Live Events 2
€5,300 Main Event
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Highlights

Highlights

€5,300 Main Event
Day 2 Completed

127 Players Push Through to Day 3 With Ivan Banic In The Lead

MartyDerby • Level 14: 1,200-2,400, 300 ante
Ivan Banic
Ivan Banic

Day 2 of the 2016 PokerStars European Poker Tour Dublin Main Event came and went in a flash on the Emerald Isle on Tuesday.

A total of 341 survivors from the event's two starting days returned to the Royal Dublin Society with plans to battle it out through six 75-minute levels. Some 15 more entries were added to the mix before play started, and by the time the dust settled, 127 pushed through to Wednesday's Day 3.

With registration officially closed, prize pool information was released part way through the day. A grand total of 605 players meant a €2,934,250 prize pool was created that will pay 87 spots. A minumum cash is worth €9,100, the top six players will all earn six figures and Irish poker glory, and a €561,900 first-place prize awaits the winner.

The inside track on the title currently belongs to some pretty big names, as bosses like Anthony Zinno, Mike McDonald, and Dominik Panka all built big stacks heading into Day 3.

Team PokerStars Pros Luca Pagano, Liv Boeree, and PokerStars Team Online's Jaime Staples and Mickey Petersen also remain in contention, but the end-of-day chip leader was none other than Croatia's Ivan Banic, who amassed at least a part of his stack in a somewhat bizarre hand where he exposed his cards, flopped a set, but still managed to get paid off by an opponent with a flush draw.

Well-known heroes like Steve O'Dwyer, Chris Moorman, and Dzmitry Urbanovich are also still in with a shot headed to Day 3.

It wasn't all wine and roses for the entire field, however, as 2014 WSOP Main Event champ Martin Jacobson, Friend of PokerStars Felipe "Mojave" Ramos, serial EPT PokerStars qualifer and EPT Berlin champ Kevin MacPhee, EPT Dublin €10,200 Single-Day High Roller winner Charlie Carrel, EPT Dublin €25,750 High Roller champ Mustapha Kanit, and Team PokerStars Pros George Danzer, Theo Jorgensen, Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier, Jake Cody, and Jason Mercier were among those who did not survive the day.

Day 3 will kick off at 12 p.m. local time in Dublin on Wednesday with the money bubble clearly in sight and the PokerNews Live Reporting team will be on hand for all the action from start to finish.

Tune in then as PokerNews will feature exclusive live coverage of the EPT Dublin Main Event through the bubble and beyond.

TableSeatNameCountryChips
11Francisco OliveiraPortugal285,000
12Kevin KilleenIreland36,400
13Jakub MichalakPoland169,400
14David VamplewUnited Kingdom91,000
15Dominik PankaPoland203,700
16Fernando BritoPortugal40,300
17Willliam Batista ArrudaBrazil170,700
18David LappinIreland39,000
     
21Stefan SchillhabelGermany142,000
22Edouard MignotFrance64,000
23Simen BirkelundNorway153,000
24Patrick ClarkePortugal51,600
25Miltiadis KyriakidesGreece165,000
26Linus LoeligerSwitzerland95,500
27Marcin WydrowskiPoland119,600
28Orpen KisacikogluTurkey213,000
     
31Yang ZhangChina149,200
32Anthony ZinnoUnited States279,800
33Przemyslaw PiotrowskiPoland56,300
34Stephen MaloneIreland140,300
35Luca PaganoItaly230,000
36Jussi NevanlinnaFinland157,600
37Alessio CasiraghiItaly25,800
38Ezequiel LebedArgentina120,000
     
41Adrian MateosSpain172,000
42Jarrod RexUnited Kingdom128,500
43Ismael BojangAustria109,100
44Tudor PuriceRomania323,700
45Mikhail PetrovRussia322,600
46Or HadadIsrael86,800
47Morten JensenDenmark38,400
48Richard DubiniArgentina138,000
     
51Michael WangUnited States107,000
52Joao BaumgartenBrazil99,300
53Alexandre RiveroBrazil68,600
54Patrick SchopfAustria108,100
55Rhys JonesUnited Kingdom76,700
56Gaelle BaumannFrance192,600
57Sven MagiriusGermany166,500
58Andrew ChenCanada79,700
     
