Guilbert, Imsirovic, and Vogelsang at the Top of the Counts in Event #2: $25,000 NLH
Thirteen levels of 40 minutes each were played on Day 1 of Event #2: $25,000 No-Limit Hold'em here at the Super High Roller Bowl Europe in the beautiful Merit Royal Hotel, Casino and Spa in Cyprus. With 46 unique players and 35 reentries during the first six levels of the day, 81 entries were collected to get to a prize pool of $2,025,000.
Ten of those players have made it through to Day 2 and it is Johan Guilbert who claimed the chip lead. The Frenchman, also known as "YoH ViraL" on the YouTube and Twitch streets, will come back for the final day with 1,920,000 in chips. He scored most of those chips at the end of the night when he doubled up with a set of nines over the set of sixes of Christoph Vogelsang.
Joining Guilbert in the top three are the current PokerGo Tour leader Ali Imsirovic with 1,805,000 and Christoph Vogelsang with 1,150,000. But hot on their heels are David Stamm, Seth Davies, and Vladi Chaoulov' with over a million in chips.
Event 2: $25,000 NLH Day 2 Seat Draw
|Table||Seat||Player||Country||Chip Count||Big Blinds|
|2||1||Seth Davies||United States||1,100,000||37|
|2||3||Stephen Chidwick||United Kingdom||335,000||11|
|2||5||Ali Imsirovic||United States||1,805,000||60|
|2||7||David Stamm||United States||1,100,000||37|
Michael Addamo had doubled through Shao Hua Zhan to leave the latter short with a mere 5 big blinds but Addamo still busted before Zhan when Imsirovic took him out with pocket kings. Several rounds of hand-for-hand play took place before Zhan was down to his last 20,000 in the big blind and Imsirovic and Stamm were also all-in with Imsirovic having both of them covered. None of them hit the board for Stamm to hold with the ace-king to burst the bubble and double through Imsirovic.
Sergio Aido was the first player to cash when Vogelsang took him out. Vogelsang continued making the right moves and scored a big pot but then doubled Guilbert up. As the day came to an end and players were bagging up on Table 2. Hing Yang Chow busted to Chaoulov with ace-king versus ace-five when a five completed the board.
The ten remaining players will return at 1 p.m. local time to play down to a winner and that first-place prize of $506,250 while they have already secured $60,750 each. The PokerGO stream will be live too but the exact details of that stream are to follow.
The PokerNews live reporting team will be on hand to bring you all the action again, so see you then!