2014 PokerStars.net EPT Vienna

€5,300 Main Event
Day: 2
Event Info

2014 PokerStars.net EPT Vienna

Final Results
Winning Hand
Event Info
Prize Pool
Level Info
80,000 / 160,000

€5,300 Main Event

Day 2 Completed

Sebastian Trisch Leads at End of Day 2; Blom & Hansen Advance

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

The 10th season of the European Poker Tour continued on Tuesday with Day 2 action from Vienna. Registration closed before the start of play, and with a few late registrants the final total of entrants reached 910 players, which means the prize pool is a juicy €4,413,500. The winner is set to receive €816,000, a beautiful trophy and a luxurious Swiss SLYDE watch, with 135 players getting paid a minimum of €8,700.

The man best positioned to make a run at the top prize is Germany's Sebastian Trisch, who completed the day in the lead over the estimated 189 advancing players with a commanding stack of 568,500 in chips. He started the day as one of the big stacks with 146,200 and never really looked back. He was followed by Artur Koren in second place with 463,000 in chips, while Marko Neumann rounded out the top three with 421,100.

One of the first players to be eliminated at the start of the day was the winner of the last EPT Vienna, Michael Eiler. The defending champ fell in Level 9 (400/800/100) when Christian Stallinger opened for 1,600 and Eiler put in the last of his 5,500. Stallinger made the call with the {j-Spades}{j-Diamonds} and Eiler was racing for his tournament life with the {a-Clubs}{k-Clubs}. The cards fell {5-Clubs}{3-Hearts}{7-Hearts}{q-Hearts}{j-Spades} and Eiler made his way to the exit, which assured a new EPT champion would emerge in Vienna.

As previously mentioned, it was still possible to buy into the event at the start of Day 2, and one of three players who took that option was Daniel “Jungleman” Cates. He would last less than an hour, though, when he called a preflop raise with kings and saw the flop come {a-}{k-}{5-}. He called a bet on the flop and all the money went in on the {3-} turn. His opponent had top set with {a-}{a-} and the case king failed to appear for Cates.

Some other notable players who failed to make it through the night include Team PokerStars Pro Liv Boeree, who ran queens into aces, and Maxim Lykov, who exited when he five-bet shoved the {6-Spades}{6-Hearts} and was eventually called by the {7-Clubs}{7-Diamonds} of Antoine Granath. The chip leader at the start of the day, Mads Smith Hansen, also failed to advance.

Team PokerStars Pro Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier did make it through, ending with 61,300. He will be joined by Full Tilt Poker Professional Viktor “Isildur1” Blom, who made a rare live tournament appearance here in Austria. Blom bagged up 93,400 in chips and was kind enough to give Pokernews an exclusive interview at one of the breaks.

Gus Hansen, the other Full Tilt Poker Professional, also made it through to Day 3 with 221,000 in chips. He was helped on his way by one of his trademark "less-than-stellar" hands that ended up cracking the aces of Marko Neumann.

Meanwhile, Sam Trickett finished up with 290,000, continuing to run “pure,” as he put it. Just before the end of play, he eliminated Vitaly Lunkin when the two got the money in before the flop with Trickett holding the {10-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds} against the {a-Clubs}{10-Spades} of Lunkin. A final board of {a-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds}{7-Hearts}{q-Hearts}{2-Diamonds} gave Trickett a flush on the river and Lunkin’s stack.

Day 3 will kick off at 12 p.m. local time on Wednesday, and it shouldn't take long for the money to be reached. Be sure to join the Pokernews Live Reporting team for up-to-the-minute coverage of the EPT Vienna Main Event sponsored by PokerStars.net. You can also follow the action at the feature table via the live stream at PokerStars.tv with James Hartigan and Joe Stapleton providing commentary and analysis.

