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2018 PokerStars and Monte-Carlo©Casino EPT

Main Event
Jours 2
Event Info

2018 PokerStars and Monte-Carlo©Casino EPT

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Event Info
Prize Pool
Info Niveau
100,000 / 200,000

Main Event

Jour 2 terminé

David Peters Claims Chip Lead on Day 2 of PokerStars and Monte-Carlo©Casino EPT Main Event

Niveau 14 : 1,500/3,000, 3,000 ante
David Peters at the top of the counts after Day 2
David Peters at the top of the counts after Day 2

One of the best in all of tournament poker made his mark on Day 2 of the 2018 PokerStars and Monte-Carlo©Casino €5,300 EPT Main Event: David Peters. Peters, number 15 on the all-time money list with over $20 million in lifetime winnings, vaulted himself to the top of the leaderboard in a day that lasted just over three levels of 90 minutes.

With 120 players left, play was suspended one table shy of the bubble. For 111 players, a share of the €3,768,450 prize pool is up for grabs, with a mincash worth €9,400. The winner, crowned on Friday, May 4, will receive the first place prize of €712,000 and can call himself the 2018 EPT Monte-Carlo champion.

Peters soared to the overall chip lead in a big hand against Lucas "Bit2Easy" Reeves during the twilight portion of the day. Holding ace-eight in a four-bet pot, Peters flopped an eight and rivered an ace for aces up. The American overbet shoved on the river and Reeves called it off for his tournament life with ace-king. Reeves was eliminated and Peters scooped up a 500k pot to vault himself to the top spot.

Another top stack belongs to last year's Day 2 chipleader, Nick Petrangelo. Petrangelo amassed 463,000 in chips to make himself a prime contender for a deep run. Last year, Petrangelo's Day 2 chip lead ended up in a relatively disappointing 82nd place, and he's looking to improve on that performance this year. Other notables that bagged big include Ali Reza Fatehi (435,500), Ole Schemion (285,000), Sam Greenwood (246,000), Team PokerStars Online Randy "nanonoko" Lew (231,500), Team PokerStars Pro Andre Akkari (227,000) and 2015 EPT Monte Carlo champion Adrian Mateos (181,000).

PokerStars and Monte-Carlo©Casino EPT Main Event Day 2 Chip Counts

SeatPlayerCountryChip Count
1David PetersUnited States603,500
2Maxim PanyakRussia494,500
3Nicolas DumontFrance483,000
4Said ButbaRussia475,000
5Nick PetrangeloUnited States463,000
6Ouassini MansouriFrance452,000
7Dan AbouafFrance440,500
8Ali Reza FatehiIran435,500
9Boutros NaimLebanon430,000
10Eric QuFrance403,500

The room was buzzing with excitement at the start of the day as all players played a flipout tournament to try and win the free $30,000 Platinum Pass that awaited the lucky winner. After winning three flipouts in a row, a loud cheer erupted from the Salle des Etoiles as Paul-Francois Tedeschi grabbed the Pass to punch himself a free ticket to the Bahamas and the PokerStars Players Championship next year.

Paul Tedeschi
Paul-Francois Tedeschi wins the Platinum Pass

After the buzz died down, players started Day 2 and late registration was closed. 777 entries were made into the Main Event, consisting of 594 unique players, 201 reentries and 2 no-shows. A late shower that tried to spin things up was Steve O'Dwyer, but he got eliminated in the very first hand of the day. The same empty-handed fate awaited Team PokerStars Pros Igor Kurganov, Celina Lin and Fatima Moreira de Melo, as well as Platinum Pass winner Tedeschi, Daniel Dvoress, Maria Lampropulos, Justin Bonomo, Isaac Haxton and Tsugunari Toma.

