Miltiadis Kyriakides got involved in many hands, previously pushing out an opponent from a big pot and then reraising the pot to 9,500 preflop. Vasili Firsau called and then fired the flop for 14,000. Kyriakides folded and was shown for a gutshot and flush draw.
The chips went flying on a flop of with John Kabbaj ending up all in after a raising war with table neighbor Vasili Firsau. Kabbaj had a stack of 50,400 and held for a pair of aces and the nut flush draw. Firsau had flopped the straight with , but failed to hold up on turn and river.
Mikkel Plum was already heading out of the tournament area as second Dane to hit the rail today and the chips went to Jan-Peter Jachtmann. The 2012 World Series of Poker Pot-Limit Omaha champion has become a chip magnet as of lately and also knocked out Plum after defending his big blind with the .
Jachtmann check-raised the flop and Plum got his remaining short stack in with queens and tens only to find himself up against a set of eights. Neither turn nor river brought any miracle and the Dane was done a bit early on Day 1.
Jan-Peter Jachtmann was the initial raiser from early position and Roman Cieslik stayed in the pot to see a flop of . Jachtmann checked and Cieslik bet 3,000 from the button to receive a call. Jachtmann then bet the turn for 5,000 and Cieslik called before the river completed the board.
Jachtmann bet 12,000 and that enforced a fold from Cieslik.
Benedikt Feige raised from under the gun and was called by Jan-Peter Jachtmann, Roman Cieslik on the button as well as Dimitri Holdeew in the small blind. Hannes Scholz then raised the pot and Feige shoved to receive a call from Scholz only for around 22,000 in chips.
The flop came and gave Scholz a flush draw while a blank on the turn changed nothing. The river however completed the flush for Scholz and he doubled up in a crucial spot.
Jesper Hougaard defended his big blind against the raise of Miltiadis Kyriakides and check-called a bet of 5,000 on the turn before the fell on the river. Hougaard checked once again and Kyriakides then bet 10,000 to enforce a fold from his opponent. The Greek offered to show two cards and Hougaard more or less picked some to have Kyriakides flip over .
Florian Langmann raised and then Thomas Bichon reraised the pot to 8,800, receiving a call from his table neighbor and fellow big stack. The flop came and Langmann folded to a pot-sized bet of Bichon, the Frenchman showed him the . Both players teased each other, asking back and forth "how much do you have?" and ultimately counted their stacks to find out that Bichon had 8,000 more.
"Oh, that's the 8,000 you just stole from me," Langmann joked.
The guarantee of €100,000 is almost reached with now 31 entries and two more levels are scheduled before the players get to bag and tag their chips for Day 2. However, the reentry option and late registration is available until the first card is dealt tomorrow and this may still change the total prizes up for grabs.