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Wouter de Graaf wins $55 Main Event!

Yesterday the final day of the $55 Main Event ($20k GTD) was played! There were 69 players who qualified for the final battle, which could be followed via a livestream all evening! Would you like to see the footage?

63 players in the money

Unfortunately, not everyone who made it to Day 2 was rewarded with a min-cash of $108.99. Six players had to be eliminated first, leaving them empty-handed.

After the bubble burst, it wasn’t long before we were down to 2 tables. From that moment on, the game slowed down a bit, making it more and more exciting!

After an engaging final table, Wouter de Graaf took the title and the prize money of $3,639.97 went with it.

Highroller week!

Now that the Main Event is over, we focus on the Highroller week, which we are currently in the middle of. Today and tomorrow there is a $16.50 satellite at 8pm where you can qualify for the $109 Highroller ($15k GTD).

The $109 Highroller has the same structure as the Main Event. Friday, Saturday and Sunday are the starting days at 19:00. Play continues until level 18 and resumes with the remaining players on Day 2 (Monday, April 26). This final day will also be broadcasted live with hole cards and expert commentary!

The full schedule of the Highroller week can be found below. Do you want to play or try to qualify via one of the satellites? Make sure you have an account at Bwin in time!

Total of 69 players to Day 2 $55 Main Event | LIVE 6.45pm

141 entries in Day 1C

Yesterday was the final starting day of the $55 Main Event of the MEC Poker Open Online ($20k guaranteed prize pool). There were 141 entries in Day 1C bringing the total number of entries for the Main Event to 397 entries.

27 players from 1C to Day 2

At the end of level 18, 27 players remained. Among them are 8 Belgians, 1 Bulgarian and 18 Dutch. 🇳🇱 Wouter de Graaf finished on top with 1,286,149 chips. Wouter finished 3rd during the last live edition of the MEC Poker Open for €12,099 after a 3-way deal.

69 players to Day 2! Watch LIVE from 6.45pm

Day 2 of the $55 Main Event takes place tonight at 7pm. Of the 69 players, 6 players will remain empty-handed. The first payout (56-63) is $108.99. For the number 1 there is $3,639.97 waiting and of course a nice trophy!

The average stack for the start of Day 2 is currently 567,860. Day 2 starts with the 7/14k (1.75k) blind level, so there is still plenty of room to play with over 40 big blinds.

Livestream from 6.45pm + $11 Rail Tournament

Tonight you can watch the livestream of Day 2 at 18:45! Thanks to a 10-minute delay on the tournament, you will be able to watch the players’ cards, which will make following the game even more fun. The stream will feature expert commentary from Roy van Boven and Milko van Winden. Besides their analyses, they will also have some fun contests with which you can win goodies from Bwin! 

You can follow the stream via the button below or via Bwin’s Twitch channel.

$11 Rail Tournament with special (extra) prize for the winner

Want to play a fun tournament while watching the livestream? Play the $11 Rail Tournament ($2k guaranteed prize pool). The winner of this tournament not only wins a nice amount of money but also a nice Bwin poker set.

25 players to Day 2 via 1B $55 Main Event, 127 entries

127 entries in Day 1B

The $55 Main Event of the MEC Poker Open Online ($20k guaranteed prize pool) resumed yesterday with Day 1B. A total of 127 entries were made by 106 players.

25 players to Day 2

Although there were 2 entries less in Day 1B compared to Day 1A, 6 more players made it to Day 2. At the end of level 18, 25 players remained. They will continue playing for the title on Day 2 on Monday night! Among them are 9 Belgians and 16 Dutch. 🇳🇱 Adam Salamov finished on top with 1,371,297 chips. This puts him in 2nd place in the Day 2 chip counts for now. 🇧🇪 Cédric Schumacher, on the other hand, will have to accelerate from minute one. He finished Day 1B with just over 140,000 points, which will be good for around 10 big blinds at the start of Day 2.

The average stack for the start of Day 2 is currently 588,028. Day 2 starts with the 7/14k (1.75k) blind level, so with 42 big blinds there is still plenty of room to differentiate yourself from the rest. This average will of course change somewhat as Day 1C still takes place tonight.

