€5,300 Main Event
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€5,300 Main Event
Day 2 Completed

Nick Petrangelo Leads After Day 2 and Looks To Continue Huge Year

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

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.

End-of-Day Chip Counts (full)

Josh_Cahlik • Level 14: 1,200-2,400, 300 ante
Nick Petrangelo us
Nick Petrangelo
us 570,000 350,000
Amir Touma lb
Amir Touma
lb 543,900 31,900
Andre Akkari br
Andre Akkari
br 543,300 407,300
Bruno Soutavong fr
Bruno Soutavong
fr 470,200 70,200
Jesper Feddersen DE
Jesper Feddersen
DE 451,000 332,900
Mohamed Mamouni fr
Mohamed Mamouni
fr 441,400 86,400
Alexander Ivarsson se
Alexander Ivarsson
se 440,100 70,100
Shyam Srinivasan ca
Shyam Srinivasan
ca 433,000 34,000
Pavel Plesuv md
Pavel Plesuv
md 413,400 -6,600
Matthias de Meulder be
Matthias de Meulder
be 401,300 20,300
Rui Miguel Nogueira Da Silva E Sousa PT
Rui Miguel Nogueira Da Silva E Sousa
PT 395,500 130,500
Mustafa Biz tr
Mustafa Biz
tr 390,000 60,000
John Juanda id
John Juanda
id 371,200 296,700
Rafael Wantanabe Do Prado BR
Rafael Wantanabe Do Prado
BR 371,100 161,100
Glib Kovtunov UA
Glib Kovtunov
UA 365,800 294,300
Michael Eiler de
Michael Eiler
de 353,700 236,700
Aleks Dimitrov bg
Aleks Dimitrov
bg 347,600 270,200
Concepcion Tacoronte ES
Concepcion Tacoronte
ES 339,200
Jerome Kobina Evans DE
Jerome Kobina Evans
DE 338,900 305,000
Dario Sammartino it
Dario Sammartino
it 335,400 80,400
Jussi Nevanlinna fi
Jussi Nevanlinna
fi 334,300 44,300
Christian Campan ro
Christian Campan
ro 331,400 244,000
Dong Kim us
Dong Kim
us 324,000 39,000
Hossein Ensan de
Hossein Ensan
de 317,000 137,000
Stuart McDonald AU
Stuart McDonald
AU 314,300 248,000

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Bagging and Tagging

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

The players have finished up for the night and are bagging up their stacks. Stay tuned for a recap.

The Last Six Hands

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

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.

Barer Busts

Webjoker • Level 14: 1,200-2,400, 300 ante
Ami Barer
Ami Barer

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 {10-}{10-} against {A-}{Q-} and saw his opponent hit a queen on the turn and river.

Ami Barer ca
Ami Barer
ca Busted

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Small Hit to Srinivasan

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

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 {a-Spades}{8-Diamonds}{5-Hearts} 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.

Shyam Srinivasan ca
Shyam Srinivasan
ca 399,000 -76,000
Kent Roed no
Kent Roed
no 135,000 101,350

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McEathron Doubles Through Haxton

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

Three players including Ryan McEathron and Isaac Haxton saw a flop of {9-Clubs}{j-Clubs}{7-Clubs}. 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: {k-Clubs}{q-Clubs}
Haxton: {9-Diamonds}{9-Spades}

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 {a-Diamonds} on the turn and the {8-Diamonds} on the river. McEathron scored the double and now has about 190,000 to his name.

Ryan Mceathron ca
Ryan Mceathron
ca 190,000 111,000
Isaac Haxton us
Isaac Haxton
us 68,500 -91,500

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