On Day 3, there's 01:15:18 to be played out in level 14, followed by a maximum of four more levels of 90 minutes each. Cards will be back in the air at noon and levels will resume with blinds at 1,500/3,000 and a big blind ante of 3,000. PokerNews will be on the floor to provide all the coverage from the PokerStars and Monte-Carlo©Casino EPT €5,300 Main Event as we get closer towards crowning the new champion.

Ole Schemion will be back on Day 3

Day 3 Seat Draw

TableSeatNameCountryChip CountBig Blinds
11Sonny FrancoFrance233,00078
12Pavel IgnatovRussia34,00011
13Liwei SunItaly100,50034
14Aleksandr SheshukovRussia251,50084
15Leo MargetsSpain82,00027
16Olivier FerreroFrance87,00029
17Francois EvardSwitzerland48,50016
18Jean-Jacques ZeitounFrance41,50014
21Ermo KoskEstonia70,50024
22Chaofei WangChina71,50024
23Brian AltmanUnited States289,00096
24Antoine SaoutFrance350,500117
25Hossein EnsanGermany245,00082
26Alexis FleurFrance351,000117
27Guntis AleskinsLatvia117,00039
28Ionut-Flavius VoineaRomania69,00023
31Toby Orion BoasUnited States187,50063
32Javier Fernandez AlonsoSpain393,500131
34Florian MaurerAustria252,50084
35[Removed:17]New Zealand86,00029
36Said ButbaRussia475,000158
37Sosia JiangNew Zealand155,50052
38Andreas KajuEstonia95,00032
41Ali ChaiebFrance341,000114
42Carl-Fredrik TingvallSweden192,50064
43Rainer KempeGermany323,000108
44Danut ChisuRomania257,00086
45Paul ByrneUnited Kingdom119,00040
46Ali Reza FatehiIran435,500145
47Igor YaroshevskyyUkraine116,00039
48Jan BednarCzech Republic159,50053
51Alexandros KoloniasGreece321,500107
52Pierre MorinFrance219,50073
53Dimitar DanchevBulgaria278,50093
54Anthony BlanchardFrance160,00053
55Emil PatelFinland84,50028
56Philipp GruissemGermany152,50051
57Dan DjornoFrance162,00054
58Nicola D'AnselmoItaly51,50017
61Paul NeweyUnited Kingdom183,50061
62Gaelle BaumannFrance115,50039
63Mark DemirdjianCanada395,500132
64Georgios KarakousisGreece136,00045
65Maxim PanyakRussia494,500165
66Manuel RuivoPortugal221,50074
67Nadim Hage AliFrance159,00053
68Aroldo FioroniSwitzerland199,00066
71Pierre BarthelemyFrance97,50033
72Anton KrausBulgaria56,00019
73Andre AkkariBrazil227,00076
74Eric QuFrance403,500135
75Krisztian GyorgyiHungary321,000107
76Sadri SalehCanada59,00020
77Luca MarchettiItaly122,00041
78Eric SfezFrance309,000103
81Philippe NarboniFrance72,50024
82Andre HanebergGermany301,500101
83Antal RothHungary126,50042
84Matthias TikerpeEstonia98,50033
85Arianna SonUnited States124,00041
86Mazin KhouryUnited Kingdom268,00089
87Joe MouawadLebanon176,00059
88Florent EstegassyFrance71,00024
91Thomas PetterssonSweden225,00075
92Benjamin ChicheporticheFrance147,00049
93Gary MillerUnited Kingdom159,00053
94Jason WheelerUnited States90,00030
95Markku KoplimaaEstonia168,00056
96Samy OuellaniFrance272,00091
97Erik SeidelUnited States71,50024
98Gary HassonBelgium285,00095
101Mikita BadziakouskiBelarus229,50077
102Giuliano BendinelliItaly95,00032
103Nick PetrangeloUnited States463,000154
104Tomas JozonisLithuania198,00066
105Andres KornArgentina131,50044
106Vlado BanicevicMontenegro148,50050
107Davidi KitaiBelgium150,50050
108Boutros NaimLebanon430,000143
111Fabrice MaltezFrance72,00024
112Davor LaniniItaly153,50051
113Wei HuangChina49,00016
114Ville Tapio SissonenFinland244,50082
115Ekrem SaniogluTurkey190,00063
116Patrik AntoniusFinland114,00038
117Pablo MelognoUruguay269,00090
118Honglin JiangNew Zealand127,00042
121Jacques GuenniFrance65,50022
122Lukasz CyganPoland250,50084
123Remy LubespereFrance177,00059
124Randy LewUnited States231,50077
125Gavin O'RourkeIreland296,00099
126David PetersUnited States603,500201
127Francesco GriecoItaly63,00021
128Conor BeresfordUnited Kingdom342,000114
131Boris KuzmanovicCroatia134,00045
132Sebastian Von ToperczerGermany49,00016
133Mark TeltscherUnited Kingdom134,50045
134Adrian MateosSpain181,00060
135Pasquale BracoItaly74,50025
136Jack SalterUnited Kingdom73,50025
137Makram SaberLebanon30,00010
138Ole SchemionGermany285,00095
141Yorane KerignardFrance95,00032
142Dan AbouafFrance440,500147
143Ouassini MansouriFrance452,000151
144Thierry GogniatFrance176,00059
145Saar WilfIsrael275,50092
146Makoto HagaJapan69,00023
147Josip SimunicAustria244,00081
148Stefan HuberSwitzerland269,00090
151Ryan RiessUnited Kingdom44,00015
152Michael GlickUnited Kingdom191,50064
153Sam GreenwoodCanada246,00082
154Pete ChenTaiwan47,00016
155Federico PetruzzelliItaly293,50098
156Romain LewisFrance55,50019
157Nicolas DumontFrance483,000161
158Massou CohenFrance56,00019

