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Nicolas Chouity Leads After Day 2 of the 2016 EPT13 Barcelona Main Event

[user38873] • Nivo 14: 1,500-3,000, 500 ante
Nicolas Chouity
Nicolas Chouity

Day 2 of the record-breaking 2016 PokerStars.es EPT Season 13 Barcelona €5,300 Main Event saw more than 900 players return to tables at the Casino Barcelona and another 28 hopefuls opted to buy in with a fresh stack of 30 big blinds.

This boosted the overall attendance to 1,785 entries, and the prize pool of €8,657,250 was to be shared among the top 359 spots. The minimum cash is worth €5,630, while the winner walks home with a life-changing payday of €1,122,800.

Before the cards went back underway, the EPT's Neil Johnson announced news about the expansion of the PokerStars brand on the live circuit with the Championship and Festival series at various old and new destinations such as Panama, Macau, Atlantic City and Barcelona - promising more games, more days and more events.

Once play resumed, the seat open came in steady and at a frantic pace. Paul Hoefer lost with ace-queen to the pocket queens of fellow German Julian Stuer, while Xuan Liu turned two pair and ran into the slow-played set of aces by Wael Sarkis. Former PCA champion Dominik Panka got three-outered by Alexander Lakhov and German wunderkind Fedor Holz, who won the €50,000 Super High Roller a few days ago, lost with top pair to an overpair.

Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier, Yaxi Zhu, Janne "Savjz" Mikkonen, Leo Fernandez, Theo Jorgensen, George Danzer and defending Joh Juanda all fell before the money. Alexandros Kolonias and Jeremy Nock put their hopes on spades, but Adem Marjanovic had tens for the overpair to hold up and join the big stacks. At almost the same time, Niall Farrell played a huge pot with ace-king and Alin Grasu looked him up with queens to bust the EPT12 Malta winner. Other former EPT champions to join the rail before the money included David Vamplew, Oleksii Khoroshenin, Dzmitry Urbanovich, Michael Tureniec, and Steve O'Dwyer also all ran out of chips before the hand-for-hand mode began.

In the last few seasons, the money was usually reached in the first few levels of Day 3, however, thanks to the new 20% payout structure, the bubble in fact burst in the middle of level 14. Yann Pineau emerged as bubble boy after calling all in with a pair of tens on a nine-high board only to see Neculai Macovei turn over a full house with five-three. More than 60 players were eliminated in the money in the last half hour still, including Fatima Moreira de Melo, Maria Lampropulos, Per Linde, Alen Bilic, Chris Moorman, Pablo Gordillo and Ivan "negriin" Luca.

Only 294 hopefuls advanced to Day 2 after six 75-minute levels and EPT6 Grand Final champion Nicolas Chouity claimed the lead with impressive 559,000. He is closely followed by Austria's Adem Marjanovic (542,500) and Uri Reichenstein (518,000) also put more than half a million into his bag. Other big stacks and notables for Day 3 include IPT7 Malta champion Georgios Zisimopoulos (462,000), Martin Kabrhel (458,500), aforementioned Alin Grasu (437,000); Gleb Tremzin (428,000), and Diego Zeiter (383,500).

Team PokerStars is represented by the Team Pros Jake Cody (284,500), Jason Mercier (266,500) and Felipe Ramos (63,000), while Team Online's Mikhail Shalamov ran pretty well and bagged up 377,500. Some further EPT champions through to Day 3 were Harrison Gimbel (216,500), Kent Lundmark (179,000), Ognyan Dimov (173,500), Michael Eiler (167,500), Mike McDonald (124,000), Ronny Kaiser (99,600), Dimitar Danchev (80,000) and Davidi Kitai (57,000). The 2016 November Niner Vojtech Ruzicka will return with 72,000.

Action resumes tomorrow at 12 p.m. noon local time when another five levels of 90 minutes each are scheduled. The full chip counts after Day 2 and redraw for Day 3 will be published as soon as the PokerNews live reporting team receives them.

