UKIPT6 Marbella Day 2: Live updates

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8:05pm: Let bagging and tagging commence
Level 19 - Blinds 5,000/10,000 (1,000 ante)

Play is done. Rodrigo Strong is the chip leader, he tops the (approx) 55 survivors. They'll be a full recap of the day's play shortly.

A reminder that the players' party starts at 8.30pm and they'll be a big screen showing the Spain v Turkey game. --NW

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Can Spain do tonight what England managed yesterday?

7:50pm: Last three hands
Level 19 - Blinds 5,000/10,000 (1,000 ante)

The clock has been paused and players will play three more hands before they're done for the day. --NW

7:45pm: Strong finish from Rodrigo
Level 19 - Blinds 5,000/10,000 (1,000 ante)

Rodrigo Strong won an LAPT title in Chile earlier this year and he's on track to take down a ESPT/UKIPT title here in Marbella as he just won two big pots to vault into the chip lead.

In the first he shoved for 323,000 on the river of a 2♣T♠2♦5♣4♦ board and Darren Millar was the man with the decision. There was a similar amount already in the pot and eventually Millar elected to call.

Strong showed J♣J♠ and a frustrated Millar opened A♣T♦. As Strong was still stacking chips he won another big pot against Jose Luis Gonzalez. With those back to back pots it's likely he'll finish the day as chip leader. --NW

7:30pm: More for Gilmore
Level 19 - Blinds 5,000/10,000 (1,000 ante)

Alan Gilmore just doubled through Pascal Hocquard in a premium hand v premium hand clash. Gilmore three-bet all-in for 128,000 with K♠K♥ and Hocquard, who was the original raiser, called with J♦J♣.

A A♦9♦3♥4♣Q♥ board kept the cowboys ahead and left Hocquard with just 1.5 big blinds. --NW

7:15pm: So long to the pink chips
Level 19 - Blinds 5,000/10,000 (1,000 ante)

Not much to report in the last 15 minutes. The most significant action has been the big stack at each table buying the 500 denomination chips and tournament staff chipping them up as the pink chips are no longer needed now the ante has risen to 1,000. --NW


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7:05pm: Chip leaders
Level 19 - Blinds 5,000/10,000 (1,000 ante)

As the last level of the night begins the players below are in possession of the biggest stacks in the room. 66 players remain in contention and the average stack is a shade under 320,000.

Nikola Ristivojevic - 930,000
Javier Zufia - 830,000
Albert Sapiano - 825,000
Marko Simic - 800,000
David Greene - 630,000
Michael Ozimek - 610,000
Lucas Blanco -  550,000

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Marko Simic

6:53pm: Mejias soundly beaten
Level 18 - Blinds 4,000/8,000 (1,000 ante)

It's never nice to call all-in and then see you're already drawing dead. Just ask Julio Mejias. 

He and Marko Simic  made it to the turn with a board reading 8♣7♦K♣8♦ and a big pile of 5k chips in the middle. Mejias checked from the small blind to see his big-stacked opponent set him in for his last 70,000. The Spaniard tanked and then called off with 9♣6♣ for an open-ended straight and flush draw. Simic already had a boat with 7♥8♥ and took the scalp to jump to over half a million in chips. -- MC

6:40pm: Kubaliak double dents Schuman
Level 18 - Blinds 4,000/8,000 (1,000 ante)

From early position Tomas Kubaliak shoved all-in for 88,000 and after getting a count of the shove Jonathan Schuman re-raised all-in for just over 100,000. Everyone else folded:

Kubaliak: K♥Q♦
Schuman: 7♦7♠

The 8♠T♠A♠K♦A♥ board was a fun one to sweat (if you weren't in the hand) but when all was said and done Kubaliak doubled to about 200,000 whilst Schuman was left with just a couple of big blinds. --NW

6:30pm: Happy ending for Liperis
Level 18 - Blinds 4,000/8,000 (1,000 ante)

From early position Pablo Rojas raised it up to 19,000 only for Yannis Liperis to re-raise all-in for 127,500 total. Rojas got a count but Liperis thought the dealer had miscounted his stack. "I thought I had about 140,000," he said to the dealer, who recounted his stack and verified it was 127,500.

