Day 2 Completed
Day 2 Completed
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.
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
|Table||Seat||Player||Country||Chip Count||Big Blinds|
|124||1||Vitalii Pankov||Russian Federation||17,235,000||57|
|124||6||Adriano Luzzi||United Kingdom||11,000,000||37|
|124||7||Neil Ryder||United Kingdom||8,750,000||29|
|124||8||Robert Kokoška||Czech Republic||11,700,000||39|
|129||3||Martin Staszko||Czech Republic||4,500,000||15|
|129||5||Stephen Shayler||United Kingdom||21,625,000||72|
|129||6||James Akenhead||United Kingdom||6,850,000||23|
|129||8||Petr Šíma||Czech Republic||6,500,000||22|
|130||5||Emma Fullarton||United Kingdom||5,050,000||17|
|130||7||Mohammed Ladak||United Kingdom||6,100,000||20|
|135||5||Robert Bickley||United Kingdom||15,475,000||52|
|135||6||Jack Sinclair||United Kingdom||14,400,000||48|
|135||8||Patrick Leonard||United Kingdom||11,350,000||38|
|136||1||Ondrej Drozd||Czech Republic||9,150,000||31|
|136||3||Vishal Maini||United Kingdom||8,550,000||29|
|141||2||Ludovic Geilich||United Kingdom||12,300,000||41|
|141||7||Rostislav Stejskal||Czech Republic||4,000,050||13|
|141||8||Jessica Pilkington||United Kingdom||5,275,000||18|
|142||2||Yiannis Liperis||United Kingdom||14,925,000||50|
|142||4||Oliver Price||United Kingdom||28,000,000||93|
|142||7||Milan Šimko||Czech Republic||2,300,000||8|
|147||1||Oleg Suntsov||Russian Federation||12,650,000||42|
|147||5||Alexander Lakhov||Russian Federation||2,375,000||8|
|147||7||Carlos Rodriguez||United States||3,800,000||13|
|148||4||Rehman Kassam||United Kingdom||9,175,000||31|
|148||6||Vasyl Penteliuk||Russian Federation||10,625,000||35|
|148||7||Jan Mach||Czech Republic||22,675,000||76|
|148||8||Niall Farrell||United Kingdom||5,600,000||19|
|153||3||Nicholas Kearns||United Kingdom||3,550,000||12|
|153||4||Rickie Silcock||United Kingdom||13,625,000||45|
|153||5||Joseph Parsons||United Kingdom||6,575,000||22|
|153||7||Vladimír Burstein||Czech Republic||14,850,000||50|
|154||4||Artan Dedusha||United Kingdom||25,125,000||84|
|154||5||Jason Wheeler||United States||8,100,000||27|
|154||6||Vojtech Ružicka||Czech Republic||16,900,000||56|
Only 91 players bagged up for tonight and the full chip counts will be provided when PokerNews receives them.
The following players have cashed but unfortunately, haven't made it through to Day 3.
The clock has been stopped with 10 minutes left and the screens show fewer than 100 players remaining. Among those to bust before bagging and tagging were Markus Ross and Mike Leah.
- Carl Thomas raised to 750,000 and Arne Ruge shoved all in with the bigger stack. Thomas called.
The board ran out - 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.
The board ran out to eliminate Conroy for today.
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.
The board ran out - Olgun his hit king on the flop to double up.
Simone Oddo lost a flip in a battle of the Italians when his found no help against the of Giuliano Bendinelli in the big blind, the board came .
Bendinelli then open-shoved the next hand and into the big blind of Ionut Voinea, who called for 4.5 million.
The board ran out and Voinea doubled.
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 and Mach had two over cards with . One of them hit on the board of and Mach added further chips to his growing tower.
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.
The board of 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.