Day 2 of the €150,000 guaranteed MPNPT Sunny Beach €550 Main Event has played to a close with British Grosvenor Poker qualifier Robert Bostock (pictured above) bagging the biggest stack of the day of 2,343,000.
The day began with 135 players in the field including 129 from the two opening flights and six late entries before the start of Day 2. After 10 blind levels of play, the field was reduced to 13 players, who will return on Sunday at 2 p.m. EEST to compete until a champion is crowned.
The bubble burst right before the dinner break after Lithuania’s Paulius Sabaliauskas called off a short-stack from the big blind with jack-eight and couldn’t get there against the pocket aces held by Bulgaria’s Plamen Todorov. The Lithuanian’s pain was slightly eased by the surprise news he would be freerolling the €550 Battle of Malta Main Event in October.
The 35 remaining players then headed off to dinner and were each guaranteed a payout of at least €1,200 or more than double the buy-in.
One big story of the day involved local Bulgarian Iva Lazarova. She began the day in the middle of the pack before her chip stack soared early. However, fortunes turned for the Bulgarian and she found herself with less than a big blind on the bubble.
She got it all-in with ace-nine on the bubble and needed help against an opponent’s ace-queen. However, a nine spiked the turn and Lazarova’s tournament life was saved.
She was still short when the bubble broke before dinner break before a fire lit under her. She ran her stack up to 1.1 million in chips, which at the time was a second-place stack. However, she bagged an eighth-place stack of 501,000 to end the day after losing a couple of hands including a spot where her pocket sixes weren’t able to get there against an opponent’s pocket sevens.
Here’s how the players finished up at the close:
|1||7||Robert Bostock||UK||Grosvenor Casino||2,343,000|
|2||6||Philipp Anger||Germany||Betsafe Poker Black||386,000|
We’ll be back tomorrow at 2 p.m. EEST when the tournament will play to the final table and eventually down to a winner. While Bostock has double the stack of his closest competitors anything can happen in tournament poker and it should be fascinating watching this battle play out. Join us to witness the drama, the action, the bad beats, and the fun. Good night poker fans!
|14||Patrick Merletti||Italy||€ 2,050|
|15||Plamen Ivanov||Bulgaria||€ 2,050|
|16||Alexandar Georgiev||Bulgaria||€ 1,700|
|17||Pavel Svach||Czech Republic||€ 1,700|
|18||Agnius Ismailovas||Lithuania||€ 1,700|
|19||Krasimir Kurtev||Bulgaria||€ 1,350|
|20||Alexandros Karatzas||Greece||€ 1,350|
|21||Henri Ovaska||Finland||€ 1,350|
|22||Tsani Minchev||Bulgaria||€ 1,350|
|23||Joseph Ananias||UK||RedKings||€ 1,350|
|24||Amir Hatami||Sweden||€ 1,350|
|25||Giuliano Travella||UK||32Red Poker||€ 1,350|
|26||Tuomas Kalvinmaki||Finland||€ 1,350|
|27||Radoslav Kitanov||Bulgaria||Betsson Poker||€ 1,350|
|28||Kiril Yordanov||Bulgaria||€ 1,200|
|29||Magdalena Tsaneva||Bulgaria||€ 1,200|
|30||Yasen Dichev||Bulgaria||€ 1,200|
|31||Denislaw Petkov||Bulgaria||€ 1,200|
|32||Sergei Proscenko||Latvia||TrioBet||€ 1,200|
|33||Nikolai Gluschchecko||Israel||€ 1,200|
|34||Krasimir Kirilov||Bulgaria||€ 1,200|
|35||Rinalds Zimka||Latvia||TrioBet||€ 1,200|