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€1,100 EPT National
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€1,100 EPT National
Day 2 Completed

Iliya Iliev Leads 30 Players to Day 3 of the €1,100 EPT National

DegenOnTour • Level 27: 30,000-60,000, 60,000 ante
Iliya Iliev
Iliya Iliev

Day 3 of the €1,100 EPT National at the PokerStars European Poker Tour Prague held at the beautiful Hilton Prague is in the books. Iliya Iliev from Bulgaria has the chip lead with 8,820,000. He's closely followed by Preben Stokkan with 7,700,000 and Jean-Noel Thorel with 5,900,000. The day started with 373 players left out of the 2,486 that entered the tournament. After a little over nine one-hour levels of play, there were only 30 players left to advance to Day 3 to battle it out for the first-place prize of €382,750.

The day started at 12 p.m. local time with 373 players and plenty of eliminations. They played 16 minutes in level 17 (3,000-6,000, big blind ante 6,000) before advancing to level 18 (4,000/8,000, big blind ante 8,000). After only 1,5 hours of play, there were already over 150 players that exited the tournament. A couple of the first players to exit the tournament in the first level include Boubekeur Benhalima (339th - €1,720), Antoine Labat (323rd - €1,820), Kees van Brugge (300th - €1,820), and Ari Engel (232nd - €2,040). The tournament didn't seem to slow down at any point and the eliminations kept on coming. Parker Talbot (214th - €2,300) was one of the next players to exit the tournament. Talbot lost a big pot and he was left with just six big blinds. He lost those with queen-ten against pocket aces after the board ran out ten-king-jack-deuce-seven.

Plenty of others didn't make it to the dinner break. Martin Kabrhel (175th - €2,570), Dimitar Danchev (172nd - €2,570), Vojtech Ruzicka (166th - €2,570), Sebastian Malec (134th - €2,900), Sofia Lovgren (115th - €3,480), Martin Finger (93rd, €4,090), Jan-Eric Schwippert (85th - €4,090), and Platinum Pass winner Mihai Manole (78th - €4,090) all busted out before the 75-minute dinner break after level 23.

The day was supposed to end after ten one-hour levels but the players were busting at an incredible rate. The tournament staff announced that they would play down to the end of level 27 or until there were 32 players left in the tournament. In what seemed like the last hand of the tournament it was Harpreet Padda who eliminated two players. He saw Andreas Vlachos move all in and then he saw Laurence Fleury rejam all in. Padda had pocket nines and he called. Vlachos was playing ace-eight and Fleury had pocket sevens. Padda was in an excellent position to send two players home and he did just that after a clean board was dealt. On another table, there was another elimination as Aleksander Da Silva Boski was eliminated. That means that Day 3 will start with just 30 players instead of 32.

Aleksander Da Silva Boski
Aleksander Da Silva Boski

Chip leader Iliev had a nice rush in the levels after the dinner break. ''I'm very tired'', said Iliev when asked about his day. ''For two days I didn't see a single pocket pair. Then today there were three big pots. I had aces in back-to-back hands and then in the next two hands queens - twice!''. Iliev will start in pole position on Day 3. Stokkan is in second place and he has been grinding steadily for the entire Day 2. Thorel closes the top 3 and he had a great last level of the day as well. They will battle it out for the first-place prize of €382,750 while they are all guaranteed to take home at least €8,930.

Day 3 will start at 12 p.m. local time on Tuesday, December 11. There are still 53 minutes and 24 seconds left in level 27 (30,000-60,000, big blind ante 60,000) when they kick off the tournament. PokerNews will be present from start to finish to provide live coverage.

