PokerStars WCOOP Main Event
PokerStars WCOOP Main Event
Dag 1 Fullført

Day 1 Concludes With "NUTZBOT" On Top

123md • Nivå 22: 2,000-4,000, 500 ante
Eugene Katchalov - 37/176 going into Day 2
Eugene Katchalov - 37/176 going into Day 2

A field of 1,627 took part in this year's World Championship of Online Poker Main Event at PokerStars, generating a total prize pool of $8,135,000. After 22 levels of play on Day 1, only 176 are left vying for the $1,646,300 first-place prize. Leading the way with a stack of 649,769 is "NUTZBOT", but there's still plenty of work to be done.

Still in the field for Team PokerStars are Eugene Katchalov (273,015), Matthias "mattidm" De Meulder (254,378), Johnny Lodden (231,518), Mickey "mement_mori" Petersen (177,253), and Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier (42,426). Amazingly, but hardly surprising, Katchlov will also be returning in the $10,000 8-Game High Roller event tomorrow heads-up. Can Katchalov capture not one, but two WCOOP bracelets tomorrow?

Play resumes at 2pm ET tomorrow and will play down until the next WCOOP Main Event Champion is crowned. Thanks for following along with us today and be sure to be back here at PokerNews tomorrow for all of the exciting Day 2 action.

Last Hand

123md • Nivå 22: 2,000-4,000, 500 ante

The last hand at each table has been dealt, bringing Day 1 to an end.

Bryn Kenney Bubbles WCOOP Main Event

123md • Nivå 22: 2,000-4,000, 500 ante
Bryn Kenney - WCOOP Main Event Bubble Boy
Bryn Kenney - WCOOP Main Event Bubble Boy

Bryn Kenney min-raised to 8,000 from early position and action folded to "akia86" on the button who re-raised to 17,855. The blinds folded, putting the action back on Kenney. After a few moments Kenney shoved for 76,769 and was insta-called by his opponent.

"akia86": {K-Spades}{K-Hearts}
Kenney: {10-Spades}{10-Hearts}

No help came for Kenney as the board rolled out {5-Diamonds}{5-Spades}{2-Hearts}{A-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds} to burst the bubble.

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"Take 5 Gents"

Mike Leah
Mike Leah

After Marty "TheLipoFund" Mathis raised to 8,000 in early position, action folded to Mike "goleafsgoeh" Leah on the button.

With three players left until the money, Leah was in no rush. "Take 5 gents," he said. After a few players voiced their displeasure, including Davi "supernova9" Stern, Leah responded, "Have to count my chips, 1 sec".

While Leah tanked, two players were eliminated, thus beginning hand-for-hand play. Still, Leah made his move on the bubble and shoved for 61,923. The rest of the table folded, giving Leah the pot.

Mike "goleafsgoeh" Leah ca 87,923 22,923

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Visser Eliminated

Ruben Visser - Eliminated
Ruben Visser - Eliminated

Ruben "rubenrtv" Visser min-raised to 8,000 from middle position and "PikkuHUMPPA" three-bet to 19,750 from the cutoff. Action folded back to Visser and he promptly shoved for 146,995. A quick call from "PikkuHUMPPA" revealed {A-Spades}{A-Clubs}, crushing Visser's {A-Diamonds}{Q-Hearts}.

The board came down {5-Clubs}{4-Spades}{2-Hearts}{9-Diamonds}{5-Hearts}, endinf Visser's tournament in 197th place.

Ruben "rubenrtv" Visser Busted

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Chip Counts


Play hes predictably slowed down as we are nine players away from the money. Here are some notable chip stacks for you in the meantime.

Andrey "ThePateychuk" Pateychuk 484,641 -39
Jarred "Try__An__Hit" Graham 471,748 51,255
Johnny Lodden no 335,828 1,875
Eugene Katchalov ua 298,390 -23,610
Sebastien "p0cket00" Sikorski 291,498 154,829
Jared "Harrington10" Bleznick 258,284 33,125
Tom "kingsofcards" Marchese 245,715 11,650
Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier fr 51,926 -24,875

Jedlicka Doubles Through Bach

Niki Jedlicka
Niki Jedlicka

David Bach opened to 7,123 in middle position and Niki Jedlicka three-bet to 17,769 from the small blind. Bach mulled it over before shoving with the bigger stack. Jedlicka called all in for another 115,709 and tabled {J-Spades}{J-Clubs}. Bach was behind {3-Diamonds}{3-Spades} and was unable to catch up as the board ran out {Q-Diamonds}{5-Spades}{4-Clubs}{A-Spades}{6-Spades}.

David "Gunslinger3" Bach 281,785 -124,478
Niki “RealAndyBeal” Jedlicka 273,331 163,946

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