2019 World Series of Poker Europe

Event #11: €2,200 Pot-Limit Omaha
Jours 1
Event Info

2019 World Series of Poker Europe

Main Gagnante
Event Info
Info Niveau
50,000 / 100,000
Info Joueurs - Jour 1
Joueurs Survivants

Event #11: €2,200 Pot-Limit Omaha

Jour 1 terminé

Anton Morgestern Leads 46 Finalists After Day 1; Negreanu, Madsen, Dudley, and Tsang Still In

Niveau 15 : 2,500-5,000, 0 ante
Anton Morgenstern
Anton Morgenstern

Day 1 of Event #11: €2,200 Pot-Limit Omaha for the 2019 World Series of Poker Europe here at King's Resort started at 4 p.m. with 16 players in the tables but after twelve levels of late registration this number catapulted to 271 smashing last year's numbers by almost 100 entries. The guaranteed prize pool of €200,000 more than doubled, with more than €520,000 being distributed to the player's per the the payout structure of the event.

When the 12 levels of late registration were done, 90 players were left in the tables and only 41 of them would get paid. After the end of the day, there were 46 left, only five away of the money with €3,210 for the min-cash. The winner will receive €128,314 and the coveted WSOP gold bracelet along with honors of winning a very prestigious event of the global tournament circuit.

Anton Morgenstern may have re-entered relatively early in the event as he lost his first bullet in the fifth level of the tournament, however he managed to turn his second entry into a chipleading stack for Day 2, with 726,000. Leonid Yanovski (614,000) and Tomas Ribeiro (461,000) round up the top three spots in the counts, but they won't have an easy job, as there are many well-known and accomplished names in the field such as bracelet winners Sam Higgs (298,000), Christopher Frank (277,000), Dash Dudley (224,000), Daniel Negreanu (108,000), and Jeff Madsen (88,000).

Another bracelet winner that remains in the field is the defending champion Anson Tsang, who won this event last year for his first WSOP gold bracelet and a €91,730 payout. Tsang was among the top spots of the chipcounts for the biggest part of the day, but he lost a couple of pots close to the end and bagged 294,000.

Many well-known players gave it a shot but didn't manage to progress to Day 2. Jeff Lisandro, Shaun Deeb, Robert Campbell, Roger Hairabedian, Manig Loeser, Ismael Bojang, Chris Ferguson, and David "ODB" Baker are among those who departed from the event before the end of Day 1.

The 46 remaining players will return on Wednesday, October 23rd, at 2 p.m. local time here at King's Resort to play down until the final table. The levels for Day 2 and Day 3 will change to 60 minutes and PokerNews will be here again to provide you with all the details until the final table for Day 2, and until a winner is crowned in Day 3.

Day 2 Seat Draw

TableSeatPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
801Ville HaavistoFinland126,00021
803Jan ColladoGermany166,00028
804Önder YavuzGermany43,0007
805Jagdeep SinghIndia101,00017
806Jonas KronwitterGermany255,00043
807Aleh RashetnikauBelarus415,00069
808Sam HiggsAustralia298,00050
811Guenter HalakAustria197,00033
812Marc PalatzkyGermany273,00046
813Leonid YanovskiIsrael614,000102
814Diego MontoneItaly132,00022
815Pavel IzotovBelarus92,00015
816Matthew BeckNew Zealand80,00013
817Kan YingChina251,00042
818Jean-Noel ThorelFrance414,00069
821Andriy LyubovetskiyUkraine453,00076
822Aaron DuczakCanada365,00061
823Jeffrey CormierCanada222,00037
824Ming Hong TeohMalaysia133,00022
825Daniel NegreanuCanada108,00018
826Netanel AmediIsrael57,00010
827Christopher KromidiasUnited Kingdom226,00038
828Christopher FrankGermany277,00046
941Sebastian PauliGermany161,00027
942Daniel EzekielUnited Kingdom51,0009
943Dash DudleyUnited States224,00037
944Tomas RibeiroPortugal461,00077
945Anson TsangChina294,00049
946Jeff MadsenUnited States88,00015
947Guillermo Puerta MallolSpain235,00039
948Naor SlobodskoyIsrael321,00054
951Matthew SmithNew Zealand221,00037
952Anton MorgensternGermany726,000121
953Per SalomonssonSweden76,00013
954Tobias PetersNetherlands314,00052
955Omar HuangSweden262,00044
956Didier RablSwitzerland153,00026
957Kyrylo ShkrobUkraine118,00020
958Dorel EldabachIsrael431,00072
961William ChattawayUnited Kingdom55,0009
962Jack SinclairUnited Kingdom296,00049
963Michal MrakesCzech Republic210,00035
964Thai HaUnited States439,00073
965Allen KesslerUnited States89,00015
967Ilyaz DosikovRussia241,00040
968Ludvig SternerSweden134,00022

