2019 World Series of Poker Europe

Event #15: €550 Colossus No-Limit Hold'em
Jours 1h
Event Info

2019 World Series of Poker Europe

Main Gagnante
Event Info
Prize Pool
Info Niveau
500,000 / 1,000,000
Info Joueurs - Jour 1h
Joueurs Survivants

Event #15: €550 Colossus No-Limit Hold'em

Jour 1h terminé

Pierre Neuville Leads the 85 Survivors After Day 1h of Event #15: €550 Colossus No-Limit Hold'em

Niveau 18 : 3,000/6,000, 6,000 ante
Pierre Neuville
Pierre Neuville

It was by far the busiest day of the 2019 World Series of Poker Europe and it very well could be the largest starting flight as Day 1f of Event #15: €550 Colossus No-Limit Hold'em attracted a total of 736 entries. Only 85 players managed to find a bag after 18 complete levels and legend Pierre Neuville finished on top of the leaderboard with 720,000 chips.

Neuville has been around the poker world for, well let's just say, awhile! Although Neuville may be creeping up there in age, now 75 years young, his poker mind is still as sharp as ever. The Belgian poker pro has already cashed in four events at the WSOP Europe and this will go down as his fifth. Neuville's most notable recorded cash, and there are plenty of them, is from back in 2015 when he finished seventh in the WSOP Main Event for over $1.2 million.

One of the highlights from Neuville's day came when he eliminated Player of the Year contender Anthony Zinno. With three players still alive on the turn, Zinno pushed in the last of his chips with a straight and flush draw. Neuville looked him up with a better flush draw and a brick on the river meant Neuville's king-high was good enough to win the pot. Neuville went on to attack the shorter stacks near the money bubble and as always, showed no fear of getting his chips in the middle. On days when Neuville is catching cards, there is no chance of slowing down his progression.

Some other big stacks to make it through the day include Martin Ilavsky (539,000), Paul Theobald (515,000), Teodor Popovic (462,000), Radek Castka (454,000), and Aleksandr Glinskii (441,000). Glinskii made a big run in the final couple levels, eliminating at least three players in the process. The Russian was on the right side of the deck when he picked up ace-king vs ace-queen and then found pocket queens vs pocket jacks moments later.

Day 1h Action

The atmosphere in the poker arena at King's Resort had a different feel to it this morning as you could sense the anticipation from many of the players. Over 200 players were registered when the cards went in the air at 12 p.m. That number escalated at a rapid pace over the course of the day until late registration was finally closed.

The action got off to a bang with two players being eliminated in the first couple of minutes. Players constantly filtered their way out of the tournament area and then made their way back with their one available re-entry. The €1,000,000 guaranteed prizepool was reached as the day winded down with well over 500 players also taking part in Day 1i, the last starting flight of the tournament.

When it comes to the WSOP Player of the Year race, one other contender notched their place in Day 2. Robert Campbell got off to a rocky start as he was seen with a stack of around 6,000 chips at one point. However, without having to use his re-entry, Campbell spun his stack up as the last break of the day approached. When the day ended, the Australian had a look of relief on his face when he put 374,000 in his bag. As for Daniel Negreanu and Anthony Zinno, they were both had little impact on the day and were eliminated prior to the money.

After the last break of the night, the field quickly dwindled down to reach the money bubble. Only 111 places paid and the poor soul who was denied a min-cash on the bubble was Erni Burtscher. Despite being down to just seven big blinds, Burtscher got all of his chips in the middle with pocket kings against the ace-eight of Eduardo De Bellis. Burtscher even flopped a set of kings on what looked to be a dry board, but De Bellis went runner-runner straight to burst the bubble.

