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Andras Nemeth Tops Day 1b Survivors at 2016 PokerStars EPT Malta Main Event

• Nível 8: 400-800, 100 ante
Andras Nemeth

The second and last starting day of the 2016 PokerStars.com EPT13 Malta Main Event attracted 326 players. After eighth 75-minutes levels, it was Hungarian Andras Nemeth who came out on top of the 162 players that survived the day. Nemeth bagged up 192,400 in chips, slightly more than day 1a chip leader Dan Shak who'll bring 185,100 to Day 2. After two starting days the total number of runners adds up to 460 of which 223 will return to the Casino Portomaso tomorrow to continue play on day 2.

The story of the first level of day 1b was the bust out of Sai Wu as she made her departure after just 14 minutes of play. Wu had lost some of her chips before but still had more than two-thirds of the starting stack left when she shoved all in with ace-nine on an ace-ten-five-ten-seven board. Alexander Ivarsson was more than happy to call it down with ace-ten for a full house. Despite his good start, Ivarsson didn’t manage to survive the day.

Neither did Marcin Chmielewski, he was the second casualty of the day and hopped right into the €10,200 Single-Day High Roller, where he busted evenly fast. In the Main Event, it was Bastian Döhler who got his chips. Döhler also eliminated Lijo Lander but couldn’t hold on to his big stack for long, he ended the day with just 22,800 chips, slightly less than the 30,000 he started with.

One of the notables that got off to a good start was Eugene Katchalov. He scored a double knockout when he busted Jamie Staples and short stack Adel Kabbei. Katchalov had queens and was up against Kabbani’s ace-ten suited and Staples pocket jacks. None of them improved and they were sent tot the rail. While Katchalov found his way up, Staples was one of the notables that didn’t make it to the dinner break.

Besides Twitch-star Staples, Andres Hoivold, Jan Bendik, Jason Wheeler, Patrick Leonard, Alex DiFelice and defending champion Niall Farrell were all gone before dinner as well.

Meanwhile, William Kassouf entered the event. The Brit was the talk of the week here in the casino because of his appearance in the World Series of Poker broadcast. Here in Malta, he was talking loud and clear as always, annoying some of the players and railbirds, entertaining others. He gained some chips but didn’t make it to the top of the leaderboard; Kassouf survived the day with 50,500 in chips.

Chipleader Nemeth got things moving the right way half way through the day as he slowly chipped up and never looked back. By winning many pots without going to a showdown, he was able to build the biggest stack in the room and he'll come back as leader of the pack on Tuesday.

There are lots of notables in the top of the leaderboard, but there were many that didn’t survive. Most recent EPT champion Sebastian Malec was one of them as he busted in the second-to-last level of the day with eights against tens. Kitty Kuo, Antoine Saout and Miroslav Forman are some of the others that busted right before the end of play. Team PokerStars Pro Jake Cody even busted in the very last hand.

Some notables that did manage to make day 2 include: French pro Sarah Herzali (142,400), triple crown winner Davidi Kitai (128,000), Mikita Badziakouski (103,500), Ludovic Geilich (92,200), Dominik Panka (86,000), Dietrich Fast (80,700), Benny Spindler (70,300) and George Danzer (27,000).

Those are just some of the famous names that will return on Tuesday for day 2 of this EPT Main Event. The action will resume at 12 p.m. local time with six 75-minute levels on the schedule. The PokerNews live reporting team will bring you all the action, so be sure to tune in to get the latest updates.

Day 2 Seat Draw

TableSeatPlayerCountryChip Count
11Alessandro LongobardiItaly69,100
12Ole SchemionGermany147,500
13Eros NastasiItaly45,800
14Johan GuilbertFrance20,600
16Miguel Riera SuarezSpain97,500
17Ran AzorIsrael58,800
18Andre DiFeliceCanada79,100
     
21Bartlomiej MachonPoland35,800
22Stefano TerzianiItaly85,600
23Vicente DelgadoSpain133,300
24Charlie CarrelUK87,300
25Asker AloevRussia120,000
26Lawrence AndreysFrance16,100
27Michal JanczarskiPoland51,000
28Rafael GancedoSpain14,300
     
31Govert MetaalNetherlands21,100
32Simon AmyotCanada48,700
33Krzysztof StuchlikPoland34,000
34Russell ThomasUSA55,000
35Serdar DemirogluTurkey74,600
36Alain FluriSwitzerland77,400
37Adrian MateosSpain27,800
38Daniele ColauttiItaly110,000
     
