redbetLIVE at Dragonara: Event 3 Day 1A

Short delay getting fired up for Day1A… we have 4 registered and start with 5…

Anyone smell a wikkle overlay happening on this event?

Clock starts 19:55

Lvl 1 25/50 – 5 players

 An exclusive group of players have kicked this event off.
One player did suggest an immediate five way chop… hmmm… redbetLIVE like to think we’re pretty generous to players, but winning €2k without playing a hand? We think not!

 Lvl 2 50/100 – 13 players

They are creeping in now!
Since the action is quiet because the stacks are deep and the blinds are small, we’ll take the opportunity to answer a question we were asked.

Q: “Why do you make us stay to bag up our chips? Can’t you just do it for us? Are you so lazy?”

redbetLIVE at DragonaraA: We could do it for you, and we are a bit lazy, but that’s not the reason we ask players to stay to bag up. It’s a security measure, because if you don’t sign off those chips in the bag, then if you don’t think it’s right when you return for the next day of play, then there is nothing that can be done about it.
If you leave before you bag up, you have to trust us 100%, and we think it’s better for everybody if players and staff agree the amount.
We promise it’s not just to keep you hanging around!


Lvl 3 75/150 – 12/13 players

First man down!
Not an issue, late reg /re-entry is open till 00:30.
We’ll play till the end of level 12 which will take us through until approx 3am.

We just spotted an interesting hand between Giorgio De Cillis and Lars Jonas Larsson.
De Cillis opened from the SB after it folded to him and Larsson 3bet, which De Cillis quickly called, creating a 40 big blind pot before the flop even fell!
De Cillis led out on 10d3h2c for 3200 and Larsson snapped it.
The turn was 2h and both players checked to the 6s river. De Cillis bet 7.5k and it did not take long for Larsson to raise him, making the bet 18.5k.

Giorgio De Cillis

Giorgio De Cillis

De Cillis looked pretty narked, he clearly had a difficult decision, but he made the right one as he called the bet and Larsson insta-mucked. De Cillis is an experienced player and raked in the huge pot without so much as a raise of his eyebrow; “I’d already decided I was going to do something stupid,” said Larsson after the hand.

De Cillis qualified for the event via yesterday’s live satellite at Dragonara; there have bee multiple satellites for this event, with online starting at just €5. Keep your eyes peeled for the next ones and win your redbetLIVE at Dragonara seat for buttons!


BREAK – 15 mins

Lvl 4 100/200 – 14/16 players

Couple of bustouts, but overall, fairly cautious play.

Do you think it’s easier or harder to make a day 2 when there are fewer runners?

Lvl 5 100/200/25 – 14/16

A hand exploded between Maviej Rachwaniec and Marco Klajderic as Rachwaniec opened from the cutoff to 600 and the button called. Klajderic 3bet from the small blind, folding out the big blind, but Rachwaniec 4bet to 6k.

Maviej Rachwaniec

Maviej Rachwaniec

The button took the fold option  and Klajderic looked pained. He had a total of 12k at the start of the hand and he seemed to feel that he could not call Rachwaniec, only pass or put the rest in.
After a moment, he opted to ship it, and Rachwaniec called. Klajderic flipped JdJc and did not appear surprised when Rachwaniec showed the table his pocket Aces.

The flop was pretty grim for Klajderic, as it was all hearts and Rachwaniec held Ah. The turn made the board look slightly hopeful as Qh3h10hKd gave Klajderic a open ended straight draw.
Kc clubs on the river sent Klajderic to the rail, and Rachwaniec looked pretty happy to be scooping in a sexy sized pot.

Lvl 6 – 150/300/25 – 14/16 players

They say “don’t play a big hand right before the break”, advice which Manuel Lopes, Igino Xuereb and Lars Jonas Larsson chose to ignore as they got into it in the last hand before the break.

Larsson opened UTG for 1k on Xuereb’s big blind, Lopes called from the button and Xuereb came along.

The flop was 9d Kh 2h and all players checked to the turn which showed its face as Jh. Xuereb checked, Larsson checked and Lopes popped 2k out there.
Xuereb quickly raised to 4.5k and Larsson called; Lopes mucked.

Lars Jonas Larsson

Lars Jonas Larsson

The river looked suspiciously like 7d and Xuereb checked, Larsson checked behind.
Xuereb flipped Qc 10c for a King high straight. “Chop!” exclaimed Larsson, turning the Qh… he was lying, it wasn’t a chop, Larsson mucked his other card and the players went about the business of smoking and punting on slots in the break.

BREAK – 15 mins

Lvl 7 – 200/400/50 – 14/16 players

Maviej Rachwaniec is nicking pots all over the shop, teasing a few chips out of Lee Barto after he raised pre, Barto called and then was bullied out of the pot by Rachwaniec’s c-bet.

He can’t have it everytime… can he?

Lvl 8 – 250/500/50 – 14/18 players

Lee Barto

Lee Barto

Players still trickling in with just under 1 hr of late reg for this flight to go!

Lvl 9 – 300/600/50 – 12/18 players

Last level for late reg on Day 1A.

BREAK – 15 mins

Lvl 10 – 400/800/100 – 12/18 players

Davide Fazio nipped a nice pot after he limped pre and Manuel Lopes raised from the hijack and was called by the cutoff player and Giorgio De Cillis on the button.
Fazio then raised to 8k and only De Cillis felt fruity enough to call him.
Fazio c-bet 14.5k on the 2c 3d 5d flop and De Cillis instantly folded.

Lvl 11 – 500/1000/100 – 11/18 players

Lvl 12 600/1200/100 – 11/18 players

Going into the last level of the flight, players are playing a little carefully, trying to make sure they get to Day 2, more important as there is the scent of overlay in the air…

The clock has now stopped with 10 mins left of level 12 and the players will play 4 remaining hands.

Igino Xuereb

Igino Xuereb

Igino Xuereb was cruelly eliminated in the last hand before clock stop when he was involved in a 3 way all in against 1010 and J10 while he held AcKc.
The run out gave the shortest stack trip Jacks and the tens scooped the rest.

At close of play 9/18 players still had chips:

Manuel Lopes120400
Giorgio De Cillis109900
Paul Chopin78100
Maciej Rachwaniec64100
Kristoff Van Der Stichel 56500
Roy Zimmer52700
Davide Fazio36200
Jadu Barrett32200
Tal Revivo30900

Play resumes from level 13 on Sunday at 1pm.

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