€5,300 EPT Main Event
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€5,300 EPT Main Event
Day 2 Completed

Kayhan Mokri Leads 210 Players as Bubble Bursts on Day 2 of €5,300 EPT Main Event

BrandonBloom • Level 16: Blinds 2,000-5,000, 5,000 ante
Kayhan Mokri
Kayhan Mokri

It was another action-packed day at the 2022 PokerStars and Barcelona©Casino European Poker Tour as the field on Day 2 of the €5,300 EPT Main Event was whittled down to only 210 remaining contenders by the end of the night.

The record-breaking EPT Main Event starting field of 2,294 players created a €11,125,900 prize pool, and the eventual winner will receive €1,714,000, while the runner-up will also take home a seven-figure payout of €1,027,470.

Kayhan Mokri leads the remaining 210 players by a good margin, finishing the day with a solid stack of 1,303,000 chips, good for 217 big blinds when play resumes.

Brazil’s Marcelo Simoes (1,068,000) recently won the EPT Main Event in Monte Carlo for €939,840, and he was the only other player to bag over a million chips today. He was seen winning a huge pot with boat over boat near the end of the day as he attempts to continue what would be a highly-improbable run in the culmination of another EPT Main Event victory.

Marcelo Simoes
Marcelo Simoes

€5,300 EPT Main Event Day 2 Top Ten Counts

 RANKPLAYERCOUNTRYCHIPSBIG BLINDS
 1Kayhan MokriNorway1,303,000217
 2Marcelo SimoesBrazil1,068,000178
 3Scott MargeresonUnited Kingdom993,000166
 4Radoslav StoyanovBulgaria926,000154
 5Joris RuijsNetherlands879,000147
 6Sebastian Toro HenaoColombia824,000137
 7Artur MartirosianRussia814,000136
 8Usman UlhaqUnited Kingdom800,000133
 9Alexandre LandronFrance775,000129
 10Catalin CiureaRomania770,000128

Others who bagged a stack by day’s end include Ramiro Petrone (561,000), Maria Lampropulos (517,000), Seth Davies (480,000), defending EPT Barcelona Main Event champ Simon Brandstrom (473,000), Gaelle Baumann (408,000), Timothy Adams (387,000), Chino Rheem, Michael Wang (322,000), Julien Martini (217,000), Stephen Chidwick (148,000), PokerStars Ambassador Benjamin Spragg (144,000), Johan Guilbert (127,000), and David Peters (36,000).

Benjamin Spragg
Benjamin Spragg

In the penultimate level of the day, the bubble burst to send all of the remaining players into the money. The payouts were planned to pay the top 327 finishers, but Emmanuel Rouvet, Daan Mulders, and Oliver Bosch were all eliminated on the money bubble, and the trio split the 326th and 327th place prizes to receive €5,907 each.

Those who found themselves without any chips at the end of the day include PokerStars Ambassadors Alejandro Lococo, Sam Grafton, Jen Shahade, Ramon Colillas, and Andre Akkari. Among others who fell were Adrian Mateos, Erik Seidel, Maria Ho, Patrik Antonius, Mikita Badziakouski, Benny Glaser, Kitty Kuo, Sam Greenwood, Sergio Aido, Jason Wheeler, Sofia Lovgren, Uri Reichenstein, Francisco Benitez, and John Juanda.

The action is slated to resume at 12 p.m. noon on Thursday, August 18. When players return, they will resume play in Level 17 with blinds at 3,000/6,000 with a 6,000 big blind ante.

Stay tuned as the PokerNews team continues to provide updates until a winner is crowned, along with coverage of other events from the coast of Catalonia at Casino Barcelona.

