Adrian Mateos emerges chip leader on Day 1B as the 2018 World Series of Poker Europe (WSOPE) Main Event second day wraps up. Day 1B of the 2018 WSOPE €10,350 Main Event culminated after seven levels of play and 201 entries registering for it. The €5,000,000 guaranteed prize pool is however yet to be achieved. Together with Day 1A, the number of entries stands at 341.
148 players from Day 1B have progressed to Day 2, and leading them is none other than Spanish pro-Adrian Mateos. After railing out of Event #9: €100,000 No-Limit Hold’em King’s Super High Roller for €331,943, Mateos walked straight into the Main Event qualifier. The Spain heart-throb has a history of winning at the WSOPE Main Event. In 2013, in Enghien-Les-Bains (France), he acquired a bracelet at the Main Event. The player owns three WSOP bracelets so far and probably heading for the fourth.
Day 2 Highlights
A quick look at the day’s performances so far shows Canada duo Hani Bahna (309,900) and Aaron Duczak (302,100) in 2nd and 3rd position respectively. While Bahna has never cashed in Rozvadov, Duczak already has five cashes from this year.
Quite a few notable players who successfully doubled their starting stack and moved straight into Day 2 are:
Renato Nowak (296,500),
Tobias Peters (296,200),
Felix Bleiker (292,800),
Mustapha Kanit (266,800),
Xixiang Luo (255,700),
Mathijs Jonkers (252,300),
Wai Leong Chan (242,600),
Martin Mulsow (237,500),
Boris Kolev (230,000), and
Martin Kabrhel (204,000).
After one round of penalty and a bracelet in the €100,000 No-Limit Hold’em King’s Super High Roller for €2,624,340, Kabrhel made an entry into the Main Event arena.
On the other hand, a few big wigs failed to go past the entry flights. It’s goodbye to WSOPE Main Event for WSOP Main Event crown bearers Shaun Deeb and John Cynn.
However, for some players, hope is still alive. Stefan Schillhabel, Dominik Nitsche, Steve O’Dwyer, Michael Soyza, Marcel Luske, and Shan Huang can make re-enter the Main Event fray through any of the first four levels on Day 2.
Top 10 Chipleaders At The End Of Day 1A and 1B
|Position||Player||Country||Chip Count||Big Blinds|
|3||Alex Foxen||United States||411,700||343|