Tags: Sebastian Trisch

Seat Draw Day 3

Level 14 : 1,200/2,400, 300 ante
11Halil BaybarsAustria124,900
12Adrian BussmanSweden271,500
13Daniel MeltenGermany225,100
14Wilfried Sigmund HarigGermany330,600
15Viktor BlomSweden93,400
16Stefan RaschbauerAustria55,300
17Jean-Philippe RohrFrance56,600
18Fabio SperlingGermany119,500
21Jozsef OlahHungary206,100
22Cailin JinAustria145,600
23Alexander MoiseevRussia76,000
24Dan MurariuRomania158,200
25Michael TureniecSweden111,400
27David DolakCzech Republic53,100
28Jude AinsworthIreland222,600
31Sebastian TrischGermany568,000
32Jorma NuutinenFinland46,300
33Sergii BaranovUkraine144,000
34Richard Milne Snr,UK251,200
35Vladimir BozinovicSerbia78,800
36Torsten PischlGermany360,600
37Michel DattaniPortugal271,900
38Lasell Marvio KingGermany286,700
41Matas CimbolasLithuania46,900
42Antoine SaoutFrance61,800
43Mateusz MoolhuizenNetherlands109,500
44Arne EdbergSweden167,100
45Aram SargsyanArmenia75,500
46Simeon NaydenovBulgaria318,700
47Rumen NanevBulgaria230,300
48Jan BendikSlovakia227,600
51Markus KivipuroFinland49,000
52Hannu PeltolaFinland188,000
53Jeffrey RossiterAustralia53,600
54Bartolomeo-Fulvio TatoItaly127,000
55Armin MetteAustria169,700
56Andras KovacsHungary129,100
57Jonathan RoyCanada337,900
58Roman KorenevRussia291,700
61Alex BilokurRussia132,500
62Markus StranzingerAustria155,900
63Johnny LoddenNorway125,000
64Szabolcs MayerHungary142,800
65Marc-Andre LadouceurCanada128,700
66Igin ViacheslavRussia185,500
67Dmitry MorozovRussia194,000
68Patrick SacrispeyreFrance84,200
71Joni JouhkimainenFinland60,300
72Gavin O'RourkeIreland292,000
73Dragan KosticSpain81,000
74Artur KorenGermany463,000
75paraskevas tsotsonosGermany91,100
77Timothy DavieUK314,700
78Jesper HoogSweden134,600
81Joep van den BijgaartNetherlands128,900
82Luuk GielesNetherlands120,800
83Michael TabarelliItaly283,400
84Lukas FritzAustria127,600
85Ernst StollerSwitzerland19,400
86Giacomo FundaroItaly101,500
87Matthias KurschnerGermany103,200
88Gergely RonaHungary77,200
91Stefan ZollingerSwitzerland240,300
92Edouard MignotFrance75,000
93Preben StokkanNorway227,700
94Ben WarringtonUK69,100
95Stephen ChidwickUK200,900
96Vadzim MarkushevskiBelarus73,100
97Lauri PesonenFinland121,800
98Bertrand "ElkY" GrospellierFrance61,300
101Michael Bech LundsgaardDenmark84,700
102Victor TerenteLatvia36,300
103Marco van OpzeelandNetherlands157,200
104Tam TruongAustria106,900
105Alexander MaximovRussia81,700
106Yulius SepmanRussia152,700
107Sergey BaburinRussia85,500
108Kevin StaniNorway212,300
111Patrick FaschingAustria157,400
112Gregory LaneAustria249,000
113Steven LewzeyUK161,800
114Csaba VaradiHungary40,700
115Antoine Zeziola GranathSweden135,200
116Vit BlachutCzech Republic123,100
117Dennis BejedalSweden162,300
118Rino MathisSwitzerland110,400
