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PokerStars EPT Baden Day 2: Anton Allemann Moves to Front

PokerStars EPT Baden Day 2: Anton Allemann Moves to Front 0001

156 of the 282 original entrants returned to the felt on Monday for Day 2 of the PokerStars European Poker Tour Baden event, with Sander Lyloff starting Day 2 with the chip lead. The heavily stacked field featured stars such as the Hendon Mob's Barny Boatman, Team PokerStars' Barry Greenstein and 2005 EPT Baden Champion Patrik Antonius. The top ten chip stacks looked like this as play began, though by the end of the day lesser-knowns such as Anton Allemann and Acar Mazlum (pictured) had moved to the top. The start-of-day leaders:

Sander Lyloff 66,150

Gyorgy Moger 46,775

Manfred Hammer 43,825

Thierry van den Berg 42,100

Markus Lehmann 40,100

Raul Mestre 39,700

Michael Durrer 39,700

Victor Escudero Mellado 39,325

Christophe Defforey 39,300

Thomas Wahlroos 38,150

The action started off fast on Day 2, with nearly 50 players eliminated in the first two levels. Among the early eliminations were Barny Boatman, Barry Greenstein, and Day one chip leader Sander Lyloff. Lyloff's hopes of winning back-to-back EPT titles ended early in the day when he found himself crippled after a hand with Peter Gould. Lyloff then put the last few chips in with {10-Hearts}{8-Diamonds} against {4-Hearts}{7-Diamonds} and the {7-Clubs} on the river sent him to the rail.

Patrik Antonius also saw his EPT Baden event come to an early close when his {k-Spades}{j-Clubs} was no good by the river. Antonius and his opponent, Acar Mazlum, both checked a flop of {k-Hearts}{7-Spades}{9-Spades}, and then Mazlum bet out on the {10-Clubs} turn. Antonius raised and Mazlum called. The river brought the {6-Spades}, and Antonius called Mazlum's all in. Mazlum tabled {a-Spades}{2-Spades} for the nut flush and Antonius was eliminated.

John Shipley and Dave Colclough both ran their aces into bigger aces for their elimination. Shipley was busted late in the day when his {a-Hearts}{j-Spades} was not enough to survive an all in against {a-Diamonds}{q-Spades}, and Colclough busted when Hevad Khan called his pre-flop push with {a-Diamonds}{j-Clubs} to Colclough's {a-Clubs}{4-Spades}. No four appeared on the board for Colclough and he was eliminated. Other notable eliminations on Day 2 included Mark Vos, Thomas Wahlroos, Katja Thater, Luca Pagano and Dario Minieri.

As Day 2 drew to a close, 40 players remained, including Thor Hansen, Alan Smurfit, Hevad Khan and Ram Vaswani. The top ten chip stacks entering Day 3 are as follows:

Anton Allemann 140,000

Acar Mazlum 136,000

Daniel Mangas 134,500

Thomas Fuller 128,800

Vladimir Poleshchuk 122,600

Michael Durrer 116,000

David Sonelin 115,500

Julian Thew 114,700

Victor Goossens 108,900

Denes Tamas Kalo 102,200

Sebastian Ruthenberg 97,400

Join PokerNews at 3PM Baden (Austria) time on Tuesday for all the action, live updates and photos from Day 3 as the 40 remaining players play down to final table at PokerStars EPT Baden.

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