2018 PokerStars EPT Prague

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€5,300 EPT Main Event
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€5,300 EPT Main Event
Dia 2 Terminado

Natalie Teh Takes Chip Lead into Day 3 of the Main Event; Talbot, Bechrakis, Wigg, and Conan Bag Big Too

poolshir • Nível 15: 2,000-4,000, 4,000 ante
Natalie Teh
Natalie Teh

Day 2 of the €5,300 EPT Main Event has come to an end after five levels of 90 minutes each with Malaysia’s Natalie Teh claiming the chip lead here in the Hilton Prague with 786,000 in chips. After the bubble burst in the last level of the night, 137 players managed to find a bag to seal for Day 3.

As most people are aware, a Platinum Pass will be given to the winner of this Main Event, but Teh already has one. She was awarded a Platinum Pass through the “Next Great Poker Brain” quiz that PokerStars Team Pros Igor Kurganov and Liv Boeree had set up. Teh started playing while she was in university but decided to quit her job at the end of last year and play professionally this year. And she’s doing pretty well as she has already racked up fifteen cashes this year.

Teh won a huge pot to jump into the chip lead when she rivered a set of queens against Michal Schuh who held pocket aces. Even though there were several people competing for that chip lead, Teh came out victorious in the end. Parker Talbot follows Teh with 773,500 in chips. The popular Twitch streamer from Canada is more known for his online achievements but is making himself more known in the live circuit too. With over $400,000 in live tournament results, he will be looking to add even more to that.

Parker Talbot
Parker Talbot

Closing the podium is Evangelos Bechrakis from Greece who bagged 730,000 tonight. Bechrakis finished in 3rd place in the €2,200 EPT National High Roller a mere two nights ago for €144,900 which was also his biggest live cash ever. Anton Wigg (708,500) and Arthur Conan are the only other players who have managed to collect more than 700,000 throughout the day.

The day started with 440 players as 25 players decided to reenter or buy in before the tournament clock kicked off for the first 90-minute level of the day. This meant that there were 1,174 entries in total for the Main Event, which includes 281 reentries. This created a total prize pool of €5,693,900 with 175 players getting paid at least €8,710. The winner on the final day will walk away with €1,020,000, the beautiful PokerStars trophy, and a Platinum Pass package worth $30,000!

By the time the first break started, almost ninety players busted already. Players like 2013 WSOP Main Event Champion Ryan Riess, Kenny Hallaert, Ari Engel, Joao Barbosa, Max Silver, Daniel Dvoress, Antoine Labat, and Michael Addamo. And the pace didn’t let up throughout the rest of the day as defending champion Kalidou Sow was eliminated. So were Niall Farrell, Sam Greenwood, Pavel Plesuv, Julian Thomas, Tom Hall, Bryan Paris, Thomas Boivin, Steven van Zadelhoff, Andras Nemeth, Florian Duta, Kacper Pyzara, Michal Mrakes, Andy Black, Marc-Andre Ladouceur, and Jan Bendik[/b].

PokerStars Team Pros Muskan Sethi and Fatima Moreira De Melo also couldn’t make it into the money. Sethi shoved her ace-queen into the ten-nine of Bechrakis who flopped two pair and Moreira De Melo’s pocket jacks couldn’t beat the ace-queen of her opponent as he hit a queen on the flop.

The bubble lasted about 40 minutes, Mateusz Wozniak first doubled up through Pavel Veksler with pocket kings against Veksler’s pocket queens and hit quads. A few hands later, Wozniak burst the bubble by dealing Veksler the final blow when it all went in on the river. Veksler’s two pair couldn’t beat the flush that Wozniak had rivered. When the tournament director announced that the bubble had burst, the applause could be heard from all players spread over the tables here in the poker room.

Bubble Pavel Veksler
Pavel Veksler Bubbles the Main Event

With an hour left to play, almost 40 players would bust during that hour, collecting their min-cash, either bitterly disappointed to not make Day 3, or extremely happy to have won money with their short stacks. The 137 surviving players will return at noon tomorrow, Friday, December 14, to continue to play Level 16 which features a small blind of 2,500, big blind of 5,000, and a big blind ante of 5,000.

