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€10,300 High Roller
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€10,300 High Roller
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Wyraz Builds Big Lead into Day 3 of High Roller; Kassouf Bags

mnuwwarah • Level 21: 10,000-20,000, 3,000 ante
Grzegorz Wyraz
Grzegorz Wyraz

The record-breaking €10,300 High Roller at PokerStars European Poker Tour Prague, which drew 407 entries, is down to just 22 after a marathon 11-level Day 2. Foremost among the remaining runners is Grzegorz Wyraz, a live satellite winner hailing from Poland who put 3,137,000 in the bag at night's end, well clear of his nearest competitor.

Wyraz typically grinds smaller tournaments, with most of his cashes being in events in the €500 range, but he could be putting together a classic poker satellite-to-riches story if he can bink the €765,900 earmarked for first.

Wyraz started his surge up the counts late in the day. He chipped up just before the bubble by busting Yang Zhang with ace-king against {a-Diamonds}{j-Diamonds}. Then, he picked up queens twice against short stacks Bartlomiej Machon and PokerStars Team Pro Liv Boeree.

The pot that really did it for him, though, came against Ari Engel with the clock winding down for the day at 10,000/20,000/3,000. Wyraz and Engel played a monster pot blind versus blind, with Wyraz opening preflop, betting a {10-Clubs}{3-Diamonds}{2-Hearts} flop, and check-raising on a {6-Clubs} turn. Wyraz jammed the {7-Diamonds} river to put Engel to the test for about 740,000, and the Aussie Millions champ called it off with a called clock ticking toward zero. He had only {4-Clubs}{3-Hearts}, no match for a set of sixes.

Other players rounding out the top five were Glib Kovtunov (1,878,000), Tue Ullerup Hansen (1,546,000), Jussi Nevanlinna (1,417,000), and Matas Cimbolas (1,156,000).

Another player who advanced was infamously talkative Brit William Kassouf, who will tote one of the shorter stacks into the final day of the tournament. He'll have just 336,000 with the big blind heading to 24,000. Kassouf was able to use his patented "speech play" to goad Liviu Ignat into doubling him up with a set of queens on a four-straight board when Kassouf had the straight.

The tournament reached the money on Day 2, though it didn't come without a prolonged bubble period. Numerous tables saw players stalling just before the bubble, so hand-for-hand play was a welcome sight for some. The money was eventually reached when Isaac Haxton, who shipped a €25,500 High Roller earlier in the week, bubbled out when he blinded off nearly all of his stack and then got tens in but couldn't hold against big stack Jens Lakemeier's eight-six.

Boeree, [Removed:17], Sergio Aido, Stephen Chidwick, Andrey Zaichenko, Sam Greenwood, and Niall Farrell were some of those falling in the paid places; Nick Petrangelo, Igor Kurganov, Max Silver, Anthony Zinno, Steve O'Dwyer, and start-of-day leader Jerry Wong were among the players busting in advance of the money.

Day 3 continues on Monday and will see the event come to a close, so come back to PokerNews to see who is crowned the final EPT high roller champ

Tags: Grzegorz WyrazWilliam Kassouf

End-Of-Day Chip Counts and Seat Draw (full)

Webjoker • Level 21: 10,000-20,000, 3,000 ante
TableSeatPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
11Steven Thompson VilaCosta Rica581,00024
12[Removed:146]France1,142,00048
13Paul LeckeyUnited Kingdom314,00013
14Josip SimunicAustria828,00034
15William KassoufUnited Kingdom336,00014
16Ihar SoikaBelarus998,00042
17Matas CimbolasLithuania1,156,00048
18Grzegorz WyrazPoland3,137,000130
      
21Viacheslav GoryachevRussia287,00012
22Jens LakemeierGermany725,00030
23Alexandru PapazianRomania802,00033
24Patrick SerdaCanada571,00024
25Martin FingerGermany778,00032
26Oliver WeisGermany560,00023
28Glib KovtunovUkraine1,878,00078
      
31Vlado BanicevicMontenegro580,00024
32Samy OuellaniFrance455,00019
33Tue Ullerup HansenDenmark1,546,00064
34Adrian MateosSpain1,155,00048
35Paul HoeferGermany420,00018
37Viliyan PetleshkovBulgaria624,00026
38Jussi NevanlinnaFinland1,417,00059
Grzegorz Wyraz pl 3,137,000 413,000
Glib Kovtunov UA 1,878,000 268,000
Tue Ullerup Hansen DK 1,546,000 -54,000
Jussi Nevanlinna fi 1,417,000 -3,000
Matas Cimbolas lt 1,156,000 -144,000
Adrian Mateos es 1,155,000 155,000
[Removed:146] FR 1,142,000 242,000
Ihar Soika by 998,000 -2,000
Josip Simunic at 828,000 -17,000
Alexandru Papazian ro 802,000 252,000
Martin Finger de 778,000 -287,000
Jens Lakemeier at 725,000 -375,000
Viliyan Petleshkov bg 624,000 -106,000
Steven Thompson Vila CR 581,000 181,000
Vlado Banicevic me 580,000 -156,000
Patrick Serda ca 571,000 -29,000
Oliver Weis de 560,000 195,000
Samy Ouellani fr 455,000 20,000
Paul Hoefer de 420,000 -280,000
William Kassouf gb 336,000 -79,000
Paul Leckey ie 314,000 50,000
Viacheslav Goryachev ru 287,000 -73,000

Last Pot to Kovtunov

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

On the last hand of the night, while the other two tables were bagging, Glib Kovtunov checked from the big blind on a completed board of {4-Clubs}{j-Spades}{2-Spades}{2-Hearts}{10-Hearts}. Patrick Serda put in 135,000 from the cutoff. Kovtunov thought awhile and called, and Serda showed {3-}{3-}. Kovtunov could beat that: {5-Spades}{4-Spades}.

