Running alongside the EPT Main Event is the European Poker Tour Prague High Roller event, with Day 2 being played out just a few hours ago. At the end of the session it was Sorel Mizzi who was out in front with a nice little stack of 1,920,000.
That is quite a lead too as there is actually only one other player that can boast of having a chip stack of over a million, with that being Philippe Ktorza who has 1,094,000. That means Mizzi has almost double that of the next challenger in the rankings and a further 300k more than the very next one.
There were initially 41 players from the initial 113 on Day 1 that started on Day 2; however that number had to whittled right down to the final table of eight by the end of play.
Though Mizzi has quite a lead, we all know very well that the chip leader going into the final table is not always the eventual winner, so Mizzi will not be celebrating just yet. In fact with some of the names that are still involved, there is almost certain to be a few more twists and turns just yet.
One of those players is Marvin Rettenmaier who has had a very good year in 2012, and will be looking to cap it off nicely. Rettenmaier started the day as if he was on fire, as he doubled up against Rudolf Babayan. He carried on with good momentum as is nicely placed on the chip counts.
The Bubble Boy!
The unfortunate title of bubble boy this time fell to Olivier Busquet, as he was eliminated just short of the pay structure. The player that eliminated him was in fact that man again Rettenmaier managed to pick a good time to call with the Kc-9h, as his opponent only had the Qh-7d once he pushed all-in.
We also lost PokerStars Team Pro Eugene Katchalov, though he will be happy to have at least won a minimum payout. He found pocket queens but ran them into the pocket Kings of eventual chip leader Sorel Mizzi to end his tournament earlier than he would have hoped.
The Final Table!
Sorel Mizzi – 1,920,000
Philippe Ktorza – 1,094,000
Fabian Quoss – 781,000
Marvin Rettenmaier – 738,000
Juha Helppi – 546,000
Jason Mercier – 444,000
Marcin Wydrowski – 420,000
Aubin Cazals – 225,000
We will be bringing you a full report on how the final table pans out about the same time tomorrow, so if you want to be kept in the know, you know where to come.