Day 2 Sees the Field Cut to 292 with Ruzicka Leading
Day 2 of the €5,300 Main Event from the European Poker Tour Barcelona has come to a close, and a massive day it was. After a field of 1,496 entries was generated, over 900 players returned for Day 2. That allowed for a whopping €7,255,600 prize pool, of which the top 239 players would be paid out with the winner set to receive €1,261,000.
At the end of another six 75-minute levels of play, 292 players remained, which isn't too far away from a cash. Breaking the bubble will come on Day 3, and it'll be one of the more exciting days in the tournament. Just sliding into the money will earn each player €8,050.
Finishing atop the surviving players was Vojtech Ruzicka with 617,100 in chips. Ruzicka started the day with 155,300 in chips and steadily increased his stack. He picked up a nice pot towards the end of the night against Dominik Nitsche where he bet, bet, bet on the flop, turn, and river of a board reading . Nitsche called all three streets, including calling for all of his chips on the river, with the . Unfortunately for Nitsche, Ruzicka rivered a gut-shot straight with the to send him to the rail.
Other players who finished towards the top of the counts were Nima Ahrary (519,600), Martin Finger (502,000), Tobias Rohe (435,000), Marko Neumann (316,100), Max Pescatori (294,000), Fedor Holz (260,600), Kent Lundmark (237,700), and Scott Seiver (216,400).
On the flip side of the coin, plenty of players busted out on the day. Some of those to bust were Team PokerStars Pro Johnny Lodden, Alex Kravchenko, Jake Cody, Matthias De Meulder, Daniel Negreanu, Ivan Demidov, Leo Fernandez, Liv Boeree, Leo Margets, Marcin Horecki, Theo Jorgensen, and Eugene Katchalov.
Day 3 will kick off at 12 p.m. local time on Sunday, so be sure to stay tuned to PokerNews for more coverage from Barcelona.