The players are bagging up, and chip counts and a recap will be available shortly.

Tags: Glib KovtunovPatrick Serda

Dmitry Yurasov Hits the Rail

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

With just a few minutes of play to go for the day, Dmitry Yurasov shoved all in for 248,000. Jussi Nevanlinna called, all other players folded.

Yurasov had {A-Spades}{10-Diamonds} and was up against the {A-Hearts}{Q-Clubs} of Jussi Nevanlinna. The board ran out {8-Hearts}{7-Spades}{Q-Spades}{6-Clubs}{6-Diamonds} and Yurasov was heading for the pay-out desk in 23rd place.

Jussi Nevanlinna fi 1,420,000 420,000
Dmitry Yurasov ru Busted

Tags: Dmitry YurasovJussi Nevanlinna

Hansen Fires in the Five-Bet

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

Samy Ouellani opened for 45,000 in the cutoff, and Tue Ullerup Hansen made it 120,000 on the button. Back to Ouellani after the blinds folded, and he put in 300,000. Hansen responded with a five-bet to 620,000 and he got a quick fold.

Someone asked Hansen to show one and he flashed the {q-Hearts}.

Tue Ullerup Hansen DK 1,600,000 550,000
Samy Ouellani fr 435,000 -660,000

Tags: Samy OuellaniTue Ullerup Hansen

Sergio Aido Eliminated

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

Action folded to Sergio Aido on the button and he moved in for his last 320,000 or so. Glib Kovtunov in the small blind looked him up with {A-Spades}{9-Diamonds} and was ahead of Aido's {K-Hearts}{J-Spades}. The board ran out {A-Clubs}{8-Clubs}{6-Hearts}{4-Hearts}{J-Hearts} and Aido departed in 24th place.

Glib Kovtunov UA 1,610,000 310,000
Sergio Aido es Busted

Tags: Glib KovtunovSergio Aido

Final 24 Redraw

mnuwwarah • Level 21: 10,000-20,000, 3,000 ante
SeatTable 1Table 2Table 3
1Steven Thompson VilaViacheslav GoryachevVlado Banicevic
2[Removed:146]Jens LakemeierSamy Ouellani
3Paul LeckeyAlexandru PapazianTue Ullerup Hansen
4Josip SimunicPatrick SerdaAdrian Mateos
5William KassoufMartin FingerPaul Hoefer
6Ihar SoikaOliver WeisDmitry Yurasov
7Matas CimbolasSergio AidoViliyan Petleshkov
8Grzegorz WyrazGlib KovtunovJussi Nevanlinna

Ari Engel Busts in Biggest Hand of the Tournament

Webjoker • Level 21: 10,000-20,000, 3,000 ante
Ari Engel
Ari Engel

As we arrived, the entire board was already out in a huge pot between Grzegorz Wyraz and Ari Engel. Wyraz told us afterward what had happened leading up to that point.

Action folded to Wyraz in the small blind and he raised it up. Engel called and called the continuation bet on {10-Clubs}{3-Diamonds}{2-Hearts} as well. The {6-Clubs} hit the turn and Wyraz checked. Engel bet and Wyraz check-raised. Engel called again.

That's where we picked up the action as Wyraz shoved all in on the {7-Diamonds} river. Engel, with roughly 740,000 behind we would estimate, went deep into the tank.

"Will you show me if I fold?" Engel asked. Wyraz did not reply.

"What's your name?" Engel asked jokingly. Wyraz did not reply.

"Can I see your slip?" Engel asked. Wyraz did not reply, or at least did not really seem to be sure what Engel meant.

After some more time in the tank, the clock was called on him by tablemate Farid Yachou. The floor came over and put the clock on Engel. With still some 20 seconds left to act, Engel called.

"Set" said Wyraz, as he showed his {6-Spades}{6-Hearts}.

"F*ck!" said Engel as he slammed his {3-Hearts}{4-Clubs} on the table in defeat.

Grzegorz Wyraz pl 2,724,000 1,024,000
Ari Engel ca Busted

Tags: Ari EngelGrzegorz Wyraz

Kovtunov Doubles Through Finger

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

Martin Finger handed out a massive beat earlier and he just took one in return, albeit not quite as big. He three-bet to 120,000 in the small blind after Glib Kovtunov opened button, and Kovtunov shoved all in for 634,000. Finger called right away with {a-Spades}{k-Spades} and was dominating {a-Clubs}{q-Clubs}. Kovtunov, however, flopped a flush draw and hit it on the river as the board ran out {9-Clubs}{k-Hearts}{5-Clubs}{3-Diamonds}{8-Clubs}.

Glib Kovtunov UA 1,300,000 480,000
Martin Finger de 1,065,000 90,000

Tags: Martin FingerGlib Kovtunov