Event #7: €2,200 Pot-Limit Omaha 8-Handed
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Event #7: €2,200 Pot-Limit Omaha 8-Handed
Day 1 completed

Tsang Tops Day 1 in Event #7; Riess; Deeb and Ferguson Among 35 Survivors

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Anson Tsang tops Day 1 in Event #7
Anson Tsang tops Day 1 in Event #7

What started with just 10 players in the early afternoon turned out to smash yet another guarantee at the 2018 World Series of Poker Europe at Europe's biggest poker arena in the King's Casino in Rozvadov. Initially, Event #7: €2,200 Pot-Limit Omaha 8-Handed was scheduled with a guaranteed prize pool of €200,000 and that was not only surpassed but almost doubled thanks to 187 entries in total.

The first 12 of 15 scheduled levels offered unlimited re-entries and the players took full advantage of that, as 106 unique players re-entered 81 times to create a prize pool of €358,853. Only the top 29 spots will receive a portion of that and at the end of level 15, the tournament screens showed 35 players remaining.

Hong Kong's Anson Tsang dominated the late stages of Day 1 and bagged up a very impressive stack of 931,000, while second-placed Ilya Bulychev follows with 748,000. After that, there is a pretty big gap to Chinese high roller Quan Zhou, who claimed 480,000 to his name. Other notables with big stacks include Aaron Duczak (307,000), Daniel Rezaei (302,000) and 2013 WSOP Main Event champion Ryan Riess (259,000).

Shaun Deeb bagged up the third-biggest stack in Event #6: €1,650 Mixed Pot-Limit Omaha/No-Limit Hold'em and will return to the feature table as of 3 p.m. local time on Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018, to battle for his 5th bracelet and put an end to the 2018 WSOP Player of the Year race. One hour prior to that, Deeb will unbag 208,000 for Day 2 of the PLO Event as that's what he claimed to his name after firing three late bullets in this tournament.

Shaun Deeb
Double Bag for Shaun Deeb

Other notables among the 35 Day 1 survivors include Jan-Peter Jachtmann (224,000), Jason Gray (179,000), Chris Ferguson (171,000), Anthony Zinno (166,000), Chin Wei Lim (130,000), Roland Israelashvili (113,000), James Chen (95,000) and Allen Kessler (74,000). Day 2 will recommence with blinds of 3,000/6,000, the level duration increases to 60 minutes each for the remainder of the event and cards will be back in the air at 2 p.m. local time.

Action of the Day

With a slight delay, the first of three tournament days kicked off with a mere nine players spread over two tables. As soon as the bubble of Event #6 had burst, the field kept growing by the minute and the guarantee was met before the dinner break already. Among those to come and go without anything to show for were Hanh Tran, Dutch Boyd, Winfred Yu, €550 Pot-Limit Omaha runner-up Oleg Pavlyuchuk, Jeff Madsen, Martin Kabrhel and Jesper "Kipster" Hougaard to name just a few.

Defending champion Lukas Zaskodny ran out of chips on his first bullet in level two already after his rivered set of aces was no good against the turned straight of Xixiang Luo. Zaskodny quickly re-entered but joined the rail just before the end of the registration period, opting not to try again.

Lukas Zaskodny
No back-to-back titles for Lukas Zaskodny

The chips were traded back and forth, big stacks vanished in the matter of an hour as notables such as Pedro Marques and Daniel Barriocanal went from hero to zero in quick succession. Anatolii Zyrin played five hands on his first bullet and busted, re-entered and almost tripled up right away before also joining the rail.

In the late stages of the day, several notables such as Dario Alioto, Ludovic Geilich, Martin Kabrhel and Danny Tang ran out of steam, too. Geilich busted in a three-way all in with Kabrhel as Ilya Bulychev flopped best and Tang's roller coaster ride came to an end at almost the same time one table over. He had the bets of it preflop with suited aces, but Aaron Duczak eventually got there with a flush.

Ismael Bojang, Ivan Leow and Yehoram Houri didn't survive the furios final either as they fell short of bagging and tagging. In Houri's case, it was a painful exit in the very last hand when the Frenchman flopped the nut straight and faced Ilya Bulychev's middle set. Instead of a paired board, running hearts gave the Russian a flush and Houri was gone.

Day 2 will see the 35 hopefuls head to the looming money bubble as of 2 p.m. local time before playing down to the official eight-handed final table. As usual, the PokerNews live reporting team will be on the floor from start-to-finish.

