Recap From Day Two of the World Poker Tour Spanish Championship in Barcelona
Day 2 of the World Poker Tour Spanish Championship in Barcelona began with 151 players. Our chip leader to start the day would be Carra Maurizzio, starting out with just shy of 60,000 in chips.
Here's a look at the payout structure for this event:
The World Poker Tour is known for bringing out a star-studded cast of characters, and this event, even though based outside the US, was absolutely no exception. Some notables in play and well in contention to start day two included: JC Alvarado, Erik Seidel, Max Pescatori, Allen Cunningham, Annette Obrestad, John Juanda, Gus Hansen, Erik Friberg, and many, many more.
Vladimir Poleshchuk, fresh off of his recent finish at the final table at the EPT Baden, started the day off on the right track by doubling up in the first few minutes.
Poleshshuk got his entire stack, just shy of 10,000, into the middle. Andrew Feldman made the call, showing 9-9 in the hole. Vlad was way ahead, however, tabling K-K. When the board offerend no help to either player, save for a gutshot straight draw for Feldman on the turn that didn't make it, Poleshchuk doubled up to just over 20,000.
Add Frenchman Fabrice Soulier to that list. Having seen his stack dwindle, Fabrice pushed it all-in with A-Q against the K-Q of Pascal Perrault, who drew a king on the flop. It was a king that stayed good, and Fabrice was out of the tournament.
Shortly thereafter Pascal took another player out. That player moved all-in pre-flop for his last 8,000 or so, and Fabrice moved his own stack into the middle to offer protection and to get the stragglers out of the way. Pascal's opponent showed 10-10 in the hole, but Pascal had A-A. The board kept Pascal's hand pure, and as he eliminated another player his stack moved up to around 50,000.
Jim "KrazyKanuck" Worth saw his tournament life end in most painstaking fashion. On a flop of Q-6-6, Worth's opponent made a bet, and Worth came over the top all-in for around 10,000. His opponent made the call, and Worth showed 6-8 for three of a kind, sixes. His opponent turned over a mere pair of pocket fices... but of course, that miracle two-outer got there on the river, in the form of a five, and Jim Worth was out of the tournament.
Pascal Perrault continued his run at the tables, moving his stack up to more than 90,000 shortly into level nine.
Gus Hansen took the chip lead in level 13 by a considerable margin, moving his stack to more than 230,000.
In a hand against Jean-Claude Perrot, Perrot lead into a pot with a pre-flop raise. Hansen put in the re-raise, and Perrot put in a re-raise of his own, to a total of 30,000. Hansen wasn't satisfied, and made it a total of 70,000 to play, enough to put Perrot all-in.
Perrot made the call, and showed K-K. Not one to be one-upped, Hansen tabled pocket rockets... A-A.
The board panned out with no improvement to either player, and while Hansen's stack soared, Perrot was eliminated from further play.
Barry Greenstein had been struggling for most of the day, even doubling up at one point as play began to draw to a close. It wouldn't be enough for the Robin Hood of Poker, however, when he pushed his entire stack into the middle with A-Q. His opponent showed A-A after making the call, and when the board panned out to offer no help, Greenstein was eliminated from the tournament.
As play finished for the evening, just 39 players remained in contention for the prize money. Steve Sung looked to be the chip leader with more than 250,000 in chips.
Stay tuned, as PokerPages will bring you a full recap from Day 3!
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