UKIPT4 Marbella2: Day 2 Level 13-16 updates (2,500/5,000, ante 500)

8:55pm: Done
Day 2 is in the books and roughly 72 players will return tomorrow to play to a final table. Paul Foltyn will not be among them though as he fell during the last four hands.

A full wrap of the day's play is on the way. -- NW

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Foltyn was the last to bust on Day 2

8:45pm: Last four hands
They'll be four more hands before play is done for the day. -- NW

8:30pm: Who made the money?
Plenty of names and notables made the money and are still in, including: Ken Lennaard, Sam Grafton, Paul McTaggart, Vicente Delgado, Neil Raine, Tom Somerville, Galle Garcia Diaz and Patxi Salinas. -- NW

8:20pm: Rush for the exits
Everyone clearly wants to get the best seats to watch the Spain vs Netherlands game as, such has been the speed of the in the money exits that we've already negotiated one pay jump.

Just 87 players are left and everyone is now guaranteed a minimum of €1,980. -- NW

8:10pm: Cody chipped up
One player who did very well out of the prolonged bubble period was Jake Cody. The Team PokerStars Pro made a few hands and has managed to chip up to 550,000 and is one of the chip leaders. He still trails Marcin Barwinski who has around 750,000.

edit: Cody has been moved to the direct left of Barwinski, we'll let you know if there are any fireworks! -- NW

Blinds up: 2,500/5,000, ante 500

7:50pm: Paul Febers bubbles UKIPT4 Marbella2
It took almost an entire level to burst the bubble and when it came out of the blue. In the hand in question it folded to Paul Febers in the small blind and the UKIPT4 Galway runner-up raised to 8,000. From the big blind Gonzaga Oliveira three-bet to 23,500, Febers shoved for 160,000 and Oliveira snap called.

There was then a wait until the hands could be turned over when the time came Febers showed 9♣9♦ whilst Oliveira had K♣K♦. The board ran 8♣5♣6♣Q♥J♠ and Febers tapped the table and said: "Nice hand," to his opponent. Everyone else is now in the money. -- NW

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Febers' table during the bubble hand

7:30pm: Treble double means we're still on the bubble
There's been plenty of action on the bubble with three of the short stacks getting their chips in, getting called but ultimately surviving.

First to pull off that trick was Krzysztof Jacyk who shoved for 3,500 and got three callers. The callers checked it down on a 7♥3♦6♠6♦J♥ board, Christian Bauer showed pocket kings but Jacyk also had pocket kings and they chopped the pot.

Then on the same hand there were two all-ins on separate tables. Esteban Iparraguirre three-bet shoved with A♣A♥ for 38,000 and found a call from Marcos López who had A♦J♦. The 3♦Q♣9♦ board gave Lopez lots of outs, the J♠ turn even more but the 9♥ river didn't help his cause.

So, onto the next one... this one involved another short stack three-bet shove with aces, this time Claude Richard was at risk for his final 21,000 with A♥A♣ and he got a call from Simon Fuhs who having already committed 8,500 to the pot put in the extra with J♥8♥. A J♦6♠4♥6♦K♦ board kept Richard in front. Still 112 players left. -- NW

7:05pm: Garcia survives bubble shove
Cayetano García is the first player to be at risk on the bubble but he doubled though Neil Raine to survive. The Brit raised to 8,000 pre-flop and Garcia called from a stack of 21,500. On the 8♠3♦7♣ flop Raine set Garcia all-in for 13,500 and the elderly Spaniard made the call.

First to show was Raine, he opened A♠8♣ but he was trailing Garcia's pocket tens. The turn and river came 5♥9♠ and Garcia survived. -- NW

6.56pm: Bubble time
Tournament staff did a head count during the break and there are actually 112 players remaining which means we're on the bubble here in Marbella. -- NW

6.55pm: Double up for Garcia Diaz
Just before the break Gaelle Garcia Diaz got a much needed up, she three-bet shoved for 25,000 with J♣J♠ and got called by the original raiser who held A♦J♦. Her hand held on the 5♥4♠[10s]J♥3♥ board to boost her chances of cashing.

