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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 πŸ‡³πŸ‡± 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:
πŸ‡§πŸ‡ͺ Alain Gallet – 65.425
πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Glenn Koster – 64.575
πŸ‡§πŸ‡ͺ Khalid Sektani – 58.950
πŸ‡§πŸ‡ͺ 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:
πŸ‡§πŸ‡ͺ Khalid Sektani – 90.200
πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Willem Lepelaars – 89.500
πŸ‡©πŸ‡ͺ Zoltan Kon – 75.300
πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Johannes Maas – 68.000
πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Glenn Koster – 64.200

Break 3

20/52 players
Average: 65.000

Notable stacks:
πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Glenn Koster – 131.000
πŸ‡§πŸ‡ͺ Kevin Marlet – 126.100
πŸ‡©πŸ‡ͺ 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

πŸ‡§πŸ‡ͺ Bruno Englebert – 250.000
πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Johannes Maas – 206.000
πŸ‡§πŸ‡ͺ Wesley Carmans – 180.000
πŸ‡§πŸ‡ͺ CΓ©dric Schumacher – 174.000
πŸ‡§πŸ‡ͺ Alain Gallet – 140.000
πŸ‡©πŸ‡ͺ Zoltan Kon – 112.000
πŸ‡©πŸ‡ͺ Daniel Grassl – 92.500
πŸ‡«πŸ‡· Giovanni Dupont – 75.500
πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Hielke Klingeler – 57.000
πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Zoran Vucetic – 16.000

Finished 10th – πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Zoran Vucetic
Finished 9th – πŸ‡§πŸ‡ͺ Alain Gallet

8 players make it to Day 2!

Rank Player Chips
1) πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Johannes Maas – 232.000
2) πŸ‡§πŸ‡ͺ Bruno Englebert – 229.000
3) πŸ‡©πŸ‡ͺ Zoltan Kon – 206.000
4) πŸ‡§πŸ‡ͺ CΓ©dric Schumacher – 190.000
5) πŸ‡§πŸ‡ͺ Wesley Carmans – 131.000
6) πŸ‡«πŸ‡· Giovanni Dupont – 115.000
7) πŸ‡©πŸ‡ͺ Daniel Grassl – 92.500
8) πŸ‡³πŸ‡± 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:
πŸ‡§πŸ‡ͺ Timothy Demeyere – 81.500
πŸ‡³πŸ‡± 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:
πŸ‡§πŸ‡ͺ Timothy Demeyere – 153.500
πŸ‡³πŸ‡± 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) πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Nynke Ruinard – €590,-
2) πŸ‡§πŸ‡ͺ Philippe Wintgens – €500,-
3) πŸ‡§πŸ‡ͺ Timothy Demeyere – €500,-
4) πŸ‡§πŸ‡ͺ Guy Laffalize – €186,-
5) πŸ‡§πŸ‡ͺ Gregory Hertay – €127,-
6) πŸ‡³πŸ‡± 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)!
πŸ₯³ 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.

One month till next MEC Poker Open

The very first MEC Poker Open is only one year ago. Since then we’ve had two exciting editions with over 500 entries in each Main Event, a nomination for best Belgian Poker Event and we partnered up with Bwin. Now, one year later, we are looking forward to the third MEC Poker Open in Casino de Spa!

Main Event (17-20 October)

This year the Main Event (€175,-) has four startingdays. When you survive day 1 you qualify yourself for day 2 and you’re automatically in the money! At day 2 (the final day) the remaining players will compete for the title. There are three startingdays at Casino de Spa but for the first time we have an online startingday on Bwin as well!

Kristof de Clercq

Last year there was a first prize €14.565,- and after four days of poker Kristof de Clercq held the MEC Poker Open Trophy!


The last months there were a number of satellites for the Main Event and the Highroller (€440,-) on Bwin. Many players qualified themselves allready for just $11. You still have a chance to qualify, because there are still a couple satellites scheduled!


