Event #5: €1,100 MONSTER STACK No-Limit Hold'em
Event #5: €1,100 MONSTER STACK No-Limit Hold'em
Day 2 completed

Luiz Ferreira Filho Leads the Final 14 Players, Father Luiz Ferreira Also in Contention

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Luiz Antonio Duarte Ferreira Filho
Luiz Antonio Duarte Ferreira Filho

After ten levels of play, the tournament director has called it quits on Day 2 of Event #5: €1,100 MONSTER STACK No-Limit Hold'em. There will be 14 players returning to the felt for Day 3 in search of the coveted WSOP gold bracelet and €134,407.

Leading the field when the action resumes will be Luiz Antonio Duarte Ferreira Filho who amassed a chip stack of 4,350,000. Ferreira Filho won a couple of big pots of Asher Assis who held the chip lead at one point and went on cruise control from there. The Brazilian has over $1,000,000 in career earnings with his largest cash coming back in 2014.

It's a bit of a family affair as Ferreira Filho's father, Luiz Ferreira, is also one of the remaining 14 players in the field. The more experienced player in the family will head into Day 3 with 510,000 chips. It will be an interesting dynamic if the father and son combo can land themselves at the final table in search of their first gold bracelet.

There are also a couple of bracelet winners remaining who will be looking to add some more jewelry to their collection. Mykhailo Gutyi is the most recent champion, coming off a victory in Event #4: €1,100 Turbo Bounty Hunter. Gutyi will carry forward a stack of 1,275,000 chips. The other is Timur Margolin who won his first bracelet this summer in Las Vegas in the $2,500 No-Limit Hold'em event. Margolin may have the most experience and success among the remaining players with over $1.5 million in career earnings.

Day 3 Seating Assignments

TableSeatPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
801Mykhailo GutyiUkraine1,275,00032
802Luiz Antonio Duarte Ferreira FilhoBrazil4,350,000109
804Tamas SzunyoghyHungary1,065,00027
805Sebastian UlrichGermany1,240,00031
806Timur MargolinIsrael4,110,000103
807Raul HenriquezChile2,810,00070
809Henrik BrockmannGermany1,335,00033
941Dhawal LachhwaniIndia1,650,00041
942Mario LlapiItaly1,165,00029
943Amar BegovicBosnia and Herzegovina1,660,00042
944Alexandre ViardFrance2,180,00055
945Andrei KonopelkoBelarus2,360,00059
946Michal MrakesCzech Republic960,00024
948Luiz FerreiraBrazil510,00013

The day began with 165 players returning to the Poker Arena in King's Casino but that number quickly diminished. With only 100 players getting paid, it was a race to the money bubble and players were busting out left, right, and center. Once the money bubble was reached, the action came to a halt and it took over 40 minutes to complete just six hands on all of the tables. In order for the bubble to burst, it took a cooler hand of Yoan Argence's pocket kings running into the pocket aces of Chin Wei Lim.

The fast-paced eliminations picked up again with players guaranteed €1,605. Guillaume Diaz made it into the money with less than one big blind but he quickly bowed out. Some other notables to find a cash include Michael Magalashvili, Maria Lampropulos, Vojtech Ruzicka, Chris Ferguson, Jeff Madsen, Jaroslav Peter, Kalidou Sow, and Anson Tsang.

The action will resume at 2:00 PM on Monday with the live stream scheduled to kick off one hour later. The blinds will continue at level 25 at 20,000/40,000 and a 40,000 big blind ante. When the final eight players are reached, the hole cards will become available on the live stream.

The PokerNews live reporting team will be back to bring you all of the coverage until a champion is crowned. Stay with us to find out who will be the next WSOP bracelet winner!

Tags: Anson TsangAsher AssisChin Wei LimChris FergusonGuillaume DiazJaroslav PeterJeff MadsenKalidou SowLuiz Antonio Duarte Ferreira FilhoLuiz FerreiraMaria LampropulosMichael MagalashviliMykhailo GutyiTimur MargolinVojtech Ruzicka

End-of-Day Chip Counts (full)

poolshir • Level 24: 15,000-30,000, 30,000 ante
Luiz Antonio Duarte Ferreira Filho BR 4,350,000 -150,000
Timur Margolin il 4,110,000 -70,000
Raul Villarroel CL 2,810,000 -90,000
Andrei Konopelko by 2,360,000 1,405,000
Alexandre Viard fr 2,180,000 900,000
Amar Begovic ba 1,660,000 -910,000
Dhawal Lachhwani IN 1,650,000 50,000
Henrik Brockmann de 1,335,000 -165,000
Mykhailo Gutyi ua 1,275,000 330,000
Sebastian Ulrich de 1,240,000 410,000
Mario Llapi al 1,165,000 290,000
Tamas Szunyoghy at 1,065,000 -295,000
Michal Mrakes cz 960,000 105,000
Luiz Ferreira br 510,000 -105,000

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Daniel Smiljkovic Eliminated in 15th Place (€5,513)

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Daniel Smiljkovic
Daniel Smiljkovic

Daniel Smiljkovic pushed all in for his last 125,000 from under the gun and Michal Mrakes tank-called from the big blind to put him at risk.

Michal Mrakes: {10-Clubs}{9-Spades}
Daniel Smiljkovic: {k-Diamonds}{10-Hearts}

The flop came {k-Clubs}{8-Spades}{6-Diamonds} giving Smiljkovic a pair of kings for the lead. The turn was the {j-Hearts} and Mrakes picked up an open-ended straight draw. The river was the {q-Hearts} and Mrakes completed his straight to eliminate Smiljkovic in 15th place.

