Day 2 Completed
Day 2 Completed
Day 2 of the 2017 World Series of Poker Europe €1,650 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed Event #4 saw 70 players return to the tables of the King's Casino in Rozvadov and another three hopefuls opted to buy in for 12.5 big blinds, pushing the field to 240 entries in total. The prize pool of €345,420 was to be divided among the top 36 spots and action concluded after more than nine hours when the unofficial final table of the last seven was set.
Leading the finalists is Jan Bednar with 1,761,000, followed by Andrej Desset (1,531,000) and Jerry Odeen (1,208,000). Odeen was among the three players to buy in for Day 2 and has already secured the best WSOP result of his career thus far, the Swede also finished 13th in this very tournament two years ago when the WSOPE last took place in Berlin. Serbian high stakes cash game pro Ognjen Šekularac (875,000), Theodore McQuilkin (754,000), Maksym Shulga (643,000) and Petr Setka (457,000).
Both Bednar and Setka aim to keep the next gold bracelet on home soil after Martin Kabrhel emerged victorious in Event #3 two days ago. All seven finalists are guaranteed at least €8,608 for their efforts, while the first-place finish comes with a payday of €88,043. The action resumes at 3 p.m. local time with 43 minutes left in level 22 at blinds of 10,000/20,000 with a running ante of 3,000, and the action will be streamed on a security delay of 30 minutes on the WSOP website.
Among those to cash in the event were 2017 WSOP Player of the Year contenders Ryan Hughes (32nd, for €2,429) and Chris Ferguson (26th, for €2,771), Event #1 runner-up Viliyan Petleshkov (29th, for €2,771), Sander van Wesemael (21st, for €3,267), Vincent Moscati (14th, for €3,977), Erik Cajelais (13th, for €3,977), Aneris Adomkevicius (11th, for €4,994), and Anthony Zinno (8th, for €8,608). Zinno became the last casualty of the night when his pocket aces were cracked by the nine-seven suited of Andrej Desset, who turned two pair.
Seat Assignments for the Final Day
|Seat||Player||Country||Chip Count||Big Blinds|
|4||Petr Setka||Czech Republic||457,000||23|
|6||Jan Bednar||Czech Republic||1,761,000||88|
Action of Day 2
Among those to bust before the money were Ismael Bojang, Bertrand Grospellier, Walter Treccarichi, Kenny Hallaert, Kristen Bicknell, start-of-the-day chip leader Ryan Leng, Brandon Cantu, Sergio Fernandez, Phil Hellmuth and Barny Boatman. Hellmuth was nursing a short stack after an early setback and busted a few spots away from the money when his king-eight ended up second best to the king-jack of Tony Lefort. The bubble burst with the elimination of Viktor Katzenberger, who got it in with pocket fours against the pocket kings of Andrej Desset, and Katzenberger ended up on the bubble for the second time during this festival after splitting the min cash with two other players in Event #1 MONSTER STACK.
Ryan Hughes lost a big chunk of his stack with ace-six suited versus ace-three suited and ran out of chips soon after, his ace-three stood no chance against the ace-jack suited of Aneris Adomkevicius. Fellow Player of the Year contender Chris Ferguson went slightly deeper before bowing out in 26th place, losing a flip with queen-eight suited against the pocket deuces of Jerry Odeen.
The roller coaster ride of Sander van Wesemael ended in 21st place, the Dutchman got it in with ace-ten suited against pocket jacks and failed to get there despite picking up plenty of outs with a ten on the flop and a second diamong on the turn. Luis Dono dominated the early stages of Day 2, but his elimination in 17th place was the result of an ill-timed bluff with queen-eight suited, which Thorsten Schuler called with king-jack for second pair.
Vincent Moscati lost a flip with king-jack as Maksym Shulga held up with pocket tens and Erik Cajelais followed right after in 13th place. Aneris Adomkevicius was very active at the tables throughout the day and his run eventually came to an end in 11th place after losing a flip with king-ten against the pocket deuces of Jan Bednar. Iurie Cudrinschi and Thorsten Schuler exited in quick succession and the aces cracked story of Anthony Zinno ended Day 2 with the unofficial final table.
The PokerNews live reporting team will be back tomorrow Saturday October 28th with hand-for-hand coverage of the official final table until the fourth bracelet winner of the 2017 World Series of Poker is crowned.
A full recap of today's action is to follow.
Andrej Desset made it 42,000 to go and Anthony Zinno in the big blind three-bet to 96,000, which Desset called. On the flop, Zinno continued for 70,000 and Desset called before the American checked the on the turn. Desset bet 218,000 and Zinno moved all in for around 410,000 to see Desset call after brief consideration.
The on the river was a blank and Desset celebrated, while Zinno had to settle for 8th place and €8,608. All remaining seven players will now redraw for the unofficial final table, bag up and come back tomorrow at 3 p.m. local time for the live stream showdown.
Thorsten Schuler moved all in for 219,000 first to act and Jerry Odeen instantly called out of the big blind.
The board ran out and Schuler had to settle for 9th place and a payday of €6,462.
First to act, Ognjen Sekularac raised to 52,000 and Theodore McQuilkin defended his big blind to see the flop of . McQuilkin checked and Sekularac continued for 62,000 to pick up a call by McQuilkin before the Frenchman checked the turn. Sekularac made it 117,000 to go and McQuilkin's shove for 377,000 won the pot uncontested.
Theodore McQuilkin pushed all-in for 242,000 from the hijack and Iurie Cudrinschi called in the big blind. McQuilkin was in a dominating position with against Cudrinschi's . The board ran out and McQuilkin scored the double up.
Cudrinschi was left with just 76,000 and in the very next hand, Ognjen Sekularac raised to 52,000 from the hijack. Cudrinschi put his last 73,000 in the pot and Sekularac called. Cudrinschi showed and was up against Sekularac's . The board provided no help to Cudrinschi and he became the 10th place finisher.
Jan Bednar raised from the button and Aneris Adomkevicius pushed all-in for around 250,000 from the big blind. Bednar called and turned over . Adomkevicius tabled and was flipping for his tournament life.
The board ran out and Adomkevicius was unable to beat Bednar's pair of deuces.
Petr Setka raised to 35,000 on the button and picked up two callers in Jerry Odeen from the small blind and Thorsten Schuler in the big blind. The trio checked the flop before Odeen took the lead by betting the turn for 52,000. Only Setka called and faced a bet worth 108,000 on the river. That was enough to win the pot for Odeen, as Setka released his cards into the muck.