Day 2 is over here in Finix Casino for the 2019 PokerNews Cup High Roller and the schedule have changed a little bit. The initial was to play until the final table of nine is reached, but this happened rather fast so they decided to continue playing until there are six players left.
Seven levels of 45 minutes each and two levels of 60 minutes wrote the story for Day 2, and we had to pass through the money bubble, the final table bubble and a couple of eliminations into the final table for the day to end.
Day 2 started with 37 players taking their seats and nine more entries were added to the field so that the total number of entries was 89. The payout structure indicated that 13 of them will end in the money and Sotirios Koutoupas was the player who busted on the money bubble. The former EPT champ shoved with threes and got called by Andreas Halkiadakis who was holding tens.
After the bubble burst, four more players had to bust before they reach the final table and those players were: Blago Alexandrov (10th - €2,550), Momchil Krastanov (11th- €2,050), Spyridon Michailidis (12th- €2,050) and Ivan Ivanov (13th - €2,050).
The first player to leave the final table was Konstantinos Nanos who lost with ace-deuce vs Michailidis' ace-king and busted in 9th place for €2,550.
Leonidas Mavidis followed him in 8th place losing with threes against Tzakos' jacks and earned €3,070.
Right before the last elimination of Day 2, Dimitrios Dimitros and Marios Tzakos played a gigantic pot, which was the biggest of the event so far, and left Dimitros with six big blinds to work with during Day 3. Tzakos had kings and Dimitros queen-jack, with all the chips getting in the middle on the turn, where Dimitros had an open-ended straight draw and Tzakos had an overpair. The river didn't help Dimitros and Tzakos wa established as chip leader of the final table.
The last player who left the final table was Andreas Halkiadakis when he fell with ace-queen on Galustov's kings and finished 7th for €3,640.
The chip count of the final table can be found below:
The action will resume on May 16st 2019 as of 3 p.m. local time with 06:29 left in level 19 at blinds of 10,000/25,000 with a big blind ante of 25,000.