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The 2018 World Series of Poker Europe (WSOPE) kicked off with Event #1: €550 COLOSSUS No-Limit Hold’em at the King’s Casino in Rozvadov on October 9. Day 1A pulled in 154 entries and the field increased to 321 entries after 167 entries joined the fray on the second of eight starting flights. 17 players from the Day 1B flight managed to bag a stack with local player Sebastian Kos (cover image) taking forward the largest stack of 593,000.
Several big players were seen in action when the cards got in the air including former WSOP bracelet winners Chris Ferguson, Dutch Boyd, Max Pescatori, Jeff Lisandro, 2018 WSOP Player of the Year contender Shaun Deeb and WSOP International Circuit €1,650 Main Event champion Emil Bise.
However, many notables failed to make the cut for Day 2 such as Michael Soyza, Renato Kaneoya, Martin Kabrhel, Indian-origin player Sanjay Sahijwani and Sebastian Langrock.
During level 18, Chris Ferguson was only left with a T-500 chip, after going through a round of blinds. He had folded all the way until he was forced to move all-in from the big blind. With the other tables playing out only minor pots and no all-in showdown, Ferguson seemed fated to miss out on cashing at yet another WSOP event.
When Rene Crha shoved all-in from the hijack and all other players folded, the other tables finished their hands without an all-in and it was indeed Ferguson who ended up as the first one at risk of elimination on the money bubble. Ferguson held against Crha’s . The board ran and Ferguson bubbled Day 1B.
The top 26 players were slated to receive payouts from the Day 1B prize pool and the list of players who finished in the money included names like Georgios Orestidis (18th for €905), Nika Kakoishvili (19th for €785), Vladimir Valent (20th for €785), Karel Novotny (21st for €785), Zurab Ejibia (22nd for €785), Rene Crha (23rd for €785), Vojtech Skalak (24th for €785), Roman Rychlik (25th for €785) and Timo Vogt (26th for €785).
Meanwhile, Ovidiu Oprea (204,000), Vasile Strugari (201,000), Pasquale Vinci (144,000) and Mirko Kratzer (122,000) were able to bag chips for Day 2.
The 17 survivors from Day 1B will join the 12 Day 1A survivors on Day 2, which will be held on October 14. All those who failed to advance to Day 2 in the two completed starting flights, can take another shot at the €1,000,000 guaranteed prize pool in the remaining six starting flights.
Top 10 Chip Counts At The End of Day 1B
1. Sebastian Kos – 593,000
2. Lukasz Tomecki – 418,000
3. Lars Kamphues – 397,000
4. Ondrej Lon – 381,000
5. Van Tiep Nguyen – 289,000
6. Andriy Palyuga – 280,000
7. Marian Kubis – 277,000
8. Victor Paraschiv – 251,000
9. Georgios Sefertzis – 242,000
10. Krasimir Yankov – 236,000
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