2017 World Series of Poker Europe

Event #1: €1,100 No-Limit Hold'em MONSTER STACK
Jours 1c
Event Info

2017 World Series of Poker Europe

Main Gagnante
Event Info
Prize Pool
Info Niveau
60,000 / 120,000

Event #1: €1,100 No-Limit Hold'em MONSTER STACK

Jour 1c terminé

Sander van Wesemael Bags the Lead After Day 1C

Niveau 14 : 1,200/2,400, 400 ante
Sander van Wesemael
Sander van Wesemael

The three starting flights have all come to an end in Event #1: €1,100 No-Limit Hold'Em MONSTER STACK at the World Series of Poker Europe. Sander van Wesemael bagged the largest stack after Day 1C and will head into Day 2 with the chip lead bringing 323,500 chips with him.

Van Wesemael is coming off an impressive summer in Europe, capturing the title in three €330 PokerStars Cup events in a row. His largest cash came at the event in Barcelona where he took home €127,000. Van Wesemael made a deep run in the WSOP International Circuit Main Event in Rozvadov but bowed in 38th place. He will be looking to add to his already impressive $541,220 career earnings dating back to the end of 2014.

There were a total of 306 entries that took to the felt on Day 1C but only 64 were able to find a bag at the end of the day. Valentin Vornicu was one of those, bagging the second largest stack of 296,500. Vornicu, now calling California home, has over $1,000,000 in live tournament earnings. His largest came just one year ago when he finished in 23rd place at the WSOP Main Event for $269,430. Giovanni Petroni rounds out the top three with 239,000 after he sent Phil Hellmuth packing earlier in the day.

Some other familiar names to make it through to Day 2 include Scott Stewart (207,500), Konstantinos Tsirakidis (178,000), Georgios Zisimopoulos (102,500), Allen Kessler (95,500), Ivo Donev (72,000), and Dominik Desset (47,000).

Many notables sat down for their third bullet today but were still unable to make anything happen. John Racener, Alex Foxen, Kristen Bicknell, Kenny Hallaert, Chris Ferguson, Jeff Lisandro, and Marc MacDonnell were a few to come up empty-handed. Bertrand Grospellier, Phil Hellmuth, Roberto Romanello, Brandon Cantu, and Jan Timo Jobmann were also sent to the rail throughout the day.

Martin Kabrhel entered the field rather early compared to usual, and he had a rollercoaster kind of day. At some points, his chips were moving more than his mouth which is also uncharacteristic. Kabrhel found a massive double up with pocket fours versus ace-king when the flop came {6-Diamonds}{4-Clubs}{3-Clubs}. Soon after, however, Kabrhel's pocket aces got cracked by Konstantinos Tsirakidis when Tsirakidis flopped a set of sevens. Kabrhel left the tournament area but not without leaving a few memorable comments behind.

There will be a total of 114 players returning on Sunday for Day 2 and the money bubble will be in everyone's eyes when the action resumes. With a total of 561 entries throughout the three starting flights, there will be a prizepool of €538,280 to battle for. There will be 85 places being paid, with a min-cash worth €1,592 and the eventual champion taking home €117,708.

The action will resume on Sunday at 2:00 P.M. local time inside the Poker Arena at King's Casino. Continue to follow along with the PokerNews live reporting team as we bring you all of the live updates from the tournament floor.