41Gheorghe GradinaruRomania24,100
42Alexander DebusGermany51,800
43Petar PetrovBulgaria53,400
44Paul GreselNetherlands63,500
45George McDonaldUK32,400
46Aliaksei BoikaBelarus125,100
47Darya HulykUkraine89,300
48Marko PopovicBulgaria33,900
     
51Victor IlyukhinRussia43,100
52Stale EggenNorway92,300
54Viacheslav BuldyginRussia79,400
55Mats KarlssonSweden150,200
56Thibault LetortFrance33,300
57Oskar SzwedPoland73,000
58Huy PhamVietnam63,300
     
61Jerry OdeenSweden110,800
62Zorlucan ErTurkey83,500
63Bejjani KamalLebanon77,800
64Taran ParmarCanada58,100
65Sergio BensoItaly56,400
66Doron DavidovitzIsrael13,100
67Elie SaadLebanon87,300
68Hani BahnaCanada23,500
     
71Dong ZhaoChina41,600
72Benny SpindlerGermany70,300
73Fabrice SoulierFrance37,500
74Dara O'KearneyIreland51,100
75Mikita BadziakouskiBelarus103,500
76Stephen ChidwickUK80,900
77Dawid BorkowskiPoland76,700
78Jeroen SoonsNetherlands31,100
     
81Roman KorenevRussia109,200
82Marco BartoliniItaly59,000
83Ibrahim GhassanLebanon50,100
84Maximilian SeidelGermany45,000
85Peter EichhardtSweden12,800
86Martin NikolovBulgaria112,600
87Armando Collado LanuzaNicaragua73,500
88Orpen KisacikogluUK18,300
     
91Avihai SmadgaIsrael33,200
92Natasha AmoCanada23,600
93Harpreet GillCanada12,800
95Pietro AlerciItaly39,600
96Stefan JedlickaAustria22,900
97Mark Anthony VellaMalta30,300
98Dennis BerglinSweden27,900
     
101Felix SchlottGermany62,400
102Kees van BruggeNetherlands23,300
103Massimo SegattoItaly52,800
104Jaime Kirk Man GalecioChile53,100
105Xixiang LuoChina139,000
106Michiel BroskijNetherlands36,800
107Benny GlaserUK26,100
108Marek GrzeskaPoland13,200
     
111Thi NguyenVietman118,000
112Usman SiddiqueUK20,000
113Grzegorz GrochulskiPoland111,300
114John GulinoUSA129,600
115Stanislav KozlovskyiUkraine62,100
116Pratyush BuddigaUSA9,900
117Guillaume DiazFrance122,400
118Georgios ZisimopoulosGreece31,100
     
121Paul McCartneyUK58,100
122Abdelhakim ZoufriNetherlands25,100
123Vlado BanicevicMontenegro41,000
124Mark WagstaffUK38,000
125Anton BertilssonSweden155,200
126Maria HoUSA32,800
127Jeffrey BlenkarnUSA36,500
128Sergey SergeevRussia70,800
     
131Andrey AndreevRussia71,300
132Ivan DeyraFrance9,000
133Senh UngUK19,200
134Paul NeweyUK41,500
135George DanzerGermany27,000
137Angelo ManciniChile72,200
138Konstantin KazaevRussia43,200
     
141Anton MorgensternGermany96,500
142Jordi UrlingsNetherlands48,300
143Pierre CalamusaFrance61,600
144Bastian DohlerGermany22,800
145Alexander ProkudinRussia26,300
146Dmitry YurasovRussia126,500
147Fiodor MartinoItaly41,400
148Kee SeowSweden54,900
     
151Vladimir TroyanovskiyRussia9,000
152Benjamin PhilippsUK32,500
153Brian AltmanUSA105,300
154Yaniv PeretzLatvia83,200
155William KassoufUK50,500
156Jerwin PascoSingapore27,400
157Simon TrumperUK54,700
158Jaroslaw KowalskiPoland43,000
     
161Ricardo Cuerda CuarteroSpain35,000
162Jean MonturyFrance20,000
163Nicolino Di CarloItaly41,400
164Alexandru BaronCanada40,700
165Koray AldemirAustria58,700
166Roger Artur SzarekPoland101,600
167Tibor NagygyorgyHungary62,200
168Michael KaneUK81,900
     
