€2,700 Warm Up

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

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