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MEC Poker Open not live but online on Bwin!

MEC Poker Open not live due to Corona

Unfortunately, in consideration with Casino de Spa, the organization of the MEC Poker Open has decided that the fourth edition scheduled for October cannot take place. The reason for this is the corona measures that the casino has to comply with from the government. The maximum number of visitors that may enter the casino at the same time is so limited that it is not financially sustainable to organize the MEC Poker Open. In addition, we want the MEC Poker Open to remain an experience accessible to the entire community that has been established in recent years.

Online edition of the MEC Poker Open on Bwin

Aside from the fact that we’d all love to play poker live, we’re very pleased to be able to turn the MEC Poker Open into an online edition in October thanks to our main sponsor Bwin! The MEC Poker Open Online will be held from 15-18 October.

Behind the scenes, we’ve been working hard on an online tournament schedule, but we’d like to hear and measure the opinions of the Community before releasing a final schedule. We are considering two options:

  • A $55 Main Event with a $109 Highroller
  • A $109 Main Event with $215 Highroller

Do you have a preference? Please let us know by filling in the survey below. We will be drawing one Bwin poker table among the people who complete the survey!

The results of the survey, the winner of the Bwin poker table and the tournament schedule for the MEC Poker Open Online will be announced on Tuesday, September 8th.

What will happen to my ticket?

Already bought a ticket for the MEC Poker Open? Your ticket will automatically be converted into a valid ticket for the next MEC Poker Open. This is scheduled from April 15-18, 2021 at Casino de Spa. You will soon receive a personal e-mail about this procedure.

Did you win a Highroller ticket via satellite? Then there are two options available. You can have your ticket converted to the next edition of the MEC Poker Open (April 15-18, 2021) or you can exchange the value of your Highroller ticket for tickets to the MEC Poker Open Online (October 15-18). We won’t know how many tickets this will be and what their value will be until we know the online tournament schedule. You will soon receive a personal e-mail about this procedure so that you can indicate your preference.

Did you win a Main Event Package via satellite? Then there are two options available regarding your Main Event ticket. You can have your ticket converted to the next edition of the MEC Poker Open (April 15-18, 2021) or you can exchange the value of your Main Event ticket for tickets to the MEC Poker Open Online (October 15-18). We won’t know how many tickets this will be and what their value will be until we know the online tournament schedule. You hotelroom will be automatically converted to the next edition (15-18 April 2021). You will soon receive a personal e-mail about this procedure, so you can indicate your preference regarding the Main Event ticket.

Have you booked a hotel room with us? We will cancel it for you free of charge. We will contact everyone who has booked his/her hotel room through the organization next week.

Online satellites currently canceled

The online satellites that are organized every Sunday at Bwin have been cancelled for the time being. When the tournament schedule for the MEC Poker Open Online is known, it may be possible to look into organizing a number of more satellites for this tournament.

You can still play every Sunday on our private cash game tables at Bwin! For more information click on the button below.

Can the MEC Poker Open take place in October?

There is a lot of uncertainty because of the corona virus. Likewise, many participants will wonder if the MEC Poker Open will continue in October. The organization of the MEC Poker Open and Casino de Spa are discussing possible scenarios. This is the current state of affairs.

The answer is for the time being, yes!

We watch the rest of the world play the first poker tournaments again in casinos. Not quite as we are used to, but with the necessary health measures. Since it’s still 3.5 months to go until the date the MEC Poker Open is scheduled, a lot can change. Both positive and negative.

For now, we’re assuming the positive scenario, which means that the MEC Poker Open in October will continue as planned. If health measures need to be taken (such as hand gel, mouth caps or plexiglass) in order for it to go through, we will first look at the organizational options for taking care of them. Then we will research and consider whether the measures do not affect the fun of the participants too much in a negative way.

What if it has to be cancelled anyway?

If the measures to deal with the corona virus persist for a longer period of time, it may be decided at some point that the MEC Poker Open cannot continue at Casino de Spa anyway. In that case it will be ensured that all participants who have purchased a ticket or qualified via one of the satellites at Bwin will be compensated appropriately.

