Another day, more high octane poker action to report on. Day 7 of the World Series Of Poker Europe exhibited another day of top class poker action with Day 2 of Event 5 NLHE €10,450 being completed and Event 6 Six Handed PLO €1,650 kicking off.
The WSOPE is really starting to get into full swing now and is the only big poker tournament going on right now, that only means that all of the best players in the world will be in Cannes to see if they can grab a bracelet or two for themselves.
Event 5 NLHE Mixed Max €10,450 Day 2
There were 96 players that originally entered this event with 52 of them remaining for the start of play on Day 2, by the end of it there were just 16 with the chip leader being Brandon Cantu. He wasn’t only leading by a small margin either; he in fact held a quarter of all chips in play totaling 738,100. The last 16 are now just four heads up matches away from securing the title.
Cantu ran well the entire day with his streak starting after he won a massive pot when three players including himself went all-in pre-flop. He was lucky enough to hold pocket aces whilst Ognjen Sekularac held pocket kings and Andy Frankenberger was holding the pocket queens.
Here are the official heads up matches going into Day 3:
1 Paul Tedeschi 278,600 5 Faraz Jaka 258,100
Roger Hairabedian 225,600 Vladimir Troyanovskiy 66,300
2 Kristijonas Andrulis 142,000 6 Konstantin Puchkov 183,700
Mike Watson 50,700 Bertrand Grospellier 18,000
3 Martin Jacobson 164,900 7 Jennifer Tilly 163,300
Joe Keuther 37,100 Marvin Rettenmaier 191,100
4 Brandon Cantu 738,100 8 Jason Mercier 16,800
Phil Hellmuth 127,400 Jonathan Aguiar 212,200
Event 6 Six Handed PLO €1,650
This event started yesterday and attracted a healthy 206 players for the start of play, with just 10 percent of them left remaining after Day 1. The 26 players were being led by Jacob Dahl who has 74,200 chips.
As with any pot limit Omaha event the action was incredibly fast paced with many top players being eliminated even in the first level. We lost Antonio Esfandiari, Phillipe Boucher and the ever aggressive Fabrice Soullier within an hour.
Many more were to follow until we were left with the remaining 26, with the top ten looking like this:
1 Jacob Dahl 74,200
2 David Benyamine 67,700
3 Aku Joentausta 66,400
4 Andrew Lichtenberger 63,900
5 Ana Marquez 58,200
6 Nikolas Volper 52,400
7 Antoine Pacaud 48,500
8 Raul Paez 45,500
9 Dan Smith 45,400
10 John Eames 43,100