Event #14: €10,350 Main Event No-Limit Hold'em

Vaitiekunas Bags Slight Lead After Day 2 of Event #14: €10,350 Main Event

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Paulius Vaitiekunas

After another six levels of poker, Day 2 of Event #14: €10,350 Main Event has drawn to a close at the World Series of Poker Europe. It was a packed room at King's Resort in Rozvadov, Czech Republic when the day began with 279 players returning to their seats. That number filtered down to just 129 by the end of the day and Paulius Vaitiekunas bagged the largest stack with 1,221,000 chips.

Vaitiekunas came into the day as a top-ten stack and really got his momentum rolling when he turned a pair of kings in a four-bet pot into a bluff. He got his opponent to fold middle set on the river on a relatively dry board and from there Vaitiekunas continued to accumulate chips. It was mostly "small ballin'" poker as Vaitiekunas called it that earned him the chip lead after two days.

The Lithuanian poker pro came close to his first gold bracelet when he finished in fifth place at the Global Casino Championship earlier this year. Vaitiekunas claimed his first WSOP Circuit ring in March, topping the field in the €777 Lucky 7s Event. Over the course of his short two-year reign at the live felt, Vaitiekunas has racked up over $170,000 in tournament winnings and is looking to add to that number in a big way this week.

Heading into Day 3, he will be closely followed by Ahmad Achegsei who finished strong with 1,213,000 chips. Daan Mulders held the lead in the last few minutes but lost a pot in one of the final hands to wind up with 1,191,000. Alexandros Kolonias was the only other player to finish in the seven-figure club as he busted Freek Scholten in one of the last hands. Kolonias wound up bagging up a stack of 1,115,000 chips.

Day 2 Action

The action kicked off at 12 p.m. local time and empty seats were quickly filled with late entries. A starting stack of 100,000 chips was still worth over 60 big blinds at the start of the day and players took full advantage. There were nearly 100 entries on Day 2 that brought the total to 541, setting a new record for the WSOP Europe held at King's Resort. The €5,000,000 guaranteed prizepool was reached early on as players were re-entering faster as fast as they were being eliminated.

Kahle Burns struggled on Day 2 of the Main Event
Kahle Burns struggled on Day 2 of the Main Event

It was a rough day for one of the chip leaders Kahle Burns who was up and down throughout but eventually was sent to the rail. Burns hit a couple of rough patches in the middle levels and eventually found himself on a stack of 20 big blinds. He got his chips in the middle with top pair against a straight draw and his opponent rivered a straight to eliminate the 2x bracelet winner at the 2019 WSOP Europe.

Many other big names took to the felt in search of making a deep run in the Main Event but things didn't go their way either. Daniel Negreanu, Phil Hellmuth, WSOP Main Event champion Hossein Ensan, Dominik Nitsche, Ole Schemion, Christoph Vogelsang, William Kassouf, Sam Grafton, Phil Hui, Ryan Riess, and Alex Livingston all failed to find a bag. That left Shaun Deeb as one of the only players in the field still in contention for the Player of the Year race, bagging up a stack of 118,000 chips.

Alex Foxen came into the day as the overall chipleader and rode a wavy rollercoaster through each and every level. Things got sour in a hurry but Foxen recovered his entire stack and then some by the time dinner break rolled around. However, a couple of double ups to his neighbor Adi Rajkovic left Foxen with 200,000. In the last level of the night, Foxen spun it up once more, with a large portion coming when he flopped set over set to score an elimination. He finished the day with 813,000, more than what he started with which is the goal every time.

It was a rollercoaster Day 2 for Alex Foxen
It was a rollercoaster Day 2 for Alex Foxen

A few other big names to make it through the day include Jan-Peter Jachtmann (851,000), Martin Kabrhel (793,000), Joao Vieira (715,000), Dario Sammartino (687,000), Anton Morgenstern (600,000), Jeff Madsen (404,000), Benjamin Pollak (350,000), and defending champion Jack Sinclair (272,000).

When the players return to the felt on Day 3, they will have their sights set on the money bubble. With 129 players remaining and only 82 making the money, the bubble could come faster than players expect. A min-cash will be worth €15,089 all the way up to the winner receiving €1,133,678.

Another six levels are on the schedule for Day 3 and the action will get underway at 12 p.m. local time. There will be a 15-minute break after every level and a 60-minute dinner break after the fourth level. The PokerNews team will be back on the tournament floor to bring you all of the big pots and all of the action throughout the day.

