2014 PokerStars.it EPT Sanremo

€4,900 Main Event
Day: 2
Event Info

2014 PokerStars.it EPT Sanremo

Final Results
Vicky Coren Mitchell
Winning Hand
Event Info
Prize Pool
Level Info
60,000 / 120,000

€4,900 Main Event

Day 2 Completed

Berglund Holds Massive Lead After Day 2 of EPT Sanremo Main Event

Level 14 : 1,200/2,400, 300 ante
Lukas Berglund
Lukas Berglund

The 2014 PokerStars.it European Poker Tour Sanremo continued today with Day 2 action from the Casino Sanremo on the Italian Riviera. There were 316 players still in contention for the title at the start of the day, and with no further players taking the option to buy in the prize pool was announced. A total number of 556 entrants generated a €2,480,872 prize pool with €476,100 going to the eventual winner and 79 players being paid.

After six levels of play, Lukas Berglund from Sweden leads the Day 2 field with 700,600. Berglund ran well all day including a hand where he called a four-bet preflop shove from Marcos Panque and his {10-Spades}{10-Hearts} held against {A-Clubs}{k-Spades} on a final board of {10-Diamonds}{6-Hearts}{3-Spades}{2-Clubs}{4-Clubs}. Not long after that he busted Elesion Tusha who held {a-Diamonds}{k-Hearts} when he flopped a set with {j-Clubs}{j-Hearts} on a board that ran out {j-Diamonds}{8-Clubs}{10-Clubs}{8-Hearts}{5-Spades}.

Berglund is followed by Thiago Crema De Macedo from Brazil in second place with 482,400 and Raul Mestre from Spain is in third with 473,300.

Liv Boeree’s quest for a second EPT title at the venue of her first triumph came to an end fairly early on when she got her short stack in with a big ace against [Removed:17]’s {a-}{9-}, but she was outdrawn here hopes of winning the title for a second time came to an end.

Birthday boy Sorel Mizzi managed to double up on the feature table, but he would later bust losing a flip to bust. He jokingly described it as the worst birthday ever.

The action sped up as the day went on and by the halfway point a third of the starting field had been eliminated with 199 still left fighting it out. Team PokerStars Pro Vicky Coren had a great day which included busting Kevin MacPhee when her {a-}{k-} won a flip against his {q-}{q-} to shoot her over 100,000. She won numerous pots throughout the day and ended with 162,400.

[Removed:17], who led at the start of the day after finishing Day 1b as chip leader, ended with 280,000 chips. However, the Day 1a chip leader, Cristiano Guerra, busted in one of the last hands of the day. He was left short and got it in with {k-Diamonds}{8-Clubs} but was called by Artem Romanov's {7-Clubs}{7-Spades} and the pair held.

The most startling hand of the day was surely on the feature table where, after a series of preflop raises, Gianluca Petrone from Italy six-bet jammed and got called by Canadian Shyam Srinivasan. They were both the big stacks at the table and whoever won would be the tournament chip leader. Srinivasan tabled {a-Diamonds}{a-Spades} and Petrone showed {5-Clubs}{4-Clubs}. The cards ran out {4-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds}{j-Clubs}{7-Diamonds}{k-Hearts}. Srinivasan shot into the lead and ended the day with close to 300k.

Victor Ramdin had a very swingy day, starting short before running his stack right up the leader board, though losing a flip he faded away towards the end of the day finishing on 56,600.

PokerStars Team Pro Johnny Lodden was another one who had an up-and-down day. He started well but then in Level 13 he lost a big pot when his {6-Diamonds}{6-Spades} lost a race against {a-Clubs}{q-Diamonds} only to more than double up shortly after when he got it in with {k-Diamonds}{q-Spades} on a flop of {3-Hearts}{k-Clubs}{j-Clubs} against the draw of Tommaso Briotti who had {a-Clubs}{10-Clubs}. The turn {j-Diamonds} and river {7-Spades} bricked out and Lodden’s top pair held. He returns tomorrow with 185,000.

