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Redl & Picard Shine on Day 2 of The Festival Series Bratislava

Redl & Picard Shine on Day 2 of The Festival Series Bratislava

The action was booming on Day 2 of The Festival Series Bratislava at Banco Casino with two one-day events, two more events progressing, two Cash Game Challenge sessions, a super satellite that attracted 120 entries, and, of course, cash games running around the clock.

Harald Redl and Vincent Picard both earned customized sketchy framed photos of themselves as trophies by shipping the €250 Sviten Special and €125 Monday Texas Knockout respectively. Norwegian poker beast Jon Kyte snagged the chip lead in the €550 Mixed Main Event HORSES, while Stylianos Papantoniou bagged the Day 1b chip lead in the €250 Bratislava Deepstack.

There is even more action to start on Tuesday including the highly-anticipated €500,000 guaranteed €550 Main Event gracing its presence with Day 1a along with the entertaining €125 Roulette Tournament. Read on to learn more about what transpired on Day 2 and the schedule for Tuesday's action.

Harald Redl Wins the Sviten Special

Harald Redl

Harald Redl had the chip lead to start the final table of Event #5: €250 Sviten Special and eventually was the last player standing among the 78 entries that created €16,672 prize pool. Redl first agreed to a three-way deal with two experienced Sviten Special players in Matteo Crapanzano and Linus Elmes before taking down the event for €3,817.

There was plenty of talent to go around in this event with many familiar names finding their way to the cashier including Karl Sundin, Erik Risberg, Florian Fuchs, Ola Brandborn, Andre Sorm, John Clarkson, and William Lynch.

1Harald RedlAustria€3,817*
2Matteo CrapanzanoItaly€3,605*
3Linus ElmesSweden€3,600*
4Karl SundinSweden€1,585
5Erik RisbergSweden€1,270
6Florian FuchsAustria€1,050
7Ola BrandbornSweden€815
8Andre SormEstonia€620
9John ClarksonUnited Kingdom€500
10William LynchScotland€410

*Reflects three-way deal at final table

Vincent Picard Wins €125 Monday Texas Knockout

Vincent Picard Wins Monday Texas Knockout

Vincent Picard won five €50 bounties including the final three in play after eliminating Indrek Eiche and Brian Klindrup back-to-back to win the Event #8: €125 Monday Texas Knockout for €1,688 from the prize pool. Check out all of the payouts from this event which attracted 114 entries for €6,498 in the prize pool and €5,700 in the bounty pool.

1Vincent PicardFrance€1,688
2Brian KlindrupDenmark€1,065
3Indrek EicheEstonia€810
4Lars Olav HoleNorway€635
5Dario De ToffoliItaly€505
6Thomas HaverstadNorway€390
7Theodoros AmpelikiotisGreece€290
8Julius JurksaitisLithuania€225
9Lubomir JasicaSlovakia€185
10Bo LindahlSweden€150
11Joost MelkertNetherlands€150
12Stijn de GierNetherlands€150
13Sturla HillerNorway€150
14Guillaume FontFrance€150

Other News on Monday

Jon Kyte

In other news, Event #2: €550 Mixed Main Event HORSES attracted 20 more entries to bring the total up to 37 entries. So far, 15 players bagged chips for Tuesday's Day 2 at 8 p.m. but before then we expect many more entries with Day 1c kicking off on Tuesday at 12:30 p.m. Jon Kyte supplanted Bas de Laat as the overall chip leader but we could see a new one before the start of Day 2.

Event #3: €250 Bratislava Deepstack attracted 105 more entries on Day 1b to bring the total up to 152 entries with the final opening flight taking place on Tuesday at 12 p.m. with Day 2 kicking off on Wednesday. Stylianos Panatoniou bagged the most of the 18 players to find a bag to bring the total of 26 players thus far advancing to Day 1b. Panatoniou won't advance with the overall chip lead as Aleksandar Kamendoliev found a handful of more chips in his bag on Day 1a.

The Franke's Flip Flops kicked off on Monday as well with 23 different rake-free flips. The players earn tournament money every time they win a flip but also the player that wins the most flips during the week will be awarded a free package to the next The Festival Series in February. Estonia's Keito Kaljulaid ran hot to say the least and won six of the flips to be three ahead of his nearest competitor in Estonian resident Joseph Jackson.

Meanwhile, Dzintar Lacis took the early lead after winning 215 big blinds on a designated Cash Game Challenge €2/€2 NLHE table that players can sign up for on the casino floor. The always-friendly Eva "Chic" Jiretorn won the second session with 165 in profit at a €2/€2 session. This means Lacis is in the lead for now, but this is far from safe with plenty of more action to come including two Cash Game Challenges in the same games broadcasted live on TheFestivalOG Twitch channel.

Today's Schedule (Tuesday, Nov. 28)

12 p.m.Event #10: €550 Main Event Day 1a€500,000
12:30 p.m.Event #2: €550 Mixed Main Event - HORSES Day 1c
1 p.m.Event #11: €250 Heads-Up Texas (32 Cap)
4 p.m.Event #3: €250 Bratislava Deepstack Day 1c
5 p.m.Event #12: €125 Roulette Tournament
7 p.m.Event #13: €125 Half n' Half
7:30 p.m.Event #14: €60 Super Satellite10x €550 Seats
8 p.m.Event #2: €550 Mixed Main Event - HORSES Day 2
8 p.m.Event #15: €2/€2 NLH Cash Game Challenge
9 p.m.Event #16: €150 Turbo Satellite to PLO High Roller2x €1,100 Seats
10 p.m.Event #17: €125 Win the Button
10:30 p.m.Event #18: €2/€2 PLO4