Day 2 Completed
Day 2 Completed
Play has now finished for the day and Michael Tureniec is chip leader with a stonking 640,000 after recovering from that earlier battle with PokerStars qualifier Michael Aron. Tureniec finished second at EPT London a few years ago and will be anxious to go one better this time.
In second place at the moment is the in-form Per Linde, the Swede was pipped to Live Player of the Year at the Nordic Poker Awards the other night but has finished today comfortably in second place with 514,600. Joel Nordqvist also is doing well with 419,000 and Team PokerStars Pro JP Kelly is also in the mix with 416,000.
76 players will return tomorrow as we play down to the final three tables but only 64 places are being paid.
Join us tomorrow from midday as we go on through the bubble and deep into the cash!
Martin Jacobson has enjoyed a last-minute double up to around 260,000 - not bad, seeing as he was down to just 14,000 early today.
Neess was crippled and exited a hand or two later.
Per Linde seems to be in second place chip-wise after cracking another player's aces. Linde opened to 6,500 preflop and his soon-to-be-busted opponent made it 17,500. Linde set him in, the gent with the aces snap-called, and they were on their backs.
Gent With The Aces:
Board: making Linde a straight
Linde is at around 520,000 after that.
Florian Langmann, one of our three remaining Team PokerStars Pros (the other two being Johnny Lodden and JP Kelly) is up to 250,000 after knocking out the short stack next door, Joacim Ando.
A short raising war between Kent Lundmark (hijack) and Mikkel Madsen (button) should have been the end of the EPT Barcelona champion, but instead it virtually doubled him up to 280,000. The barely covered Madsen told his bad beat story to anyone and everyone who would listen on his way out the door.
Domantas Klimciauskas opened from the small blind to 8,000 and Michael Tureniec 3-bet the big blind to 21,500. Klimciauskas then came back over the top, making it 54,500 to go but Tureniec showed no signs of stopping and clicked it back with a 5-bet to 87,500, Klimciauskas folded without too much thought.
The clock has been stopped, we're now playing the last six hands at each table.