Ден 1a Приключил
Ден 1a Приключил
The first of two starting days for the 2016 PokerStars European Poker Tour Dublin Main Event saw 147 players pony up the buy-in of €5,300. Eight 75-minute levels later, only 79 of them bagged up chips with Gilles Bernies in the lead on 189,600.
The 27-year-old German had three deep runs at the end of 2015 with a 38th-place finish in the World Series of Poker Europe "Oktoberfest" event and first- and second-place finishes during festivals at Holland Casino of Breda in the Netherlands. Coming into this event, Bernies had $74,990 in live tournament earnings.
Bernies won a big pot off Adrian Mateos after he made the nut flush with the ace-queen of hearts before then flopping two pair against Paul-Francois Tedeschi with five-seven suited to take another chunk of chips.
Mike McDonald jumped onto the overnight podium just before the end of play by flopping a full house with pocket queens in a three-way all-in situation. The hand involved Artem Litvinov, who bagged up 138,900, and Daniel Shapiro, who was eliminated. and the win by "Timex" allowed him to soar all the way up to 162,400 in chips.
Other big stacks and notables included Anthony Zinno (124,800), former EPT Vienna High Roller champion Fabrice Soulier (123,400), Kamran Aliyev (114,200), EPT regular Jean-Noel Thorel (110,000), Walid Bou Habib (87,700), Nick Petrangelo (81,600), Sam Greenwood (57,600), Charlie Carrel (49,900), and 2015 November Niner Pierre Neuville (27,400).
Two members of Team PokerStars Pro, Jason Mercier (83,200) and Luca Pagano (70,000), were also among those to advance, along with former EPT champions Kevin MacPhee (59,000), Sebastian Pauli (28,600), and Aaron Gustavson (23,800).
Among those that failed to bag up chips were Dario Sammartino, Mohsin Charania, Ryan Riess, Ian Simpson, Rainer Kempe, Ricardo Manquant, Rocco Palumbo, Jason Wheeler, Georgios Sotiropoulos, Jared Jaffee, Martin Staszko, Joao Vieira, Max Silver, Balazs Botond, Davidi Kitai, and reigning PokerStars Caribbean Adventure champion Mike Watson. Sammartino, Charania, and Simpson all fell victim to the hot early run of Litvinov.
Day 1b will take place on Monday at 12 p.m. local time with the second starting flight. A much bigger field is expected, and the PokerNews Live Reporting team will be on hand to provide updates.
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In one of the last hands of the day, Jeremy Nock faced the all in of Adrian Mateos on the turn and told his opponent "I don't believe you" before calling it off with the . It was followed by an "oh damn" when Mateos flipped over his and the river blanked.
The same table also includes Gilles Bernies and the young German will most likely be the chip leader with around 190,000 chips. He won a bigger pot with flopped bottom two pair on against Paul-Francois Tedeschi and got value on three streets to soar up in the counts.
On a flop of , Daniel Shapiro moved all-in for his last 25,000. Artem Litvinov, in the small blind, leant forward and asked Mike McDonald how much he had left. The answer was 46,000 and Litvinov moved all-in. McDonald called.
The turn was the and river the . Shapiro busted just short of bagging up for the day. Meanwhile Litvinov slipped to 130,000 and McDonald moved to around 150,000
The clock has been stopped with 13 minutes left on the level and three more hands will be played before bagging and tagging.
Among the recent eliminations were Balazs Botond and Akin Tuna with the latter sending his short stack over to Nicholas Palma. The big stack on Palma's table is Anthony Zinno while EPT10 London champion Sebastian Pauli lost a small pot to Jeff Rossiter on a table that also includes Kyle Frey and Charlie Carrel.
On the flop, Pauli check-called a bet of 3,600 by Rossiter whereas Carrel folded. The turn and river were checked through and Rossiter's won the pot.
On a river of Anthony Zinno had raised Tuna's bet of 9,500 into a pot of 20,000 to 21,000 and Tuna was pondering the call. The former back-to-back WPT title winner Zinno had taken his earbuds out especially to eye Tuna as he pondered his call.
Eventually Tuna threw out the chips and Zinno tabled . A bemused expression filled Tuna's face, but he eventually mucked, meaning Zinno scoops a big pot late on day 1a
On the four-way turn , Fabrice Soulier bet 2,700 into three opponents and Chan Pelton as well as Thomas Finneran called. Pelton pretended to be drunk and asked the dealer twice how much it was to call. "You gotta help me out there," the American said. Then, the fell on the river and both his opponents checked.
"What you have, king seven?" Pelton asked and the dealer reminded him that he cannot talk about the specific hand. Pelton apologized, again seemingly drunk while taking a sip from his beer, then moved all in for 5,600. Finneran called and Soulier folded, Pelton flipped over for the straight and Finneran only had .
Sven Magirius joked to his opponent "now your cover is blown", because Pelton was just pretending to be drunk and got the desired outcome - a double up.
It was a bad start into the last level of the night with Andrew Hulme, Davidi Kitai, Rasmus Agerskov and Mike Watson all bowing out. This included two former Main Event champions with Watson having taken down the PCA trophy in January.