2017 partypoker LIVE German Poker Championship

Main Event
Day: 2
Event Info

2017 partypoker LIVE German Poker Championship

Final Results
Winning Hand
Event Info
Prize Pool
Level Info
2,500,000 / 5,000,000

Main Event

Day 2 Completed

The Money Bubble Bursts to End Day 2 with Sonay Kehya in the Lead

Level 16 : 50,000/100,000, 100,000 ante
Sonay Kehya leads field into Day 3
Sonay Kehya leads field into Day 3

Day 2 of the 2017 partypoker LIVE German Poker Championship €2,200 Main Event ended after eight levels of 60 minutes each and reduced the remaining field to the last 100 hopefuls while the money bubble burst in the last hand of level 16. The remaining fields of all three Day 1s at Europe's biggest poker arena, the King's Casino in Rozvadov, were combined and online qualifiers from partypoker joined in on the action. The registration and re-entry period lasted until the end of the dinner break after the fourth level of the day and 440 million in chips were in play.

It was charismatic Czech poker pro Martin Kabrhel who would be left empty-handed when his three-bet shove with ace-eight was called by Philipp Gruissem with ace-king. The remaining two aces appeared on the board and the kicker played to eliminate Kabrhel as last player without anything to show for. Gruissem bagged up 12,450,000, good enough for second place overnight behind Dutchman Sonay Kehya with 14,530,000, while Day 1a chip leader Friedrich Raz once again bagged big with 11,200,000.

Two partypoker sponsored pros reached Day 3 in Anatoly Filatov (10,600,000) and Natalia Breviglieri (6,655,000). Breviglieri already reached the final table of the partypoker LIVE Million here in Rozvadov back in June 2017, finishing 6th for a payday of €32,500.

Other notables and big stacks still in contention for the €200,000 first-place payout are Grzegorz Idziak (10,580,000), Frank de Busscher (9,970,000), Josef Gulas (9,130,000), Gerald Karlic (9,115,000), Victor Tyurin (9,000,000), Marek Blasko (8,340,000), Matthias De Meulder (8,130,000), Sandro Pitzanti (7,100,000), Click & Collect qualifier Enrique B. (4,375,000) and former World Series of Poker Main Event runner-up Martin Staszko (4,375,000).

Among those to bust throughout Day 2 were partypoker ambassador Boris Becker, start-of-the-day chip leader Victor Langlitz, the partypoker sponsored pros Kristen Bicknell, Marcel Luske and Jan-Peter Jachtmann, Jack Sinclair, Julian Thomas, Manig Loeser, Jeff Lisandro, Ismael Bojang, Paul Michaelis, Kenny Hallaert and Erich Kollmann.

Becker lost plenty of chips early on and was gone before the field headed into the dinner break, while Bicknell re-entered and ran with pocket nines into aces. Jachtmann had a healthy stack until two hands against pocket deuces spelled his end. The German three-bet a raise by Marek Blasko and fired flop and turn of a king-high board with ace-king for top pair and top kicker, before calling Blasko's shove with the vast majority of his stack already committed to find himself up against a set. Luske missed out on the money by just a few spots when his top pair on the flop was no good against the pocket aces of Ivo Donev.

Right after the money bubble had burst, the remaining 100 players bagged up and will return at 12 p.m. noon local time for Day 3. Action recommences in level 17 with blinds of 60,000/120,000 and a button ante of 120,000, another eight levels of 60 minutes each are scheduled on the penultimate tournament day before the winner will be crowned on Monday, August 13th 2017.

As usual, the PokerNews live reporting team will be on the floor to provide all the action.

