2015 PokerStars.com EPT Season 12 Malta

€10,300 High Roller
Dias: 2
Event Info

2015 PokerStars.com EPT Season 12 Malta

Resultados Finais
Campeão
Mão Vencedora
55
Premiação
€430,800
Event Info
Buy-in
€10,000
Premiação
€2,037,000
Entries
210
Informações do Nível
Nível
28
Blinds
50,000 / 100,000
Ante
10,000

Mukul Pahuja Leads 19 Survivors Into Day 3 of the High Roller Event

Nível 19 : 6,000/12,000, 2,000 ante
Mukul Pahuja leads after Day 2
Mukul Pahuja leads after Day 2

The second tournament day of the PokerStars.com European Poker Tour Season 12 Malta €10,300 High Roller Event saw 99 hopefuls out of a 201-entry strong field return to the tables of the Casino Portomaso. Another nine players took advantage of the late registration and reentry period before the first card was dealt, which increased the field size to 210 entries in total, generating a prize pool of €2,037,000.

The top 31 spots were paid at least €17,930 when the money was reached, however due to a two-hour long bubble it was decided to only play nine full levels and finish for the night around 1 a.m. local time. Ultimately, only 19 players bagged up chips and Mukul Pahuja claimed the overnight lead with 1,488,000 chips.

Pahuja is followed by Vladimir Dobrovolskiy (1,389,000) and Byron Kaverman (1,147,000), while other notables such as Bryn Kenney (690,000), Martin Finger (506,000), Kevin MacPhee (332,000), Roberto Romanello (316,000), [Removed:17] (265,000), Dominik Nitsche (258,000) and David Peters (216,000) will be among the short stacks for the final day.

EPT11 player of the year Dzmitry Urbanovich registered before the start of Day 2 and hit the rail early on. The same applied for €10,000 Single-Day High Roller runner-up Ilari Sahamies and other familiar faces of the international poker circuit such as Marvin Rettenmaier, Benny Spindler, Davidi Kitai, PokerStars Team Pro Ivan Demidov, Team online's Isaac Haxton and Jason Wheeler. The American tournament grinder had final tabled both previous High Roller events of the festival on Maltese soil but his hot streak ended before the money.

Start-of-the-day chip leader and Spanish pro Adrian Mateos didn't cash either after losing a flip to Kenney. The endurance challenge on the bubble saw the stack of Brian Roberts reduced to less than one big blind before ultimately losing a flip to Romanello. Once in the money, half a dozen players including PokerStars Team Pro Jason Mercier, Dan Smith, Nick Petrangelo and Sylvain Loosli were eliminated in quick succession.

2014 World Series of Poker Main Event runner-up Felix Stephensen and PokerStars Team Pro Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier made the last three tables but hit the rail before the end of Level 19. The last casualty of the day was Vladimir Troyanovskiy after he got it in with a straight draw against Mikita Badziakouski only to see his opponent claim the pot with the higher straight draw. Meanwhile, Badziakouski lost a big pot to the aces of Pahuja to crown the latter as overnight chip leader.

Action resumes Saturday at 12.30 p.m. local time with level 20 at blinds 8,000-16,000 and a running ante of 2,000. The tournament will play down to a winner with redraws taking place at 16 and nine participants remaining. Everyone is already guaranteed €24,040 for their efforts while all eyes are set on the EPT High Roller trophy and first-place payout of €430,800. The PokerNews Live Reporting Team will be there to bring you all news from the tables, so make sure to tune in when the cards are back in the air.

Tags: Adrian MateosBenny SpindlerBertrand GrospellierBrian RobertsBryn KenneyByron KavermanDan SmithDavid PetersDavidi KitaiDominik NitscheDzmitry UrbanovichFelix StephensenIlari SahamiesIsaac HaxtonIvan DemidovJason MercierJason WheelerKevin MacPheeMartin FingerMarvin RettenmaierMikita BadziakouskiMukul PahujaNick PetrangeloRoberto RomanelloSylvain LoosliVladimir DobrovolskiyVladimir Troyanovskiy

Vladimir Troyanovskiy Eliminated in 20th Place (€24,040)

Nível 19 : 6,000/12,000, 2,000 ante
Vladimir Troyanovskiy
Vladimir Troyanovskiy

In a battle of the blinds with some 50,000 already in the pot and the board reading {8-Diamonds}{7-Spades}{3-Clubs}, Mikita Badziakouski checked to Vladimir Troyanovskiy.

Troyanovskiy bet 38,000, Badziakouski made it 108,000 with the check raise, and Troyanovskiy shipped it in for the 410,000 he had behind.

Suddenly there was close to one million chips in the pot and not a made hand among them, as Badziakouski made the call with {9-Hearts}{10-Clubs}, holding a bigger open-ended straight draw than Troyanovskiy and his {9-Spades}{6-Clubs}.

The turn came the {6-Hearts} making Badziakouski's straight and while the {5-Clubs} river gave Troyanovskiy a straight as well, he walked away from the table cursing something in Russian on the way to collecting 20th-place money.

Jogador Fichas Progresso
Mikita Badziakouski by
Mikita Badziakouski
970,000 220,000
Vladimir Troyanovskiy ru
Vladimir Troyanovskiy
Eliminado

Tags: Mikita BadziakouskiVladimir Troyanovskiy

Bertrand 'ElkY' Grospellier Eliminated in 21st Place (€22,000)

Nível 19 : 6,000/12,000, 2,000 ante
Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier
Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier

Bertrand 'ElkY' Grospellier moved all in for 69,000 from the cutoff and Patrick Uzan reshoved from one seat over on the button. In the big blind, [Removed:17] asked for a count and Uzan was asked to push forward one of his stacks for verification. The dealer was not done with that yet and Yan had already said "ok, ok, I see," and made the call with the biggest stack of the trio.

