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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.

Mathias van de Looverbosch wins the $55 MEC Poker Open Online Main Event

Mathias van de Looverbosch has won the $55 Main Event of the MEC Poker Open Online for $3,763.78.

Belgian Mathias van de Looverbosch has become the big winner of the $55 Main Event of the MEC Poker Open Online. After just under 5 hours of playing poker, he beat his fellow Belgian Gert van Meulder in a short heads up match. Although Mathias started as one of the shortstacks at the final table, he managed to draw the tournament to himself with very strong play!

Progress of Day 2

Day 2 started with 65 players of which 64 would come into the money. bwin has been kind enough to make a $109 Highroller ticket available for the ‘bubbleboy’! That ‘bubbleboy’ eventually became Jan Snetselaar. He lost with his QQ to 99 who made a flush on the river. After the river burst it went fast with the bust outs. Within a short time we lost a lot of players and within 3 hours the last 12 players were reached. 

Meanwhile the chipleader of day 1B Wouter de Graaf was eliminated on 15th place for $228. Another deep run for him after his 3rd place last year. Other known players who just didn’t make it are: Mark Jan Baas, Didier Vandoren and Teun Bakker. Unfortunately for Patrick van der Schief he was the last player who couldn’t make it to the final table. In the end he could expect a nice amount of $276 on his account.

Final Table

The final table started with 5 Dutch and 4 Belgians players. Dutchman Justin Herboldt started as chipleader at the final table with more than 10 million chips. That was almost as many as e numbers 5 to 9 together! Dimitri Clauw started as best Belgian at the final table. He started the final table with over 8 million chips.  The final table had a slow start. It took a while before the first player went out. The first player to drop out eventually became Alexander Ruben ($325). After that Andreas Kappert ($382), Dimitri Clauw ($474) and Robert van de Linde ($666) flew out of the tournament respectively. 

Meanwhile, Mathias van de Looverbosch was raking in chips and came close to the bigstacks Justin Herboldt and Glenn Koster. Finally on the 5th place Guido Aelbreachts (the chipleader of day 1A) found his Waterloo. He was able to continue his great performance of day 1A and eventually went home with a nice amount of $917. Meanwhile, interesting hands took place between the remaining players. The players were not afraid to put on the pressure and many 3-bets were made ! In the end it was Justin Herboldt who had to settle for a 4th place. His herocall with a pair of tens turned out not to be enough against the pocket aces of Mathias van de Looverbosch who got a giant chiplead after this hand. Justin Herboldt can look back with satisfaction and may credit $1292 to his account.

The last remaining Dutchman Glenn Koster eventually had to clear the field in 3rd place. He lost with his pocket queens from the trips 5s of the chipleader. Glenn Koster can look back on a good final table and goes home with $1840. The heads up match was short-lived! Mathias van de Looverbosch had a huge chipadvantage on his opponent Gert van Meulder and used it frequently. In the final hand of the tournament Mathias won with a straight to Gert’s set of 8s. Gert got for his 2nd place an amount of $2684. The big winner of the tournament Mathias van de Looverbosch won the title and also got $3763 credited to his account!

Satellite

Next weekend the $109 Highroller of the MEC Poker Open Online will take place.Yesterday at the satellite, 4 tickets have already been won.  The whole week satellites will take place again at 20:00

Livestream Day 2

Watch the live stream back from day 2 of the $55 MEC Poker Open Online Main Event here!

34 players of day 1B made it to Day 2 of the $55 Main Event

214 entries in Day 1B

Yesterday the MEC Poker Open Online continued with day 1B of the $55 Main Event. A total of 214 entries were made. This brings the total number of entries to a stunning 404.

34 players made it to Day 2

At the end of level 18 there were 34 players left. Among them are 14 Belgians, 19 Dutch and 1 Austrian. The chiplead of day 1B was for Dutchman Wouter de Graaf who became 3rd in the previous edition after a 3-way deal. He ended day 1 with just under 1,3 million points. The best Belgian of day 1B was Ken Claessens who ended the day with 1,1 million points and is therefore in 3rd place.

Tonight at 7pm Day 2

Tonight at 7pm, Day 2 of the MEC Poker Open Online Main Event will take place and a new winner will be announced! Day 2 will start with the remaining 65 players with 64 players coming in the money. It’s going to be extra exciting at the beginning because the bubble is reached right away! The mincash is $101,- and for the winner there is a wonderful amount of $3,763,78. 

Satellite

Tonight the first satellite for the Highroller of next weekend will take place. The satellite is $11. It starts tonight at 20.00 hours. The satellite can be found in the lobby of Bwin.