Day 3 Seat Draw

TableSeatPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
791Andreas AulikeGermany375,0003
792Leo SchulzGermany6,620,00055
793Marek SoukupCzech Republic1,540,00013
794Nourreddine ChinekBelgium4,710,00039
795Tezer CetindagGermany2,495,00021
796Sandro PitzantiNetherlands7,100,00059
797Simon TrumperUnited Kingdom3,670,00031
798Hossein EnsanGermany1,650,00014
832Vojtech RuzickaCzech Republic1,090,0009
833Vytautas SemaskaLithuania6,580,00055
834Grzegorz IdziakPoland10,480,00087
835Petr VlčekCzech Republic6,380,00053
836Anatoly FilatovRussia10,600,00088
837Vojtěch KratochvílCzech Republic4,650,00039
838Adam WieczorekGermany1,430,00012
841Nick BroekhuizenNetherlands1,700,00014
842Fabrice HalleuxBelgium5,645,00047
843Mohamed HarrouchyBelgium2,365,00020
844Robin HegeleGermany870,0007
845Ivan CuricCroatia1,575,00013
846Patrick WiperUnited Kingdom3,935,00033
847Koen de WeerdNetherlands3,080,00026
848Aymon HataUnited Kingdom2,070,00017
851Michal SchuhCzech Republic1,690,00014
852Milan TopolySlovakia4,295,00036
853Arsenii KarmatckiiRussia5,755,00048
854Sonay KehyaNetherlands14,530,000121
855Friedrich RazSwitzerland11,200,00093
856Tonio RöderGermany7,400,00062
857Frank RobotkaGermany1,550,00013
858Lukasz GolczykPoland7,075,00059
891The TalkGermany4,125,00034
892Witold KrawczykPoland2,905,00024
893Dominik DessetSlovakia6,570,00055
894Hans-Jürgen HomnerGermany1,640,00014
895Sascha MinervaGermany5,840,00049
896Jan MachCzech Republic2,305,00019
897Nico HeinreichGermany2,100,00018
898Victor TyurinRussia9,000,00075
901Vladimir MinarikSlovakia8,960,00075
902Aleksandar TomovicSerbia6,665,00056
903Maxi LehmanskiGermany2,400,00020
904Teunis KooijNetherlands1,855,00015
905Vladimir SchwarzGermany2,845,00024
906Enrique B.Germany4,375,00036
907Rinaldo AquinoBrazil3,440,00029
908Alexander BurkartGermany2,960,00025
912David TaborskyCzech Republic1,325,00011
913Selim CerciGermany6,000,00050
914Marko SimicGermany7,500,00063
915Jonathan WongUnited Kingdom8,930,00074
916Patrik WagnerGermany1,490,00012
917Gert-Jan KarsNetherlands1,300,00011
918Fabian WahlersGermany1,100,0009
951Martin WrulichGermany1,530,00013
952Ducardo UeberfeldtNetherlands1,525,00013
953Pavel StolarCzech Republic5,035,00042
954Tommaso BonniItaly1,715,00014
955Artur JarekPoland3,490,00029
956Alamzad SinaRomania8,490,00071
957Gerald KarlicAustria9,115,00076
958Günther JakwerthAustria2,000,00017
961David NovotnyCzech Republic3,100,00026
962Josef GulasCzech Republic9,130,00076
963Matous SkorepaCzech Republic9,750,00081
964Ondrej MarCzech Republic2,050,00017
965Camilla ReventlowDenmark5,600,00047
966Hamdam ShakibGermany1,615,00013
967Andreas AhrerAustria6,775,00056
968Marek BlaskoSlovakia8,340,00070
971Albert SkobelevRussia6,470,00054
972Philipp ZukernikCanada3,240,00027
975Dirk FlessingGermany3,110,00026
976Frank De BusscherBelgium9,970,00083
977Jochen WienGermany1,225,00010
978Ivo DonevAustria4,500,00038
1011Julez  Germany3,890,00032
1012Bernd RygolGermany2,085,00017
1014Ngoc Minh HoangCzech Republic4,820,00040
1016Michal Marian SkalskiPoland3,320,00028
1017Natalia BreviglieriUnited Kingdom6,655,00055
1018Matthias De MeulderBelgium8,130,00068
1021Henning W.Germany6,085,00051
1022Andreas EilerGermany2,670,00022
1023Wladimir GernerGermany635,0005
1024Petr TargaCzech Republic7,520,00063
1026Oliver SosnaGermany1,815,00015
1027Marc DöringGermany2,915,00024
1028Martin Joseph KusCanada1,325,00011
1031Bombelow  Germany4,605,00038
1032Nino WagnerGermany3,315,00028
1033Jesper HansenDenmark2,550,00021
1034Philipp GruissemGermany12,450,000104
1035Josef SnejbergCzech Republic2,690,00022
1037Gregor KampmannGermany1,390,00012
1038Martin StaszkoCzech Republic4,375,00036

Tags: Anatoly FilatovBoris BeckerEnriqueErich KollmannFriedrich RazGerald Karlic

End-Of-Day Chip Counts (full)

Level 16 : 50,000/100,000, 100,000 ante

The full chip counts will be published when PokerNews receives them, and a recap of today's action is to follow.

