2019 PokerStars EPT Prague

€1,100 EPT National
Jours 2
Event Info

2019 PokerStars EPT Prague

Semen Kravets
Main Gagnante
Event Info
Prize Pool
Info Niveau
500,000 / 1,000,000
Info Joueurs - Jour 2
Joueurs Survivants

€1,100 EPT National

Jour 2 terminé

Heinke Tops 32 Survivors on Day 2; Meijer Van Putten Second in Chips

Niveau 27 : 30,000/60,000, 60,000 ante
Jasper Meijer Van Putten
Jasper Meijer Van Putten

The second-biggest €1,100 EPT National Prague is one step closer to crowning a champion at the 2019 PokerStars European Poker Tour Prague festival and just 32 players out of a field of 2,452 entries remain after 10 full levels of 60 minutes on Day 2. All remaining hopefuls are aiming for a big slice of the €2,353,920 prize pool and have €7,390 locked up for the efforts thus far while the winner can look forward to a payday of €375,000.

Leading the survivors after Day 2 is Germany's Philipp Heinke, who is one of two players that have bagged up more than five million in chips. Heinke doesn't have any live cashes to his name yet but ended up on top of the leaderboard with 5,855,000 in chips. Second in chips is Jasper Meijer Van Putten who claimed 5,135,000 to his name and has fond memories of previous trips to the capital of the Czech Republic.

The top four career results of Meijer Van Putten were all recorded at the Hilton Prague, highlighted by his victory in the EPT13 Prague Main Event in 2016 for a top prize of €699,300 after he cut a deal in heads-up with Marton Czuczor. His other three top scores in Prague are all final-table appearances and the Dutchman seems poised to make it five final tables within four years.

Jussi Mattila follows in third place with 4,980,000 and is one of two Finns in the top 10 as nine different nationalities are represented at the top of the leaderboard. Notables with big stacks include Nikita Kuznetcov (3,935,000), Gregory Armand (3,225,000), Andrei Konopelko (3,150,000), Alexandre Viard (2,900,000), 2019 EPT Open Sochi runner-up Giorgiy Skhulukhiya (2,860,000), and Jakub Oliva (2,580,000).

Top 10 Counts After Day 2

PlacePlayerCountryChip Count
1Philipp HeinkeGermany5,855,000
2Jasper Meijer Van PuttenNetherlands5,135,000
3Jussi MattilaFinland4,980,000
4Nikita KuznetcovRussia3,935,000
5Fidan ZahitiSweden3,815,000
6Gregory TelmanIsrael3,680,000
7Gregory ArmandUnited States3,225,000
8Andrei KonopelkoBelarus3,150,000
9Alexandre ViardFrance2,900,000
10Timo LaasonenFinland2,870,000

Other familiar faces of the European poker circuit such as Narcis Nedelcu (2,265,000), Micha Hoedemaker (1,900,000), Pierre Calamusa (1,300,000) and Grzegorz Wyraz (1,225,000) will also be in the mix when the action resumes on Tuesday, December 10th, 2019, as of noon local time. The recommencing blinds will be 40,000-80,000 with a big blind ante of 80,000 and ten levels are scheduled or down to the final six, whichever of the two comes first.

The Action from Day 2 at a Glance

In the first two hours of play, the field of 367 Day 1 survivors was quickly whittled down to fewer than 200 hopefuls and among those to head to the payout desk were the PokerStars ambassadors Ramon Colillas and Steve Enriquez, along with Triple Crown Champion Davidi Kitai, Felix Schulze, Antoine Labat, Marcin Horecki, Jussi Nevanlinna, and Artur Rudenkov to name just a few.

Jose Quintas, who had reached the final table of the EPT National during the previous festival at Casino Barcelona, came up short with king-jack against the ace-jack of Catalin Rusu and bowed out in the third full level of the day. The eliminations kept pouring in at a rapid pace and former EPT champion Jan Bendik, Simone Miracoli and 2018 EPT Prague Main Event finalist Carlos Branco were just some of the notables that busted early in the day.

Viktor Blom
Viktor Blom

Online legend Viktor "Isildur1" Blom ran with pocket fours into the pocket kings of Michael Kramer and exited in 84th place, just ahead of 2018 finalist Danilo Velasevic and minutes before Andrej Desset ran out of chips. Mihails Morozovs lost one of the biggest pots of the day when his gutshot and flush draw failed to get there against the top set of Gregory Armand on a seven-high flop, and the Latvian had to settle for 76th place.

In the late stages of the day, 2019 WSOP bracelet winner Anatolii Zyrin came up short when he lost a flip with ace-jack versus nines and former French player of the year Erwann Pecheux was left drawing dead on the flop when he was at risk with ace-king versus ace-king suited. For Yiannis Liperis, it was all over in a three-way all-in when his jacks clashed with the kings of Andrei Konopelko and Michal Janczarski could not find any help with ace-queen either.

