Live Events 2
EPT Online 16: $5,200 NLHE [8-Max, Main Event]
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Highlights

EPT Online 16: $5,200 NLHE [8-Max, Main Event]
Day 2 Completed

Joyce Leads 72 Survivors; Colillas Last Red Spade In Contention After Day 2

zedmaster84 • Level 26: 35,000-70,000, 8,750 ante
Toby Joyce
Toby Joyce

The 2020 PokerStars European Poker Tour (EPT) Online $5,200 Main Event is one step closer to crowning a champion and a large influx of late entries prior to the start boosted the field to 1,304 entries, including 924 unique entries and 380 re-entries. Once the dust had settled for Day 2, a portion of the $6,520,000 prize pool has already been paid out as the money bubble burst with 159 players remaining.

From there on, the eliminations came at a very rapid and consistent pace, and 72 hopefuls remain in contention for the $1,019,082 top prize. Irishman Toby "sadface111" Joyce won't have made a sad face when the final hand had wrapped up, as he mounted a late surge to claim the top spot with a stack of 11,706,697. Only two other players have eight-figure stack sizes to their name including Viacheslav "VbV1990" Buldygin (10,340,384) and "TTWIST" (10,318,673).

Other notables within the top 20 include "DingeBrinker" (7,976,469), Andreas "daskalos20" Christoforou (7,950,893), Fabio "hdjgkfkgsdl" Sperling (7,928,512), Liviu "0Human0" Ignat (7,745,169), Jon "apestyles" Van Fleet (7,659,083), Nuno "BrigaDatada" Capucho (7,650,210), Timothy "Tim0thee" Adams (7,337,601), 2015 EPT Prague runner-up Gleb "Ti0373" Tremzin (6,561,672), and Christopher "Apotheosis92" Kruk (6,127,549).

The Top 10 After Day 2 of the EPT Online $5,200 Main Event

PositionPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
1Toby "sadface11" JoyceIreland11,706,697146
2Viacheslav "VbV1990" BuldyginRussia10,340,384129
3TTWISTCanada10,318,673129
4RuslancheeckRussia9,358,684117
5PANIC.PLAYERGreece8,130,682102
6XxLimao99xXGermany7,989,896100
7DingeBrinkerEstonia7,976,469100
8Andreas "daskalos20" ChristoforouCyprus7,950,89399
9Fabio "hdjgkfkgsdl" SperlingGermany7,928,51299
10Liviu "0human0" IgnatRomania7,745,16997

The sole remaining PokerStars ambassador in contention is the 2019 PokerStars Players Championship winner Ramon "RamonColillas" Colillas, who advanced with a stack of 2,874,265. Fintan "easywithaces" Hand was the only other red spade to finish in the money and bowed out in 134th place for $11,757.51.

Ramon Colillas
Ramon Colillas

The Action of the Day

With many players opting to enter prior to the start of Day 2 and aiming to run up a stack of just over 20 big blinds, the field was cut down considerably within the first two levels. Inside the first half an hour, the PokerStars ambassador team was cut in half: Felix "xflixx" Schneiders ran into a dominating ace, Kalidou "KalidouSow" Sow lost a flip with pocket tens versus ace-king and Ben "Spraggy" Spragg jammed his short stack with ace-queen into pocket aces.

The PokerStars EPT4Charity contest winner Jay "Blackoid" Kennedy was also among the very early casualties when his three-bet jam with ace-six came up second-best against ace-king. After the initial 45 minutes of play, only 344 contenders were still in the mix during the first scheduled break.

Big names such as Christoph "26071985" Vogelsang, Kenny "SpaceyFCB" Hallaert, Ludovic "ludovi333" Geilich, two-time SCOOP Main Event winner Gianluca "Tankanza" Speranza, reigning 2020 WCOOP Main Event winner Andre "PTFisherman23" Marques, Steve "Mr. Tim Caum" O'Dwyer, Mike "gorodski" Gorodinsky, and Andrey "ThePateychuk" Pateychuk followed.

