Main Event

Day 2 Table Draw

Table 1
Seat 1: William Brad Stalcup (56700)
Seat 2: Imre Leibold (46400)
Seat 3: Eric Fourniois (29400)
Seat 4: Emanuele Rugini (43100)
Seat 5: Noah Schwartz (80300)
Seat 6: Anton Wigg (121900)
Seat 7: Jerome Zerbib (87100)
Seat 8: John Tabatabai (66700)
Seat 9: Fredric Bussot (15800)

Table 2
Seat 1: Vicky Coren (114000)
Seat 2: Vlad Mezheritsky (49000)
Seat 3: Kevin Stani (48200)
Seat 4: Chris Bjorin (171100)
Seat 5: Russell Carson (34900)
Seat 6: Emanuele Di Domenico (67800)
Seat 7: Dan O'Brien (69400)
Seat 8: Moritz Kranich (90300)
Seat 9: Joseph Elpayaa (19200)

Table 3
Seat 1: Greg Raymer (62000)
Seat 2: Florian Langmann (14200)
Seat 3: Hicham Berdai (72200)
Seat 4: Surinder Sunar (17400)
Seat 5: Lauren Kling (29400)
Seat 6: Mikhail Shalamov (76300)
Seat 7: Mikhall Shakhnovich (68100)
Seat 8: Andrey Gulyy (63000)
Seat 9: Joakim Broberg (17300)

Table 4
Seat 1: Matthew Giannetti (48400)
Seat 2: El Mostafa Bel Khayate (153900)
Seat 3: Stefano Marzocchi (60200)
Seat 4: Christopher McCormack (72000)
Seat 5: Alessandro Longobardi (64400)
Seat 6: Allie Prescott (63300)
Seat 7: Timothy Finne (88400)
Seat 8: Martin Vallo (69600)
Seat 9: Rumen Nanev (20900)

Table 5
Seat 1: David Peters (66200)
Seat 2: Eric Mutrie (72900)
Seat 3: Brent Wheeler (170800)
Seat 4: Floris Morang (131600)
Seat 5: Riu Cao (69000)
Seat 6: Eric Qu (71700)
Seat 7: Keven Stammen (26000)
Seat 8: Ludovic Lacay (86000)
Seat 9: Lars Bonding (23900)

Table 6
Seat 1: Janno Cazemier (45900)
Seat 2: Olivier Daeninckx (60300)
Seat 3: Yorane Kerignard (88800)
Seat 4: Bertrand Guenoun (32700)
Seat 5: Steven Van Zadelhoff (47600)
Seat 6: Jesus Ramos Vazquez (12300)
Seat 7: Alexander Debus (82500)
Seat 8: Senol Karahasan (67100)
Seat 9: Victor Olaru Viorel (25100)

Table 7
Seat 1: Steven Vollers (28200)
Seat 2: Amnon Filippi (29000)
Seat 3: Allan Bække (54900)
Seat 4: Bruno Lopes (49200)
Seat 5: Erik Van Den Berg (56700)
Seat 6: William Ross (80300)
Seat 7: Patrick Wymann (9300)
Seat 8: James Kilarjian (35100)
Seat 9: Jean Berger (18300)

Table 8
Seat 1: Scott Montgomery (95400)
Seat 2: Cristiano Guerra (56000)
Seat 3: Dieter Albrecht (105600)
Seat 4: Luca Moschitta (22100)
Seat 5: David Sesso (121000)
Seat 6: Isabelle Mercier (101600)
Seat 7: Claudiu Saizu (147600)
Seat 8: Jose Maria Pacheco De Noronha (58200)
Seat 9: Henri Layani (25400)

Table 9
Seat 1: Dmitry Stelmak (42400)
Seat 2: Jeff Sarwer (103200)
Seat 3: Dmitry Vitkind (46000)
Seat 4: Antoanell Judet (60400)
Seat 5: Rino Mathis (56100)
Seat 6: Richard Karl Kemperman (14100)
Seat 7: Tristan McDonald (62900)
Seat 8: Frédéric Ayadi (138400)
Seat 9: Ivan Lehoczky (19600)

