2021 World Series of Poker Europe

Event #14: €10,350 WSOPE Main Event
Day: 1a
Event Info

2021 World Series of Poker Europe

Final Results
Winning Hand
Event Info
Prize Pool
Level Info
300,000 / 600,000
Players Info - Day 1a
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Event #14: €10,350 WSOPE Main Event

Day 1a Completed

Rezaei Bags Day 1a Chip Lead in Event #14: €10,350 WSOPE Main Event

Level 7 : 600/1,200, 1,200 ante
Daniel Rezaei
Daniel Rezaei

After 12 hours of poker, Day 1a of Event #14: €10,350 WSOPE Main Event has wrapped up with some record-breaking numbers. There were a total of 434 entries on the opening flight, making it the largest Day 1a flight in the history of the Main Event in Europe.

When all was said and done after seven levels, only 279 players bagged up chips to advance to Day 2 on Sunday. Daniel Rezaei bagged up the largest stack of them all with 617,500. Rezaei started the day off strong, racking up one of the biggest stacks in the early levels. However, multiple encounters with Martin Kabrhel saw the chips flip-flop between the two players. In the end, it was Rezaei who got the best of Kabrhel as the King's Resort local only finished the day with 130,400 chips.

The first of two starting flights was expected to be the larger of the two since most of the satellite and ticket winners from previous events were granted a pass into Day 1a. It also attracted a lot of notable faces taking their shot at running up a stack.

King's Resort WSOP Europe Main Event History

YearEntriesPrizepoolWinnerCountryTop Prize
2017529€5,025,500Marti Roca de TorresSpain€1,115,207
2018534€5,073,000Jack SinclairUnited Kingdom€1,122,239
2019541€5,139,500Alexandros KoloniasGreece€1,133,678
2021434 (Day 1a)€5,000,000 GTD   

There were a couple of former WSOP Europe Main Event champions in the field including Jack Sinclair and Alexandros Kolonias. Sinclair ran into a cooler in the last level of the night and bagged a small stack of 40,700. Kolonias was steady throughout the day and finished with 261,300.

The 2019 WSOP Main Event champion in Las Vegas, Hossein Ensan, arrive midway through the day and cruised to a stack of 153,000 by the day's end. Some other bracelet winners that advanced to Day 2 include Ole Schemion (540,600), Edmond Jahjaga (474,300), Jan-Peter Jachtmann (245,700), and Julien Martini (244,000).

There were also a few notables that did not make it through including Felix Schulze, Aleksandar Tomovic, Artur Martirosian, Jakob Madsen, Matas Cimbolas, and Tom-Aksel Bedell. The majority of them will still have a chance to enter on Day 1b or through the first five levels of Day 2.

The action will continue tomorrow at 10 a.m. local time for Day 1b where a smaller field is expected. However, the tournament staff has hopes of making this the largest ever WSOP Europe Main Event in history. The current record comes from the 2011 WSOPE Main Event where 593 players participated, creating a prize pool of €5,692,800.

Keep it locked here as the PokerNews live reporting team will bring you all of the live updates throughout the Main Event en route to crowning a new champion.

Tags: Aleksandar TomovicAlexandros KoloniasArtur MartirosianDaniel RezaeiEdmond JahjagaFelix SchulzeHossein EnsanJack SinclairJakob MadsenJan-Peter JachtmannJulien MartiniMarti RocaMartin KabrhelMatas CimbolasOle SchemionTom-Aksel Bedell

End of Day Chip Counts (full)

