Final Chipcounts of All Starting Days

Mikhail Mazunin – 203600
Yannick Bonnet – 195200
Pasi Jaakko Heinanen – 193800
Shannon Shorr – 191800
Kevin John Mac Phee – 190200
Pawel Brzeski – 173100
Daniel Ospina – 159000
Alexander Staengle – 157500
Brian Lemke – 155400
Pierre Alexander Christensen – 153500
Przemyslaw Piotrowski – 151200
Vladimir Velikov – 147800
Sebastien Garrasi – 143900
Wojciech Lozowski – 143700
Zhiping Zeng – 137400
Fabian Quoß – 134900
Oleksii Khoroshenin – 129800
Gianluca Mattia – 129200
Denys Drobyna Drobyna – 128900
Keven Michael Stammen – 127200
Jonathan Driscoll – 126900
Margets Lenor – 125000
Elio Prescot Fox – 123200
Emil Mattsson – 123200
Tony Chang – 120400
Rasmus Lund Vogt – 118400
Manuel Eric Bevand – 115600
Juan Carlos Alvadaro Rodriguez – 114600
Mykyta Ishchenko – 113800
Matan Krakow – 111000
Andreas Berggren – 109900
Yngve Hella Steen – 109200
Tobias Heinsdorf – 109200
Claus Bek Nielsen – 107800
Mathew Ernest Frankland – 107500
Gianpaolo Bini – 105700
Alin Gabriel Grasu – 103400
Wessman – 103400
Peter Kamaras – 100000
Tomáš Cibák – 99700
Vasili Firsau – 96900
Alexander Lahkov – 96600
Mihails Morozovs – 96000
Roman Korenev – 95900
Romeo Gomila – 95400
Morten Lihn Christensen – 94600
Andrey Gulyy – 94300
Phillippe Maurice Narboni – 94000
Marco Andre Lang – 93700
Lucas Drolet – 92700
Nicolas Alexandre Levi – 92600
Stanislva Barshak – 91900
Ionel Anton – 91500
Konstantin Danilov – 91500
Jan Nelson Collado Y Fernandez – 91100
Daniel Rudd – 91000
Jussi Tapani Nevanlinna – 89300
Simon Ravnsbaek – 89200
Jonathan Roy – 88600
Michael Watson – 88400
Zoltan Szabo – 88200
Matej Kokalj – 86200
Cristian Mihu – 85500
Rainer Kempe – 84800
Julian Herold – 84100
Dermot Blain – 84000
Jeremy Richard Nock – 83800
Mignot Bonnefous – 80900
Markus Onni Antero Ristola – 80400
Michael Patrick Gagliano – 80000
Paul A Volpe – 80000
Samuel Lindberg – 79300
Maxim Panyak – 79000
Sergej Barbarez – 79000
Eddie Tasbas – 78600
Leonid Bilokur – 77900
Ryan Nelson Franklin – 77800
Ben William Arthur Warrington – 77600
Orjan Skommo – 77200
Jakub Dobiáš – 76200
Morten Per Varbak Mortensen – 75200
Luis Cruz Rodriguez – 74900
Aaron Michael Gustavson – 74400
Ivan Kuziv – 74400
Dimitry Grishin – 74400
Robert Victor Haigh – 74400
Vítězslav Pešta – 74000
Lukáš Dydek – 73500
Dimitar Danchev – 73200
Age Flones Ravn – 72700
Ghassan Muhieddine El Hoss – 71800
Andrija Cvetkovic – 71400
Rinat Bogdanov – 71000
Stian Johannessen – 70800
Candido Augusto Goncalves – 70700
Christian De Leon Angeles – 70500
Pavel Kellner – 70300
Pierre Naim Boutros Nadim – 70100
Michael Ian Mcdonald – 70000
Andrey Shatilov – 68800
Milan Joksic – 68700
Konstantin Maslak – 68000
Aleksander Spadijer – 67700
Oldřich Trávníček – 66900
Alexander Gerlach – 66500
Bernard Henri Guigon – 66500
Alexander Michael Goulder – 66100
Vadzim Kursevich – 65200
Sergio Aido Espina – 65000
Stanislaw Kretz – 63400
Árpád Kovecses – 63300
Konstantin Tolokno – 63100
Anaras Alekberovas – 63000
Charania Moschin – 62600
Jonathan Duhamel – 62500
Benjamin James Martin – 61600
Benjamin Bernard Pollak – 61500
Julien Maxime Duveau – 60900
John Joseph Eames – 60800
Jean Francois Bouchard – 60200
Gani Weiss – 60100
Nikolay Tsanev – 58600
Alexander Meidinger – 58400
Trevor Charles Whiteway – 57500
Antonin, Alexandre Teisseire – 57100
Hille Elisabeth – 56700
Faraz Quddus Jaka – 56100
Fabrice Bruno Soulier – 55700
Francis Nicolas Bouchard – 55500
Benjamin Charles Hamnett – 55100
Hung Tu Wang – 55000
Chady El Ojeil – 54400
Inge Dahl Forsmo – 54300
Patrick Didier Vincent Gastaldi – 54100
David Patrick Peters – 54000
Andy Boy – 53800
Lucille Patricia Cailly – 53700
Heinz Kamutzki – 53300
Marc Robert Daubach – 53100
