Here’s the thing about a poker tournament. Each day begins with a chance of something amazing. You show up, you’re rewarded with opportunity, and with each new day, you’re one step closer to the ultimate prize. It’s like advent calendar with less chocolate and more money.
As we end Day 2 of the EPT Prague Main Event a little more than 200 hopefuls have an opportunity to open another window in this high stakes advent calendar. At the top of them all, Russia’s Gleb Tremzin who started the day with with 168,000 and finished on 610,500.
Not too far behind is Samuel Chartier who began the day as the chip leader and finished with, 444,000. Unlike the others in the event, Chartier doesn’t get a break. He is now heading over to the Eureka High Roller where he is one of the eight final table players.
Included among the survivors is Team PokerStars Pro Matthias de Meulder who managed to run a short stack up to 137,000 by the end of the day. He’ll be joined by Ivan Demidov, Johnny Lodden, and Team Onliner Mickey Petersen.
And from cruising with 327k to crushed with 60k after a 5 bet pot. #EPTPrague
— Chris Moneymaker (@CMONEYMAKER) December 12, 2015
Moneymaker survived with 93,000 but he’ll be coming back tomorrow hoping there’s something a little better in store for him behind the Day 3 window than how Day 2 ended.
We’ll have full chip counts right here in just a bit.
The Main Event will resume with Day 3 on Sunday where the advent calendar gets even better as the money bubble bursts. We’ll be back at noon with full coverage.
Until then, happy holidays and good night from a festive Prague.
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Brad Willis is the PokerStars Head of Blogging.