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Event #6: €1,650 Mixed Pot-Limit Omaha/No-Limit Hold'em

Israelashvili Among the Notables Bagging in the Biggest WSOPE Mixed Event in History

will_shill • Level 14: 1,500-3,000, 3,000 ante
Roland Israelashvili

A total of 42 players bagged up chips at the end of Day 1 of Event #5: €1,650 No-Limit Hold'em/Pot-Limit Omaha Mixed Event, meaning the tournament is just five players off the money.

37 players will be guaranteed €2,350, but everyone returning tomorrow for Day 2 will be eyeing up the first prize of €86,956 and a WSOP gold bracelet.

Today there were 241 entries, making this tournament the biggest Mixed Game tournament ever held as part of a World Series of Poker Europe festival, smashing the 158 that played in a £2,500 Pot-Limit Hold'em/Pot-Limit Omaha event at the 2009 WSOPE.

Leading the final 42 is Hungarian Laszlo Bujtas with 388,500. According to Hendon Mob, his last recorded cash came in the 2017 WSOPE Main Event here in Rozvadov, but he'll be hoping to add a cash in another bracelet event come tomorrow.

Other big stacks include Roland Israelashvili (303,000), Julien Sitbon (293,000), Netanel Amedi (277,500), Anthony Zinno (241,000) and Player of the Year leader Shaun Deeb, who was the beneficiary of a last-minute three-way all in between himself, Xixiang Luo and Tomasz Gluszko.

Luo held aces and kings in pot-limit Omaha, but Deeb turned a flush to eliminate both players and send him soaring to the top of the chip counts, only to be pipped by Bujtas. Deeb will still take 367,500 chips through to Day 2.

Several big names are still in contention at the end of Day 1, and will be looking for deep runs ahead of Day 2 which resumes at 2pm tomorrow. They include multiple bracelet winners Jeff Lisandro (57,000), Max Pescatori (161,500), and Chris Ferguson (138,500).

Well-known players to bust on Day 1 included former Main Event champion Ryan Riess, bracelet winners Cord Garcia, Jeff Madsen, Dutch Boyd and Martin Kabrhel, as well as 2018 Little One for One Drop winner Guoliang Wei.

The action continues tomorrow where the levels will increase to 60 minutes and the plan is to play down to a final table. Stay tuned to PokerNews for all the WSOPE action from the King's Casino in Rozvadov.

Day 2 Seat Draw

TableSeatPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
1382Max PescatoriItaly161,50040
1383Jaroslav PeterCzech Republic223,50056
1384Oleg PavlyuchukLatvia75,50019
1385Pasquale VinciItaly56,50014
1386Andreas WalnumNorway147,50037
1387Roland IsraelashviliUnited States303,00076
1388Vittorio CastroItaly196,00049
      
1391Shaun DeebUnited States361,00090
1392Wai Leong ChanMalaysia145,00036
1393Matti HautanenFinland195,50049
1395Jeffrey Dominic LisandroItaly57,00014
1396Danny TangHong Kong214,00054
1397Alexandros KedikoglouGreece205,00051
1398Roman CieslikGermany62,50016
      
1401Van Tiep NguyenCzech Republic199,00050
1402Krasimir YankovBulgaria293,00073
1403Norbert SzecsiHungary162,00041
1405Yunsheng SunChina149,50037
1406Aaron DuczakCanada105,50026
1407Viliyan PetleshkovBulgaria206,50052
1408Abdelhakim ZoufriNetherlands61,00015
      
1531Stephan KlamGermany59,00015
1532Netanel AmediIsrael277,50069
1534Zoltan SzaboHungary309,00077
1535Zhong ChenNetherlands112,00028
1536Jean Noel SaidFrance77,50019
1537Samuel AlbeckGermany201,50050
1538Antti MarttinenFinland151,50038
      
1541Bharath JanardhanIndia72,00018
1542Romain LewisFrance42,00011
1543Julien SitbonFrance293,00073
1545Chris FergusonUnited States138,50035
1546Anthony ZinnoUnited States241,00060
1547Majid Ejlal NoubarianIran188,00047
1548Richard TothHungary201,00050
      
1551Joni JouhkimainenFinland179,00045
1552Christopher BackCanada79,50020
1553Laszlo BujtasHungary388,50097
1554Anatolii ZyrinRussian Federation250,50063
1555Siarhei ChudapalBelarus54,00014
1557Joao VieiraPortugal205,50051
1558Choon Tong SiowMalaysia123,50031

Tags: Anthony ZinnoChris FergusonCord GarciaDutch BoydGuoliang WeiJeff MadsenJulien SitbonLaszlo BujtasMartin KabrhelMax PescatoriNetanel AmediRoland IsraelashviliRyan RiessShaun DeebTomasz GluszkoXixiang Luo