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The Bubble Bursts Late on Day 2; Joao Simao Among Big Stacks

zedmaster84 • Level 20: 125,000-250,000, 250,000 ante
partypoker ambassador Joao Simao sits among the big stacks after Day 2
partypoker ambassador Joao Simao sits among the big stacks after Day 2

The partypoker LIVE MILLIONS Germany €5,300 Main Event saw 324 hopefuls out of a 1,022 entry strong field, including eight no shows, return to their seats for Day 2 in Europe's biggest poker arena at the King's Casino in Rozvadov. The money bubble burst late on before three dozen players headed to the payout desk before bagging and tagging, reducing the field of survivors for the penultimate tournament day to 91 players.

Best-positioned for the first-place payout of €1,000,000 is Aristeidis Moschonas with 36.55 million in chips. Moschonas claimed the top spot after Day 1c and returned to the spotlight after a lengthy bubble period. Other big stacks and notables at the end of level 20 include Pavel Plesuv (28.725 million), Oliver Price (28 million), Abdelhakim Zoufri (27.5 million), Artan Dedusha (25.125 million), Jan Mach (22.675 million), Norson Saho (22.4 million), Gianluca Speranza (20.45 million), Viktor Blom (18.3 million), Florian Duta (17.2 million), Vojtech Ruzicka (16.9 million), Robert Bickley (15.475 million) and Jack Sinclair (14.4 million).. Especially Speranza and Bickley have fond memories here in Rozvadov after finishing 2nd and 4th respectively in the 2017 World Series of Poker Europe Main Event a few months ago.

Four partypoker representatives bagged up and will be back in action for Day 3: The ambassadors Joao Simao (22.1 million) and Patrick Leonard (11.35 million), team partypoker member Philipp Gruissem (10.75 million), and team online's Josip Simunic (2.6 million). Simao is enjoying a very successful thus far after a 2nd and 4th place finish in the two €25,000 Super High Rollers, and the Brazilian is in prime position for another big payday. Renato Nomura, Roberto Romanello and Dzmitry Urbanovich were less fortunate and all busted well before the money.

Among the big names that missed out on a payday of at least €10,300 were Orpen Kisacikoglu, Andrei Boghean, Steve O'Dwyer, Martin Finger, Manig Loeser, Dominik Nitsche, Michael Tureniec, Barny Boatman, Bertrand Grospellier, Dietrich Fast, Paul Newey, Viliyan Petleshkov, Samantha Cohen and Jan-Peter Jachtmann to name just a few. Boghean was among the early casualties after running an ill-timed bluff, while Romanello lost most of his stack with nines against the pocket queens of Boatman. The latter failed to run up a stack, though, and ended up second-best with ace-seven against the ace-ten suited of David Urban.

Team partypoker was heavily involved in the money bubble process that lasted for more than two hours. The tournament switched to hand-for-hand mode five off the money bubble and Patrick Leonard scored a big double through Dominik Panka with ace-nine suited versus king-queen to leave the former PCA champion very short, and fellow partypoker ambassador Joao Simao finished off Panka as last player without anything to show for. Panka was forced all in with the button ante and his jack-seven suited ended up second-best to the king-five of Simao.

Dominik Panka Bubbles
Dominik Panka Bubbles the €5,300 Main Event in Rozvadov

One final level was to be played after the minimum cash was locked up and the eliminations kept coming at an electric pace. Among those to bow out were Sander van Wesemael (126th, €10,300), Julian Thomas (123rd, €10,300), €50,000 Super High Roller champion Chi Zhang (122nd, €10,300), Ihar Soika (115th, €10,300), Ole Schemion (107th, €12,500), Sergio Castelluccio (106th, €12,500), and Mike Leah (102nd, €12,500). Castelluccio three-bet shoved out of the small blind with pocket fours only for initial raiser Andreas Walnum to snap-call with pocket aces.

