EPT Barcelona: The bubble bursts
And that's it, the bubble has burst. The unfortunate player is also nameless: after seeing his move with Q-8 picked off by Martin Wendt's A-K, he disappeared into the Barcelona night. It would have been imprudent to follow him, notebook poised.
So there we have it. The end of day two.
By my reckoning, Mohamed Kowssarie is the chip leader, with Mark Teltscher and Adam Junglen in pursuit. Katja Thater is the lone Team PokerStars member who made it, continuing her fine form from Vegas this year.
Cort Kibler-Melbey is in the mix, as are fellow qualifiers Michael Wong, Aditya Agarwal, Andrey Zaichenko and Phil Starrs. I'm confident there are more, and the official list, out as soon as we have it, will no doubt confirm it.
Alas, we lost Noah Boeken, Sverre Sundbo, ElkY and Daniel Negreanu. High rollers Johnny Chan and Patrick Antonius also went home empty handed. Joris Jaspers, who began the day with great promise, took a succession of bad beats and hit the rail before anyone started writing cheques.
We'll have that official list posted here in the morning, when you'll also be able to tune in to full coverage of day three, both here on the blog and via the EPT live feed. More details of that tomorrow.
In the meantime, here's what happened today:
Prodding at the bubble
Katja Thater catches a lifeline
The money nears
KidPoker hits the rail
The railbirds move in
The chaos continues
Ups and downs, ins and outs
Qualifiers waiting to pounce
Day two starting stacks