2023 PokerStars EPT Paris

€10,300 EPT Paris High Roller
Day: 2
Event Info

2023 PokerStars EPT Paris

Final Results
Winning Hand
Event Info
Prize Pool
Level Info
150,000 / 300,000
Players Info - Day 2
Players Left

€10,300 EPT Paris High Roller

Day 2 Completed

Bubble Bursts in Last Level of the Day; Pedersen Leads Pack of 44 Heading into Day 3

Level 20 : Blinds 6,000/12,000, 12,000 ante
Apoorva Goel
Apoorva Goel

After 10 levels of play, Day 2 of the €10,300 High Roller at PokerStars European Poker Tour Paris concluded, with Christian Pedersen topping the end of day chip counts. They ended the day with a stack of 1,410,000.

Closest to him is Rui Ferreira, who bagged 1,060,000.

From Day 1, 173 players advanced to Day 2. However, as late registration was open until the start of today's session, 40 more players opted to hop into the fray.

These extra entries brought the Day 2 field to 213 players, taking the total number of entries to 431. This generated a whopping €4,137,600 prize pool, with €810,500 designated for the eventual champion.

Day 2 Top Ten Chip Stacks

EPT Paris €10,300 High Roller Chip Counts

PlacePlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
1Christian PedersenDenmark1,120,00075
2Rui FerreiraPortugal1,060,00071
3David MiscikowskiUnited States1,050,00070
4Aleksandr ShevliakovRussia1,030,00069
5Eros CalderoneItaly990,00066
6Jun ObaraJapan885,00059
7Chevan TinHong Kong780,00052
8Martin StausholmDenmark777,00052
9Mauricio Ferreira PaisGermany690,00046
10Gilbert DiazFrance675,00045

Bubble Play That Will Be Remembered for a Long Time

Aleksandar Tomovic
Aleksandar Tomovic

The big story of the day was that the money bubble burst. However, it was a long wait as the players made the money in the final level of the day.

Bubble play lasted nearly three hours, with several double-ups taking place. But in the end, Aleksandar Tomovic was the last player to leave the tournament room empty-handed.

Tomovic was forced all in from the small blind and got three callers looking to end the bubble trouble.

Action checked to Rui Ferreira on the flop of {k-Hearts}{q-Hearts}{6-Diamonds}, and he bet 10,000. Only Tom-Aksel Bedell and Roman Hrabec called. All three players then checked on the {10-Clubs} turn, and Hrabec checked again on the {8-Clubs} river. Bedell bet 42,000, and Ferreira folded, leading Hrabec to use a time bank before check-raising to 225,000.

Hrabec's raise sent the Norwegian into the tank, and he exhausted through three time banks — a fitting end to the lengthy bubble — as spectators made their way to the table. Eventually, he folded, and Tomovic waited patiently as hands played out on other tables. Finally, the cards were on their backs.

Tomovic showed {j-Spades}{7-Diamonds} for just jack-high, while Hrabec held {q-Diamonds}{j-Diamonds} for a pair of queens to finally burst the bubble as the room erupted in applause.

Other Day 2 Highlights

As mentioned, the returning players from Day 1 were joined by many fresh faces who opted to take advantage of late registration.

Notable names who joined the festivities at the last minute included Julien Martini, Nick Petrangelo and Erik Seidel. However, all three of them missed out on the money.

Sam Grafton
Sam Grafton

Multiple players were also representing PokerStars. The likes of Sam Grafton, Rafael Moraes, Parker Talbot, and Ramon Colillas were in attendance, but like the names above, they fell short of seeing a return on their investment.

Bubble play brought some spectacular hands, with Pieter Aerts turning a set of kings to crack aces to survive. The United Kingdom's Conor Beresford had a bit better luck with pocket aces and doubled through Jenya Gavrilovich.

Vlada Stojanovic
Vlada Stojanovic

Vlada Stojanovic also made quad aces to breach the one million mark and left Marton Czuczor short. But as mentioned, it was Tomovic's elimination that resulted in celebration for the 63 final players, as they all secured the €17,100 min-cash.

However, when all was said and done on Day 2, only 44 players remained, and they return for Day 3, which kicks off on Sunday, February 25, at 12:30 p.m. local time. Those players have all locked up a minimum payday of €18,800, and to find the seat draw for Day 3, head over to the PokerStars Live app.

As always, be sure to keep locked in with PokerNews to discover this thrilling event's conclusion.

Tags: Aleksandar TomovicApoorva GoelConor BeresfordErik SeidelJenya GavrilovichJulien MartiniMarton CzuczorNick PetrangeloParker TalbotPieter AertsRafael MoraesRamon ColillasRoman HrabecRui FerreiraSam GraftonTom-Aksel BedellVlada Stojanovic

End of Day 2 Chip Counts (full)

