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European Poker Tour Warsaw Day 2

The Field Quickly Plays Down to 56 Players in Poland

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Shaun DeebDay 2 at the PokerStars European Poker Tour Warsaw main event saw 148 players return to their seats. The order for the day was to play down to the final 56 players, and it took just over four levels for that mark to be reached. Notable players who were lost along the way included Ludovic Lacay, Scotty Nguyen, and Team PokerStars pros Bertrand Grospellier and Marcin Horecki. Only five players from the United States entered the 2009 EPT Warsaw event, but at the end of day 2, two of them were in the top 10 in chips. Carter Phillips is in second chip-position with 299,800, and Shaun Deeb (pictured right) is in fifth place with 226,400. Canadian Clayton Mozdzen leads the way with 332,300. Day 3 begins tomorrow at noon local time in Poland. Check back at CardPlayer.com at the end of play for another update on the action. Here is a look at the tournament statistics for day 2:

Top Day 2 Chip Counts:

Clayton Mozdzen (Canada) — 332,300
Carter Phillips (USA) — 299,800
Piotr Kiliński (Poland) — 275,200
Anatoly Gurtovoy (Russia) — 247,000
Shaun Deeb (USA) — 226,400
Jeffrey Sarwer (Canada) — 225,000
Corneliu Cretu (Romania) — 206,000
Anton Genadiew (Bulgaria) — 197,500
Kalle Niemi (Finland) — 194,100
Oleksandr Vaserfirer (Ukraine) — 181,000

Hand of the Day:

Shaun Deeb grows his Stack to 200,000

NOTE: Blinds at 800-1,600 with a 200 ante

With 10,000 in the pot and a flop of 7Club Suit 5Heart Suit 4Club Suit on the table Sabri Thomas Alenius checked, and Shaun Deeb bet 5,700. Alenius check-raised to 16,500, and Deeb went into the tank. Deeb then decided to move all in. Alenius made the all-in call for his final 75,000, and they flipped over their cards:

Alenius: KClub Suit QClub Suit
Deeb: ASpade Suit 4Spade Suit

Turn and River: AHeart Suit 2Spade Suit

Deeb won the hand and he grew his stack to 215,000.