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WSOPE 2018: Rakesh Lalwani Scores on Day 1D of the €550 COLOSSUS NLHE, Daniel Prior & Jan Bednar Top Flights Day 1C & Day 1D Respectively

Rakesh Lalwani and Daniel Prior
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  • PG News October 12, 2018
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The thrilling action continued at King’s Casino, Rozvadov in the Czech Republic as Day 1C and Day 1D of Event #1: €550 COLOSSUS No-Limit Hold’em at the 2018 World Series of Poker Europe (WSOPE) played out consecutively on October 11. A total of 289 entries (125 from Day 1c and 164 from Day 1D) were registered at the end of the day, taking the total number of entries in the event to 610, with four more flights yet to unfold.

After 18 levels of play, Daniel Prior (649,000) emerged as the chip leader on Day 1C topping the 12 players who made Day 2, while headlining the 10 survivors from Day 1D was Jan Bednar (633,000).

India Rakesh Lalwani entered the event through Day 1D and though he was unable to make it through to Day 2, he picked up the first score for Team Indian with a 23rd place finish for €802 (~₹68,541).

Day 1C Recap

Day 1C attracted 125 entries on the first afternoon flight at the series and 12 among them managed to find a bag for Day 2. Daniel Prior topped the survivors with a stack of 649,000, followed by Daniel Rezaei (623,000) and Josef Snejberg (527,000).

The top 19 places received payouts starting with Chandru Alt (13th for €940), Marek Soukup (14th for €940), Avi Hamo (15th for €940), Jan Bednar (16th for €809), Zoltan Szabo (17th for €809), Roland Israelashvili (18th for €809) and Vladas Burneikis (19th for €809).

Chris Ferguson, Renato Kaneoya and Roman Rychlik were seen taking advantage of the re-entry format but couldn`t make the cut on the second bullet. Others who hit the rail were Sander van Wesemael, Georgios Koliofotis, Hannes Neurauter, Roman Motovsky and Oliver Heidel.

Daniel Prior
Daniel Prior

Top 10 Chip Counts At The End of Day 1C

1. Daniel Prior – 649,000

2. Daniel Rezaei – 623,000

3. Josef Snejberg – 527,000

4. Konstantin Vovchenko – 257,000

5. Gaetan Cariou – 212,000

6. Yunsheng Sun – 173,000

7. Alexander Bachmann – 152,000

8. Ali Cetinbilek – 135,000

9. Aleksandr Nemtsov – 111,000

10. Pawel Skrzypczak – 107,000

Day 1D Recap

Day 1D pulled in 164 entries, of which the top 25 spots were paid, and the final 10 players bagged up chips with 19 minutes left in level 18.

Jan Bednar, who had finished in the money on Day 1C bagged the chip lead with 633,000 in the bag, while Flavio Decataldo (574,000) and Aleksandar Denishev (494,000) rounded up the top three stacks.

Indian challenger Rakesh Lalwani picked up the first score for Team India at the series. With three levels in the day yet to be played, Lalwani missed his nut flush draw against the top pair of Martin Kabrhel that ended his tournament run in 23rd place for €802 (~₹68,541).

Rakesh Lalwani
Rakesh Lalwani

Other players who finished in the money included Philippe Bouhnik (11th for €1,283), Plamen Yakimov (12th for €1,283), Michael Braeutigam (13th for €1,069), Marek Blasko (14th for €1,069), Adrian Buzan (15th for €1,069), Mykhailo Gutyi (16th for €914), Tomas Petru (17th for €914), Mykola Lakatosh (18th for €914), Jan Gompers (19th for €802), Allen Kessler (20th for €802), Anson Tsang (21st for €802), Adrian Rus (22nd for €802), Michal Lubas (24th for €802) and Refael Dahan (25th for €802).

Chris Ferguson and Renato Kaneoya were among the top names who entered the flight, but both failed to make the cut for Day 2 yet again. Joining them on the rail were other top pros like WSOP bracelet winner Dutch Boyd, Petar Petrov, Michael Soyza, Shaun Deeb and Roman Motovsky.

Jan Bednar
Jan Bednar

Top 10 Chip Counts At The End of Day 1D

1. Jan Bednar – 649,000

2. Flavio Decataldo – 574,000

3. Aleksandar Denishev – 494,000

4. Philipp Zukerniko – 403,000

5. Oliver Heidel – 393,000

6. Mick Heder – 386,000

7. Tamir Segal – 324,000

8. Thierry Delpui – 306,000

9. Jan Ramik – 297,000

10. Martin Kabrhel – 291,000

With four more starting flights yet to kick off, players still have a chance to get in on the action!

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

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