Oznake: Adem MarjanovicAlexander LakhovAlexandros KoloniasAlin GrasuBertrand GrospellierChris MoormanDavid VamplewDiego ZeiterDimitar DanchevDominik PankaDzmitry UrbanovichFatima Moreira De MeloFedor HolzFelipe RamosGeorge DanzerGeorgios ZisimopoulosIvan LucaJake CodyJanne "Savjz" MikkonenJason MercierJeremy NockJohn JuandaLeo FernandezMaria LampropulosMichael EilerMichael TureniecMike McDonaldNiall FarrellPaul HoeferRonny KaiserSteve O'DwyerTheo JorgensenVojtech RuzickaWael SarkisXuan LiuYann PineauYaxi Zhu

Day 3 Seat Draw

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TableSeatNameCountryChips
11Ronny KaiserSwitzerland99500
12Lucian DraghiciCanada170000
13Sam MaoUK413500
14Miroslav FormanCzech Republic295000
15Andrejs MaklecovsLatvia59500
16Vasyl ZabrodskyyUkraine318500
17Stefan HuberSwitzerland80500
18Jose QuintasPortugal172000
     
21Paul van't VeerNetherlands92000
22Jani SointulaFinland69500
23Yannick AutaaFrance414500
24Gytis BernataviciusLithuania169000
25Michael HowardIreland120500
26Tuukka MeklinFinland211000
27Michael KaneUK253500
28Cyriel DohmenNetherlands275000
     
31Georgios ZisimopoulosGreece462000
32Vojtech RuzickaCzech Republic72000
33Jake CodyUK284500
34Jiachen GongCanada136000
35Fady KamarLebanon74500
36Jarno RoineFinland188000
37Joel NystedtSweden270000
38Olli AutiöFinland100500
     
41Rui SousaPortugal305000
42Yordan Mihaylov PetrovBulgaria414500
43Yigal PapiIsrael130500
44Per HolNorway30500
45Leo MargetsSpain123500
46Adem MarjanovicAustria542500
47Albert PuigsechSpain346500
48Adam JaguscikPoland177500
     
51Fedor TruntsevRussia115500
52Dieter AlbrechtSwitzerland188000
53Alex WardUK156500
54Andreas FreundAustria344500
55Evangelos TerzoudisGreece117500
56Adam OwenUK168000
57Terrence RyanUSA72500
58Leo Yan Ho ChengCanada148500
     
61Mike McDonaldCanada124000
62Padraig O'NeillIreland305000
63Chance KornuthUSA160000
64Kevin AndriamahefaCanada222500
65Vasili FirsauBelarus152000
66Florian BordetFrance71500
67Volodymyr YastrebUkraine82000
68Michal RudnikPoland311500
     
71Carter SwidlerCanada96500
72Alisan HolozluGermany200000
73Darius NarmontasLithuania99000
74Patrick KasebzarifCanada228000
75Chebli ChebliLebanon148500
76Alexander GreenblattUSA121500
77Manlio IeminaItaly257000
78Michael EilerGermany176000
     
81Diego ZeiterSwitzerland387500
82Martin Arce LloberaArgentina84500
83Wael SarkisLebanon201800
84Hanyang PengChina226000
85Jeffrey MulderCanada177500
86Diego CascoUruguay176000
87Stephen MaloneIreland169500
88Craig MehlbaumNetherlands80000
     
91Morten MortensenDenmark180600
92Igor DevkinRussia48500
93Peter Sven AnderssonSweden119500
94Yorane KerignardFrance122500
95Gilles HuetFrance198500
96Brian Tae-Hyun YoonUSA120000
97Andrey KotelnikovRussia33500
98Igor YaroshevskyyUkraine278500
     
101Parker TalbotCanada131000
102Abdelhakim ZoufriNetherlands255500
103Mikhail KorotkikhRussia160000
104Jason KoonUSA167000
105Felipe RamosBrazil63000
106Jason MercierUSA266500
107Jorge AbreuPortugal172000
108Alejandro BellucciaArgentina226000
     