Table 10
Seat 1: Dennis Waterman (8500)
Seat 2: Kenny Hallaert (66000)
Seat 3: Markus Lehman (52800)
Seat 4: Peter Akery (35600)
Seat 5: Josef Gulas (100200)
Seat 6: Georges Ghossan (61200)
Seat 7: Ross Boatman (48600)
Seat 8: George Danzer (29500)
Seat 9: Julien Labussiere (20600)

Table 11
Seat 1: Nenad Medic (95000)
Seat 2: Rony Halimi (80100)
Seat 3: Jean Jacques Mars (35700)
Seat 4: Viktor Ivanov (106100)
Seat 5: Andreas Torbergsen (71100)
Seat 6: Isaac Baron (27300)
Seat 7: Teddy Sheringham (105600)
Seat 8: Guillaume Darcourt (77600)
Seat 9: Claudiu Secara (23200)

Table 12
Seat 1: Heinz Kamutzki (33400)
Seat 2: JJ Liu (63400)
Seat 3: Andrey Zaichenko (46600)
Seat 4: Liz Lieu (33900)
Seat 5: Hugo Lemaire (89500)
Seat 6: Bernard Guigon (71100)
Seat 7: Jonathan Plens (49000)
Seat 8: Herve Costa (103300)
Seat 9: Nam Le (10300)

Table 13
Seat 1: Alex Gomes (122800)
Seat 2: Viktoria Szilasi (53600)
Seat 3: Oleg Poluzhnikov (41600)
Seat 4: David Paredes (144600)
Seat 5: Gianni Giaroni (60900)
Seat 6: Mariano Agustin Balaguer (23500)
Seat 7: Dylan Linde (31800)
Seat 8: Jan Heitmann (36600)
Seat 9: Tyler Reiman (12000)

Table 14
Seat 1: Maurizio Baisi (82200)
Seat 2: Andrew Scott (77600)
Seat 3: Randall Mccowan (71400)
Seat 4: Eugene Katchalov (103700)
Seat 5: Stuart Rutter (57700)
Seat 6: Markus Golser (33100)
Seat 7: [Removed:39] (92100)
Seat 8: Johannes Steindl (141300)
Seat 9: Cedric Devoteau (9900)

Table 15
Seat 1: Vladislav Varlashin (31400)
Seat 2: Michael Bramson (40400)
Seat 3: Chris Moneymaker (119900)
Seat 4: Jason Collier (80800)
Seat 5: John Kabbaj (68300)
Seat 6: Aleksandr Val (69400)
Seat 7: Sebastien Bidinger (42800)
Seat 8: Andrew Badecker (68700)
Seat 9: Nourredine Aittaleb (20700)

Table 16
Seat 1: Olivier Douce (29500)
Seat 2: Josef Klinger (54000)
Seat 3: Miguel Borges (20600)
Seat 4: Ismail Erkenov (30300)
Seat 5: Martin Schmidkunz (28000)
Seat 6: Claudio Pagano (50000)
Seat 7: Jesper Hougaard (54200)
Seat 8: Juan Manuel Pastor (65100)
Seat 9: Noah Boeken (17200)

Table 17
Seat 1: Jean Noel Said (69000)
Seat 2: Chia Hung Hsu (57000)
Seat 3: Simon Munz (175200)
Seat 4: Lasse Ubostad (125500)
Seat 5: Jason James (78700)
Seat 6: Ali Tekintamgac (110200)
Seat 7: Andrew Chen (116900)
Seat 8: Govert Metaal (40400)

Table 18
Seat 1: Antonio Subtil (26100)
Seat 2: Tomer Berda (64400)
Seat 3: Kozinskiy Yuriy (7900)
Seat 4: Alex Keating (66400)
Seat 5: Ben Grundy (58500)
Seat 6: Spencer Cossette (35800)
Seat 7: Sander Lylloff (73800)
Seat 8: Paul Testud (55600)
Seat 9: Guillaume De La Gorce (16500)