Private cashgame

In case you are out of the tournament or feel like opening a second table during the tournament? Then you can play our private cash games. Cash games will be hosted throughout the weekend at 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 ultimately run off with the title? On Monday evening you can follow the final day of the $55 Main Event live from 6.45pm via the button below or via Bwin’s Twitch Channel. It gets exciting right away as we start on the bubble! 

 

32 players made it to Day 2 of the $55 Main Event

190 entries in Day 1A

Yesterday, the MEC Poker Open Online was kicked off with the first starting day of the $55 Main Event. A total of 190 entries were made by 162 players.

32 players made it to Day 2

At the end of level 18 there were 32 players left. They will continue playing on Monday evening for the title on Day 2! Among them are 7 Belgians and 25 Dutchmen. The chiplead is for 🇧🇪 Guido Aelbrechts with over 2.3 million points. This gives him more than a million points advantage over the number 2 in chips 🇳🇱 Patrick van der Schief. 

Tonight at 7pm Day 1B

Tonight at 7pm, Day 1B of the MEC Poker Open Online Main Event will take 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 Main Event via an $11 satellite just before the start of Day 1B. This starts tonight at 5pm. The satellite can be found in the lobby of Bwin.

Private cashgame

In case you are out of the tournament or feel like opening a second table during the tournament? Then you can play our private cash games. Cash games will be hosted throughout the weekend at 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 ultimately run off with the title? On Monday evening you can follow the final day of the $55 Main Event live from 6.45pm via the button below or via Bwin’s Twitch Channel.

 

MEC Poker Open Online starts this weekend!

IThis weekend the time has finally come! The MEC Poker Online will start at bwin!

This weekend, the MEC Poker Open Online will finally start at bwin. Although the satellites for the MEC Poker Open Online have been up and running for several weeks, the tournament officially starts this weekend! We kick off this weekend with the $55 Main Event!

Main Event

– Saturday 17 October – Day 1A – 19:00 – Late registration 90 min – Single re entry                         – Sunday 18 October – Day 1B – 19:00 – Late registration 90 min – Single re entry                           – Monday 19 October – Day 2 – 19:00

Day  2 of the Main Event will be streamed live! 

bwin

This year’s MEC Poker Open Online will be held on bwin! We are very happy with the cooperation with bwin, which has allowed us to organize the MEC Poker Open. The tournament is already in the lobby of bwin. If you search the lobby for ‘MEC Poker Open’ you will see the tournaments of bwin. If you don’t have an account yet, simply create one using the button below!

Satellite

We have added two more satellites to the schedule for this weekend! Prior to day 1A and day 1B another satellite of $11 is scheduled at 17:00. This gives you an extra chance to get a spot in the Main Event! 

Private cashgame

In case you are out of the tournament or feel like opening a second table during the tournament? Then you can play our private cash games. Cash games will be hosted throughout the weekend at 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!

Interview with reigning champion Domien Decononinck!

In the approach of the upcoming main event we speak with reigning champion Domien Deconinck! Will he defend his title?

Hi Domien how are things going? How have you been lately experiencing the coronavirus and have you been playing poker lately?

It is going very well! The coronavirus makes everything difficult of course. Unfortunately there is no live poker in the casinos anymore, but because I normally play online it’s not a big problem for me. There are a lot of great tournaments online that I can play and I try to play the nicest ones on all the poker sites! Not too high stakes of course because it is still  a hobby for me! It has to stay fun! 

You are of course the reigning champion of the MEC Poker Open. Do you ever think back to your victory and how it went?

Yes, I talk about it with friends soemtimes. Coincidentally, I talked about it with some friends a few days ago. I played the first day online and was already sure of a €300 mincash. I had had a party the night before the final day and had a big hangover. I even doubted if I would go to Spa. I was already happy with €500 and in the end you win the tournament while with 5 men left I had 3 or 4 big blinds. Yes it was unbelievable but true! It may have been the highlight of my poker career, besides winning a Main Event package of PCA 10 in the Bahamas.

Have you been able to do anything special from the first prize?

I bought a super big Samsung TV. The biggest one there was! I also bought a new computer! The rest I just put on my savings account and of course I gave a small party for friends in the local cafe!

Are you going to defend your title and how do you estimate your chances?

Sure I am! I’m really looking forward to playing the MEC Poker Open! I already asked for time off for the live weekend so I can easily play. I have a lot of confidence in my game so I’m hopeful for a good result. We will see. I hope there will be a lot of participants, then it will be a great tournament!

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