Other notables to look out for tomorrow include Olivier Busquet (387,900), Michael Tureniec (212,100), Mathew Frankland (165,800) and PokerStars Team Online's Mickey Petersen (164,700)

The final tally of Day 2 survivors was 115 players, all of whom will return when play resumes here at Noon local time tomorrow. That is when the tense money bubble will burst sending a further 36 players home empty handed.

Join thePokerNews Live Reporting team as we continue the battle to crown a new European Poker Tour Sanremo champion. You can follow all of the action from the tournament including regularly updated chip counts and bust outs as well as following the action from the feature table on pokerstars.tv.

Tags: Lukas Berglund

Table Draw Day 3

Level 14 : 1,200/2,400, 300 ante
11Nikolay Tsanev42,000
12Eros Nastasi294,800
13Alessandro Meoni347,000
14Ivan Gabrieli132,700
15Emmanuel Pariset38,600
16Dimitar Danchev299,800
17Jean-Philippe Peyratoux92,900
18Yordan Dimitrov176,200
21Federico Petruzzelli277,300
22Marcel Vonk70,900
23Michael Tureniec230,700
24Mickey Petersen164,700
25Artem Romanov46,300
26Igor Nekazakov82,000
27Mario Sanchez Cano48,800
28Maurizio Saieva162,800
31Rafael Morales45,700
32Stephen Chidwick134,900
33Alex Longobardi93,000
34Dmitry Ponomarev139,600
36Muhamet Perati37,500
37Pierluigi Giglio80,600
38Dominik Nitsche258,300
41Shayam Srinivasan276,000
42Bernardo Dias118,800
44Alex Lindop124,000
45Gianluca Petrone64,200
46Johnny Lodden185,000
47Jorge Ribeiro42,800
48Filippo Bisciglia108,000
51Davide Magnan64,000
52Alessio Sardone153,800
53Roberto Romanello135,600
54Dennis Lindmark13,400
55Douglas Souza91,300
56Luca Cavecchi176,900
57Tom Alner135,700
58Jordan Westmorland209,700
61Jan Sjavik216,500
62Victor Zabukas Begara111,500
63Ludovic Riehl98,900
64Antonio Lafosse Fernandez127,700
65Andrea Benelli134,700
66Dinesh Alt164,000
67Rytis Praninskas224,100
68Pawel Brzeski96,000
71Marco Pistilli87,100
72Matteo Taddia72,000
73Vicky Coren162,400
74Alberto Musini131,700
75Ariel Celestino103,100
76Giacomo Fundaro204,600
77Andrey Lobzhanidze147,900
78Vincenzo Scarcella189,600
81Mathew Frankland169,800
82Benjamin Debard84,100
83Jeffrey Hakim234,100
84John Haigh234,700
85Darie Vlad247,700
87Olivier Busquet392,900
88Flavien Guenan70,000
91Rocco Palumbo45,900
94Tobias Hagedorn45,000
95Jorma Nuutinen150,700
96Miguel Gurrea Monton152,000
97Eldar Moldobek Uulu141,000
98Filippo Marrocolli188,300
101Oleg Cazac285,900
102Zachary Korik92,000
103Victor Ramdin56,600
104Jeremie Sarda72,900
106Valeri Savov222,600
107Mitch Johnson185,800
108Giovanni Salvatore13,200
111Piotr Shautsou99,000
113Stefano Garbarino260,900
114Marcin Kreft98,300
115Matas Cimbolas124,200
116Fabio Sperling79,800
117Xia Lin46,400
118Cristiano Viali63,100
121Thiago Crema De Macedo482,400
122Pedro Pellicer108,100
123Alex Bilokur260,900
124Raul Mestre473,000
125Dan Murariu317,300
126Andreas Goeller253,100
127Jorge Coello83,100
128Dzmitry Urbanovich195,200
131Caglar Bayindir114,700
132Louis Salter114,500
133Bruno Stefanelli228,500
134Thomas Miller77,800
135Marco Parrella33,900
137Jesper Feddersen75,100
138Denis Pisarev311,300
141Pius Heinz102,700
142Iliodoros Kamatakis136,000
143Paul Berende71,100
144Lukas Berglund700,600
145Alessandro Minasi85,900
146Martic Andrija100,400
147Leo McClean96,800
148Michael Telker142,600
151Vincenzo Scarpitti60,200
152Peter Danielsson19,500
153Ismail Erkenov127,600
154Alex Kravchenko97,500
155Nicolas Chouity86,400
156Mark James61,100
157Aku Joentausta74,400
158Federico Cipollini50,400

