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The Money Bubble Bursts on Day 2 of EPT Prague Main Event; Waigel and Kuliberda Lead 119 Survivors

Calum_Grant • Level 16: 2,000-5,000, 5,000 ante
Henrique Gois bubble boy
Henrique Gois bubble boy

Day 2 of the PokerStars EPT Prague €5,300 EPT Main Event in King's Casino at the Hilton Hotel Prague has come to a close after six levels of play. When the late registration period was over, there were officially 1,190 entries.

It is the second-largest field for an EPT Prague Main Event, just falling shy of the 1,192 entries that took place in 2016. This year's field generated a total prize pool of €5,771,500, with the top 175 players making the money.

Those who survived the bubble all locked up a payday of at least €8,830 and while the Main Event is a few days away from crowning its latest champion, those who made it through to Day 3 will do everything they can to take home the winner's prize of €1,033,520. All remaining 119 survivors have locked up a payday of €11,140 so far.

Ezequiel Waigel
Ezequiel Waigel

Day 2 of the Main Event saw the survivors of Day 1a and Day 1b combine into a single field, and they were joined by a host of late entrants to take the number of players at the begging of the day to 453. When play finished, just 119 players remained with Ezequiel Waigel as the Day 2 chip leader with a stack of 955,000 ahead of Dawid Kuliberda (909,000) and David Huspeka (871,000). The overnight top ten also feature former WSOP Europe Main Event champion Alexandros Kolonias (812,000) and Piotr Nurzynski (617,000).

Day 2 Top 10 Chip Counts

PlacePlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
1Ezequiel WaigelArgentina955,000159
2Dawid KuliberdaPoland909,000152
3David HuspekaCzech Republic871,000145
4Andreas BoellingGermany836,000139
5Alexandros KoloniasGreece812,000135
6Leonardo RomeoItaly804,000134
7Andrea CortellazziItaly655,000109
8Piotr NurzynskiPoland617,000103
8Manuel LabousFrance617,000103
10Robert HeidornGermany585,00098

Nurzynski is one of five former EPT Main Event champions still in contention to join Victoria Coren-Mitchell and Mikalai Pobal as the only two-time champions thus far. Hossein Ensan (510,000), Adrian Mateos (434,000), Dimitar Danchev (332,000) and Dominik Panka (245,000) will all be back for Day 3.

Rafael Moraes is the only PokerStars ambassador with chips at his disposal and bagged up 224,000. Steve Enriquez was among the early casualties on Day 2 while Alejandro "Papo MC" Lococo fell right before the dinner break. Former PSPC champion Ramon Colillas was eliminated by Martin Kabrhel just shy of the money bubble.

Day 2 Recap

Players such as Joni Jouhkimainen, Nick Petrangelo, Chris Brewer and 2021 WSOP Main Event champion Koray Aldemir were early Day 2 casualties.

Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier, was another big name to bust before the money after David Huspeka flopped a full house against the two-time bracelet winner's pocket queens.

The money bubble would finally burst in the last level of day, with Henrique Gois being the unfortunate player. After his elimination, a further 56 players would hit the rail, but at least with some return on their investment.

Among those to finish in the money were the former EPT Main Event champions Sebastian Malec and Davidi Kitai, Gianluca Speranza, Robert Cowen, Niklas Astedt, Georges Hanna, Keith Lehr, Aleksandar Tomovic, Jason Wheeler, Alex Kulev, and Andy Wilson.

What's Next?

The 119 Day 2 survivors return for Day 3 on Sunday, March 13, picking up on Level 17 where the blinds will be 3,000/6,000 with a 6,000 ante.

Play begins again at 12 p.m CET and the tournament's featured table will stream live on a 30-minute delay beginning at 12:30 p.m. on PokerStars TV.

Be sure to keep it with the PokerNews team all weekend long for live updates from the floor of the €5,300 Main Event at EPT Prague.

