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Mark Demirdjian Leads PokerStars and Monte-Carlo©Casino EPT Day 1a

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Mark Demirdijan
Mark Demirdijan

After ten levels of play in the PokerStars and Monte-Carlo©Casino EPT Main Event, it is Mark Demirdjian who bagged a jaw-dropping 350,500 to lead at the end of Day 1a.

Helped by the eliminations of Stephen Chidwick and two-time EPT champion Victoria Coren-Mitchell, Demirdjian is way clear of his rivals and is in good shape going into Day 2.

Other big stacks include Nick Petrangelo (213,000), David Peters (191,300), Antoine Saout (123,100) and Christopher Frank (126,700).

Notables advancing include Justin Bonomo (32,100), former EPT winner Mark Teltscher (54,000), Ryan Riess, (34,100), PokerStars Team Online Randy Lew (74,400), Team Pros Leo Fernandez (66,700) and Jake Cody (18,300), Rainer Kempe (87,000), Sosia Jiang (90,900) and Paul Newey (30,300).

The day started at midday, with the first players taking their seats with Team PokerStars Pro Celina Lin and former EPT Grand Final champion Steve O'Dwyer in the mix. Lin was soon joined by fellow Team Pro Fatima Moreira de Melo and two-time EPT champion Mitchell

Coren-Mitchell was seated at a table with Ondrej Drozd, Kenny Hallaert and Jan-Eric Schwippert and didn't have an easy day before she was eliminated with jacks into the aces of Demirdjian.

Another notable in the field was Andreas Klatt, who last year won the PokerStars National Championship Monte Carlo (€151,445) and finished runner-up in the PokerStars Championship Monte Carlo Main Event (€402,786).

The big names would continue to arrive, with Team Pros Liv Boeree, Leo Fernandez and Jake Cody along with Team Online's Randy Lew joining the field, along with €100k High Roller final tablists Ole Schemion, Justin Bonomo and Ike Haxton.

Among the players who failed to make it through to Day 2 at the first time of asking were Mikita Badziakouski, Team Pros Boeree and Moreira de Melo, Mustapha Kanit, Benjamin Pollak, Dominik Nitsche, Matthias De Meulder and Bryn Kenney.

Day 1b gets underway at midday local time tomorrow (29th April) and PokerNews will bring you all the live updates.

Tags: Andreas KlattBenjamin PollakBryn KenneyChristophe de MeulderFatima Moreira De MeloIke HaxtonJan-Eric SchwippertJustin BonomoLiv BoereeMatthias De MeulderMikita BadziakouskiOndrej DrozdRandy LewStephen ChidwickVictoria Coren Mitchell

End-of-Day Chip Counts (Completo)

[user38873] • Nível 10: 600-1,200, 1,200 ante
Mark Demirdjian lb
Mark Demirdjian
lb 350,500 25,500
Nick Petrangelo us
Nick Petrangelo
us 213,000 38,000
Makoto Haga JP
Makoto Haga
JP 198,600 38,600
Dan Abouaf fr
Dan Abouaf
fr 193,000 3,000
David Peters us
David Peters
us 191,300 11,300
Conor Beresford gb
Conor Beresford
gb 181,500 181,500
Igor Yaroshevskyy ua
Igor Yaroshevskyy
ua 173,000 -2,000
Eric Sfez fr
Eric Sfez
fr 172,500 172,500
Andres Korn ar
Andres Korn
ar 162,900 62,900
Boris Kuzmanovic hr
Boris Kuzmanovic
hr 157,400 92,400
Shyngis Satubayev kz
Shyngis Satubayev
kz 152,100 12,100
John Mooney gb
John Mooney
gb 146,000 -4,000
Javier Fernandez ES
Javier Fernandez
ES 139,000 98,000
Jose Gonzales ar
Jose Gonzales
ar 134,500 4,500
Andre Haneberg de
Andre Haneberg
de 130,800 800
John Juanda id
John Juanda
id 129,800 -200
Dimitar Danchev bg
Dimitar Danchev
bg 129,100 -10,900
Christopher Frank de
Christopher Frank
de 126,700 -23,300
Romain Lewis fr
Romain Lewis
fr 126,400 81,400
Georgios Karakousis gr
Georgios Karakousis
gr 124,000 4,000
Antoine Saout fr
Antoine Saout
fr 123,100 33,100
Vlad Darie ro
Vlad Darie
ro 122,000 92,000
Matthias Tikerpe ee
Matthias Tikerpe
ee 115,900 -18,100
Timothy Adams ca
Timothy Adams
ca 115,400 25,400
Fabio Sperling de
Fabio Sperling
de 114,100 -5,900

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Nagygyorgy Doubles in Last Hand

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In the very last hand of the night, Tibor Nagygyorgy got his last 21,900 in with the {3-Spades}{2-Spades} and Igor Yaroshevskyy as initial raiser called with the {A-Spades}{J-Diamonds}. The board came {10-Clubs}{9-Spades}{4-Diamonds}{2-Hearts}{3-Clubs} and Nagygyorgy avoided the re-entry on Day 1b with a very late double up. He had previously lost a lot of chips to Andre Haneberg, who finishes a roller coaster day well above the average.

