Day 2 play ends with 60 left in BOM Main Event

Mantas Urbonas is the chipleader with more than 7 million chips. Full counts are a bit below.

The field played 9 levels today and went from 570 to just 60. The players who soared to the top in the later levels were most of all Andrew Hills and Mantas himself.

Hills had a great evening with simply getting hit by the deck, while Mantas won a huge pot with aces against kings against ace-queen, and the best hand held. You can find the key situations for both of them further down on this page.

With Sofia Lövgren and Ina Pavlova, two women made day 3 today. It’s the second deep run for Ina, as she already finished 73rd in 2016. Sofia Lövgren doesn’t need any further introduction, she’s representing 888poker, and both parties are going to have a very pleasant evening today.

The day ends with a bang

The last hand of the day dragged on particularly long on one table, and the showdown triggered gasps of shock from the bystanders.

Juan Maniel Crespillo played this hand against Sebastian Benta. The two were in the blinds and Crespillo had position. Unfortunately we only approached the table on the river and the board read 9 6 J T 9 with 1.6m (40 big blinds) in the middle already.

Benta checked and it took Crespillo not long to move all-in for 700k more. In turn it took Benta considerably longer to come to grips with this bet. After some minutes Benta took his decision and announced “call”. Showdown:

Juan Crespillo: 8 5 for a stone cold bluff

Sebastian Benta: T 7 for just a pair

Benta’s middle pair was enough and he scooped this 3m pot while Crespillo was the last elimination of the day.

The players are now bagging their chips and will then head out of the Great Hall to get some rest or whatever else helps them to relax.

Play will resume at 1 PM tomorrow, when we will start looking for the finalists to compete for the big prize of €300,000.

There will be a live stream with hole cards and commentary on the Battle of Malta Facebook page running on a 30 min delay, so tune in in the afternoon.

Chipcounts after day 2

Urbonas Mantas

7,090,000
Hills Andrew Christopher
gb
5,260,000
Guimond Florin Nico
fr
5,195,000
Yosifov Borislav
bg
3,980,000
Hoyesveen Daniel Andre
no
3,760,000
Di Mauro Giuseppe
it
3,165,000
Biton Nave
il
2,945,000
Wozniak Mr Michal
pl
2,400,000
Cammisuli Flaviano
it
2,360,000
Maimon Amir

2,255,000
Sallaberry Pierre
fr
2,220,000
Mirabile Antonio
it
2,200,000
Neukirch Jonas
de
2,195,000
Carmi Eran Dov
il
2,165,000
Mangum Jerome Steven

1,950,000
Hedley Andrew John
sv
1,845,000
Di Romualdo Tziano
it
1,800,000
D’alterio Luigi
it
1,745,000
Iacopetta Enrico
ro
1,640,000
Denino Gill
il
1,635,000
Sagians Daniel
il
1,600,000
Corral Juan Pablo Navarro
es
1,565,000
Stropoli Julien
fr
1,555,000
Benshoham Avihai Hai
il
1,460,000
Sereicikas Justas
lt
1,330,000
Vasileva Pavlova Tsvetelina

1,295,000
Lovgren Sofia Linnea Matilda
se
1,275,000
Benta Sebastian

1,195,000
Pinho Henrique Oliveira De Sousa
pt
1,145,000
Abdalah 2 Fakhreddine
lb
1,140,000
Formica Salvatore
it
1,130,000
Sanchez Alejandro
es
1,130,000
Canevet Maxime Thien-Duc

1,040,000
Musumarra Andrea

1,010,000
Moolhuizen Mateusz
fi
990,000
Hazan Mordechai Marko
il
985,000
Vadenbring Nils Gustav
mt
975,000
Glushcenko Nikolaso
il
960,000
Mjagkov Andrei
ee
950,000
Jakubcik1 Ondrej
cz
945,000
Ascone Agostino
it
885,000
Ostergaard Jens Erik Thorsten
dk
835,000
Bonifico Liberato
it
815,000
Martinez Pedro Jose Arribas
es
790,000
Gruszczynski Sebastian Adam
pl
785,000
Lindholm Samuel

750,000
Kyriazi Grigoris
cy
720,000
Fernandez Crespillo Juan Maniel

710,000
Bergamo Alessio
it
705,000
Katz Darron Charle
il
665,000
Nezirevic Mirza

645,000
Bonnardot Benjamin Raymond
fr
640,000
Gravagna 1 Fausto
it
640,000
Inerud Jan Christopher
se
585,000
Della Ventura Sergio Domenico
it
505,000
Pagliaro Gianluca

485,000
Kettunen Miikka Juhani
fi
480,000
Banks Gary Hillson
sv
395,000
Teva Elad
il
390,000
Spitale Guiseppe
it
330,000