2017 World Series of Poker Europe

Event #2: €550 Pot-Limit Omaha
Day: 1b
Event Info

2017 World Series of Poker Europe

Final Results
Winning Hand
Event Info
Prize Pool
Level Info
50,000 / 100,000

Event #2: €550 Pot-Limit Omaha

Day 1b Completed

Georgios Zisimopoulos Leads After WSOPE Event #2: €550 Pot-Limit Omaha Day 1B

Level 18 : 3,000-6,000, 0 ante
Georgios Zisimopoulos
Georgios Zisimopoulos

The second starting day of the World Series of Poker Europe Event #2: €550 Pot-Limit Omaha attracted 306 players creating the largest ever WSOPE Omaha tournament and the largest ever Omaha tournament ever held at King's Casino.

18 players from Day 1B will join the 13 players who advanced from Day 1A in Day 2, with the overall payouts getting confirmed tomorrow before play gets underway.

Leading the 18 survivors is Greek player Georgios Zisimopoulos who bagged 347,000. Zisimopoulos has over $1.6m in lifetime earnings, with his biggest WSOP cash coming last year when he finished second in the WSOP Event #38: $3,000 Limit Hold'em for $104,646.

Zisimopoulos also enjoyed a deep run in this year's Main Event, finishing a respectable 160th for just over $50,000.

Other players advancing include double bracelet winner Kristen Bicknell (143,000), Andreas Klatt (196,000), Sergio Fernandez (319,000) and Edouard Mignot (100,000)

The bubble was reached when Mandhukar Pandya's flush eliminated the rivered set of Cheng Wei Yin. The 46 players were all at that stage guaranteed €806.

Roberto Romanello (44th - €806), Krasimir Yankov (39th - €855), Jerome Sgorrano (35th - €855) and Teunis Kooij (27th - €936) were among the players to finish in the money today.

Day 1B Payouts

19Mohammadjavad HaddadniaIran€ 1,055
20Josep GalindoSpain€ 1,055
21Ralf WernerGermany€ 1,055
22Robert WirthGermany€ 1,055
23Andreas KolschGermany€ 1,055
24Michael MagalashviliIsrael€ 1,055
25Phil HellmuthUnited States€ 936
26Stanislav WrightUkraine€ 936
27Teunis KooijNetherlands€ 936
28Erik CajelaisCanada€ 936
29Pavel GuristSlovakia€ 936
30Giovanni Di DonatoItaly€ 936
31Sandor GyorfeyHungary€ 936
32Christian ArstadNorway€ 936
33Martin FrankSwitzerland€ 855
34Philipp CaranicaGermany€ 855
35Jerome SgorranoBelgium€ 855
36Dario AliotoItaly€ 855
37Pavel SourekCzech Republic€ 855
38Ivaylo SivinovBulgaria€ 855
39Krasimir YankovBulgaria€ 855
40Igor SharaskinRussia€ 855
41Yves KumpfermunzBelgium€ 806
42Gutmundur GunnarssonIceland€ 806
43Antonin FelfelCzech Republic€ 806
44Roberto RomanelloUnited Kingdom€ 806
45Federico Francisco DiazCosta Rica€ 806
46Aaron DuczakCanada€ 806

14-time bracelet winner Phil Hellmuth bubbled the final three tables after his top pair was outkicked by Pandya, with Hellmuth taking home €936 and a record-extending 126th World Series of Poker cash.

Just like yesterday, the first eight levels were a frenzy of players entering and re-entering. Player of the Year contenders Chris Ferguson, Ryan Hughes, John Racener, Alex Foxen, Kenny Hallaert and Mike Leah were all in action early, but all would bust soon thereafter (some after more bullets than others).

Along with the POY contenders, former WSOPE Omaha event winners Jeff Lisandro and Jani Vilmunen were in the field, along with defending champion Barny Boatman. All three would fail to reach the money.

Alexander Lakhov was one of the bigger stacks early in the day, as well as Ismael Bojang, fresh from his final table in the WSOPE Monster Stack event.

