Igor Yaroshevskyy leads the Master Classics of Poker Amsterdam Main Event, followed by Lars Bonding and Marijn van Puffelen. On day 2 of the prestigious event in the Dutch capital, Joris "BillLewinsky" Ruijs too grabbed the attention of the onlookers.
It all started with the elimination of the local favourite Fatima Moreira de Melo to set up the eventful day. The Dutch record-holder in MCOP events won, Sander van Wesemael, followed Fatima soon to crash out.
Bust outs dominated for the most of the start of the proceedings at the Master Classics. Orpen Kisacikoglu, Joep van den Bijgaart and Jorryt van Hoof all got busted before the money was even in sight. Likewise, Ole Schemion lost with kings to aces and aces in a big all in. The big all in the face-off between Govert Metaal and Jean-Philippe Schoonboord also involved kings and aces.
Rens Feenstra tried his best to bluff Martin Kabrhel of a full house but lost a lot of chips, but soon recovered a lot of it in the next hand crippling Joris Ruijs with kings against ace-king. After that, Ruijs was down to a single big blind, and he lost it the next hand to John Juanda.
The play resumes on Thursday with 39 players in contention for reaching the final table. The champion takes home €235,087 while all of the remaining players are guaranteed €8,577.
The Master Classics of Poker (MCOP) is one of the longest-running live poker tournament series is taking place at the Holland Casino Amsterdam from November 15-25. On the eve of its 25th anniversary this year, the poker festival has doubled its event schedule compared to previous years including more than two dozen events.
MCOP Main Event is the highlight of the poker event featuring two opening days on Nov. 18 and Nov. 22. The surviving players compete for three more days from Nov. 23 to Nov. 25 until a winner is crowned.