However, Ashley Locker is the latest player to fall, 113 remain so we're on the bubble-bubble. -- NW

Blinds up: 2,000/4,000, 500 ante

6:35pm: Nervous break
A nervous break awaits the 113 remaining players. One more elimination and the tournament enters the bubble zone. Be back in fifteen.

6:31pm: Famous poker faces
Check out this video our Spanish colleagues made earlier of some of the famous poker faces at this event:



6:30pm: Drip drop, tick-tock
Time is ticking down on level 14 and it looks like the bubble is not going to burst before the next break. This who've just missed out and are thus on a permanent break from the tournament include: Borja Gross, Noel Rodriguez, Rodrigo Espinosa, Jose Amilleta and Steven Bartley.

115 players remain and 111 get paid. -- NW


6:25pm: Flippaments
No one likes to flip for his or her tournament life so close to the bubble. Then you win the flip and don't mind at all. Isn't that right, Simon Fuhs?

He got his last 79,300 in the middle with J♠J♥ and found a willing customer in Didier Cicurel, who held A♦K♦. The board ran 4♣9♥T♣7♠7♦ and Cicurel dropped back to 145,000. -- MC

6:15pm: Stacks
With 116 players remaining we're just five places off the bubble, here are counts of some of the names and notables left in the field:

Sam Grafton - 150,000
Neil Raine - 200,000
Paul McTaggart - 160,000
Tom Somerville - 54,000
Paul Foltyn - 210,000
Ken Lennaard - 250,000
Antonio Diegeuz - 75,000
Vicente Delgardo - 315,000


6:05pm: Better luck in the High Roller, Margets
It wasn't to be for Leo Margets. She busted the Main Event and said she's going to jump straight in the High Roller.

She told the blog that she was down to 12 big blinds when she three-bet all in with ace-nine over an open from the button. The player is question just happened to have ace-queen, called, and his hand held up. -- MC

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Margets just missed out on a cash

6pm: So near but yet so far
The latest batch of exits include: Terry Carter, Marciano Rodriguez, David Wilkes, David Cruas, Rozanna Ketting, Omer Cubukcu, Andrea Green, Roberto Fernández De Frutos, Damaso Garcia, Josel Nuñez, Igor Ampudia, Jelle Verbruggen, Andelfo Martínez and Vladimir Olegovich Ovshinov. -- NW

5:55pm: The bubble is in sight
With only 124 players remaining the bubble is looming into view here at the PokerStars Marbella Festival.

Unlike at UKIPT Nottingham, where he was hugging the bubble, Team PokerStars Pro Jake Cody is in good shape here with 225,000 (average 121,000). However, the same can't be said for fellow Team Pro Leo Margets who is struggling with a stack of just 36,000. -- NW

Blinds up: 1,500/3,000, ante 400

5:45pm: Chip off the old block, Razavi does it for the fans
Despite running queens into kings in a 130k pot earlier, Mohammad Razavi is going along well with 185,000. Some of those came in a hand where he bluff emptied the clip into Igor Ampudia.

He opened to 5,200 from the cut-off and Ampudia peeled from the big blind to see a T♥2♦8♣ flop. Razavi continued for 6,500 and Ampudia called to the 8♥ turn where he called another 12,900. On the 6♥ river, Razavi upped the pressure with a 31,900 bet. Ampudia tanked for a minute and folded, only to be shown A♦9♠ by Razavi. -- MC

5:30pm: Chip counts
Thanks to tournament staff doing a rigorous chip count during the last break we're able to bring you chip counts of everyone left in. We've flowed them into the chip count page, this is how the top 10 shaped up at the start of level 13.

