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Day 2 Completed

Meulyzer Leads At The Close of Day 2

YorkshirePud • Level 14: 1,500-3,000, 300 ante
Philip Meulyzer - the overnight chip leader
Philip Meulyzer - the overnight chip leader

Play has now ended here at the EPT Snowfest and although 268 players who started the day with high hopes of making it to at least the money places only 81 survived with their chip stacks intact.

This means that were are yet to reach the money places, though we fully expect to lose the required nine players early on in proceedings tomorrow and when we do each of those players who are still in the tournament will be guaranteed to walk away with no less than €5,250 for their efforts this week.

A number of Team PokerStars Pros started the day but failed to make it through to Day 2 including Liv Boeree, Johannes Strassmann and Salvatore Bonavena. However, four of their team-mates did make it through, Sebastian Ruthenberg, Fatima Moreira de Melo, Alexander Kravchenko and Luca Pagano, the latter was amongst the top of the chip counts all day long.

Sat at the top of counts with a staggering 623,500 chips is Belgium's Philip Meulyzer and his nearest rival as they bag and tag their precious chips is Italian Giacomo Maisto who has 572,500.

Play resumes at 1400 local time on Wednesday and will continue until the 81 players have been whittled down to just the final 24 players. Until then it is goodnight from everyone here at the EPT Snowfest

Official End of Day 2 Chip Counts (full)

Philip Meulyzer be
Philip Meulyzer
be 623,500 -41,500
Giacomo Maisto
Giacomo Maisto
517,500 -2,500
Cristian Tardea ro
Cristian Tardea
ro 411,000 11,000
Alessandro Speranza it
Alessandro Speranza
it 374,900 43,900
Wim Bos nl
Wim Bos
nl 372,300 29,300
Koen De Visscher be
Koen De Visscher
be 352,500 152,500
Luca Pagano it
Luca Pagano
it 351,400 31,400
Hans Erlandsson
Hans Erlandsson
344,900 84,900
Simon Ravnsbaek dk
Simon Ravnsbaek
dk 341,800 91,800
Morten Mortensen dk
Morten Mortensen
dk 337,400 17,400
Andreas Wiese
Andreas Wiese
331,200 60,200
Michael Tureniec se
Michael Tureniec
se 330,400
Russell Carson ca
Russell Carson
ca 305,400 70,400
Alex Kravchenko ru
Alex Kravchenko
ru 299,200 4,200
Konstantin Puchkov ru
Konstantin Puchkov
ru 295,600 91,600
Vladimir Geshkenbein ru
Vladimir Geshkenbein
ru 275,000 -5,000
Daniele Guidetti it
Daniele Guidetti
it 274,300 119,300
Iulian Ruxandescu ro
Iulian Ruxandescu
ro 272,500 22,500
Zsolt Vasvenszki hu
Zsolt Vasvenszki
hu 266,000 66,000
Rudolf Koster
Rudolf Koster
260,800 50,800
Kevin Vandersmissen be
Kevin Vandersmissen
be 260,100 60,100
Manilo Iemina
Manilo Iemina
255,300 100,300
Torsten Tent
Torsten Tent
253,300 83,300
Dominique Franchi fr
Dominique Franchi
fr 248,500 38,500
Leonid Yezik
Leonid Yezik
247,800 37,800

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Last-Minute Surge for Tureniec

[user46392] • Level 14: 1,500-3,000, 300 ante

Michael Tureniec's table took rather longer than all the others to finish up, owing to the EPT Copenhagen champion rather selfishly (as far as all the casino staff and media were concerned) felt that he had to make a last-minute surge, winning two sizable pots in a row.

We didn't quite catch the first one, but we got the second one. A short-stacked Jamel Maistriaux pushed with {a-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}, but Tureniec woke up with {q-Diamonds}{q-Hearts} and made the call. The board came down {j-Spades}{j-Hearts}{k-Diamonds}{8-Spades}{9-Hearts}, and as a result Tureniec finished up the day on 330,400.

Tags: Michael TureniecJamel Maistriaux

Nix-olo Calia

[user46392] • Level 14: 1,500-3,000, 300 ante
Nicolo Calia
Nicolo Calia

Nicolo Calia open-shoved for 75,100, and it folded right around to Alex Kravchenko in the small blind who made the call.

"Ai ai ai ai ai," sighed Calia as he removed his sunglasses and contemplated his fate.

