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Day 2 Completed

Aliaksei Boika Leads Final 30 in Record-Setting High Roller

Josh_Cahlik • Level 21: 10,000-20,000, 3,000 ante
Aliaksei Boika
Aliaksei Boika

On Sunday, Season 12 of the European Poker Tour continued with Day 2 action in the record-setting €10,300 High Roller event. It was a long day of poker at Casino Barcelona, as the tournament played past its originally scheduled 10 levels of play. After 11 full levels, it was Aliaksei Boika who bagged up the chip lead with 1.985 million.

This event drew a total of 479 entries on Day 1 and was expected to grow bigger heading into Day 2. As registration was open until the start of the day, players were given the opportunity to try their hand once more or skip the opening day all together. Day 2 entries brought the total number up to 506, generating a total prize pool of €4,908,200. The top 71 players were guaranteed money with top prize being worth an astounding €947,300.

While Boika leads the field, the name on everyone's lips for the majority of the day was that of Spain's Adrian Mateos. Just four levels into the day, Mateos, who was already one of the big stacks, engaged in a massive confrontation with Georgios Karakousis. Mateos flopped top set with pocket eights and got Karakousis to fire into him drawing close to dead. This enormous pot brought Mateos' stack up to 855,000 and he continued to trend upward from there. At one point in the day, once he had well crossed the one-million chip mark, Mateos held double the next closest stack. He finished the day with 1.5 million, which is good for third overall in chips.

Some of the other notable names to return to the felt for Day 3 include Paul Tedeschi (913,000), Mike McDonald (818,000), Martin Finger (763,000), Jack Salter (672,000), Jeff Rossiter (608,000), Christoph Vogelsang (604,000), and Fedor Holz (397,000).

While these players all managed to survive an arduous day of poker, others were not as fortunate. The likes of Bryn Kenney, Paul Newey, Martin Jacobson, Ivan Luca, Haralabos Voulgaris, Pratyush Buddiga, Sam Greenwood, Marc-Andre Ladouceur, and Vanessa Selbst were just some of the players to fall before the money bubble was reached.

Jason Mercier looked poised to make the money and go for back-to-back deep runs in this event. Unfortunately for the Team PokerStars Pro, his hopes were dashed after a bad beat just before the bubble. Mercier found himself all in and at risk with the {a-Clubs}{a-Hearts} against Mateos' {a-Clubs}{k-Diamonds}. Mateos' hot streak continued, as he managed to flop a pair of kings and turn that into trips on the river. A dejected Mercier exited the tournament area without a payday and Mateos' domination was further solidified.

After a lengthy bubble process that lasted over an hour, it was ultimately Germany's Wilfried Harig who was the last player to go home without a payday. Harig was eliminated at the hands of PokerStars Team Pro Leo Fernandez while on the other side of the room, Daniel Erlandsson managed to squeak into the money with a stack of just 2,000 — or two antes.

Players to fall once the money bubble was burst include 2013 World Series of Poker Main Event champion Ryan Riess (71st), Davidi Kitai (69th), Angel Guillen (66th), Vitaly Lunkin (59th), Team PokerStars Pros Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier (55th) and Johnny Lodden (50th), Felix Stephensen (40th), Byron Kaverman (39th), and Team PokerStars Online Pro Isaac Haxton (36th).

Play will resume at 12:30 p.m. on Monday where the field will play down to a winner. As always, PokerNews will be on hand to provide all of the latest from the tournament felt, so stay tuned.

Tags: Aliaksei Boika

End-of-Day Chip Counts (full)

donpeters • Level 21: 10,000-20,000, 3,000 ante
Aliaksei Boika by
Aliaksei Boika
by 1,985,000 185,000
Matias Jansson SE
Matias Jansson
SE 1,637,000 -213,000
Adrian Mateos es
Adrian Mateos
Winamax Team Pro
es 1,500,000 -220,000
Ami Barer ca
Ami Barer
ca 1,354,000 104,000
Kuljinder Sidhu gb
Kuljinder Sidhu
gb 1,342,000 1,342,000
Nick Petrangelo us
Nick Petrangelo
us 1,200,000 15,000
Gerald Karlic at
Gerald Karlic
at 1,172,000 72,000
Mustapha Kanit it
Mustapha Kanit
Winamax Team Pro
it 1,025,000 5,000
Dmitry Ivanov ru
Dmitry Ivanov
ru 922,000 353,000
Paul Tedeschi fr
Paul Tedeschi
fr 913,000 243,000
Jani Sointula fi
Jani Sointula
fi 875,000 185,000
Christian Jeppsson se
Christian Jeppsson
se 870,000 299,000
Mike McDonald ca
Mike McDonald
ca 818,000 578,000
Niklas Astedt se
Niklas Astedt
se 793,000 268,000
Andrey Pateychuk ru
Andrey Pateychuk
ru 764,000 14,000
Martin Finger de
Martin Finger
de 763,000 53,000
Jack Salter gb
Jack Salter
gb 672,000 247,000
Onur Unsal tr
Onur Unsal
tr 637,000 -38,000
Thomas Muehloecker at
Thomas Muehloecker
at 614,000 -26,000
Jeff Rossiter au
Jeff Rossiter
au 608,000 -169,000
Christoph Vogelsang de
Christoph Vogelsang
de 604,000 309,000
Niall Farrell gb
Niall Farrell
gb 576,000 -2,000
Artem Metalidi ua
Artem Metalidi
ua 561,000 186,000
Christopher Lockhart CA
Christopher Lockhart
CA 522,000 -178,000
Kevin MacPhee us
Kevin MacPhee
us 478,000 -22,000

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Done for the Night

donpeters • Level 21: 10,000-20,000, 3,000 ante

Play has ended for the night. Stay tuned for a recap.

Kanit Takes One Last One From Petrangelo

donpeters • Level 21: 10,000-20,000, 3,000 ante

From under the gun, Mustapha Kanit raised to 43,000. Nick Petrangelo called from middle position, and everyone else folded.

The flop came down {K-Diamonds}{K-Spades}{8-Hearts}, and Kanit bet 52,000. Petrangelo called, and the turn was the {4-Hearts}. Kanit stayed on the gas and bet 107,000. Petrangelo stuck around with another call.

The river was the {7-Hearts}, and Kanit bet 285,000. Petrangelo gave it up, and Kanit took down the pot.

Nick Petrangelo us
Nick Petrangelo
us 1,185,000 730,000
Mustapha Kanit it
Mustapha Kanit
Winamax Team Pro
it 1,020,000 500,000

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Barer Doubles Through Tedeschi

Josh_Cahlik • Level 21: 10,000-20,000, 3,000 ante
Ami Barer - Paul Tedeschi
Ami Barer - Paul Tedeschi

After a series of raises before the flop, Ami Barer was all in and at risk for his last 605,000 against Paul Tedeschi. The hands were turned over to find the two in a classic race situation.

Barer: {a-Clubs}{k-Diamonds}
Tedeschi: {q-Diamonds}{q-Clubs}

The board fell {j-Diamonds}{4-Spades}{a-Diamonds}{j-Spades}{10-Diamonds}, pairing Barer's ace and giving him a huge double up. He now has about 1.25 million to Tedeschi's 670,000.

Ami Barer ca
Ami Barer
ca 1,250,000 965,000
Paul Tedeschi fr
Paul Tedeschi
fr 670,000 -880,000

Tags: Ami BarerPaul Tedeschi