10/16/18 05:26:02 PM PDT (about 6 hours and 50 minutes ago)
Shaun Deeb Second in Chips After Day 1B of Event #3: €550 Pot-Limit Omaha 8-Handed
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.
Event #3: €550 Pot-Limit Omaha 8-Handed Day 1b Payouts
|Place||Winner||Country||Prize (in EUR)|
|29||Ana Maria David||Romania||994|
|36||Jeff Madsen||United States||896|
|39||Pavel Sourek||Czech Republic||896|
|42||Lukas Zaskodny||Czech Republic||832|
|44||Sterling Savill||United States||832|
|46||Sebastian Kos||Czech Republic||832|
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
|Table||Seat||Player||Country||Chip Count||Big Blinds|
|138||4||Dutch Boyd||United States||190,000||19|
|138||7||Grant Hart||United States||132,000||13|
|138||8||Michal Mrakes||Czech Republic||141,000||14|
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|139||3||Hael Al Labani||Germany||310,000||31|
|139||4||Sergei Popov||Russian Federation||112,000||11|
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|140||1||Oleg Pavlyuchuk||Russian Federation||478,000||48|
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|153||2||Jason Gray||United Kingdom||197,000||20|
|153||6||Alfredo Vega Meister||Spain||300,000||30|
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|154||1||Shaun Deeb||United States||667,000||67|
|154||3||Ondrej Franta||Czech Republic||221,000||22|
|154||5||Roland Israelashvili||United States||196,000||20|
|154||7||Chris Ferguson||United States||148,000||15|
|154||8||Amar Begovic||Bosnia and Herzegovina||112,000||11|
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|155||5||Edward Lawrie||United Kingdom||72,000||7|
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10/16/18 04:40:00 PM PDT (about 7 hours and 36 minutes ago)
End-Of-Day 1B Chip Counts
|Christopher Back||885,000||585,000 |
|Shaun Deeb||667,000||-33,000 |
|Hanh Tran||626,000||116,000 |
|Max Pescatori||565,000||15,000 |
|Oleg Pavlyuchuk||478,000||78,000 |
|Christian Teubner||432,000||12,000 |
|Ondrej Franta||221,000||-99,000 |
|Viliyan Petleshkov||219,000||-201,000 |
|Vasile Strugari||214,000||214,000 |
|Luchezar Pumpalov||208,000||208,000 |
|Martin Rothaermel||202,000||82,000 |
|Florian Sarnow||196,000||36,000 |
|Roland Israelashvili||196,000||31,000 |
|Michael Juen||181,000||181,000 |
|Torsten Schlesier||180,000||0 |
|Toni Haemaelaeinen||176,000||36,000 |
|Jerome Saliou||166,000||-79,000 |
|Andreas Dyll||164,000||79,000 |
|Netanel Amedi||151,000||11,000 |
|Michal Mrakes||141,000||-9,000 |
|Alexander Bachmann||137,000||77,000 |
|Norbert Burkhard||132,000||-8,000 |
|Sergei Popov||112,000||92,000 |
|David Boyaciyan||108,000||-7,000 |
|Dario Alioto||82,000||-58,000 |10/16/18 04:25:06 PM PDT (about 7 hours and 51 minutes ago)
Back Busts Rezaei In Massive Pot
Daniel Rezaei raised to 20,000 and was called by Viliyan Petleshkov in the cutoff and Christopher Back on the button. On the flop of , action checked to Back and the Canadian bet 40,000. Only Rezaei came along for the ride and check-called an even bigger bet of 150,000 on the turn.
The fell on the river and Rezaei checked, prompting Back to move all in for more than 240,000.
"Wow, I guess I really gonna bust in the last hand," Rezaei said and gave it brief consideration before calling.
Back tabled the for the nut flush and Rezaei mucked for turned two pair and an inferior flush on the river.
One table over, Ivaylo Sivinov managed to back in the very last hand again after already doing so in the final hand of Day 1a.
|Christopher Back||870,000||810,000 |
|Daniel Rezaei||0||-400,000 |
|Ivaylo Sivinov||0||-130,000 |10/16/18 04:17:37 PM PDT (about 7 hours and 58 minutes ago)
David and Vogt Eliminated
Ana Maria David clashed with Torsten Schlesier in a battle of the blinds against Torsten Schlesier when they got it in after a flop of . David had the for gutshot and flush draw, Schlesier held for the flopped straight. Neither the turn nor the river helped David and she was eliminated.
Stefan Vogt sent his stack over to Max Pescatori, the Italian had aces up and that was enough to eliminate Vogt.