"I don't like it," said Rojas who mulled over the decision for a minute or so before folding 9♦9♠ face-up. Liperis showed pocket eights and Rojas said: "I thought with your actions you were making a movie."

Hollywood or not, Liperis took the pot. --NW

6:24pm: Carole sings her last song
Level 18 - Blinds 4,000/8,000 (1,000 ante)

Carole Segoura found a lovely hand to get her short stack, and there was even some dead money in the pot too, but not much you can do if someone wakes up with aces behind you.

After an accidental limp under the gun, Segoura pushed with A♥K♥ from the cutoff. Olov Jansson found A♦A♠ in the small blind and made the call before surviving a 7♣T♣7♥5♦K♦ board. -- MC

6:05pm: Liperis wins three-way pot
Level 17 - Blinds 3,000/6,000 (1,000 ante)

Yannis Liperis allowed a wry smile to cross his face as he collected a pot that saw him go from 58,000 to around 165,000. In the hand in question Jose Luis Gonzalez opened to 13,000, Liperis shoved for 58,000, Manuel Leal Borges moved all-in for 38,000 total and when it folded back round to Gonzalez he too made the call.

Liperis: A♦J♣
Borges: T♥T♣
Gonzalez: A♠Q♥

Liperis was drawing thin but connected best with the 8♠J♦3♠8♦5♣ board to eliminate Borges and all but triple his stack. --NW


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6pm: Why does it always Raine on Xie and Margets?
Level 17 - Blinds 3,000/6,000 (1,000 ante)

While Neil Raine was making moves in a hand on one side of the room, Renee Xie and Leo Margets were busting in other parts of the room.

Raine raised to 13,000 from the cutoff and LAPT9 Chile champion Rodrigo Strong defended his big blind to see a T♥A♥6♣ flop where both players checked. The turn was the 5♥ and Strong led for 17,000. Raine raised to 50,000 but snap folded when Strong moved all-in.

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Home country flag for Margets

No details on Margets' exit but Xie told the Blog that she busted blind on blind. Her opponent shoved into her with K-7 and she called all-in with A-7 but could'nt avoid a king. --MC

5:50pm: Assorted chip counts
Level 17 - Blinds 3,000/6,000 (1,000 ante)

We're down to 94 players in the main event and the average stack is 225,000. Among those 94 players you'll find:

Albert Sapiano - 780,000
Alexander Voytko - 620,000
David Greene - 490,000
Tinlay Tsontu - 420,000
Neil Raine - 360,000
Kjell Lindqvist - 272,000
Leo Margets - 200,000
Bob Janssens - 180,000
Yannis Liperis - 160,000
Diego Gomez - 155,000
Will Davies - 145,000
James Mitchell - 132,000
Rasmus Agerskov - 120,000
Kevin Monroe - 105,000
June Jenkins - 95,000
Renee Xie - 40,000

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Sapiano surges on

5:47pm: Agerskov doubles
Level 17 - Blinds 3,000/6,000 (1,000 ante)

Rasmus Agerskov and Henrique Silva have been enjoying a lot of light-hearted banter today. Maybe a little too much as both got short and had to make moves. The latter shoved into the former's big blind who made the call all-in for 57,000.

Silva: A♥8♣
Agerskov: A♦J♣

The board ran K♣T♣Q♦A♣8♠. Lovely flop for the Dane and he avoided the turned flush draw to double.

Sliva was only left with a few thousand and he called all-in with Q♥T♦ the very next hand after an under-the-gun raise. His opponent had him crushed with pocket kings but it was Silva's turn to flop a straight as the board ran A♠J♠K♦6♣9♥. --MC

5:32pm: Halvorsen flushed away
Level 17 - Blinds 3,000/6,000 (1,000 ante)

Morten Halvorsen got his chips in ahead but an opponent flopped him dead, meaning the Norwegian just missed out on the top 100.

