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Day 2 Completed

Satubayev Nabs Another Chip Lead, Schemion 2nd in the Counts for Day 3 in the MCOP Main Event

poolshir • Level 15: 2,000-4,000, 4,000 ante
Shyngis Satubayev (in another event)
Shyngis Satubayev (in another event)

He started the day with a big chip lead and now he finished Day 2 with an overwhelming chip lead. Shyngis Satubayev takes the Day 2 chip lead with 1,074,000 in chips which is worth a whopping 215 big blinds at the start of Day 3. Day 2 of the €4,300 Main Event of the Master Classics of Poker came to an end after six levels of 60 minutes. Day 1a and Day 1b attracted 330 entries in total, 150 of them made it through to Day 2. But as registration was open until the start, another Sixteen players entered at that time to bring the total up to 346.

This created a total prize pool of €1,370,160 with 47 players cashing this year. A min-cash will be worth €8,632 while the winner will walk away with the massive first-place prize of €260,878, the “bordje”, and all the bragging rights of course. For now, only 50 players are left in the running to walk away victorious.

2019 MCOP Main Event - Top 5 Chip Counts After Day 2

SeatPlayerCountryChip CountsBig Blinds
1Shyngis SatubayevKazakhstan1,074,000215
2Ole SchemionGermany722,500145
3Jesse LiljegrenFinland445,00089
4Pascal VosNetherlands407,00081
5Gert Jan AlbersNetherlands371,50074

Ole Schemion finished second in the chip counts and got most of his stack when he eliminated Teun Mulder when Mulder called the five-bet shove of Schemion with ace-king. Schemion held pocket jacks and those held throughout the board. Jesse Liljgren started third in chips at the start of the day and finished in the same exact spot at the end of Day 3. The top five is completed by two Dutch players, Pascal Vos and Gert Jan Albers.

Other players that might sound familiar are Hassan Sey who already won a bordje during the festival. Christopher Frank, Jonathan Abdellatif, Steve O’Dwyer, Jan Bednar, David Hu, Paul Tedesci, Paul Hoefer, Marcel Vonk, Bart Lybaert, and the shortest stack on Day 2, Sonny Franco.

Alberto Stegeman came into Day 2 ready to defend his title but he ran his last 19 big blinds into the jacks of his opponent while he held tens and got no help from the board. Ryan Riess busted on the feature table with ace-five against the jack-nine of Frederico Silva. Silva turned a pair and made a straight on the river to paint an even prettier picture. Hossein Ensan also busted at some point during the day.

Day 3 restarts at 1:30 p.m. local time on November 30 with Level 16 with a small blind of 2,500, big blind of 5,000, and a big blind ante of 5,000. Ten levels of play have been scheduled with a break after every two levels but everything is subject to change. The bubble will burst pretty soon after the restart and the PokerNews live reporting team will be there to bring you all the action as all the remaining players battle it out for their share of the prize pool.

Tags: Alberto StegemanBart LybaertChristopher FrankDavid HuFrederico SilvaGert Jan AlbersHassan SeyHossein EnsanJan BednarJonathan AbdellatifOle SchemionPascal VosPaul HoeferRyan RiessShyngis SatubayevSonny FrancoTeun Mulder

End-of-Day Chip Counts (full)

