The inaugural €125,000 guaranteed Pokercode Main Event has reached a final table of nine players with Alexander Baier heading into the final day with the chip lead.
Baier is an active member of the Pokercode community and held the lead throughout most of Day 2. He already had a small chip lead when he won a massive pot where he nailed a full house with tens full to eliminate Sebastian Schulze with a full house with eights with another player also in the hand.
Meanwhile, Leonard Hermann, Maximilian Silz, and Tim Van Loo also bagged above-average stacks with Konstantin Hammermueller, Filip Jurga, Isuf Hoxha, Fabian Bernhauser, and Day 1a chip leader Vladimir Bednar also still in contention for the title.
Final Table Seat Draw
|Table||Seat||Player||Chip Count||Big Blinds|
|14||5||Tim Van Loo||1,435,000||72|
Action of the Day
The Day began with 233 entries and 71 survivors. The field grew by 20 entries to 253 entries by the time late registration closed after the conclusion of the first blind level of the day.
Players were hitting the rail at a fast and furious pace until the bubble was reached. Steffen Sontheimer was short on chips and managed two doubles on the bubble broke when Raffael Crose couldn't get there with ace-ten against Van Loo's ace-queen.
Although Sontheimer continued to roll after the money bubble broke, he did suffer a different bubble as he was the final player eliminated on Day 2 in 10th place for €2,295.
Final Table Payouts
The nine returning players are guaranteed at least €3,005 with tomorrow's winner slated to win a top prize of €25,115.
The final table will begin on Sunday, Sept. 12 at 12 p.m. PokerNews will be reporting on a 30-minute delay to not give away any spoilers from the live stream on the PokercodeOfficial Twitch channel.
The action will resume with 37:16 left in Level 22 (15,000/30,000/30,000a) and blind levels will continue to increase every 40 minutes as was the case on Day 2.
Stay tuned to see who will win the inaugural Pokercode Festival Main Event.
*Photos courtesy of Tomas Stacha / Pokercode