121Carter SwidlerCanada155,900
122Antonio BuonannoItaly157,000
123Jamil KanjiCanada88,600
124Jack SalterUK229,200
125Raed MouawadLebanon109,900
126Mikalai PobalBelarus92,300
127Sven ReichardtGermany35,800
128Alexey MakarovRussia246,500
131Ryan SpittlesUK260,300
132Sam TrickettUK290,000
133Robert HaighGermany186,500
134Julian HeroldGermany355,000
135Marko NeumannGermany421,900
136David VamplewUK84,400
137Madis MuurEstonia194,200
138Fabrice SoulierFrance116,300
142Ronny KaiserSwitzerland299,600
143David AmiryanRussia73,600
144Pascal HartmannGermany119,800
145Sebastian PauliGermany127,600
146Tobias RoheGermany77,200
147Frei DillingDenmark201,100
148Artem MetalidiUkraine139,900
151Quentin CrutelFrance45,000
152Joao RibeiroPortugal31,700
153Alex KravchenkoRussia165,600
154Paul DelaneyIreland203,100
155Marcel LuskeNetherlands122,800
156Mathias RinnhoferAustria256,100
157Anatoly FilatovRussia218,000
158Anthony GhamrawiAustria111,600
161Marko VukojaCroatia98,100
162Tobias PetersNetherlands51,700
163Virgil-Cristian NicelescuRomania52,900
164Konstantin PuchkovRussia120,500
165Sebastian PannyAustria133,800
166Ori HassonIsrael149,800
167Patrice BrandtGermany127,500
168Andreas SamuelssonSweden125,200
171Claas SegebrechtGermany39,300
172Henrique PinhoPortugal216,600
173Oleksii KhorosheninUkraine208,000
174Miroslav AlilovicFrance125,400
175Josip SimunicAustria59,000
176Ziga JamnikarSlovenia153,400
177Robert ZipfGermany212,600
178Gordillo CaballeroSpain315,600
181Ruben VisserNetherlands65,400
182Dariusz PaszkiewiczPoland52,000
183Gus HansenDenmark221,000
184Pavel MeshkovBelarus42,900
185Oliver PriceUK95,400
186Joao BaumgartenBrazil65,100
187Vladimir GeshkenbeinSwitzerland322,000
188Mikko TurtiainenFinland77,700
191Thomas BraunerAustria226,300
192Jonas LauckGermany152,500
193Jasper WetemansNetherlands150,000
194Atanas KavrakovBulgaria108,400
195Julian ThomasGermany44,400
196Michel AbecassisFrance73,700
197Mike AdamoTurks & Caicos Islands225,700
198Marc BebawiUSA86,800
201Marcus BalmertGermany66,300
202Zoltan SzaboHungary156,200
203Kitty KuoChina38,100
204Nikita NikolaevRussian Federation134,700
205Mikita BadziakouskiBelarus144,000
206Timo PfutzenreuterGermany148,900
207Ivan NeytchevBulgaria377,100
208Justas VaiciulionisLithuania357,000
211Ludovic RiehlFrance139,600
212Hector Alvarez RodriguezSpain94,100
213Aku JoentaustaFinland201,600
214Kurt GuldvikNorway86,400
215Christoph SzedlakSwitzerland76,600
216carl carlssonSweden99,200
217Sasa LalosAustria58,600
218Clement ThumyFrance76,500
221Christian NolteAustria265,900
222Gergely KulcsarHungary39,900
223Miltiadis KyriakidesGreece261,100
224Martin StaszkoCzech Republic84,500
225Oleg PoluzhnikovRussia42,600
226Christopher UlsrudNorway169,300
227Ben ThavisinGermany119,400
228Iliodoros KamatakisGreece244,000