Theodore Vives raised from under the gun and then called after Halvosen moved all-in for around 60,000 from the small blind.

Halvorsen: A♣7♣
Vives: Q♥J♥

The board ran K♥2♥4♥7♦8♠ and Vives moved up to 242,000. --MC

5:25pm: Top ten stacks
Level 17 - Blinds 3,000/6,000 (1,000 ante)

Below are the top ten chip stacks as of the start of the level. David Greene leads the way, with Albert Sapiano in second place. You can see more selected chip counts here

          
NameCountryStatusChips
David GreeneUnited KingdomPokerStars Qualifier890,000
Albert SapianoUnited Kingdom 705,000
Milos SkrbicSerbiaPokerStars Qualifier600,000
Alexander VoytkoIsrael 580,000
Sergio Soler MedemSpain 531,000
Angel MartinezSpain 530,000
Nikola RistivojevicSerbiaPokerStars Qualifier390,000
Manuel Ignacio Martin BallesterSpain 375,000
Darren MillarIreland 370,000
Neil RaineUnited KingdomPokerStars Qualifier362,500

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David Greene - chip leader

5:10pm: Action galore
Level 17 - Blinds 3,000/6,000 (1,000 ante)

One expected a lot action this level after the protracted bubble period before the break. There are cries of all-in and calls from all around the room.

One of the players to double was Pablo Martinez, who was down to ten big blinds when he shoved from the cutoff. Yannis Liperis was in the big blind and made the call.

Liperis: 5♥5♣
Martinez: J♠J♣

The board ran 8♦T♥8♠Q♥J♠. -- MC


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4:47pm: Break time
Level 16 - Blinds 2,500/5,000 (500 ante)

The players are now on a 15 minute break. --NW

4:46pm: The double ups continue
Level 16 - Blinds 2,500/5,000 (500 ante)

The bubble may have burst but the double ups continue, today is a good day to be a shortstack.

First to double up was Tamas Konya, he shoved with pocket tens and was in bad shape against the pocket queeens of Pablo Rojas. But the T♣J♦5♥J♥3♦ board favoured Konya. He's up to around 160,000 whilst Rojas in down to 72,000.

Then Bonifacio Martine Gonzalez got his final 30,000 in holding J♣T♥ and got there against Milos Skrbic's K♣Q♦ as the board ran 6♠T♣6♣T♦8♣. --NW

4:45pm: Davide Ferrari bubble the PokerStars Marbella Festival
Level 16 - Blinds 2,500/5,000 (500 ante)

After such a long bubble period there's certain level of irony that a player called Davide Ferrari is the last player to leave with nothing.

He and Neil Raine were heads up to the turn where the board read A♠Q♣J♣T♦. Ferrari led for 17,000 and then called all-in for around 120,000 after Raine shoved from the hijack.

Ferrari: K♦Q♥ for the straight.
Raine: A♣K♣ for the same straight, but with a flush redraw.

Raine was freerolling and the flush duly came in on the 7♣ river. Raine moved up to 280,000. --MC

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Ferrari can't even buy a Fiat

4:35pm: Up to 11 bubble doubles
Level 16 - Blinds 2,500/5,000 (500 ante)

More doubles than a darts match now in Marbella as Rui Manuel Esteves Das Dores just became the 11th player to find a double during hand for hand play.

He shoved for 60,500 on the river of a 6♠J♣T♦9♦6♥ board and Stanislav Koleno tank called. Esteves Das Dores showed T♣T♠ for the flopped set and Koleno could only muster J♠7♥. He drops to 120,000. --NW

4:30pm: Closing in on some kind of record
Level 16 - Blinds 2,500/5,000 (500 ante)

There have been longer bubbles on the UKIPT/ESPT for sure but it's hard to remember there ever being so many double ups. Another hand saw two more of them.

