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Guarantee hit at Main Event Day 2 of The Festival in Bratislava

On the second day of the Main Event the 218 remaining players of the 573 entries from the four start days joined forced in a single Day 2. The registration was still open until the end of the first two levels of the day and another 48 entries and re-entries were registered, resulting in a final field of 621 players. This means the Main Event was hitting the official €300,000 guarantee. From the 621 runners 71 places would be paid out, with a min-cash paying €1,000 and first place taking home €59,000.

The chip leader at the start of Day 2 was Pavol Melichar who amassed 223k chips on day 1A, and he used his massive stack well. He survived Day 2 and we’ll be seeing him in Day 3 as well.

Markus Ganglbauer
Markus Ganglbauer as he busts

The unfortunate last player to bust without receiving money was the German Markus Ganglbauer. He lost a coin flip race against Vladimir Bednar. Ganglbauer was all-in with A K against Bednar’s 10 10 before the flop. The board ran down Q 9 4 10 K , giving Bednar a set. Ganglbauer had to take is leave in spot #72 as all the other players were guaranteed at least a €1k cash.

One more Day or Two?

Incidentally, tomorrow may turn out to be the final day of this Main Event – with only 31 players remaining, the tournament director was debating earlier whether to play down to a winner tomorrow. Either way, the final table will be livestreamed direct from Banco Casino to your computer.

Those are the counts for the remaining players:

Fotios Konstantinos1665k
Igor Panak1070k
Bernhard Haider790k
Erik Seffer785k
Peter Hanke685k
Filip Sramka680k
Martin Mauthner680k
Thomas De Rooij560k
Jozef Krajan560k
Marjan Mitrovski550k
Mihaly Jancso535k
Andras Matrai530k
Aare Haapsal485k
Tor Welo465k
Panagiotis Chantzaras460k
Miroslav Lelek455k
Viktor Eriksson385k
Frank Reichel380k
Aleksandar Tomovic365k
David Vedral330k
Mario Eder300k
Michal Janczarski150k
Tomche Spaseski145k

Those are the payouts so far:

1€59,000
2€43,000
3€29,000
4€20,500
5€14,000
6€10,000
7€7,500
8€5,975
9€4,600
10€4,600
11€3,500
12€3,500
13€3,500
14€2,700
15€2,700
16€2,700
17€2,200
18€2,200
19€2,200
20€2,200
21€2,200
22€2,200
23€2,200
24€2,200
25€1,800
26€1,800
27€1,800
28€1,800
29€1,800
30€1,800
31€1,800
32Andras Halasi€1,800
33Juraj Valasky€1,500
34Tomas Vojtek€1,500
35Vladimir Bednar€1,500
36Devid Berlin€1,500
37Daniel Koloczar€1,500
38Peter Bergman€1,500
39Didier Pirard€1,500
40Daniele Grassi€1,500
41Pavel Chalupka€1,200
42Patrik Ciklamini€1,200
43Quoc Ly€1,200
44Leo Worthington-Leese€1,200
45Robert Sloboda€1,200
46Martin Ilavsky€1,200
47Peter Varga€1,200
48Carina Wald€1,200
49Robin Hegele€1,200
50Kristoffer Winterstein€1,200
51Alexandros Erotorritou€1,200
52Marcin Stachyra€1,200
53Lars Eklund€1,200
54Ninni Malmi€1,200
55Richard Vladar€1,200
56Luka Bojovic€1,200
57Sami Pullianen€1,000
58Sandor Dudas€1,000
59Stefan Reiser€1,000
60Robert Manner€1,000
61Kaider Viikman€1,000
62Jonas Kovacs€1,000
63Tiikka Tiensuu€1,000
64Jiri Kocab€1,000
65Ondrej Jakubcik€1,000
66Peter Muhlbek€1,000
67Davide Saitta€1,000
68Peter Cekan€1,000
69Daniel Holmedahl€1,000
70Patrick Jowa€1,000
71Fabian Gumz€1,000

Some impressions from the tournament:

Coming up

Apart from day 3 of the Poker Main Event there will be more events on this Saturday. A second Open Face Chinese Tournament will commence alongside a heads up event and a late night PLO turbo.

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