EPT Barcelona ME Day 2 – Ruzicka Leads 292

Poker chips

Day 2 of the record breaking Season 11 European Poker Tour Barcelona Main Event was played out yesterday as the field of more than 900 survivors again took to their seats before being whittled down to just the 292 that would be returning for Day 3 later on today.

The action on Day 2 lasted for six levels of 75 minutes and quickly saw eliminations coming thick and fast. We almost even got to the bubble period which will kick in before a player finishes in 240th place, just one place away from the money.

Leading the event after Day 2 is Vojtech Ruzicka after he built up a stack of 621,000 chips to put him more than 100k ahead of his closest rival Nima Ahary in 2nd place.

Of the big names still left in the event, there is Marko Neumann, Martin Finger, Scott Seiver, Kent Lundmark, Michael Mizrachi, Mike McDonald and Dan Shak. Each will first want to navigate the bubble on Day 3 before attempting to get through into Day 4.

It would be fair to say that there were many more big names falling out of the event than going through however with the likes of PokerStars Team Pros Daniel Negreanu, Liv Boeree, Jake Cody, Johnny Lodden, Eugene Katchalov and Leo Margets all being sent to the rail on Day 2.

Day 3 will see the action kick back into gear at 12pm local time over in Barcelona and see the players have to navigate themselves into the money paying places and hopefully into the next day of proceedings.

The Current Standings

1st) Vojtech Ruzicka – 621,000

2nd) Nima Ahrary – 519,600

3rd) Martin Finger – 502,300

4th) Andrei Konopelko – 446,500

5th) Berthold Winz – 443,000

6th) Berthold Wimz – 443,000

7th) Tobias Rohe – 434,500

8th) Andres Federico Jeckeln – 359,200

9th) Oliver Price – 352,400

10th) Ramin Hajiyev – 351,700

The Prize Pool Information

The prize pool information could be revealed during Day 2 as the registration period had closed and it was revealed that this event has created a prize pool €7,255,600 to be shared among the top 239 players with the winner eventually set to walk away with €1,261,000.

1st) 1,261,000

2nd) 709,000

3rd) 498,000

4th) 362,000

5th) 286,000

6th) 224,500

7th) 171,600

8th) 121,300

9th) 92,800

10– 11th) 77,600

12 – 13th) 69,300

14 – 15th) 62,000

16 – 17th) 54,700

18 – 20th) 47,400

21st – 23rd) 40,200

24 – 27th) 33,300

28 – 31st) 28,500

32 – 39th) 24,400

40 – 55th) 20,300

56 – 71st) 16,300

72 – 95th) 13,900

96 – 119th) 12,050

120 – 143rd) 10,300

144 – 183rd) 9,300

184 – 223rd) 8,500

224 – 239th) 8,050

0 comments