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Salazar Sanchez Soars to Top on Day 2, Money Bubble Looms in Barcelona Main Event

zedmaster84 • Level 14: 1,500-3,000, 500 ante
Mauricio Salazar Sanchez
Mauricio Salazar Sanchez

The 2017 PokerStars Championship Barcelona €5,300 Main Event saw another 13 players buy in before the cards got underway for Day 2 at the annex of Casino Barcelona to create a field of 1,682 entries and a prize pool of €8,157,700 emerged. The money spots and min-cash of €8,740 are not too far away with 287 hopefuls advancing to Day 3 and 247 spots are being paid, while all eyes are set on the trophy and enormous first-place payout of €1,410,000.

Leading the field of hopefuls after a total of 14 levels of 75 minutes each is Colombia's Mauricio Salazar Sanchez with 507,000, narrowly edging out Rosen Angelov (497,500) and Sergey Sergeev (470,500). Among the other big stacks are Paraskevas Tsokaridis (428,500), Mark Roovers (406,500), Jussi Nevanlinna (394,000), Patrick Leonard (394,000), and Kyle Bowker (392,500). Raffaele Sorrentino's bid to become the first ever two-time champion of the series is still intact, the 2017 PokerStars Championship presented by Monte-Carlo Casino winner claimed 300,000 to his name for Day 3.

Two PokerStars Team Pros made it through to Day 3 with Andre Akkari (202,500) and Jeff Gross (29,000), while their team mates Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier, Felipe Ramos, Marcin Horecki and Jake Cody were all sent to the rail. Cody was among the first casualties of the day when his ace-king failed to get there against Didier Mazairac's pocket nines.

By then, 2016 EPT Barcelona runner-up Uri Reichenstein was also out already, losing all his chips in the first level in a set-under-set nightmare against Tobias Peters. Defending champion Sebastian Malec, who emerged victorious one year ago against Reichenstein in one of the most epic final hands at this very venue, would also run out of chips eventually. Malec three-bet shoved with ace-nine suited and Zinan Xu called with queen-jack suited, also of spades, to spike a jack on the turn.

Other notables that were eliminated on Day 2 include 2015 EPT Barcelona champion John Juanda, who's top pair was no good against the nut straight of Nikolaos Triantafyllou, Dan Colman, Nicolas Chouity, Kimmo Kurko, Sergio Aido, Bruno "Kool Shen" Lopes, Vladimir Troyanovskiy, Bruno Politano, David Peters, Bryn Kenney, Dominik Nitsche, Ivan Luca and Isaac Haxton to name just a few. Troyanovskiy and Politano fell in quick succession to [Removed:43], and the Frenchman made it through with 240,000.

Day 3 will recommence with level 15 and blinds of 2,000/4,000 and a running ante of 500. A total of five levels of 90 minutes each are scheduled and the money bubble is expected to burst within the first two levels, action resumes at 12 p.m. noon local time. The PokerNews live reporting team will bring you all the action from the floor, so stay tuned and check back regularly.

Main Event Day 3 Seat Draw

TableSeatPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
11Yaron Zeev MalkiBulgaria392,00098
12Stefan HuberSwitzerland133,50033
13Nuno Pereira AscensaoPortugal158,50040
14Jose LatorreSpain231,50058
15Ricardo GraellsSwitzerland91,00023
16Michael HowardUnited Kingdom161,50040
17Joni JouhkimainenFinland61,00015
18Per HildebrandSweden61,50015
      
21Daan MuldersNetherlands83,50021
22Christian JeppssonSweden47,50012
23Alexander GrossGermany25,5006
24Juri MereuItaly315,00079
25Alfonso Cabrera AmesticaMexico163,50041
26Aleksandr GofmanRussia401,000100
27Jeff GrossUnited States29,0007
28Anthony ChimkovitchBelgium240,00060
      
31Bartolome GomilaSpain100,50025
32Lauri VaronenFinland52,50013
33Anton KrausBulgaria221,00055
34Michal LubasPoland35,0009
36Rosen AngelovBulgaria497,500124
37Leoonardo BaenaBrazil110,50028
38Jamila Von PergerGermany51,50013
      
41Jordan SaccucciCanada310,00078
42Michal SchuhCzech Republic157,00039
43Andre AkkariBrazil202,50051
44Aki FurgyovBulgaria252,50063
45Kalidou SowFrance240,00060
46Mark TeltscherUnited Kingdom82,00021
47Patrick LeonardUnited Kingdom394,00099
48Luigi ShehadehItaly325,00081
      