111Andreas HoivoldNorway366500
112Alin GrasuRomania437000
113Philippe SoukiUK197000
114Simon ApplebyUK222500
115Alessio Di CesareItaly63500
116Marcos Paton BaoSpain92500
117Marco CazaCanada399000
118Zorlu ErTurkey204000
     
121Diogo CardosoPortugal283500
122Gary SwanUK45000
123Dimitrios FarmakoulisGreece233000
125Bradley MyersUSA63500
126Elliot SmithCanada138000
127Pavel PlesuvMoldova333000
128Uri ReichensteinGermany518000
     
131Pascal VosNetherlands41500
132Marc TrijaudFrance43500
133Connor DrinanUSA39000
134Adrian AttenboroughAustralia273500
135Ibrahim GhassanLebanon173500
136Andrea CortellazziItaly128000
137Lars TungelSweden247500
138Tony BlanchandinFrance73500
     
141Simon LofbergSweden416500
143Luiz OrricoItaly329500
144Marcelo Mereles MottaParaguay282500
145Hila DanRomania105000
146Sam ChartierCanada211500
147Dimitar DanchevBulgaria80000
148Zoltan BanCzech Republic155000
     
151Alexey RomanovRussia255000
152Neculai MacoveiRomania354000
153Yung HwangUSA202000
154Harcharan Dogra DograSpain169500
155Xixiang LuoChina394500
156Stefan VogtGermany150500
157Shmuel MadarIsrael174500
158Ottavio TassoneCanada120500
     
161Tobias RevenasSweden126500
162Davidi KitaiBelgium57000
163Andreas ChalkiadakisGreece63500
164Lars GabrielssonSweden173500
165Steven WattsUK36500
166Konstantin PuchkovRussia201000
167Sergii ZubarievUkraine121500
168Nicholas GaltosAustralia65500
     
171Daniel NagaoBrazil234500
172Bahram ChobinehIran36500
173Francois BillardCanada83000
174Cheng-Wei YinBelgium106500
175Aku JoentaustaFinland370500
176Atanas KavrakovBulgaria72500
177Matthew MossUK78500
178Keith JohnsonUK107000
     
181Rafael Rojano RamosSpain121500
182Conor BeresfordUK268500
183Kimmo KurkoFinland129000
184Luca MoschittaItaly75000
185Alexander ProkudinRussia280500
186Thomas De RooijNetherlands383500
187Christian JeppssonSweden393000
188Olov JanssonSweden99000
     
191Luis Manuel Fernandez PolaSpain187500
192Markus DurneggerAustria189000
193Jan NakladalCzech Republic147500
194Jasper Meijer van PuttenNetherlands183500
195Paul van OortNetherlands232500
196Matas CimbolasLithuania148000
197Sam GraftonUK268500
198Jose Maria Vendrell SchwaigerSpain65000
     
201Thomas MillerUSA167500
202Jaroslaw SikoraPoland88000
203Iani TulicaRomania77600
204Victor BogdanovRussia160500
205Henri KoivistoFinland66500
206Rumen NanevBulgaria65000
207Wahid PatelUK275000
208Pakinai LisawadThailand145000
     
211Nicholas PalmaUSA295000
212Michele BianchiSwitzerland123000
213Byron KavermanUSA216000
214Ramil YusupovRussia179000
215Alexandros VlachakisGreece166000
216Sebastian MalecPoland452000
217Jaroslaw LipienPoland176500
218Van Hiep TranGermany147500
     
221Ivan DeyraFrance105500
222Spyridon KoukourisGreece305000
223Tomasz GluszkoPoland331000
224Steven Van De MoerBelgium113500
225Jimmy GuerreroFrance175000
226Paul GreselNetherlands137500
227Damien LuisFrance63000
228Jerry OdeenSweden71000
     
231Jonathan GrayUK101500
232Anooj SaareenUK440500
233Przemyslaw MisztelaPoland34000
234Ilari SahamiesFinland90500
235Gaelle BaumannFrance115000
236Pavel PravduhinRussia56500
237Nicolas ChouityLebanon559000
238Shivan AbdineAustralia316500
     
