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David "MissOracle" Yan Finishes as Chip Leader of the EPT10 Sanremo Day 1b

• Taso 8: 300-600, 75 ante

Season 10 of the European Poker Tour continued on Tuesday with Day 1b action from PokerStars.it EPT Sanremo Main Event playing out at Casino Sanremo on the Italian Riviera. The second starting flight attracted 381 runners, which along with Day 1a’s 175 brings the total field up to 556, though that number is sure to go up as registration is open until the start of Day 2.

After eight 75-minute levels of play, [Removed:17] bagged up 179,100 to finish as the chip leader of the advancing 226 players. They, along with the survivors from Day 1a, will return at Noon local time on Wednesday for Day 2 action. Yan, who has been featured in our popular Online Chat series, shot to the top of the chip counts after winning one of the last hands of the night.

The first elimination of the day came in Level 1 (50/100), and it happened when, after a raise to 300 and three callers, Olivier Busquet made it 1,600 in the big blind. Three players called to see the {J-}{6-}{3-} flop with two clubs. Busquet continued for 2,500 and only Italy’s Gianluca Trebbi made the call to see the {9-Clubs} turn. Another 6,000 from Busquet was called before the {J-} on the river delivered quads for the high stakes pro. He moved all in for 20,000 and Trebbi tank-called with the {8-Clubs}{6-Clubs} only to discover the bad news.

Trebbi may have been the first to go, but he was far from the last. Among those to hit the rail on Day 1b were Gyeong Tae Yoo, Mustapha Kanit, Casey Kastle, and current EPT Player of the Year Leader Ole Schemion.

The German fell on just the fifth hand he played when he five-bet preflop and made a small continuation bet on the {9-}{6-}{5-} flop before moving all in after the {10-} turn. Schemion held pocket aces and got looked up by Spaniard Raul Mestre, who held the {9-}{10-}. A blank on the river and that was it for Schemion. Interestingly, Schemion's elimination opens the door for Team PokerStars Pro Vanessa Selbst, who currently sits second on the leaderboard, to make up some ground as she survived Day 1a.

Of course the eliminations didn't stop with Schemion. Plenty of other notables hit the rail as the day progressed including Max Pescatori, Govert Metaal, Jacobus Visser, Elisabeth Hille, Josh Prager, Team Online's Marc-Andre Ladouceur, and the defending champ Ludovic Lacay.

Ludovic LacayOut du Main de Sanremo, pas de back to back, juste a temps pour jouer le day 1C du main event des WSeries

Of course not everyone was so unfortunate. Among those who survived Day 1b were Team PokerStars Pros Johnny Lodden (122,800), Vicky Coren (94,000), Mickey Petersen (61,800), Nacho Barbero (13,400), and Victor Ramdin (9,200), just to name a few.

They will be joined by notables such as Raul Mestre (106,000), Paul Berende (81,600), Martin Jacobson (80,500), Olivier Busquet (72,700), Michael Telker (71,200), Jonathan Karamalikis (59,800), Michael Tureniec (39,100), Jason Lavallee (29,900), Steve O’Dwyer (26,300), and Toby Lewis (26,300).

As previously mentioned, Day 2 is set to kick off at Noon local time on Wednesday. The plan for the day is to play six more 75-minute levels. Of course the PokerNews Live Reporting Team will be on hand to bring you all the latest and greatest from the Casino Sanremo. While you wait, check out this video that takes a look at the EPT10 Sanremo Player Party.

Some End-of-Day 1B Chip Counts

[user18957] • Taso 8: 300-600, 75 ante
[Removed:17] NZ 179,100 121,100
Andrey Lobzhanidze ru 172,800 62,800
Pierluigi Giglio 163,800 163,800
Juri Mereu it 147,000 147,000
Jamie Roberts 144,700 37,700
Tobias Hagedorn 143,900 28,900
Gaelle Baumann fr 130,500 5,500
Federico Petruzzelli it 129,400 43,400
Johnny Lodden no 122,800 2,800
Jeffrey Hakim lb 122,100 53,100
Iliodoros Kamatakis 114,600 114,600
Lukas Berglund us 113,600 46,600
Raul Mestre es 106,000 26,000
Mitch Johnson (Mitchell Johnson) 100,700 100,700
Tapio Vihakas fi 94,800 94,800
Vicky Coren Mitchell gb 94,000 24,000
Valeri Savov BG 93,700 63,700
Nicolas Chouity lb 92,700 92,700
Dori Yacoub lb 87,200 87,200
Sebastian Von Toperczer de 82,300 82,300
Paul Berende nl 81,600 1,600
Viatcheslav Ortynskiy ru 81,400 -2,600
Martin Jacobson se 80,500 25,500
Manuel Sadornil 77,000 47,000
Krzysztof Dulowski pl 75,600 75,600

