€10,600 Main Event
€10,600 Main Event
Day 2 completed

Troyanovskiy Leads Surviving 123 Players; Ivey & O'Dwyer Fall

[user153638] • Level 14: 1,200-2,400, 300 ante
Vladimir Troyanovskiy
Vladimir Troyanovskiy

Day 2 of the 2014 PokerStars and Monte-Carlo® Casino EPT Grand Final Main Event continued today as the surviving 347 players from the two starting flights returned for six more 75-minute levels of play. Actually, it’d be more than that as half a dozen players took advantage of late registration. When the final second ticked off the clock, just 123 would remain with Vladimir Troyanovskiy and his stack of 450,500 leading the way.

Once registration closed at the start of the day, the official numbers were released. The final EPT Main Event of Season 10 attracted 650 players, which was a nice increase over Season 9’s 531. That created a prize pool of €6.5 million. That will be distributed to the top 95 players with a hefty €1,240,000 reserved for the winner.

The day was characterized by eliminations, which included that of the defending champ Steve O’Dwyer. According to him, he had shoved his last ten big blinds in with king-nine suited. He had five opponents to overcome, but that proved too big a mission to accomplish as the player on the button woke up with pocket aces. With O'Dwyer out, Team PokerStars Pro Johnny Lodden became the last finalist standing from last year’s final table, which is considered one of the most stacked in history.

Of course O’Dwyer wasn’t the only notable to fall. Team PokerStars Pro Chris Moneymaker was felled within the first few minutes, while his fellow Team Pro, the short-stacked Liv Boeree, followed him out the door a short time later after she failed to win a race. Likewise, Full Tilt Poker Professional Viktor "Isildur1" Blom hit the rail after running into pocket aces, while the other Professional, late registrant Gus Hansen, exited holding deuce-four.

Team PokerStars Pros who also bowed out of the tournament on Day 2 were Juan Manuel Pastor, Nacho Barbero, Humberto Brenes, Alex Kravchenko, Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier, Marcel Luske, Mickey Petersen, Eugene Katchalov, George Danzer, Barry Greenstein, Marc-Andre Ladouceur and Ivan Demidov. Notables such as Max Altergott, Annette Obrestad, Byron Kaverman, Sorel Mizzi, David Peters, Timothy Adams, Mike “Timex” McDonald, Antonio Esfandiari, and Phil Ivey joined them on the rail.

Ivey had hit a heater earlier in the day to chip up to 240,000, and it looked like he was primed to make a deep run. Unfortunately a cooler in Level 13 (1,000/2,000/300) put an end to those hopes. It began when Italy’s Marcello Marigliano opened under the gun and received two callers. Ivey then called from the cutoff, the big blind came along, and five players took a flop of {q-}{10-}{9-} with two diamonds.

Action checked to Ivey and he promptly bet 15,000. The big blind called, and then Marigliano check-raised to 33,000. Two folds put action back on Ivey and he moved all in for roughly 160,000. The big blind folded and Marigliano made the call.

Ivey tabled {j-}{8-} for a flopped straight, but it was no good as Marigliano had flopped an even bigger straight with {k-}{j-}. Neither the turn nor river provided Ivey with a king to chop, and just like that the man was gone.

While many fell, an accomplished list of notables managed to make it through to Day 3 including Steven Silverman (369,900), Talal Shakerchi (365,800), Nick Maimone (358,800), Day 1b chip leader Hendrik Latz (278,400), Philipp Gruissem (268,000), Dani Stern (256,100), Sam Trickett (237,000), Ole Schemion (233,600), and Scott Clements (229,700). Likewise, members of Team PokerStars that punched their ticket were Johnny Lodden (326,500), Ville Wahlbeck (265,100), Angel Guillen (175,400), David Williams (145,900), and Andre Akkari (82,100).

At Noon local time on Tuesday, the surviving players will return to the Salles des Etoiles room at Le Sporting to play five 90-minute levels. During that time the money bubble will burst. The PokerNews Live Reporting will be on hand to capture all the action, so be sure to join us then.

