€1,100 Estrellas Poker Tour Main Event
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€1,100 Estrellas Poker Tour Main Event
Day 2 Completed

Abitbol Leads Colillas, Mizrachi After Day 2 in €1,100 Estrellas Poker Tour Main Event

connorrichards • Level 26: Blinds 25,000-50,000, 50,000 ante
Raphael Abitbol
Raphael Abitbol

A long and eventful Day 2 of the €1,100 Estrellas Poker Tour Main Event at the 2022 PokerStars and Barcelona©Casino European Poker Tour has wrapped up with 96 players remaining, and leading the way is France's Raphael Abitbol with a stack of 6,745,000.

Abitbol, who with $67,875 in Hendon Mob earnings is after his biggest live score, will be joined on Day 3 by fellow big stacks Gabriel Martini Nobrega (5,030,000) and Samir Benabdelaziz (5,170,000) as well as big names like four-time World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelet winner Robert Mizrachi (1,160,000), PokerStars Ambassador Ramon Colillas and India's Nikita Luther (2,650,000) in the largest live tournament in PokerStars history, which drew 6,313 entrants spanning 79 countries.

The day began with 938 players and started off slowly after a series of delays due to technical difficulties with the electronic seat card system. But with the money bubble already burst, it still didn't take long for hundreds of players to bust and the tournament area to shrink.

Some of the players who bowed out early include Jon Kyte (912th - €1,820), Alexandre Reard (908th - €1,820) Marton Czuczor (851st - €1,820) and Marle Spragg (831st - €2,040).

Luther had a fantastic day that included a hand in the middle of the day where she five-bet jammed with pocket jacks and ran into the pocket kings of Day 1f chip leader Mateusz Moolhuizen. A jack on the flop saved Luther from busting and she received a massive double to become one of the chip leaders.

Nikita Luther
Nikita Luther

Colillas, a Spanish pro who notably won the 2019 PokerStars No-Limit Hold'em Players Championship for $5.1 Million, also had a strong showing on Day 2 and ran hot early, including when he picked up Cowboys to score a double knockout.

There were some setbacks Colillas and late in the day he doubled up fellow Spaniard Sergi Panella Navarro in a two pair versus two pair confrontation that put a hefty dent in Colillas' stack.

Ramon Colillas
Ramon Colillas

Players who were eliminated as the day played on include Dara O'Kearney (554th - €2,700) Yuliyan Kolev (422nd - €3,120) PokerStars Ambassador Steve Enriquez (394th - €3,600), Kenny Hallaert (393rd - €3,600), Chino Rheem (312th - €4,130), Alessandro Pichierri (308th - €4,130) and Dominik Panka (226th - €4,740).

Day 3 will commence on Saturday, Aug. 13 at noon local time on Level 27 with blinds of 30,000/60,000/60,000. The top prize of €600,000 and the trophy still await the eventual champion.

The PokerNews live reporting team will be back on-site tomorrow at Casino Barcelona to bring readers coverage of the Day 3 action in the ESPT Main Event.

Tags: Alessandro PichierriAlexandre ReardChino RheemDara O'KearneyDominik PankaJon KyteKenny HallaertMarle SpraggMarton CzuczorMateusz MoolhuizenNikita LutherRamon ColillasSergi Panella NavarroSteve EnriquezYuliyan Kolev

End-of-Day-2 Chip Counts (full)