EPT Prague Main Event Payouts

PlacePrizePlacePrize
1€1,033,52016-17€45,540
2€608,89018-20€39,770
3€428,25021-23€33,990
4€320,90024-27€28,510
5€245,87028-31€24,070
6€181,80032-39€20,890
7€138,57040-55€17,780
8€98,75056-71€14,720
9€76,65072-95€12,350
10-11€63,54096-119€11,140
12-13€57,080120-143€9,930
14-15€51,310144-175€8,830

Tags: Adrian MateosAlexandros KoloniasDawid KuliberdaDimitar DanchevEzequiel WaigelHossein EnsanJason WheelerLeonardo RomeoMartin KabrhelMikalai PobalNiklas AstedtPiotr NurzynskiRafael MoraesRamon ColillasSebastian MalecVictoria Coren-Mitchell

EPT Prague €5,300 Main Event: Day 3 Seat Draw

zedmaster84 • Level 16: 2,000-5,000, 5,000 ante
TableSeatNameCountryChip CountBig Blinds
11Casimir SeireFinland140,00023
12Dominik PankaPoland245,00041
13Antoine SaoutFrance169,00028
14Justin SteinbrennerGermany294,00049
15Colm ChanIreland404,00067
16Tom VogelsangNetherlands570,00095
17Dimitar DanchevBulgaria332,00055
18Tristan ForgeFrance85,00014
      
21Alexandros KoloniasGreece812,000135
22[Removed:354]Switzerland298,00050
23Valentino KonakchievBulgaria576,00096
24Ionut ColciarRomania344,00057
25Juan PardoSpain202,00034
26George ChiriacRomania398,00066
27Jordan WestmorlandUnited States111,00019
28Carl ShawUnited Kingdom259,00043
      
31Lars KoertsNetherlands146,00024
32Adrian MateosSpain434,00072
33Andrea CortellazziItaly655,000109
34Michal HryncewiczPoland138,00023
35Stefan DruscaRomania118,00020
36Andreas BoellingGermany836,000139
37Dinesh AltSwitzerland466,00078
38Charalampos KapernopoulosGreece127,00021
      
41Mihai Ciprian HanuRomania176,00029
42Jareth EastUnited Kingdom483,00081
43Piotr NurzynskiPoland617,000103
44Dawid KuliberdaPoland909,000152
45Rafael NavasSpain230,00038
46Mauricio PaisGermany257,00043
47Mateusz SzymanskiPoland353,00059
48Serge ChechinFrance316,00053
      
51Emmanuel MalfaitSwitzerland165,00028
52Masato YokosawaJapan149,00025
53Thomas RauhutGermany90,00015
54Ilay OzIsrael353,00059
55Boaz MadhalaIsrael342,00057
56Omer GabayIsrael58,00010
57Robert BurlacuRomania348,00058
58Arnaud EnselmeFrance75,00013
      
61Symeon AlexandridisGreece176,00029
62Adam BonhamUnited Kingdom391,00065
63Bruno FitoussiFrance165,00028
64Leonardo RomeoItaly804,000134
65Daniel CustodioPortugal297,00050
66Gergely BartosHungary120,00020
67Hayato KitajimaJapan127,00021
68Osman AksuTurkey387,00065
      
71Sharon SadeIsrael322,00054
72Radoslaw MorawiecPoland161,00027
73Conor BeresfordUnited Kingdom90,00015
74David HuspekaCzech Republic871,000145
75Alexander NordenSweden177,00030
76John MooneyUnited Kingdom164,00027
77Nikolai TulinRussia400,00067
78Paul TedeschiFrance365,00061
      
81Jack SinclairUnited Kingdom551,00092
82Manuel LabousFrance617,000103
83Bruno BernardinoPortugal179,00030
84Viktor KatzenbergerHungary284,00047
85Valentin CristeaRomania97,00016
86Zhuang RuanUnited States162,00027
87Christian MosleinGermany199,00033
88Cedric SchwaederleFrance261,00044
      
91Daniel DvoressCanada244,00041
92Anton KrausBulgaria110,00018
93David VinayagamoorthyNorway304,00051
94Aleksandras RusinovasLithuania161,00027
95Yunus EkinciFrance222,00037
96Simeon NaydenovBulgaria315,00053
97Ezequiel WaigelArgentina955,000159
98Pedro AndradaSpain223,00037
      
