Day 2 completed
Day 2 completed
Day 2 of the 2017 partypoker LIVE German Poker Championship €2,200 Main Event ended after eight levels of 60 minutes each and reduced the remaining field to the last 100 hopefuls while the money bubble burst in the last hand of level 16. The remaining fields of all three Day 1s at Europe's biggest poker arena, the King's Casino in Rozvadov, were combined and online qualifiers from partypoker joined in on the action. The registration and re-entry period lasted until the end of the dinner break after the fourth level of the day and 440 million in chips were in play.
It was charismatic Czech poker pro Martin Kabrhel who would be left empty-handed when his three-bet shove with ace-eight was called by Philipp Gruissem with ace-king. The remaining two aces appeared on the board and the kicker played to eliminate Kabrhel as last player without anything to show for. Gruissem bagged up 12,450,000, good enough for second place overnight behind Dutchman Sonay Kehya with 14,530,000, while Day 1a chip leader Friedrich Raz once again bagged big with 11,200,000.
Two partypoker sponsored pros reached Day 3 in Anatoly Filatov (10,600,000) and Natalia Breviglieri (6,655,000). Breviglieri already reached the final table of the partypoker LIVE Million here in Rozvadov back in June 2017, finishing 6th for a payday of €32,500.
Other notables and big stacks still in contention for the €200,000 first-place payout are Grzegorz Idziak (10,580,000), Frank de Busscher (9,970,000), Josef Gulas (9,130,000), Gerald Karlic (9,115,000), Victor Tyurin (9,000,000), Marek Blasko (8,340,000), Matthias De Meulder (8,130,000), Sandro Pitzanti (7,100,000), Click & Collect qualifier Enrique Bergemann (4,375,000) and former World Series of Poker Main Event runner-up Martin Staszko (4,375,000).
Among those to bust throughout Day 2 were partypoker ambassador Boris Becker, start-of-the-day chip leader Victor Langlitz, the partypoker sponsored pros Kristen Bicknell, Marcel Luske and Jan-Peter Jachtmann, Jack Sinclair, Julian Thomas, Manig Loeser, Jeff Lisandro, Ismael Bojang, Paul Michaelis, Kenny Hallaert and Erich Kollmann.
Becker lost plenty of chips early on and was gone before the field headed into the dinner break, while Bicknell re-entered and ran with pocket nines into aces. Jachtmann had a healthy stack until two hands against pocket deuces spelled his end. The German three-bet a raise by Marek Blasko and fired flop and turn of a king-high board with ace-king for top pair and top kicker, before calling Blasko's shove with the vast majority of his stack already committed to find himself up against a set. Luske missed out on the money by just a few spots when his top pair on the flop was no good against the pocket aces of Ivo Donev.
Right after the money bubble had burst, the remaining 100 players bagged up and will return at 12 p.m. noon local time for Day 3. Action recommences in level 17 with blinds of 60,000/120,000 and a button ante of 120,000, another eight levels of 60 minutes each are scheduled on the penultimate tournament day before the winner will be crowned on Monday, August 13th 2017.
As usual, the PokerNews live reporting team will be on the floor to provide all the action.
