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The Master Classics of Poker debuted a new format of poker today, the Progressive Bounty. Holland Casino had experienced with the game before in Rotterdam, but this was the first time the game was introduced on the biggest stage in the small country of the Netherlands. The popular online game, frequently offered on most sites, attracted an enthusiastic field of players to Amsterdam. While the event originally had 80 seats available only, the tournament organization quickly decided to welcome more players, eventually getting 131 stacks out.
After 12 levels of 40 minutes each, Spel Sah Hwan came out on top with 27 players left. He had successfully turned his 20,000 starting stack into 244,000. Close on his heels is American player Doug Roberts. The former MCOP side event champion ended the day with 239,800. Wim Anne Wesselink completes the top 3 with 215,700 in chips.
Having mastered the procedures of organizing the progressive bounty, everything ran smoothly. Players all started with a white slip of paper with their id on it and their bounty, which was €500 for every player to start. When players busted someone, half their bounty was paid out in casino chips right away, while the other half was added to the victor's bounty. The organization updated the slips of paper and kept track of all of it in an Excel sheet. At the end of the day, some players had a bounty in excess of €2,000, while others still "only" had €500 in front of them.
Dutch pro Joep van den Bijgaart, who made final tables at both the EPT and WSOP and won an event at the MCOP before, was one of the earliest casualties. He didn't believe his opponent when a move was made and called with his over pair of jacks. Unfortunately for the amicable Van den Bijgaart, his opponent had a set of deuces and no jacks were seen on the turn or river.
While Raul van Boxtel was first to acclaim a big stack and Doug Roberts was also building, Rembert Net suffered the ultimate beat. While we had seen a 2-card ace-high versus a 2-card straight flush in the Main Event already, his beat might have even been a bit worse still. He got it in with quads sevens only to run into quads kings. There was no poker in the deck as no jokers were available, so that meant he had to leave the tournament with hanging shoulders, a photo of the board as the only thing in return for his €1,600 entrance fee.
The 27 remaining players return to action at 2 p.m. on Monday. With 17 players in the money, it won't take long for the bubble to be reached. By then, however, some bounties might be worth more than the €2,796 min-cash. The winner will lift a cheque with €29,900 on it tomorrow.
In one of the last hands of the day, Noah Boeken shoved the button for 20,700. Big blind Tonny van Eck called to see if he could collect the €500 bounty.
Tonny van Eck:
The board ran out and with the spiked jack on the river, Van Eck started collecting the chips while Boeken exited.
And the day is done. We'll be back with you shortly with some end-of-day counts, and a recap of today's action.
On a flop of , Noah Boeken had 10,000 in front of him and was contemplating calling Bartel Kars' 38,000 shove.
"This is very close," Boeken said after some minutes in the tank, "someone please call the clock on me."
Raul van Boxtel obliged instantly and the brush informed Boeken he had 30 seconds left to act. With just 5 seconds to spare, Boeken called.
Boeken was well ahead and the on the turn didn't change that. The on the river, however, paired Kars and Boeken said goodbye to the majority of his chips.
A short-stacked player shoved for his last 9,400 and got called by Tonny van Eck (small blind) and Raul van Boxtel (big blind).
The blinds both checked on before Tonny van Eck check-folded to Van Boxtel's 7,000 turn bet once the hit.
Raul van Boxtel:
All in player:
The river was inconsequential and Van Boxtel added a €750 bounty to his collection.
Bartel Kars opened the button for 2,500 and big blind Raul van Boxtel called. Van Boxtel and Kars both checked on before Van Boxtel bet the turn (4,500) and river (7,500). Kars called both times but mucked upon being shown by Van Boxtel.
Raul van Boxtel opened the hijack for 2,700 and the player on the button called. From the big blind, Noah Boeken shoved for 29,500 - putting his €500 bounty together with his chips over the line.
Van Boxtel tanked for a bit, later telling the table he had . The button called instantly.
The flop came , helping the button in front. The on the turn gave Boeken a flush draw and he got there with the on the river.