Tags: Benjamin SpraggKayhan MokriMarcelo Simoes

Day 3 Seat Draw

BrandonBloom • Level 16: Blinds 2,000-5,000, 5,000 ante
 TABLESEATPLAYERCOUNTRYCHIPSBIG BLINDS
 11Lukasz GolczykPoland116,00019
 12Jamila von PergerGermany156,00026
 13Kacper PyzaraPoland268,00045
 14Jaspal BrarCanada226,00038
 15Marcelo MesqueuBrazil1,068,000178
 16Bruno PegaArgentina621,000104
 17Leo MargetsSpain264,00044
 18Ryan YuCanada551,00092
       
 21Jack SinclairAustria208,00035
 22John DwyerUnited Kingdom97,00016
 23Fabiano KovalskiBrazil291,00049
 24Ryhor KarapanauLatvia99,00017
 25Sonny FrancoFrance150,00025
 26Vladimir AndjelicBosnia and Herzegovina362,00060
 27Marius GicovanuRomania127,00021
 28Mateusz MoolhuizenNetherlands359,00060
       
 31Julien MartiniFrance217,00036
 32Martin OlaliIreland368,00061
 33Per GustafssonSweden589,00098
 34Marcin HoreckiPoland77,00013
 35Daniel KyosevBulgaria151,00025
 36Baard DahlUnited Kingdom378,00063
 37Sebastian Toro HenaoColombia824,000137
 38Cameron RobertsonNew Zealand120,00020
       
 41Belarmino De SouzaBrazil548,00091
 42Imed MahmoudTunisia175,00029
 43David TruongNetherlands158,00026
 44Giuseppe ZarboItaly84,00014
 45Andrei BogheanRomania399,00067
 46Bruno VolkmannBrazil414,00069
 47Oskar MassessonDenmark42,0007
 48Muhamet PeratiItaly275,00046
       
 51Vincent MozgawaFrance260,00043
 52Mateus EndoBrazil301,00050
 53Nacho BarberoArgentina93,00016
 54Daewoong SongSouth Korea116,00019
 55Max AvelaFinland304,00051
 56Lois DufouleurFrance402,00067
 57Vahe MartirosyanArmenia523,00087
 58Martin StausholmDenmark89,00015
       
 61Boris KuzmanovicCroatia172,00029
 62Morten KleinNorway297,00050
 63Andre MarquesPortugal733,000122
 64Simon BrandstromSweden473,00079
 65Reddy PaturUSA184,00031
 66Tommy BeukerNetherlands104,00017
 67Virgile TurchiFrance282,00047
 68Victor VozianRomania123,00021
       
 71Peter JakslandDenmark175,00029
 72Catalin CiureaRomania770,000128
 73Claudio Di GiacomoItaly175,00029
 74Usman UlhaqUnited Kingdom800,000133
 75Nohad TelianiCanada135,00023
 76Sebastian MalecPoland156,00026
 77Pawel BrzeskiPoland158,00026
 78Guilherme RamalhoBrazil329,00055
       
 81Michael WangUSA322,00054
 82Tigran HarutyunyanArmenia78,00013
 83Igor PihelaEstonia453,00076
 84Jose MontesUSA208,00035
 85Alexandru CincaRomania79,00013
 86Remigiusz WyrzykiewiczPoland576,00096
 87Alberto StegemanNetherlands230,00038
 88Jack SalterUnited Kingdom224,00037
       
 91Oscar MasSpain117,00020
 92Valentin-Marius CristeaRomania182,00030
 93Paul EphremsenUnited Kingdom143,00024
 94Rui MilhomensMorocco556,00093
 95Andrija CvetkovicCroatia159,00027
 96Paul FischillAustria655,000109
 97Alexandru BrumaruRomania208,00035
 98Atanas KavrakovBulgaria182,00030
       
 101Stephen KehoeIreland456,00076
 102Dragos TrofimovMoldova283,00047
 103Nikola GunchevBulgaria350,00058
 104Johan GuilbertFrance127,00021
 105Ryo KotakeJapan284,00047
 106Cyril BremondFrance68,00011
 107Cameron CouchAustralia174,00029
 108Vladas TamasauskasLithuania235,00039
       
 111Adi RajkovicAustria271,00045
 112Motokatsu UharaJapan150,00025
 113Ibrahim GhassanLebanon354,00059
 114Xuan LiuCanada302,00050
 115Alessandro GrilliItaly125,00021
 116Daniel BirkmoseDenmark562,00094
 117Xavier Cortazar VidalSpain238,00040
 118Manuel SaavedraSpain479,00080
       