101Teun MulderNetherlands221,00037
102Peter TurmezeyHungary121,00020
103Vlada StojanovicSerbia130,00022
104Ana MarquezSpain99,00017
105Belarmino De SouzaBrazil151,00025
106Viliyan PetleshkovBulgaria457,00076
107Bruno LopesFrance91,00015
108Mario ArrochaSpain496,00083
      
111Marcin DziubdzielaPoland39,0007
112Ali CataldegirmenTurkey146,00024
113Damien GayerFrance182,00030
114Grzegorz GlownyPoland554,00092
115Henning AndreNorway276,00046
116Gergely KulcsarHungary509,00085
117Jacek PustulaPoland422,00070
118Erkan SoenmezGermany57,00010
      
121Duco ten HavenNetherlands514,00086
122Gab Yong KimSouth Korea467,00078
123Manuel FritzAustria213,00036
124Armin RezaeiAustria147,00025
125Laurent CessyFrance445,00074
126Aaron WrightingNetherlands334,00056
127Hossein EnsanGermany510,00085
128Xoan MiguezSpain223,00037
      
131Anton MarkovBulgaria350,00058
132Elvis PetcuRomania449,00075
133Jorryt van HoofNetherlands206,00034
134Raoul RefosNetherlands176,00029
135Yucel EminogluTurkey104,00017
136Alexandre VuilleumierSwitzerland261,00044
137Jelle MoeneNetherlands301,00050
138Boris AngelovBulgaria84,00014
      
141Juan Carlos VecinoSpain210,00035
142Michal DankaSweden122,00020
143Rafael MoraesBrazil224,00037
144Martin KabrhelCzech Republic401,00067
145Luigi ShehadehItaly319,00053
146Erik BauerSlovakia117,00020
147Jon GurrutxagaSpain461,00077
148Alexios ZervosGreece73,00012
      
151Robert HeidornGermany585,00098
152Roi PereiraSpain251,00042
153Demetrio CaminitaItaly573,00096
154Klemens RoiterAustria63,00011
155Chady OjeilLebanon185,00031
156Evaldas AniulisLithuania145,00024
157Alexandre AmielFrance400,00067

Selected End of Day 2 Chip Counts (full)

jeffmcmillan • Level 16: 2,000-5,000, 5,000 ante
Ezequiel Waigel ar
Ezequiel Waigel
ar 955,000 55,000
Dawid Kuliberda pl
Dawid Kuliberda
pl 909,000 4,000
David Huspeka cz
David Huspeka
cz 871,000 71,000
Andreas Boelling de
Andreas Boelling
de 836,000 106,000
Alexandros Kolonias gr
Alexandros Kolonias
gr 812,000 -38,000
Leonardo Romeo it
Leonardo Romeo
it 804,000 24,000
Andrea Cortellazzi it
Andrea Cortellazzi
it 655,000 215,000
Piotr Nurzynski pl
Piotr Nurzynski
pl 617,000 47,000
Manuel Labous fr
Manuel Labous
fr 617,000 67,000
Robert Heidorn de
Robert Heidorn
de 585,000 365,000
Valentino Konakchiev bg
Valentino Konakchiev
bg 576,000 51,000
Demetrio Caminita it
Demetrio Caminita
it 573,000 -147,000
Tom Vogelsang nl
Tom Vogelsang
nl 570,000 -20,000
Grzegorz Glowny pl
Grzegorz Glowny
pl 554,000 124,000
Jack Sinclair gb
Jack Sinclair
gb 551,000 231,000
Duco ten Haven nl
Duco ten Haven
nl 514,000 154,000
Hossein Ensan de
Hossein Ensan
de 510,000 289,000
Gergely Kulcsar hu
Gergely Kulcsar
hu 509,000 49,000
Mario Navarro ES
Mario Navarro
ES 496,000 176,000
Jareth East gb
Jareth East
gb 483,000 -147,000
Gab Yong Kim kr
Gab Yong Kim
kr 467,000 27,000
Dinesh Alt ch
Dinesh Alt
ch 466,000 -34,000
Jon Gurrutxaga es
Jon Gurrutxaga
es 461,000 11,000
Viliyan Petleshkov bg
Viliyan Petleshkov
bg 457,000 -23,000
Elvis Petcu ro
Elvis Petcu
ro 449,000 129,000

