Saturday, December 4, 2021 11:11 PM Local Time (about 45 days and 22 hours ago)
Moncef Bags Lead After Rollercoaster Day 1b in Event #14: €10,350 WSOPE Main Event
The second and final starting flight of Event #14: €10,350 WSOP Europe Main Event has concluded after another 12 hours of poker that saw a total of 147 entries. After seven levels of play on Day 1b, Moncef Karoui bagged the largest stack of the remaining 99 players.
Karoui had a rollercoaster of a day but at least it ended on the upswing as he put 555,300 chips in the bag. The poker player from Tunisia started the day strong, running up a stack to nearly 200,000 in the early going. However, another pass by his table saw Karoui sitting on a stack of around 50,000. About an hour later, Karoui had recovered what he lost and built it back up to 250,000.
When Karoui was finally able to take the chip lead after making a hero call with second pair, he started to run away with it and never looked back. In the last level of the night, Karoui took down Sonny Franco who missed a straight and flush draw, sending Karoui over the 500,000 chip mark.
Karoui is riding a wave of momentum right now, coming off a second-place finish in Event #6: €1,650 NLH/PLO Mix where he recorded his largest career tournament score. Now, having come so close to a WSOP gold bracelet, Karoui is hungrier than ever to capture one of the most prestigious titles in poker.
Some other big stacks to join Karoui heading to Day 2 include Cedric Shwaederle who bagged the second largest stack with 407,200 chips. Luuk Gieles finished the day with 368,500 chips to round out the top three chip counts. Anton Morgenstern (215,000), Christoph Vogelsang (174,700), Manuel Fritz (172,800), Matas Cimbolas (145,800), and GGpoker Team Russia ambassador Anatoly Filatov (78,000) will also be advancing to the next stage of the tournament.
It was a much smaller turnout for Day 1b compared to the first starting flight that attracted 434 total entries. However, the €5,000,000 guaranteed prize pool was reached midway through the day. It is without question that the record for the largest WSOP Europe Main Event will be reached with late registration open for another five levels on Day 2 and less than 20 more entries required to crack that mark.
2021 WSOP Europe Main Event by the Numbers
|Day||Entries||Players Advancing||Percent Advancing|
|Day 3|| || || |
|Day 4|| || || |
In total, there have been 581 total entries thus far with 376 players set to return for action on Day 2. The cards will go in the air at 10 a.m. local time once again with another seven 90-minute levels on the schedule. Players will be allowed to use their one re-entry until the end of level 12 if they have not done so already. The total prize pool and payouts will be announced later tomorrow with the money bubble expected to burst some time on Day 3.
Keep it locked here for all of the live updates as the PokerNews live reporting team will be on the tournament floor to track the progress en route to crowning a new WSOP Europe champion.
Saturday, December 4, 2021 10:13 PM Local Time (about 45 days and 23 hours ago)
End of Day Chip Counts
|Moncef Karoui||555,300||68,300 |
|Cedric Schwaederle||407,200||252,200 |
|Luuk Gieles||368,500||78,500 |
|Rytis Taujanskas||313,000||313,000 |
|Piyar Doganay||311,100||174,100 |
|Nebojsa Ankucic||310,800||310,800 |
|Ran Shahar||277,300||132,300 |
|Kacper Swiderski||262,700||47,200 |
|Tayfun Ozlu||261,000||19,500 |
|Pim Kuipers||257,100||-2,900 |
|Simon Burns||236,500||39,000 |
|Simone Speranza||235,500||147,500 |
