Wednesday’s Roundup At The WSOPE

Yesterday saw another action packed poker fest at the World Series Of Poker Europe being held in Cannes, France as Jennifer Tilly took a huge lead in Day 1 of the €10,450 Mixed NLHE Event 5. Whilst Event 4 heads into another day just to see who comes out on top heads up between O’Brien and Rosadoni.

€3k Shootout Final Event 4

Dan O’Brien has been made to wait one more day to see if he will be win his first ever WSOP bracelet, this is despite his almost winning his heads up encounter with Rosadoni with a chip lead of 5 to 1at one point.

His opponent fought back though and actually finished the day as chip leader holding 787k whilst O’Brien is still in with a good chance on 490k.

The day began with just 19 players all chasing a spot on that final table with some big names included such as Phil Hellmuth and Daniel Negreanu. They both failed to make it though finishing in 12th and 16th respectively.

Once the final table was set the action started to increase as players attempted to push their way further up the pay scale and give them a better shot at the title. However it eventually came down to the final two to battle it out tomorrow. Here are the final standings apart from the two in question:

• 3. John Monnette – €107,614

• 4. Oleksii Kovalchuk – €35,560

• 5. Adrien Allain – €26,724

• 6. Paul Guichard – €20,434

• 7. Roman Romanovskyi – €15,890

• 8. Trond Aanensen – €12,564

• 9. John Duthie – €10,095

€10,450 Mixed NLHE Day 1

The surprise leader on Day 1 of this event is the poker pro/actress Jenifer Tilley who is not only leading but currently dominating the field. However anything can change very quickly in poker and she will be well aware of the caliber of players that are on her tail.

We have Faraz Jaka, Michael Mizrachi, Marvin Rettenmaier and Betrand Grospellier all in the top ten which will certainly keep her on her toes.

In total there were 96 original entries into this competition which is considerably down on last year’s total of 125. It was still enough to create a healthy prize pool of €921,000 with the biggest share of it going to the winner, an amount set at €258,047.

Tilley’s day started hot as she eliminated PokerStars Team Pro Eugene Katchalov with her pocket jacks against his pocket eights. After that elimination she never looked back and continued to build her stack successfully.

The Standings At The End Of Day 1

• 1. Jennifer Tilly – 218,500

• 2. Faraz Jaka – 126,000

• 3. Brian Park – 114,200

• 4. Marvin Rettenmaier – 109,000

• 5. Michael Mizrachi – 89,700

• 6. Mori Eskandani – 89,400

• 7. Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier – 82,500

• 8. Vladimir Troyanovski – 81,100

• 9. Marc-Andre Ladouceur – 80,000

• 10. Chance Kornuth – 79,400