The Eureka5 Hamburg Main Event is halfway through Day 1, or halfway through its Day 1s would be more accurate. Two of the four starting flights are in the bag and the Main Event will now be on a two-day break – to allow the €2,200 two-day High Roller play out – before Days 1C and D play out on Wednesday and Thursday.
Tobias Peters, Rama Kusnadi, Marco Mattes and Thang Duc Nguyen all played today with mixed results. Peters (65,600) and Mattes (72,500) were the only two of those to make it through.
He doubled up to 50,000 early on after Andreas Thiele check-raised with second pair only to walk into Nguyen holding the nut straight. Nguyen gladly accepted the gift before he passed it on to Quentin Weber. He miss-click raised ten-times too much with ace-jack before Weber three-bet with ace-queen and then decided to go with the hand and shoved anyway. Weber called, held and went on to lead the filed for a good while before falling back late on. Nguyen temporarily recovered from the ordeal but failed to make Day 2.
Choi was first to act and wasn’t in the mood for messing about as he moved all in for 50,800. Kulczycki went into the tank but ultimately called off his last 42,000.
Choi was ahead but had to fade a heart. The J♣ just added to his worries as Kulczycki picked up an open ended straight draw to go with his flush but it was a case of too many outs as the 8♣ completed the board.