Event #3: €550 Pot-Limit Omaha 8-Handed
Event #3: €550 Pot-Limit Omaha 8-Handed
Day 1b Completed

Shaun Deeb Second in Chips After Day 1B of Event #3: €550 Pot-Limit Omaha 8-Handed

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Shaun Deeb 2nd in chips after Day 1b
Shaun Deeb 2nd in chips after Day 1b

Shaun Deeb has taken yet another step at taking down the 2018 World Series of Poker Player of the Year leaderboard, as he has secured the third cash in as many events of the 2018 World Series of Poker Europe at the King's Casino in Rozvadov. After a min-cash in The COLOSSUS and an 11th place in Event #2: €1,650 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed Deepstack, Deeb is in a decent position for another deep run as he bagged up the second-biggest stack on Day 1b of Event #3: €550 Pot-Limit Omaha 8-Handed.

After yesterday's first flight had already surpassed the guaranteed prize pool of €100,000 thanks to 230 entries, the second starting day even topped that result with a massive field of 342 entries. The 572 total entries include 231 entries and the prize pool was more than doubled to €274,417 with both starting days paying out a portion already.

Of the 342 Day 1b entries, only 25 players bagged up chips after 18 levels of 30 minutes each and it was Canada's Christopher Back that skyrocketed into the top spot in the final hands of the night. Back sent Daniel Rezaei to the rail in the final hand of the night when he rivered the nut flush against the turned two pair and inferior flush of the Austrian. Not even half an hour prior to that, Rezaei had topped the counts with 100 big blinds only to run out dry before bagging and tagging.

Back claimed 885,000 to his name, just shy of 90 big blinds for Day 2, and Deeb follows in second place with 667,000. The four-time WSOP bracelet winner entered mid-way through level six and quickly jumped to the top spot, holding more than two times as many chips as the next best during the later stages of the day.

Another two WSOP bracelet winners follow right after Deeb on the Day 1b leader board: Hanh Tran (626,000) and Max Pescatori (565,000) will return with big stacks when the tournament plays down to a final table. Other notables that advanced through the second starting day are Oleg Pavlyuchuk (478,000), Viliyan Petleshkov (219,000), Roland Israelashvili (196,000), Netanel Amedi (151,000), Michal Mrakes (141,000), David Boyaciyan (108,000) and one-time WSOP bracelet winner Dario Alioto (82,000).

Aleksandar Denishev was crowned the bubble boy when his top two pair were no good against the flopped set of sixes of Max Pescatori. The top 52 spots were paid and 27 players secured a payday without bagging up chips including Teunis Kooij, Jessica Teusl, Andreas Walnum, Lukas Zaskodny, Jeff Madsen, Sebastian Langrock and Narcis-Gabriel Nedelcu.

Max Pescatori
Max Pescatori among big stacks after Day 1b

Event #3: €550 Pot-Limit Omaha 8-Handed Day 1B Payouts

PlaceWinnerCountryPrize (in EUR)
26Ivaylo SivinovBulgaria994
27Daniel RezaeiAustria994
28Stefan VogtGermany994
29Ana Maria DavidRomania994
30Narcis-Gabriel NedelcuRomania994
31Juergen HeidlGermany994
32Raffaele CastroItaly994
33Sebastian LangrockAustria896
34Apostolos ChatzopoulosGreece896
35Jochen KaiserGermany896
36Jeff MadsenUnited States896
37Marco FigucciaItaly896
38Yehuda CohenIsrael896
39Pavel SourekCzech Republic896
40Antti MarttinenFinland896
41Thomas PohnkeAustria832
42Lukas ZaskodnyCzech Republic832
43Martin FrankSwitzerland832
44Sterling SavillUnited States832
45Pasquale VinciItaly832
46Sebastian KosCzech Republic832
47Andreas WalnumNorway832
48Michael BartovSweden832
49Andrej IsjurowGermany796
50Roman CieslikGermany796
51Jessica TeuslAustria796
52Teunis KooijNetherlands796

Action of the Day

Within the first two levels of the day, more than 100 entries had emerged and the second and final starting day seemed poised to top the previous flight by quite a margin. Indeed, Day 1a was topped by more than 100 entries and plenty of notables took several shots at running up a stack.