Right after, the last three hands for the night were announced.
|Max Pescatori||550,000||40,000 |
|Torsten Schlesier||180,000||180,000 |
|Ana Maria David||0||-110,000 |
|Stefan Vogt||0||-90,000 |10/16/18 04:11:04 PM PDT (about 7 hours and 5 minutes ago)
Tran Doubles Twice Through Rezaei
Hanh Tran doubled twice through Daniel Rezaei to cut the stack of the fellow countryman into half. In the second hand he got it in with versus on a flop of and the turn and river completed the board. Tran doubled for 231,000 to put a big dent into Rezaei's stack.
In the meanwhile, Juergen Heidl and Narcis-Gabriel Nedelcu were both eliminated as well.
|Hanh Tran||510,000||365,000 |
|Daniel Rezaei||400,000||-420,000 |
|Juergen Heidl||0||0 |
|Narcis-Gabriel Nedelcu||0||0 |10/16/18 04:03:51 PM PDT (about 7 hours and 12 minutes ago)
Rezaei Busts Castro; Takes the Lead
On the flop of , Daniel Rezaei bet the pot for 100,000 and Raffaele Castro gave it some thought, then moved all in for around 250,000 to see Rezaei call it off with the superior stack.
The turn and river let Castro initially celebrate, but Rezaei quickly pointed out that he had the superior full house. A devastated Castro shared the bad news in Italian with Ana Maria David and headed to the payout desk.
At the same time, Shaun Deeb took a hit to his big stack as Christian Teubner doubled through him. Deeb's cards were already in the muck and he paid off Teubner, who had hit a full house with on a board of .
|Daniel Rezaei||820,000||35,000 |
|Shaun Deeb||700,000||-135,000 |
|Christian Teubner||420,000||278,000 |
|Raffaele Castro||0||-310,000 |10/16/18 03:56:05 PM PDT (about 7 hours and 20 minutes ago)
Level 18 started
|10/16/18 03:50:19 PM PDT (about 7 hours and 26 minutes ago)
Castro Doubles Through Dyll
On the three-way flop of , Hanh Tran checked out of the big blind and Andreas Dyll bet 23,000. Raffaele Castro raised the pot and was all in for 131,000, Tran folded and Dyll called after some consideration.
The turn and river let Castro double and he celebrated with Ana Maria David.
|Raffaele Castro||310,000||120,000 |
|Hanh Tran||145,000||-15,000 |
|Andreas Dyll||85,000||-155,000 |10/16/18 03:43:09 PM PDT (about 8 hours and 33 minutes ago)
Israelashvili Doubles Through Deeb
Sebastian Langrock was eliminated while Roland Israelashvili was more fortunate and doubled through Shaun Deeb. In a three-bet pot to the flop, Israelashvili got his last 53,000 in and Deeb called.
The turn locked things up for Israelashvili, which made the river a formality.
"You know why he called me? Because he doesn't want that I win a bracelet," Israelashvili said and Deeb, still in very good as dominating chip leader, shot back with a "You will do that all on your own."
|Shaun Deeb||835,000||25,000 |
|Roland Israelashvili||165,000||55,000 |
|Sebastian Langrock||0||-70,000 |10/16/18 03:32:24 PM PDT (about 8 hours and 43 minutes ago)
Another Three Casualties
The penultimate level kicked off with more action and three players were elimination in quick succession.
Jeff Madsen ended up all in and at risk with the and David Boyaciyan called with the . The board came and Boyaciyan dealt the final blow with a flush.
Next to fall was Jochen Kaiser, who got into a raising war preflop against Oleg Pavlyuchuk. They got it in after the flop and Kaiser turned over the . Pavlyuchuk had plenty of outs with the and got there with the turn and river run out.
Next to fall was Apostolos Chatzopoulos and that reduced the field to the last 33 hopefuls.
|Oleg Pavlyuchuk||400,000||140,000 |
|David Boyaciyan||115,000||25,000 |
|Jeff Madsen||0||-50,000 |
|Jochen Kaiser||0||-130,000 |
|Apostolos Chatzopoulos||0||-90,000 |10/16/18 03:25:48 PM PDT (about 8 hours and 50 minutes ago)
Level 17 started
|10/16/18 03:24:05 PM PDT (about 8 hours and 52 minutes ago)
Figuccia Busts to Pavlyuchuk
On a three-way flop of , Oleg Pavlyuchuk bet the pot out of the big blind and Marco Figuccia moved all in for 63,500. That forced out Jochen Kaiser on the button and Pavlyuchuk quickly called.
The wrap of the Italian got there on the turn, but the cruel river improved Pavlyuchuk to a full house.
|Oleg Pavlyuchuk||260,000||120,000 |
|Marco Figuccia||0||-130,000 |10/16/18 03:16:09 PM PDT (about 8 hours and 60 minutes ago)
Painful Exit for Cohen
After defending his big blind against Juergen Heidl, Yehuda Cohen clashed with Heidl on the flop and invested a big portion of his stack, 81,500 to be excact, to put Heidl at risk.
