On Monday, 102 players returned for Day 4 of the biggest EPT Main event in history. After six levels of play and 12 long hours, 25 players bagged up chips and the chip leaer was Bram Haenraets of Netherlands with 4,395,000 in chips!
Believe it or not but this is Haenraets first-ever live tournament! He won his ticket to this tournament for about $80 bucks in satellite on PokerStars. Now, he's gua[...] Read more » LIVE STREAM: EPT Barcelona Main Event: His $80 "Investment" Can Make Him A Millionaire!
Joined: May '12
Location: United Kingdom
Age: 33 (M)
"In my dreams I thought about being chip leader, but this is one in a million. I think my chances of winning are pretty good because I have a big stack and have the chip lead."
This quote worries me with regard to his chances of winning. Seems to me that the 33k he's already winning (maybe more by now) is a lot more than he expected... Obviously he'll be really wanting to win, but I think he'll miss a few good spots trying to climb up rungs in the cash.
This is the problem with a satellite entry to a big tourney - While he was likely sticking to good bankroll management in playing the satellite, when in this tourney, the size of the prizes will (or can) be distracting and will (or can) make the player make mistakes.
Clearly not doing him too much harm so far, but I'll fairly confidently say that I don't think he'll run out the eventual winner.
Posted by doubletop777: These are the sort of stories that give every budding poker player hope of making a big win. I would love to see him take the first prize but it is going to be extremely difficult
Before he did take the chiplead He played one hand sooo bad ,K/j Flop jt4 raise from him huge All-in from at that moment the chipleader Bram made the call....
They guy had J/10 the river give Bram another K ....
O well i am rooting anyway for the dutch guy go netherlands
Marcel Luske Win some nice live events(also plays omaha and won events from that also) Noah boeken also a main event winner, Rob Hollink won also a event.. Marcel Vonk is a poker player and the first Dutch person to win a World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelet in No Limit Hold'em (NLHE). Lex veldhuis playing at pokerstars... And some dutch pro's online at pokerstars for example Otterkopf , And few other dutch guys that have a descent income and play at the fixed limit 2000/4000$ blinds table at full tilt ...
Joined: Jan '14
Age: 29 (M)
More then I expected, but I'm not very familiar with the pro's. I used to watch some poker on my laptop but that's some time time ago, and I usually don't like to watch big tournaments, like the WSOP. That's because You see only parts, I mean you see 10 minutes one table then the other, etc. I like to watch little tournaments/SnG's (live) where I already know the pro's who are playing.
Joined: May '13
Age: 27 (M)
Yeah cheers thanks for the piece of news and those stories about poker is what makes it interesting for the fans and casual players, knowing that if their luck comes they will make the final table and will have the chance of making some money cheers, hope i had such luck and i'll be waiting for lady luck to comes around, just hope the wait is not too long. Cheers mate have fun at the tables and also have fun watching the event , should be fun to see where the lucky bastard with low buyin goes in the tournament>