Event #2: €550 Pot-Limit Omaha
Event #2: €550 Pot-Limit Omaha
Day 1b Completed

Eldabach Claims Overall Lead After Day 1b; Peters and Zerjav Among Big Stacks

zedmaster84 • Level 18: 3,000-6,000, 6,000 ante
Dorel Eldabach
Dorel Eldabach

The second and final starting day of Event #2: €550 Pot-Limit Omaha attracted a large field in Europe's biggest poker arena at the King's Resort in Rozvadov. After 199 entries on the first flight the day prior, a strong turnout more than doubled that tally as 424 entries were recorded on the final starting day. That brought the total field up to 623 entries and created an overall prize pool of €295,925.

The lion's share of that, $264,910 to be exact, will be up for grabs in the upcoming two days as the second gold bracelet event of the 2021 World Series of Poker Europe will play down to a champion. Only 43 players survived Day 1b and they will join the 19 contenders of Day 1a to battle for their chance at claiming live poker's most coveted prize.

Dorel Eldabach claimed the Day 1b and overall lead after accumulating 625,000 in chips. The King's regular and Pot-Limit Omaha specialist has eight WSOP cashes to his name, most notably a runner-up finish in the 2020 GGPoker.com Event #62: $1,500 Pot Limit Omaha for $168,478. Eldabach surpassed Bjorn Verbakel (609,000), Ken Beckers (551,000) and Ugur Coskun (514,000) on the overnight leaderboard as the only four players with more than half a million in chips.

Top 10 Chip Counts Day 1b Event #2: €550 Pot-Limit Omaha

PositionPlayerCountryChip Count
1Dorel EldabachIsrael625,000
2Bjorn VerbakelNetherlands609,000
3Ken BeckersBelgium551,000
4Ugur CoskunSwitzerland514,000
5Tobias PetersNetherlands483,000
6Blaz ZerjavSlovenia479,000
7Taras SlabykGermany459,000
8Udo HemmertGermany434,000
9Saulius TumosaLithuania398,000
10Jose ObadiaSpain368,000

Big stacks after Day 1b also belong to Tobias Peters, Blaz Zerjav, Saulius Tumosa and Jose Obadia. Peters was forced to re-enter and steadily built his stack from there on out and notched up large pots with the eliminations of Simon Taberham and Florian Sarnow. Likewise, Zerjav thrived after a late surge when he first doubled and then knocked out Pierre Mothes.

Lithuania's Tumosa was involved in the action on the money bubble and ensured a min-cash of €900 for nearly two dozen players when he sent Nicola Angelini to the rail on the money bubble.

Other notables to advance from Day 1b include Michael Magalashvili, Quirin Zech, David Hu, and Aliaksandr Shylko. A trio of WSOP bracelet winners also made it through as Martin Kabrhel, Sebastian Langrock and Stoyan Madanzhiev bagged and tagged for the night. Kabrhel fired multiple bullets before running up a stack but was one of the players at risk right before the money bubble.

Martin Kabrhel
Martin Kabrhel

Once the min-cash of €900 was secured, 21 players collected payouts in the final two levels of the night including notables such as Andriy Lyubovetskiy, Dario Alioto, Danny Covyn, and Tomasz Gluszko. Alioto cashed on both Day 1s but failed to make the cut in his bid for a potential second gold bracelet.

Payouts on Day 1b Event #2: €550 Pot-Limit Omaha

PlaceWinnerCountryPrize (in EUR)
44Michael AdamCzech Republic€ 1,055
45Arkadiusz LiszewskiPoland€ 1,055
46Hamoun HabibiNetherlands€ 1,055
47Pierre MothesGermany€ 1,055
48Nick MaljersBelgium€ 1,055
49Andriy LyubovetskiyUkraine€ 985
50Tomasz PuchalskiPoland€ 985
51Danny CovynBelgium€ 985
52Christina Joergensen SolliNorway€ 985
53Adrian KyiakUkraine€ 985
54Alexander EderAustria€ 985
55Linda van de ReeNetherlands€ 985
56Pawel KellerPoland€ 985
57Benoit MichielsensBelgium€ 900
58Dario AliotoItaly€ 900
59Denys FedorenkoUkraine€ 900
60Valter HanssonSweden€ 900
61Konstantinos TzimasGreece€ 900
62Karsten KobbingGermany€ 900
63Tomasz GluszkoPoland€ 900
64Hristo PeychevBulgaria€ 900

The 62 remaining contenders will return at 2pm local time on Monday, November 22 for the penultimate tournament day. Blinds will recommence at 4,000-8,000 and a big blind ante of 8,000. Day 2 is scheduled to play down to the final table, which will then be live-streamed the following day. As usual, the PokerNews live reporting team will provide as many of the key hands as possible en route to crowning a champion here in Rozvadov.