61Pierre CalamusaFrance61,000
62Adrien AllainFrance297,000
63Pratyush BuddigaUnited States193,200
64Pierre NeuvilleBelgium52,200
65Carlos ChadhaCanada148,500
66Felix LambertzGermany63,500
67Rodrigo PerezArgentina96,600
68Mike McDonaldCanada291,000
71Michal RudnikPoland116,100
72Jean-Philippe Goulet-RatelleCanada106,700
73Ivan BanicCroatia381,200
74Thiago NishijimaBrazil42,600
75Bernardo DiasBrazil70,500
76Ognyan DimovBulgaria167,700
77Fabrice HalleuxBelgium78,600
78Christoph VogelsangGermany280,100
     
81Florian DecampsFrance25,000
82Iliodoros KamatakisGreece183,200
83Thiago CremaBrazil63,400
84Mazin KhouryUnited Kingdom168,700
85Nikolay TsanevBulgaria143,700
86Andrew AbernethyUnited Kingdom30,800
87Kees van BruggeNetherlands96,000
88Filipe OliveiraPortugal55,500
     
91[Removed:4]Germany191,200
92Jonathan ConcepcionSpain60,600
93Frank WilliamsUnited Kingdom137,400
95Davide MarchiItaly91,300
96Adrian BuckleyUnited States126,600
97Charles La BoissonnireCanada197,700
98Liv BoereeUnited Kingdom147,600
     
101Steve O'DwyerIreland90,900
102Jude AinsworthIreland184,400
103Alexander GoulderUnited Kingdom127,900
104Ben HeathUnited Kingdom125,500
105Dzmitry UrbanovichPoland67,000
106Rodrigo PortaleoniItaly92,300
107Vebjorn MonstadNorway130,700
108Michail KarapanosGreece57,800
     
111Artem LitvinovRussia130,000
112Nick Abou RiskCanada90,300
113Mikael JeanLebanon320,000
114Ivan DeyraFrance297,100
115Timothy AdamsCanada154,200
116Alex KomaromiUruguay209,800
117David BoyaciyanNetherlands224,500
118Nick PetrangeloUnited States252,500
     
121Jean-Noel ThorelFrance250,000
122Scott MargeresonUnited Kingdom191,600
123Niko KoopGermany43,500
124Koray AldemirGermany174,000
125Brian GanonArgentina158,900
126Alex DifeliceCanada359,500
127Bart LybaertBelgium142,500
128Zvi SternIsrael140,800
     
131Tomas MacNamaraUnited Kingdom166,500
132Fergal CawleyIreland212,400
133Brian ReinertUnited States61,500
134Cathal ShineIreland91,900
135Yew KanChina165,400
136Benjamin WinsorUnited Kingdom137,900
137Yiannis LiperisUnited Kingdom69,900
138Fabrice SoulierFrance69,000
     
141Diego VenturaPeru56,600
142Ivica PezeljGermany27,400
143Gilles BerniesGermany311,700
144Matias RuzziArgentina42,200
145Andras KoroknaiHungary134,200
146Nikolaus TeichertGermany112,300
147Maria LampropulosUnited Kingdom192,900
148Kuljinder SidhuUnited Kingdom262,000
     
151Guy GoossensBelgium65,000
152Thomas LentrodtGermany235,400
153Alexandre MeylanSwitzerland77,700
154Lucas ReevesUnited Kingdom207,800
155Gergely BartosHungary38,800
156Namir MohamedIreland157,200
157Jiachen GongCanada323,200
158Christopher KrukCanada303,400
     
161Antoine SaoutFrance97,900
162James AkenheadUnited Kingdom150,800
163Julien MartiniFrance48,600
164Jaime StaplesCanada289,600
165Sadan TurkerUnited Kingdom249,500
166Chris MoormanUnited Kingdom78,800
167Anton WiggSweden45,500
168Ian HunterUnited Kingdom103,100

Tags: Anthony ZinnoBertrand GrospellierCharlie CarrelChris MoormanDominik PankaDzmitry UrbanovichFelipe "Mojave" RamosGeorge DanzerIvan BanicJaime StaplesJake CodyJason MercierKevin MacPheeLiv BoereeLuca PaganoMartin JacobsonMickey PetersenMike McDonaldMustapha KanitSteve O'DwyerTheo Jorgensen

