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Mantas Visockis Leads After Day 2

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Mantas Visockis
Mantas Visockis

It took six 75-minute levels to reach the end of Day 2. It sounds like a short and easy day but it was nothing like that. Many big pots, suckouts, and preflop five-bets later there are just 113 remaining players with Mantas Visockis on top with 522,200. Mike 'Timex' McDonald and Chris Moorman are also near the top with 422,100 and 380,300 chips respectively.

The day started with a bang as Martin Jacobson was quickly eliminated by David Vamplew and Matt Perrins lost all his chips to Mikhail Korotkikh. Both Vamplew and Korotkikh made it to the third day of play. PokerStars Team Online and former EPT Copenhagen winner Mickey Petersen ran ace-king into pocket tens and he was also gone within the first level.

Team PokerStars Pro Isaac Haxton found his seat today at the toughest table in the room and it was Teddy Sheringham who eliminated him. Haxton got his chips into the pot with ace-jack and that was not enough to beat the football legend's ace-king. Sheringham survived Day 2 with 87,5090 chips and he looks to be heading to his fifth ever EPT cash and third EPT London in-the-money finish.

Full Tilt's Professional Tom Dwan showed up as late as possible and with a stack blinded down to 10,200 he started this event. It didn't last long for the online phenomenon who was knocked out within his first level of play. Fellow high stakes regular Sam Trickett was eliminated early on, he ran ace-king into queens.

The eliminations added up quickly as Team PokerStars Pro Jonathan Duhamel was also knocked out. The World Series of Poker Main Event winner lost with jacks against ace-queen in a preflop all in. Team PokerStars Pro Luca Pagano and EPT final table record holder lost pocket fours against ace-queen and that means that he's still looking for his first EPT cash in Season 9 with just three events to go.

Mike McDonald started the upward trend about halfway through the day but at that point he was still far behind Moorman. The man that plays online under the handle "Moorman1" was the number one in the tournament for quite some time after he rivered a full house in a big three-way pot.

For the longest time it seemed like Team PokerStars Pro Lex Veldhuis was headed for Day 3 but eventually he ran into McDonald. The Canadian EPT Dortmund winner flopped trips against Veldhuis' aces and this pot sky-rocketed him to the top of the counts. The first player to crack the 400,000-chip mark was Estonian Matthias Tikerpe who knocked out Niels van Alphen when both players rivered a flush.

Another Dutchman was involved in a crucial pot today as Paul Berende was very unlucky in a pot that gave Full Tilt's Professional Viktor Blom the chip lead. Berende got his money in with kings on a seven-high flop but the Swede rivered his gutshot to take down this pot. Michael Tureniec wasn't as lucky as his fellow countryman and he busted to Team PokerStars Pro Theo Jorgensen with ace-queen to pocket eights. Jorgensen ended the day on 333,500.

Other big pros to have made it through to Day 3 are David Vamplew (150,000), Philipp Gruissem (129,700), Anton Wigg (90,300), Moorman (380,300) and Team PokerStars Pro's Jason Mercier (147,800), Leo Margets (75,400), Jorgensen (333,500), Sandra Naujoks (71,600), David Williams (134,000), Vicky Coren (33,800) and Marcel Luske (196,200).

Play will resume tomorrow at 12:00 PM GMT as we will play our way into the money! Make sure to tune back in to as we bring you all the live updates throughout the day.

Oznake: Matthias Tikerpe

Official End-of-Day Counts (v celoti)

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Mantas Visockis lt
Mantas Visockis
lt 522,200 12,200
Matthias Tikerpe ee
Matthias Tikerpe
ee 507,600 -2,400
Steven Silverman us
Steven Silverman
us 480,300 140,300
Mike McDonald ca
Mike McDonald
ca 422,100 32,100
Shahaf Hadaya
Shahaf Hadaya
396,600 6,600
Daniel Erlandsson se
Daniel Erlandsson
se 388,400 56,400
Chris Moorman gb
Chris Moorman
gb 380,000 8,000
Bassel Moussa lb
Bassel Moussa
lb 369,300 154,300
Matthew Michael Ashton
Matthew Michael Ashton
358,900 358,900
Christopher Frank de
Christopher Frank
de 352,500 92,500
Pasi Sormunen fi
Pasi Sormunen
fi 349,800 317,200
Theo Jorgensen dk
Theo Jorgensen
dk 333,500 68,500
Mikhail Korotkikh ru
Mikhail Korotkikh
ru 317,800 14,800
307,200 281,700
Max Greenwood ca
Max Greenwood
ca 299,600 -20,400
Albert Daher lb
Albert Daher
lb 293,400 73,400
Davide Suriano it
Davide Suriano
it 290,500 167,500
Nicolas Chouity lb
Nicolas Chouity
lb 290,000 30,000
Jonathan Concepcion es
Jonathan Concepcion
es 284,800 39,800
Giuseppe Sammartino it
Giuseppe Sammartino
it 272,300 211,700
Sergio Aido es
Sergio Aido
es 251,400 166,400
Salvatore Bonavena it
Salvatore Bonavena
it 250,200 90,200
Jan Bendik sk
Jan Bendik
sk 249,800 146,800
Rory Mathews GB
Rory Mathews
GB 246,700 46,700
Manig Loeser de
Manig Loeser
de 242,100 89,100

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Life at the Top Aint Easy

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Viktor Blom
Viktor Blom

There has been a bit of shuffling around at the top and Viktor Blom is no longer chip leader.