Among those to come and go well before the money bubble were Anson Tsang, Pete Chen, Rex Clinkscales, Cord Garcia, Jan-Peter Jachtmann, Anthony Zinno, Jan Bendik, Georgios Koliofotis, Chin Wei Lim, Erich Kollmann, Jan-Peter jachtmann, Allen Kessler and Gianluca Speranza to name just a few. Martin Kabrhel late-registered and quickly doubled up his stack but was also among those to bust without anything to show for.

The money bubble was reached towards the end of level 15 and Aleksandar Denishev ended up as the bubble boy. Despite Andreas Walnum sitting to his left with a fraction of a big blind only, Denishev got it in with top two pair on the turn and ended up second-best to the flopped set of sixes of Max Pescatori. Right after, the floodgates opened and a dozen hopefuls busted before the final break of the night.

In the final two levels of the day, Daniel Rezaei went from short stack to chip leader, only to see his massive stack of 100 big blinds vanish in the matter of 15 minutes. Rezaei doubled Hanh Tran twice in quick succession and lost a massive pot to Christopher Back at the very end to become the penultimate casualty of the day.

All remaining 25 Day 1b survivors will join the 21 players that bagged up chips on Day 1A. The second tournament day will kick off on Wednesday, October 17th, 2018, at 2 p.m. local time and the 46 players out of a field of 572 entries remain in contention. The level duration will increase to 40 minutes each and the action recommences at blinds of 5,000/10,000.

Day 2 Seat Draw

TableSeatPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
1381Tarek AlonsoChile218,00022
1382Max PescatoriItaly565,00057
1383Luchezar PumpalovBulgaria208,00021
1384Dutch BoydUnited States190,00019
1385Michael MagalashviliIsrael339,00034
1386Florian SarnowGermany196,00020
1387Grant HartUnited States132,00013
1388Michal MrakesCzech Republic141,00014
1391Dimitrios GkatzasGreece177,00018
1392Vasile StrugariRomania214,00021
1393Hael Al LabaniGermany310,00031
1394Sergei PopovRussian Federation112,00011
1395Guillaume DiazFrance99,00010
1397Norbert BurkhardGermany132,00013
1398Torsten SchlesierGermany180,00018
1401Oleg PavlyuchukRussian Federation478,00048
1402Hanh TranAustria626,00063
1403Peter JakslandDenmark343,00034
1404Alexander BachmannGermany137,00014
1405Aaron DuczakCanada265,00027
1406Martin RothaermelGermany202,00020
1407Manish GoenkaIndia98,00010
1408Romain LewisFrance209,00021
1531Michael JuenAustria181,00018
1532Jason GrayUnited Kingdom197,00020
1533Dor TalIsrael643,00064
1535Christian TeubnerGermany432,00043
1536Alfredo Vega MeisterSpain300,00030
1537Jerome SaliouFrance166,00017
1538Jerome AbitbolFrance104,00010
1541Shaun DeebUnited States667,00067
1542David BoyaciyanNetherlands108,00011
1543Ondrej FrantaCzech Republic221,00022
1544Netanel AmediIsrael151,00015
1545Roland IsraelashviliUnited States196,00020
1546Sebastian ObermeierGermany249,00025
1547Chris FergusonUnited States148,00015
1548Amar BegovicBosnia and Herzegovina112,00011
1551Christopher BackCanada885,00089
1552Dario AliotoItaly82,0008
1553Andreas DyllGermany164,00016
1554Michael SoyzaMalaysia224,00022
1555Edward LawrieUnited Kingdom72,0007
1556Viliyan PetleshkovBulgaria219,00022
1557Toni HaemaelaeinenFinland176,00018
1558Jonas KilianGermany177,00018

Stay tuned to find out who makes the final table of Event #3: €550 Pot-Limit Omaha 8-Handed and follow along right here on PokerNews, your one-stop-shop for all events of the 2018 World Series of Poker Europe.

Tags: Aleksandar DenishevAllen KesslerAndreas WalnumChristopher BackCord GarciaDaniel RezaeiDario AliotoDavid BoyaciyanHanh TranJeff MadsenKing's CasinoLukas ZaskodnyMartin KabrhelMax PescatoriMichal MrakesRoland IsraelashviliSebastian LangrockShaun DeebViliyan Petleshkov

