2018 888poker LIVE Bucharest 888 Main Event got busy as expected, crushing the guarantee of €288,000 with 391 entries in total. Turbo Day 1c went live at 11 pm as 69 survivors of Day 1b had bagged their chips. At least 50 further entries were already registered at that point as well.

The Chip Race

Tudor Purice won the chip race with 435,500 leaving behind Ivan Stankov with 398,000. At the end of Day 1b, other big stacks to line up were- Krzysztof Chmielowski (295,500), Radu Pitic (273,500), Iulian Iacob(243,000), Sergiu Cornea (232,000), Dan Murariu (188,500), Bogdan Berinde (163,000) and Federico Petruzzelli (141,000).

Purice won it big with her pocket nines against pocket deuces of Danut Chisu and jack-eight suited of Marius Alexandru Gicovanu. Natan Grossman’s pocket aces lost to Stankov’s pocket queens.

Sofia Lovgren and Natalie Hof, both 888poker ambassadors took to the felt on Day 1b. Hof eventually bagged 87,500.

Notable names that still stand a chance for Day 2 entry into the Turbo Heat 1c- Marius Pertea, Pokerfest CEO Sorin ConstantinescuCosmin Nedelea, Jeroen Aarts, Viliyan Petleshkov, Ionel Anton, Pasquale Grimaldi, Alexandru Farcasanu, Stefanita Fechete, Catalin Paul Diac, Silviu Baltateanu and Evangelos Bechrakis.

888poker LIVE Bucharest Main Event Day 1c Action

78 entries were generated in Turbo Day 1c. Levels of 22 minutes each advanced 25 players to Day 2. Aurel Lovan topped with 277,000. Marius Pertea came second with 240,500.  Other noteworthy mentions include- €230 Opening Event champion Narcis Gabriel Nedelcu (147,500), Marius-Alexandru Gicovanu (123,500), Andrei Racolta (119,000), Georgios Tavoularis (52,000) and Dimitros Dimitrios (45,500).

Few names that stand in contention for Day 2 are- Radu Pitic (273,500), Iulian Iacob (249,000), Sergiu Cornea (232,000), Day 1a chip leader Nicolae Sorin Son (203,000), Catalin Pop (185,500), Dan Murariu (188,500), Luca Moschitta (185,000), Romania’s first-ever WSOP bracelet winner Alexandru Papazian (162,000), Ran Azor (86,000) and Manfred Sierke (47,500).

The Ladies Event

Maria Cuceanu bagged €500 and a package for 888poker LIVE Barcelona with a value of €1,880. Former Ladies Event winner, Carmen Zainescu had to settle with 2nd position. Top five spots were all taken away by the local players. A total of 26 entries for €60 Ladies Event garnered a pool prize of €1,222.

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