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EPT Grand Final ME Day 2 – Lodden Storms To The Front

monaco at nightAgain we witnessed a thrilling day’s worth of poker at the PokerStars European Poker Tour Monaco Grand Final as Day 2 saw the 268 hopefuls drastically whittle down to 110. This event is the last one of EPT series nine which represents the last major title on the tour that is available until season ten starts in August.

It is no surprise then that there are plenty of big names playing their ‘A’ game in an attempt to claim an end of season piece of silverware in this event.

The player that finds himself at the top of the 110 that survived the day is PokerStars Team Pro Johnny Lodden. He amassed a total of 605,200 chips to put him around 130k clear of Calvin Anderson in second place.

With a chasing pack that includes names like Daniel Negreanu, Jason Mercier, Noah Schwartz, Steve O’Dwyer, Paul Volpe, Jake Cody, Andrew Lichtenberger and the ever likeable John Juanda though, he will not be counting his chickens just yet.


Those Who Couldn’t Last The Day! With so many eliminated on Day 2, we had to lose some of the bigger names as well, with it this time being the turn for the likes of Dan Smith, Galen Hall, Annette Obrestad and Angel Guillen to have that feeling of defeat.



Day 3 gets underway at the same time today with the field set to be reduced yet again, whilst the players will all be trying to ensure they survive the bubble and establish themselves in the money.

The Current Standings!

1) Johnny Lodden – 605,200

2) Calvin Anderson – 472,600

3) Noah Schwartz – 453,400

4) Oleksii Kovalchuk – 414,200

5) Steve O’Dwyer – 389,200

6) Freddy Deeb – 350,200

7) Daniel Negreanu – 340,100

8) Jason Mercier – 321,900

9) Goran Mandic – 310,000

10) David Yan – 296,900

The prize pool information has also been released on Day 2 with it being revealed that it totals €5.31 million with a staggering €1,224,000 going to the winner and the minimum payout being €16,000 for the top 80 players that will be paid.

Prize Pool!

1st – 1,224,000

2nd – 842,000

3rd – 467,000

4th – 321,000

5th – 251,000

6th – 189,000

7th – 137,000

8th – 103,000

9th – 76,000

10th – 76,000

11th – 12th – 60,000

13th – 14th – 47,000

15th – 16th – 37,000

17th – 24th – 30,000

25th – 32nd – 25,000

33rd – 48th – 21,500

49th – 64th – 18,500

65th – 80th – 16,000

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