All remaining 91 players have at least €12,500 guaranteed and aim for a spot on the final table. Action resumes on Saturday, February 17th 2018, at 12 p.m. noon local time with blinds of 150,000/30,000 and a button ante of 300,000. The live stream feature table with hole cards will be broadcasted on the partypokertv Twitch channel on a security delay of 30 minutes and the PokerNews team will bring you all the action from the tables until a winner is crowned.

2018 partypoker LIVE MILLIONS Germany €5,300 Main Event Day 3 Seat Draw

TableSeatPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
1231Arne RugeGermany15,325,00051
1232Michal LubasPoland16,400,00055
1233Kiryl RadzivonauBelarus9,000,00030
1234Norson SahoBrazil22,400,00075
1235PrezesPoland4,250,00014
1236HollywoodGermany4,100,00014
1237Ercan OlgunTurkey5,475,00018
1238Christian ChristnerGermany6,525,00022
      
1241Vitalii PankovRussian Federation17,235,00057
1242Oliver HeidelGermany7,500,00025
1243KubalaGermany7,000,00023
1244Rifat GegicGermany9,750,00033
1245Ivo DonevAustria13,400,00045
1246Adriano LuzziUnited Kingdom11,000,00037
1247Neil RyderUnited Kingdom8,750,00029
1248Robert KokoškaCzech Republic11,700,00039
      
1291Andreas AhrerAustria10,325,00034
1292Vu-Van YiannFrance6,175,00021
1293Martin StaszkoCzech Republic4,500,00015
1294Viktor BlomSweden18,300,00061
1295Stephen ShaylerUnited Kingdom21,625,00072
1296James AkenheadUnited Kingdom6,850,00023
1297Alexander TschernychIsrael3,650,00012
1298Petr ŠímaCzech Republic6,500,00022
      
1301RaketákCzech Republic6,375,00021
1302Stanislav KolenoSlovakia2,650,0009
1303Josip ŠimunicAustria2,600,0009
1304Timothy AdamsCanada6,525,00022
1305Emma FullartonUnited Kingdom5,050,00017
1306Andreas WalnumNorway18,625,00062
1307Mohammed LadakUnited Kingdom6,100,00020
1308Florian DutaRomania17,200,00057
      
1351Philipp GruissemGermany10,750,00036
1352Adrian MateosSpain4,525,00015
1353Anton WiggSweden2,250,0007
1354Ionut VoineaRomania9,725,00032
1355Robert BickleyUnited Kingdom15,475,00052
1356Jack SinclairUnited Kingdom14,400,00048
1357Abdelhakim ZoufriNetherlands27,500,00092
1358Patrick LeonardUnited Kingdom11,350,00038
      
1361Ondrej DrozdCzech Republic9,150,00031
1362TiborSlovakia4,600,00015
1363Vishal MainiUnited Kingdom8,550,00029
1364Grzegorz IdziakPoland9,875,00033
1365Radoslaw WesierskiPoland10,550,00035
1366Sandro PitzantiNetherlands21,000,00070
1367Niko WielandGermany8,625,00029
1368ggbnGermany11,075,00037
      
1411Gianluca SperanzaItaly20,450,00068
1412Ludovic GeilichUnited Kingdom12,300,00041
1413[Removed:244]Austria22,125,00074
1414Aliaskei BoikaBelarus4,900,00016
1415Fahredin MustafovBulgaria15,000,00050
1416Thomas HueberAustria12,700,00042
1417Rostislav StejskalCzech Republic4,000,05013
1418Jessica PilkingtonUnited Kingdom5,275,00018
      
1421Pascal HartmannGermany3,850,00013
1422Yiannis LiperisUnited Kingdom14,925,00050
1423Aristeidis MoschonasGreece36,550,000122
1424Oliver PriceUnited Kingdom28,000,00093
1426Vlado BanicevicMontenegro10,600,00035
1427Milan ŠimkoCzech Republic2,300,0008
1428Pavel PlesuvMoldova28,725,00096
      
