EPT12 Dublin: €10K High Roller Day 2 live updates

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1:10am: Play ends, Lebedev leads
Level 20 - Blinds 8,000-16,000 (2,000 ante)

Play has ended for the day with 13 players remaining. Sergey Lebedev leads overnight:

NameCountryChips
Sergey LebedevRussia1,522,000
Emil PatelFinland1,339,000
Ryan RiessUSA1,174,000
Akin TunaGermany1,100,000
Timothy AdamsCanada758,000
Jerry OdeenSweden596,000
Rocco PalumboItaly565,000
Davidi KitaiBelgium512,000
Willliam ArrudaBrazil458,000
Sam ChartierCanada458,000
Christoph VogelsangGermany310,000
Samuel PanzicaUSA276,000
Diego VenturaPeru157,000

1am: Final four
Level 20 - Blinds 8,000-16,000 (2,000 ante)

The clock has been paused and the players will play four more hands before ending for the day. --NW

12:55am: Double up for Vogelsang
Level 20 - Blinds 8,000-16,000 (2,000 ante)

Down to just 119,000 Christoph Vogelsang moved all in from under the gun and found a caller in the shape of Willliam Arruda.

Vogelsang: Q♣Q♦
Arruda: 8♥8♦

The 9♠Q♥7♦7♥3♣ board meant Vogelsang had it wrapped up by the turn. He's doubled to around 276,000 as a result. --NW

12:45am: Lebedev cracks aces to take the chip lead
Level 20 - Blinds 8,000-16,000 (2,000 ante)

Sergey Lebedev is up to 1,691,000, good for the chip lead.

In the hand that took him there Samuel Panzica raised from the cutoff, Lebedev called from the small blind and Diego Ventura did likewise from the big blind.

On the 2♥T♥K♣ flop Panzica bet 43,000 and Lebedev was the only caller. On the Q♠ turn the Russian changed tactics, leading for 100,000. Call from Panzica. The 7♠ fell on fifth street, Lebedev bet 225,000 and Panzica swiftly called. The former showed Q♣Q♦ for a turned set and although Panzica didn't show he said he had aces. He's down to 415,000 after that loss. --NW

12:35am: Huge pot for Patel as Vogelsang misreads the board
Level 20 - Blinds 8,000-16,000 (2,000 ante)

Emil Patel is up to 1,280,000 whilst Christoph Vogelsang is down to just 128,000 in a hand where we think Vogelsang misread the board as at first he thought he had the winner at showdown.

We missed the pre-flop action but on the 9♣6♥Q♦ board Vogelsang (under the gun) bet 55,000 and Patel (big blind) check-called. The pattern repeated itself on the 6♦ turn with Patel calling a bet of 150,000.

The 7♦ rounded off the board and after Patel checked for a third time Vogelsang slid out a bet of 395,000 which was slightly more than the 375,000 that Patel had behind. The latter called and Vogelsang showed K♦K♣ and thought he'd won when Patel showed A♦9♦. But Patel had the nut flush for the winning hand and the majority of Vogelsang's chips were pushed his way. --NW

Update: we spoke to Patel when play ended and he told us that Vogelsang didn't misread the board he just didn't see that Patel had a flush straightaway.

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Patel's shot up the chip counts

12:25am: Tuna's comeback continues
Level 20 - Blinds 8,000-16,000 (2,000 ante)

Akin Tuna has had a storming 20 minutes. He was as low as 160,000 and now he's up to 1,075,000 after winning a big pot against Chartier.

The Canadian called bets of 55,000, 80,000 and 150,000 on a 4♠3♣5♥6♦Q♣ board and lost out to Tuna's Q♦2♠. As a result Chartier is in the danger zone with just 335,000. --NW

12:21am: Last level of the night
Level 20 - Blinds 8,000-16,000 (2,000 ante)

This is the last level of the night...probably. Christoph Vogelsang just asked the TD if they can play on should they not reach the final table. She told him that's an option, but only if everyone agrees. Which is unlikely. --NW

12:20am: Panzica makes the nut flush
Level 19 - Blinds 6,000-12,000 (2,000 ante)

Samuel Panzica just made the nut flush in a hand against Jerry Odeen and extracted two streets of value. They'd called from the blinds after Rocco Palumbo raised to 26,000 on the button. There was no betting on the A♠Q♥9♠ flop but Panzica bet 48,000 and then 122,000 on the 2♠ turn and 2♦ river with Odeen calling all the way. Panzica opened K♠J♠ for the nut flush and took the pot. --NW

Samuel Panzica, 880,000
Jerry Odeen, 530,000

12:15am: Arruda can't can Tuna
Level 19 - Blinds 6,000-12,000 (2,000 ante)

Sound the sick call klaxon!

Willliam Arruda opened to 26,000 from the button, Akin Tuna called from the small blind and Sam Chartier stuck around from the big blind.

On the A♥3♣J♥ flop Arruda c-bet 45,000 and Tuna was the only caller. The 5♥ turn completed the flush draw and Arruda bet again, this time 90,000 and again Tuna called.

