World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelet winner Sebastian Ruthenberg is putting in a strong performance on second day of play of the European Poker Tour Barcelona.

At the last count he had a stack in excess of 100,000, close behind the leader Mikael Lundell from Sweden, reports the PokerStars blog.
It is looking as if one of the two poker aces will take the lead at the end of the second day of play, ahead of the current leader Michael Bernhard Murra, who finished just shy of 80,000.

This year's tournament in Barcelona has seen a number of the big names crashing out early on in the competition.

While many would expect players of the calibre of Daniel Negreanu, Isabelle Mercier, William Thorson and Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier to be strong contenders, all have been knocked out in the opening stages.

When asked about his early exit, Grospellier commented: "You can't win them all."

Ruthenberg won his first WSOP bracelet this year in the seven-card-stud hi-lo world championship eight or better event, earning him $328,756, his largest cash to date.