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Day 2 Completed

The Martin Kabrhel Show on Day 2 of The Big Wrap as 28 Remain

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Martin Kabrhel
Martin Kabrhel

All Day 1 survivors of The Big Wrap combined to one field for the first time and had to survive the early minefields of the late registration and re-entry period in the first two levels in Europe's biggest poker arena at the King's Casino and Resort in Rozvadov.

The guaranteed prize pool of €1,000,000 drew more than 100 additional entries for the €2,350 buy-in to create a field of 474 entries and the top 55 spots ended up in the money.

Once it came to bagging and tagging, a very familiar face of King's Casino topped the leaderboard as Martin Kabrhel turned a late entry on Day 2 into a stack of 4,525,000. Kabrhel sat down half-way through the first level of the day and quickly turned his 25 big blinds into more than a million. His table presence could be heard in the entire tournament area as usual and the aggressive playing style sent the Czech into a wild rollercoaster ride throughout the day.

Just prior to and after the money bubble, Kabrhel got the best of Hokyiu Lee and when he was about to drop back into the middle of the pack after doubling two shorter stacks, he sent Oleksandr Pyliavskyi and Ran Azor to the rail in order to regain the lead with 28 players remaining.

Veton Raka started the day as one of the chip leaders and ended the night near the top with 3,875,000 after he sent John Trast to the rail in the final hand of the night over on the feature table. Third in chips is Oleh Sushko with 3,030,000, closely followed by Marian Vacha (2,950,000), Adon Ursu (2,925,000) and Iaroslav Boiko (2,730,000).

Sergey Verkhoturov led the field into Day 2 as only player above one million and avoided a late bustout when he doubled through Erich Kollmann to move back up to 1,710,000, leaving Kollmann on 820,000 for the final day. Other notables that remain in contention for the top prize of €200,000 are Han Kuo (1,615,000), Tomasz Kozub (1,165,000), Leonid Yanovski (735,000), Ilyaz Dosikov (720,000) and Sascha Minerva (450,000).

The last player to leave the poker arena without a payday was none other than partypoker ambassador Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier, who saw his hopes of a cash vanish on the feature table. Down to just over one big blind his jam was called two ways and John Trast ended up making two pair to lock up €4,750 for all remaining 55 participants.

Bertrand Grospellier
Bertrand Grospellier bubbled The Big Wrap

Many other big names shared the same fate and missed out on the money spots such as Thomas Bichon, Lukas Zaskodny, Ivo Donev, Besim Hot, Anton Morgenstern, Matous Skorepa and Maksim Pisarenko. Hot and Donev both hit the rail in a remarkable hand when a four-way all in resulted in a triple knockout for Mevludtn Mehmedovic with a set of kings.

Marek Blasko, Martin Rothaermel, Jonas Kronwitter and Maksim Shuts all had to leave without anything to show for either. Shuts lost the vast majority of his stack in the then far biggest pot of the tournament when his flopped nut straight failed to hold up against the top set and inferior straight of Dorel Eldabach. When the average was barely scraping on a million in chips, Eldabach had moved up to 3.2 million but could not hold onto his stack and busted in the money in the final level of the night.

Dorel Eldabach
Dorel Eldabach and Maksim Shuts

Marcel Luske nursed a shorter stack throughout the day and survived the money bubble. He then doubled twice in quick succession and seemed poised for another one, but the third time wasn't a charm when his kings came up short against the combo draw of Adon Ursu. Eventually, the field was trimmed down to the final four tables at the end of level 23.

Another long day awaits for the Pot-Limit Omaha specialists to determine a champion when the action recommences at 1 p.m. local time on Monday, September 16th, 2019, with blinds of 30,000/60,000. The live stream on the King's Casino Twitch channel can be followed with hole cards displayed on a security delay of 30 minutes and the PokerNews team will be there from start-to-finish.

The Big Wrap Day 3 Seat Draw

TableSeatPlayerCountryChip countBig Blinds
372Marian VachaCzech Republic2,950,00049
373Pawel KellerPoland895,00015
374Han KuoGermany1,615,00027
377Maximilian WieserAustria375,0006
378Vlastimil CernyCzech Republic725,00012
381Adon UrsuTurkey2,925,00049
382Leonid YanovskiIsrael735,00012
383Massimo ForestiItaly1,200,00020
384Sergey VerkhoturovRussian Federation1,710,00029
385Kyrylo ShkrobUkraine1,435,00024
387Veton RakaKosovo3,875,00065
388Ilyaz DosikovRussian Federation720,00012
391Greko GregorGreece1,995,00033
392Iaroslav BoikoUkraine2,730,00046
393Victor NalimTurkey720,00012
394Oleh SushkoUkraine3,030,00051
395Simone FumagalliItaly1,415,00024
396Erich KollmannAustria820,00014
398Tomasz KozubPoland1,165,00019
401Sascha MinervaGermany450,0008
403Karl SchedlbergerAustria760,00013
405Hasan NazarianNorway1,705,00028
406Martin KabrhelCzech Republic4,525,00075

Tags: Adon UrsuAnton MorgensternBertrand GrospellierBesim HotDorel EldabachErich KollmannHan KuoHokyiu LeeIaroslav BoikoIvo DonevLukas ZaskodnyMaksim ShutsMarcel LuskeMarek BlaskoMartin KabrhelMevludtn MehmedovicOleh SushkoOleksandr PyliavskyiRan AzorSascha MinervaSergey VerkhoturovThomas BichonTomasz KozubVeton Raka

End-of-Day 2 Chip Counts (full)