Day 2 Survivors (full)

Level 14 : 1,200/2,400, 300 ante
Player Chips Progress
Sebastian Trisch de
Sebastian Trisch
568,000 -500
Artur Koren at
Artur Koren
[Removed:254] de
451,800 451,349
Marko Neumann de
Marko Neumann
421,900 800
Ivan Neytchev bg
Ivan Neytchev
Torsten Pischl de
Torsten Pischl
360,600 -6,000
Justas Vaiciulionis lt
Justas Vaiciulionis
357,000 322,600
Julian Herold de
Julian Herold
Jonathan Roy ca
Jonathan Roy
337,900 337,563
Wilfried Sigmund Harig de
Wilfried Sigmund Harig
Vladimir Geshkenbein ru
Vladimir Geshkenbein
EPT 1X Winner
Simeon Naydenov bg
Simeon Naydenov
318,700 18,700
Pablo Gordillo es
Pablo Gordillo
315,600 125,600
Timothy Davie gb
Timothy Davie
314,700 223,100
Ronny Kaiser ch
Ronny Kaiser
Gavin O'Rourke ie
Gavin O'Rourke
292,000 2,000
Roman Korenev ru
Roman Korenev
291,700 291,409
Sam Trickett gb
Sam Trickett
Lasell Marvio King de
Lasell Marvio King
286,700 177,000
Michael Tabarelli it
Michael Tabarelli
283,400 18,400
Michel Dattani pt
Michel Dattani
EPT 1X Winner
Adrian Bussman se
Adrian Bussman
271,500 201,700
Christian Nolte at
Christian Nolte
Miltiadis Kyriakides cy
Miltiadis Kyriakides
261,100 176,300
Ryan Spittles gb
Ryan Spittles

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Some Assorted Chip Counts at the End of Day 2

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

The full list of Day 2 survivors and the Table Draw will follow later this evening:

Player Chips Progress
Sebastian Trisch de
Sebastian Trisch
568,500 -11,500
Artur Koren at
Artur Koren
463,000 43,000
Marko Neumann de
Marko Neumann
421,100 146,100
Ivan Neytchev bg
Ivan Neytchev
377,100 57,100
Torsten Pischl de
Torsten Pischl
366,600 56,600
Julian Herold de
Julian Herold
355,000 310,900
Vladimir Geshkenbein ru
Vladimir Geshkenbein
322,000 112,000
EPT 1X Winner
Ronny Kaiser ch
Ronny Kaiser
299,600 -40,400
Gavin O'Rourke ie
Gavin O'Rourke
290,000 239,400
Sam Trickett gb
Sam Trickett
290,000 -10,000
Michel Dattani pt
Michel Dattani
271,900 210,700
EPT 1X Winner
Christian Nolte at
Christian Nolte
265,900 225,700
Ryan Spittles gb
Ryan Spittles
260,300 138,300
Richard Milne Snr gb
Richard Milne Snr
251,700 196,900
Gregory Lane at
Gregory Lane
249,000 19,000
Iliodoros Kamatakis gr
Iliodoros Kamatakis
244,000 -56,000
Gus Hansen dk
Gus Hansen
221,000 41,000
Full Tilt Professional
Henrique Pinho pt
Henrique Pinho
216,600 92,000
Kevin Stani no
Kevin Stani
212,300 136,400
EPT 1X Winner
Aku Joentausta fi
Aku Joentausta
201,600 71,600
Stephen Chidwick gb
Stephen Chidwick
200,900 161,500
Marco van Opzeeland nl
Marco van Opzeeland
157,200 17,200
Joep van den Bijgaart nl
Joep van den Bijgaart
128,900 73,900
Marc-Andre Ladouceur ca
Marc-Andre Ladouceur
128,700 -26,300
Marcel Luske nl
Marcel Luske
122,800 -29,200

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Late Night Eliminations

Level 14 : 1,200/2,400, 300 ante
Player Chips Progress
Luca Moschitta it
Luca Moschitta
Erwann Pecheux fr
Erwann Pecheux
Martin Stausholm dk
Martin Stausholm
Frank Stumpf de
Frank Stumpf
Stefan Schillhabel de
Stefan Schillhabel
Rhys Jones gb
Rhys Jones
Kevin Iacofano us
Kevin Iacofano
Simon Deadman gb
Simon Deadman
Maksim Semisoshenko ru
Maksim Semisoshenko
Dario Sammartino it
Dario Sammartino
Oliver Weis de
Oliver Weis
Milan Joksic at
Milan Joksic
Hakan Inan
Hakan Inan
Harry Maurer
Harry Maurer
Peter Turmezey hu
Peter Turmezey
Sandra Naujoks de
Sandra Naujoks
EPT 1X Winner
Gintaras Simaitis
Gintaras Simaitis
Andrey Elizarov
Andrey Elizarov

Two Losers in One Hand

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

Bulgarian pro Simeon Naydenov, last year winner of a WSOP bracelet, was very vocal during a hand in which two players ended up unhappy. One of the two won chips, while the other lost a lot more than he wanted to.

