Main Event
Main Event
Day 1b completed

End of Day 1B Counts (full)

Paul Knebel 90,975 -4,025
Nicolas Chouity 80,900 32,900
Michail Manolakis 78,975
Lukasz Grabowski 77,375
Karl Davitt 76,150
Kevin MacPhee 74,500
Igal Augarten 73,600
Fotios Vlikidis 73,100
Tibor Nagygyoergy 71,700
Roger Hairabedian 70,575 8,575
Jan Collado 70,250 250
Mateusz Szyba 70,175
Salman Behbehani 69,000 -6,000
Charalampos Kapernopoylos 67,125
Ioannis Tochmitzogloy 67,125
Georgios Tzimas 65,325 325
Georgios Grigoropoylos 65,000
Frederic Hebette 63,575
Robert Cezarescu 62,975
Menny Ben Haim 62,350
Liviu Catalin Toderita 62,325
Alexandros Lianis 61,500
Panagiotis Koyloykakos 9,850
Marek Popielarz 9,400
Carlos Lopez 7,025

Germany Leads Again: Mario Puccini Leads Day 1b

• Level 7: 250-500, 50 ante
Mario Puccini
Mario Puccini

It's a wrap, we have officially ran out of day ones!

191 players entered today's competition giving us a total number of 336 players in our first ever EPT to be held in Greece. Thirty-eight different countries shipped their poker players to the Gulf of Corinth and 5% of them came from Germany. Yesterday we brought you the news that a German player, Julian Herold, finished as the Day 1a chip leader with 138,425 chips and Day 1b was no different. Mario Puccini finished with 159,150 chips and he will go into Day 2 as the overall chip leader.

Three Team Pokerstars Pros made it through to Day 2 and three did not. Toni Judet (143,500), Johnny Lodden (40,000) and Jude Ainsworth (32,600) made it and Arnaud Mattern, Theo Jorgensen and Vanessa Rousso did not. Team Online Pro Randy Lew was also a Day 1b casualty.

232 players will return at 12.00 (CET) on Thursday and we will bring you all of the coverage here at Pokernews.

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Last Seven Hands.

• Level 7: 250-500, 50 ante

The players are now playing seven more hands and then play will be over for the day.

Contenders At The Death

Here are the players vying for the top of mount Day 1b

Mario Puccini 150,000 20,000
Toni Judet 140,000 -10,000
Grudi Grudev 126,000 54,000
Georgios Zisimopoulos 110,000
Vitalijs Zavorotnijs 110,000
Christos Ntikos 105,000 15,000
Paul Knebel 95,000 14,000
Jan Collado 70,000 -10,000

Aidonopoulos Trips Up

• Level 7: 250-500, 50 ante

Oh dear Theodoros Aidonopoulos.

After David Elyashar had checked the river of a {7-Clubs}{10-Hearts}{7-Spades}{9-Spades}{2-Clubs} board, Aidonopoulos bet 9,850 and was snap-called by his Israeli opponent, the Greek player was very happy to show {7-Hearts}{5-Hearts} but Elyashar held {8-Clubs}{6-Clubs} for a straight to win the pot.

Aidonopoulos was left with a face that looked like he was chewing a wasp.

Not Going the Way of the Chipleaders

• Level 7: 250-500, 50 ante

It's not going the way of Jan Collado, he's just had to fold on the turn of a {10-Spades}{4-Diamonds}{K-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds} board when his 3,100 bet was check-raised to 11,125 by Dobromir Nikov. A sigh from the German and he folded.

Meanwhile Loykia Lypraioy bet 3,500 on a {Q-Clubs}{9-Diamonds}{3-Spades}{10-Hearts}{9-Hearts} only to sigh and fold when Georgios Zisimopoulos made it a chunky-looking 16,000 to go.

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Irishman Finds His Pocket Ones

Jude Ainsworth
Jude Ainsworth

Jan Collado, opened from late position to 1,125 before Jude Ainsworth made it 2,700 from the big blind. Collado didn't waste too much time in setting the Team PokerStars Pro in and he got a quick call.

Jan Collado: {A-Diamonds}{Q-Clubs}
Ainsworth: {A-Hearts}{A-Spades}

The board came {Q-Spades}{10-Hearts}{6-Hearts}{4-Diamonds}{K-Spades} and Collado lost the chip lead while Ainsworth regained most of the chips he'd previously lost to Theo Jorgensen.

Jan Collado 80,000 -20,000
Jude Ainsworth 45,000 23,000

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