Adam Roy Adler Adler – 53000
Matthias Neu – 52900
Stephen Patrick Odwyer – 52300
Thor Harald Hansen – 52200
Jason Michael Tompkins – 51800
John Christopher Oshea – 51100
Alexander Firsov – 50800
Sergey Vasilyev – 50600
Yann Dion – 50500
Gilbert Christian Diaz – 50000
Martin Hanowski – 50000
Mario Werner Nakowitz – 49900
Ilya Antonov – 49500
Giacomo Fundaro – 49500
Tibor Janos Nagygyorgy – 49300
Martin Guth – 49200
John Edward Andress 3 – 48800
Adrian Veghinas – 46400
Konstantin Puchkov – 46100
Ilkin Amirov – 46000
Manuel Blaschke – 45800
Ana Laura Marquez Esteban – 45100
Mark I Herm – 44500
Ján Bendík – 43900
Zhan Gurevskyi – 43800
Jose Manuel Nadal Sordo – 43800
Vitaly Lunkin – 43700
Juha Ilmari Helppi – 43300
Junya Yamada – 42900
Kara May Scott Tobin – 42600
Paul, Andre Guichard – 42500
Bastien Joly – 42400
Gheorghe Gradinaru – 41800
Grayson Bary Ramage – 41700
Aleh Plauski – 41300
Niklas Mikael Astedt – 41300
Petr Šubík – 41100
Aurelien Francois Leroy – 40900
Tezer Cetindag – 40800
Erik Ingvar Olofsson – 40200
Jeffrey Mahmoud J Hakim – 40100
Eugene Katchalov – 40000
Dmitry Buchin – 39900
Frank Thomas Stumpf – 39700
Senadin Cosic – 39700
Hannu Toivo Olavi Peltola – 39500
Andras Fekete – 39400
Michael Graydon – 39300
Michael Kirk Larsen – 39000
Anastasios Belesis – 39000
Nicholas John Alexander Galtos – 38000
Sean Farshid Jazayeri – 37400
Martin Gaudig – 36900
Florian Eugen Calin – 36900
Robert Kunzmann – 36900
Vojtěch Růžička – 36400
Aleksandr Knizhnyak – 36200
Kenneth Paul Hicks Jr – 36000
Olivier Jacques Busquet – 35900
Harald Floberghagen – 35700
Mikalai Pobal – 35600
Dmitry Gromov – 35300
Markus Heusinger – 35300
Anton Wigg – 35000
Bohumil Valenta – 34900
Francois Billard – 34800
Kyle Joseph Frey – 33800
Michael Darel Benvenuti – 33700
Niall Farrell – 33700
Denis Pisarev – 32500
Enver Abduraimov – 31600
Frei Dilling Kjaer – 31600
Guy Sorelik – 31000
Stephan Alexander O Kjerstad – 30900
Roger Patrick Hairbedian – 30600
Jonn Först – 30100
Steven Van Zadelhoff – 30000
Pascal Dominic Hartmann – 29300
Lukáš Grussmann – 28800
Salvatore Bonavena – 28800
Paolo Compagno – 28700
Saevar Ingi Saevarsson – 28600
Max Joseph Silver – 28300
Robert Cezarescu – 28000
Marcin Dominik Wydrowski – 28000
Tood Bruce Terry – 27300
Daniel Christofer Erlandsson – 27000
Yuksel Karayigit – 26900
Ognjen Šekularac – 26800
Jose Carlos Garcia Y Malek – 26100
Ashkan Fayaz – 25900
Bolivar Alberto Palacios Vasquez – 25900
Toby Jonathon Lewis – 24400
Oleksii Kravchuk – 24100
Michel, Claude, G Abecassis – 23700
Avi Cohen – 23600
Thibaud Guenegou – 23400
Gaetan Ludovic Milvaque – 23000
Pratyush Buddiga – 23000
Eoghan O Dea – 22900
Bodo Sbrzesny – 21800
Lars Bonding – 21700
Atanas Kavrakov – 20500
Andrei Nikonov – 20400
Jakub Maciej Michalak – 19600
Martin Jacobson – 19100
Martin Kabrhel – 19000
Jason Mark Mercier – 18900
Alan Ryan Engel – 18800
Linh Tran – 18600
Bzron John Alexander Kaverman – 18500
Mads Amot – 17800
Alain Emile B. Roy – 17800
Thomas Ryo Muhlocker – 17700
Kayvan Payman – 17700
Malachy Edward Hagan – 16700
Stjepan Jokic – 16600
Jacob Edward Toole – 16300
Oleg Prokhorov – 16300
Jorge Ufano Pardo – 15700
Michael Garris Aron – 15000
Celine Bastian – 14900
Oleg Larichev – 14600
Ludovic Marcel Riehl – 14400
Bertrand, Gilles, E Grospellier – 14200
Mathew Heap – 14000
Kristijonas Andrulis – 13300
Riccardo Scalzo – 12600
Petr Jelínek – 12500
Benjamin Hannig – 12300
Guillaume Rivet – 11700
Rasmus Agerskov Larsen – 11600
Robbie Anthony Renehan – 11000
Nikolay Poltaratskiy – 10800
Robert Zipf – 10100
Matteo Taddia – 9900
Christophe Albert Roland Benzimra – 7300
Gaelle Baumann – 7000
Amichai Barer – 5500
Dorde Jovanovic – 2200
Mister X – 1

