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Event #3: €1,350 NLH Mini Main Event
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Event #3: €1,350 NLH Mini Main Event
Day 1c Completed

Starting Flights Close for Mini Main Event; 211 Players Advance to Day 2

GeorgeA • Level 19: 10,000-20,000, 20,000 ante
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Day 1c of Event #3: €1,350 NLH Mini Main Event wrapped up in the early hours of the morning on Thursday, November 25 at King's Resort, Rozvadov

There were a total of 679 entries with only 102 players finding a bag for Day 2. Across the three starting flights there was a record breaking 1,397 entries, with only 211 advancing to Day 2. The event's €600,000 guarantee was obliterated with the final prizepool being a whopping €1,592,580.

All players who have progressed have secured a min-cash, payouts have yet to be finalised although it has been confirmed that the winner will be walking away with a six-figure payday as well as a ticket to the €10,350 WSOPE Main Event.

Amit Yacov topped the chip counts at the end of the day with a stack of 2,720,000 and goes into Day 2 as the overall chip leader. Notable names who survived Day 1c include EPT Winner Salvatore Bonavena, WSOPE 2019 Main Event Winner Jack Sinclair, Michal Mrakes, Narcis Nedelcu and Emil Bise.

All 211 players who made it through to Day 2 will take their seats at 2 p.m. CET on Thursday, November 25 where they we will be battling it out for a spot at the final table. Action for the second stage of the event will close when 9 players remain.

Those who make it through to Friday's, November 26 Day 3 will then take their seat at the feature table at 6 p.m. CET.

As always, PokerNews will be providing all the updates as the action unfolds so stay tuned so you don't miss a beat.

Day 1c Top 10 Chip Counts

RankNameCountryChip Count
1Amit YacovIsrael2,720,000
2Emil BiseSwitzerland2,032,000
3Bljerim ImeriNorth Macedonia1,942,000
4Ugo FaggioliFrance1,700,000
5Symeon AlexandridisGreece1,620,000
6Kourka VlantoutsGreece1,583,000
7Kacper SwiderskiPoland1,569,000
8Anders AusetNorway1,504,000
9Tim SchmittGermany1,477,000
10Dawid SmolkaPoland1,469,000

Tags: Jack SinclairMichal MrakesNarcis NedelcuSalvatore Bonavena

End of Day 1c Counts (Full)

zedmaster84 • Level 19: 10,000-20,000, 20,000 ante
Amit Yacov il
Amit Yacov
il 2,720,000 20,000
Emil Bise ch
Emil Bise
ch 2,032,000 -68,000
Bljerim Imeri MK
Bljerim Imeri
MK 1,942,000 842,000
Ugo Faggioli fr
Ugo Faggioli
fr 1,700,000 400,000
Symeon Alexandridis gr
Symeon Alexandridis
gr 1,620,000 765,000
Kourka Vlantouts GR
Kourka Vlantouts
GR 1,583,000 83,000
Kacper Swiderski pl
Kacper Swiderski
pl 1,569,000 69,000
Anders Auset no
Anders Auset
no 1,504,000 1,504,000
Tim Schmitt de
Tim Schmitt
de 1,477,000 1,477,000
Dawid Smolka pl
Dawid Smolka
pl 1,469,000 -131,000
Daniel Lakerveld NL
Daniel Lakerveld
NL 1,437,000 137,000
Michal Mrakes cz
Michal Mrakes
cz 1,364,000 164,000
Svetolik Manojlovic DE
Svetolik Manojlovic
DE 1,294,000 1,294,000
Jack Sinclair gb
Jack Sinclair
gb 1,198,000 -102,000
Feroz Ahmadi AF
Feroz Ahmadi
AF 1,161,000 1,161,000
Andreas Neukel de
Andreas Neukel
de 1,140,000 140,000
Eric Lescot be
Eric Lescot
be 1,095,000 1,095,000
Remond Schweig NL
Remond Schweig
NL 1,071,000 1,071,000
Martini Denis it
Martini Denis
it 1,066,000 1,066,000
Enrico Iacopetta CH
Enrico Iacopetta
CH 1,051,000 1,051,000
Tomas Hajek cz
Tomas Hajek
cz 1,032,000 1,032,000
Woody Christy US
Woody Christy
US 994,000 529,000
Carlo Savinelli it
Carlo Savinelli
it 955,000 955,000
Stephan Klam de
Stephan Klam
de 892,000 -53,000
Alessandro Minasi it
Alessandro Minasi
it 888,000 888,000

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Tach Bubbles Day 1c in Dramatic Fashion

Calum_Grant • Level 19: 10,000-20,000, 20,000 ante
Farukh Tach
Farukh Tach

Approaching the bubble, Farukh Tach opened to 240,000 in early position, leaving just 25,000 behind. Action folded to chip leader Amit Yacov. He raised to 500,000 on the button which folded out the blinds, one of which was Ori Elul.

Tach then went deep into the tank, waiting to see if the there were any more bust outs before committing his stack.

Dario Rodrigues was eliminated and Tach thought that was the bubble burst. He put in the rest of chips thinking he had secured a min-cash.

Farukh Tach: {a-Diamonds}{k-Clubs}
Amit Yacov: {9-Diamonds}{9-Clubs}

Yacov scooped the pot on the {10-Spades}{10-Hearts}{6-Diamonds}{8-Hearts}{10-Clubs} runout. It was then relayed to Tach that Rodrigues was the 104th bust out, much to his annoyance, and that he was the 103rd meaning he was the unfortunate bubble boy.

Amit Yacov il
Amit Yacov
il 2,700,000 300,000
Ori Elul il
Ori Elul
il 325,000 325,000
Farukh Tach nl
Farukh Tach
nl Busted
Level:
19
Blinds:
10,000/20,000
Ante:
20,000

Lampropoulos Doubles Through Feng

GeorgeA • Level 18: 8,000-16,000, 16,000 ante

Zhao Feng opened under the gun for 40,000 and Roee Shalom three-bet him to 115,000. Nikolaos Lampropoulos announced all-in for 310,000 and Feng re-shoved himself making Shalom fold.

Nikolaos Lampropoulos: {k-Spades}{k-Clubs}
Zhao Feng: {q-Clubs}{q-Spades}

The board ran out {a-}{10-}{7-}{a-}{8-} and the pot ended up to Lampropoulos.

Nikolaos Lampropoulos gr
Nikolaos Lampropoulos
gr 725,000 725,000
Zhao Feng sg
Zhao Feng
sg 250,000 -650,000

Vranken Out

GeorgeA • Level 18: 8,000-16,000, 16,000 ante

Antoine Vranken shoved for 200,000 from early position and action folded to the big blind, Stephan Klam.

He took some time but he made the call.

Antoine Vranken: {a-Hearts}{5-Hearts}
Stephan Klam: {a-Spades}{q-Diamonds}

The board ran out {10-Spades}{4-Spades}{2-Clubs}{a-Clubs}{2-Hearts} and Vranken was out.

Stephan Klam de
Stephan Klam
de 940,000 940,000
Antoine Vranken nl
Antoine Vranken
nl Busted

Tags: Antoine Vranken

Level:
18
Blinds:
8,000/16,000
Ante:
16,000