|Pablo Theobald||234,500||146,000 |
|Wojciech Barzantny||230,500||88,500 |
|Bahadir Hatipoglu||228,000||-44,000 |
|Athanasios Kidas||226,100||-4,900 |
|Severin Schleser||219,000||82,500 |
|Anton Morgenstern||215,000||110,000 |
|Roel Van Gestel||210,800|
|Vadzim Lipauka||210,600||95,600 |
|Apostolos Chatzopoulos||203,000||95,000 |
|Cristinel Costin||193,100||-33,900 |
|Manuel Fischer||192,700||-45,300 |
|Or Hadad||188,000||-50,500 |
|Marco Leonzio||185,000||84,500 |
|Dennis Sahin||181,700||8,700 |
|Entoni Sosic||177,200||85,200 |
|Christoph Vogelsang||174,700||-68,800 |
|Dragos Iosub||173,900||66,900 |
|Nawroz Gaff||173,800||48,800 |
|Manuel Fritz||172,800||-1,200 |
|Sandro Pitzanti||170,000||-40,000 |
|Andrej Cintula||159,600||80,600 |
|Florent Estegassy||157,200||-65,800 |
|Akin Tuna||156,400||156,400 |
|Symeon Alexandridis||155,500||10,500 |
|Anthony Amsellem||155,100||13,600 |
|Jakob Madsen||154,200||100,900 |
|Emanuel Monari||149,200||51,200 |
|Matas Cimbolas||145,800||-700 |
|Robert McAdam||144,900||23,400 |
|Maurice Giel||143,100||18,100 |
|Panagiotis Iconomou||140,500||140,500 |
|Ronan Le Roux||139,700|
|Silviu Baltateanu||133,600||31,600 |
|Gerardus Englebert||133,100||13,100 |
|Terence Etim||126,500||-13,500 |
|Blaz Zerjav||126,500||5,500 |
|Patrik Jaros||121,000||-29,500 |
|Axel Hallay||118,000||118,000 |
|Christian Stoyanov||107,700||-112,300 |
|Jordan Westmorland||101,000||101,000 |
|Teun Mulder||99,800||-200 |
|Gary Hasson||91,800||-99,200 |
|Aleksandar Tomovic||90,200||-39,800 |
|Markus Lehner||88,000||-45,000 |
|Anatoly Filatov||78,000||-10,000 |
|Milorad Krstikjeski||76,700||-73,300 |
|Bulent Belek||75,000||-39,200 |
|Nethanel Klein||70,100||27,600 |
|Fredrik Andersson||65,400||-3,100 |
|Mehdi Malakoti||65,100||20,100 |
|Jason Wheeler||64,400||-65,100 |
|Paco Kaplan||58,800||-191,200 |
|Aleksandar Seratlic||45,600||-90,400 |
|Bartlomiej Staszczak||38,900||-116,100 |
|Chandru Alt||32,500||-196,000 |
|Christian Schulz||30,800||-79,200 |
|Uri Gilboa||29,600||-107,400 |
|Munkhbayar Nyamsuren||19,000||-146,500 |
|Brian Kamphorst||15,300||-99,700 |
Saturday, December 4, 2021 9:59 PM Local Time (about 45 days and 23 hours ago)
Filatov Loses One to Etim
Jordan Westmorland raised to 2,500 from the hijack and Terence Etim next to him made 8,000.
Anatoly Filatov four-bet to 18,000 from the button and Etim called after the fold of Westmorland.
The flop came and Etim check-called a 13,000 bet from Filatov.
The turn and river went check-check and Etim took the pot down by turning over pocket jacks .
|Terence Etim||140,000||140,000 |
|Anatoly Filatov||88,000||-17,000 |
Saturday, December 4, 2021 9:53 PM Local Time (about 45 days and 23 hours ago)
Last Five Hands of the Night
With 10 minutes remaining on the clock, each table will deal five more hands before the bagging process begins.
Saturday, December 4, 2021 9:50 PM Local Time (about 45 days and 23 hours ago)
Andersson Doubles Through Nagygyoergy
There was a raise to 3,000 in middle position and Tibor Nagygyoergy just called from the small blind. Fredrik Andersson shipped all in for 32,400 from the big blind which got the initial raised to fold but Nagygyoergy called.
It was a classic coin flip and the flop of left Andersson in the lead. The on the turn and the on the river secured the double up for Andersson.
|Tibor Nagygyoergy||63,800||-28,200 |
Saturday, December 4, 2021 9:45 PM Local Time (about 45 days and 23 hours ago)
Pitzanti Chips Up
Sandro Pitzanti and Christian Stoyanov saw the flop coming with 17,000 already in the pot.
