The EPT Barcelona Main Event attracted a record setting field of 1496 players, and 889 of them returned today to play Day 2. When the dust had settled only 324 were left. Even though the day was a short one with only six levels, not a lot of female players survived to live another day.
One of the first women to go was PokerStars pro Leo Margets, and she was soon followed to the rail by her team mate Liv Boeree:
Busted the #ept100 AQs into QQ, would've been good to win the biggest ever once again!
— Liv Boeree (@Liv_Boeree) August 23, 2014
Swedish pro Sofia Lövgren suffered a bad beat when her aces got cracked by pocket jacks:
Out with AA<JJ all in preflop. The J got there… #EPTBarcelona
— Sofia Lövgren (@Sofia_Lovgren) August 23, 2014
At the start of day 2 Spanish pro Ana Marquez was the chip leader among the ladies. Unfortunately she was not able to keep momentum and she was knocked out towards the end of the day.
As far as we can see only a few women were able to bag and tag at the end of the day. Norwegian player Karin Bruteig will return with 195,000 in chips – enough for a place in top 50. Some will remember, that she lost a prop bet to her countryman Ola Amundsgård, which meant she had to play the Norwegian Poker Championship in Dublin in bikini.
Sam Cohen will also return to the tables tomorrow. She’s got 40k, a little above starting stack. Kitty Kuo is down to 10 bb with only 30,500 in chips. Even though she was not happy with her day, she said on Twitter, that she still had hope:
30k to day3,not rly happy but at least is starting stack n still having hope,I suppose have 300k now only 30k,I can't handle bad beat!
— kuo hui chen (@kittykuopoker) August 23, 2014
The event will play down to a winner on Tuesday. There’s €7,255,600 in the prize pool and €1,261,000 on top for the winner.