Day 2 Completed
Day 2 Completed
Day 2 of the 2017 World Series of Poker Europe €1,100 MONSTER STACK saw 114 hopefuls out of a 561-entry strong field return to the tables of King's Casino in Rozvadov. After 10 levels of one hour each, 13 players are one step closer at winning the first of eleven elusive gold bracelets in Europe's biggest poker arena along with the first-place payout of €117,708 that comes along with it.
Leading the finalists for the big showdown on Monday October 23rd 2017 as of 2 p.m. local time is Italian poker pro Carlo Savinelli with 1,340,000 followed by Serge Danis (1,190,000), Ismael Bojang (1,120,000) and Viliyan Petleshkov (1,035,000) as only other chip millionaires for the final day. Savinelli has more than $1.1 million in cashes and recently met with Petleshkov at Europe's biggest poker arena when both made a deep run in the €1,650 WSOP Circuit Main Event here in Rozvadov. Savinelli eventually finished 12th for €11,874, while Petleshkov claimed €21,163 for his 8th place finish.
Among the other hopefuls still in contention are Day 1b chip leader Sergio Fernandez (980,000), Pierre Neuville (825,000), Greek poker pro Georgios Zisimopoulos (775,000), Ali Sameeian (760,000) and Walter Treccarichi (310,000). The action is set to resume at level 25 with blinds of 15,000/30,000 with a running ante of 5,000 as of 2 p.m. local time, and the live stream will get underway when the official final table of the last nine is set. The lion's share of the €538,280 prize pool is still up for grabs and the remaining players have €4,726 locked up for their efforts.
Seat Assignments for Day 3
|Table||Seat||Player||Country||Chip Count||Big Blinds|
|18||5||Rene Crha||Czech Republic||685,000||23|
Action of Day 2
Almost 30 players had to leave empty-handed without anything to show for and among those to bust before the money were such notables as Paul Michaelis, Dominik and Andrej Dessert, Tezer Cetindag and Eddy Scharf. The money bubble burst after four all ins on separate tables resulted in three eliminations and one double up. Viktor Katzenberger, Mario Mosböck and Konstantinos Tsirakidis split the first two prizes and collected €1,061 each.
After that the eliminations came at a quick pace and Arsenii Karmatckii as well as Ivo Donev fell in the first two payout steps. Defending champion Ryan Hefter had to settle for 67th place this time around after his ace-eight was no good against the ace-king of Sasa Stancic. Mike Leah took a cruel beat when his ace-king suited ended up second best to ace-queen, two diamonds on the flop gave Leah the nut flush draw while the turn paired the board twice to result in a likely split pot. However, an off suit queen on the river was the worst case scenario for the Canadian and he was gone in 62nd place.
James Akenhead was unable to hold up with pocket tens against ace-ten, two aces appeared right away on the flop and there was no runner runner spades miracle for the Brit. Allen Kessler added yet another WSOP cash to his poker resume and finished in 51st place while start-of-the-day chip leader Sander van Wesemael had to settle for 47th place. Maxim Lykov's tournament came to an end when his pocket jacks lost a flip against ace-king suited and Jan Bendik busted just before the last three tables were set.
Scott Stewart, who finished 13th in the 2017 WSOP Main Event in Las Vegas, bowed out soon after in a three-way all in with ace-queen after shoving over the top of the all in of Maciej Kondraszuk with ace-jack suited. Initial raiser Sergio Fernandez snap-called with pocket kings and dodged a sweat on a queen-high board with two hearts. Ryan Hughes scored vital points for the 2017 WSOP Player of the Year leader board and will be taking over the top spot once the current results are updated, the American finished in 21st place for €3,184.
Robert Schulz cashed in four events of the WSOP Circuit here at King's Casino and added another deep run to his collection after finishing 16th. During the last level of the night, Carlo Savinelli jumped into the lead when he just called a raise with pocket kings and Pawel Czichowski defended his big blind with eight-six suited. By the time a queen hit on the river, only Czichowski and Savinelli remained and the former shoved with the bottom end of the straight to run into the superior straight of the Italian.
