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[Removed:155] Leads After EPT 13 Barcelona Main Event Day 1a

will_shill • Nivo 8: 400-800, 100 ante

466 players all stumped up the €5,300 on Day 1a to enter the EPT Barcelona Main Event, the first of Season 13, and after eight levels it is AlexBrand leading with 178,800 chips from a starting stack of 30,000.

The players trickled in at the start of the day, with former EPT Main Event Champions Steve O'Dwyer and Adrian Mateos both taking their seats within the first level. They were soon joined by a whole host of other EPT regulars including Dominik Nitsche, Rainer Kempe, Charlie Carrel, Joao Vieira, Vitaly Lunkin, Andreas Hoivold and Juha Helppi.

In fact, players were still coming in as late as after the dinner break when Philipp Gruissem and Chris Moorman joined the fray.

Players who failed in their attempts to make Day 2 include former EPT Champions Kevin MacPhee (EPT 6 Berlin), Remi Castaignon (EPT 9 Deauville), Jean Montury (EPT 11 Malta) and Adrian Mateos (EPT 11 Grand Final). Joining them are the likes of David Peters, Dominik Nitsche, Paul Newey, Barny Boatman, Max Silver, Christopher Kruk, Nick Petrangelo and Sylvain Loosli.

Leading the remaining 243 players is [Removed:155] (178,800). Other top stacks in the room include: Bernd Vogelhuber (167,600), Michael Addamo (153,100), Dorian Rios Pavon (152,700), Kestutis Gecevicius (152,200) and Victor Bogdanov (150,200).

Notable players who will be looking forward to a day off tomorrow before Day 2 on Wednesday include: Shaun Deeb (136,500), Koray Aldemir (127,700), Georgios Zisimopoulos (126,300), Bruno Politano (105,900), EPT12 Malta champion Niall Farrell (118,100), 2014 WSOP Main Event Martin Jacobson (96,500), Pratyush Buddiga (85,500), Team PokerStars Pro Jason Mercier (44,200), Chris Moorman (30,100), as well as 2016 November Niner Vojtech Ruzicka (21,000) and EPT9 Grand Final winner Steve O'Dwyer (20,500)

Day 1b starts tomorrow (Tuesday 23rd August) at 10am, and Day 2 gets underway at 12pm on Wednesday 24th August. The PokerNews live reporting team will be on hand to bring you all the action until a champion is crowned next Sunday.

Oznake: Adrian MateosAndreas HoivoldBarny BoatmanBruno PolitanoCharlie CarrelChris MoormanDavid PetersDominik NitscheJason MercierJean MonturyJoao VieiraJuha HelppiKestutis GeceviciusKevin MacPheeKoray AldemirMartin JacobsonMax SilverMichael AddamoNiall FarrellNick PetrangeloPaul NeweyPratyush BuddigaRainer KempeRemi CastaignonShaun DeebSteve O'DwyerSylvain LoosliVojtech Ruzicka

End of Play

will_shill • Nivo 8: 400-800, 100 ante

Play has concluded for Day 1a of the EPT Barcelona Main Event. A recap will be posted shortly.

End-Of-Day Notables and Big Stacks

[user38873] • Nivo 8: 400-800, 100 ante
[Removed:155] NL
[Removed:155]
NL 178,800 43,800
Bernd Vogelhuber DE
Bernd Vogelhuber
DE 167,600 102,600
Michael Addamo au
Michael Addamo
au 153,100 51,100
Dorian Rios Pavon ve
Dorian Rios Pavon
ve 152,700 152,700
Kestutis Gecevicius LT
Kestutis Gecevicius
LT 152,200 22,200
Victor Bogdanov RU
Victor Bogdanov
RU 150,200 15,200
Shaun Deeb us
Shaun Deeb
us 136,500 -3,500
Makarios Avramidis gr
Makarios Avramidis
gr 129,700 129,700
Koray Aldemir de
Koray Aldemir
de 127,700 2,700
Georgios Zisimopoulos gr
Georgios Zisimopoulos
gr 126,300 300
Andreas Hoivold no
Andreas Hoivold
no 120,100 15,100
Niall Farrell gb
Niall Farrell
gb 118,100 -9,900
Bruno Politano br
Bruno Politano
br 105,900 35,900
Carter Swidler ca
Carter Swidler
ca 104,000 64,000
Per Linde se
Per Linde
se 102,800 -12,200
Martin Jacobson se
Martin Jacobson
se 96,500 -8,500
Kevin Andriamahefa us
Kevin Andriamahefa
us 96,200 -8,800
Sam Chartier ca
Sam Chartier
ca 87,700 47,700
Pablo Gordillo ES
Pablo Gordillo
ES 72,000 3,000
Jason Mercier us
Jason Mercier
us 44,200 -800
Steve O'Dwyer ie
Steve O'Dwyer
ie 20,500 4,500

Late Casualties

[user38873] • Nivo 8: 400-800, 100 ante

Among those to bust before the end of Day 1a were Joao Vieira, Anatoliy Filatov, Joe Elpayaa, Matt Stout and Shola Akindele-Deadman.

