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€10,300 EPT High Roller



€10,300 EPT High Roller
Day 2 Completed

Lander Lijo Leads €10,300 High Roller Ahead of Final Day; €1m+ Awaits the Winner

will_shill • Level 22: 10,000-25,000, 25,000 ante
Lander Lijo
Lander Lijo

Eleven hours of play in the €10,300 High Roller here at the European Poker Tour stop in Barcelona saw a field of 240 players reduced to just 26 with a winner to be crowned on Sunday.

Lander Lijo will be in pole position when play resumes at 12:30 p.m. after bagging 2,050,000, one of three players over two million in chips along with Antonios Paschalidis (2,015,000) and Timur Khamidullin (2,000,000), with Jean Ferreira (1,960,000) close behind them.

Behind them is Uruguayan Pablo Melogno who had a stunning day adding 1.6 million chips to his stack to bag 1,620,000 after coming into the day as the shortest stack overall with just 15,500.

Notables still in the field include 2016 EPT Barcelona runner-up Uri Reichenstein (1,280,000), Davidi Kitai (1,270,000) and Tony Miles (1,075,000).

Remaining Payouts

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Day 2 Recap

The 218 remaining players from Day 1 were joined by 22 others including EPT Prague €10k High Roller champion Henrik Hecklen, 2018 ninth-place finisher Johnny Nedved, Benjamin Pollak, Charlie Carrel and Cary Katz.

As the last entries were taking their seats, there were already players heading out the door including €25,000 and €50,000 High Roller champion Juan Pardo, and other €25,000 High Roller champion Laszlo Bujtas.

Juan Pardo
Juan Pardo was an early bustout on Day 2

The payouts were confirmed with €1,005,100 awaiting the champion and 79 players in the money.

The chip lead jumped around several players, including Mustapha Kanit and Jakub Michalak who both made sets to eliminate opponents and jump up the chip counts.

As the bubble approached Maria Konnikova was eliminated, joining fellow PokerStars Ambassadors Fatima Moreira De Melo and Kalidou Sow in falling short of the money.

The tournament went hand-for-hand three off the money to combat stalling, and the players went on a 75-minute dinner break one off the money.

When they returned it wasn't long until a short-stacked Daisuke Ogita became the bubble boy at the hands of Rafael Moraes.

Daisuke Ogita
Daisuke Ogita bubbles the €10,300 High Roller

Early eliminations in the money included PokerStars Ambassador Ramon Colillas (71st - €19,380), Martin Jacobson (65th - €19,380), Patrik Antonius (60th - €19,380) and Dario Sammartino (49th - €21,480).

Seven-figure stacks were becoming more commonplace by now, with start-of-day chip leader Oleh Okhotskyi joined by Pablo Melogno, Antonios Paschalidis and Parker Talbot.

2018 champion Max Silver had a good day, but fell just short of making it through to the final day for a shot at defending his title, finishing in 35th for €24,620. Start-of-day chip leader Oleh Okhotskyi did a little better, but fell in 28th place for €27,760.

The pace of eliminations slowed to a crawl, and although Manuel Bardon topped two million chips at one point it was Lijo who secured the overall chip lead at the end of play.

As the EPT Barcelona festival comes to a close tomorrow, stay tuned to PokerNews for all the action as we crown a winner in both the Main Event and €10,300 High Roller.

Tags: Antonios PaschalidisBenjamin PollakCary KatzCharlie CarrelDaisuke OgitaFatima Moreira De MeloHenrik HecklenJakub MichalakJohnny NedvedJuanJuan PardoKalidou SowLaszlo BujtasManuel BardonMaria KonnikovaMartin JacobsonMustapha KanitOleh OkhotskyiPablo MelognoParker TalbotPatrik AntoniusRafael MoraesRamon Colillas

Assorted End of Day Chip Counts

will_shill • Level 22: 10,000-25,000, 25,000 ante
Lander Lijo es
Lander Lijo
es 2,050,000 50,000
Antonios Paschalidis gr
Antonios Paschalidis
gr 2,015,000 65,000
Timur Khamidullin ru
Timur Khamidullin
ru 2,000,000 100,000
Jean Ferreira ca
Jean Ferreira
ca 1,960,000 -140,000
Pablo Melogno uy
Pablo Melogno
uy 1,620,000 -240,000
Pauli Ayras fi
Pauli Ayras
fi 1,500,000 660,000
Tibor Nagygyorgy hu
Tibor Nagygyorgy
hu 1,405,000 765,000
Uri Reichenstein il
Uri Reichenstein
il 1,280,000 815,000
Davidi Kitai be
Davidi Kitai
be 1,270,000
Tomi Brouk fi
Tomi Brouk
fi 1,195,000 285,000
Alex Keating us
Alex Keating
us 1,150,000 25,000
Manuel Bardon ES
Manuel Bardon
ES 1,100,000 -550,000
Tony Miles us
Tony Miles
us 1,075,000 175,000
Ibrahim Ghassan lb
Ibrahim Ghassan
lb 980,000 -270,000
Dmitry Yurasov ru
Dmitry Yurasov
ru 805,000 -615,000
Mauro Francolini it
Mauro Francolini
it 765,000 -180,000
Jakub Michalak pl
Jakub Michalak
pl 690,000 80,000
Sergio Coutinho pt
Sergio Coutinho
pt 675,000 -285,000
Rafael Moraes br
Rafael Moraes
br 495,000 -105,000
Andreas Berggren se
Andreas Berggren
se 475,000 -245,000
Jorryt van Hoof nl
Jorryt van Hoof
nl 465,000 105,000
Chris Hunichen us
Chris Hunichen
us 455,000 -385,000
Anton Wigg se
Anton Wigg
se 445,000 25,000
Guillaume Nolet ca
Guillaume Nolet
ca 430,000 430,000
Anton Siden se
Anton Siden
se 320,000 -250,000

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Play Has Halted for the Day

SandraBarbour • Level 22: 10,000-25,000, 25,000 ante

The remaining 26 players are bagging for the night. End-of-day chip counts a recap will follow shortly.