connorrichards • Level 26: Blinds 25,000-50,000, 50,000 ante
Raphael Abitbol fr
Raphael Abitbol
fr 6,000,000 -745,000
Samir Benabdelaziz FR
Samir Benabdelaziz
FR 5,175,000 675,000
Gabriel Martini Nobrega BR
Gabriel Martini Nobrega
BR 5,030,000
Bjorn Bruns de
Bjorn Bruns
de 4,840,000 2,040,000
Wai Kit Chung nl
Wai Kit Chung
nl 4,080,000
Youness Ait Hssain fr
Youness Ait Hssain
fr 4,020,000 -5,000
Ahmad Rehaime ca
Ahmad Rehaime
ca 3,900,000 -700,000
Miltiadis Kyriakides cy
Miltiadis Kyriakides
cy 3,810,000 360,000
Ivan Stokes gb
Ivan Stokes
gb 3,740,000
Johannes Straver nl
Johannes Straver
nl 3,705,000 105,000
Simon Bouaksa lu
Simon Bouaksa
lu 3,590,000 3,291,000
Ugnius Simelionis lt
Ugnius Simelionis
lt 3,500,000
Michele Guerrini it
Michele Guerrini
it 3,095,000 395,000
Patrice Boudet FR
Patrice Boudet
FR 3,080,000 3,080,000
Ivan Zhechev bg
Ivan Zhechev
bg 3,000,000
Mathias Siljander fi
Mathias Siljander
fi 2,945,000
Sihao Zhang lu
Sihao Zhang
lu 2,875,000 2,490,000
Javier Campomar AR
Javier Campomar
AR 2,765,000 2,765,000
David Docherty gb
David Docherty
gb 2,690,000 -110,000
Nikita Luther in
Nikita Luther
in 2,650,000
Andras Nemeth hu
Andras Nemeth
hu 2,640,000
Martin Wendt dk
Martin Wendt
dk 2,630,000 1,030,000
Maher Nouira tn
Maher Nouira
tn 2,625,000 2,215,000
Jack Sinclair gb
Jack Sinclair
gb 2,580,000
Arne Coulier be
Arne Coulier
be 2,540,000 1,670,000

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Day 3 Seat Draw by Chip Count

