Day 5 of the 2015 PokerStars and Monte-Carlo Casino European Poker Tour (EPT) Grand Final saw the two starting flights of the €10,600 Main Event come together for Day 2. 310 sat down at the felt, including a few big names who chose to take advantage of late registration before the start of Day 2 including Canadian Daniel Negreanu, as well as Dzmitry Urbanovich, Max Altergott and Igor Kurganov.
Total entries for the Main Event topped out at 564 when the desk closed, building a prize pool of €5,640,000. The EPT Grand Final champion will pocket over €1 million and 79 players will be paid at least €19,175.
Day 2 ended with German high roller boss Ole Schemion on top of the chip counts, bagging 477,700. His country mate Christopher Frank finished right behind at 465,200. The only other two players above 400,000 are Polish player Jose Carlos Garcia (461,200) and top Canadian for the day, Thomas Popov with 413,500.
114 players finished the day with chips, including five other Canadians. Noah Vaillancourt was the second biggest Canadian stack, ending with 190,000, while 2014 Aussie Millions Main Event Champion Ami Barer finished the day with 146,700. Hani Bahna finished with 125,100, The final Canadian in Tuesday's Day 3 is Ryan McEathron with 45,300.
As always, some big names are vying for the title. Jason Mercier isn't far off the lead with 296,400, and Vanessa Selbst is close behind at 285,000. Other notable players who bagged chips on Day 2 are below.
Day 3 starts Tuesday at 12:30 CET, as players play down to the money bubble. Watch live at EPT Live and check back here with PokerNews Canada for a recap of all the action, including updates on how all our Canadians fared.