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Denisov Leads Last 200 After Day 2 of the MILLIONS Main Event in Sochi; Filatov Among Big Stacks

zedmaster84 • Level 16: 35,000-70,000, 70,000 ante
Aleksandr Denisov tops Day 2 in Sochi
Aleksandr Denisov tops Day 2 in Sochi

Day 2 of the 2018 partypoker LIVE MILLIONS Russia Main Event is in the books and as expected, the money bubble was not reached during the eight levels of play with the improved and slower tournament structure. Fewer than 700 entries were on the clocks when the action got back underway at the stunning Sochi Casino and Resort with 367 players having carried over stacks from the three live Day 1s at the venue.

The re-entry and registration period was open for another four levels and the live satellite winners and online Day 1 winners all took their seats, joined by several hopefuls that wanted to take a shot at the guaranteed prize pool of RUB300,000,000. Once the registration officially closed, the number of entries had climbed to 916 in total and the casualties kept coming at a quick pace to reduce the field to the last 200 at the end of level 16.

Aleksandr Denisov shot towards the top of the counts after claiming two big pots in the last level of the night and bagged up an impressive 19,035,000. Denisov arrived in the Triton Poker room with around 8.5 million and proceeded to knock out Josef Snejberg and Nikolay Dementiev in quick succession. Snejberg jammed the river of an ace-high board with the nut flush blocker and Denisov called with the second nut flush, he then turned a ten-high straight with eight-seven against the flopped set of tens of Dementiev to cement his top spot.

Second in chips is Aleksei Istomin with 15,355,000 followed by Oleg Netaliev with 14,630,000. Istomin usually calls Barcelona his home but already took part in the inaugural partypoker LIVE MILLIONS festival in Sochi in 2017. Netaliev spent the last two levels on the feature table along with Niall Farrell, partypoker ambassador Ludovic Geilich and defending champion Aleksandr Gofman. While Gofman (4,800,000) and Farrell (4,310,000) advanced to Day 3, Geilich was ousted in the last level of the day when his jack-ten suited could not beat the ace-queen of Richard Hasnir. Fellow partypoker ambassadors Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier and Open runner-up Dzmitry Urbanovich were eliminated on Day 2, their teammates Anatoly Filatov (8,240,000) and Philipp Gruissem (4,280,000) both advanced.

Other big stacks and notables still in contention for the top prize of RUB60,000,000 include Andrey Kotelnikov (10,280,000), Michael Sklenicka (9,335,000), Denis Pisarev (8,800,000), Andrey Pateychuk (8,725,000), Day 1A chip leader Oleksii Kravchuk (7,980,000), Vadim Lipovka (7,600,000), Maxim Lykov (6,750,000), Vladimir Shchemelev (6,740,000), Igor Yaroshevskyy (6,535,000), Ionut-Flavius Voinea (5,975,000), 2017 third-place finisher Aleksandr Merzhvinskiy (4,850,000) and MILLIONS Nottingham champion Maria Lampropulos (3,800,000).

Among those to bust without anything to show for were Kiryl Radzivonau, Mihails Morozovs, Dmitry Vitkind, Alexander Lakhov, Daria Feshchenko, Bartlomiej Machon, Andrey Zaichenko, David Urban, Leonid Bilokur, Anton Yakuba, Dietrich Fast, Rickie Silcock and Finnish superstar Patrik Antonius. Most of them may take another shot at glory here in Sochi in the upcoming High Roller, however, and the players party in the mypartypokerlive lounge also awaits to drain the sorrows.

Day 3 of the Main Event will recommence at 12 p.m. noon local time with level 17 and blinds of 35,000/70,000 with a running ante of 70,000. All tables will continue eight-handed and the 30-second shot clock will be introduced one table off the money. Only the top 119 spots will get paid and the PokerNews live reporting team will be there to provide all the action from the floor. Furthermore, two feature tables will run on a security delay of 30 minutes with hole cards up.

