€1,100 EPT National



€1,100 EPT National
Day 2 Completed

Barry McGovern Leads 46 Players to Day 3 of the €1,100 EPT National

SandraBarbour • Level 27: 30,000-60,000, 60,000 ante
Barry McGovern
Barry McGovern

A full day of poker has come to an end on Day 2 of the €1,100 EPT National of the 2019 PokerStars European Poker Tour Barcelona after ten one-hour levels of play with only 46 players remaining out of the record-breaking 4,682-entry field.

Barry McGovern has the chip lead with a stack of 7,240,000. McGovern was slowly building throughout the day and found his way to the chip lead during the last level of the night when he flopped a set of aces against’s Rui Bouquet’s set of eights, and sent Bouquet to the exit right before bagging. Closely trailing McGovern is Adam Hendrix with 7,200,000. Hendrix has an impressive poker resume with over $850,000 in total live earnings. He will be going for the best live cash of his career. Ali Chaieb rounds up the top three with 7,000,000.

Some other big names hunting the €585,500 payday include Fernando Pons (4,245,000) Vojtech Ruzicka (3,735,000), Pete Chen (2,990,000), and Michael Soyza (1,860,000). Ruzicka has over $4,000,000 in live earnings and will be looking to add another title to his resume. Soyza has been having a great summer and claimed his second biggest live score less than a month ago.

The day started at noon local time with 702 hopefuls returning to the felt to continue to battle it out and the day 2 action was fast from the start. Indeed, with so many short-stacks beginning the day, payouts were being called at every table, seemingly after every hand. By the first break, the field was cut to less than half. Some of the first players to head to the exit were Pierre Merlin (631th place - €1,790), Tony Miles (486th place - €2,010), Enrico Camosci (438th place - €2,230) and Renato Kaneoya (431th place - €2,230).

The action didn't slow down throughout most of the day and plenty of others didn’t make it to the dinner break including Ivan Gabrieli (307th place - €2,670), Ajay Gnanasambanthan (189th place - €3,310), Julien Martini (177th place - €3,780), ), Davidi Kitai (159th place - €3,780), Vadzim Lipauka (141th place - €4,270), PokerStars Ambassador Kalidou Sow (128th place - €4,270) and Sonny Franco (95th place - €5,820).

Only 76 players were still in the tournament by the dinner break including Raffaele Sorrentino, champion of the the €5,300 Main Event of the 2017 PokerStars Championship Monte-Carlo and Mario Lopez who won this event in 2015. However, they fell short from another title as they were eliminated before the last level of the night.

Day 3 of this four-day event picks up on Saturday August 24 at 12 noon at Level 28 with blinds of 40,000/80,000 with a 80,000 big blind ante. The remaining 46 players are all guaranteed a payout of €9,710, but all eyes will be on the first-place prize of €585,500, the title, and the trophy.

The PokerNews Live Reporting Team will be on the felt to provide you with all the action throughout the day.

Tags: Adam HendrixAjay GnanasambanthanAli ChaiebBarry McGovernDavidi KitaiEnrico CamosciFernando PonsGianluca EscobarIvan GabrieliJulien MartiniKalidou SowMario LopezMichael SoyzaPete ChenPierre MerlinRaffaele SorrentinoRenato KaneoyaSonny FrancoTony MilesVadzim LipaukaVojtech Ruzicka

