EPT Sanremo Main Event – Massive Lead For Berglund (vids)

Casino San Remo

Day 2 in the European Poker Tour Sanremo Main Event again brought plenty of high octane poker action as the field was cut down in size from the 316 players that begun the day to the 115 that will now have to compete for the paying positions on Day 3 later today. There were no additional entries before the start of play so the prize pool was set at €2,480,872 and was to be shared among the top 79 players.

Lukas Berglund was by far the standout performer on Day 2 after bagging up an extremely impressive 700,600 chips. Despite his chip lead, with players such as Olivier Busquet and Dimitar Danchev in the top ten he will still be looking over his shoulder.

Further down the field are a whole host of other notable names that will now be coming back for Day 3. Among them are Dominik Nitsche and PokerStars Team Pros Johnny Lodden, Mickey Petersen, Victoria Coren, Alex Kravchenko and Victor Ramdin.

With the money bubble now approaching many players will be disappointed to have busted out on Day 2. We lost Griffin Benger, Sorel Mizzi and PokerStars Team Pros Vanessa Selbst, Liv Boeree and Bertrand Grospellier to name but a few.

Day 3 will be underway in a few hours time and will establish those who have made some money and looking to make an even deeper run in the event. Catch us for an update tomorrow.

The Current Top Ten

1st) Lukas Berglund – 694,600

2nd) Thiago Crema De Macedo – 482,400

3rd) Raul Mestre – 473,000

4th) Olivier Busquet – 392,900

5th) Alessandro Meoni – 347,000

6th) Dan Murariu – 317,300

7th) Denis Pisarev – 311,300

8th) Dimitar Danchev – 299,800

9th) Eros Nastasi – 294,800

10th) Oleg Cazac – 285,900


The Prize Pool Information

1st) 476,100

2nd) 298,700

3rd) 213,850

4th) 166,700

5th) 130,750

6th) 102,700

7th) 76,650

8th) 53,100

9th) 41,930

10– 11th) 34,480

12– 13th) 29,275

14 – 15th) 25,550

16 – 17th) 22,575

18– 20th) 20,100

21 – 23rd) 17,620

24 – 27th) 15,130

28 – 31st) 13,150

32 – 39th) 11,660

40 – 55th) 10,170

56 – 71st) 9,180

72 – 79th) 8,434