Let’s Wrap Up Day 1c.

The last of the three starting days has come to an end. We saw 273 entries on Day 1c, 135 of them managed to survive and bag their chips.

Tomorrow they’ll be joined by the 54 survivors of Day 1a and 91 of Day 1b. That’s a total of 280 players to start into Day 2 at 1pm CET. Almost exactly half of the 567 entries.

Several well known players have made it through Day 1c, Michael ‘Timex’ McDonald, Bertrand Grospellier and Fabrice Soulier being only some of them. Timex had a good run during the last levels, building up towards one of the top stacks.

As always we’re waiting for the official chip counts to come in. Could take up to two hours before they’re available, so don’t get impatient.

The Power Of Quads.

153 players take their seat to play one more level on Day 1c. Blinds are at 400/800 with ante 100, the average stack is 51,000 chips deep.

One of the last hands before the break saw eliminate two players. On the flop all the chips go into the middle (starting with those of Davidi Kitai). When all the cards are on the table, it’s quite obvious that only a runner runner miracle could take the hand out of Philippe Narboni’s control.

Philippe Narboni:
Aleksandr Konstantinov:
Davidi Kitai:

Aleksandr and Davidi didn’t even wait for the miracle but left the table. Meanwhile Philippe moved up to 65,000 chips.

Invitation to the PartyPoker Lounge.

There’s free food and drinks in the PartyPoker Lounge for our players on a daily basis. But tomorrow night there’s the real party going on. Everyone is invited, we start at 10pm. Not too many details here but it’s going to be a blast!

Tamer Kamel Eliminated In a Huge Pot.

Join us on the flop. There’s around 8,000 chips in the pot and on the board. After two checks it’s Swede Emil Mattsson in last position who bets out 5,000. Tamer Kamel in the Small Blind and Robin Christoffer Ylitalo calls and the three of them see the on the turn.

Again it’s checked to Emil who bets out 25,000 … either that’s it or we’ll get a monsterpot. Tamer goes for it and puts his 45,000 chips in the middle. Too much for Mr. Ylitalo, but Emil pays the extra 20k.