 121Dante Goya FernandesBrazil223,00037
 122Bart LybaertBelgium231,00039
 123Alexandre VuilleumierFrance302,00050
 124Lucas Silva RochaBrazil626,000104
 125Bartlomiej MachonPoland218,00036
 126Felipe FontouraBrazil375,00063
 127Lander LijoSpain243,00041
 128Sergi Panella NavarroSpain207,00035
       
 131Mathieu GoncalvesFrance49,0008
 132Said ChegdaneItaly261,00044
 133Maria LampropulosArgentina517,00086
 134Paulina LoeligerUSA306,00051
 135Stanislavs MacuginsLatvia295,00049
 136Marco GuibertArgentina300,00050
 137Tien Dung PhamVietnam269,00045
 138Ameer WakilCanada171,00029
       
 141Marcin JaworskiPoland62,00010
 142Kayhan MokriNorway1,303,000217
 143Sander BerndsenNetherlands515,00086
 144Cyril MazetFrance125,00021
 145Michael PintoNetherlands644,000107
 146Timothy AdamsCanada387,00065
 147Kimmo KurkoFinland386,00064
 148Jordan SaccucciCanada542,00090
       
 151Gabriel MouraBrazil475,00079
 152Andres Carrillo LunaColombia373,00062
 153Martin WongUSA148,00025
 154Vladimir ErcegSerbia194,00032
 155Elm ChertoSpain530,00088
 156Youness Ait HssainFrance317,00053
 157Jung Ho ImSouth Korea312,00052
 158Simon MattssonSweden304,00051
       
 161Danilo VelasevicCroatia91,00015
 162David PetersUSA36,0006
 163Gaelle BaumannFrance408,00068
 164Carlos RibeiroBrazil439,00073
 165David DahanIsrael216,00036
 166Chakib M'hiriTunisia274,00046
 167Nilo RodriguezArgentina350,00058
 168Emmanuel LopezArgentina444,00074
       
 171Maher NouiraTunisia386,00064
 172Byron KavermanUSA132,00022
 173Igor D'UrselFrance175,00029
 174Casey KastleSlovenia354,00059
 175Mustafa BizTurkey528,00088
 176Vasyl PidhrusnyiUkraine107,00018
 177Manuel OsheaSpain240,00040
 178Ramiro PetroneUruguay561,00094
       
 181Thomas RauhutGermany267,00045
 182Gabriel NedelcuRomania591,00099
 183Giuliano BendinelliItaly274,00046
 184Juan Gonzalez VenzanoArgentina99,00017
 185Anthony CiercoFrance45,0008
 186Kent RoedNorway110,00018
 187Alexandre LandronFrance775,000129
 188Chino RheemUSA365,00061
       
 191Fredrik SkarfstadSweden293,00049
 192Artur MartirosianRussia814,000136
 193Igor YaroshevskyyUkraine116,00019
 194Florin PandilicaRomania206,00034
 195Daniel Camelo Da SilvaBrazil349,00058
 196Giovanni PetroniItaly539,00090
 197Stephen ChidwickUnited Kingdom148,00025
 198Steven WarburtonUnited Kingdom575,00096
       
 201Joris RuijsNetherlands879,000147
 202Noah BoekenNetherlands62,00010
 203Pedro ChavesBrazil643,000107
 204Manuel FritzAustria222,00037
 205Stefan SchillhabelGermany222,00037
 206Mikael EcanvilFrance186,00031
 207Enrico MoscaItaly155,00026
 208Olli MuukkonenFinland118,00020
       
 211Gergely KulcsarHungary203,00034
 212Scott MargeresonUnited Kingdom993,000166
 213Conor BerginIreland96,00016
 214Gianluca EscobarItaly58,00010
 215Seth DaviesUSA480,00080
 216Torben SorensenDenmark611,000102
 217Christian GrundtvigDenmark677,000113
 218Anton KraousBulgaria555,00093
       