One form of compensation could be that purchased tickets are moved to the next edition. The first edition for 2021 is already planned with Casino de Spa! Thanks to our main sponsor Bwin, we also have the opportunity to organize the MEC Poker Open online.

Should the situation change to such an extent that the organization decides to cancel the event in October or host it online, all players who have already purchased a ticket will receive an email about this. You can also check our website, Facebook and Instagram for the latest news.

Can't wait to play poker again?

All poker players look forward to the moment when they will be able to play live again. Until then, we can have fun online. That’s why our main sponsor Bwin now offers private cash game tables especially for the MEC Poker Open Community! You can still qualify for the MEC Poker Open online as well. Click on any of the buttons below to see how you can join the action.

Online Community Tournament

We’re very disappointed that there won’t be a MEC Poker Open in April. That’s why we’re organizing a MEC Poker Open Online Community Tournament especially for all community members! The tournament’s buy-in is $22 and will be played on Sunday, April 19 at Bwin.

Where can I play the Online Community Tournament? 

First make sure you have an account on Bwin and you have downloaded it.

Once you have an account you can log in on Bwin and find the satellite in the cliënt. 

Go to:  Poker >> Tourneys >> Select in all the filters “all”

Then fill in “MEC” in the search feature. The Online Community Tournament will pop up.

You can find all tournament information about the Online Community Tournament by clicking on the button below!

Online Satellite schedule MEC Poker Open released!

Klik hier om het volledige nieuwsbericht in het Vlaams te lezen!

This year, the MEC Poker Open once again offers participants the opportunity to qualify online for the €175 Main Event and the €440 Highroller. In cooperation with main sponsor Bwin, a wonderful schedule of online qualification tournaments has been set up. From April 26th there will be a satellite every Sunday until the MEC Poker Open starts in October!

NEW: Win a Main Event Package!

New this year are the satellites where you can win a ‘Main Event Package’ ($630). Such a package consists of one €175,- Main Event ticket and 3 nights (Thursday to Sunday) in Silva Hotel Spa-Balmoral for 2 persons. This stay includes breakfast and free access to the hotel’s swimming pool and spa. So you can bring a friend who also wants to play the MEC Poker Open, but you can also bring your partner, so he or she can enjoy the spa while you are playing poker!

In addition to the Main Event Package satellites, there are also satellites where you can only win a Main Even ticket or a Highroller ticket! The buy in of every satellite event is $16.50. You can find the complete satellite schedule at the bottom of this article!

Online Community Tournament.

We’re very disappointed that there won’t be a MEC Poker Open in April. That’s why we’re organizing a MEC Poker Open Online Community Tournament especially for all community members! The tournament’s buy-in is $22 and will be played on Sunday, April 19 at Bwin. When the tournament is online and registration is open, we will let you know in the MEC Poker Open Community on Facebook. Not a member yet? Click below and join the community for free!

Day 1 Online on Sunday 4 October.

Also this year you can qualify at home for Day 2 of the Main Event. The online starting day of the MEC Poker Open will take place at Bwin on Sunday 4 October at 8pm. Day 1 Online is the same as a live starting day at the casino. The buy-in is $200 and you play 14 levels. If you still have chips at the end of level 14, you are through to Day 2. The stack you have left will be waiting for you on the 18th of October in the Poker Room of Casino de Spa, where you will continue to compete for the Main Event title!

Check out the full schedule!

How can I participate?

Log in to your Bwin account and search for ‘mec’ at ‘Tourneys’. Here you can find the tournament lobby and sign up! The tournaments are expected to be available on Bwin next week. Don’t have an account yet? Click on the button below to read how to create one!

Frequently Asked Questions.

What if I win a satellite, but I already bought a ticket? What if I win a Highroller ticket, but I also play Day 2 of the Main Event? Visit the frequently asked questions page here, where we provide answers to these kinds of questions.

Full schedule MEC Poker Open October 2020

Klik hier om het volledige nieuwsbericht in het Vlaams te lezen!

We proudly announce the full schedule of the MEC Poker Open October 2020. From 15 to 18 October you are able to play several fun poker events at Casino de Spa. Since we broke several records last edition we decided to add more starting days to the Main Event and also add extra Side Events spread over the weekend! You can buy all your tickets online on March 2 at 8pm!

