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Piet Bakker is in the Lead after Day 1a of the 2016 WPT Amsterdam Main Event

Written By: Samantha A. | May 10, 2016 | Posted In Poker News

Piet Bakker leads the way at the end of day 1a in the 2016 World Poker Tour Amsterdam Main Event.

Day 1 of this main event in the Dutch Capital started off with a total number of 115 players.  Out of those 115 players only 52 of them will be returning on Thursday for Day 2 after a total of nine exhausting levels.

All spectators’ eyes were on Farid Yachou, who was the player that played his very first big live event here in the previous year, who ended up winning $225,073.00.  Yachou’s amazing story does not end there; things only became better as he won the WTP Tournament of Champions just last month for $381,600.00.  With only two major events played and two wins under his belt, will he continue this amazing roll here back on the home soil?  Day 1a was not a good day for him, yet he will have some options in order to win this event.

Yachou was not the first player to bust, as that honor was taken by Vincent Gabel  as his bluff with a flush draw was called by top set.

Here are the Top 10 Chip Counts of Day 1a

First Place winner was Piet Bakker who is from the Netherlands with a total of $241,000

Second Place winner was Joep van den Bijgaart who is from the Netherlands with a total of $159,300

Third Place winner was Yigit Aktulga who is from Turkey with a total of $101,600

Fourth Place winner was Jason Wheeler who is from the United States with a total of $110,000

Fifth Place winner was Clyde Tjauw who is from the Netherlands with a total of $101,600

Sixth Place winner was Tony Dunst who is from the United States with a total of $100,700

Seventh Place winner was Fabian Chauriye who is from Chile with a total of $93,000

Eighth Place winner was Dennis Berglin who is from Sweden with a total of $92,000

Ninth Place winner was Danny van der Meer who is from the Netherlands with a total of $90,800

Tenth Place winner was Joost Oosterink who is from the Netherlands with a total of $90,100

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