Greek Poker Cup II generates €68,850 prize for the title
Today's Day 2 of the PokerStars.net Greek Poker Cup II in the Hotel Casino Loutraki is the event all players expected it to be. The field for the event closed at 270 players who built a €270,000 prize pool and a €68,850 first prize.
By the close of play on Day 1C, the final first day, the field had been whittled down to just 91 players who returned to the tables today in search of becoming Greece's next Poker Champion.
The list of players for Day 2 included many of the most well known names of the Greek poker community, among them all three of the PokerStars Challengers. Giorgos 'gkap13' Kapalas, Alexis 'Johnny Dr@ma' Zervos and Stavros 'IDOLLS' Kalfas are all looking to add another PokerStars live event cash onto their track record for their internal race of becoming the best all around PokerStars player in Greece.
Kalfas had a difficult day stack wise, and a ten on the river ended his dreams of returning to the GPC final table. Kapalas and Zervos are still in the game fighting for a place. Both look relaxed and have managed to keep their stacks growing in line with the blind level increases. Unfortunately, Giannis Tsimitselis, the well-known local actor, didn't manage to survive Day 2.
The temperature in the poker room is rising, but it was even higher last night during the PokerStars party. The players had the chance to share poker strategies and tips with the 32 contestants of the international Miss Tourism Planet pageant. Curious to learn the game, the beautiful Miss Germany, Cuba, Iran and Miss Tongo shared a table and played poker with Giannis Tsimitselis and Alex Zervos.
We are in the middle of Day 2 and right now 41 players are still in the game. Once the bubble bursts with the 33rd-place finisher, it will be all about building a stack to be in a good position to survive the rest of the night. We wish good luck to all remaining players and look forward to seeing tomorrow's final table.