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
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:
|Seat||Name||Country||Chip Count||Big Blinds|
|1||Van Tiep Nguyen||Czech Republic||546,000||34|
|2||Jaroslav Peter||Czech Republic||271,000||17|
|5||Shaun Deeb||United States||1,247,000||78|
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.
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.
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 Amedi||1,882,000||2,000 |
|Norbert Szecsi||1,792,000||-188,000 |
|Shaun Deeb||1,247,000||-3,000 |
|Vittorio Castro||697,000||-28,000 |
|Van Tiep Nguyen||546,000||16,000 |
|Julien Sitbon||423,000||-27,000 |
|Samuel Albeck||379,000||-11,000 |
|Jaroslav Peter||271,000||-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 moved all in from early position for 249,000. Netanel Amedi was in the next position and called. The remaining players all foldd.
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 Amedi||1,880,000||455,000 |
|Richard Toth||0||-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 Nguyen||530,000||135,000 |
|Julien Sitbon||450,000||-150,000 |
10/22/18 02:16:42 PM PDT (about 9 hours and 57 minutes ago)
Level 21 started
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 Szecsi||1,980,000||0 |
|Netanel Amedi||1,425,000||0 |
|Shaun Deeb||1,250,000||0 |
|Vittorio Castro||725,000||0 |
|Julien Sitbon||600,000||0 |
|Van Tiep Nguyen||395,000||0 |
|Samuel Albeck||390,000||0 |
|Jaroslav Peter||305,000||0 |
|Richard Toth||250,000||0 |
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 Deeb||1,250,000||185,000 |
|Vittorio Castro||750,000||-115,000 |
10/22/18 01:43:49 PM PDT (about 10 hours and 30 minutes ago)
Deeb Up to a Million
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 Deeb||1,065,000||455,000 |
|Vittorio Castro||865,000||-285,000 |
10/22/18 01:41:54 PM PDT (about 10 hours and 32 minutes ago)
Amedi Makes Nguyen Fold
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 Amedi||1,400,000||100,000 |
|Van Tiep Nguyen||330,000||-60,000 |
10/22/18 01:16:26 PM PDT (about 10 hours and 57 minutes ago)
Unofficial Final Table Draw
|Seat||Name||Country||Chip Count||Big Blinds|
|1||Van Tiep Nguyen||Czech Republic||390,000||33|
|2||Jaroslav Peter||Czech Republic||350,000||29|
|5||Shaun Deeb||United States||610,000||51|
|Norbert Szecsi||1,950,000||0 |
|Netanel Amedi||1,300,000||300,000 |
|Vittorio Castro||1,150,000||-50,000 |
|Julien Sitbon||630,000||30,000 |
|Shaun Deeb||610,000||-260,000 |
|Samuel Albeck||410,000||-55,000 |
|Van Tiep Nguyen||390,000||-30,000 |
|Jaroslav Peter||350,000||0 |
|Richard Toth||280,000||100,000 |
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 moved all in from the button for around 200,000 and Vittorio Castro called in the small blind.
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 Castro||1,200,000||150,000 |
|Yunsheng Sun||0||-480,000 |
10/22/18 01:10:30 PM PDT (about 10 hours and 3 minutes ago)
Szecsi Closing in on Two Million
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 Szecsi||1,950,000||350,000 |
|Jaroslav Peter||350,000||-220,000 |
10/22/18 12:50:16 PM PDT (about 10 hours and 24 minutes ago)
Level 20 started
10/22/18 12:50:02 PM PDT (about 10 hours and 24 minutes ago)
Albeck Doubles Through Sitbon
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.
The turn was the and the river the and Albeck's straight meant he doubled up.
|Julien Sitbon||600,000||-100,000 |
|Samuel Albeck||465,000||155,000 |
10/22/18 12:49:02 PM PDT (about 10 hours and 25 minutes ago)
Table 153 Chip Counts
|Norbert Szecsi||1,600,000||100,000 |
|Shaun Deeb||870,000||70,000 |
|Jaroslav Peter||570,000||220,000 |
|Van Tiep Nguyen||420,000||-360,000 |
|Richard Toth||180,000||-220,000 |
10/22/18 12:30:51 PM PDT (about 11 hours and 43 minutes ago)
Szecsi Extends Chip Lead
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 Szecsi||1,500,000||160,000 |
|Jaroslav Peter||350,000||-70,000 |
10/22/18 12:17:54 PM PDT (about 11 hours and 56 minutes ago)
Toth Doubles Up
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 Peter||420,000||-340,000 |
|Richard Toth||400,000||225,000 |
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 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 Amedi||1,000,000||385,000 |
|Jean-Noel Said||0||-250,000 |
10/22/18 12:12:27 PM PDT (about 11 hours and 1 minute ago)
Albeck Doubles Through Deeb
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 Deeb||800,000||-30,000 |
|Samuel Albeck||310,000||90,000 |
10/22/18 12:12:20 PM PDT (about 11 hours and 2 minutes ago)
Joni Jouhkimainen Eliminated in 12th Place (€4,777)
On a flop, Joni Jouhkimainen got his remaining 90,000 chips in against Julien Sitbon.
The turn gave Sitbon trips and the river was the , completing the Frenchman's straight and sending Jouhkimainen to the rail.
|Julien Sitbon||700,000||120,000 |
|Joni Jouhkimainen||0||-111,000 |