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European Poker Tour Copenhagen -- Michael Tureniec Leads After Day 2

Just 73 Players Remain in the Hunt for the Money -- Bubble Bursts when 64 Players Remain

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Michael TureniecDay 2 of the PokerStars European Poker Tour Copenhagen no-limit hold’em main event has come to a close and there are just 73 players left in the hunt for the money. The bubble will burst early tomorrow when just 64 players remain.

A Swede leads the way with 640,000 and he is professional poker player Michael Tureniec. Team PokerStars pro J.P. Kelly is also in the top 10 with 416,000. Other notables still in the hunt include Team PokerStars pros Florian Langmann (271,900) and Johnny Lodden (193,700), Juha Helppi (159,000), Surindar Sunar (151,700), and EPT player of the year leader Fernando Brito (69,200).

The field will whittle down to the final 24 tomorrow and Day 3 begins at noon local time (3 a.m. PT). You can follow along with the action on the PokerStars blog feed throughout the day. Check back in tomorrow afternoon for another updates on the action from Denmark. Here is a look at the tournament statistics from day 2:

Day 2 Top Chip Counts:

Michael Tureniec Sweden 640000
Per Linde Sweden 514000
Joel Nordkvist Sweden 419000
JP Kelly UK Team PokerStars Pro 416000
Daniel Pettersen Norway 373200
Thorsten Schafer Germany 365800
Simon Hanninger Sweden 341900
Ville Haavisto Finland 335000
Helge Rahbek Denmark 331100
Vojtech Ruzicka Czech Republic 330800

Day 2 Notable Eliminations:

Team PokerStars pros John Duthie, Arnaud Mattern, and Ville Wahlbeck, Ramzi Jelassi, Annette Obrestad, Scott Montgomery, Martin Wendt, and Peter Eastgate.

Hand(s) of the Day:

Michael Tureniec Chips Up

Michael Turniec’s run to the top of the leader board was given a major boost today when he won a pair of six-figure pots. In the first hand he held pocket sixes in a coin flip that defeated 9Diamond Suit 7Diamond Suit.

The second windfall came when Tureniec KDiamond Suit QHeart Suit against the pocket nines of an opponent. The board ran out KClub Suit 10Diamond Suit 3Spade Suit 6Spade Suit 4Spade Suit of and Tureniec rushed out in front of the field after collecting the two pots.