2022 888poker XL Winter Series WSOPC Rozvadov
Event #2: €550 Pot-Limit Omaha
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Martin Kabrhel Leads Final Eight in 2021 WSOPE Event #2: €550 Pot-Limit Omaha

zedmaster84 • Level 29: 40,000-80,000, 80,000 ante
Martin Kabrhel

The second final table of the 2021 World Series of Poker Europe at the King's Resort in Rozvadov is set. Out of a field of 623 entries in Event #2: €550 Pot-Limit Omaha. The lion's share of the €295,925 prize pool will be awarded when the final eight players return to their seats on the main feature table on Tuesday, November 23, 2021.

Only one of the eight finalists has the WSOP bracelet tag to his name and Martin Kabrhel will be the chip leader for the live-streamed showdown as he bagged up 3,900,000 in chips. Dutchman Bjorn Verbakel follows close behind with 3,725,000 and there is a large gap to third-placed Zhao Feng (2,100,000).

Mikkel Plum, Alfredo Vega Meister and Ken Beckers represent the middle of the pack and the two other notables in the mix are at the bottom of the counts in Tobias Peters (835,000) and Richard Toth (745,000).

Final Table Seat Assignments Event #2: €550 Pot-Limit Omaha

SeatPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
1Mikkel PlumDenmark1,530,00019
2Bjorn VerbakelNetherlands3,725,00047
3Alfredo Vega MeisterSpain1,400,00018
4Ken BeckersBelgium1,335,00017
5Richard TothHungary745,0009
6Zhao FengSingapore2,100,00026
7Tobias PetersNetherlands835,00010
8Martin KabrhelCzech Republic3,900,00049

Down to the final two tables, Kabrhel was caught bluffing by Verbakel and dropped to a short stack before he went on a hot streak to reclaim the lead ahead of the Dutchman. The action will recommence with 26:40 left in level 29 at blinds of 40,000/80,000 and a big blind ante of 80,000.

Notable finishers in the money on Day 2 include Aliaksandr Shylko, Stoyan Madanzhiev, Sebastian Langrock, Dorel Eldabach, Dominik Paus, Jelka Andelic, Blaz Zerjav, Quirin Zech, Jaroslav Peter, and Michael Magalashvili. With the departure of Vlado Sevo in 9th place, the official final table was set to conclude the tournament for the night.

The Action of the Day

A total of 62 hopefuls had survived the two starting days and returned to collect a min-cash of at least €1,150. Within the first two hours of play, the field of contenders was already cut into more than half. Eldabach dominated the early stages but then lost a huge pot to Zerjav before sending the remaining chips over to his table neighbour from Slovenia shortly after.

Krzysztof Magott first cracked aces to join the big stacks before he "gambled too much" and failed to repeat the same feat and bowed out against Beckers. In the meanwhile, Dutchman Peters was leading the pack by some margin thanks to hitting a royal flush and then flopping the nuts against Zerjav's naked aces in a four-bet pot.

Peters was unable to keep the momentum going but he found a late double when short-stacked to retain his chances at a maiden bracelet. Kabrhel will be aiming for his third WSOP gold bracelet at King's Resort, he also has five WSOP Circuit rings to his name as well that he all earned on home soil.

Martin Kabrhel
Martin Kabrhel

Players from seven different countries will be battling for the top prize of €59,250 and live poker's most coveted hardware. They will be back at 6pm local time to play down to a winner and the PokerNews live reporting team will publish all updates according to the cards-up coverage.

Tags: Alfredo Vega MeisterAliaksandr ShylkoBjorn VerbakelBlaz ZerjavDominik PausDorel EldabachJaroslav PeterJelka AndelicKen BeckersKrzysztof MagottMartin KabrhelMichael MagalashviliMikkel PlumRichard TothSebastian LangrockStoyan MadanzhievTobias PetersVlado SevoZhao Feng