James Mitchell thought he'd made lots more friends when he flopped a set versus Miguel Riera but the latter turned a bigger set. Mitchell had opened to 10,500 and called the shove worth 59,000.

Mitchell: 4♦4♠
Riera: K♦K♥

The board ran 4♣9♣5♥K♣A♥ to make both players sets. Mitchell could only smile while Spanish players celebrated around him. --MC

4:20pm: Another hand and another double up
Level 16 - Blinds 2,500/5,000 (500 ante)

Vicente Delgado just played sherif, but it was he who was bang to rights.

I picked up the action on the river of a 6♠9♠5♦A♠3♣ board. There was already 250,000 in the pot and Milos Skrbic had shoved for 193,000 total. Delgado was in the tank, and counted out the chips from his stack. He had 223,000 in total and eventually settled on a call.

Skrbic quickly showed K♠8♠ for the nut flush and Delgado was forced to show 8♦8♣. He's now short on chips. -- NW

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Delgado's in danger

4:10pm: When will it end?
Level 16 - Blinds 2,500/5,000 (500 ante)

This is starting to go on a bit. One more hand, two all-ins, and two double ups.

Leo Margets doubled Davide Sergio when her top pair was no match for the latter's turned straight and Jorn Mikkelsen somehow found a way to double through Angel Martinez.

Mikkelsen: A♠Q♣
Marinez: J♥J♠

While waiting for other hands to finish, Mikkelsen found out from his tablemate's that most of the aces and queens were not left in the deck but the 4♠6♣2♣3♣J♣ deck four flushed him to keep him alive. --MC

3:55pm: It's raining double ups
Level 16 - Blinds 2,500/5,000 (500 ante)

The fourth hand of the bubble period had nothing on the fifth and there were two more double ups.

First Miguel Riera doubled through Will Davies, with pocket tens against pocket nines. The Spaniard's shove was for 29,000.

Then it was Mathijs Janssen's turn. He'd shoved for 27,000 with A♠A♦ and was up against Morten Halvorsen's 9♦8♣. When it came to the reveal Janseen slammed his aces on teh felt and said: "I told you I had the best hand, I've got the aces."

Many have angered the Poker Gods by celebrating early but the J♥4♠5♠J♣2♣ board meant Halvorsen survived to fight another day.

On the sixth hand of bubble play Peter Zandee found a double. He'd jammed for 47,000 from the small blind with A♣7♠ and Jesper Rasmussen made the call with pocket fives. A seven on the river meant Zandee doubled and hand for hand play continues. --NW

3:50pm: Another double
Level 16 - Blinds 2,500/5,000 (500 ante)

The fourth hand of the bubble period brought another double up, this time for Mats Jungsand.

He and Remigiusz Wyrzykiewicz took to a A♦T♦K♠ flop where Jungsand led for 8,000. Call. The turn was the 8♠ and Jungsand moved all-in for 57,500. Wyrzykiewicz asked for a count and then called with A♣8♣ for a turned two pair. Jungsand was in trouble with A♥Q♥ but the J♥ came to his rescue and made him a straight. -- MC

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Wrzykiewicz couldn't burst the bubble

3:35pm: Marin doubles on the bubble
Level 15 - Blinds 2,000/4,000 (500 ante)

On the third hand of hand for hand play we had the first all-in and call. Pre-flop Nikola Ristivojevic - who had about 420,000 - raised to 12,000 and Carlos Manuel Marin, who had just 53,000 flat called from the big blind.

On the T♣J♥A♣ flop Marin led for 15,000, Ristivojevic set him in and, after about 20 seconds, Marin called all-in for 41,000 total. There then followed a long wait for all the other hands to be finished - during which the blinds went up to 2,500/5,000 (500 ante) - before the cards could be revealed.

When they were turned over Ristivojevic revealed K♥3♥ whilst Marin held A♦K♣. The 2♦ turn and 9♣ river kept Marin in front and he survived. --NW


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3:18pm: On the bubble
Level 15 - Blinds 2,000/4,000 (500 ante)

We're now on the stone bubble here in Marbella. 

