Day 2 Completed
Day 2 Completed
Day 2 of the 2015 European Poker Tour €5,300 Main Event is done and dusted. After just about 1,000 players returned for action, the field was steadily cut down to 343. Finishing atop the survivors was a familiar face, as Nick Petrangelo bagged up 570,000.
Petrangelo was slowly building throughout the day, but in the final level of the night he was hanging around 225,000 or so. A few hands helped him increase his stack, but the banger came when he busted Tonnie Krijn in one of the final hands of the night to shoot all the way up the leaderboard. Petrangelo has been having himself quite a year, first winning over $400,000 at the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure, cashing twice for six-figure scores at EPT Malta, and then winning his first World Series of Poker gold bracelet during the summer. He has plenty more big results on top of that, having already earned over $1.4 million this year.
Third to Petrangelo was Brazilian Andre Akkari. He bagged up a stack at 543,000. Others who did very well were Shyam Srinivasan (433,000), John Juanda (371,000), Dario Sammartino (335,400), Patrik Antonius (265,100), and Jens Kyllonen (214,000)
On the other end of the spectrum, bunches and bunches of players hit the rail. Some of the notable eliminations were Russell Thomas, Ruben Visser, Ami Barer, Nicholas Rampone, Luca Moschitta, Sergio Aido, Vladimir Troyanovskiy, and [Removed:17]. Several members of Team PokerStars also hit the rail, including Eugene Katchalov, Jan Heitmann, Leo Fernandez, Liliya Novikova, Grzegorz Mikielewicz, and Naoya Kihara.
Day 3 will commence at 12 p.m. on Thursday, and that's when the prize pool should be made known. As of right now, the PokerStars registration team is working on finalizing details of all of the buy-ins before releasing the official numbers.
Until then, we'll leave you with an interview with Antonius from today.
The players have finished up for the night and are bagging up their stacks. Stay tuned for a recap.
The tournament director just announced there will be six more hands of play for tonight. After those hands the players will bag up and return tomorrow at 12 noon. Stay tuned for assorted end of day chip counts and an extensive recap on todays action.
Just before the tournament director announced there would be 6 more hands to be played, Aussie Million champion Ami Barer hit the rail He got it in with against and saw his opponent hit a queen on the turn and river.
Kent Roed raised to 5,000 from middle position only to have Shyam Srinivasan three-bet to 15,100 from the button. Action folded back around to Roed and he called.
The flop came out and Roed check-called a continuation bet of 14,000. Roed opted to take the lead on the turn for 28,000, prompting a fold from Srinivasan.
Three players including Ryan McEathron and Isaac Haxton saw a flop of . McEathron checked the flop and Haxton bet 9,500. The player in the cutoff called and action fell back onto McEathron. He announced a check-raise to 23,000. Haxton came right back over the top, however, making it 46,000 to go. The cutoff folded and McEathron moved all in for his last 79,800 total. Haxton called and the hands were turned up.
McEathron was in the lead with his flopped club flush while Haxton was looking to improve on his set in order to score the knockout. Unfortunately for the member of PokerStars Team Online, his hand failed to improve with the on the turn and the on the river. McEathron scored the double and now has about 190,000 to his name.