Tags: Anson TsangAnton MorgensternChris FergusonChristopher FrankDaniel NegreanuDash DudleyIsmael BojangJeff MadsenLeonid YanovskiManig LoeserRobert CampbellRoger HairabedianSam HiggsShaun DeebTomas Ribeiro

End of Day Chip Counts (complet)

Niveau 15 : 2,500-5,000, 0 ante
Joueur Jetons Progression
Anton Morgenstern de
Anton Morgenstern
726,000 316,000
Leonid Yanovski il
Leonid Yanovski
614,000 244,000
Tomas Ribeiro pt
Tomas Ribeiro
461,000 323,000
Andriy Lyubovetskiy ua
Andriy Lyubovetskiy
453,000 223,000
Thai Ha vn
Thai Ha
439,000 284,000
Dorel Eldabach il
Dorel Eldabach
431,000 431,000
Aleh Rashetnikau BY
Aleh Rashetnikau
415,000 80,000
Jean-Noel Thorel fr
Jean-Noel Thorel
414,000 284,000
Aaron Duczak ca
Aaron Duczak
365,000 -43,000
Naor Slobodskoy il
Naor Slobodskoy
321,000 281,000
Tobias Peters nl
Tobias Peters
314,000 144,000
Badge Title
Sam Higgs au
Sam Higgs
298,000 -2,000
Jack Sinclair gb
Jack Sinclair
296,000 296,000
Anson Tsang hk
Anson Tsang
294,000 34,000
Badge Title
Christopher Frank de
Christopher Frank
277,000 17,000
Marc Palatzky de
Marc Palatzky
273,000 273,000
Omar Huang se
Omar Huang
262,000 222,000
Jonas Kronwitter at
Jonas Kronwitter
255,000 -125,000
Kan Ying cn
Kan Ying
251,000 26,000
Ilyaz Dosikov ru
Ilyaz Dosikov
241,000 96,000
Guillermo Puerta Mallol ES
Guillermo Puerta Mallol
235,000 235,000
Christopher Kromidias GB
Christopher Kromidias
226,000 186,000
Dash Dudley us
Dash Dudley
224,000 94,000
Jeff Cormier ca
Jeff Cormier
222,000 222,000
Matthew Smith us
Matthew Smith
221,000 -29,000

Lire Plus

Frank Gets Value with Nuts

Niveau 15 : 2,500-5,000, 0 ante

Christopher Frank found a great spot just a couple of hands before the end of Day 1. He was in the big blind and called a raise to 12,000 from Samuel Higgs, while Anson Tsang from the cutoff and Ming Hong Teoh from the small blind were callers too.

They went four-way to a {k-Clubs}{10-Clubs}{4-Diamonds} flop were all players checked.

The turn was the {2-Diamonds} and Teoh bet 20,000 getting calls by Frank and Higgs.

The {3-Diamonds} was the third diamond in the river and Teoh checked, while Frank bet 65,000. Higgs called after one minute in the tank and Teoh got out of the way. Frank opened {a-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds}{4-Hearts} with the nut flush and Higgs mucked.

Joueur Jetons Progression
Sam Higgs au
Sam Higgs
300,000 -100,000
Christopher Frank de
Christopher Frank
260,000 187,000
Anson Tsang hk
Anson Tsang
260,000 -28,000
Badge Title
Ming Hong Teoh my
Ming Hong Teoh
117,000 -3,000

Tags: Anson TsangChristopher FrankMing Hong TeohSamuel Higgs

First Info About the Prize Pool

Niveau 15 : 2,500-5,000, 0 ante

The first details regarding the prize pool have been announced with 41 players getting paid in the event. The winner will receive €128,314 plus the WSOP gold bracelet, while the min-cash will worth €3,210.

The full prize pool will be announced shortly.

Smith Takes Some Off Higgs

Niveau 15 : 2,500-5,000, 0 ante

Samuel Higgs had a clear chip lead but Matthew Smith managed to take some chips from him, and now he will have to fight in order to bag the chip lead for the night.

In the crucial hand, Samuel Higgs was in the button and bet 22,000 after Smith's check, who announced pot for 92,000. Smith had only 10,000 more behind him and Higgs re-raised after two minutes in the tank, with Smith calling.

Matthew Smith: {q-Spades}{10-Diamonds}{10-Clubs}{3-Spades}
Samuel Higgs: {k-Diamonds}{j-Clubs}{10-Spades}{6-Clubs}

"Oh, tens, not what i wanted to see," said Higgs when he faced his opponent's hand. The {4-Clubs} on the turn and the {7-Clubs} on the river didn't change anything and Smith doubled up.

Joueur Jetons Progression
Sam Higgs au
Sam Higgs
400,000 -65,000
Matthew Smith us
Matthew Smith
250,000 210,000

Tags: Matthew SmithSamuel Higgs

Niveau: 15

Blinds: 2,500/5,000

Ante: 0