Main Event gets more starting days

The €175,- Main Event gets two more starting days! The Main Event kicks off with an online starting day on Bwin (Day 1 Online). The first live starting day at Casino de Spa starts at 5pm on Thursday October 15 (1A). On friday you can play Day 1B at 2pm just as last year but this time there are only 90 seats available. The other 135 seats are added to one extra regular starting day on the same day starting at 7pm (1C). On Saturday there will be two more chances. At 1pm you can play Day 1D (180 seats) and in the evening we have our first Turbo starting day (1E) at 9pm with another 135 seats available!

Every starting day you can re-enter the tournament as much as you need untill Level 5. Countless opportunities for you to make it to Day 2! Also different from last year is that there will be an exciting bubble fase on Sunday, because the best 15% of the field is in the money instead of the previous ‘make day 2 and you’re in the money’ rule.

Winner of the MEC Poker Open Main Event October 2019: Domien Deconinck

Online qualifiers and Day 1 Online

Long before the start of the MEC Poker Open you will be able to qualify yourself online for the Main Event on Bwin. All satellite information and the schedule will be announced on April 6. The date for Day 1 Online will also be announced on April 6.

Highroller with online satellites

Just as last time there is a €440,- No Limit Hold em Highroller! The Highroller will start Sunday at 2.30pm and you can register untill Level 9. You can also qualify yourself online for the Highroller on Bwin. New this time are the €50,- One Hand Satellites. These start half an hour before the Highroller. For every 9 players registered there will be one seat in the Highroller!

New Side Events with online registration

The previous editions we noticed that all players enjoyed the side events so much that we added a few more, so you can play poker all weekend long! On Thursday we have a brand new €90,- Short Deck Hold’em event at 8pm. On Saturday you get your chance to become the first winner of our €90,- Pot Limit Omaha  or, later that day, the new €70,- Knock Out! The popular side events from last year (€75,- Secret Bounty, €75,- P.K.O. and the €60,- Freeze out) are also on the schedule.

Also new this year is that you can buy your tickets for the side events online! Almost all side events reached their maximum capacity last time so make sure you buy your ticket in time.

Start ticketsale

The ticketsale for all events will open on March 2 from 8pm. If you buy your ticket online on March 2 you are competing for a very nice Bwin pokercase! You can buy your tickets online untill the end of October 14. If there are any tickets left you can buy them the whole MEC Poker Open weekend in Casino de Spa at the register.

Register and win a Bwin pokercase

Our sponsor Bwin provided us with some nice give aways, like this very nice Pokercase (see image below). You can win this beauty by doing one of these two things:

Register for the Main Event and win this very nice Bwin Pokercase!

RECAP: Day 2 (Final day!)

Yesterday was the final day of the MEC Poker Open Main Event. 97 of the total 588 players made it to the money and battled on Day 2 for the title and the big trophy!

Day 2 had a livestream were you could follow the action from home. The livestream team of Pokercity BE made sure the tournament was broadcasted very professionaly. You can watch the livestream from yesterday here.

The first pay jumps

The first player who cashed in the MEC Poker Open Main Event was 🇧🇪  Valentin Jeukens. The min cash was €260,-. All the small stacks tried to dubble up at the beginning. Therefore there were a lot of bust outs. Other players with a min cash were 🇳🇱 Emile Cox, 🇧🇪 Bruno Englebert and 🇳🇱 Alex Bor. The first pay jump was after Cenk Oguz busted (72nd). After that 🇳🇱 Pascal Kuijper busted for €346. just as 🇫🇷 Giovanni Dupont and 🇧🇪 Maarten Verhaegen. The last pay jump before the break paid €442. Just before the break we lost 🇧🇪 Jorden Verbraeken, 🇳🇱 Marianne Stomp and runner up from last edition 🇧🇪 Tim Verheyen.

Break 1
42/588 players
Average: 350.000

🇵🇱 Mariusz Maicher – 966.000
🇧🇪 Kris Leppens – 910.000
🇳🇱 Jimmy Deun – 858.000
🇳🇱 Nicky Molmans – 827.000
🇳🇱 Melvin Olierook – 703.000

After the first break there were 42 players left.

