Dan 1a končan
Dan 1a končan
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.
Play has concluded for Day 1a of the EPT Barcelona Main Event. A recap will be posted shortly.
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 flop and moved all in for her last 20 big blinds with . Garcia had that beat with in the big blind and the turn and river blanked.
The tournament clock has been stopped with ten minutes left, and five more hands will be played.
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 . Reinkemeier showed , but Deeb had for a pair of sixes. Deeb will end the day having amassed one of the largest stacks in the room.
In the previous hand, Charlie Carrel was under the gun and faced the bet of 20,000 by Koray Aldemir with the board reading .
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.
"Oh wow, I am ahead?!" Carrel let out and the flop came . On the turn, he improved to a set while the river initially let Fergiatakis celebrate. The Dutchman then realized that Aldemir had the nut straight and scooped the entire pot.
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 . Appleby checked, Vergeer bet 4,000, Appleby check-raised to 11,800, and Vergeer called.
On the turn, Appleby bet 15,000 and Vergeer moved all in. Appleby snap-called the rest of his stack off.
Appleby's surprising seven-six off was ahead of Vergeer's kings, and the on the river didn't change that. Appleby scored a big double up, gobbling up most of Vergeer's chips in the process.
On a turn of Kornuth check-called a bet of 4,500 from his opponent and the 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 and his opponent chuckled to himself, revealing a but nothing more.