WPT: Frei Dilling Kjaer Jumps to the top on Day 2 in Copenhagen

Frei Dilling Kjaer is at the top of the chip counts after Day 2 at WPT Copenhagen (Photo courtesy of WPT)

Day 2 at the World Poker Tour Copenhagen Main Event and Frei Dilling Kjaer has charged to the top of the leader board with 445,000. Peter Jepsen is right behind with 434,400, and Sergii Baranov and Stephen O’Dwyer are both above 400,000 as well. There are 45 players remaining from the original 229 that entered the tournament.

O’Dwyer climbed above 400,000 in the last level of the night. O’Dwyer opened from the cutoff and Astrid Kwich defended her big blind. The board was dealt A J J 7 2 and Kwich check-called three streets for 4,600, 12,000 and 22,000. O’Dwyer then flipped over J T. Kwich turned over A 4 and O’Dwyer won the pot.

O’Dwyer also avoided disaster and kept near the top of the chip standings when he avoided disaster in one of the final hands of the night. Robin Ylitalo opened to 5,000 from early position and O’Dwyer three-bet to 11,500 from the small blind. Ylitalo four-bet to 24,200 and O’Dwyer five-bet to 50,000, Ylitalo then moved all-in and O’Dwyer called. Their cards:

Ylitalo: A A
O’Dwyer: Q Q

Board: 5 3 2 6 4

A straight on the board helped O’Dwyer escape with a split pot and stay at the top heading into Day 3 on Thursday.

Notables that fell along the way on Day 2 included Nicolas Levi, Martin Wendt, Morten Christensen, Theo Jorgensen, Sean Jazayeri, Elisabeth Hille, Ana Marquez, Anton Wigg, Lars Bonding, Keven Stammen, Kara Scott, and Marvin Rettenmaier.

In her final hand of the night, Marquez raised to 3,500 and Peter Jepsen called on the button with ace-four suited. The flop was dealt A-8-4 with two hearts and Marquez bet 4,500. Jepsen raised to 12,500 and Marquez called. The turn brought another ace and Marquez checked. Jepsen bet 17,000 and Marquez called. The final card was a nine and Marquez got it all in for her tournament life. Marquez turned over ace-king but she fell to the full house of Jepsen.

The prize pool was also released on Wednesday and the top 27 players will score a min-cash worth $7,171. The top prize in the tournament is $229,938 and the final table payouts are as follows: Second Place ($145,164), Third Place ($93,080), Fourth Place ($68,316), Fifth Place ($51,237), Sixth Place ($40,989).

Check back in with BLUFF on Thursday for another recap of the events from Copenhagen. The field is scheduled to play down to the final 18 players so the money bubble will burst before play ends.

World Poker Tour Copenhagen Day 2 Chip Counts:

  1. Frei Dilling Kjaer – 445,500
  2. Peter Jepson – 434,400
  3. Sergii Baranov – 417,500
  4. Steve O’Dwyer – 415,600
  5. Jimmy Jonsson – 321,400
  6. Bircan Catar – 284,300
  7. Rasmus Agerskov – 283,500
  8. Robin Ylitalo – 261,600
  9. Dennis Rasmussen – 242,000
  10. Armin Zoike – 222,800
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