241Darryll FishUSA128500
242Nicolas Gil FriedliSwitzerland179500
243Stephan ZesigerSwitzerland99500
244Steven van ZadelhoffNetherlands23000
245Gaetano PreiteItaly166000
246Abdelkader BenhalimaAlgeria55000
247Ognyan DimovBulgaria173500
248Adrien DelmasFrance176000
     
251Yuval FriedmanIsrael240000
252Sergei ChantcevRussia221500
253Pavel VekslerIsrael271500
254Preben StokkanNorway36000
255Narcis-Gabriel NedelcuRomania225500
256Aram SargsyanArmenia328000
257Hani BahnaCanada138000
258Elie GhazalLebanon37000
     
261Roar WangNorway126000
262Simion GunterGermany103000
263Didier Bauduin MazairacBelgium246000
264Oleksii KravchukUkraine55000
265Martin KabrhelCzech Republic458500
266Abel DurbanSpain51500
267Massimo MoseleItaly49000
268Andrej PunkaLatvia148500
     
271Dara O'KearneyIreland50500
272Benjamin Peter RavenUK74000
273Patrick BrooksUK143000
274Raffaele CastroSwitzerland31500
275Andrey SharonovRussia65500
276Albert MykhaylyutaUkraine74500
277Anthony Edouard ChimkovitchBelgium144000
278Jose AstimaFrance96000
     
281Nandor SolyomRomania80500
282Simon MattssonSweden136000
283Chen-An LinTaiwan156500
284Nuno CapuchoPortugal102000
285Tomas MacnamaraUK230000
286Glib KovtunovUkraine96500
287Ove Andre StenbergNorway54000
288Andreas BremerGermany24000
     
291Sascha HollmGermany68500
292Bryn KenneyUSA303500
293Kitty KuoTaiwan180000
294Thomas EychenneFrance88000
295Tim Hubert VerheyenBelgium93000
296Daniel PecheGermany78000
297Benjamin SaadaFrance70000
298Avi BinyaminIsrael256000
     
301Gergely BartosHungary118500
302Jonathan PigeonFrance159500
303Eugene KatchalovUkraine76500
304Vasileios ChalkidisGreece174500
305Pasha Ahadpour KhanghahAzerbaijan255000
306Alessandro SarroItaly142500
307Robert LipkinUSA379000
308Tobias HausenGermany188000
     
311Gleb TremzinRussia428000
312Philipp GruissemGermany180000
313Cristian Andres RotondoArgentina116500
314Nuno Pereira AscensaoPortugal265000
315Christophe LarqueminFrance62500
316Taichi YoneyaJapan379500
317Aharub KhatriKenya200000
318Thomas ClackUK212500
     
321Marko NeumannGermany49000
322Jerome SgorranoBelgium326500
323Michael AddamoAustralia211500
324Abbas MoradiCanada384000
325Kestutis GeceviciusLithuania319000
326Paul DandoUK40000
327Alessandro BorsaItaly302500
328Mark RooversNetherlands168500
     
331Mihai NisteRomania341500
332Pavlos XanthopoulosGreece298000
333Diogo VeigaPortugal248500
334Ramon Miguel MunozSpain431500
335Andrew AbernethyUK119000
336Petar PetrovBulgaria206500
337Alexis IbarrolaFrance122500
338Chi Daniel TangUK263000
     
341Anthony KellyUK34000
342Miguel Mora HernandezSpain147500
343Kent LundmarkSweden179000
344Alexandru BaronCanada248500
345Mikhail MolchanovRussia473000
346Norbert BerentPoland201500
347Ping LiuUSA295000
348Peyman LuthGermany197500
     
351Sam GreenwoodCanada21000
352Erik FribergSweden75500
353Damien CayetFrance233000
354Aki VirtanenFinland192500
355Steffen SontheimerGermany130500
356Traian BostanRomania227500
357Harrison GimbelUSA216500
358Tarek BouchamaFrance63500
     
361Andrey VolkovRussia121000
362Fabiano KovalskiBrazil116000
363Govert MetaalNetherlands97500
364Makarios AvramidisGreece153000
365Vladimir TroyanovskiyRussia177000
366Elcio Luiz RomaoBrazil238000
367Ciaca PaulRomania86000
368Slaven PopovBulgaria81000
     