2018 partypoker LIVE MILLIONS Russia Main Event Day 3 Seat Draw

TableSeatPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
11Vladimir ShchemelevRussia6,740,00084
12Ivan KruglovRussia2,515,00031
13Ramin BoyazitovRussia6,830,00085
14Aliaksei MilitsaBelarus2,070,00026
15Vyacheslav NikulinRussia4,260,00053
16Rustem MuratovRussia6,120,00077
17Artem MetalidiUkraine5,275,00066
18Yunus TuguzRussia1,420,00018
      
21Vitaliy GusakRussia1,850,00023
22Koray AldemirGermany3,925,00049
23Garri TevosovRussia8,000,000100
24Konstantin NikulinRussia3,560,00045
25Vojtech SkalakCzech Republic4,040,00051
26Artem VezhenkovRussia2,100,00026
27Leonid OrmanRussia9,545,000119
28Mikhail RuslanovRussia2,290,00029
      
31Vitaliy VolovRussia1,400,00018
32Dmitriy PonomarevRussia3,700,00046
33Aleksandr MerzhvinskiyRussia4,850,00061
34Ekaterina VorobievaRussia6,100,00076
35Maxim LykovRussia6,750,00084
36Konstantin PuchkovRussia2,865,00036
37Andrey ChernokozRussia5,080,00064
38Rinat EnkovRussia6,500,00081
      
41Saar WilfIsrael1,750,00022
42Richard HasnirUnited Kingdom5,350,00067
43Boris BruskinRussia4,805,00060
44Aleksandr ChernikovRussia11,145,000139
45Andrey RazovRussia3,030,00038
46Vladimir SkubkoRussia4,225,00053
47Sergey ZybinRussia4,430,00055
48Arseniy KarmatskiyRussia1,760,00022
      
51Ilyaz DosikovRussia2,800,00035
52Nikolay FalRussia2,675,00033
53Mikhail GalitskiyRussia5,910,00074
54Martin HogartyUnited Kingdom2,300,00029
55Matous HouzvicekCzech Republic2,680,00034
56Andrey PateychukRussia8,725,000109
57Vage MelikyanArmenia2,755,00034
58Egor EvsinRussia9,740,000122
      
61Aleksey ShaburovRussia6,820,00085
62Anton PetrovRussia1,240,00016
63Oleg SemenovRussia7,875,00098
64Evgeniy SboevRussia2,705,00034
65Viktor MukhinRussia7,060,00088
66Natalya YakovlevaRussia1,675,00021
67Vahe MartirosyanArmenia1,630,00020
68Roman VerenkoUkraine6,915,00086
      
71Dmitriy AgafonovRussia3,065,00038
72Sergey AristovRussia6,275,00078
73Vladimir MartinovRussia1,695,00021
74Vlada StojanovicSerbia885,00011
75Konstantin MaslakRussia6,715,00084
76Svyatoslav TopalaRussia2,770,00035
77Stanislav VoskresenskiyRussia7,840,00098
78Pavel GavrishRussia4,125,00052
      
81Tyler GoatcherUnited Kingdom1,945,00024
82Anton ProninRussia4,050,00051
83Viktor KudinovRussia7,300,00091
84Shukhrat SalikhovUzbekistan3,555,00044
85Dmitry YurasovRussia4,125,00052
86Armen KhachatryanRussia2,735,00034
87Timothy AdamsCanada2,015,00025
88Oleg VasylchenkoUkraine1,775,00022
      
91Colin MctaggartUnited Kingdom4,700,00059
92Alexsandr GukovRussia7,200,00090
93Jessica PilkingtonUnited Kingdom3,030,00038
94Evgeniy NekrasovRussia2,545,00032
95Grigory ChausRussia2,455,00031
96Andrey LitvinovRussia1,400,00018
97Aleksandr IlinRussia3,525,00044
98Maksim SkripkinRussia2,130,00027
      
381Aibek LekerovKazakhstan2,005,00025
382Brandon SheilsUnited Kingdom2,535,00032
383Aliaksandr HirsBelarus7,220,00090
384Vyacheslav GoryachevRussia7,670,00096
385Manig LoeserGermany995,00012
386Pavel ZuevRussia12,300,000154
387Andrii NovakUkraine4,135,00052
388Mikhail AleksandrovRussia5,780,00072
      
391Ramil MavletyanovRussia1,695,00021
392Alexandr ShuvalovRussia925,00012
393Joshua JonesUnited Kingdom6,350,00079
394Liliya NovikovaRussia1,175,00015
395Alexandr LabunskiyRussia6,235,00078
396Gleb TremzinRussia4,080,00051
397Maksim PanyakRussia5,850,00073
398Nikita BochkinRussia2,000,00025
      
401Aleksandr GofmanRussia4,800,00060
402Michael SklenickaCzech Republic9,335,000117
403Vladimir PilyavskiyUkraine5,655,00071
404Maksim HaitsiukevichBelarus1,625,00020
405Aleksandr BabichRussia710,0009
406Sergei ZvoryginRussia1,020,00013
407Mikhail SurinRussia4,150,00052
408Pavel KireevRussia11,750,000147
      
