Joined: Dec '12
Age: 41 (M)
The World Poker Tour stop at the Casino Barcelona in Spain has finished off its second Day One, with a Spaniard storming through the Day 1B field to take the overall chip lead in the event.
As expected for the second Day One, there was a rush to get in on the action for this latest WPT stop. Several players who were eliminated on Day 1A, including Matt Salsberg, Giacomo Fundaro and Michael Benvenuti took advantage of the second chance through the re-entry process, and they were joined by a host of newcomers that included Raul Mestre, Leo Margets and Bruno Lopes. From the start, the players wasted little time in getting their chips in action.
On the very first hand, Mestre and Alessandro Longobardi went to battle. After a bet from the button, Longobardi three bet the action from the small blind and Mestre four bet his action up to 1600. The button got out of the way, but Longobardi made the call and the twosome saw a K-9-5 flop. Both players would check their option to see a seven come on the turn, at which point Longobardi fired off a 1600 chip bet. Mestre made the call and, after another seven came on the river, the fireworks (for just the first hand) went off.
Mostly a cash game player, Sergio Fernandez picked up his seat to the WPT Barcelona through a local satellite event. He was able to stay out of the limelight throughout the day on Saturday, a difficult task considering that he blasted past Day 1A chip leader Manuel Bevand to hold a sizeable chip lead coming to the felt for Sunday’s Day Two play.
Joined: Apr '09
Age: 38 (M)
Pros are funny to watch. These guys, besides having a short time experience in the tourney in the first day, don't lower their arms on the second chance, they will keep playing the game the same way as if last loosing day haven't happened, and they seem not to care much if they happen to lose again in only one day. I think i would chose my strategy if i would re-enter a tourney.