€5,300 EPT Paris Main Event
€5,300 EPT Paris Main Event
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Sabishchenko & Lodge Lead the Way After Day 2 of the EPT Paris €5,300 Main Event

• Nivel 16: Blinds 2,000-5,000, 5,000 ante
Rostyslav Sabishchenko
Rostyslav Sabishchenko

Day 2 has come to an end in the €5,300 Main Event at the 2023 PokerStars European Poker Tour Paris, and Rostyslav Sabishchenko is the chip leader after the day's five and a half levels of play.

A total of 1,606 entries made for a prize pool of €7,708,000, making this the sixth-biggest EPT Main event ever in terms of entries. Of the total entrants, 174 remain and all players who return for Day 3 are now guaranteed at least €10,650. The prize pool is set and the eventual winner will walk away with €1,170,000.

Sabishchenko is the current chip leader with 900,000 chips and he'll be looking for his biggest live poker score yet when he returns on Thursday. Close behind is Harry Lodge, followed by Niklas Astedt.

Frederik Thiemer, Fabrice Bigot, and Omar Del Pino all have over 700,000 chips. Also in the top ten chip stacks are Alexandros Kolonias, who has over $4.1 million in live winnings and Andrew Lichtenberger, who has over $14 million in winnings.

2023 EPT Paris Main Event Top 10 Day 2 Chip Counts

RankPlayerCountryChip CountDay 3 Big Blinds
1Rostyslav SabishchenkoUkraine900,000180
2Harry LodgeUnited Kingdom845,000169
3Niklas AstedtSweden812,000162
4Frederik ThiemerGermany786,000157
5Fabrice BigotFrance764,000153
6Omar Del PinoSpain703,000141
7Alexandros KoloniasGreece653,000131
8Aurelien RussoFrance633,000127
9Andrew LichtenbergerUnited States631,000126
10Mark RooversNetherlands624,000125
Harry Lodge
Harry Lodge

Day 2 Notables

Lodge had an incredible run throughout Day 2, and he managed to spin up from his 18,000 starting stack to his current spot in second place. His turning point came when he found trip fours on the river to bust Andrew Hulme to join the big stacks. He later picked up a flush on the river to eliminate Pavel Plesuv on the bubble. Lodge will return with 845,000 chips and the chance to make a run at his first EPT title.

PokerStars Ambassador Sam Grafton had a decent run, doubling up just before the dinner break when he picked up pocket aces to beat Marc Uzan's Big Slick. Grafton ultimately made it into the money before he bowed out, but his fellow ambassadors Benjamin Spragg, Alejandro Lococo, Laurie Tournier, and Parker Talbot all fell before the bubble.

Among the other notables in the field with stacks above average are Manig Loeser and Teun Mulder. The latter started the day as the chip leader and he will be looking to climb back up to the top when play resumes on Day 3. Loeser is one of many former EPT champions that will return on Day 3—a list that also includes Adrian Mateos, Frederik Brink, Roberto Romanello, Simon Brandstrom, Piotr Nurzynski, and Mike Watson.

Remaining Payouts


Players will return for Day 3 at 12:00 local time with blinds at 2,500/5,000 with a 5,000 ante and approximately 45 minutes remaining in Level 16. Be sure to tune in to PokerStars for live streaming on YouTube and Twitch, and keep it with PokerNews for live coverage straight from the tournament floor.

Taguri: Alexandros KoloniasAndrew HulmeAndrew LichtenbergerAurelien RussoBenjamin SpraggyFabrice BigotFrederik ThiemerHarry LodgeMark RooversNiklas AstedtOmar Del PinoParker TalbotPavel PlesuvRostyslav SabishchenkoSam GraftonTeun Mulder

