudmundur Sigurjonsson is
Gudmundur Sigurjonsson
620,000 340,000
Mahmut Ersin de
Mahmut Ersin

Mothes Knocks One Out

Level 19 : 10,000/20,000, 20,000 ante
Pierre Mothes
Pierre Mothes

Dimitrios Michaildis moved all-in for 340,000 under the gun and Pierre Mothes re-shoved for 500,000 which folded out the remaining players on the table.

Dimitrios Michaildis: {a-Spades}{q-Spades}
Pierre Mothes: {a-Diamonds}{k-Hearts}

On the {j-Diamonds}{10-Hearts}{5-Clubs} flop, Michaildis now needed to hit a king instead of a queen to double up. The rest of the runout came the {3-Clubs} and the {4-Spades} for Mothes to scoop the pot.

Player Chips Progress
Pierre Mothes de
Pierre Mothes
900,000 900,000
Dimitrios Michaildis gr
Dimitrios Michaildis

Level: 19

Blinds: 10,000/20,000

Ante: 20,000