2019 World Series of Poker Europe

Event #1: €350 Opener No-Limit Hold'em
Jours 1b
Event Info

2019 World Series of Poker Europe

Main Gagnante
Event Info
Prize Pool
Info Niveau
200,000 / 400,000

Event #1: €350 Opener No-Limit Hold'em

Jour 1b terminé

Elena Litvinyuk Bags Day 1b Chip Lead in Event #1: €350 Opener No-Limit Hold'em; Renat Bohdanov Leads Overall

Niveau 14 : 1,000/2,500, 2,500 ante
Elena Litvinyuk
Elena Litvinyuk

The second flight of Event #1: €350 Opener No-Limit Hold'em at King’s Resort came to an end on Saturday night after 14 levels. A total of 612 registration slips were sold and when the dust had settled only 160 of those found a bag, bringing the total number of entries to 1011.

Leading the way from Day 1b is Russian Elena Litvinyuk, who ended the night with an impressive 385,500. While not enough to claim the overall lead heading into Day 2, it was more than enough to finish atop the flight. Daniel Braude is hot at the heels of the leader with 357,500 and will be one of the bigger stacks to look out for on Day 2.

Some familiar faces who will return on Day 2 include Erik Cajelais (274,000) Timur Margolin (246,000), Eyal Bensimhon (162,000), Allen Kessler (136,500), Ismael Bojang (164,000), Jeffrey Lisandro (115,500), Yan Li (109,500), Sofia Lovgren (102,000), Robert Campbell (74,500) and Martin Kabrhel (69,500).

Although Day 1b ended with Litvinyuk atop the leaderboard, it is Renat Bohdanov who will be in the driver's seat at the start of Day 2. Bohdanov is a local player here at King's Casino, who recently final tabled the WSOP Circuit Mini Main Event, and will also try to catch his first notable result in a WSOP event.

Top Five After Day 1 Flights

PositionPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
1Renat BohdanovUkraine525,000175
2Elena LitvinyukRussia385,500128
3Bartel KarsNetherlands374,000124
4Daniel BraudeIsrael357,500119
5Roland IsraelashviliUnited States332,000110

The second flight started with more success than the first, having almost double to start the day than the previous. Day 1a pulled in a total of 399 entry slips with 84 securing a spot by night's end. The Day 1b entries almost reached the number needed to surpass the guarantee, and 612 slips were handed out.

The payouts have been announced right before the end of the day, with 152 places in the money and a nice €56,654 for the new champion as well as a Main Event seat. The full details will be posted tomorrow as soon as they are confirmed by the staff.

Chris Ferguson, 2017 Player of the Year, failed to find a bag after two re-entries today and busted during the last level of the day. Other notables who took their chance today but didn't make it to Day 2 include Viktor Blom, Shaun Deeb, six-time bracelet winner Daniel Negreanu and Eli Elezra.

The second day will begin at 2 p.m tomorrow and is scheduled to play down to the final six. Blinds will resume on level 15 at 1,500/3,000 and a 3,000 big blind ante. The levels will be 40 minutes in length with a 15-minute break after every three levels of play.

The PokerNews live reporting team will be bringing the live updates throughout the event, so stay tuned as all of the action unfolds!

Tags: Allen KesslerChris FergusonDaniel BraudeDavidErik CajelaisEyal BensimhonIsmael BojangJeffrey LisandroKrzysztof JaguscikPhil HellmuthRenat BohdanovRobert CampbellShaun DeebViktor Blom

Full End of the Day Chipcounts (complet)