Michal Mrakes cz 940,000 85,000
Daniel Smiljkovic de Busted

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Margolin Back Up

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Luiz Antonio Duarte Ferreira Filho raised to 60,000 from the hijack and Timur Margolin three-bet to 240,000 from the small blind. Ferreira Filho called.

The flop came {4-Hearts}{3-Hearts}{4-Diamonds}, Margolin continued with a bet of 180,000 which Ferreira Filho called.

The turn brought them the {q-Clubs} and Margolin barreled another 350,000 over the line. Ferreira Filho contemplated for a few seconds and then made the call.

They both checked through the {5-Clubs} on the river for Margolin to pick up the pot with {q-Hearts}{8-Hearts} for two pair, queens and fours.

Luiz Antonio Duarte Ferreira Filho BR 4,500,000 -50,000
Timur Margolin il 4,180,000 450,000

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Konopelko Doubles Through Smiljkovic

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Daniel Smiljkovic raised to 60,000 from early position and was called by Amar Begovic on the button. Andrei Konopelko three-bet to 225,000 from the big blind and only Smiljkovic called.

The flop came {9-Spades}{9-Clubs}{J-Hearts}, Konopelko continued with a bet of 200,000 which Smiljkovic called.

The turn was the {2-Spades}, now Konopelko checked. Smiljkovic considered his options and decided to shove, having Konopelko covered. Konopelko snap-called with {a-Diamonds}{a-Hearts} while Smiljkovic held {a-Spades}{j-Spades}.

The river was the {2-Diamonds} for Konopelko to hold and double up thanks to the aces in his hand.

Andrei Konopelko by 955,000 155,000
Daniel Smiljkovic de 205,000 -1,175,000

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Smiljkovic Recovers His Lost Chips

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Daniel Smiljkovic raised to 60,000 from the cutoff and Mario Llapi called from the big blind. The flop came {5-Diamonds}{4-Hearts}{3-Spades} and Llapi led out for 75,000. Smiljkovic called and the {k-Clubs} landed on the turn.

Llapi checked this time and Smiljkovic bet 105,000 which Llapi called. The river was the {7-Spades} and Llapi pushed all in for around 300,000. Smiljkovic quickly folded and Llapi scooped the pot.

In the next hand, Smiljkovic limped in and Luiz Ferreira raised to 105,000 in the cutoff. Amar Begovic called from the big blind and Smiljkovic called as well. The flop fell {8-Clubs}{6-Spades}{4-Diamonds} and the action checked to Ferreira who bet 175,000. Begovic folded and Smiljkovic check-raised all in for 520,000. Ferreira snap-called and the cards were tabled.

Smiljkovic showed {10-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds} and he was surprised to see that he was ahead of Ferreira's {9-Spades}{8-Spades}. The {5-Diamonds} landed on the turn and the {6-Clubs} completed the board as Smiljkovic doubled up.

Daniel Smiljkovic de 1,380,000 722,000
Mario Llapi al 875,000 115,000
Luiz Ferreira br 615,000 -485,000

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Gutyi Doubles Through Ferreira Filho

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Mykhailo Gutyi shoved from the cutoff for 435,000 and was called by Luiz Antonio Duarte Ferreira Filho on the button.

Mykhailo Gutyi: {a-Clubs}{q-Diamonds}
Luiz Antonio Duarte Ferreira Filho: {k-Spades}{q-Clubs}

The board ran out {6-Diamonds}{q-Spades}{9-Spades}{a-Diamonds}{2-Hearts} for them both to hit a pair of queens on the flop and for Gutyi to improve to top two pair on the turn to double up.

Luiz Antonio Duarte Ferreira Filho BR 4,550,000 -550,000
Mykhailo Gutyi ua 945,000 440,000

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Llapi More Than Doubles

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Andrei Konopelko raised to 70,000 from mid-position and was called by Dhawal Lachhwani on the button. Mario LLapi shoved in the small blind for 315,000. Konopelko considered his options and then decided to also shove. Lachhwani asked for a count and while the dealer was still counting towards the million, Lachhwani open-folded {9-Spades}{9-Hearts}.

Mario Llapi: {k-Spades}{k-Diamonds}
Andrei Konopelko: {6-Clubs}{6-Diamonds}

The board ran out {3-Clubs}{j-Hearts}{4-Spades}{q-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds} for Llapi to hold with pocket kings and more than double up.

Dhawal Lachhwani IN 1,600,000 -220,000
Andrei Konopelko by 800,000 -641,000
Mario Llapi al 760,000 361,000

Tags: Andrei KonopelkoDhawal LachhwaniMario Llapi

Danny Covyn Eliminated in 16th Place (€4,455)

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Danny Covyn
Danny Covyn

The action folded to Danny Covyn in the cutoff who moved all in for around 450,000. Tamas Szunyoghy was on the button and also pushed all in for over 800,000. The blinds folded and the remaining two hands were tabled.

Tamas Szunyoghy: {j-Spades}{j-Hearts}
Danny Covyn: {a-Spades}{2-Spades}

Szunyoghy was well ahead with his pocket jacks and the flop of {10-Hearts}{6-Spades}{3-Clubs} never changed anything. The {3-Hearts} landed on the turn and Covyn was looking for an ace. The {q-Spades} completed the board and Covyn was eliminated in 16th place.

Tamas Szunyoghy at 1,360,000 495,000
Danny Covyn be Busted

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