2019 PokerStars.es EPT Barcelona

€2,200 EPT National High Roller
Jours 1b
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 1b terminé

Mustapha Kanit domine le Jour 1b Turbo, 72 survivants rejoignent le Day 2

Niveau 19 : 5,000/10,000, 10,000 ante
Mustapha Kanit
Mustapha Kanit

After a long day of poker that saw both Day 1a and Day 1b flight's come to their conclusion, the remaining 224 players will join together at noon tomorrow to play down to a winner.

Leading the way of day 1b is no one else than the Spanish pro Mustapha Kanit who turned his 30,000 into 662,000 after 19 levels of 20 minutes. The tournament superstar has already racked up $11,486,708 in live winnings, including the victory of the 2015 EPT Grand Final €50,000 super high roller for €936,500 and a second place in the 2016 EPT Grand Final €100,000 No Limit Hold'em - Super High Roller for €1,462,000.

Kanit is followed by Roberto Silvani, who won the € 1,100 No Limit Hold'em - Super Hyper-Turbo event of the PokerStars Championship in 2017 here in Barcelona for € 20,300, his biggest live score, will try to continue his run tomorrow and improve his previous result.

Others in the top counts were Lars Tungel (513,000), who made the money earlier this week in the € 1,100 No Limit Hold'em Seniors 50+ (Event #10) and Almedin Imsirovic (454,000). The Belgium Bart Lybaert also emerged among the big stacks in the middle of the day and bagged a hefty 450,000

A total of 72 players bagged at the end of that night to join the remaining 152 players of Day 1a tomorrow. Many pros and familiar faces took a seat tonight and managed to survive to the turbo structure, such as the 45th World Series of Poker Main Event Champion Martin Jacobson (158,000), super high rollers regular Jean-Noel Thorel (248,00), Xia Lin (444,000), Michel Molenaar (408,000), Anthony Zinno (156,000), Erwann Pecheux (117,000), Jimmy Kebe (108,000) and the American player Jake Schwartz with a short stack of 89,000.

Kenny Hallaert, Andrea Buonocore, Johan Guilbert, Kristen Bicknell, Alex Foxen, Mihai Niste, Davidi Kitai, Benny Glaser and Chino Rheem also took their shots, but failed to make it through Monday’s restart.

PokerStars Team Pro Maria Konnikova busted one hour before the end of the day, losing her last eight big blinds with ace-ten while her opponent held a pair of fours and found a full house on the flop.

The tournament gathered a total field of 1,491 entries to create a nice prizepool of €2,892,540.

Come back to PokerNews then for more coverage of the huge €2,200 EPT National High Roller here in Barcelona.

Tags: Alex FoxenAlmedin ImsirovicAndrea BuonocoreAnthony ZinnoBart LybaertBenny GlaserChino RheemDavidi KitaiErwann PecheuxJake SchwartzJimmy KebeJohan GuilbertKenny HallaertKristen BicknellLars TungelMaria KonnikovaMartin JacobsonMichel MolenaarMihai NisteMustapha KanitRoberto Silvani

End of the Day Chip Counts (complet)

Niveau 19 : 5,000/10,000, 10,000 ante
Joueur Jetons Progression
Mustapha Kanit it
Mustapha Kanit
662,000 377,000
Roberto Silvani it
Roberto Silvani
651,000 446,000
Lars Tungel dk
Lars Tungel
513,000 53,000
Matthew Russell us
Matthew Russell
493,000 493,000
Ali Imsirovic ba
Ali Imsirovic
454,000 454,000
Bart Lybaert be
Bart Lybaert
450,000 90,000
Xia Lin cn
Xia Lin
440,000 395,000
Romain Dours fr
Romain Dours
437,000 437,000
Michel Molenaar nl
Michel Molenaar
408,000 206,000
Samir Akhoullou be
Samir Akhoullou
Govert Metaal nl
Govert Metaal
Miguel Faria Lopes pt
Miguel Faria Lopes
363,000 -92,000
Pavel Veksler ua
Pavel Veksler
360,000 360,000
Oleksii Khoroshenin ua
Oleksii Khoroshenin
358,000 358,000
EPT 1X Winner
Leonardo Patacconi it
Leonardo Patacconi
334,000 204,000
James Cormac King ie
James Cormac King
285,000 -95,000
Wei Lik Graeme Siow
Wei Lik Graeme Siow
282,000 282,000
Steven Tool mc
Steven Tool
260,000 260,000
Rui Sousa pt
Rui Sousa
253,000 253,000
Jean-Noel Thorel fr
Jean-Noel Thorel
248,000 83,000
Rodrigo Peceli Presutti uy
Rodrigo Peceli Presutti
236,000 236,000
Xixiang Luo cn
Xixiang Luo
228,000 228,000
Michele Di Lauro it
Michele Di Lauro
210,000 -135,000
Ami Barer ca
Ami Barer
205,000 205,000
Wim Verhaegen be
Wim Verhaegen
200,000 200,000

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Akhoullou Eliminates Birizdo at the Bubble

Niveau 19 : 5,000/10,000, 10,000 ante
Istvan Birizdo
Istvan Birizdo

The flop read {3-Hearts}{9-Clubs}{8-Clubs} in a head's up situation when Istvan Birizdo moved all in for his last 49,000 from the big blind position. Samir Akhoullou quickly called and the cards were turned over:

Istvan Birizdo: {j-Clubs}{j-Hearts}
Samir Akhoullou: {4-Clubs}{3-Clubs}

Birizdo had the top pair while Akhoullou held a pair of trees and the flush draw, which he hit when the {q-Clubs} showed up on the turn. Birizdo was still hoping for another club to hit a higher flush but the river fell a {9-Hearts} and Birizdo busted at the bubble position with a smile.

The 72 remaining players are now bagging their chips before returning to Day 2 at noon tomorrow.

Joueur Jetons Progression
Samir Akhoullou be
Samir Akhoullou
378,000 223,000
Istvan Birizdo hu
Istvan Birizdo

Tags: Istvan BirizdoSamir Akhoullou

Niveau: 19

Blinds: 5,000/10,000

Ante: 10,000

Glaser Gives One to King

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

The flop showed {8-Hearts}{8-Spades}{9-Hearts} in a three-way pot when Leonardo Patacconi checked in the blinds, followed by Benny Glaser under the gun and James Cormac KIng in the cutoff.

The turn fell a {q-Spades} and this time Glaser bet 32,000 after another check from Patacconi. Only King made the call and the river brought the {5-Diamonds}. Both checked and Glaser sent his cards into the muck when King showed {k-Hearts}{q-Hearts} for two pair.

Joueur Jetons Progression
James Cormac King ie
James Cormac King
Benny Glaser gb
Benny Glaser
90,000 35,000

Tags: Leonardo PatacconiBenny Glaser

Niveau: 18

Blinds: 4,000/8,000

Ante: 8,000