Day 2 completed
Day 2 completed
|3||5||Jeroen Van Belzen||153700|
|5||7||Juan Manuel Pastor||96200|
|10||2||Haykel Cherif Vidal||178000|
Day 2 of the 2011 PokerStars.com EPT Prague Main Event has wrapped up after another six levels of play today. At the start of the day, 407 players returned. That number was cut all the way down to just around 135 by the end of things and leading the way is Garri Tevosov with 764,000 in chips.
Plenty of notable players returned to action today including Team PokerStars Pros Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier, Eugene Katchalov, Rino Mathis and Lex Veldhuis. All four of them hit the rail during the day and they were joined by other well known faces Fernando Brito, Salman Behbehani, Andrew Frankenberger, Olivier Busquet and Steve O'Dwyer.
With all of those players being eliminated from the event, it may seem like the firepower has left the event. Never fear though, as there's still plenty of tough competition left. To name a few, Mike McDonald, David Peters, Chris Moorman and Anton Wigg are all still Left. Team PokerStars also still has Jude Ainsworth and Liv Boeree still alive as well. Boeree's boyfriend, Kevin MacPhee, fell towards the end of the night in a massive pot. His kings went down to the pocket queens for Tevosov.
The remaining pack will return for play tomorrow at noon local time at the Hilton in Prague. Another great day of action is ahead of us and the top 104 spots will be paid out. Be sure to come right back here to PokerNews in order to follow the action from the time the cards are in the air.
We love when they draw one of the low cards, and the three that was pulled means we'll play that many more hands at each table before bagging up for the night.
Status: busted, and conducting an interview in front of us right now. We're not sure what happened, but the Czech pro has been eliminated just a few minutes prior to the end of the day.
On the last hand of the last level, Anton Wigg lost about half his stack to a coin flip, but things have rebounded nicely here for the Swede.
He'd already doubled once to about 125,000 this level, and he just found another chance to get his chips in. It happened in a preflop tangle with Roman Romanovski, and Wigg was the one doing the shoving on a five-bet. It was 122,500 total, and Romanovski made the call with the covering stack.
Wigg was in the worst shape, but things would improve in a hurry. The dealer blessed him with a flop, and Romanovski was less than thrilled to see the two pair. He could not catch back up on the turn or river, and he's been forced to part with a significant chunk of his stack.
From about 60,000 to start the level, Wigg has worked his count up to about 225,000 now. He and Romanovski have traded facial expressions and stack sizes.
Well, that's all she wrote for Kevin MacPhee in his quest for a second EPT title. We missed the action, but we did see that MacPhee was all in preflop in a massive pot worth over half a million chips with the . He was up against Garri Tevosov's .
Tevosov spiked a queen on the turn as the board ran out and sent MacPhee to the rail.
Mike McDonald raised to 5,200 from the cutoff seat before Sharon Volfer flat-called from the button. In the big blind was David Peters and he reraised all in for 64,000. McDonald took some time and then reshoved. Volfer folded.
McDonald tabled the and was against the for Peters.
The flop of gave Peters a straight draw before the on the turn gave him a pair. From there, he held the lead as the landed on the river and completed the board.
Peters doubled to over 135,000 while McDonald was knocked back to that same amount.