PlacePlayerCountryPrize (EUR)Prize (USD)
86Kevin HamacherGermany841€$940
87Antonin NavratilCzech Republic841€$940
88Timothy GspurningSwitzerland841€$940
89Kevin PaschmannGermany841€$940
90Thomas StringerSwitzerland841€$940
91Christoph MantheyGermany806€$901
92Michael ChiminolliFrance806€$901
93Ofer HaimIsrael806€$901
94Tomer HarouchIsrael806€$901
95Harry FerencakGermany806€$901
96Ilie JanuszewskiRomania806€$901
97Remigiusz WyrzykiewiczPoland806€$901
98Alexandra LaudicinaFrance806€$901
99Sinan TuranGermany806€$901
100Robin WasserbauerAustria790€$883
101Naor CohenIsrael790€$883
102Kristoffer RasmussenDenmark790€$883
103Hagay Lev YamIsrael790€$883
104Catherine HannaFrance790€$883
105Ales KarbanCzech Republic790€$883
106Peter SiemundGermany790€$883
107Oleh ShkapenkoUkraine790€$883
108Manuel BlaschkeAustria790€$883
109Yaron NaorIsrael790€$883
110Fabian FischerGermany790€$883
111Michael WeidnerGermany790€$883

A flurry of eliminations occurred once the players were in the money as all of the short stacks couldn't wait to get their chips in the middle. Within 30 minutes, 26 more players were eliminated that received a portion of the prizepool. All of those players will have the option to enter the Day 1i field and the 85 players left standing at the end of night all chose to bag up their chips for Day 2.

After eight of the nine starting flights, there are a total of 2,110 entries with 234 players advancing to Day 2. The prizepool is now over €1.2 million with most of it being handed out tomorrow. Flight 1i is currently taking place with nearly 600 entries and is the last chance for any players looking to reach Day 2. Late registration is still open in that flight and the total numbers will be tallied later on.

FlightDateStarting TimeEntriesAdvancing to Day 2
1aMonday, October 28th18:0014315
1bTuesday, October 29th18:0013316
1cWednesday, October 30th18:0012811
1dThursday, October 31st12:0011213
1eThursday, October 31st18:0017115
1fFriday, November 1st12:0034140
1gFriday, November 1st18:0034639
1hSaturday, November 2nd12:0073685
1iSaturday, November 2nd18:00  
Day 2Sunday, November 3rd15:00  
Day 3Monday, November 4thTBD  
Totals  2110234

The PokerNews live reporting team will continue to bring you all of the live updates throughout the final starting flight and over the course of the next two days en route to an eventual champion. Keep your eyes locked here for all of the WSOP Player of the Year updates as well with a few players still trying to catch Negreanu who is currently leading.

Tags: Aleksandr GlinskiiAnthony ZinnoDaniel NegreanuEduardo De BellisErni BurtscherKing's ResortMartin IlavskyPaul TheobaldPierre NeuvilleRobert CampbellTeodor Popovic

End of Day Chip Counts (complet)

Niveau 18 : 3,000/6,000, 6,000 ante
Joueur Jetons Progression
Pierre Neuville be
Pierre Neuville
720,000 219,000
Martin Ilavsky sk
Martin Ilavsky
539,000 117,000
Paul Theobald de
Paul Theobald
Teodor Popovic sk
Teodor Popovic
462,000 110,000
Radek Castka cz
Radek Castka
Aleksandr Glinskii ru
Aleksandr Glinskii
441,000 84,000
Karel Novotny cz
Karel Novotny
399,000 374,000
Christian Sarnacki de
Christian Sarnacki
Lior Afllalo il
Lior Afllalo
389,000 107,000
Robert Campbell au
Robert Campbell
WSOP 2X Winner
Jan Ceska cz
Jan Ceska
374,000 116,000
Charlie Defresne fr
Charlie Defresne
343,000 58,000
Alois Sprachta cz
Alois Sprachta
331,000 -8,000
Michail Kavouras gr
Michail Kavouras
326,000 176,000
Pasquale Braco it
Pasquale Braco
313,000 313,000
Marinus van der Walle nl
Marinus van der Walle
306,000 306,000
Miroslav Hurta cz
Miroslav Hurta
305,000 -15,000
Rainer Rockenstein de
Rainer Rockenstein
304,000 249,500
Karim Frick li
Karim Frick
302,000 177,000
Elad Teva il
Elad Teva
301,000 -117,000
Michael Hasenbepg
Michael Hasenbepg
Lukasz Grossmann pl
Lukasz Grossmann
300,000 160,000
Ryszard Kubik pl
Ryszard Kubik
295,000 211,000
Alexander Graf ch
Alexander Graf
288,000 -162,000
Alexander Bunin il
Alexander Bunin

Lire Plus

Play Concluded

Niveau 18 : 3,000/6,000, 6,000 ante

Day 1h has ended and players are bagging and tagging their stacks. Pierre Nueville managed to bag the lead for Day 1h with 720,000 chips.