Tags: Ali Reza FatehiDavid PetersNick PetrangeloPaul-Francois Tedeschi

End-of-Day Chip Counts (complet)

Niveau 14 : 1,500/3,000, 3,000 ante
Joueur Jetons Progression
David Peters us
David Peters
Day 3 Chip Leader
Maxim Panyak ru
Maxim Panyak
494,500 44,500
Nicolas Dumont fr
Nicolas Dumont
483,000 -17,000
Day 5 Chip Leader
EPT 1X Winner
Said Butba ru
Said Butba
475,000 45,000
Nick Petrangelo us
Nick Petrangelo
463,000 -97,000
Ouassini Mansouri fr
Ouassini Mansouri
452,000 42,000
Dan Abouaf fr
Dan Abouaf
440,500 30,500
Ali Reza Fatehi ir
Ali Reza Fatehi
435,500 -94,500
Day 1B Chip Leader
Boutros Naim lb
Boutros Naim
Eric Qu fr
Eric Qu
403,500 289,500
Mark Demirdjian lb
Mark Demirdjian
395,500 -114,500
Day 1A Chip Leader
Javier Fernandez es
Javier Fernandez
393,500 -6,500
Alexis Fleur fr
Alexis Fleur
351,000 71,000
Antoine Saout fr
Antoine Saout
Conor Beresford gb
Conor Beresford
342,000 132,000
Ali Chaieb fr
Ali Chaieb
341,000 273,600
Rainer Kempe de
Rainer Kempe
323,000 141,000
Alexandros Kolonias gr
Alexandros Kolonias
321,500 -48,500
Krisztian Gyorgyi hu
Krisztian Gyorgyi
321,000 240,900
Eric Sfez fr
Eric Sfez
309,000 -91,000
Andre Haneberg de
Andre Haneberg
301,500 -68,500
Gavin O'Rourke ie
Gavin O'Rourke
296,000 101,000
Federico Petruzzelli it
Federico Petruzzelli
293,500 -16,500
Brian Altman us
Brian Altman
289,000 79,000
Ole Schemion de
Ole Schemion
285,000 20,000

Lire Plus

Lascar and Lampropulos Bust to End Day 2

Niveau 14 : 1,500/3,000, 3,000 ante
Maria Lampropulos
Maria Lampropulos

The field has been reduced to just 120 hopefuls and thus the clocks have been stopped to bag and tag nine players away from the money as previously announced by the tournament floor.