1471Oleg SuntsovRussian Federation12,650,00042
1472Imad FakhroGermany11,650,00039
1474Artur WasekPoland18,250,00061
1475Alexander LakhovRussian Federation2,375,0008
1476Chrispher SchmidtGermany8,300,00028
1477Carlos RodriguezUnited States3,800,00013
1478Lander LijoSpain7,875,00026
      
1482Felipe RamosBrazil7,900,00026
1483David UrbanSlovakia10,800,00036
1484Rehman KassamUnited Kingdom9,175,00031
1485Gerald KarlicAustria3,500,00012
1486Vasyl PenteliukRussian Federation10,625,00035
1487Jan MachCzech Republic22,675,00076
1488Niall FarrellUnited Kingdom5,600,00019
      
1531Bernd GleissnerGermany6,300,00021
1533Nicholas KearnsUnited Kingdom3,550,00012
1534Rickie SilcockUnited Kingdom13,625,00045
1535Joseph ParsonsUnited Kingdom6,575,00022
1536Maria LampropulosArgentina6,150,00021
1537Vladimír BursteinCzech Republic14,850,00050
1538Pierre NeuvilleBelgium3,500,00012
      
1541Christopher AndlerSweden21,150,00071
1542Leo NashIreland13,950,00047
1544Artan DedushaUnited Kingdom25,125,00084
1545Jason WheelerUnited States8,100,00027
1546Vojtech RužickaCzech Republic16,900,00056
1547Werner OberbauerGermany2,300,0008
1548Joao SimaoBrazil22,100,00074

Tags: Abdelhakim ZoufriAdrian MateosAndreas WalnumAristeidis MoschonasArtan DedushaBarny BoatmanBertrand GrospellierChi ZhangChristopher AndlerDavid UrbanDietrich FastDominik NitscheDominik PankaDzmitry UrbanovichGianluca SperanzaIhar SoikaJan-Peter JachtmannJason WheelerJoao SimaoJosip SimunicJulian ThomasKing's CasinoMaria LampropulosMike LeahMILLIONS GermanyOle Schemionpartypoker LIVEPatrick LeonardRenato NomuraRobert BickleyRoberto RomanelloSamantha CohenSander van WesemaelSergio CastelluccioSteve O'DwyerViktor BlomVojtech Ruzicka

End-Of-Day Counts (full)

zedmaster84 • Level 20: 125,000-250,000, 250,000 ante

Only 91 players bagged up for tonight and the full chip counts will be provided when PokerNews receives them.

Aristeidis Moschonas gr
Aristeidis Moschonas
gr 36,550,000 4,550,000
Pavel Plesuv md
Pavel Plesuv
md 28,725,000 17,525,000
Oliver Price gb
Oliver Price
gb 28,000,000 8,000,000
Abdelhakim Zoufri nl
Abdelhakim Zoufri
nl 27,500,000 2,800,000
Artan Dedusha gb
Artan Dedusha
gb 25,125,000 -875,000
Jan Mach cz
Jan Mach
cz 22,675,000 -3,325,000
Norson Saho br
Norson Saho
br 22,400,000 17,870,000
[Removed:244] AT
[Removed:244]
AT 22,125,000 -5,875,000
Joao Simao br
Joao Simao
br 22,100,000 -8,550,000
Stephen Shayler gb
Stephen Shayler
gb 21,625,000 8,125,000
Christopher Andler se
Christopher Andler
se 21,150,000 2,650,000
Sandro Pitzanti nl
Sandro Pitzanti
nl 21,000,000 8,800,000
Gianluca Speranza it
Gianluca Speranza
it 20,450,000 1,950,000
Andreas Walnum no
Andreas Walnum
no 18,625,000 -3,375,000
Viktor Blom se
Viktor Blom
se 18,300,000 -2,200,000
Artur Wasek PL
Artur Wasek
PL 18,250,000 12,335,000
Vitalii Pankov ru
Vitalii Pankov
ru 17,235,000 14,715,000
Florian Duta ro
Florian Duta
ro 17,200,000 6,200,000
Vojtech Ruzicka cz
Vojtech Ruzicka
cz 16,900,000 -5,100,000
Michal Lubas pl
Michal Lubas
pl 16,400,000 7,700,000
Robert Bickley gb
Robert Bickley
gb 15,475,000 -1,825,000
Arne Ruge de
Arne Ruge
de 15,325,000 -175,000
Fahredin Mustafov bg
Fahredin Mustafov
bg 15,000,000 3,325,000
Yiannis Liperis cy
Yiannis Liperis
cy 14,925,000 1,425,000
Vladimír Burstein CZ
Vladimír Burstein
CZ 14,850,000 7,250,000

