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Robert Bostock Heads Into Final Day of the MPNPT Sunny Beach Main Event With the Chip Lead

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:

Table Seat Name Country Status Chips
1 7 Robert Bostock UK Grosvenor Casino 2,343,000
2 1 Borislav Yosifov Bulgaria 1,113,000
2 7 Dmitri Fomitsa Estonia 1,097,000
2 5 Simeon Spasov Bulgaria 962,000
2 2 Tihomir Ochkov Bulgaria 830,000
1 2 Stelian Kukuchev Bulgaria 608,000
2 3 Iva Lazarova Bulgaria 501,000
1 1 Galin Panayotov Bulgaria 434,000
1 9 Martin Nikolov Bulgaria 402,000
2 6 Philipp Anger Germany Betsafe Poker Black 386,000
1 5 Martin Stoev Bulgaria 379,000
1 3 Risto Aho Finland OlyBet 282,000
2 9 David Longmate UK 262,000

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!

Place Name Country Qualifier Prize
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

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