Table 19
Seat 1: Andrey Danilyuk (50600)
Seat 2: Mikhail Smirnov (75300)
Seat 3: Derek Thorpe (37100)
Seat 4: Thomas Dolezal (45400)
Seat 5: Imed Ben Mahmoud (25700)
Seat 6: Catherine Hong (99800)
Seat 7: Petter Northug (43000)
Seat 8: Georges Yazbeck (42900)
Seat 9: Michele Ferrari (22300)

Table 20
Seat 1: Joe Serock (40600)
Seat 2: Richard Friedrich (39900)
Seat 3: Matt Perrins (41900)
Seat 4: Peter Traply (55000)
Seat 5: Nichlas Mattsson (31200)
Seat 6: Aleh Plauski (75400)
Seat 7: Men Nguyen (116000)
Seat 8: Simon Ehne (26200)
Seat 9: John Shipley (25100)

Table 21
Seat 1: Silvain Evrard (31300)
Seat 2: Davidi Kitai (98100)
Seat 3: Oliver Busquet (88400)
Seat 4: Evgeniy Zaytsev (27800)
Seat 5: Alberto Valenti (46200)
Seat 6: Felipe Montenegro (127500)
Seat 7: Stuart Fox (8000)
Seat 8: Thomas Partridge (19200)
Seat 9: Mikhail Ustinov (21700)

Table 22
Seat 1: Antonio Buonanno (133800)
Seat 2: Antonin Teisseire (29100)
Seat 3: Aliaksei Turchak (24300)
Seat 4: Gael Monfils (27200)
Seat 5: Michael Keiner (39100)
Seat 6: Fabian Quoss (73500)
Seat 7: Patrick Bueno (53300)
Seat 8: Grayson Physioc (62900)
Seat 9: Sergey Pomerantsev (25200)

Table 23
Seat 1: Shixia Liu (50800)
Seat 2: Marco Jerovsek (52000)
Seat 3: Donald Markwardt (91450)
Seat 4: Nicolas Chouity (56800)
Seat 5: Philippe Narboni (95800)
Seat 6: Jonathan Fhal (31700)
Seat 7: Alexey Shirshov (36200)
Seat 8: Karolis Grybauskas (57900)
Seat 9: Nikolai Senninger (6170)

Table 24
Seat 1: Cherif Zacca (51700)
Seat 2: Ilya Bulychev (21100)
Seat 3: Andre Santos (62000)
Seat 4: Ton Kleijnen (68000)
Seat 5: Luca Giovannone (19800)
Seat 6: Leo Margets (119000)
Seat 7: Cristiano Blanco (14800)
Seat 8: Ola Billmont (47700)
Seat 9: Clayton Maguire (13900)

Table 25
Seat 1: Artur Balijan (52800)
Seat 2: Ramzi Jelassi (128200)
Seat 3: Pierre Canali (69100)
Seat 4: Fernando Brito (91900)
Seat 5: Christoph Pereira (127900)
Seat 6: Andrei Vlasenko (61600)
Seat 7: Neil Channing (106100)
Seat 8: Mikhail Aleksandrov (54000)
Seat 9: Domenico Iannone (25100)

Table 26
Seat 1: Vyacheslav Zukhov (12300)
Seat 2: Jens Kyllonen (43200)
Seat 3: Nabil Matta (59500)
Seat 4: Bryan Piccioli (117500)
Seat 5: Jorge Arias (55500)
Seat 6: Michael Skender (43100)
Seat 7: Nathan Royce Tuthill (55300)
Seat 8: Eric Ladny (44800)
Seat 9: Gabriel Nassif (17000)

Table 27
Seat 1: Liv Boeree (55500)
Seat 2: Sami Kelopuro (45100)
Seat 3: Marc Naalden (115500)
Seat 4: Daniel Groth (54500)
Seat 5: Harrison Gimbel (46300)
Seat 6: Salvatore Bonavena (156300)
Seat 7: Henri Kasper (32900)
Seat 8: Oleksander Vaserfirer (100800)
Seat 9: Katja Thater (17000)