171Dan ShakUSA185,100
172Dominique TerzianFrance45,000
173Ismael BojangAustria128,400
174Ludovic GeilichUK92,200
176Felipe CostaBrazil40,400
177Ivan BanicCroatia48,700
178Nariman YaghmaiIran29,900
     
181Roberto Perez GomezSpain77,700
182Damien LuisFrance50,100
183Alexandros KoloniasGreece23,700
184Andras NemethHungary192,700
185Erwann PecheuxFrance46,200
186Morten HalvorsenNorway17,800
187Hady El AsmarLebanon101,900
188Marco D'AmicoItaly46,400
     
191Mikhail PetrovRussia83,400
192Jean-Louis CyrCanada85,500
193Aykutalp YilmazTurkey74,200
194Luis Rodriguez CruzSpain24,900
196Laszlo BujtasHungary26,200
197Benjamin PollakFrance26,500
198Yung HwangUSA57,600
     
201[Removed:215]Switzerland59,200
202Jakub MichalakPoland98,200
203Thomas LentrodtGermany83,900
204Gianfranco VisalliItaly81,600
205Piotr FranczakPoland108,600
206Guillaume ValleFrance143,200
207Rick TriggUK49,500
208Viatcheslav OrtynskiyRussia60,400
     
211Danny Van ZijpNetherlands102,900
212Jussi NevanlinnaFinland36,100
213Anatoly KorochenskiyRussia55,700
214Chi ZhangUK54,300
215Eugene KatchalovUkraine143,900
216Pasi SormunenFinland183,600
217Dominik PankaPoland86,000
218David CabreraChile75,700
     
221Louis CartariusGermany77,800
222Simen BirkelundNorway57,000
223Mikolaj ZawadzkiPoland18,000
224Lior ShabtayIsrael58,900
225Felix BleikerSwitzerland77,000
226Joris RuijsNetherlands74,000
227Dmitry PonomarevRussia14,800
228Frederik JensenDenmark147,800
     
231[Removed:155]Netherlands163,300
232[Removed:17]New Zealand20,300
233Pawel ZawadowiczPoland32,100
234Mateusz BorowskiPoland27,300
235Pierre MerlinFrance63,800
236Roberto RomanelloUK148,300
237Davidi KitaiBelgium128,000
238Mikalai VaskaboinikauBelarus62,600
     
241Dmitry NikitinRussia12,200
242Yury GulyyRussia120,900
243Marcello GavazzeniItaly55,200
244Tomas JozonisLithuania9,400
246Sarah HerzaliFrance142,400
247Pawel BrzeskiPoland42,900
248Aleksander SpadijerMontenegro54,700
     
251Roman ErmakovRussia19,100
252Gaelle BaumannFrance44,800
253Konrad AbelaMalta64,000
254Christophe LarqueminFrance21,800
255Tomas MacnamaraUK54,300
256Alexey LosevRussia22,600
257Dariusz SzoenPoland61,100
258Karzan HamarashIraq54,700
     
261Juha HelppiFinland48,700
262James AkenheadUK15,400
263Charalampos TsivikosCyprus36,900
264Kamran AliyevAzerbaijan30,400
265Ugur AltunTurkey12,900
266Sylvain LoosliFrance15,400
267Olli AutioFinland52,500
268Jacqueline CachiaMalta16,900
     
271Bjorn GeissertGermany49,700
272Konstantinos TzinisGreece17,200
273Raffaele SorrentinoItaly27,200
274Thomas MjeldheimNorway139,700
275Walter TreccarichiItaly85,600
276Jacek PustulaPoland42,000
277Peter AkeryUK12,900
278Bart MaesBelgium119,500
     
281Bartosz JablonskiPoland16,200
282Paul-Francois TedeschiUK38,700
283Luke MarshUK85,000
285Dietrich FastGermany80,700
286Knut KarnappGermany68,300
287Peter OckendenUK87,800
288Armin MetteAustria183,700
     
291Zoltan SzaboHungary43,700
292Aymon HataUK24,300
294Freek Cornelis ScholtenNetherlands52,000
295Tom HallUK33,600
296Martin StaszkoCzech Republic70,200
297Lucas BlancoSpain61,800
298Song Hun LeeCanada23,200

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