Day 2 Seat Draw

TableSeatPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blind
1501Roland IsraelashviliUnited States113,00019
1502Jason GrayUnited Kingdom179,00030
1504Shaun DeebUnited States208,00035
1505Gergely BartosHungary107,00018
1506Allen KesslerUnited States74,00012
1507Aaron DuczakCanada307,00051
1508Eemil TuominenFinland225,00038
      
1511Ludvig SternerSweden388,00065
1512Anton JohanssonSweden205,00034
1514Gisle OlsenDenmark288,00048
1515Willm EngelkeGermany96,00016
1516Michal MrakesCzech Republic44,0007
1517Ihar PliashkoBelarus120,00020
1518Ronald KeijzerNetherlands141,00024
      
1521James ChenTaiwan95,00016
1522Ryan RiessUnited States259,00043
1523Quan ZhouChina480,00080
1524Pavel BinarCzech Republic179,00030
1525Maksim ShutsBelarus55,0009
1527Zoltan SzaboHungary120,00020
1528Chris FergusonUnited States171,00029
      
1651Anson TsangHong Kong931,000155
1652Daniel PerkusicGermany106,00018
1653Anthony ZinnoUnited States166,00028
1654Michal SchuhCzech Republic224,00037
1656Hok Yiu LeeChina258,00043
1657Chin Wei LimMalaysia130,00022
1658Roman CieslikGermany92,00015
      
1661Daniel RezaeiAustria302,00050
1663Jan-Peter JachtmannGermany224,00037
1664Alexander NordenSweden53,0009
1665Tomasz GluszkoPoland126,00021
1666Ilya BulychevRussian Federation748,000125
1667Aleksandar TrajkovskiMacedonia104,00017
1668Andriy LyubovetskiyUkraine168,00028

Tags: Aaron DuczakAllen KesslerAnatolii ZyrinAnson TsangAnthony ZinnoChin Wei LimChris FergusonDanny TangIlya BulychevIsmael BojangIvan LeowLudovic GeilichLukas ZaskodnyMartin KabrhelPedro MarquesRyan RiessShaun DeebXixiang LuoYehoram Houri

End-Of-Day Chip Counts (full)

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Anson Tsang hk 931,000 -9,000
Ilya Bulychev ru 748,000 -2,000
Quan Zhou cn 480,000 10,000
Ludvig Sterner se 388,000 318,000
Aaron Duczak ca 307,000 280,500
Daniel Rezaei at 302,000 68,000
Gisle Olsen dk 288,000 128,000
Ryan Riess us 259,000 -51,000
Hokyiu Lee hk 258,000 -27,000
Eemil Tuominen fi 225,000 45,000
Michal Schuh cz 224,000 -66,000
Jan-Peter Jachtmann de 224,000 34,000
Shaun Deeb us 208,000 3,000
Anton Johansson se 205,000 -5,000
Jason Gray gb 179,000 44,000
Pavel Binar cz 179,000 29,000
Chris Ferguson us 171,000 6,000
Andriy Lyubovetskiy ua 168,000 -42,000
Anthony Zinno us 166,000 56,000
Ronald Keijzer nl 141,000 31,000
Chin Wei Lim my 130,000 10,000
Tomasz Gluszko pl 126,000 26,000
Zoltan Szabo hu 120,000 20,000
Ihar Pliashko by 120,000
Roland Israelashvili us 113,000 33,000

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Houri Busts in Last Hand

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Yehoram Houri
Yehoram Houri

Yehoram Houri and Ivan Leow have been eliminated in the final hand of the night on separate tables.

Houri flopped the nut straight on the {Q-Hearts}{10-Spades}{9-Spades} flop and got it in with {A-Diamonds}{K-Hearts}{J-Clubs}{8-Spades}. Big stack Ilya Bulychev had him covered and made the call with the {J-Spades}{J-Hearts}{10-Hearts}{10-Clubs}. Instead of improving to a full house. Bulychev got there with the {6-Hearts} turn and {8-Hearts} river for the runner runner flush.

Ilya Bulychev ru 750,000 300,000
Yehoram Houri fr Busted
Ivan Leow my Busted

Tags: Ilya BulychevIvan LeowYehoram Houri

Tsang Cements Lead; Sebestyen Busts

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Jan-Peter Jachtmann check-called a bet of 26,000 by Anson Tsang on the {K-Clubs}{8-Clubs}{3-Spades} flop and the {Q-Hearts} turn was checked through. Jachtmann was first to act on the {Q-Diamonds} river and bet 35,000, which Tsang called.

Jachtmann showed the {A-Clubs}{A-Diamonds}{10-Clubs}{9-Spades} for aces up, and Tsang had that beat with the {A-Hearts}{Q-Clubs}{10-Diamonds}{9-Hearts} for trips queens. Jachtmann sighed loudly and mucked his cards in disgust.

At the same time, a three-way all in emerged and Balint Sebestyen was all in for around 40,000, Chris Ferguson was the second-shortest stack and at risk for 64,000. Both were covered by Zoltan Szabo in the below showdown:

Balint Sebestyen: {K-Spades}{10-Clubs}{8-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds}
Chris Ferguson: {A-Clubs}{A-Diamonds}{8-Hearts}{2-Diamonds}
Zoltan Szabo: {K-Clubs}{K-Hearts}{Q-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}

The board came {A-Hearts}{6-Spades}{5-Diamonds}{3-Spades}{J-Diamonds} and Ferguson almost tripled up, Sebestyen busted just short of bagging.

