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€10,300 EPT High Roller
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Ukraine's Andriy Lyubovetskiy Leads Final 23 Players After Day 2 of €10,300 High Roller

jeffmcmillan • Level 20: 6,000-12,000, 12,000 ante
Andriy Lyubovetskiy
Andriy Lyubovetskiy

Day 2 of the €10,300 High Roller was a tumultuous one with tons of EPT poker action to keep any poker fan satisfied. The day began with 246 players remaining from Day 1 and 25 late entries joined in at the start of the day to create a total number of entries of 271 which generated a prizepool of €2,628,700.

After ten levels of play, the field was cut all the way down to 23 players who were left standing as the dust settled. Leading the way at the end was Andriy Lyubovetskiy of Ukraine who bagged the chip lead with 1,272,000. He is the winner of one EPT title already in his career from 2017 and has nearly a million in career earnings. He gained a large amount of chips in the final few levels of the day to take his chip stack to the top of the leaderboard

Right on his tail in second place in chips was none other than Adrian Mateos who finished just a smidgeon behind with 1,265,000. Mateos is of course one of the most successful poker players in the world and has four EPT titles amongst his multiple career accolades. Mateos won several big hands late in the day, including one where he knocked out Dominik Nitsche with kings over queens.

Top 10 Chip Counts

Chip PositionPlayerChip CountCountry
1Andriy Lyubovetskiy1,272,000Ukraine
2Adrian Mateos1,265,000Spain
3Conor Beresford958,000United Kingdom
4Mike Watson883,000Canada
5Renan Bruschi742,000Brazil
6Ferhat Duran740,000Austria
7Simon Lofberg681,000Sweden
8Christopher Puetz633,000Germany
9Tamas Adamszki544,000Hungary
10Ognyan Dimov520,000Bulgaria

After the top two stacks there is a drop off to third where Conor Beresford sits with 958,000. Beresford was on the right and wrong end of some coolers at the end of the day but was able to make enough profit off of them to gather an impressive stack.

Mike Watson (883,000) and Renan Bruschi (742,000) rounded out the top five stacks at the end of the day.

Several other well known players make up the final 23, including Niall Farrell who bagged a middling mount of 512,000 and Kenny Hallaert who was on the shorter end with 333,000.

The late entries created many short stacks in play to start the day and caused a lot of action from the beginning. The eliminations would go steadily all day as several players hit the rail such as; Ole Schemion, Martin Kabrhel and start of day big stack Thi Xoa Nguyen.

As expected, play would slow down as the large bubble approached as the players had to be warned to not tank as early as five players off the bubble. But a series of big coolers burst the bubble a bit more quickly than expected, with the final one being when Georgios Karakousis was eliminated as the bubble boy when his pocket kings were cracked by a turned set of sevens. After the money was reached, the eliminations came fast as the field was trimmed nearly in half in the span of two levels to make for the final surviving 23, all of whom will be gunning of the top prize of €527,070.

Day 3 will begin at 12:30 local time at Level 21 with blinds at 8,000/16,000 and a 16,000 big blind ante.

PokerNews will have all the action as this exciting event reaches its zenith.

Tags: Adrian MateosAndriy LyubovetskiyConor BeresfordDominik NitscheGeorgios KarakousisKenny HallaertMartin KabrhelMike WatsonNiall FarrellOle SchemionRenan BruschiThi Xoa Nguyen

Day 3 Table Draw

jeffmcmillan • Level 20: 6,000-12,000, 12,000 ante
*TableSeatPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
11Alexander IvarssonSweden398,00025
12Marton CzuczorHungary490,00031
13Tamas AdamszkiHungary544,00034
14Ricardo CaridadeMalta280,00018
15Christopher PuetzGermany633,00040
16Panagiotis OikonomouGreece479,00030
17Ognyan DimovBulgaria520,00033
18Andrea RicciItaly312,00020
21Mike WatsonCanada883,00055
22Renan BruschiBrazil742,00046
23Simon LofbergSweden681,00043
24Ferhat DuranAustria740,00046
25Adrian MateosSpain1,265,00079
26Robert CowenGreat Britain166,00010
27Conor BeresfordGreat Britain958,00060
28Laurynas LevinskasLithuania232,00015
32Cedric SchaederleEngland366,00023
33Kenny HallaertBelgium333,00021
34Akin TunaGermany148,0009
35Andreas BerggrenSweden347,00022
36Andriy LubovetskiyUkraine1,272,00080
37Niall FarrellGreat Britain512,00032
38Kayhan MokriAustria505,00032