Only 256 players had chips at their disposal on the second break and that number was then cut down to 160 on the third break, as the stone-cold money bubble had been reached. No longer in contention by then was Lex "L. Veldhuis" Veldhuis, who lost the remainder of his short stack with queen-ten versus ace-queen.

Lex Veldhuis
Lex Veldhuis busted before the money

The Finnish high stakes regulars Jens "Jeans89" Kyllonen, Samuel "€urop€an" Vousden and Sami "Lrslzk" Kelopuro all missed out on the money, and Lander "tua133" Lijo had his kings cracked two off the money. Ultimately, it was the UK's "bartowskiFR" who ended up as the bubble boy when pocket tens came up short against a straight and flush draw.

Fintan "easywithaces" Hand, who started the day with the lead, suffered two major setbacks against Scott "Aggro Santos" Margereson and eventually collected a min-cash when he lost a flip with pocket sevens against ace-jack suited. The Irishman joined the EPT4Charity efforts and will be donating 5% of his cash to the CLIC Sargent charity of Jay "Blackoid" Kennedy, among others.

As the field raced towards the end of the day in a frantic post-bubble period, several former EPT Main Event champions missed out on a chance to win a second title in the virtual arena. Robin "robinho" Ylitalo (138th place), Arsenii "josef_shvejk" Karmatckii (108th place), Aliaksei "ale6ka" Boika (107th place), and Noah "Exclusive" Boeken (100th place) all came up short of making Day 3.

Rob "batoelrob" Hollink (3,747,007) remains in contention for the double and former runner-ups Tremzin and Marton "noirduck" Czuczor (3,266,790) will aim to finish one spot better this time around. Plenty of talented high stakes regulars still have a shot at the title as well and the penultimate day promises plenty of excitement.

Stay tuned to find out who makes it to the nine-handed final table with resuming blinds of 40,000/80,000 and a big blind ante of 10,000 when the action gets back underway at 1.05 p.m. EST on Tuesday, November 17th, 2020. The PokerNews team will provide live updates from start to finish on a security delay of 30 minutes according to the cards-up broadcast on the PokerStars YouTube and Twitch channels.

Tags: Christopher KrukFintan HandGleb TremzinJay KennedyJon Van FleetLex VeldhuisLiviu IgnatMarton CzuczorRamon ColillasRob HollinkTimothy AdamsToby JoyceViacheslav Buldygin

End of Day 2 Chip Counts (full)

zedmaster84 • Level 26: 35,000-70,000, 8,750 ante
Toby "sadface11" Joyce IE
Toby "sadface11" Joyce
IE 11,706,697
Viacheslav "VbV1990" Buldygin ru
Viacheslav "VbV1990" Buldygin
ru 10,340,384 70,000
TTWIST ca
TTWIST
ca 10,318,673 -2,931,994
Ruslancheeck RU
Ruslancheeck
RU 9,358,684 3,695,832
PANIC.PLAYER gr
PANIC.PLAYER
gr 8,130,682 -310,000
XxLimao99xX de
XxLimao99xX
de 7,989,896 516,250
DingeBrinker ee
DingeBrinker
ee 7,976,469 3,579,260
Andreas "daskalos20" Christoforou cy
Andreas "daskalos20" Christoforou
cy 7,950,893 1,542,400
Fabio "hdjgkfkgsdl" Sperling de
Fabio "hdjgkfkgsdl" Sperling
de 7,928,512 519,800
Liviu "0Human0" Ignat RO
Liviu "0Human0" Ignat
RO 7,745,169 293,400
vip25459 kz
vip25459
kz 7,712,646
Jon "apestyles" Van Fleet
Jon "apestyles" Van Fleet
7,659,083 -120,000
Nuno "BrigaDatada" Capucho pt
Nuno "BrigaDatada" Capucho
pt 7,650,219
Timothy "Tim0thee" Adams ca
Timothy "Tim0thee" Adams
ca 7,337,601 2,344,598
bigpapyboss ca
bigpapyboss
ca 7,256,786 3,523,393
Tom "7tHEcROw7" MacDonald gb
Tom "7tHEcROw7" MacDonald
gb 6,921,028 3,152,930
RokiRo3 at
RokiRo3
at 6,564,085 3,426,330
Gleb "Ti0373" Tremzin ru
Gleb "Ti0373" Tremzin
ru 6,561,672 1,538,000
tikidiii fi
tikidiii
fi 6,411,865 -1,166,250
Christopher "Apotheosis92" Kruk ca
Christopher "Apotheosis92" Kruk
ca 6,127,549 1,711,151
CrazyLissy ru
CrazyLissy
ru 6,110,147 -972,928
bisbiki78 gr
bisbiki78
gr 5,939,904 688,058
Carlos "Carloss.Rox" Henrique BR
Carlos "Carloss.Rox" Henrique
BR 5,866,593 5,866,593
Nes1989 ru
Nes1989
ru 5,847,229 4,233,838
Insertcr3dit ro
Insertcr3dit
ro 5,320,197 -557,142