Towards the end of the night, several players were gunning for the overnight lead. Philipp Heinke was the first above five million when he won a crucial hand to bust Wei Huang and he held onto the top spot eventually. Jasper Meijer van Putten and Jussi Mattila, one of the most talkative players left in the field, came close after raking in a lot of pots in the final two levels to assume a prime position for the race to the final table.

Tune back in tomorrow right here on PokerNews to find out who reaches the final day in the 2019 PokerStars EPT Prague €1,100 EPT National!

Philipp Heinke
Day 2 Chip Leader Philipp Heinke

Tags: Alexandre ViardAnatolii ZyrinAndrei KonopelkoCarlos BrancoDanilo VelasevicDavidi KitaiErwann PecheuxGiorgiy SkhulukhiyaGregory ArmandGrzegorz WyrazJakub OlivaJan BendikJasper Meijer van PuttenJose QuintasJussi MattilaMicha HoedemakerMichael KramerMichal JanczarskiMihails MorozovsNarcis NedelcuNikita KuznetcovPhilipp HeinkePierre CalamusaRamon ColillasSimone MiracoliSteve EnriquezViktor BlomWei HuangYiannis Liperis

Day 3 Seat Draw

Niveau 27 : 30,000/60,000, 60,000 ante
TableSeatNameCountryChip CountBig Blinds
11Micha HoedemakerNetherlands1,900,00024
12Alexandre ViardFrance2,900,00036
13Sergei KoliakovRussia820,00010
14Luigi LavignaItaly1,110,00014
15Narcis NedelcuRomania2,265,00028
16Nazar BuhaiovUkraine2,625,00033
17Gregory TelmanIsrael3,680,00046
18Jussi MattilaFinland4,980,00062
21Nikita KuznetcovRussia3,935,00049
22Fidan ZahitiSweden3,815,00048
23Patrick El KallasJordan1,455,00018
24Andrei KonopelkoBelarus3,150,00039
25Philipp HeinkeGermany5,855,00073
26Jakub OlivaCzech Republic2,580,00032
27Lyudmil IvanovBulgaria1,803,00023
28Yin LiuChina1,330,00017
31Grzegorz WyrazPoland1,225,00015
32Marcin LesniewskiPoland1,485,00019
33Emile BaroudiLebanon505,0006
34Timo LaasonenFinland2,870,00036
35Gregory ArmandUnited States3,225,00040
36David KatavIsrael1,010,00013
37Rafael AlkhouriSweden1,200,00015
38Sergey PerelyginRussia1,555,00019
41Giorgiy SkhulukhiyaRussia2,860,00036
42Bartosz StasiewiczPoland2,160,00027
43Giulio MascoloItaly865,00011
44Vojtech SustaCzech Republic1,245,00016
45Jasper Meijer Van PuttenNetherlands5,135,00064
46Semen KravetsRussia1,310,00016
47Pierre CalamusaFrance1,300,00016
48Michael KramerNetherlands1,225,00015

End-of-Day Chip Counts (complet)

Niveau 27 : 30,000/60,000, 60,000 ante
Joueur Jetons Progression
Philipp Heinke de
Philipp Heinke
5,855,000 565,000
Day 2 Chip Leader
Jasper Meijer van Putten nl
Jasper Meijer van Putten
5,135,000 35,000
Jussi Mattila fi
Jussi Mattila
4,980,000 180,000
Nikita Kuznetcov ru
Nikita Kuznetcov
3,935,000 1,150,000
Fidan Zahiti se
Fidan Zahiti
3,815,000 2,415,000
Gregory Telman il
Gregory Telman
3,680,000 -245,000
Gregory Armand us
Gregory Armand
3,225,000 -165,000
Andrei Konopelko by
Andrei Konopelko
3,150,000 250,000
Alexandre Viard fr
Alexandre Viard
2,900,000 375,000
Timo Laasonen se
Timo Laasonen
2,870,000 40,000
Giorgiy Skhulukhiya ge
Giorgiy Skhulukhiya
2,860,000 -110,000
Nazar Buhaiov ua
Nazar Buhaiov
2,625,000 25,000
Jakub Oliva cz
Jakub Oliva
2,580,000 930,000
Narcis Nedelcu ro
Narcis Nedelcu
2,265,000 -35,000
Bartosz Stasiewicz pl
Bartosz Stasiewicz
2,160,000 -800,000
Micha Hoedemaker nl
Micha Hoedemaker
1,900,000 -560,000
Lyudmil Ivanov bg
Lyudmil Ivanov
1,803,000 -962,000
Sergey Perelygin ru
Sergey Perelygin
1,555,000 755,000
Marcin Lesniewski pl
Marcin Lesniewski
1,485,000 300,000
Patrick El Kallas jo
Patrick El Kallas
1,455,000 175,000
Yin Liu cn
Yin Liu
1,330,000 -20,000
Semen Kravets ru
Semen Kravets
1,310,000 -210,000
Day 3 Chip Leader
Pierre Calamusa fr
Pierre Calamusa
1,300,000 210,000
Day 1C Chip Leader
Vojtech Susta cz
Vojtech Susta
1,245,000 -140,000
Michael Kramer nl
Michael Kramer
1,225,000 -225,000

Lire Plus

Play Finished

Niveau 27 : 30,000/60,000, 60,000 ante

Play has concluded on the four remaining tables with 32 players set to return for Tuesday's Day 3 at noon local time. Stay tuned for official chip counts and a full recap of the day's action.

