2019 partypoker LIVE MILLIONS Europe

Main Event
Jours 2
Event Info

2019 partypoker LIVE MILLIONS Europe

Main Gagnante
Event Info
Prize Pool
Info Niveau
4,000,000 / 8,000,000

Main Event

Jour 2 terminé

Grafton Tops Main Event After Day 2; Fifteen Online Players to Join, Dimitrov Starts Day 3 With Overall Lead

Niveau 18 : 125,000/250,000, 250,000 ante
Sam Grafton
Sam Grafton

Day 2 of the €10,300 Main Event is in the books at the 2019 partypoker LIVE MILLIONS Europe held at the King's Resort in Rozvadov, Czech Republic. Sam Grafton ended the day with the chip lead of all the players present in Rozvadov. Grafton bagged 26,950,000, but he is not the overall chip leader as Aleks Dimitrov survived the Online Day 1+2 with 27,675,000. The 57 survivors plus the 15 online survivors are all in the money out of the 504 entries that were made in the event.

The tournament will continue on Saturday, August 17, at noon local time with a combined field of 72 players remaining out of the 504 entries that barely met the €5,000,000 guaranteed prize pool.

Day 2 Action

The day started with 380 entries on the clock. Day 1a generated 165 entries and Day 1b was good for 113 entries. The online Day 1+2 had 102. The moment that the 'shuffle up and deal' was announced the clock showed 461 entries as 81 new entries were already made, partly because of the many satellites held at the King's Resort in Rozvadov. Plenty more reentries were made as the players that found their way through to Day 2 by bagging on Day 1a or b were still able to reenter once more in the first two levels of the day in case they busted. The big €5,000,000 guarantee was met when the clock showed 504 entries when registration closed.

The pace of play was incredibly fast at the start of the day and plenty of bustouts happened in the first two levels of the day. Philipp Gruissem, part of the partypoker Pro team, busted early in the day and so did others like David Peters, Ryan Riess, Markus Durnegger, Manig Loeser, and Kevin Rabichow. Other members of team partypoker that didn't make it are Ludovic Geilich, Joao Simao, and online pro Jeff Gross. They all busted fairly early in the day.

Plenty of others did find a bag on Day 2. Jozsef Liszkovics finished in the top region of the counts with 22,075,000 in his bag after winning a huge 20 million chip pot with kings against jacks of the eventual bubble boy, Mauricio Pais. Pais lost the big pot and was left with several big blinds, only to lose them later with queen-jack against ace-three of two opponents. He was the last player that was eliminated before the players were in the money and bagged up.

Mauricio Pais and Jozsef Liszkovics
Mauricio Pais and Jozsef Liszkovics

Markus Grewe (20,450,000), Kenny Hallaert (18,050,000), Thomas Boivin (15,825,000), Charlie Carrel (14,375,000), and Vojtech Ruzicka (14,325,000) all bagged impressive stacks and are looking to make an impact on Day 3 of the tournament.

Bertrand Grospellier is the only partypoker Pro that made it to Day 3 through the live route. The Frenchman bagged 2,955,000 and will start Day 3 near the bottom of the counts. Two other partypoker Pros managed to sneak in Day 3 but without setting a foot in the King's Resort in Rozvadov. Roberto Romanello (9,200,000) and Dzmitry Urbanovich (6,650,000) made Day 3 through the online way. Others that made it through include chip leader Dimitrov, Anton Morgenstern (8,000,000), Romain Lewis (6,050,000), Matas Cimbolas (3,300,000), and Dara O'Kearney (2,975,000).

The tournament will continue with Day 3 and a combined field of 72 out of 504 players in level 18: 125,000/250,000. PokerNews will be there to report on all the action and PokerGO will have a live stream present. The tournament kicks off at noon local time and the live stream will start at 3:15 p.m. local time.

