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Weisner Tops Final 72 at EPT Copenhagen
Melanie Weisner stacked her way to the top off the chip counts on Day 2 of EPT Copenhagen.
Weisner, who is off to a strong start in 2012 with several deep runs in Aussie Millions events, finished with 368,200 chips, tops amongst the 72 players remaining in the contest.
Although Weisner has yet to score a major title, she has shown the ability to build a big stack on numerous occasions including the 2011 WSOPE Main Event where she finished 33rd.
Weisner won a 100k pot against Dane Lars Hansen to take the chip lead in the latter part of Day 2. She turned the nut-straight against Hansen and somehow managed to get paid off on the river.
As expected the leaderboard is littered with Scandinavians including Simon Ravnsbaek, Aage Ravn and Michael Tureniec who are all in the top 20.
Team PokerStars Pro Pierre Neuville is also in the top 20 with 221,000 chips. A total of four Team PokerStars Pros will see the light of Day 3 including Luca Pagano, Johnny Lodden and Martin Staszko.
Some of the other notables remaining in the 72-player field include Steve O’Dwyer, Mads Wissing, Juha Helppi, Albert Iverson, Mickey Petersen and Jan Molby.
Marcel Bjerkmann, Theo Jorgensen and Anton Wigg were among the 59 eliminations that took place on Day 2.
This year’s EPT Copenhagen drew 299 players to create a prizepool of 10,046,400 (DKK). First place will walk away with 2,515,000 (DKK) or $448,100 USD.
Day 3 promises to be an exciting one with the money bubble set to burst at 48 players left. It all begins tomorrow at 12:00 p.m. local time.