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Judet Leads Final 100 After EPT Loutraki Day 2
Day 2 is done at the first PokerStars EPT main event in Greece and Romania’s Toni Judet is leading the way to the €347,000 first-place prize.
A recent addition to Team PokerStars Pro, Judet has been hovering near the top of the chip counts since this event began. Judet stacked 288,200 and leads Grudi Grudev of Bulgaria who has 251,600 heading into Day 3.
This afternoon saw 230 players return to the felt, armed with the official prize pool numbers and looking to take one step closer to the 48 players who will be paid in this event.
In total €1,344,000 will be awarded to players in this event with the lion’s share reserved for the eventual champion.
100 players survived the melee that was Day 2, with a healthy contingent of big-name players still in the running.
Recent PokerStars Sunday 500 winner Jason Wheeler is currently in ninth place with 178,500 and the two Day 1 chip leaders, Julian Herold and Mario Puccini, are in 13th and 11th, respectively.
Also through are former EPT champions Kevin MacPhee (130,100), Rupert Elder (118,300), Roberto Romanello (112,800) and David Vamplew (67,600)
Joining them are Jude Ainsworth, Jonny Lodden, Ana Marquez, Joe Elpayaa and McLean Karr.
Unfortunately the list of notable names who didn’t make it through the day is even longer. The most notable among them include Eugene Katchalov, Jeff Sarwer, Pierre Neauville, Kent Lundmark, Nicolas Chouity, Chris Moorman and Mats Gavatin.
Tomorrow will see the remaining 100 players sit back down and fight their way into the money.
Here are the top ten chip counts at the end of Day 2:
- 1 - Toni Judet - 288,200
- 2 - Grudi Grudev - 251,600
- 3 - Zimnan Ziyard - 238,900
- 4 - Fahredin Mustafov - 225,200
- 5 - Robert Cezarescu - 221,900
- 6 - Jacques Torbey - 219,600
- 7 - Igal Augarten - 195,400
- 8 - Pim Van Riet - 192,700
- 9 - Jason Wheeler - 178,500
- 10 - Charalampos Kapernopoylos - 174,900
Photo Credit: Neil Stoddart for PokerStars Blog.