Level 20 : Blinds 6,000/12,000, 12,000 ante
Player Chips Progress
Christian Pedersen dk
Christian Pedersen
1,120,000 370,000
Day 2 Chip Leader
Rui Ferreira pt
Rui Ferreira
1,060,000 -40,000
David Miscikowski us
David Miscikowski
1,050,000 770,000
Aleksandr Shevliakov ru
Aleksandr Shevliakov
1,030,000 876,500
Eros Calderone it
Eros Calderone
990,000 110,000
Jun Obara jp
Jun Obara
885,000 484,000
Chevan Tin hk
Chevan Tin
780,000 320,000
Martin Stausholm dk
Martin Stausholm
777,000 717,000
Mauricio Ferreira Pais de
Mauricio Ferreira Pais
690,000 528,000
Gilbert Diaz fr
Gilbert Diaz
675,000 533,000
Timothy Adams ca
Timothy Adams
660,000 -25,000
Fahredin Mustafov bg
Fahredin Mustafov
570,000 110,000
Markkos Ladev ee
Markkos Ladev
565,000 -85,000
Pedro Neves pt
Pedro Neves
560,000 480,000
Mateus Endo br
Mateus Endo
545,000 12,000
Jenya Gavrilovich by
Jenya Gavrilovich
535,000 -65,000
Kalidou Sow fr
Kalidou Sow
525,000 225,000
Vlada Stojanovic rs
Vlada Stojanovic
510,000 -340,000
Mario Navarro es
Mario Navarro
485,000 309,000
Tom-Aksel Bedell no
Tom-Aksel Bedell
465,000 185,000
Abdelhakim Zoufri nl
Abdelhakim Zoufri
455,000 -195,000
Thomas Santerne fr
Thomas Santerne
450,000 251,000
Lars Kamphues de
Lars Kamphues
445,000 -55,000
Jakub Michalak pl
Jakub Michalak
435,000 115,000
Apoorva Goel in
Apoorva Goel
400,000 -156,000

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Day 2 of the €10,300 EPT Prague High Roller Has Concluded

Level 20 : Blinds 6,000/12,000, 12,000 ante

Day 2 of the €10,300 EPT Prague High Roller has now wrapped up for the night. There are 44 players remaining out of a total of 431 entries. The average stack is 489,773 and Rui Ferreira is the current chip leader with around one million chips.

Play is set to resume at 12:30 p.m. local time at level 21, with blinds at 10,000/15,000 with a 15,000 big blind ante.

Stay tuned for a full recap of Day 2.

Michalak Leads Into Picone

Level 20 : Blinds 6,000/12,000, 12,000 ante

Jakub Michalak was in the big blind in a heads-up pot against Igor Picone in early position on a board of {k-Spades}{8-Spades}{4-Clubs}{8-Clubs}.

Michalak led out for 15,000 on the turn and Picone called. The {6-Hearts} river completed the board and Michalak pushed out a stack of chips for a bet of 125,000. Picone laid it down.

Player Chips Progress
Igor Picone be
Igor Picone
330,000 230,000
Jakub Michalak pl
Jakub Michalak
320,000 -80,000

Tags: Igor PiconeJakub Michalak

Sitbon Out As Day 2 Reaches Conclusion

Level 20 : Blinds 6,000/12,000, 12,000 ante
Julien Sitbon
Julien Sitbon

Eros Calderone limped under the gun. Action folded around to Julien Sitbon, who raised to 115,000, leaving just 3,000 behind. Calderone pushed all in and Calderone called for his remaining chips. Cards were turned on their backs.

Julien Sitbon: {a-Clubs}{5-Clubs}
Eros Calderone: {7-Hearts}{7-Spades}

The board ran out {3-Spades}{7-Diamonds}{a-Spades}{6-Diamonds}{6-Clubs}. Sitbon paired his aces but Calderone hit a set of sevens on the flop and improved to a full house by the river. Calderone is in the top five chip leaders. Sitbon, meanwhile, was eliminated in 47th place for €18,800.

Player Chips Progress
Eros Calderone it
Eros Calderone
880,000 190,000
Julien Sitbon fr
Julien Sitbon
Simeon Spasov bg
Simeon Spasov
Tetsuma Ishizu jp
Tetsuma Ishizu

Tags: Eros CalderoneJulien Sitbon

Finck Finds a Double

Level 20 : Blinds 6,000/12,000, 12,000 ante

After having his aces cracked by Pieter Aerts pocket kings, Jerome Finck was one of the short stacks. He collected a few more chips to bring his stack to 138,000.

He then jammed his stack into the middle from middle position and was called by Stephen Song.

Jerome Finck: {k-Spades}{10-Spades}
Stephen Song: {a-}{q-}

Finck paired up on the {k-Diamonds}{6-Clubs}{8-Clubs} flop and improved to two pair following the {9-Spades} turn and {10-Hearts} river to claim the pot.

Player Chips Progress
Jerome Finck fr
Jerome Finck
304,000 224,000
Stephen Song us
Stephen Song
150,000 -410,000

Tags: Jerome FinckPieter AertsStephen Song

Jacobson Takes from Bedell

Level 20 : Blinds 6,000/12,000, 12,000 ante

In a heads-up pot between the blinds, Martin Jacobson led out for 22,000 on the flop of {4-Hearts}{8-Hearts}{a-Spades} and Tom-Aksel Bedell called.

Jacobson bet 30,000 on the {2-Hearts} turn and Bedell again called. The {4-Spades} river completed the board an Jacobson sized up to 95,000. Bedell patted the table in defeat and folded.

Player Chips Progress
Martin Jacobson se
Martin Jacobson
360,000 -120,000
Tom-Aksel Bedell no
Tom-Aksel Bedell
280,000 -110,000

Tags: Martin JacobsonTom-Aksel Bedell