EPT Scandinavian Open from Copenhagen, Denmark, presented by PokerStars - Day 2 Summary
A field of 460 was trimmed to just 170 after two Day 1 flights in the EPT Scandinavian Open. That 170 is now just 39 after the Day 2 action from Casino Copenhagen.
Only the top 40 would take home money, so that was the number they were shooting for today. When Haward Speer's big slick fell to QJ late in the 8th level, everyone figured the bubble had burst. But during hand-for-hand play Claus Tversted ran KJ into the AK of Jarle Aasen, making Tversted the bubble, due to Speer having a larger stack when hands began. Each player was now guaranteed no less than $63,259 DKK ($12,575 USD) for thier two days work, including 40th place finisher Speer.
Here's a look at the end of day chip counts:
Team PokerStars' pro Luca Pagano made history in Day 2, becoming the first player with eight career EPT cashes. Seven-footer Ed de Haas is sitting behind a tall stack. His 167,500 chips is good enough for 8th on the leaderboard. WSOP Main Event final tabler Alexander Kravchenko is still alive, but he will have his work cut out for hims as his 68,000 chips is below average. Rolf Slotboom, of PokerSchoolOnline and PokerPages, finished the day with a stack of 64,000.
Ola Brandborn began the day right on the heels of chip leader Peter Eastgate, but failed to reach the money. Theo Jorgensen was third in chips to start the day, but couldn't recover after coming up short in an 88 vs. AK race (Frederik Jensen flopped an ace and a king). Bill Chen, Barny Boatman, Noah Boeken and Thor Hansen also made early trips to the rail.
Once again, the final table paydays:
1 - 6,220,488 DKK (~$1.2 mil USD)
2 - 3,521,429 DKK
3 - 2,045,381 DKK
4 - 1,560,394 DKK
5 - 1,286,270 DKK
6 - 1,012,147 DKK
7 - 801,283 DKK
8 - 569,333 DKK
Play resumes Friday at 2 p.m. CET (11 p.m. PST), where they will play down to the final table.
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