Day 2 of the PokerStars.net European Poker Tour Prague [EPT] took place yesterday and over the course of six 75-minute levels the 462 players who started the day with hopes of becoming an EPT champion were whittled down to 161. Finding himself in the top 10 chip counts going into Day 3 is the United Kingdom’s Christopher Brammer.
Brammer ended Day 2 by bagging up an impressive 389,900 chips – enough to place him in eighth place overall. The Southampton-born pro who is affectionately known as “NigDawG” when he is destroying fields in online poker tournaments, gave his opponents a real master class in power poker to go from 100,000 chips to almost four times that during the last couple of levels.
Due to starting the day on one of the outer tables, Brammer had to move seats several times during the course of play, but it was the last table he sat down at where everything seemed to click into place. We saw Brammer take a number of pots down without showdown, including a five-bet preflop versus Maxim Panyak and another where Ramin Hajiyev offered Brammer €200 to see the young Brit’s holding!
Brammer will be joined by a small army of British and Irish heroes today, including Alex Goulder (282,000); Andrew “tufat23” Teng (158,600); new IveyPoker.com sponsored pro John Eames (144,800); former EPT Prague champion Roberto Romanello (140,900) and Ben Warrington (140,900).
Play resumes at 12:00CET and we believe the surviving players will battle it out at the felt for between five and seven 90-minute levels, depending on how quickly the players bust out. One thing that is certain, the money bubble will burst so stay tuned to the Live Reporting pages of UK PokerNews to see who falls short of the money and which of our boys make it through to Day 4 of the EPT Prague Main Event.
UK & Irish players in EPT Prague Day 3