Break 2
22/588 players

🇳🇱 Adriaan Quist – 1.255.000
🇧🇪 Wesley Peinen – 1.105.000
🇳🇱 Johannes Maas – 1.080.000
🇳🇱 Stijn Hoogendoorn – 1.050.000

Dinnerbreak
12/588 players

After the dinnerbreak we had 12 players left. Not much later after the start 🇳🇱 Stijn Hoogendoorn (12th), 🇧🇪 Luc Simons (11th) and 🇧🇪 Wesley Peinen (10th) finished their deep run in the MEC Poker Open Main Event and they all cashed €1.055.

Final table

Almost the first hand of the final table it was 🇳🇱  Joris Dirks who busted first (9th – €1.315). Not long after that 🇩🇪 Zoltan Kon came in 8th place (€1.670) and 🇵🇱 Mariusz Maicher ended 7th for €2.120. Not very much later was it 🇳🇱  Adriaan Quist who finished his tournament with a €2.814 cash (6th).

After a short break of 10 minutes the last 5 players went back to the table to battle for the first prize. After some play 🇳🇱 Johannes Maas was the one who finished 5th (€3.765).

Three way deal

When Nicky busted the last three players asked for ICM. After a little discussion they shook hands on a three way deal! But all three wanted to win the title so they started playing again for the trophy!

🇳🇱 Wouter de Graaf – €12.099
🇧🇪 Domien Deconinck – €10.364
🇧🇪 Patrick Jowa – €10.000

We got a winner! Domien Deconinck!

🇳🇱 Wouter de Graaf ended in third place and 🇧🇪 Patrick Jowa finished in second! So the winner of the MEC Poker Open Main Event October 2019 is 🇧🇪 Domien Deconinck! You can check out all results here!

€440,- Highroller

We had 32 entries in the MEC Poker Open Highroller.
The winner was Stan van Dijk!

€75,- Secret Bounty

The Secret Bounty had 126 entries. The same event last October was won by Vincent Calis who now ended heads up again! Unfortunate for him it was Alexander van der Swaluw who won the tournament this time!

RECAP: Day 1C

Day 1C was sold out two weeks ago so we started the last startingday of the Main Event with 225 players. The late registration ended at the start of level 7 and eventually Day 1C had a total of 317 entries. After 15 levels 51 of them were left to make it to day 2!

Break 1

229/249 players
Average: 27.183

Notable stacks:
🇳🇱 Nico Ladru – 75.000
🇳🇱 Gerrit Blok – 63.875
🇳🇱 KP Steigstra – 63.325
🇳🇱 Linda Dekker – 60.650
🇧🇪 Yves Terrier – 58.450

Kristof de Clerq defending his title.

Previous winners of the MEC Poker Open Main Event were present as well. We saw Kristof de Clercq (winner april 2019) who needed a re-entry right before the end of level 6. He flopped trips with his K8 on a KKA board. Unfortunate for him his opponent had AK. Also Danny op ‘t Hof (winner of October 2018) played during 1C and had a healthy stack before all players went on a 75 minute dinnerbreak.

Dinerbreak

221/317 players
Average: 35.748

🇳🇱 Adriaan Quist – 162.400
🇳🇱 Vincent Hoogma – 132.600
🇳🇱 Enrico Zondag – 106.800
🇳🇱 Sandu Dumitru – 103.000
🇳🇱 Ricky van Ravenstein – 95.900

A new entry record for the MEC Poker Open!

Day 1C was the final startingday before Day 2. When the late registration closed we had a final number of entries for the Main Event. A total of 588 entries set a new record for the MEC Poker Open Main Event! With all these entries there was a very interesting prizepool of €86.583-! And this year we will have a new winner to because Kristof de Clercq busted in level 10 when he got all in with KJ versus AA on a 9J9 board.

Break 3

75/317 players
Average: 105.667

Notable stacks:
🇧🇪 Kris Leppens – 340.000
🇧🇪 Cenk Oguz – 300.000
🇳🇱 Nico Ladru – 270.000
🇳🇱 Oebele van der Werf – 256.500
🇧🇪 Christoffel Debessel – 240.000
🇳🇱 Jimmy Deun – 210.000

Almost in the money…

There were three levels left to play before the players were certain of a min cash and a place in Day 2. Unfortunately not all players would make it. 52 players were left to play the final four hands of the day. Last years winner Danny op t Hof was the last to bust so 51 players made it to Day 2! You can see their chipcounts in the redraw for Day 2. Below the redraw you will also find the pay outs!