Day 1 Online

For the first time you can play Day 1 from home! At 6 October 20.00h there will be an Online Day 1 on Bwin. On this online startingday you will play 15 levels of 15 minutes. If you still have chips left at the end of level 15 you are in the money and reached day 2 (that will be played in Casino de Spa).

Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β  Β This is how you can easily search for Day 1 Online and the satellites on Bwin!

Day 1A, 1B, 1C and Day 2

If you like to experience the fun of playing the MEC Poker Open at Casino de Spa you can play one of the other three startingdays. They are held in the Poker Room of Spa (PROS) at the first floor of the casino. At these startingdays you will play 15 levels of 40 minutes. Survive all of them and you make it to Day 2 and you’re automatically in the money! Each startingday you can re-enter the tournament 1 time.

Day 1A: Thursday 17 October 13.00 -00:55
Day 1B: Friday 18 October 13.00 – 01:35
Day 1C: Saturday 19 October at 13.00 – 01:35
Day 2: Sunday 20 October at 12.00Β 

Side events and cashgames

We have several fun side events you can play. You can register one hour before the start of the side event in the pokerroom of the casino. Cashgames will start after the Main Event has started.

  • Side event 1 | 17 October 20.30 | €35,- Unlimited Re-entry
  • Side event 2 | 18 October 20.30 | €75,- Progressive Knock Out
  • Side event 3 | 19 October 20.30 | €60,- Freeze out
  • Side event 4 | 20 October 13.00 | €440,- Highroller
  • Side event 5 | 20 October 15.00 | €75,- Secret Bounty

Marthijn Lakerveld won last years Highroller for €5.706,-!


When you are playing the MEC Poker Open you may want to book a room at one of our partnerhotels. The hotels are close to the casino and have a three star and four star rating. Prizes are from €60,- per room!

Highlights MEC Poker Open Main-Event

The MEC Poker Open from 4 April till 7 April is a wrap! With 509 entries it was a great succes. Only 93 players made it to day 2. They came back on the Final day of the main-event.

Watch the drama unfold at the final day with the video down below.

Kristof de Clercq wins the MEC Poker Open Main-Event!

At sunday the 7th of April 93 player came back to challenge eachother for a first price of €14.565. With the previous champion, Danny op ‘t Hof, still in the field there still was a possibility to have a back-to-back champion.

27 players bust in the first hour

With everybody already in the money, the bubble play already happened. The first player to bust on day 2 was Franky van der Stichel (93th). He could only enjoy day 2 for 7 minutes and was closely followed by Sven Heinen (92th) and Roan Wassenaar (91th). The first Belgium pokerplayer to bust was Joachim Landerloos at 79th place. Just before the first payjump of the day AnaΓ«l Vanorshoven got eliminated at 73th place. They all took €247,- with them.

Fans could follow the drama unfold at the Livestream

With commentators Roy van Boven and Tom Slikboer in the commentary booth, the stream was live just before the main-event started. Tom is known as the organisator of the APAT and has a lot of knowhow about poker. With the chat on Twitch in active we introduced the #brendaupdate. Brenda Fritz is a well known female pokerplayer in the community and was closely followed by friends on the stream. She was quitte short the whole time, but doubled up several times. Unfortunately she busted at 27th place and took €472 with her. When she busted the next payjump was a fact.

Final Table main-event

Final table

Just before the final table we lost Arij van der Lee, the chipleader of Day 1A, at 19th place for €577,-. Kristy Jonkergrouw, who was 2nd in chips after Day 1A also didn’t make it to the final table. She got eliminated at 41th place for €382,-. The only German player left, Stefan Bittger, who was challenging Ruurd Nauta at day 1C a few times got eliminated at 31th place for €472,-.

The bubble boy of the final table was Michel van der Klundert who finished at 10th place for €982,-.

The first player to leave the final table was Enrico Zondag, who got all-in three times just before reaching the final table and lost a big pot with KK vs JJ. He was one of the shorter stack at the finale table and couldn’t get any help. He got eliminated at 9th place for €1.161,-

At 8th place we saw Marc Hannesse, who had the best upswing at the final table, eliminated for €1.386. He was closely followed by Marinus van den Akker at 7th place for €1.649,-.

