2012 World Poker Tour Copenhagen: Petrovic Takes Overall Lead to Day 2

Andre Petrovic

The World Poker Tour Copenhagen attracted 229 players who forked over a DKK24,000 entry fee over two starting days to take their shot at WPT glory. After two full days of play, the field was reduced to 141 with Sweden’s Andre Petrovic, who bagged up 220,400 on Day 1a, leading the way.

Day 1a, which drew 98 players, saw Petrovic seize control within two hours. He eliminated WPT 2012 L.A. Poker Classic champion Sean Jazayeri within the first two hours, and then never looked back. Late in the evening, in Level 7 to be exact, Petrovic opened from early position with {A-Spades}{Q-Diamonds} and then called when Bryn Kenney moved all in from the small blind with {A-Clubs}{8-Clubs}. The board ran out {Q-Spades}{J-Diamonds}{3-Spades}{A-Diamonds}{9-Spades} and Kenney was sent to the rail while Petrovic went on to finish at the top of the chip counts with 220,400.

In other notable Day 1a goings-on, Keven Stammen late registered and immediately got to work. On a flop of {A-Hearts}{J-Spades}{2-Spades}, PartyPoker Team Pro Kara Scott bet, Stammen raised, and Scott moved all in. Stammen made the call with {Q-Spades}{10-Spades} for a flush draw, which he needed to hit in order to overcome the {A-Diamonds}{J-Diamonds} two pair of Scott. The {9-Clubs} turn gave Stammen more straight outs, but it was the {6-Spades} on the river that gave him the win and sent Scott out the door. Stammen went on to end the night with 83,000.

Daniel Cates
Daniel Cates

Other Day 1a eliminations included Anton Wigg, Nick Honore, Rasmus Larsen, Theo Jorgensen and Ville Wahlbeck, just to name a few. Meanwhile, a few notables punched their ticket to Day 2 on the first bullet including Mickey Petersen (16,300), Simon Ravnsbaek (18,900), Elisabeth Hille (24,000), Ana Marquez (26,200), Marvin Rettenmaier (31,500), Philipp Fletcher (87,100), Martin Nielsen (94,900), and Peter Jaksland (102,100).

Meanwhile, Day 1b saw 131 players take to the felt, including many re-entries as well as some new faces like Daniel Cates and Tony G. The latter pulled a Phil Hellmuth and made a late entrance in Level 6; in fact, he was the last player to register for the tournament. It did him no good, however, as he soon flopped two pair holding {9-}{6-} and ended up getting his stack in on the river. Unfortunately for him, Jazayeri had rivered a bigger two pair with {A-}{9-} and that was all she wrote for the Lithuanian. Not long after, a short-stacked Cates committed preflop with {J-Diamonds}{6-Clubs} only to be called by Patrick Jonsson who held {A-Spades}{3-Hearts}. The board ran out dry and Cates joined his mentor on the rail.

Other Day 1b eliminations included John Eames, Daniel Erlandsson, Soren Kongsgaard, and Mads Wissing. On the flip side, re-entries like Kenney (35,000), Wahlbeck (39,400), Scott (43,100) Jorgensen (53,750), and Jazayeri (91,400) made the most of their second bullet and advanced to Day 2, which is where they’ll join other Day 1b survivors like Lars Bonding (10,400), Nicolas Levi (26,300), Kent Lundmark (33,500), Steve O’Dwyer (38,100) Robin Ylitalo (71,900), Peter Jepson (103,700) and chip leader Sergii Baranov (110,400).

Here's a look at the top 10 chip counts headed into Day 2:

Day 1b chip leader Sergii Baranov
Day 1b chip leader Sergii Baranov

Andre Petrovic220,400
Rasmus Neilsen146,300
Nicolay Langfeldt125,400
Yaron Zeev Malki123,800
Sergii Baranov110,400
Niko Mykkanen109,500
Magnus Hansen108,025
Philip Jacobsen105,675
Morten Houghard105,100
Rifat Palevic105,300

Day 2 of the WPT Copenhagen will kick of with 141 players at 1200 CET (0300 PDT). As always, you can find a recap of all the action right here at PokerNews.com.

Data courtesy of WorldPokerTour.com.

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