Day 2 of the EPT Barcelona Main Event is in the books and there are now only 235 of 1,234 players left! The new chip leader is Pablo Tavitian who bagged up 465,000 chips at the end of Day 2.
The Argentinian pro won a Latin America Poker Tour event earlier this year in Vina del Mar, Chile for $184,220, and now has the chance to give his bankroll an incredible boost as a prize pool of €5,984,900 is up for grabs (the winner will get €1,067,000).
Not far behind is Niall Ferrel, of Scotland, who has had an incredible year, including 5 WSOP cashes and an impressive week at EPT London, where he finished second in a side event and 10th in the Main Event. Ferrel is now looking for a deep run in EPT Barcelona with a stack of 444,000!
Unfortunately many big names hit the rail during Day 2 including Team PokerStars Pros Jason Mercier, Eugene Katchalov, Jonathan Duhamel, Marcel Luske, Vanessa Selbst, Luca Pagano, Theo Jorgensen, Liv Boeree and Jake Cody. However, some poker stars still remain including Vitor Ramadin (156k), Erik Freiberg (114k), Marin Rattenmaier (90k) and last year's champion Mikalai Pobal (71k), Marin Rattenmaier (90k),
Below are the top 10 stacks of the remaining 235 players:
1. Pablo Alexander Tavitian 465,000
2. Niall Farrell 444,000
3. Albert Daher 420,500
4. Alejandro Perez Torres 417,500
5. Denis Pisarev 403,700
6. Gaetano Dell`Aera 393,500
7. Christopher Andler 370,600
8. Michael Skender 353,300
9. Yann Dion 293,000
10. Ryan Spittles 266,300