The PokerNews live reporting team will be on the floor again to bring you all the action from the first card of the deck until the final chip has been bagged so make sure to keep following the updates!

Tags: Andras NemethAndy BlackAntoine LabatAnton WiggAri EngelArthur ConanBryan ParisDaniel DvoressEvangelos BechrakisFatima Moreira De MeloFlorian DutaIgor KurganovJan BendikJoao BarbosaJulian ThomasKacper PyzaraKalidou SowKenny HallaertLiv BoereeMarc Andre LadouceurMateusz WozniakMax SilverMichael AddamoMichal MrakesMichal SchuhMuskan SethiNatalie TehNiall FarrellParker TalbotPavel PlesuvPavel VekslerRyan RiessSam GreenwoodSteven van ZadelhoffThomas BoivinTom Hall

Seat Draw Day 3

poolshir • Nível 15: 2,000-4,000, 4,000 ante
TableSeatPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
11Serhii HolodiukUkraine343,50069
12Ondrej DrozdCzech Republic133,50027
13Guenter HalakAustria108,00022
14Joao Lopes De OliveiraPortugal91,00018
15Raul MartinezSpain120,00024
16Amar BegovicBosnia and Herzegovina114,30023
17Aku JoentaustaFinland358,50072
18Frederic DelvalFrance89,50018
      
21Markus DurneggerAustria258,50052
22Evangelos BechrakisGreece730,000146
23Natalie TehMalaysia786,000157
24Soren Warburg NielsenDenmark51,00010
25Arthur ConanFrance705,000141
26Daniel WilsonUK220,00044
27Francisco Quintana RubioSpain209,00042
28Serdar DemircanSweden400,00080
      
31Rabah Ait AbdelmalekFrance190,00038
33Ondrej VinklarekCzech Republic139,50028
34Miguel IglesiasSpain408,50082
35Vicent BoscaSpain370,00074
36Dejan KaladurdevicMontenegro401,00080
37Diego ZeiterArgentina249,50050
38Hao TianChina319,00064
      
41Pim GielesNetherlands110,50022
42Fazeel MunawarCanada463,00093
43Jan SubikCzech Republic54,00011
44Vlada StojanovicSerbia264,00053
45Victor IonutRomania100,00020
46Armin MetteAustria666,500133
47Grzegorz ReczkoPoland70,00014
48Sergiu CovrigRomania230,00046
      
51Joris RuijsNetherlands492,00098
52Artem KobylynskyiUkraine164,00033
53Jiayu RuanChina65,00013
54Adam MilewskiPoland136,00027
55Alexandros TheologisGreece124,00025
56Tomas MacnamaraUK271,00054
57Tom-Aksel BedellNorway433,50087
58Teymur ValiyevAzerbaijan177,00035
      
61Karolis SereikaLithuania573,000115
62Niklas BlomqvistSweden282,50057
63Tobias PetersNetherlands169,00034
64Christophe LarqueminFrance219,00044
66Krasimir YankovBulgaria66,00013
67Grzegorz GrochulskiPoland509,500102
68Maxime ChilaudFrance66,00013
      
71Timothy AdamsCanada272,50055
72Bruno VolkmannBrazil427,50086
73Dorin AgavriloaeRomania73,00015
74Mihai ManoleRomania55,30011
75Andrea RicciItaly412,00082
76Liviu IgnatRomania508,000102
77Vytautas SemaskaLithuania104,00021
78Gianluca SperanzaAustria284,00057
      
81Tomas JozonisLithuania113,00023
82Kent RoedNorway233,00047
83Maksim ShornikauBelarus167,50034
84Jia TangChina148,50030
85Christopher AndlerSweden119,00024
86Souhayl FjerMorocco102,00020
87Leonardo PatacconiItaly222,00044
88Anton WiggSweden708,500142
      
91Joakim BakkeNorway282,50057
92Petr TargaCzech Republic81,00016
93Ludvig SternerSweden287,00057
94Alex PapazianRomania65,00013
95Aliaksei IvanouBelarus207,00041
96Konstantin MaslakRussia69,50014
97Jasper WetemansNetherlands523,500105
98Sergei BagirovRussia195,00039
      