Table 28
Seat 1: Gilbert Diaz (64900)
Seat 2: David Sands (90600)
Seat 3: Nikita Nikolaev (59100)
Seat 4: Mikhail Lakhitov (139500)
Seat 5: Joao Barbosa (20500)
Seat 6: Tommaso Briotti (175400)
Seat 7: Jose Ignacio Sanz Navazo (45600)
Seat 8: Zachary Clark (41000)
Seat 9: Joe Hachem (22400)

Table 29
Seat 1: Alexander Jung (80900)
Seat 2: Jorn Walthaus (72700)
Seat 3: Imad Derwiche (95900)
Seat 4: Gary Bain (32500)
Seat 5: Melanie Weisner (134000)
Seat 6: Bruno Launais (57000)
Seat 7: Vladimir Rybalchenko (14800)
Seat 8: Shaun Deeb (66700)
Seat 9: Adrian Popovici (10100)

Table 30
Seat 1: Marc Uzan (90000)
Seat 2: Emin Aghayev (36100)
Seat 3: Krzysztof Nega (36800)
Seat 4: Lauri Meidla (65100)
Seat 5: Ekaterina Kolobekova (130200)
Seat 6: Toby Lewis (137200)
Seat 7: Gustav Olsson (94500)
Seat 8: Andrew Baldacci (80200)
Seat 9: Richard Ashby (10000)

Table 31
Seat 1: Marcel Luske (55300)
Seat 2: Mike Sowers (83200)
Seat 3: Stephen Chidwick (32700)
Seat 4: Martin Hruby (74000)
Seat 5: Eric Esposito (83700)
Seat 6: Luis Felipe Ferreira De Andrade (91900)
Seat 7: Paul Berende (195500)
Seat 8: Arnaud Szybura (71500)
Seat 9: Zoltan Szabo (20700)

Table 32
Seat 1: Pavel Perfilov (102800)
Seat 2: Sergey Lebedev (47700)
Seat 3: Alex Kuzmin (26500)
Seat 4: Ake Olsson (41700)
Seat 5: Gustavo Zito (23800)
Seat 6: James Mitchell (55100)
Seat 7: Ramon Demon Cserei (102400)
Seat 8: Mike McDonald (18300)
Seat 9: Egill Einarsson (20900)

Table 33
Seat 1: Erica Schoenberg (76700)
Seat 2: Jean Francois Talbot (43400)
Seat 3: Dario Nittolo (109600)
Seat 4: Guillaume Dacheux (27600)
Seat 5: Omar Baioumi (134400)
Seat 6: Sergiy Baranov (136300)
Seat 7: Angel Hernandez Penalver (84600)
Seat 8: James Bowey (50100)
Seat 9: Konstantin Puchkov (12900)

Table 34
Seat 1: Philip Wiszowaty (91100)
Seat 2: Lex Veldhuis (65300)
Seat 3: John Hall (42900)
Seat 4: Kenneth Hicks (57000)
Seat 5: Nick Schulman (68000)
Seat 6: Harry Touil (79700)
Seat 7: Hayden Fortini (149400)
Seat 8: Pierre Neuville (62500)
Seat 9: Manilo Iemina (5100)

Table 35
Seat 1: Cornelius Eldering (99800)
Seat 2: Adam Lounis (40500)
Seat 3: Nick Binger (28700)
Seat 4: Dominykas Karmazinas (112600)
Seat 5: Harrison Kaczka (65700)
Seat 6: Klaus Pautrot (54000)
Seat 7: Allen Bari (94000)
Seat 8: Vanessa Rousso (28900)
Seat 9: Dani Abi Rached (13300)

Table 36
Seat 1: Mark De Faria (140000)
Seat 2: Stephane Benadiba (28000)
Seat 3: Thomas Mercier (79200)
Seat 4: Alfio Battisti (42500)
Seat 5: Besim Hot (31200)
Seat 6: Almos Szikrai (28200)
Seat 7: Carlos Lopez (27200)
Seat 8: Thierry Van Den Berg (30000)
Seat 9: Jennifer Lam (17100)

Table 37
Seat 1: Craig Mccorkell (51500)
Seat 2: Andrew Pantling (114200)
Seat 3: Kevin Eyster (86000)
Seat 4: Poli Rincón (71800)
Seat 5: Carter Phillips (26800)
Seat 6: Owen Crowe (40000)
Seat 7: Johan Van Til (140300)
Seat 8: Marko Neumann (77500)
Seat 9: Alexandru Baron (24100)