Marcin Barwinski, Poland, PokerStars Player, 460,000
Emilio Navarro, Spain, 310,000
Vicente Delgado, Spain, PokerStars Team Online, 267,000
Daniel Thaller, UK, 263,000
Anthony Fox, United Kingdom, PokerStars Qualifier, 230,000
Ken Lennaard, Sweden, 220,000
Nicki Dalgaard, Spain, PokerStars Qualifier, 220,000
Eugenio Santamaria Tessier, Spain, PokerStars Qualifier, 210,000
Mohamed Dris Addelnebi, Spain, 200,000
Denis Ursu, Moldavia, 200,000

5:20pm: Hanging with the high rollers
The High Roller has been going for just over an hour and there are currently 70 players in the tournament. The PokerStars Blog headed down to La Cassata - where the event is being held - for a spot of star gazing. Dotted among the tables we found: Juan Benito, Tom Middleton, Dan Williams, Tom Dunwoodie, David Yan, David Lappin, Alex Goulder, Patrick Leonard and Jen Mason. -- NW

5:15pm: They keeping falling
With around 140 players remaining, the bubble is fast approaching. Unfortunately for them, the following will not be in the mix: Anthony Harris, Kelly Saxby, Alejandro Garcia, Jean-Baptiste Riego Maidana, Luca Fiorini, Gintaras Simaitis, Bruno Garcia, Ruben Gonzalez, Colm O'Reilly, Joseph Mrejen, André Morath, Alexandre Condom, David Dean, John Keown, Mark Lane, Liam Duffy, Mario Karman, Daniel Thaller, Pablo Gordillo, Andrey Chizhman, Leo McClean, Eulogio Aparicio, Kevin Monroe, Claus Grether, Adrián Mateos and Leith Abdelamir Rashid. -- MC

5:05pm: Lopez survives roller coaster ride
Down to just 18,700, Marcos Lopez moved all-in pre-flop with pocket sixes and got a call from Israel Julian who had pocket fours. The J♠A♥4♦ flop prompted Lopez to stand up from his seat but he was soon sitting back down again as the 6♣ fell on the turn to give him the best hand once more. There was no miracle one outer on the river and Lopez lives. -- NW

5pm: Great timing aids Dalfo double
It must be nice to look down at pocket tens in the big blind after a button raise and small blind call. Especially when you only have 45,000. Just ask Ladislao Dalfo.

The action folded to Abraham Serrano on the button who raised to 5,500. The small blind called before Dalfo squeezed all in. Serrano also shoved and isolated Dalfo.

Dalfo: T♥T♣
Serrano: 9♥9♣

The board ran 8♠J♦6♦2♦K♥ and Dalfo clapped his hands in appreciation. -- MC

4:50pm: Chip leader
During the break tournament staff did chip counts of everyone left in, we'll be able to bring them to you shortly, but it's a decent bet that Marcin Barwinski is chip leader as the Pole has 420,000. Spanish Team PokerStars online member Vicente Delgado is running him close with around 400,000. -- NW

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Barwinski is winning

4:40pm: Cody continues to climb
Jake Cody is slowly but surely adding to his stack, he started the day with just over 130,000...

4:35pm: Gone
With roughly 160 players remaining we're still some way from bursting the bubble, however the following players' tournament dreams have already gone pop: Rafael Vadillo, Gerard Carbó, Hak Hyun Lee, Robert Still, Benjamin Lamprecht, Paul Berende, Jose Moreno, Julio Castell, Jordi Martinez, Lee Dixon, Bastian Hagenbeuk, Michael Cano, Daniel Perkusic, Nicolas Fernandez, Oscar Gasamanes, Sonia Padovani, Iñigo Armendariz, Michael Bartov, Francis Ryan, John White, Daniel Ericson, Christopher Johnson, Erkan Ismail, Paul Brown, David Dolak and Rafael Jurado.


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Padovani is one of those to bust on Day 2

PokerStars Blog reporting team at PokerStars UKIPT4 Marbella2: Marc Convey and Nick Wright. Photos by Danny Maxwell and Rene Velli.

Nick Wright
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