2022 888poker XL Winter Series
Event #3: €550 Pot-Limit Omaha 8-Handed
Days:
1a1b23
Event #3: €550 Pot-Limit Omaha 8-Handed
Day 1a completed

Tal Leads After Day 1A; Soyza, Boyd and Ferguson Among 21 Survivors

zedmaster84 • Level 18: 4,000-8,000, 0 ante
Dor Tal leads after Day 1a
Dor Tal leads after Day 1a

The 2018 World Series of Poker Europe has seen the first Non-Hold'em tournament of the festival kick off in style as Event #3: €550 Pot-Limit Omaha 8-Handed already surpassed the guaranteed prize pool of €100,000 on the first of two starting days at King's Casino in Rozvadov. A total of 152 unique players and 78 ere-entries created a field of 230 entries, of which 21 players bagged up chips at the end of level 18.

Leading the field of the 21 survivors is Israel's Dor Tal with 643,000, well ahead of Peter Jaksland (343,000) and Michael Magalshvili (339,000). "Oh, Dor. Yeah, I know him, we played in the same home game," Magalashvili said when glancing over to the other table upon bagging and tagging. Other notables in contention after Day 1a include Alfredo Vega Meister (300,000), Aaron Duczak (265,000), Michael Soyza (224,000), Romain Lewis (209,000), and Aussie Hall of Famer Jason Gray (197,000).

Three-time WSOP bracelet winner Dutch Boyd (190,000) and six-time champion Chris Ferguson (148,000) also advanced, while fellow WSOP bracelet winners Dario Alioto, Sebastian Langrock and Cord Garcia, as well as Allen Kessler and Anson Tsang were among the 14 players that cashed. Oleh Sushto ended up as the bubble boy of the first starting day.

Cord Garcia and Grant Hart
Cord Garcia (left) cashed on Day 1A, Grant Hart advanced to Day 2

Day 1A Payouts of Event #3: €550 Pot-Limit Omaha 8-Handed

PlaceWinnerCountryPrize (in EUR)
22Stanislav ParkhomenkoBulgaria953
23Ivaylo SivinovBulgaria953
24Lluis Valls OncinsSpain953
25Ting HoUnited States859
26Georges ChehadeLebanon859
27Anson TsangHong Kong859
28Allen KesslerUnited States859
29Cord GarciaUnited States859
30Dario AliotoItaly859
31Sebastian LangrockGermany859
32Martin RothaermelGermany859
33Pasquale VinciItaly799
34Zakhar GalperIsrael799
35Peter SlustikSlovakia799

Action of the Day

Around 50 players were seated in the first level of the day and the number of entries quickly doubled, while many participants took advantage of the unlimited re-entry option during the first 10 levels. It was not uncommon that some of the players fired at least four bullets without success.

Among those that took a shot without anything to show for just jet were the WSOP bracelet winners Jeff Lisandro, Shaun Deeb, Jeff Madsen, Roger Hairabedian and Max Pescatori. Deeb and Pescatori busted very close to the money with the former missing out on vital points for the 2018 WSOP Player of the Year leader board.

Pescatori got it in with jack-ten-ten-nine and Ivaylo Sivinov flopped two pair with ace-king-seven-six to eliminate the Italian. Sivinov was also responsible for the departure of Deeb when he flopped a straight and held a flush draw to go along with it. Deeb check-shoved with a gutshot to the same straight and the nut flush draw, but bricked both the turn and river.

The money bubble burst in level 16 and it was Oleh Sushto that ended up as the bubble boy. Peter Jaksland doubled twice and Sushto then got it in with aces to fall short against Peter Slustik, while Cord Garcia doubled up in the same hand on another table to let the bubble burst. The eliminations kept coming at a quick pace after that and more than a dozen players headed to the payout desk before bagging and tagging.

Day 1b will kick off at 3 p.m. local time on Tuesday, October 16th, 2018, and a similar, if not even bigger field size is expecxted for the second and final starting day. Make sure to tune back in then to find out who will be in the running for the third gold bracelet of the festival at Europe's biggest poker arena.