Tamas Eredics is the player who's exited in 129th place. He shoved for roughly 40,000 with 7♦7♠ and ran smack into Sergio Soler's pocket kings. A 8♣J♦5♠5♥J♣ board meant the cowboys held up. --NW

3:15pm: Kully culled
Level 15 - Blinds 2,000/4,000 (500 ante)

Juan Carlos Bixquert and Jonathan Spaeren took it in turns to take all of Kully Sidhu's stack, eliminating him just a couple of spots of the money.

Bixquert's A♦6♥ stayed ahead of Sidu's K♣Q♦, the former's hand making two pair on a 2♣6♣7♠A♠8♠ board. He was all-in for 31,000. A few hands later, Sidhu lost his last 50,000 holding J♥J♠. Spaeren's A♠Q♥ flopped a pair on a board that ran 4♦T♠Q♠A♣8♣. The chips went in preflop.

The clock has been paused while the staff double check the amount of players left in, and hand for hand play may well begin at 129, two off the money. -- MC

3pm: Five from the money
Level 15 - Blinds 2,000/4,000 (500 ante)

Two exits in quick succession mean 132 players remain, so the players are just five off the money now.

First to go was Mihaita Croitoru, he committed his chips on the turn of a Q♦T♦4♠8♦ board with Q♣9♣ but ran into the nut flush of Sergio Soler and was drawing dead. Soler is up to 490,000 and one of the chip leaders. 

And Lucas Blanco - who we earlier reported as being out - is very much in as he's up to 400,000 after eliminating Ezequiel Macho. The latter shoved for 58,000 with A♥Q♣ and Blanco called him with pocket kings. A 5♥9♥7♠4♠5♣ board meant Macho headed to the rail. --NW

3pm: My ace is bigger than yours
Level 15 - Blinds 2,000/4,000 (500 ante)

Olov Jansson didn't actually say this to Carole Segoura but the cards did all the talking. The Swede's better kicker enabled him to win their duel and rise to 242,000; Segoura dropped to 35,000.

She opened to 12,000 from the cutoff and Jansson called to see a T♠K♠A♦ flop where both players checked. The board ran out 5♣2♦ with Jansson betting 13,000 and 16,000 on each street. Segoura called both times and was shown A♠J♣. She showed the A♥ and mucked --MC

2:55pm: Top 10 stacks
Level 15 - Blinds 2,000/4,000 (500 ante)

Below are the top 10 stacks as level 15 got underway. You can see more selected chip counts here.

          
NameCountryStatusChips
Manuel Ignacio Martin BallesterSpain 460,000
Remigiusz WyrzykiewiczPolandPokerStars Qualifier425,000
Alexander VoytkoIsrael 412,000
Alexandre CastellsFrancePokerStars Qualifier340,000
Marko SimicGermany 340,000
Alberto Martinez GonzalezSpainPokerStars Qualifier285,000
Francisco Javier Zufia TamayoSpainPokerStars Qualifier285,000
Tinlay TsontuUnited Kingdom 281,800
Milos SkrbicSerbiaPokerStars Qualifier280,000
Sergio Soler MedemSpain 280,000

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Alexander Voytko

2:45pm: The bubble is approaching
Level 15 - Blinds 2,000/4,000 (500 ante)

The players continue to bust out at a fair clip. Just 147 remain, 127 of whom will get paid. Unfortunately for Vasil Yordanov, Jose Luis Calvo, Nicholas Crozer, Niko Koop, Francisco Jose Gomez, Oscar Ingelmo, Haritz Doyharzabal, Rafael Munoz, Mateusz Moolhuizen, Dávid Farkas, Asif Warris, Ladislao Dalfo, Samuel Meeuse, Antonio Angel Ponce, Seun Oluwole, Stefano Bellisario, Theodore Vives, David Rodriguez, Jose Luis Cordero, Arie Yaaran, Lucas Blanco, Gonzalo Mancera, Martin Bader, Jon Gonzalez, Tapio Vihakas, Nihat Karyagdi, Jan Mach, Karolis Ananevas, Dimitar Dimitrov, Vojtech Susta, Luis Angel Rey, Moises Parrilla, Jorn Mikkelsen, Ivan Kalac, Daniel Nieto, Ross Mannion, David Martin Gallego and Ian Holmes they're among those who've lost their chips. --NW


