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PokerStars European Poker Tour -- Barcelona Day 2

Bryn Kenney Will Enter Day 3 As Chip Leader


Bryn Kenney is leading EPT Barcelona after day 2.Day 2 has come to an end at the PokerStars EPT Barcelona main event, and sitting atop the leaderboard is American Bryn Kenney.

A little more than 400 of the 758 players who entered the event survived days 1A and 1B to make their way to today’s day 2 action. After another 7 levels of play, the money bubble burst when Koen De Visscher moved all in preflop with QClub SuitQHeart Suit and was called by Andrei Bucica with ASpade SuitAHeart Suit. The board of KClub SuitJSpade Suit3Diamond Suit6Spade Suit6Diamond Suit sent De Visscher to the rail as the bubble boy, leaving 112 players still in the hunt for the EPT crown. They’ll return tomorrow for day 3 and play down to 27. All remaining players are guaranteed at least €7,500. The winner will take home €825,000.

Kenney finished day 2 with 693,500 in chips, followed closely by Roman Makhlin with 643,000 and Giuesseppe Pantaleo with 622,500. Also still alive are the likes of day 1B chip leader Luis Rufas (502,000), Dominik Nitsche (535,000), Alex Gomes (93,000), and Bertrand ‘ElkY’ Grospellier (63,000).

Notables not making it through to day 3 are Andre Akkari, Michael Binger, Liv Boeree, Marcel Luske and Johnny Lodden.

Day 3 is scheduled to begin at noon.

Here’s a look at some of the action from day 2

ElkY is still hanging on with around 63,000 in chips.ElkY Starts to Drop

On a flop of KDiamond Suit5Diamond Suit4Club Suit, ElkY check-called a bet of 12,000 from Konstantin Puchkov. Both players checked the 5Club Suit turn and ElkY fired out 22,000 on the 7Club Suit river. Puchkov raised to 73,000 and ElkY disgustedly made the call. Puchkov showed AClub SuitJClub Suit for the flush and Elky dropped to around 200,000 in chips. He continued taking hits, ending the day with around 63,000.

Makhlin Grows a Huge Stack

Roman Makhlin called an all in bet prelfop from Gianni Giaroni. Makhlin held KSpade SuitKClub Suit against Giaroni’s ADiamond SuitJHeart Suit. The board ran QHeart Suit6Diamond Suit3Club Suit10Heart SuitQSpade Suit and Makhlin saw his stack grow significantly. He ended the day second in chips, with 643,000.

Binger Goes Busto

A short-stacked Michael Binger moved all in for around 20,000 holding ASpade Suit2Club Suit and was called by Ka Kuan Lau with ADiamond Suit8Spade Suit. The flop didn’t help matters for Binger, running 10Diamond Suit8Diamond Suit8Club Suit, giving Lau trips. The 4Heart Suit turn and 6Club Suit river completed the board and Binger was eliminated midway through the day.