Ден 1b Приключил
Ден 1b Приключил
Day 1b of the 2016 Unibet Open Malta Main Event saw another 145 players flock to the brand new tournament room of Casino Malta in the InterContinental Hotel. Once again 10 levels of play were on the schedule.
Things got off to a quiet start, with most of the tables silently playing cards without much uproar or excitement. That was except for Table 2, where Rene Kuhlman and Hormiz Kamil blasted away at each other with friendly, but loud, banter. It was Team Holland versus Team Sweden, and for most of the day the two and their table mates battled it out with a lot of laughs.
Table 2 was the sole table with an above-average audio level, before Global Poker League commentators Griffin Benger and Sam Grafton entered the room. The two continued the fun and games they've showcased on the GPL live streams the past few weeks.
The rivalry started with Grafton declining Benger a swap, and the two took jabs at each other via twitter all day. Grafton big timing his pall Benger on the swap must have motivated the latter to do well. Benger played just about every other hand and won most of them. Benger gathered a sizable stack early on, while Grafton was diminished to the role of short stack. Grafton eventually busted in the last level of the day when he pushed his ace-nine into ace-jack and kings. Benger, in the meantime, lead the tournament with a stack of 180,000. He ended the day with 174,200, not quite leading anymore, but still one of the bigger stacks in the room.
Both Kuhlman and Kamil busted in the tail end of the day, with Kuhlman losing kings to ace-jack and Kamil losing ace-queen to Benger's flush draw with five-three.
Forty-three players survived Day 1b and will return on Saturday for Day 2 of the Unibet Open at 12 p.m. local time. Combined with the 50 players that survived Day 1a, a total of 93 return to battle it out for that first-place prize of €65,000. Thirty-six players will get into the money, a stage of the tournament that should be reached halfway through Day 2. In fact, the goal is to play to a final table on the penultimate day.
PokerNews.com will again be on site for coverage of all the action, so stay tuned.
|11||1||Sander Van Wesemael||105,100|
|11||6||Tim Van Meene||18,800|
|12||9||Erik Georg Albinsson||51,700|
|13||9||Bas De Laat||96,000|
|15||2||Stichel Van Der Kristoff||39,300|
|16||2||Alexander Van Der Werf||22,000|
|17||2||Kristoffer Skipper Rasmussen||95,000|
|17||3||Kwok Wing Tang||162,900|
|18||5||Herman Van Den Meerendonk||77,700|
|20||9||Cornelis De Jong||91,100|
With just a couple of hands to be played for the day, Fokke Beukers got eliminated. His neighbor on his right had three-bet him repeatedly, and Beukers made a stand by four-bet shoving with . This time his nemesis had a real hand with queens and made the quick call for 50,000 total. Beukers' jack-nine didn't get there, exit for the man from Holland.
And the bagging and tagging begins. Check back soon for an end of day recap and chip counts.
From the hijack, Sami Skold raised to 4,000. Action folded to big blind Thomas Wiesen and he three-bet to 10,000 with about 60,000 behind. Skold answered with a push all in, Wiesen called instantly and had his chips in the middle before Skold.
The flop left Skold hoping for just runner runner perfect. The on the turn was not a card he was looking for, the on the river was there just to make things official.
Wiesen doubled his 70,100 stack, while Skold still had about 80,000 or so to play with.
Sam Grafton shoved his last 25,000 to the middle and Romain Nardin on the button made the call. Dzmitry Stukach in the big blind called all in for about 20,000 and it was time for the three men to open their cards.
The board ran out and Grafton made his exit. Stukach in the meantime, just about tripled up.
From middle position, Filip Bukovsky opened for 4,000. Action folded to Jonas Gustafsson in the big blind and he called.
The flop came and Gustafsson checked. Bukovsky made a bet of 5,000 with about 33,000 behind. Gustafsson slid forward a big stack of yellow 5,000-chips. Bukovsky tanked for about two minutes and called.
The on the turn hurt Bukovsky and the on the river didn't change a thing anymore. "Unlucky bro" Sam Grafton said. Exit for Bukovsky.
Robert Dymek pushed his last 16,100 to the middle from middle position. He was followed by Bartosz Szafraniec who pushed all in over the top for about 40,000 more. All other players folded and the two opened their hands.
The board ran out and Dymek doubled.