Although Tamer shows a set of queens, Emil has several outs with . It isn’t the flush that gets there, but the river completes a straight and sends Tamer to the rail.


Per Emil Mattsson stacking Tamer’s former chips

Mario Nakowitz Building Up.

Austrian player Mario Nakowitz took a nice chunk out of Prezemyslaw Piotrowski’s stack. We got the action on the river and board , when Mario raised his opponents 6,500 bet to 16,000. And that was the end of this hand and post.

Mario is up to almost 70,000 in chips.

Add One More.

It wasn’t even a last minute entry. It literally happened seconds before play resumed after dinnerbreak. Bertrand „ElkY“ Grospellier showed up and took a seat. So take the number mentioned below and add one. The final number is now 273 entries on Day 1c (total 567).

Back From The Dinnerbreak.

Players are still on break but will return any moment. Blinds are now at 250/500 ante 50.

Late registration is now closed so the final numbers are in. 272 players entered Day 1c. Adding the 115 on Day 1a and 179 on Day 1b we have a total of 566 players. So we didn’t quite get as many as last year, when the WPT Prague saw 571 entries. It was close though, so no hard feelings.

It has been a busy Day 1c so far. 211 players will take their seat after dinnerbreak. And the last three levels of the day will bring us much more of that action. Remember, less than half of the field survived Day 1a. It won’t be as extreme tonight, but many players will have to bury their WPT dreams before Day 1c ends.

It’s Always The River.

It was Niklas Astedt from Sweden, who lost a semi-big pot against Romanian player Zhiping Zeng after an unlucky river card.

It was Zhiping who closed the preflop aggressiveness with his 4-bet. On a flop he bet out 3,200 and got called by Niklas. Both check the turn and the dealer puts down on the river.

Again it’s Zhiping betting out, this time for 8,000. Niklas looks him up and just shakes his head after seeing Zhiping’s .

Indoor Skydiving With PartyPoker.

There’s an advantage to multiple starting days. Every player has at least one day off. So PartyPoker took the whole team to give players an experience they won’t forget: indoor skydiving.

If you’ve never heard of it, here’s what basically happens: you put on a special suit (and helmet) and walk into a tube. Air is blown from underneath you at such a speed, you start floating. Sounds fun? It is! Andras Fekete kindly enough sent us a picture from his phone.

Indoor Skydiving

Feature Table Action.

We just witnessed another bust at the feature table. It was German player Andreas Wagner, who had to leave his seat.

We joined the action on the river, the board showing [3][4][T][2][7]. Andreas moved all in for his last 15-20k, Daniel Colman to his left didn’t take a second to call.

Event though he hadn’t a monster holding for top pair, his hand could beat Andreas’ pocket sixes.


Daniel Colman is up to 65k

Feature Table.

One of the most interesting tables in the room has just been relocated. Not the table itself, but the players sitting there. They’re playing it out under the spotlights now.

Michael McDonald is probably the most notable player at the idea. The shortstack belongs to Dan Smith, who just lost a big hand against Milan Joksic.

After Dan opened the cutoff, Milan pops it up to 2,900 from the small blind. Dan 4-bets to 5,900, Milan moves all-in and Dan calls. It was kings for Milan, who left Dan with 3,000 chips after he couldn’t improve his .

Four Levels Down.

Players enjoy another 15-minutes break, before returning with blinds 150/300 and running ante 25.

As for now 262 players sat down on Day 1c of the WPT Prague Main Event. With late registration still open we’re fairly sure that we’ll reach last years number of 571 entries. As for now the total is 556.

Take Back The Extended Late Registration.

If you were thinking about coming here because of the extended late registration, unpack your suitcase. The decision has been taken back (fortunately, for the sake of the WPT integrity). So it’s back to the initial plan. Late registration closes today after six levels.

That’s A Muck, Sir.

Happens in every event. Someone mucking their winning hand. This time it was Romanian player Dorin Rauta who lost his whole stack due to his own mistake. In an all in situation on the river he threw his cards face down towards the dealer straight into the muck. By tournament rules, the hand is considered dead at that point.

Apparently he mucked a straight that would have given him the winning hand and a big pot.

What are your thoughts? Let us know in the comments or on Twitter.


That’s where your cards shouldn’t end up if you want them to be valid

The Truth About The Pyramids.