Day 3 Seat Draw
|Table||Seat||Player||Country||Chip Count||Big Blinds|
|79||3||Marek Soukup||Czech Republic||1,540,000||13|
|79||7||Simon Trumper||United Kingdom||3,670,000||31|
|83||2||Vojtech Ruzicka||Czech Republic||1,090,000||9|
|83||5||Petr Vlček||Czech Republic||6,380,000||53|
|83||7||Vojtěch Kratochvíl||Czech Republic||4,650,000||39|
|84||6||Patrick Wiper||United Kingdom||3,935,000||33|
|84||7||Koen de Weerd||Netherlands||3,080,000||26|
|84||8||Aymon Hata||United Kingdom||2,070,000||17|
|85||1||Michal Schuh||Czech Republic||1,690,000||14|
|89||6||Jan Mach||Czech Republic||2,305,000||19|
|91||2||David Taborsky||Czech Republic||1,325,000||11|
|91||5||Jonathan Wong||United Kingdom||8,930,000||74|
|95||3||Pavel Stolar||Czech Republic||5,035,000||42|
|96||1||David Novotny||Czech Republic||3,100,000||26|
|96||2||Josef Gulas||Czech Republic||9,130,000||76|
|96||3||Matous Skorepa||Czech Republic||9,750,000||81|
|96||4||Ondrej Mar||Czech Republic||2,050,000||17|
|97||6||Frank De Busscher||Belgium||9,970,000||83|
|101||4||Ngoc Minh Hoang||Czech Republic||4,820,000||40|
|101||6||Michal Marian Skalski||Poland||3,320,000||28|
|101||7||Natalia Breviglieri||United Kingdom||6,655,000||55|
|101||8||Matthias De Meulder||Belgium||8,130,000||68|
|102||4||Petr Targa||Czech Republic||7,520,000||63|
|102||8||Martin Joseph Kus||Canada||1,325,000||11|
|103||5||Josef Snejberg||Czech Republic||2,690,000||22|
|103||8||Martin Staszko||Czech Republic||4,375,000||36|
The full chip counts will be published when PokerNews receives them, and a recap of today's action is to follow.
The very last hand of the level was being played still while the clock was already moved forward by two minutes as per new TDA rule, showing 59 minutes left in level 17. However, one table was still active and it was the one and only Martin Kabrhel and Philipp Gruissem that clashed.
Gruissem raised to 210,000 from under the gun and Kabrhel moved all in from the small blind. The big blind folded and Gruissem peeked at his cards, then said "Oh, I have a hand Mister Kabrhel," and called moments later. Not all tables were finished with their action just yet and Kabrhel used the time for the usual entertainment program.
The card guessing game started and Kabrhel then joked "No, I didn't go all in, take it back," grabbing the all in triangle and tossing it back to the dealer, who duely placed it back in front of Kabrhel. A minute later, the Czech grabbed it again and placed his hippo on top of the all in triangle. "Bounty? What are you putting in for it."
"I have kings. You have three outs. Oh, you have ace-king. How can you call me on the bubble with ace-high?"
Once the cards were turned over, it was Kabrhel that was in need of help.
The board came and the kicker played to let the bubble burst.
All remaining 100 players have €2,000 locked up and will bag up for Day 3, which recommences at 12 p.m. noon local time.
We've reached the end of Day 1 in the Super High Roller. Kenny Hallaert leads the way as we retire until 2pm tomorrow. End of day chip counts are as follows:
|Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier||332,000|
|Antanas "Tony G" Guoga||212,500|
It is perhaps not quite as painful as busting on the bubble but it stings all the same.
Leonardo Armino was all in for his last four big blinds and Philipp Zukernik had re-shoved behind.
As the waited to see the cards partypoker por Anatoly Filatov joked with Armino, “Such a feeling to have everyone against you,”
“It’s not the first time and it won’t be the last,” Armino shot back as he continued his online game oif chess.
The board ran out .
Armino was out and there was one more elimination to go until the money and the close of play for the day.
Martin Kabrhel raised to 200,000 from early position and Philipp Gruissem three-bet to 500,000 from two seats over. Kabrhel gave the usual speech play and called before counting his stack carefully and checking the flop. Gruissem bet 300,000 and Kabrhel reluctantly folded.
With 102 players remaining the tournament is now hand-for-hand.
After a raise by Marek Tatar and a three-bet to 650,000 by Gerald Karlic from two seats over, the Czech shoved for 3 million with and Karlic snap-called with . There was no upset on the board and Karlic moved up in the leader board.
Anatoly Filatov is also on the way up, the partypoker sponsored pro cracked the 10 million on a table filled with big stacks.
Koen de Weerd raised to 225,000 and Günther Jakwerth moved all in for 1,200,000 from one seat over. The action folded back to the Dutchman and he mulled over his decision for a bit before reluctantly calling for more than one third of his remaining stack.
Koen de Weerd:
The board of kept Jakwerth in the lead and he doubled.