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2018 World Series of Poker Europe The Official WSOP Live Updates

Sunday, October 21, 2018 to Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Event #6: €1,650 Mixed PLO/NLHE

EVENT IN PROGRESS:Level: 21 | Blinds: 8000/16000 | Ante: 16000
  • Buy-in: €1,650
  • Prizepool: €343,425
  • Entries: 241
  • Remaining: 8
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EVENT UPDATES

10/22/18 02:59:14 PM PDT (about 8 hours and 15 minutes ago)
Amedi Leads Final Eight in Mixed No-Limit Hold'em/Pot-Limit Omaha

Netanel Amedi

With Day 2 in the books, and after a marathon bubble, just eight players remain in Event #6: €1,650 No-Limit Hold'em/Pot-Limit Omaha Mixed Event.

Leading the way is Netanel Amedi who sent Richard Toth to the rail as the last elimination of the day to confirm the final table ahead of Day 3. Not far behind him is Norbert Szecsi (1,792,000) and WSOP Player of the Year leader Shaun Deeb (1,247,000).

These three are the only players over seven figures, but the other four players in Vittorio Castro (697,000), Van Tiep Nguyen (546,000), Julien Sitbon (423,000), Samuel Albeck (379,000) and short stack Jaroslav Peter (271,000) will all be aiming to take home the €86,596 first prize and the WSOP gold bracelet when play resumes tomorrow at 3 pm.

Here's how the final table looks:

SeatNameCountryChip CountBig Blinds
1Van Tiep NguyenCzech Republic546,00034
2Jaroslav PeterCzech Republic271,00017
3Julien SitbonFrance423,00026
4Norbert SzecsiHungary1,792,000112
5Shaun DeebUnited States1,247,00078
6Vittorio CastroItaly697,00044
7Samuel AlbeckGermany379,00024
8Netanel AmediIsrael1,882,000118

Day 2 Recap

After 14 levels on Day 1, a total of 42 players returned to action on Day 2 just five eliminations away from the money. Among that handful of eliminations was multiple bracelet-winner Jeff Lisandro. Once the bubble was reached with 38 players, it seemed only a matter of time before someone got their stack in either of the big bet games.

And that was the case in back to back hands for Wai Leong Chan who doubled through Shaun Deeb twice in two hands.

The bubble continued. Doubles for Stephan Klam, Anthony Zinno, Christopher Back and a triple for Romain Lewis followed as the stacks dwindled even more. Eventually, three players all sat with less than 2,000 with the blinds at 3,000/6,000.

Roman Cieslik
Roman Cieslik

Of the three, it was Roman Cieslik who the big blind came around to first. He was all-in blind and after Van Tiep Nguyen forced out Krasimir Yankov on the river, he showed ace-jack for top pair. Cieslik rubbed his cards for luck to try and sweat, but was drawing dead after turning over just one of his cards and was eliminated.

It was then that the floodgates opened and players poured to the exits, with Max Pescatori and Romain Lewis eliminated before the tournament reached three tables.

Start of day chip leader Laszlo Bujtas was closing in on one million at this point and the eliminations were so rapid the tournament was down to two tables in just half an hour following the eliminations of Chris Ferguson, Danny Tang, Majid Ejlal Noubarian, Roland Israelashvili and Anatolii Zyrin.

By this stage, Bujtas had dropped back, and charismatic Italian Vittorio Castro topped the counts, and there was still time for Andreas Walnum to be eliminated in 16th place after losing a classic race shortly before the dinner break.

When they returned, the average stack had risen significantly, but that didn't stop Julien Sitbon eliminating Joao Vieira and Anthony Zinno in a single hand, after the Frenchman's aces held.

Norbert Szecsi
Norbert Szecsi

Sitbon was also responsible for the elimination of Joni Jouhkimainen, just after start of day chip leader Bujtas was eliminated against Szecsi. Szecsi had flopped a set, while Bujtas held two pair and a straight draw, but the river bricked, cementing Szecsi at the top of the standings.

Jean-Noel Said and Yunsheng Sun were the last two eliminations before the players were seated around one table.

Szecsi still lead, with Amedi and Castro the only other two players over a million chips. The pace of play slowed, with Deeb clawing some chips back from Castro before the final elimination of Toth sealed the final eight players.

The final day's play will be live-streamed on Twitch and PokerNews will be covering the event until it reaches its conclusion tomorrow!

10/22/18 02:32:44 PM PDT (about 9 hours and 41 minutes ago)
End of Day 2 Chip Counts
Netanel Amedi1,882,0002,000
Norbert Szecsi1,792,000-188,000
Shaun Deeb1,247,000-3,000
Vittorio Castro697,000-28,000
Van Tiep Nguyen546,00016,000
Julien Sitbon423,000-27,000
Samuel Albeck379,000-11,000
Jaroslav Peter271,000-34,000
10/22/18 02:30:25 PM PDT (about 9 hours and 43 minutes ago)
Richard Toth Eliminated in 9th Place (€5,954)

Richard Toth

No-Limit Hold'em

Richard Toth moved all in from early position for 249,000. Netanel Amedi was in the next position and called. The remaining players all foldd.

