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The World Series of Poker Europe (WSOPE) is well underway at King’s Casino in Rozvadov with the eight starting flights in the series opener – €550 Colossus No-Limit Hold ‘em now done and dusted. Running alongside the Colossus is the €1,650 6-Max event, that kicked off with 221 runners with 39 among them making it to Day 2.
The €550 Colossus crushed the €1 Million guarantee with a total entry field of 2,992 over eight starting flights generating a colossal €1,435,412 prize pool. Day 2 of play saw the field narrowing down to the final 10 players, with Wojciech Wyredski (11,875,000) leading the lot.
For the two Indian challengers who entered the event, namely, Rakesh Lalwani and Shravan Chhabria, the tournament brought challenging moments but both players fought well. Chhabria was seen in action on Day 1H and had quite a swingy day. Chhabria was eliminated by Daniel Boros in the final hour of play, that helped the latter bag the Day 1H chip lead.
While Chhabria’s tournament run ended there, Lalwani progressed to Day 2 with 289,000 in chips, where he finished 188th for €2,227(â‚¹1,90,419). Lalwani had previously finished 23rd for €802 (~â‚¹68,541) on Day 1D and these two scores got him a cumulative €3,019 (~â‚¹258139) at the event.
Meanwhile, Day 1 of the 1,650 6-Max is now over and Milad Oghabian (457,500) leads the 39 players who have progressed to Day 2. Headlining the action was Shaun Deeb (373,000), who is second in chips. Deeb is riding strong in the event and looks well on his way to add more points to his tally for the WSOP Player of The Year (POY) title.
With a total of 2,992 entries that entered through eight starting flights, including 820 entries on Day 1G and 839 on Day 1H, the €550 Colossus NLHE event witnessed intense action this past week.
The battlefield was rife with eliminations across Day 2 as well, where 296 players returned to the felts. Now, only 10 players remain in the race for the title with Wojciech Wyrebski (11,875,000) leading the way, followed by Hannes Neurauter (11,825,000) and Dariusz Glinski (9,350,000).
Indian challenger Rakesh Lalwani had advanced to Day 2 with a stack of 289,000. He was eventually eliminated in 188th place in a three-way hand where he moved all in with from under the gun for his last 79,000 and was called by Jan Bendik on his left holding . Pawel Skrzypczak looked down at his cards from the hijack seat and moved all in for his last 322,000 with . Action folded back to Bendik who tanked for a short while before making the call. Lalwani’s tournament life was at risk and he was eliminated as the rundown brought no relief for him, while Bendik who had flopped a pair of kings, lost the hand to Skrzypczak`s pocket aces.
Meanwhile, Italy’s Nico Mussini who had returned to Day 2 as the overall chip leader with 918,000 among the 296 players. Mussini fell short of the final table and ended his run in 12th place.
The fast course of action during Day 2 saw more than half the field dropping off by the first break. The ninth level left only 32 players in the running following which the play slowed down.
Earlier during Day 1G, Daniel Boros (23rd for €6,698) had bagged the largest stack at the conclusion of Day 1G, with 771,000 while 123 players locked in a minimum assured €832.
Boros eliminated India’s Shravan Chhabria in a hand where Chhabria moved all in for just under 50,000 from early position and Nika Kakishvili led in for 10,000 on the button as he didn’t notice Chharbria’s move. The floor was called over and it was ruled that the 10,000 would remain in the pot but Kakoishvili had the choice to fold or make the call. Kakoishvili decided to fold, while small blind Boros tanked and Timo Kamphues called the clock on him. While the dealer then refused to call the floor, Boros finally decided to move all in, on which Kamphues snap-folded. Chhabria tabled against Boros’ . “This is why you tanked so long!” exclaimed Chhabria. The board then ran for Chhabria to river a straight but Boros rivered the flush to scalp Chhabria.
From the Day 1H flight, 89 players led by Germany’s Michael Mandl who held 801,000 in chips had joined the field on Day 2. Defending champion Matous Skorepa fired two bullets in the event and managed to sail past the eliminations for the better part of day, however, on the final hand of the day, he lost a three-way all in hand against Ivaylo Sivinov and Ramez Hadad, and was eliminated for €885. Indian-origin player Sanjay Sahijwani was among the Day 1H survivors with 406,000.
Among the notables who cashed on Day 2 were, Klaus Schiefer (11th for €13,410), Day 2 chip leader Nico Mussini (12th for €13,410), Netanel Amedi (13th for €11,566), Jan Bednar (16th for €8,365),Sebastian Kos (17th for €8,365), Pawel Skrzypczak (33rd for €5,412), Michael Mandl (46th for 3,635), Sanjay Sahijwani (135th for €1,515) and Chris Ferguson (150th for €1,515).
Final Table Chip Counts
1. Wojciech Wyrebski – 11,875,000
2. Hannes Neurauter – 11,825,000
3. Dariusz Glinski – 9,350,000
4. Krasimir Yankov – 8,625,000
5. Tamir Segal – 8,500,000
6. Bjorn Bouwmans – 5,850,000
7. Nelio Gatta – 5,000,000
8. Francesco Delfoco – 4,850,000
9. Aksel Ayguen – 4,725,000
10. Flavio Decataldo – 4,625,000
The 2018 WSOPE saw its second event, the €1,650 No-Limit Hold’em 6-Handed Deepstack open to a total of 221 entrants, creating a prize pool of €318,074, that easily surpassed the tournament’s guarantee.
Keeping up a strong show was Shaun Deeb, who is leaving no stone unturned in his bid for the WSOP POY title. As Day 1 play concluded, Deeb held the second-largest stack with 373,000 in chips, surpassed only by Milad Oghabian (457,000). Oghabian himself played a bold game throughout the day and highlighting his day were three crucial hands played towards the end of day that sprung him to the top of the leaderboard.
Following Oghabian and Deeb in stacks are Van Tiep Nguyen (364,500) and Chin Wei Lim (324,000) while many other notables are still in contention like Cord Garcia (44,000), Roland Israelashvili (68,000), Maria Lampropulos (115,500), Rex Clinkscales (117,000), Jerome Sgorrano (179,500), Manig Loeser (179,500), Asi Moshe (184,500), Pete Chen (204,500) and Michael Soyza (240,500).
However, Dutch Boyd, Anthony Zinno, Bertrand Grospellier, Hakim Zoufri, Vojtech Ruzicka, Guoliang Wei and Jeff Madsen were notno lucky andfell out despite several among them firing two bullets.
End Of Day 1 Chip Counts
1. Milad Oghabian – 457,500
2. Shaun Deeb – 373,000
3. Van Tiep Nguyen – 364,500
4. Chin Wei Lim – 324,000
5. Giuliano Bendinelli – 311,000
6. Gianluca Speranza – 259,000
7. Michael Soyza – 240,500
8. Darko Stojanovic – 228,500
9. Hao Tian – 226,000
10. Antti Marttinen – 223,000
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