2012 World Series of Poker Europe

Event #2: €1,100 No-Limit Hold'em
Days: 1b
Event Info

2012 World Series of Poker Europe

Final Results
Winning Hand
Event Info
Prize Pool
Level Info
8,000 / 16,000

Event #2: €1,100 No-Limit Hold'em

Day 1b Completed

Official End-of-Day Chip Counts

Player Chips Progress
Marvin Rettenmaier de
Marvin Rettenmaier
Florian Ciuro fr
Florian Ciuro
Tarcisio Bruno it
Tarcisio Bruno
Dominik Nitsche de
Dominik Nitsche
WSOP 4X Winner
WPT 1X Winner
Gianluca Cedolia ca
Gianluca Cedolia
Etienne Syren fr
Etienne Syren
Fabrice Bourcier de Carbon fr
Fabrice Bourcier de Carbon
Marc Bariller fr
Marc Bariller
Joe Kuether us
Joe Kuether
Tristan Wade us
Tristan Wade
WSOP 1X Winner
Erik Cajelais ca
Erik Cajelais
WSOP 1X Winner
John Monnette us
John Monnette
28,700 8,825
WSOP 4X Winner
Gil George us
Gil George
Antonino Venneri it
Antonino Venneri
Roger Hairabedian fr
Roger Hairabedian
24,050 15,550
WSOP 2X Winner
Sandy Cedric Denis fr
Sandy Cedric Denis
Igor Kalinicenko lv
Igor Kalinicenko
Nicolas Peronnet fr
Nicolas Peronnet
Rocco Palumbo it
Rocco Palumbo
WSOP 1X Winner
WPT 1X Winner
Olivier Paris fr
Olivier Paris
Julien Dolay fr
Julien Dolay
Henri Chapuis fr
Henri Chapuis
Jasper Vanvlasselaer be
Jasper Vanvlasselaer
Anthony Pons fr
Anthony Pons
Frederic Penel be
Frederic Penel

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Rettenmaier Leads as 53 Advance from Day 1b

Level 9 : 300-600, 75 ante
Marvin Rettenmaier
Marvin Rettenmaier

The 2012 World Series of Poker Europe Event #2: €1,100 No-Limit Hold'em continued on Sunday as 331 players turned out for Day 1b, the second of two starting flights. In just over nine levels of play, that number was reduced to just 53 with Marvin Rettenmaier and his stack of 69,950 leading the way.

Combined with Day 1a’s 295 players, Event #2 drew a total of 626 entries and created a prize pool of €600,960, which will be distributed to the top 63 with €126,207 reserved for the winner. Tomorrow, the remaining 98 players from both starting flights will combined under the same roof for Day 2 action.

Back on Day 1a, Rettenmaier late registered for the tournament but didn't have much luck as he busted fairly quickly. He took advantage of the re-entry format and fired a second bullet, which proved to be a wise decision. In a hand earlier today, the board read {5-Spades}{3-Clubs}{Q-Spades}{K-Hearts}{Q-Diamonds} when an unknown player had checked from early position and Rettenmaier took the opportunity to move all in. His opponent only had 1,550 behind and tank-called only to discover his {A-Clubs}{K-Spades} was no good against the {A-Diamonds}{Q-Hearts} of Rettenmaier. It wasn’t a huge pot, but it was reminiscent of how the German ran throughout the day.

Unfortunately not everyone was as fortunate as Rettenmaier. Andy Frankenberger, Chance Kornuth, Oliver Speidel, Vanessa Selbst and Michael Mizrachi were just a few of the players who re-entered and fell short for a second time. They were joined by Day 1b newbies Jennifer Tilly, David “ODB” Baker, Phil Hellmuth, Charlotte Van Brabander, Roland Israelashivili, Dan Shak and Brandon Cantu, just to name a few.

With that said, a few re-entries did make the most of their second chance including Dominik Nitsche, Joe Kuether, Tristan Wade, Erik Cajelais and John Monnette, all of whom finished toward the top of the Day 1b chip counts. They, along with John Tababtabia, Roger Hairabedian, Jean Paul Pasqualini, Bourcier de Carbon, and Gil George, will join the likes of Day 1a’s Antonio Esfandiari, Mclean Karr and Antonin Teisseire on Monday for Day 2 action.

Notable Day 1b Chip Counts

Marvin Rettenmair69,950
Florian Ciuro44,300
Dominik Nitsche40,350
Gianluca Cedolia36,550
Bourcier de Carbon34,100
Marc Bariller33,325
Joe Kuether33,275
Tristan Wade30,875
Erik Cajelais29,300
Gil George28,400
John Monnette19,875

The remaining 98 players will transfer to the Casino Barrière de Cannes Croisette for Day 2 action at 14:00 CET (10:00 EST), so join us then as we bring you all the latest and greatest from Event #2: €1,100 No-Limit Hold'em on the way to the money!

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Bagging and Tagging

Level 9 : 300-600, 75 ante

Players are now bagging and tagging, which means action has come to an end with 53 players remaining. Combined with Day 1a's 45, 98 players will return tomorrow for Day 2 and look to make the money at the top 63.

Stay tuned for the top chip counts and a full recap of today's action.

Big Slick for Wade

Tristan Wade opened for 850 from middle position only to have the small blind three-bet to 2,200. Wade opted to make the call and then bet 2,300 after his opponent checked the {A-Spades}{9-Clubs}{6-Spades} flop. The small blind thought for a few seconds before folding his hand.

"Queens?" Wade asked. His opponent, who didn't speak english, just smiled. "We could have gotten it in," Wade added as he flashed {A-}{K-}.

Player Chips Progress
Tristan Wade us
Tristan Wade
32,500 1,500
WSOP 1X Winner

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Level: 9

Blinds: 300/600

Ante: 75

Nearing the End

Level 8 : 200-400, 50 ante

There are approximately 12 minutes left in Level 8, and the plan is to skip the scheduled break, play ten minutes into Level 9, and then end at the same time as the Day 1a flight; in other words, players will be bagging and tagging in 20 minutes or so.

Double for the Canadian

We paid a visit to Table 18 in the back of the room and saw the dealer counting out a bunch of chips. When we arrived, Erik Cajelais had {A-Diamonds}{A-Spades} laid out in front of him on a {8-Diamonds}{3-Hearts}{5-Spades}{4-Spades}{9-Hearts} board. His opponent held the inferior {J-Spades}{J-Hearts} and the dealer was counting down his stack to pay out Cajelais. From what we could tell, the two had built the pot on both the flop and turn, before Cajelais got his last 4,000 or so in on the river.

Player Chips Progress
Erik Cajelais ca
Erik Cajelais
20,000 5,500
WSOP 1X Winner

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