2018 World Series of Poker Europe

Event #3: €550 Pot-Limit Omaha 8-Handed
Jours 1b
Event Info

2018 World Series of Poker Europe

Main Gagnante
Event Info
Prize Pool
Info Niveau
120,000 / 240,000

Event #3 PLO 550€ 8-Max : Shaun Deeb et Max Pescatori passent le Day1B

Niveau 18 : 4,000/8,000, 0 ante
Shaun Deeb 2nd in chips after Day 1b
Shaun Deeb 2nd in chips after Day 1b

Shaun Deeb has taken yet another step at taking down the 2018 World Series of Poker Player of the Year leaderboard, as he has secured the third cash in as many events of the 2018 World Series of Poker Europe at the King's Casino in Rozvadov. After a min-cash in The COLOSSUS and an 11th place in Event #2: €1,650 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed Deepstack, Deeb is in a decent position for another deep run as he bagged up the second-biggest stack on Day 1b of Event #3: €550 Pot-Limit Omaha 8-Handed.

After yesterday's first flight had already surpassed the guaranteed prize pool of €100,000 thanks to 230 entries, the second starting day even topped that result with a massive field of 342 entries. The 572 total entries include 231 entries and the prize pool was more than doubled to €283,052 with both starting days paying out a portion already.

Of the 342 Day 1b entries, only 25 players bagged up chips after 18 levels of 30 minutes each and it was Canada's Christopher Back that skyrocketed into the top spot in the final hands of the night. Back sent Daniel Rezaei to the rail in the final hand of the night when he rivered the nut flush against the turned two pair and inferior flush of the Austrian. Not even half an hour prior to that, Rezaei had topped the counts with 100 big blinds only to run out dry before bagging and tagging.

Back claimed 885,000 to his name, just shy of 90 big blinds for Day 2, and Deeb follows in second place with 667,000. The four-time WSOP bracelet winner entered mid-way through level six and quickly jumped to the top spot, holding more than two times as many chips as the next best during the later stages of the day.

Another two WSOP bracelet winners follow right after Deeb on the Day 1b leader board: Hanh Tran (626,000) and Max Pescatori (565,000) will return with big stacks when the tournament plays down to a final table. Other notables that advanced through the second starting day are Oleg Pavlyuchuk (478,000), Viliyan Petleshkov (219,000), Roland Israelashvili (196,000), Netanel Amedi (151,000), Michal Mrakes (141,000), David Boyaciyan (108,000) and one-time WSOP bracelet winner Dario Alioto (82,000).

Aleksandar Denishev was crowned the bubble boy when his top two pair were no good against the flopped set of sixes of Max Pescatori. The top 52 spots were paid and 27 players secured a payday without bagging up chips including Teunis Kooij, Jessica Teusl, Andreas Walnum, Lukas Zaskodny, Jeff Madsen, Sebastian Langrock and Narcis-Gabriel Nedelcu.

Max Pescatori
Max Pescatori among big stacks after Day 1b

Event #3: €550 Pot-Limit Omaha 8-Handed Day 1b Payouts

PlaceWinnerCountryPrize (in EUR)
26Ivaylo SivinovBulgaria994
27Daniel RezaeiAustria994
28Stefan VogtGermany994
29Ana Maria DavidRomania994
30Narcis-Gabriel NedelcuRomania994
31Juergen HeidlGermany994
32Raffaele CastroItaly994
33Sebastian LangrockAustria896
34Apostolos ChatzopoulosGreece896
35Jochen KaiserGermany896
36Jeff MadsenUnited States896
37Marco FigucciaItaly896
38Yehuda CohenIsrael896
39Pavel SourekCzech Republic896
40Antti MarttinenFinland896
41Thomas PohnkeAustria832
42Lukas ZaskodnyCzech Republic832
43Martin FrankSwitzerland832
44Sterling SavillUnited States832
45Pasquale VinciItaly832
46Sebastian KosCzech Republic832
47Andreas WalnumNorway832
48Michael BartovSweden832
49Andrej IsjurowGermany796
50Roman CieslikGermany796
51Jessica TeuslAustria796
52Teunis KooijNetherlands796

Action of the Day

Within the first two levels of the day, more than 100 entries had emerged and the second and final starting day seemed poised to top the previous flight by quite a margin. Indeed, Day 1a was topped by more than 100 entries and plenty of notables took several shots at running up a stack.