51Ryhor KarapanauBelarus77,50019
52Juan PastorArgentina160,00040
53Liwei SunItaly54,50014
54Arnaud EnselmeFrance48,00012
55Julien RouxelUnited Kingdom344,50086
56Matas CimbolasLithuania92,00023
57Alex JenningsUnited Kingdom117,00029
58Davide SurianoItaly101,50025
      
61Antal RothHungary237,50059
62Alexandros PapadopoulosGreece88,00022
63Andrius BielskisLithuania105,50026
64Pavel NikolaevMoldova232,00058
65Juan Tome PerezSpain110,00028
66Roi Pereira CondeSpain97,50024
67Wim NeysBelgium115,00029
68Carlos LopezSpain276,00069
      
71Didier MazairacBelgium121,50030
72Sergey LebedevRussia63,50016
73[Removed:146]France247,50062
74Cosmin JoldisRomania210,00053
75Dimitrios FarmakoulisGreece161,50040
76Durdy BabylovTurkmenistan36,0009
77Thomas MuehloeckerAustria126,50032
78Georgios SotiropoulosGreece28,0007
      
81Victor IlyukhinRussia325,00081
82Jan CvachCzech Republic200,50050
83David Algarra VidanaSpain122,50031
84Julien PerouseFrance256,00064
85Rustam HajiyevAzerbaijan161,50040
86Giuliano BendinelliItaly71,00018
87Antonios KoukourasGreece297,00074
88Adrian MateosSpain200,00050
      
91Luke BreretonUnited Kingdom189,50047
92Lachezar Plamenov PetkovBulgaria128,50032
93Florian-Dimitrie DutaUnited Kingdom220,00055
94Kjell Ove DybNorway113,00028
95Xuan NguyenFrance90,00023
96Ralf CzerlinskyGermany154,50039
97Francisco Pinho CorreiaBrazil126,00032
98Ivan GabrieliItaly107,00027
      
101Scott WellenbachCanada249,50062
102James RomeroUnited States398,000100
103[Removed:43]France227,50057
104Daniel CarlssonSweden77,50019
105Roman EmelyanovRussia19,5005
106Govert MetaalNetherlands266,50067
107Emin AghayevAzerbaijan155,50039
108Jan-Eric SchwippertGermany62,00016
      
111Sam GreenwoodCanada105,00026
112Daniel SmiljkovicGermany155,50039
113Jordan WestmorlandUnited Kingdom321,00080
114Paraskevas TsokaridisGreece428,500107
115Andrew MorenoUnited States90,00023
116Alex KomaromiUruguay245,50061
117Oren RosenIsrael102,50026
118Jussi NevanlinnaFinland394,00099
      
121Krzysztof DulowskiPoland56,50014
122Piotr WroblewskiPoland327,00082
123Georges HannaLebanon270,50068
124Zachary KorikUnited States139,00035
125Frederico Spilimbergo VolpeBrazil421,000105
126Quentin LecomteFrance208,59952
127Sergio Alonso CamunasSpain191,00048
128Dimitrios MichailidisGreece260,00065
      
131Gavin O'RourkeIreland74,00019
132Zinan XuChina164,50041
133Martin TothSlovenia218,00055
134Arezki BelaidiCanada431,000108
135Valentin AnghelRomania171,00043
136Pim KuipersNetherlands322,00081
137Ivan KiselevRussia137,50034
138Steven Van ZadelhoffNetherlands50,00013
      
141Dawid BorkowskiPoland131,50033
142Shiguang ZengChina91,50023
143Miltiadis KyriakidesGreece252,50063
144Tatjana ZizicNew Zealand74,00019
145Gabriel ChivaRomania135,00034
146Jorgen SchjetneNorway88,50022
147Dmitry VitkindRussia293,00073
148Preben StokkanNorway231,50058
      
151Juha HelppiFinland335,00084
152Stephan ZesigerSwitzerland64,00016
153Luigi GuidaItaly179,00045
154Kevin BardenGermany210,50053
155Raffaele SorrentinoItaly300,00075
156Najib KamandUnited Kingdom39,00010
157Jose Nunez FernandezSpain88,00022
158Heorhii DoroshevUnited Kingdomraine199,00050
      
161Erik PetersNetherlands107,50027
162Asi MosheIsrael411,500103
163Gustavo MastelottoBrazil129,50032
164Sebastian SorenssonSweden150,00038
165Ji ZhangGermany110,50028
166Mihails MorozovsLatvia200,00050
167Pedro Baptista Martinho CabecaPortugal26,0007
168Jamie WhyteIreland210,00053
      
