2017 World Series of Poker Europe

Event #11: €10,350 No-Limit Hold'em MAIN EVENT
Day: 2
Event Info

2017 World Series of Poker Europe

Final Results
Winning Hand
Event Info
Prize Pool
Level Info
250,000 / 500,000

Event #11: €10,350 No-Limit Hold'em MAIN EVENT

Day 2 Completed

Lakhov Pushing for Lead, Riess Eliminated Late on Day 2 of WSOPE Main Event

Level 12 : 1,200/2,400, 400 ante
Alexander Lakhov
Alexander Lakhov

Alexander Lakhov nearly nabbed a bracelet, the last domestic one of the year, when he got second in this year's World Series of Poker Global Casino Championship. Unfortunately for the accomplished Russian, he fell heads-up to Sean Yu and had to settle for a payout of $183,527. Despite more than $3.2 million in cashes, Lakhov has yet to claim his first piece of WSOP gold.

It seems he's flown back across the pond hungrier than ever to finish what he came so close to accomplishing. At the close of Day 2 of the 2017 World Series of Poker Europe Main Event, Lakhov bagged 424,000, putting him squarely in the top five.

Despite his hefty count though, Lakhov still trails overall chipleader Vishal Maini. The British player finished with a monstrous 651,500 at the close of the six levels of Day 2 play. He's got a few cashes totalling a little over $73,000, so the first-place prize of €1,115,207 here would represent quite the windfall for him.

With the close of registration at the start of play — and the customary last-minute entries of numerous high rollers, from the likes of Phil Hellmuth to a gaggle of German crushers — the prize pool was finalized early in the day. The aforementioned payout is of greatest interest of course, but it's also notable that the tournament did manage to inch past the €5 million guarantee with 529 entries, creating a total prize pool of €5,025,500.

Some of the players still in contention for the €1.1 million include bracelet winners Mike Leah, Kristen Bicknell, David Peters, Niall Farrell and Anthony Zinno, as well as defending champ Kevin MacPhee. Team 888poker is also well-represented with Vivian Saliba, Natalie Hof, Parker Talbot and High Roller for One Drop winner Dominik Nitsche making it through.

Ryan Riess
Ryan Riess got eliminated late on Day 2

Former Main Event champ Ryan Riess, tabbed as a player to watch coming as he closes out a smoking-hot 2017, fell near the end of play. He lost most of his stack in a huge flip with jacks against the ace-king of Julian Stuer about an hour before players bagged up.

Others going bust included the aforementioned Hellmuth, as well as Adrian Mateos, Chris Moorman, Nick Petrangelo and John Racener. The elimination of the latter meant Chris Ferguson became the WSOP Player of the Year.

Day 3 play kicks off at noon on Tuesday with blinds at 1,500/3,000 and a running ante of 500, so come back to PokerNews as the tournament marches toward the money bubble.

Day 2 Top 10 Chip Counts

PlacePlayerCountryChip Count
1Vishal MainiUnited Kingdom651,500
2Milad OghabianNetherlands463,500
3Alexander LakhovRussia424,000
4Jens LübbeGermany419,000
5Roman HeroldGermany412,000
6Gianluca SperanzaAustria408,500
7Michael MrakesCzech Republic408,500
8Stoyan ObreshkovBulgaria386,000
9Goran MandicCroatia377,500
10Anatoliy ZyrinRussia376,000

