At the World Series Of Poker Europe things are starting to get serious as the €10,450 Mixed Max NLHE event got whittled down to the last four players. Brandon Cantu is still the man to beat in that event after completely dominating Day 2 and being the chip leader at the start of the day.
He managed to beat both Phil Hellmuth and the aggressive Martin Jacobson to get into that illustrious top 4. He now just has to beat Roger Hairabedian to get himself into the final. Beating the Frenchman who has already won a bracelet will not be easy though, he is in fine form so the semi final should be very interesting to say the least.
Hairabedian himself defeated Paul Tedeschi and Kristijonas Andrulis to find himself just two heads up matches away from his second WSOPE bracelet.
The other semi final is to include Faraz Jaka and Jonathan Aguiar, who will both be looking to secure a final berth against the winner of the other semi final. Aguiar managed to beat both Jason Mercier and Marvin Rettenmaier to get to the semi final whilst Jaka took down Vladimir Troyanovsky and Konstantin Puchkov.
Each of those four players are now guaranteed at least €86,087 whilst the winner of the event will pick up €258,047.
Lichtenberger Has Chip Lead In Event 6!
Andrew Lichtenberger has been one of the most consistent players the whole year round, with that certainly not seeming to be any different in this event. The €1,650 Six Handed PLO Event 6 is now down to the final five contenders with Lichtenberger being the chip leader.
On the very last hand of the day he actually managed to bust Nikolay Volper to bring his stack up to the 256,000 mark which took him into the lead ahead of Francisco Da Costa Santos. Santos holds 233k which means he is hot on the heels of Lichtenberger with the Finnish player Aku Joentausta not far behind with 202k.
World Poker Tour champ Andy Frankenberger seemed a certainty to make the final table but found himself knocked out late in the play by Joentausta, after his opponent managed to hit a straight. The final table is set to kick off today at 2pm, with the current standings looking like this:
• 1 Andrew Lichtenberger 256,000
• 2 Francisco Da Costa Santos 233,000
• 3 Aku Joentausta 202,000
• 4 Ana Marquez 176,000
• 5 Petteri Kalenius 62,000
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