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Martin Kabrhel cz
Martin Kabrhel
cz 4,525,000 25,000
Veton Raka kv
Veton Raka
kv 3,875,000 20,000
Oleh Sushko ua
Oleh Sushko
ua 3,030,000 -570,000
Marian Vacha cz
Marian Vacha
cz 2,950,000 820,000
Adon Ursu TR
Adon Ursu
TR 2,925,000 275,000
Iaroslav Boiko ua
Iaroslav Boiko
ua 2,730,000 -70,000
Borritoo LT
LT 2,355,000 555,000
CH 2,270,000 220,000
Greko Gregor GR
Greko Gregor
GR 1,995,000 -5,000
Sergey Verkhoturov ru
Sergey Verkhoturov
ru 1,710,000 760,000
Hasan Nazarian NO
Hasan Nazarian
NO 1,705,000 705,000
Han Kuo de
Han Kuo
de 1,615,000 -185,000
DE 1,560,000 760,000
Kyrylo Shkrob ua
Kyrylo Shkrob
ua 1,435,000 895,000
Simone Fumagalli IT
Simone Fumagalli
IT 1,415,000 665,000
ES 1,350,000 150,000
Massimo Foresti it
Massimo Foresti
it 1,200,000 240,000
Tomasz Kozub pl
Tomasz Kozub
pl 1,165,000 -235,000
DE 940,000 -360,000
Pawel Keller pl
Pawel Keller
pl 895,000 -205,000
Erich Kollmann at
Erich Kollmann
at 820,000 70,000
Karl Schedlberger at
Karl Schedlberger
at 760,000 135,000
Leonid Yanovski il
Leonid Yanovski
il 735,000
Vlastimil Cerny CZ
Vlastimil Cerny
CZ 725,000 535,000
Ilyaz Dosikov ru
Ilyaz Dosikov
ru 720,000 -255,000

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Day 2 Completed

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The remaining 28 players have bagged up their chips for the night and will return at 1 p.m. local time to play down to a winner. The full chip counts and a recap of today's action are to follow.

Raka Busts Trast

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Veton Raka
Veton Raka

In the last hand of the night on the feature table, Leonid Yanovski raised to 125,000 with the {a-Diamonds}{k-Spades}{q-Spades}{5-Diamonds} and was called by John Trast and Sascha Minerva, who held the {a-Hearts}{k-Diamonds}{10-Hearts}{8-Diamonds}. Veton Raka in the big blind three-bet to 500,000 and Yanovski folded after an eternity. Trast moved all in for 600,000 to force out Minerva, while Raka called.

John Trast: {a-Clubs}{7-Hearts}{6-Clubs}{4-Hearts}
Veton Raka: {k-Hearts}{q-Hearts}{j-Clubs}{7-Clubs}

The board came {j-Hearts}{9-Diamonds}{8-Spades}{6-Hearts}{2-Hearts} and Raka's flush was superior to send Trast out in 29th place.

Veton Raka kv
Veton Raka
kv 3,855,000 1,455,000
Leonid Yanovski il
Leonid Yanovski
il 735,000 -1,065,000
Sascha Minerva de
Sascha Minerva
de 455,000 -395,000
John Trast SE
John Trast
SE Busted

Tags: John TrastLeonid YanovskiSascha MinervaVeton Raka

Last Three Hands Announced

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The final three hands of the night were announced and further action kicked off.

Greko Gregor ended up all in for 800,000 after a {a-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}{4-Clubs} flop and Maximilian Wieser looked him up.

Greko Gregor: {a-Hearts}{6-Diamonds}{6-Hearts}{2-Diamonds}
Maximilian Wieser: {a-Spades}{k-Clubs}{j-Clubs}{2-Hearts}

The {10-Spades} turn and {10-Hearts} river gave Gregor a miracle full house and he doubled to leave Wieser short.

Greko Gregor GR
Greko Gregor
GR 2,000,000 900,000
Maximilian Wieser at
Maximilian Wieser
at 400,000 -650,000

Tags: Greko GregorMaximilian Wieser

Pyliavskyi Eliminated by Kabrhel

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Oleksandr Pyliavskyi
Oleksandr Pyliavskyi

"Unlucky man," Martin Kabrhel said when he raked in the chips of Oleksandr Pyliavskyi, who had his {a-Diamonds}{q-}{9-}{x-} all but mucked.

Pyliavskyi had flopped top pair and the nut flush draw on {a-Spades}{10-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds} when he got the stack in and Kabrhel looked him up with the {a-Clubs}{k-Diamonds}{j-Hearts}{3-Hearts} for top pair and a gutshot.

The {2-Spades} turn and {8-Clubs} river ensured that the kicker played and Pyliavskyi headed to the rail.

Martin Kabrhel cz
Martin Kabrhel
cz 2,900,000 600,000
Oleksandr Pyliavskyi UA
Oleksandr Pyliavskyi
UA Busted

Tags: Martin KabrhelOleksandr Pyliavskyi

Espholm Eliminated

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Johan Espholm
Johan Espholm

Johan Espholm had the remaining 400,000 and change in before the flop and was called by T.O. with the far superior stack.

Johan Espholm: {a-Hearts}{j-Clubs}{5-Hearts}{3-Spades}
T.O.: {a-Diamonds}{a-Spades}{7-Hearts}{3-Hearts}

The {7-Spades}{4-Diamonds}{4-Clubs} flop gave Espholm some hope with a gutshot, but he bricked off on the {9-Spades} turn and {8-Hearts} river run out.

CH 2,050,000 2,050,000
Johan Espholm dk
Johan Espholm
dk Busted

Tags: Johan EspholmT.O.