Day 3 seat draw

TableSeatNameCountryChips
11Peter TurmezeyHungary3085000
12Nikita StaroverovLithuania1355000
13Joanna SkrukkerudNorway1025000
14Walter TreccarichiItaly1495000
15Stefan VogtGermany1510000
16Ut Tam VoFrance2550000
17Vadzim LipaukaBelarus585000
18Alexander ShelukhinRussia1100000
     
21Eli FagundesBrazil3780000
22Florian DutaRomania930000
23Ali Al SaidyNorway2930000
24Jean Noel ThorelFrance5900000
25Vasileios TsaknisGreece1955000
26Bleron MaliqiSwitzerland1260000
27Lukas ZaskodnyCzech Republic1845000
28Boris MondrusIsrael4700000
     
31Robert GerthoferSlovakia1500000
32Charbel SalloumLebanon500000
33Charlie CarrelUnited Kingdom1425000
34Marc GoeschelGermany1395000
35Iliya IlievBulgaria8820000
36Alessandro MazzilliItaly2855000
38Danilo VelasevicSerbia1715000
     
41Preben StokkanNorway7700000
42Mohamad El-raisSwitzerland3555000
43Bryan ParisUnited States2060000
45Harpreet PaddaCanada2960000
46Ondrej LonCzech Republic910000
47Stefan IvanovBulgaria1130000
48Georgios KitsiosGreece2965000

Tags: Aleksander Da Silva BoskiAndreas VlachosAntoine LabatAri EngelBoubekeur BenhalimaDimitar DanchevHarpreet PaddaIliya IlievJan Eric SchwippertKees van BruggeLaurence FleuryMartin FingerMartin KabrhelMihai ManoleParker TalbotPreben StokkanSebastian MalecSofia LovgrenVojtech Ruzicka

End of Day 2 Chip Counts

will_shill • Level 27: 30,000-60,000, 60,000 ante
Iliya Iliev BG
Iliya Iliev
BG 8,820,000 820,000
Preben Stokkan no
Preben Stokkan
no 7,700,000 4,450,000
Jean-Noel Thorel fr
Jean-Noel Thorel
fr 5,900,000 -200,000
Boris Mondrus il
Boris Mondrus
il 4,700,000 -200,000
Eli Fagundes br
Eli Fagundes
br 3,780,000 1,980,000
[Removed:354] CH
[Removed:354]
CH 3,557,000 -43,000
Peter Turmezey hu
Peter Turmezey
hu 3,085,000 1,045,000
Georgios Kitsios gr
Georgios Kitsios
gr 2,965,000 -335,000
Harpreet Padda ca
Harpreet Padda
ca 2,960,000 60,000
Ali Al Saidy no
Ali Al Saidy
no 2,930,000 830,000
Alessandro Mazzilli IT
Alessandro Mazzilli
IT 2,855,000 2,225,000
Ut Tam Vo fr
Ut Tam Vo
fr 2,550,000 750,000
Bryan Paris us
Bryan Paris
us 2,060,000 -140,000
Vasileios Tsaknis gr
Vasileios Tsaknis
gr 1,955,000 655,000
Lukas Zaskodny cz
Lukas Zaskodny
cz 1,845,000 625,000
Danilo Velasevic rs
Danilo Velasevic
rs 1,715,000 560,000
Stefan Vogt de
Stefan Vogt
de 1,510,000 210,000
Robert Gerthofer SK
Robert Gerthofer
SK 1,500,000 415,000
Walter Treccarichi it
Walter Treccarichi
it 1,495,000 395,000
Charlie Carrel gb
Charlie Carrel
gb 1,425,000 -475,000
Marc Goeschel de
Marc Goeschel
de 1,395,000 -1,065,000
Nikita Staroverov LT
Nikita Staroverov
LT 1,355,000 955,000
Bleron Maliqi ch
Bleron Maliqi
ch 1,260,000 755,000
Stefan Ivanov bg
Stefan Ivanov
bg 1,130,000 -190,000
Alexander Shelukhin ru
Alexander Shelukhin
ru 1,100,000 -25,000

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Another Elimination

DegenOnTour • Level 27: 30,000-60,000, 60,000 ante

Aleksander Da Silva Boski lost heaps when he called an all in with ace-king. He lost the pot against jack-ten suited and his opponent hit a flush.

Boski was eliminated in the next hand at the same time as the other two eliminations. This means that only 30 players will advance to Day 3.

