Diena 2 Beidzies
Diena 2 Beidzies
The 2014 PokerStars.it European Poker Tour Sanremo Main Event played down to a final table today, as did the €10,300 High Roller. The last €10K buy-in High Roller of the season attracted two late reentries, which brought the field up to 105 entries (88 unique/17 reentries) and created a prize pool of €1,029,000. The top 15 would make the money, with the eventual winner taking home €265,000.
After nine one-hour levels of play on Day 2, the field was whittled down to the final table of eight. The man best positioned to make a run at the top prize is Philip Sternheimer, who is the chip leader with 938,000. That said, he faces some stiff competition that includes Griffin Benger (892,000) and Ole Schemion (831,000).
As previously mentioned, just two players opted to reenter before the start of play – Olivier Busquet and Team PokerStars Pro Vanessa Selbst. The latter was eager to amass some EPT10 Player of the Year points, but it proved a quick and fruitless endeavor.
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Busquet lasted quite a bit longer, but ultimately fell short of the money. Others who left empty handed included Connor Drinan, Jeff Rossiter, Martin Finger, Sylvain Loosli, Martin Jacobson, Yann Dion, Steve O'Dwyer, Mickey Petersen, Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier, Day 1 chip leader Alexander Kopylkov, and Ognjen Sekularac, who ended up as the bubble boy.
Sekularac was eliminated in Level 17 (4,000/8,000/1,000) when he was all in and at risk for 96,000 with the and Sternheimer made a reluctant call with the . The flop kept the Serbian in the lead, but then the appeared on the turn. No jack on the river and Sekularac was out in 16th place with nothing to show for it.
From there the in-the-money eliminations began to mount and included Dmitry Yurasov (15th - €17,500), Thomas Muhlocker (14th - €17,500), Artem Litvinov (13th - €19,050), Ismail Erkenov (12th - €19,050), Jason Lavallee (11th - €21,600), David Vamplew (10th - €21,600), and Dimitar Danchev (9th - €26,750), who lost a flip to finish as the final table bubble boy.
The third and final day will kick off at 12 p.m. local time on Sunday and the remaining eight players will play down to a winner. The the PokerNews Live Reporting Team will be on hand to capture the action in both the High Roller and the Main Event.
Join us then, but while you wait be sure to check out this video where your favorite pros explain what they do to prepare for the day:
The final table has been reached, which means play has been halted for the night. Stay tuned for a full recap of the day's action.
|5||Imed Ben Mahmoud||151,000|
|Imed Ben Mahmoud||151,000||7,000|
In the last hand of Level 19, Dimitar Danchev moved all in for 150,000 or so from middle position and Max Greenwood called from the button. The blinds both folded and it was off to the races.
According to the PokerNews Odds Calculator, Greenwood was a slight 54.74% favorite while Danchev would survive 44.79% of the time. The flop was no help to Danchev, and his chances fell to 25.45% while Greenwood's jumped to 70%.
The turn was another blank, which made Greenwood an overwhelming 86.36% favorite. Danchev needed either an ace or queen — something that would happen 13.64% of the time — but it wasn't in the cards as the blanked.
After a button raise from Griffin Benger, Ole Schemion defended his big blind. Both checked the flop and then Schemion took the lead on the turn for 26,000. Benger called and then bet 46,000 on the after the German checked to him. Schemion called and mucked versus the of the Canadian.
Only a few minutes later we had some fireworks. Alex Bilokur raised to 24,000, Mustapha Kanit made it 62,000 on the cutoff and Philip Sternheimer three-bet to 140,000 in the big blind. Bilokur folded and Kanit moved all in for 521,000. Sternheimer tank called with and chopped the pot versus the of Kanit.
From under the gun, Mustapha Kanit raised to 24,000 and Griffin Benger called in the big blind. On the flop, the Canadian check-called 26,000. Kanit continued with the second barrel on the turn for 62,000 and Benger did check call once again.
With the on the river, Benger checked and had about 370,000 chips behind. Kanit grabbed chips and made it 165,000 to go. Almost half of the stack for his opponent and that obviously needed some consideration.
Ultimately, Benger made the call and it was a great one with the . Kanit showed as last aggressor and dwindled to about half a million.
Philip Sternheimer raised to 26,000 from the hijack and Max Greenwood on the button as well as Alex Bilokur in the small blind called. On the flop Bilokur check-called 38,000 and Greenwood folded.
On the turn both players checked and Sternheimer then called 63,000 on the river. Bilokur showed the but it was no good versus .
Imed Ben Mahmoud opened for 29,000 under the gun and action folded to Dimitar Danchev, who moved all in from the hijack. Action folded back to Mahmoud and he made the call.
Danchev was in a dominating spot, and he reaped the rewards after the board ran out a dry .
|Imed Ben Mahmoud||144,000||-106,000|
|5||Imed Ben Mahmoud||250,000|
|Imed Ben Mahmoud||250,000||-28,000|
We have reached the unofficial final table of nine players.
It happened when David Vamplew three-bet to 60,000 after an open-raise from Griffin Benger and Ole Schemion moved all in. Benger quickly tossed his cards into the muck and the call from Vamplew was even faster.
The EPT Player of the Year (POY) contender flopped the nuts on flop and the turn and river both blanked. Schemion had more than 500,000 in chips and Vamplew was covered. Vamplew was eliminated in ninth place and we now have the last redraw in this tournament.