2022 PokerStars EPT Barcelona

€1,100 Estrellas Poker Tour Main Event
Dias: 1c
Event Info

2022 PokerStars EPT Barcelona

Resultado Final
Mão Vencedora
Event Info
Prize Pool
Informações sobre o nível
1,000,000 / 1,500,000
Informações sobre o torneio - Dia 1c
Jogadores em jogo

Chino Rheem Among The Notables To Bag In Day 1c; Matias Ruzzi The Chip Leader

Nível 19 : Blinds 5,000/10,000, 10,000 ante
Chino Rheem
Chino Rheem

A massive field was expected for the third of six starting flights of the €1,100 Estrellas Poker Tour Main Event and the entire main tournament area along with the outer tables were filled as poker enthusiasts from near and far headed to their seats at the 2022 PokerStars and Barcelona©Casino European Poker Tour. Ultimately, a field of 1,596 entries emerged for Day 1c and the top 239 ended up reaching Day 2.

It took just over 19 levels of 40 minutes each to whittle down the field to the top 15% and a close race for the chip lead saw Matias Ruzzi take the top spot with 737,000. Ruzzi won this event back in 2014 and will look to repeat that journey again this year. Other players with big stacks included Eliran Argelazi (726,000), Ailyran De Souza (666,000), Stefan Fabian (666,000), and Jari Mahonen (634,000).

€1,100 Estrellas Poker Tour Main Event Day 1c Top Ten Chip Counts

1Matias RuzziArgentina737,000
2Eliran ArgelaziIsrael726,000
3Ailyran de Souza LisboaBrazil666,000
4Stefan FabianRomania666,000
5Jari MahonenFinland634,000
6Jonathan BittonFrance573,000
7Fernando Rodriguez RisuenoSpain543,000
8Gabriel ChivaRomania510,000
9Rick HuttingNetherlands506,000
10Vera BogdanovaRussia502,000

One player to watch out for near the top of the Day 1c leaderboard is Andrew Wilson, who claimed 326,000 to his name and will have almost two times the average at his disposal when the action for Day 2 resumes on Friday. Other notables that made the cut on Day 1c include Chino Rheem (301,000), Peter Jorgne (170,000) and Marle Spragg (122,000).

Many others who were not as fortunate to find a bag included Pokerstars Team Pros Ben Spragg and Parker Talbot, Alejandro Lococo, Sam Grafton, and Robert Mizrachi.

The money bubble for Day 1c burst after over an hour and a half of grueling hand-for-hand play with many short stacks finding luck to stay alive. Luka Cencelj saw his hopes vanish when he ran ace-queen into ace-king and was the unfortunate bubble spot as he was one elimination shy of making Day 2.

Players who have yet to qualify have two more flights to do so, with Day 1e kicking off at noon local time on Thursday and Day 1f following at 6 p.m. Thursday evening with a 30-minute turbo format. One reentry is allowed per flight as players look to battle their way into Friday's Day 2, where all qualified players are guaranteed to be in the money. Players will then have to navigate through Day 2 and Saturday's Day 3 in order to take a shot at winning the ESPT Main Event title on Sunday.

Stay tuned to find out who gets one step closer to victory in Barcelona as the PokerNews team will be on the floor from start-to-finish until a champion is crowned.

Tags: Ailyran De SouzaAlejandro LococoAndrew WilsonBen SpraggChino RheemEliran ArgelaziGabriel ChivaJari MahonenLuka CenceljMarle SpraggMatias RuzziParker TalbotPeter JorgneRick HuttingRobert MizrachiSam GraftonStefan FabianVera Bogdanova

Spragg Spins it Up

Nível 17 : Blinds 3,000/6,000, 6,000 ante
Marle Cordeiro
Marle Cordeiro

On a flop of {a-Hearts}{10-Diamonds}{8-Hearts}, Marle Spragg moved all in and was called by Yuliyan Kolev. The two players tabled their cards, with Spragg at risk.

Marle Spragg: {a-Spades}{k-Clubs}
Yuliyan Kolev: {7-Hearts}{9-Hearts}

"Oh, I'm going to win this one!" Kolev announced, as even though he was currently behind, he had a ton of outs to hit with his combo draw.

The turn {9-Spades} gave Kolev even more outs as now any nine or seven would also give him the win, but the river {4-Clubs} was a complete brick and Spragg scooped the pot for a huge double-up.

Jogador Fichas Oscilação
Marle Spragg us
Marle Spragg
330,000 282,000
Yuliyan Kolev bg
Yuliyan Kolev
140,000 140,000

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Mokan Takes Two Hits as Rheem Rockets Up the Counts

Nível 13 : Blinds 1,000/2,500, 2,500 ante
Chino Rheem
Chino Rheem

Aiguo Xu bet 7,500 on a flop of {5-Spades}{k-Clubs}{4-Clubs} before Serhii Mokan raised to 17,500. Gry Fagerbakke called in the big blind while Xu got out of the way.