Player Chips Progress
Sonay Kehya nl
Sonay Kehya
14,530,000 330,000
Philipp Gruissem de
Philipp Gruissem
WSOP 1X Winner
Friedrich Raz ch
Friedrich Raz
11,200,000 2,200,000
Anatoly Filatov ru
Anatoly Filatov
10,600,000 300,000
Grzegorz Idziak pl
Grzegorz Idziak
10,480,000 6,930,000
Frank De Busscher be
Frank De Busscher
9,970,000 9,120,000
Matous Skorepa cz
Matous Skorepa
9,750,000 1,250,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Josef Gulas cz
Josef Gulas
9,130,000 6,130,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Gerald Karlic at
Gerald Karlic
9,115,000 1,115,000
Victor Tyurin ru
Victor Tyurin
9,000,000 -6,000,000
Vladimir Minarik sk
Vladimir Minarik
8,960,000 3,060,000
Jonathan Wong gb
Jonathan Wong
8,930,000 1,730,000
Sina Alamzad ir
Sina Alamzad
8,490,000 4,494,000
Marek Blasko sk
Marek Blasko
8,340,000 340,000
Matthias De Meulder be
Matthias De Meulder
8,130,000 -470,000
Petr Targa cz
Petr Targa
7,520,000 5,139,000
Marko Simic de
Marko Simic
7,500,000 2,500,000
Tonio Roder de
Tonio Roder
7,400,000 600,000
Sandro Pitzanti nl
Sandro Pitzanti
7,100,000 1,300,000
Lukasz Golczyk pl
Lukasz Golczyk
7,075,000 7,075,000
Andreas Ahrer at
Andreas Ahrer
6,775,000 4,914,605
Aleksandar Tomovic rs
Aleksandar Tomovic
6,665,000 565,000
Natalia Breviglieri gb
Natalia Breviglieri
6,655,000 855,000
Leo Schulz de
Leo Schulz
6,620,000 4,580,000
Vytautas Semaska lt
Vytautas Semaska
6,580,000 -220,000

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Martin Kabrhel Bubbles the GPC Main Event

Level 16 : 50,000/100,000, 100,000 ante
Martin Kabrhel Bubbles the Main Event
Martin Kabrhel Bubbles the Main Event

The very last hand of the level was being played still while the clock was already moved forward by two minutes as per new TDA rule, showing 59 minutes left in level 17. However, one table was still active and it was the one and only Martin Kabrhel and Philipp Gruissem that clashed.

Gruissem raised to 210,000 from under the gun and Kabrhel moved all in from the small blind. The big blind folded and Gruissem peeked at his cards, then said "Oh, I have a hand Mister Kabrhel," and called moments later. Not all tables were finished with their action just yet and Kabrhel used the time for the usual entertainment program.

The card guessing game started and Kabrhel then joked "No, I didn't go all in, take it back," grabbing the all in triangle and tossing it back to the dealer, who duely placed it back in front of Kabrhel. A minute later, the Czech grabbed it again and placed his hippo on top of the all in triangle. "Bounty? What are you putting in for it."

"I have kings. You have three outs. Oh, you have ace-king. How can you call me on the bubble with ace-high?"

Once the cards were turned over, it was Kabrhel that was in need of help.

Martin Kabrhel: {A-Diamonds}{8-Hearts}
Philipp Gruissem: {A-Clubs}{K-Hearts}

The board came {A-Hearts}{10-Spades}{3-Spades}{A-Spades}{2-Hearts} and the kicker played to let the bubble burst.

Martin Kabrhel Bubbles the Main Event

All remaining 100 players have €2,000 locked up and will bag up for Day 3, which recommences at 12 p.m. noon local time.

