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Mateusz Moolhuizen In Excellent Position for Third Unibet Open Title After Day 1a

Webjoker • Ниво 10: 1,000-2,000, 300 ante
Dutchmen Jerry de Vries and Mateusz Moolhuizen
Dutchmen Jerry de Vries and Mateusz Moolhuizen

The Unibet Open made its return to the beautiful island of Malta after a five-year hiatus. Back in 2011, it was newcomer Mateusz Moolhuizen winning the event, making for his first-ever cash and the start of a career full of highs, including another Unibet Open title just last year.

Moolhuizen was back this year, as the Unibet Open tour shifted to the brand new Casino Malta in the five-star Continental hotel. Despite the amazing weather, beautiful beach, and welcoming pool, 147 players opted to play cards inside on Thursday. The upside for them was that all of them would be able to enjoy the sun and pool on Friday, unless they choose to play one of the side events.

A total of 50 players made it through to Day 2, which will be played on Saturday. Moolhuizen was one of them, and he finished with 156,800 in chips after a succesful day on the feature table.

Charlotte Van Brabander, a Unibet-sponsored player and two-time winner of the Unibet eSports Challenge, was one of the first to bust. She first was victim of a flush-over-flush confrontation, followed by an even more unfortunate situation where a player thought he had not put in his ante and was forced to limp when it turned out his ante chip was already in. Van Brabander raised and the mistaken limper called. Van Brabander got it all in on the turn with the board looking harmless for Van Brabander's aces. Unfortunately for her, her opponent had flopped two pair with six-deuce and Van Brabander hit the rail.

Van brabander's eSports colleague Melissa Posada also busted early, but not before owning one of the most experienced players in the field. Hometown player Pim de Goede told us himself he was getting owned and with a reddish face told us some remarkable hands where Posada had gotten the better of him. Posada went broke when she flopped top pair against an over pair, though.

Friday it's time for Day 1b and another 10 levels are on the schedule. Play starts at noon local time again, and will again be on site for live coverage, including a live stream with hole cards up.

Тагове: Mateusz MoolhuizenPeter HarkesPim de Goede

End-of-Day Chip Counts (Пълен)

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Irena Macesovic lt
Irena Macesovic
lt 232,800 232,800
Dejan Vogrin si
Dejan Vogrin
si 204,200 152,200
Clint Sammut mt
Clint Sammut
mt 165,000 165,000
Nicolay Langfeldt no
Nicolay Langfeldt
no 163,800 163,800
Tuukka Meklin fi
Tuukka Meklin
fi 163,800 163,800
Mateusz Moolhuizen nl
Mateusz Moolhuizen
nl 156,800 126,800
Sami Pulliainen fi
Sami Pulliainen
fi 148,300 148,300
Daniel Thaller AT
Daniel Thaller
AT 139,400 139,400
Arne Coulier be
Arne Coulier
be 123,300 81,300
Jan Lovgren SE
Jan Lovgren
SE 122,400 122,400
Rafal Zgadzaj PL
Rafal Zgadzaj
PL 114,500 -5,500
[Removed:158] BE
BE 112,800 82,800
Niko Koop de
Niko Koop
de 111,400 111,400
Kristi Kirs EE
Kristi Kirs
EE 106,000 76,500
Nicolas Storm DK
Nicolas Storm
DK 105,200 75,200
Sander van Wesemael nl
Sander van Wesemael
nl 105,100 105,100
Kristof Segers be
Kristof Segers
be 101,300 101,300
Rasmus Tarbensen DK
Rasmus Tarbensen
DK 97,300 97,300
Bas de Laat nl
Bas de Laat
nl 96,000 1,600
Kristoffer Skipper Rasmussen DK
Kristoffer Skipper Rasmussen
DK 95,000 95,000
Przemyslaw Wolowiec PL
Przemyslaw Wolowiec
PL 94,800 94,800
John Forst AT
John Forst
AT 93,100 64,100
Pierre Chambon FR
Pierre Chambon
FR 87,800 87,800
Pekka Ikonen fi
Pekka Ikonen
fi 86,800 86,800
Mariusz Czarnojan PL
Mariusz Czarnojan
PL 82,400 82,400

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Four More Hands

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And the day is done. We'll report back when the players have bagged and tagged with a recap of todays action and chip counts.

Harkes Doubles Up

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Former Unibet Open winner Peter Harkes has doubled up. He was down to 22,000 and squeezed all in from the small blind holding {Q-}{Q-}. The initial raiser called with {5-}{5-} and received no help. Up to 52,600 now for Harkes.

Peter Harkes NL
Peter Harkes
NL 52,600 22,600

Тагове: Peter Harkes

Hendriks Eliminated

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Down to the last level of the day, players are busting left and right. One of them was Alex Hendriks, who came over to Peter Harkes to see how he was doing.

Hendriks told us and Harkes that he had gotten it in before the flop with {A-}{9-}. His 11 big blind push was called by an opponent with {A-}{K-} and no nines or other escape cards were found. Hendriks out, the tournament is down to 54 players.

Alex Hendriks nl
Alex Hendriks
nl Отпаднал

Тагове: Alex Hendriks


Having Fun With Sam Grafton

• Ниво 9: 800-1,600, 200 ante

Yesterday Sam Grafton played in the e-Sports Battle Royale, and we had some friendly banter with him during the action about his lack of results in his format, and some advice for beginning players on how to enjoy the game.

Тагове: Sam Grafton

Henderson Send Packing

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We received word that Sen Henderson had been eliminated. It turned out a player raised to 3,500 and big blind Henderson shoved for 20,000. Henderson's opponent made the call holding {K-}{Q-} off suit, and flopped a queen to send Henderson to the rail.

Sean Henderson AU
Sean Henderson
AU Отпаднал

Тагове: Sean Henderson

Haenraets Eliminated

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Rasmus Tarbensen opened the hijack for 3,500 and his neighbor Bram Haenraets in the cutoff shoved all in for about 23,000. Right next to him sat Daniel Thaller on the button and he shoved all in over the top. Both blinds and Tarbensen released and it was time for the two of them to open their hand.

Daniel Thaller: {A-Clubs}{K-Spades}
Bram Haenraets: {Q-Spades}{Q-Clubs}

The flop came {2-Hearts}{3-Clubs}{5-Hearts}, giving Thaller a gutshot on top of his two live over cards. The {K-Diamonds} on the turn made Haenraets root for just the two queens, but neither showed up as the {3-Spades} completed the board.

Bram Haenraets NL
Bram Haenraets
NL Отпаднал

Тагове: Bram Haenraets