Aleksander Da Silva Boski pt
Aleksander Da Silva Boski
pt Busted

Tags: Aleksander Da Silva Boski

Padda Eliminates Two to End the Day

DegenOnTour • Level 27: 30,000-60,000, 60,000 ante
Harpreet Padda
Harpreet Padda

There were already two players all-in. Laurence Fleury had moved all in after she saw her neighbor Andreas Vlachos move all in. Harpreet Padda had both players covered and he called to put them both at risk.

Harpreet Padda: {9-Diamonds}{9-Clubs}
Andreas Vlachos: {A-Clubs}{8-Hearts}
Laurence Fleury: {7-Hearts}{7-Diamonds}

The board came down {8-Clubs}{10-Diamonds}{5-Hearts}{Q-Hearts}{10-Hearts} and that meant that Padda would eliminate both opponents in one hand.

Harpreet Padda ca
Harpreet Padda
ca 2,900,000 50,000
Laurence Fleury FR
Laurence Fleury
FR Busted
Andreas Vlachos gr
Andreas Vlachos
gr Busted

Tags: Andreas VlachosHarpreet PaddaLaurence Fleury

Romera Out After Clash with Paris

will_shill • Level 27: 30,000-60,000, 60,000 ante

Ignacio Barcenas Romera three-bet jammed around a million chips with {a-}{j-} into the {10-}{10-} of Bryan Paris and came out second best. He then shoved his remaining chips in with {a-}{q-} but was called by the {a-}{k-} of Mohamad El-rais.

Again he was behind, and he failed to catch up and he was eliminated.

There is just one elimination separating players from Day 3.

[Removed:354] CH
[Removed:354]
CH 3,600,000 1,550,000
Bryan Paris us
Bryan Paris
us 2,200,000 600,000
Ignacio Barcenas Romera es
Ignacio Barcenas Romera
es Busted

Tags: Bryan ParisIgnacio Barcenas

Level:
27
Blinds:
30,000/60,000
Ante:
60,000

Carrel Talks His Way to Some Chips

will_shill • Level 26: 25,000-50,000, 50,000 ante
Charlie Carrel
Charlie Carrel

Charlie Carrel raised to 100,000 from under the gun and Nikita Staroverov defended his big blind.

The flop came {10-Hearts}{5-Diamonds}{8-Hearts}.

"Did you see my hand?" Carrel suddenly asked.

Staroverov appeared surprised.

"Now I don't know if you are f*cking with me or not!" said Carrel. Staroverov checked and Carrel bet 100,000. "Did you see the ten?" Carrel said with a grin.

Staroverov called and the turn was the {k-Clubs}. This time Staroverov check-folded.

Carrel took the pot down.

"You had a ten or not?" asked Staroverov.

"I don't want to make you feel bad!" said Carrel.

Charlie Carrel gb
Charlie Carrel
gb 1,900,000 1,100,000
Nikita Staroverov LT
Nikita Staroverov
LT 400,000 -715,000

Tags: Charlie CarrelNikita Staroverov

Lesniewski Eliminated After Long Tank

DegenOnTour • Level 26: 25,000-50,000, 50,000 ante

The board read {10-Spades}{3-Spades}{5-Spades}{K-Hearts} and there was already over a million in the pot. Boris Mondrus had checked from the hijack to Marcin Lesniewski in the cutoff and he had bet 550,000. Mondrus came over the top with an all-in bet of effectively 1,400,000, putting Lesniewski all in.

Lesniewski disappeared in the tank for multiple minutes before having the clock called on him. With about ten seconds left he called with {A-Hearts}{K-Clubs}, but he was drawing very thin against the {K-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds} of Mondrus.

The river was the {4-Spades} and Lesniewski was sent packing.

Boris Mondrus il
Boris Mondrus
il 4,900,000 2,800,000
Marcin Lesniewski pl
Marcin Lesniewski
pl Busted

Tags: Boris MondrusMarcin Lesniewski

Day Ends at 32 Left or Upon Completion of Level 27

DegenOnTour • Level 26: 25,000-50,000, 50,000 ante

The tournament staff just announced that they will play until the end of level 27 or until there are only 32 players left, whichever comes first.

There are only 37 players left right now and there are still 30 minutes left in level 26.