Player Chips Progress
Philipp Gruissem de
Philipp Gruissem
12,450,000 2,650,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Martin Kabrhel cz
Martin Kabrhel
WSOP 2X Winner

Tags: Martin KabrhelPhilipp Gruissem

SUPER HIGH ROLLER: Kenny Hallaert On Top At End Of Day 1

Level 16 : 50,000/100,000, 100,000 ante
Kenny Hallaert leads the way as we reach the end of Day 1
Kenny Hallaert leads the way as we reach the end of Day 1

We've reached the end of Day 1 in the Super High Roller. Kenny Hallaert leads the way as we retire until 2pm tomorrow. End of day chip counts are as follows:

PlayerChip Count
Kenny Hallaert385,000
Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier332,000
Jack Sinclair253,000
Manig Loeser247,000
Antanas "Tony G" Guoga212,500
Pavel Binar179,000
Pierre Neuville125,000
Yair Bitoun88,000
Steffen Sontheimer68,000
Julian Thomas62,000

Leonardo Armino Busts One From the Bubble

Level 16 : 50,000/100,000, 100,000 ante
Leonardo Armino
Leonardo Armino

It is perhaps not quite as painful as busting on the bubble but it stings all the same.

Leonardo Armino was all in for his last four big blinds and Philipp Zukernik had re-shoved behind.

As the waited to see the cards partypoker por Anatoly Filatov joked with Armino, “Such a feeling to have everyone against you,”

“It’s not the first time and it won’t be the last,” Armino shot back as he continued his online game oif chess.

Leonardo Armino: {a-Hearts}{q-Clubs}
Philipp Zukernik: {a-Clubs}{k-Spades}

The board ran out {7-Diamonds}{10-Spades}{3-Spades}{5-Hearts}{10-Clubs}.

Armino was out and there was one more elimination to go until the money and the close of play for the day.

Player Chips Progress
Leonardo Armino nl
Leonardo Armino

Tags: Anatoly FilatovLeonardo ArminoPhilipp Zukernik

Once Upon a Hippo

Level 16 : 50,000/100,000, 100,000 ante

Martin Kabrhel raised to 200,000 from early position and Philipp Gruissem three-bet to 500,000 from two seats over. Kabrhel gave the usual speech play and called before counting his stack carefully and checking the {10-Spades}{6-Spades}{5-Spades} flop. Gruissem bet 300,000 and Kabrhel reluctantly folded.

Player Chips Progress
Philipp Gruissem de
Philipp Gruissem
9,800,000 700,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Martin Kabrhel cz
Martin Kabrhel
2,300,000 -1,400,000
WSOP 2X Winner

Tags: Martin KabrhelPhilipp Gruissem

Tatar Runs Into Karlic's Aces

Level 16 : 50,000/100,000, 100,000 ante

After a raise by Marek Tatar and a three-bet to 650,000 by Gerald Karlic from two seats over, the Czech shoved for 3 million with {A-Clubs}{Q-Clubs} and Karlic snap-called with {A-Spades}{A-Diamonds}. There was no upset on the board and Karlic moved up in the leader board.

Anatoly Filatov is also on the way up, the partypoker sponsored pro cracked the 10 million on a table filled with big stacks.

Player Chips Progress
Anatoly Filatov ru
Anatoly Filatov
10,300,000 5,600,000
Gerald Karlic at
Gerald Karlic
8,000,000 4,500,000
Marek Tatar sk
Marek Tatar

Tags: Anatoly FilatovGerald Karlic

Jakwerth Doubles

Level 16 : 50,000/100,000, 100,000 ante

Koen de Weerd raised to 225,000 and Günther Jakwerth moved all in for 1,200,000 from one seat over. The action folded back to the Dutchman and he mulled over his decision for a bit before reluctantly calling for more than one third of his remaining stack.

Günther Jakwerth: {9-Diamonds}{9-Hearts}
Koen de Weerd: {10-Spades}{8-Spades}

The board of {A-Clubs}{8-Clubs}{7-Clubs}{A-Diamonds}{7-Hearts} kept Jakwerth in the lead and he doubled.

Player Chips Progress
Günther Jakwerth at
Günther Jakwerth
Koen de Weerd nl
Koen de Weerd
2,300,000 300,000

Tags: Koen de WeerdGünther Jakwerth