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Day 2 Has Concluded

zedmaster84 • Level 26: 35,000-70,000, 8,750 ante

All remaining 72 players have completed their final hand of the night and will return the following day at 1.05 p.m. Eastern Standard Time to battle for their seat on the nine-handed final table. The full chip counts and a recap of today's action are to follow.

Four Quick Eliminations in a Nutshell

zedmaster84 • Level 26: 35,000-70,000, 8,750 ante
colladito eliminated
colladito eliminated

Within moments from each other, four players were eliminated and that reduced the field to the final 72 in a hurry to conclude Day 2.

First to bust was Joni "bustoville" Jouhkimainen followed by "colladito", who lost a large pot of nearly 7 million when they ran with {q-Clubs}{q-Diamonds} into the {a-Hearts}{a-Spades} of "vip25459" in a preflop contest.

The board ran out {a-Clubs}{9-Hearts}{7-Diamonds}{5-Clubs}{5-Spades} and it was all over on the turn already.

Laurynas "LaurisL91" Levinskas then raised to 198,198 on the button with 2,260,219 behind and Toby "sadface11" Joyce jammed the small blind as biggest stack on the table. Levinskas called and they turned them over.

Laurynas "LaurisL91" Levinskas: {9-Clubs}{9-Spades}
Toby "sadface11" Joyce: {7-Hearts}{7-Spades}

On a board of {q-Spades}{j-Clubs}{6-Clubs}{8-Hearts}{7-Clubs}, the Irishman rivered a set to eliminate Levinskas.

Levinskas eliminated by Joyce
Levinskas eliminated by Joyce

Last but not least, a short-stacked Tommie "Godfatti" Janssen jammed first to act for the final 456,586 and Nuno "BrigaDatada" Capucho flat-called on the button.

Tommie "Godfatti" Janssen: {q-Clubs}{9-Diamonds}
Nuno "BrigaDatada" Capucho: {a-Hearts}{9-Clubs}

Neither player hit anything on the {k-Diamonds}{8-Hearts}{6-Spades}{4-Spades}{j-Clubs} board and ace-nine was enough to earn the pot for the Portuguese.