2017 WSOPE Main Event Day 3 Seat Draw

TableSeatPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
11Andrei SiandzevichCzech Republic39,00013
12Natalie HofGermany80,00027
13Matas CimbolasLithuania264,00088
14Kai MünsterGermany83,50028
15Chi ZhangUnited Kingdom101,50034
16Razvan-Andrei DumeaRomania125,00042
17Liwei SunChina260,00087
18Pavel PlesuvMoldova209,50070
21Ramin HajiyevAzerbaijan363,000121
22Chun Ho LawUnited Kingdom257,00086
23Julian StuerGermany180,50060
24Aleksandar TomovićSerbia55,00018
25Ioannis Angelou-KonstasGreece170,00057
26Goran MandicCroatia377,500126
27Clement RichezFrance79,50027
28Philipp GruissemGermany273,00091
31Paul CoughlanUnited Kingdom44,00015
32Mark RobertsUnited Kingdom283,00094
33Grzegorz GoskPoland90,00030
34Neil SlaterUnited Kingdom79,50027
35David HudsonUnited Kingdom252,00084
36Erik SensNetherlands274,50092
37Franz DitzGermany110,00037
38Thomas HueberAustria35,00012
41Dominik NitscheGermany42,00014
42David PetersUnited Kingdom293,50098
43Mike LeahCanada324,000108
44Stieven RazabNetherlands102,00034
45Asi MosheIsrael287,50096
46Kristen BicknellCanada296,00099
47Simon HigginsUnited Kingdom211,50071
48John LeslieUnited Kingdom189,00063
51Aaron DuczakCanada56,50019
52Kevin MacPheeUnited States135,00045
53Julian ThomasAustria300,000100
54Vlado BanicevicMontenegro211,00070
55Alexander LakhovRussia424,000141
56Markus DürneggerAustria244,00081
57Ole SchemionGermany173,00058
58Alexandre ViardFrance125,00042
61Maximilian LehmanskiGermany251,00084
62Robert SchulzGermany125,00042
63Lee LawrensonUnited Kingdom129,00043
64Ivan LucaArgentina169,50057
65Michal MrakešCzech Republic408,000136
66Marc MacDonnellIreland251,00084
67Peter SmythUnited Kingdom223,50075
68Maria HoUnited States51,00017
71Luis Rodriguez CruzSpain228,50076
72Vishal MainiUnited Kingdom651,500217
73Norbert MadarasHungary85,00028
74Oleh HaisiukUkraine255,50085
75Nicky RomanelloUnited Kingdom297,00099
76Anthony GardnerUnited Kingdom60,00020
77Pierre NeuvilleBelgium220,00073
78Mirza NezirevicSweden42,50014
81Milad OghabianNetherlands463,500155
82Mohamed MamouniFrance73,50025
83William LiangCanada100,00033
84Sam GraftonUnited Kingdom60,00020
85Diego VenturaPeru192,00064
86Marius GierseGermany146,50049
87Lauren RenderUnited Kingdom125,50042
88James Keith WalkerUnited Kingdom84,00028
91Stephen AyresUnited Kingdom261,50087
92Markus StegerGermany170,50057
93László BujtásHungary361,000120
94Dmitry IvanovRussia275,00092
95Ante VarnicaCroatia159,50053
96Niall FarrellUnited Kingdom240,00080
97Eugene KatchalovUkraine117,50039
98Anatoliy ZyrinRussia376,000125
101Stoyan ObreshkovBulgaria386,000129
103Ben FarrellUnited Kingdom60,00020
104Sebastian LangrockAustria213,00071
105Usman SiddiqueUnited Kingdom71,50024
106Tomasz ChmielPoland288,50096
107Andrei DemidovRussia189,50063
108Norson SahiBrazil68,50023
111Ismael BojangAustria212,50071
112Thomer PidunGermany298,00099
113Lander LijoSpain327,000109
114Roberto RomanelloUnited Kingdom55,00018
115Roman HeroldGermany412,000137
116Connor HogartyIreland83,50028
117Ihar SoikaBelarus91,00030
118Jan-Peter JachtmannGermany261,50087
121Anatoly FilatovRussia241,50081
122Henry TranCanada112,00037
123Omid MojaverianIran261,00087
124Max AltergottGermany68,00023
125Michaël GoossensBelgium170,00057
126Stephen ShaylerUnited Kingdom154,00051
127Dominik PankaPoland202,00067
128Leo Worthington-LeeseUnited Kingdom265,50089
131Leo NashUnited Kingdom82,00027
132Robert BickleyUnited Kingdom195,00065
133Gilbert DiazFrance91,50031
134Andrei BogheanRomania315,000105
135Haroldo Da SilvaBrazil114,50038
136Christian StoyanovGermany370,500124
137Jens LübbeGermany419,500140
138Vlad DarieRomania186,50062
141Evgeny KafelnikovRussia98,00033
142Davidi KitaiBelgium121,00040
143Anthony ZinnoUnited States179,00060
144Steffen SontheimerGermany57,00019
145Stepan OsinovskiRussia251,50084
146Eusebiu JalbaRomania165,00055
147Stefan SchillhabelGermany183,00061
148Christian RachelGermany318,000106
151Abdelhakim ZoufriNetherlands275,00092
152Marti Roca De TorresSpain148,50050
153Kyle OakCanada41,00014
155Javier ZarcoSpain303,500101
156Jack SalterUnited Kingdom345,000115
157Parker TalbotCanada83,50028
158Pavel IgnatovRussia58,50020
161James AblottUnited Kingdom116,50039
162Alexandru PapazianRomania158,00053
163Maria LampropulosArgentina101,00034
164Lucas Gomes SilvaBrazil205,50069
165Angelo MiliotoUnited Kingdom48,00016
166Osman MustanogluUnited Kingdom260,00087
167Mathijs JonkersNetherlands367,500123
168Gianluca SperanzaAustria408,000136
171Rainer KempeGermany330,500110
172Vivian SalibaBrazil226,50076
173David LopezSpain177,00059
174Mikhail SurinRussia318,500106
175Neil RyderUnited Kingdom60,00020
176Antoine SaoutFrance151,00050
177Mustapha KanitItaly151,00050
178Will KassoufUnited Kingdom91,50031