The Dutch player Mario Schep, who would get his first Hendon Mob cash, saw his dream come to an end at 6th place for €1.948,-.

The 5 remaining players didn’t fancy to bust very soon. It took a long time before Jeffrey Jol got eliminated. He finished at 5th place for €2.323. Not a bad day for Jeffrey Jol.

With 4 players they were trying to make a deal. The deal didn’t come through so they were still playing for the first price of €14.565,-. After 45 minutes it was the Belgian player Michael Altena who got knocked out at 4th place for €3.185,-.

Michael Altena

The remaining 3 players were talking about a deal again and this time they approved their pay-out. They made a deal ICM-wise and were playing for the throphy. The blind levels were changed to 10 minutes.

The first one to bust was Joris Dirks. He was the last Dutch pokerplayer in the main-event. He busted at 3th place for €8.478,-. The heads-up was between two Belgian players named Tim Verheyen ($123.128 live earnings) and Kristof de Clercq (no hendonmob cashes). For Kristof this will be his first live cash and it could be a win!

It was Kristof de Clercq who won the heads-up! His first live cash and it was the victory at the MEC Poker Open!

Top 3:

  1. Kristof de Clercq €10.457
  2. Tim verhyen €10.535
  3. Joris Dirks €8.47

RECAP: Day 1C Main-Event

Day 1C started at 13:00 in Casino de Spa. Players could register around 12:00 and when the tournament started all places were book. Luckily most players could get a seat on the alternate list. At the end of the day there were 305 entries and 58 players made it to day 2.

305 entries at day 1C

Before the MEC Poker Open started we already know that day 1C was by far the busiest day. Just before 4 April all online tickets were sold out. During the event players from 1C wanted to play day 1B instead and that made it possible for players to register for day 1C at saturday. Even then there was an alternate list of around 50 people wich included we had to open an extra table to make sure most of the people could play the Main-Event.

One of the players who played day 1C was Ruurd Nauta. Yesterday he busted just before the end of the day and today he had some bad luck. Just before the dinnerbreak he got All-in with AT against AK on a AT2 flop and was in pretty good shape to take the chiplead of the day. The K on the river decided otherwise and Ruurd got eliminated. His opponent Patrick de Brock took the chipleader because of that hand. Luckily for Ruurd he could re-entry just before the late registration was closed.

Trifon Pappas, a Belgian Player with a good reputation with several APAT tournaments winnings in Namur and Spa, tried to qualify for day 2. His first bullet wasn’t a succes and he had to re-entry the tournament. Eventually he didn’t make it to day 2 and got eliminated at 61th place.

The first player to bust was Erwin Langedijk, he played for only 27 minutes before he busted the main-event. He did a re-entry, but busted just before the dinnerbreak. The Dutch owner of OneTime, Armijn Meijer, was seen at day 1C. Before the start of the tournament he placed a message in the MEC Poker Open community that he was exciting to player live poker again. Unfortunately he got eliminated at 249th place.

Chipcounts dinnerbreak:

228/304 entries
Average: 33.333
Blinds: 250/500
πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Patrick de Brock – 92.000
πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Bram Berkvens – 91.000
πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Danny Nijland – 88.000
πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Noel Maesen – 87.500
πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Remco van Erp – 85.000
πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Niels Kasbergen – 83.000
πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Adam Salamov – 82.000
πŸ‡§πŸ‡ͺ Joachim Landerloos – 77.000
πŸ‡§πŸ‡ͺ Francis Duprez – 73.000
πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Bram Kuijpers – 64.000
πŸ‡³πŸ‡± Cliff Dijkstra – 62.000

The Open Dutch Championship Poker winner Guy van Ginderen got eliminated just before the end of the day. He got eliminated at 70th place. The Dutch player Emile Cox, who has won 2 APAT Main-Events, was one of the main players to watch. Just after Guy van Ginderen he had to leave the playing field too.