Calia: {j-Hearts}{j-Clubs}
Kravchenko: {k-Diamonds}{k-Spades}

Board: {q-Clubs}{5-Clubs}{a-Hearts}{10-Spades}{8-Hearts}

The two shook hands, and while Calia headed to the door just as the last few hands of the night were announced, Kravchenko headed up to the environs of 295,000.

Tags: Nicolo CaliaAlex Kravchenko


[user46392] • Level 14: 1,500-3,000, 300 ante
Michael Tureniec
Michael Tureniec

Michael Tureniec seems to have made the opening raise from the cutoff; either way the reraise from Hans Erlandsson in the small blind was to 14,100 and there was no-one else in the hand when Tureniec made it 29,600 to go. Erlandsson called and they saw a flop.

Flop: {k-Spades}{8-Spades}{3-Clubs}

Erlandsson checked and Tureniec bet 22,800 - but Erlandsson now check-raised to 50,300 and Tureniec folded.

They're at 260,000 apiece after that, but moving in opposite directions.

Tags: Michael TureniecHans Erlandsson

Table 8 Erupts Into Action

YorkshirePud • Level 14: 1,500-3,000, 300 ante

As we rapidly approach the money bubble it appears that the players over on Table 8 are looking to pick up as many chips as possible whilst others simply try to fold to the money.

Three consecutive hands all created decent sized pots, here's how they went down.

Hand 1

On a board reading {k-Spades}{k-Diamonds}{7-Clubs}{q-Spades} Team PokerStars Pro Luca Pagano checked to Vladimir Geshkenbein who made a bet of 38,000 into the pot that contained around 50,000 chips already. Pagano tanked for well over a minute before finally folding. Geshkenbein gave a wry smile as if he was going to show his hand but he mucked instead.

Hand 2

Andreas Wiese opened to 7,500 from middle position and only Jack Powell on the button called, thosugh Roland Norietis shaped to call before folding. The flop came down {9-Diamonds}{10-Spades}{10-Clubs}, Wiese bet 11,500 and Powell called. The turn brought the {8-Clubs} into play and both players checked. Finally, the river was the {a-Clubs} and Wiese sprung into action and bet 16,000 sending Powell into deep thought, so deep the lights in the tournament area dimmed for a brief moment, which Powell took as a sign and folded.

Hand 3

Wiese opened another pot to 7,500, Geshkenbein made it 18,000 to play only to see the player next to act, Iulian Ruxandescu, raise again to 40,200. The action folded back to Wiese who double checked his card and moved all in, prompting very quick folds from both of his active opponents.

Tags: Iulian RuxandescuAndreas WieseJack PowellVladimir Geshkenbein

Eights Lucky for Khosravi

[user46392] • Level 14: 1,500-3,000, 300 ante

We arrived just in time to see Pontus Nima Khosravi and Hans Erlandsson turning their cards over, Khosravi all in for his tournament life. By the sounds of it big blind Pierre Neuville had folded something really big, but he was soon pleased about the decision when he saw the cards, and indeed the board.

Erlandsson: {a-Hearts}{a-Diamonds}
Khosravi: {8-Spades}{8-Diamonds}

Board: {3-Clubs}{5-Spades}{8-Hearts}{8-Clubs}{k-Spades}

Khosravi's quads were good enough to double him up to 105,000.

Tags: Hans ErlandssonPierre NeuvillePontus Nima Khosravi

So Six

[user46392] • Level 14: 1,500-3,000, 300 ante

A full board of {6-Spades}{a-Clubs}{10-Spades}{7-Hearts}{6-Diamonds} was out on the felt when we got there; Dominique Franchi was betting out 25,000 from the big blind position. On the button, last year's runner up Russell Carson asked him, "What six do you have?"

"No I don't have six," replied Franchi.

"Something better than a six?" queried Carson.

"I do not understand," Franchi told him. "Not very good English. But not six," he continued. "Perhaps ace. Perhaps queen-king. Pocket fives. Nothing."

Carson folded. "Choose," Franchi ordered him, offering Carson his hole cards. Carson turned over the {7-Spades}.

"I still lost," sighed Carson.

"You still lost," agreed Franchi. But not a six."

"Full house, sevens over sixes," opined tablemate Fatima Moreira de Melo.

Carson is down to 235,000, Franchi up to 210,000.

Tags: Russell CarsonDominique FranchiFatima Moreira de Melo