Grospellier: {K-Spades}{9-Spades}
Uzan: {J-Hearts}{J-Clubs}
Yan: {A-Spades}{Q-Spades}

The flop fell {10-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds}{J-Spades} and Uzan's top set took an even bigger lead. The {A-Hearts} turn and {2-Clubs} river bricked and the PokerStars Team Pro departed in 21st place while Yan's stack plummeted.

Jogador Fichas Progresso
Patrick Uzan fr
Patrick Uzan
810,000 570,000
[Removed:17] nz
[Removed:17]
220,000 -310,000
Bertrand Grospellier fr
Bertrand Grospellier
Eliminado

Tags: Bertrand GrospellierPatrick Uzan

Felix Stephensen Eliminated in 22nd Place (€22,000)

Nível 18 : 5,000/10,000, 1,000 ante
Felix Stephensen
Felix Stephensen

Felix Stephensen raised to 23,000 and Ihar Soika moved all in for 146,000, prompting a call by Stephensen and the immediate grin on the face of the former November Niner when he spotted the cards of his opponent. Soika had picked up the only hand that beat his {K-Hearts}{K-Clubs}, as the Belorussian flipped over {A-Clubs}{A-Spades}. The board ran out {J-Diamonds}{Q-Hearts}{6-Hearts}{3-Diamonds}{9-Hearts} and Stephensen was left with less than 10 big blinds.

The remainder of his stack went in preflop via three-bet shove for 80,000 with {Q-}{10-} and initial raiser Senh Ung called with pocket threes to win the flip.

Jogador Fichas Progresso
Senh Ung gb
Senh Ung
360,000 60,000
Ihar Soika by
Ihar Soika
310,000 50,000
Felix Stephensen no
Felix Stephensen
Eliminado

Tags: Felix StephensenIhar SoikaSenh Ung

Przemyslaw Piotrowski Eliminated in 23rd Place (€22,000)

Nível 18 : 5,000/10,000, 1,000 ante
Przemyslaw Piotrowski
Przemyslaw Piotrowski

Przemyslaw Piotrowski opened to 25,000 and then four-bet shoved for around 250,000 chips with {A-}{K-} only to see chip leader Vladimir Dobrovolskiy snap him off from one seat over with {K-}{K-}. Neither the broadway straight or any of the three remaining aces in the deck showed up and Piotrowski was sent to the rail in 23rd place.

Jogador Fichas Progresso
Vladimir Dobrovolskiy ru
Vladimir Dobrovolskiy
1,300,000 200,000
Przemyslaw Piotrowski pl
Przemyslaw Piotrowski
Eliminado

Tags: Przemyslaw PiotrowskiVladimir Dobrovolskiy

Adam Jaguscik Eliminated in 24th Place (€19,960)

Nível 18 : 5,000/10,000, 1,000 ante
Adam Jaguscik
Adam Jaguscik

The cards were already rushed away and the big pot pushed towards Vladimir Troyanovskiy. The Russian had opened the action with a raise to 23,000 and Adam Jaguscik three-bet from two seats over to 65,000. Troyanovskiy four-bet jammed with pocket queens and Jaguscik called off with pocket nines to hit the rail after five blanks on the board.

Jogador Fichas Progresso
Vladimir Troyanovskiy ru
Vladimir Troyanovskiy
850,000 150,000
Adam Jaguscik pl
Adam Jaguscik
Eliminado

Tags: Adam JaguscikVladimir Troyanovskiy

Sylvain Loosli Eliminated in 26th Place (€19,960)

Nível 18 : 5,000/10,000, 1,000 ante
Sylvain Loosli
Sylvain Loosli

Mikita Badziakouski made it 25,000 on the button and Sylvain Loosli shoved the small blind for 39,000.

It folded back to Badziakouski and he made the call with {a-Spades}{7-Hearts} having Loosli's {q-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds} dominated. He held on a {k-Clubs}{3-Diamonds}{j-Clubs}{j-Hearts}{k-Diamonds} run out to send Loosli homes 26th.

Jogador Fichas Progresso
Mikita Badziakouski by
Mikita Badziakouski
750,000 214,000
Sylvain Loosli fr
Sylvain Loosli
Eliminado

Tags: Mikita BadziakouskiSylvain Loosli

Dan Smith on the Rail

Nível 18 : 5,000/10,000, 1,000 ante
Dan Smith
Dan Smith

The action folded to Dan Smith on the button and he shoved for 155,000 with {Q-}{J-}. From one seat over, Kevin MacPhee reshoved with slightly more chips and the {9-Diamonds}{9-Spades}. The board {10-Clubs}{Q-Spades}{3-Hearts}{9-Hearts}{A-Hearts} gave MacPhee trips and that sent Smith to the rail for a min-cash.

Jogador Fichas Progresso
Kevin MacPhee us
Kevin MacPhee
360,000 100,000
EPT 1X Winner
Dan Smith us
Dan Smith
Eliminado

Tags: Dan SmithKevin MacPhee

Jason Mercier Eliminated

Nível 17 : 4,000/8,000, 1,000 ante
Jason Mercier
Jason Mercier

Jason Mercier moved all in for 20,000 from under the gun and the action folded around to Bryn Kenney in the big blind, who called blind and showed the {4-Clubs}{7-Clubs}. Mercier was ahead preflop with the {K-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds}, but Kenney made a full house on the board {3-Clubs}{4-Spades}{6-Diamonds}{7-Spades}{7-Hearts}.

Jogador Fichas Progresso
Bryn Kenney us
Bryn Kenney
560,000 30,000
Jason Mercier us
Jason Mercier
Eliminado

Tags: Bryn KenneyJason Mercier