171Stephan HirzelSwitzerland48,50012
172Mauricio Salazar SanchezColombia507,000127
173Diogo VeigaPortugal134,50034
174Dmitry ChopRussia151,50038
175Anatoly ChenRussia428,000107
176Patrick CaveriviereFrance49,50012
177Shaun HegartyIreland193,50048
178Nick PetrangeloUnited States80,00020
      
181Ladislav CervenySlovakia50,00013
182Mihai ManoleRomania171,50043
183Piotr ZawadzkiPoland60,50015
184Philipp LutkemeierGermany141,50035
185Kent RoedNorway210,00053
186Ramon Miquel MunozSpain220,00055
187Michal RudnikPoland31,5008
188Morten KleinNorway101,00025
      
191Martin StausholmDenmark144,50036
192Gabriel Subirana LopezSpain231,00058
193Jaromir HanelCzech Republic249,50062
194Srdjan PatkovicSweden97,50024
195Akin TunaGermany343,50086
196Aleksandr OvechkinRussia258,00065
197Petar KalevBulgaria93,00023
198Rafael BertaniBrazil371,00093
      
201Aladin ReskallahFrance248,00062
202Liow Ming KeeMalaysia114,00029
203Simeon NaydenovBulgaria230,00058
204Usman SiddiqueUnited Kingdom172,50043
205Dirk GerritseNetherlands327,50082
206Alexandr MerzhvinskiiRussia139,50035
207Aram SargsyanArmenia323,50081
208Sebastian PrzadkaPoland50,50013
      
211Adrian VoiculescuRomania118,50030
212Gregory JaninFrance125,00031
213Andrew HedleyUnited Kingdom86,00022
214Christophe BouzianeFrance230,00058
215Albert DaherLebanon35,0009
216Hady El AsmarLebanon111,50028
217George AnaRomania102,00026
218Kilian Hyun Woo LoefflerGermany244,50061
      
221Jackson WhiteUnited States297,00074
222Maksim ProkhorovRussia349,00087
223Soren HansenDenmark203,50051
224Igor YaroshevskyyUnited Kingdomraine61,50015
225Dario SammartinoItaly355,50089
226Alessandro PiekazewiczBrazil69,00017
227Daniel Hoy-NielsenIreland97,00024
228Erik FribergSweden218,00055
      
231Abdelhakim ZoufriNetherlands34,5009
232Jordan KaplanUnited States138,00035
233Enrico FrattaroliUnited Kingdom66,00017
234Boris KolevBulgaria115,50029
235Manuel NunezSpain203,00051
236Nadia WanziNetherlands200,00050
237Hans SybrandiNetherlands58,00015
238David DochertyUnited Kingdom59,50015
      
241Alvaro Puchol VinaSpain123,00031
242Erik WalfridssonSweden152,50038
243Johan RimestadDenmark131,50033
244Sebastian Ruiz FigueroaChile358,50090
245Vladimir GeshkenbeinRussia200,00050
246Dietrich FastGermany124,50031
247Jose Calvo RodriguezSpain106,00027
248Aaron Rivero DalySpain188,00047
      
251Donald Duarte SierraNicaragua397,00099
252Moshe RefaelowitzIsrael110,00028
253Lee Hon CheongHong Kong44,50011
254Adrian VeghinasRomania30,5008
255James GilbertCosta Rica68,00017
256Gilles HuetFrance118,50030
257Martin PradoArgentina118,00030
258Fabrice MaltezFrance174,50044
      
261Brian Kaufman EspositoUruguay267,00067
262Diego Valadares BittarBrazil191,00048
263Bartosz PiesiewiczPoland62,50016
264Michel Melo SantosBrazil48,00012
265Alex DifeliceCanada255,00064
266Thomas HaarstadNorway56,00014
267Menelaos PissaridesCyprus52,50013
268Markus GarbergNorway52,00013
      
271Niek MintenNetherlands179,50045
272Sascha HollmGermany128,50032
273Igor DubinskyyUnited Kingdomraine115,00029
274Aymon HataUnited Kingdom354,50089
275Cathal ShineIreland103,00026
276Albert BalaynFrance169,00042
277Yuriy KudrynskyyUnited Kingdomraine275,50069
278Markus GrabherAustria216,00054
      
