Eureka3 Bulgaria, Day 2: Chip leaders and bust outs
The players are now into the third level of the day and blinds are up to 800-1,600 ante 200. During the first break of the day the tournament staff did a full chip count, so let's take a closer look at the top five stacks as the number of players left in the tournament approaches 100.
Adam Sipos, Hungary, PokerStars Qualifier, 290,000 - Sipos was one of the big stacks coming back today as he had 119,400 to start the day. Well he's more than doubled that in the opening two levels and has over 100,000 more than his nearest rival.
Patrik Demus, Hungary, Full Tilt Qualifier, 184,400 - It's a Hungarian one-two as Demus, who started the day with 59,800, has more than tripled his stack in the opening 120 minutes. He's already had some success on the Eureka Poker Tour as he finished second in the € 300 side event at Eureka3 Croatia in May 2013, winning €10,270.
Tane Tanevski, Macedonia, 174,700 - The Macedonian came into Day 2 with a healthy stack of 99,700 to sit 10th in chips. He's got to work early here on Day 2 and is now third in chips.
Andrey Malyshev, Russia, PokerStars Player, 168,400 - The Russian started on 86,800 so is another who's turned a useful stack into a dangerous weapon. Has three live results to his name including one from the PCA and a WSOP cash too.
Constantin Manole, Romania, 167,000 - Although he's fifth in chips Manole might receive the gold star were there one to give out. He started on just 39,700 but has more than quadrupled his stack early doors.
So if these are the new top five what has happened to the top five from the start of the day? Below are the former top five and their current chip count, in brackets is their profit or loss since the start of day. With the exception of Ivo Donev they've all either managed to hang on to their stack or increase it.
Denys Chufarin, Ukraine, Full Tilt Qualifier, 150,000 (-2,800)
Ievgen Lozinskyi, Ukraine, 138,000 (+4,600)
Liran Machluf, Israel, PokerStars Qualifier, 163,000 (+30,000)
Ivo Donev, Bulgaria, 70,300 (-50,700)
George Vranas, Greece, PokerStars Qualifier, 120,000 (-100)
As for the names and notables left in this is how they stack up: Team PokerStars Pro Marcin Horecki is grinding away on 26,000, Goran Mandic is up to 136,000 in part that's because he busted Simeon Naydenov, defending champion Petar Zografov has 50,000, Plamen Todorov is on 90,200, Dan Williams has 65,000 and Tim Davie has 63,800.
Eliminations: Just 110 players remain here in Bulgaria the latest exits include: Bartlomiej Swieboda, Ivan Sheptytskyi, Desmond Gomes, Grzegorz Kowalski, Vadim Medvedev, Ludovit Fischer, Nikolay Dotsev, Mihai Manole, Basin Yonatan, Alain Zeidan, Ljubo Blecic, Szalai Sandor, Osi Oliver Mihaly, Mourat Mouratoglou, Tihomir Zhelev, Dimityr Yosifov, Tomer Lidor, Viliyan Petleshkov, Hanzs Tamas, Adrian Piasecki, Alen Bilic, Liutauras Armanavicius and Yavor Tutev.
We're now approaching the end of level 12 and will be switching to hand for hand coverage from here on in.
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