WSOPE Day 2 Roundup

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The second day at the World Series Of Poker Europe proved to be extremely busy, due to there being two separate events taking place in two different venues. The two events in question were the Event 1 €2,700 Six Handed NLHE and Event 2 €1,100 NLHE.

€2,700 Six Handed NLHE

Day 2 of Event 1 saw 50 players returning from Day 1 with each of them holding aspirations to get to Day 3. Initially it seemed that it may not take too long to see those 50 players reduced to the final 6 for the final table on Day 3. This wasn’t the case however as it in fact took longer than twelve hours to get down to the last eight with the organizers deciding that the final two eliminations will now have to wait until tomorrow.

The chip leader going into the last day of play is Yannick Bonnet as he had an excellent late run on Day 2, he has almost double the chips of the next highest opponent with 476,000.The chip leader that actually started the day Matan Krakow continued to play to a strong level throughout the day and is now currently in third place on the leader board.

Day 2 saw us lose a selection of big names including Greg Merson, Ozzy Sheikh and Marc-Andre Ladouceur who actually missed out on cashing. Phil Hellmuth was also hoping to win another bracelet here and though he will have to try again in another event he did at least finish in 24th which was just inside the cash places.

Others to be paid included Jennifer Tilly in 17th and David Baker in 14th. Here are the current standings:

1. Yannick Bonnet – 476,000

2. Senh Ung – 289,000

3. Matan Krakow – 250,000

4. Sylvain Ribes – 212,000

5. Roberto Romanello – 200,000

6. Imed Ben Mahmoud – 184,000

7. Demis Hassabis – 88,000

8. Romain Chauvassagne – 7,000


€1,100 NLHE

This may have been a smaller event in respects to buy-ins, however in terms of players was bigger than Event 1. Day 1a has already seen more players than event 1 and we still have another flight to come yet. The chip leader come the end of Day 1a was Ashley Butler with 48,125 though the chasing pack is not too far behind.

When the event got underway the eliminations certainly came thick and fast as John Monnette, John Juanda, Vanessa Selbst and Mohsin Charania all headed for the exits early. By the end of the day there just 45 of the original players left, with each of them now waiting for Day 2.

1. Ashly Butler – 48,125

2. Antonio Esfandiari – 47,275

3. Antonin Teisseire – 43,750

4. Jamel Haddad – 41,900

5. Ran Azor – 41,150

6. Duncan Mouche – 33,825

7. Guy Pariente – 31,050

8. Emil Eriksson – 29,825

9. Douglas Gray – 29,600

10. McLean Karr – 29,575