2018 World Series Of Poker Europe started on October 9 but the action picked up only after a few days. As the Colossus event culminated towards Day 2, €1500 Pot Limit Omaha tournament Event #2 of the series launched with Day 1 action.
The event had a total entry of 2992 but got whittled down to 296 players, all of whom had been assured a prize worth €1285. All the players/survivors had an eagle’s eye on the Colossus which would award the first bracelet of the 2018 WSOP and of course on the final table.
Event #1: €550 COLOSSUS No-Limit Hold’em
After a crucial 12-hour affair on the felts and the event coming down to merely ten players, the winner was announced. It was a Polish player, Wojciech Wyrebski who earned the highest chip count of 11,875,000 to enter Day 2 with a lead. He achieved this feat by eliminating Hannes Neurauter and the runner-up was Dariusz Glinski.
The last hand of Day 1 of the event saw the elimination of the 11th player on the table, Klaus Schiefer.
Final Table Seat Draw
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The who’s who of poker circuit who were spotted at the event were Allen Kessler, Jan Bendik, Sebastian Kos, Jan Bednar and WSOP Player of the Year Chris Ferguson.
Event #2 – €1500 Six Handed Pot Limit Omaha – Day 1
The Six Handed Pot Limit Omaha event opened with €200,000 guarantee on the tournament but with the exceptional number of entries that is 221 the prize pool increased to €318,074. The money bubble will constitute 34 players who will enjoy a part of the aforementioned prize pool.
James Bullimore got busted by Andreas Hildebrand where Bullimore had ace-queen and the latter had pocket queens. Bullimore hit the rails when the river blanked. Since there was an option of a single re-entry, he used this opportunity to hit the felts once again.
News Flash: Bullimore actually made it to Day 2 while Hildebrand was down on his luck and got busted on Day 1.
As King’s Casino, Rozvadov was done for the day, the game saw some of the players hitting the rails and some got lucky and were all set to tighten the competition on Day 2. The famous players who got unlucky were Anthony Zinno, Dutch Boyd, Bertrand Grospellier and Jeff Madsen. But the survivors who were ready to hit the felts with all the vigour, are Cord Garcia (44K), Roland Israelashvili (68K) and 2018 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure champion Maria Lampropulos (115K).
Top Ten Players for Event #2
- Milad Oghabian (Netherlands), 457,500
- Shaun Deeb (USA), 373,000
- Van Tiep Nguyen (Czech Republic), 364,500
- Chin Wei Lim (Malaysia), 324,000
- Giuliano Bendinelli (Italy), 311,000
- Gianluca Speranza (Italy), 259,000
- Michael Soyza (Malaysia), 240,500
- Darko Stojanovic (France), 228,500
- Hao Tian (China), 226,000
- Antti Marttinen (Finland), 223,000
Deeb’s name on the above list is a significant one as he is four-time winner of WSOP bracelet and this win would help him in winning the WSOP Player of the Year title.