Eureka3 Prague: Day 2 level 19-20 updates (6,000/12,000 ante 2,000)
12.30am: Done for the day
That's it, Day 2 is in the books and 396 players have been reduced to just 43. A wrap of the days play is on the way. Day 3 starts at noon local time.
12.10am: Last five hands
The tournament clock has been paused and the 47 remaining players will have five more hands to negotiate before play ends for the day.
12am: More for MacPhee
We're down to just 48 players and that's in part to Kevin MacPhee as he just eliminated Carina Wald in 49th place. The EPT6 Berlin champion opened to 23,000 and then called when Wald moved all-in for 220,000.
Flop: J♥6♣[10h] - Wald stood up
Turn: 4♣ - Wald sat down
Wald stood up again and wandered off the payout desk, whilst MacPhee is up to around 800,000.
11.45pm: Bandura makes a brave call
I joined the action on the turn of a 2♥8♠4♣K♣ board, Georgii Bandura had bet 30,000 and Chris Moorman had raised to 70,000. After a long tank Bandura called, leaving himself just 80,000 behind.
The K♠ river paired the board, there then followed a quick tap of the table from Bandura and a long stare at the board from Moorman. After about 30 seconds Moorman checked behind, Bandura turned over A♠Q♠ for just ace high, Moorman puffed out his cheeks and then flicked his cards into the muck.
11.30pm: Big stacks as we enter the final level of the day
We're into the tenth and final level of the day, there are 53 players left and the average stack is 496,000.
The chip leader at the moment appears to be Stephen Chidwick, the Brit has 1,450,000, he's followed by Mario Puccini (1,030,000), Idan Raviv (960,000) and Dmitri Holdeew (950,000).
Some of the notables still in include: Marcin Horecki (840,000), Matti De Meulder (280,000), Chris Moorman (475,000), Kevin MacPhee (550,000), David Lappin (200,000) and Martin Mulsow (700,000).
Blinds up: 6,000/12,000, ante 2,000
11.15pm: A big pot and a big fist pump
Sergey Baranov let out a cry in Russian and did a little fist pump to celebrate doubling his average stack to a top 10 stack. He'd opened to 22,000 from the small blind, Lasell King had three-bet to 85,000 from the big blind, Baranov had moved all-in for 436,000 and after rechecking his cards King had called it off.
Big slick held on the [10d]2♠7♣9♥3♦ board to double Baranov to nearly 900,000 and drop King to less than five big blinds.
11pm: Loads of exits
The latest information on who's finished where so far has just winged it's way to me and has been uploaded to the payouts page. Here's who finished 77th to 150th.
77. Ilkin Amirov, Azerbaijan, €2,650
78. Mathias Siljander, Finland, PokerStars qualifier, €2,650
79. Farid Chati, Turkey, €2,650
80. Dmitry Trofimchuk, Russian Federation, €2,650
81. Michail Karapanos, Greece, €2,650
82. Abdessamade El Mzdadi, France, €2,650
83. Christophe De Meulder, Belgium, Team PokerStars Pro, €2,650
84. florian lohnert, Germany, PokerStars qualifier, €2,650
85. Rene Hochmuth, Germany, €2,650
86. Wojciech Lozowski, Poland, PokerStars player, €2,650
87. pavel meshkov, Belarus, PokerStars qualifier, €2,650
88. Gerald Karlic, Austria, PokerStars qualifier, €2,650
89. Georgios Zisimopoulos, Greece, PokerStars player, €2,650
90. Yuriy Iskakov, Kazakhstan, €2,650
91. Salvatore Bonavena, Italy, €2,650
92. Alen Bilic, Bosnia and Herzegovina, PokerStars qualifier, €2,650
93. Josip Dumic, Croatia, PokerStars player, €2,650
94. Sunny Chattha, United Kingdom, €2,650
95. Dirk Wenkemann, Germany, PokerStars player, €2,650
96. Dean Clay, United Kingdom, PokerStars qualifier, €2,350
97. TBC €2,350
98. Igoris Kuklis, Lithuania, €2,350
99. Hauke Heseding, Germany, €2,350
100. Ludovic Geilich, Germany, PokerStars player, €2,350
101. Aleksandr Kokarev, Russian Federation, PokerStars qualifier, €2,350
102. Jean-Yves Mallat, United Arab Emirates, €2,350
103. Massimo Belfiore, Germany, PokerStars player, €2,350
104. Silvio Panoscha, Germany, PokerStars qualifier, €2,350
105. Tomas Fara, Czech Republic, PokerStars qualifier, €2,350