Tonight at 7pm Day 1C (satellite at 5pm!)

Tonight at 19:00 hours Day 1C of the $55 Main Event will take place! Blind levels last 15 minutes and you can register until just over 90 minutes after the start (+- 8:35 pm).  During that time you can also re-enter 1 if necessary. If you make it to level 18, you are through to Day 2! You can find the tournament in the Bwin lobby when you filter the category ‘MEC Poker Open’.

Satellite

You can also qualify for the Main Event via an $11 satellite just before the start of Day 1C. It starts tonight at 5pm. The satellite can be found in the lobby of Bwin.

Livestream on Day 2

Curious to see who will eventually win the title? Monday night you can follow the final day of the $55 Main Event live from 18:45 via the button below or via Bwin’s Twitch channel.

129 entries in $55 Main Event 1A, 19 players to Day 2

129 entries in Day 1A

Yesterday the MEC Poker Open Online kicked off with the first starting day of the $55 Main Event ($20k guaranteed prize pool). A total of 129 entries were made by 106 players. Six nationalities were represented, including, of course, a large group of Belgians and Dutch.

19 players to Day 2

At the end of level 18, 19 players remained. They will play on Monday night for the title on Day 2! Among them are 4 Belgians, 13 Dutchmen, 1 Greek and 1 Austrian. De chiplead is voor 🇧🇪 Gert Bransteert has the chiplead with over 2 million points. This puts him almost a million points ahead of number 2 in chips 🇧🇪 Jan Marissen (1.223.084).

The average stack for Day 2 is currently 678,947 which is good for almost 50 big blinds at the start of Day 2! This average will obviously change as there are 2 more starting days to be played. The worst position is currently held by 🇳🇱 Jeroen van den Berg, who has just over 2 times starting stack at the start of Day 2 (214,538), which will be good for about 15 big blinds.

Tonight at 7pm Day 1B

Tonight at 19:00 hours Day 1B of the $55 Main Event will take place! Blind levels last 15 minutes and you can register until just over 90 minutes after the start (+- 20.35 hours).  During that time you can also re-enter 1 if necessary. If you make it to level 18, you are through to Day 2! You can find the tournament in the Bwin lobby when you filter the category ‘MEC Poker Open’.

Satellite

You can also qualify for the Main Event via an $11 satellite just before the start of Day 1B. It starts tonight at 17:00. The satellite can be found in the lobby of Bwin.

Livestream on Day 2

Curious to see who will eventually win the title? Monday night you can follow the final day of the $55 Main Event live from 18:45 via the button below or via Bwin’s Twitch channel.

Livestream of Day 2 will have hole cards!

!!Would you like to participate in the MEC Poker Open Online? Don’t wait until the last minute to create an account to avoid problems!!

Livestream on Day 2 with hole cards!

In October 2020 we organized (due the coronavirus) the first ever online edition of the MEC Poker Open. This was a great success! Not only because we exceeded the guaranteed prize pool by far (404 entries in the Main Event and 193 entries in the Highroller) but also because of the very fun livestream on Day 2 of both events.

This time we expect even more fun because our greatest wish, to add hole cards to the stream, is granted by our fantastic head sponsor Bwin!  We are also very grateful that again Roy van Boven en Milko van Winden are providing you of professional but also entertaining commentary!

You can watch Day 2 live on Monday from 6.45 pm on mecpokeropen.com/live

Qualifiers and more!

In the schedule below you can see all Main Event action that’s coming this weekend! Every day you can qualify for Day 1 for $11 in one of our satellites. On Friday, Saturday and Sunday there is a Day 1 you can play to make it to Day 2 ($20k guaranteed). If you don’t make it to Day 2 you can watch the livestream while you are playing our $11 Rail Tournament ($2k guaranteed).

MEC Poker Open Online starts Friday!

!!Would you like to participate in the MEC Poker Open Online? Don’t wait until the last minute to create an account to avoid problems!!

$55 Main Event - 16 t/m 19 April

The second edition of the MEC Poker Open Online kicks off this Friday! We start Friday 16 April at 19:00 with the first starting day (1A) of the $55 Main Event ($20k guaranteed prize pool). A great structure with 15 minute levels will provide a great poker experience for the recreational and semi-professional poker players! There will also be a start day on Saturday (1B) and Sunday (1C).

