WSOP Europe Day 3 Roundup

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On Sunday the World Series Of Poker Europe saw its first bracelet winner as Ben Mahmoud took down event 1 and a healthy payout of €147,099 for his efforts. Also on the WSOPE Day 3, event 2 saw the players on the second flight of Day 1 taking to the felt with each player having the mission of a securing a place in Mondays Day 2.

NLHE €1,100 Event 2

Due to the action moving so fast on Day 1a of this event meaning that they actually had to finish early due to their only being 45 of the original 295 starters remaining, Day 1b was to be played for the same length of time to keep thinks equal.

With there being more starters on Day 1b with 335 it was expected that there would a lot less eliminations, however this was not the case as they event seemed to follow the same route as Day 1a and there were just 53 players remaining. This left a grand total of 98 players moving into today’s Day 2.

The overall chip leader going into Day 2 was one of the inform players of the year so far, Marvin Rettenmaier has already achieved back to back WPT wins this year and is one of the front runners for the Player Of The Year award and he cemented his chances here by amassing 69,950 chips on Day 1b.

That puts him 20k ahead of his nearest challenger Day 1a chip leader Ashley Butler. It is still early days however and there are certainly some big names still in with a shout such as Dominik Nitchse, Phil Hellmuth, Erik Cajelais, Vanessa Selbst, Tristan Wade, Michael Mizrachi and Andy Frankenberger.

The Current Top Ten:

1. Marvin Rettenmaier – 69,950

2. Ashly Butler – 48,125

3. Antonio Esfandiari – 47,275

4. Florian Ciuro – 44,300

5. Antonin Teisseire – 43,750

6. Tarcisio Bruno – 43,125

7. Jamel Haddad – 41,900

8. Ran Azor – 41,150

9. Dominik Nitsche – 40,350

10. Gianluca Cedolia – 36,550

NLHE Six-Handed € 2,700

The final two days of this event moved fairly slowly with many of the players still in with a chance opting to play a more patient approach. Roberto Romanello was hoping to achieve the win to complete his triple crown but had to settle for fifth.

Matan Krakow was looking to improve on his fourth place finish in this event last year and did so, though by only one position to finish in third. Yannick Bonnet was the chip leader going into the final table and was hoping to become the first ever French holder of a WSOPE bracelet but he finished just one place short in second. This left Mahmoud to take the first place, the bracelet and a cheque for €147,099.

Here are the final standings:

1. Ben Mahmoud – € 147,099

2. Yannick Bonnet – € 90,884

3. Matan Krakow – € 63,671

4. Senh Ung – € 44,913

5. Roberto Romanello – € 31,925

6. Sylvain Ribes – €22,876