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€2,700 Warm Up



€2,700 Warm Up
Day 2 Completed

Billard Takes Chip Lead into the Final Day; Machon and Moorman Also Through

poolshir • Level 27: 400,000-800,000, 800,000 ante
Francois Billard
Francois Billard

After 15 levels of 40-minutes each, Day 2 of the partypoker LIVE MILLIONS Grand Final Barcelona Warm Up is a wrap. From the 242 players that started today, 20 of them are through to the final day. At the top of the chip counts is Francois Billard with 80,800,000 in chips who will be setting his sights on the first place prize of €385,000 and the partypoker trophy!

The Canadian earned most of those chips when he doubled up with seven-eight against the aces of Jost Beifuhs. Billard hit his straight draw on the river and left his opponent behind with only a few big blinds. Second in the counts is Evangelos Beichrakis with 74,700,000. Closing out the podium is another Canadian, Marc-Olivier Carpentier-Perrault with 69,500,000. He eliminated Vojtech Ruzicka in one of the last levels of the day by hitting quads.

Two other players who are playing with a stack which is way above average are Bartlomiej Machon (68,900,000) and Christopher Andler (61,400,000). Frederic Delval, Martin Weiemann, Chris Moorman, Aleksandr Orlov, and Pavel Plesuv all have stacks which are hovering around average. Other players who will need to find some luck tomorrow include Richard Dromzee, Anders Bisgaard, Aylar Lie, and Morten Christensen.

Not everyone was fortunate enough to make it to the final day. After Kristen Bicknell finishes the day as the stone-cold bubble, the only partypoker representatives to finish in the money were Joni Jouhkimainen, Marcel Luske, and Padraig Parkinson. Other notable players that were allowed to pay the payout desk a visit include Ryan Riess, Leo Margets, Milad Oghabian, Gaelle Baumann, Aliaksei Boika, Anton Wigg, Michael Watson, Paul Berende, Jack Sinclair, Damian Salas, Yiannis Liperis, Vojtech Ruzicka, and Dominik Panka.

The 20 remaining players will return at noon local time and continue on Level 28 with a small blind of 500,000, big blind of 1,000,000 and a button ante of 1,000,000. Once there are 16 players left, a redraw for the final two tables will take place. When there are nine players left, the unofficial final table will have been reached. The levels will continue to last for 40 minutes until heads-up play has been reached, the level duration will then be reduced to 20 minutes.

The PokerNews live reporting team will be there from the start until the winner has been crowned so stick around!

Day 3 Seat Draw

TableSeatPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
662Martin WeiemannGermany39,100,00039
663Marc-Olivier Carpentier-PerraultCanada69,500,00070
664Morten ChristensenDenmark18,200,00018
665Helin JoonasFinland28,000,00028
666Danut ChisuRomania20,250,00020
667Aleksandr OrlovRussian Federation35,600,00036
668Evangelos BeichrakisGreece74,700,00075
671Bartlomiej MachonPoland68,900,00069
673Richard DromzeeFrance27,600,00028
674Christopher AndlerSweden61,400,00061
675Smain MamouniFrance11,000,00011
676Matan BakratCanada25,400,00025
677Frederic DelvalFrance39,800,00040
678Francois BillardCanada80,800,00081
711Anthony AndreouUnited Kingdom22,800,00023
712Chris MoormanUnited Kingdom38,400,00038
713Anders BisgaardDenmark25,500,00026
716Aylar LieNorway24,000,00024
717Pavel PlesuvMoldova31,100,00031
718Francisco OliveraPortugal16,000,00016

Tags: Aleksandr OrlovAliaksei BoikaAnders BisgaardAnton WiggAylar LieBartlomiej MachonChris MoormanChristopher AndlerDamian SalasDominik PankaEvangelos BeichrakisFrancois BillardFrederic DelvalGaelle BaumannJack SinclairJoni JouhkimainenJost BeifuhsKristen BicknellLeo MargetsMarcel LuskeMichael WatsonMike WatsonMilad OghabianMorten ChristensenPadraig ParkinsonPaul BerendePavel PlesuvRichard DromzeeRyan RiessVojtech RuzickaYiannis Liperis