101Pierre ChiarelliFrance198,00040
102Harout GhazarianCanada246,50049
103Scott MargeresonUK263,00053
104Claudio Di GiacomoItaly183,00037
105Paul MichaelisGermany167,00033
106Ugo FaggioliFrance460,00092
107Ivan ZhechevBulgaria77,00015
108Jussi NevanlinnaFinland211,50042
      
111Xia LinChina309,50062
113Mark AbinakleCanada92,00018
114Michal JanczarskiPoland106,00021
115Dimitrios MichailidisGreece631,000126
116Levente SzaboHungary305,00061
117Carlos BrancoPortugal510,500102
118Walid Bou HabibLebanon105,00021
      
121Michal SchuhCzech Republic220,00044
122Andriy MertengrenUkraine249,50050
123Wael SarkisLebanon425,00085
124Parker TalbotCanada773,500155
125Fady KamarLebanon201,00040
126Amar HadzicBosnia and Herzegovina434,50087
127Gor KazarianRussia143,00029
128Alexander LukyanovRussia27,0005
      
131Patrik AntoniusFinland349,00070
132Andrija RobovicSerbia177,50036
133Leonid BilokurRussia162,00032
134Mykola YarmolaUkraine181,00036
136Sadri Karl MokniSwaziland65,00013
137Danilo VelasevicSerbia123,50025
138Jonathan RoyCanada468,00094
      
141Luc GreenwoodCanada194,50039
142Maciej RogackiPoland539,500108
143Xixiang LuoChina521,000104
144Marcin KreftPoland121,00024
145Henrik HecklenDenmark152,00030
146Gary HassonBelgium403,50081
147Sylvain LoosliFrance134,30027
148Guoliang WeiChina453,00091
      
151Makram SaberLebanon158,00032
153Uri ReichensteinGermany137,00027
154Juha HelppiFinland433,50087
155Mateusz WozniakPoland174,00035
156Jani VilmunenFinland333,00067
157Andreas VlachosGreece65,00013
158Marius ConanFrance272,00054
      
162Eric GeraumeFrance345,00069
163Mario Navarro ArrochaSpain393,00079
164Laurynas LevinskasLithuania377,00075
165Duco HavenNetherlands100,00020
166Simeon SpasovBulgaria86,00017
167Fabio DamasoPortugal206,00041
168Ivan GabrieliItaly121,50024
      
171Jason WheelerUSA102,50021
172Simon PedersenDenmark217,00043
173Jeremy StahliSwitzerland100,00020
174Antonin DudaCzech Republic175,00035
175Hiroyuki NodaJapan381,00076
176Emil LukacSlovakia173,50035
177Andrey PateychukRussia532,000106
178Markku KoplimaaEstonia375,00075
      
181Konstantin FarberGermany415,00083
183Aleksandr MerzhvinskiyRussia152,50031
184Anton SidenSweden216,50043
185Boris KuzmanovicCroatia310,00062
186Rene van KrevelenNetherlands62,00012
187Ramzey IdrissLebanon597,000119
188Marcin WydrowskiPoland110,00022

End-of-Day Chip Counts (Completo)

poolshir • Nível 15: 2,000-4,000, 4,000 ante
Natalie Teh my 786,000
Parker Talbot ca 773,500
Evangelos Bechrakis gr 730,000
Anton Wigg se 708,500
Arthur Conan fr 705,000
Armin Mette at 666,500 -19,500
Dimitrios Michailidis gr 631,000 22,000
Ramzey Idriss LB 597,000 107,000
Karolis Sereika lt 573,000 -2,500
Maciej Rogacki pl 539,500 280,100
Andrey Pateychuk ru 532,000
Jasper Wetemans nl 523,500
Xixiang Luo cn 521,000 -84,000
Carlos Branco pt 510,500 118,000
Grzegorz Grochulski pl 509,500 442,000
Liviu Ignat ro 508,000 -2,000
Joris Ruijs nl 492,000
Jonathan Roy ca 468,000 -82,000
Fazeel Munawar CA 463,000 386,300
Ugo Faggioli fr 460,000 380,000
Guoliang Wei cn 453,000 330,000
Amar Hadzic BA 434,500 304,500
Juha Helppi fi 433,500
Tom-Aksel Bedell no 433,500 211,500
Bruno Volkmann br 427,500 229,600

Leia tudo

Assorted End-of-Day Chip Counts

Webjoker • Nível 15: 2,000-4,000, 4,000 ante

The official end-of-day chip counts and a Day 3 seat draw is to follow later tonight.