#1 Netherlands Marschall Randy 406.000
#2 Netherlands Berkvens Bram 365.000
#3 Belgium Timsonet Sandrine 340.500
#4 Netherlands Zondag Enrico 325.000
#5 Belgium Defauwes Christophe 290.500
#6 Netherlands Salamov Adam 279.000
#7 Belgium Passenier Timmy 271.500
#8 Belgium Coorevits Amaury 259.500
#9 Netherlands Giezen Martijn 235.000
#10 Belgium Theys Yannick 231.500
#11 Netherlands van Schalm Robert 224.000
#12 Netherlands Olierook Melvin 205.000
#13 Netherlands van Veenendaal Nick 191.500
#14 Netherlands Wansink Wesley 184.500
#15 Netherlands Appelman Hendrik 178.000
#16 Netherlands op ‘t Hof Cornelis 162.000
#17 Belgium De Clercq Kristof 161.000
#18 Netherlands Jansen Manfred 156.000
#19 Netherlands Jol Jeffrey 137.500
#20 Netherlands Mertens Eric 136.000
#21 Netherlands Kasbergen Niels 135.000
#22 Netherlands Koehoorn Danny 135.000
#23 Netherlands Schep Mario 134.500
#24 Netherlands Mooijen Angelo 134.000
#25 Belgium Boniver Christian 131.500
#26 Netherlands Cohen Pascal 125.000
#27 Netherlands van Erp Remco 123.500
#28 Netherlands van de Klundert Michel 116.500
#29 Netherlands Briels Ray 111.500
#30 Netherlands van der Loo Marc 107.000
#31 Belgium Vernaillen Robby 107.000
#32 Netherlands Michiels Roy 106.000
#33 Netherlands Knoppert Laurens 101.000
#34 Netherlands Wals Marcel 92.500
#35 Netherlands Dirks Joris 91.500
#36 Netherlands Tsang Chaki 91.500
#37 Netherlands de Brock Patrick 90.000
#38 Belgium Altena Michael 86.000
#39 Netherlands Silvester Steven 77.000
#40 Netherlands van der Schief Jan 72.500
#41 Netherlands Tjew Iwan 65.500
#42 Netherlands Dijkstra Lennart 61.500
#43 Netherlands Weerensteijn Martin 57.000
#44 Netherlands Lakerveld Daniel 56.500
#45 Netherlands Heinen Sven 44.000
#46 Netherlands van Ewijk Joris 43.000
#47 Netherlands Woudstra Ronald 41.500
#48 Netherlands Berben Paulus 39.500
#49 Netherlands Smulders Remi 37.000
#50 Belgium Landerloos Joachim 36.500
#51 Netherlands MEIJER MAURICE 34.000
#52 Netherlands Willart Richard 33.000
#53 Netherlands Kuijpers Bram 32.000
#54 Netherlands Kemme Walt 31.500
#55 Netherlands den Beer Joey 25.500
#56 Netherlands van der Stichel Franky 23.000
#57 Netherlands van Oers Rober 19.000
#58 Netherlands Ernens Xander 13.000

RECAP: Day 1B Main-event

The second day of the MEC Poker Open started at 13:00 the 5th of April. With 80 online entries day 1B already broke the total entries of day 1A. At the end of the day there were 138 entries and 25 players made it to day 2.

A lot of Dutch players at day 1B

Yesterday we saw a lot of Belgian players playing the first day of the main-event. On day 1B most of the players were from Holland. The first player to bust was Nick Stack after only playing for 18 minutes. He chose to re-entry the tournament, but couldn’t make it to day 2 at the end.


Danny op ‘t Hof, the winner of the first ever MEC Poker Open, had decided to play 1B to defend his title. He had to hand over his challenge cup to the organization and received a brand new cup that he can keep. If he wins the MEC Poker Open three times, he can keep the challenge cup. He busted right before the dinnerbreak but made a last minute re-entry.

Danny was soon followed by Ruurd Nauta, who’s the teamcaptain of the Dutch Open Poker Championship team and had a very good run at the end of last year with 3 final tables in a row where he won over €30.000. He was the man to watch from the Dutch players.
StΓ©phane Lomzik started the day table 6. StΓ©phane is familiair with playing tournaments in Spa and Namur and is a regular in the Belgian pokerscene.

