EPT9 Prague: Day 2 seat draw for the big €2k

There are loads of side events here in Prague. Everywhere you look there's a table with a Kevin-this or a Dan-that grinding some tournament. And if you don't believe me you can check the festival schedule here. The €2,100 side event that starts on Day 2 of the Main Event got a lot of runners in Sanremo and the trend has repeated itself here with 306 players buying in to create a €593,640 prize pool with €154,300 for first (32 places will get paid).

Leading the overnight charge was Danish nutjob Simon Ravnsbaek who was well ahead of the field with 282,500 (with 52 players remaining). Following in his footsteps was Alex Bilokur with 165,200. The Russian is in form at the moment having won a turbo side event at 5am yesterday morning.

The action has been fast and furious so far and that 52 players has been hacked down to 35 already.

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53- 1. Alexander Shelukhin, Russian Federation, 121,200
53- 2. Michael Gagliano, United States, 22,500
53- 3. Martial Blangenwitsch, France, 31,800
53- 4. Simon Ravnsbaek, Denmark, 282,500
53- 5. Nikolay Tsanev, Bulgaria, 19,700
53- 6. Samuel Albeck, Germany, 48,300
53- 7. Kevin MacPhee, USA, 125,800
53- 8. Mikael Azoulay, France, 11,600
54- 1. Ana Marquez, Spain, Team PokerStars Pro, 32,500
54- 2. Daniel Erlandsson, Sweden, 157,100
54- 3. Nandor Csaba Solyom, Romania, 69,800
54- 4. Eddy Maksoud, Lebanon, 106,700
54- 5. Lucien Cohen, France, 107,100
54- 6. Jaspreet Singh Panchni, United Kingdom, 24,700
54- 7. Jonathan Duhamel, Canada, Team PokerStars Pro, 48,800
54- 8. Andrew Chen, Canada, 43,000
55- 1. Andrey Lobzhanidze, Russian Federation, 122,300
55- 2. Tsymbal Igor, Russian Federation, 33,600
55- 3. Robert Haigh, Germany, 50,600
55- 4. Ognjen Sekularac, Serbia, 78,100
55- 5. Sean Jazayeri, United States, 120,900
55- 6. Aleksandr Tulaev, Russian Federation, 51,300
55- 7. Alexander Dovzhenko, Russian Federation, 52,500
55- 8. Dalibor Buha, Serbia, 140,400
56- 1. Alex Casals Balaguer, Spain, 30,800
56- 2. Zoltan Purak, Hungary, 15,400
56- 3. Walid Bou-Habib, Lebanon, 19,000
56- 4. Marek Bajtos, Slovakia, 36,200
56- 5. Friedrich Paul Raz, Switzerland, 18,900
56- 6. Yngve Steen, Norway, 45,200
56- 7. Giovani Gouveia, Portugal, 110,000
57- 1. Salvatore Bonavena, Italy, Team PokerStars Pro, 42,000
57- 2. Marcus Ristola, Finland, 51,700
57- 3. Marc Daubach, Belgium, 79,300
57- 4. Vladimir Velikov, Bulgaria, 145,900
57- 5. Agris Klaise, Latvia, 75,400
57- 6. Valeriu Coca, Moldova, 51,800
57- 7. Roger Hairabedian, France, 33,600
58- 1. Petar Kochev, Bulgaria, 37,800
58- 2. Paul Berende, Netherlands, 52,300
58- 3. Alex Bilokur, Russian Federation, 165,200
58- 4. Nicolas Chouity, Lebanon, 67,200
58- 5. Andoni Larrabe, Spain, 68,800
58- 6. Bogdan Matijasevic, Montenegro, 117,800
58- 7. Dragan Kostic, Spain, 88,000
59- 1. Elio Fox, United States, 121,400
59- 2. Thomas Blomberg, Sweden, 45,600
59- 3. Rasmus Lund Vogt, Denmark, 24,000
59- 4. Paul Volpe, United States, 135,200
59- 5. Andrei One, Romania, 36,700
59- 6. Mike McDonald, Canada, 31,800
59- 7. Kirill Telezhkin, Russian Federation, 23,800

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Rick Dacey
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