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₽133,000 EPT Open Main Event
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Petrov Bursts Bubble and Tops 46 Survivors After Day 2 in Sochi

zedmaster84 • Level 20: 6,000-12,000, 12,000 ante
Day 2 chipleader
Day 2 chipleader

The money bubble has burst on Day 2 of the 2019 PokerStars EPT Open Sochi RUB133,000 Main Event (~$2,040) and a field of 879 entries has been whittled down all the way to 46 survivors after 10 levels of 60 minutes each. Thanks to an additional 26 entries before the start, a prize pool of more than $1.6 million was created and the top 127 spots took home a share of it.

Before the cards went underway, Russia's famous TV presenter and commentator Dmitry Guberniev delivered the shuffle up and deal alongside Chris Moneymaker and the next EPT Main Event in Sochi from March 20th to 29th, 2020 was officially announced.

When the chips were bagged and tagged, four players ended up within a few big blinds and it was Vladislav Petrov that pipped Lidiya Kozenkova for the chip lead. Petrov ended the day with 1,452,000 and Kozenkova was close behind with 1,420,000, while Dmitriy Kopyl (1,300,000), Yi Ye (1,300,000), and Natalia Panchenko (1,147,000) round out the top five as only other chip millionaires.

The tale of the two chip leaders could not have been any different. Petrov was among the bigger stacks by the time the bubble took place and was the one responsible to burst it when his ace-queen spiked an ace on the river to beat the pocket queens of Maryo Baaziz.

At the same time, Kozenkova was nursing a short stack and managed to spin that up in the final levels of the night. A big hero-call with a pair of jacks on a queen-high board against Artem Metelskiy vaulted the former Casino Sochi staff member to the top before Petrov claimed two decent pots and the overnight lead.

Maryo Baaziz
Vladislav Petrov Bursts the Bubble

Among the notables still in contention for Day 3 are Artur Osipov (978,000), Aleksey Istomin (683,000), Dmitry Ponomarev (643,000), Pavel Vershinin (633,000), Mikhail Zamyatin (581,000), 2019 WSOP bracelet winner Anatolii Zyrin (326,000), and Vyacheslav Goryachev (256,000).

The two PokerStars ambassadors Chris Moneymaker and Fatima Moreira De Melo survived the money bubble and busted shortly after in 119th and 118th place respectively. Other big names that cashed were Nikolay Fal, Simon Burns, Dmitrii Sukhorukov, Laurynas Levinskas, Gleb Kovtunov, Kiryl "angrymoron" Radzivonau, and Roman Korenev.

None of the four former EPT Main Event champions at the start of Day 2 made it to the money spots as Maxim Lykov, Arsenii Karmatckii, Andrey Pateychuk, and Dzmitry Urbanovich came up short in the frantic and fast-paced early stages. Lykov would fall against eventual big stack Kopyl when his ace-seven failed to get there against pocket queens.

Andrey Andreev and Anatolii Filonenko, who were the top two stacks heading into the day, also failed to make it to the money and were sent to the rail prior to the second break already. Others such as Mikhail Semin, Konstantin Puchkov, Denis Timofeev, Gerald Karlic, and Tobias Peters were gone by the time hand-for-hand mode was announced.

Once the bubble burst, the floodgates opened and the field was cut down considerably. All the 46 hopefuls that made it through so far will return to Casino Sochi after a good night's sleep and aim to reach the final table.

The action recommences at noon local time on Saturday, October 12th, 2019, with blinds of 8,000-16,000 and a big blind ante of 16,000. As of Day 3 and until the conclusion of the event, the level duration increases to 75 minutes and the PokerNews team will be right there until a champion is crowned.

