Day 1d is in the books with 252 entries adding to the mix to bring the total up to 800 entries with three more opening flights to go. A total of 61 players found a bag to bring that total up to 191 players and counting.
Poland’s Kamil Skawinski bagged the Day 1d chip lead with 515,000 in chips, closely followed by Sweden’s Robert Kontkanen with 507,000. Peter De Bruin (471,000) and the charismatic Albert Sapiano (405,000) also found bags north of 400,000 in chips.
Check out all the final chip counts from Day 1d below and see you back tomorrow for Day 1e when the action resumes on Saturday at 2 p.m.
Ali Bozdogan had his stack of 100,000 already committed from the small blind when Paolo Rando called off his stack from the hijack. Dean Laybourne, who had a bet already in front of him from the button went into the tank for a few minutes before apologizing to the table. Eventually, Laybourne opted to fold.
Paolo Rando: 10♦10♣ Ali Bozdogan: K♣K♥
Kings were good against tens the entire way after the A♠9♦9♥10♠2♦ ran out on the board.
“Did you have an ace?” Bozdogan asked Laybourne.
“I had ace-queen,” shared Laybourne.
“It a tough spot but you had to fold,” said Chris Read, who was also at the table to Laybourne.
Markus Ganglbauer opened the button for 8,000 before Kieran Price three-bet jammed for less than 30,000 from the small blind. Ganglbauer snap-called and the cards were turned over.
Keiran Price: A♠5♠ Markus Ganglbauer: K♣10♦
Price was ahead after the 7♣2♠7♥ flop and his chances increased to double his stack after the blank 3♥ turn. The K♥ river changed Price’s fortunes and he hit the rail near the end of Level 12 instead of doubling his stack.
There was around 35,000 in the pot with the A♦9♥5♣ on the board after the flop when a raising war took place between Giovanni Palella and Richard Burke.
Palella check-raised Nobel’s 10,000 bet to 35,000. Burke went into the tank for about two minutes before he jammed for 80,000. Palella paused for a few moments before he folded.
Burke looked back down at his cards and opted to show the 4♦. If he had another diamond, he had a flush draw. Otherwise, this card represented complete air. Either way, Burke earned the pot and chipped up during the penultimate level of Day 1d.
Giovanni Palella – 170,000 Richard Burke – 150,000
Players are on their final break of Day 1d. Blinds will increase to 2,000/3,000 with a 3,000 big blind ante before progressing to 2,000/4,000 with a 4,000 big blind ante. The surviving players will bag up their chips after these two blind levels.
Hendrik Kwiatkowski three-bet jammed for 36,000 and was called by Andrei Babatie.
Hendrik Kwiatkowski: 6♣6♥ Andrei Babatie: K♠Q♣
Kwiatkowski was ahead on the 7♥4♣7♣ flop and had Babatie drawing dead on the 6♣ turn.
Babatie began to push his stack forward to Kwiatkowski.
“Wait,” said the dealer before dealing the 3♣ river. “Flush,” the dealer said.
Several players had a laugh with the dealer as it was late in the day and easy to miss that the board paired for anyone looking at it quickly. The dealer quickly realized that Kwiatkowski did indeed double and a big smile grew on his face as a result.
Andrei Babatie – 110,000 Hendrik Kwiatkowski – 80,000
Henricus Bouwmans opened the button for 8,000 before Lois Dufouleur jammed his stack of 47,000 from the small blind. Bouwmans asked for a count and called shortly after the amount was confirmed.
Lois Dufouleur: Q♦10♦ Henricus Bouwmans: K♣J♣
The low 8♥4♥3♣2♦5♣ board didn’t connect with either player. Bouwmans was awarded the pot with his king-high and Dufouleur will have to try again during one of the other three opening flights for a chance to find his way into Day 2.