411Ionut-Flavius VoineaRomania5,975,00075
412Konstantin UspenskiiRussia3,970,00050
413Vitaliy LiRussia2,550,00032
414Chin Wei LimMalaysia8,430,000105
415Oleg PavlyuchukRussia4,325,00054
416Viktor KhodorenkoBelarus8,835,000110
417Kirill KruglovRussia1,530,00019
418Arkadiy StekolshchikovRussia9,775,000122
      
421Sergey BlagodarniyRussia7,000,00088
422Grigoriy RodinRussia2,090,00026
423Vladislav SolovyevRussia6,810,00085
424Aliaksei BoikaBelarus3,755,00047
425Hadi KhordbinIran6,160,00077
426Maria LampropulosArgentina3,800,00048
427Maksin MisuraRussia4,365,00055
428Ivan AdamenkaBelarus3,385,00042
      
431Niall FarrellScotland4,310,00054
432Ivan ArbatskiyRussia6,230,00078
433Petr BartagovRussia5,150,00064
434Igor OvcharenkoRussia7,055,00088
435Sedrak BagdasaryanRussia1,115,00014
436Igor DevkinRussia2,850,00036
437Oleg NetalievRussia14,630,000183
438Igor YaroshevskyyUkraine6,535,00082
      
441Dmitry GromovRussia3,245,00041
442Anatoliy ShershnevRussia5,100,00064
443Aleksei GorodnichevRussia1,430,00018
444Alexey VandyshevRussia1,825,00023
445Oleksii KravchukUkraine7,980,000100
446Anatoly FilatovRussia8,240,000103
447Nikolay EvdokimovRussia1,205,00015
448Gennadiy OzhiginRussia1,745,00022
      
451Vladislav VinagradovRussia2,195,00027
452Jack SinclairUnited Kingdom5,780,00072
453Dirk BuekerGermany3,050,00038
454Marius KudzmanasLithuania5,000,00063
455Roman ZhuravlevRussia5,000,00063
456Andrey IvlevRussia3,285,00041
457Said ButbaRussia4,745,00059
458Viktor UstimovRussia6,400,00080
      
461Nikita KalininRussia3,310,00041
462Maksim PakRussia4,280,00054
463Philipp GruissemGermany4,280,00054
464Robbie RobinsonUnited Kingdom3,685,00046
465Sergey KerzhakovRussia4,685,00059
466Oleg TitovRussia4,970,00062
467Alexander ZubovRussia7,000,00088
468Gytis LazauninkasLithuania6,930,00087
      
471Gor KazaryanRussia5,760,00072
472Igor KozhevnikovRussia1,800,00023
473Victor ShenerRussia3,100,00039
474Vitaliy AvanesyanRussia2,000,00025
475Aleksandr LevashovRussia740,0009
476Alexey MelnikovRussia9,675,000121
477Aliaksandr ShylkoBelarus2,350,00029
478Jeff HakimUnited States1,700,00021
      
481Andrey MalyshevRussia1,840,00023
482Aleksandr MikhalevRussia7,895,00099
483Viacheslav ZhukovRussia7,100,00089
484Boris YanpolskiyRussia3,730,00047
485Aleksandr DenisovRussia19,035,000238
486Maksim ReshetovRussia3,000,00038
487Robert FaizrakhmanovRussia5,935,00074
488Joseph ParsonsUnited Kingdom5,745,00072
      
491Lavrentiy NiKazakhstan3,505,00044
492Teodor EvrastievBulgaria4,065,00051
493Thomas WilliamsUnited Kingdom2,275,00028
494Pavel VekslerUkraine1,730,00022
495Denis PisarevRussia8,800,000110
496Ivan MiheevRussia855,00011
497Maksim BuraRussia3,920,00049
498Andrejs PerederjevsLatvia230,0003
      
501Iliya IliyaguevRussia5,480,00069
502Sergey ChabanRussia4,840,00061
503Alimbay SultanovKazakhstan8,660,000108
504Andrey KozlovRussia3,505,00044
505Aben ZholgalievKazakhstan2,105,00026
506Jiri HorakCzech Republic1,220,00015
507Ekaterina FedyaevaRussia9,560,000120
508Asker AloevRussia1,570,00020
      
511Andrey KotelnikovRussia10,280,000129
512Shyngis SatubayevKazakhstan5,760,00072
513Yury TuzovBelarus1,395,00017
514Aymon HataUnited Kingdom3,925,00049
515Vladimir TroyanovskiyRussia4,110,00051
516Sergey TerentyevRussia4,350,00054
517Diego ZeiterSwitzerland1,420,00018
518Roman TimergazinRussia1,255,00016
      