In the meantime, find out how players take advantage of their breaks here in Monte Carlo:

Tags: Vladimir Troyanovskiy

Official End of Day Chip Counts & Table Draw Day 3 (full)

• Level 14: 1,200-2,400, 300 ante
TableSeatNameCountryChips
11Conor ShellyCanada272.600
12Patrick CaveriviereFrance167.000
13David BoyaciyanNetherlands63.900
14Nikolay TsanevBulgaria61.000
15Dylan HoneymanAustralia159.800
16Dani SternUSA256.000
17Rhys JonesUK252.900
18Carlos MejiaColombia120.000
     
21Marc UzanFrance48.300
22Ville WahlbeckFinland265.100
23Narendra BanwariUnited States200.300
24Dmitry GrishinRussia84.400
25Ana MarquezSpain54.800
26Timo EckertGermany53.400
27Vasili FirsauBelarus201.400
28Morten KleinNorway208.000
     
31Andrei DemidovRussia123.300
32Nick MaimoneUSA358.800
33Olvedo HeinzeNetherlands95.000
34Jason DuvalCanada179.000
35Mark TeltscherUK166.000
36Maximos PertsinidisGreece137.300
37Senh UngUK77.700
38Oliver BoschAustria289.900
     
41Andre AkkariBrazil82.100
42Philipp GruissemGermany268.000
43Talal ShakerchiUK368.800
44David WilliamsUnited States145.900
45Mohsin CharaniaCanada96.500
46Mayu RocaColombia303.200
47Alexey PragerRussia84.500
48Maxim PanyakRussia59.900
     
51Jussi NevanlinnaFinland61.100
52Chady MerhejLebanon 94.400
53Pascal LefrancoisCanada178.000
54Corneliu CretuRomania48.000
55Terence Michael ReardonUSA125.800
57Sam TrickettUK237.000
58Rono LoChina189.900
     
61Vladimir TroyanovskiyRussia450.500
62Thomas PetterssonSweden91.900
63Steven SilvermanUSA369.000
64Jonathan OdogwuUK62.700
65Fabiano KovalskiBrazil143.100
66Anthony GhamrawiAustrian142.900
67Patryk SlusarekUK100.500
68Farid JattinUSA178.000
     
71Yulius SepmanRussia155.600
72Stephen ChidwickUK181.800
73Bryan ParisUSA137.400
74Jack SalterUK65.000
75Kirill ShugaiRussia95.000
76Abdulaziz AbdulazizFrance283.100
77Daniel EngelsGermany25.500
78Malte MonnigGermany387.000
     
81Adrien CasanovaFrance78.500
82Johannes StrassmannGermany186.000
83Philippe RouasUSA79.200
84Antonio Lafosse FernandezPeru46.000
85Matias Alberto RuzziArgentina105.300
86Adrian NayaSpain210.000
87Simon DeadmanUK278.000
88Samir HadadCanada162.900
     
91Eros NastasiItaly267.400
93Scott ClementsUSA229.700
94Angel GuillenMexico175.400
95Florence AlleraFrance52.500
96Jose NoronhaPortugal21.500
97Ayaz ManjiPortugal 112.900
98Noah BoekenNetherlands85.600
     
101Ivan SoshnikovRussia216.300
102Muhyedine FaresSenegal176.900
103Adam Joseph ReynoldsUK194.600
104Marc DaubachUK48.700
105Henrik LyngmarkSweden 37.800
106Mariel De MacedoBrazil117.600
107Grzegorz WyrazPoland 83.900
     
112Ole SchemionGermany233.600
113Marcello MariglianoItaly427.700
114Vizsnyiczai ZsoltHungary104.400
115Andrey GulyyRussia218.700
116Nikolaus TeichertGermany107.000
117Magnus KarlssonSweden88.700
118Mohamad El SiblaniLebanon178.800
     
121Martins SeilisLatvia95.300
122Pascal VosNetherlands50.500
123Luca MoschittaItaly64.400
124Igor KurganovRussia109.700
125Anatoly FilatovRussia164.000
127Agshin RasulovAzerbaijan45.900
128Kenny HicksUSA61.200
     
131Sebastian BredthauerGermany35.100
132Alex KlimashinRussia236.000
133Nicola D'AnselmoItaly81.500
134Mihails MorozovsLatvia191.000
135Akim AouineFrance137.100
136Georgy FilippovichRussia200.000
137Robert BrofeldtSweden60.500
138Sylvain LoosliFrance51.600
     
141JC AlvaradoMexico44.000
142Idris AmbraisseFrance434.300
143Hendrik LatzGermany278.400
144Henri KasperEstonia55.800
145Niall FarrellUK150.900
146Alexandros KoloniasGreece224.000
147Emil PatelUSA176.100
148Stefan IvanovBulgaria151.500
     
