€2,200 High Roller
€2,200 High Roller
Dia 1 Terminado

High Roller Guarantee Crushed; Sergi Escote Bags Lead After Day 1 in Barcelona

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Sergi Escote leads after Day 1 of the High Roller
Sergi Escote leads after Day 1 of the High Roller

After 10 levels of 45 minutes each, the 2017 888Live Poker Festival Barcelona €2,200 High Roller generated a total of 65 entries and 31 hopefuls bagged up chips. More than half of the field left the Casino Barcelona empty-handed and five players fired a second bullet, while Hubert Stachowski even bought in for a third time without advancing to the final day.

Sergi Escote ended up as the dominating chip leader with 811,000 and Ema Zajmovic described him as "terminator, he busted like eight players on this table" when the time for bagging and tagging came. Escote established a decent lead over second-placed Peter Jaksland (475,500) and Aleksei Istomin (441,000), while the two Scotsmen Fraser MacIntyre (426,000) and Gordon Huntly (405,000) round up the top five overnight. MacIntyre, CEO of MainEventTravel.com, arrived late and immediately more than doubled up in the very first hand in a three-way pot before cruising through the rest of the day.

888Live Rozvadov Main Event champion Catalin Pop advanced to Day 2 with a very healthy stack of 353,000 and Ema Zajmovic also made it through with more than average, claiming 238,500 to her name. Other notables that bagged up include Daragh Davey (158,000), Josep Maria Galindo Lopez (112,500), Guillem Cusco Bach (100,000) and Harcharan Dogra Dogra (100,000), while Kimmo Kurko (95,500) and Aku Joentausta 70,500) are among the short stacks.

888poker was represented by two ambassadors. Nicolau Villa-Lobos busted early in the day when he was all in short with jack-eight suited and didn't hols up against eight-five off suit. Bruno "Foster" Politano had a roller coaster day. The Brazilian lost a massive pot in a three-way all in with kings versus ace-queen suited and jack-ten suited, then doubled up his short stack twice and advanced to Day 2 with 114,500.

Among the big names and notables to fall on Day 2 were William Kassouf, Michael "The Grinder" Mizrachi, Patrik Antonius, Sebastian Langrock, Kelly Kellner, 2016 November Niner Fernando Pons and local legend Sergio Alonso Camunas. Mizrachi joined half way through the day, at almost the same time as Antonius, and lasted all but one hour. Kassouf was sent to the rail in a memorable hand with Ema Zajmovic when he three-bet pocket queens preflop, bet a ten-high flop and jammed when a jack appeared on the turn, having claimed to have top pair and a redraw on the flop. Zajmovic called with exactly that combo, tabling king-queen suited for the nut straight and flush draw, and Kassouf's queens were no good anymore.

Ema Zajmovic Busts William Kassouf

Patrik Antonius ran up a big stack until the end of level nine, but lost several pots in the last level of the night before falling in the second-last hand. On a three-way ace-high turn, he shoved with king-five suited for second pair and was called two ways. Sergi Escote eventually ended up as the winner with ace-jack for top pair and Antonius will have to re-enter for a share of the juicy prize pool.

All players that busted throughout the first 10 levels can still re-enter before the first card is dealt on Day 2 as of 5 p.m. local time at Casino Barcelona, and they will receive 20 big blinds worth when the action resumes at blinds of 2,500/5,000 with a running ante of 500.

The PokerNews live reporting team will be on the floor tom provide all the action until a winner is crowned, and Day 1a of the €500,000 guaranteed Main Event kicks off one hour later as of 6 p.m. local time.

2017 888Live Barcelona €2,200 High Roller Seat Draw Day 2

TableSeatPlayerCountryChip Count
421Peter JakslandDenmark475,500
422Enrico CamosciItaly96,000
423Daniel Gomez AnadonSpain231,000
424Aku JoentaustaFinland70,500
425Francois EvardSwitzerland90,500
426Bruno PolitanoBrazil114,500
427Valerie RossCanada149,000
431Israel Oliver CarriazoSpain128,500
432Ema ZajmovicCanada238,500
433Carl OhlundSweden140,500
434Guillem Cusco BachSpain100,000
435Gordon HuntlyUK405,000
436Ramon Miquel MunozSpain325,500
441Fraser MacIntyreUK426,000
442Oleg EgorovRussian Federation341,000
443Josep Maria Galindo LopezSpain112,500
444Federico CirilloItaly81,500
445Sergi EscoteSpain811,000
446Kimmo KurkoFinland95,500
451Sergio Fernandez BernalSpain133,000
452Harcharan Dogra DograSpain100,000
453Xavier Riera TayedaSpain170,000
454Carlos Egea HernandezSpain237,500
455Michael MatsioukkouAustralia122,000
456Aleksei IstominRussian Federation441,000
461Kim SanchezSpain112,500
462Marti Roca de TorresSpain84,500
463Catalin PopRomania353,000
464Francesc Xavier Guixeras GinerSpain97,500
465Hampus PerssonSweden69,500
466Daragh DaveyIreland158,000

Tags: Aku JoentaustaAleksei IstominBruno PolitanoCatalin PopDaragh DaveyEma ZajmovicFernando PonsFraser MacIntyreGordon HuntlyHarcharan Dogra DograHubert StachowskiJosep Maria Galindo LopezKelly KellnerKimmo KurkoMichael MizrachiPatrik AntoniusPeter JakslandSebastian LangrockSergio Alonso CamunasWilliam Kassouf

