The World Series of Poker Europe Main Event is now safely into Day 2 after Day 1b was completed yesterday. Though the figure has not yet been confirmed, it looks as though there were around 205 players that bought into the day in the hope of progressing into Day 2 along with all of the survivors of Day 1a.
Many players would still be depressed following missing out on a WSOPE bracelet a couple of days ago after losing heads up, yet Ludovic Lacay has used that disappointment to spur himself to play even better and has finished Day 1b as the chip leader.
He bagged and tagged 163,075 chips to put himself just under 10k ahead of Ravik Raghavan in 2nd place. He leads a top ten that includes Igor Kurganov, Loni Harwood and Jordan Cristos and will be happy with his performance whilst acknowledging that there is still a very long way to go.
— Loni Harwood (@Luscious_Lon) October 20, 2013
Others who made it through included Liv Boeree, Jonathan Duhamel, Phil Ivey, Phil Hellmuth and Andy Frankenberger, with each hoping they can enjoy a deep run to put themselves in with a shot at the title.
Through to day 2 but with crappy stack ~10k. Lost every hand last two levels, am happy to make it through. Time to run it up tomorrow.
On to Day 2 of #WSOPEMainEvent w 40,250, started w 30,000. About 380 started, not sure how many are left, but 20ish get paid
— phil_hellmuth (@phil_hellmuth) October 21, 2013
Among the players that couldn’t quite put a decent enough performance in to make Day 2 were Scott Seiver, Phil Laak, David Baker and Juha Helppi. This means that they now only have the High Roller event left to try and lay claim to a WSOP bracelet in 2013.
The Current Top Ten
1st) Ludovic Lacay – 163,075
2nd) Ravik Raghavan – 155,225
3rd) Paul Kuzmich – 145,825
4th) Martin Hanowski – 142,150
5th) Igor Kurganov – 136,475
6th) Jerome Huge – 118,800
7th) Jyri Merivirta – 114,775
8th) Samuel Greenwood – 113,250
9th) Loni Harwood – 112,950
10th) Jordan Cristos – 111,650
Join us tomorrow for all of the action from Day 2, where we will also be able to provide the prize pool information as registration will close as soon as the day starts.