Day 1A has come to an end. We started out with 85 players and finished with 35 that will go on to day 2.
Tomorrow is yet another day, also known as day 1b. We will begin the live coverage from around 16.00 and all the way to the end. Thanks for following the blog today and see you tomorrow.
Another 2 players have just been busted out from the tournament, even from the same table.
First DonBartos busted out local Jackie Cachia and then Antonio Fatila busted out another player as well.
There are currently 35 players left in the tournament.
The tournament clock has been paused and the tournament director has just announced that once the table hand is played through, they will play another 3 hands and stop for the day. It has also been a long day for everyone, playing for 9.5 hours.
Francis raises all in preflop from SB and Poli calls from MP.
No help for Francis and he is out.
Poli is now in around 150,000 chips.
The next to bust out will not get any prize at all, while the one after him will get €220 instead of a ticket to Day 1b. The bubble play have attracted a small crowd who is cheering when a big hand is being played.
We arrive at turn, where the two players gets all-in.
Player A shows
Player B shows
River is a and player B is out.
39 players are left in Alliance Poker Tour Day 1A
We are now at the final level of the day. Blinds are 1000/2000 and antes are 300. There are 40 players left in the tournament and the average stack is 85,000.
We arrive when the flop has been dealt and theres around 20,000 in the pot.
Fatila in MP bets 4,200 chips and Rolli in CO calls.
Both players check
Fatila bets 13,500 and Rolli raise him to 28,500. Fatila snap folds and Rolli scoops the pot.
We are now down to 41 players, with only 5 minutes to the final level. Will we end under 40 players on this day 1a?
Since we left Ferraro the last time, he had lost a big part of his stack again.
As we come to the table, Ferraro has just announced all-in for around 20,000 chips and quickly gets a call from CO position.
The board comes:
Francesco hits two pairs and doubles up to around 40,000 in chips.
Which brings 800/1600 blinds and 200 ante with it. 44 players remains of this Day 1A of Alliance Poker Tour and we expect a handful more to drop out in the last two levels of the day.
And we will now play the last three levels of the day, with a total of 2 hours poker left.
Blinds are 600/1200 with an ante of 100 and average stack is around 70,000 chips.
It is now time for another break for the players, this time they have 15 minutes to smoke and stretch their legs.
We'll report again in 15, see you then!
Marco Cammusili has just doubled and now has a healthy stack to play with.
The two players gets all-in on the river where the board shows
The pot is around 40,000 at this point and Marco pushes his last 32,700 into the middle. His opponent tanks for a moment but finds a call.
Marco shows and two pairs, while his opponent shows for a top pair.
Marco now have around 100,000 chips
Lasse Jacobsen has just informed us that he is out of the tournament.
He told us that he flopped top pair top kicker, but his opponent had flopped two pairs and it held. 50 Players remaining now.