Tags: Alexander LakhovRyan Riess

End-of-Day Chip Counts (full)

Level 12 : 1,200/2,400, 400 ante
Player Chips Progress
Vishal Maini gb
Vishal Maini
651,500 577,200
Day 2 Chip Leader
Milad Oghabian ir
Milad Oghabian
463,500 13,500
Alexander Lakhov ru
Alexander Lakhov
424,000 -89,000
WPT 1X Winner
Jens Lübbe de
Jens Lübbe
419,500 319,000
Roman Herold de
Roman Herold
412,000 278,000
Gianluca Speranza it
Gianluca Speranza
408,000 53,000
Michal Mrakes cz
Michal Mrakes
408,000 308,000
Stoyan Obreshkov bg
Stoyan Obreshkov
386,000 276,400
Goran Mandic hr
Goran Mandic
377,500 284,000
Anatoliy Zyrin ru
Anatoliy Zyrin
WSOP 2X Winner
Christian Stoyanov bg
Christian Stoyanov
370,500 333,000
Mathijs Jonkers nl
Mathijs Jonkers
367,500 -15,500
Ramin Hajiyev az
Ramin Hajiyev
363,000 23,000
Laszlo Bujtas hu
Laszlo Bujtas
361,000 1,000
Jack Salter gb
Jack Salter
345,000 65,500
Rainer Kempe de
Rainer Kempe
330,500 -59,500
Lander Lijo es
Lander Lijo
327,000 327,000
Mike Leah ca
Mike Leah
324,000 -5,000
WSOP 1X Winner
WPT 1X Winner
Mikhail Surin ru
Mikhail Surin
318,500 251,100
Christian Rachel de
Christian Rachel
318,000 223,000
Andrei Boghean ro
Andrei Boghean
315,000 290,000
Javier Zarco es
Javier Zarco
303,500 -56,500
Julian Thomas de
Julian Thomas
300,000 -53,000
WPT 1X Winner
Thomer Pidun de
Thomer Pidun
298,000 265,600
WSOP 1X Winner
Nicky Romanello gb
Nicky Romanello
297,000 24,000

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Riess Eliminated by Surin

Level 12 : 1,200/2,400, 400 ante
Ryan Riess
Ryan Riess

Ryan Riess raised to 12,000 from the under-the-gun position with {k-Clubs}{j-Diamonds}. Julian Stuer called with {k-Diamonds}{J-Hearts} from mid-position. Mikhail Surin found {a-Clubs}{J-Spades} in the small blind and called.

The flop came {3-Diamonds}{10-Hearts}{Q-Clubs}, Surin checked, Riess shoved for 1,700, Stuer called and Surin called too.

The turn brought them the {3-Hearts}, both Surin and Stuer checked.

The river completed the board with the {8-Hearts}, Surin checked and so did Stuer. Surin won with a pair of threes and eliminated Riess from the main event.

Player Chips Progress
Ryan Riess us
Ryan Riess
Main Event Champion
WSOP Main Event Champion
WSOP 1X Winner
WPT 1X Winner

Tags: Julian StuerMikhail SurinRyan Riess

Stuer Doubles Through Riess

Level 12 : 1,200/2,400, 400 ante

Ryan Riess found {J-Diamonds}{J-Clubs} in the cutoff and raised to 5,500. Julian Stuer three-bet to 19,000 with {a-Spades}{k-Clubs} from the small blind. Riess shoved for 128,100 and Stuer snap-called having 114,300 behind.

