32 left at WPT Bratislava – Blasko leads

32 left at WPT Bratislava – Blasko leads

Saturday, 2 April 2011

Bertrand 'ElkY' Grospellier may have crushed the opening day at WPT Bratislava but the Frenchman's luck ran out yesterday. There was some nice symmetry (well not nice for ElkY) as he was eliminated by day 2 chip leader Marek Blasko with the last hand of the day.

By the very late close Blasko had accumulated a mammoth stack of 903,500, over 400,000 in front of closest rival Mayu Roca. Alessio Isaia is fast becoming the WPT version of Luca Pagano with another deep run here. The WPT Venice winner and WPT Vienna finalist sits in third place on 421,500 with Chris Williamson in fourth on 376,000.

Roberto Romanello rounds out the top five with 350,000. The Welshman showed great stoicism after watching his aces cracked by 97o, kings by AQ and kings once again by Q10. A timely double up with AK over jacks as play neared its climax put the EPT Prague winner firmly back in contention though.

ElkY was the highest profile casualty on what proved to be a marathon day. Other notables to hit the rail included James Akenhead, Andrew Feldman and Sam Trickett.

Five players will leave today's action disappointed as the bubble bursts at 27. The total prize pool is €488,935 with the winner set to walk away with €140,685.

The top ten chip counts are as follows:

Marek Blasko 903,500
Mayu Roca 481,500
Alessio Isaia 421,500
Christopher Williamson 376,000
Roberto Romanello 350,000
Bodo Sbrzesny 339,000
Jakob Carlsson 326,500
Bernard Yoann 299,000
Alessandra Speranza 272,500
Simon Charette 260,000

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Tags: ElkY, Roberto Romanello, Sam Trickett, Alessio Isaia, James Akenhead