Skhulukhiya Calls Correctly With King High

Niveau 27 : 30,000/60,000, 60,000 ante

Action folded around to Marcin Lesniewski in the small blind and he completed. Giorgiy Skhulukhiya was in the big blind and checked his option, bringing a flop of {4-Clubs}{4-Diamonds}{6-Clubs}. Lesniewski bet 60,000 and Skhulukhiya called.

The turn was {7-Hearts} and Lesniewski continued, betting 150,000. Skhulukhiya put in a raise to 500,000, sending Lesniewski into the tank for a bit before sliding out chips to make the call.

The river fell {2-Spades} and Lesniewski led out, firing 425,000. Skhulukhiya then went into the tank for close to a minute, ultimately deciding on a call.

Lesniewski tabled {9-Hearts}{5-Diamonds} for pure air and Skhulukhiya turned over {k-Spades}{5-Clubs}, taking down the pot with his king kicker to the board's pair of fours.

Joueur Jetons Progression
Giorgiy Skhulukhiya ge
Giorgiy Skhulukhiya
2,970,000 1,150,000
Marcin Lesniewski pl
Marcin Lesniewski
1,185,000 -1,645,000

Tags: Giorgiy SkhulukhiyaMarcin Lesniewski

Viard Chips Up

Niveau 27 : 30,000/60,000, 60,000 ante

Nikita Kuznetcov raised to 125,000 from the button and was called by Alexandre Viard in the small blind.

The flop came {2-Hearts}{2-Spades}{k-Hearts}, Viard check-called the 60,000 continuation-bet of Kuznetcov.

The turn was the {6-Clubs}, Viard checked again and Kuznetcov now bet 225,000. Viard called to see the {6-Spades} complete the board. They both checked. Viard tabled {4-Spades}{4-Clubs} and that was enough to scoop the pot.

Joueur Jetons Progression
Nikita Kuznetcov ru
Nikita Kuznetcov
2,785,000 -1,165,000
Alexandre Viard fr
Alexandre Viard
2,525,000 1,000,000

Tags: Alexandre ViardNikita Kuznetcov

The Last Five Hands

Niveau 27 : 30,000/60,000, 60,000 ante

Just before the last five hands of the night were announced, Nazar Buhaiov pulled some chips back in a battle of the blinds with Nikita Kuznetcov.

Buhaiov check-called a bet of 180,000 on the {7-Clubs}{6-Diamonds}{6-Spades}{6-Hearts} turn and checked the {q-Clubs} river. Kuznetcov eventually checked back and mucked when he was shown the {a-Diamonds}{8-Spades}.

Joueur Jetons Progression
Nikita Kuznetcov ru
Nikita Kuznetcov
Nazar Buhaiov ua
Nazar Buhaiov

Tags: Nazar BuhaiovNikita Kuznetcov

Heinke Raises the Turn

Niveau 27 : 30,000/60,000, 60,000 ante
Philipp Heinke
Philipp Heinke

Gregory Telman opened to 120,000 from middle position and received a call from Philipp Heinke, who was on the button. The two saw a flop of {2-Hearts}{8-Clubs}{5-Clubs} and Telman made a continuation-bet for 180,000. Heinke called.

The turn came {a-Spades} and Telman continued with a down-bet, firing out 150,000. Heinke thought for about a minute and then pushed forward a raise to 455,000.

Telman then thought for a few moments and proceeded to send his hand to the muck.

Joueur Jetons Progression
Philipp Heinke de
Philipp Heinke
5,290,000 790,000
Day 2 Chip Leader
Gregory Telman il
Gregory Telman
3,925,000 -675,000

Tags: Gregory TelmanPhilipp Heinke

Laasonen Doubles Up

Niveau 27 : 30,000/60,000, 60,000 ante
Timo Laasonen
Timo Laasonen

Lyudmil Ivanov raised to 120,000 from under the gun and Giulio Mascolo called on the button. Timo Laasonen shoved from the big blind and Ivanov quickly folded. Mascolo asked for a count and the dealer confirmed Laasonen had 1,310,000 behind. Mascolo called.

Timo Laasonen: {q-Hearts}{10-Hearts}
Giulio Mascolo: {10-Spades}{10-Diamonds}

The board ran out {3-Hearts}{q-Spades}{5-Diamonds}{a-Spades}{6-Hearts} for Laasonen to double up with.

Joueur Jetons Progression
Timo Laasonen se
Timo Laasonen
2,830,000 1,810,000
Giulio Mascolo it
Giulio Mascolo
1,075,000 -2,000,000

Tags: Giulio MascoloLyudmil IvanovTimo Laasonen