Might be a relative truth there, but that’s the case in most scientific work. Anyway, it was Fabrice Soulier who got us into that topic. We asked him during the first break what he’s actually watching while being carddead.

If you got time and are interested:

Late Registration Extended.

Due to weather issues in some European countries there’s a couple of players who can’t make it to Prague in time. Therefor the following decision was made: the late registration will be extended until noon tomorrow.

Meaning that you can actually buy in straight into Day 2. Although it’s called ‘late registration’ it might even be a re-entry possibility.

Enjoy the Final Table Stream With A Freeroll.

Once again we’d like to remind you about our WPT Prague Final Table freeroll on PartyPoker. Kickoff is Sunday, the 9th December 2012, while we’re blogging about the final table in Prague. There’s a $500 prizepool, all you need is the password.

The password will be announced at some point here on the blog and probably on Facebook and Twitter. So stay tuned.

$500 WPT LIVE Stream Prague Freeroll
Tournament time is 15:30 ET (21:30 CET)
PW: TBA

By the way, this time the Final Table Live Stream will feature two events in one day. It’s not only Prague, the final table at the Doyle Brunson Five Diamond World Poker Classic in Las Vegas will be played out on the same day.

Best Not To Come Late.

Happens at every event. There’s the late registration and the usual suspects decide to turn up late. We’ve played two levels here in Prague, so it’s really not that late yet.

Nevertheless the new tables in the tournament area seem tougher than the rest. Look at table 27. It’s not just Mike ‘Timex’ McDonald. At the same table Milan Joksic, Besim Hot, Thomas Mühlöcker, Andreas Wagner (a German who had multiple success in Czech Republic’s casinos in 2012), Daniel Colman and Besim Hot.


Michael McDonald needs his skills on this table

What’s on TV?

Watching various tv series seems to be a popular pastime at the poker tables. Since the iPad started it’s triumphal march the tournament areas have turned into video broadcast.

So what are people actually watching?

During the WSOP Main Event, Amatos Gomila grinded through all seasons of Breaking Bad. His new project: Homeland.

French pro Thibaud Guenegou is fully concentrated on Downton Abbey. Not sure if he’s watching it in English or if there’s actually a French dubbed version.
Definately English

Fabrice Soulier’s choice is a little more ambitious. He’s watching what looks like a documentary on mayan culture. Is he afraid that the world is going to end on December 21st?

Then there’s The Office (US version) on Niklas Mikael Astedt’s iPad. I’m fairly sure that one isn’t dubbed.

The WPT Main Event Freeroll.

We told you about it on Day 1a. Whoever busted on the first starting day, got an invitation into a freeroll that played out yesterday. One out of eleven players in that freeroll would get a €3,300 ticket to buy themself back into the WPT Main Event.

For some reason only 38 people showed interest in said freeroll. That meant three packages were given away, here are the lucky winners:

Adrian M Gherman, Rumania
Rocco Palumbo, Italy
Dimitry Zhukov, Czech Republic

You should recognize at least one of them. Rocco Palumbo won Event #44 at the 2012 WSOP for more than $460,000. Talking about the rich getting richer …

Shuffle Up and Deal.

Here we go. After 115 players on Day 1a and 179 on Day 1b we expect that number to be higher once more. 2011 saw a total 571 entries (new European WPT record). We basically need 178 players today to break that record. If you ask me that won’t be a problem, we may get as many as 250 entries on Day 1c.


Giovanni Rizzo is one of the notable players on Day 1c

PartyPoker Players Running Good So Far.

Have a look at yesterday’s chipcounts. There are several PartyPoker and bwin players sitting at the top of the field.

We have German player Alexander Stängle in 2nd place, followed by Polish artist and star Wojciech “Wozzo” Lozowski and Fabian Quoss (another German) in 5th and 6th place. A total of 93 out of 179 players survived Day 1b.

If you listened to yesterday’s interview with Wozzo, you’ll know that it was the first big tournament he ever attended. He did exceptionally well, building up his big stack after the dinnerbreak.
He sure has the right attitude for a poker player, listen to what he told us about his day and experience:

Ready For Day 1c?

Join us again on Wednesday 1pm CET for Day 1c of the WPT Prague Main Event. We’ll see the remaining PartyPoker and bwin players trying to get through to day 2.

While waiting you might want to check out what happened on Day 1b.

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