The board ran out {K-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds}{7-Clubs}{10-Hearts} and Stuer doubled up leaving Riess with about 14,000.

Player Chips Progress
Julian Stuer at
Julian Stuer
250,000 110,000
Ryan Riess us
Ryan Riess
13,800 -136,200
Main Event Champion
WSOP Main Event Champion
WSOP 1X Winner
WPT 1X Winner

Tags: Julian StuerRyan Riess

New Chipleader Found

Level 12 : 1,200/2,400, 400 ante
Alexander Lakhov
Alexander Lakhov

The board read {A-Clubs}{4-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds}{5-Spades}{3-Spades} and both Anthony Zinno and Philipp Gruissem had checked on a pot of about 28,000. Zinno showed {8-Spades}{6-Spades} for a pair of sixes with the eight-kicker.

"I've got my favorite hand and my favorite hand does it again!" Gruissem said with joy while showing {9-Hearts}{6-Hearts} for the same pair of sixes but with the nine-kicker.

The hand right after, Eusebiu Jalba raised to 5,000 from the hijack and Anthony Zinno called from the small blind. The flop came {A-Hearts}{3-Clubs}{3-Hearts}, Zinno check-called the 4,600 of Jalba. They both checked through the {6-Clubs} on the turn. The river completed the board with the {8-Clubs}, Zinno now bet 18,000 and Jalba called. Zinno showed {A-Clubs}{J-Clubs} for the rivered flush and Jalba had {A-Spades}{J-Spades} and angrily threw his cards into the muck.

Player Chips Progress
Alexander Lakhov ru
Alexander Lakhov
513,000 296,000
WPT 1X Winner
Philipp Gruissem de
Philipp Gruissem
270,000 153,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Killian Kramer at
Killian Kramer
226,000 86,000
Anthony Zinno us
Anthony Zinno
115,000 37,000
WSOP 4X Winner
WPT 3X Winner
Eusebiu Jalba ro
Eusebiu Jalba
112,000 52,000

Tags: Anthony ZinnoEusebiu JalbaPhilipp Gruissem

Hajiyev Picks Off Another Bluff

Level 12 : 1,200/2,400, 400 ante

Ramin Hajiyev opened for 5,300 in the cutoff and Ole Schemion made it 15,500 on the button. Hajiyev called and they saw {3-Spades}{7-Hearts}{7-Diamonds} flop. Hajiyev check-called 12,000. Both checked the {7-Spades} and a {q-Clubs} completed the board. Hajiyev checked and Schemion bet 38,500. Hajiyev took off his sunglasses and removed his headphones, studying his fellow high roller. He then put in a call.

Schemion tabled {k-Clubs}{j-Clubs} and mucked when Hajiyev showed {a-Clubs}{j-Diamonds}.

Player Chips Progress
Ramin Hajiyev az
Ramin Hajiyev
340,000 225,000
Ole Schemion de
Ole Schemion
201,500 -66,500
WSOP 1X Winner
WPT 1X Winner

Tags: Ole SchemionRamin Hajiyev

Darie Doesn't Get a Call

Level 12 : 1,200/2,400, 400 ante

Asi Moshe raised to 5,300 from mid-position and action folded to Vlad Darie in the big blind who called.

The flop came {6-Clubs}{5-Diamonds}{K-Diamonds}, Darie checked, Moshe bet 5,800. Darie responded with a raise to 17,000 and Moshe called.

The turn brought them the {2-Clubs}, Darie checked after thinking for a while, now it was Moshe's turn to try and decide what to do. After about 30 seconds Stefan Schillhabel called the clock. Moshe wasn't impressed and said something about it. Schillhabel apologized as he thought it was still Darie's turn. He asked if he could cancel the calling of the clock and that was fine.

Moshe then bet 20,000. Darie shoved for about 110,000 and Moshe folded immediately.

Player Chips Progress
Asi Moshe il
Asi Moshe
307,000 -87,000
WSOP 4X Winner
Vlad Darie ro
Vlad Darie
180,000 5,000
WPT 1X Winner

Tags: Asi MosheStefan SchillhabelVlad Darie