Stoyanov check-called a 6,000 bet from Pitzanti.
The turn was the and both players checked.
The river was the and Stoyanov checked for the third time. Pitzanti counted out a bet of 20,000 which found the call from Stoyanov.
Pitzanti turned over for a full house and Stoyanov mucked his cards.
|Sandro Pitzanti||210,000||66,000 |
Saturday, December 4, 2021 9:31 PM Local Time (about 45 days and 24 hours ago)
Lipauka Wins One from Hatipoglu
Vadzim Lipauka and Bahatir Hatipoglu saw the flop coming .
There were 23,000 in the middle and Lipauka check-called a bet of 15,000 from Hatipoglu.
The turn was the and both players checked.
The river came the and Lipauka led for 15,000. Hatipoglu took a minute and then folded.
|Vadzim Lipauka||115,000||115,000 |
Saturday, December 4, 2021 9:28 PM Local Time (about 45 days and 24 hours ago)
Cimbolas Finds a Timely Double Up
The board read and Claudio Di Giacomo was heads-up with Matas Cimbolas. There was around 68,000 in the middle already and Di Giacomo checked from the small blind. Cimbolas jammed all in for 39,500 on the button and Di Giacomo ended up calling.
Cimbolas turned over which was way ahead of Di Giacomo's . The river was the and Cimbolas earned himself a double up while leaving Di Giacomo on the short stack.
|Matas Cimbolas||146,500||105,000 |
|Claudio Di Giacomo||20,000|
Saturday, December 4, 2021 9:18 PM Local Time (about 45 days and 24 hours ago)
Kidas Sends Isaak Packing
After a couple of players limped in, Wilhelm Isaak shipped all in for around 20,000 on the button. Athanasios Kidas called from the big blind and the limpers both folded.
The flop came and Isaak picked up a straight draw to go with his to over cards. The on the turn gave Kidas a set of sixes and the on the river was not enough for Isaak to stay alive.
|Athanasios Kidas||231,000||178,500 |
|Wilhelm Isaak||0||-25,000 |
Saturday, December 4, 2021 9:14 PM Local Time (about 45 days and 24 hours ago)
Madsen Wins and Loses a Four-Bet Pot
Jakob Madsen opened to 2,800 in early position and was called by Manuel Fritz. Anthony Amsellem three-bet to 8,300 on the button and Madsen responded by four-bet shoving all in which got quick folds from Fritz and Amsellem.
A couple of hands later, Uri Gilboa opened to 2,500 from under the gun and was called by Aleksandar Seratlic on his left. Kacper Swiderski three-bet to 10,000 and Madsen four-bet to 25,100 in the big blind. It folded back to Swiderski who called.
The flop came and Madsen led out with a bet of 11,500. Swiderski pushed all in and Madsen went into the tank for a couple of minutes before finally laying his hand down.
|Kacper Swiderski||215,500||125,500 |
|Jakob Madsen||53,300||-10,700 |
Saturday, December 4, 2021 9:02 PM Local Time (about 46 days and 0 hour ago)
Isaac Doubles Through Gaff
Nawroz Gaff opened from early position to 2,500 and Wilhelm Isaak shoved all-in for his last 10,000.
Gaff called and put Isaac at risk.
The board ran out and gave the pot to Isaak who stayed alive on the tournament.
|Nawroz Gaff||125,000||-10,000 |
Saturday, December 4, 2021 8:48 PM Local Time (about 46 days and 0 hour ago)
Staszczak Wins with Top Pair
Bartlomiej Staszczak opened to 3,000 in the hijack and Blaz Zerjav re-raised to 10,000 on the button. It folded back to Staszczak who called to see a flop of .
Staszczak check-called a bet of 8,000 from Zerjav and the landed on the turn. Both players checked this time and the paired the board on the river. Two more checks and Staszczak showed to win the pot.
|Bartlomiej Staszczak||155,000||5,000 |
|Blaz Zerjav||121,000||-79,000 |
Saturday, December 4, 2021 8:41 PM Local Time (about 46 days and 0 hour ago)
Panka Eliminated in the Last Level of the Day
Piyal Doganay limped from early position and Munkhbayar Nyamsuren raised to 4,000.
