2019 partypoker LIVE MILLIONS Europe

Main Event
Jours 1a
Event Info

2019 partypoker LIVE MILLIONS Europe

Main Gagnante
Event Info
Prize Pool
Info Niveau
4,000,000 / 8,000,000

Main Event

Jour 1a terminé

Mikhail Vilkov Leads Day 1a, Dietrich Fast Bagged Big

Niveau 8 : 10,000/25,000, 25,000 ante
Dietrich Fast
Dietrich Fast

Day 1a of the €10,300 Main Event at the 2019 partypoker LIVE MILLIONS Europe is in the books at the King's Resort in Rozvadov, Czech Republic. A total of 165 players registered for the tournament today and 101 of them made it through to the second day. Mikhail Vilkov bagged one of the biggest stacks. He improved his 1,000,000 stack to an impressive 4,850,000 after eight hours of play. Other notable players that ended near the top of the chip counts are Dietrich Fast (4,255,000) and Daniel Rezaei (3,860,000).

Vilkov collected chips throughout the day and he even had 5,000,000 in front of him at one point. He closed out the day by finishing just a little bit under the five million chip mark. Fast busted Jonas Lauck in the last level of the day to give his stack a boost to 2,5 million. He never looked back from that moment and finished the day by winning another 1,7 million chips of the other players at his table.

Day 1a Action

The day started in Rozvadov with a little over 50 players on the clock and that number quickly grew. The clock showed 165 players at the end of the first starting day. Eight one-hour levels were played and 101 players found a bag at the end of the day. Late registration is still open until the end of the second level on Day 2 and plenty of entries will still be made on Day 1b of the tournament to reach that €5,000,000 guaranteed prize pool.

Plenty of notables found a bag at the end of the first day. Among them are Patrick Mahoney (3,280,000), Niall Farrell (3,215,000), David Hu (3,070,000), Sam Grafton (2,460,000), Lawrence Bayley (1,800,000), Julian Thomas (1,740,000), Gianluca Speranza (1,245,000), and Andrea Ricci (765,000) all made it through to Day 2. Another familiar face that made it to the second day is partypoker Pro Joao Simao. He added 825,000 to his starting stack of 1,000,000 to end the day just under 2 million with 1,825,000.

Plenty more partypoker Pros showed up on Day 1a of the €10,300 but only Simao made it through to Day 2. The ones that gave it a shot but failed to find a bag were Jeff Gross of Team Online and Josip Simunic. Simunic had a short day when he sat down from the start. He wasn't able to get anything going and lost a bunch of his stack with pocket tens against ace-queen. He busted out only minutes later with ace-queen against pocket nines and he failed to win both flips.

Another member of the partypoker team that entered the day was Philipp Gruissem. He battled it out at a tough table with the likes of Markus Durnegger and Alex Keating. Both of them failed to make it to Day 2. Gruissem also battled a lot with Jack Sinclair who was seated at the same table. Sinclair lasted longer in the fight then Gruissem did when Gruissem busted right before the end of the day and Sinclair busted out only 15 minutes later.

Jack Sinclair and Philipp Gruissem 'battling' it out
Jack Sinclair and Philipp Gruissem 'battling' it out

Plenty of others gave it a shot but didn't make it to the second day. Steve Warburton, Mateusz Moolhuizen, Vojtech Ruzicka, Bryan Piccioli, Ben Heath, Triton 100K Super High Roller champion Orpen Kisacikoglu, and Aymon Hata all were eliminated throughout the day. They do still have the option to reenter the tournament through Day 1b or they can register on Day 2 in the first two one-hour levels of the day.

Day 1b will kick-off at noon on Thursday, August 15. The recipe is the exact same as today with eight one-hour levels and a fifteen-minute break after every two levels. The day will be done at approximately 8:45 p.m. local time and that will give the players enough rest to battle it out for the money on a combined Day 2.

Make sure to stay tuned to PokerNews to follow the rest of the coverage of the 2019 partypoker LIVE MILLIONS Europe in Rozvadov.