End of Day 2 Chip Counts (full)

MikePatrick • Level 20: 6,000-12,000, 12,000 ante
Andriy Lyubovetskiy ua
Andriy Lyubovetskiy
ua 1,272,000 -68,000
Adrian Mateos es
Adrian Mateos
es 1,265,000 65,000
Conor Beresford gb
Conor Beresford
gb 958,000 193,000
Mike Watson ca
Mike Watson
ca 883,000 458,000
Renan Bruschi br
Renan Bruschi
br 742,000 147,000
Ferhat Duran AT
Ferhat Duran
AT 740,000 -55,000
Simon Lofberg se
Simon Lofberg
se 681,000 106,000
Christopher Puetz de
Christopher Puetz
de 633,000 -87,000
Tamas Adamszki hu
Tamas Adamszki
hu 544,000 -531,000
Ognyan Dimov bg
Ognyan Dimov
bg 520,000 230,000
Niall Farrell gb
Niall Farrell
gb 512,000 358,000
Kayhan Roshanfekr NO
Kayhan Roshanfekr
NO 505,000
Marton Czuczor hu
Marton Czuczor
hu 490,000 218,000
Panagiotis Oikonomou gr
Panagiotis Oikonomou
gr 479,000 292,000
Alexander Ivarsson se
Alexander Ivarsson
se 398,000 -57,000
Cedric Schwaederle fr
Cedric Schwaederle
fr 366,000 206,000
Andreas Berggren se
Andreas Berggren
se 347,000 -66,000
Kenny Hallaert be
Kenny Hallaert
be 333,000 -157,000
Andrea Ricci it
Andrea Ricci
it 312,000 102,000
Ricardo Caridade pt
Ricardo Caridade
pt 280,000 -25,000
Laurynas Levinskas lt
Laurynas Levinskas
lt 232,000 -243,000
Robert Cowen gb
Robert Cowen
gb 166,000 -192,000
Akin Tuna tr
Akin Tuna
tr 148,000 -822,000

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Play Ended

jeffmcmillan • Level 20: 6,000-12,000, 12,000 ante

Play has ended for the night. Full chip counts and recap to follow.

Ameer Wakil Eliminated in 24th Place (€23,130)

jeffmcmillan • Level 20: 6,000-12,000, 12,000 ante

Ameer Wakil was all in preflop holding the {8-Clubs}{8-Diamonds} and hoping to hold vs the {a-Hearts}{q-Hearts} of Kayhan Mokri on the last hand of the night at that table.

The flop would be bad for Wakil as it came {j-Hearts}{q-Spades}{7-Hearts}. The turn was the {3-Diamonds} and the river the {3-Hearts} to end the night and tournament for the Canadian.

Kayhan Roshanfekr NO
Kayhan Roshanfekr
NO 505,000 75,000
Ameer Wakil ca
Ameer Wakil
ca Busted

Tags: Ameer WakilKayhan Mokri

Three Table Redraw

MikePatrick • Level 20: 6,000-12,000, 12,000 ante
TableSeatPlayerCountryChip Count
11Alexander IvarssonSweden445,000
12Marton CzuczorHungary220,000
13Tamas AdamszkiHungary990,000
14Ricardo CaridadeMalta276,000
15Christopher PuetzGermany733,000
16Panagiotis OikonomouGreece204,000
17Ognyan DimovBulgaria465,000
18Andrea RicciItaly345,000
21Mike WatsonCanada880,000
22Renan BruschiBrazil645,000
23Simon LofbergSweden620,000
24Ferhat DuranAustria685,000
25Adrian MateosSpain1,240,000
26Robert CowenGreat Britain192,000
27Conor BeresfordGreat Britain910,000
28Laurynas LevinskasLithuania305,000
31Ameer WakilCanada121,000
32Cedric SchaederleEngland351,000
33Kenny HallaertBelgium300,000
34Akin TunaGermany875,000
35Andreas BerggrenSweden360,000
36Andriy LubovetskiyUkraine1,220,000
37Niall FarrellGreat Britain529,000
38Kayhan MokriAustria292,000

