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Dan Shak Leads After Day 1a of the 2016 EPT13 Malta Main Event

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Dan Shak
Dan Shak

The penultimate Main Event of the PokerStars.com European Poker Tour before the rebranding to the PokerStars Championships gathered a field of 134 entrants at the Casino Portomaso. After eight levels of 75 minutes each, only 61 of them bagged up chips and Dan Shak snatched the lead in the very last hand with 185,100 to edge out Pasi Sormunen's 183,500.

The first of two starting days came with an insane rush for Ireland's Mahmood Rasheed, who shot to the top of the leader boards with full house over full house and quads, only to see Martin Kozlov double through him with quads. Rasheed was gone by the time dinner called after level six and Kozlov followed him to the rail in the last two levels of the night when his aces didn't hold up.

Sormunen took over on the very same table and busted players left and right, the Finn had accumulated almost six times the starting stack at the end of level six and the Finn seemed destined to be in the spotlight after Day 1a. Rasheed, Max Silver, Stephan Zesiger and Dario Sammartino were just some of his victims.

Among the other early casualties were Caitlin Hall, EPT12 Dublin 5th place finisher Iliodoros Kamatakis and Jorryt van Hoof. Fatima Moreira de Melo had her aces cracked when Anatoly Korochenskiy turned quads tens and the German High Roller regulars Philipp Gruissem and Martin Finger lasted less than half an hour each before also joining the rail. After coming back from dinner, Pierre Neuville, Theo Jorgensen, Ben Heath, Scott Seiver, early big stack Graydon Kowal, Connor Drinan, Davide Suriano, Anthony Zinno and Justin "Boosted J" Smith ran out of chips, Steve O'Dwyer also failed to make Day 2.

The rise of Shak started just before dinner. In a three-bet pot, the American got it in with a jack-high flush draw against Luke Marsh's ace-queen and hit a jack on the river for a massive double. In the last hand of the night, Shak busted Ghassan Bitar after hero-calling with pocket queens on a flush draw and paired board.

Another two big hands then highlighted the end of Day 1a.

A single-raised hand led to a ten-high flop, and the stacks of [Removed:155], Jeroen Soons and Thomas Rauhut collided. Rauhut had pocket aces, Soons ten-eight for top two pair and Brand pocket tens for top set. Both the turn and river bricked and Brand knocked out Rauhut while almost tripling up in the process. Brand bagged up 163,300 and claimed the last spot on the overnight podium.

And then, the two former EPT champions Oleksii Khoroshenin and Frederik Jensen clashed. Jensen had previously scored a lucky double through Sormunen and flat-called against a limp and the raise of Khoroshenin out of the big blind. Khoroshenin fired two barrels on a paired jack-high board and check-called the river shove with four-deuce for jacks and deuces only to see Jensen turn over queen-jack for trips.

Jensen bagged up 147,800 and is closely followed by German poker prodigy Ole Schemion with 147,500. Schemion finished 6th in the €25,750 Super High Roller earlier today before registering for the Main Event. Other big stacks and notables include Guillaume Valle (143,200), Thomas Mjeldheim (139,700), Dmitry Yurasov (126,500) and Aliaksei Boika (125,100). The top 10 after Day 1a all have different nationalities. Further notables through to Day 2 are Roman Korenev (109,200), Brian Altman (105,300), Charlie Carrel (87,300) and Stephen Chidwick (80,900).

While Day 2 recommences on Tuesday at 12 p.m. local time, the second and bigger starting day kicks off tomorrow at the very same time. The PokerNews live reporting team will be back to provide all the action and you can then also follow updates for the €10,300 Single-Day High Roller as well.

Tags: Aliaksei BoikaAnatoly KorochenskiyAnthony ZinnoBen HeathBrian AltmanCaitlin HallCharlie CarrelConnor DrinanDan ShakDario SammartinoDavide SurianoDmitry YurasovFatima Moreira De MeloFrederik JensenGhassan BitarGraydon KowalGuillaume ValleIliodoros KamatakisJeroen SoonsJorryt van HoofJustin SmithLuke MarshMahmood RasheedMartin FingerMartin KozlovMax SilverOle SchemionOleksii KhorosheninPasi SormunenPhilipp GruissemPierre NeuvilleRoman KorenevScott SeiverStephan ZesigerStephen ChidwickSteve O'DwyerTheo JorgensenThomas MjeldheimThomas Rauhut

End-Of-Day Chip Counts (Completo)

[user38873] • Nível 8: 400-800, 100 ante
Dan Shak us 185,100
Pasi Sormunen fi 183,600
[Removed:155] NL 163,300 3,300
Frederik Jensen dk 147,800
Ole Schemion de 147,500 22,500
Guillaume Valle FR 143,200 8,200
Thomas Mjeldheim NO 139,700 39,700
Dmitry Yurasov ru 126,500 16,500
Aliaksei Boika by 125,100 -4,900
Bart Maes be 119,500 24,500
Roman Korenev ru 109,200 80,700
Brian Altman us 105,300 -4,700
Jakub Michalak pl 98,200 33,200
Charlie Carrel gb 87,300 2,300
Luke Marsh gb 85,000 63,000
Zorlucan Er tr 83,500 -6,500
Mikhail Petrov ru 83,400 45,400
Yaniv Peretz lv 83,200
Stephen Chidwick gb 80,900 10,900
Viacheslav Buldygin ru 79,400 49,400
Alain Fluri CH 77,400 13,400
Sergey Sergeev ru 70,800 -9,200
Knut Karnapp DE 68,300 -700
Huy Pham vn 63,300 6,300
Mikalai Vaskaboinikau by 62,600

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Khoroshenin Busts to Jensen in Last Hand

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Oleksii Khoroshenin
Oleksii Khoroshenin

Oleksii Khoroshenin had lost a previous hand when a move went wrong and the EPT10 Vienna champion would then bow out in the very last hand against fellow former EPT champion Frederik Jensen.