End-Of-Day 1B Chip Counts (full)

zedmaster84 • Level 18: 4,000-8,000, 0 ante
Christopher Back ca
Christopher Back
ca 885,000 585,000
Shaun Deeb us
Shaun Deeb
us 667,000 -33,000
Hanh Tran at
Hanh Tran
at 626,000 116,000
Max Pescatori it
Max Pescatori
it 565,000 15,000
Oleg Pavlyuchuk lv
Oleg Pavlyuchuk
lv 478,000 78,000
Christian Teubner DE
Christian Teubner
DE 432,000 12,000
Ondrej Franta CZ
Ondrej Franta
CZ 221,000 -99,000
Viliyan Petleshkov bg
Viliyan Petleshkov
bg 219,000 -201,000
Vasile Strugari ro
Vasile Strugari
ro 214,000 214,000
Luchezar Pumpalov BG
Luchezar Pumpalov
BG 208,000 208,000
Martin Rothaermel de
Martin Rothaermel
de 202,000 82,000
Florian Sarnow de
Florian Sarnow
de 196,000 36,000
Roland Israelashvili us
Roland Israelashvili
us 196,000 31,000
Michael Juen at
Michael Juen
at 181,000 181,000
Torsten Schlesier DE
Torsten Schlesier
DE 180,000
Toni Haemaelaeinen FI
Toni Haemaelaeinen
FI 176,000 36,000
Jerome Saliou FR
Jerome Saliou
FR 166,000 -79,000
Andreas Dyll de
Andreas Dyll
de 164,000 79,000
Netanel Amedi il
Netanel Amedi
il 151,000 11,000
Michal Mrakes cz
Michal Mrakes
cz 141,000 -9,000
Alexander Bachmann de
Alexander Bachmann
de 137,000 77,000
Norbert Burkhard de
Norbert Burkhard
de 132,000 -8,000
Sergei Popov ru
Sergei Popov
ru 112,000 92,000
David Boyaciyan nl
David Boyaciyan
nl 108,000 -7,000
Dario Alioto it
Dario Alioto
it 82,000 -58,000

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Back Busts Rezaei In Massive Pot

zedmaster84 • Level 18: 4,000-8,000, 0 ante
Christopher Back
Christopher Back

Daniel Rezaei raised to 20,000 and was called by Viliyan Petleshkov in the cutoff and Christopher Back on the button. On the flop of {J-Clubs}{10-Diamonds}{2-Spades}, action checked to Back and the Canadian bet 40,000. Only Rezaei came along for the ride and check-called an even bigger bet of 150,000 on the {3-Clubs} turn.

The {6-Clubs} fell on the river and Rezaei checked, prompting Back to move all in for more than 240,000.

"Wow, I guess I really gonna bust in the last hand," Rezaei said and gave it brief consideration before calling.

Back tabled the {A-Hearts}{A-Clubs}{Q-Clubs}{J-Hearts} for the nut flush and Rezaei mucked {10-Spades}{9-Clubs}{7-Clubs}{3-Spades} for turned two pair and an inferior flush on the river.

One table over, Ivaylo Sivinov managed to back in the very last hand again after already doing so in the final hand of Day 1a.

Christopher Back ca
Christopher Back
ca 870,000 810,000
Daniel Rezaei at
Daniel Rezaei
at Busted
Ivaylo Sivinov bg
Ivaylo Sivinov
bg Busted

Tags: Christopher BackDaniel RezaeiIvaylo SivinovViliyan Petleshkov

David and Vogt Eliminated

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Ana Maria David
Ana Maria David

Ana Maria David clashed with Torsten Schlesier in a battle of the blinds against Torsten Schlesier when they got it in after a flop of {5-Diamonds}{4-Hearts}{3-Hearts}. David had the {J-Hearts}{8-Hearts}{7-Spades}{2-Spades} for gutshot and flush draw, Schlesier held {A-Diamonds}{A-Spades}{3-Clubs}{2-Hearts} for the flopped straight. Neither the {2-Diamonds} turn nor the {8-Clubs} river helped David and she was eliminated.

Stefan Vogt sent his stack over to Max Pescatori, the Italian had aces up and that was enough to eliminate Vogt.

Right after, the last three hands for the night were announced.

Max Pescatori it
Max Pescatori
it 550,000 40,000
Torsten Schlesier DE
Torsten Schlesier
DE 180,000 180,000
Ana Maria David RO
Ana Maria David
RO Busted
Stefan Vogt de
Stefan Vogt
de Busted

Tags: Ana Maria DavidMax PescatoriStefan VogtTorsten Schlesier

Tran Doubles Twice Through Rezaei

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Hanh Tran
Hanh Tran

Hanh Tran doubled twice through Daniel Rezaei to cut the stack of the fellow countryman into half. In the second hand he got it in with {A-Hearts}{K-Diamonds}{Q-Hearts}{3-Diamonds} versus {K-Clubs}{8-Diamonds}{6-Clubs}{4-Diamonds} on a flop of {J-Diamonds}{4-Hearts}{2-Diamonds} and the {2-Spades} turn and {7-Diamonds} river completed the board. Tran doubled for 231,000 to put a big dent into Rezaei's stack.

