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2019 PokerStars.es EPT Barcelona

€2,200 EPT National High Roller
Jours 1a
Event Info

2019 PokerStars.es EPT Barcelona

Alexander Ivarsson
Main Gagnante
Event Info
Info Niveau
200,000 / 400,000

€2,200 EPT National High Roller

Jour 1a terminé

1491 entrées sur le HR EPT National, Vamshi Vandanapu emmène 224 rescapés au Jour 2

Niveau 18 : 4,000/8,000, 8,000 ante
Vamshi Vandanapu
Vamshi Vandanapu

Day 1a of the €2,200 EPT National High Roller is in the books at the 2019 PokerStars.es EPT Barcelona held in the beautiful Casino Barcelona. No less than 1,012 entries were made on Day 1a of the tournament and 152 of them made it through to Day 2. Vamshi Vandanapu holds the chip lead for the flight after bagging almost 30 starting stacks, 898,000 to be precise. Others with a big stack are Tomasz Pajak (877,000), Yudong Yang (820,000), Jonas Palsgaard (683,000), and Mark Metsla (565,000).

All of the remaining players are in the money as they start Day 2 combined with the survivors from Day 1b but the prize pool information has yet to be announced.

Day 1a Action

The day started with about 200 players in their seats and EPT Main Event champions Michael Tureniec, Jasper Meijer van Putten, and Kalidou Sow, already started early in the day at noon. PSPC runner-up Julien Martini, Jack Salter, Sonny Franco, and Vojtech Ruzicka also joined the fun early in the day, but most of them failed to make it through the long 14-hour day.

The total number of entries stood at 1,012 when late registration was closed and the field size got up to 1,491 players which is a little bit less than last years 1,527 entries. The tournament staff announced that 15% of the field would make it through to Day 2 and into the money and that number was 152 for flight 1a.

The first twelve levels were in the books when 350 players enjoyed their dinner break before returning for the final stretch. Plenty of familiar faces were still in the tournament but some of them couldn't make it to the second day. One of those players was David Peters. Peters ran up a stack early in the event and was spotted with ten times the starting stack of 30,000. It is unclear how Peters was eliminated but he failed to make the money despite starting out great.

Others that didn't make it through the day include Conor Beresford, Jean-Noel Thorel, Sebastian Malec, Kenny Hallaert, Bart Lybaert, Anatolii Zyrin, Maria Lampropulos, Ognyan Dimov, Viliyan Petleshkov, and Angel Guillen. Most of the busted early enough to still have a shot at glory in Day 1b as there was only one reentry allowed in the tournament and that would be in the next flight.

The Bubble

The tournament directors decided to go hand-for-hand with 155 players remaining. That would mean that three more players would need to be eliminated for them to reach the money and bag up. The first hand of the hand-for-hand play saw two players eliminated from the tournament. One of them was Anton Bergstrom who was forced all in for his last 2 big blinds from the big blind with pocket fours. He, unfortunately, ran into pocket queens and was eliminated from the tournament. Julien Loire was the other player eliminated in the first hand.

It took another couple of hands and multiple double-ups before Matthew Moss ended as the last player without any money. He had ace-ten and had to win against the pocket nines of Rodney Lawrence. The flop immediately brought a nine and Moss wasn't able to catch up and he bubbled the tournament.

The other players will continue and play down to a winner on Day 2, starting at noon, Monday, August 26. PokerNews will provide live coverage until a winner is crowned in Barcelona.

Tags: Anatolii ZyrinAngel GuillenAnton BergstromBart LybaertConor BeresfordDavid PetersJack SalterJasper Meijer van PuttenJonas PalsgaardJulien LoireJulien MartiniKalidou SowKenny HallaertMaria LampropulosMatthew MossMichael TureniecOgnyan DimovRodney LawrenceSebastian MalecSonny FrancoVamshi VandanapuViliyan PetleshkovVojtech RuzickaYudong Yang

End of Day Chip Counts (complet)

Niveau 18 : 4,000/8,000, 8,000 ante

An end of day recap will be posted shortly.

Joueur Jetons Progression
Vamshi Vandanapu gb
Vamshi Vandanapu
898,000 73,000
Tomasz Pajak pl
Tomasz Pajak
878,000 178,000
Yudong Yang cn
Yudong Yang
820,000 820,000
Pete Chen hk
Pete Chen
727,000 427,000
Jonas Palsgaard dk
Jonas Palsgaard
683,000 683,000
Hassan Sey fi
Hassan Sey
601,000 186,000
Mark Metsla ee
Mark Metsla
565,000 -135,000
Mario Navarro Arrocha es
Mario Navarro Arrocha
529,000 529,000
Claudio Baldini it
Claudio Baldini
504,000 -11,000
Ramon Miquel Munoz es
Ramon Miquel Munoz
485,000 85,000
Robert Kaggerud no
Robert Kaggerud
479,000 479,000
Rodrigo De Barros Semeghini br
Rodrigo De Barros Semeghini
477,000 227,000
Sorin Flutur ro
Sorin Flutur
455,000 279,500
Jean Sierra Oddone uy
Jean Sierra Oddone
436,000 436,000
Renjun Yang cn
Renjun Yang
436,000 436,000
Paul Byrne us
Paul Byrne
429,000 429,000
Andrea Salamone it
Andrea Salamone
424,000 424,000
Georgios Karakousis gr
Georgios Karakousis
410,000 40,000
Anton Siden se
Anton Siden
388,000 388,000
Antoine Saout fr
Antoine Saout
364,000 124,000
Rodney Lawrence ca
Rodney Lawrence
351,000 9,000
Diego Vilela br
Diego Vilela
350,000 350,000
Pavel Ignatov ru
Pavel Ignatov
345,000 345,000
Mehdi Violleau fr
Mehdi Violleau
332,000 332,000
Mikael Guenni fr
Mikael Guenni
318,000 318,000

Lire Plus

Matthew Moss Bubbles Day 1a of the EPT National High Roller

Niveau 18 : 4,000/8,000, 8,000 ante
Matthew Moss
Matthew Moss

Matthew Moss open-shoved 104,000 from middle position and Rodney Lawrence instantly called from the big blind. With hand-for-hand in play, it took a while before the cards were opened up and Moss found himself in a race for his tournament life.

