Day 2 Completed
Day 2 Completed
Amiri Takes Chip Lead Into Final Day of €10,300 EPT High Roller
After a riveting Day 2 in the €10,300 EPT High Roller at the PokerStars and Barcelona©Casino European Poker Tour, Australia’s Ehsan Amiri leads the final 16 players into the final day of play.
When late registration closed as the day began, 250 runners still had hopes of claiming an EPT High Roller title, but by night’s end, just two tables would remain.
Amiri will be the only player to bring 100 big blinds into Sunday’s action, but there are several others lurking with over two million chips including Andrew Wilson (2,790,000), Stefan Schillhabel (2,710,000), Rui Bouquet (2,550,000), and Kyriakos Papadopoulos (2,280,000). PokerStars Ambassador Ramon Colillas isn't far behind them with 1,800,000.
Top Ten Day End of Day 2 Chip Counts
|RANK||PLAYER||COUNTRY||CHIP COUNT||BIG BLINDS|
|2||Andrew Wilson||United Kingdom||2,790,000||69|
After late registration closed with an additional 30 entrants, the final tally of 530 players created a prize pool of €5,141,000, with the winner receiving €962,880, with the top 79 players receiving a min-cash of €17,020.
Despite the large number of players to start the day, bodies flew out the door rapidly, with plenty of notables finishing short of the money including PokerStars Ambassadors Alejandro Lococo and Parker Talbot, along with John Juanda, Sam Greenwood, Erik Seidel, and Adrian Mateos to name just a few.
Just before dinner, the bubble burst, which saw those final 79 players earn a payday, but not before a couple of wild hands, including Manuel Fischer spiking a four on the river to survive after being moved into the big blind and forced all in.
Fischer would go on to indeed make that min-cash as it was Leonard Maue who busted shy of the money after running his queens into the kings of Artur Martirosian.
From there, several players made their moves to storm up the chip counts, including Papadopoulos, whose stack rocketed north with a pair of huge hands that sent Dario Sammartino to the rail.
Several other notables that made the money but couldn’t advance to Day 3 include Dan Smith (75th place - €17,020), €50,000 High Roller winner Mike Watson (56th - €17,020), Day 1 chip leader Jacob Amsellem (28th place - €29,000), and Stephen Chidwick (23rd place - €38,350).
But as it was most of the day, in the end it was Amiri with the biggest stack thanks in part to his elimination of PokerStars Ambassador Andre Akkari on the final hand of the night.
He’ll lead the field down the home stretch beginning at 12:30 p.m. local time Sunday with the start of Level 25 and blinds of 20,000/40,000 with a 40,000 ante.
Keep your browser locked right here as the PokerNews live reporting team will have all the action as another High Roller champion is crowned on the final day of EPT Barcelona.
Day 3 Seat Draw
|TABLE||SEAT||PLAYER||COUNTRY||CHIP COUNT||BIG BLINDS|
|2||1||Daewoong Song||South Korea||875,000||21|
|2||6||Andrew Wilson||Great Britain||2,790,000||69|
End-of-Day Chip Counts (full)
Play Has Ended For the Day
16 players will be returning for the final day of play.
Stay tuned for end of day chip counts and a full recap of the day's action
Amiri Solidifies Chip Lead With Akkari Elimination
Andre Akkari has been eliminated on the final hand of the night by Ehsan Amiri, who will take the chip lead into Day 3 Sunday.
Amiri raised to 70,000 in the hijack and Akkari moved all in from the cutoff for 540,000 and Amiri called.
The board ran clean through the turn for the PokerStars Ambassador as the dealer spread , but on the river, the came in for Amiri to send Akkari home in 17th place.
Ferreira and Wilson Double at Table 3
Rui Ferreira was all in and at risk with his stack of 430,000 against Damian Salas.
"Good luck," Ferreira told the 2020 Main Event champion ahead of the runout.
The flop came to give Ferreira a flush draw and he hit that third spade on the river as the board ran out to earn him a double through the Argentinean.
At the same table a few hands later, Daewoong Song was in the small blind in a heads-up pot against Andrew Wilson in the big blind and got it in on a flop of with Wilson being the effective stack of about 1,200,000.
Wilson was ahead with the sixes and they held up as the board finished out to earn him a double through Song.
Molnar Eliminates Cardot
After he ran into a set of jacks against Lander Lijo and was left with just four big blinds, Yannick Cardot got the last of his chips in preflop against Laszlo Molnar.
The board ran out , bringing no help to Cardot and ending his tournament before night's end.
Papadopoulos Stacks Another
Daniele Guidetti was in the small blind in a heads-up pot against Kyriakos Papadopoulos in the cutoff.
Both players checked on the flop of and Guidetti led out with a bet on the turn. Papadopoulos raised and Guidetti in turn three-bet jammed his short stack. Papadopoulos called.
Guidetti had a double gutter but was behind the two pair of Papadopoulos and couldn't hit on the river to go out in 22nd place.
There Goes Chidwick
Kyriakos Papadopoulos opened to 60,000 as the first player to act and Stephen Chidwick three-bet jammed a short stack of around 225,000 from the button. Papadopoulos quickly called when the blinds folded.
Chidwick couldn't win the flip as the board ran out to win Papadopoulos the pot and send the British high stakes crusher to the rail.
"Have fun," Chidwick told his opponents as he left.