connorrichards • Level 26: Blinds 25,000-50,000, 50,000 ante
 TABLESEATPLAYERCOUNTRYCHIPSBIG BLINDS
 12Raphael AbitbolFrance6,000,000100
 96Samir BenabdelazizFrance5,175,00086
 102Gabriel Martini NobregaBrazil5,030,00084
 125Bjorn BrunsGermany4,840,00081
 34Wai Kit ChungNetherlands4,080,00068
 48Youness Ait HssainFrance4,020,00067
 86Ahmad RehaimeCanada3,900,00065
 84Miltiadis KyriakidesGreece3,810,00064
 46Ivan StokesUnited Kingdom3,740,00062
 45Johannes StraverNetherlands3,705,00062
 52Simon BouaksaFrance3,590,00060
 112Ugnius SimelionisLithuania3,500,00058
 62Michele GuerriniItaly3,095,00052
 36Patrice BoudetFrance3,080,00051
 75Ivan ZhechevBulgaria3,000,00050
 95Mathias SiljanderFinland2,945,00049
 24Sihao ZhangLuxembourg2,875,00048
 43Javier CampomarArgentina2,765,00046
 117David DochertyUnited Kingdom2,690,00045
 55Nikita LutherIndia2,650,00044
 85Andras NemethHungary2,640,00044
 31Martin WendtGermany2,630,00044
 78Maher NouiraTunisia2,625,00044
 105Jack SinclairAustria2,580,00043
 114Arne CoulierBelgium2,540,00042
 56Cedric BernardFrance2,500,00042
 42Andrew WilsonUnited Kingdom2,475,00041
 97Wuai-Cheng TsangFrance2,400,00040
 26Maciej GutPoland2,360,00039
 61Hendriekus SoeringNetherlands2,265,00038
 124Birger LarsenNorway2,250,00038
 81Tom ChannirGermany2,210,00037
 15Rafael Navas RoblesSpain2,200,00037
 28Ailyran de Souza LisboaBrazil2,200,00037
 51Mustafa BizTurkey2,175,00036
 72Dan BorlanRomania2,170,00036
 126Jorge Diego GarciaSpain2,125,00035
 118Riccardo FabbriItaly2,070,00035
 128Dennis BerglinSweden2,060,00034
 127Alessio IannicielloItaly2,035,00034
 74Dobromir NikovBulgaria1,940,00032
 94Javier FernandezSpain1,940,00032
 115Przemyslaw SliwinskiSpain1,850,00031
 83Lander LijoSpain1,825,00030
 122Oleksii KoievUkraine1,765,00029
 104Johann ZeitounFrance1,760,00029
 33Rick van BruggenNetherlands1,705,00028
 44Colin GillionUnited Kingdom1,700,00028
 35Sergi Panella NavarroSpain1,690,00028
 57Kyle HoCanada1,650,00028
 18Nadi NasserLuxembourg1,630,00027
 13Naim AmriFrance1,620,00027
 47Alexandre PintoFrance1,585,00026
 22Michal WojtkowiakPoland1,565,00026
 53Daniel Castilla SanchezSpain1,545,00026
 106Raul van BoxtelNetherlands1,470,00025
 66Manuel ValdugaItaly1,420,00024
 101Ricardo CaridadeBrazil1,395,00023
 11Gabriel-Robert EneRomania1,385,00023
 93Kin-Hang ManNetherlands1,370,00023
 25Noah NovickUSA1,355,00023
 88Wojciech SzczytkowskiPoland1,345,00022
 54Ramon ColillasSpain1,335,00022
 123Casey KastleSlovenia1,310,00022
 103Maksim PetrovEstonia1,305,00022
 27Renat BohdanovUkraine1,285,00021
 77Jakob MadsenDenmark1,285,00021
 58Emil BiseSwitzerland1,275,00021
 17Victor Caballero PinnaSpain1,265,00021
 107Nicola KarlGermany1,265,00021
 68Ghamri KheirFrance1,215,00020
 16Choi Yun LamHong Kong1,200,00020
 82Rachid El YaacoubiFrance1,190,00020
 21Robert MizrachiUSA1,160,00019
 37Mathias DuarteUruguay1,145,00019
 73David LappinIreland1,100,00018
 91Luciano MacchiarelliArgentina1,055,00018
 14Martin GriveSpain1,050,00018
 98Adel NaounFrance975,00016
 108Aleksandr MerzhvinskiiRussia960,00016
 41Rehman KassamUnited Kingdom925,00015
 38Yi LinArgentina870,00015
 65Alexandra LaudicinaFrance865,00014
 76Rafael MoraesBrazil850,00014
 121Yoan AsparuhovBulgaria825,00014
 111Rembert NetNetherlands810,00014
 63Peter JorgneSweden800,00013
 67Sebastien BellandiFrance695,00012
 113Mohamed AissaouiFrance660,00011
 87Marcin JaworskiPoland640,00011
 116Brandon MifsudHungary640,00011
 92Andrew HedleyUnited Kingdom620,00010
 71Nenad DukicCroatia555,0009
 32Marius ZidonisLithuania490,0008
 64Michael BartovSweden445,0007
 23Maurizio MaioranoItaly330,0006

Day 3 Seat Draw by Tables

connorrichards • Level 26: Blinds 25,000-50,000, 50,000 ante
 TABLESEATPLAYERCOUNTRYCHIPSBIG BLINDS
 11Gabriel-Robert EneRomania1,385,00023
 12Raphael AbitbolFrance6,000,000100
 13Naim AmriFrance1,620,00027
 14Martin GriveSpain1,050,00018
 15Rafael Navas RoblesSpain2,200,00037
 16Choi Yun LamHong Kong1,200,00020
 17Victor Caballero PinnaSpain1,265,00021
 18Nadi NasserLuxembourg1,630,00027
       
 21Robert MizrachiUSA1,160,00019
 22Michal WojtkowiakPoland1,565,00026
 23Maurizio MaioranoItaly330,0006
 24Sihao ZhangLuxembourg2,875,00048
 25Noah NovickUSA1,355,00023
 26Maciej GutPoland2,360,00039
 27Renat BohdanovUkraine1,285,00021
 28Ailyran de Souza LisboaBrazil2,200,00037
       