Daniele Lunario called from the cutoff and Dominik Panka shoved all-in for 24,600 from the button.
Doganay and Nyamsuren folded but not Lunario.
The board ran out with Panka having half the deck as outs but the on the turn gave the full house to Lunario and now Panka needed a for a royal flush.
The river was the and Lunario won the pot eliminating Panka.
|Daniele Lunario||105,000||105,000 |
|Dominik Panka||0||-143,000 |
Saturday, December 4, 2021 8:32 PM Local Time (about 46 days and 1 hour ago)
Level 7 started
Saturday, December 4, 2021 8:18 PM Local Time (about 46 days and 1 hour ago)
Last Break of the Night
The players are going on their last 10-minute break of the night. There are currently 143 entries with just 112 players remaining.
Saturday, December 4, 2021 8:15 PM Local Time (about 46 days and 1 hour ago)
Kaplan Eliminates Tuna in a Crazy Hand
Paco Kaplan opened under the gun for 2,500 and Symeon Alexandridis next to him, made it 7,500.
Akin Tuna called from the big blind and the same did Kaplan.
The flop came and the action checked to Alexandridis who continued for 7,500 to get two calls.
The turn was the and Tuna and Kaplan checked again to Alexandridis who fired 25,500 to get again two calls.
The river was the and Tuna led all-in for 35,000. Kaplan next to him called, and Alexandridis tank-folded for a set of jacks.
Tuna turned over but Kaplan had for a straight to win this huge pot.
|Symeon Alexandridis||145,000||-86,000 |
Saturday, December 4, 2021 8:14 PM Local Time (about 46 days and 1 hour ago)
Kamphorst Shoves on Iosub
Dragos Iosub raised it up on the button and Brian Kamphorst defended from the big blind. The flop came and Kamphorst checked to Iosub who continued for 3,500. Kamphorst check-raised to 10,200 and Iosub called.
The landed on the turn and Kamphorst led out with a bet of 20,300. Iosub still called and the paired the board on the river. Kamphorst thought for a minute before shoving all in for 44,000. Iosub went into the tank for a couple of minutes but finally dumped his cards to the muck.
|Dragos Iosub||107,000||3,000 |
Saturday, December 4, 2021 8:01 PM Local Time (about 46 days and 1 hour ago)
Karoui Calls Theobald's Bluff, Vaults to the Lead
A completed board of was spread across the felt with a pot of around 40,000 in the middle. Moncef Karoui had a bet of 19,500 in front of him and Pablo Theobald raised to 50,000. Karoui went into the tank for a few minutes before finally making the call.
Theobald turned over for a missed flush draw and Karoui showed for two pair to claim the pot. Karoui is closing in on the 500,000 chip mark and currently holds the largest stack in the room.
|Moncef Karoui||487,000||285,000 |
|Pablo Theobald||88,500||88,500 |
Saturday, December 4, 2021 7:58 PM Local Time (about 46 days and 1 hour ago)
Doganay Takes a Pot from Kidas
Athanasios Kidas opened to 2,000 from middle position and got a call from Nethaniel Klein in the small blind.
Yilmas Doganay made in 6,000 from the big blind and both players called.
The flop came and after the check o Klein, Doganay bet 5,000 and only Kidas called.
The turn was the and Doganay continued with a 10,000 bet. Kidas called again.
The river brought the and Doganay fired 15,000 which earned him a call from Kidas, who mucked when he saw the from Doganay.
Saturday, December 4, 2021 7:55 PM Local Time (about 46 days and 1 hour ago)
Big Stacks in the Room
|Bahadir Hatipoglu||272,000||77,000 |
|Pim Kuipers||260,000||-40,000 |
|Christoph Vogelsang||243,500||-10,500 |
|Tayfun Ozlu||241,500||69,500 |
|Manuel Fischer||238,000||100,200 |
|Symeon Alexandridis||231,000||41,000 |
|Florent Estegassy||223,000||5,000 |
|Gary Hasson||191,000||57,000 |
|Manuel Fritz||174,000||12,000 |