After one player had limped in, Khoroshenin raised to 3,000 from the small blind and Jensen called in the big blind, the limper folded. On the {J-Spades}{J-Diamonds}{2-Hearts} flop, Khoroshenin continued for 4,200 and was called, before leading again the {3-Diamonds} turn for 9,000. Again Jensen didn't go anywhere and called.

The {10-Diamonds} on the river brought a possible back door flush and Khoroshenin checked. Jensen moved all in and Khoroshenin tank-called for around 28,000. Jensen flipped over his {Q-Clubs}{J-Clubs} for trips jacks and Khoroshenin tried to muck, but the dealer revealed his {4-Clubs}{2-Spades}. What an end to Day 1a!

Frederik Jensen dk 147,800 64,800
Oleksii Khoroshenin ua Eliminado

Tags: Frederik JensenOleksii Khoroshenin

Shak Busts Bitar in Last Hand

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The entire table was already bagging up, but Dan Shak wasn't done with stacking his chips yet. In the last hand of the day, he busted Ghassan Bitar in a three-bet pot. According to Shak, Bitar raised to 1,800 and Shak made it 6,000 to go. Shak bet the {7-Spades}{6-Spades}{4-Spades} flop for 10,000 and Bitar called, before both checked a blank on the turn.

On the {4-} river, the board paired and Shak checked. Bitar shoved his last 30,000 and Shak eventually called with pocket queens, Bitar was caught bluffing with {K-}{Q-Spades}.

This pushed his stack slightly ahead of Pasi Sormunen, who bagged up a few chips less.

Dan Shak us 185,100 85,100
Pasi Sormunen fi 183,600 15,600
Ghassan Bitar gh Eliminado

Tags: Dan ShakGhassan BitarPasi Sormunen

Carrel Doubles At the End

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Charlie Carrel three-bet against the open of Christophe Larquemin and then bet the {8-Spades}{7-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds} flop for 9,000 and the {9-Spades} turn for 15,000. Each time Larquemin check-called and checked again the {3-Clubs} river. Carrel shoved for his last 12,600 and Larquemin called with {J-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds} only to see Carrel turn over {A-Diamonds}{A-Spades}.

Charlie Carrel gb 85,000 52,000
Christophe Larquemin fr 20,000 4,000

Tags: Charlie CarrelChristophe Larquemin

Brand Busts Rauhut; Cripples Soons

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[Removed:155] just won the biggest hand of the day. The action started rather slow before the flop.

Thomas Rauhut raised to 2,200 from first position. To his direct left, Brand called and big blind Jeroen Soons came along as well.

The {8-Hearts}{6-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds} flop got the action started. Soons checked to Rauhut, who continued for 5,500. Brand raised to 14,000 before Soons check-raised over the top to 37,000 total.

That was far from it. Rauhut moved all in for 47,000 and Brand shoved as well. His all in was voor 57,500 and Soons quickly called.

Thomas Rauhut: {A-Diamonds}{A-Hearts}
[Removed:155]: {10-Hearts}{10-Spades}
Jeroen Soons: {10-Clubs}{8-Spades}

Rauhut saw his aces cracked by two players. Brand's set was in front and he busted Rauhut when the {2-Spades} turn and {7-Clubs} river were dealt.

Soons was left with only 28,000 chips, while Brand probably catapulted himself to the chiplead.

He lost some chips in the following hand, so he might not top the leaderboard, but he is for sure among the biggest stacks who survived the day.

[Removed:155] NL 160,000 82,000
Jeroen Soons NL 28,000 -41,000
Thomas Rauhut DE Eliminado

Tags: Jeroen SoonsThomas Rauhut

Three Hands to Go

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The tournament screens show 65 players left and the clock has been stopped, another three hands will be played for tonight.

Sormunen Puts Khoroshenin to the Test

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Another massive pot emerged over on table two and there were around 35,000 or even more in the middle with the board reading {10-Clubs}{8-Diamonds}{2-Spades}{3-Diamonds}. To cut the story short, Pasi Sormunen announced all in and Oleksii Khoroshenin from one seat over was struck. With plenty of chips behind, which looked like 65,000, Khoroshenin eventually gave in and folded.

Sormunen flashed the {9-Diamonds}{9-Spades} and Khoroshenin flipped over his {J-Clubs}{J-Hearts} to cause some gasps at the table.

Pasi Sormunen fi 168,000 15,000
Oleksii Khoroshenin ua 65,000 -10,000

Tags: Oleksii KhorosheninPasi Sormunen