Lidiya Kozenkova
Lidiya Kozenkova 2nd in chips after Day 2

Tags: Aleksey IstominAnatolii FilonenkoAnatolii ZyrinAndrey AndreevAndrey PateychukArsenii KarmatckiiArtem MetelskiyArtur OsipovChris MoneymakerDenis TimofeevDmitrii SukhorukovDmitriy KopylDmitry PonomarevDzmitry UrbanovichEPT OpenFatima Moreira De MeloLidiya KozenkovaMaryo BaazizMaxim LykovNatalia PanchenkoRoman KorenevTobias PetersVladislav PetrovVyacheslav GoryachevYi Ye

Day 3 Seat Draw

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TableSeatPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
11Azim OrunovRussia505,00032
12Mikhail ZamyatinRussia581,00036
13Svetlana SokolovaRussia255,00016
14Aleksey ShkolnikovRussia226,00014
15Michael RodriguesPortugal501,00031
16Sergey GalaktionovRussia654,00041
17Filipp AukhodeevRussia750,00047
18Vladimir DmitrievRussia458,00029
21Aleksey BadulinRussia208,00013
22Anatolii ZyrinRussia326,00020
23Iliya PoyarkovRussia517,00032
24Abdul Mamin Abdal Ali HanRussia748,00047
25Lidiya KozenkovaUkraine1,420,00089
26Andrey MalyshevRussia471,00029
27Vyacheslav GoryachevRussia256,00016
28Giorgiy SkhulukhiyaRussia318,00020
31Nikita KuznetsovRussia786,00049
32Ilya PenkovRussia200,00013
33Sergii UlitskyiUkraine965,00060
34Pavel VershininRussia633,00040
35Thom GrebenNetherlands950,00059
36Zahiri BanafshehIran204,00013
37Aleksey IstominRussia683,00043
38Evgenii ShkolnikRussia287,00018
41Dmitriy KopylRussia1,300,00081
42Artem MetelskiyRussia598,00037
43Aleksandr AndreevRussia708,00044
44Denis TrenchenkoRussia302,00019
45Karen ArutyunyanRussia264,00017
46Vladimir LelgantRussia138,0009
47Artem VoziyanovRussia316,00020
48Vladislav PetrovRussia1,452,00091
51Boris KitovRussia600,00038
52Artur OsipovRussia978,00061
53Vage MelikyanArmenia216,00014
54Dmitry PonomarevRussia643,00040
55Aleksey GortikovRussia337,00021
57Natalia PanchenkoRussia1,147,00072
58Egor SukhovRussia655,00041
61Igor ReznikRussia217,00014
62Giorgi RukhadzeGeorgia619,00039
63Aleksandr SokolovRussia277,00017
65Roman NovoselovRussia475,00030
66Ghassan BitarGhana120,0008
67Konstantin StreletskiyRussia601,00038
68Yi YeChina1,300,00081

End-of-Day 2 Counts (full)

zedmaster84 • Level 20: 6,000-12,000, 12,000 ante
Vladislav Petrov RU
Vladislav Petrov
RU 1,452,000 2,000
Lidiya Kozenkova UA
Lidiya Kozenkova
UA 1,420,000 -20,000
Dmitriy Kopyl ru
Dmitriy Kopyl
ru 1,300,000
Yi Ye cn
Yi Ye
cn 1,300,000
Natalia Panchenko ru
Natalia Panchenko
ru 1,147,000 -3,000
Artur Osipov RU
Artur Osipov
RU 978,000 378,000
Sergii Ulitskyi UA
Sergii Ulitskyi
UA 965,000 320,000
Thom Greben nl
Thom Greben
nl 950,000
Nikita Kuznetsov ru
Nikita Kuznetsov
ru 786,000 -34,000
Filipp Aukhodeev RU
Filipp Aukhodeev
RU 750,000 310,000
Abdul Mamin Abdal Ali Han RU
Abdul Mamin Abdal Ali Han
RU 748,000 298,000
Aleksandr Andreev RU
Aleksandr Andreev
RU 708,000 518,000
Aleksey Istomin RU
Aleksey Istomin
RU 683,000 -157,000
Egor Sukhov RU
Egor Sukhov
RU 655,000 -45,000
Sergey Galaktionov RU
Sergey Galaktionov
RU 654,000 14,000
Dmitry Ponomarev RU
Dmitry Ponomarev
RU 643,000 498,000
Pavel Vershinin RU
Pavel Vershinin
RU 633,000 113,000
Giorgi Rukhadze GE
Giorgi Rukhadze
GE 619,000 -101,000
Konstantin Streletskiy RU
Konstantin Streletskiy
RU 601,000 -179,000
Boris Kitov RU
Boris Kitov
RU 600,000 340,000
Artem Metelskiy RU
Artem Metelskiy
RU 598,000 48,000
Mikhail Zamyatin ru
Mikhail Zamyatin
ru 581,000 -19,000
Iliya Poyarkov RU
Iliya Poyarkov
RU 517,000 92,000
Azim Orunov RU
Azim Orunov
RU 505,000 -215,000
Michael Rodrigues pt
Michael Rodrigues
pt 501,000 -209,000