Tags: Alex KeatingAndrea RicciAymon HataBen HeathBryan PiccioliDaniel RezaeiDavid HuDietrich FastGianluca SperanzaJack SinclairJeff GrossJoao SimaoJonas LauckJosip SimunicJulian ThomasLawrence BayleyMarkus DurneggerMateusz MoolhuizenMikhail VilkovNiall FarrellOrpen KisacikogluPatrick MahoneyPhilipp GruissemSam GraftonSteve WarburtonVojtech Ruzicka

End of Day Chip Counts (complet)

Niveau 8 : 10,000/25,000, 25,000 ante
Joueur Jetons Progression
Mikhail Vilkov ru
Mikhail Vilkov
4,850,000 350,000
Day 1A Chip Leader
Dietrich Fast de
Dietrich Fast
4,255,000 1,755,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Daniel Rezaei at
Daniel Rezaei
3,860,000 -140,000
Lukas Soucek cz
Lukas Soucek
3,675,000 475,000
Patrick Mahoney us
Patrick Mahoney
3,280,000 680,000
Niall Farrell gb
Niall Farrell
3,215,000 2,155,000
WSOP 1X Winner
WPT 1X Winner
EPT 1X Winner
Anatoliy Zyrin ru
Anatoliy Zyrin
3,140,000 2,220,000
WSOP 2X Winner
David Hu nl
David Hu
3,070,000 -30,000
Jesper Hoog se
Jesper Hoog
3,050,000 -150,000
Jozsef Liszkovics hu
Jozsef Liszkovics
Michael Sklenicka cz
Michael Sklenicka
Francesco Candelari it
Francesco Candelari
2,775,000 375,000
Raoul Refos nl
Raoul Refos
2,765,000 1,065,000
Martin Ilavsky sk
Martin Ilavsky
2,710,000 2,073,000
Joep Raemaekers nl
Joep Raemaekers
2,500,000 700,000
Sam Grafton gb
Sam Grafton
2,460,000 1,460,000
Pavlo Veksler ua
Pavlo Veksler
Maurizio Cola it
Maurizio Cola
Ashkan Khatami de
Ashkan Khatami
Alex Foxen us
Alex Foxen
2,140,000 1,715,000
WSOP 1X Winner
WPT 1X Winner
Marek Blasko sk
Marek Blasko
2,125,000 725,000
Johann Roesnick de
Johann Roesnick
Milan Skacel cz
Milan Skacel
Aleksandr Denisov ru
Aleksandr Denisov
2,020,000 -280,000
Vladas Burneikis lt
Vladas Burneikis

Lire Plus

Three More Hands

Niveau 8 : 10,000/25,000, 25,000 ante

The tournament clock was paused and the tournament director announced that the players have three more hands left in the day. They will finish those before bagging up and they will come back for Day 2 on Friday, August 16.

Bustillo Makes Scholten Fold

Niveau 8 : 10,000/25,000, 25,000 ante

The flop was {a-Clubs}{j-Clubs}{8-Spades} and the players already caused a 400,000 pot. Leandro Bustillo bet 250,000 from the small blind and it was on Freek Scholten to act in middle position. He called to see the {10-Clubs} on the turn.

Bustillo was left with 685,000 and he put that in the middle on the turn. It caused Scholten to fold and Bustillo raked in the pot.

Joueur Jetons Progression
Leandro Bustillo ar
Leandro Bustillo
1,585,000 1,585,000
Freek Scholten nl
Freek Scholten
750,000 -350,000

Tags: Freek ScholtenLeandro Bustillo

Hata Eliminated by Mahoney

Niveau 8 : 10,000/25,000, 25,000 ante
Aymon Hata
Aymon Hata

A player had opened the action from early position with a raise to 55,000 and Patrick Mahoney called from middle position. Aymon then three-bet to 225,000 and the initial raiser was out of the way. Mahoney thought about it for a bit before he eventually pulled the trigger. He was all in, covering Hata. Hata called for his last 1,140,000 and was at risk of elimination.

Aymon Hata: {a-Spades}{k-Diamonds}
Patrick Mahoney: {j-Spades}{j-Clubs}

The board ran out {q-Spades}{q-Clubs}{5-Hearts}{3-Hearts}{4-Diamonds} and Hata was sent to the rail, only 40 minutes before the end of Day 1a.

Joueur Jetons Progression
Patrick Mahoney us
Patrick Mahoney
Aymon Hata gb
Aymon Hata

Tags: Aymon HataPatrick Mahoney

Fast Eliminates Lauck

Niveau 8 : 10,000/25,000, 25,000 ante
Dietrich Fast
Dietrich Fast

Jonas Lauck was seen walking away from his seat while Dietrich Fast was stacking chips. Fast got up to 2,500,000 in chips while Lauck was sent to the rail.

Lauck does have the opportunity to register on Day 1b or on Day 2 in the first two levels.

Joueur Jetons Progression
Dietrich Fast de
Dietrich Fast
2,500,000 1,250,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Jonas Lauck de
Jonas Lauck
WSOP 2X Winner

Tags: Dietrich FastJonas Lauck

Niveau: 8

Blinds: 10,000/25,000

Ante: 25,000