Can you manage your stack until level 18? The stack you have at that point will then carry you through to Day 2, which starts at 19.00 on Monday 19 April and will be broadcast live with professional commentary!

Every night there is an opportunity to qualify!

Starting today, you can enter a satellite to the Main Event every night at 20:00. Participation in this qualifier costs $11. 1 in 5 players will eventually win a $55 ticket to the Main Event of the MEC Poker Open Online.

mec poker open satellites

Would you like to participate in the satellites of the MEC Poker Open Online? Click on the button below to create an account so you can play!

A new MEC Poker Open Online in April 2021!

Unfortunately we will not be hosting a live edition of the MEC Poker Open in April due to the ongoing corona measures. Fortunately, thanks to our main sponsor Bwin, you can look forward to another fantastic online edition!

More events, bigger prizes!

The MEC Poker Open Online will again be divided into 2 long weekends.  Both the $55 Main Event and the $109 Highroller will have an extra starting day compared to the previous edition (so now 3 in total).  In addition, every Sunday, starting January 24, there will be an $11 satellite on Bwin to qualify for the Main Event and a $16.50 satellite on Saturday to qualify for the Highroller. Finally, the guarantee of the Main Event has been increased to $20,000!

Livestream and Rail Tournament

After the success of last year’s edition, we will once again broadcast a live stream on the final day of the Main Event (April 19) and the final day of the Highroller (April 26). For those players who don’t make it to Day 2, we’ve added an $11 Rail Tournament ($2,000 GTD) to the schedule. That means you can click on a fun, low-stakes tournament while you watch the livestream!

Ronald Tilma wins the $109 MEC Poker Open Online Highroller!!

Ronald Tilma has won the $109 Highroller of the MEC Poker Open Online for $3,840.58.

Dutchman Ronald Tilma has become the big winner of the $109 Highroller of the MEC Poker Open Online. After just over 4 hours of playing poker, he beat his fellow dutchmen Fei Wang in a short heads up match. Ronald Tilma dominated the final table and frequently used his large stack to put pressure on the small stacks.  In the end he didn’t get into any more trouble and was able to take down the Highroller title!

Progress of Day 2

Day 2 started with 39 players of which 36 would come into the money.  Apparently nobody wanted to go home with nothing, because it was a very long moneybubble! the shortstacks kept doubling and stayed in the tournament. After just over half an hour the bubble finally burst. Noel Maesen was stranded on the 37th spot and the rest of the players got into the money. After the bubble burst it went fast with the eliminations. Within a short time we lost a lot of players. Also players like Mark Roovers, Julian Hazelhof, Sam Polo Riva and Kris Leppens who started the day in the top 10 lost all their chips soon after reaching the money! 

Meanwhile, the chipleader at the beginning of Day 2 Jorn Nicolay was eliminated in 12th place for $320.  Other wellknown players who just didn’t make it are: Jan Snetselaar, Carlo Wolters, Peter Dirks and Maarten Verhaegen. Unfortunately for Andre Oude Allink he was the last player to make it to the final table. In the end he could expect a nice amount of $320 on his account!

Final Table

The final table started with 6 Dutch and 2 Belgians and 1 Bulgarian. Dutchman Mark Aelmans started as chipleader at the final table with over 7 million chips. That was almost as much as the e numbers 2 to 5 together! Stephane Allard started as best Belgian at the final table. The final table had a slow start. It took a while before the first player busted. 

The first bustout eventually became old MEC Poker Open champion Domien Deconinck. He made another good run and was able to add $371 to his account. This was followed by the elimination of ‘comeback kid’ Andries van Slooten. Andries always managed to come back with few big blinds and was able to perform well ($443). Unfortunately for the Belgians the curtain fell on the last Belgian Stephane Allard ($578). The 6th place was for Machel Boddeman he added $781 to his account. On the 5th place the Bulgarian audience favourite Metodi Paychev ended. The Bulgarian played an excellent final table and went home with just over $1000. This was followed by the elimination of Mark Aelmans. He started the final table as chipleader but eventually had to settle for a 4th place for $1461.

