Event #2: €550 Pot-Limit Omaha

Deeb Grabs Commanding Chip Lead After Day 1b of Event #2: €550 Pot-Limit Omaha 8-Handed

Ernestok • Level 18: 3,000-6,000, 0 ante
Shaun Deeb

Shaun Deeb has returned to Rozvadov chasing back-to-back WSOP Player of the Year honors. After winning the title during 2018, he's currently in second place behind Robert Campbell but in a great spot to go deep in Event #2 and add more points to his current position.

Considering the fact that neither Campbell nor Daniel Negreanu, who is currently third in the POY race, managed to advance to Day 2 of Event #2: €550 Pot-Limit Omaha 8-Handed, Deeb has the perfect opportunity to surpass Campbell. Based on WSOP.com's points calculator, and taking into consideration the total number of entries for Event #2, which was 476, the winner of this event will take 836 points, more than enough for Deeb to overtake Campbell.

This won't be an easy task for the four-time bracelet winner as the remaining competition is nothing short of fierce. Day 1b saw the likes of bracelet winners Jeff Madsen (371,000), Sebastian Langrock (355,000) and Anthony Zinno (258,000) all progress to Day 2, where they will meet another bracelet winner in Day 1a advancer Dash Dudley (657,000).

Robert Campbell Eliminated During Day 1b
Robert Campbell Eliminated During Day 1b

Day 1b tallied 309 entries, almost double the entries of Day 1a, and 26 of them managed to bag chips for Day 2. Except the aforementioned bracelet winners, Juozas Bizokas (544,000) and Paul Ming Juen Teoh (489,000), along with Deeb, occupy the first three spots in the chip counts.

Day 1B Payouts of Event #2: €550 Pot-Limit Omaha 8-Handed

PlaceWinnerCountryPrize (in EUR)
27Phil HellmuthUnited States918
28Thai HaUnited States918
29Mihai NisteRomania918
30Aleksandar NanchevBulgaria918
31Robert CowenUnited Kingdom918
32David BakerUnited States918
33Mindaugas BimbirisLithuania835
34Igoris KuklisCanada835
35Georgios KoliofotisGermany835
36Siarhei ChudapalBelarus835
37Yian ZengChina835
38Jan RyduchowskiPoland835
39Chris FergusonUnited States835
40Jeffrey CormierCanada835
41Andreas DyllGermany784
42Paul TheobaldGermany784
43Phillip HuiUnited States784
44Manig LoeserGermany784
45Julio SanchezSpain784
46Arunas GarunkstisCanada784
47Egor BlinovRussian Federation784

All big names that failed to advance on Day 1a were here today for another chance, but plenty of new, familiar faces popped up as well. Phil Hellmuth, Manig Loeser, Phillip Hui, Chris Ferguson, Eli Elezra, Viktor Blom, Dzimtry Urbanovich and Erik Cajelais gave it a shot, with the first four names finishing in the money.

Phil Hellmuth
Phil Hellmuth was the Last Elimination of Day 1b

Day 2 will start on Wednesday, October 16th, 2019 at 2 p.m. local time, and there will be 38 players hunting the second gold bracelet of the festival. There are 28 minutes left from Level 18 with a 3,000 small blind and a 6,000 big blind, while the level duration will be increased to 40 minutes.

Stay tuned to find out who makes the final table of Event #2: €550 Pot-Limit Omaha 8-Handed and follow along here on PokerNews for all the events of the 2019 World Series of Poker Europe.

Tags: Andreas DyllAnthony ZinnoChris FergusonDaniel NegreanuDash DudleyEli ElezraErik CajelaisJeff MadsenJuozas BizokasManig LoeserMichael JuenMing Juen TeohPhil HellmuthPhillip HuiRobert CampbellSebastian LangrockShaun DeebViktor Blom