Another day is in the books at the 2014 PokerStars and Monte-Carlo® Casino European Poker Tour Grand Final Main Event. After six 75-minute levels of play in Day 2, Russia's Vladimir Troyanovskiy bagged up the largest stack (450,500) amongst the 123 remaining players. Troyanovskiy is a regular in the Super High Roller and High Roller tournaments on the European Poker Tour and, believe it or not, he played final tables in both of them at the 2013 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure.
Unfortunately, lots of superstars in the world of poker hit the rail during day2 - just to mention a few: Antonio Esfandiari, Eugene Katchalov, ElkY, Phil Ivey, Annette Obrestad, Gus Hansen, Viktor Blom and Liv Boeree and defending champion Steve O'Dwyer.
Although O'Dwyer won't be able to defend the title, Johnny Lodden, who played this tournament's final table last year, will return for Day 3 today. Lodden is currently ranked in 9th place with a stack of 326,500! It will be interesting to see if the Norwegian Team PokerStars Pro will make back-to-back EPT Grand Final final tables! There's a long way to go, but nothing is impossible in the poker world!
Now, after registration closed when Day 2 kicked off, the final number of players stand at 650. This means that the total prize pool is €6.5 million! 95 players will receive a slice of the prize pool and the winner will take home a hefty €1,240,000!