The last three hands have been dealt and we reached the end of Day 1B. 47 out of 122 managed to pass through the day and will return tomorrow to join the 45 players from Day 1A.
We will be back tomorrow at 3pm with the field getting closing to the top 32 and the money spots.
For now thank you for following and I hope to see you tomorrow again.
Goodnight from the Portomaso Casino.
The table where the 'donkey' sits, keeps being interesting, as nobody really has a big stack but still no one plays too tight.
Our 'donkey' unfortunately lost a large portion of his chips losing on an Ace high board to a flopped and slow played top set. A few hands later he doubles up another player, when he hits top pair on Ten high flop with two clubs. He puts his opponent all in and he decides to call with his King high flush draw. The turn blanks but the river brings another club.
A couple hands later 'donkey' doubles when his held up against . But with around 15k he still has a lot of work to come back. Fortunately he never loses his smile, with or without chips.
Same goes for the short stack of the day, who requested a picture as a reward. That's the spirit!
We just started the last level of the day.
One of the biggest stacks in the room, just got another nice pot.
Early position raised to 1700, Big Stack calls on the button, Blinds fold.
Flop: EP continuation bets 2600. Call.
Turn: This time EP decided to check/raise from 3800 to 12k. Button tank calls.
River: And EP moved all in for around 18k. Snap call.
Hands were revealed:
EP: which was no good against the turned straight of the
He now sits with well over 100k in chips and is definately one of the chipleaders, if not the chipleader.
Players return from break and blinds are up. 2 more levels to play until the end of the day.
Players are now on a 15-minutes break.
Around half the field is remaining.
You now can find the payout structure under Payouts.
The PL Omaha event will have the following payout structure:
At the moment there are 14 out of the initial 43 entries left.
Blinds are up and there are 73 players left.
32 players will be paid with the winner receiving a cool 20.000€.
Once I have the complete pay out structure I will post it.
I was following the action at table 9, when a the most active player of the table asked me to take a picture with his stack. This time I was not bad karma, as he sat out the hand but there was still a big pot brewing.
UTG raised to 1.5k and gets a call from the Cut Off, Button and Big Blind.
The flop is and it gets to the Button who leads out for 5k, only to see 3 calls.
The turn was the and again it got checked to the Button, who decided to risk all his chips and moved all in for 14.7k, he got 3 folds but the player in the Cut Off eventually decided to call.
Cards were revealed:
The river blanked and the player on the button almost tripled up, with solely a pair of sixes.
Before this hand happened I was told that the player asking for a picture recently doubled up with versus ,, getting it in after the flop and hitting runner runner Flush cards. He has a solid stack of 65k which is around double the average.
Blinds are up and registration is officially closed.
Clock shows 122 registered players for day 1B, which makes a total of 266, if you include the 144 from yesterday. Prize pool is 93.632€, Once the payout structure is out, I will let you know.
A player at table 8 asked me to take a picture of him. But apparently I wasn't good karma for him as during that hand he got involved in a pot where one player limped from Early Position and he (I don't know his name, let's call him Picture man) made it 1350, Big Blind called, limper called.
Flop is: and the initial limper moves all in for his remaining 8k. Picture man thought for a bit before calling, BB got out of the way.
Cards were revealed:
Picture man needed any ace or club, but turn and river blanked and the limper doubled up.
On the positive side, he earned an entry with his picture.
All players return from dinner break and will play level 6 together, which is also the last level to late register or do a re-entry.
In 45 minutes we will have the final numbers and the prize pool.
91/119 players remaining.
Tables 7-11 go on a 45-minutes break, while the remaining keep on playing level 5, just to switch roles in 45 minutes.
We are getting closer to yesterday's number of entries with 91/109 players remaining.
The one-day Pot Limit Omaha side event is about to start. So far there are 22 entries. All will receive a 15k starting stack for their 200€ buy-in.
Blinds are up. This will be the last 30-minutes level, as from level 5 on, we will play 45-minutes blinds.
We have passed the 100-players mark for today. 96/103 left.
Here are tables 6-11 in the according order:
Since action seems relatively slow compared to yesterday, most likely because players only can re-enter one time today and don't get another chance tomorrow, we have the chance to show you a picture of every current table in play.
These are tables 1 to 5 in the according order:
Blinds are up and so is the number of entries. We are getting close to the 100-mark, as we've reached 98, 3 of them have been knocked out.