Thomas Swensen was at risk with on flop against Andrew Leathams .
Leatham (picture) flopped top pair, but Swensen had the better flush draw. The flush did not complete however on turn and river , ending Swensens tournament.
Andrew Leatham – 455.000
Thomas Swensen – Exit
We saw Christophe Bouziane (picture) double up against Younes El Boujdaini. Bouziane had and the board was .
We couldn’t see El Boujdainis hand, since the dealer had already flipped his cards over, but based on the reactions of both El Boujdaini and Bouziane we can safely assume that El Boujdiani had a bigger pair there.
Younes El Boujdaini – 490.000
Christophe Bouziane – 100.000
We entered level 18 (2.500 – 5.000, ante 500). There are 38 of the 293 players left. The average stack is 231.316.
With 34 players in the money we’re closing in on the bubble.
Milan Skacel had a nice stack at the beginning of the day, but lost a big chunk of it during the day.
He just now doubled his stack however at the expense of Johan Janssens. Skacel hit his flush with on board .
The double for Skacel was much needed, which is now the case for Janssens, who is down to 15BB.
Milan Skacel – 180.000
Johan Janssens – 70.000
Bigstack Olivian Balint likes to put pressure on his opponents and so far, that has been working out for him.
When Balint raised UTG to 9.000, the player in the BB 3bet to 20.000. Balint made the call and also called the 30.000 bet on flop .
That appeared to scare off his opponent, because he reluctantly checked turn . Balint noticed that and put the screws on the guy by pushing all-in. His opponent threw away his hand quickly, leaving the pot to Balint.
Olivian Balint – 525.000
Laurent Polito got his last chips in with and he was up against Danish Mick Heider with .
The board ran , thus ending Polito’s run in the Main Event.
Mick Heider – 350.000
Laurent Polito – Exit
Day 1B chipleader Hulya Pehlivanlar has just busted, making Dutch Ryanne van der Wiele the last woman standing. Not only is Van der Wiele the last woman remaining, she is also the last Dutch player remaining.
Normally the Dutch have some players who make deep runs here in Brussels, but not this time around. It’s on Van der Wiele’s shoulders to defend the Dutch honor.
Ryanne van der Wiele – 180.000
Hulya Pehlivanlar – Exit
Romanian Mihai Stinca (picture) is the chipleader at the moment. He started the day with a moderate stack, but he has skyrocketed since then. Especially Laurent Polito has been at the worst end of some battles with Stinca.
Mihai Stinca – 656.000
Osman Ihlamur – 365.000
Mick Heider – 230.000
There was a short power outage in the poker area, causing play to stop. All the players had to leave the area, untill the power was back on.
That is the case right now and play will resume.
Aleksandre Maisuradze is enjoying his time here in Brussels. The Georgian players feels comfortable and is playing a pretty decent stack all day.
He just opened the action to 6.000., only the player on the big blind made de call. On the flop Maisuradze made the continuation bet of 6.000 and got the call. The same happened on the turn, now with a bet of 13.000.
The river went check-check. Maisuradze had the best hand with . His opponent played and added: ‘I didn’t believe you’.
Aleksandre Maisuradze – 380.000