Diena 1b Beidzies
Diena 1b Beidzies
Season 10 of the European Poker Tour continued on Tuesday with Day 1b action from PokerStars.it EPT Sanremo Main Event playing out at Casino Sanremo on the Italian Riviera. The second starting flight attracted 381 runners, which along with Day 1a’s 175 brings the total field up to 556, though that number is sure to go up as registration is open until the start of Day 2.
After eight 75-minute levels of play, [Removed:17] bagged up 179,100 to finish as the chip leader of the advancing 226 players. They, along with the survivors from Day 1a, will return at Noon local time on Wednesday for Day 2 action. Yan, who has been featured in our popular Online Chat series, shot to the top of the chip counts after winning one of the last hands of the night.
The first elimination of the day came in Level 1 (50/100), and it happened when, after a raise to 300 and three callers, Olivier Busquet made it 1,600 in the big blind. Three players called to see the flop with two clubs. Busquet continued for 2,500 and only Italy’s Gianluca Trebbi made the call to see the turn. Another 6,000 from Busquet was called before the on the river delivered quads for the high stakes pro. He moved all in for 20,000 and Trebbi tank-called with the only to discover the bad news.
Trebbi may have been the first to go, but he was far from the last. Among those to hit the rail on Day 1b were Gyeong Tae Yoo, Mustapha Kanit, Casey Kastle, and current EPT Player of the Year Leader Ole Schemion.
The German fell on just the fifth hand he played when he five-bet preflop and made a small continuation bet on the flop before moving all in after the turn. Schemion held pocket aces and got looked up by Spaniard Raul Mestre, who held the . A blank on the river and that was it for Schemion. Interestingly, Schemion's elimination opens the door for Team PokerStars Pro Vanessa Selbst, who currently sits second on the leaderboard, to make up some ground as she survived Day 1a.
Of course the eliminations didn't stop with Schemion. Plenty of other notables hit the rail as the day progressed including Max Pescatori, Govert Metaal, Jacobus Visser, Elisabeth Hille, Josh Prager, Team Online's Marc-Andre Ladouceur, and the defending champ Ludovic Lacay.
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Of course not everyone was so unfortunate. Among those who survived Day 1b were Team PokerStars Pros Johnny Lodden (122,800), Vicky Coren (94,000), Mickey Petersen (61,800), Nacho Barbero (13,400), and Victor Ramdin (9,200), just to name a few.
They will be joined by notables such as Raul Mestre (106,000), Paul Berende (81,600), Martin Jacobson (80,500), Olivier Busquet (72,700), Michael Telker (71,200), Jonathan Karamalikis (59,800), Michael Tureniec (39,100), Jason Lavallee (29,900), Steve O’Dwyer (26,300), and Toby Lewis (26,300).
As previously mentioned, Day 2 is set to kick off at Noon local time on Wednesday. The plan for the day is to play six more 75-minute levels. Of course the PokerNews Live Reporting Team will be on hand to bring you all the latest and greatest from the Casino Sanremo. While you wait, check out this video that takes a look at the EPT10 Sanremo Player Party.
|Gaelle Baumann||Winamax Team Pro||130,500||5,500|
|Johnny Lodden||partypoker Sponsored pro||122,800||2,800|
|Mitch Johnson (Mitchell Johnson)||100,700||100,700|
|Vicky Coren Mitchell||94,000||24,000|
|Sebastian Von Toperczer||82,300||82,300|
In one of the last hands of the day, Nacho Barbero has been reduced to only 13,400 chips. He open raised to 1,500 and Juri Mereu three-bet to 2,850 before Barbero clicked it back to 7,500.
Mereu called to see the flop. The 7,100 continuation bet from the Argentinian was called before his opponent check-raised the turn and was all-in for 58,000.
Barbero had already invested 16,000 and made the call with his kings, but Mereu had that crushed with nines for the flopped set,
The river blanked and that was a rather brutal end of Day 1B for the PokerStars Team Pro,
In one of the last hands of the night, [Removed:17] opened the action from under the gun and got one caller before Grzegorz Grochulski three-bet to 3,200. Yan and the cold caller called to see the flop. Yan bet 4,000 and only Grochulski called to see the turn. There, Yan check-called 9,000 and then called 14,000 on the river to claim the pot with . He is most likely our current chip leader.
"How did you get up there?" I asked. "Well, it wasn't a skill thing. I just hit everything on this table," Yan replied. Must be nice.
The tournament officials have just announced that each table will play five more hands before players bag and tag for the night. We're headed out to grab any last-minute action and to compile a list of notable chip counts.
Please stay tuned for those as well as a full recap of the Day 1b action.
|Francesco Paolo Conte||Izkritis|
Vicky Coren was UTG+1 and had reached the turn on a board showing [ against her opponent, who had position, Sylvain Loosli from France.
Coren bet 5,000 and faced a raise to 15,000 from Loosli. She pondered for a moment and flicked in the call. The river was the and now Coren bet 20,000, effectively most of her stack and Loosli's.
Loosli thought it over before just making the call. He mucked and sighed when he saw Coren’s for the rivered straight.
|Vicky Coren Mitchell||70,000||40,000|
After a preflop raise from Nacho Barbero, the button and the big blind call to see the flop. The action checked to Mario Vojvoda on the button and he bet 3,000, the big blind called. Barbero reraised to 8,000 and only Vojvoda called that. On the both players checked and then Barbero led the river for 16,000. Vojvoda tanked for about two minutes before releasing his cards and then asked his opponent, "Would you have liked a call?". Barbero grinned back, "Yeah."