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Kyne Elmouloua Leads After Day 2 of the 2015 WPT National Brussels

zedmaster84 • Level 22: 8,000-16,000, 2,000 ante
Aces Versus Kings Give Kyne Elmouloua the Lead for Day 3
Aces Versus Kings Give Kyne Elmouloua the Lead for Day 3

The second day of the 2015 World Poker Tour National Brussels Main Event saw 145 survivors from a 391-entry field return to the tables of the Grand Casino Brussels Viage. Ten 60-minute levels later and there were only 21 players that remained in contention for the WPT National title. Along with that title will come €88,000 in first-place prize money.

Kyne Elmouloua was the only player above one million in chips, bagging up 1,094,000 at the end of Level 22. He also played the biggest pot of the event so far with aces against the kings of Tonny van Eck.

Other big stacks include Day 1a chip leader Mike Gerry (952,000), Julien Duveau (855,000), and Mohamed Mamouni (821,000). Still in contention with an average stack are Jean Marie Vandeborne (561,000) and PMU Pro and French poker player of the year Erwann Pecheux (506,000). Miroslav Alilovic (357,000) and Stephen Woodhead (275,000) are among the short stacks.

Play resumed with blinds at 1,000/2,000 and a running ante of 300. Within the first two levels more than 50 participants were sent to the rail including Paul Hofer, Alexandre Reard, Bert Geens, and fellow Belgian Matthias de Clercq.

Tobias Peters, Michael Gathy, David Taborsky, Guy Goosens, Charles Chattha, Isabel Baltazar, and the "Flying Dutchman" Marcel Luske didn't make it into the money, either. Just shy of the paid spots, Anthony Rodrigues took a horrendous runner-runner bad beat and 2014 WPT Nottingham champion Matas Cimbolas bluffed away the vast majority of his chips. Start-of-the-day chip leader Yves Senterre busted two away from the money and Cimbolas was crowned "bubble boy" after losing his short stack with the {7-Diamonds}{7-Hearts} against the {K-Diamonds}{Q-Diamonds} of Mathieu Alciato.

As soon as the bubble burst, Niko Koop busted three players in a row including former World Series of Poker Main Event finalist Antoine Saout. The Russian then cashed in 25th place. EPT11 Prague finalist Bjorn Wiesler started Day 2 with seven big blinds and made it all the way to 39th place. Other familiar names in the money included WPT National Cyprus finalist Marco Della Tommasina (30th - €2,710), Pieter de Korver (27th - €3,085), and WSOP bracelet winner Barny Boatman (24th - €3,500).

Ultimately, 21 players bagged up chips and will return Sunday at 2 p.m. local time on three seven-handed tables to Level 23 with blinds at 10,000/20,000 and a running ante of 3,000. Everyone is guaranteed at least €3,920 for their efforts.

Saturday also featured Day 1 of the €2,200 High Roller with a starting stack of 50,000 chips and levels of 40 minutes. Thus far, a total of 82 entries emerged and the registration as well as single reentry option will remain available until the start of Day 2 at 4 p.m. local time on Sunday. Leading the field of the 29 survivors was Michal Mrakes (327,500). Govert Metaal (280,500), EPT11 Deauville Main Event finalist Carlo Savinelli (253,000), and Pascal Vos (247,500) also bagged up decent stacks.

The PokerNews Live Reporting team will be back in action at 2 p.m. local time when a new WPT National champion will be crowned in the capital of Belgium. That's all for now, good night and see you tomorrow!

Tags: Alexandre ReardAnthony RodriguesAntoine SaoutBarny BoatmanBert GeensBjorn WieslerCarlo SavinelliCharles ChatthaDavid TaborskyErwann PecheuxGovert MetaalGuy GoosensIsabel BaltazarJean Marie VandeborneJulien DuveauKyne ElmoulouaMarcel LuskeMarco Della TommasinaMatas CimbolasMathieu AlciatoMatthias de ClercqMichael GathyMike GerryMiroslav AlilovicMohamed MamouniNiko KoopPascal VosPaul HoferPieter De KorverStephen WoodheadTobias PetersTonny van EckYves Senterre

Day 3 Seat Draw

zedmaster84 • Level 22: 8,000-16,000, 2,000 ante
41Julien Duveau855,000
42Omar Dahmani426,000
44Yehoram Houri535,000
45Florian Ravier494,000
46Miroslav Alilovic357,000
48Stephen Woodhead275,000
49Jean Marie Vandeborne561,000
52Mathieu Alciato239,000
53Kamel Djemai506,000
54Mike Gerry952,000
55Eugenio Landi190,000
56Christian van der Haegen540,000
57Julien Brulet479,000
59Kyne Elmouloua1,094,000
61Simon Steinberg400,000
62Mohamed Mamouni821,000
63Jozsef Szabo782,000
64Nicolas Nicolopoulos516,000
66Nico Lombaerts694,000
67Erwann Pecheux506,000
69Heinrich Pauker546,000