371Mikhail ShalamovRussia377500
372Dorian Rios PavonVenezuela310000
373Jean-Jacques ZeitounFrance100500
374Filipe OliveiraPortugal292000
375Niall MurrayUK350000
376Ryan McgarryCanada274000
377Maxim KlopotokUkraine124000
378Erik SensNetherlands166500

End-Of-Day Counts (v celoti)

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Nicolas Chouity lb
Nicolas Chouity
lb 559,000
Adem Marjanovic at
Adem Marjanovic
at 542,500
Uri Reichenstein il
Uri Reichenstein
il 518,000
Mikhail Molchanov RU
Mikhail Molchanov
RU 473,000
Georgios Zisimopoulos gr
Georgios Zisimopoulos
gr 462,000
Martin Kabrhel cz
Martin Kabrhel
cz 458,500
Sebastian Malec pl
Sebastian Malec
pl 452,000
Anooj Saareen GB
Anooj Saareen
GB 440,500
Alin Grasu ro
Alin Grasu
ro 437,000
Ramon Miguel Munoz es
Ramon Miguel Munoz
es 431,500
Gleb Tremzin ru
Gleb Tremzin
ru 428,000
Simon Lofberg se
Simon Lofberg
se 416,500 392,300
Yordan Mihaylov Petrov BG
Yordan Mihaylov Petrov
BG 414,500
Yannick Autaa fr
Yannick Autaa
fr 414,500 366,300
Sam Mao GB
Sam Mao
GB 413,500 -84,500
Marco Caza ca
Marco Caza
ca 399,000 219,000
Xixiang Luo cn
Xixiang Luo
cn 394,500 332,800
Christian Jeppsson se
Christian Jeppsson
se 393,000 381,400
Diego Zeiter ar
Diego Zeiter
ar 387,500 4,000
Abbas Moradi ir
Abbas Moradi
ir 384,000 322,800
Thomas De Rooij nl
Thomas De Rooij
nl 383,500 303,500
Taichi Yoneya JP
Taichi Yoneya
JP 379,500 -50,500
Robert Lipkin us
Robert Lipkin
us 379,000
Mikhail Shalamov ru
Mikhail Shalamov
ru 377,500
Aku Joentausta fi
Aku Joentausta
fi 370,500 90,500

Preberi vse

Day 2 Finished

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All tables have eventually completed their hands and the chips are bagged up. A recap of today's action will be available shortly.

End-Of-Day Notables and Big Stacks

[user38873] • Nivo 14: 1,500-3,000, 500 ante
Nicolas Chouity lb
Nicolas Chouity
lb 559,000 9,000
Adem Marjanovic at
Adem Marjanovic
at 542,500 142,500
Uri Reichenstein il
Uri Reichenstein
il 518,000 128,000
Mikhail Molchanov RU
Mikhail Molchanov
RU 473,000 113,000
Georgios Zisimopoulos gr
Georgios Zisimopoulos
gr 462,000 102,000
Martin Kabrhel cz
Martin Kabrhel
cz 458,500 193,500
Sebastian Malec pl
Sebastian Malec
pl 452,000 192,000
Anooj Saareen GB
Anooj Saareen
GB 440,500 324,400
Alin Grasu ro
Alin Grasu
ro 437,000 37,000
Ramon Miguel Munoz es
Ramon Miguel Munoz
es 431,500 6,500
Gleb Tremzin ru
Gleb Tremzin
ru 428,000 334,000
Yordan Mihaylov Petrov BG
Yordan Mihaylov Petrov
BG 414,500 -10,500
Diego Zeiter ar
Diego Zeiter
ar 383,500 3,500
Robert Lipkin us
Robert Lipkin
us 379,000 -21,000
Mikhail Shalamov ru
Mikhail Shalamov
ru 377,500 320,500
Andreas Hoivold no
Andreas Hoivold
no 366,500 58,100
Jerome Sgorrano be
Jerome Sgorrano
be 326,500 176,500
Kestutis Gecevicius LT
Kestutis Gecevicius
LT 319,000 84,000
Bryn Kenney us
Bryn Kenney
us 303,500 108,500
Miroslav Forman cz
Miroslav Forman
cz 295,000 -30,000
Jake Cody gb
Jake Cody
gb 284,500 76,500
Jason Mercier us
Jason Mercier
us 266,500 106,500
Byron Kaverman us
Byron Kaverman
us 216,500 26,500
Philipp Gruissem de
Philipp Gruissem
de 180,000 111,200
Kitty Kuo tw
Kitty Kuo
tw 180,000 30,000