 221Carlos ChangTaiwan430,00072
 222Radoslav StoyanovBulgaria926,000154
 223Antonio BuonannoItaly622,000104
 224Patrik JarosCzech Republic497,00083
 225Benjamin PollakFrance238,00040
 226Guiseppe MoioItaly723,000121
 227Pim KuipersNetherlands466,00078
       
 231Mario NavarroSpain29,0005
 232Michel DattaniPortugal392,00065
 233Dean ArsenieCanada552,00092
 234Slobodan RuzicicSerbia192,00032
 236Jimmy GuerreroFrance740,000123
 237Daniel MerrileesSpain585,00098
 238Kavin ShahAustralia524,00087
       
 241Jelle MoeneNetherlands108,00018
 242Ivan ZhechevBulgaria180,00030
 244Dennis KobberoDenmark86,00014
 245Michal WojtkowiakPoland472,00079
 246Hamed SediniFrance300,00050
 247Kalidou SowFrance502,00084
 248Pedro CavalieriBrazil732,000122
       
 251Peterson MachadoBrazil584,00097
 252Benjamin DieboldUSA345,00058
 253Samuele Lo PrestiItaly253,00042
 254Harry LodgeUnited Kingdom162,00027
 255Andres KornArgentina71,00012
 256Jerwin PascoPhilippines174,00029
 258Alex RodriguezSpain94,00016
       
 261Wojciech SzczytkowskiPoland499,00083
 262Alex KulevBulgaria238,00040
 263Yannick CardotFrance185,00031
 264Benjamin SpraggUnited Kingdom144,00024
 266Takao ShimizuJapan124,00021
 267Ibrahim AksuTurkey447,00075
 268Daniel Sanchez SautuaSpain53,0009
       
 271Gonzalo ProSpain728,000121
 272Georgi SandevBulgaria424,00071
 273Le Huong LyVietnam223,00037
 274Memeche SlimaneFrance360,00060
 275Thibault LetortFrance143,00024
 277Alexandre VenturaSpain375,00063
 278Xiaoyun LiChina174,00029

End-of-Day 2 Chip Counts (full)

BrandonBloom • Level 16: Blinds 2,000-5,000, 5,000 ante
Kayhan Mokri no
Kayhan Mokri
no 1,303,000 -37,000
Marcelo Simoes br
Marcelo Simoes
br 1,068,000 -12,000
Scott Margereson gb
Scott Margereson
gb 993,000 -137,000
Radoslav Stoyanov bg
Radoslav Stoyanov
bg 926,000 651,000
Joris Ruijs nl
Joris Ruijs
nl 879,000 129,000
Sebastian Toro co
Sebastian Toro
co 824,000 89,000
Artur Martirosian ru
Artur Martirosian
ru 814,000 244,000
Usman Ulhaq gb
Usman Ulhaq
gb 800,000 640,000
Alexandre Landron fr
Alexandre Landron
fr 775,000 -45,000
Catalin Ciurea ro
Catalin Ciurea
ro 770,000 668,000
Jimmy Guerrero fr
Jimmy Guerrero
fr 740,000 35,000
Andre Marques pt
Andre Marques
pt 733,000 -242,000
Pedro Cavalieri br
Pedro Cavalieri
br 732,000 732,000
Gonzalo Pro es
Gonzalo Pro
es 728,000 650,000
Guiseppe Moio IT
Guiseppe Moio
IT 723,000 659,000
Christian Grundtvig dk
Christian Grundtvig
dk 677,000 317,000
Paul Fischill at
Paul Fischill
at 655,000 -35,000
Michael Pinto nl
Michael Pinto
nl 644,000 472,000
Pedro Chaves br
Pedro Chaves
br 643,000 523,000
Lucas Silva Rocha br
Lucas Silva Rocha
br 626,000 480,500
Antonio Buonanno it
Antonio Buonanno
it 622,000 -98,000
Bruno Pega ar
Bruno Pega
ar 621,000 378,000
Torben Sorensen dk
Torben Sorensen
dk 611,000 -79,000
Gabriel Nedelcu ro
Gabriel Nedelcu
ro 591,000 341,000
Per Gustafsson se
Per Gustafsson
se 589,000 526,500

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Play Has Halted for the Day

SandraBarbour • Level 16: Blinds 2,000-5,000, 5,000 ante

The remaining players have bagged and tagged for the night. End-of-day chip counts and a recap will follow shortly.