End-of-Day Chip Counts (Completo)

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Sergi Escote es 811,000
Peter Jaksland dk 475,500 25,500
Aleksei Istomin ru 441,000 131,000
Fraser MacIntyre gb 426,000 166,000
Gordon Huntly gb 405,000 215,000
Catalin Pop RO 353,000 353,000
Oleg Egorov RU 341,000 -9,000
Ramon Miquel Munoz es 325,500 -4,500
Ema Zajmovic ca 238,500 -1,500
Carlos Egea Hernandez ES 237,500 27,500
Daniel Gomez Anadon ES 231,000 111,000
Xavier Riera Tayeda ES 170,000 65,000
Daragh Davey ie 158,000 -42,000
Valerie Ross CA 149,000 58,000
Carl Ohlund SE 140,500 55,500
Sergio Fernandez Bernal es 133,000 -302,000
Israel Oliver Carriazo ES 128,500 8,500
Michael Matsioukkou AU 122,000
Bruno Politano br 114,500 -95,500
Josep Maria Galindo Lopez es 112,500 -287,500
Kim Sanchez AD 112,500 -7,500
Guillem Cusco Bach ES 100,000 10,000
Harcharan Dogra Dogra es 100,000 -30,000
Francesc Xavier Guixeras Giner ES 97,500 -2,500
Enrico Camosci it 96,000 -54,000

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Day 1 Finished

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It appears that 31 players bagged up chips and they will return at 5 p.m. local time for Day 2. The full chip counts and a recap of today's action are to follow.

Escote Sends Antonius to the Rail

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Patrik Antonius
Patrik Antonius

On the three-way flop of {A-Clubs}{K-Hearts}{6-Clubs}, the action checked to Michael Matsioukkou and he bet 25,000. Patrik Antonius on the button and Sergi Escote in the big blind called and the {9-Diamonds} fell on the turn. This time the action checked to Antonius and he moved all in for 68,000.

Both Escote and Matsioukkou called and Fraser MacIntyre said "good luck Sir" to Antonius, who replied with "thank you very much ... triple up?!" The {3-Diamonds} river was checked and Escote tabled {A-Hearts}{J-Diamonds}. Matsioukkou showed {8-Clubs}{7-Hearts} and Antonius was beat with {K-Spades}{5-Spades} as well to bust in the penultimate hand of the night.

Sergi Escote es 811,000 271,000
Michael Matsioukkou AU 122,000 -3,000
Patrik Antonius fi Eliminado

Tags: Fraser MacIntyreMichael MatsioukkouPatrik Antonius

Politano Shoves into Jaksland; Egorov Doubles

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Peter Jaksland raised to 9,000 and picked up two callers in Bruno Politano and Daragh Davey in the big blind. The flop came {A-Hearts}{J-Clubs}{5-Clubs} and Jaksland continued for 15,000. Only Politan o called and the {2-Spades} appeared on the turn. Jaksland made it 36,000 to go and folded when Politano shoved for 105,000.

One table over, Oleg Egorov bet the {Q-Hearts}{10-Hearts}{4-Spades}{7-Clubs} turn for 50,000. Harcharan Dogra Dogra moved all in and Egorov called. "What, pocket nines?" a surprised Egorov said when he called and Dogra Dogra showed his {9-Spades}{9-Diamonds}. Egorov was ahead with {K-Hearts}{K-Diamonds} and the {8-Spades} river completed the board.

Peter Jaksland dk 450,000 -60,000
Oleg Egorov RU 350,000 110,000
Bruno Politano br 210,000 80,000
Daragh Davey ie 200,000 80,000
Harcharan Dogra Dogra es 130,000 -110,000

Tags: Bruno PolitanoDaragh DaveyHarcharan Dogra DograOleg EgorovPeter Jaksland

Last Five Hands

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The clocks have been stopped and five more hands will be played for tonight as we reach 4.30 a.m. local time.

Szaszko Busts Before the End

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Bence Szaszko
Bence Szaszko

Ramon Miquel Munoz doubled for 85,000 against Bence Szaszko, who then bet-folded a hand to drop to around 160,000. He then defended his big blind against Miquel Munoz and got his stack in after the {Q-Spades}{J-Hearts}{4-Clubs}{2-Spades} turn with {K-Spades}{10-Spades}. Miquel Munoz called with {Q-Clubs}{J-Diamonds} for two pair and improved to a full house thanks to the {Q-Diamonds} river.

One hand later, Szaszko was all in for less than a big blind with the very same {Q-Clubs}{J-Diamonds} and Aku Joentausta in the big blind flipped over {6-Spades}{5-Clubs}. The board came {10-Spades}{8-Clubs}{4-Spades}{7-Spades}{A-Clubs} to give the Finn a straight.

Ramon Miquel Munoz es 330,000 230,000
Aku Joentausta fi 75,000 -15,000
Bence Szaszko HU Eliminado

Tags: Aku JoentaustaBence SzaszkoRamon Miquel Munoz

Egea Hernandez Still In

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Carlos Egea Hernandez is in fact still in the tournament and has been moved over to table 14. Just now he faced a raise to 10,000 by Enrico Camosci and a call by Francois Evard before raising to 180,000. Camosci was taken back by this and eventually folded, as did Evard.

Carlos Egea Hernandez ES 210,000 210,000
Enrico Camosci it 135,000 -35,000
Francois Evard ch 110,000 40,000

Tags: Carlos Egea HernandezEnrico CamosciFrancois Evard