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In The Money, Not In The Bag

poolshir • Level 20: 125,000-250,000, 250,000 ante

The following players have cashed but unfortunately, haven't made it through to Day 3.

Martin Mulsow de
Martin Mulsow
de Busted
Anatolii Zyrin ru
Anatolii Zyrin
ru Busted
Vlado Sevo at
Vlado Sevo
at Busted
Tim Verheyen BE
Tim Verheyen
BE Busted
John Conroy IE
John Conroy
IE Busted
David Novotný cz
David Novotný
cz Busted
David Odráška CZ
David Odráška
CZ Busted
Aleksandras Rusinovas lt
Aleksandras Rusinovas
lt Busted
Ole Schemion de
Ole Schemion
de Busted
Georgios Berkis gr
Georgios Berkis
gr Busted
Ihar Soika by
Ihar Soika
by Busted
Michal Zahálka CZ
Michal Zahálka
CZ Busted
Maciej Kondraszuk pl
Maciej Kondraszuk
pl Busted
Marek Ohnisko cz
Marek Ohnisko
cz Busted

Ruge Reaps, Bendinelli Busts, Conroy Collapses

poolshir • Level 20: 125,000-250,000, 250,000 ante
Arne Ruge
Arne Ruge

- Carl Thomas raised to 750,000 and Arne Ruge shoved all in with the bigger stack. Thomas called.

Carl Thomas: {9-Clubs}{9-Hearts}
Arne Ruge: {Q-Hearts}{10-Hearts}

The board ran out {5-Spades}{4-Hearts}{j-Hearts}{2-Spades}{q-Clubs} - Ruge hit his queen on the river to eliminate Thomas from the tournament in 104th place.

- Giuliano Bendinelli was all-in against [Removed:244] with tens against jacks. Bendinelli did hit a ten on the river for a set but that also made a straight for Lehner for the elimination.

- Petr Šíma (cutoff) and John Conroy (big blind) were heads-up and Conroy was all-in and at risk.

Jonh Conroy: {K-Hearts}{j-Diamonds}
Petr Šíma: {7-Hearts}{7-Diamonds}

The board ran out {3-Clubs}{2-Diamonds}{a-Spades}{9-Spades}{6-Hearts} to eliminate Conroy for today.

Aristeidis Moschonas gr
Aristeidis Moschonas
gr 32,000,000
[Removed:244] AT
[Removed:244]
AT 28,000,000 19,200,000
Arne Ruge de
Arne Ruge
de 15,500,000 11,400,000
Petr Šíma CZ
Petr Šíma
CZ 8,000,000 8,000,000
Ercan Olgun tr
Ercan Olgun
tr 5,000,000 -4,000,000
Giuliano Bendinelli it
Giuliano Bendinelli
it Busted
Carl Thomas GB
Carl Thomas
GB Busted

Tags: Arne RugeGiuliano BendinelliCarl Thomas

Olgun Doubles Through Maini

poolshir • Level 20: 125,000-250,000, 250,000 ante

Ercan Olgun was all-in for 3,775,000 from the under-the-gun position and at risk against Vishal Maini in the small blind.

