Sunday saw Day 2 of the PokerStars European Poker Tour San Remo through to completion with the new chip leader at the end of the day being Inge Forsmo with 606k in chips. That lead is around 100k better off than the next challenger Charly Maracchione who has 505k in chips.
Not too far behind those two are some more established players such as Matt Salsberg who has 339k, Yevgeniy Timoshenko who has 336k. British player Ben Vinson is also finds himself in the top ten with 310k.
Forsmo is actually an online satellite qualifier, having won a €550 freezeout satellite on PokerStars. The player now has a very good chance of winning a good payout and all for a reduced buy-in.
There is a long way to go yet though as there are still 162 players remaining that will be heading into Day 3 with ambitions of getting into the top 120 and at least taking home some money. There are also some big names still in the vent that are capable of making a late run.
Former European Poker Tour champion David Vamplew is currently sitting in 11th with 294k chips the online professional Ozzy “Ozzy87” Sheikh is right behind him with 250k. The prize pool for the event stands at more than $3.8m million with the minimum payout for the top 120 being $8,000.
Inge Forsmo (left) – 606,100
Charly Maracchione – 505,800
Jason Tompkins – 500,000
Lorenzo Sabato – 387,900
Morten Mortensen – 344,000
Matt Salsberg – 338,700
Yevgeniy Timoshenko – 336,300
Artem Metalidi – 335,500
Alberto Musini – 328,200
Ben Vinson – 310,000
Players To Hit The Rail!
Of the first bigger names to fall during Day 2 was the Melanie Weisner, who started the day with just nine big blinds and was one of the short stacks. She was actually eliminated on the first hand of the Day as she decided to push all-in with Ah-8h but her luck wasn’t there as she lost a coin-flip to Alfonso Donnarumma’s pocket fives.
Another player to go early on in the day was PokerStars Team Pro Johnny Lodden who was crippled in one hand where his flush was bettered by another flush. He didn’t last too much longer after that. His Team Pro team mate Angel Guillen done slightly better but was eventually eliminated by Theo Jorgensen who is a PokerStars Team Pro too.
She ran into his A-K holding the K-J and didn’t have the luck to survive the hand. Jorgensen too was eventually eliminated after his A-Q couldn’t defeat an opponent’s pocket eights.
Other notables include JC Alvarado, Andrew Teng, Gaelle Baumann, David Peters and David Baker who were sent to the rail.