Tags: Aliaksandr ShylkoBjorn VerbakelBlaz ZerjavDanny CovynDario AliotoDavid HuDorel EldabachFlorian SarnowJose ObadiaKen BeckersMartin KabrhelMichael MagalashviliNicola AngeliniQuirin ZechSaulius TumosaStoyan MadanzhievTobias PetersUgur Coskun

Day 2 Seat Draw Event #2: €550 Pot-Limit Omaha

zedmaster84 • Level 18: 3,000-6,000, 6,000 ante
TableSeatPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
1351Stoyan MadanzhievBulgaria100,00013
1352Ugur CoskunSwitzerland514,00064
1353Anders AusetNorway463,00058
1354Taras SlabykGermany459,00057
1355Iaroslav BoikoUkraine259,00032
1356Daniel OndejkaSlovakia177,00022
1357Jaroslav PeterCzech Republic225,00028
1358Aliaksandr ShylkoBelarus94,00012
1361Vasileios TsaknisGreece122,00015
1362Matthias WieserGermany163,00020
1363Tobias PetersNetherlands483,00060
1364Luc RamosSwitzerland490,00061
1365Miroslav Ivanov PantaleevBulgaria300,00038
1366Yordanov KaragogovBulgaria215,00027
1368Patrick PfeifferAustria140,00018
1491Julien MaedlerGermany62,0008
1492Nikolaos LampropoulosGreece98,00012
1493David HuNetherlands200,00025
1494Ricardo BuschGermany160,00020
1495Daniele MattioliItaly285,00036
1496Ioannis PapadopoulosGreece202,00025
1497Jose ObadiaSpain368,00046
1498Yves KupfermunzBelgium79,00010
1501Munkhbayar NyamsurenMongolia142,00018
1502Serok KilicGermany226,00028
1503Saulius TumosaLithuania398,00050
1504Martin KabrhelCzech Republic197,00025
1505Kourka VlantoutsGreece73,0009
1506Quirin ZechGermany257,00032
1507Erkan DoganGermany312,00039
1508Mikkel PlumDenmark74,0009
1511Nolan CuratoloItaly209,00026
1512Vlado SevoAustria179,00022
1513Blaz ZerjavSlovenia478,00060
1515Henning AndreSweden110,00014
1516Orhan SenGermany494,00062
1517Serguei PalomeraSweden92,00012
1518Thiago Silva De MorgadoBrazil176,00022
1641Kai PenzersinskiGermany83,00010
1642Zhao FengSingapore205,00026
1643Reinhold DonaAustria147,00018
1644Michael MagalashviliIsrael309,00039
1645Dominik PausGermany114,00014
1646Dorel EldabachIsrael625,00078
1647Alfredo Vega MeisterSpain346,00043
1648Sebastian LangrockGermany163,00020
1651Jens StumpeGermany77,00010
1652Jelka AndelicCroatia132,00017
1653Richard TothHungary121,00015
1654Vasileios PetratosGreece257,00032
1655Udo HemmertGermany434,00054
1656Bjorn VerbakelNetherlands609,00076
1657Simeon TsonevBulgaria170,00021
1658Karol BoguszPoland462,00058
1661Matteo Di PersioItaly226,00028
1662Oliver KohlheppGermany82,00010
1663Oliver FallerGermany146,00018
1664Serhii PanasiukUkraine197,00025
1665Krzysztof MagottPoland387,00048
1666Nuno Miguel Ferrao Do NascimentoPortugal302,00038
1667Maurizio MelaraItaly263,00033
1668Ken BeckersBelgium551,00069

End-of-Day 1b Counts (full)

zedmaster84 • Level 18: 3,000-6,000, 6,000 ante
Dorel Eldabach il
Dorel Eldabach
il 625,000 265,000
Bjorn Verbakel nl
Bjorn Verbakel
nl 609,000 179,000
Ken Beckers be
Ken Beckers
be 551,000 1,000
Ugur Coskun ch
Ugur Coskun
ch 514,000 164,000
Tobias Peters nl
Tobias Peters
nl 483,000 -12,000
Blaz Zerjav si
Blaz Zerjav
si 479,000 49,000
Taras Slabyk DE
Taras Slabyk
DE 459,000 209,000
Udo Hemmert de
Udo Hemmert
de 434,000 434,000
Saulius Tumosa lt
Saulius Tumosa
lt 398,000 -172,000
Yossi Obadia es
Yossi Obadia
es 368,000 28,000
Michael Magalashvili il
Michael Magalashvili
il 309,000 109,000
Nuno Miguel Ferrao Do Nascimento pt
Nuno Miguel Ferrao Do Nascimento
pt 302,000 302,000
Miroslav Pantaleev bg
Miroslav Pantaleev
bg 300,000 300,000
Maurizio Melara it
Maurizio Melara
it 263,000 43,000
Iaroslav Boiko ua
Iaroslav Boiko
ua 259,000 139,000
Vasileios Petratos GR
Vasileios Petratos
GR 257,000 257,000
Quirin Zech de
Quirin Zech
de 257,000 112,000
Yordanov Karagogov bg
Yordanov Karagogov
bg 215,000 215,000
Nolan Curatolo it
Nolan Curatolo
it 209,000 209,000
Zhao Feng sg
Zhao Feng
sg 205,000 205,000
Ioannis Papadopoulos GR
Ioannis Papadopoulos
GR 202,000 2,000
David Hu nl
David Hu
nl 200,000 115,000
Martin Kabrhel cz
Martin Kabrhel
cz 197,000
Serhii Panasiuk UA
Serhii Panasiuk
UA 197,000
Daniel Ondejka SK
Daniel Ondejka
SK 177,000 177,000