The turn was as painful as it could get for Cohen, as he was left with just one out all of a sudden. It was not meant to be on the river, as Heidl's full house remained best. Cohen was left with very few chips and busted right after.
|Juergen Heidl||175,000||-13,000 |
|Yehuda Cohen||0||-290,000 |10/16/18 03:08:53 PM PDT (about 8 hours and 7 minutes ago)
Daniel Rezaei sent Pavel Sourek to the rail and almost doubled his stack as a result. Further assorted stacks can be found below.
|Shaun Deeb||810,000||90,000 |
|Viliyan Petleshkov||420,000||30,000 |
|Daniel Rezaei||400,000||-15,500 |
|Ondrej Franta||320,000||100,000 |
|Raffaele Castro||190,000||90,000 |
|Michal Mrakes||150,000||20,000 |
|Dario Alioto||140,000||-80,000 |
|Netanel Amedi||140,000||65,000 |
|Martin Rothaermel||120,000||30,000 |
|Ana Maria David||110,000||43,000 |
|Roland Israelashvili||110,000||-30,000 |
|David Boyaciyan||90,000||40,000 |
|Sebastian Langrock||70,000||48,000 |
|Pavel Sourek||0||0 |10/16/18 03:00:23 PM PDT (about 8 hours and 15 minutes ago)
Rezaei Sends Zaskodny To the Rail
Three players were eliminated shortly after coming back from the break in Antti Marttinen, Thomas Pohnke and Lukas Zaskodny. The latter had won a Pot-Limit Omaha bracelet at the 2017 World Series of Poker here in Rozvadov and clashed with Daniel Rezaei.
The flop gave Rezaei trips, and the turn and river changed nothing whatsoever anymore.
|Daniel Rezaei||200,000||35,000 |
|Antti Marttinen||0||-30,000 |
|Thomas Pohnke||0||0 |
|Lukas Zaskodny||0||-95,000 |10/16/18 02:54:09 PM PDT (about 8 hours and 22 minutes ago)
Level 16 started
|10/16/18 02:41:20 PM PDT (about 9 hours and 34 minutes ago)
Final Break With 42 Remaining
Almost one dozen players were eliminated since the money bubble burst and the remaining 42 hopefuls headed into their final 15-minute break, in which the T-500 chips will be raced off.
|Sterling Savill||0||-50,000 |
|Pasquale Vinci||0||-65,000 |
|Teunis Kooij||0||-50,000 |10/16/18 02:36:51 PM PDT (about 9 hours and 39 minutes ago)
Pescatori on Half a Million
Max Pescatori busted just shy of the money on Day 1a, however, the Italian has now jumped up to half a million in chips thanks to winning a massive pot off Sebastian Kos.
Andreas Walnum had already been all in while Kos and Pescatori played for a massive side pot. Kos bet the pot on the river and Pescatori reluctantly called.
Kos tabled and Pescatori had that beat with for the second nut flush. Walnum was eliminated with the and the dealer also already announced the seat open of Kos.
"He can only bet the pot, I didn't raise, I just called," Pescatori said and indeed Kos had a few chips behind. Those would vanish in the very next hand. Roman Cieslik, Andrej Isjurow and Jessica Teusl were also among the first bustouts in the money.
|Max Pescatori||510,000||175,000 |
|Andrej Isjurow||0||-33,000 |
|Jessica Teusl||0||-99,000 |
|Sebastian Kos||0||-230,000 |
|Roman Cieslik||0||-9,000 |10/16/18 02:29:40 PM PDT (about 9 hours and 46 minutes ago)
Aleksandar Denishev Bubbles Day 1b
Aleksandar Denishev was eliminated by Max Pescatori despite Andreas Walnum at the very same table just sporting 600 remaining chips and that let the bubble burst. Denishev defended his big blind and turned top two pair when the chips went in only for Pescatori to snap-call with a flopped set of sixes.
At the same time on a different table, Hanh Tran and Viliyan Petleshkov clashed in a four-bet pot that created 233,000 in the middle with the flop showing . Petleshkov continued for 65,000 from under the gun and Tran folded from the cutoff.
|Viliyan Petleshkov||390,000||200,000 |
|Max Pescatori||335,000||190,000 |
|Hanh Tran||160,000||-85,000 |
|Andreas Walnum||600||-2,000 |
|Aleksandar Denishev||0||-120,000 |10/16/18 02:24:20 PM PDT (about 9 hours and 51 minutes ago)
Assorted Bubble Stacks
|Shaun Deeb||720,000||215,000 |
|Yehuda Cohen||290,000||60,000 |
|Jerome Saliou||245,000||-20,000 |
|Dario Alioto||220,000||-10,000 |
|Florian Sarnow||200,000||163,000 |
|Jeff Madsen||50,000||25,000 |
|Roman Cieslik||9,000||-19,000 ||