Day 1a of the €550 choose-in The Festival Tallinn Main Match is executed and dusted after ten thrilling levels of play. Some 58 gamers sold in on the first of four flights, with 22 of those starters bagging up chips on the close of play.
No person bagged and tagged extra chips than Germany’s Stefan Bittger, who turned his 30,000 starting up stack right into a match-leading 188,700 over the direction of ten levels.
The Festival Tallinn Main Match Day 1a High 10 Chip Counts
|2||Juan Carlos Vecino Duenas||179,500||112|
|10||Marlon Andrey Lopez Martinez||65,500||41|
Bittger has greater than a dozen dwell cashes around Europe, totalling a coloration over $30,500. He fair lately cashed in two aspect events on the 2022 Irish Open, and has executed his chances of adding one other in-the-money near his epic no effort the least bit by getting off to a flying delivery in this match.
The chip chief used to be already in possession of considered some of the greater stacks within the room when he snapped off an sick-timed bluff by Juris Hlibovs while maintaining a flush. That hand catapulted Bittger to the quit of the chip counts, and left Hibovs hovering around the center of the pack.
2nd in chips fair straight away might seemingly well well be Juan Carlos Vecino Duenas with a 179,500 stack. Duenas found himself on the summit of the chip counts after his pocket aces held against the jacks of Nicholas Berth, nevertheless he misplaced a small ground within the closing levels to shut 2nd.
Three a lot of gamers had the welcomed venture of attempting to cram six figures worth of chips into their in a single day chip glean. Vambo Lund (161,500), Eric Wasylenko (156,700), and Igor Pihela (118,300) being that broad-stacked trio.
Moreover safely via to Day 2 is Espen Sandvik with 92,300. The Norwegian World Series of Poker bracelet winner at the moment occupies sixth situation after Day 1a, and it one to maintain a study as this value-packed match progresses.
After all, now now not every person managed to derive a glean on Day 1a, even though they maintain three extra opportunities to form so within the coming days. The Festival founder Martin “Franke” von Zweigbergk busted by the hands of the aforementioned Wasylenko and headed off to play within the roulette match.
It’s a ways seemingly Artjom Kovalevski will re-enter at some stage after busting to a depraved sinful beat throughout the penultimate diploma. Kovalevski committee his final 12 huge blinds with pocket kings afterHlibovs had opened with the lowly nine-five of diamonds. Hlibovs called and flopped a straight and a flush plot, leaving Kovalevski drawing to a single out. It didn’t seem and Kovalevski crashed out.
Day 1b commences at 12: 00 p.m. native time on June 29 and sees some unique hopefuls enter the mix and fight it out over the direction of ten excellently-structured 45-minute levels.