When the dust settled Naydenov recapped the action for us.

Matas Cimbolas raised from the cutoff and Carter Swidler called from the button, after which Naydenov called from the small blind. The flop brought out {9-Spades}{6-Diamonds}{5-Clubs} and Naydenov checked to Cimbolas who bet 10,000. Swidler called from the button and Naydenov folded his cards.

On the turn the {J-Diamonds} hit and Cimbolas check-called 17,500, and the {7-Diamonds} was put down on the river.

This is when it got really interesting as Cimbolas checked again and Swidler bet 36,000.

"He went in the tank for four minutes and the clock was called on him. At the very last second he put in a hand full of chips like this," Naydenov said, as he reenacted Cimbolas putting in a handful of blue 5,000 chips worth around 60,000.

"He put in too much, and he had to make the minimum raise," Naydenov said, but at that point Swidler had already turned over his {8-Clubs}{8-Diamonds}.

"Everyone knew it was his intention to call, even the guy who won the pot, because he turned over his hand right away," Naydenov said, as he understood the ruling, but didn't agree with the way it was enforced in this clear cut situation where there was no intent of raising.

At first Swidler, with his hand tabled, was a bit confused but ultimately he understood Cimbolas had been forced to put in a full minraise and he made the call. Cimbolas lost a lot extra, while Swidler got a one-round penalty for exposing his hand with action pending.

Player Chips Progress
Simeon Naydenov bg
Simeon Naydenov
300,000 55,000
Carter Swidler ca
Carter Swidler
225,000 171,600
Matas Cimbolas lt
Matas Cimbolas
70,000 14,200

Tags: Simeon NaydenovMatas CimbolasCarter Swidler

Five More Hands

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

The tournament staff has just announced that the remaining tables will play five more hands each before bagging and tagging for the night. We're headed upstairs to catch any last-minute action as well as to compile a list of chip counts.

Stay tuned for those as well as a full recap of the Day 2 action...

No More Chips for Yu

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

We saw Ben Yu, who you may recall knocked out Olivier Busquet not too long ago, wandering the halls and he confirmed that he had been eliminated. According to Yu, he lost two big pots. In the first he bluffed but could not push his opponent off top pair.

In the other, he and his opponent got about 100,000 each in on a {j-}{10-}{5-} flop. Yu held {k-}{q-} for an open-ended straight draw, while his opponent had a set with {10-}{10-}. The straight didn't get there, and Yu was left with approximately eight big blinds.

He got them in a short time later with {k-}{q-}, but against that hand failed to win as his opponent's {a-}{k-} held firm.

Yu then informed us that he'll be bouncing around Europe until the EPT Sanremo rolls around, which of course will be followed by the Grand Final.

Player Chips Progress
Ben Yu us
Ben Yu

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Kaiser The Emperor of the Table

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

Ronny Kaiser is comfortably seated in seat one, receiving an hour or so long massage and grinding it out. He has amassed a nice stack today and he keeps adding new towers to his already rather large castle.

Just now we saw him call a raise to 5,000 from the big blind. Kaiser checked to the initial raiser on the button on a {A-Hearts}{Q-Clubs}{10-Clubs} flop, and called the 6,000 bet his opponent made.

Both players continued to check the {5-Hearts} on the turn after which the dealer put the {4-Spades} on the river. Kaiser bet out 10,000 and received a call. His competitor couldn't beat Kaiser's {K-Clubs}{Q-Diamonds} who thus again added chips.

Player Chips Progress
Ronny Kaiser ch
Ronny Kaiser
340,000 80,000

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