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Adrian Mateos Claims Day 1B Chip Lead in the 2018 WSOPE Main Event

Adrian Mateos

The second day of the 2018 World Series of Poker Europe €10,350 Main Event is in the books after seven levels of play. The field size surpassed the first starting flight but the €5,000,000 guaranteed prize pool has not been reached yet as the total number of entries on Day 1B was 201. Together with the entries of Day 1A, this makes it a total of 341 entries.

Out of the 201 players on Day 1B, 148 managed to find a bag for Day 2, Monday, October 30.

Topping the chip counts is someone that is well-known throughout the poker world: Spain’s own Adrian Mateos. He collected 393,700 throughout the day after he had been eliminated from Event #9: €100,000 No-Limit Hold'em King's Super High Roller for €331,943 earlier in the day. Mateos already has three bracelets of which one was won for being victorious in the WSOPE Main Event in 2013 in Enghien-les-Bains (France).

Trailing Mateos in the chip counts is a duo from Canada. Hani Bahna bagged 309,900 and Aaron Duczak will take 302,100 in chips with him into Day 2. Bahna and Duczak both have over $300,000 in cashes, but Bahna has never cashed in Rozvadov while Duczak collected four cashes here last year and already has five this year.

John Cynn
WSOP Main Event champion John Cynn was eliminated from the Main Event

Other notable players bagging more than twice the starting stack at the end of play today include Renato Nowak (296,500), Tobias Peters (296,200), Felix Bleiker (292,800), Mustapha Kanit (266,800), Xixiang Luo (255,700), Mathijs Jonkers (252,300), Wai Leong Chan (242,600), Martin Mulsow (237,500), Boris Kolev (230,000), and Martin Kabrhel with 204,000.

Kabrhel had a bit of a rocky start when he received a one-round penalty for exposing his cards too early but managed to make the most of his late entry. The late entry wasn’t without reason though as he had just won his second career bracelet in the €100,000 No-Limit Hold'em King's Super High Roller for €2,624,340!

Other players to keep an eye on on Day 2 include Tobias Ziegler, Viktor Blom, John Duthie, Roger Teska, Timothy Adams, Gal Yifrach, Allen Kessler, Fahredin Mustafov, Mykhailo Gutyi, Jan-Peter Jachtmann, Timur Margolin, Ismael Bojang, Will Givens, Anson Tsang, Julian Thomas, Dario Sammartino, Davidi Kitai, Bertrand Grospellier, Norbert Szecsi, Dutch Boyd, and Paul Hoefer to name just a few.

Not everyone made was fortunate enough though to make it through. Shaun Deeb shot two bullets but missed with both of them so won’t be back tomorrow. This is also the case for the 2018 WSOP Main Event Champion, John Cynn. Other players who busted but might be back tomorrow on Day 2 as they can still reenter during the first four levels include Stefan Schillhabel, Dominik Nitsche, Steve O’Dwyer, Michael Soyza, Marcel Luske, and Shan Huang.

Day 2 will start at noon local time, Monday, October 30, with Level 8, which features a small blind of 600, big blind of 1,200, and a big blind ante of 1,200. Six levels of play are scheduled with a 15-minute break after each level and a 60-minute break after Level 11. The late registration and reentry period will be closed at the end of the dinner break.

WSOPE Main Event Top 10 After Day 1A and 1B

PositionPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds 
1Marco SlacanacGermany544,300454Day 1A chipleader
2Vladimir GeshkenbeinRussia500,000416 
3Alex FoxenUnited States411,700343 
4Yunsheng SunChina401,800335 
5Adrian MateosSpain393,700328Day 1B chipleader
6Ivan GabrieliItaly363,100302 
7Luiz DuarteBrazil343,500286 
8Sylvain LoosliFrance340,700284 
9Danilo VelasevicSerbia329,300274 
10Kristen BicknellCanada329,200274 

The PokerNews live reporting team will be on hand to bring you all the updates as the 221 surviving players will come together to battle it out to make it through to Day 3. Follow WSOPE Main Event Live Updates via the PokerNews Live Reporting section. The WSOPE Main Event Day 2 seat draw can be found here.

Shaun Deeb
Shaun Deeb won't make another appearance in the WSOPE Main Event as he was eliminated twice
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