The turn came the {7-Diamonds} and Mokan continued for 22,500. Fagerbakke came back with an all-in shove for around 125,000 and Mokan folded.

The next hand, Mokan raised to 7,000 and was called by Joris Ruijs. Chino Rheem, on the button, three-bet to 30,000 and only Mokan called.

Mokan checked the {9-Hearts}{2-Spades}{9-Diamonds} flop and Rheem bet 23,000. Mokan raised to 65,000 and Rheem moved all in.

Mokan, with around 70,000 remaining, gave it some thought before folding.

Jogador Fichas Oscilação
Chino Rheem us
Chino Rheem
295,000 265,000
Gry Fagerbakke no
Gry Fagerbakke
190,000 190,000
Aiguo Xu cn
Aiguo Xu
170,000 170,000
Serhii Mokan ua
Serhii Mokan
70,000 70,000

Tags: Aiguo XuChino RheemGry FagerbakkeJoris RuijsSerhii Mokan

Lococo Calls Off With Ace-High

Nível 12 : Blinds 1,000/2,000, 2,000 ante
Alejandro Lococo
Alejandro Lococo

Alejandro Lococo called a pre-flop raise of 4,000 on the button before big blind Andrejs Zukovs three-bet to 20,000. Action folded back around to Lococo, who called.

The flop came {3-Hearts}{7-Spades}{6-Hearts} and Zukovs shoved all in for 92,000. Lococo asked for a count and cut out the rest of his chips before calling, turning over {a-Diamonds}{j-Hearts}.

Zukovs showed {8-Hearts}{8-Clubs} and held on as the board ran out {k-Spades}{q-Hearts}. A count of the chips showed Lococo had 87,000 and was covered, sending the Argentinian rapper to the rail.

Jogador Fichas Oscilação
Andrejs Zukovs lv
Andrejs Zukovs
200,000 175,000
Alejandro Lococo ar
Alejandro Lococo

Tags: Alejandro LococoAndrejs Zukovs

Souza Squeezes Value From Flush

Nível 11 : Blinds 1,000/1,500, 1,500 ante
Douglas Ferreira Souza
Douglas Ferreira Souza

Action folded round to the cut off where Gabriel Chiva raised to 3,500. Douglas Ferreira Souza, on the button, called and the blinds folded.

The flop was {q-Hearts}{a-Diamonds}{j-Diamonds} and both players checked to the {4-Diamonds} turn. Chiva check-called a bet of 7,000 from Souza and went to the river.

The river came the {3-Clubs}. Chiva checked once more and Souza carved out a bet of 26,000 and slowly placed it over the betting line. Chiva paused for a moment before calling and was given the bad news as Souza quickly showed the {q-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds} for the flush.

"I had Ace Queen" smiled Chiva.

"Really?" questioned Souza.

Souza's stack is moving in the right direction after the dinner break and he sits with around 103,000. Chiva is still looking very healthy with 222,000 - one of the larger stacks in the room.

Jogador Fichas Oscilação
Gabriel Chiva ro
Gabriel Chiva
222,000 52,000
Douglas Ferreira Souza br
Douglas Ferreira Souza

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Aparicio Applying the Pressure

Nível 9 : Blinds 600/1,200, 1,200 ante
Ignacio Sole Aparicio
Ignacio Sole Aparicio

A huge hand has just played out on Table 19 resulting in our first 200,000 stack in the room.

Action started with Ignacio Sole Aparicio who opened 2,500 from middle position. Kalietina Diana smooth called from the hijack before Petrus Brandt reraised to 11200 from the button. Aparicio then four-bet to a total of 20,000, Diana folded and Brandt made the call.

On the {k-Diamonds}{j-Diamonds}{10-Hearts} flop both players opted to check and the turn came {2-Hearts}. Aparicio slid out a bet of 17,000 and Brandt called.

The river card was the {4-Spades} and Aparicio bet 90,000 which was enough to put Brandt to a decision for his tournament life. Brandt took his time before giving up the hand and Aparicio dragged the chips and is now one, if not the, chip leader in the room.

Jogador Fichas Oscilação
Ignacio Sole Aparicio es
Ignacio Sole Aparicio
200,000 40,000
Petrus Brandt nl
Petrus Brandt
42,000 -48,000
Kalietina Diana es
Kalietina Diana
32,000 32,000

Tags: Ignacio Sole AparicioPetrus Brandt

Hoang Knocks out Lemos

Nível 6 : Blinds 300/600, 600 ante
Thanh Hoang
Thanh Hoang

Thanh Tung Hoang opened to 1,300 from under the gun and the action folded around to Andrei Lemos, on the button, who reraised all in for his final 8,300. Hoang made the call and the hands were on their backs.

