With day two of this year’s €10,450 WSOP Europe Main Event done and dusted the big names have started to make their move and are slowly rising to the top of the pack at the Majestic Barriere Casino in Cannes. The day started with 230 of the original 430 remaining and by the end of the day that number would be down to 77, with the top 48 finishers making the money.
Currently, it’s the Russian’s who are in charge with Sergii Baranov almost 200k clear of second place with 607k in chips, while fellow Russian, Vladimir Troyanovskiy is in third place with 375k.
Other players making a strong run include Phil Hellmuth who is in fourth and the ever present ElkY who is in tenth. Daniel Negreanu has the twelfth largest stack while the reigning champ Elio Fox is in twenty-sixth. The Brits are also doing well with plenty of players still in contention including; Liv Boeree, Sam Trickett, Toby Lewis and Chris Brammer.
The day started with Michael Mizrachi sitting at the top of the leaderboard, but some questionable play saw him dwindle away his chip-stack and he was knocked out after just over five levels of play. Other big name casualties included Phil Ivey who was eliminated by the PokerStars pro Eugene Katchalov when he committed all his chips on a draw and came up short.
1. Sergii Baranov – 607,000
2. Axel Pergolizzi – 419,400
3. Vladimir Troyanovskiy – 375,100
4. Phil Hellmuth – 364,900
5. Maxim Conte – 342,300
6. Lifeng Chen – 340,500
7. Hui Chen Kuo – 339,950
8. Max Silver – 333,600
9. Joseph Cheong – 328,400
10. Bertrand Grospellier – 326,700