The third event of the 2018 World Series of Poker Europe is one step closer to crowning a champion after two starting days in Event #3: €550 Pot-Limit Omaha 8-Handed have whittled down a field of 572 entries down to the 46 hopefuls. The lion's share of the €274,417 prize pool is still up for grabs after each Day 1 already paid out a portion of the money, and the winner can look forward to the elusive gold bracelet and a payday of €59,625 that comes along with it.
Best-positioned after 18 levels of 30 minutes each is Canada's Christopher Back, who shot to the top of the leaderboard at the very end of Day 1B and bagged up 885,000. He is followed by none other than four-time WSOP bracelet winner and 2018 Player of the Year contender Shaun Deeb (667,000), and Day 1A chip leader Dor Tal (643,000). Two other WSOP bracelet winners are in the overnight top 10 in Hanh Tran (626,000) and Max Pescatori (565,000).
Further notables in contention include Peter Jaksland (343,000), Michael Magalashvili (339,000), Alfredo Vega Meister (300,000), Viliyan Petleshkov (219,000), Aussie Hall of Famer Jason Gray (197,000), Roland Israelashvili (196,000), six-time WSOP bracelet winner Chris Ferguson (148,000) and one-time champion Dario Alioto (82,000).
The action recommences with level 19 and blinds of 5,000/10,000, the level duration increases to 40 minutes for the remaining duration of the tournament. Day 2 is scheduled to play down to the eight-handed final table. Tune back in to PokerNews to find out who will make it to the final day and play for the coveted gold bracelet.