 31Martin WendtGermany2,630,00044
 32Marius ZidonisLithuania490,0008
 33Rick van BruggenNetherlands1,705,00028
 34Wai Kit ChungNetherlands4,080,00068
 35Sergi Panella NavarroSpain1,690,00028
 36Patrice BoudetFrance3,080,00051
 37Mathias DuarteUruguay1,145,00019
 38Yi LinArgentina870,00015
       
 41Rehman KassamUnited Kingdom925,00015
 42Andrew WilsonUnited Kingdom2,475,00041
 43Javier CampomarArgentina2,765,00046
 44Colin GillionUnited Kingdom1,700,00028
 45Johannes StraverNetherlands3,705,00062
 46Ivan StokesUnited Kingdom3,740,00062
 47Alexandre PintoFrance1,585,00026
 48Youness Ait HssainFrance4,020,00067
       
 51Mustafa BizTurkey2,175,00036
 52Simon BouaksaFrance3,590,00060
 53Daniel Castilla SanchezSpain1,545,00026
 54Ramon ColillasSpain1,335,00022
 55Nikita LutherIndia2,650,00044
 56Cedric BernardFrance2,500,00042
 57Kyle HoCanada1,650,00028
 58Emil BiseSwitzerland1,275,00021
       
 61Hendriekus SoeringNetherlands2,265,00038
 62Michele GuerriniItaly3,095,00052
 63Peter JorgneSweden800,00013
 64Michael BartovSweden445,0007
 65Alexandra LaudicinaFrance865,00014
 66Manuel ValdugaItaly1,420,00024
 67Sebastien BellandiFrance695,00012
 68Ghamri KheirFrance1,215,00020
       
 71Nenad DukicCroatia555,0009
 72Dan BorlanRomania2,170,00036
 73David LappinIreland1,100,00018
 74Dobromir NikovBulgaria1,940,00032
 75Ivan ZhechevBulgaria3,000,00050
 76Rafael MoraesBrazil850,00014
 77Jakob MadsenDenmark1,285,00021
 78Maher NouiraTunisia2,625,00044
       
 81Tom ChannirGermany2,210,00037
 82Rachid El YaacoubiFrance1,190,00020
 83Lander LijoSpain1,825,00030
 84Miltiadis KyriakidesGreece3,810,00064
 85Andras NemethHungary2,640,00044
 86Ahmad RehaimeCanada3,900,00065
 87Marcin JaworskiPoland640,00011
 88Wojciech SzczytkowskiPoland1,345,00022
       
 91Luciano MacchiarelliArgentina1,055,00018
 92Andrew HedleyUnited Kingdom620,00010
 93Kin-Hang ManNetherlands1,370,00023
 94Javier FernandezSpain1,940,00032
 95Mathias SiljanderFinland2,945,00049
 96Samir BenabdelazizFrance5,175,00086
 97Wuai-Cheng TsangFrance2,400,00040
 98Adel NaounFrance975,00016
       
 101Ricardo CaridadeBrazil1,395,00023
 102Gabriel Martini NobregaBrazil5,030,00084
 103Maksim PetrovEstonia1,305,00022
 104Johann ZeitounFrance1,760,00029
 105Jack SinclairAustria2,580,00043
 106Raul van BoxtelNetherlands1,470,00025
 107Nicola KarlGermany1,265,00021
 108Aleksandr MerzhvinskiiRussia960,00016
       
 111Rembert NetNetherlands810,00014
 112Ugnius SimelionisLithuania3,500,00058
 113Mohamed AissaouiFrance660,00011
 114Arne CoulierBelgium2,540,00042
 115Przemyslaw SliwinskiSpain1,850,00031
 116Brandon MifsudHungary640,00011
 117David DochertyUnited Kingdom2,690,00045
 118Riccardo FabbriItaly2,070,00035
       
 121Yoan AsparuhovBulgaria825,00014
 122Oleksii KoievUkraine1,765,00029
 123Casey KastleSlovenia1,310,00022
 124Birger LarsenNorway2,250,00038
 125Bjorn BrunsGermany4,840,00081
 126Jorge Diego GarciaSpain2,125,00035
 127Alessio IannicielloItaly2,035,00034
 128Dennis BerglinSweden2,060,00034