Netanel Amedi:   
Richard Toth:   

The flop came     giving Amedi a flush draw to eliminate Toth. He didn't need it, as the turn came the   giving him top pair. The river was the   and Toth was eliminated.

Netanel Amedi1,880,000455,000
Richard Toth0-250,000
10/22/18 02:23:49 PM PDT (about 9 hours and 50 minutes ago)
Nguyen Shoves on Sitbon

Van Tiep Nguyen opened from the button and Julien Sitbon defended his big blind. Sitbon checked a     flop and Nguyen bet 40,000. Sitbon check-raised to 100,000 and Nguyen called.

The turn was the   and Sitbon checked. Nguyen moved all in and Sitbon folded.

Van Tiep Nguyen530,000135,000
Julien Sitbon450,000-150,000
10/22/18 02:16:42 PM PDT (about 9 hours and 57 minutes ago)
Level 21 started
Level: 21 Blinds: 8000/16000 Ante: 16000
10/22/18 02:03:37 PM PDT (about 9 hours and 10 minutes ago)
Chip Counts at the Break

Players are going on a 15-minute break. When they return the blinds will be 8,000/16,000.

Norbert Szecsi1,980,0000
Netanel Amedi1,425,0000
Shaun Deeb1,250,0000
Vittorio Castro725,0000
Julien Sitbon600,0000
Van Tiep Nguyen395,0000
Samuel Albeck390,0000
Jaroslav Peter305,0000
Richard Toth250,0000
10/22/18 02:01:51 PM PDT (about 9 hours and 12 minutes ago)
No Showdown Between Castro and Deeb

Shaun Deeb opened from the hijack to 26,000 and cutoff Vittorio Castro called. The other players folded and the dealer spread out a     flop.

Both players checked on that flop to see the   turn. Deeb made a late continuation bet of 36,000 on the turn and Castro raised it up to 75,000. Deeb called after thinking it over.

The river was the   and Deeb lead out again. This time the bet was 225,000 and that was too big for Castro to call as he sent his cards into the muck.

Shaun Deeb1,250,000185,000
Vittorio Castro750,000-115,000
10/22/18 01:43:49 PM PDT (about 10 hours and 30 minutes ago)
Deeb Up to a Million

Pot-Limit Omaha

Shaun Deeb bet 32,000 on the     flop and Vittorio Castro called. Deeb checked the   turn and Castro bet 75,000. Deeb called.

The river was the   and Deeb checked again. This time Castro bet 125,000 and Deeb check-raised to 365,000. Castro eventually folded and Deeb moved up over one million in chips.

Shaun Deeb1,065,000455,000
Vittorio Castro865,000-285,000
10/22/18 01:41:54 PM PDT (about 10 hours and 32 minutes ago)
Amedi Makes Nguyen Fold

Netanel Amedi

Most of the hands played out at the unofficial final table have been raise and take it, but Netanel Amedi just took down a pot after wanting to raise, but he wasn't allowed to.

Amedi sat in the small blind when it folded to him and had a 1,000 chip and a 5,000 chip in front of him to make up the 6,000 small blind. He retracted his 1,000 chip and dropped a single 25,000 chip as he wanted to raise to 30,000. As he only dropped in a single chip it was ruled a call and big blind Van Tiep Nguyen opted to check.

The flop came down     and both players checked this time. The turn was the   and Amedi lead out with a bet of 13,000. Nguyen raised it up to 30,000, only to see Amedi three-bet to 80,000. Nguyen folded his hand and the pot went Amedi's way.

Netanel Amedi1,400,000100,000
Van Tiep Nguyen330,000-60,000
10/22/18 01:16:26 PM PDT (about 10 hours and 57 minutes ago)
Unofficial Final Table Draw
SeatNameCountryChip CountBig Blinds
1Van Tiep NguyenCzech Republic390,00033
2Jaroslav PeterCzech Republic350,00029
3Julien SitbonFrance630,00053
4Norbert SzecsiHungary1,950,000163
5Shaun DeebUnited States610,00051
6Vittorio CastroItaly1,150,00096
7Samuel AlbeckGermany410,00034
8Richard TothHungary280,00023
9Netanel AmediIsrael1,300,000108
Norbert Szecsi1,950,0000
Netanel Amedi1,300,000300,000
Vittorio Castro1,150,000-50,000
Julien Sitbon630,00030,000
Shaun Deeb610,000-260,000
Samuel Albeck410,000-55,000
Van Tiep Nguyen390,000-30,000
Jaroslav Peter350,0000
Richard Toth280,000100,000
10/22/18 01:12:38 PM PDT (about 10 hours and 1 minute ago)
Yunsheng Sun Eliminated in 10th Place (€5,954)

Yunsheng Sun

No-Limit Hold'em

Yunsheng Sun moved all in from the button for around 200,000 and Vittorio Castro called in the small blind.