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Day 1b Completed

zedmaster84 • Level 18: 3,000-6,000, 6,000 ante

Only 43 players bagged their chips for the night and will join the 19 Day 1a survivors for Day 2. Full counts and a recap of today's action are to follow.

Michael Adam cz
Michael Adam
cz Busted

Much Drama About Nothing in Last Hand

zedmaster84 • Level 18: 3,000-6,000, 6,000 ante

Martin Kabrhel led the {a-Clubs}{k-Spades}{9-Spades}{7-Clubs} turn for 30,000 out of the small blind and then started his usual table talk while a small crowd gathered around. Serhii Panasiuk was in the tank and then potted to 120,000.

Kabrhel tanked, and the clock was called on him while all other tables were already bagging the chips. He then folded and Panasiuk flashed the {a-Diamonds}{k-Clubs}{q-Diamonds}{7-}.

Martin Kabrhel cz
Martin Kabrhel
cz 197,000 -63,000
Serhii Panasiuk UA
Serhii Panasiuk
UA 197,000 77,000

Tags: Martin KabrhelSerhii Panasiuk

Beckers Soars to a Big Stack

zedmaster84 • Level 18: 3,000-6,000, 6,000 ante

On a flop of {a-Hearts}{k-Clubs}{j-Diamonds}, Ken Beckers check-raised the pot out of the big blind to 92,000 and Ioannis Papadopoulos reluctantly called after he had invested 20,000.

Beckers then jammed the {10-Hearts} turn for 174,000 and Papadopoulos was sent into the tank. He eventually called and the cards were revealed.

Ken Beckers: {k-Spades}{q-Spades}{10-Clubs}{3-Clubs}
Ioannis Papadopoulos: {a-Clubs}{a-Spades}{10-Spades}{5-Hearts}

The {8-Hearts} river secured the double for Beckers as he skyrocketed to more than half a million in chips.

Ken Beckers be
Ken Beckers
be 550,000 550,000
Ioannis Papadopoulos GR
Ioannis Papadopoulos
GR 200,000 200,000

Tags: Ioannis PapadopoulosKen Beckers

Five More Hands for Day 1b

zedmaster84 • Level 18: 3,000-6,000, 6,000 ante

The clock has been stopped with ten minutes remaining and the remaining 44 players will complete another five hands before bagging and tagging.

Three Quick Eliminations

zedmaster84 • Level 18: 3,000-6,000, 6,000 ante

Shortly after his double up, Pierre Mothes sent the chips all the way back to the other side of the table and Blaz Zerjav happily collected them.

Hamoun Habibi then got it in preflop with the {a-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}{7-Spades}{6-Diamonds} against Maurizio Melara with the {a-Hearts}{q-Clubs}{8-Spades}{5-Clubs}. The {k-Clubs}{k-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds}{7-Clubs}{9-Clubs} board gave Melara the winning flush.

Last but not least, Arkadiusz Liszewski also hit the rail as the field was cut down to 44 contenders.

Blaz Zerjav si
Blaz Zerjav
si 430,000 90,000
Maurizio Melara it
Maurizio Melara
it 220,000 -10,000
Hamoun Habibi nl
Hamoun Habibi
nl Busted
Pierre Mothes de
Pierre Mothes
de Busted
Arkadiusz Liszewski pl
Arkadiusz Liszewski
pl Busted

Tags: Pierre MothesMaurizio MelaraBlaz ZerjavArkadiusz Liszewski

Mothes Doubles Late

zedmaster84 • Level 18: 3,000-6,000, 6,000 ante

Nick Maljers was eliminated while Pierre Mothes found a late double through Blaz Zerjav. He got it in for 48,000 and the following cards were revealed.

Pierre Mothes: {a-Hearts}{q-Spades}{j-Hearts}{7-Spades}
Blaz Zerjav: {k-Hearts}{k-Clubs}{j-Clubs}{4-Hearts}

The {j-Spades}{6-Clubs}{2-Hearts}{4-Clubs}{q-Hearts} board gave Mothes the superior two pair on the river as he remained in contention.

Blaz Zerjav si
Blaz Zerjav
si 340,000 30,000
Pierre Mothes de
Pierre Mothes
de 105,000
Nick Maljers
Nick Maljers

Tags: Blaz ZerjavPierre Mothes