Dan 2 končan
Dan 2 končan
Play for Day 2 of the €1,100 Eureka Main Event at EPT Prague has come to a close with Poland's Karol Konopka (4,775,000) a top of the chip counts.
Rounding out the top three chip stacks are Merijn van Rooij (3,990,000) and Heinz Schluter (3,775,0000). Van Rooij was involved in hand of the day, after his opponent ran their pockets kings into his pocket aces in a pot worth 4 million.
The 496 players that made it through to Day 2 had all guaranteed themselves a payday of at least €1,700 but of course, all eyes were on the €417,820 up top.
After the dust settled in the second stage of this event, it was confirmed that just 66 players will return for Day 3, which kicks off on Wednesday, March 8 at 12 p.m. CET.
PokerStars Ambassador Alejandro Lococo is one of the notable names who is progressing, and he is joined by the likes of WSOP bracelet winner Alexandre Reard and Day 1c chip leader Maxime Costas.
The United Kingdom's Patrick Leonard (161st - €3,570) and bracelet winner Jonas Lauck (72nd - €6,090) were among the big names to bow out in today's session. The 2017 champion of this event, Georgios Vrakas, also fell early on, finishing in 403rd place for a cash of €1,910.
Top 10 Chip Counts
|Karol Konopka||Czech Republic||4,725,000||158|
|Merijn Van Rooij||Netherlands||3,990,000||133|
|Jakub Koleckar||Czech Republic||3,720,000||124|
Breakdown of the Eureka Main Event
Some interesting stats have appeared from the Eureka Main Event, 65 different countries have players representing them, with France having the most entries. There have been 201 French players throughout the event, which is good for 12.94% of the field.
|Country||No. of Players||Percentage|
Stay tuned to PokerNews for all the action from this event and every EPT Prague event here at King’s Casino Prague. Don't forget that Day 3 gets underway on Wednesday, March 9 at 12 p.m. CET. There will be 10-minutes left of Level 24, where the blinds will be 15,000/30,000/30,000a.
Just 66 of the 496 players who started Day 2 have made it through to tomorrow's Day 3. The remaining players have all locked a payday of €6,090, with the next pay jump at the 56th player mark.
End of day chip counts and recap to follow shortly.
On a flop of , Karol Bogusz led out for 40,000 from the big blind and got a call from Tobias Tropschuh in late position.
On the turn , Bogusz fired out another 125,000 and Tropschuh moved all-in for approximately 500,000. Bogusz called, and as the cards were turned over, the super-cooler was revealed.
The magical turn card brought Bogusz a straight to take the lead over Tropschuh's flopped set of nines.
The river couldn't save Tropschuh, and he was eliminated from the tournament.
With 205,000 in the pot with the board showing , Jakub Koleckar bet 100,000 from the small blind. He then called the 240,000 raise from Ronnie Lemmens, who was in the big blind.
Kolecar checked on the river and snap-called when Lemmens bet 1,100,000. Lemmens mucked and Kolecar turned over his to show his hand to the table.
Karol Bogusz raised to 60,000 from middle position and Jonas Lauck jammed 280,000 into the middle from the next seat over. Claudiu-Alexandru Roman called from the blinds and Bogusz ducked out of the way. Action was heads up with Lauck at risk.
The board ran out and Roman made aces full of queens on the river to ruin Lauck's flopped queens. Lauck gathered his things and headed for the payout line while Roman dragged a pot that erased his previous setback.
Claudiu-Alexandru Roman raised to 65,000 from under the gun and a player in the next seat over called. Play folded around to Razvan Bordei, who shoved for 465,000. Roman called and the player next to him got out of the way. Action was heads up with Bordei at risk.
The board ran out and big slick held for Bordei to score the double.
Anton Markov opened the action by moving all in for 300,000. Meir Avigal shoved over top for over a million.
The duo was off to the races with Markov's tournament life at stake.
The dealer spread to give Markov a winning pair of kings for the double up, while Avigal's stack dropped below a million for the first time in a while.