WSOPE – The Big Names Starting Have Their Presence Felt

With the 2012 World Series Of Poker Europe having completed the first two events, events three and four are already underway with some of the game’s biggest names starting to make an impression. Both events are getting close to the final tables and we are starting to see the cream rise to the top.

Event 3 is a €5,300 PLO event that has attracted a whole host of top players, with Michael Mizrachi, Jason Mercier and Joe Hachem all getting to the final table. Mizrachi has the best position of the three as he sits in third.

Event 4 on the other hand is a €3,250 NLHE shootout event which has also attracted some star names. 20 players won their perspective tables to head into day 2. Players included in that twenty are Daniel Negreanu, Mohsin Charania, Phil Hellmuth, Faraz Jaka and Matt Stout.

Mizrachi Looking For Fourth Bracelet In Event 3

Yesterday the 25 players that entered the day was whittled right down the final nine in the PLO €5,300. Michael Mizrachi is currently in third though faces a tough task on an extremely tough final table that includes names that are just as big as or even bigger than his own.

The current chip leader may not be one of those with a big name but he certainly has been around long enough to be considered a huge threat. He has a decent advantage over the rest of them and will be looking to win his first ever major event.

• 1. Roger Hairabedian 335,000

• 2. Ville Mattila 297,500

• 3. Michael Mizrachi 211,500

• 4. Jussi Ryynanen 168,500

• 5. Joe Hachem 148,000

• 6. Jussi Nevanlinna 87,000

• 7. Michel Abecassis 85,500

• 8. Jason Mercier 75,500

• 9. Michael Schwartz 48,000

Hellmuth And Negreanu Chasing A Bracelet In The Shootout Event!

In this event we have some more big names looking to add to their bracelet collections, namely Phil Hellmuth and Daniel Negreanu. The €3,250 NLHE shootout event is down the final 20 players who had all won their previous tables.

He admits that it was the first time he had ever won a shootout table yet confirmed he is looking to win that bracelet.

The other remaining players include Faraz Jaka, Dominik Nitsche, Matt Stout, John Monette, Chance Kornuth, Mohsin Charania and Dan O’Brien. With all of them coming back tomorrow to stake their claim to the first prize out of €107,614, which is fairly low compared to previous years. This was due to their only being 141 players originally entering which could be down to the WCOOP taking up the time of many big name players.