Day 2 of Event #11: €2,200 Pot-Limit Omaha at the 2019 World Series of Poker Europe ended with an official final table of eight, and no one else than the defending champion, Anson Tsang, is still among them.
Tsang, who has racked up $525,796 in WSOP cashes reached his fifth WSOP final table. In a very good shape during this festival, Tsang already finished fifth in Event #7: €1,100 Turbo Bounty Hunter No-Limit Hold'em and seventh in Event #2: €550 Pot-Limit Omaha (8-Handed).
Tsang has yet plenty of work ahead of him as he bagged 480,000 to land in the short stack position among the eight remaining runners. That gives him just over 16 big blinds heading to Day 3, as action stopped at level 23 with 31 minutes and 34 seconds remaining right after the last elimination of Andriy Lyubovetskiy (9th, €9,005) left the official final table set.
At the top of the count stands Tobias Peters has the heftiest stack with 2,445,00, worth 82 big blinds, giving him a slight lead over Swedish player Omar Eljach who has 1,895,000.
The rest of the field gathers Marc Palatzky (1,800,00), Ilyaz Dosikov (1,540,000), Tomas Ribeiro (1,200,000), Christopher Frank (835,000), hoping to catch the second gold bracelet of his career and Leonid Yanovski (620,000).
Official Final Table and Chipcounts
|Seat||Player||Country||Chip Count||Big Blinds|
|8||Anson Tsang||Hong Kong||480,000||16|
The money bubble burst early in the day with just five players set to miss cashing out of the 46 who began with chips. Among the unlucky ones were Jeffrey Cormier and Netanel Amedi, while Jonas Kronwitter felted in the bubble seat, eliminated by Ville Haavisto with two pair and a better flush draw.
After their respective demises, Jean-Noel Thorel (35th, €3,210), Allen Kessler (33th, €3,210), four-time bracelet winner Jeff Madsen (30th, €3,596) and Sam Higgs (27th, €3,596) were among the players cashing.
Daniel Negreanu, absent most of the time due to the fact he was multi-tabling with Event #10: €25,500 Mixed Games Championship, managed to double up his short stack with two pair against Marc Palatzky but ended up busting in 20th place for €4,127 and more points on the POY leaderboard.
Dash Dudley, recent winner of Event #2: €550 Pot-Limit Omaha for €51,600, his second gold bracelet this year, battled all day long with a stack around 20 big blinds and eventually ended up his run in in 13th Place for €5,829, calling with his last chips Omar Elbach on the river, who tabled a full house while Dudley held two pair.
Final table play kicks off at 2 p.m. on Thursday, October 24th, and will be live-streamed until a new champion is crowned here at King's Resort, with the eventual winner banking €128,314.
Stay tuned to PokerNews for all the live updates of the final table.