2023 EPT Paris €5,300 Main Event: Day 3 Seat Draw

zedmaster84 • Nivel 16: Blinds 2,000-5,000, 5,000 ante
TableSeatPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
11Mitchell HynamUnited Kingdom141,00028
12Henri KasperEstonia339,00068
13Paulina LoeligerUnited States271,00054
14Luka SorainenFinland184,00037
15James MendozaUnited States184,00037
16Mihai NisteRomania373,00075
17Marton CzuczorHungary540,000108
18Fabrice BigotFrance764,000153
21Johan GuilbertFrance270,00054
22Paul Pires TrigoFrance237,00047
23Samuel MullurFrance206,00041
24Niklas AstedtSweden812,000162
25Christophe PommierFrance54,00011
26Karim AbdelmoumeneFrance352,00070
27Alexandros KoloniasGreece653,000131
28Gorki OliveiraBrazil145,00029
31Mathieu Di MeglioFrance363,00073
32Benny GlaserUnited Kingdom284,00057
33Laurynas LevinskasLithuania379,00076
34Ravi ShardaUnited Kingdom75,00015
35Gaelle BaumannFrance224,00045
36Christian PedersenDenmark272,00054
37Sami BechahedFrance129,00026
38Sven StokNetherlands127,00025
41David VedralAustria49,00010
42Parham AhoorFrance318,00064
43Giuseppe ZarboItaly70,00014
44Georgios VrakasGreece216,00043
45Olivier TemamFrance303,00061
46Mark HammondUnited Kingdom72,00014
47Alex KulevBulgaria68,00014
48Michael PintoNetherlands183,00037
51Idir HaicheFrance112,00022
52Istvan PilhoferHungary378,00076
53Mikolaj ZawadzkiPoland341,00068
54Laurent CessyFrance241,00048
55Benjamin ChalotFrance121,00024
56Alon EldarIsrael188,00038
57Julien RouquetFrance121,00024
58Brian DelaneyUnited Kingdom551,000110
61Omar Del PinoSpain703,000141
62Lianmin BaiHong Kong532,000106
63Jose OrtizSpain152,00030
64Darko SveskoSerbia117,00023
65Daniyar AubakirovKazakhstan452,00090
66Gerard CarboSpain119,00024
67Atanas MalinovBulgaria234,00047
68Florent EstegassyFrance330,00066
71Rostyslav SabishchenkoUkraine900,000180
72Sergei PetrushevskiiRussia323,00065
73Michael DyerUnited States116,00023
74Antonin TeisseireFrance52,00010
75Fabian GumzGermany176,00035
76Askar BekbayevKazakhstan168,00034
77Fabio SperlingGermany426,00085
78Conor BeresfordUnited Kingdom232,00046
81Murad AkhundovAzerbaijan116,00023
82Eduardo Amaral SilvaBrazil324,00065
83Guilebaldo Flores ManzoMexico166,00033
84Ramin HajiyevAzerbaijan527,000105
85Saar WilfIsrael197,00039
86Simon BrandstromSweden205,00041
87Daan MuldersAustria316,00063
88Malo LatinoisFrance354,00071
91Evaldas AniulisLithuania421,00084
92Miroslav AlilovicFrance283,00057
93Mallory FrereBelgium90,00018
94Valeriano ToledanoSpain481,00096
95Maxime ManzoneFrance126,00025
96Matas CimbolasLithuania107,00021
97Antoine VrankenNetherlands147,00029
98Jonathan PastoreFrance173,00035
101Diego MontoneItaly253,00051
102Nicolae PaunescuRomania281,00056
103Samuel JuGermany305,00061
104Mario MosboeckAustria226,00045
105Pedro Pereira FonsecaPortugal228,00046
106Dominykas KarmazinasLithuania141,00028
107Adrian MateosSpain378,00076
108Masato YokosawaJapan149,00030
111Giuseppe ImperatoItaly174,00035
112Klemens RoiterAustria320,00064
113Chaofei WangHong Kong221,00044
114Lawrence WhyteUnited States290,00058
115Vincent CavaillesFrance114,00023
116Hady El AsmarLebanon488,00098
117Mark RooversNetherlands624,000125
118Roberto RodriguezSpain358,00072
121Mats UllerengNorway296,00059
122Ercan AtmacaNetherlands305,00061
123Piotr NurzynskiPoland198,00040
124Sacha RymlandFrance168,00034
125Elias FiszNetherlands283,00057
126Roberto RomanelloUnited Kingdom246,00049
127Alexis LucariniFrance360,00072
128Alexander van der SwaluwNetherlands133,00027
131Andras MatraiHungary395,00079
132Balakrishna PaturUnited States110,00022
133Guy TaylorUnited Kingdom184,00037
134Thomas RauhutGermany358,00072
135Yehouda MarcianoFrance125,00025
136Juan OchoaSpain159,00032
138Johan Schultz-PedersenDenmark415,00083
141Maxime ParysFrance290,00058
142Razvan BeleaRomania178,00036
143Mike WatsonCanada149,00030
144Sander OstlyngenNorway103,00021
145Matthew MicallefMalta98,00020
146Wooseok KimSouth Korea156,00031
147Nick PetrangeloUnited States330,00066
148Timo KamphuesGermany541,000108
151Markkos LadevEstonia209,00042
152Virgile TurchiFrance207,00041
153Frederik ThiemerGermany786,000157
154Stefan SchillhabelGermany391,00078
155Aurelien RussoFrance633,000127
156Sho HommaJapan541,000108
157Harry LodgeUnited Kingdom845,000169
158Daniel WilsonIreland302,00060
161Alexane NajchausFrance179,00036
162Bernard VuFrance348,00070
163Jonas LauckGermany322,00064
164Peter JorgneSweden253,00051
165Mateus MoraesBrazil382,00076
166Luigi D'AlterioItaly306,00061
167Arthur ConanFrance83,00017
168Corentin RopertFrance283,00057
171Mehdi ChaouiMorocco172,00034
172Ben HeathUnited Kingdom210,00042
173Stanislav PetrivUkraine322,00064
174Jon BorensteinUnited States126,00025
175Sergio CoutinhoPortugal172,00034
176Denzel SpekmanNetherlands601,000120
177Patrik JarosCzech Republic51,00010
178Andreas KlattGermany199,00040
181Yannick CardotFrance252,00050
182Erik BauerAustria67,00013
183Raoul RefosNetherlands72,00014
184Demosthenes KiriopoulosCanada254,00051
185Pawel KrolPoland188,00038
186Matthieu TeffaudFrance200,00040
187Michael RodriguesPortugal177,00035
188Csaba BakkHungary210,00042
191Mathieu HisFrance178,00036
192Mohamed MokraniFrance566,000113
193Teun MulderNetherlands372,00074
194Sebastian GahlAustria463,00093
195Carlos RibeiroBrazil561,000112
196Konstantin HeldGermany613,000123
197Souhayel DjaballahFrance104,00021
198Ionut-Flavius VoineaRomania162,00032
201Kenny HallaertBelgium167,00033
202David TousSpain410,00082
203Yohwan LimSouth Korea235,00047
204Laurent Saint-BertinFrance134,00027
205Orpen KisacikogluTurkey401,00080
206Hala KaramLebanon153,00031
207Alexander TkatschewGermany178,00036
208Omar HernandezSpain169,00034
211Sacha ZaffranFrance27,0005
212Alexander IvarssonSweden509,000102
213Fotios NtamarisGreece179,00036
214Sachin JoshiUnited Kingdom468,00094
215Manig LoeserGermany479,00096
216Anatoly ZuevRussia124,00025
217Shakhabiddin MuradovLatvia275,00055
218Sam GreenwoodCanada215,00043
221Frederik BrinkDenmark293,00059
222Mathias SiljanderFinland110,00022
223Andrew LichtenbergerUnited States631,000126
225Tamer KamelUnited Kingdom201,00040
226Ruslan VolkovUkraine291,00058
227Justus HeldGermany265,00053
228Joseph MouawadLebanon153,00031