Preberi vse

Ivan Luca Among Late Casualties

[user38873] • Nivo 14: 1,500-3,000, 500 ante
Ivan Luca
Ivan Luca

Ivan Luca had an above-average stack for most of the day, but ultimately fell just before the end of Day 2. According to Jerome Sgorrano, he first tried to bluff the Belgian and then called a raise to 7,000 by Vojtech Ruzicka. Kestutis Gecevicius three-bet to 23,000 and Ruzicka folded.

Luca shoved for 55,000 and Gecevicius reluctantly called it off with {9-Hearts}{7-Hearts}. The Argentinian showed pocket aces and Gecevicius flopped top pair, turned two pair and rivered a full house.

Ivan Luca ar
Ivan Luca
ar Izpadel

Oznake: Ivan LucaJerome SgorranoKestutis GeceviciusVojtech Ruzicka

Queens Fall to Kings

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Among those to join the line at the payout desk were Frederic Schwarzer, Pablo Gordillo, Daniel Jones - who ran tens into aces, and Fatima Moreira de Melo. The PokerStars Sports Star had queens, but could not get there to beat the kings of her opponent.

Pablo Gordillo ES
Pablo Gordillo
ES Izpadel
Frederic Schwarzer DE
Frederic Schwarzer
DE Izpadel
Arsh Grover in
Arsh Grover
in Izpadel
Daniel Jones us
Daniel Jones
us Izpadel
Fatima Moreira de Melo nl
Fatima Moreira de Melo
nl Izpadel

Oznake: Daniel JonesFatima Moreira De MeloFrederic SchwarzerPablo Gordillo

Martin Toth Busts to Ryan Terence L

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Martin Toth joined the rail after putting his hopes on {8-Clubs}{7-Clubs} on a flop of {10-Spades}{9-Clubs}{3-Spades}. Ryan Terence L was ahead with the {A-Spades}{8-Spades} anyways, and locked up the pot with the {4-Spades} turn with the nut flush. Toth was among some 60 players eliminated in the final 30 minutes of the day, as the screens only show 300 hopefuls remaining.

Ryan Terence L US
Ryan Terence L
US 255,000 131,700
Martin Toth sk
Martin Toth
sk Izpadel

Oznake: Martin TothRyan Terence L

Five Big Stacks Head to Last Five Hands

• Nivo 14: 1,500-3,000, 500 ante

Just five more hands will be played before players bag and tag their chips and look forward to a Day 3 of the EPT Barcelona Main Event.

Nicolas Chouity is edging the field right now as the final hands are about to be played, with Sam Mao sure to be in and around the chip lead when that happens, having crushed his way up to just under half a million. He's a little clear of Ramon Miguel, who also cashed in the Estrellas Main Event this week in his home country. Pasha Khanghah has enjoyed a stellar day at the felt, while Diego Zeiter will hope to finish higher than 58th place, his highest EPT Main Event cash at present, which came in April's Monte Carlo leg.

Nicolas Chouity lb
Nicolas Chouity
lb 550,000 342,900
Sam Mao GB
Sam Mao
GB 498,000 13,000
Ramon Miguel Munoz es
Ramon Miguel Munoz
es 425,000 10,000
Pasha Ahadpour Khanghah AZ
Pasha Ahadpour Khanghah
AZ 390,000 267,800
Diego Zeiter ar
Diego Zeiter
ar 380,000 30,000