Inaugural Lex Live Festival Draws Over 1,000 Entries
Milko van Winden
Day 1C and Day 1C turbo of the inaugural €225 Lex Live Namur Main Event festival in the books and Job Trekpop is the chipleader with 404,500. Registration is closed and there are no more starting flights in Grand Casino de Namur. A total of 497 entries were made on Day 1C and 82 entries were made on Day 1C turbo. The total number of entries stands at 1,064, surpassing the 1k mark. The winner of the tournament will turn their initial investment of €225 into a sweet payday of €37,105, while 111 players will walk away with at least €492.
The third regular starting day was Day 1C and it started with over 100 players on the clock already. As soon as late registration closed there were a whopping 497 players registered in the event. Only 173 players made it through to Day 2 and Job Trekpop, the biggest troll in Lex Veldhuis his Twitch chat stands on top of the leaderboard with a stack of 404,500. Job made it very clear at the start of the day that he was there to have fun. He started the tournament by jamming every hand in the first orbit until he was out or if he doubled up. In the third hand of the day, he was the big blind and the under-the-gun player limped. Job moved all-in for 500 big blinds and the limper called. Job was live with seven-six suited but he was well behind the pocket queens of his opponent. Job flopped an open-ended straight draw and he turned a pair. The river was a brick through and the Twitch personality was off to the cashier to reenter.
Others that made it through to Day 2 include Steven ‘Aka_nosebud’ Eckl (167,000), Jorden Verbraeken (163,000), Kalidou Sow (140,000), PokerStars Team Online member Felix ‘xflixx’ Schneiders (73,500), and Christophe de Meulder (38,000). Others were not as fortunate. Sanne ‘Antim00n’ Bombeek qualified for the event through a €3.30 satellite on PokerStars but she busted halfway through the day. Her husband and fellow Lex Veldhuis community member Bart ‘Rizn00’ Verboven busted with only two hours left in the day.
A fun side event that happened today was the FU Friday Flip. A €60 tournament where every level the clock was paused and everyone had to participate in a flip for five big blinds. Community member Markus ‘L4zy_pigeon’ Borel busted out of the tournament on the bubble. Christopher Hooper took down the tournament that attracted 56 players. He won the grand prize of €926.
Day 2 of the Main Event will continue on Saturday, March 30th, at 4 p.m. local time. PokerNews will live report on all the activity happening at the Lex Live Namur Main Event.
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