Day 2 Completed
Day 2 Completed
Day 2 of Event #1: €350 Opener No-Limit Hold'em wrapped up with ten players remaining, all looking to become the champion of this new event at the 2019 World Series of Poker Europe. The remaining players are guaranteed a minimum of €2,996 but all have their sights on the €53,654 top prize and the coveted gold bracelet.
Eyal Bensimhon returns in pole position on Wednesday, October 16th, for Day 3. Bensimhon bagged up a stack of 6,800,000 in chips. Bensimhon, with $400,208 in WSOP earnings so far, recently final tabled the €777 WSOP Circuit Lucky 7s here in King’s Resort and will be a serious contender for the gold bracelet. Bensimhon surged to the top of the chip counts with some late wins, including a massive pot against Amato Land for a pot above four million chips.
Seat Assignments for the Final Day
|Table||Seat||Playery||Country||Chip Count||Big Blinds|
|80||8||Michal Kral||Czech Republic||2,050,000||21|
He is followed by Norbert Mosonyi (5,110,000) and the Day 1a chipleader Renat Bohdanov (4,000,000), who stayed on top of the counts all day. Six-time bracelet winner Jeff Lisandro will come back tomorrow as the short stack with 600,000.
There were 244 players that began the day from a field of 1,011 initial entries, and 152 of them would finish in the money. It was Hagay Kraus who busted as the bubble, moving all-in on a paired board with a pair of queens, while Simone Marconi held a better two pair with pocket kings.
Many familiar faces showed up for day 2 but got eliminated before the money such as Sofia Lovgren, Phil Hellmuth, Robert Campbell, Martin Kabrhel and Michael Magalashvili.
The bustouts went fast and furious and notables were lost along the way today, including Timur Margolin (144th for €465), Day 1b chipleader Elena Litvinyuk (113th for €485), Erik Cajelais (76th for €615), Allen Kessler (62th for €783) and Pierre Neuville (24th for €1,538).
End of The Day Action
The action was intense and only 47 players made it to the dinner break. The tournament was down to the last two tables about two hours after the play restarted. Ismael Bojang, the winner of the $1,500 Pot Limit Omaha last summer, was eliminated in 14th Place in an unlucky hand versus Norbert Mosonyi, holding pocket jacks against pocket eights. Mosonyo found a set on the flop and Bojang went to the cashier to collect his (€2,363) payday. He was followed a few minutes later by Justin Frolian ( 13th for €2,363) and Joerg Baumgarten (12th for €2,996).
Krzysztof Jaguscik was down to slightly over one big blind after a succession of hands, including a big all-in preflop pot with ace-queen against pocket tens for Mykhailo Hryhoriev, who doubled up through him and left him with crumbs. Jaguscik eventually put his last chips in the middle with king-four and was against Bensimhon with queen-five, who found a queen on the board right before the players bag their chips.
|Position||Prize (in EUR)||Prize (in USD)|
*The 1st and 2nd place finishers also receive an entry to the 2019 WSOPE Main Event worth €10,350
The action will pick up again at 2 p.m local time tomorrow and there will be a 15-minute break every three levels until a new champion is crowned. PokerNews will provide the full coverage of the final table, so be sure to come back and enjoy the action!
Krzysztof Jaguscik put his last chips under the gun for just 130,000 and it folded to Eyal Bensimhon who completed his big blind.
Jaguscik had hopes for a double up but the board fanned , giving Bensimhon a pair of queens and eliminating Jaguscik before the end of the day in 11th place.
Samuel Mika opened to 175,000 first to act and Jeff Lisandro called in the big blind. Both checked the flop and Mika led the turn for 400,000, Lisandro called after brief consideration. After the river, Mika made it 600,000 to go and Lisandro reluctantly called.
Mika turned over the and Lisandro mucked with the words "I can't put you on kings there, no chance."
Krzysztof Jaguscik pushed from the button and Mykhailo Hryhoriev
The board came and Hryhoriev doubled for 1,220,000 to leave Jaguscik on a nub.
Joerg Baumgarten was down to just over two big blinds and in the big blind next. Krzysztof Jaguscik jammed first to act and Baumgarten made the call from the big blind.
The board came and the kicker played to eliminate Baumgarten in 12th place for €2,996.
Justin Frolian pushed his stack in the middle under the gun for 900,000 and it folded to Eyal Bensimhon who called in the big blind.
It was a typical flip situation and the board fell , bringing no help to Frolian who walked to the cashier to collect his €2,363 prize.
Eyal Bensimhon raised to 160,000 and Krzysztof Jaguscik moved all in on the button for 470,000. It folded back to Bensimhon who called/
Jaguscik was in desperate shape for a double up, with against for Bensimhon. However, the board brought him , giving a full house to Jaguscikas well as the double up.
Rafi Elhahar raised big out of the small blind and Marcus Mondel called all in for 390,000 in the big blind.
On a board of , Mondel paired up on the turn to remain in contention.