2019 WSOPE Main Event Day 3 Seat Draw

TableSeatPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
801Pierre MothesGermany475,00079
802Artur JarekPoland292,00049
803Dennis WilkeGermany368,00061
804Duco Ten HavenNetherlands880,000147
805Michal LubasPoland646,000108
806Sergio RuizSpain163,00027
807Gergely VoeroesHungary348,00058
808Tobias PetersNetherlands241,00040
811Alessandro LaubingerGermany279,00047
812Davidi KitaiBelgium218,00036
814Michael SklenickaCzech Republic386,00064
815Charbel SalloumLebanon532,00089
816Per ReevcronaSweden107,00018
817Georgios VrakasGreece362,00060
818Dario SammartinoItaly687,000115
821Markus DürneggerAustria874,000146
822Anatoly FilatovRussia200,00033
823Quan ZhouChina501,00084
824Jorma NuutinenFinland293,00049
825Karol KonopkaPoland445,00074
826Francesco DelfocoItaly360,00060
827Adrian GalipiensoSpain737,000123
828Tomas KnesplCzech Republic164,00027
831Marek BlaskoSlovakia273,00046
832Yake WuChina125,00021
833Abdelhakim ZoufriNetherlands436,00073
834Alex FoxenUnited States813,000136
835Bertrand GrospellierFrance323,00054
837Viktor WalterGermany201,00034
838Philipp ZukernikIsrael484,00081
841Mehrzad MoadeliDenmark449,00075
842Raz AlonIsrael152,00025
843Setki AjruliMacedonia390,00065
844Gianluca SperanzaItaly273,00046
845Martin KabrhelCzech Republic793,000132
846Paulius VaitiekunasLithuania1,221,000204
847Aymon HataUnited Kingdom362,00060
848Fernando HabeggerSwitzerland212,00035
851David “ODB” BakerUnited States720,000120
852Zhong ChenNetherlands236,00039
853Saar WilfIsrael449,00075
854Michael DuerkGermany413,00069
855Didier RablSwitzerland92,00015
856Ahmad AchegseiGermany1,213,000202
857Enrico CampanileItaly283,00047
858Jakob MadsenDenmark352,00059
941Bleron MaliqiRKS292,00049
942Vlada StojanovicSerbia486,00081
943Julien MartiniFrance887,000148
944Emmanouil FountoulakisGreece362,00060
945Orpen KisacikogluTurkey207,00035
946Jeff MadsenUnited States404,00067
947Balazs BisteiHungary102,00017
948Mustafa BizTurkey777,000130
951Kristoffer RasmussenDenmark491,00082
952Joao VieiraPortugal715,000119
953Paul TheobaldGermany62,00010
954Jack SinclairUnited Kingdom272,00045
955Roberto RomanelloUnited Kingdom425,00071
956Sergey VerkhoturovRussia320,00053
957Daniel RezaeiAustria911,000152
958Roman SahinSwitzerland228,00038
961Maria LampropulosGreece248,00041
962Ghattas KortasSweden568,00095
963Aleksandr MerzhvinskiiRussia94,00016
964Enrico CamosciItaly655,000109
965Leonard MaueGermany414,00069
966Alfred KovezmanIsrael329,00055
968Oleg PavlyuchukRussia267,00045
971Michal MrakesCzech Republic227,00038
972Christopher FrankÅland Islands284,00047
973Negjdet AvdylajRKS423,00071
974Kasparas KlezysLithuania97,00016
975Bernd GleissnerGermany350,00058
976Roberto MorraItaly454,00076
977Daan MuldersNetherlands1,191,000199
978Jan-Peter JachtmannGermany851,000142
981Nadim El AmmarGermany310,00052
982Claas SegebrechtGermany670,000112
983Dennis MartinGermany134,00022
984Anton MorgensternGermany600,000100
985Anders KjellerupDenmark387,00065
986Manuel BulutGermany223,00037
988Warwick MirzikinianAustralia288,00048
991Faramarz SafariAustria639,000107
992Alexandros KoloniasGreece1,115,000186
993Giorgiy SkhulukhiyaRussia190,00032
994Ihor YerofieievUkraine267,00045
995Anthony ZinnoUnited States430,00072
996Roland IsraelashviliUnited States337,00056
997Shaun DeebUnited States118,00020
998Dash DudleyUnited States508,00085
1081Julian MenhardtGermany439,00073
1082Nicolas SieversGermany167,00028
1083Adi RajkovicAustria633,000106
1084Vadzim LipaukaBelarus964,000161
1085Jozef BartalosSlovakia251,00042
1086Benjamin PollakFrance350,00058
1087Artur RudenkovCzech Republic550,00092
1088Rainer KempeGermany159,00027
1091Besmir HodajAlbania287,00048
1093Anas BelatikFrance405,00068
1094Christian RudolphGermany116,00019
1095Philipp LuetkemeierGermany306,00051
1096Christofor StefanidiGermany239,00040
1097Rene MuellerGermany648,000108
1098Hongbin GuoChina507,00085
1101Bartlomiej MachonPoland302,00050
1102Shahar LeviIsrael622,000104
1104Harry RossUnited Kingdom164,00027
1105Jakub OlivaCzech Republic251,00042
1106Jacob BaumgartnerUnited States362,00060
1107Deniz DoganGermany445,00074
1108Dragos TrofimovMoldova861,000144
1111Felix SchulzeGermany714,000119
1112Antonio Madreira De Andrade Dos SantosBrazil447,00075
1113Mykola KostyrkoUkraine333,00056
1114Karl-Theodor SchoepfGermany115,00019
1115Maxim LykovRussia196,00033
1116Martin KristellerGermany1,100,000183
1117David GnirsGermany435,00073
1118Marius GicovanuRomania277,00046
1121Anh DoCzech Republic313,00052
1122Thomas HammerlGermany225,00038
1123Guillaume DiazFrance85,00014
1125Rifat PalevicSweden593,00099
1126Sasa LalosAustria296,00049
1127Raphael BraunAustria444,00074
1128Robert SkopalikCzech Republic694,000116

Тагове: Adi RajkovicAhmad AchegseiAlex FoxenAlex LivingstonAlexandros KoloniasAnton MorgensternBenjamin PollakChristoph VogelsangDaan MuldersDaniel NegreanuDario SammartinoDominik NitscheFreek ScholtenHossein EnsanJack SinclairJeff MadsenJoao VieiraKahle BurnsMartin KabrhelOle SchemionPaulius VaitiekunasPhil HellmuthPhil HuiRyan RiessSam GraftonShaun DeebWilliam Kassouf