Day 2 Seat Draw

TableSeatPlayerNationalityChip CountBig Blinds
831Ivo DonevAustria72,00024
832Sasa StancicCanada42,00014
833Erich KollmannAustria119,00040
834Pavel ŠourekCzech Republic54,00018
835Walid Abdi AliGermany73,50025
836Serge DanisSwitzerland113,50038
837Viktor KovachevBulgaria88,00029
838Theodoros AidonopoulosGreece75,00025
839Jonas HolmSweden72,50024
841Eddy ScharfGermany59,00020
842Arsenii KarmatckiiRussian Federation72,50024
843Jesper MertzDenmark64,00021
844Aleksandr PantiukhinRussian Federation100,50034
845David DolákCzech Republic40,00013
846Aleksandar TomovićSerbia22,0007
847Patrik CiklamíniSlovakia35,50012
848Alexander SchlienGermany31,50011
849Alexandre ViardFrance118,50040
891Domenico GalaItaly64,50022
892Hamza MiriGermany124,00041
893Usman SiddiqueUnited Kingdom111,00037
894Zhivko SotirovBulgaria63,00021
895Maciej KondraszukPoland46,00015
896Avelino Hernani RibeiroPortugal51,50017
897Sergio HamamotoPortugal107,00036
898Micky BlasiMalta213,00071
899Pawel CzichowskiGermany199,00066
901Ali SameeianGermany80,50027
902Helma WeberGermany102,00034
903Werner ScharnaglAustralia39,00013
904Vincent MoscatiUnited States105,50035
905Adi RajkovicAustria90,00030
906Ján BendíkSlovakia101,00034
907Yohan ZenouFrance88,50030
908Olivian BalintRomania42,00014
909Darren DelahuntyUnited Kingdom44,00015
951Sergio FernandezSpain267,00089
952Sander van WesemaelNetherlands323,500108
953Mario MosböckAustria71,50024
954Konstantinos TsirakidisGermany178,00059
955Andriy PalyugaCzech Republic40,50014
956Ricardo ChauriyeChile96,00032
957Andre ReichGermany26,5009
958Bruno TariscoItaly41,50014
959Thomas MorstadNorway64,50022
961Jakob MiegelGermany29,50010
962Petter Solli BergNorway33,50011
963Emil LukáčSlovakia192,00064
964Maxim LykovRussian Federation153,50051
965Mike LeahCanada96,00032
966Jeff CormierCanada265,00088
967Sondre EinarsenNorway57,00019
968Dominik ArnoldAustria167,50056
969Yaniv BotbolFrance72,00024
1011Scott StewartUnited States207,50069
1012Valentin VornicuUnited States296,50099
1013Tobias BornefalkSweden207,00069
1014Yehuda CohenGermany105,50035
1015Carlo SavinelliItaly55,50019
1016Matthias GerigkGermany47,00016
1017David PetrzelkaCzech Republic83,50028
1018Sebastián KosCzech Republic104,50035
1019Tezer CetindagGermany21,5007
1021Ariel MorgenshternIsrael74,00025
1022Zdenko SlavíkSlovakia33,00011
1023Dzmitry RabotkinCzech Republic96,50032
1024Andrej DessetSlovakia86,50029
1025Walter TreccarichiItaly90,00030
1026Ismael BojangAustria268,50090
1027Hannes NeurauterGermany106,00035
1028Stoyan ObreshkovBulgaria45,00015
1029Matouš HoužvíčekCzech Republic37,50013
1071Kai GimreNorway84,00028
1072James AkenheadUnited Kingdom46,50016
1073Paul MichaelisGermany11,5004
1074Andriy GertsUkraine106,50036
1075Viliyan PetleshkovBulgaria178,50060
1076Ryan HefterUnited States208,00069
1077Pierre NeuvilleBelgium122,50041
1078Avi HamoIsrael41,00014
1079Josef GulášCzech Republic88,50030
1081Ryan HughesUnited States81,50027
1082Oleksandr ShcherbakUkraine140,00047
1083Robert SchulzAustria143,00048
1084Timo KamphuesGermany97,00032
1085Peter BstielerGermany96,50032
1086Fahredin MustafovBulgaria183,00061
1087Richard PfefferHungary39,50013
1088Chi Cuong HuynhSwitzerland85,00028
1089Thanh HoangCzech Republic179,00060
1132Giovanni PetroniItaly239,00080
1133Benjamin Garcia RiveraSpain155,50052
1134Urs HauserSwitzerland40,00013
1135James HoeppnerUnited States39,50013
1136Georgios ZisimopoulosGreece102,50034
1137Francois CorougeFrance69,50023
1138Dominik DessetSlovakia47,00016
1139Federico QuevedoCosta Rica56,50019
1141Aneris AdomkeviciusLithuania153,00051
1142Milan TopolySlovakia26,0009
1144Matthias KürschnerGermany135,00045
1145René CrhaCzech Republic186,50062
1146Tal Shemon CohenIsrael90,00030
1147Thomas LentrodtGermany47,50016
1148Allen KesslerUnited States95,50032
1149Vlado SevoAustria123,00041
1191Atila AydinGermany34,50012
1192Viktor KatzenbergerHungary92,00031
1194Georges GhossanLebanon104,00035
1195Christophe PereiraPortugal170,00057
1196Morten GlosliNorway23,5008
1197Steffen RetterholtNorway37,00012
1198Dario MarinelliItaly117,00039
1199Romain FolletFrance44,50015