Tags: Aaron DuczakAlfredo Vega MeisterAllen KesslerAnson TsangChris FergusonCord GarciaDario AliotoDor TalDutch BoydIvaylo SivinovJason GrayJeff MadsenMax PescatoriMichael SoyzaOleh SushtoPeter JakslandPeter SlustikRoger HairabedianRomain LewisSebastian LangrockShaun Deeb

End-Of-Day 1A Chip Counts (full)

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Dor Mey Tal IL
Dor Mey Tal
IL 643,000 23,000
Peter Jaksland dk
Peter Jaksland
dk 343,000 3,000
Michael Magalashvili il
Michael Magalashvili
il 339,000 144,000
Hael Al Labani de
Hael Al Labani
de 310,000 50,000
Alfredo Vega Meister es
Alfredo Vega Meister
es 300,000 -55,000
Aaron Duczak ca
Aaron Duczak
ca 265,000 -25,000
Sebastian Obermeier de
Sebastian Obermeier
de 249,000 79,000
Michael Soyza my
Michael Soyza
my 224,000 -6,000
Tarek Sleiman CL
Tarek Sleiman
CL 218,000 18,000
Romain Lewis fr
Romain Lewis
Winamax Team Pro
fr 209,000 -191,000
Jason Gray gb
Jason Gray
gb 197,000 17,000
Dutch Boyd us
Dutch Boyd
us 190,000 60,000
Dimitrios Gkatzas gr
Dimitrios Gkatzas
gr 177,000 -3,000
Jonas Kilian de
Jonas Kilian
de 177,000 57,000
Chris Ferguson us
Chris Ferguson
us 148,000 48,000
Grant Hart us
Grant Hart
us 132,000 -88,000
Amar Begovic ba
Amar Begovic
ba 112,000 -28,000
Jerome Abitbol fr
Jerome Abitbol
fr 104,000 -16,000
Guillaume Diaz fr
Guillaume Diaz
fr 99,000 -26,000
Manish Goenka in
Manish Goenka
in 98,000 -2,000
Edward Lawrie GB
Edward Lawrie
GB 72,000

Late Double for Lawrie

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Edward Lawrie
Edward Lawrie

Stanislav Parkhomenko was eliminated during the last hands of the night while Chris Ferguson and Edward Lawrie doubled.

Lawrie was all in for 34,000 with {A-Diamonds}{A-Spades}{K-Diamonds}{8-Spades} and Tarek Alonso called with the {Q-Diamonds}{J-Diamonds}{10-Spades}{8-Diamonds}. The {K-Clubs}{9-Diamonds}{6-Clubs} flop was a sweat as Alonso had plenty of outs. He improved to a straight on the {Q-Diamonds} turn, but Lawrie made the nut flush with the {3-Diamonds} river to double.

Tarek Sleiman CL
Tarek Sleiman
CL 200,000 50,000
Chris Ferguson us
Chris Ferguson
us 150,000 70,000
Edward Lawrie GB
Edward Lawrie
GB 72,000 12,000
Stanislav Parkhomenko bg
Stanislav Parkhomenko
bg Busted

Tags: Chris FergusonEdward LawrieStanislav ParkhomenkoTarek Alonso

Valls Oncins and Sivinov Eliminated

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Ivaylo Sivinov
Ivaylo Sivinov

On a flop of {8-Clubs}{8-Spades}{7-Spades}, Lluis Valls Oncins and Peter Jaksland clashed and the former ended up all in and at risk.

Lluis Valls Oncins: {J-Hearts}{10-Clubs}{9-Hearts}{4-Spades}
Peter Jaksland: {6-Spades}{5-Spades}{4-Hearts}{3-Diamonds}

The {A-Clubs} turn changed nothing much yet, but Jaksland improved to a straight with the {5-Diamonds} on the river to eliminate the Spaniard.

Ivaylo Sivinov also missed out on Day 2 just yet after falling victim to the hot run of Dor Tal.

Sivinov got it in with the {A-Clubs}{Q-Diamonds}{10-Spades}{5-Diamonds} and Tal showed the {A-Spades}{A-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds}. The board came {K-Clubs}{9-Spades}{7-Clubs}{6-Hearts}{10-Hearts} and Tal turned a ten-high straight to deal the final blow.

