After six levels of play today, Day 2 of the EPT San Remo Main Event has come to an end. After Day 1A and Day 1B, the total number of players amounted to 556, but only 115 of them will return to take their seats tomorrow.
Of that 100 and change, the one who will come back with the biggest smile on his face is Lukas Berglund. He managed to finish the day with a substantial chip lead over the field, as he accumulated 700,600 in chips, more than 200,000 ahead of Thiago Crema De Macedo, who finished today in second with 482,000.
Amongst the more notable names left in the field, Olivier Busquet bagged 392,000 in chips, Dan Murariu is on 317,000, and Bulgarian star Dmitar Danchev has just shy of 300,000. Alex Kravchenko is also still in with 97,500, as well as Vicky Coren with 162,400 and Johnny Lodden (185,000).
As usual with EPTs, and especially San Remo, the field was quite filled with stars, but some of them had to fall along the way. Today’s action saw the departure of the likes of Steve O’Dwyer, Bertrand “Elky” Grospellier, Tatiana Barausova, Toby Lewis and Vanessa Selbst.
Among those who fell today was also one person who will always have a special place in her heart for San Remo. Although the majority reading these lines will know who we are referring to, but for those less informed – it is Liv Boeree. She won the EPT San Remo back in 2010 and it was her first major breakthrough on the live scene and the turning point in her professional career, both in terms of success and money as she walked away with €1,250,000. Unfortunately, her elimination today means that we won’t be seeing her at this year’s final table.
As registration ended with the start of the day today, the final prize pool was formed. When play resumes tomorrow, 37 players will have to be eliminated before the bubble bursts, as 79 players will be entering the money. The minimum cash is €8,434, while the winner will run away with €476,100. It could be only a third of what Liv won during Season 6 in the same tournament, but it is still a very respectable number.
Play will continue tomorrow and we’ll make sure to keep an eye an all the big stacks and all the big names in the room to bring you news and updates from the green felt of San Remo.