Adams Adds Before End of Night

MikePatrick • Level 16: Blinds 2,000-5,000, 5,000 ante
Timothy Adams
Timothy Adams

Timothy Adams raised to 10,000 under the gun and was called by Paulina Loeliger in the small blind and Michael Wang in the big blind.

On the {10-Hearts}{3-Diamonds}{3-Clubs} flop, action was checked to Adams who bet another 10,000.

Loeliger folded, but Wang called.

On the {4-Diamonds} turn, Wang checked again and Adams now sized up to 48,000. Wang was undeterred and made the call.

Wang quickly checked the river {2-Spades} and after a brief deliberation, Adams slid out 122,000.

Wang gave his decision some thought before folding, sending a pot that brings Adams close to half a million as the evening draws to a close.

Timothy Adams ca
Timothy Adams
ca 495,000 117,000
Paulina Loeliger us
Paulina Loeliger
us 370,000 296,000
Michael Wang us
Michael Wang
us 320,000 50,000

Tags: Michael WangPaulina LoeligerTimothy Adams

Liu Good at Showdown

connorrichards • Level 16: Blinds 2,000-5,000, 5,000 ante
Xuan Liu
Xuan Liu

Xuan Liu opened to 10,000 from the cutoff and saw a flop against two opponents, including Stephen Kehoe on the button.

The flop came {10-Clubs}{6-Diamonds}{3-Hearts} and Liu continued for 10,000. Kehoe called. The turn brought the {5-Spades} and Liu checked before Kehoe checked back. Liu checked again on the {2-Spades} river and her opponent also checked.

Liu showed {a-Clubs}{5-Diamonds} for a pair of fives, which was enough to win the pot as the Day 1b chip leader mucked.

Xuan Liu ca
Xuan Liu
ca 300,000 135,000
Stephen Kehoe ie
Stephen Kehoe
ie 135,000 -190,000

Tags: Xuan LiuStephen Kehoe

Four More Hands

SandraBarbour • Level 16: Blinds 2,000-5,000, 5,000 ante

Four more hands will be played at each table before the remaining players bag and tag for the night.

Lengthy Pot Results in Chop; Diebold Offers Sage Advice

BrandonBloom • Level 16: Blinds 2,000-5,000, 5,000 ante

Maher Nouira opened to 10,000 in the hijack and Tigran Harutyunyan jammed for 82,000 in the small blind. Pawel Brzeski was in the big blind and took several minutes to make a decision for his stack of approximately 20,000 with pay jumps near. Eventually, the floor warned him against stalling, and he put in his remaining chips. Nouira then took some time to make a decision.

"Why the f--- do you wait until now to think?" Ben Diebold asked Nouira. "I'm gonna call the clock on your ass if you don't hurry... you had eight minutes to think about it."

Nouira said he was "texting friends", and soon after, showed {7-}{7-} as he folded.

Pawel Brzeski: {k-Spades}{j-Spades}
Tigran Harutyunyan: {j-Hearts}{j-Clubs}

The board ran out {a-Diamonds}{q-Diamonds}{4-Spades}{k-Clubs}{10-Clubs}, and the two players ended up chopping the anticlimactic pot.

"I'll give you a tip," Diebold offered Nouira some sage advice. "When he takes seven minutes with four big blinds, he's gonna go all in."

Benjamin Diebold us
Benjamin Diebold
us 350,000 -90,000
Maher Nouira tn
Maher Nouira
tn 340,000 105,000
Tigran Harutyunyan am
Tigran Harutyunyan
am 90,000
Pawel Brzeski pl
Pawel Brzeski
pl 30,000

Tags: Ben DieboldMaher NouiraPawel BrzeskiTigran Harutyunyan