Janssen eliminated by Capucho
Janssen eliminated by Capucho
Toby "sadface11" Joyce IE
Toby "sadface11" Joyce
IE 11,706,697 10,077,765
vip25459 kz
vip25459
kz 7,712,646 3,831,410
Nuno "BrigaDatada" Capucho pt
Nuno "BrigaDatada" Capucho
pt 7,650,219 -1,404,614
colladito py
colladito
py Busted
Tommie "Godfatti" Janssen nl
Tommie "Godfatti" Janssen
nl Busted
Laurynas "LaurisL91" Levinskas lt
Laurynas "LaurisL91" Levinskas
lt Busted
Joni "bustoville" Jouhkimainen
Joni "bustoville" Jouhkimainen
Busted

"zoleykgb" and Ayras No More

zedmaster84 • Level 26: 35,000-70,000, 8,750 ante
zoleykgb eliminated
zoleykgb eliminated

In a three-bet pot for 400,000 each, "PANIC.PLAYER" check-called a bet of 430,000 by "zoleykgb" on the {j-Hearts}{10-Hearts}{8-Spades} flop and led the {7-Clubs} turn for 440,000. "zoleykgb" moved all-in for 1,666,958 and the snap-call of "PANIC.PLAYER" followed.

"zoleykgb": {10-Clubs}{10-Spades}
"PANIC.PLAYER": {9-Spades}{9-Hearts}

The flopped set had been outdrawn and the {4-Spades} river bricked to eliminate "zoleykgb".

At nearly the same time, Jon "apestyles" Van Fleet opened to 184,000 from under the gun and called the shove of Pauli "Fiilismies" Ayras for 1,568,291 from one seat over.

Pauli "Fiilismies" Ayras: {q-Clubs}{q-Hearts}
Jon "apestyles" Van Fleet: {a-Clubs}{q-Spades}

Van Fleet only had one overcard but hit that one right away on the {a-Diamonds}{k-Hearts}{5-Spades} flop. Nothing changed on the {5-Diamonds} turn and the {6-Hearts} river was another blank.

Ayras eliminated by Van Fleet
Ayras eliminated by Van Fleet
PANIC.PLAYER gr
PANIC.PLAYER
gr 8,440,682 7,410,207
Jon "apestyles" Van Fleet
Jon "apestyles" Van Fleet
7,779,083 6,432,862
Pauli "Fiilismies" Ayras fi
Pauli "Fiilismies" Ayras
fi Busted
zoleykgb hu
zoleykgb
hu Busted

Fast Loses a Flip to Tremzin

zedmaster84 • Level 26: 35,000-70,000, 8,750 ante
Fast eliminated by Tremzin
Fast eliminated by Tremzin

As the first player to act, Dietrich "2pacnrw16" Fast opened it up to 160,000 from under the gun and Gleb "Ti0373" Tremzin made it 412,000 to go on the button. Fast piled his last 1,630,810 in and Tremzin called to set them up for a classic race.

Dietrich "2pacnrw16" Fast: {j-Clubs}{j-Hearts}
Gleb "Ti0373" Tremzin: {a-Diamonds}{k-Diamonds}

Fast remained ahead on the {10-Hearts}{4-Diamonds}{4-Spades} flop and the {6-Clubs} turn but the {k-Hearts} fell on the river to eliminate the German.

Viacheslav "VbV1990" Buldygin ru
Viacheslav "VbV1990" Buldygin
ru 10,270,384 3,875,754
Nuno "BrigaDatada" Capucho pt
Nuno "BrigaDatada" Capucho
pt 9,054,833 621,356
Andreas "daskalos20" Christoforou cy
Andreas "daskalos20" Christoforou
cy 6,408,493 -1,018,050
Gleb "Ti0373" Tremzin ru
Gleb "Ti0373" Tremzin
ru 5,023,672 730,948
chininhaltig de
chininhaltig
de 3,842,731 608,751
Ramon "RamonColillas" Colillas
Ramon "RamonColillas" Colillas
3,332,265 175,112
Tommie "Godfatti" Janssen nl
Tommie "Godfatti" Janssen
nl 776,586 -1,298,934
Dietrich "2pacnrw16" Fast de
Dietrich "2pacnrw16" Fast
de Busted

Kings No Good for "AdoptAMonkey"

zedmaster84 • Level 26: 35,000-70,000, 8,750 ante
AdoptAMonkey eliminated
AdoptAMonkey eliminated

On a table filled with all but one unknown nicknames only, "vladxxxro" raised to 140,000 and Fabio "hdjgkfkgsdl" Sperling three-bet to 385,000. Out of the big blind, "AdoptAMonkey" four-bet all-in for the last 1,553,196 and "vladxxxro" folded while Sperling snap-called for a very specific reason.

