Event #1: €350 NLH Opener
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Event #1: €350 NLH Opener
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Massive Opener Field Kicks Off 2021 World Series of Poker Europe

will_shill • Nivo 14: 1,000-2,500, 2,500 ante
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Two years ago, on Day 1a of The Opener at the 2019 WSOP Europe, a total of 399 players entered.

Fast forward to the 2021 WSOP Europe and that number has been well and truly surpassed, with 744 players entering on Day 1a of Event #1: €350 Opener.

At the end of 14 levels of play, approximately 149 remain and will resume on Sunday, November 21 at 2 p.m. local time. Before then, there is a second flight of The Opener, with Day 1b kicking off on Saturday, November 20 at 4 p.m. local time.

The chip leader after Day 1a is Marc Meden who picked up aces in one of the last hands of the day to eliminate a player and bag 723,000. He is well ahead of Mantas Mameniskis (460,000), Marius Savescu (418,500) and Symeon Alexandridis (372,000).

Also through to Day 2 is defending champion Renat Bohdanov who bagged 170,500. In 2019, he won the seventh WSOP bracelet in Ukrainian history along with €53,654.


Read More: Ukraine's Renat Bohdanov Wins First Bracelet of the 2019 WSOPE


"There were so many players," he told PokerNews. "I think they're close to the guarantee after only one day! It was a pretty soft field, so I get a day off tomorrow. I think I'm going to play the PLO — who knows!"

Renat Bohdanov
Defending champion Renat Bohdanov is safely through to The Opener Day 2

Among the players to bust on Day 1a were Jan Bendik, Vivian Saliba, Fahredin Mustafov and bracelet-winner Sebastian Langrock who bust in the final level of play.

Stay tuned to PokerNews for coverage of all 15 bracelet events at the 2021 World Series of Poker Europe (WSOPE), continuing tomorrow with Day 1b of The Opener and the start of Event #2: €550 Pot-Limit Omaha.

End of Day Chip Counts (v celoti)

will_shill • Nivo 14: 1,000-2,500, 2,500 ante
Marc Meden de
Marc Meden
de 723,000 193,000
Ulas Demirel TR
Ulas Demirel
TR 451,500 451,500
Marius Savescu RO
Marius Savescu
RO 418,500 418,500
Shawn Stroke us
Shawn Stroke
us 373,000 248,000
Symeon Alexandridis gr
Symeon Alexandridis
gr 372,000 372,000
Schayan Schakeri de
Schayan Schakeri
de 352,500 352,500
Narcis Nedelcu ro
Narcis Nedelcu
ro 342,500 102,500
Iman Ghashayar nl
Iman Ghashayar
nl 327,000 -3,000
Andrei Nodea ro
Andrei Nodea
ro 326,500 326,500
Zdravko Miskovic hr
Zdravko Miskovic
hr 319,000 -21,000
Patrick Schindler DE
Patrick Schindler
DE 318,000 168,000
Farukh Tach nl
Farukh Tach
nl 314,000 199,000
Ofer Haim IL
Ofer Haim
IL 310,500 170,500
Martin Scharfetter at
Martin Scharfetter
at 303,500 303,500
Ioannis Taramas gr
Ioannis Taramas
gr 300,000 300,000
Juan Maceiras Lapido ES
Juan Maceiras Lapido
ES 281,000 151,000
Sven Lamon be
Sven Lamon
be 275,000 275,000
Volodymyr Legkyi ua
Volodymyr Legkyi
ua 275,000 275,000
Mario Galic hr
Mario Galic
hr 275,000 15,000
Matic Meznar CZ
Matic Meznar
CZ 272,500 272,500
Pavel Cerveny CZ
Pavel Cerveny
CZ 269,500 269,500
Matteo Di Persio it
Matteo Di Persio
it 254,000 -26,000
Zhao Feng sg
Zhao Feng
sg 251,500 71,500
Rolf van Brug nl
Rolf van Brug
nl 245,000 135,000
Danny Covyn be
Danny Covyn
be 240,000 240,000

Preberi vse

Bohdanov's Queens No Good

• Nivo 14: 1,000-2,500, 2,500 ante

Only a few minutes away from the end of Day 1a, Renat Bohdanov opened under the gun to 4,000 and Daniele Vesco next to him shoved for his last 40,000.

All players folded and Bohdanov snap-called showing {q-Hearts}{q-Spades} while his opponent turned over {k-Diamonds}{3-Hearts}.

The board run out {a-}{j-}{9-}{k-}{3-} and the pot ended up to Vesco.

Renat Bohdanov ua
Renat Bohdanov
ua 250,000 85,000
Daniele Vesco it
Daniele Vesco
it 80,000 30,000

Last Four Hands

will_shill • Nivo 14: 1,000-2,500, 2,500 ante

Tournament officials have announced that there will be four more hands at each table before players bag for Day 2.

Bracelet-Winner Langrock Busts Short of Day 2

will_shill • Nivo 14: 1,000-2,500, 2,500 ante
Sebastian Langrock
Sebastian Langrock

Sebastian Langrock limped and called a shove from Ugur Coskun for Coskun's last 38,000.

Ugur Coskun: {10-Clubs}{10-Diamonds}
Sebastian Langrock: {8-Diamonds}{8-Spades}

Coskun was ahead and doubled on the {k-Spades}{6-Clubs}{4-Spades}{a-Spades}{7-Hearts} board leaving Langrock with four big blinds. They went in on the next hand, against Coskun.

Sebastian Langrock: {10-Hearts}{8-Hearts}
Ugur Coskun: {4-Spades}{4-Diamonds}

Coskun flopped a set on {4-Clubs}{6-Hearts}{5-Hearts}, but it also gave Langrock a flush draw. THe turn was the {2-Diamonds} and the river the {q-Spades} and Langrock was eliminated.

Ugur Coskun ch
Ugur Coskun
ch 85,000 85,000
Sebastian Langrock de
Sebastian Langrock
de Izpadel

Meden With Some Last Level Gains

will_shill • Nivo 14: 1,000-2,500, 2,500 ante
Marc Meden
Marc Meden

After check-calling a bet on the {10-Hearts}{q-Hearts}{2-Clubs} flop, Vasileios Tsaknis check-called 16,500 on the {j-Diamonds} turn.

The river was the {5-Spades} and Tsaknis checked. Meden thought before betting 100,000, putting Tsaknis to the test for his last 75,000.

Tsaknis eventually open-folded the {j-Spades} and Meden took down the pot.

Marc Meden de
Marc Meden
de 530,000 212,000
Vasileios Tsaknis gr
Vasileios Tsaknis
gr 75,000 -85,000

Tsaknis Doubles Up

will_shill • Nivo 14: 1,000-2,500, 2,500 ante

Vasileios Tsaknis was involved in a three-bet pot where all three players put 16,000 in preflop to see {a-Clubs}{6-Hearts}{10-Hearts}.

The action checked around but when the {5-Spades} hit the turn, it was Tsaknis who bet 19,000. The three-bettor called and Alexandru Budai shoved for 60,000. Tsaknis called and the last player folded.

Tsaknis was in a good shape turning over {a-Hearts}{q-Spades} while his opponent had {9-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}.

The river {2-Clubs} guaranteed that Tsaknis would get the pot to move to 160,000.

Vasileios Tsaknis gr
Vasileios Tsaknis
gr 160,000 105,000
Nivo:
14
Slepe stave:
1,000/2,500
Ante:
2,500