Day 3 Seat Draw

poolshir • Level 27: 30,000-60,000, 60,000 ante
TableSeatNameCountryChipsBig Blinds
11Tobias AnttilaFinland1,665,00021
12Jean LesteFrance4,385,00055
14Jakub GrzegorzekPoland3,400,00043
15Jai SahaIndia3,765,00047
16Markku KoplimaaEstonia4,985,00062
17Andreas BerggrenSweden2,215,00028
18Luis HernandezSpain800,00010
21Gregory ArmandFrance5,195,00065
22Alejandro LopezUruguay720,0009
23Mikael GuenniFrance835,00010
24Andre Silva DiasPortugal6,650,00083
25Hassan SeyFinland1,940,00024
26Gisle OlsenDenmark2,350,00029
27Lawrence WhyteUnited States1,365,00017
28Dimitri SteinfeuerGermany1,250,00016
31Andrea SalamoneItaly3,720,00047
32Mauricio SanchezColombia2,530,00032
33Fernando PonsSpain4,245,00053
34Friedrich MeyerGermany2,580,00032
35Petru PapucRomania1,000,00013
36Matias ArosuoFinland3,040,00038
37Maxime ChilaudFrance5,015,00063
38Marco ColombaniItaly220,0003
42Michael SoyzaMalaysia1,860,00023
43Christian LeFrance670,0008
44Rachid AabbadiMorocco2,720,00034
45Rachid ChaoukiFrance2,310,00029
46Martin PaapNetherlands2,480,00031
47Christian GrundtvigDenmark2,010,00025
48Pete ChenTaiwan2,990,00037
51Andrei PopugaevRussia1,595,00020
53Virgil GrecuRomania1,105,00014
54Adam HendrixUnited States7,200,00090
55Victor AzanFrance1,990,00025
56Romain VialFrance3,775,00047
57Barry McGovernIreland7,240,00091
58Jose Prieto PulidoSpain3,435,00043
61Hafthor HlynssonIceland1,965,00025
62Pasquale BracoItaly4,405,00055
63Marius Constantin IftimiaRomania2,070,00026
64Gregor Prizmic MartiniNetherlands3,000,00038
65Ali ChaiebFrance7,000,00088
66Vojtech RuzickaCzech Republic3,735,00047
67Jan DentlerGermany3,345,00042
68Jose QuintasPortugal4,885,00061

End of Day Chip Counts (full)

poolshir • Level 27: 30,000-60,000, 60,000 ante
Barry McGovern us
Barry McGovern
us 7,240,000
Adam Hendrix us
Adam Hendrix
us 7,200,000 -1,000,000
Ali Chaieb fr
Ali Chaieb
fr 7,000,000 3,110,000
Andre Silva Dias PT
Andre Silva Dias
PT 6,650,000 500,000
Gregory Armand us
Gregory Armand
us 5,195,000 345,000
Maxime Chilaud fr
Maxime Chilaud
fr 5,015,000 275,000
Markku Koplimaa ee
Markku Koplimaa
ee 4,985,000 185,000
Jose Quintas pt
Jose Quintas
pt 4,885,000 960,000
Pasquale Braco it
Pasquale Braco
it 4,405,000 2,280,000
Jean Leste FR
Jean Leste
FR 4,385,000 2,185,000
Fernando Pons es
Fernando Pons
es 4,245,000 420,000
[Removed:328] LT
LT 3,935,000 3,035,000
Romain Vial FR
Romain Vial
FR 3,775,000 -525,000
Jai Saha in
Jai Saha
in 3,765,000 1,385,000
Vojtech Ruzicka cz
Vojtech Ruzicka
cz 3,735,000 35,000
Andrea Salamone it
Andrea Salamone
it 3,720,000 370,000
Jose Prieto Pulido ES
Jose Prieto Pulido
ES 3,435,000 2,610,000
Jakub Grzegorzek pl
Jakub Grzegorzek
pl 3,400,000 -300,000
Jan Dentler de
Jan Dentler
de 3,345,000 1,495,000
Matias Arosuo fi
Matias Arosuo
fi 3,040,000 2,928,000
Gregor Prizmic Martini nl
Gregor Prizmic Martini
nl 3,000,000 1,225,000
Pete Chen tw
Pete Chen
tw 2,990,000 -2,210,000
Rachid Aabbadi ma
Rachid Aabbadi
ma 2,720,000 920,000
Friedrich Meyer de
Friedrich Meyer
de 2,580,000 795,000
Mauricio Sanchez CO
Mauricio Sanchez
CO 2,530,000 -270,000

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Play Ended

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

Play has ended for today with 46 players left on the tournament clock. The full chip counts and a recap of today's action are to follow.

