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End of Day Chip Counts (full)

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Ole Kristian Nergard
Ole Kristian Nergard
726,000
Kristoffer Thorsson
Kristoffer Thorsson
701,500
Daniel Weinman us
Daniel Weinman
us 676,000 -500
Hugo Lemaire pr
Hugo Lemaire
pr 658,000
Melanie Weisner us
Melanie Weisner
us 543,500 93,500
William Reynolds us
William Reynolds
us 541,500 351,500
Jose Nadal mx
Jose Nadal
mx 533,500
Ben Wilinofsky ca
Ben Wilinofsky
ca 533,000 228,000
Simon Higgins gb
Simon Higgins
gb 517,500
Victor Ramdin us
Victor Ramdin
us 494,500 199,500
Alex Gomes
Alex Gomes
476,500 251,500
Juan Maceiras es
Juan Maceiras
es 430,000 245,000
McLean Karr us
McLean Karr
us 422,000 252,000
Michael Friedrich
Michael Friedrich
408,000
Surinder Sunar gb
Surinder Sunar
gb 381,000 148,000
Tobias Reinkemeier de
Tobias Reinkemeier
de 334,000 74,000
Domantas Klimciauskas lt
Domantas Klimciauskas
lt 332,500 7,500
Markus Ristola fi
Markus Ristola
fi 327,000
Gerardo Godinez
Gerardo Godinez
301,000
Shander de Vries nl
Shander de Vries
nl 297,500 147,500
Dag Palovic sk
Dag Palovic
sk 289,500 -65,500
Joao Studart br
Joao Studart
br 261,500
Pedro Pellicer
Pedro Pellicer
259,500
Ankush Mandavia us
Ankush Mandavia
us 257,000
Georges Dib
Georges Dib
256,000

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Ole [Removed:332] Leads at End of Day 2, EPT Grand Final Madrid

[user46298] • Level 16: 2,500-5,000, 500 ante
Ole Kristian [Removed:332]: Scandinavian wind-tunnel chic
Ole Kristian [Removed:332]: Scandinavian wind-tunnel chic

The bubble bursting sees an abrupt end to Day 2 here at the Casino Gran Madrid - the hour long wait for the field (which started today at 299) to drop from 105 to 104 players finally coming to an end during the 2,500/5,000 blind level.

Leading the field is impossibly youthful-looking Ole [Removed:332], who has amassed 726,000 chips, busting players from his table with calm Norwegian abandon. Just behind him lies Swede Kristoffer Thorsson with 701,500, and there are a dozen stacks on or above the half million chip mark waiting to take the leaders on tomorrow.

Among those still very much in contention are Daniel Weinman (676,500), Hugo Lemaire (658,000) and earlier leaders Melanie Weisman, Surinder Sunar, and David Sonelin.

The first person to be eliminated on Day 3 will receive €15,000, and play will continue until 24 players remain. At this point the final table, now a distant goal, will be much closer, and no one still left in needs reminding that the ultimate prize on offer at the EPT Grand Final is a cool €1,500,000.

Join us tomorrow from midday local time as the last 104 from 686 total entrants battle to the last three tables.

Tags: Kristoffer ThorssonOle Kristian Nergard

Damien Rony Bubbles the EPT Grand Final

Homer • Level 16: 2,500-5,000, 500 ante
Damien Rony
Damien Rony

Well it was coming...

There were many short stacks on other tables, but Damien Rony moved all in for his last 45,000 over the top of Ivan Freitez' raise to 12,000 - a quick call followed and the table suddenly had spectators three rows deep.

Rony: {A-Spades}{K-Hearts}
Freitez: {J-Spades}{J-Clubs}

The flop came {7-Hearts}{9-Spades}{4-Hearts} to South American cheers and the cheers got louder on the {6-Diamonds} turn. "TEN OF SPADES" shouted one railer in a loud and vociferous voice. The river was the {7-Spades} and the room erupted.

Rony misses out on the €15,000 prize money, everyone else gets paid and now the day is over.

Tags: Damien RonyIvan Freitez

Bubble Action Slow So Far

[user46392] • Level 16: 2,500-5,000, 500 ante
Xuan Liu gets called by Ted Forrest
Xuan Liu gets called by Ted Forrest

We are still on the bubble. Among the short stacks are Sam Chartier, Jeffrey Hakim and Fatima Moreira de Melo, but none of them have taken a risk yet, the prospect of a minimum €15,000 payday hovering tantalisingly above them if they can just hold on.

Meanwhile Xuan Liu had no such fear, moving all in with {k-Hearts}{k-Diamonds} and getting a call from Ted Forrest holding {a-Diamonds}{k-Clubs}. The board ran out {3-Hearts}{5-Hearts}{3-Diamonds}{7-Hearts}{3-Clubs} and Liu doubled to around 170,000, Forrest finishing the hand with 120,000. Victor Ramdin told them after the hand that he'd folded {a-}{q-} by the way; another player said he'd folded {a-}{k-}.

Tags: Ted ForrestXuan Liu

We Continue

[user46392] • Level 16: 2,500-5,000, 500 ante

The unscheduled seventh level of the day begins. The bubble remains intact.

Level:
16
Blinds:
2,500/5,000
Ante:
500

Bubble Break

[user46298] • Level 15: 2,000-4,000, 400 ante

That's different from the bubble burst. It's when you pause for 15 minutes, colour up the black 100 chips and then return to lose one player guaranteeing the rest a payday of at least €15,000...

Thorel All In on Bubble...

[user46298] • Level 15: 2,000-4,000, 400 ante

You could have cut the tension with a butter knife as Jean-Noel Thorel in the big blind had his tournament life at risk on the very last hand of Level 15. Originally the day was scheduled to end at this very minute, but as we're at the pure bubble stage they've decided to carry on...

Thorel had just 30,000 or so, but also had {K-Clubs}{K-Hearts} - a just-in-time fingernails-on-cliff-edge monster hand which held against {A-Diamonds}{8-Spades} and gave him a 15bb stack back.

Meanwhile in the Main Tournament Arena (most tables have been consolidated, Pierre Neuville demonstrates the big blind bubble dwell, so effectively that the dealer asked him, "Do you know it's on you?"

"Of course I do, it's not my first tournament," he smiled, standing up and peering like a meerkat for all-ins around the room. No one busted; he folded.

Tags: Jean-Noel Thorel

Stop! Bubble Time

[user46392] • Level 15: 2,000-4,000, 400 ante

Ladies and gentlemen, we now have 104 players who will be getting paid and one who will not. Please stand by.