Lukas Berglund Ends Day 2 of San Remo Main Event with Big Chiplead

Lukas Berglund has a significant chiplead following Day 2 of the 2014 EPT San Remo Main Event. (Photo c/o Neil Stodart/PokerStars Blog)

Lukas Berglund has a significant chiplead following Day 2 of the 2014 EPT San Remo Main Event. (Photo c/o Neil Stodart/PokerStars Blog)

The final leg of Season 10 on the European Poker Tour is in full swing in San Remo, and a 21-year-old Swedish online superstar is currently crushing the field through the first two days of the Main Event.

Lukas Berglund, currently ranked second in the world among online tournament poker players by PocketFives, had a tremendous Day 2 in San Remo and bagged 700,600 – far outpacing the rest of the field with Thiago Crema de Macedo (482,400) sitting in a distant second place. It all started early on Day 2 for Berglund, who busted two players with pocket aces against pocket kings and pocket queens and never looked back.

Olivier Busquet is the lone American in the top 25, but his 392,900 is good enough to put him in fourth going into Day 3. Busquet is also one of only four Americans among the final 113 players in the EPT San Remo Main Event, a group that also includes Victor Ramdin.

There’s a strong contingent of European pros remaining in the field, including Dimitar Danchev (299,800), Dominik Nitsche (258,300), Johnny Lodden (185,000), Mickey Petersen (164,700), Vicky Coren (162,400), Roberto Romanello (135,600), Stephen Chidwick (134,900), Pius Heinz (102,700) and Rocco Palumbo (45,900).

The start of Day 2 marked the close of registration in the EPT San Remo Main Event, with the final count coming in at 556 players. That resulted in a prizepool of €2,557,600 ($3,531,349) and a first place prize of €476,100 ($657,365) awaiting the eventual champion.

Day 3 of the Main Event begins at 12 noon local time (6 am EST) Thursday in San Remo, and a featured table will be livestreamed throughout the day. The money bubble is likely to hit early on Day 3, with 79 of the 113 remaining players set for a payout.

2014 EPT San Remo Main Event – End of Day 2 Chipcounts

  1. Lukas Berglund – 700,600
  2. Thiago Crema De Macedo – 482,400
  3. Raul Mestre – 473,000
  4. Olivier Busquet – 392,900
  5. Alessandro Meoni – 347,000
  6. Dan Murariu – 317,300
  7. Denis Pisarev – 311,300
  8. Dimitar Danchev – 299,800
  9. Eros Nastasi – 294,800
  10. Oleg Cazac – 285,900
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