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2:40pm: Margets vs Sidhu
Level 15 - Blinds 2,000/4,000 (500 ante)

Leo Margets has taken a chunk out of Kully Sidhu's and risen to around 180,000 as a result. Sidhu dropped to 45,000 as a consequence.

Around 130,000 chips had made it into the middle of the table by the end of the flop action. Both players went on to check the turn and a K♠5♦3♠K♣5♠ board rested on the river. Margets was in the big blind and led for 42,000. Sidhu folded. --MC

2pm: Break time
Level 14 - Blinds 1,500/3,000 (400 ante)

The opening two levels of Day 2 are over and the players have been released out into the wild, ok not the wild, but outside. --NW

1:50pm: Oluwole left short
Level 14 - Blinds 1,500/3,000 (400 ante)

Seun Oluwole is down to just a couple of big blinds after losing a big pot against Even Mikkelsen. It all went in pre-flop with Mikkelsen at risk for 73,600 with A♣A♥. Oluwole had a big hand too but his A♦K♣ was in big trouble. The 9♣K♠Q♠6♣Q♥ board gave him some hope but ultimately kept Mikkelsen in front. 

After that hand Oluwole was left with just 8,700. --NW

1:40pm: Monroe on the slide
Level 14 - Blinds 1,500/3,000 (400 ante)

Start of day chip leader Kevin Monroe was shaking his head after he lost a big race. Day 2 has not been kind to the Irishman so far as his stack has dropped to 152,000.

He was on the button and tanged with Sergio Veloso in the small blind, who had around 68,000. The chips went in preflop.

Veloso: A♦Q♥
Monroe: 9♣9♠

The board ran J♥7♣2♦7♥Q♣.

"Lucky river!" commented Monroe. --MC

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Monroe still has plenty of chips to play with

1:20pm: Bad news for...
Level 14 - Blinds 1,500/3,000 (400 ante)

Down to 184 players now as Davor Pavic, Heinz Traut, Gary McGinty, Francesco Utzeri, Dario Nittolo, Carlos Furelos, Vincent Gabel, Benjamin Garcia, Jelcides Monteiro, Tamas Gyori, Rossa Molloy, Giuseppe Graziano, Bartosz Jablonski, Laurent Cessy, John Power, Jokin Cendoya, Stephen Lockett and Ole Enebakk are all out. --NW


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1:10pm: The dance continues for Dancey
Level 14 - Blinds 1,500/3,000 (400 ante)

David Dancey is up to 75,000 after doubling through Diego Gomez. The Spaniard's cards were already face down by the time I arrived at the table but Dancey's were still showing. He'd got his final 35,000 in with pocket tens and held on a J♦6♠2♥4♥K♦ board. Gomez is down to 110,000. --NW

1:07pm: Turbo players having fun
Level 13 - Blinds 1,500/3,000 (400 ante)

We wrote that Vicente Delgado had work to do after a bad start to Day 2. Well, he's all smiles now after rebounding up to 90,000.

Another Day 1C player happy at the moment is Renee Xie, who's turned 34,000 into 120,000. She told the Blog that she won enough money playing cash yesterday to freeroll a Day 1C entry, and got through. "I came back with 15 big blinds and found a double up!" --MC

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Xie loving moving day

1pm: Double up for Riera
Level 13 - Blinds 1,200/2,400 (300 ante)

Always nice to get your chips in with a dominating hand and that was the spot 
Miguel Riera found himself in just a short time ago. He re-raised all-in for 31,200 with K♣K♠ and Darren Millar - who had opened with K♦Q♠ - called the extra to to put the Spaniard at risk.

