Event #2: €1,100 No-Limit Hold'em
Event #2: €1,100 No-Limit Hold'em
Day 1b completed

Official End-of-Day Chip Counts

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Marvin Rettenmaier de 69,950
Florian Ciuro FR 44,300
Tarcisio Bruno IT 43,125
Dominik Nitsche de 40,350
Gianluca Cedolia CA 36,550
Etienne Syren FR 35,625
Fabrice Bourcier de Carbon FR 34,100
Marc Bariller FR 33,325
Joe Kuether us 33,275
Tristan Wade us 30,875
Erik Cajelais ca 29,300
John Monnette us 28,700 8,825
Gil George us 28,400
Antonino Venneri it 25,100
Roger Hairabedian fr 24,050 15,550
Sandy Cedric Denis FR 23,775
Igor Kalinicenko LV 23,225
Nicolas Peronnet FR 22,500
Rocco Palumbo it 21,425
Olivier Paris fr 20,625
Julien Dolay FR 19,875
Henri Chapuis FR 19,075
Jasper Vanvlasselaer BE 18,975
Anthony Pons FR 18,625
Frederic Penel BE 18,250

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Rettenmaier Leads as 53 Advance from Day 1b

[user153638] • Level 9: 300-600, 75 ante
Marvin Rettenmaier
Marvin Rettenmaier

The 2012 World Series of Poker Europe Event #2: €1,100 No-Limit Hold'em continued on Sunday as 331 players turned out for Day 1b, the second of two starting flights. In just over nine levels of play, that number was reduced to just 53 with Marvin Rettenmaier and his stack of 69,950 leading the way.

Combined with Day 1a’s 295 players, Event #2 drew a total of 626 entries and created a prize pool of €600,960, which will be distributed to the top 63 with €126,207 reserved for the winner. Tomorrow, the remaining 98 players from both starting flights will combined under the same roof for Day 2 action.

Back on Day 1a, Rettenmaier late registered for the tournament but didn't have much luck as he busted fairly quickly. He took advantage of the re-entry format and fired a second bullet, which proved to be a wise decision. In a hand earlier today, the board read {5-Spades}{3-Clubs}{Q-Spades}{K-Hearts}{Q-Diamonds} when an unknown player had checked from early position and Rettenmaier took the opportunity to move all in. His opponent only had 1,550 behind and tank-called only to discover his {A-Clubs}{K-Spades} was no good against the {A-Diamonds}{Q-Hearts} of Rettenmaier. It wasn’t a huge pot, but it was reminiscent of how the German ran throughout the day.

Unfortunately not everyone was as fortunate as Rettenmaier. Andy Frankenberger, Chance Kornuth, Oliver Speidel, Vanessa Selbst and Michael Mizrachi were just a few of the players who re-entered and fell short for a second time. They were joined by Day 1b newbies Jennifer Tilly, David “ODB” Baker, Phil Hellmuth, Charlotte Van Brabander, Roland Israelashivili, Dan Shak and Brandon Cantu, just to name a few.

With that said, a few re-entries did make the most of their second chance including Dominik Nitsche, Joe Kuether, Tristan Wade, Erik Cajelais and John Monnette, all of whom finished toward the top of the Day 1b chip counts. They, along with John Tababtabia, Roger Hairabedian, Jean Paul Pasqualini, Bourcier de Carbon, and Gil George, will join the likes of Day 1a’s Antonio Esfandiari, Mclean Karr and Antonin Teisseire on Monday for Day 2 action.

Notable Day 1b Chip Counts

PlayerCount
Marvin Rettenmair69,950
Florian Ciuro44,300
Dominik Nitsche40,350
Gianluca Cedolia36,550
Bourcier de Carbon34,100
Marc Bariller33,325
Joe Kuether33,275
Tristan Wade30,875
Erik Cajelais29,300
Gil George28,400
John Monnette19,875

The remaining 98 players will transfer to the Casino Barrière de Cannes Croisette for Day 2 action at 14:00 CET (10:00 EST), so join us then as we bring you all the latest and greatest from Event #2: €1,100 No-Limit Hold'em on the way to the money!

Tags: Marvin Rettenmaier

Bagging and Tagging

[user153638] • Level 9: 300-600, 75 ante

Players are now bagging and tagging, which means action has come to an end with 53 players remaining. Combined with Day 1a's 45, 98 players will return tomorrow for Day 2 and look to make the money at the top 63.

Stay tuned for the top chip counts and a full recap of today's action.

Big Slick for Wade

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Tristan Wade opened for 850 from middle position only to have the small blind three-bet to 2,200. Wade opted to make the call and then bet 2,300 after his opponent checked the {A-Spades}{9-Clubs}{6-Spades} flop. The small blind thought for a few seconds before folding his hand.

"Queens?" Wade asked. His opponent, who didn't speak english, just smiled. "We could have gotten it in," Wade added as he flashed {A-}{K-}.

Tristan Wade us 32,500 1,500

Tags: Tristan Wade

Level:
9
Blinds:
300/600
Ante:
75

Nearing the End

[user153638] • Level 8: 200-400, 50 ante

There are approximately 12 minutes left in Level 8, and the plan is to skip the scheduled break, play ten minutes into Level 9, and then end at the same time as the Day 1a flight; in other words, players will be bagging and tagging in 20 minutes or so.

Double for the Canadian

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We paid a visit to Table 18 in the back of the room and saw the dealer counting out a bunch of chips. When we arrived, Erik Cajelais had {A-Diamonds}{A-Spades} laid out in front of him on a {8-Diamonds}{3-Hearts}{5-Spades}{4-Spades}{9-Hearts} board. His opponent held the inferior {J-Spades}{J-Hearts} and the dealer was counting down his stack to pay out Cajelais. From what we could tell, the two had built the pot on both the flop and turn, before Cajelais got his last 4,000 or so in on the river.

Erik Cajelais ca 20,000 5,500

Tags: Erik Cajelais