Redraw for Day 2

Click here to open the seat draw for day 2

Pay outs

Place Pay out
1 € 14.588
2 € 10.605
3 € 7.270
4 € 5.195
5 € 3.765
6 € 2.814
7 € 2.120
8 € 1.670
9 € 1.315
10 – 11 € 1.055
12 – 14 € 840
15 – 17 € 667
18 – 35 € 537
36 – 53 € 442
54 – 71 € 346
72 – 97 € 260

€60,- Freeze out side event

We had 120 entries in de €60,- freeze out. 17 players got in the money en the winner was Lissy de Haan!

RECAP: Day 1B

Day 1B kicked of at 1pm in Casino de Spa. With more than 100 entries online it was a lot busier than Day 1A (52 entries). At the start of the tournament there were 124 players. At the end of the day there were 184 entries and 33 of them were left to make it to day 2!

The first levels of the day.

Today the first bust out was Maarten Kok who lost his JJ against the flopped flush from Arek van Schaijk. The same Arek built up a stack more than 4 times average in the first 4 levels of the day! Also Luc Simons from Belgium had a good start and reached the first break with a stack of 73.600.

Break 1

134/147 players
Average: 27.425

Notable stacks:
🇳🇱 Arek van Schaijk – 116.825
🇧🇪 Luc Simons – 73.600
🇳🇱 Tse Ng – 56.525
🇧🇪 Christian Cougnet – 47.100

More entries than previous edition!

In April we had 134 entries on 1B. This year we had 134 entries with still 2,5 hours late registration left. Arek van Schaijk was at this point still the biggest stack. Also Tim Verheyen built a nice stack for the rest of his tournament. He was the runner up in April. At the end of level 6 we had 184 entries!

128/184 players
Average: 35.742

🇳🇱 Arek van Schaijk – 158.300
🇳🇱 Teun Bakker 106.100
🇳🇱 Maarten Roosenboom 89.600
🇧🇪 Christian Cougnet – 87.900
🇧🇪 Tim Verheyen – 82.200
🇳🇱 Martin van Meel 78.900
🇧🇪 Kristof Everaerts -73.200
🇧🇪 Maarten Verhaegen – 69.300

€175,- Main Event Day 1B.

Dinnerbreak

Two levels were played after break 2 before the players went on dinerbreak. In these two levels exactly 20 players left the feld.

98/184 players
Average: 46.939

🇳🇱 Arek van Schaijk – 177.200
🇳🇱 Jean-Marie van Tatenhove – 131.900
🇳🇱 Teun Bakker – 126.900
🇳🇱 Tse Ng – 123.500
🇳🇱 Menno Immers – 114.000
🇳🇱 Maarten Roosenboom – 103.500
🇧🇪 Kristof Everaerts – 99.300
🇧🇪 Ali Debreuille – 97.200

€175,- Main Event Day 1B

The last break before day 1B ends!

One last break before the players played level 14 en level 15 of day 1B. We saw 🇳🇱 Jean-Marie van Tatenhove with a monsterstack of more than 300.000 points. Fellow Dutch players Wouter de Graaf and Teun Bakker also built a decent stack.

44/184 players
Average: 104.545

🇳🇱 Jean-Marie van Tatenhove – 252.000
🇳🇱 Wouter de Graaf – 216.000
🇳🇱 Teun Bakker – 162.000

33 players made it to Day 2!