In the meantime, Ronald was taking all the chips away from his opponents and firmly expanding his chiplead. Ronald used his stack to put maximum pressure on his opponents. In the end it was Fei Wang who eliminated Jeroen van den Berg in 3rd place. His AA remained standing against his opponent’s A10. Jeroen earned $1971 with his nice 3rd place. Ronald Tilma started the heads up with a huge chiplead. After a short heads up Ronald Tilma finally went all in with Q7 of hearts against the KJ of Fei Wang. A Queen on the flop was enough for Ronald and so he was crowned MEC Poker Open Online Highroller champion. Fei Wang had to settle for second place and won $2788. Ronald Tilma won $3840 with his first place!

Livestream Day 2

Could you have missed something anyway? Watch back the live stream from day 2 of the $109 MEC Poker Open Online Highroller here!

22 players made it to day 2 of the $109 Highroller

102 entries on Day 1B

Yesterday was the second starting day of the $109 Highroller of the MEC Poker Open Online. A total of 102 entries were made, bringing the total number of entries to 193. These 193 entries add up to a prize pool of $19,300, which far exceeds the GTD of $15,000!

22 players made it to Day 2

At the end of day 1B there were 22 players left. Amongst them are 10 Belgians and 12 Dutch players. The chipleader of day 1B is the Belgian Sam Polo Riva with 1,169,648 chips. The best Dutchman comes on place 2 and is Jan Snetselaar with 1,064,431 chips. Jan Snetselaar who had to leave the Main Event as a bubbleboy, but got a ticket for the Highroller makes good use of that!

Tonight at 7 pm Day 2

Tonight at 7 pm Day 2 of the MEC Poker Open Online Highroller will take place! The remaining 39 players will compete to become MEC Poker Open Online Highroller champion! 36 players will be in the money! A mincash is $154 and for the winner there is a wonderful 1st price of $3840. It’s going to be exciting from the start because only 3 players have to bust before the money is reached!

Private cashgame

If you are out of the tournament or feel like opening a second table during the tournament? Then you can go to our private cashgames. Cashgames are hosted all weekend during the MEC Poker Open. 

These cash games are only accessible to the community and are therefore a fun way to get in touch with your fellow community members! Would you like to join our private cashgames? Sign up now by clicking on the button below!

Livestream on Day 2

Curious as to who will eventually run off with the title? Tonight you can follow the final day of the $109 Highroller live from 6.45 pm via the button below or via Bwin’s Twitch Channel.

17 players made it to day 2 of the $109 Highroller

91 entries in Day 1A

Yesterday was the first starting day of the $109 Highroller of the MEC Poker Open Online. A total of 91 entries were made by 80 players. The field consisted for 95% of Belgians and Dutchmen. The remaining 5% came from Bulgaria, Austria and Greece.

17 players made it to Day 2

At the end of level 18 there were 17 players left. They will continue playing on Monday evening for the title on Day 2! Among them are 5 Belgians, 11 Dutch and 1 Bulgarian. The chiplead is for 🇧🇪 Jorn Nicolay with over 1.3 million points.

Vanavond om 19.00 uur Dag 1B

Tonight at 7pm, Day 1B of the MEC Poker Open Online Highroller takes place! Blind levels last 15 minutes and you can register until 90 minutes after the start (8:30 pm).  In that period you can do 1 re-entry. If you make it to level 18, you’re through to Day 2! You’ll find the tournament in the Bwin lobby when you use the search function and search for ‘MEC’.

Satellite

You can also qualify for the $109 Highroller via a $11 satellite just before the start of Day 1B. This starts tonight at 17.00 hrs. The satellite can be found in the lobby of Bwin.

Private cashgame

If you are out of the tournament or feel like opening a second table during the tournament? Then you can go to our private cashgames. Cashgames are hosted all weekend during the MEC Poker Open. 

These cash games are only accessible to the community and are therefore a fun way to get in touch with your fellow community members! Would you like to join our private cashgames? Sign up now by clicking on the button below!

Livestream op Dag 2

Curious as to who will eventually run off with the title? On Monday evening you can follow the final day of the $109 Highroller live from 6.45 pm via the button below or via Bwin’s Twitch Channel.

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