Matthew Moss: {a-Clubs}{10-Spades}
Rodney Lawrence: {9-Spades}{9-Hearts}

The {9-Clubs}{4-Spades}{3-Spades} flop put Lawrence in a commanding lead, leaving Moss only with running cards to survive. The {q-Spades} on the turn opened up one of the backdoors, but the glimmer of hope for the British professional faded on the {10-Clubs} river.

With Moss' elimination, the remaining 152 players all made the money and will bag for Day 2.

Rodney Lawrence
Rodney Lawrence
Joueur Jetons Progression
Rodney Lawrence ca
Rodney Lawrence
342,000 102,000
Matthew Moss gb
Matthew Moss

Tags: Matthew MossRodney Lawrence

Niveau: 18

Blinds: 4,000/8,000

Ante: 8,000

Yildrim Makes Wrong Call but Stays Alive

Niveau 17 : 3,000/6,000, 6,000 ante
Mahmut Yildirim
Mahmut Yildirim

The board read {a-Clubs}{q-Spades}{j-Diamonds}{q-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds} with plenty in the middle and Mahmut Yildrim checked from the big blind to Ramon Miquel Munoz in the under-the-gun position.

He fired a bet of 85,000 and Yildrim had 112,000 behind. He tanked for multiple minutes before he called it off and Munoz opened {k-Clubs}{10-Spades} for a Broadway straight. Yildrim showed a {q-Hearts} before mucking the other card.

Joueur Jetons Progression
Ramon Miquel Munoz es
Ramon Miquel Munoz
400,000 260,000
Mahmut Yildirim ch
Mahmut Yildirim
27,000 27,000

Tags: Ramon Miquel Munoz

Timofeev Bluffs Nearly Everything Off

Niveau 17 : 3,000/6,000, 6,000 ante
Vamshi Vandanapu - Denis Timofeev
Vamshi Vandanapu - Denis Timofeev

With the {9-Hearts}{8-Diamonds}{4-Clubs}{q-Clubs}{4-Diamonds} board completed and around 160,000 in the middle, Vamshi Vandanapu and Denis Timofeev were locked in a blind battle with action on the latter. Timofeev carefully cut out a bet of 83,000, leaving himself with a mere 10,000 behind.

Vandanapu spent ages in the tank, all while a sizable crowd of onlookers was gathering to watch the action unfold. After about five minutes, Vandanapu called it off with {a-Clubs}{9-Clubs} and was good as Timofeev couldn't muster up more than {7-Spades}{6-Spades}.

Timofeev folded the small blind in the next hand and has just 7,000 left.

Joueur Jetons Progression
Vamshi Vandanapu gb
Vamshi Vandanapu
825,000 155,000
Denis Timofeev ru
Denis Timofeev
7,000 -448,000

Tags: Denis TimofeevVamshi Vandanapu

Loire Down; Bubble-Time

Niveau 17 : 3,000/6,000, 6,000 ante
Julien Loire
Julien Loire

In the first hand played during hand-for-hand, three players were all in and at risk. Renato Ribeiro was the first one at risk, but his prospects were pretty good as he held {k-Diamonds}{k-Spades} versus Paul-Francois Tedeschi's {9-Hearts}{7-Diamonds}.

The board came down {q-Clubs}{10-Spades}{10-Clubs}{q-Spades}{10-Diamonds} to give Ribeiro a double-up with tens over kings.

Anton Bergstrom was the second player who was all in and he got eliminated as written below.

Julien Loire was the third one to see his hand come to a showdown, and he was involved in the biggest pot of all against Vamshi Vandanapu. On a {a-Hearts}{9-Hearts}{5-Diamonds} flop, there was a pot of almost 200,000 being contested with Loire being the one at risk.

Julien Loire: {a-Clubs}{k-Spades}
Vamshi Vandanapu: {a-Spades}{9-Diamonds}

Vandanapu had outflopped Loire and eliminated the Frenchman after the {j-Diamonds} turn and {2-Hearts} river to bring the field on the stone bubble.

Joueur Jetons Progression
Vamshi Vandanapu gb
Vamshi Vandanapu
670,000 85,000
Paul-Francois Tedeschi fr
Paul-Francois Tedeschi
175,000 131,000
Renato Ribeiro pt
Renato Ribeiro
80,000 20,000
Julien Loire fr
Julien Loire

Tags: Julien LoireRenato RibeiroVamshi Vandanapu

Bergstrom Eliminated

Niveau 17 : 3,000/6,000, 6,000 ante

Claudio Baldini raised to 12,000 and he was called by a third player. Anton Bergstrom was forced all in from the big blind for his last 11,000 in total.

The flop was dealt {9-Hearts}{6-Spades}{6-Diamonds} and Baldini pushed the third player out of the pot. Bergstrom was dealt {4-Diamonds}{4-Clubs} but he was no match for the {q-Diamonds}{q-Clubs} of Baldini.

The {9-Diamonds} on the turn and {7-Hearts} on the river didn't help him either and he was eliminated.

Joueur Jetons Progression
Claudio Baldini it
Claudio Baldini
515,000 487,300
Anton Bergstrom se
Anton Bergstrom

Tags: Anton Bergstrom