€1,100 EPT National
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€1,100 EPT National
Dia 2 Terminado

Valentin Cristea Leads Final 49 in EPT National; Defending Champion Cairat Also Advances

will_shill • Nível 27: 30,000-60,000, 60,000 ante
Valentin Cristea
Valentin Cristea

After another ten levels of exciting play here at the Casino Barcelona the PokerStars European Poker Tour National is through to Day 3, with just 49 players remaining.

From a total of 4,348 just 650 started the day and when the day ended at just after midnight local time it was Valentin Cristea who stood atop the chip counts.

Cristea came into the day with just 257,000, and managed to stay under the radar for most of the day until a late surge saw him reach five million just before dinner. He would extend that towards the end of the day, and would almost reach seven million before eventually bagging 6,830,000.

Other big stacks include Luis Rodriguez Cruz (6,765,000), Ludovic Geilich (5,365,000), Luis Faria (5,320,000), Yunsheng Sun (5,180,000) and Johann Zeitoun. These five players plus Cristea were the only ones to exceed five million when they bagged up for the end of the night.

Joining these players in Day 3 is defending champion Pedro Cairat who bagged 3,240,000. The Argentinian took home €432,178 last year for victory in this event, and today he was boosted by the late elimination of Aurelijus Stonys. Cairat held deuces against the Lithuanian's ace-ten. The flop had a ten, but the deuce on the turn flipped things around and Cairat held to eliminate his opponent.

Cairat is out to defend his title

Earlier in the day Day 1a chip leader Maksim Bura, Day 1c chip leader Youcef Benzerfa and Day 1d chip leader Faruk Tach all failed to make it through the day, with Tach describing himself as "card dead" all day before getting it in with eights against tens to bust the EPT National.

Day 1b chip leader Rui Nogueira Da Silva however will be heading through to Day 3 with a stack of 2,710,000, or just over average stack.

The payouts were also confirmed today, with the winner taking home €547,000. Every player who made it through to Day 2 was guaranteed €1,650 and some of the notables taking home at least that included. Felix Stephensen, former EPT champion Dominik Panka, both Jack and Louis Salter, Jason Wheeler, Walter Treccarichi, Jerome Sgorrano, Jonathan Abdellatif, Federico Butteroni, Joey Weissman, Heidi May and Ari Engel.

The 49 players are all guaranteed €9,500. Here are the remaining payouts.

PositionPayout (EUR)
1€ 547,000
2€ 323,000
3€ 242,000
4€ 197,000
5€ 155,000
6€ 123,000
7€ 91,220
8€ 64,800
9€ 53,410
10-11€ 44,350
12-13€ 39,150
14-15€ 34,650
16-17€ 30,200
18-20€ 25,850
21-23€ 21,550
24-27€ 17,350
28-31€ 14,450
32-39€ 11,950
40-49€ 9,500

The event resumes at midday tomorrow with all the action and live updates brought to you live on PokerNews.com

Tags: Alberto MeranAri EngelAurelijus StonysDominik PankaFederico ButteroniFelix StephensenHeidi MayJason WheelerJerome SgorranoJoey WeissmanJohann ZeitounJonathan AbdellatifLouis SalterLudovic GeilichLuis FariaLuis RodriguezMaksim BuraPedro CairatValentin CristeaWalter TreccarichiYoucef BenzerfaYunsheng Sun

Chip Counts at the End of Day 2 (Completo)

will_shill • Nível 27: 30,000-60,000, 60,000 ante
Valentin Cristea ro 6,830,000 -120,000
Luis Rodriguez Cruz es 6,765,000 265,000
Ludovic Geilich gb 5,365,000 715,000
Luis Faria pt 5,320,000
Yunsheng Sun cn 5,180,000 500,000
Johann Zeitoun fr 5,130,000 1,070,000
Jean-René Fontaine fr 4,950,000 3,700,000
Alberto Ah Line FR 4,475,000 825,000
Marco Silva Valente LU 4,400,000 900,000
Jan Teunis nl 4,375,000 3,100,000
Upeshka Desilva us 4,270,000
Johan Verhagen nl 4,180,000 680,000
Arni Gunnarsson IS 3,755,000 -95,000
Giovanni Gallo IT 3,740,000 1,540,000
Vitaly Karayan ru 3,285,000 735,000
Stefano Puccilli it 3,265,000 -235,000
Michael Wang us 3,250,000 350,000
Pedro Cairat ar 3,240,000 1,390,000
Matthias De Meulder be 3,175,000 120,000
Joris Ruijs nl 2,820,000 -530,000
Xavier Cortazar Vidal ES 2,690,000 1,785,000
Gabriel Chiva ro 2,550,000 -120,000
Julien Martini fr 2,450,000 1,200,000
Roger Taieb fr 2,205,000 805,000
Mariano Leandro Hyon AR 2,165,000 175,000

Leia tudo

Pratt Busts on Final Hand of the Night

KaleGozer • Nível 27: 30,000-60,000, 60,000 ante

Day 2 of the EPT National has finished with 49 players after Denise Pratt busted in the final hand of the night. On the turn, the board was reading {6-Clubs}{J-Hearts}{J-Diamonds}{Q-Diamonds} and Pratt raised all in for 750,000, Upeshka De Silva tank-folded, while Luis Faria immediately called.