Table 38
Seat 1: Greg Dyer (72000)
Seat 2: Rocco Palumbo (59600)
Seat 3: Nicolas Levi (115800)
Seat 4: Paul Febers (34900)
Seat 5: Manuel Bevand (86600)
Seat 6: Thiago Decano (264200)
Seat 7: Anirudh Seth (48900)
Seat 8: Amanda De Cesare (19400)
Seat 9: Oscar Blanco (10500)

Table 39
Seat 1: Matthew Szymaszek (111900)
Seat 2: Stian Johannessen (77400)
Seat 3: Jason Lavallee (60700)
Seat 4: Thomas Ostling (31600)
Seat 5: Kristoffer Thorsson (30700)
Seat 6: Glen Chorny (49700)
Seat 7: Nicolas Dervaux (39100)
Seat 8: Yevgeniyy Timoshenko (128300)
Seat 9: Kenney Bryn (25400)

Table 40
Seat 1: Joshua Goldstein (38400)
Seat 2: Justin Smith (103900)
Seat 3: Laurent Leclec (87700)
Seat 4: Antonio Palma (169000)
Seat 5: Alessandro Sciolti (86300)
Seat 6: Alin Gabriel Grasu (80800)
Seat 7: Johnny Lodden (36400)
Seat 8: Joe Cada (123600)
Seat 9: Miguel Magan Tier (17400)

Table 41
Seat 1: Antoine Nahas (27700)
Seat 2: Anthony Gargano (76400)
Seat 3: Bohdan Kozhokar (28600)
Seat 4: Jonathan Tare (59100)
Seat 5: Georges Hanna (30000)
Seat 6: Serge Madec (39600)
Seat 7: Denis Aleksanrovich (72800)
Seat 8: Laurent Olive (71800)
Seat 9: Charlotte Roche (21600)

Table 42
Seat 1: Grigore Dan Adamescu (40800)
Seat 2: Ronald Grauer (19600)
Seat 3: Mats Sundin (83700)
Seat 4: Filip Nechansky (85100)
Seat 5: Egor Terekhine (23400)
Seat 6: Quinn Do (18800)
Seat 7: Anthony Guetti (44700)
Seat 8: Mel Judah (59000)
Seat 9: Maroun Jazzar (25500)

Table 43
Seat 1: Jan Collado (46500)
Seat 2: Aaron Gustavson (102800)
Seat 3: Eric Frantz (27100)
Seat 4: Jamie Michael Rosen (87200)
Seat 5: Yann Dion (80600)
Seat 6: David Steicke (104900)
Seat 7: Anatoli Gurtovoy (56700)
Seat 8: Carsten Joh (44700)
Seat 9: Debabeche Ahmed (23600)

Table 44
Seat 1: Alfonso Amendola (73000)
Seat 2: Christophe Gross (72300)
Seat 3: Jan Bendik (132300)
Seat 4: Guy Pariente (45500)
Seat 5: Gilles Haddad (87800)
Seat 6: Bjorn Verbakel (29500)
Seat 7: Kevin MacPhee (64800)
Seat 8: Daniel Conte (64100)
Seat 9: Rikard Relander (11300)

Table 45
Seat 1: Matthew Kay (51900)
Seat 2: Gary Marcum (26900)
Seat 3: Fowzi Baroukh (100300)
Seat 4: Karl Johan Bjorklund (59400)
Seat 5: Aaron Szerencses (13100)
Seat 6: Julien Studley (33600)
Seat 7: Petter Jetten (92300)
Seat 8: Gerard Gardelli (7700)
Seat 9: Laurence Houghton (22100)

Table 46
Seat 1: Roger Hairabedian (35900)
Seat 2: Eric Sadoun (79400)
Seat 3: Mesbah Guerfi (94800)
Seat 4: Liam Flood (78200)
Seat 5: Farzad Bonyadi (72200)
Seat 6: Marc Trijaud (88300)
Seat 7: Mark Alexander Ioli (122400)
Seat 8: Humberto Brenes (67400)
Seat 9: Alessandro Licci (17400)
Main Event
Day 1b completed

Day 1b is History

Nishijima - chip daddy
Nishijima - chip daddy
The number on the board when the clock was stopped for the last five hands was 252, and so it seems safe to say that when all the bagging and tagging is done we will have lost almost exactly half of our field.