The German had just 196,000 back and on the 7♥ river Arruda bet enough to set him all in.
He took off his sunglasses and headphones and tried to chat to Arruda, who stayed silent. Arruda was starring at Tuna though and the German put his headphones back in as he tried to work out what to do.

After another couple of minutes he called all in and was handsomely rewarded. Arrunda had 5♠2♠ for nothing but a pair of fives, meaning Tuna's A♣2♣ was the winning hand. What a call! He's up to 760,000 now and has leapfrogged Arruda, who's dropped to 750,000. --NW

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Tuna is no fish, what a call


12:05am: Felix Bleiker eliminated in 14th place (€26,910)
Level 19 - Blinds 6,000-12,000 (2,000 ante)

By the time Felix Bleiker made his move, he'd just dipped below the stack of Akin Tuna, the player who sent him to the rail.

Tuna opened to 25,000 from the hijack with Q♦J♦ and then made a quick call after Bleiker three-bet all in for 156,000 with 5♣5♥ from the next seat. The board came A♠8♦J♣8♥T♣ to make the German two pair. --MC

11:45pm: Tuna trying to swim upstream
Level 19 - Blinds 6,000-12,000 (2,000 ante)

Despite being one of the shortest stacks of the remaining players Akin Tuna is playing the most pots of anyone. At the moment it's not working as he's seen his stack cut in half during level 19. He's lost two significant pots to drop to 160,000.

The first was against Emil Patel, he raised to 30,000 and Tuna called from the cutoff. Patel then check-called bets of 40,000 and 80,000 on the 9♣Q♦2♠ flop and 4♠ turn before moving all in on the K♣ river.

He had Tuna covered and the German tank-folded. Having recovered by winning a few small pots - including one where he raised with aces and got no action - Tuna then tangled with Christoph Vogelsang. The high stakes cash pro raised to 28,000 on the button and Tuna called from the big blind.

The 3♣T♠A♦ flop checked through and Tuna then led for 25,000 on the 7♠ turn. Call from Vogelsang. The 2♥ completed the board and Tuna bet again. This time 45,000 was the price and it was a price Vogelsang was willing to pay. Tuna showed K♦7♦ but Vogelsang had a hand, Q♠]Q♦ meaning Tuna is now the shortest stack of the remaining players. --NW

11:30pm: Sylvain Loosli eliminated in 15th place (€26,910)
Level 19 - Blinds 6,000-12,000 (2,000 ante)

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No second high roller title this season for Loosli

EPT12 Barcelona High Roller champion Sylvain Loosli was the first player to depart this level.

He opened to 28,000 from under the gun before Jerry Odeen three-bet to 70,000 from the button. Loosli went all in for around 350,000 and Odeen called.

Loosli: A♦K♦
Odeen: T♣T♠

The board ran 7♠6♥J♠Q♠9♣ failing to improve either player. Odeen's stack jumped up to around 970,000.

That's two players out from Table 2 since the redraw so Ryan Riess has been moved into the seat vacated by Loosli so both tables are balanced with seven players apiece. -- MC

11:10pm: Riess leads the final 15
Level 19 - Blinds 6,000-12,000 (2,000 ante)

The players are back for the final two levels of the night, although should they reach the final table of eight then play will cease for the night.

NameCountryChips
Ryan RiessUSA1,340,000
Sergey LebedevRussia1,125,000
Willliam ArrudaBrazil1,010,000
Christoph VogelsangGermany980,000
Sam ChartierCanada690,000
Jerry OdeenSweden610,000
Emil PatelFinland520,000
Samuel PanzicaUSA500,000
Timothy AdamsCanada490,000
Akin TunaGermany385,000
Rocco PalumboItaly383,000
Sylvain LoosliFrance379,000
Davidi KitaiBelgium325,000
Diego VenturaPeru285,000
Felix BleikerSwitzerland170,000

10:58pm: Last break of the night
Level 18 - Blinds 5,000-10,000 (1,000 ante)

The players are on a 20-minute break. Two more levels are scheduled for tonight; play will only stop before that time if the final table of eight is reached. -- MC


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10:55pm: Jeff Gross eliminated in 16th place (€24,220)
Level 18 - Blinds 5,000-10,000 (1,000 ante)

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Not too Gross a finish for Jeff

Jeff Gross winced a little after he was called by Timothy Adams and saw his hand.

Adams had opened to 23,000 from under the gun and called after Gross three-bet all in for 173,000 from the button.

Adams: A♣K♥
Gross: A♠Q♦

The board ran A♥9♣T♣2♥7♥ meaning Adams' kicker remained in play and he moved on up to 500,000. -- MC

10:45pm: Last 16 redraw
Level 18 - Blinds 5,000-10,000 (1,000 ante)

This is the second to last redraw of the tournament. The final one will take place with nine players remaining. --MC

SeatTable 1Table 2
1Sam ChartierSergey Lebedev
2Davidi KitaiDiego Ventura
3Ryan RiessSylvain Loosli
4Emil PatelTimothy Adams
5Christoph VodelsangRocco Palumbo
6Willliam ArrudaSamuel Panzica
7Akin TunaJerry Odeen
8Felix BleikerJeff Gross

10:40pm: Two tables remain after Heath departs
Level 18 - Blinds 5,000-10,000 (1,000 ante)

There are just two tables remaining after Ryan Riess took out another player, in the shape of Ben Heath.