Offical End Of Day 2 Chip Counts (full)

Level 14 : 1,200/2,400, 300 ante
Player Chips Progress
Lukas Berglund us
Lukas Berglund
700,600 4,100
Thiago Crema De Macedo br
Thiago Crema De Macedo
482,400 248,400
Raul Mestre es
Raul Mestre
473,000 103,000
Olivier Busquet us
Olivier Busquet
392,900 162,900
Alessandro Meoni it
Alessandro Meoni
347,000 187,000
Dan Murariu ro
Dan Murariu
317,300 267,000
Denis Pisarev ru
Denis Pisarev
311,300 222,300
Dimitar Danchev bg
Dimitar Danchev
299,800 219,800
EPT 1X Winner
Eros Nastasi it
Eros Nastasi
294,800 169,800
Oleg Cazac md
Oleg Cazac
285,900 203,000
[Removed:17] nz
283,100 94,500
Federico Petruzzelli it
Federico Petruzzelli
277,300 86,300
Shyam Srinivasan ca
Shyam Srinivasan
276,000 -84,000
Alex Bilokur ru
Alex Bilokur
260,900 168,900
Stefano Garbarino it
Stefano Garbarino
260,900 -4,100
Dominik Nitsche de
Dominik Nitsche
258,300 98,300
Andreas Goeller it
Andreas Goeller
253,100 53,100
Darie Vlad ro
Darie Vlad
247,700 -37,300
John Haigh gb
John Haigh
234,700 88,000
Jeffrey Hakim lb
Jeffrey Hakim
234,100 112,000
Michael Tureniec se
Michael Tureniec
230,700 87,500
EPT 1X Winner
Bruno Stefanelli it
Bruno Stefanelli
228,500 38,500
Rytis Praninskas lt
Rytis Praninskas
224,100 4,100
Valeri Savov bg
Valeri Savov
222,600 -17,400
Jan Sjavik no
Jan Sjavik
216,500 15,500

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Tank Call From Praninskas

Level 14 : 1,200/2,400, 300 ante

Mitch Johnson opened the action and Boutros Naim attempted to flat call but instead miss clicked and made a tiny three-bet. In the big blind, Rytis Praninskas four-bet to 19,200 and the initial raiser folded. Naim moved all in for what looked like 69,000 and Praninskas tank called:

Praninskas: {A-Diamonds}{J-Hearts}
Naim: {A-Clubs}{10-Spades}

On the {J-Clubs}{7-Hearts}{4-Hearts} flop the lead of Lithuanian took an even stronger lead than preflop, the {7-Clubs} turn guaranteed the seat open. A meaningless {K-Spades} river completed the board and one hand later the table bagged up for the day.

Player Chips Progress
Rytis Praninskas lt
Rytis Praninskas
220,000 38,000
Boutros Naim lb
Boutros Naim

Tags: Rytis PraninskasBoutros NaimMitch Johnson

Three More Hands

Level 14 : 1,200/2,400, 300 ante

The tournament officials have just announced that the remaining players, of which there are approximately 118, will play three more hands at each table before wrapping things up here on Day 2.

We're headed out to the floor to catch any last-minute action and to compile a list of chip counts. Stay tuned for those and a full recap of the Day 2 action.

No Bounty For Heinz

Level 14 : 1,200/2,400, 300 ante

Gianluca Petrone got all but his last 11,400 chips in the middle of the table and was up against former World Series of Poker Main Event champion Pius Heinz. The German had invested 21,000 preflop and then put his opponent all in once the {6-Spades}{7-Hearts}{Q-Clubs} flop fell. Petrone called with {5-Spades}{5-Diamonds} and managed to score a double against {A-Hearts}{K-Spades}. Both the {9-Spades} turn and {4-Clubs} river failed to improve the hand of Heinz.

Tags: Gianluca PetronePius Heinz