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EPT10 Barcelona Attracts 1,234 Runners; Piqué Among Those That Fell on Day 2

Chad_Holloway • Level 14: 1,200-2,400, 300 ante
Gerard Piqué up and out of his chair, eliminated on Day 2 of EPT Barcelona
Gerard Piqué up and out of his chair, eliminated on Day 2 of EPT Barcelona

The European Poker Tour Barcelona continued on Tuesday as the surviving 697 players from the two starting flights combined under one roof for Day 2 action. Joining them were a few latecomers, who had the option of registering right up to the start of play. After six 75-minute levels of play, 235 players remained with Pablo Alexander Tavitian, who won the 2013 PokerStars Latin American Poker Tour Chile National Poker Championship Main Event earlier this year, and his stack of 465,000 leading the way.

After registration closed, the numbers were tallied and a staggering 1,234 players – the largest in EPT Barcelona history (second largest on European soil) – had turned out for the first stop of Season 10. That created a prize pool of €5,984,900 to be distributed to the top 183 players with €1,067,000 reserved for the eventual winner.

One of the most talked about stories on Day 2 was that of famed footballer Gerard Piqué, who began with 23,100 and began to run it up. Unfortunately, Piqué was stopped in his tracks in Level 10 (500/1,000/100) by PokerStars qualifier Carlos Mora Alvarez. The duo had taken a flop of {6-Clubs}{4-Clubs}{8-Spades}, and it appeared as if there were some big bets before Piqué got the last of his chips in on the {9-Clubs} turn.

The {K-Spades} ended up completing the board on the river and Piqué turned over the {5-Spades}{6-Spades}, revealing that he got the majority of his chips in on middle pair and a gutshot straight draw. Alvarez then tabled the {q-Clubs}{8-Clubs}, showing he was willing to get chips in with top pair and a flush draw. Alvarez hit the flush on the turn to seal the deal, and Piqué wished the table luck before taking his leave.

Others who hit the rail throughout the day were Marc-Andre Ladouceur, Kai Herold, Dan Smith, Ignat “0Human0” Liviu, Mark Newhouse, Stephen Chidwick, James Dempsey, Daniel Alaei, Scott Seiver, Jens Kyllonen, Fabian Quoss, Jonathan Little and Vitaly Lunkin.

A couple of days ago, Lunkin topped a field of 51 entries in the EPT10 Barcelona €50,000 Super High Roller to win €771,300. Lunkin was well on his way to a cash here in the Main Event, but an unsuccessful bluff in Level 13 (1,000/2,000/300) greatly diminished his chances.

It happened when Bulgaria's Aleksandar Denishev raised from the cutoff only to have Lunkin three-bet to 10,200 from the button. The blinds folded, Denishev four-bet to 22,000 and Lunkin ended up making the call. When the flop fell {k-Clubs}{8-Hearts}{4-Clubs}, Denishev fired out 14,100 and Lunkin made a relatively quick call. After the dealer burned and turned the {K-Clubs}, Denishev slid out a bet of 31,000 and Lunkin snap-shoved for roughly 125,000.

Denishev, clearly distraught, shot back his chair and put his hands on his head. He then removed his sunglasses and stared down Lunkin for well over three minutes before calling off for 117,300 total. Lunkin sheepishly turned over the {a-Hearts}{j-Clubs} for a bluff, and he seemed none too pleased when Denishev tabled the {k-Spades}{10-Clubs}. Lunkin, who speaks limited English, expressed his displeasure and asked what took Denishev so long to call. Whether or not it was a slow roll was a moot point as Denishev was shipped the double after the meaningless {7-Diamonds} completed the board on the river. Lunkin was eliminated a short time later.

Likewise, Team PokerStars Pros were reduced as Jason Mercier, Eugene Katchalov, Fatima Moreira De Melo, Jonathan Duhamel, Liv Boeree, Jake Cody, Rino Mathis, Maxim Lykov, Marcel Luske, Vanessa Selbst, Jan Heitmann, Luca Pagano, Nacho Barbero and Theo Jorgensen all fell on Day 2.

Even so, some still remain including Victor Ramdin (156,600) and Angel Guillen (62,500), just to name a couple. Other notables who will return on Day 3 are defending champ Mikalai Pobal (71,200), Marvin Rettenmaier (90,800), Erik Freiberg (114,500), Byron Kaverman (122,600), Shannon Shorr (123,100), Grayson Ramage (158,700), Kitty Kuo (177,000), Andrew Moreno (202,300), Yann Dion (293,000) and Niall Farrell (444,000).