Chipcounts at the dinnerbreak:

Chipleader Marco Hermans 140.000
Johan Huisman 110.000
Thijmen Westeneng 82.000
Oebele van der Werf 72.000
Ruurd Nauta 47.000
Stephane Lomzik 34.000

Not long after the dinnerbreak Johan Huisman got eliminated and couldn’t re-entry. We hope to see him tomorrow at day 1C. Stephane Lomzik couldn’t make it to day 2 either. He got eliminated at 56th place.

25 players made it to day 2

Ruurd Nauta had over 140.000 chips, but lost a big hand against his German opponent. With only 2 levels to play he busted at 30th place. Other players who got eliminated just before the end of day 1B were Alwin van Dalen (28th), Kai Bongers (34th), and CornΓ© Ruitenschild who finished as runner-up in the €35,- side event.


#1 Netherlands Bakker Richard 310.000Β 
#2 Germany Steinmann Philipp 287.500Β 
#3 Netherlands Donze Aron 261.000Β 
#4 Netherlands Herman Marco 233.000Β 
#5 Netherlands Joosen Joris 212.500Β 
#6 Netherlands Westeneng Thijmen 170.000Β 
#7 Netherlands van den Akker Marinus 148.500Β 
#8 Netherlands van den Hoogen Erwin 144.000Β 
#9 Belgium Robert Nicolas-Joseph 143.500Β 
#10 Netherlands Breeuwsma Hessel 120.500Β 
#11 Netherlands Huiberts Paul 115.500Β 
#12 Netherlands Engelen Jordy 115.000Β 
#13 Belgium Hannesse Marc 113.500Β 
#14 Netherlands Mauritz Dion 108.500Β 
#15 Netherlands Spruit Frank 102.000Β 
#16 Netherlands Fritz Brenda 95.000Β 
#17 Netherlands Partapsing Bidjai 93.500Β 
#18 Netherlands DONZE ESTHER 89.000Β 
#19 Netherlands van Benthem Jan 82.500Β 
#20 Netherlands Vooijs Peter 80.500Β 
#21 Netherlands De Kindt Arne 79.500Β 
#22 Netherlands Simon Marco 75.000Β 
#23 Netherlands Knoors Marcel 65.500Β 
#24 Netherlands van der Werf Oebele 40.000Β 
#25 Netherlands Wassenaar Roan 28.000


Extra tickets for Main-Event 1C

Dear players,

We have extra tickets available for Day 1C of the MEC Poker Open!
A couple of players have transferred their tickets from day 1C to 1B, which resulted in extra available tickets for 1C. We also made some extra tables available for day 1C tomorrow. This means that you still can register for day 1C.
We also expect to seat about 50 alternates tomorrow.
Are you considering to play 1C? Don’t hesitate and make sure you are here tomorrow at 12.00 to register for the event.

Tickets sales and alternate listing for day 1C of the Main Event starts at 12.00

Dont forget to share this message with your friends.

Beste Spelers,
We hebben extra tickets beschikbaar voor dag 1C van de MEC Poker Open!
Een aantal spelers hebben hun ticket van dag 1C naar 1B om laten zetten. Hierdoor hebben we een aantal extra plaatsen vrij voor dag 1C. Daarnaast hebben we extra tafels beschikbaar gemaakt voor morgen. Dit betekent dat je je nog steeds kunt registreren voor 1C.

Ook verwachten we morgen ongeveer 50 alternates (spelers op de wachtlijst) te kunnen seaten. Overweeg jij om morgen nog mee te doen aan dag 1C van het MEC Poker Open Main Event? Twijfel niet en zorg dat je morgen om 12.00 uur in het casino bent om je te registreren voor het toernooi.

De online ticketverkoop is gesloten. Je kunt je morgen vanaf 12.00 inschrijven voor het toernooi en de alternatelijst.