Assorted End-of-Day 2 Chip Counts

lewispowell2000 • Level 26: Blinds 25,000-50,000, 50,000 ante
Raphael Abitbol fr
Raphael Abitbol
fr 6,745,000 545,000
Gabriel Martini Nobrega BR
Gabriel Martini Nobrega
BR 5,030,000 130,000
Kit Chung Wai NL
Kit Chung Wai
NL 4,080,000 180,000
Youness Ait Hssain fr
Youness Ait Hssain
fr 4,025,000 3,745,000
Ivan Stokes gb
Ivan Stokes
gb 3,740,000 90,000
Johannes Straver nl
Johannes Straver
nl 3,600,000 450,000
Ugnius Simelionis lt
Ugnius Simelionis
lt 3,500,000 3,241,000
Ivan Zhechev bg
Ivan Zhechev
bg 3,000,000 1,970,000
Mathias Siljander fi
Mathias Siljander
fi 2,945,000 -755,000
Nikita Luther in
Nikita Luther
in 2,650,000 650,000
Andras Nemeth hu
Andras Nemeth
hu 2,640,000 -160,000
Jack Sinclair gb
Jack Sinclair
gb 2,580,000 1,655,000
Rafael Navas es
Rafael Navas
es 2,200,000 -1,000,000
Kyle Ho ca
Kyle Ho
ca 1,650,000 440,000
Noah Novick us
Noah Novick
us 1,355,000 910,000
Emil Bise ch
Emil Bise
ch 1,275,000 1,045,000
Robert Mizrachi us
Robert Mizrachi
us 1,160,000 210,000

Day 2 Ends

connorrichards • Level 26: Blinds 25,000-50,000, 50,000 ante

Day 2 has wrapped up after the final three hands of the day. Stay tuned for a recap of the day's events.

Three More Hands

lewispowell2000 • Level 26: Blinds 25,000-50,000, 50,000 ante

The clock has been paused and the tournament staff announced there will be three more hands played before play ends and the remaining players bag and tag.

Ianniciello Pips Lebaigue

connorrichards • Level 26: Blinds 25,000-50,000, 50,000 ante

Alessio Ianniciello jammed a stack of 1,100,000 from the cutoff and Florian Lebaigue called in the big blind with a smaller stack of around 800,000.

Florian Lebaigue: {a-Spades}{q-Clubs}
Alessio Ianniciello: {a-Hearts}{k-Hearts}

Lebaigue was dominated and got no help from the runout of {a-Diamonds}{4-Hearts}{4-Clubs}{3-Hearts}{5-Hearts} for the Frenchman to be eliminated in one of the final hands of the day.

At another table, Alex Kulev was eliminated.

Alessio Ianniciello IT
Alessio Ianniciello
IT 2,000,000 1,533,000
Florian Lebaigue FR
Florian Lebaigue
FR Busted
Alex Kulev bg
Alex Kulev
bg Busted

Tags: Alessio IannicielloFlorian Lebaigue

Lijo Doubles Through Mifsud

lewispowell2000 • Level 26: Blinds 25,000-50,000, 50,000 ante

Brandon Mifsud raised to 100,000 from early position before Lander Lijo three-bet to 700,000 when actioned folded to him in the small blind. He left himself 25,000 behind. Mifsud four-bet all in for 725,000 effective. Lijo waited for a bit before calling.

Lander Lijo: {a-Clubs}{10-Hearts}
Brandon Mifsud: {k-Diamonds}{q-Clubs}

Lijo was ahead but fell behind when the flop came {k-Hearts}{7-Clubs}{5-Spades}. However the turn of the {a-Diamonds} put Lijo in the lead again. There was no drama as the river came the {5-Hearts} which gave Lijo the double up.

Lander Lijo es
Lander Lijo
es 1,575,000 1,351,000
Brandon Mifsud mt
Brandon Mifsud
mt 775,000 -145,000

Tags: Brandon MifsudLander Lijo