Eventually 33 players managed to go through to Day 2 and made it into the money! You can see their chipcounts below:

CountryFirstnameLastnameChips
NetherlandsGregoryvan Aanholt380.000
BelgiumLucSimons328.000
NetherlandsPalletjeOllskool302.000
BelgiumWannesVercauteren237.000
BelgiumTimVerheyen209.000
NetherlandsJean-Marievan Tatenhove203.000
NetherlandsTeunisBakker194.000
NetherlandsMaartende Graaf166.000
BelgiumMartinRemacle163.000
NetherlandsMartinvan Meel152.000
NetherlandsDannyDe Vos150.000
BelgiumGuyVan Ginderen145.000
NetherlandsTseNg142.000
BelgiumNicolasSteils141.000
NetherlandsGeurtJanssen van Doorn136.000
NetherlandsRobertBulthuis135.000
NetherlandsStijnHoogendoorn135.000
BelgiumPatrickJowa124.000
NetherlandsJakobKerkhoff124.000
NetherlandsWouterde Graaf123.000
BelgiumMaartenVerhaegen103.000
BelgiumJordenVerbraeken99.000
NetherlandsPascalKuijper95.000
NetherlandsJeroenvan Rossum93.000
BelgiumJoEmbrechts89.000
NetherlandsRickvan de Water84.000
BelgiumChristianCougnet75.000
BelgiumBartHillewaere74.000
NetherlandsPaulvan Leeuwen53.000
NetherlandsLowieWesterdaal51.000
NetherlandsPatrickde Jong50.000
NetherlandsEmileCox48.000
BelgiumAndyMorel25.000
€175,- Main Event Day 1B.

€75,- Progressive Knock Out side event

The P.K.O. side event was planned at 8.30 pm. The whole room was packed because we already had 100 entries at the start. After 5 levels of play there were 166 entries. After the first break Sven de Haan had the chiplead with 124 players left.

🇳🇱 Sven de Haan – 67.900
🇧🇪 René Croughs – 57.400
🇳🇱 Marco Rodriquez 46.200

€75,- Progressive Knock Out Side Event.

Break 2

At the start of break 2 there were only 40 players left. Average was 62.250 but some players built a much larger stack:

🇳🇱 Sandu Dumitru – 171.000
🇧🇪 Wesley Nobels – 137.000
🇳🇱 Esther Donze – 125.500

Not much later 26 player got in the money. A mincash was €97,- but that is of course without the bounties they won! First prize for the Progressive Knock Out was €1.452,-. Esther Donze finished in 11th place when she lost AK versus AQ. The last 10 players played the final table.

€75,- Progressive Knock Out Side Event.

After a five way deal the remaning players decided to play for the bounties and the nummer 1 position. At the end Maarten Tuininga was the strongest and won the heads up against Sandu Dumitru with aces!

RECAP: Day 1A

Yesterday was the first startingday of the MEC Poker Open after the online startingday. Day 1A had a total of 52 entries en eventually 8 players made it to day 2!

First bust out!

There is always someone who busts first. Sadly for 🇳🇱 Margaret Joan Scharff it was her (un)lucky day. After she had AA twice already she decided to limp her third pair of Aces and only the big blind came along by checking his option. The flop came K J 8. She bet and got called. Turn was a 9 and again a bet an a call from the big blind. After a blank on the river she decided to check and the big blinds shoved on her. She decided to call and the big blind tabled K J for two pair.

Break 1

37/41 players
Average: 27.703

Notable stacks:
🇧🇪 Alain Gallet – 65.425
🇳🇱 Glenn Koster – 64.575
🇧🇪 Khalid Sektani – 58.950
🇧🇪 Bruno Englebert – 49.675

MEC Poker Open Main Event Day 1A

Dinnerbreak, late registration ends

After 6 levels of play the players went on a dinerbreak of 1 hour. After the break the late registration closed. A total 52 entries for Day 1A. Some players already built a decent stack for the rest of their tournament.

33/52 players
Average: 39.394

Notable stacks:
🇧🇪 Khalid Sektani – 90.200
🇳🇱 Willem Lepelaars – 89.500
🇩🇪 Zoltan Kon – 75.300
🇳🇱 Johannes Maas – 68.000
🇳🇱 Glenn Koster – 64.200

Break 3

20/52 players
Average: 65.000

Notable stacks:
🇳🇱 Glenn Koster – 131.000
🇧🇪 Kevin Marlet – 126.100
🇩🇪 Zoltan Kon – 84.800