"AdoptAMonkey": {k-Hearts}{k-Diamonds}
Fabio "hdjgkfkgsdl" Sperling: {a-Hearts}{a-Diamonds}

Both suits were covered and there was no upset on a board of {9-Spades}{5-Spades}{2-Hearts}{q-Spades}{4-Diamonds} to eliminate "AdoptAMonkey" in 80th place.

Fabio "hdjgkfkgsdl" Sperling de
Fabio "hdjgkfkgsdl" Sperling
de 7,408,712 4,208,605
WhatIfGod se
WhatIfGod
se 5,313,275 1,178,074
bigpapyboss ca
bigpapyboss
ca 3,733,393 1,140,400
P0KERPR02.0 de
P0KERPR02.0
de 3,041,758 -3,274,321
vladxxxro ro
vladxxxro
ro 2,431,918 1,121,474
CherryOnT0p at
CherryOnT0p
at 1,414,740 -1,169,234
Janiizzl DE
Janiizzl
DE 1,059,334 1,059,334
AdoptAMonkey gb
AdoptAMonkey
gb Busted

Down to Ten Tables; Kovalski Eliminated

zedmaster84 • Level 26: 35,000-70,000, 8,750 ante
Kovalski eliminated by mikki696
Kovalski eliminated by mikki696

The next trio to hit the rail included Christian "WATnlos" Rudolph, "ShipitFTW911" and Fabiano "Kovalski1" Kovalski. The departure of the Brazilian whittled down the field to the final 80 contenders and he bowed out in a battle of the blinds.

Kovalski was down to 775,420 and jammed those in only for "mikki696" to call out of the big blind.

Fabiano "Kovalski1" Kovalski: {10-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds}
"mikki696": {a-Spades}{9-Diamonds}

The ace hit right away on the {a-Clubs}{4-Clubs}{3-Diamonds} flop, leaving Kovalski with a guthot and back door diamonds. A second gutshot appeared on the {7-Clubs} turn but the {8-Hearts} on the river was a blank.

mikki696 at
mikki696
at 3,011,675 3,011,675
Christian "WATnlos" Rudolph de
Christian "WATnlos" Rudolph
de Busted
ShipitFTW911 se
ShipitFTW911
se Busted
Fabiano "Kovalski1" Kovalski br
Fabiano "Kovalski1" Kovalski
br Busted

Sabioni On the Rise

zedmaster84 • Level 26: 35,000-70,000, 8,750 ante

Saulo "sgsabioni" Sabioni made it 140,000 to go and was called by "Insertcr3dit" in the cutoff, who then bet the {q-Clubs}{9-Hearts}{6-Hearts} flop for 163,800. Sabioni check-called and did so again for another 202,451 on the {4-Spades} turn.

The {2-Clubs} on the river was checkd by both and Sabioni's {q-Diamonds}{j-Diamonds} for the top pair won the pot.

tikidiii fi
tikidiii
fi 7,578,115 261,855
XxLimao99xX de
XxLimao99xX
de 7,473,646 1,995,500
Insertcr3dit ro
Insertcr3dit
ro 5,877,339 5,877,339
Saulo "sgsabioni" Sabioni br
Saulo "sgsabioni" Sabioni
br 4,736,259 1,927,151
caerus83 GB
caerus83
GB 3,703,416 2,029,380
zas91 ru
zas91
ru 1,787,646 -1,335,994
Markku "markovitsus" Koplimaa ee
Markku "markovitsus" Koplimaa
ee 1,479,366 -2,503,755
Michael "munchenHB" Telker us
Michael "munchenHB" Telker
us 901,451 -3,411,701