Natalie Teh my 786,000 82,000
Parker Talbot ca 773,500 123,500
Evangelos Bechrakis gr 730,000 375,000
Anton Wigg se 708,500 -17,500
Arthur Conan fr 705,000 115,000
Karolis Sereika lt 575,500 429,900
Andrey Pateychuk ru 532,000 182,000
Jasper Wetemans nl 523,500 -1,500
Joris Ruijs nl 492,000 202,000
Juha Helppi fi 433,500 -46,500
Patrik Antonius fi 349,000 -31,000
Luc Greenwood ca 194,500 124,500
Sylvain Loosli fr 134,500 -5,500

Play Ended

poolshir • Nível 15: 2,000-4,000, 4,000 ante

There are 137 remaining players showing on the clock. Full chip counts and a recap of today's action is to follow.

Five More Hands

Webjoker • Nível 15: 2,000-4,000, 4,000 ante

The floor just announced there are five more hands to be played for the day. Check back soon for assorted end-of-day chip counts and an extensive recap of today's action.

The Perfect Spot for Ignat

Webjoker • Nível 15: 2,000-4,000, 4,000 ante

Seated under the gun, Phachara Wongwichit shoved all in for 37,000. His neighbor, famed online player Liviu "0Human0" Ignat called. On the button, Ugo Faggioli called before big blind Valeriy Itsenko shoved for 88,000. Ignat ran his clock down to ten seconds before he made it 150,000. Faggioli folded.

Phachara Wongwichit: {A-Clubs}{J-Clubs}
Liviu Ignat: {A-Hearts}{A-Diamonds}
Valeriy Itsenko: {8-Hearts}{8-Spades}

The board ran out {4-Clubs}{3-Spades}{6-Spades} {Q-Spades} {6-Hearts} and Ignat eliminated two of his opponents.

Liviu Ignat ro 510,000 250,000
Phachara Wongwichit th Eliminado
Valeriy Itsenko UA Eliminado

Tags: Phachara WongwichitUgo FaggioliLiviu IgnatValeriy Itsenko

Michailidis Takes Vieira Out

poolshir • Nível 15: 2,000-4,000, 4,000 ante
João Vieira
João Vieira

Dimitrios Michailidis raised to 9,000 from under the gun and was called by the player in mid-position. Joao Vieira shoved for 35,000 in the cutoff and Michailidis called. The initial caller quickly got out of their way.

Joao Vieira: {a-Clubs}{k-Clubs}
Dimitrios Michailidis: {a-Spades}{5-Spades}

The board ran out {q-Spades}{4-Clubs}{5-Hearts}{j-Clubs}{9-Spades} for Michailidis to hit a pair of fives on the flop, Vieira then picked up the flush draw on the river but bricked the river to be sent to the rail.

Dimitrios Michailidis gr 609,000 -71,000
Joao Vieira pt Eliminado

Tags: Dimitrios MichailidisJoao Vieira

Chip Counts

poolshir • Nível 15: 2,000-4,000, 4,000 ante
Anton Wigg se 726,000 -27,000
Armin Mette at 686,000 116,000
Xixiang Luo cn 605,000 405,000
Arthur Conan fr 590,000 72,000
Gary Hasson be 498,000 188,000
Patrik Antonius fi 380,000 20,000
Simon Pedersen dk 309,000 9,000
Krasimir Yankov bg 299,000 -21,000
Marius Conan fr 224,000 89,000
Tobias Peters nl 190,000 -50,000
Alexandr Merzhvinskii ru 169,000 97,800
Jason Wheeler us 126,000 -16,000
Alex Papazian ro 72,000 -28,000
Raul Martinez Requena es 68,000 -50,000
Paul Michaelis de 54,000 -46,000