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Barbero Crippled Just Before The End

• Taso 8: 300-600, 75 ante
Nacho Barbero
Nacho Barbero

In one of the last hands of the day, Nacho Barbero has been reduced to only 13,400 chips. He open raised to 1,500 and Juri Mereu three-bet to 2,850 before Barbero clicked it back to 7,500.

Mereu called to see the {J-}{9-}{2-} flop. The 7,100 continuation bet from the Argentinian was called before his opponent check-raised the turn {4-} and was all-in for 58,000.

Barbero had already invested 16,000 and made the call with his kings, but Mereu had that crushed with nines for the flopped set,

The river blanked and that was a rather brutal end of Day 1B for the PokerStars Team Pro,

Juri Mereu it 147,000 147,000
Nacho Barbero ar 13,400 -70,600

Tagit: Juri MereuNacho Barbero

[Removed:17] Emerges As Chipleader

• Taso 8: 300-600, 75 ante

In one of the last hands of the night, [Removed:17] opened the action from under the gun and got one caller before Grzegorz Grochulski three-bet to 3,200. Yan and the cold caller called to see the {5-Spades}{4-Hearts}{7-Spades} flop. Yan bet 4,000 and only Grochulski called to see the {K-Hearts} turn. There, Yan check-called 9,000 and then called 14,000 on the {9-Diamonds} river to claim the pot with {K-Spades}{Q-Spades}. He is most likely our current chip leader.

"How did you get up there?" I asked. "Well, it wasn't a skill thing. I just hit everything on this table," Yan replied. Must be nice.

[Removed:17] NZ 179,100 121,100

Tagit: Grzegorz Grochulski

Five More Hands

• Taso 8: 300-600, 75 ante

The tournament officials have just announced that each table will play five more hands before players bag and tag for the night. We're headed out to grab any last-minute action and to compile a list of notable chip counts.

Please stay tuned for those as well as a full recap of the Day 1b action.

Nice Pot for Coren Near the End of Day

• Taso 8: 300-600, 75 ante
Victoria Coren
Victoria Coren

Vicky Coren was UTG+1 and had reached the turn on a board showing [{k-Diamonds}{6-Clubs}{9-Clubs}{5-Spades} against her opponent, who had position, Sylvain Loosli from France.

Coren bet 5,000 and faced a raise to 15,000 from Loosli. She pondered for a moment and flicked in the call. The river was the {7-Spades} and now Coren bet 20,000, effectively most of her stack and Loosli's.

Loosli thought it over before just making the call. He mucked and sighed when he saw Coren’s {8-Spades}{8-Diamonds} for the rivered straight.

Vicky Coren Mitchell gb 70,000 40,000
Sylvain Loosli fr 6,500 -57,500

Tagit: Sylvain LoosliVicky Coren

Nacho Barbero Chips Up

• Taso 8: 300-600, 75 ante
Nacho Barbero
Nacho Barbero

After a preflop raise from Nacho Barbero, the button and the big blind call to see the {2-Spades}{6-Spades}{K-Clubs} flop. The action checked to Mario Vojvoda on the button and he bet 3,000, the big blind called. Barbero reraised to 8,000 and only Vojvoda called that. On the {6-Clubs} both players checked and then Barbero led the {j-Spades} river for 16,000. Vojvoda tanked for about two minutes before releasing his cards and then asked his opponent, "Would you have liked a call?". Barbero grinned back, "Yeah."

Nacho Barbero ar 84,000 46,000

Tagit: Nacho BarberoMario Vojvoda