Tags: Alex FoxenAllen KesslerBertrand GrospellierBrandon CantuChris FergusonDominik DessetGeorgios ZisimopoulosGiovanni PetroniJan Timo JobmannJeffrey LisandroJohn RacenerKenny HallaertKristen BicknellMarc MacDonnellMartin KabrhelPhil HellmuthRoberto RomanelloSander van WesemaelScott StewartValentin Vornicu

End-of-Day Chip Counts (complet)

Niveau 14 : 1,200/2,400, 400 ante

Josep Maria Galindo Lopez five-bet all in out of the small blind with pocket kings to run into the pocket aces of Emil Lukac and bust just before bagging and tagging. Fewer than 70 hopefuls made it through from Day 1c and the full chip counts will be published when PokerNews receives them.

A full recap of today's action and the seat draw for Day 2 will follow shortly.

Joueur Jetons Progression
Sander van Wesemael nl
Sander van Wesemael
323,500 13,500
Day 1C Chip Leader
Valentin Vornicu us
Valentin Vornicu
296,500 86,500
Giovanni Petroni it
Giovanni Petroni
239,000 59,000
Scott Stewart us
Scott Stewart
207,500 47,500
Tobias Bornefalk no
Tobias Bornefalk
207,000 2,700
Pawel Czichowski de
Pawel Czichowski
199,000 199,000
Emil Lukac sk
Emil Lukac
192,000 92,000
Thanh Hoang cz
Thanh Hoang
179,000 179,000
Konstantinos Tsirakidis gr
Konstantinos Tsirakidis
178,000 -17,500
Christophe Pereira fr
Christophe Pereira
Dominik Arnold at
Dominik Arnold
167,500 22,500
Benjamin Garcia Rivera es
Benjamin Garcia Rivera
155,500 71,500
Matthias Kürschner de
Matthias Kürschner
135,000 65,000
Hamza Miri de
Hamza Miri
Vlado Sevo at
Vlado Sevo
123,000 8,000
Erich Kollmann at
Erich Kollmann
119,000 59,000
Alexandre Viard fr
Alexandre Viard
118,500 13,500
Serge Danis ch
Serge Danis
113,500 -21,500
Sergio Hamamoto pt
Sergio Hamamoto
Andriy Gerts ua
Andriy Gerts
106,500 6,500
Yehuda Cohen il
Yehuda Cohen
105,500 9,500
Vincent Moscati us
Vincent Moscati
105,500 5,500
Georgios Zisimopoulos gr
Georgios Zisimopoulos
102,500 -67,500
Helma Weber de
Helma Weber
102,000 22,000
Dzmitry Rabotkin cz
Dzmitry Rabotkin
96,500 56,500

Lire Plus

Tags: Emil LukacJosep Maria Galindo Lopez

Straver and Castelluccio Gone

Niveau 14 : 1,200/2,400, 400 ante

Jesper Straver was all in for 12,000 and two players called including one in late position and Andriy Gerts in the big blind. The two remaining players checked down the bopard {K-Clubs}{9-Spades}{6-Spades}{6-Clubs}{10-Clubs} until the river when Gerts bet and forced a fold.

Straver showed {A-Clubs}{8-Hearts} and Gerts had that beat with {10-Diamonds}{10-Hearts}.

Sergio Castelluccio also eventually bowed out, sending his remaining chips over to Helma Weber.

Joueur Jetons Progression
Andriy Gerts ua
Andriy Gerts
Helma Weber de
Helma Weber
80,000 25,000
Jesper Straver dk
Jesper Straver
Sergio Castelluccio it
Sergio Castelluccio

Tags: Helma WeberJesper StraverSergio CastelluccioAndriy Gerts

Michaelis Doubles Through Gimre

Niveau 14 : 1,200/2,400, 400 ante

A player in middle position opened to 5,200 and Kai Gimre called on the button. Paul Michaelis was on the button and shipped all-in for 29,500. The initial raiser folded and Gimre made the call.

Michaelis: {a-Hearts}{j-Diamonds}
Gimre: {a-Clubs}{k-Diamonds}

Michaelis was in a dominated position but the flop came {a-Diamonds}{j-Clubs}{4-Diamonds} giving him two pair. The turn was the {4-Hearts} and the river brought the {2-Diamonds} giving Michaelis a big double up at the end of the night.