Down to 46 Players

zedmaster84 • Level 27: 30,000-60,000, 60,000 ante

Former big stack Ruben Garcia Blancas and Rui Bouquet fell in the final hand of the night and the latter went from hero to zero after his previous double up when he flopped middle set with pocket eights. Barry McGovern had top set with aces and claimed an enormous pot to potentially take the chip lead after Day 2.

Barry McGovern us
Barry McGovern
us 7,240,000 2,940,000
Ruben Garcia Blancas es
Ruben Garcia Blancas
es Busted
Rui Bouquet pt
Rui Bouquet
pt Busted

Tags: Barry McGovernRuben Garcia BlancasRui Bouquet

Mariani Eliminated

zedmaster84 • Level 27: 30,000-60,000, 60,000 ante

Julien Mariani had a big flip at the very end when his {a-Clubs}{k-Spades} faced the {10-Spades}{10-Hearts} of Rui Bouquet.

Mariani took the lead on the {a-Diamonds}{9-Clubs}{6-Spades} flop, but the {10-Diamonds} turn locked up the double for Bouquet as a meaningless {3-Spades} fell on the river.

Mariani was all in for 50,000 the next hand and Gisle Olsen raised to 200,000, Andrei Popugaev called from the big blind and check-folded the {k-Diamonds}{10-Hearts}{3-Spades} flop.

Julien Mariani: {9-Clubs}{6-Hearts}
Gisle Olsen: {a-Clubs}{10-Diamonds}

The {k-Hearts} turn and {k-Spades} river brought no miracle for Mariani and he hit the rail.

Rui Bouquet pt
Rui Bouquet
pt 3,100,000 1,670,000
Gisle Olsen dk
Gisle Olsen
dk 2,350,000 1,305,000
Andrei Popugaev ru
Andrei Popugaev
ru 1,600,000 350,000
Julien Mariani fr
Julien Mariani
fr Busted

Tags: Andrei PopugaevGisle OlsenJulien MarianiRui Bouquet

Soyza Doubles Through Le

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

Romain Vial raised to 130,000 from the button and Christian Le shoved in the small blind for 1,520,000. Michael Soyza decided to also shove for the 850,000 he had behind. Vial contemplated his options for a bit and then opted to fold.

Michael Soyza: {a-Hearts}{j-Diamonds}
Christian Le: {8-Spades}{8-Clubs}

The board ran out {7-Diamonds}{10-Clubs}{q-Diamonds}{j-Hearts}{10-Diamonds} for Soyza to find a jack on the turn to double up.

Michael Soyza my
Michael Soyza
my 1,890,000 980,000
Christian Le FR
Christian Le
FR 670,000

Tags: Michael SoyzaChristian LeRomain Vial

Iftimia Doubles Through Steinfeuer

zedmaster84 • Level 27: 30,000-60,000, 60,000 ante

On the river of a completed board of {a-Spades}{a-Clubs}{6-Hearts}{10-Hearts}{2-Hearts}, Dimitri Steinfeuer faced the shove of Marius Constantin Iftimia for 720,000 and jumped out of his chair to study the board and his opponent.

"Is king high good?" Steinfeuer asked and eventually made the call.

Iftimia had king-high, but it was the {k-Hearts}{4-Hearts} for the flush and that secured the double, as Steinfeuer only had {10-Diamonds}{9-Hearts} for aces and tens.

Marius Constantin Iftimia RO
Marius Constantin Iftimia
RO 2,000,000 900,000
Dimitri Steinfeuer de
Dimitri Steinfeuer
de 1,300,000 -1,700,000

Tags: Dimitri SteinfeuerMarius Constantin Iftimia