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European Poker Tour -- Prague Day 2

Pieter de Korver Rise to the Top on Day 2 -- Just 95 Players Remain

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Pieter de KorverDay 2 at the PokerStars European Poker Tour Prague €5,000 no-limit hold’em main event welcomed back 328 players, and after six 75-minute levels of poker, less than a third of that field of players remained. Day 3 will see 95 players return tomorrow at noon, and the money bubble will burst when 80 of them remain.

Yann Brosolo finished play with 574,000 to lead the field and perched behind him was Rui Cao with 522,500. Team PokerStars pro and reigning EPT Grand Final champion Pieter de Korver (pictured left) finished sitting in third place with 465,800. Frenchman Anthony Lellouche remained in the top 10; his stack sits at 363,100.

Check back at CardPlayer.com tomorrow for another summary of the action, and be sure to follow along with the action from the PokerStars blog feed daily during the event. Here is a look at the tournament statistics for day 2:

Payout Structure:

1 – €682,000
2 – €454,000
3 – €255,000
4 – €171,000
5 – €135,000
6 – €100,000
7 – €71,000
8 – €55,500
9-10 – €42,600
11-12 – €31,400
13-14 – €24,500
15-16 – €20,000
17-24 – €15,500
25-32 – €12,800
33-40 – €11,300
41-48 – €10,300
49-56 – €9,700
57-64 – €9,100
65-71 – €8,500
72-80 – €8,000

Notable Day 2 Eliminations: Alexander Kravchenko, Katja Thater, Bertrand Grospellier, J.P. Kelly, Marcel Luske, Thierry Van Den Berg, Alexia Portal, Marcus Naalden, Peter Hedlund

Day 2 Top 10 Chip Counts:

Yann Brosolo (France) — 574,000
Rui Cao (France) — 522,500
Pieter de Korver (Netherlands) — 465,800
Kristoffer Edberg (Sweden) — 442,800
Kalle Matti Niemi (Finland) — 432,600
Gustav Ekerot (Sweden) — 385,300
Bruno Launais (France) — 375,000
Jerome Zerbib (France) — 368,200
Anthony Lellouche (France) — 363,100
Evgeniy Zaytsev )Russian) — 352,300

Hand of the Day:

Yann Brosolo Jumps Out in Front

With blinds at 1,200-2,400 with a 200 ante, Yann Brosolo raised preflop, and an opponent reraised on his left. Brosolo made the call, and the flop was dealt JHeart Suit 4Club Suit 3Club Suit. Brosolo checked, his opponent bet, and Brosolo raised enough to put his adversary all in. The player made the call, but he was soon disappointed when they turned over their cards:

Brosolo: JSpade Suit JDiamond Suit
Opponent: AClub Suit ADiamond Suit

Turn and River: 9Spade Suit and 4Heart Suit

Brosolo won the hand, eliminated his opponent, and grew his stack to 420,000 in the process.