281Gerald KarlicAustria214,00054
282Aeragan ArunanUnited Kingdom270,00068
283Panagiotis MatrakasGreece385,50096
284Hans MidjordFaroe Islands132,00033
285Jakub SenkCzech Republic133,00033
286Javier De VicenteSpain120,00030
287Mark RooversNetherlands406,500102
288Vladislav DonchevBulgaria78,00020
      
291Mykhailo HladilinUnited Kingdomraine133,00033
292Johnny HansenDenmark145,00036
293Alexandru BaronCanada173,50043
294Goran MandicCroatia121,50030
295Dmytro SamoilenkoUnited Kingdomraine73,00018
296Terry NicholsUnited States91,50023
297Alberto BariArgentina167,50042
298Jans ArendsNetherlands158,50040
      
301Tsugunari TomaJapan311,50078
302Luigi SerricchioItaly82,00021
303Ruben VelascoSpain272,50068
304Mikita BadziakouskiBelarus194,50049
305Vladimir LappoBelarus174,50044
306John SarailisMacedonia332,00083
307Frank StumpfGermany104,50026
308Emanuel KristanAustria71,00018
      
311Paul NeweyUnited Kingdom83,00021
312Rene Van KrevelenNetherlands134,50034
313Samuel VousdenFinland255,00064
314Jonas LauckGermany197,50049
315Marius SebuNorway159,00040
316Kevin StaniNorway200,00050
317Gary HassonBelgium135,00034
318Michel DattaniPortugal87,00022
      
321Alex SpencerUnited Kingdom58,50015
322Philippe D'AuteuilCanada175,00044
323Samu RiihelaFinland60,00015
324Viktor KudinovRussia187,00047
325Jose AstimaFrance85,00021
326Kyle BowkerUnited States392,50098
327Xavier CarriereFrance200,00050
328Denys ShafikovUnited Kingdomraine61,00015
      
331Jean Paul ZaffranIsrael78,00020
332Cristiano OliveiraPortugal127,50032
333David SplettstoesserGermany217,50054
334Maria LampropulosArgentina199,50050
335Jonathan ProudfootUnited Kingdom205,50051
336Aleksey PonakovLatvia337,00084
337Salvatore CamardaItaly161,00040
338Dmitry YurasovRussia331,00083
      
341Benjamin RolleGermany399,500100
342Antonius KrijnNetherlands215,50054
343Tibor NagygyorgyHungary144,50036
344Victor ChoupeauxFrance206,00052
345Tobias PetersNetherlands324,00081
346Rens FeenstraNetherlands190,00048
347Klaus PautrotFrance260,00065
348Hugo Gomes AndradePortugal315,50079
      
351Alexis FleurFrance118,00030
352Martin Aasen LundeNorway247,00062
353Andreas OlympiosUnited Kingdom79,50020
354Said El YousfiSwitzerland202,00051
355Alan MehamedSpain195,00049
356Renjun YangChina45,50011
357Sergey SergeevRussia470,500118
358Jasper Meijer Van PuttenNetherlands242,50061
      
361Benjamin RichardsonAustralia267,00067
362Alberto Ortiz SuchSpain198,00050
363Shawn BuchananCanada53,00013
364Upeshka De SilvaUnited States125,00031
365Jakub WojtasGermany166,00042
366Saar WilfIsrael163,50041
367George McdonaldUnited Kingdom408,500102
368Diego VenturaPeru143,00036

Tags: Andre AkkariBertrand GrospellierBruno LopesBruno PolitanoBryn KenneyDaniel ColmanDavid PetersDidier MazairacDominik NitscheFelipe RamosIsaac HaxtonIvan LucaJake CodyJeff GrossJohn JuandaJussi NevanlinnaKimmo KurkoKyle BowkerMarcin HoreckiMark RooversNicolas ChouityNikolaos TriantafyllouParaskevas TsokaridisPatrick LeonardSebastian MalecSergio AidoTobias PetersUri ReichensteinVladimir TroyanovskiyZinan Xu

End-of-Day Chip Counts (full)