Riess opened to 25,000 from the button and called after Heath three-bet all in for 211,000 from the big blind.

Riess: K♣Q♣
Heath: A♥5♥

The board ran Q♦T♠3♥Q♥2♠ to make Riess trips. He moved up to 1,120,000.

They'll be a short break in play while a redraw onto two tables takes place. -- MC

10:37pm: No comeback for Mericer
Level 18 - Blinds 5,000/10,000 (1,000 ante)

After losing that big pot against Ryan Riess (see 10:30pm post) Jason Mercier was left with just three big blinds. He folded one hand, but on the second he moved all in for 31,000 and Jeff Gross, who'd just been moved to the table, re-raised all in for about 150,000 total and everyone else folded.

Mercier: 4♦4♠
Gross: A♥5♥

It was a race, but not for long as the 5♣5♠2♠ flop favoured Gross. The 8♣ and 7♥ completed the board and Mercier wished the table good luck before heading on his way. --NW

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There was no miracle comeback for Mercier

10:35pm: Diego doubles
Level 18 - Blinds 5,000/10,000 (1,000 ante)

Diego Ventura is up to 300,000 after doubling through Christoph Vogelsang. The Peruvian shoved for 147,000 with A♥J♥ and Vogelsang called the all in with K♥Q♥. The A♦T♣K♦8♣7♥ board ruled decisively in Ventura's favour and dropped Vogelsang down to 920,000. --NW

10:30pm: Riess up to a million, Mericer left with fumes, Leonzio out
Level 18 - Blinds 5,000/10,000 (1,000 ante)

A huge hand just went down at table two and it's left Ryan Riess with a seven-figure stack.

The action was started by Marco Leonzio, who moved all in for 146,000 from under the gun. Next to act was Ryan Riess and he re-raised all in for 426,000 total. It then folded to Jason Mercier and the Team PokerStars Pro got a count of Riess' stack, capped his cards, thought for about 20 seconds and then called to create a three-way all in.

Leonzio: A♦8♠
Riess: 9♥9♣
Mercier: A♣K♠

The 7♣Q♣6♦J♠3♥ board kept the pocket pair in front. As a result Mercier is down to just 32,000, whilst Leonzio is the 19th place finisher. --NW

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Riess is on the rise

10:25pm: Adams on the double
Level 18 - Blinds 5,000/10,000 (1,000 ante)

Timothy Adams righted a little wrong of the world by holding with pocket kings versus Christoph Vogelsang to double.

He opened to 23,000 from the hijack before Vogelsang three-bet to 61,000. Adams four-bet jammed for 157,000 and the German high roller called.

Adams: K♠K♥
Vogelsang: A♥J♦

The board ran T♥Q♥T♦T♠5♠ to make Adams a full house. Vogelsang still has over 1.1 million.-- MC

10:10pm: Vogelsang eliminates Bazeley and takes the chip lead
Level 18 - Blinds 5,000/10,000 (1,000 ante)

Oh boy! This is a sick one and a hand Jacob Bazeley won't forget in a while:

The American raised it up from the cutoff and Vogelsang defended from the big blind. On the 4♣7♦9♥ flop Bazeley c-bet, Vogelsang check-raised and Bazeley smooth called. The T♣ fell on the turn and Vogelsang bet enough (203,000) to set Bazeley all in and he made the call.

Vogelsang: K♣5♣ - for a turned flush draw
Bazeley: K♦K♠ - a pair of kings

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Lots of chips for Vogelsang

The 5♣ river completed Vogelsang's flush draw and Bazeley couldn't believe it. A horrible way to exit the tournament but he took it well and had a quick chat with Ryan Riess before heading to the payouts desk. Vogelsang is up to 1,280,000 which is good for the chip lead. -NW

Christoph Vogelsang, 1,280,000
Jacob Bazeley, 0

9:55pm: Level up
Level 18 - Blinds 5,000/10,000 (1,000 ante)

9:53pm: Coulier busts in classic race
Level 17 - Blinds 4,000/8,000 (1,000 ante)

Christoph Vogelsang has gotten his stack up to 890,000 after he eliminated Arne Coulier.

The latter opened from under the gun and then four-bet all in for 282,000 after Vogelsang three-bet to 59,000 from the button. Call.

Coulier: T♠T♦
Vogelsang: A♠K♥

The board ran A♣3♥7♦4♦4♠.

"Good game everybody," said a polite Coulier before exiting the room. -- MC

PokerStars Blog reporting team on the EPT12 Dublin €10K High Roller Day 2: Marc Convey (rhythm guitar, vocals), Martin Harris (lead guitar), Jack Stanton (bass), and Nick Wright (drums and percussion). Photography by Jules Pochy. Follow the PokerStars Blog on Twitter:@PokerStarsBlog


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