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EPT Prague Day 2 Wraps Up

Calum_Grant • Level 16: 2,000-5,000, 5,000 ante

Just 119 players remain in the EPT Prague Main Event, the survivors from today's action will return to play Day 3 on Sunday, March 13 at 12 p.m. CET.

Haran Eliminated by Aksu

zedmaster84 • Level 16: 2,000-5,000, 5,000 ante
Shachar Haran
Shachar Haran

Following a button raise to 11,000 by Osman Aksu, it was Shachar Haran who jammed for around 70,000 in the big blind and he was quickly called by Aksu.

Shachar Haran: {a-Spades}{q-Diamonds}
Osman Aksu: {q-Hearts}{q-Clubs}

The {10-Hearts}{4-Diamonds}{3-Hearts} flop kept Haran in the mix but the {q-Spades} turn left him drawing dead, which made the {a-Clubs} river bittersweet.

Osman Aksu tr
Osman Aksu
tr 328,000
Shachar Haran il
Shachar Haran
il Busted

Tags: Osman AksuShachar Haran

Final Three Hands Announced

zedmaster84 • Level 16: 2,000-5,000, 5,000 ante

The screens show some 120 players remaining and they will be playing another three hands before bagging and tagging for the night. Davidi Kitai will not be among them as he was eliminated just when the clocks were stopped.

Davidi Kitai be
Davidi Kitai
be Busted

Mulder Sends Kuliberda Deep Into the Tank

jeffmcmillan • Level 16: 2,000-5,000, 5,000 ante
Dawid Kuliberda
Dawid Kuliberda

Action was picked up on the turn as it read {4-Diamonds}{9-Hearts}{4-Clubs}{5-Spades}. From the big blind, Teun Mulder bet 38,000, Dawid Kuliberda called in the small blind.

The river was the {a-Diamonds}. Mulder jammed all in. Kuliberda thought for a while before asking for a count which was given as 143,000 and then he really went deep into the tank. He sat and played with his hair while looking down for at least three minutes before looking up at Mulder to think some more as Mulder sat motionless receiving a head massage.

Eventually, after at least seven minutes the clock was called by another player at the table. The floor came over and before the final ten seconds was started, Kuliberda folded.

Mulder allowed him to choose one card to reveal, but Kuliberda declined, saying "I don't need to see" and pushed Mulder's cards face down toward the dealer as everyone was left wondering.

Dawid Kuliberda pl
Dawid Kuliberda
pl 905,000 -95,000
Teun Mulder nl
Teun Mulder
nl 242,000 121,000

Tags: Dawid KuliberdaTeun Mulder

Late Night Counts

zedmaster84 • Level 16: 2,000-5,000, 5,000 ante
Ezequiel Waigel ar
Ezequiel Waigel
ar 900,000 230,000
Alexandros Kolonias gr
Alexandros Kolonias
gr 850,000 550,000
David Huspeka cz
David Huspeka
cz 800,000 500,000
Leonardo Romeo it
Leonardo Romeo
it 780,000 415,000
Andreas Boelling de
Andreas Boelling
de 730,000 -40,000
Demetrio Caminita it
Demetrio Caminita
it 720,000 150,000
Jareth East gb
Jareth East
gb 630,000 -45,000
Tom Vogelsang nl
Tom Vogelsang
nl 590,000 280,000
Piotr Nurzynski pl
Piotr Nurzynski
pl 570,000 275,000
Dinesh Alt ch
Dinesh Alt
ch 500,000 290,000
Jon Gurrutxaga es
Jon Gurrutxaga
es 450,000 100,000
Gab Yong Kim kr
Gab Yong Kim
kr 440,000 115,000
Elvis Petcu ro
Elvis Petcu
ro 320,000 -60,000