106. Eleftherios Sinnos, Cyprus, PokerStars player, €2,350
107. Drazen Hadur, Croatia, €2,350
108. Diego Gomez, Spain, PokerStars qualifier, €2,350
109. Tomas Kvapil, Czech Republic, PokerStars qualifier, €2,350
110. Arnost Kopecky, Czech Republic, €2,350
111. Avi Cohen, Israel, PokerStars qualifier, €2,350
112. Thomas Scholze, Austria, PokerStars qualifier, €2,350
113. Sebastian Langrock, Germany, PokerStars qualifier, €2,350
114. Dmitrii Kopyl, Russian Federation, €2,350
115. Vitaly Veltmander, Russian Federation, €2,350
116. Georgios Voudantas, Greece, €2,350
117. Ory Weihs, Czech Republic, €2,350
118. Davide Suriano, Italy, €2,350
119. Petr Bulir, Czech Republic, €2,350
120. Henning Phol, Germany, Live satellite qualifier, €2,050
121. Antti Karkkainen, Finland, PokerStars player, €2,050
122. Zbigniew Wieczorek, Poland, PokerStars qualifier, €2,050
123. Kajetan Masiewicz, Poland, PokerStars player, €2,050
124. Simon Lofberg, Sweden, PokerStars player, €2,050
125. Katie Lindsay, United States, PokerStars player, €2,050
126. Volkan Dogan, Turkey, €2,050
127. Dennis Wilke, Germany, PokerStars player, €2,050
128. Allan Nicolas Montion, France, €2,050
129. Zoran Dordevic, Serbia, Live satellite qualifier, €2,050
130. Dmitriy Vladimirovich Mezhirov, Russian Federation €2,050
131. Kent Lundmark, Sweden, PokerStars qualifier, €2,050
132. Pedjman Hamie, Germany, €2,050
133. Anders Andersen, Denmark, €2,050
134. Henrique Pinho, Portugal, Team PokerStars Pro, €2,050
135. Igor Jelcic, Croatia, PokerStars player, €2,050
136. Andreas Vlachos, Greece, €2,050
137. Andreas Candelof Eriksson, Sweden, PokerStars player, €2,050
138. Colin Lovelock, United Kingdom, PokerStars qualifier, €2,050
139. Christopher Andler, Sweden, PokerStars player, €2,050
140. Marius Pospiech, Germany, PokerStars qualifier, €2,050
141. Marek Banas, Poland, €2,050
142. Sasha Lempe, Germany, €2,050
143. Robert Haier, Romania, Live satellite qualifier, €2,050
144. Boris Scepanovic, Montenegro, PokerStars qualifier, €1,850
145. Stepan Lavrin, Russian Federation, PokerStars player, €1,850
146. thomas wider, Switzerland, PokerStars qualifier, €1,850
147. Mariusz Jagodzinski, Poland, PokerStars qualifier, €1,850
148. Ofir Pinhasov, Israel, €1,850
149. Joe Laming, United Kingdom, €1,850
150. Andreas Berggren, Sweden, PokerStars player, €1,850
10.45pm: Ice cool
As part of the tenth season of the EPT there's a special event being put on at every tournament stop. At Prague, it's ice skating. PokerStars has built a rink just outside of The Hilton Hotel and anyone playing can take part.
If a player wants to have a skate they need go to the concierge desk, which is located just outside the tournament room, ask for the schedule and book into an available slot. It's not just ice skating that will be taking place on the rink though as ice hockey and more will also for part of the program. Just to make sure it was safe - you know what health and safety is like - some of the PokerStars event staff gave it a trial run earlier. You know just in case it wasn't safe! Perhaps though it was the bar that was the main pull.
Mario Puccini - 1,200,000
Chris Moorman - 1,085,000
Martin Mulsow - 1,020,000
Idan Raviv - 910,000
Kevin MacPhee - 670,000
Zoltan Gal - 593,000
Billey Demirtas - 560,000
Mihai Stinca - 510,000
Stephen Chidwick - 470,000
Cemil Doganyilmaz - 470,000
10.20pm: How many will make it through?
The 72 remaining players are back in their seats for the final two levels of the night. I'm going to make a prediction and say that 49 players will make it through to Day 2. There are two Team PokerStars Pros still in with a shot at doing just that. As Marcin Horecki (490,000) and Matti De Meulder (365,000) are all still in. They both trail Mario Puccini (1,200,000) and Martin Mulsow (1,000,000) by some distance. The latter told me he climbed to a million in a hand where he had aces against jacks.
Chip counts of the other big stacks will be uploaded to the blog shortly.
All photos are copyright of Tomas Stacha