Ercan Olgun: {K-Clubs}{j-Hearts}
Vishal Maini: {A-Spades}{Q-Hearts}

The board ran out {3-Diamonds}{k-Hearts}{4-Diamonds}{q-Clubs}{10-Spades} - Olgun his hit king on the flop to double up.

Ercan Olgun tr
Ercan Olgun
tr 9,000,000 3,735,000
Vishal Maini gb
Vishal Maini
gb 7,500,000 -3,200,000

Tags: Ercan OlgunVishal Maini

Bendinelli Busts One; Loses Third of his Stack After

zedmaster84 • Level 20: 125,000-250,000, 250,000 ante

Simone Oddo lost a flip in a battle of the Italians when his {A-Diamonds}{10-Clubs} found no help against the {3-Hearts}{3-Spades} of Giuliano Bendinelli in the big blind, the board came {J-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds}{4-Hearts}{3-Diamonds}{J-Spades}.

Bendinelli then open-shoved the next hand and into the big blind of Ionut Voinea, who called for 4.5 million.

Ionut Voinea: {9-Spades}{9-Clubs}
Giuliano Bendinelli: {K-Spades}{9-Hearts}

The board ran out {Q-Clubs}{5-Clubs}{5-Diamonds}{2-Clubs}{2-Diamonds} and Voinea doubled.

Ionut Voinea ro
Ionut Voinea
ro 9,500,000 5,205,000
Giuliano Bendinelli it
Giuliano Bendinelli
it 9,000,000 3,200,000
Simone Oddo IT
Simone Oddo
IT Busted

Tags: Giuliano BendinelliIonut VoineaSimone Oddo

Mach Makes It Three

zedmaster84 • Level 20: 125,000-250,000, 250,000 ante
Jan Mach
Jan Mach

Yet another player has been eliminated by Jan Mach, who keeps climbing the leader board in the final level of the night.

Kirill Nikitenko was all in and at risk with the {8-Spades}{8-Hearts} and Mach had two over cards with {A-Spades}{9-Diamonds}. One of them hit on the board of {10-Spades}{2-Hearts}{Q-Hearts}{Q-Diamonds}{A-Hearts} and Mach added further chips to his growing tower.

Jan Mach cz
Jan Mach
cz 26,000,000 2,000,000
Kirill Nikitenko RU
Kirill Nikitenko
RU Busted

Tags: Jan MachKirill Nikitenko

The Bustouts Keep Pouring In

zedmaster84 • Level 20: 125,000-250,000, 250,000 ante
Sergio Castelluccio
Sergio Castelluccio

Jaroslaw Sikora sent the remainder of his stack over to Viktor Blom and another player departed from the very same table soon after. Sergio Castelluccio three-bet shoved out of the small blind for what appeared to be 3.9 million and initial raiser Andreas Walnum, who had raised to 550,000 in the cutoff, snap-called in a heart beat.

Sergio Castelluccio: {4-Clubs}{4-Spades}
Andreas Walnum: {A-Spades}{A-Diamonds}

The board of {9-Clubs}{9-Hearts}{8-Clubs}{J-Hearts}{A-Clubs} brought no help for Castelluccio and Walnum scored the knockout with a full house.

Leonid Logunov was also already waiting at the payout desk, while the field is racing towards the last 100 hopefuls at the end of Day 2.

Andreas Walnum no
Andreas Walnum
no 22,000,000 12,500,000
Viktor Blom se
Viktor Blom
se 20,500,000 8,000,000
Jaroslaw Sikora pl
Jaroslaw Sikora
pl Busted
Sergio Castelluccio it
Sergio Castelluccio
it Busted
Leonid Logunov ru
Leonid Logunov
ru Busted

Tags: Andreas WalnumJaroslaw SikoraLeonid LogunovSergio CastelluccioViktor Blom