The 6♣5♥8♦9♠9♥ board kept Riera in front and he doubled to around 70,000 whilst Millar drops to 124,700. --NW

12:55pm: Just the job, Bob
Level 13 - Blinds 1,200/2,400 (300 ante)

Bob Janssens is up to 370,000, which looks good for the chip lead right now. One player at this table is blinding away though as Manuel Borges - who started the day with 124,700 - is yet to show up. --NW

12:50pm: Delgado on the slide
Level 13 - Blinds 1,200/2,400 (300 ante)

Vicente Delgado was one players who made it through to Day 2 at the second attempt, surviving the turbo Day 1C that ran last night. He turned 25,000 into 56,000 but he's back down to around 27,000 already here on Day 2.

He opened to 5,200 from middle position and was called by Samain Dorronsoro on the button and Fernando Javier Garcia in the big blind. The flop fanned 6♦6♥2♣ and Delgado continued for 6,200. Garcia check-called before the two of them checked the 7♠8♣ turn and river down. Garcia opened 5♦2♥ and Delgado mucked. --MC

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Delgado with work to do

12:35pm: Race for the exits
Level 13 - Blinds 1,200/2,400 (300 ante)

Carange. Absolute carnage. 30 players out in the first 30 minutes. Sadly for Daniel Lopez, Juan Ramos, Juan Campayo, Erik Sturkenboom, Adrian Saavedra, Oscar Lima, Francisco Manuel Esteban, Ben Warrington, Daniel Albright, Jens Hansen, Narciso Oliveras, Paul Cooper, Xavier Pinto Terra Almeida, Floyd Winterberg, Samy Salah, Roberto Perez, Eugeniu Corotchii, Istvan Pilhofer, Normunds Pukinskis and Alfredo Badolato and Kevin Whelan, who wasn't able to mount a comeback (see below), their tournaments are over. --NW

12:25pm: Gieles goes first, Whelan almost joins
Level 13 - Blinds 1,200/2,400 (300 ante)

Luuk Gieles was first player to depart today. The Dutchman came back with only 17,000 and they were sucked up by Janina Burger.

Moments later Kevin Whelan thought he was out too. The Liverpool man opened to 10,600 from second position and then called after Daniel Gomez moved all-in for 46,700 from the next seat.

Whelan: K♣Q♣
Gomez: A♠Q♠

The board ran 6♥9♥9♠Q♥6♠. Whelan was heading off but he was called back as he still had 2,000 chips left.

Minus his 300 ante, he moved all-in for 1,700 the very next hand and managed to quadruple up with J♣7♣ on a 4♣3♥J♦7♦K♦. The comeback is on! -- MC

12:10pm: Cards are in the air
Level 13 - Blinds 1,200/2,400 (300 ante)

Play has started. We're told that today will consist of seven levels. We've upped the clock to one hour levels now so that should mean play ends around 8pm. Plenty of time for the players to eat and get ready for the player party which begins at 8.30pm and will involve a big screen showing the Spain v Turkey match that starts at 9pm. --NW

12pm: Moving day is here
Level 13 - Blinds 1,200/2,400 (300 ante)

Welcome back to Day 2 of what is officially the biggest ever UKIPT Marbella main event. 151 players entered last night's turbo Day 1C to take the total number of runners to 844, eclipsing last year's record of 841.

The likes of Kuljinder Sidhu, Renee Xie, Vicente Delgado and Mateusz Moolhuizen all got through at the second attempt and take their place among 241 Day 2 runners. Over half of those players will get paid with 127 players earning at least €1,700 whilst the winner will take home €151,350.

You can see all the pertinent Day 2 information below. Cards are in the day at noon and we expect the usual ferociously fast day of poker as stacks are built and dreams dashed on what we call 'moving day'. Follow the coverage right here.

Seat Draw
Chip counts
Prize pool

Nick Wright
@PokerStars in UKIPT