Andrei Lemos: {k-Diamonds}{j-Diamonds}
Thanh Tung Hoang: {k-Spades}{k-Clubs}

The board ran out {10-Spades}{10-Hearts}{7-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds} and Lemos' backdoor flush wasn't enough to beat Hoang's full house.

Jogador Fichas Oscilação
Thanh Tung Hoang cr
Thanh Tung Hoang
58,000 58,000
Andrei Lemos br
Andrei Lemos

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Iermolcheva Gets Her Revenge on Mehamed

Nível 5 : Blinds 200/500, 500 ante
Olga Iermolcheva
Olga Iermolcheva

Alan Mehamed won a pot off Olga Iermolcheva earlier in the day with an all-in shove, but this time it didn't work out as well.

With around 13,000 in the pot on the turn with the board showing {9-Clubs}{a-Hearts}{7-Clubs}{2-Diamonds}, Mehamed shoved for 9,500 and Iermolcheva tanked for a moment before eventually calling.

Mehamed could only show {k-Diamonds}{10-Hearts} while Iermolcheva turned over {q-Clubs}{q-Spades}. The river was the {4-Clubs} and Mehamed wished the table luck before heading for the exit.

Jogador Fichas Oscilação
Olga Iermolcheva ua
Olga Iermolcheva
55,000 18,000
Alan Mehamed fr
Alan Mehamed

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Tonka Doubles as De Luca Rides the Rollercoaster

Nível 4 : Blinds 200/400, 400 ante
Parker Talbot
Parker Talbot

Sergio De Luca has been involved in back-to-back hands on Table 76.

In the first hand, Mario Colavita opened to 900 from early position and was called by Sergio De Luca on his direct left. Parker Talbot was seated next to De Luca and threw in a call before it folded around to Xavier Mouysset, in the cutoff, who three-bet to 3,500. Colavita folded and both De Luca and Talbot called.

On the flop of {3-Diamonds}{q-Spades}{4-Clubs}, all players checked and the turn came the {6-Spades}. De Luca bet 7,000 and Mouysset called.

The river was the {j-Spades} and De Luca fired another bet of 14,000. Mouysset folded and De Luca flashed {a-Spades}{5-Spades}, for the nut flush, to the table.

In the next hand, De Luca limped from early position and was met by a raise of 1,600 from Talbot in the seat to his left. Abdessamade El Mzdadi called from the cut off and De Luca also called.

All three players checked on the {2-Spades}{q-Spades}{2-Clubs} flop and the {k-Diamonds} hit the turn. De Luca checked once more and Talbot bet out 1,600. El Mzdadi got out of the way and De Luca called.

On the {5-Hearts} river, De Luca checked and Talbot overbet, firing 13,000 into a pot of 8,000 and leaving himself 200 chips behind. De Luca thought for a minute before deciding to call and mucked when Talbot showed him the {k-Spades}{5-Spades} for two pair.

Jogador Fichas Oscilação
Xavier Mouysset fr
Xavier Mouysset
69,000 69,000
Sergio De Luca it
Sergio De Luca
35,000 35,000
Parker Talbot ca
Parker Talbot
34,000 9,000
Abdessamade El Mzdadi fr
Abdessamade El Mzdadi
32,000 32,000
Mario Colavita it
Mario Colavita
28,000 28,000

Tags: Abdessamade El MzdadiMario ColavitaParker TalbotSergio De LucaXavier Mouysset

Pihela Spikes the Turn to Bust Cohen

Nível 4 : Blinds 200/400, 400 ante
Igor Pihela
Igor Pihela

Lucien Cohen was all in from the button for his last 8,500 on a flop of {7-Diamonds}{4-Clubs}{10-Spades} and was up against Igor Pihela in the hijack.

Lucien Cohen: {j-Hearts}{j-Diamonds}
Igor Pihela: {7-Clubs}{6-Clubs}

Cohen was ahead of Pihela's sevens with his pocket jacks until the {7-Spades} on the turn improved Pihela to trips. Cohen shot out of his chair as the {k-Diamonds} fell on the river. The former EPT champ continued to mutter to himself as he quickly made his exit.

Jogador Fichas Oscilação
Igor Pihela ee
Igor Pihela
45,000 15,000
Lucien Cohen fr
Lucien Cohen
EPT 1X Winner

Tags: Igor PihelaLucien Cohen