Level 7 : 600/1,200, 1,200 ante
Player Chips Progress
Daniel Rezaei at
Daniel Rezaei
617,500 57,500
Ole Schemion de
Ole Schemion
540,000 55,000
WSOP 1X Winner
WPT 1X Winner
Mario Colavita it
Mario Colavita
503,000 503,000
Ian Bradley gb
Ian Bradley
492,600 237,600
Edmond Jahjaga kv
Edmond Jahjaga
474,300 136,300
WSOP 1X Winner
Dario Quattrucci it
Dario Quattrucci
443,600 143,600
Jovan Kenjic rs
Jovan Kenjic
432,100 310,100
Pete Chen tw
Pete Chen
420,500 -19,500
Enrico Campanile it
Enrico Campanile
409,100 34,100
David Kaesler de
David Kaesler
389,300 4,300
Zhong Chen nl
Zhong Chen
372,500 -27,500
Simone Andrian it
Simone Andrian
368,100 18,100
WSOP 1X Winner
Jan Bednar cz
Jan Bednar
349,000 39,000
Andrea Radicchi it
Andrea Radicchi
334,900 24,900
Omar Eljach se
Omar Eljach
332,000 214,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Ali Nafaoui be
Ali Nafaoui
326,000 56,000
Or Nezer il
Or Nezer
323,400 -51,600
WSOP 1X Winner
Daniel Ortlieb de
Daniel Ortlieb
318,100 -11,900
Stefan Heizmann de
Stefan Heizmann
308,200 48,200
Arthur Conan fr
Arthur Conan
307,000 57,000
Alberto Perera es
Alberto Perera
302,900 -117,100
Pierre Trauer de
Pierre Trauer
301,100 16,100
Anton Yakushko ua
Anton Yakushko
294,400 294,400
Gabriele Re it
Gabriele Re
292,700 192,700
Rachid El Yaacoubi fr
Rachid El Yaacoubi
290,900 290,900

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Nezer Shows the Nut Blocker

Level 7 : 600/1,200, 1,200 ante

Or Nezer raised to 3,000, Tzur Levy three-bet to 8,000 and Nezer then four-bet to 26,000 for Levy to call. On the {k-Spades}{q-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds} flop, Nezer continued for 16,000 and received a call by his sole remaining opponent.

They checked the {j-Diamonds} turn and Nezer bet the {8-Clubs} river for 200,000, which covered Levy. A long tank followed and Levy folded to get shown {a-Diamonds}{9-Hearts} for the nut blocker.

Player Chips Progress
Or Nezer il
Or Nezer
375,000 25,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Tzur Levy il
Tzur Levy
65,000 65,000

Tags: Or NezerTzur Levy

Sinclair Runs Into a Cooler

Level 7 : 600/1,200, 1,200 ante

Jack Sinclair opened to 2,500 from under the gun and Francesco Baglione called on his left. Jaromir Verner three-bet to 15,000 in the hijack and only Sinclair called.

The flop came {j-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}{3-Spades} and Sinclair checked to Baglione who continued for 7,000. Sinclair check-raised to 19,000 and Verner called.

The turn brought the {j-Hearts} and Sinclair threw in a bet of 20,000 which Verner still called. The {4-Diamonds} completed the board and both players opted to check. Sinclair showed {q-Spades}{q-Diamonds} but Verner tabled {k-Spades}{k-Clubs} to win the pot.

Player Chips Progress
Jaromir Verner cz
Jaromir Verner
Jack Sinclair gb
Jack Sinclair
83,000 -47,000

Aerts Gets Some Value From Tsouloftas

Level 7 : 600/1,200, 1,200 ante

With the completed board showing {k-Diamonds}{j-Diamonds}{10-Spades}{2-Diamonds}{7-Spades}, Georgios Tsouloftas checked and Stefan Aerts then bet 24,000 into a pot of around 65,000. Tsouloftas paid after plenty of consideration and mucked when Aerts rolled over the {q-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds} for the second nut flush.

Player Chips Progress
Georgios Tsouloftas cy
Georgios Tsouloftas
140,000 -20,000
Stefan Aerts be
Stefan Aerts
130,000 130,000

Tags: Georgios TsouloftasStefan Aerts

Stokkan Bows Down to Darie's Aggression

Level 7 : 600/1,200, 1,200 ante

Preben Stokkan checked the {k-Clubs}{j-Clubs}{10-Spades}{8-Diamonds} turn and then called a bet worth 20,500 by Vlad Darie. On the {7-Clubs} river, Stokkan checked once more and Darie now bet 57,000. That represented a big portion of Stokkan's stack and he opted to fold eventually.

Player Chips Progress
Vlad Darie ro
Vlad Darie
190,000 50,000
WPT 1X Winner
Preben Stokkan no
Preben Stokkan
80,000 -20,000

Tags: Preben StokkanVlad Darie