Day 2 Completed
Day 2 Completed
Kevin Paque Leads Final Eight of the EPT Barcelona €100,000 Super High Roller
Day 2 of the €100,000 Super High Roller at the 2022 PokerStars and Barcelona©Casino European Poker Tour has bagged up after ten levels of play with eight players making it through to the final day.
Five new entries were added to the field before the start of Day 2 to bring the total number of entries up to 68 which included 16 reentries. This created a total prize pool of €6,597,360 for nine players to get paid at the end of the road. All players are guaranteed at least €247,400 but the winner will walk away with the Super High Roller trophy and the first-place prize of €1,979,220.
After the dust settled, Kevin Paque bagged 4,730,000 for the chip lead and will look to put those chips to work tomorrow. Paque won many massive pots throughout the day but caught fire after eliminating Artur Martirosian with pocket tens against pocket threes and again busting Christoph Vogelsang with the exact same two hands. On the final table, Paque won a big pot off Nick Petrangelo when he shoved all in on the river and got Petrangelo to fold. Paque has $2,055,288 in live tournament winnings but will look to add more to that with another deep run in this prestigious event.
Erik Seidel also bagged a big stack with 3,300,000. He won a huge pot late in the evening against Petrangelo when he shoved all in on the river and Petrangelo folded. Mike Watson bagged 3,130,000 and rounds out the top three.
€100,000 Super High Roller Chip Counts
|Table||Seat||Player||Chip Count||Country||Big Blinds|
|1||2||Nick Petrangelo||United States||435,000||7|
|1||5||Erik Seidel||United States||3,300,000||55|
|1||7||Ben Heath||United Kingdom||1,645,000||27|
Pedro Garagnani was the unfortunate bubble today when he was all in for his last 605,000 with pocket fives and ran into the jacks of Paque. A few notables who made Day 2 but fell short of bagging included Seth Davies, Daniel Dvoress, Dan Smith and Brazilian soccer star Neymar, who managed to build a big stack early on but ran into the two-pair of Jean-Noel Thorel against his ace-king to bust.
Players will be coming back to Level 19 with blinds at 30,000/60,000 with a 60,000 big blind ante. The final table will be streamed with cards-up coverage by PokerStars Live on Twitch and Youtube on a 30-minute delay.
The PokerNews live reporting team will be on hand to bring you all the Super High Roller action as it happens until it finishes from 12:30 p.m. local time on Tuesday, August 16.
End-of-Day Chip Counts
Play has ended here on Day 2 and the surviving eight players are bagging up their chips.
They will return to play tomorrow at 12:30 p.m. local time, with the final table streamed on a 30-minute delay by PokerStars Live on Twitch and Youtube.
Stay tuned for a full recap of the day's action.
Petrangelo Survives on the Last Hand
On the final hand of the night, Nick Petrangelo raised to 175,000, leaving himself a 5,000 chip behind. Timothy Adams reraised in the big blind and Petrangelo threw in his last chip.
Adams took the lead on the flop with a pair of kings, but Petrangelo spiked the on the turn to make a pair of aces. The on the river was safe for Petrangelo and he survived to play on Day 3.
David Peters Eliminated In 9th Place (€191,320)
David Peter opened to 100,000 from the hijack and it folded to Teun Mulder in the small blind who moved all in for roughly 650,000. Peters double-checked his cards and then made the call for his last 590,000 total.
The board ran out , securing the knockout for Mulder and sent Peters to the rail in 9th place.
Watson Dodges the River to Double
Mike Watson raised to 115,000 from early position and was called by Mikita Badziakouski in the big blind.
The flop came and Watson continued for 200,000. Badziakouski check-called to see the on the turn.
Badziakouski checked again and Watson bet another 500,000. Badziakouski paused for a moment before announcing he was all in, and Watson shrugged and called off his last 1,485,000.
Badziakouski showed for straight and flush draws, while Watson had for top pair. The on the river was safe for Watson and he earned the double up.
Paque Puts Petrangelo To The Test
The action was picked up in a pot of roughly 300,000 on a flop of . Kevin Paque checked from the big blind and Nick Petrangelo bet 50,000. Paque elected on a check-raise to 110,000 and Petrangelo completed.
On the turn Paque kept the aggression up with a bet of 125,000. Petrangelo took a moment before sliding in a raise to 350,000, which Paque called.
The completed the board and after roughly 30 seconds, Paque moved all in, covering the 500,000 stack of Petrangelo who went deep in the tank. After using all of his time bank cards and the clock was running out, Petrangelo's hand was announced dead by the tournament director as the timer hit zero, and the huge pot was shipped to Paque.
Seidel Takes a Monster Off Petrangelo
Nick Petrangelo raised to 100,000 from the hijack before Erik Seidel made it 400,000 in the small blind.
Petrangelo called as they went heads-up to the flop. Seidel checked, then called when Petrangelo bet 225,000.
The turn came the and Seidel checked again. Petrangelo fired out 650,000 and Seidel called.
The river was the and Seidel moved all in for 590,000. Petrangelo tore off his hat and leaned over the table as he studied the board, throwing in two time bank cards.
He eventually decided to fold, burying his face in his hands as Seidel dragged in the massive pot.
Final Table Seat Draw
|1||David Peters||United States||620,000|
|3||Nick Petrangelo||United States||2,250,000|
|6||Erik Seidel||United States||1,875,000|
|8||Ben Heath||United Kingdom||1,920,000|