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WPT Baden Day 2: Ryan O’Donnell Leads British and Irish Charge

Ryan O'Donnell

The World Poker Tour Baden main event is in its final stages as only 44 players are still in with a shout of WPT glory. Although it is PartyPoker Pro Bodo Sbrzensy who leads the way with 403,000 chips, the UK & Ireland have a number of players remaining, including Ryan O’Donnell who finds himself in the top four going into Day 3.

O’Donnell, a high stakes heads-up SNG specialist by trade, started Day 2 with just 34,100 chips but managed to spin that up to an impressive 275,000 in the first few levels of play! Towards the end of play, O’Donnell won a sizeable pot from the aforementioned Sbrzesny when he min-raised to 4,800 from under the gun and Sbrzensy called two seats to his left. O’Donnell then lead for 5,800 on a {K-Spades}{10-Spades}{8-Clubs} flop and Sbrzesny called. O’Donnell then bet 6,400 on the {J-Diamonds} but Sbrzesny went nowhere. The {4-Hearts} river saw O’Donnell fire again, setting the price to play at 25,000. Sbrzesny shaped to fold but eventually called, only to muck when he saw the {A-Spades}{A-Hearts} of O’Donnell.

Another one of our players find himself in the top 10 chips counts thanks to bagging up 285,000 chips at the end of the night, Mitchell Johnson. Both Johnson and O’Donnell will be joined on Day 3 by Andrew Hulme (111,500); Phillip Huxley (52,000) and everyone’s favourite adopted Brit, PartyPoker Pro Kara Scott (35,500).

Play resumes at 14:00CET and we expect five 90-minute levels to be played. With 27 spots being paid, the money bubble is guaranteed to burst at some point and hopefully all of our heroes will make it into the money. Tune in tomorrow to discover which unfortunate soul finished in 28th place and which of our players made it through to Day 4 with their chip stacks intact.

WPT Baden End of Day 2 Top 10 Chip Counts

1Bodo Sbrzesny403,000
2Vishal Pundjabi401,000
3Kimmo Kurko395,500
4Ryan O'Donnell361,000
5Stjepan Jokic342,500
6Martin Staszko287,500
7Paul Berende286,500
8Mitchell Johnson285,000
9Cristian Mihu260,000
10Marvin Rettenmaier248,500

Lead image courtesy of the World Poker Tour / FabFotos

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