Main Event

Double Maracchione

Charly Maracchione came from behind to double through fellow Italian Carmelo Vasta on the feature table. All the chips went in pre flop and the cards were on their backs. Maracchione had 445,000 chips.

Maracchione: {k-Clubs}{q-Hearts}
Vasta: {a-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}

The board ran {k-Spades}{3-Diamonds}{9-Hearts}{7-Spades}{3-Hearts} to pair Maracchione's king.

Carmelo Vasta it
Carmelo Vasta
it 950,000 -350,000
Charly Maracchione IT
Charly Maracchione
IT 920,000 470,000

Oznake: Carmelo VastaCharly Maracchione

Slepe stave:

Official Chip Counts at the Break (v celoti)

Jason Lavallee ca
Jason Lavallee
ca 4,130,000 -200,000
Micah Raskin us
Micah Raskin
us 2,930,000 630,000
Ludovic Lacay fr
Ludovic Lacay
fr 2,880,000 80,000
Jason Tompkins ie
Jason Tompkins
ie 2,065,000 515,000
Adrian Piasecki PL
Adrian Piasecki
PL 1,820,000 620,000
Jonas Mackoff ca
Jonas Mackoff
ca 1,670,000 -21,000
Carmelo Vasta it
Carmelo Vasta
it 1,300,000 668,000
Michael Benvenuti us
Michael Benvenuti
us 1,130,000 -120,000
Ismael Bojang de
Ismael Bojang
de 840,000 -260,000
Angelo Recchia IT
Angelo Recchia
IT 810,000 190,000
Amerigo Santoro it
Amerigo Santoro
it 760,000 -240,000
Alberto Musini IT
Alberto Musini
IT 665,000 -103,000
Imed Mahmoud tn
Imed Mahmoud
tn 590,000 80,000
Matt Salsberg ca
Matt Salsberg
ca 555,000 -228,000
Iulian Ruxandescu ro
Iulian Ruxandescu
ro 465,000 -753,000
Charly Maracchione IT
Charly Maracchione
IT 450,000 50,000
Artem Litvinov ru
Artem Litvinov
ru 440,000 -18,000
Thomas Gabriel us
Thomas Gabriel
us 350,000 -94,000

Faraz Jaka Day 2 Chip Leader Of The Monster €2k Side Event

• Nivo 25: 15,000-30,000, 4,000 ante

Third place PCA finisher and part-time style guru Faraz Jaka started the day out front in the €2,200 side event with 38 players remaining, all of whom are in the money. News just reached us he has busted to the monster-stacked Melanie Weisner.

Click through to the PokerStars Blog for starting chip counts, payouts and seat draw.


• Nivo 25: 15,000-30,000, 4,000 ante

Players are now on a 20-minute break.

Avdylaj Busts

Negjdel Avdylaj
Negjdel Avdylaj

Negjdel Avdylaj raised to 200,000 from the button before the flop and Jason Lavallee three-bet to 340,000 from the small blind. Micah Raskin folded his big blind and Avdylaj four-bet all in. Lavallee called and flipped pocket kings.

Avdylaj: {J-Spades} {J-Clubs}
Lavallee: {K-Spades} {K-Diamonds}

Avdylaj was in a bad shape and needed to hit the board to keep his tournament hopes alive. Unfortunately for him, the {2-Spades} {K-Clubs} {2-Spades} flop gave Lavallee a full house. The {5-Spades} on the turn and the {4-Hearts} on the river made no difference and Avdylaj hit the rail. He will collect €23,000 for the 22nd place finish.

Jason Lavallee ca
Jason Lavallee
ca 4,330,000 1,170,000
Negjdel Avdylaj
Negjdel Avdylaj

Oznake: Jason LavalleeNegjdel Avdylaj

Tompkins Eliminates Cefalu

Giuseppe Cefalu
Giuseppe Cefalu

Jason Tompkins began the action with a raise to 60,000 from under the gun plus one. Michael Benvenuti called from the next seat over and it folded around to Giuseppe Cefalu who moved all in for his last 671,000 from the big blind. Tompkins wasted little time moving all in over the top and Benvenuti got out of the way.

Tompkins: {10-Spades}{10-Diamonds}
Cefalu: {8-Diamonds}{8-Clubs}

Cefalu was behind and in need of some help from the community cards. Unfortunately for Cefalu, the board fell {2-Clubs}{2-Diamonds}{7-Hearts}{3-Diamonds}{9-Clubs} and Tompkins' tens were able to hold. He's now sitting at about 1.55 million.

Jason Tompkins ie
Jason Tompkins
ie 1,550,000 680,000
Giuseppe Cefalu IT
Giuseppe Cefalu
IT Izpadel

Oznake: Giuseppe CefaluJason Tompkins

Timoshenko Taken Out

Yevgeniy Timoshenko
Yevgeniy Timoshenko

Yevgeniy Timoshenko had already pushed twice that we had seen before he was called the third time his stack was pushed towards the middle.

He did so from the cut-off for around 500,000 and Ismael Bojang, sat in the next seat, also moved all in. The players in the blinds folded and the cards were on their backs.

Timoshenko: {7-Clubs}{7-Spades}
Bojang: {a-Hearts}{k-Clubs}

The board ran {j-Diamonds}{q-Clubs}{9-Spades}{10-Hearts}{q-Diamonds} to make Bojang a straight. A lot of the remaining players will be glad to see the back of the extremely talented Timoshenko.

Ismael Bojang de
Ismael Bojang
de 1,100,000 400,000
Yevgeniy Timoshenko ua
Yevgeniy Timoshenko
ua Izpadel

Oznake: Ismael Bojang

Lacay Wins a Monster Pot Off Tompkins

Ludovic Lacay
Ludovic Lacay

Jason Tompkins three-bet to 169,000 from the big blind before the flop and Ludovic Lacay called from the cut-off seat. The flop came {3-Clubs} {2-Hearts} {5-Clubs} and Tompkins fired another 148,000. Lacay made the call and both players saw the {10-Hearts} come on the turn.

Tompkins checked and so did Lacay. Dealer burned and turned the {Q-Diamonds} on the river. Tompkins lead for 244,000 and Lacay answered this with a raise, pushing in three big piles of T5,000 chips and one yellow pile of T25,000 chips for a total of 600,000.

It was a tough decision for Tompkins to make and he thought about it for a couple of minutes. Tompkins finally made the call, but it turned out to be a bad one as Lacay flipped {A-Hearts} {4-Hearts} for a straight. Tompkins folded and saw Lacay collect the massive pot of 1.5 million.

Ludovic Lacay fr
Ludovic Lacay
fr 2,800,000 1,069,000
Jason Tompkins ie
Jason Tompkins
ie 870,000 -1,280,000

Oznake: Jason TompkinLudovic Lacay