In the meanwhile, Juergen Heidl and Narcis-Gabriel Nedelcu were both eliminated as well.

Hanh Tran at
Hanh Tran
at 510,000 365,000
Daniel Rezaei at
Daniel Rezaei
at 400,000 -420,000
Juergen Heidl
Juergen Heidl
Narcis-Gabriel Nedelcu ro
Narcis-Gabriel Nedelcu
ro Busted

Tags: Daniel RezaeiHanh TranJuergen HeidlNarcis Gabriel Nedelcu

Rezaei Busts Castro; Takes the Lead

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On the flop of {A-Spades}{A-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds}, Daniel Rezaei bet the pot for 100,000 and Raffaele Castro gave it some thought, then moved all in for around 250,000 to see Rezaei call it off with the superior stack.

Raffaele Castro: {A-Clubs}{10-Spades}{10-Clubs}{6-Clubs}
Daniel Rezaei: {Q-Diamonds}{J-Diamonds}{J-Hearts}{10-Hearts}

The {4-Hearts} turn and {4-Clubs} river let Castro initially celebrate, but Rezaei quickly pointed out that he had the superior full house. A devastated Castro shared the bad news in Italian with Ana Maria David and headed to the payout desk.

At the same time, Shaun Deeb took a hit to his big stack as Christian Teubner doubled through him. Deeb's cards were already in the muck and he paid off Teubner, who had hit a full house with {A-Spades}{Q-Clubs}{Q-Hearts}{5-Spades} on a board of {K-Hearts}{4-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds}{4-Hearts}{Q-Spades}.

Daniel Rezaei at
Daniel Rezaei
at 820,000 35,000
Shaun Deeb us
Shaun Deeb
us 700,000 -135,000
Christian Teubner DE
Christian Teubner
DE 420,000 278,000
Raffaele Castro it
Raffaele Castro
it Busted

Tags: Ana Maria DavidChristian TeubnerDaniel RezaeiRaffaele CastroShaun Deeb


Castro Doubles Through Dyll

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On the three-way flop of {6-Spades}{5-Diamonds}{3-Clubs}, Hanh Tran checked out of the big blind and Andreas Dyll bet 23,000. Raffaele Castro raised the pot and was all in for 131,000, Tran folded and Dyll called after some consideration.

Raffaele Castro: {10-Hearts}{7-Diamonds}{6-Hearts}{4-Diamonds}
Andreas Dyll: {A-Diamonds}{8-Clubs}{6-Clubs}{6-Diamonds}

The {A-Spades} turn and {10-Spades} river let Castro double and he celebrated with Ana Maria David.

Raffaele Castro it
Raffaele Castro
it 310,000 120,000
Hanh Tran at
Hanh Tran
at 145,000 -15,000
Andreas Dyll de
Andreas Dyll
de 85,000 -155,000

Tags: Ana Maria DavidAndreas DyllHanh TranRaffaele Castro

Israelashvili Doubles Through Deeb

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Sebastian Langrock was eliminated while Roland Israelashvili was more fortunate and doubled through Shaun Deeb. In a three-bet pot to the {7-Clubs}{5-Spades}{2-Clubs} flop, Israelashvili got his last 53,000 in and Deeb called.

Roland Israelashvili: {K-Spades}{K-Clubs}{Q-Clubs}{3-Clubs}
Shaun Deeb: {10-Hearts}{9-Spades}{6-Hearts}{2-Spades}

The {8-Clubs} turn locked things up for Israelashvili, which made the {A-Spades} river a formality.

"You know why he called me? Because he doesn't want that I win a bracelet," Israelashvili said and Deeb, still in very good as dominating chip leader, shot back with a "You will do that all on your own."

Shaun Deeb us
Shaun Deeb
us 835,000 25,000
Roland Israelashvili us
Roland Israelashvili
us 165,000 55,000
Sebastian Langrock de
Sebastian Langrock
de Busted

Tags: Roland IsraelashviliSebastian LangrockShaun Deeb