Day 2 Completed
Day 2 Completed
Play has just finished for Day of the EPT here in Loutraki and it appears that Team PokerStars Pro Toni Judet has taken over the chip lead with 288,200 in total at the end of the day with around 100 players remaining.
He leads the field ahead of Grudi Grudev (251,600) and Robert Cezarescu (221,900) while four former EPT champions, Kevin MacPhee (130,100) Rupert Elder (118,300) Roberto Romanello (112,500) and David Vamplew (67,600) are all still in the running.
As well as Judet, three other Team Pros are still involved, Jude Ainsworth (117,200) Johnny Lodden (115,100) and Ana Marquez (69,000) - all of whom will be hoping to take down the €347,000 first place prize.
Today's casualty list was fairly long and included Chris Moorman, Pierre Neuville, Jeff Sarwer and former EPT Barcelona champion Kent Lundmark - these players will have to make do with the side events while our survivors will come back tomorrow to play down to the final 24 from 12pm local time.
We'll see you then as EPT Loutraki continues!
Igal Augarten has knocked out Christos Xanthopoylos and Robert Deppe when his held against and on a blank board.
Meanwhile Jason Wheeler moved all in over the top of Ander Rezola's 11,000 bet on a board and the Spaniard was a non-believer, calling off with but losing out to Wheeler's on a turn and river.
Players are playing four more hands then we'll be finished for the day.
Jude Ainsworth raised to 3,500 in first position and Simeon Naydenov cold-called in middle position. Jose Maria Felices was seated on the button and when the action folded around to him he squeezed out a three-bet of 11,000. Ainsworth folded but Naydenov made the call. The flop was and both players checked. On the turn, the dealer gave us the and after Naydenov checked Felices bet 20,000. Naydenov thought for a short while before folding his hand.
"Show the bluff," said Roberto Romanello.
Felices turned over and Naydenov went as red as a radish.
"He outplayed you...just out of interest...you did call a 11,000 three-bet pre, didn't you?" Needled Romanello.
We were attracted to the hand because of the crowds that were flocking around the table. The board had already revealed itself - - and there was 30,000 lying close by. Carlo Citrone was on his feet and Mario Puccini was seated with a stack of 90,000 chips just across the line in front of him.
"Every part of my body is telling me to call," said Citrone stood behind his remaining 30,000 chips.
Two of the players seated next to Citrone were in fits of laughter and eventually after ten minutes they called the clock. The Tournament Director was called and she asked the dealer if Citrone had received sufficient time to make his decision, which brought about ripples of laughter.
10...9...8...7...6...5...this will be pretty silly if I fold after all this...4...3...2...CALL!
It was the most dramatic moment of the day, but when Puccini turned over for the full-house it all went a bit flat! Citrone shook his hand and moved his hand into the muck so we will never know what was on Citrone's mind.
Jason Wheeler raised to 3,400 preflop and Attila Koevesi moved all in for 11,200. Walid Bou-Habib tanked and then moved all in for around 40,000 and Wheeler snapped him off.
The board came and Wheeler scooped the lot, eliminating both the other players.
David Vamplew raised to 3,200 in early position and Panagiotis Polyzos called directly to his left as did the player in the big blind. The flop was the and all three players checked. The turn was the and Vamplew bet 6,300 after the big blind checked and Polyzos called. The river was the and Vamplew bet 15,800 and after a few minutes Polyzos called.
Vamplew obviously missed the lesson on not bluffing against someone who cannot fold.
Courtesy of Neil Stoddart.