We are now into the second half of the proceedings here at the World Series of Poker Europe after Day 1 of the fifth event started up yesterday. The €2,200 No Limit Holdem event brought in 337 players which created a prize pool of €647,040, meaning that just 36 players will be paid out.
After Day 1 was completed it as Andrei Konopelko that headed the chip counts after bagging up a total of 78,375. He is followed in the top ten by names such as Sam Greenwood, John Juanda, Jeff Rossiter and Erik Seidel.
Ended Day1 with 26,300. WSOPE 2K.
— John Juanda (@LuckBoxJuanda) October 16, 2013
There were 102 survivors come the end of the day which included the mighty Phil Hellmuth who is desperate to earn his 100th WSOP cash. He finished up on 19,800 chips which is about average and will be thinking that this could be his time.
In #WSOPE €2,000 NLHold’em, 337 started, 102 remain, 36 get paid. Ave 19,800, I have 20,850. I dealt w adversity like a champ today!
— phil_hellmuth (@phil_hellmuth) October 17, 2013
Those who couldn’t quite managed to progress on the opening day included the likes of David “Chino” Rheem, Antonio Esfandiari, Phil Ivey, Dan Shak, Chris Klodnicki and Phil Laak. With only a few events left, they will be desperate to have a good run and potentially win a bracelet in one of them.
— Chris Klodnicki (@SLOPPYKLOD) October 16, 2013
Day 2 will see the survivors try and survive the bubble and hopefully see themselves cement a place onto the final table. Whoever does will be in with a great chance to win a prestigious WSOP bracelet.
The Current Top Ten
1st) Andrei Konopelko – 78,375
2nd) Jonathan Little – 64,775
3rd) James Dempsey – 58,275
4th) Sam Greenwood – 55,375
5th) Jason Mann – 51,600
6th) John Juanda – 42,000
7th) Jeff Gross – 40,000
8th) Jean Pierre Didier – 40,000
9th) Jeff Rossiter – 40,000
10th) Erik Seidel – 39,000
The Remaining Prize Pool
10th – 12th) €11,317
13th – 15th) €9,285
16th – 18th) €7,719
19th – 21st) €6,502
22nd – 24th) €5,552
25th – 27th) €4,801
28th – 30th) €4,206
31st – 33rd) €3,727
34th – 36th) €3,345