Niveau 14 : 1,000/2,500, 2,500 ante
Joueur Jetons Progression
Elena Litvinyuk ru
Elena Litvinyuk
385,500 343,500
Day 1B Chip Leader
Daniel Braude il
Daniel Braude
357,500 230,500
Krzysztof Jaguscik pl
Krzysztof Jaguscik
310,000 60,000
Jonathan Wong gb
Jonathan Wong
302,500 19,500
Christophe Vidal fr
Christophe Vidal
295,000 249,000
Thai Ha vn
Thai Ha
292,500 18,500
WSOP 1X Winner
Stanislav Koleno sk
Stanislav Koleno
281,000 281,000
Damian Siewert pl
Damian Siewert
Erik Cajelais ca
Erik Cajelais
274,000 244,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Konstantin Generalov ru
Konstantin Generalov
262,000 7,000
Timur Margolin il
Timur Margolin
246,000 246,000
WSOP 2X Winner
Norbert Ferenc Mosonyi hu
Norbert Ferenc Mosonyi
236,000 236,000
Alexandre Viard fr
Alexandre Viard
220,000 220,000
Roman Olivier Sahin ch
Roman Olivier Sahin
220,000 220,000
Alexander Adam de
Alexander Adam
219,000 219,000
Ion Tabacaru ro
Ion Tabacaru
212,500 212,500
Ondrej Mar cz
Ondrej Mar
211,000 211,000
Simone Miracoli it
Simone Miracoli
207,500 194,500
Nina Rahel Gestach ch
Nina Rahel Gestach
192,500 192,500
Herbert Reissnecker de
Herbert Reissnecker
191,000 156,500
Michael Magalashvili il
Michael Magalashvili
186,500 90,500
Tzur Levy il
Tzur Levy
185,500 185,500
Roberto Benedetti it
Roberto Benedetti
185,500 185,500
Steven Lamb gb
Steven Lamb
185,000 185,000
Urban Grcar si
Urban Grcar
184,500 184,500

Lire Plus

Play Halted and Prizepool Announced

Niveau 14 : 1,000/2,500, 2,500 ante

160 players are left in the event and the officials have stopped it for today. A full recap and the chipcounts will follow shortly.

Right before the end of the day, the tournament prize pool has been announced. A total of 152 places will be paid, with a min-cash worth €465. The first place will receive €56,654 as well as a seat for the Main Event.

Kings Versus Queens for Generalov

Niveau 14 : 1,000/2,500, 2,500 ante

Andrii Vakaliuk raised to 6,000 and Konstantin Generalov three-bet to 21,000, called by Vakaliuk.

Both players checked throughout the board {a-Hearts}{9-Clubs}{8-Hearts}{2-Hearts} and a {10-Diamonds} fell on the river. Generalov bet 5,000 and Vakaliuk decided to call but only to see {k-Spades}{k-Clubs} in Generalov's hand. Vakaliuk mucked pocket queens.

Joueur Jetons Progression
Konstantin Generalov ru
Konstantin Generalov
255,000 240,000
Andrii Vakaliuk ua
Andrii Vakaliuk
120,000 -103,000

Tags: Konstantin Generalov

Fives Are Not Good for Hellmuth

Niveau 14 : 1,000/2,500, 2,500 ante

On a board {9-Diamonds}{q-Hearts}{j-Clubs}{2-Clubs} in a three-way pot, Phil Hellmuth led out for 4,000 and Pavel Sourek called while Ankur Gupta let it go.

The river {j-Spades} paired the board on the river and both checked. Hellmuth announced "fives" and Sourek showed {10-Clubs}{9-Clubs} for a better pair. Hellmuth mucked {5-Diamonds}{5-Spades}.

Joueur Jetons Progression
Pavel Sourek cz
Pavel Sourek
Ankur Gupta in
Ankur Gupta
33,000 -53,000
Phil Hellmuth us
Phil Hellmuth
33,000 2,500
WSOP Main Event Champion
WSOP 17X Winner
Poker Hall of Famer

Tags: Pavel SourekPhil Hellmuth

Nice Pot for Kabrhel

Niveau 14 : 1,000/2,500, 2,500 ante

In a three-way pot with around 50,000 in the middle, the board {7-Hearts}{5-Hearts}{j-Clubs}{8-Hearts}{2-Clubs} was already dealt. After two checks from Roman Sahin and Thai Quang Ha, Martin Kabrhel decided to shove for a stack worth 49,500. Sahin folded and ha went deep into the tank before folding as well.

Joueur Jetons Progression
Thai Ha vn
Thai Ha
WSOP 1X Winner
Roman Sahin ch
Roman Sahin
132,000 132,000
Martin Kabrhel cz
Martin Kabrhel
105,000 75,000
WSOP 2X Winner

Tags: Martin KabrhelRoman Sahin