Jour 1a terminé
Jour 1a terminé
Le Français Xavier Carrière a dominé le Jour 1A du Main Event PokerStars Championship Barcelona qui a rassemblé 437 joueurs. Un peu plus de 200 joueurs ont emballé des jetons pour la deuxième journée d'une compétition qui proposera un prizepool minimum de 7 millions d'euros.
Après 8 niveaux de 75 minutes, le tricolore a emballé 205 700 jetons soit presque 7 fois le tapis de départ. Il devance Adalfer Morales Gamarra (192 900), Upeshika De Silva (183 000), Paul Klann (174,200) et Diego Vilela (149,100). Patrick Leonard (142 000), Dario Sammartino (141,100), Ryan Riess (113,800), Christopher Kruk (107,400), Steve Warburton (92,000), Bart Lybaert (62,200), Dan Colman (59,000), Nick Petrangelo (37,000), Pierre Neuville (14,000) et Kenny Hallaert (13,000) ont aussi validé leur ticket pour le Jour 2 qui s'annonce très fréquenté (lundi soir un satellite avec 50 tickets garantis pour le Main Event était pris d'assaut par les joueurs, ndlr).
Déjà 15 Français au Jour 2
Fabrice Maltez (149 000), Arnaud Enselme (121 000) et le Team Pro Winamax Sylvain Loosli (106 000) ont aussi connu une belle journée du côté des Bleus. Luc Bindel (88 000), Aladin Reskallah (70 000), Benoit Albiges (57 000), Anthony Cruz, Bruno Cohen, Emrah Cakmac et Alexis Fleur (32 000) ont aussi emballé plus que le tapis de départ. Ca passe aussi pour Alexandre Amiel, Patrick Caveriviere, Jimmy Guerrero (11 800) et Jean Philippe Peyratoux.
Fatima Moreira de Melo, Daniel Negreanu, Jaime Staples, Martin Jacobson, Christoph Vogelsang, Steve O'Dwyer, Gaelle Baumann, Benjamin Pollak ou encore Linus "LLinusLLove" Loeliger ont eux chuté dès l'ouverture du tournoi.
Les survivants de la première journée se regrouperont mercredi à partir de midi au Casino Barcelona pour le Jour 2. Le Jour 1B début lui ce mardi à 12 heures en direct sur PokerNews...
8 niveaux de 75 minutes sont au programme avec une pause dîner aux alentours de 20 heures. Plus de 1000 joueurs sont attendus sur cette deuxième journée de départ.
And the day is done. We'll be back shortly with assorted end-of-day chip counts and a recap of today's action.
Ryan Riess had a bet of 40,000 in front of him on the button when we got to his table, with the board reading . Riess' cutoff opponent was deciding whether to call the overbet — the pot was about 25,000 — for his tournament life, since he had about 35,000. Eventually, he did call with , but Riess had him beat with . The river was a , and the former WSOP Main Event champ dragged the pot.
On a board of we caught Jukka Paloniemi with 16,000 in front of him from the cutoff. Igor Yaroshevskyy, seated in early position, had 47,200 in front of him, all in. Paloniemi took his time and eventually called after the clock was called on him.
The river made Paloniemi two pair but that was still not good enough to beat Yaroshevskyy's set.
Igor Yaroshevskyy (early position) and Jukka Paloniemi (button) each put in what looked like 12,000 on an flop. They each checked the , and Paloniemi bet 42,000 into about 60,000 after the river. Yaroshevskyy pondered a few minutes, and Paloniemi asked for time. With three seconds left in his countdown, Yaroshevskyy grabbed a stack of calling chips, but it was a final bluff as he mucked in short order.
In a pot that boasted about 15,000 in preflop, Igor Yaroshevskyy checked in the small blind and called 5,700 from Jukka Paloniemi on the flop. Both checked the and Yaroshevskyy fired in 15,300 on the river. Paloniemi tossed in calling chips after about a minute but couldn't beat .
Upeshka De Silva is up to 180,000 after winning a big pot uncontested. With around 60,000 in the pot, De Silva shoved all in on a board. It was effectively 45,000 to call for his opponent, who spent over five minutes agonizing before folding his hand.
Kenny Hallaert may be on an absolute tear these past few months, even the Belgian can be susceptible to an old-fashioned bad beat. It was none other than Isaac Haxton who rivered Hallaert to keep his Main Event run going.
Haxton had raised to 1,950 in middle position, Hallaert had three-bet to 5,500 to his left and had called Haxton's four-bet shove for 40,700 to create the following showdown.
The board ran out , giving Haxton an ace on the river to win.