By the time we reached dinner, there were 101 players left but they soon diminished until the bubble was reached and Zisimopoulos took hold at the head of proceedings. After the bubble the eliminations continued until the final 19 was reached, creating a Day 2 field of 31.

The plan for tomorrow is to play down to a winner, so there will be no Day 3. Stay tuned to PokerNews.com for all the updates from King's Casino Rozvadov and the 2017 World Series of Poker Europe.

Day 2 Seat Draw

TableSeatPlayerNationalityChipcountBig Blinds
151Kristen BicknellCanada143,00018
152Georgios ZisimopoulosGreece347,00043
153Fabrice HalleuxBelgium179,00022
154Theodoros AidonopoulosGreece129,00016
155Edouard MignotFrance100,00013
156Sergio FernandezSpain313,00039
157Krysztof MagottPoland226,00028
158Nursultan AbilkassymKazakhstan66,0008
161Vivian SalibaBrazil21,0003
162Alexander LakhovRussia249,00031
163James AkenheadUnited Kingdom129,00016
164Andreas KlattGermany196,00025
165Michal MaryškaCzech Republic94,00012
166Sander van WesemaelNetherlands68,0009
167Marek TatarSlovakia241,00030
168Ivo DonevAustria131,00016
171Rene BerubeCanada84,00011
172Jani VilmunenFinland168,00021
173Daniele PrimeranoItaly200,00025
174Vlado SevoAustria90,00011
176Joseph Di Rosa RojasVenezuela81,00010
177Fahredin MustafovBulgaria490,00061
178Nico EhlersGermany272,00034
182Vasile StancuUnited Kingdom62,0008
183Fabian GumzGermany189,00024
184Madhukar PandyaSwitzerland109,00014
185Thomas PohnkeGermany196,00025
186Maciej KondraszukPoland163,00020
187Tu Tuan ToGermany248,00031
188Brandon CantuUnited States51,5006

Tags: Alex FoxenAlexander LakhovAndreas KlattBarny BoatmanCheng Wei YinChris FergusonDario AliotoErik CajelaisGeorgios ZisimopoulosIsmael BojangJani VilmunenJeffrey LisandroJerome SgorannoJohn RacenerJosep GalindoKenny HallaertKrasimir YankovKristen BicknellMadhukar PandyaMike LeahMohammadjavad HaddadniaPhil HellmuthRobert WirthRoberto RomanelloRyan HughesSergio FernandezTeun Kooij

End of Day 1B Chip Counts (full)

Level 18 : 3,000-6,000, 0 ante
Player Chips Progress
Georgios Zisimopoulos gr
Georgios Zisimopoulos
347,000 57,000
Day 1B Chip Leader
Sergio Fernandez es
Sergio Fernandez
319,000 39,000
Alexander Lakhov ru
Alexander Lakhov
249,000 109,000
WPT 1X Winner
Tu Tuan To de
Tu Tuan To
248,000 -2,000
[Removed:108] no
200,000 -18,000
Daniele Primerano it
Daniele Primerano
200,000 -70,000
Andreas Klatt de
Andreas Klatt
196,000 -25,000
Fabian Gumz de
Fabian Gumz
189,000 89,000
Jani Vilmunen fi
Jani Vilmunen
168,000 118,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Maciej Kondraszuk pl
Maciej Kondraszuk
163,000 -4,000
Kristen Bicknell ca
Kristen Bicknell
143,000 53,000
WSOP 2X Winner
Theodoros Aldonopoulos gr
Theodoros Aldonopoulos
129,000 -1,000
Madhukar Pandya gb
Madhukar Pandya
109,000 49,000
Edouard Mignot fr
Edouard Mignot
100,000 5,000
Michal Maryska cz
Michal Maryska
94,000 14,000
Vlado Sevo at
Vlado Sevo
90,000 41,000
Nursultan Abilkassym kz
Nursultan Abilkassym
66,000 -4,000
Vasile Stancu ro
Vasile Stancu
62,000 -93,000

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Kondraszuk Tanks and Wins

Level 18 : 3,000-6,000, 0 ante

The board read {A-Diamonds}{5-Clubs}{3-Diamonds}{5-Hearts}{A-Hearts} and the player in the hijack had bet around 40,000 in a pot of around 55,000. Maciej Kondraszuk was sitting in the small blind having to make a decision. He tanked and the clock was called on him. The floor came over and gave him 30 seconds to decide what he was going to do. After a few seconds, Kondraszuk called.

