The second bracelet event at the 2018 World Series of Poker Europe drew 221 entries on its starting day, creating a total prize pool of €318,074. 34 players will receive a slice of it, and when cards will be back in the air 39 are still in contention. This means five players will leave King's Casino in Rozvadov empty-handed once play resumes at 2 p.m. local time.
The 6-max format provided plenty of action on Day 1. Day 2 promises more of the same and is looking to be a relatively short and action-packed day. Levels will be bumped to 60 minutes for the remainder of the tournament and play resumes in level 15 with blinds at 2,000-4,000 and a big blind ante of 4,000. Play will continue until the final table is set, after which chips will be bagged and tagged for the night. The first place prize of €82,280 and the WSOP gold bracelet will be awarded on Tuesday, October 16.
Milad Oghabian will start as the chipleader with 457,500 in chips, followed by four-time bracelet winner Shaun Deeb (373,000). Van Tiep Nguyen (364,500), Chin Wei Lim (324,000), Michael Soyza (240,500), Pete Chen (204,500), Asi Moshe (184,500), Jerome Sgorrano (179,500), Manig Loeser (179,500), six-time bracelet winner and 2017 WSOP Player of the Year Chris Ferguson (151,500), Rex Clinkscales (117,000), Maria Lampropulos (115,500), Roland Israelashvili (68,000), and Cord Garcia (44,000) will also return to action.
Together with Day 2 of this event, PokerNews will also be on the floor to cover the final table of Event #1: COLOSSUS €550 No-Limit Hold'em, as well as the start of Event #3: €550 Pot-Limit Omaha 8-Handed, so check back regularly as the 2018 WSOPE rolls on.