A long and grueling Day 2 ended in stunning fashion at the Super High Roller Bowl Europe Main Event. Six players remain when the action resumes Wednesday at the Merit Royal Hotel Casino & Spa in North Cyprus. With 41 entries, a prize pool of $10,250,000 had been created and all of that will be awarded to these players with a first-place prize of $3,690,000.
Wiktor Malinowski comes into Wednesday's final table as the tournament chip leader. The Polish high-stakes regular ended Day 2 with 3,100,000 chips, with many of those chips coming his way in the shocking final hand of the day against Ali Imsirovic.
Timothy Adams, David Peters, Zhuang Ruan, and Ivan Leow all return for the final table with healthy chip stacks. Only Viacheslav Buldygin resumes final table play short-stacked, ending Day 2 with 305,000 in chips.
Play resumes at Level 15 Wednesday, with the blinds at 20,000/40,000/40,000.
Super High Roller Bowl Europe Main Event Final Table
|Seat||Player||Country||Chip Count||Big Blinds|
|1||Zhuang Ruan||United States||1,760,000||44|
|3||David Peters||United States||1,350,000||34|
Malinowski Ousts Imsirovic on the Final Hand of Day 2
Day 2 began with 29 players in the hunt for six money spots as seven players entered before the start of the day. Once the action became eight-handed, all seated players remained in the hunt for more than four hours.
Addamo's elimination broke that stretch, as he bowed out in an all-in preflop hand against Ruan. Play lasted another half hour after that, with Imsirovic exiting on the money bubble.
Imsirovic four-bet shoved against Malinowski with ace-two suited, only to get snap-called by Malinowski with ace-king suited. Imsirovic began that final hand with 30 big blinds, but couldn't find a miracle on the runout against Malinowski.
Imsirovic's elimination benefited Buldygin the most, as the Russian clung to a short stack throughout the latter hours of Day 2 and will end up with at least a min-cash of $512,500.
Buldygin has some work to do if he wants to spin up a short stack and climb the money ladder. All other remaining players hold plenty of chips to work with, however, and Wednesday's final table is truly up for grabs.
Check back with the PokerNews live reporting team tomorrow for the conclusion of the Super High Roller Bowl Europe Main Event.
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