151Heinz KamutzkiGermany272.700
152Antonio BuonannoItaly204.200
153Sebastian Von ToperczerGermany418.000
154Chistoph VogelsangGermany108.700
155Miroslav AlilovicFrance250.800
156Dominik PankaPoland 55.800
157Nikita NikolaevRussia174.200
158Michele BianchiSwitzerland43.300
     
161David CowlingCanada209.200
162Nicholas PetrangeloUSA280.000
163Johnny LoddenNorway326.500
164Apostolos ChantzisFrance137.300
165[Removed:17]New Zealand 144.000
166Salvatore BonavenaItaly61.100
167Jose EspinozaPeru39.700
168Ziv VacharIsrael174.000
Vladimir Troyanovskiy ru 450,500 150,500
Idris Ambraisse fr 434,300 154,300
Marcello Marigliano IT 427,700 -72,300
Sebastian von Toperczer de 418,000 306,400
Malte Moennig DE 387,000 297,000
Steven Silverman us 369,000 -15,500
Talal Shakerchi gb 368,800 288,800
Nick Maimone us 358,800 -26,700
Johnny Lodden no 326,500 192,500
Mayu Roca CO 303,200 256,800
Oliver Bosch AT 289,900 9,900
Abdulaziz Abdulaziz CA 283,100 58,100
Nicholas Petrangelo US 280,000 240,000
Hendrik Latz DE 278,400 148,400
Simon Deadman gb 278,000 163,000
Heinz Kamutzki de 272,700 192,700
Conor Shelly US 272,600 12,600
Philipp Gruissem de 268,000 153,000
Eros Nastasi IT 267,400 191,800
Ville Wahlbeck fi 265,100 112,100
Dani Stern us 256,000 116,000
Rhys Jones gb 252,900 37,900
Miroslav Alilovic FR 250,800 120,800
Sam Trickett gb 237,000 -5,600
Alex Klimashin RU 236,000 154,500

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They Failed to Make It Through to Day 3

[user153638] • Level 14: 1,200-2,400, 300 ante
Will Molson ca Busted
Marc-Andre Ladouceur ca Busted
Mohamad El Siblani LB Busted
Laurence Ryan ie Busted
Andres Herrera Busted
Haralabos Voulgaris ca Busted
Yaxi Zhu Busted
Louis Salter gb Busted
Dario Sammartino it Busted
Gianluca Trebbi Busted
Fam Zarrin Ashkan Busted
Carter Swidler ca Busted
Jens Luebbe Busted
Dominik Nitsche de Busted
Nikolay Baranov Busted
Thomas Petit Busted
Anton Makiievskyi ua Busted
Yury Gulyy ru Busted
Aleksandr Gofman ru Busted
Jan-Peter Jachtmann de Busted
Barry Greenstein us Busted

A Few More Hands

Webjoker • Level 14: 1,200-2,400, 300 ante

With 12 minutes left for the day, the clock has been paused. They're playing a few more hands before the bagging and tagging process commences. We're headed out to catch any late action and to compile a list of chip counts.

Stay tuned for those as well as a full recap of the Day 2 action.

Silverman And Benelli Tangle Again

Webjoker • Level 14: 1,200-2,400, 300 ante
Benelli Eliminated
Benelli Eliminated

We missed the precise action before the flop, but Ole Schemion confirmed our assumption that one of the players had opened under the gun plus one, Andrea Benelli had called on the button and Steven Silverman had done the same from the big blind.

{7-Hearts}{Q-Clubs}{8-Hearts}

Silverman checked to the initial raiser who checked behind. Benelli bet out 8,000 and Silverman check-raised to 25,000. The initial raiser folded but Benelli made the call.

The {9-Diamonds} fell on the turn and Silverman bet out 36,000. Benelli didn't need much time and called.

The {3-Clubs} completed the board and Silverman announced all in. Silverman had about 120,000 to push to the middle, a tiny bit more than Benelli who had about 114,500 to play for at this time.

Benelli took his time and at least three minutes past before Jason Duval was tired of it and called for the clock. Instead of the regular one minute, Benelli got at least two minutes from the floor. Benelli used a lot of that time to make his decision, but it was his tournament life at stake of course. Eventually he tossed in a couple of chips to indicate the call.

