The EPT London only just finished up a day or two ago and we are already into our next big poker series as the World Series of Poker Europe is now into its second event after Jackie Glazier took down the Ladies Event on Day 1.
There were two opening day flights played out across the past two days, with plenty of big names buying in to the €1,100 event in the hope of claiming a WSOPE bracelet.
Day 1a – Hellmuth and Ivey Out
The first flight of Event #2 at the World Series of Poker Europe brought in 261 players with some big names firmly amongst them. None were bigger than that of Phil Hellmuth and Phil Ivey, though both found it tougher than they would have probably expected.
Busted Day 1a of #WSOPE €1,100 NLHold'em, but I'm gonna play Day 1b as it's a reentry tourney. Goal for Sunday: have chips at end of day!
— phil_hellmuth (@phil_hellmuth) October 12, 2013
Other names included Ryan Reiss, Mike Leah, Jesse Slyvia, Russel Thomas and Sam Holden, so it really did start to feel like the WSOPE had kicked off in style.
It finished up with Neil Herrgotts ending with the chip lead ahead of players such as Jay Farber and Juan Le in the top ten.
How It Finished
1st) Neil Herrgots – 55,000
2nd) James Guinther – 40,800
3rd) Quentin Jean Lecomte – 38,700
4th) Iain Antony McLaughlin – 37,300
5th) Carl Henrik Hakan Johansson – 37,100
6th) Herbert Jay Farber – 36,000
7th) Daniel Jay Weinman – 33,100
8th) Tuan Le – 32,500
9th) Salvatore Bianco – 30,500
10th) Narenda Banwari – 30,200
Day 1b – Rheem And Greenstein Progress
We expected it to be and Day 1b of Event #2 at the WSOPE was almost double in size compared to the first opening day flight. There were almost 400 players that converged to the field which meant a total of 659 had entered this event overall. This created a prize pool of €632,640 with the winner set to take home €129,700.
The two Phil’s, Ivey and Hellmuth tried and failed on Day1a and unfortunately for them it was the same story on Day 1b. However other big names did do well enough to make it into Day 2, such as Chino Rheem, Max Steinberg, Barry Greenstein and Daniel Laidlaw.
— phil_hellmuth (@phil_hellmuth) October 13, 2013
Killian Kramer was the man that headed the chip counts at the end of the day though and actually leads the event overall with 102,400.
How It Finished
1st) Killian Kramer – 102,400
2nd) Jonathan Karamalikis – 81,300
3rd) Chino Rheem – 62,600
4th) Daniel Laidlaw – 59,400
5th) Scott Clements – 40,100
6th) Filipe Pachecho – 40,000
7th) Barry Greenstein – 31,800
8th) Shawn Buchanan – 25,000
9th) Sebastien Fontanet – 21,000
10th) Laurent Polito – 21,000
Day 2 kicks off at 12pm local time in Paris today and will see that field further whittled down and the bubble burst.