EPT Dublin: The scenery today
The luck of the re-draw has thrown together some interesting tables, such as that which thrusts Team PokerStars Pro Luca Pagano, Brandon Schaeffer, Johnny Lodden and Alan Smurfit together.
Noah Boeken and Luca Pagano comparing notes
Another member of Team PokerStars Katja Thater sits alongside George McKeever and Sebastian Ruthenberg, whilst our PokerStars qualifier from day one Justin Francis, the native of South Carolina, will have to deal with Surinder Sunar, Tony Cascarino and Ramzi Jelassi if he’s to make it through these opening levels.
Team PokerStars Pro Katja Thater
Seth Blackman has survived these early stages, starting the day with one chip, although he remains on the terminal list and the prognosis is not good. He’s up against EPT Dortmund winner Andreas Hoivold, Marcel Baran and Jan Sjavik who is also staring elimination in the face.
The other Team PokerStars Pro here for day two is Noah Boeken. He is in the running to become a multiple EPT winner but will have to get passed Martin Wendt, Richard Ashby and WSOP Europe winner Annette Obrestad before he gets anywhere near that honour.
Still a way to go. Level eight is under way with blinds at 300/600 with a 75 ante.
All images (c) Neil Stoddart