The 2013 World Series of Poker Europe continued on Monday with Day 2 of Event #2: €1,100 No-Limit Hold’em Reentry and Day 1 of Event #3: €5,300 Mixed-Max No-Limit Hold’em.
Event #2: €1,100 No-Limit Hold’em Reentry
Event #2 reached an official final table of nine, and the chip leader heading into the final day is Henrik Johansson with 587,000 in chips. Johansson only has $15,725 in live tournament earnings, and is guaranteed at least €12,134 for making the final table. The winner will earn €129,700 and the WSOP gold bracelet.
Finishing the day second in chips was American Daniel Weinman. Weinman, who spoke with PokerNews during Day 2, made the final table of two WSOP Circuit events in 2013, finishing runner-up at Harrah’s Cherokee for $154,772 and fourth at Harrah’s New Orleans for $77,238. This is Weinman’s second trip to a WSOP final table — he finished eighth in the $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha event in 2012 for $52,059.
Event #2 Final Table
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The bubble burst early on Day 2, with Sergio Aido and Trevor Bartlett busting in the same hand and chopping 72nd-place money, but not before WSOP Player of the Year leader Matthew Ashton could eek out a min-cash. Ashton extends his lead by a handful of points, and still remains ahead of Daniel Negreanu, who skipped Event #2.
Rheem found himself short on chips in Level 15, then lost a race with the against the of Serge Ekert. On his final hand, Rheem three-bet all in from the small blind after Jose Chocron opened in middle position. The Spaniard called with the , Rheem showed the , and the board rolled out .
On the final hand of the evening, Johansson opened to 13,500 in middle position, Marco Conti moved all in for 49,000 in middle position, and Weinman tanked a bit before folding near the button. The action was back on the chip leader, who called and tabled the . Conti showed the , and the race ended rather quickly when the board ran out .
The final table will begin at noon local time on Tuesday, and will be live streamed on a 30-minute delay with hole cards on WSOP.com.
Event #3: €5,300 Mixed-Max No-Limit Hold’em
Event #3 attracted a total of 135 entrants, and with registration open until the start of play (1 p.m. local time) on Tuesday, the field is sure to grow. Leading the 67 survivors is American Matt O’Donnell, who bagged 73,425 chips. O’Donnell is coming off of the biggest score of his life — he finished runner up to David “Doc” Sands in Bellagio's $5,000 Festa Al Lago Championship for $49,761.
On O’Donnell’s heels are 2012 WSOP Europe €5,000 Pot-Limit Omaha runner-up Ville Mattila (70,100), Clements (68,625), 13-time WSOP bracelet winner Phil Hellmuth (55,250), and Klodnicki.
According to WSOP.com, Clements doubled up during Level 4 after he and Philippe Laronze both made a straight. Clements, Laronze, and Ariel Celestino were three handed on a board of when Clements bet out for 1,550. Celestino raised to 5,200, Laronze made it 10,000, and Clements moved all in for 13,650. Celestino tanked for a considerable amount of time before folding, and Laronze called with the. He straight was no good against Clements’ , and a meaningless completed the board.
The aforementioned Negreanu was also unable to survive the day when his was cracked by an opponent’s . The flop, turn, and river came , giving his opponent Broadway, and "Kid Poker" hit the rail.
Other players who were unable to survive include two-time $50,000 Poker Players Championship winner Michael Mizrachi, Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier, Yann Dion, Loni Harwood, and Event #1 winner Jackie Glazier.
Glazier was very short when she risked her tournament life with the preflop, and both Shannon Shorr and David Dayan called. Shorr made a top pair of jacks while the Aussie couldn’t improve, and Glazier will have to wait for bracelet No. 2.
Event #3 will resume at 1 p.m. local time on Tuesday, and Event #4: €1,650 Pot-Limit Omaha kicks off at 3 p.m. PokerNews will be on hand for feature pieces and a daily recap of the day’s events, so stay tuned.