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WSOPE 2018: Michael Addamo Tops 49 Day 1 Survivors in €25K NLHE High Roller, Oleg Pavlyuchuk Leads Final 18 in King’s Trophy Event

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  • PG News October 25, 2018
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October 24 opened with the first high-roller event at the 2018 World Series of Poker Europe (WSOPE), i.e. the €25,500 No-Limit Hold’em High Roller. 124 players entered the fray over the course of 14 levels and by the time the bags were brought out, Michael Addamo (cover image) had accumulated the most chips with 49 runners still remaining in the field.

Addamo (8,120,000) won his first and only WSOP gold bracelet in THE MARATHON – $2,620 No-Limit Hold’em at this year’s 49th Annual WSOP festival for $653,581, which is also his career’s biggest cash. His present career tournament earnings have reached $2,131,419.

Team India’s Bharath Janardhan and Madhav Gupta were unfortunately eliminated before the money bubble burst at the King’s Trophy Event with both failing to make the cut for the final day.

Meanwhile, Oleg Pavlyuchuk (3,355,000) leads the 18 survivors coming into the final day, which will play out on October 25.

€25,500 No-Limit Hold’em High Roller – Day 1 Recap

The €25K NLHE High Roller collected a prize pool of €2,826,250 after 124 entrants, including 80 unique players and 44 re-entries, registered on Day 1. The field was reduced to 49 players by the end of the day’s play.

Some of the best poker pros from around the globe were in attendance including Dominik Nitsche (3,020,000), Martin Kabrhel (2,650,000), Ryan Riess (2,460,000), David Peters (2,410,000), Manig Loeser (2,295,000) and Wai Leong Chan (2,075,000), who all found a bag on Day 2.

However, others who were not so lucky include Anatoly Filatov, Joao Vieira, 2018 WSOP Main Event winner John Cynn, Benjamin Pollak, Michael Soyza, Jack Salter, Anthony Zinno, Chris Ferguson, Gal Yifrach and Bertrand Grospellier.

Michael Addamo (8,120,000), along with Jean-Noel Thorel (5,910,000) and Ivan Leow (5,050,000), will begin Day 2 as the three top stacks.

Michael Addamo
Michael Addamo

With late registration open until the start of Day 2, players who busted out on Day 1 still have a chance to re-enter.

Top 10 Chip Counts At The End of Day 1

1. Michael Addamo – 8,120,000

2. Jean-Noel Thorel – 5,910,000

3. Ivan Leow – 5,050,000

4. Timothy Adams – 4,775,000

5. Winfred Yu – 4,645,000

6. Matthias Eibinger – 4,635,000

7. Vladimir Troyanovskiy – 4,450,000

8. Kristen Bicknell – 3,890,000

9. Richard Yong – 3,750,000

10. Rainer Kempe – 3,590,000

WSOPE King’s Trophy Event – Day 2 Recap

A total of 155 runners started play on Day 2 of the King’s Trophy Event, out which only 18 survived the days onslaught. Leading the remaining players for the final day was Russian pro Oleg Pavlyuchuk (3,355,000), with China’s Haoxiang Wang (3,280,000) hot on his heels.

Oleg Pavlyuchuk
Oleg Pavlyuchuk

Indian contenders Bharath Janardhan and Madhav Gupta had both carried stacks of 38,500 each to Day 2, but neither of them was able to make much headway and hit the rail before the money bubble.

Bharath Janardhan
Bharath Janardhan

Some others who posted scores at the event include Patricio Andres Rojas Parra (19th for €6,131), Julian Simon Thomas (24th for €6,131), Dietrich Fast (31st for €5,296), Ryan Riess (39th for €4,693), Andreas Eiler (42nd for €4,693), Jack Salter (46th for €4,269), Rainer Kempe (51st for €4,269) and Evian Christ (57th for €3,988).

Top 10 Chip Counts At The End of Day 2

1. Oleg Pavlyuchuk – 3,355,000

2. Haoxiang Wang – 3,280,000

3. Yulian Mitev – 1,810,000

4. Salvatore Camarda – 1,710,000

5. Alex Foxen – 1,120,000

6. Markus Hermann Sturz – 1,100,000

7. Luca Marchetti – 1,000,000

8. Birger Ohl – 905,000

9. Matthias Kuerschner – 725,000

10. Jan Eric Schwippert – 725,000

Keep following all the latest updates from WSOPE 2018 right here on PokerGuru!

Image/Content Courtesy: wsop.com

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