The World Series of Poker Europe (WSOPE) has bestowed gold bracelets to two remarkable poker players already and, is on its way to celebrate event #3- the €550 Pot-Limit Omaha 8-Handed, in full swing. The sprawling campus of Kings Casino, Rozvadov, Czech Republic is currently hosting the European version of the most heart-throbbing poker tournament in the world.
Event #3- The PLO GTD Triples
The 550 buy-in event completed the first two starting flights registering a massive 572 entries, which crushed the advertised prize pool of €100k. As per the records, 230 entries registered on the first day followed by Day 1B, which brought forth 342 entries in the fray. Thereby, sky-rocketing the prize pool to €283,052- three times the guaranteed prize pool. Manish Goenka from Team India was amongst the 21 Day 1A survivors who entered Day 2 of the event.
Day 1B saw 25 players survive the field and move ahead into Day 2. Now, it’s 46 players fighting out the championship to claim the gold bracelet and a hefty share of the pie. Christopher Back of Canada entered the field as chip leader, followed by USA’s Shaun Deeb, who definitely is a force to reckon with.
The event with its record-breaking participation leading to drool-worthy prize pool has already paid out a few finishers in the two starting flights already.
Watch Out For Deeb And Pescatori
Deeb is a known face and revered name in the international poker circuit but, the man doesn’t believe in basking in the glory of the past. Yes, he has already made his presence felt at the Europe series of WSOP by securing four WSOP gold bracelets and two cashes in the first two events. Deeb’s career cash boasts of over $6 million in live poker. When speaking of exemplary poker pros at the WSOPE, who can forget Max Pescatori. Another 4-time bracelet winner who entered Day 2 of the aforementioned event with 565,000 chips in his bag.
Here’s a quick round-up of the top 10 stack holders of Day 1B of the PLO Event.
- Christopher Back – 885,000
- Shaun Deeb – 667,000
- Hanh Tran – 626,000
- Max Pescatori – 565,000
- Oleg Pavlyuchuk – 478,000
- Christian Teubner – 432,000
- Ondrej Franta – 221,000
- Viliyan Petleshkov – 219,000
- Vasile Strugari – 214,000
- Luchezar Pumpalov – 208,000