Tags: Aleks DimitrovAnton MorgensternBertrand GrospellierCharlie CarrelDavid PetersDzmitry UrbanovichJeff GrossJoao SimaoJozsef LiszkovicsKenny HallaertKevin RabichowLudovic GeilichManig LoeserMarkus DurneggerMarkus GreweMatas CimbolasPhilipp GruissemRoberto RomanelloRomain LewisRyan RiessSam GraftonThomas BoivinVojtech Ruzicka

Day 1+2 Online Chip Counts

Niveau 18 : 125,000/250,000, 250,000 ante
Joueur Jetons Progression
Aleks Dimitrov bg
Aleks Dimitrov
27,675,000 27,675,000
Day 2 Chip Leader
Severin Schleser at
Severin Schleser
12,550,000 12,550,000
Roberto Romanello gb
Roberto Romanello
9,200,000 9,200,000
partypoker Pro
WSOP 1X Winner
WPT 1X Winner
EPT 1X Winner
Anton Morgenstern de
Anton Morgenstern
8,000,000 8,000,000
Dzmitry Urbanovich pl
Dzmitry Urbanovich
6,650,000 6,650,000
partypoker Pro
EPT 1X Winner
Tomas Fara cz
Tomas Fara
6,625,000 6,625,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Romain Lewis fr
Romain Lewis
6,050,000 6,050,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Wolfgang Waschik de
Wolfgang Waschik
5,950,000 5,950,000
Matas Cimbolas lt
Matas Cimbolas
3,300,000 3,300,000
WPT 1X Winner
Philipp Hofbauer at
Philipp Hofbauer
3,200,000 3,200,000
Dara O'Kearney ie
Dara O'Kearney
2,975,000 2,975,000
Andrei Boghean ro
Andrei Boghean
2,925,000 2,925,000
Usman Siddique gb
Usman Siddique
2,600,000 2,600,000
Mark Davis us
Mark Davis
2,375,000 2,375,000
WPT 1X Winner
William Blais ca
William Blais
1,900,000 1,900,000

End of Day 2 Chip Counts (complet)

Niveau 18 : 125,000/250,000, 250,000 ante
Joueur Jetons Progression
Sam Grafton gb
Sam Grafton
26,950,000 6,700,000
Jozsef Liszkovics hu
Jozsef Liszkovics
22,075,000 2,000,000
Markus Grewe de
Markus Grewe
20,450,000 5,400,000
Kenny Hallaert be
Kenny Hallaert
18,050,000 1,050,000
Thomas Boivin be
Thomas Boivin
15,825,000 2,425,000
Charlie Carrel gb
Charlie Carrel
14,375,000 7,325,000
Day 3 Chip Leader
Vojtech Ruzicka cz
Vojtech Ruzicka
14,325,000 1,925,000
Martin Wassner de
Martin Wassner
13,150,000 11,815,000
Christian Willax de
Christian Willax
12,650,000 11,170,000
Lukas Dragoun cz
Lukas Dragoun
10,825,000 6,025,000
Christian Rudolph de
Christian Rudolph
10,375,000 6,775,000
Marek Blasko sk
Marek Blasko
10,150,000 3,050,000
Yake Wu cn
Yake Wu
10,150,000 1,150,000
Rastislav Paleta cz
Rastislav Paleta
9,550,000 1,050,000
John Farrell ie
John Farrell
9,525,000 4,860,000
Mustafa Biz tr
Mustafa Biz
9,400,000 -1,600,000
Filip Hanusek cz
Filip Hanusek
8,425,000 2,925,000
Tomas Zacek cz
Tomas Zacek
8,325,000 -1,875,000
Robin Hegele de
Robin Hegele
8,150,000 -850,000
Jan-Peter Jachtmann de
Jan-Peter Jachtmann
7,675,000 -425,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Vladimir Cerny sk
Vladimir Cerny
7,125,000 -975,000
Daniil Kiselev ru
Daniil Kiselev
7,100,000 -2,020,000
Ales Karban cz
Ales Karban
6,900,000 -2,100,000
Abdelhakim Zoufri nl
Abdelhakim Zoufri
6,800,000 1,600,000
Georgy Philippovich ru
Georgy Philippovich
6,125,000 -875,000

Lire Plus

Mauricio Pais Bubbles 2019 partypoker LIVE MILLION Europe Main Event

Niveau 18 : 125,000/250,000, 250,000 ante

Mauricio Pais bubbled the tournament after he already lost a big pot with jacks against kings. He was left short and just moved all in from the under-the-gun position for 400,000. He was called by both Mustafa Biz and by Jozsef Liszkovics.