Yunsheng Sun:   
Vittorio Castro:   

The flop came     and the turn   completed Castro's straight. The river was the   and Sun was eliminated, bringing the tournament to an unofficial final table of nine.

Vittorio Castro1,200,000150,000
Yunsheng Sun0-480,000
10/22/18 01:10:30 PM PDT (about 10 hours and 3 minutes ago)
Szecsi Closing in on Two Million

No-Limit Hold'em

On a       river Norbert Szecsi checked and Jaroslav Peter bet 50,000. Szecsi then check-raised to 225,000 and after a long tank Peter slammed the chips in the middle to call.

Szecsi showed    for a flush and took down the pot, moving to within an inch of two million in chips.

Norbert Szecsi1,950,000350,000
Jaroslav Peter350,000-220,000
10/22/18 12:50:16 PM PDT (about 10 hours and 24 minutes ago)
Level 20 started
Level: 20 Blinds: 6000/12000 Ante: 12000
10/22/18 12:50:02 PM PDT (about 10 hours and 24 minutes ago)
Albeck Doubles Through Sitbon

Pot-Limit Omaha

Julien Sitbon opened to 30,000 and Samuel Albeck defended his big blind. The flop came     and Albeck checked. Sitbon bet 40,000 and Albeck check-raised all in. Sitbon called.

Julien Sitbon:     
Samuel Albeck:     

The turn was the   and the river the   and Albeck's straight meant he doubled up.

Julien Sitbon600,000-100,000
Samuel Albeck465,000155,000
10/22/18 12:49:02 PM PDT (about 10 hours and 25 minutes ago)
Table 153 Chip Counts
Norbert Szecsi1,600,000100,000
Shaun Deeb870,00070,000
Jaroslav Peter570,000220,000
Van Tiep Nguyen420,000-360,000
Richard Toth180,000-220,000
10/22/18 12:30:51 PM PDT (about 11 hours and 43 minutes ago)
Szecsi Extends Chip Lead

No-Limit Hold'em

On a     flop, Norbert Szecsi bet 24,000 and Jaroslav Peter called.

The turn was the   and Szecsi continued for 60,000. Peter raised to 120,000 and Szecsi called.

The river was the   and both players checked.

Peter turned over    and Szecsi showed    and took down the pot.

Norbert Szecsi1,500,000160,000
Jaroslav Peter350,000-70,000
10/22/18 12:17:54 PM PDT (about 11 hours and 56 minutes ago)
Toth Doubles Up

No-Limit Hold'em

The flop was reading     and Jaroslav Peter had a bet of 75,000 in front of him. Richard Toth had moved all in for 160,000 and Peter called the bet.

Peter was holding    for a gutshot-straight draw and Toth was holding    for top pair, with the same gutshot-straight draw.

Both the turn and the river were blanks and Toth managed to secure a double up.

Jaroslav Peter420,000-340,000
Richard Toth400,000225,000
10/22/18 12:13:45 PM PDT (about 11 hours and 0 minute ago)
Jean-Noel Said Eliminated in 11th Place (€4,777)

Jean Noel Said

Pot-Limit Omaha

Jean-Noel Said was all in with      and was up against the      of Netanel Amedi. Unfortunately for Said, his aces failed to hold on the runout and he was eliminated in 11th place.

Netanel Amedi1,000,000385,000
Jean-Noel Said0-250,000
10/22/18 12:12:27 PM PDT (about 11 hours and 1 minute ago)
Albeck Doubles Through Deeb

No-Limit Hold'em

Samuel Albeck moved all in with    and was up against the    of Shaun Deeb.

The ace on the     flop gave Albeck a pair of aces, and that held on the    runout.

Shaun Deeb800,000-30,000
Samuel Albeck310,00090,000
10/22/18 12:12:20 PM PDT (about 11 hours and 2 minutes ago)
Joni Jouhkimainen Eliminated in 12th Place (€4,777)

Joni Jouhkimainen

Pot-Limit Omaha

On a     flop, Joni Jouhkimainen got his remaining 90,000 chips in against Julien Sitbon.

Joni Jouhkimainen:     
Julien Sitbon:     

The turn   gave Sitbon trips and the river was the  , completing the Frenchman's straight and sending Jouhkimainen to the rail.

Julien Sitbon700,000120,000
Joni Jouhkimainen0-111,000