Among those to come and go well before the money bubble were Anson Tsang, Pete Chen, Rex Clinkscales, Cord Garcia, Jan-Peter Jachtmann, Anthony Zinno, Jan Bendik, Georgios Koliofotis, Chin Wei Lim, Erich Kollmann, Jan-Peter jachtmann, Allen Kessler and Gianluca Speranza to name just a few. Martin Kabrhel late-registered and quickly doubled up his stack but was also among those to bust without anything to show for.

The money bubble was reached towards the end of level 15 and Aleksandar Denishev ended up as the bubble boy. Despite Andreas Walnum sitting to his left with a fraction of a big blind only, Denishev got it in with top two pair on the turn and ended up second-best to the flopped set of sixes of Max Pescatori. Right after, the floodgates opened and a dozen hopefuls busted before the final break of the night.

In the final two levels of the day, Daniel Rezaei went from short stack to chip leader, only to see his massive stack of 100 big blinds vanish in the matter of 15 minutes. Rezaei doubled Hanh Tran twice in quick succession and lost a massive pot to Christopher Back at the very end to become the penultimate casualty of the day.

All remaining 25 Day 1b survivors will join the 21 players that bagged up chips on Day 1a. The second tournament day will kick off on Wednesday, October 17th, 2018, at 2 p.m. local time and the 46 players out of a field of 572 entries remain in contention. The level duration will increase to 40 minutes each and the action recommences at blinds of 5,000/10,000.

Day 2 Seat Draw

TableSeatPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
1381Tarek AlonsoChile218,00022
1382Max PescatoriItaly565,00057
1383Luchezar PumpalovBulgaria208,00021
1384Dutch BoydUnited States190,00019
1385Michael MagalashviliIsrael339,00034
1386Florian SarnowGermany196,00020
1387Grant HartUnited States132,00013
1388Michal MrakesCzech Republic141,00014
1391Dimitrios GkatzasGreece177,00018
1392Vasile StrugariRomania214,00021
1393Hael Al LabaniGermany310,00031
1394Sergei PopovRussian Federation112,00011
1395Guillaume DiazFrance99,00010
1397Norbert BurkhardGermany132,00013
1398Torsten SchlesierGermany180,00018
1401Oleg PavlyuchukRussian Federation478,00048
1402Hanh TranAustria626,00063
1403Peter JakslandDenmark343,00034
1404Alexander BachmannGermany137,00014
1405Aaron DuczakCanada265,00027
1406Martin RothaermelGermany202,00020
1407Manish GoenkaIndia98,00010
1408Romain LewisFrance209,00021
1531Michael JuenAustria181,00018
1532Jason GrayUnited Kingdom197,00020
1533Dor TalIsrael643,00064
1535Christian TeubnerGermany432,00043
1536Alfredo Vega MeisterSpain300,00030
1537Jerome SaliouFrance166,00017
1538Jerome AbitbolFrance104,00010
1541Shaun DeebUnited States667,00067
1542David BoyaciyanNetherlands108,00011
1543Ondrej FrantaCzech Republic221,00022
1544Netanel AmediIsrael151,00015
1545Roland IsraelashviliUnited States196,00020
1546Sebastian ObermeierGermany249,00025
1547Chris FergusonUnited States148,00015
1548Amar BegovicBosnia and Herzegovina112,00011
1551Christopher BackCanada885,00089
1552Dario AliotoItaly82,0008
1553Andreas DyllGermany164,00016
1554Michael SoyzaMalaysia224,00022
1555Edward LawrieUnited Kingdom72,0007
1556Viliyan PetleshkovBulgaria219,00022
1557Toni HaemaelaeinenFinland176,00018
1558Jonas KilianGermany177,00018

Stay tuned to find out who makes the final table of Event #3: €550 Pot-Limit Omaha 8-Handed and follow along right here on PokerNews, your one-stop-shop for all events of the 2018 World Series of Poker Europe.

Tags: Aleksandar DenishevAllen KesslerAndreas WalnumChristopher BackCord GarciaDaniel RezaeiDario AliotoDavid BoyaciyanHanh TranJeff MadsenKing's CasinoLukas ZaskodnyMartin KabrhelMax PescatoriMichal MrakesRoland IsraelashviliSebastian LangrockShaun DeebViliyan Petleshkov