End-of-day Chip Counts (full)

poolshir • Level 27: 400,000-800,000, 800,000 ante
Francois Billard ca
Francois Billard
ca 80,800,000 13,800,000
Evangelos Bechrakis GR
Evangelos Bechrakis
GR 74,700,000
Marc-Olivier Carpentier-Perrault ca
Marc-Olivier Carpentier-Perrault
ca 69,500,000 11,500,000
Bartlomiej Machon pl
Bartlomiej Machon
pl 68,900,000 47,500,000
Christopher Andler se
Christopher Andler
se 61,400,000 2,400,000
Frederic Delval fr
Frederic Delval
fr 39,800,000 -6,200,000
Martin Weiemann de
Martin Weiemann
de 39,100,000 14,300,000
Chris Moorman gb
Chris Moorman
gb 38,400,000 6,700,000
Aleksandr Orlov ru
Aleksandr Orlov
ru 35,600,000 100,000
Pavel Plesuv md
Pavel Plesuv
md 34,100,000 -3,900,000
Joonas Helin fi
Joonas Helin
fi 28,000,000 2,000,000
Richard Dromzee fr
Richard Dromzee
fr 27,600,000 4,600,000
Anders Bisgaard dk
Anders Bisgaard
dk 25,500,000 9,500,000
Matan Bakrat CA
Matan Bakrat
CA 25,400,000 -4,600,000
Aylar Lie no
Aylar Lie
no 24,100,000 500,000
Anthony Andreou gb
Anthony Andreou
gb 22,800,000 3,600,000
Danut Chisu RO
Danut Chisu
RO 20,250,000 -19,750,000
Morten Christensen dk
Morten Christensen
dk 18,200,000 11,700,000
Francisco Olivera pt
Francisco Olivera
pt 16,000,000 1,000,000
Smain Mamouni fr
Smain Mamouni
fr 11,000,000 -10,000,000

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Play Ended

poolshir • Level 27: 400,000-800,000, 800,000 ante

Play has ended for today. A full chip count and recap are to follow.

Lie Doubles Through Orlov

poolshir • Level 27: 400,000-800,000, 800,000 ante

Aleksandr Orlov three-bet from the button after another player had raised. Aylar Lie, sitting in the big blind, shoved for 11,200,000 in total. The initial raiser folded and Orlov called.

Aylar Lie: {K-Hearts}{k-Spades}
Aleksandr Orlov: {a-Hearts}{k-Clubs}

The board ran out {8-Hearts}{3-Spades}{6-Hearts}{9-Hearts}{3-Diamonds} - Lie's Kings held and she doubled up in one of the final hands of the night.

Aleksandr Orlov ru
Aleksandr Orlov
ru 35,500,000 2,700,000
Aylar Lie no
Aylar Lie
no 23,600,000 4,600,000

Tags: Aleksandr OrlovAylar Lie

Six More Hands

poolshir • Level 27: 400,000-800,000, 800,000 ante

The tournament clock has been stopped and the floor has announced that the players need to play six more hands before they can bag and tag their chips for Day 3.

Double Knock Out for Andler

poolshir • Level 27: 400,000-800,000, 800,000 ante
Dominik Panka
Dominik Panka

Marius Gierse open-shoved for his last ten big blinds. Christopher Andler called but Dominik Panka jammed for more and Andler called that too.

Marius Gierse: {2-Hearts}{2-Spades}
Dominik Panka: {9-Diamonds}{9-Spades}
Christopher Andler: {q-Hearts}{q-Diamonds}

The board ran out {j-}{10-}{q-}{k-}{10-} - Andler hit a set on the flop but Panka picked up the straight on the turn until the river gave Andler a full house to eliminate both Gierse and Panka.

Christopher Andler se
Christopher Andler
se 59,000,000 53,500,000
Marius Gierse at
Marius Gierse
at Busted
Dominik Panka pl
Dominik Panka
pl Busted

Tags: Christopher AndlerDominik PankaMarius Gierse

Orlov Doubles Through Mahoney

poolshir • Level 27: 400,000-800,000, 800,000 ante

Aleksandr Orlov raised to 2,000,000 from the button and was met by a shove of Patrick Mahoney in the big blind. Orlov snap-called with the shorter stack of 15,800,000 in total.

Aleksandr Orlov: {A-Clubs}{8-Clubs}
Patrick Mahoney: {A-Hearts}{4-Diamonds}

The board ran out {4-Clubs}{5-Spades}{8-Diamonds}{q-Spades}{10-Clubs} - although they both flopped a pair on the flop, Orlov's pair was higher and held while the rest of the board ran out.

Aleksandr Orlov ru
Aleksandr Orlov
ru 32,800,000
Patrick Mahoney us
Patrick Mahoney
us 925,000