Webjoker • Level 14: 1,500-3,000, 500 ante
Mauricio Salazar Sanchez cu 507,000 426,000
Rosen Angelov bg 497,500 167,500
Sergey Sergeev ru 470,500 310,500
Arezki Belaidi CA 431,000 402,100
Paraskevas Tsokaridis gr 428,500 133,500
Anatoly Chen ru 428,000 38,000
Frederico Spilimbergo Volpe BR 421,000 -45,000
Asi Moshe il 411,500 191,500
George McDonald gb 408,500
Mark Roovers nl 406,500 151,500
Aleksandr Gofman ru 401,000 231,600
Benjamin Rolle de 399,500 275,400
James Romero us 398,000 325,000
Donald Duarte Sierra ni 397,000 292,000
Patrick Leonard gb 394,000 114,000
Jussi Nevanlinna fi 394,000 367,800
Kyle Bowker us 392,500 286,500
Yaron Zeev Malki il 392,000
Panagiotis Matrakas GR 385,500 305,600
Rafael Bertani br 371,000 51,000
Sebastian Ruiz Figueroa CL 358,500 223,200
Dario Sammartino it 355,500 189,500
Aymon Hata gb 354,500 234,500
Maksim Prokhorov RU 349,000 -1,000
Julien Rouxel GB 344,500 4,500

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Barausova Busts in Last Hand

zedmaster84 • Level 14: 1,500-3,000, 500 ante

In the last hand of the night, Tatiana Barausova moved all in for her last 16,100 from the button and Francisco Pinho Correia called from the small blind.

Tatiana Barausova: {Q-Spades}{9-Spades}
Francisco Pinho Correia: {K-Hearts}{10-Clubs}

The board came {8-Clubs}{6-Hearts}{2-Spades}{3-Clubs}{4-Spades} and Barausova was sent to the rail just before bagging and tagging.

Francisco Pinho Correia BR 135,000
Tatiana Barausova ru Busted

Tags: Francisco Pinho CorreiaTatiana Barausova

Last 3 Hands

Webjoker • Level 14: 1,500-3,000, 500 ante

The tournament director just announced 3 more hands to be played. We'll be back with you shortly with end-of-day chip counts and a recap of today's action.

Latorre Gets Some Back

zedmaster84 • Level 14: 1,500-3,000, 500 ante

Jose Latorre raised to 7,500 on the button and Jose Latorre called in the small blind. The flop came {A-Hearts}{6-Clubs}{3-Diamonds} and Latorre checked, while Prokhorov continued for 7,500. Latorre called and the duo checked the {9-Diamonds} turn. Latorre's bet of 31,200 on the {8-Diamonds} river won the pot and the Spaniard got some chips back.

Maksim Prokhorov RU 350,000 -85,000
Jose Latorre ES 215,000 -26,000

Tags: Jose LatorreMaksim Prokhorov

Krijn Receives A One-Round Penalty

KaleGozer • Level 14: 1,500-3,000, 500 ante

With camera's still swarming around his table, Tonny Krijn got up and moved to our side of the room to relay the information of what just transpired to him. According to Krijn, he had called a three-bet from Aleksey Ponakov with {A-Hearts}{J-Spades} and saw a {K-Hearts}{8-}{5-Hearts} flop appear.

Krijn check-called a bet and hit the {8-Hearts} turn appeared, which also paired the board. Krijn called a big bet from Ponakov before the {6-Hearts} fell on the river.

After Krijn had checked, his opponent waived his hand upwards to gesture to Krijn to reveal his remaining stack, then quickly moved his hand down again. Krijn understood this as a check and revealed his nut flush.

Ponakov claimed he didn't check and the floor ruled in the Latvian's favor. With knowledge of Krijn's hand, Ponakov shoved all in, putting Krijn to the test for his stack of 190,000. The Dutchman thought for over five minutes before relinquishing his hand.

After the hand, Krijn received a one-round penalty for exposing his cards early.

Aleksey Ponakov LV 495,000 155,000
Tonny Krijn nl 190,000 -60,000

Tags: Andrey PonakovTonny Krijn

Melten's Stack is Melted

zedmaster84 • Level 14: 1,500-3,000, 500 ante

Daniel Melten was already all in and awaiting his fate when Mark Roovers and Michal Lubas saw a flop of {7-Hearts}{6-Diamonds}{2-Spades}. Lubas bet 17,200 from the big blind and Roovers called before the {9-Diamonds} turn saw a bet of 35,500 by Lubas and a call by Roovers.

Lubas had 60,000 behind and checked the {Q-Clubs} river. Roovers moved all in to force a fold and showed {7-Diamonds}{7-Clubs}, while Melten revealed {K-Spades}{8-Diamonds} for king-high only to join the rail.

Mark Roovers nl 255,000 35,000
Michal Lubas pl 60,000 -23,100
Daniel Melten de Busted

Tags: Daniel MeltenMark RooversMichal Lubas