The last two casualties were David Lascar and Maria Lampropulos, who were ousted on neighboring tables at almost the same time.

First it was Lascar that open-shoved for 26,000 first to act and Jason Wheeler in the big blind used his last two remaining time bank extensions before making the call.

David Lascar: {A-Diamonds}{10-Hearts}
Jason Wheeler: {K-Hearts}{Q-Diamonds}

The board came {Q-Spades}{9-Clubs}{5-Diamonds}{10-Clubs}{K-Clubs} and Lascar headed to the rail.

Lampropulos raised to 7,500 and was called by two-time WSOP Main Event finalist Antoine Saout in the big blind. Saout bet the {10-Clubs}{7-Spades}{3-Spades} flop for 8,000 and Lampropulos called. After the {Q-Clubs} turn, Saout bet 16,000 and Lampropulos shoved for what appeared tobe 40,000, the instant call of Saout followed.

Maria Lampropulos: {A-Spades}{K-Clubs}
Antoine Saout: {Q-Hearts}{7-Clubs}

Only a jack could help 2018 PCA champion Lampropulos, but instead it was the blank {10-Diamonds} that fell on the river to end Day 2 with 120 players remaining.

Joueur Jetons Progression
Antoine Saout fr
Antoine Saout
350,500 215,500
Jason Wheeler us
Jason Wheeler
90,000 -225,000
David Lascar fr
David Lascar
Maria Lampropulos ar
Maria Lampropulos

Tags: Antonie SaoutDavid LascarJason WheelerMaria Lampropulos

Peters Clips Reeves, Claims Chip Lead

Niveau 14 : 1,500/3,000, 3,000 ante
David Peters
David Peters

In one of the final hands of the day, David Peters claimed the overall chip lead in a big hand against Luke "Bit2Easy" Reeves in a clash between high stakes giants that left the latter biting the dust. A sizable pot was already created after David Peters had three-bet an open to 18,000. Behind him, Reeves four-bet to 44,000, the initial raiser folded and and Peters called.

Both the {9-Hearts}{5-Hearts}{8-Diamonds} flop and {10-Diamonds} turn went check/check. The {A-Hearts} on the river, however, made things interesting as Peters overbet shoved all in, effectively putting Reeves to a decision for all of his remaining 153,500 in chips.

It was a tough spot for Reeves, who burned two of his timebank chips before slapping in a call. Peters quickly showed {A-Clubs}{8-Clubs} for aces up, Reeves mucked his hand but was forced to show his {A-Spades}{K-Clubs}.

With the pot, Peters moved up to over 600,000 in chips and claimed the overall chip lead as the day drew to a close.

Joueur Jetons Progression
David Peters us
David Peters
603,500 412,200
Day 3 Chip Leader
Lucas Reeves gb
Lucas Reeves

Tags: David PetersLuke Reeves

Danchev Busts Trofimov

Niveau 14 : 1,500/3,000, 3,000 ante

The cards were all but rushed away while Dragos Trofimov shook hands with table neighbor Dimitar Danchev, the board of {K-Clubs}{5-Diamonds}{5-Hearts}{2-Hearts}{8-Diamonds} still showing. Trofimov had shoved all in for just 23,000 with queen-ten and Danchev's ace-queen remained the best hand after all community cards were dealt.

Joueur Jetons Progression
Dimitar Danchev bg
Dimitar Danchev
185,000 100,000
EPT 1X Winner
Dragos Trofimov md
Dragos Trofimov

Tags: Dimitar DanchevDragos Trofimov

Niveau: 14

Blinds: 1,500/3,000

Ante: 3,000