Igor Yaroshevskyy ua
Igor Yaroshevskyy
ua 175,000 -5,000
Andre Haneberg de
Andre Haneberg
de 130,000 58,000
Tibor Nagygyorgy hu
Tibor Nagygyorgy
hu 47,000 -38,000
Steffen Sontheimer de
Steffen Sontheimer
de Eliminado
Jean-Noel Thorel fr
Jean-Noel Thorel
fr Eliminado

Tags: Andre HanebergIgor YaroshevskyyTibor Nagygyorgy

Four More Hands

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The clock has been stopped with some 14 minutes remaining on the level and the screens show 108 players still in contention. They will play another four hands before bagging and tagging.

Demirdjian Tops It All

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It remains unclear just how good Mark Demirdjian has run as of lately, as the Canadian is the run-away chip leader in the final level of the night. A few other big stacks have emerged that may take a shot at the overnight spotlight including Dan Abouaf, but Demirdjian remains at the top for now with a black "tight is right" shirt.

Abouaf had been responsible for the elimination of Jean-Noel Thorel when calling down the three barrels of his fellow countryman with {K-Hearts}{10-Hearts} for flopped top pair. Thorel only had {A-}{5-} for bottom pair and headed straight to the registration desk in order to re-enter.

Mark Demirdjian lb
Mark Demirdjian
lb 325,000 160,000
Dan Abouaf fr
Dan Abouaf
fr 190,000 190,000
Igor Yaroshevskyy ua
Igor Yaroshevskyy
ua 180,000 110,000
David Peters us
David Peters
us 180,000 148,000
Nick Petrangelo us
Nick Petrangelo
us 175,000 20,000
John Mooney gb
John Mooney
gb 150,000 35,000
Shyngis Satubayev kz
Shyngis Satubayev
kz 140,000 -35,000
Fabio Sperling de
Fabio Sperling
de 120,000 5,000
Randy Lew us
Randy Lew
us 85,000 64,000
Jean-Noel Thorel fr
Jean-Noel Thorel
fr 30,000 -25,000

Tags: Dan AbouafJean-Noel ThorelMark Demirdjian

Naim Doubles and Leaves Early

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Boutros Naim promised to leave early if he had more than 100,000 chips and he just fulfilled that promise after doubling through Pete Chen. It was a preflop raising war that saw Naim's stack of 56,400 go into the middle of the table and a typical coin flip emerged.

Boutros Naim: {Q-Hearts}{Q-Diamonds}
Pete Chen: {A-Diamonds}{K-Diamonds}

The board of {8-Diamonds}{8-Hearts}{4-Spades}{6-Spades}{10-Diamonds} kept Naim's queens best and he left right after.

Boutros Naim lb
Boutros Naim
lb 115,000
Pete Chen tw
Pete Chen
tw 44,000

Tags: Boutros NaimPete Chen

Fernandez No More

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Luis Fernandez was one of the few Spaniards to take part on Day 1a and he was just sent to the rail after his pocket aces were cracked according to the PokerStars Blog team, who caught the action.

It all went downhill on a flop of {J-Spades}{5-Hearts}{4-Hearts}, on which Fernandez got his chips in with the {A-Clubs}{A-Hearts}. PokerStars online qualifier Carl-Fredrik Tingvall called with the {5-Clubs}{5-Spades} and the {6-Hearts} turn and {2-Diamonds} river bricked off.

Carl-Fredrik Tingvall se
Carl-Fredrik Tingvall
se 88,000 -20,000
Luis Fernandez ES
Luis Fernandez
ES Eliminado

Tags: Luis FernandezCarl-Fredrik Tingvall

Deyra's Done Via Runner Runner

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At the end of the previous level, Ivan Deyra got his last 30 big blinds in preflop with ace-king and Nikola Damcevski reluctantly looked him up with the {A-Spades}{K-Spades}. The board of {Q-Hearts}{8-Hearts}{3-Spades}{7-Spades}{2-Spades} gave Damcevski a runner runner flush and Deyra a bad beat story to tell.

Nikola Damcevski FR
Nikola Damcevski
FR 75,000 38,000
Ivan Deyra fr
Ivan Deyra
fr Eliminado

Tags: Ivan DeyraNikola Damcevski

Karakousis Doubles Through Thorel

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Jean-Noel Thorel takes a hit to his stack
Jean-Noel Thorel takes a hit to his stack

The initial raise by Georgios Karakousis was already pulled in and Jean-Noel Thorel had three-bet to 8,000. Karakousis moved all in and Thorel quickly called.

Georgios Karakousis: {A-Hearts}{A-Clubs}
Jean-Noel Thorel: {K-Clubs}{K-Spades}

The board came {Q-Diamonds}{J-Spades}{5-Clubs}{9-Clubs}{4-Spades} and Karakousis doubled for 58,700 to cut Thorel's stack in half.

Mazin Khoury us
Mazin Khoury
us 178,000 18,000
John Juanda id
John Juanda
id 130,000 45,000
Georgios Karakousis gr
Georgios Karakousis
gr 120,000
Fabio Sperling de
Fabio Sperling
de 115,000 85,000
Pete Chen tw
Pete Chen
tw 110,000 32,000
Julian Thomas de
Julian Thomas
de 110,000 66,000
Jean-Noel Thorel fr
Jean-Noel Thorel
fr 55,000 -105,000

Tags: Georgios KarakousisJean-Noel Thorel