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Day 2 Completed

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The remaining 46 players have all bagged and tagged for the night. All chip counts and a recap of today's action are to follow.

Kudryavtsev and Bartagov Eliminated

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Prte Bartagov
Prte Bartagov

Just after the last hands of the night were announced, Sergey Kudryavtsev ran out of chips and the last casualty of Day 2 was Petr Bartagov.

He saw his stack reduced to crumbs and got it in with the {a-Spades}{9-Clubs} against the {a-Diamonds}{10-Hearts} of Filipp Aukhodeev.

On a board of {k-Spades}{7-Hearts}{5-Spades}{10-Spades}{8-Hearts}, three spades were not enough to keep Bartagov in contention and he exited in 47th place.

Sergey Kudryavtsev ru
Sergey Kudryavtsev
ru Busted
Petr Bartagov ru
Petr Bartagov
ru Busted

Tags: Filipp AukhodeevPetr BartagovSergey Kudryavtsev

Four Hands Remain for Day 2

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The clock has been stopped with 10 minutes left in the level and another four hands will be dealt until bagging and tagging.

Metelskiy Slips Further

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Artem Metelskiy was aiming to push Vladislav Petrov off a pot and lost another chunk of his stack when Petrov called with {a-Clubs}{q-Spades} for second pair on a king-high board, Metelskiy only had {8-Spades}{8-Clubs} for a pair of eights.

In the meanwhile, Vladimir Shraiberg and Dmitriy Rikhard have been eliminated.

Dmitriy Kopyl ru
Dmitriy Kopyl
ru 1,300,000 450,000
Natalia Panchenko ru
Natalia Panchenko
ru 1,150,000 740,000
Vladislav Petrov RU
Vladislav Petrov
RU 1,000,000 200,000
Thom Greben nl
Thom Greben
nl 950,000 520,000
Artem Metelskiy RU
Artem Metelskiy
RU 550,000 -320,000
Vladimir Shraiberg il
Vladimir Shraiberg
il Busted
Dmitriy Rikhard RU
Dmitriy Rikhard
RU Busted

Tags: Artem MetelskiyDmitriy RikhardVladislav Petrov

Late Double for Zamyatin

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Egor Sukhov raised and then faced the three-bet shove of Mikhail Zamyatin for around 300,000. He asked for a count and eventually made the call.

Mikhail Zamyatin: {a-Diamonds}{k-Diamonds}
Egor Sukhov: {9-Clubs}{9-Hearts}

The {a-Hearts}{10-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds} flop gave Zamyatin top pair and the nut flush draw, he held onto the lead on the {3-Spades} turn and {j-Hearts} river.

Egor Sukhov RU
Egor Sukhov
RU 700,000 -230,000
Mikhail Zamyatin ru
Mikhail Zamyatin
ru 600,000 511,200

Tags: Egor SukhovMikhail Zamyatin