€1,100 Eureka Main Event
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€1,100 Eureka Main Event
Dan 1a končan

Papo MC, Hallaert, Bojang Among Leaders of 103 Day 1a Survivors

• Nivo 17: 3,000-6,000, 6,000 ante
Kenny Hallaert
Kenny Hallaert

They needed to play into an extra level in the opening flight of the EPT Prague €1,100 Eureka Main Event to reach the money, but after a bit of bonus time, 103 players advanced to Day 2, led by Poland's Mateusz Szymanski (606,000).

The day featured plenty more star power as well, with PokerStars ambassador “Papo MC” Alejandro Lococo (508,000) not far behind. Kenny Hallaert (318,000) and Ismael Bojang (297,000) are also among those advancing on to Day 2.

Top 10 Chip Counts

RANKPLAYERCOUNTRYCHIP COUNT
1Mateusz SzymanskiPoland606,000
2Gabriel NedelcuRomania522,000
3João Roque Mestre FerreiraPortugal520,000
4Alejandro LococoArgentina508,000
5Quentin GuivarchMalta470,000
6Dan BorlanRomania464,000
7Andreas BoellingGermany452,000
8Jean FontaineFrance403,000
9Radoslaw KoziolPoland401,000
10Firat BaltaciNetherlands400,000

The tournament’s opening flight saw 694 entries in the field with the final 15% making the money. Players were allowed one re-entry and also had the opportunity to join one of the other three flights, should they bust.

Among those that busted day 1a and hopped into the evening 1b turbo flight were Masato Yokosawa and Ori Hasson.

Hallaert and Bojang Make Noise

Hallaert was nursing a short stack in the early levels of play but managed to turn it into a contender with a series of double-ups and eliminations.
Bojang, who said he was excited to be playing his first EPT Prague in four years steadily grew his stack throughout the day before finishing with a healthy 297,000.

What’s Next?

The final 103 players from this flight will combine with the survivors of flights B, C, and D on Tuesday, March 8 for Day 2. The total prize pool will be announced then, but this flight alone generated over €660,000 toward that final total.

Stay tuned to PokerNews for all the action from this event and every EPT Prague event here at King’s Casino Prague.

Oznake: Alejandro LococoIsmael BojangKenny HallaertMasato YokosawaMateusz SymanskiOri Hasson

End of Day 1a Chip Counts (v celoti)

• Nivo 17: 3,000-6,000, 6,000 ante
Mateusz Szymanski pl
Mateusz Szymanski
pl 606,000 606,000
Gabriel Nedelcu ro
Gabriel Nedelcu
ro 522,000 522,000
Roque Ferreira PT
Roque Ferreira
PT 520,000 520,000
Alejandro Lococo ar
Alejandro Lococo
ar 508,000
Quentin Guivarch fr
Quentin Guivarch
fr 470,000 470,000
Dan Borlan ro
Dan Borlan
ro 464,000 464,000
Andreas Boelling de
Andreas Boelling
de 452,000
Jean Fontaine fr
Jean Fontaine
fr 403,000 403,000
Radoslaw Koziol PL
Radoslaw Koziol
PL 401,000 101,000
Firat Baltaci nl
Firat Baltaci
nl 400,000 -9,000
Andrea Ricci it
Andrea Ricci
it 392,000
Piotr Wiecek pl
Piotr Wiecek
pl 386,000 386,000
Ruben Wahnich FR
Ruben Wahnich
FR 373,000 373,000
Juan Navarro es
Juan Navarro
es 365,000 365,000
Eirmas Tomkevicius LT
Eirmas Tomkevicius
LT 354,000 354,000
Dominik Asztemborski PL
Dominik Asztemborski
PL 325,000 325,000
Peter Kamaras hu
Peter Kamaras
hu 322,000 322,000
Bozidar Miljkovic de
Bozidar Miljkovic
de 320,000 320,000
Kenny Hallaert be
Kenny Hallaert
be 318,000
Virgil Grecu ro
Virgil Grecu
ro 312,000 312,000
Pavel Chalupka sk
Pavel Chalupka
sk 305,000 305,000
Ismael Bojang de
Ismael Bojang
de 297,000
Pawel Brzeski pl
Pawel Brzeski
pl 292,000 12,000
Daniel De Almeida br
Daniel De Almeida
br 287,000 287,000
Josef Snejberg cz
Josef Snejberg
cz 284,000 284,000

Preberi vse

The Bubble Has Burst!

• Nivo 17: 3,000-6,000, 6,000 ante

Marcin Gos got his last 14,000 chips in on the bubble versus Ioannis Kapnopoulos.

Marcin Gos: {5-Hearts}{5-Clubs}
Ioannis Kapnopoulos: {a-Hearts}{10-Spades}

The flop came {4-Clubs}{3-Diamonds}{10-Clubs}, giving Kapnopoulos top pair and putting Gos in jeopardy.

The turn {3-Spades} and river {3-Hearts} completed the deal, eliminating Gos on the bubble and sending the remaining 104 players home in the money.

Oznake: Ioannis KapnopoulosMarcin Gos

Three Eliminations to Go!

• Nivo 17: 3,000-6,000, 6,000 ante

The final 107 players have returned from break to eliminate three more players before the money.

Nivo:
17
Slepe stave:
3,000/6,000
Ante:
6,000

Bonus Poker Coming Up!

• Nivo 16: 2,000-5,000, 5,000 ante

107 players still remain at the end of level 16.

They have been sent on a 15-minute break and will return to eliminate three more players before ending the day.

Upon return, the T-500 chips will have been colored up.

Ferreira Wins Huge Pot to Join Chip Leaders

• Nivo 16: 2,000-5,000, 5,000 ante

João Roque Mestre Ferreira has joined the chip leaders with under ten players remaining until the money.

With a decent pot already built and a board reading {a-Hearts}{3-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds}{6-Spades}{q-Hearts}, Ferreira's big blind opponent checked to him, and he moved all-in for approximately 160,000, which got called.

Ferreira showed {a-Diamonds}{q-Clubs} for two pair, while his opponent turned over {a-Spades}{j-Clubs}. The big call failed and Ferreira's opponent was eliminated, giving Ferriera a stack near 500,000.

João Roque Mestre Ferreira PT
João Roque Mestre Ferreira
PT 462,000 462,000

Brzeski Brings the Field Twenty From the Money

• Nivo 16: 2,000-5,000, 5,000 ante

On a river board reading {a-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds}{5-Spades}{4-Clubs}{4-Hearts}, Pavel Brzeski called an approximately 50,000 chip all-in bet from his opponent in early position.

Opponent: {a-Spades}{3-Clubs}
Brzeski: {a-Hearts}{k-Hearts}

Brzeski's superior ace took the pot and eliminated the player, bringing the field down to 124 players, just 20 away from the money and the end of play in day 1a.

Pawel Brzeski pl
Pawel Brzeski
pl 280,000 280,000

Oznake: Pavel Brzeski