Talbot Busts to End Day 2

ajlamers • Level 22: 10,000-25,000, 25,000 ante
Parker Talbot
Parker Talbot

Antonios Paschalidis raised to 60,000 from under the gun and Parker Talbot shoved all in for 295,000 next to act. Davidi Kitai flat-called on the button and Paschalidis called as well.

The flop came {a-Spades}{j-Hearts}{5-Diamonds} and Paschalidis led out for 450,000. Kitai quickly folded and the remaining two hands were tabled. Paschalidis showed {j-Clubs}{j-Diamonds} for a set of jacks while Talbot needed help with {a-Hearts}{k-Spades}.

Talbot turned some outs when the {k-Diamonds} hit the felt but the {8-Spades} on the river was not good enough as he was eliminated in one of the last hands of the night.

Antonios Paschalidis gr
Antonios Paschalidis
gr 1,950,000 360,000
Davidi Kitai be
Davidi Kitai
be 1,270,000 -130,000
Parker Talbot ca
Parker Talbot
ca Busted

Tags: Antonios PaschalidisDavidi KitaiParker Talbot

Lijo Sends Start-of-Day Chip Leader Okhotskyi to the rail.

will_shill • Level 22: 10,000-25,000, 25,000 ante

Oleh Okhotskyi opened to 55,000 and Lander Lijo three-bet to 165,000 from the next position. It folded back around to Okhotskyi who four-bet all in for around 400,000. Lijo called.

Oleh Okhotskyi: {4-Spades}{4-Clubs}
Lander Lijo: {a-Hearts}{a-Diamonds}

The board came {9-Spades}{j-Spades}{8-Diamonds}{5-Clubs}{10-Diamonds} and Lijo sent his opponent to the rail and moved up to around two million in chips.

Lander Lijo es
Lander Lijo
es 2,000,000 680,000
Oleh Okhotskyi ua
Oleh Okhotskyi
ua Busted

Tags: Lander LijoOleh Okhotskyi

Yurasov Turns Keating

ajlamers • Level 22: 10,000-25,000, 25,000 ante

Alex Keating raised to 50,000 from under the gun and was called by Dmitry Yurasov on the button. The flop fell {9-Spades}{7-Clubs}{2-Spades} and Keating led out for 100,000. Yurasov called and the {j-Hearts} landed on the turn.

Keating checked this time and Yurasov fired out a bet of 200,000. Keating called and the {3-Clubs} completed the board. Keating checked once more and Yurasov tapped the table as well. Keating showed {10-Spades}{10-Hearts} but Yurasov held {j-Clubs}{8-Clubs} for a pair of jacks to scoop the pot.

Dmitry Yurasov ru
Dmitry Yurasov
ru 1,420,000 815,000
Alex Keating us
Alex Keating
us 1,125,000 225,000

Tags: Dmitry YurasovAlex Keating

Lijo Takes Down Kanit

SandraBarbour • Level 22: 10,000-25,000, 25,000 ante
Mustapha Kanit
Mustapha Kanit

Mustapha Kanit opened to 50,000 from middle position and Lander Lijo called from the button.

The flop was {k-Clubs}{j-Hearts}{7-Clubs} and Kanit threw in a bet of 45,000 that Lijo called. The turn brought the {4-Hearts} and this time, Kanit checked. Lijo bet 75,000 and Kanit check-raised all in for about 400,000. Lijo snap-called and the cards were revealed.

Mustapha Kanit: {a-Clubs}{k-Diamonds}
Lander Lijo: {k-Hearts}{j-Diamonds}

Kanit had a pair of kings but Lijo had kings and jacks. The {7-Diamonds} river completed the board and Lijo took down the pot, ending Kanit's run in the tournament.

Lander Lijo es
Lander Lijo
es 1,320,000 955,000
Mustapha Kanit it
Mustapha Kanit
it Busted

Tags: Lander LijoMustapha Kanit

Satubayev Eliminated by Khamidullin

will_shill • Level 22: 10,000-25,000, 25,000 ante
Shyngis Satubayev
Shyngis Satubayev

Timur Khamidullin opened to 70,000 and Shyngis Satubayev three-bet to 210,000 from the small blind. The big blind folded and Khamidullin called.

Timur Khamidullin: {6-Spades}{6-Hearts}
Shyngis Satubayev: {a-Hearts}{9-Diamonds}

Satubayev flopped a pair on the {6-Diamonds}{j-Clubs}{9-Hearts} flop, but Khamidullin moved further ahead with a set. Satubayev was dead by the {4-Diamonds} turn and the river {j-Spades} improved Khamidullin to a full house.

Timur Khamidullin ru
Timur Khamidullin
ru 1,900,000 450,000
Shyngis Satubayev kz
Shyngis Satubayev
kz Busted

Tags: Shyngis SatubayevTimur Khamidullin