End of Day Chip Counts (full)

zedmaster84 • Level 14: 1,200-2,400, 300 ante
Ivan Banic hr
Ivan Banic
hr 381,200 -98,800
Alex Difelice ca
Alex Difelice
ca 359,500 39,500
Tudor Purice ro
Tudor Purice
ro 323,700 172,300
Jiachen Gong ca
Jiachen Gong
ca 323,200 229,600
Mikhail Petrov ru
Mikhail Petrov
ru 322,600 22,600
Mikael Jean LB
Mikael Jean
LB 320,000
Gilles Bernies DE
Gilles Bernies
DE 311,700 1,700
Christopher Kruk ca
Christopher Kruk
ca 303,400 108,400
Ivan Deyra fr
Ivan Deyra
fr 297,100 32,100
Adrien Allain fr
Adrien Allain
fr 297,000 17,000
Mike McDonald ca
Mike McDonald
ca 291,000 -54,000
Jaime Staples ca
Jaime Staples
ca 289,600 200,000
Francisco Oliveira PT
Francisco Oliveira
PT 285,000 -30,000
Christoph Vogelsang de
Christoph Vogelsang
de 280,100 40,100
Anthony Zinno us
Anthony Zinno
us 279,800 -10,200
Kully Sidhu gb
Kully Sidhu
gb 262,000 189,800
Nick Petrangelo us
Nick Petrangelo
us 252,500 52,500
Jean-Noel Thorel fr
Jean-Noel Thorel
fr 250,000 105,000
Sadan Turker gb
Sadan Turker
gb 249,500 222,100
Thomas Lentrodt de
Thomas Lentrodt
de 235,400 95,400
Luca Pagano it
Luca Pagano
it 230,000 23,500
David Boyaciyan nl
David Boyaciyan
nl 224,500 24,500
Orpen Kisacikoglu tr
Orpen Kisacikoglu
tr 213,000 186,000
Fergal Cawley IE
Fergal Cawley
IE 212,400 42,400
Alex Komaromi uy
Alex Komaromi
uy 209,800 -27,200

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Stern's Bluff gets Caught

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

On a river of {2-Clubs}{7-Clubs}{a-Spades}{q-Diamonds}{a-Clubs}, Zvi Stern bet 14,000 and Mikael Jean raised to 30,100. Stern thought for a while before moving all-in and Jean thought for a while before calling. The WSOP November Niner threw {k-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds} down for king high, and Jean showed {a-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds} for a full house to scoop the pot late in the day

Mikael Jean LB
Mikael Jean
LB 320,000 206,000
Zvi Stern IL
Zvi Stern
IL 140,800 -84,200

Tags: Mikael JeanZvi Stern

Calamusa Shoves into Soulier

zedmaster84 • Level 14: 1,200-2,400, 300 ante

Fabrice Soulier opened to 5,600 and Pierre Calamusa called out of the small blind. On the {10-Spades}{7-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds} flop, Calamusa check-called a bet of 5,000 and both players checked the {5-Diamonds} on the turn. The {Q-Diamonds} came on the river and Calamusa shoved for 29,300. Soulier eventually folded after some consideration, claiming to have had the {10-Diamonds}, and Calamusa showed him the {A-Spades}.

Pierre Calamusa fr
Pierre Calamusa
Winamax Sponsored Pro
fr 60,000 -10,000
Fabrice Soulier fr
Fabrice Soulier
fr 60,000 -55,000

Tags: Fabrice SoulierPierre Calamusa

Aoki Eliminated

will_shill • Level 14: 1,200-2,400, 300 ante
Mikiyo Aoki
Mikiyo Aoki

In the first of the last five hands for the day, Antoine Saout opened to 6,000 and Mikiyo Aoki shoved for her remaining chips. Saout showed {k-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds} and Aoki was ahead holding {a-Clubs}{10-Hearts}

The board ran out {3-Diamonds}{5-Hearts}{5-Diamonds}{2-Spades}{2-Diamonds}, eliciting a wrap of the knuckles on the table by Aoki's tablemate: "You go girl!" he said, before Aoki drew their attention to the three diamonds on the board. Aoki made her way to the exit after shaking hands with Saout.

Antoine Saout fr
Antoine Saout
fr 115,000 -45,000
Mikiyo Aoki us
Mikiyo Aoki
us Busted

Tags: Antoine SaoutMikiyo Aoki

Last Five Hands

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

The bagging and tagging is soon to start, five more hands today.

Grospellier Eliminated

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

Shoulders drooping, Bertrand Grospellier left the Main Event feature table. He walked to the exit, and told us he had opened the cutoff with {10-Hearts}{10-Diamonds} only to receive a call and a three-bet to 18,000 from Jaime Staple with {A-Diamonds}{K-Spades}. Grospellier then shoved all in, and got a call Staples, who won on {9-Diamonds}{A-Spades}{6-Clubs}{K-Diamonds}{5-Spades}. We're still awaiting more details of the hand, but it's safe to say Grospellier didn't win the showdown and is no longer an active participant in this tournament.

Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier fr
Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier
fr Busted

Tags: Bertrand GrospellierJaime Staples