Jour 2 terminé
Jour 2 terminé
The second final table of the 2021 World Series of Poker Europe at the King's Resort in Rozvadov is set. Out of a field of 623 entries in Event #2: €550 Pot-Limit Omaha. The lion's share of the €295,925 prize pool will be awarded when the final eight players return to their seats on the main feature table on Tuesday, November 23, 2021.
Only one of the eight finalists has the WSOP bracelet tag to his name and Martin Kabrhel will be the chip leader for the live-streamed showdown as he bagged up 3,900,000 in chips. Dutchman Bjorn Verbakel follows close behind with 3,725,000 and there is a large gap to third-placed Zhao Feng (2,100,000).
Mikkel Plum, Alfredo Vega Meister and Ken Beckers represent the middle of the pack and the two other notables in the mix are at the bottom of the counts in Tobias Peters (835,000) and Richard Toth (745,000).
Final Table Seat Assignments Event #2: €550 Pot-Limit Omaha
|Seat||Player||Country||Chip Count||Big Blinds|
|3||Alfredo Vega Meister||Spain||1,400,000||18|
|8||Martin Kabrhel||Czech Republic||3,900,000||49|
Down to the final two tables, Kabrhel was caught bluffing by Verbakel and dropped to a short stack before he went on a hot streak to reclaim the lead ahead of the Dutchman. The action will recommence with 26:40 left in level 29 at blinds of 40,000/80,000 and a big blind ante of 80,000.
Notable finishers in the money on Day 2 include Aliaksandr Shylko, Stoyan Madanzhiev, Sebastian Langrock, Dorel Eldabach, Dominik Paus, Jelka Andelic, Blaz Zerjav, Quirin Zech, Jaroslav Peter, and Michael Magalashvili. With the departure of Vlado Sevo in 9th place, the official final table was set to conclude the tournament for the night.
The Action of the Day
A total of 62 hopefuls had survived the two starting days and returned to collect a min-cash of at least €1,150. Within the first two hours of play, the field of contenders was already cut into more than half. Eldabach dominated the early stages but then lost a huge pot to Zerjav before sending the remaining chips over to his table neighbour from Slovenia shortly after.
Krzysztof Magott first cracked aces to join the big stacks before he "gambled too much" and failed to repeat the same feat and bowed out against Beckers. In the meanwhile, Dutchman Peters was leading the pack by some margin thanks to hitting a royal flush and then flopping the nuts against Zerjav's naked aces in a four-bet pot.
Peters was unable to keep the momentum going but he found a late double when short-stacked to retain his chances at a maiden bracelet. Kabrhel will be aiming for his third WSOP gold bracelet at King's Resort, he also has five WSOP Circuit rings to his name as well that he all earned on home soil.
Players from seven different countries will be battling for the top prize of €59,250 and live poker's most coveted hardware. They will be back at 6pm local time to play down to a winner and the PokerNews live reporting team will publish all updates according to the cards-up coverage.
The action started with Martin Kabrhel limping from the button. Vlado Sevo called from the small blind and then Mikkel Plum raised to 400,000 from the big blind.
Kabrhel folded but Sevo decided to go all-in for 450,000 in total and Plum called putting Sevo at risk.
The flop was and Sevo was drawing dead while the turn and the river completed the board.
In a hand that lasted several minutes into the new level, Martin Kabrhel limped from under the gun and Tobias Peters checked his option in the big blind. The flop was checked by Peters and he then check-called a bet worth 150,000 by Kabrhel.
After the turn, Peters check-called another 400,000 and the river was checked. Peters tabled the but Kabrhel had that beat with the for a straight.
Tobias Peters limped under the gun and Vlado Sevo put his whole stack 125,000 in the middle. Action folded to Zhao Feng in the big blind who called and the same did Peters.
The flop came: . Peters and Feng checked.
The turn was the and after the check of Feng, Peters bet 400,000 forcing the fold from Feng and going to a showdown with Sevo.
The last jack landed on the river giving the full house to Sevo who stayed alive in the tournament.
Martin Kabrhel raised to 120,000 and Richard Toth defended the big blind. The flop was check-raised by Toth, who made it 250,000 to go when facing the continuation bet worth 90,000 by Kabrhel. It only took a short while for Kabrhel to call and Toth then checked again the on the turn.
Kabrhel now made it 250,000 to go for Toth to call and the river was checked by Toth, who had just under one million behind. The bet worth 465,000 by Kabrhel won the pot uncontested as Toth tank-folded.
The flop was and after a raise and a re-reraise Tobias Peters was all-in and at danger of elimination against Richard Toth.
The turn was the giving the flush to Peters and the river the .
Richard Toth raised to 135,000 and was called by Martin Kabrhel on the button. The flop was checked to Kabrhel and he bet for the win.
One hand later, Kabrhel raised to 125,000 in the cutoff and Bjorn Verbakel came along out of the big blind. They checked all the way to the river on which Verbakel check-called 75,000. Kabrhel tabled the for a full house and won the pot.