Day 2 Completed
Day 2 Completed
Day 2 of Event #6: €2,200 Pot-Limit Omaha at the 2017 World Series of Poker Europe ended with an official final table of eight, and the most recognizable player left at the King's Casino in Rozvadov is Allen "Chainsaw" Kessler.
The ever-present grinder, who has racked up over $1 million in WSOP cashes, along with three rings and $500,000 in cashes on the WSOP Circuit, reached his seventh WSOP final table. Remarkably, his seven final tables have come in seven different disciplines, speaking to the well-rounded nature of Kessler's game.
Despite the success he has experienced though, Kessler has yet to capture his first bracelet. He's certainly got plenty of work ahead of him if this is to be the one, as he bagged 336,000 to land in seventh out of the eight remaining runners. That gives him just over 20 big blinds heading to Day 3 as things moved to Level 20 (8,000/16,000) right before the last two eliminations left the official final table set.
At the top of the counts are a couple of players virtually tied with over 100 big blinds. Krasimir Yankov has the heftiest stack with 1,680,000, giving him a slight lead over start-of-day leader Liran Twito, who has 1,654,000.
The rest of the field: Pim van Holsteyn (1,300,000), Georgios Koliofotis (1,011,000), former pro soccer player Sergej Barbarez (721,000), Lukas Zaskodny (653,000) and Willm Engelke (275,000).
The money bubble burst early in the day with just two players set to miss cashing out of the 31 who began with chips. Jonathan Abdellatif and Vitezslav Pesta were the unlucky pair. After their respective demises, Chris Ferguson, Mike Leah, John Racener and Erik Cajelais were among the players cashing.
Ferguson and Racener gained valuable points in what looks like a three-horse race for WSOP Player of the Year honors, along with Ryan Hughes. Ferguson currently leads the board.
Final table play kicks off at 2 p.m. on Monday and will be live streamed here from King's Casino, with the eventual winner banking €93,677.
Event #6 Seat Assignments
|Seat||Player||Country||Chip Count||Big Blinds|
|1||Pim van Holsteyn||Netherlands||1,300,000||81|
|6||Allen Kessler||United States||336,000||21|
|7||Lukas Zaskodny||Czech Republic||653,000||40|
Dario Alioto bet 20,000 in the small blind on a board of and big blind Liran Twito called. Alioto bet 44,000 on the river and Twito shoved. Alioto had about 70,000 and back and he said something to Twito before calling with a sigh.
Twito showed for quads. Alioto mucked face-up, the tournament is down to an official final table, meaning play has finished for the day.
Sebastien Langrock had been nursing a short stack for the last hour or so, he finally got all in after he raised all in for 64,000 over a Lukas Zaskodny open. Zaskodny only had to call 6,000 more.
Langrock had against the of Zaskodny.
The board ran out and Zaskodny won the hand eliminating Langrock in tenth.
Thomas Pedersen was left short after losing a big hand to Pim van Holsteyn.after losing a big hand
He got all in against Liran Twito after Twito opened under the gun to 35,000. Pedersen went all in for 43,000 and Twito called.
Pedersen had against the of Twito.
The board ran out and Twito won the hand with a pair of tens to eliminate Pedersen in 11th place.
Pim van Holsteyn opened for 30,000 under the gun and got three-bet to 128,000 by Liran Twito on the button. Van Holsteyn peeled and saw an flop. He checked and Twito bet 155,000. Van Holsteyn began cutting out a raise and Twito immediately mucked.
"Twice?" Thomas Pedersen asks Pim van Holsteyn as the two get all in preflop — joking about running it twice.
Pedersen had opened to 30,000 and Van Holsteyn reraised to 108,000. Pedersen went all in and van Holsteyn called.
Van Holsteyn had against the of Pedersen. The board ran out and Van Holsteyn won the hand and the huge double, leaving Pedersen very short.
Andriy Lyubovetskiy got his last 70,000 or so in preflop from middle position against big blind Sergej Barbarez.
Barbarez flopped a boat as hit the felt and that was all she wrote for Lyubovetskiy.
Krasimir Yankov has been building and building over the last level or so. He just knocked out Angelo Bendetto in a big three-way pot.
Yankov made it 40,000 preflop and Andriy Lyubovetskiy called in position. Then Angelo Benedetto raised to 126,000. Yankov called as did Lyubovetskiy.
The flop came all diamonds and Benedetto went all in for 215,000. Yankov called and Lyubovetskiy quickly folded.
Yankov was in the lead with for two pair against the of Benedetto.
The turn was the and the river was the and Yankov won the hand with a full house.