They checked it down on the {10-Clubs}{8-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds}{5-Hearts}{10-Hearts} board and Pais showed {q-Spades}{j-Diamonds}. Liszkovics had {a-Spades}{3-Clubs} and he chopped with Biz who had {a-Hearts}{3-Spades}.

The remaining 57 players will be joined by the 15 online Day 1+2 survivors and all are guaranteed €20,000.

All chip counts and a recap will be posted shortly.

Joueur Jetons Progression
Jozsef Liszkovics hu
Jozsef Liszkovics
20,075,000 14,975,000
Mustafa Biz tr
Mustafa Biz
11,000,000 1,000,000
Mauricio Pais de
Mauricio Pais

Tags: Jozsef LiszkovicsMauricio PaisMustafa Biz

Veksler Eliminate Two Before the Money

Niveau 18 : 125,000/250,000, 250,000 ante

Pavel Veksler was short after he lost pocket queens against pocket aces and he was left with just three big blinds. He lost those in the exact next hand when he shoved those in the middle from the small blind with {k-Hearts}{j-Clubs}. Kenny Hallaert put him at risk with {a-Spades}{8-Spades}.

The board ran out {6-Clubs}{5-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds}{a-Diamonds}{7-Hearts} and Hallaert raked in the pot while Veksler misses out on at least €20,000.

Joueur Jetons Progression
Kenny Hallaert be
Kenny Hallaert
17,000,000 4,900,000
Pavlo Veksler ua
Pavlo Veksler

Tags: Kenny HallaertPavel Veksler

Niveau: 18

Blinds: 125,000/250,000

Ante: 250,000

Huge Double for Liszkovics

Niveau 17 : 100,000/200,000, 200,000 ante

The board read {8-Clubs}{4-Hearts}{4-Clubs}{8-Hearts} and there was over 7,000,000 in the middle already. Jozsef Liszkovics was all in for his last 6,750,000 and Mauricio Pais had to use multiple time bank cards before he was ready for his decision.

He ended up calling and Liszkovics immediately tabled {k-Spades}{k-Diamonds}. Pais stood up and showed {j-Spades}{j-Hearts}. The river was the {2-Hearts} and Liszkovics won a big pot while Pais was left with less than 10 big blinds.

Joueur Jetons Progression
Jozsef Liszkovics hu
Jozsef Liszkovics
20,000,000 14,900,000
Mauricio Pais de
Mauricio Pais
1,500,000 -7,800,000

Tags: Jozsef LiszkovicsMauricio Pais

Speranza Eliminated by Boivin

Niveau 17 : 100,000/200,000, 200,000 ante
Gianluca Speranza
Gianluca Speranza

Gianluca Speranza put his last 1,825,000 in the middle from the button and Thomas Boivin isolated from the small blind. They waited until the other tables were done and they opened up.

Gianluca Speranza: {a-Clubs}{10-Clubs}
Thomas Boivin: {a-Diamonds}{q-Hearts}

The flop was {8-Hearts}{4-Hearts}{3-Diamonds} and didn't change anything about the situation. The turn was the {10-Hearts} which gave Speranza a pair but Boivin the flush draw.

The river was the {5-Hearts} which brought the flush to Boivin who busted Speranza 3 away from the money.

Joueur Jetons Progression
Thomas Boivin be
Thomas Boivin
13,400,000 2,400,000
Gianluca Speranza it
Gianluca Speranza

Tags: Gianluca SperanzaThomas Boivin


Niveau 17 : 100,000/200,000, 200,000 ante

Simon Trumper just addressed the stalling situation and they have made a call. The tournament is from this moment onwards hand-for-hand and the clocks have been reduced to 20 seconds per decision.

Three more players need to be eliminated for the players to be in the money.

Tags: Simon Trumper