End-of-Day Chip Counts (full)

zedmaster84 • Level 22: 8,000-16,000, 2,000 ante
Kyne Elmouloua BE
Kyne Elmouloua
BE 1,094,000 294,000
Mike Gerry BE
Mike Gerry
BE 952,000 152,000
Julien Duveau fr
Julien Duveau
fr 855,000 -25,000
Mohamed Mamouni fr
Mohamed Mamouni
fr 821,000 -29,000
Jozsef Szabo HU
Jozsef Szabo
HU 782,000 -28,000
Nico Lombaerts BE
Nico Lombaerts
BE 694,000 -287,000
Jean Marie Vandeborne be
Jean Marie Vandeborne
be 561,000 -139,000
Heinrich Pauker de
Heinrich Pauker
de 546,000 106,000
Christian van der Haegen be
Christian van der Haegen
be 540,000 -60,000
Yehoram Houri fr
Yehoram Houri
fr 535,000 245,000
Nicolas Nicolopoulos BE
Nicolas Nicolopoulos
BE 516,000 -34,000
Erwann Pecheux fr
Erwann Pecheux
fr 506,000 26,000
Kamel Djemai BE
Kamel Djemai
BE 506,000 9,000
Florian Ravier FR
Florian Ravier
FR 494,000 -48,000
Julien Brulet BE
Julien Brulet
BE 479,000 29,000
Omar Dahmani FR
Omar Dahmani
FR 426,000 -54,000
Simon Steinberg IL
Simon Steinberg
IL 400,000 110,000
Miroslav Alilovic FR
Miroslav Alilovic
FR 357,000 7,000
Stephen Woodhead gb
Stephen Woodhead
gb 275,000 -113,000
Mathieu Alciato fr
Mathieu Alciato
fr 239,000 84,000
Eugenio Landi IT
Eugenio Landi
IT 190,000 -255,000

21 Players for Day 3

zedmaster84 • Level 22: 8,000-16,000, 2,000 ante

There was no further elimination on any of the three remaining tables and 21 players will be returning tomorrow. The final chip counts will be available shortly.

Three More Hands

zedmaster84 • Level 22: 8,000-16,000, 2,000 ante

Mohamed Mamouni three-bet to 60,000 and then ended up mucking to a shove of Nicolas Nicolopoulos for 386,000 out of the small blind. As soon as the hand was finished, tournament director Christian Scalzi announced to the table that the clock was stopped and three more hands will be played.

The other two tables had already started with their final hands, as Mamouni took a while to send his cards into the muck.

Tags: Mohamed MamouniNicolas Nicolopoulos

Dimitry Monfroy Eliminated in 22nd Place (€3,500)

zedmaster84 • Level 22: 8,000-16,000, 2,000 ante
Dimitri Monfroy
Dimitri Monfroy

Dimitri Monfroy moved all in for 128,000 from early position and Erwann Pecheux reshoved from the cutoff to scare off all opponents. Monfroy was looking for a comeback with {A-Spades} {K-Clubs} and Pecheux had the dominated {A-Hearts} {10-Hearts}. However, the Frenchman got there thanks to a board of {7-Diamonds} {K-Spades} {J-Spades} {9-Clubs} {Q-Hearts} and Monfroy headed to the rail.

Erwann Pecheux fr
Erwann Pecheux
fr 480,000 80,000
Dimitri Monfroy FR
Dimitri Monfroy
FR Busted

Tags: Dimitri MonfroyErwann Pecheux

Who is the Chip Leader?

zedmaster84 • Level 22: 8,000-16,000, 2,000 ante

With less than 20 minutes to go on the clock, there appears to be no clear chip leader as at least five players have around 800,000 in chips. Whether or not this will change dramatically until bagging and tagging remains unclear. Mathieu Alciato pushed twice to claim the blinds and antes, moving up slightly again.

Tags: Mathieu Alciato

Headache for Alilovic

zedmaster84 • Level 22: 8,000-16,000, 2,000 ante

Joining the action on the {5-Clubs} {6-Spades} {5-Spades} {A-Hearts} turn, Miroslav Alilovic made a bet of 140,000 and Jozsef Szabo moved all in for another 350,000 on top of that. Alilovic eventually announced a fold, which the dealer and Szabo asked twice for verification as it sounded almost like call.

Alilovic then tried to get any info out of his opponent and Szabo claimed to have had {A-} {5-} for a full house.

Jozsef Szabo HU
Jozsef Szabo
HU 810,000 268,000
Miroslav Alilovic FR
Miroslav Alilovic
FR 350,000 -130,000

Tags: Jozsef SzaboMiroslav Alilovic

Mamouni Doubles With Aces

zedmaster84 • Level 22: 8,000-16,000, 2,000 ante

Mike Gerry opened and Mathieu Alciato flat-called out of the small blind before Mohamed Mamouni squeezed in the big blind. Gerry got out of the way but Alciato moved all in and was snap-called by Mamouni. It was the worst possible timing to shove with {A-Diamonds} {Q-Hearts} as Mamouni held the {A-Hearts} {A-Clubs} and got a full double up for 388,000 after a board of {J-Spades} {8-Diamonds} {6-Hearts} {10-Spades} {6-Diamonds}.

Mohamed Mamouni fr
Mohamed Mamouni
fr 850,000 255,000
Mathieu Alciato fr
Mathieu Alciato
fr 155,000 -263,000

Tags: Mathieu AlciatoMike GerryMohamed Mamouni