End-of-Day 2 Chip Counts (complet)

zedmaster84 • Nivel 16: Blinds 2,000-5,000, 5,000 ante
Rostyslav Sabishchenko ua
Rostyslav Sabishchenko
ua 900,000
Harry Lodge gb
Harry Lodge
gb 845,000 -187,000
Niklas Astedt se
Niklas Astedt
se 812,000 502,000
Frederik Thiemer de
Frederik Thiemer
de 786,000 -14,000
Fabrice Bigot fr
Fabrice Bigot
fr 764,000 14,000
Omar Del Pino es
Omar Del Pino
es 703,000 123,000
Alexandros Kolonias gr
Alexandros Kolonias
gr 653,000 3,000
Aurelien Russo fr
Aurelien Russo
fr 633,000 489,000
Andrew Lichtenberger us
Andrew Lichtenberger
us 631,000 376,000
Mark Roovers nl
Mark Roovers
nl 624,000 -166,000
Konstantin Held de
Konstantin Held
de 613,000 248,000
Denzel Spekman NL
Denzel Spekman
NL 601,000 530,000
Mohamed Mokrani fr
Mohamed Mokrani
fr 566,000 26,000
Carlos Ribeiro br
Carlos Ribeiro
br 561,000 11,000
Brian Delaney gb
Brian Delaney
gb 551,000 206,000
Timo Kamphues de
Timo Kamphues
de 541,000 141,000
Sho Homma jp
Sho Homma
jp 541,000 1,000
Marton Czuczor hu
Marton Czuczor
hu 540,000 206,000
Lianmin Bai hk
Lianmin Bai
hk 532,000 -6,000
Ramin Hajiyev az
Ramin Hajiyev
az 527,000 202,000
Alexander Ivarsson se
Alexander Ivarsson
se 509,000 59,000
Hady El Asmar lb
Hady El Asmar
lb 488,000 308,000
Valeriano Toledano gb
Valeriano Toledano
gb 481,000 431,000
Manig Loeser de
Manig Loeser
de 479,000 149,000
Sachin Joshi gb
Sachin Joshi
gb 468,000 218,000

