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£10,000 WSOP Europe Main Event
£10,000 WSOP Europe Main Event
Day 2 Completed

Play Ends for the Day

Play has come to an end here for another day. We managed to get down to 67 players, unofficially. Full Tilt heavyweights Erik Seidel and Andy Bloch are vying for the chip lead, but many a talented player are just behind.

We start again at 1pm local time tomorrow, when we will play down to 27 players. Hope you can join us as it will be very exciting, as we reach the bubble worth around $50,000! Nervous times await.

To the Max

A last-minute double for Jim Morrison-a-likey Max Steinberg courtesy of Alexander Kostritsyn. Steinberg was holding {4-Spades} {5-Spades} on a {J-Spades} {8-Spades} {5-Diamonds} {2-Spades} {Q-Diamonds} board.

Monnette Eliminated

Bengt Sonnert checked the {9-Clubs} {K-Spades} {5-Clubs} flop to John Monnette, who bet 6,000. Sonnert made it 25,000, and after some minor huffing and puffing and trying to call time on himself (the dealer didn't understand), Monnette announced, "All in." Insta-call.

Monnette: {K-Diamonds} {Q-Spades}
Sonnert: {9-Diamonds} {9-Hearts}

Turn and river: {5-Clubs} and {3-Hearts} respectively.

Tags: Bengt SonnertJohn Monnette

Erica Schoenberg, Scott Montgomery = Late-Night Casualties

Erica Schoenberg opened for a 3,200 raise, Andy Bloch called, Philippe Rouas called and Andy Black called from the big blind. The flop was {A-Spades} {J-Spades} {2-Diamonds}. The action was checked to Schoenberg, who bet 8,000. Bloch raised to 20,000, and Rouas and Black folded. Schoenberg, with only slightly more than the amount of the reraise behind, moved all in and Bloch quickly called.

Disaster for Schoenberg as Bloch tabled {A-Diamonds} {J-Clubs} to her {A-Clubs} {10-Hearts}. No miracle for her on the {8-Clubs} turn or {7-Spades} river and she bid her tablemates good luck as she hit the rail.

At the same time across the room, Scott Montgomery of the "November Nine" also found his Main Event at an end and quietly headed for the exit.

Keys Can't Unlock Moorman

Chris Moorman raised up to 3,600 from early position before James Keys reraised to 11,200 from the button. Moorman made the call and we went to the {10-Spades} {4-Clubs} {4-Spades} flop.

Moorman let Keys keep the lead with the hand as he checked to face a 15,400 bet, which he called. The turn came {2-Diamonds} and both players checked it through to the {A-Hearts} river. Moorman checked once more to face a 32,000 bet.

This caused him to sit back in his chair and place hands on his head. He counted the call from his stack, sat there for a while longer and then made the call.

Keys sat waiting to see Moorman's hand, and he obliged by showing {Q-?} {Q-?}. Keys flashed nine high and mucked.

Moorman is up to 208,000 as a result of that great call. Keys is on 87,000.

Tags: Chris MoormanJames Keys

Final Five

The clock has been stopped, and each table will be playing exactly five more hands before the end of play tonight.

Table of Death

The wisdom of Mike Matusow:

"You can tell who the most aggressive player at the table is. It's the dude who's got like a million brown chips." Indeed, Peter Turmezey has 124,000 in chips, and 24,000 of them are in the lowest denomination 100 chips. He almost blushes at hearing Matusow call him aggressive.

As Matusow wanders off to spread wisdom amongst the other tables, however, he whisperingly refers to his own as the, "Table of death."

Tags: Max SteinbergMike Matusow

Erica Schoenberg Doubles Through Josh Arieh

I see you eyeing my purse, Change
I see you eyeing my purse, Change
Philippe Rouas limped in for 1,200, Josh Arieh raised to 4,000 from the small blind, Erica Schoenberg moved all in for 13,300 from the big blind, Rouas folded and Arieh called.

Schoenberg's {A-Diamonds} {K-Spades} dominated Arieh's {A-Spades} {J-Spades} and held up on the {Q-Hearts} {10-Hearts} {6-Hearts} {3-Clubs} {5-Hearts} board.

Schoenberg is now up to just over 28,000 (and is carrying a divine caramel leather Fendi purse)