Last but not least, it was nine-time WSOP Circuit ring winner Valentin Vornicu who became the last casualty of the night. Vornicu lost the vast majority of his chips with ace-five against the six-seven suited of Rene Crha, who flopped a gutshot straight draw and rivered a straight. Soon after the American with Romanian roots got it in dominated with ace-five against the ace-king of Walter Treccarichi and was drawing dead on the turn to finish 14th in his second-ever live tournament on European soil.
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Ali Sameeian raised to 50,000 from the cutoff and Ismael Bojang three-bet to 145,000 on the button, and that was it.
Over on the other table, Georgios Zisimopoulos raised to 52,000 and Viliyan Petleshkov called in the cutoff. Oleksandr Shcherback moved all in for 470,000 and that forced reluctan folds from both players.
On the button, Pierre Neuville raised to 52,000 and Viliyan Petleshkov three-bet to 167,000 out of the big blind. Neuville called and the duo headed to a flop of . Petleshkov continued for 135,000 and that was enough to rake in the pot.
Over on the other table, Rene Crha is involved in many hands with mixed success. What he lost in smaller showdowns he made back with stealing the blinds and antes, but nothing noteworthy has happened as of lately.
On a board reading Pierre Neuville checked from the big blind and Georgios Zisimopoulos bet 50,000 into a pot of more than 100,000. Neuville check-raised to 175,000 and Zisimopoulos made the call.
The river brought the and both players checked. Neuville showed for a set while Zisimipoulos flashed .
In the next hand, Neuville raised to 75,000 from the small blind and Zisimopoulos called in the big blind. The flop came and Neuville continued for 100,000. Zisimopoulos called and the landed on the turn. Both players checked to the on the river and checked one more time. Neuville showed and Zisimopoulos turned over .
"Stop taking my money Pierre," Carlo Savinelli grinned after having just lost a minor pot against the Belgian. Right after, Oleksandr Shcherbak raised to 48,000 and Neuville called from the small blind, as did Georgios Zisimopoulos in the big blind.
The flop fell and Neuville checked, Zisimopoulos bet 40,000 and Neuville was the only caller. Both checked through the turn before the river brought a possible four card straight. Neuville bet 210,000 and that sent Zisimopoulos into the think tank, as the betting amount represented half of his remaining stack.
"I have a big hand," Zisimopoulos said in table chat while Neuville just smiled back. It needed some further consideration and the Greek eventually called. Neuville rolled over and Zisimopoulos had that beat with for two pair to rake in a vital pot.
Valentin Vornicu opened to 55,000 from middle position and was called by Rene Crha in the big blind. The flop came and Crha checked to Vornicu who continued for 60,000. Crha check-raised all-in for 328,000 and Vornicu snapped him off.
Crha turned over for a straight draw and Vornicu showed . The turn brought the and the river was the . Crha made a straight on the river and Vornicu was left with just under 100,000 chips.
Just two hands later, Vornicu moved all-in for 90,000 from under the gun and Walter Treccarichi shipped all-in over the top from the small blind. The two hands were tabled and Vornicu found himself dominated with against Treccarichi's . The board ran out and Vornicu disappointedly got up from the table.
Sergio Fernandez raised from late position and called the shove of Georgios Zisimopoulos for 155,000 on the button.
The board ran out and the Greek doubled.
Viliyan Petleshkov raised to 55,000 from under the gun and picked up three callers in Carlo Savinelli from one seat over, Pierre Neuville on the button and Pawel Czichowski in the big blind.
All four players checked the flop before the appeared on the turn. It was Savinelli that bet 150,000 and Czichowski was the only caller before shoving the on the river for around 300,000. Savinelli almost beat him into the pot and Czichowski immediately sighed and asked the Italian if he had a king.
Savinelli indeed had a king, or rather two of them in , and Czichowski was sent to the rail with for the bottom end of the straight only.