MEC Poker Open Day 1A

Final break

10/52 players
Average: 130.000

3 more levels to play till Day 2

🇧🇪 Bruno Englebert – 250.000
🇳🇱 Johannes Maas – 206.000
🇧🇪 Wesley Carmans – 180.000
🇧🇪 Cédric Schumacher – 174.000
🇧🇪 Alain Gallet – 140.000
🇩🇪 Zoltan Kon – 112.000
🇩🇪 Daniel Grassl – 92.500
🇫🇷 Giovanni Dupont – 75.500
🇳🇱 Hielke Klingeler – 57.000
🇳🇱 Zoran Vucetic – 16.000

Finished 10th – 🇳🇱 Zoran Vucetic
Finished 9th – 🇧🇪 Alain Gallet

8 players make it to Day 2!

Rank Player Chips
1) 🇳🇱 Johannes Maas – 232.000
2) 🇧🇪 Bruno Englebert – 229.000
3) 🇩🇪 Zoltan Kon – 206.000
4) 🇧🇪 Cédric Schumacher – 190.000
5) 🇧🇪 Wesley Carmans – 131.000
6) 🇫🇷 Giovanni Dupont – 115.000
7) 🇩🇪 Daniel Grassl – 92.500
8) 🇳🇱 Hielke Klingeler – 42.000

€35,- Unlimited Re-entry side event

At 20.30pm we started the first side event of the weekend with almost 40 players. The players could re-enter the tournament unlimited untill the start of level 6.

Break 1

We reached the first break and also the end of the late registration. 70 entries were made in the first 5 levels en there were only 30 players left after the first break!

30/70 players
Average: 23.000

Notable stacks:
🇧🇪 Timothy Demeyere – 81.500
🇳🇱 Janneke van Veldhoven – 69.500

MEC Poker Open Side Event €35,- Unlimited Re-entry

Break 2

Only 11 players left and 5 will get in the money with a first prize of €820,-!

11/70 players
Average: 63.636

Notable stacks:
🇧🇪 Timothy Demeyere – 153.500
🇳🇱 Nynke Ruinard – 122.000

Final table

At the start of the final table the players made a deal so the bubble received €10,- from number 1 to 5. The tournament was finished at 3am after a new deal with the last three players. The winner was Nynke Ruinard!

1) 🇳🇱 Nynke Ruinard – €590,-
2) 🇧🇪 Philippe Wintgens – €500,-
3) 🇧🇪 Timothy Demeyere – €500,-
4) 🇧🇪 Guy Laffalize – €186,-
5) 🇧🇪 Gregory Hertay – €127,-
6) 🇳🇱 Robert Wiechers – €50,-

MEC Poker Open Side Event €35,- Unlimited Re-entry

RECAP: Day 1 Online

For the first time the MEC Poker Open had an online startingday for the Main Event (17-20 October). In total 35 players registered for this startingday. After 15 levels of play 5 of them were left to make it to the money and Day 2!

Late registration

At 20.00h the tournament started with 24 players. Each player had a startingstack of 25k. The online event had 6 levels to re-enter the tournament once, just like the live startingdays. Every hour of play had a 5 minute break. At the end of the late registration there were 35 players registered and none of them needed a re-entry.

Tournament Lobby Day 1 Online on Bwin.

5 players in the money

Every player who had chips left at the end of level 15 would make it to day 2. The MEC Poker Open has a rule that everyone who makes it to day 2 will be in the money! On day 2 they will start with the same stack as they ended day 1 online. The following players made it to day 2 and are still in the race to win the MEC Poker Open!

Rank Player Chips
1) Aal3ks – 361.000
2) B_Toxic – 224.000
3) matimat1 – 113.000
4) slimcronic – 92.000
5) Konah – 86.000

400 tickets sold already!

In a week the live startingdays will take place at Casino de Spa (17-20 October). Don’ forget to buy your ticket online:

🤩 Dag 1C – Sold out (225 seats)!
🥳 Dag 1B – More than 100 entries!
😍 Dag 1A – More entries than last time!
😎 Highroller – More entries than last time!

There will be a waitinglist for Day 1C, so you can still enter the first 6 levels (re-entries go before the waitinglist). On October 19th you can get your waitinglistnumber at the registrationdesk in the pokerroom from 12.00h.

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