In just over one hour from now as of 3 p.m. local time, the second Pot-Limit Omaha Event of the 2018 World Series of Poker gets underway at Europe's biggest poker arena, the King's Casino in Rozvadov. The half-way mark has already been reached and another coveted gold bracelet will be awarded in Event #7: €2,200 Pot-Limit Omaha 8-Handed.
Day 1 of the tournament will feature a total of 15 levels of 40 minutes each and the late registration and unlimited re-entry period remains open for the first 12 levels until approximately 1 a.m. local time. There will be a break every three levels and a dinner break after the sixth level of the day.
All participants receive 40,000 in chips and the defending champion is local player Lukas Zaskodny, who defeated Allen Kessler in heads-up to earn the gold bracelet on home soil. Zaskodny has already been taking part in the festival and cashed in Event #3.
Day 1 Level Structure
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Hanh Tran, who won his second bracelet in 2018 and defeated a field of 572 entries in Event #3: €550 Pot-Limit Omaha 8-Handed, already confirmed to take another shot at glory and many other PLO specialists are expected at the tables. Oleg Pavlyuchuk and Romain Lewis, who finished 2nd and 3rd respectively, are still in contention on Day 2 of Event #6: €1,650 Mixed Pot-Limit Omaha/No-Limit Hold'em and may join later on.
The newest winner of a coveted WSOP bracelet will be crowned in three days time and the PokerNews live reporting team will be on the floor to provide all the action until the very last hand is dealt.