Maciej Kondraszuk: {A-Spades}{9-Diamonds}{7-Clubs}{6-Clubs}
Hijack: {J-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}{6-Spades}{5-Spades}

Although the player in the hijack had hit trip fives, Kondraszuk had him beat with trip aces.

Player Chips Progress
Maciej Kondraszuk pl
Maciej Kondraszuk
167,000 77,000

Tags: Maciej Kondraszuk

Primerano Doubled Up

Level 18 : 3,000-6,000, 0 ante

Madhukar Pandya raised to 17,500 from the under-the-gun position and was called by the player in mid-position and Daniele Primerano in the big blind.

The flop came {4-Diamonds}{5-Spades}{8-Hearts}, Primerano checked, Pandya bet 55,000, the other player folded and Primerano shoved all in for the 106,000 he had behind. Pandy counted out the chips, thought about it for a while and then called.

Daniele Primerano: {7-Clubs}{7-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds}{6-Hearts}
Madhukar Pandya: {K-Clubs}{K-Diamonds}{7-Spades}{5-Clubs}

Primerano had flopped a straight and the {2-Hearts} on the turn and the {J-Hearts} on the river didn't change anything so he doubled up.

Player Chips Progress
Daniele Primerano it
Daniele Primerano
270,000 65,000
Madhukar Pandya gb
Madhukar Pandya
60,000 -120,000

Tags: Madhukar PandyaDaniele Primerano

Level: 18

Blinds: 3,000/6,000

Ante: 0

Hellmuth Eliminated

Level 17 : 2,500-5,000, 0 ante
Phil Hellmuth
Phil Hellmuth

Phil Hellmuth made it 14,000 from under the gun. Maciej Kondraszuk called in the small blind, as did Theodoros Aldonopoulos in the big blind. The flop of {a-Spades}{7-Clubs}{3-Diamonds} was checked by all players. The turn was the {6-Spades}. Kondraszuk bet 14,000. Aldonopoulos folded and Hellmuth open-mucked {q-Clubs}{q-Diamonds}{j-Clubs}{9-Diamonds}.

The next hand, Hellmuth was in the big blind and checked after Madhukar Pandya limped under the gun and Aldonopoulos completed in the small blind.

The flop came {3-Diamonds}{3-Spades}{9-Clubs}. Aldonopoulos bet 7,000 and Hellmuth moved all in for 9,500. Pandya called, as did Aldonopoulos. Both remaining players checked the {6-Diamonds} turn and the {a-Hearts} river and all cards were turned over.

Madhukar Pandya: {a-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds}{j-Clubs}{q-Hearts}
Theodoros Aldonopoulos: {9-Spades}{8-Spades}{10-Spades}{5-Clubs}
Phil Hellmuth: {k-Spades}{9-Hearts}{7-Hearts}{4-Clubs}

Hellmuth's two pair, nines and threes with a king kicker, was no good and Pandya won the pot with aces up. Hellmuth was eliminated from the tournament. There will be a short pause as the players redraw around three tables.

Player Chips Progress
Madhukar Pandya gb
Madhukar Pandya
180,000 25,000
Theodoros Aldonopoulos gr
Theodoros Aldonopoulos
130,000 -17,000
Phil Hellmuth us
Phil Hellmuth
WSOP 16X Winner
Poker Hall of Famer

Tags: Madhukar PandyaPhil HellmuthTheodoros Aldonopoulos