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Jan Suchanek Laps the Field on Day 1

• Nivel 14: 2,000-4,000, 0 ante
Jan Suchanek
Jan Suchanek

Jan Suchanek showed his jovial side early in the day at PokerStars Championship Barcelona €10,300 PLO High Roller, telling David Frieling he accepted all slowrolls, no matter how big the pot.

However, he showed when it comes time to get in the proverbial trenches and start trading blows across the felt, Suchanek showed he can be deadly and efficient at mowing down opponents and sweeping up their chips. Suchanek has a mind-boggling lead at the close of Day 1 with 1,087,000, nearly double second-place stack Laszlo Bujtas' 598,000.

Suchanek, a Czech player who is a longtime New Zealand resident, wasn't afraid to get chips in the middle from start to finish and had a big stack almost the whole way through. The biggest boost came when he eliminated fellow big stack Gavin Cochrane at the end of the night after the three table redraw.

Besides those two top stacks, 19 other players made it through the long 13-hour grind. Others advancing to Day 2 included online stars Yuri "theNERDguy" Martins and Leo "ISILDRooN" Nordin, as well as bracelet winners Peter Eichhardt, Norbert Szecsi and Jan-Peter Jachtmann. Online nosebleeds legend Ben Tollerene made it as well, though his stack of 128,500 means he has work to do.

None of the players — not even Suchanek — can rest on their laurels and count on a cash. There's still six eliminations to go before the money is reached, and given the volatile nature of PLO, that can mean major swings. For example, players like Isaac Haxton, Henrik Eide and Jean-Noel Thorel all occupied spots near the top of the leaderboard but failed to even make the redraw.

Others busting out at least once in the jam-packed single reentry event included Viktor Blom, Jens Lakemeier, Mike Watson, Stephen Chidwick and Bryn Kenney.

The tournament drew a very healthy 111 entries after a somewhat slow start that saw the first card off the deck delayed by 30 minutes. The first-place prize will be a very handsome €277,200. To find out who will take that down, come right back to PokerNews at 12:30 on Thursday for more live coverage.

End of Day 1 Counts (complet)

• Nivel 14: 2,000-4,000, 0 ante
Jan Suchanek nz
Jan Suchanek
nz 1,087,000 12,000
Laszlo Bujtas hu
Laszlo Bujtas
hu 598,500 -31,500
Yuri Martins br
Yuri Martins
br 361,500 -35,500
Leo Nordin SE
Leo Nordin
SE 313,500 25,500
Mohsin Virani us
Mohsin Virani
us 300,000 9,000
Pedro Zagalo de
Pedro Zagalo
de 286,500 -8,500
Eder Campana br
Eder Campana
br 277,500 24,000
Peter Eichhardt se
Peter Eichhardt
se 265,500 22,000
Tomasz Gluszko pl
Tomasz Gluszko
pl 264,500 -21,000
Oliver Weis de
Oliver Weis
de 251,000 45,000
Emil Patel us
Emil Patel
us 213,000 98,000
Shyngis Satubayev kz
Shyngis Satubayev
kz 198,000 28,000
Norbert Szecsi hu
Norbert Szecsi
hu 172,000 -8,000
Ismael Bojang de
Ismael Bojang
de 166,000 24,000
Samuli Sipila fi
Samuli Sipila
fi 159,500 86,000
Jan-Peter Jachtmann de
Jan-Peter Jachtmann
de 140,500 -20,000
Wei Lin FR
Wei Lin
FR 131,000 9,000
Ben Tollerene us
Ben Tollerene
us 128,500 -33,500
Roussos Koliakoudakis gr
Roussos Koliakoudakis
gr 98,000
Sylvain Loosli fr
Sylvain Loosli
fr 86,000 -24,000
Mandy Calara us
Mandy Calara
us 81,000 -23,000

Koliakoudakis Doubles Through Szecsi

• Nivel 14: 2,000-4,000, 0 ante

Roussos Koliakoudakis got his remaining 46,000 all in from middle position and Norbert Szecsi put him at risk from the cutoff.

Koliakoudakis: {a-Diamonds}{q-Clubs}{j-Hearts}{j-Diamonds}
Szecsi: {a-Spades}{a-Hearts}{9-Hearts}{4-Diamonds}

The {9-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}{4-Clubs} left Szecsi playing danglers for two pair, but Koliakoudakis hit a straight on the {8-Spades} turn and held on the {j-Clubs} river to double.

Norbert Szecsi hu
Norbert Szecsi
hu 180,000 -31,000
Roussos Koliakoudakis gr
Roussos Koliakoudakis
gr 98,000 73,000

Taguri: Norbert SzecsiRoussos Koliakoudakis

Suchanek Running Away

• Nivel 14: 2,000-4,000, 0 ante

While we were getting the chip counts updated from Table 3, Jan Suchanek appears to have busted Gavin Cochrane. He's now the runaway leader with north of 250 big blinds and looks like the man to catch going forward.

Jan Suchanek nz
Jan Suchanek
nz 1,075,000 347,000
Gavin Cochrane gb
Gavin Cochrane
gb Eliminat

Final 24 Redraw

• Nivel 14: 2,000-4,000, 0 ante
SeatTable 1Table 2Table 3
1Samuli SipilaRobin YlitaloShyngis Satubayev
2Leo NordinPeter EichhardtWei Lin
3Laszlo BujtasIsmael BojangSylvain Loosli
4Norbert SzecsiJan-Peter JachtmannJan Suchanek
5Mandy Lee CalaraOliver WeisRoussos Koliakoudakis
6Ben TollereneSampo RyynanenGavin Cochrane
7Pedro ZagaloYuri MartinsEmil Patel
8Mohsin ViraniTomasz GluszkoEder Campana