Akindele-Deadman faced the check-raise of Cesar Garcia on the {Q-Diamonds}{6-Clubs}{6-Spades} flop and moved all in for her last 20 big blinds with {A-Diamonds}{A-Clubs}. Garcia had that beat with {9-Clubs}{6-Hearts} in the big blind and the {8-Diamonds} turn and {J-Clubs} river blanked.

Cesar Garcia es
Cesar Garcia
es 65,000
Matt Stout us
Matt Stout
us Izpadel
Joao Veira
Joao Veira
Izpadel
Joe Elpayaa us
Joe Elpayaa
us Izpadel
Anatoliy Filatov
Anatoliy Filatov
Izpadel
Shola Akindele-Deadman
Shola Akindele-Deadman
Izpadel

Oznake: Cesar GarciaJoao VieiraJoe ElpayaaMatthew StoutShola Akindele-DeadmanSimon Deadman

Five More Hands

KaleGozer • Nivo 8: 400-800, 100 ante

The tournament clock has been stopped with ten minutes left, and five more hands will be played.

Deeb Versus Reinkemeier

KaleGozer • Nivo 8: 400-800, 100 ante

Tobias Reinkemeier opened from middle position to 2,000. Shaun Deeb three-bet from the cutoff to 5,900, and Reinkemeier called. Both players checked it down on {J-Hearts}{10-Clubs}{6-Clubs}{7-Clubs}{7-Spades}. Reinkemeier showed {2-Spades}{2-Clubs}, but Deeb had {K-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds} for a pair of sixes. Deeb will end the day having amassed one of the largest stacks in the room.

Shaun Deeb us
Shaun Deeb
us 140,000 25,000
Tobias Reinkemeier de
Tobias Reinkemeier
de 75,000 20,000

Oznake: Shaun DeebTobias Reinkemeier

Game Over for Carrel

[user38873] • Nivo 8: 400-800, 100 ante
Charlie Carrel
Charlie Carrel

In the previous hand, Charlie Carrel was under the gun and faced the bet of 20,000 by Koray Aldemir with the board reading {10-Spades}{6-Diamonds}{5-Clubs}{Q-Diamonds}{2-Hearts}.

Carrel had less than that behind and started some small talk, then Aldemir called time on him which didn't help to ease the pain. Carrel eventually folded and the next hand provided more fireworks.

Athanasios Fergiatakis raised to 1,900 and Aldemir called from two seats over. Carrel then moved all in from the big blind and Fergiatakis asked for a count. The shove of the Brit was for 13,700 and Fergiatakis called.

Aldemir reraised all in and again the dealer was asked for a count. Aldemir's shove was for 55,000, and Fergiatakis called after quite some consideration to create a three-way all in and put two opponents at risk.

Carrel: {9-Diamonds}{9-Hearts}
Aldemir: {A-Hearts}{K-Hearts}
Fergiatakis: {8-Clubs}{8-Spades}

"Oh wow, I am ahead?!" Carrel let out and the flop came {J-Clubs}{10-Diamonds}{4-Spades}. On the {9-Spades} turn, he improved to a set while the {Q-Clubs} river initially let Fergiatakis celebrate. The Dutchman then realized that Aldemir had the nut straight and scooped the entire pot.

Koray Aldemir de
Koray Aldemir
de 125,000 125,000
Athanasios Fergiatakis nl
Athanasios Fergiatakis
nl 50,000 50,000
Charlie Carrel gb
Charlie Carrel
gb Izpadel

Oznake: Athanasios FergiatakisCharlie CarrelKoray Aldemir

Appleby Cracks Vergeer's Kings

KaleGozer • Nivo 8: 400-800, 100 ante

Simon Appleby opened in early position to 1,700. Paul Vergeer three-bet in late position to 3,600, and Appleby called. The flop was {10-Hearts}{7-Clubs}{6-Diamonds}. Appleby checked, Vergeer bet 4,000, Appleby check-raised to 11,800, and Vergeer called.

On the {J-Clubs} turn, Appleby bet 15,000 and Vergeer moved all in. Appleby snap-called the rest of his stack off.

Paul Vergeer: {K-Spades}{K-Diamonds}
Simon Appleby: {7-Spades}{6-Hearts}

Appleby's surprising seven-six off was ahead of Vergeer's kings, and the {4-Hearts} on the river didn't change that. Appleby scored a big double up, gobbling up most of Vergeer's chips in the process.

Simon Appleby gb
Simon Appleby
gb 120,000 120,000
Paul Vergeer NL
Paul Vergeer
NL 13,500 13,500

Oznake: Paul VergeerSimon Appleby

Chance Kornuth Chips Up Late on Day 1a

will_shill • Nivo 8: 400-800, 100 ante

On a turn of {3-Diamonds}{7-Clubs}{3-Clubs}{9-Hearts} Kornuth check-called a bet of 4,500 from his opponent and the {6-Diamonds} was dealt on the river.

Kornuth thought for a moment, swirling his cards around before extending his arm nonchalantly and reached for a glass of red wine he had in the cup holder at his table. His opponent looked nonplussed as Kornuth pushed 9,200 forward.

His opponent thought for a while before calling. Kornuth turned over {k-Hearts}{9-Diamonds} and his opponent chuckled to himself, revealing a {9-Clubs} but nothing more.

Chance Kornuth us
Chance Kornuth
us 75,000 25,000

Oznake: Chance Kornuth