Silverman showed {8-Diamonds}{8-Clubs} and Benelli his hand was shown by the dealer; {A-Spades}{Q-Hearts}. The Italian player was thus eliminated with just a couple of minutes left in the last level the day. Silverman in the meantime is nearing 400,000.

Steven Silverman us 384,500 204,500
Andrea Benelli it Busted

Tags: Andrea BenelliSteven Silverman

Getting Testy

• Level 14: 1,200-2,400, 300 ante

Rono Lo had bet 12,000 on the turn of a {3-Hearts}{7-Spades}{A-Spades}{A-Hearts} board before Paul Testud moved all in for 50,000. Lo thought for several minutes before finally calling with {7-Hearts}{2-Hearts} with gasps coming from the other players. He was right though because Testud turned over {K-Clubs}{Q-Hearts} for no pair, no draw and the {A-Diamonds} on the river gave Lo a full house.

Rono Lo 200,000 132,800
Paul Testud fr Busted

Russians, Americans & French Dominate Grand Final Field

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As in previous years, Russian, American and French players have dominated entries to the Season 10 PokerStars and Monte-Carlo® Casino EPT Grand Final. Although there are slightly more Russians here, there isn’t much in it: there were 69 players from Russia in the Main Event, 65 from the States and 64 from France – together accounting for 34% of the field. However there are another 20 players hailing from Belarus and Ukraine which explains why every other player seems to be speaking Russian!

There are also considerably more nationalities represented than last year – 68 compared to 56, with an influx of new players from Asia (China, Hong Kong and Malaysia) having a big impact on the whole event. As the PokerStars Blog reveals, several Asian players were here specially to compete in the €100k Super High Roller but they brought a large entourage of friends with them who have been getting involved in tournaments and cash games all over the place.

Noronha Spins it Up from Less Than One Big Blind

• Level 14: 1,200-2,400, 300 ante

Jose Noronha from Portugal was all in for 1,500, less than one big blind. Dario Sammartino in the big blind got it heads up by sticking in a raise and he got his showdown with {a-Spades}{7-Spades} versus the {10-Diamonds}{6-Spades} of Noronha. Final board of {7-Clubs}{6-Hearts}{q-Diamonds}{6-Clubs}{3-Diamonds} and Noronha trips gave him 8,800.

On the next hand Noronha started putting all his chips over the line, but it was a string bet and was ruled a call. Conor Shelly in the big blind did him a favour by raising and Noronha moved all in with his {10-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds} against the {k-Hearts}{j-Clubs} of Shelly.

Noronha pointed at his cards saying, “Very dangerous.” The cards ran out {9-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds}{3-Spades}{2-Clubs} flopping him a flush and doubling up again.

Noronha was under-the-gun next hand and clearly announced, “All in.” No callers and he showed {a-Diamonds}{10-Hearts}. As we left the table he still had his jacket slung over hos shoulder ready to go, but you never know.

Jose Noronha 23,000 -12,100

Tags: Dario SammartinoJose Noronha

The Daily EPT10 Player of the Year Update for 4-28-14

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The European Poker Tour Season 10 Player of the Year race is nearing an end, and as you know players have been accumulating points in all events throughout Season 10, regardless of the buy-in level. In addition, all of the Festival Events (Estrellas, UKIPT, Eureka, FPS, IPT) that combine with an EPT tour stop have been eligible for Player of the Year points. The winner of this season’s award will walk away with €50,000 in Main Event buy-ins, good for any PokerStars or Full Tilt sponsored event.

The Global Poker Index (GPI) points formula, which will be used to determine the EPT10 POY, is a bit complicated, but you can read about all the details here.

Here are the current top ten on the EPT10 POY Leaderboard. As you can see, Ole Schemion is running away with it and is a near lock to lay claim to the title, especially since he finished seventh in the Super High Roller here in Monte Carlo.

Ole Schemion

PlacePlayerPoints
1Ole Schemion1,173.48 pts
2Thomas Muhloecker872.67 pts
3Vanessa Selbst803.87 pts
4Alex Bilokur794.40 pts
5Andrew Chen685.49 pts
6Olivier Busquet647.08 pts
7Adrian Mateos644.24 pts
8Mustapha Kunit632.79 pts
9Dominik Panka608.60 pts
10Jeff Rossiter590.27 pts

We'll be bringing you daily updates on the Player of the Year race, so be sure to keep an eye out for those.

Tags: EPT Player of the YearEPT POYGlobal Poker IndexGPI