The registration period in the World Series of Poker Europe has now finished after the period was closed as soon as the cards went into the air on Day 2. This meant that we have had a total field for this event of 375 players, though there are only 70 that remain after Day 2 had finished.
Leading them into Day 3 will be Dominik Nitsche, with the former EPT and WPT Champion now looking to add a bracelet to his name.
made an absurd call for a 220k pot with qq on aj558 in a 3 bet pot 504k going into 1200/2400 #booommmm
— Dominik Nitsche (@DominikNitsche) October 21, 2013
There are plenty of players behind him that are more than capable of grabbing a bracelet themselves so he will be fully aware that there is plenty more work to be done. He has Ludovic Lacay hot on his tails and Jay Farber, Benny Spindler and Fabrice Soulier all in the top ten.
Further back we have the likes of Jeremy Ausmus, Shannon Shorr, Scott Clements and WSOP Player of the Year frontrunner Daniel Negreanu.
Based on @mmashton'a cashes so far this WSOPE I need 7th or better to win WSOP player of the year. 100 players left- it's happening….
Some of the bigger names in world poker couldn’t quite find themselves progressing into Day 3 as we lost the two Phil’s in Ivey and Hellmuth along with Liv Boeree and Martin Finger also having to wait for another day for a bracelet.
Busted out of #WSOPEMainEvent, sigh…Lost a key hand early in the day: my As-Ks vs their J-J, all in pre-flop. Played well today.
— phil_hellmuth (@phil_hellmuth) October 22, 2013
Bust first hand, all in pre with AQ for 15bb. Old man calls with 22. Can't win that one
— Liv Boeree (@Liv_Boeree) October 21, 2013
The 70 survivors will now be having some well earned rest before coming back today to start fighting out for a place on the final table. So join us then as we will also be able to bring you the remaining payouts, as the only information we have right now is that the total prize pool for the event is €3,600,000 with the winner taking home €1,000,000 of it.
The Current Top Ten
1st) Dominik Nitsche – 504,800
2nd) Ludovic Lacay – 406,200
3rd) Benny Spindler – 345,700
4th) Ariel Celestino – 325,000
5th) Fabrice Soulier – 319,000
6th) Guillaume Marrucho – 301,800
7th) Jay Farber – 293,700
8th) Adrien Allain – 289,200
9th) Flavien Guenan – 286,200
10th) Dario Sammartino – 283,800