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Play Breaks At End of Day 2

• Nivel 16: Blinds 2,000-5,000, 5,000 ante

Players in the €5,200 EPT Paris Main Event have reached the end of Day 2. Out of 1,606 players, 174 will return. Players have now locked up a minimum of €10,650.

Standby for a full Day 2 recap.

Reard Relinquishes Chips to Bigot

zedmaster84 • Nivel 16: Blinds 2,000-5,000, 5,000 ante
Alexandre Reard
Alexandre Reard

At the very end of the night, Fabrice Bigot raised from the hijack and called a three-bet by Alexandre Reard on the button, which led to the {j-Clubs}{10-Hearts}{8-Hearts} flop. Bigot check-called a bet to see the {7-Diamonds} turn on which Bigot bet small and called the shove by Reard for 79,000 in a fraction of a second.

Alexandre Reard: {k-Hearts}{k-Clubs}
Fabrice Bigot: {q-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds}

The {10-Spades} river was a formality already as Reard had been drawing dead, further boosting the stack of Bigot in the final stages.

"You are the best," Harry Lodge joked after they had exchanged some words. Lodge appears to be the chip leader with just over one million in chips.

Harry Lodge gb
Harry Lodge
gb 1,032,000 172,000
Fabrice Bigot fr
Fabrice Bigot
fr 750,000 500,000
Alexandre Reard fr
Alexandre Reard
fr Eliminat

Taguri: Alexandre ReardFabrice BigotHarry Lodge

Mokrani Has Tarmi on the Ropes

zedmaster84 • Nivel 16: Blinds 2,000-5,000, 5,000 ante
Mohamed Mokrani
Mohamed Mokrani

On a completed board of {j-Hearts}{10-Clubs}{6-Hearts}{4-Diamonds}{7-Spades}, Estonia's Roope Tarmi was the at-risk player out of the big blind. He was looked up by €2,200 FPS High Roller champion Mohamed Mokrani on the button and the latter had the best of it with the {6-Hearts}{4-Spades} for the bottom two pair.

Tarmi had flopped the top pair with {q-Spades}{j-Diamonds} and became one of the late casualties on Day 2.

Mohamed Mokrani fr
Mohamed Mokrani
fr 540,000 345,000
Roope Tarmi fi
Roope Tarmi
fi Eliminat

Taguri: Mohamed MokraniRoope Tarmi

Falfoul Falls Foul of Day 3 When Aniulis' Jacks Hold

• Nivel 16: Blinds 2,000-5,000, 5,000 ante
Evaldas Aniulis
Evaldas Aniulis

Mourad Falfoul shoved for around 80,000 and Daniel Wilson called. Falfoul shoved over the top for 278,000 and Wilson folded. Two players flipped their cards for the race, with Falfoul at risk.

Mourad Falfoul: {a-Hearts}{k-Diamonds}
Evaldas Aniulis: {j-Hearts}{j-Diamonds}

The board ran out {q-Spades}{4-Diamonds}{8-Spades}{9-Diamonds}{3-Hearts}. Falfoul failed to improve and Aniulis held up with his pocket jacks to win the pot. Falfoul was eliminated from the tournament in 181st place, right as play has reached the end of Day 2.

Evaldas Aniulis lt
Evaldas Aniulis
lt 750,000 698,000
Mourad Falfoul fr
Mourad Falfoul
fr Eliminat

Taguri: Daniel WilsonEvaldas AniulisMourad Falfoul

Final Four Hands

• Nivel 16: Blinds 2,000-5,000, 5,000 ante

The tournament director has paused the clock and it has been announced that four more hands will be played before the remaining players bag up for Day 3.