He was down to around 400,000 when he lost a 100 big blind flip to Nick Abou Risk. Blom's pocket queens couldn't hold against Risk's ace-king. He four-flushed with the {a-Spades}.

That happened on the feature table but a little while before on an adjacent table another huge pot played out. Toby Lewis told us how Mantas Visockis eliminated an opponent in a 400,000-plus pot with aces to queens. Six bets got in pre flop and Tikerpe's aces held. That put the Estonian up to 510,000.

Another player on 510,000 is Matthias Tikerpe. He's at a very deep table that contains Mike McDonald.

Matthias Tikerpe ee
Matthias Tikerpe
ee 510,000 94,000
Mantas Visockis lt
Mantas Visockis
lt 510,000 276,000
Viktor Blom se
Viktor Blom
se 280,000 -280,000
Nick Abou Risk
Nick Abou Risk
250,000 100,000

Oznake: Mantas VisockisMatthias TikerpeMike McDonaldNick Abou RiskViktor Blom

Moorman Flushes Amot Away

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On a {Q-Spades}{7-Spades}{4-Diamonds} flop, Pawel Zawadowicz checked and Chris Moorman bet 7,200. Mads Amot raised to 16,100 and Zawadowicz folded.

Moorman three-betto 37,200 and Amot quickly moved all in, Moorman obliging with the call.

Amot: {Q-Clubs}{10-Hearts}
Moorman: {10-Spades}{8-Spades}

The turn was the {2-Diamonds} but the {5-Spades} came on the river giving the Englishman his flush.

Chris Moorman gb
Chris Moorman
gb 372,000 87,000
Mads Amot no
Mads Amot
no Izpadel

Oznake: Chris MoormanMads Amot

Theo > Tureniec

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Theo Jorgensen busts Michael Tureniec
Theo Jorgensen busts Michael Tureniec

We missed the action unfortunately, but according to one of our Dutch bloggers Michael Tureniec was eliminated by Theo Jorgensen. The Team PokerStars Pro confirmed the news on Twitter moments later:

Theo Jorgensen dk
Theo Jorgensen
dk 265,000 155,000
Michael Tureniec se
Michael Tureniec
se Izpadel

Oznake: Michael TureniecTheo Jorgensen

Ruzicka Eliminated

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Vojtech Ruzicka, who won the High Roller event in Deauville, was just eliminated by Nicolas Chouity.

Ruzicka: {6-Hearts}{6-Clubs}
Chouity: {A-Diamonds}{Q-Hearts}

The flop looked good for Ruzicka coming {3-Diamonds}{9-Clubs}{3-Spades} while the {2-Hearts} turn changed nothing but the {Q-Clubs} was a proverbial "kick in the nads" (for non-English people, it mean it hurt).

Nicolas Chouity lb
Nicolas Chouity
lb 260,000 80,000
Vojtech Ruzicka cz
Vojtech Ruzicka
cz Izpadel

Oznake: Nicolas ChouityVojtech Ruzicka

She Bengs, She Bengs

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Liv Boeree
Liv Boeree

Liv Boeree raised to 5,000 in the hijack seat, Griffin Benger three-bet to 10,800 on his direct left, and the action folded back to Boeree, who called.

The flop came {4-Clubs}{8-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds}, Boeree checked, and Benger fired 8,200. Boeree tanked for a minute or so, then called.

The turn was the {j-Diamonds}, both players checked, and the {2-Clubs} completed the board. Boeree led out fo 13,000, which was roughly a third of Benger's stack, and he unhappily folded.

Liv Boeree gb
Liv Boeree
gb 160,000 90,000
Griffin Benger ca
Griffin Benger
ca 35,000 -13,000

Oznake: Liv BoereeGriffin Benger

The EPT Quote Board

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Wigg Granted Another Chance

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Anton Wigg raised by putting in a blue 5,000-chip and the action was on the big blind, Antoine Labat, who went into the tank. After a while Labat moved in and Wigg called off his remaining chips. The Swede had 37,900 left and the showdown went as following.

Anton Wigg: {A-Hearts}{10-Diamonds}
Antoine Labat: {9-Diamonds}{9-Spades}

The board ran out {Q-Diamonds}{J-Clubs}{2-Clubs}{9-Clubs}{K-Clubs} and rivered straight kept the former EPT Copenhagen winner alive. Labat is still sitting comfortably on around 230,000 chips.

Antoine Labat fr
Antoine Labat
fr 220,000 -160,000
Anton Wigg se
Anton Wigg
se 83,000 -2,000

Oznake: Antoine LabatAnton Wigg