RECAP: Day 1A Main-Event

This edition of the MEC Poker Open has 3 starting days. Today it was time for day 1A and there were 66 entry’s. At the end of the day 10 players proceeded to day 2 and secured a mincash.

10 players made it to day 2

The players that made it to day 2 are secured of a place in the money. If you make it to day 2 you’ll get rewarded with a price. The first player to be eliminated was Ben Schot. He was soon followed by Hans Mark Viser. Both players did a re-entry and could start all over again. At day 1a we saw some familiair faces. Known under the Belgian players were Marc Hansens, Patrick Jowa and Xavier Charlier. Marc Hansens has almost $200.000 live earnings but couldn’t make it to day 2.

Xavier Charlier, the winner of the APAT Main-Event this year, was also seen at the tables. He got elimated at 33th place.Patirck Jowa also got elimated. He finished 31th.

Late registration was closed after the dinnerbreak

When the dinner break arrived there were 66 entry’s. Some big pokernames from Holland and Belgium were playing day 1A. From Holland we saw Jean Phillepe Schoonbrood with $327,228 live earnings, but he had only 12.400 chips left after the late registration ended. The chipleader was Arij van der Lee with 97.000 chips.
The adventure of Schoonbrood ended soon after the dinnerbreak. He lost all of his chips and was eliminated at the 45th place.

Final 2 tables

Around 12 o’ clock the last 2 tables were in play. The average stack was around 80 big blinds so all the players had plenty of space to make some moves or wait for some big hands. At the last 2 tables we saw Kristy Jonkergouw and Janneke van Veldhoven who both had a decent stack. Ben Schot, who was eliminated as the first player, had more luck with his second bullet. He made it to the last 2 tables and was sitting comfortable with his stack.

These are the players that made it to day 2:

1) Arij van der Lee – 392.000

2) Kristy Jonkergouw – 221.500

3) Stefan Bittger – 216.000

4) Kris Cooke – 187.500

5) Patrick Simon – 170.500

6) Guus Franssen – 162.000

7) Tim Verheyen – 154.000

8) Antonie Zom – 77.000

9) AnaΓ«l Vanorshoven – 39.500

10) Margaret Scharff – 30.000 


Today Bwin and MEC Pokerevents announced cooperation in sponsorship for the MEC Poker Open events which are held in Casino de Spa, Belgium.

The MEC Poker Open is a poker tour based in Belgium and is aimed at (semi)- recreational poker players who prefer to play a high quality, low buy in casino tournaments. This ensures that a great poker experience is guaranteed for all players.

The new partnership with bwin will include online promotions, online events and satellites to future stops for bwin customers.

April marks the start of bwin poker’s first ever collaboration with this new poker tour, giving poker enthusiast from across the Belgian region lots to celebrate this year.Β 

The first MEC Poker Open event held in October 2018 sold out in record time, which caught the attention of bwin poker.

Every MEC Poker Open event features exciting tournaments, bounty events, and cash games, with an emphasis on having fun and enjoying poker in one of the oldest casino ambiances of Europe.

The new partnership gets going from 4th -7th April at the next stop in Spa, Belgium. The final day will have a livestream you can find on the bwin poker website.

bwin players will be able to start competing in online satellites starting from 31st March with a direct seat only qualifier, 3 seats guaranteed and $11 buy-in.

Players will also find online qualifiers for future MEC Poker Open stops exclusively on bwin.

Robin van den Heuvel, bwin poker’s marketing manager said:

β€œOur new collaboration with the MEC Poker Open is a unique one and a recognition of how successful we believe the MEC Poker Open events will be. MEC poker Open complements our already strong live offering supported by Party Poker Live. Offering a slightly lower buy-in tier will be welcomed by our players for either the fun experience, or as an early exposure to the world of live poker.”

Mathijs Jonkers, founder MEC Poker Open said:

β€œPartnering up with Bwin marks a new chapter for MEC Poker Open and promises many extras that our players will enjoy for sure. With the MEC Poker Open, we hope to give the players a great poker event in a good and player friendly atmosphere. We are proud and excited to collaborate with one of the most recognised and trusted brands within the industry.”

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