Day 2 of Main Event for the PokerStars European Poker Tour gathered yesterday total of 591 players , plus 13 reentries fighting for passing the next day. After six levels of 75 minutes each, the field had been cut down to the last 231 who will return today to the Hilton Hotel in Prague to determine who will hold the longed for trophy.
The Main Event of the PokerStars European Poker Tour set a new record for attendance gathering 1.192 players who in total made a massive prize pool of €5,781,200. Organisation has confirmed prize pool will be shared among the top 231 spots, with a first-place payout of €774,600.
The bubble boy ended up being Attila Valentai, who lost a flip with ace-king against the black pocket eights of Mike Brandau. Valentai spiked a king on the flop, but Brandau caught one of the two remaining eights on the river to let the bubble burst and all survivors bag up. Niko Koop would have been forced all in two hands later and secured the min-cash of €7,560 with a mere 1,500 chips.
Some of the bigger stackers of the night were: EPT6 Grand Final champion Nicolas Chouity (644,000); Eduards Kudrjavcevs(547,000), Nandor Solyom (526,500), Matas Cimbolas (481,500), Pedro Lamarca (480,000), Apostolos Bechrakis (478,500), Ludovic Lacay (438,000), Thomas Muehloecker (430,000), Samuel Vousden (428,500), Artur Rudziankov (415,500) and Benjamin Pollak (407,500).
Spanish Lamarca would have been the likely chip leader after running hot and busting opponent after opponent, but Anton Petrov's jack-eight for two pair beat the six-three of Lamarca on the money bubble for a huge pot when both players had two pair on the turn.
Among eliminated players throughout the day were the two Day 1 chip leaders Ronald Morandini and Henrik Hecklen, the Team PokerStars Pros Luca Pagano, Theo Jorgensen and Johnny Lodden, France's Team PokerStars Pro Online Gabriel Nassif, PokerStars Sports Star Fatima Moreira de Melo, Ronny Kaiser, Roberto Romanello, EPT13 Barcelona champion Sebastian Malecand runner-up Uri Reichenstein, Dominik Panka and Charlie Carrel to name just a few.
The last EPT Main Event ever will recommence with one hour and 11 minutes left in level 15 at blinds and antes of 2,000/4,000/500. Another four levels of 90 minutes each will follow up on that. You can follow it live at The PokerNews live reporting team will be there to cover all the action until a winner is crowned next Monday, so make sure to tune back in regularly.
But yesterday the Hilton Hotle in Prague, not only hosted Day 3 of Main Event but a second €25,500 Single-Day High Roller proposed by the Irish player Steve O'Dwyer. O'Dwyer proposed to the organisation and after announcing it via Twitter, and enought players interesed the EPT staff turned the proposal in a reality.
Who is interested in playing another single day 25k tomorrow at #EPTPrague? I'm starting an interest list, staff said they will consider.— steveodwyer (@steveodwyer) 15 de diciembre de 2016
A second edition of the event at the 2016 PokerStars EPT13 Prague festival with a starting stack of 100,000 and levels of 30 minutes each saw 19 players and six re-entries gather a field of 25 entries. The prize pool of €612,500 was to be divided among the top five spots and €226,600, a high roller title and bragging rights among the familiar faces on the international poker circuit were up for grabs. Ultimately, it was Sam Greenwood who emerged victorius and O'Dwyer cashed in fifth place.
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O'Dwyer has announced a third Single-Day High Roller in his Twitter account that it may reach the 40 entries. We'll see!
A 3rd €25k single day has been scheduled for tomorrow at 2pm upstairs. We got 25 entries today, I think we can easily hit 40 tomorrow.— steveodwyer (@steveodwyer) 15 de diciembre de 2016