521Gleb KovtunovUkraine1,565,00020
522Anton SazonauBelarus8,000,000100
523Aleksandr KuzminRussia1,845,00023
524Vladimir DrokinUkraine1,820,00023
525Sergey PichuginRussia4,665,00058
526Ivan UtemovRussia3,605,00045
527Sergey LomakinRussia1,655,00021
528Aleksey IstominRussia15,355,000192
      
531Andrey BondarRussia2,385,00030
532Beka IordanishviliUkraine3,200,00040
533Anatolii ZyrinRussia3,790,00047
534Daniyar AubakirovKazakhstan4,970,00062
535Timur KhamidullinRussia3,305,00041
536Vadim LipovkaBelarus7,600,00095
537Luke ThursfieldUnited Kingdom7,000,00088
538Jonas KuznikCzech Republic4,395,00055

Tags: Aleksandr DenisovAleksandr GofmanAleksandr MerzhvinskiyAleksei IstominAlexander LakhovAnatoly FilatovAndrey KotelnikovAndrey PateychukAndrey ZaichenkoAnton YakubaBartlomiej MachonDaria FeshchenkoDavid UrbanDenis PisarevDietrich FastDmitry VitkindDzmitry UrbanovichIgor YaroshevskyyJosef SnejbergKiryl RadzivonauLeonid BilokurLudovic GeilichMaria LampropulosMaxim LykovMichael SklenickaMihails MorozovsNiall FarrellNikolay DementievOleksii Kravchukpartypoker LIVEPatrik AntoniusPhilipp GruissemRichard HasnirRickie SilcockSochi Casino and ResortVadim LipovkaVladimir Shchemelev

End of Day Chip Counts (full)

AaronMcBride • Level 16: 35,000-70,000, 70,000 ante
Aleksandr Denisov ru
Aleksandr Denisov
ru 19,035,000 35,000
Aleksei Istomin ru
Aleksei Istomin
ru 15,355,000 4,855,000
Oleg Netaliev ru
Oleg Netaliev
ru 14,630,000 2,330,000
Pavel Zuev RU
Pavel Zuev
RU 12,300,000 12,300,000
Pavel Kireev RU
Pavel Kireev
RU 11,750,000 850,000
Aleksandr Chernikov ru
Aleksandr Chernikov
ru 11,145,000 1,145,000
Andrey Kotelnikov ru
Andrey Kotelnikov
ru 10,280,000 -420,000
Arkadiy Stekolshchikov ru
Arkadiy Stekolshchikov
ru 9,775,000 9,775,000
Egor Evsin RU
Egor Evsin
RU 9,740,000 2,490,000
Alexey Melnikov RU
Alexey Melnikov
RU 9,675,000 4,375,000
Ekaterina Fedyaeva RU
Ekaterina Fedyaeva
RU 9,560,000 8,155,000
Leonid Orman ru
Leonid Orman
ru 9,545,000 6,965,000
Michael Sklenicka cz
Michael Sklenicka
cz 9,335,000 2,335,000
Viktor Khodorenko by
Viktor Khodorenko
by 8,835,000 1,935,000
Denis Pisarev ru
Denis Pisarev
ru 8,800,000 7,700,000
Andrey Pateychuk ru
Andrey Pateychuk
ru 8,725,000 1,925,000
Alimbay Sultanov KZ
Alimbay Sultanov
KZ 8,660,000 2,810,000
Chin Wei Lim my
Chin Wei Lim
my 8,430,000 1,330,000
Anatoly Filatov ru
Anatoly Filatov
ru 8,240,000 3,440,000
Anton Sazonau by
Anton Sazonau
by 8,000,000 8,000,000
Garri Tevosov ru
Garri Tevosov
ru 8,000,000 3,900,000
Oleksii Kravchuk ua
Oleksii Kravchuk
ua 7,980,000 1,180,000
Aleksandr Mikhalev RU
Aleksandr Mikhalev
RU 7,895,000 3,645,000
Oleg Semenov RU
Oleg Semenov
RU 7,875,000 7,875,000
Stanislav Voskresenskiy RU
Stanislav Voskresenskiy
RU 7,840,000 7,840,000

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Play Finished For the Day

AaronMcBride • Level 16: 35,000-70,000, 70,000 ante

Day 2 action has come to its end as the players bag and tag their chips.

A full list of the chip counts will be posted shortly.

