Nagy Stars at TV Table on CBO Main Event Day 1e

The €300,000 guaranteed Coolbet Open Bratislava €550 Main Event attracted 620 entries after players battled on Saturday the final two of six opening flights with 107 players advancing to Saturday’s Day 2.

Day 1c chip leader from Israel Yehuda Yosef maintained the overall chip lead with 861,000. However, the rest of the top five emerged from Friday’s Day 1e field which attracted 196 entries. Hungary’s Barnabas Nagy came into the live-streamed television table with some chips before winning several big pots including eliminating two-time WSOP bracelet winner Martin Kabrhel when his cowboys held against nines before ending the day with an impressive stack of 775,000.

Local Slovakian poker beast Martin Ilavsky also shined at the feature table on Day 1e and will head to Day 2 with 510,000. Meanwhile, Roy Sorknes (489,000) and Greece Grigorios Pougaridis (481,000) also bagged big on Day 2 and managed to crack the five players on the overall leaderboard.

The final opening flight in the turbo Day 1f kicked off at 9 p.m. with 22 players advancing out of the 79 entries. Andrej Desset found the biggest bag with 237,000. However, there will likely be bigger stacks at his Day 2 table as he will start the day in 23rd place.

Top 10 Chip Counts Entering Day 2 of 2023 Coolbet Open Main Event

PlacePlayerCountryChipsBig Blinds
1Yehuda YosefIsrael861,000172
2Barnabas NagyHungary775,000155
3Martin IlavskySlovakia510,000102
4Roy SorknesNorway489,00098
5Grigorios PougaridisGreece481,00096
6Jacob MelloulIsrael407,00081
7Maged AzizEgypt390,00078
8Gunter JakworthAustria375,00075
9Brandon MifsudMalta321,00064
10Itzhak DagmiIsrael312,00062

The biggest two days of the Main Event are on our doorsteps starting with Day 2 kicking off at noon on Saturday. Blinds will start at 2,000/5,000 with a 5,000 big blind ante and increase slowly at every 60-minutes. The action will conclude on Day 2 the sooner of 16 players remaining or 10 blind levels.

The feature table for the Main Event will begin after the first break at around 2:45 with Coolbet Open commentators Stig Moen and Jason Glatzer will once again announce the action. Head to our Live Video tab on the Coobet Open website to follow along until the sixth Coolbet Open Main Event champion is crowned in Bratislava.

Five Players Win Side Event Trophies

While the Main Event will continue to steal the headlines for good reasons, five other players deserve their names in the spotlight thanks to winning trophies in side events on Friday.

A total of 58 players entered Event #12: €225 NLH for a €11,020 prize pool before two Israelis in Rony Israel and Netzer Gamliely found themselves heads-up for the title. Both players agreed to an even chop awarding them €3,245 each with Israel officially winning the trophy.

Mixed games are gaining popularity in Europe and the Coolbet Open has always been a place where they have proved to be popular. Event #13: €165 8-Game blew the €5,000 guarantee out of the water with 58 entries creating a €8,265 prize pool. Finland’s Ville Hakala defeated Sweden’s Kim Hagstrom heads-up to win the €3,065 top prize to conclude the marathon mixed-game event lasting more than 13 hours.

Meanwhile, Event #14: €60 Unlimited Rebuy proved to be fun with an affordable buy-in alongside rake-free rebuys. Finland’s Ville Jakonen came out on top of a field of 35 entries to bank the first-place prize of €2,130 after defeating Sweden’s Bo Lindberg heads-up.

Event #15: €165 Coolbet Deepstack Turbo awarded the biggest prizes of the day with €14,250 shared among the top 13 players from the field of 97 entries. Estonia’s Keito Kaljulaid became the side event star on Friday by winning the single biggest tournament prize of the day in €3,850 after defeating Finland’s Joel Salmirinne heads-up.

The final event on Friday in Event #16: €115 Jevakim FridayFun Turbo lived up to its billing as it had a home game feeling. The tournament was hosted by Coolbet Twitch streamer Ylva “Jevakim” Thorsrud, who hosts a fun and friendly weekly online home game at Coolbet for her viewers. Thorsrud was hungry for the title but it was three strikes and she was out before the money. Latvia’s Sergejs Torcuks will likely remember Friday as well as anyone else as he was the last player standing among the 94 entries to win the €2,350 top prize after defeating Lars Markus Jonsson heads-up.

Saturday (Sept. 9) Coolbet Open Schedule

While there will be tons of buzz surrounding Day 2 of the Coolbet Open Bratislava Main Event kicking off at noon, there will be plenty of other events to keep players busy with six side events on tap.

Saturday boasts two mixed game tournaments in the €225 PLO Hi/Lo starting at 2 p.m. and the €225 Open Face Chinese Pineapple at 8 p.m. Meanwhile, four other interesting side events will crown winners on Saturday including The €1,100 Coolbet NLH Masterclass 6-Max at 3 p.m., the Coolbet Open €115 Ladies Only at 4 p.m.Coolbet Open €330 Mystery Bounty at 5 p.m., and the €115 Sycksbe’s NLH Hyper Turbo at 9 p.m.

The live stream of the Main Event will kick off at around 2:45 CEST and you can watch the action by heading to ‘Live Video’ in our menu on our Coolbet Open website.

Head to our Coolbet Open Schedule landing page to see the full schedule of the 2023 Coolbet Open.

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