A full recap will follow shortly.

Deuces Wild for Defresne

Niveau 18 : 3,000/6,000, 6,000 ante

There was an all-in and call on Table 141 and the two hands tabled belonged to Stephan Kribben and Charlie Defresne. The latter was the one at risk for 137,000 and found himself dominated.

Charlie Defresne: {a-Clubs}{2-Hearts}
Stephan Kribben: {a-Hearts}{q-Hearts}

Despite being in a world of hurt, Defresne found a {8-Diamonds}{2-Spades}{2-Clubs} flop to take a big lead. The {9-Spades} on the turn left Kribben drawing dead to the {10-Hearts} on the river and Defresne doubled up.

Joueur Jetons Progression
Charlie Defresne fr
Charlie Defresne
285,000 220,000
Stephan Kribben de
Stephan Kribben
91,000 -164,000

Tags: Charlie Defresne

Hurta Eliminates Wasserbauer

Niveau 18 : 3,000/6,000, 6,000 ante

The action folded around to Robin Wasserbauer on the button who moved all in for 92,000. Miroslav Hurta re-shoved all in from the small blind and Martin Ilavsky painfully gave up his big blind.

Miroslav Hurta: {a-Diamonds}{j-Clubs}
Robin Wasserbauer: {k-Diamonds}{q-Hearts}

The flop of {9-Diamonds}{6-Hearts}{6-Diamonds} left Hurta in the lead with his ace-high. Wasserbauer was not able to connect with the {10-Spades} on the turn or the {7-Hearts} on the river and was eliminated.

Joueur Jetons Progression
Miroslav Hurta cz
Miroslav Hurta
Robin Wasserbauer
Robin Wasserbauer

Tags: Martin IlavskyMiroslav Hurta

Eliminations in the Money

Niveau 18 : 3,000/6,000, 6,000 ante
Joueur Jetons Progression
Michael Weidner de
Michael Weidner
Fabian Fischer de
Fabian Fischer
Manuel Blaschke at
Manuel Blaschke
Peter Siemund de
Peter Siemund
Ales Karban cz
Ales Karban
Catherine Hanna gb
Catherine Hanna
Hagay Yam il
Hagay Yam
Kristoffer Rasmussen dk
Kristoffer Rasmussen
Naor Cohen il
Naor Cohen
Sinan Turan de
Sinan Turan
Alexandra Laudicina fr
Alexandra Laudicina
Remigiusz Wyrzykiewicz pl
Remigiusz Wyrzykiewicz
Ilie Januszewski ro
Ilie Januszewski

Never Celebrate Early

Niveau 18 : 3,000/6,000, 6,000 ante

Oleh Shkapenko open shoved from the button after the bubble burst and Michail Kavouras called all in from the small blind, covering slightly his opponent.

Shkapenko looked like he wasn't certain about the strength of his hand and he asked the dealer who should open his cards first. "You went all in first, you open first", the dealer said and Shkapenko showed the {a-Diamonds}. Kavouras showed one card too and it was the {a-Spades}. Then Shkapenko opened his second card, the {a-Hearts} and pointed at Kavouras while laughing. Kavouras wasn't happy with his opponent's slowroll and showed his second card which was the {q-Hearts}.

The flop came {k-Hearts}{10-Diamonds}{8-Clubs} and Kavouras found a gutshot with a jack to take the pot and send his opponent to the rail. The {6-Spades} on the turn didn't change anything but the {j-Hearts} on the river gave to Kavouras a straight, while the rule to never celebrate early was applied perfectly in this hand for Shkapenko.

Joueur Jetons Progression
Michail Kavouras gr
Michail Kavouras
150,000 125,000
Oleh Shkapenko ua
Oleh Shkapenko

Tags: ShkapenkoMichail Kavouras

Niveau: 18

Blinds: 3,000/6,000

Ante: 6,000