Despite the election, players are slowly dribbling in, and although clock start will be slightly delayed, we will definitely be dealing Day 1B!
Only 10 players made it through from yesterday, with an average stack of 78k… so Day 2 is looking profitable so far!
Lvl 1 25/50 – 5 players
Clock started at 13:15 with five players. Cards are in the air, where are you?
Lvl 2 50/100 – 5 players
Lvl 3 75/150 – 9 players
The best bit about this flight so far is that every time TD Paul Kelly makes an attempt to walk to the balcony and have a cigarette, a player turns up to register; the local players are basically supporting the cardroom supervisor in a drive to a healthy and long life!
There is now a full tournament table (as we play 9-handed) and the cash table dealer is waiting for action.
The windows are open, the sun’s streaming in and there’s a potential overlay in this tournament! What more could a poker player want on a Saturday afternoon?
Er… someone’s already registered for flight 1C… maybe there won’t be an overlay? A tournament organiser’s dream!
That said, if we donate a few bob to the local poker community, it won’t hurt too much! #PaintTheTownRed
BREAK 15 mins
Lvl 4 100/200 – 9/10 players remaining
One re-entry in the bag! Seems reasonable, given the potential value.
Lvl 5 100/200/25 – 8/10 players remaining
There’s a really pleasant, calm afternoon atmosphere here at Dragonara. There seems to be as much pleasant conversation as poker.
There are still just over 2 hrs of registration left and joining now would mean that you have 150big blinds at your disposal with a 30k starting stack.
Alternatively you could keep 15k in the bank and try and spin up half your stack, only adding the rest if you need or want to. Such is the beauty of the double-chance format!
Lvl 6 150/300/25 – 8/10 players remaining
The talk is mainly about poker, with hot topics being Sviten Special and the many ways in which PLO8 (Pot Limit Omaha High/Low- available now on redbet poker online at a variety of stakes, starting from just €2 sitdown *pimp my site wink*.)
The busiest players at the moment are Conrad Abela and Sebastian Dominik who are often battling aggressively, although post play action is supper friendly.
Abela check-raised a full house on the flop after Dominik continued his post flop aggression in position. After Dominik folded, Abela showed him the hand, and Dominik was quick to compliment Abela on a “nice turn bet” in a previous pot that Abela won.
BREAK – 15 mins
Lvl 7 – 200/400/50 – 8/12 players remaining
We’ve had 9 unique entries and 3 re-entries. The players here this afternoon are experienced players, and they definitely smell the scent of value as the re-enter, but in the break we were chatting with a couple of the local regulars and they agree that this is a well-structured event for the buyin, with a great atmosphere!
Still time to join us, with 90 mins of entry remaining.
Lvl8 – 250/500/50 – 9/13 players remaining
Despite the fact that there are not many players, there is so much play in this tournament, that everyone still has at least 40 bigs.
There is more aggression, probably due to players realising that their re-entry opportunity is slipping away, as well as the fact the have been playing a close game with eachother for more than 2 hours now.
Lvl 9 – 300/600/50- 9/14 players remaining
Two eliminations and a re-entry in the last level after a sick hand that went four ways to the flop.
Lars Larsson opened UTG and was 3bet by Kristian Hageich to 3100.
Charlo Azzopardi called from MP and Sebastian Dominik called from the big blind which kept Larsson in.
The Ac5c3c flop was checked by Dominik and Larsson and Hageich bet out, Azzpoardi called and then Dominik shoved all in for around 16k. Larsson re-shoved for 25k and Hagiech tank folded, with Azzopardi quickly calling.
Dominik turned A5os for two pair, Larsson showed 9c10 clubs, but Azzopardi turned Q8c to win a massive pot.
BREAK 15 mins
Lvl 10 – 400/800/100 – 7/14 players remaining
Entries now closed on Day1B, with three more levels of play to go.
There is a plan in case they play down to three players, but that will be stated if and when it’s necessary.
There are already two entries for tonight’s flight.
Lvl 11 – 500/1000/100 – 6/14 players remaining
Lvl 12 – 600/1200/100 6/14 players remaining
With just 25 mins left of Day 1B left the players are grinding it out to make Day2. With average stack for Day1B currently standing at 70k, they are not far behind the average of qualifiers from Day1A, which was a 78k average over 10 players.
If one player is unfortunate and busts at the last minute, they can enter flight 1C, on which the clock is just about to start.
Play closed on Day 1B
Four players survived Day1B, making the current Day2 average 79k:
Day 2 play commences on Lvl 13/800/1600/100 at 1pm on Sunday 4th June.