It was a pretty extraordinary field to start with - there wasn't a single table this morning without at least a couple familiar faces lurking at the felt. Indeed, just the list of folks who busted today reads like a who's who of international poker - Erick Lindgren, Jason Mercier, Daniel Negreanu, John Juanda, Tony G, ElkY, Andy Black, Boris Becker and reigning champion Pieter de Korver were among the A-listers who took their shot at EPT glory but failed to make the grade.

On the other hand, just look at who's left! Joe Cada, Shaun Deeb, Isabelle Mercier, Marcel Luske and Joe Hachem will all be coming back to the Salle des Etoiles tomorrow to battle it out with the Day 1a-ers for Grand Final dominance.

Way out in front as we head to Day 2 is Brazilian Thiago Decano - the number on his bag as he headed back to his hotel was 264,200, meaning that he will be overall chip leader at kickoff tomorrow. Somewhere in the region of 400 players will be returning for Day 2 though, so whatever happens, there's going to be some serious action.

We'll be back at noon CET, but until then, this is PokerNews at the PokerStars.com EPT Grand Final, signing off for the night.

Lacay-ing A Hand

Ludovic Lacay limped in the small blind and Maurizio Baisi made it 3,000 more. Lacay called (otherwise this would've have been a very short and unexciting post).

The flop came {9-?} {4-?} {2-?} and Lacay checked, Baisi bet 3,000 before Lacay check-raised to 11,000. Baisi thought before making a call and both checked the {5-?} turn.

On the river Lacay now fired out 15,500 and Baisi tanked for several minutes. Lacay called the clock but Baisi made the call and showed {A-?} {6-?} which was good against the wily Frenchman.

Coren Rides Cowboys into the Day 1b Sunset

Coren - kings held up
Coren - kings held up
Julian Thew has busted out in a massive three-way cold-deck monster which saw another player crippled and Vicky Coren catapult up to 110,000.

We missed the action, but the hands looked like so:

Thew: {Q-?} {Q-?}
Coren: {K-?} {K-?}
Player 3: {A-?} {K-?}

Kings held up, and Coren looks really rather pleased with herself, and who can blame her.

I Call Fives

The clock has been stopped for the last level of the day and a five was drawn, meaning the field will play five more hands before calling it a night.

Double Whammy

All the chips were in the middle when we strolled up and saw this hand. Paul Berende had two other players at the table covered and all three hands were on their backs.

Berende: {a-Clubs}{k-Hearts}
Player A: {A-Diamonds}{q-Clubs}
Player B: {j-Hearts}{j-Clubs}

The board ran out {4-Spades}{k-Diamonds}{5-Spades}{9-Spades}{3-Hearts} and the table was two players lighter and Berende's stack was quite a few chips healthier.

Gigantic Chip Leader Alert

We have found an enormo-stack in the possession of one Thiago Nishijima, of Brazil. He's on about 245,000 right now, which puts him head, shoulders, and most of the upper body above everyone else right now.

No Medic Needed - Yet

When we walked up to this table, Nenad Medic had all of his chips in the middle, totaling about 62,000. The board read {9-Clubs}{3-Hearts}{8-Diamonds}{2-Spades}{5-Hearts} and he was waiting on his opponent to make a decision.

After some checking and rechecking of his cards, his opponent mucked, and Nenad took the chips from the pot.

Not The Gutter For Rutter

Stuart Rutter has just managed to double up after squeezing with {9-?} {9-?} against Chrisophe Gross' raise and Marko Neumann's flat-call.

Gross folded but Neumann made the call with {A-?} {Q-?} but couldn't manage to spike against the young Englishman.

Rutter is up to 60,000 while Neumann is crippled.