Dor Mey Tal IL
Dor Mey Tal
IL 620,000 295,000
Peter Jaksland dk
Peter Jaksland
dk 340,000 160,000
Ivaylo Sivinov bg
Ivaylo Sivinov
bg Busted
Lluis Valls Oncins ES
Lluis Valls Oncins
ES Busted

Tags: Dor TalIvaylo SivinovLluis Valls OncinsPeter Jaksland

Three More Hands Announced

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On the {K-Spades}{Q-Diamonds}{10-Spades} flop, Aaron Duczak bet 27,000 and Dutch Boyd gave it some thought before moving all in, Duczak folded instantly. Right after, the last hands of the night were drawn and Boyd picked a three.

At the same time one table over, Manish Goenka raised the pot out of the small blind and Stanislav Parkhomenko three-bet to 50,000. Goenka called all in for 48,000 to set up the following showdown:

Manish Goenka: {A-Diamonds}{Q-Clubs}{5-Diamonds}{4-Hearts}
Stanislav Parkhomenko: {10-Spades}{6-Diamonds}{5-Spades}{4-Diamonds}

The board came {Q-Spades}{8-Hearts}{4-Spades}{8-Clubs}{6-Hearts} and Goenka had reason to celebrate.

Aaron Duczak ca
Aaron Duczak
ca 290,000 148,000
Dutch Boyd us
Dutch Boyd
us 130,000 26,000
Manish Goenka in
Manish Goenka
in 100,000 30,000
Stanislav Parkhomenko bg
Stanislav Parkhomenko
bg 21,000 -79,000

Tags: Aaron DuczakDutch BoydManish GoenkaStanislav Parkhomenko

Gray Jams Into Valls Oncins

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On the three-way flop of {A-Clubs}{6-Clubs}{6-Spades}, Lluis Valls Oncins checked in the small blind and was the only one to call a bet of 24,000 by Jason Gray in the big blind. The {K-Clubs} turn was checked and Valls Oncins checked the {4-Diamonds} river. Gray moved all in and that ended the hand right there, as Valls Oncins quickly folded.

Hael Al Labani de
Hael Al Labani
de 260,000 135,000
Michael Soyza my
Michael Soyza
my 230,000 105,000
Jason Gray gb
Jason Gray
gb 180,000 125,000
Peter Jaksland dk
Peter Jaksland
dk 180,000 105,000
Lluis Valls Oncins ES
Lluis Valls Oncins
ES 135,000 -65,000

Tags: Jason GrayLluis Valls Oncins

Begovic Sends Ho to the Rail

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Ting Ho was all in and at risk preflop with the {A-Clubs}{K-Spades}{J-Spades}{4-Hearts} and Amar Begovic looker her up on the button with the {A-Diamonds}{A-Hearts}{9-Spades}{6-Spades}.

The board of {Q-Spades}{J-Clubs}{5-Diamonds}{6-Hearts}{8-Spades} provided no miracle for Ho and she exited in 25th place. All remaining 24 players will now redraw to the last three tables.

Amar Begovic ba
Amar Begovic
ba 140,000 70,000
Ting Ho us
Ting Ho
us Busted

Tags: Amar BegovicTing Ho

Two Double Ups and a Triple Up

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Ting Ho tripled up with trips queens against Tarek Alonso and Amar Begovic while Edward Lawrie flopped a flush with {A-Spades}{K-Hearts}{K-Clubs}{4-Clubs} against the {K-Spades}{7-Spades}{6-Clubs}{4-Spades} of Dimitrios Gkatzas.

In a battle of the blinds, Dutch Boyd was all in for 52,000 with the {K-Clubs}{K-Diamonds}{10-Hearts}{5-Clubs} and Jerome Abitbol looked him up with the {A-Hearts}{K-Spades}{Q-Clubs}{9-Hearts}. The board ran out ]10d7h6sQd4s] and Boyd remained in contention, too.

Dimitrios Gkatzas gr
Dimitrios Gkatzas
gr 180,000 -25,000
Dutch Boyd us
Dutch Boyd
us 104,000 -36,000
Edward Lawrie GB
Edward Lawrie
GB 60,000 10,000
Ting Ho us
Ting Ho
us 50,000 10,000

Tags: Amar BegovicDimitrios GkatzasDutch BoydTarek AlonsoTing HoEdward Lawrie

Level:
18
Blinds:
4,000/8,000
Ante:
0