Beresford Slays Two Sets of Ladies

jeffmcmillan • Level 20: 6,000-12,000, 12,000 ante

Vlad Darie moved all in preflop over a raise from Ferhat Duran, Simon Lofberg called the jam. Conor Beresford jammed as well more than what Darie had but less than Lofberg's stack. Duran got out of the way.

Vlad Darie: {q-Diamonds}{q-Clubs}
Conor Beresford: {k-Spades}{k-Hearts}
Simon Lofberg: {q-Spades}{q-Hearts}

Beresford was sitting on the high ground and it would require a catastrophic board for him not to almost triple up. The board came {6-Clubs}{4-Diamonds}{a-Hearts}{5-Hearts}{j-Hearts} to confirm the huge pot for Beresford and bust Darie.

Andre Moreira Marques's short stack was expired elsewhere as he was eliminated and Mauricio Pais was taken out to set up the three table redraw.

Conor Beresford gb
Conor Beresford
gb 765,000 515,000
Simon Lofberg se
Simon Lofberg
se 575,000 -245,000
Vlad Darie ro
Vlad Darie
ro Busted
Andre Moreira Marques pt
Andre Moreira Marques
pt Busted

Tags: Conor BeresfordFerhat DuranSimon LofbergVlad Darie

Tuna Takes Out Another

jeffmcmillan • Level 20: 6,000-12,000, 12,000 ante

The board read {10-Clubs}{q-Clubs}{j-Clubs}{k-Spades}. Jans Arends moved all in and was called by Akin Tuna.

Arends led with the {k-Diamonds}{5-Spades} against the {a-Clubs}{10-Spades} of Tuna. But the river came the {k-Clubs} to bring home the flush for Tuna and eliminate Arends.

Right after that, Juan Pardo was taken out by Andriy Lyubovetskiy who now has one of the largest stacks.

Andriy Lyubovetskiy ua
Andriy Lyubovetskiy
ua 1,340,000 630,000
Akin Tuna tr
Akin Tuna
tr 970,000 289,000
Jans Arends nl
Jans Arends
nl Busted
Juan Pardo es
Juan Pardo
es Busted

Tags: Akin TunaAndriy LyubovetskiyJans ArendsJuan Pardo

Ivarsson Keeps Rolling

MikePatrick • Level 20: 6,000-12,000, 12,000 ante
Alexander Ivarsson
Alexander Ivarsson

Alexander Ivarsson has been steadily growing his stack in the time before and after the bubble. He's recently scored another elimination to grow his stack further.

After Mario Mosboeck moved all in under the gun, Ivarsson re-jammed in the small blind, and Mauricio Pais folded in the big blind.

Mario Mosboeck: {k-Diamonds}{q-Diamonds}
Alexander Ivarsson:{a-Diamonds}{k-Clubs}

Mosboeck needed a queen or some diamonds, but nothing came for him on the {10-Clubs}{2-Spades}{9-Clubs}{3-Spades}{a-Hearts} runout, making him the first to receive a payout at the new level of €20,500.

Meanwhile at another table, Nicolas Burtin was eliminated in 30th place.

Alexander Ivarsson se
Alexander Ivarsson
se 455,000 75,000
Mauricio Pais de
Mauricio Pais
de 255,000 -15,000
Mario Mosboeck at
Mario Mosboeck
at Busted
Nicolas Burtin fr
Nicolas Burtin
fr Busted

Tags: Alexander IvarssonMario MosboeckMauricio Pais