Day 3 will kick off on Wednesday at 12 p.m. CET at the Casino Barcelona. Be sure to stay tuned to PokerNews' live coverage as we bring you all the action and eliminations from the tournament floor.

End-of-Day Chip Counts (full)

Josh_Cahlik • Level 14: 1,200-2,400, 300 ante
Pablo Tavitian
Pablo Tavitian
465,000 305,000
Niall Farrell gb
Niall Farrell
gb 444,000 4,000
Grudi Hristov Grudev
Grudi Hristov Grudev
437,800 57,800
Albert Daher lb
Albert Daher
lb 420,500 65,500
Alejandro Perez us
Alejandro Perez
us 417,500 162,500
Niclas Adolfsson
Niclas Adolfsson
417,100 269,700
Denis Pisarev ru
Denis Pisarev
ru 403,700 381,900
Dmitry Yurasov ru
Dmitry Yurasov
ru 377,800 317,000
Christopher Andler se
Christopher Andler
se 376,000 -29,000
Kent Lundmark se
Kent Lundmark
se 362,100 50,100
Michael Skender
Michael Skender
353,300 263,300
Markus Kivipuro
Markus Kivipuro
353,000 91,000
Nicolau Villa-Lobos br
Nicolau Villa-Lobos
br 352,300 277,300
Jamila Von Perger de
Jamila Von Perger
de 352,000 34,000
Nils Jarefjall se
Nils Jarefjall
se 351,300 221,400
Florian-Dimitrie Duta ro
Florian-Dimitrie Duta
ro 341,200 95,200
Simon Mattsson se
Simon Mattsson
se 336,100 225,100
Toni Judet ro
Toni Judet
ro 336,000
Alejandro Belluccia
Alejandro Belluccia
328,400 214,300
Gaetano Dell`Aera
Gaetano Dell`Aera
323,500 195,500
Tom Middleton gb
Tom Middleton
gb 305,700 213,000
Javier Etayo es
Javier Etayo
es 305,000 234,300
Lukas Berglund us
Lukas Berglund
us 302,400 237,800
Parker Talbot ca
Parker Talbot
ca 301,000 280,900
Yann Dion ca
Yann Dion
ca 293,000 171,000

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Seven More

Josh_Cahlik • Level 14: 1,200-2,400, 300 ante

Tournament staff has announced seven more hands before bagging and tagging for the end of the night. We're headed out to get a list of counts. Stay tuned for those and a full recap of the Day 2 action.

Buonanno Busts Erlandsson

Josh_Cahlik • Level 14: 1,200-2,400, 300 ante

We arrived at the table just in time to see Daniel Erlandsson all in for his tournament life before the flop against Antonio Buonanno. Erlandsson showed {A-Hearts}{9-Hearts} and needed to catch up against Buonanno's {J-Hearts}{j-Spades}.

Erlandsson did not find any ways to improve, however, as the board came down {5-Hearts}{9-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds}{2-Hearts}, and he was sent packing late here in the final level of the day. Buonanno dragged in the pot and now sits on about 235,000.

Antonio Buonanno it
Antonio Buonanno
it 235,000 172,100
Daniel Erlandsson se
Daniel Erlandsson
se Busted

AA for KK

Yardley • Level 14: 1,200-2,400, 300 ante

It’s always nice to get dealt aces, but twenty minutes before the end of Day 2 at an EPT at Barcelona, all in pre, must be pretty hard to beat. Kimmo Kurko had them against Pascal Hartmann’s {j-Hearts}{j-Clubs}. The cards held no surprises; in fact {10-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds}{k-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds}{k-Clubs} gave Kurko the nut flush. No whooping and hollering though. He just stacked his doubled up stack of 175,000 and waited for the next hand.

Kimmo Kurko fi
Kimmo Kurko
fi 175,000 101,800

Sharifullin Trips Up Moreno

donpeters • Level 14: 1,200-2,400, 300 ante

Action folded to Radif Sharifullin on the button, and he raised to 5,000. Andrew Moreno called from the big blind, and the flop came down {K-Hearts}{3-Spades}{2-Clubs}. Moreno checked, Sharifullin bet 5,500, and Moreno called.

The turn was the {A-Clubs}, and Moreno check-called a bet of 9,800 from Sharifullin. Then, the {5-Clubs} landed on the river. Moreno checked, Sharifullin fired 23,500, and Moreno called.

Sharifullin showed the {A-Spades}{A-Diamonds} for top set of aces, and Moreno mucked his hand.

Andrew Moreno us
Andrew Moreno
us 195,000 5,000
Radif Sharifullin
Radif Sharifullin
186,000 146,100

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