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European Poker Tour -- Berlin Day 2

The Field Reaches the Money on Day 2 and Stefan Huber Leads the Way with over 1 Million Chips

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Team PokerStars pro Johannes StrassmannDay 2 at the PokerStars European Poker Tour Berlin €5,000 no-limit hold’em main event has come to a close and 124 players remain from the 493 that started the day. The field played into the money late in the day so action should be quick tomorrow as well thanks to the fact that every player left in the field is guaranteed to walk away from the tournament with at least €8,000.

The chip leader at the end of the night on day 2 was Stefan Huber, who ended play with 1,087,500. Rounding out the top 10 in chips were Team PokerStars pros Johannes Strassmann (794,500) pictured right, and Jude Ainsworth (720,500). Other notables who made it to the second day of play from day 1B were Team PokerStars pros William Thorson, Julian Thew, Marcel Luske and Benjamin Kang, Joao Barbosa, Jan Collado, and Bruno Fitoussi.

Check back at CardPlayer.com tomorrow for another summary of play, and be sure to follow along with the action from the PokerStars blog feed daily during the event. The remaining players will begin again tomorrow at noon local time. Here is a look at the tournament statistics from EPT Berlin Day 2:

Day 2 Top Chip Counts:

Stefan Huber – 1,087,500
Johannes Strassmann – 794,500
Rehne Pedersen – 769,500
Jude Ainsworth – 720,500
Jonas Gutteck – 622,500
Nicolas Chouity – 615,000
Simon Boss – 531,000
Vlad Zguba – 496,500
Marc Inizan – 496,000
Olaf Sagorski – 478,500

Notable Day 2 Eliminations:

Team PokerStars pros George Danzer, Boris Becker, Michael Keiner, Chad Brown, Katja Thater, Vickey Coren, Noah Boeken, and Florian Langmann, Michael Greco, Michael Martin, Marc Goodwin, Juha Helppi, and Max Pescatori.

Notable Day 2 Cashes:

136: George Danzer — €7,000
132: Max Pescatori — €7,000

Hand of the Day:

Chartier’s Wild Ride

Sam Chartier went on a nice rush to end the night at day 2 of EPT Berlin. He started the last level with eight big blinds and by the end of play he held close to 50 big blinds. The last hand that he played for the evening took his stack to 296,500.

His opponent raised to 12,500 from early position and Chartier made the call from late position preflop. The flop was dealt 9Heart Suit 9Spade Suit 7Spade Suit and early position bet 18,500. Chartier made the call and the turn fell ADiamond Suit. Chartier bet 32,000 and his opponent made the call. The river fell AHeart Suit and Chartier fired out another 30,000. His opponent made the call again and Chartier turned over 10Club Suit 9Club Suit for a full house. His opponent mucked.

Remaining Payout Structure:

1 – €1,000,000
2 – €600,000
3 – €350,000
4 – €280,000
5 – €210,000
6 – €165,000
7 – €120,000
8 – €72,000
9-10 – €50,000
11-12 – €40,000
13-14 – €30,000
15-16 – €25,000
17-24 – €23,500
25-32 – €21,000
33-40 – €19,000
41-48 – €17,500
49-56 – €16,000
57-64 – €15,000
65-72 – €14,000
73-80 – €13,000
81-88 – €12,000
89-96 – €11,000
97-104 – €10,000
105-112 – €9,000
113-124 – €8,000