Day 2 Completed
Day 2 Completed
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.
|1||4||David Vamplew||United Kingdom||91,000|
|1||7||Willliam Batista Arruda||Brazil||170,700|
|3||2||Anthony Zinno||United States||279,800|
|4||2||Jarrod Rex||United Kingdom||128,500|
|5||1||Michael Wang||United States||107,000|
|5||5||Rhys Jones||United Kingdom||76,700|
|6||3||Pratyush Buddiga||United States||193,200|
|8||4||Mazin Khoury||United Kingdom||168,700|
|8||6||Andrew Abernethy||United Kingdom||30,800|
|8||7||Kees van Brugge||Netherlands||96,000|
|9||3||Frank Williams||United Kingdom||137,400|
|9||6||Adrian Buckley||United States||126,600|
|9||7||Charles La Boissonnire||Canada||197,700|
|9||8||Liv Boeree||United Kingdom||147,600|
|10||3||Alexander Goulder||United Kingdom||127,900|
|10||4||Ben Heath||United Kingdom||125,500|
|11||2||Nick Abou Risk||Canada||90,300|
|11||8||Nick Petrangelo||United States||252,500|
|12||2||Scott Margereson||United Kingdom||191,600|
|13||1||Tomas MacNamara||United Kingdom||166,500|
|13||3||Brian Reinert||United States||61,500|
|13||6||Benjamin Winsor||United Kingdom||137,900|
|13||7||Yiannis Liperis||United Kingdom||69,900|
|14||7||Maria Lampropulos||United Kingdom||192,900|
|14||8||Kuljinder Sidhu||United Kingdom||262,000|
|15||4||Lucas Reeves||United Kingdom||207,800|
|16||2||James Akenhead||United Kingdom||150,800|
|16||5||Sadan Turker||United Kingdom||249,500|
|16||6||Chris Moorman||United Kingdom||78,800|
|16||8||Ian Hunter||United Kingdom||103,100|
On a river of , 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 down for king high, and Jean showed for a full house to scoop the pot late in the day
Fabrice Soulier opened to 5,600 and Pierre Calamusa called out of the small blind. On the flop, Calamusa check-called a bet of 5,000 and both players checked the on the turn. The came on the river and Calamusa shoved for 29,300. Soulier eventually folded after some consideration, claiming to have had the , and Calamusa showed him the .
Mike McDonald raised to 5,500 and Mickey Petersen then three-bet shoved for his last 27,200 out of the big blind with . McDonald called with the and got there on a board of .
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 and Aoki was ahead holding
The board ran out , 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.
The bagging and tagging is soon to start, five more hands today.
Shoulders drooping, Bertrand Grospellier left the Main Event feature table. He walked to the exit, and told us he had opened the cutoff with only to receive a call and a three-bet to 18,000 from Jaime Staple with . Grospellier then shoved all in, and got a call Staples, who won on . 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.
Anthony Zinno raised from early position and Nick Abou Risk then three-bet jammed for 54,200 with Zinno making the call.
The board ran out and the aces of the Canadian held up.