Eureka5 Hamburg Main Event: Welcome to Day 1C

May 27, 2015

Once more, welcome back to the Spielbank Schenefeld Casino where the Eureka5 Hamburg Main Event resumes with the third of four starting flights after a two-day hiatus. The cap for today’s field is a hard 200 and the day is close to being a sell out and most probably will be by the time registration closes at the end of level 6.

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A casino in a shopping centre
The first two flights attracted a combined 214 players and the top-5 counts from those days are:

1. Kadir Uzunoglu, Turkey – 253,100
2. Markus Wirt, Germany, PokerStars qualifier – 218,700
3. Imad Fakhro, Germany – 206,600
4. Nick Krasniqi, Germany – 168,000
5. Elias Piloti, Germany – 166,600

Notable players in today’s field include ESPT4 Barcelona champ Sönke Jahn; Jamila Von Perger, Martin Mulsow, Peter Jelinek, EPT10 Grand Final 3rd-place finisher Malte Moennig; Eureka4 Vienna champ Zoltan Gal and EPT6 Snowfest champ Allan Bække.

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Allan Baekke in the High Roller
The €2,200 High Roller Event tried to take place during the break from the Main Event. We say tried as it’s still going on. Play was suspended at 3:30am CET with five players still in the hunt for the €43,210 top prize. The following players will be back at 4pm CET where they’ll play down to a winner:

Tobias Peters – 838,000
Steven Abbey – 553,000
Fabian Petersen – 308,000
Ali Sameeian – 179,000
Timo Schneider – 147,000

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Final 9 of the High Roller
Cards were in the air just after 1pm CET. Stay tuned to the blog for major talking points from the Main Event and a report from the concluding stages of the High Roller.

Eureka Hamburg Key Facts:
– Players begin with 25,000 chips (an increase from Season 4’s 20,000)
– Blinds start at 25/50
– Twelve 45-minute levels make up Day 1C
– Day 1C is hoping to be a 200-player sell out

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