Baranyuk Loses Kings Versus Aces

AaronMcBride • Level 16: 35,000-70,000, 70,000 ante

In one of the final hands of the day, Andrey Baranyuk found himself on the end of a brutal cooler.

Baranyuk and Sergey Blagodarniy got all their chips into the middle, and the board came down {8-Spades}{6-Clubs}{2-Spades}{4-Clubs}{7-Diamonds}.

Baranyuk was at risk and had pocket kings with Blagodarniy condemning him to the rail in the final moments of Day 2 with pocket aces.

Blagodarniy moved up to 6,000,000 in the process ahead of tomorrow's Day 3.

Sergey Blagodarniy RU
Sergey Blagodarniy
RU 6,000,000 6,000,000
Andrey Baranyuk RU
Andrey Baranyuk
RU Busted

Tags: Andrey BaranyukSergey Blagodarniy

Jones Wins Late On With a Set

AaronMcBride • Level 16: 35,000-70,000, 70,000 ante

Alexandr Labunskiy raised to 160,000 from under the gun and Josh Jones three-bet to 425,000 from middle position. After the rest of the table folded and with the action back on Labunskiy he called to see a {q-Spades}{2-Clubs}{8-Hearts} flop. Both players checked, and on the {a-Hearts} turn, Jones called a 225,000 bet from Labunskiy.

The river brought the {6-Hearts}, and Labunskiy checked. Jones decided to bet big for 850,000 and Labunskiy gave his decision some thought. After about a minute he flicked in a single chip to call and Jones tabled {q-Hearts}{q-Clubs} for the flopped set. Labunskiy mucked, and Jones picked up the pot in the closing minutes of the day.

Josh Jones gb
Josh Jones
gb 6,100,000 1,600,000
Alexandr Labunskiy RU
Alexandr Labunskiy
RU 3,000,000 -2,200,000

Tags: Alexandr LabunskiyJosh Jones

Four More Hands

zedmaster84 • Level 16: 35,000-70,000, 70,000 ante

The clocks have been stopped with ten minutes left in the level and 203 players remaining. They will play another four hands for tonight before bagging and tagging for Day 3.

Pavlenko Doubles; Busts After

zedmaster84 • Level 16: 35,000-70,000, 70,000 ante

Daria Feshchenko and Denis Pavlenko have been eliminated.

Igor Yaroshevskyy reluctantly called the shove of Pavlenko for another 685,000 on top when chips were already pulled in, Yaroshevskyy's calling chips even went flying off the table when he had tabled the {A-Hearts}{8-Hearts}, while Pavlenko turned over {J-Clubs}{10-Diamonds}.

The board came {J-Hearts}{J-Diamonds}{8-Clubs}{9-Hearts}{2-Diamonds} and Pavlenko doubled.

Soon after, Koray Aldemir raised and Yaroshevskyy called, Pavlenko raised to 500,000 and Pavel Kireev four-bet to 1.0 million in the small blind. Andrey Pateychuk tank-folded in the big blind, Aldemir and Yaroshevskyy folded and Pavlenko ran with {J-Spades}{9-Spades} right into pocket aces to bust.

Aldemir inquired with Yaroshevskyy what Pavlenko had said during their hand, and became the following answer from Yaroshevskyy: "He said he had to catch a flight."

Daria Feshchenko has also been eliminated just before the end of the day.

Pavel Kireev RU
Pavel Kireev
RU 10,900,000 8,410,000
Igor Yaroshevskyy ua
Igor Yaroshevskyy
ua 5,600,000 -1,400,000
Denis Pavlenko ua
Denis Pavlenko
ua Busted
Daria Feshchenko ru
Daria Feshchenko
ru Busted

Tags: Andrey PateychukDaria FeshchenkoDenis PavlenkoIgor YaroshevskyyKoray AldemirPavel Kireev

Geilich Vanishes on the Feature Table

zedmaster84 • Level 16: 35,000-70,000, 70,000 ante
Ludovic Geilich
Ludovic Geilich

Mid-way through the last level of the day on the feature table, Ludovic Geilich moved all in first to act for the last 905,000 with the {J-Spades}{10-Spades}. He found one opponent in Richard Hasnir with the {A-Spades}{Q-Hearts} in the hijack and the board of {A-Diamonds}{9-Hearts}{2-Hearts}{8-Diamonds}{8-Clubs} sent the Scotsman to the rail.

Richard Hasnir GB
Richard Hasnir
GB 5,200,000 3,310,000
Ludovic Geilich gb
Ludovic Geilich
gb Busted

Tags: Ludovic GeilichRichard Hasnir