Day 1 Completed
Day 1 Completed
The first day of Event #10: €25,500 Mixed Games Championship kicked off with a delay of nearly two hours but once the first table started, the players kept coming to join the action and some of the biggest names of the international poker circuit squared off at the tables. After all, there is a coveted gold bracelet at the 2019 World Series of Poker Europe at the King's Resort in Rozvadov up for grabs.
Due to the delay, Day 1 was shortened to eight levels of 60 minutes each and as a result, the late registration will remain open for the first two hour-levels and following break on Day 2. All those that wish to take a shot at the guaranteed prize pool of €1,000,000 can do so as of 3 p.m. local time when the action resumes on Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019.
There are also vital points in the 2019 Player of the Year race up for grabs and Shaun Deeb, Daniel Negreanu and Robert Campbell added another cash to their tally today, however, the competition remains wide open and it was certainly no surprise to see 2019 $50,000 Poker Players Championship winner Phil Hui also enter the field.
At the end of the night, it was a close race between Benny Glaser (2,475,000) and Ivo Donev (2,422,000) for the top spot, while Anthony Zinno follows not far behind with 2,163,000 as the only other player with more than two times the starting stack with 21 players out of 26 entries remaining.
Robert Campbell entered late after his deep run in Event #8: €25,500 Platinum High Roller No-Limit Hold'em and spun it up to 1,742,000, Daniel Negreanu made it through with 1,533,000 after scoring a late double up. Phil Hui claimed 1,281,000 to his name and Shaun Deeb has some work ahead with just 211,000 but he can still re-enter in the first two levels of Day 2 if needed.
Campbell, Negreanu, and Deeb also shared the same table for a while before the growing field was re-balanced for the final two levels of the night.
Other notables through to Day 2 in a field filled with big names are Sam Higgs (1,606,000), Joao Vieira (1,565,000), Dzmitry Urbanovich (1,394,000), David "ODB" Baker (1,325,000), Jeff Lisandro (1,170,000), Dario Sammartino (1,001,000) and Viktor "Isildur1" Blom (881,000).
Among those to bust were Austria's Yusuf Kurt, Phil Hellmuth, Alex Livingston, and Phil Ivey. Only Ivey bought in for a second time so far and ran out of chips after clashing with Ivo Donev in a PLO hand in which he flopped top pair and a gutshot in three-way action that also included Shaun Deeb. Donev looked him up with top two pair and the same gutshot, and there was no help on turn and river.
For Hellmuth, it was all over in the penultimate level of the night. Left short after being caught bluffing by Sam Higgs, he was all in preflop in an Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better hand and his second nut low was not good enough against the nut low of Julien Martini and the top set of Roland Israelashvili.
The late registration for the event closes at the start of level 11 and the penultimate day recommences as of 3 p.m. local time. Keep your eyes locked on PokerNews to find out who masters the eight different poker variants best and become the latest WSOP bracelet winner.
Day 2 Seat Draw
|57||5||Allen Kessler||United States||213,000|
|58||4||Roland Israelashvili||United States||1,384,000|
|58||5||Anthony Zinno||United States||2,163,000|
|60||1||Shaun Deeb||United States||281,000|
|60||2||Daniel Negreanu||United States||1,533,000|
|60||4||Benny Glaser||United Kingdom||2,475,000|
|61||1||Phillip Hui||United States||1,281,000|
|62||4||David “ODB” Baker||United States||1,325,000|
|Daniel Negreanu||GGPoker Ambassador||1,533,000||883,000|
|Dzmitry Urbanovich||partypoker Sponsored Pro||1,394,000||194,000|
|David "ODB" Baker||1,325,000||125,000|
The remaining 21 players have bagged up for the night and will return at 3 p.m. local time for the penultimate day of this event. A recap of today's action and the full counts are to follow.
Tobias Leknes escaped from elimination in a Razz hand when he made a ninety-seven against Benny Glaser, who then took another hit to the stack as Thomer Pidun also won a pot. Glaser likely remains the chip leader for Day 1.
With some 340,000 in the middle and the board showing , Ivo Donev checked in the big blind and Julien Martini on the button made it 125,000 to go.
Donev gave it some consideration and asked whether or not Martini would show if he folded, then mucked the face up. Martini showed nothing and raked in the pot.
One hand later, Martini opened to 36,000 in the cutoff and James Chen on the button three-bet to 90,000. Martini made the call and check-folded the flop to a bet of 75,000.
The clock has been stopped with 21 players out of 26 entries remaining and they will play another four hands until bagging and tagging.
Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better
In three-way action with Allen Kessler, Thomer Pidun and Benny Glaser involved, the latter bet the river after the turn had been checked through and Kessler folded. Pidun also folded a big wrap for the low and straight while Kessler said he let go of .
Just before that, Kessler had escaped from near elimination when he rivered a flush with on a board of . Glaser had flopped the straight and a low with , but had to settle for a chop.
Robert Campbell raised big and folded to a three-bet by Viktor Blom. Soon after, Dario Sammartino made it 30,000 to go and Joao Vieira raised to 100,000. Blom pushed out of the big blind and forced folds.
|Daniel Negreanu||GGPoker Ambassador||650,000||-770,000|
Shaun Deeb was all in from the button for 125,000 and picked up two callers in David "ODB" Baker and Jeff Lisandro. Baker bet the flop for 125,000 and Lisandro folded.
David "ODB" Baker:
The turn provided a sweat but the river came blank to let Deeb triple up.
|David "ODB" Baker||1,200,000||100,000|