poolshir • Level 15: 2,000-4,000, 4,000 ante
Shyngis Satubayev kz
Shyngis Satubayev
kz 1,074,000 134,000
Ole Schemion de
Ole Schemion
de 722,500 -25,500
Jesse Liljegren FI
Jesse Liljegren
FI 445,000 15,000
Pascal Vos nl
Pascal Vos
nl 407,000 197,000
Gert Jan Albers nl
Gert Jan Albers
nl 371,500 264,500
Rashed Zade nl
Rashed Zade
nl 325,000 40,000
Christopher Frank de
Christopher Frank
de 315,500 7,500
Dax Hagens NL
Dax Hagens
NL 314,000 76,500
Michiel Van Elsacker be
Michiel Van Elsacker
be 307,500 132,500
Johan Rensink nl
Johan Rensink
nl 300,000 224,000
Orhan Ates tr
Orhan Ates
tr 269,000 14,000
Frederico Silva pt
Frederico Silva
pt 253,000 193,000
Daniyar Aubakirov kz
Daniyar Aubakirov
kz 252,500 72,500
Matias Arosuo fi
Matias Arosuo
fi 251,000 11,000
Hassan Sey fi
Hassan Sey
fi 247,500 -2,500
Jonathan Abdellatif be
Jonathan Abdellatif
be 232,000 6,000
Steve O'Dwyer ie
Steve O'Dwyer
ie 225,000 35,000
Alexander Norden se
Alexander Norden
se 203,000 93,500
Claus Grether de
Claus Grether
de 201,000 -29,000
Kees Aerts nl
Kees Aerts
nl 197,000
Gary Hasson be
Gary Hasson
be 180,000 -20,000
Jan Bednar cz
Jan Bednar
cz 177,500 -2,500
Paraskevas Tsokaridis gr
Paraskevas Tsokaridis
gr 177,000 -23,000
Raoul Refos nl
Raoul Refos
nl 175,000 56,000
James King ie
James King
ie 174,000 29,000

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Play Ended

poolshir • Level 15: 2,000-4,000, 4,000 ante

With 50 remaining players showing on the tournament clock, play has ended.

The full chip counts and a recap are to follow.

Seven More Hands

poolshir • Level 15: 2,000-4,000, 4,000 ante

The tournament clock has been paused and the players need to play seven more hands before they can bag and tag their chips for Day 3.

Abdellatif Doubles Through Schemion

poolshir • Level 15: 2,000-4,000, 4,000 ante

Jonathan Abdellatif limped in from the early position and Kevin Paqué did the same on the button. Pascal Vos completed his small blind but Ole Schemion raised to 25,000 in the big blind. Abdellatif responded with a shove for Paqué and Vos to snap-fold to. Schemion insta-called.

Jonathan Abdellatif: {10-Clubs}{10-Diamonds}
Ole Schemion: {a-Spades}{k-Clubs}

The board ran out {9-Spades}{q-Clubs}{7-Clubs}{3-Spades}{q-Spades} for Abdellatif to hold with the tens to double up with.

Ole Schemion de
Ole Schemion
de 748,000 138,000
Christopher Frank de
Christopher Frank
de 308,000 -79,000
Sergey Verhoturov RU
Sergey Verhoturov
RU 240,000 162,000
Matias Arosuo fi
Matias Arosuo
fi 240,000 170,000
Jonathan Abdellatif be
Jonathan Abdellatif
be 226,000 116,000
Pascal Vos nl
Pascal Vos
nl 210,000 -31,000
Kevin Paqué nl
Kevin Paqué
nl 120,000 47,000
Floyd Rosner nl
Floyd Rosner
nl 78,000 -112,000
Paul Dando gb
Paul Dando
gb Busted
Joris Ruijs nl
Joris Ruijs
nl Busted
Igor Yaroshevskyy ua
Igor Yaroshevskyy
ua Busted

Tags: Jonathan AbdellatifOle SchemionPascal Voskevin Paqué

Sey Busts Karlsson

poolshir • Level 15: 2,000-4,000, 4,000 ante

Johan Karlsson shoved from the cutoff for 43,000 and was called by Hassan Sey in the big blind.

Johan Karlsson: {k-Clubs}{j-Diamonds}
Hassan Sey: {q-Hearts}{q-Clubs}

The board ran out {10-Hearts}{a-Spades}{6-Spades}{10-Diamonds}{10-Clubs} for Sey to hold and improve to a full house to eliminate Karlsson.

Hassan Sey fi
Hassan Sey
fi 250,000 100,000
Bart Lybaert be
Bart Lybaert
be 190,000 33,000
James King ie
James King
ie 145,000 94,500
Firoz Mangroe nl
Firoz Mangroe
nl 132,000 -23,000
Bas de Laat nl
Bas de Laat
nl 86,000 28,000
Besmir Hodaj it
Besmir Hodaj
it 60,000 32,700
Mathias Siljander fi
Mathias Siljander
fi 49,000 2,700
Simo Raikkonen FI
Simo Raikkonen
FI Busted
Mustafa Biz tr
Mustafa Biz
tr Busted
Johan Karlsson se
Johan Karlsson
se Busted

Tags: Hassan SeyJohan Karlsson