Denise Pratt: {K-Clubs}{Q-Spades}
Luis Faria: {J-Spades}{9-Clubs}

Pratt was drawing to the remaining queens but neither appeared on the {A-Hearts} river, sealing her fate. She went off to the payout desk to collect her €9,500 in winnings while the other 49 players bagged for the night.

Luis Faria pt 5,320,000 1,520,000
Denise Moffatt Pratt us Eliminado

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No Day 3 for Soriano

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Santiago Soriano Ramos
Santiago Soriano Ramos

Santiago Soriano Ramos opened to 125,000 from middle position, Arni Gunnarsson three-bet to 255,000 on the button and Soriano called. On the {3-Hearts}{Q-Diamonds}{J-Clubs} flop, Sores Ramos checked, Gunnarsson shoved, and Sariano called all in for 730,000.

Santiago Soriano Ramos: {J-Spades}{10-Diamonds}
Arni Gunnarsson: {Q-Clubs}{Q-Hearts}

Soriano was one of the chipleaders just mere levels ago but now found himself all but drawing dead against the Icelander's top set. The {7-Clubs} turn and {2-Clubs} river completed the board and Soriano just missed out on the third day.

Arni Gunnarsson IS 3,850,000 2,505,000
Santiago Soriano Ramos es Eliminado

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Ferreira Busts to Wang

will_shill • Nível 27: 30,000-60,000, 60,000 ante

It folded to Rui Neves Ferreira in the small blind who moved all in for around 700,000 and Michael Wang called in the big blind.

Michael Wang: {a-Clubs}{j-Diamonds}
Rui Neves Ferreira: {q-Clubs}{5-Diamonds}

The board ran out {3-Spades}{j-Clubs}{5-Clubs}{9-Diamonds}{7-Hearts} with Wang's pair beating Ferreira's and sending the Portuguese player to the rail.

Michael Wang us 2,900,000 685,000
Rui Neves Ferreira pt Eliminado

Tags: Michael WangRui Neves Ferreira

Sitbon Succumbs to Silva Valente

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Julien Sitbon shoved all in for 650,000 on the button and Marco Silva Valente called from the big blind.

Julien Sitbon: {3-Spades}{3-Hearts}
Marco Silva Valente: {A-Diamonds}{Q-Clubs}

Sitbon was racing for his tournament life but after Silva Valente connected on a {9-Diamonds}{7-Hearts}{Q-Diamonds}{J-Diamonds}{6-Hearts} it was over for the French pro.

Marco Silva Valente LU 3,500,000 1,800,000
Julien Sitbon fr Eliminado

Five More Hands

KaleGozer • Nível 27: 30,000-60,000, 60,000 ante

The clock has been paused; five more hands will be played until chips are bagged and tagged for the night.

Della Longa Out After Back-to-Back Losses

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With 15 minutes to go in the day, Davide Della Longa raised to 200,000 from early position, Peter Turmezey three-bet shoved 455,000 in middle position and Della Longa snap-called.

Peter Turmezey: {K-Hearts}{K-Diamonds}
Davide Della Longa: {J-Spades}{J-Diamonds}

The board ran out {A-Clubs}{Q-Clubs}{9-Spades}{5-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds} and Della Longa was left with 550,000 in chips.

In the hand afterwards, the Italian open-shoved from under the gun, Lior Shabtay three-bet shoved in late position, covering Della Longa, and the hands were tabled.

Davide Della Longa: {A-Hearts}{6-Clubs}
Lior Shabtay: {10-Spades}{10-Diamonds}

Della Longa was once again behind and failed to find help again on {9-Hearts}{4-Spades}{5-Clubs}{10-Hearts}{8-Diamonds}. He finished in 54th place, the first player to bust since Ari Engel, and became the first to collect the payjump to €9,500.

Lior Shabtay IL 1,400,000 1,400,000
Peter Turmezey hu 1,060,000 45,000
Davide Della Longa it Eliminado

Tags: Davide Della LongaLior ShabtayPeter Turmezey