Joueur Jetons Progression
Kai Gimre no
Kai Gimre
73,000 -32,000
Paul Michaelis de
Paul Michaelis
67,000 49,000

Tags: Paul MichaelisKai Gimre

Castelluccio Doubles Two

Niveau 14 : 1,200/2,400, 400 ante

"I give you all my chips and you give them away," Yehuda Cohen said to Sergio Castelluccio after the latter had doubled up Helma Weber, while a short stack and Urs Hauser chopped to build their stacks as well.

First it was Weber that doubled for 25,200 with {Q-Hearts}{Q-Diamonds} versus {A-Spades}{J-Spades} after the board came {J-Hearts}{10-Spades}{3-Clubs}{6-Diamonds}{8-Clubs}.

Then, a short stack was all in for 11,200 with {A-Hearts}{K-Hearts} and Urs Hauser was at risk for 27,100 with the {A-Diamonds}{K-Clubs}. Castelluccio went into the showdown with the {A-Spades}{10-Clubs} and the board came {7-Hearts}{6-Diamonds}{2-Hearts}{3-Clubs}{4-Spades}.

Joueur Jetons Progression
Helma Weber de
Helma Weber
55,000 55,000
Urs Hauser ch
Urs Hauser
42,000 -23,000
Sergio Castelluccio it
Sergio Castelluccio
33,000 -40,000

Tags: Helma WeberSergio CastelluccioUrs HauserYehuda Cohen

Bornefalk Eliminates Two Players in One Hand

Niveau 14 : 1,200/2,400, 400 ante
Tobias Bornefalk
Tobias Bornefalk

Ivaylo Sivinov raised to 5,200 from early position and Tobias Bornefalk called directly to his left. The action was folded around to the big blind who moved all-in for around 20,000 and Sivinov pushed all-in over the top for 47,000. Bornefalk asked for a count and then made the call with {a-Hearts}{k-Clubs}. He had his opponents dominated with Sivinov holding {a-Clubs}{j-Diamonds} and his other opponent showing {a-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}.

The flop came {k-Diamonds}{q-Clubs}{5-Clubs} and Bornefalk flopped the only pair. Both of his opponents picked up straight draws but the {8-Hearts} on the turn and the {k-Hearts} on the river secured the double knockout for Bornefalk.

Joueur Jetons Progression
Tobias Bornefalk no
Tobias Bornefalk
204,300 69,300
Ivaylo Sivinov bg
Ivaylo Sivinov

Tags: Tobias Bornefalk

Danis Wins Some Off Stewart and van Wesemael

Niveau 14 : 1,200/2,400, 400 ante

With the completed board showing {8-Clubs}{3-Hearts}{2-Spades}{K-Clubs}{J-Spades}, Sander van Wesemael and Serge Danis checked in the blinds. Scott Stewart bet 16,000 from the cutoff and was called by both opponents. Stewart rolled over {10-Hearts}{4-Hearts} for a bluff, which van Wesemael had beat with {7-Clubs}{7-Spades}. However, it was Danis that raked in the pot with {A-Clubs}{j-Clubs} for a pair of jacks.

Despite losing this pot, van Wesemael still appears to be the current chip leader as Valentin Vornicu and a few others are around 100,000 chips behind the Dutchman.

Joueur Jetons Progression
Sander van Wesemael nl
Sander van Wesemael
310,000 -20,700
Day 1C Chip Leader
Valentin Vornicu us
Valentin Vornicu
210,000 45,600
Scott Stewart us
Scott Stewart
160,000 8,500
Serge Danis ch
Serge Danis
135,000 80,000

Tags: Sander van WesemaelScott StewartSerge DanisValentin Vornicu

Zenou's Two Barrels Work

Niveau 14 : 1,200/2,400, 400 ante

Josep Maria Galindo Lopez opened to 4,500 and Yohan Zenou in the hijack three-bet to 11,500 in order to pick up a call by the Spaniard. The flop fell {J-Clubs}{8-Hearts}{7-Spades} and Galindo Lopez checked, then called a bet of 9,000 by Zenou. On the {K-Clubs} turn, Galindo Lopez checked once more and Yenou's second bet of 11,500 won the pot.

Joueur Jetons Progression
Josep Maria Galindo Lopez es
Josep Maria Galindo Lopez
90,000 90,000
Yohan Zenou fr
Yohan Zenou
90,000 43,000

Tags: Josep Maria Galindo LopezYohan Zenou