Anson Tsang hk 940,000 60,000
Jan-Peter Jachtmann de 190,000 -50,000
Chris Ferguson us 165,000 45,000
Zoltan Szabo hu 100,000 -110,000
Balint Sebestyen Busted

Tags: Anson TsangBalint SebestyenChris FergusonJan-Peter JachtmannZoltan Szabo

Zhou Jams Up Stack

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Hokyiu Lee bet the pot for 30,000 on the {A-Hearts}{5-Hearts}{2-Spades} flop and was called by Quan Zhou, who then faced another pot-sized bet of 90,000 on the {10-Diamonds} turn. Zhou gave it some thought, pulled the trigger and moved all in. Lee quickly tossed his cards into the muck to forfeit the pot.

Matti Hautanen has been eliminated and there are now 38 players remaining.

Quan Zhou cn 470,000 185,000
Hokyiu Lee hk 285,000 -65,000
Matti Hautanen fi Busted

Tags: Hokyiu LeeQuan Zhou

Six More Hands To Go

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With 13 minutes left in the level and 39 players remaining on the screens, the clock was stopped and the draw for the last hands of the day took place. Shaun Deeb, who is on track to bag up chips in this event while already having secured a spot on the final table of the previous tournament, drew the {6-Spades} and six more hands will be played for tonight.

Anton Johansson se 210,000 110,000
Shaun Deeb us 205,000 111,000
Chin Wei Lim my 120,000 -20,000
Chris Ferguson us 120,000 80,000
Allen Kessler us 80,000 28,000
Michal Mrakes cz 65,000 25,000
Roman Cieslik de 50,000 -60,000
Ming Juen Teoh my Busted

Tags: Shaun Deeb

Olsen Doubles Through Duczak

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Gisle Olsen
Gisle Olsen

Gisle Olsen ended up all in and at risk for 78,000 in a battle of the blinds with Aaron Duczak. The Dane flipped over the {K-Hearts}{K-Diamonds}{J-Hearts}{7-Hearts} and Duczak had the {Q-Diamonds}{J-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}{7-Clubs}. Duczak flopped a pair on {Q-Clubs}{3-Clubs}{2-Diamonds}, but the {6-Hearts} turn and {3-Hearts} river brought no suckout.

In the meanwhile, Kan Ying was eliminated and that reduced the field to the final 40 hopefuls.

Gisle Olsen dk 160,000 120,000
Aaron Duczak ca 26,500 -373,500
Kan Ying cn Busted

Tags: Aaron DuczakGisle OlsenKan Ying

Bojang Bows Out

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Ismael Bojang
Ismael Bojang

The flop showed {9-Diamonds}{6-Hearts}{3-Hearts} and Ismael Bojang was all in for 28,500, which Ilya Bulychev and Andriy Lyubovetskiy called. The latter then jammed the {10-Spades} turn and Bulychev got out of the way.

Ismael Bojang: {A-Diamonds}{J-Diamonds}{5-Hearts}{4-Hearts}
Andriy Lyubovetskiy: {8-Spades}{7-Hearts}{6-Clubs}{5-Clubs}

The {7-Spades} on the river brought no help for Bojang and he was eliminated in the final level of the night.

Aleksandar Trajkovski was more fortunate, after he got it in for 37,000 with the {K-Hearts}{Q-Clubs}{Q-Spades}{7-Hearts} and faced Daniel Rezaei with the {A-Spades}{J-Diamonds}{10-Hearts}{5-Clubs}. On a board of {A-Clubs}{3-Hearts}{2-Hearts}{6-Hearts}{6-Clubs}, Trajkowski turned a flush to secure the double.

Ilya Bulychev ru 450,000 -150,000
Daniel Rezaei at 234,000 -96,000
Andriy Lyubovetskiy ua 210,000 -10,000
Aleksandar Trajkovski mk 80,000 -10,000
Ismael Bojang at Busted

Tags: Aleksandar TrajkovskiAndriy LyubovetskiyDaniel RezaeiIlya BulychevIsmael Bojang

Teoh and Johansson Chop With Kings

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Jesper Hougaard was eliminated minutes into the final level of the night and Joni Jouhkimainen is also no longer to be found at the tables while Anson Tsang keeps piling more and more chips with every hand.

One table over, Ming Juen Teoh and Anton Johansson got their near identical stacks in preflop and turned over pocket kings.

Anton Johansson: {K-Spades}{K-Hearts}{7-Spades}{3-Spades}
Ming Juen Teoh: {K-Diamonds}{K-Clubs}{Q-Clubs}{2-Diamonds}

Johansson was the player at risk and flopped a sweat on {8-Spades}{6-Spades}{5-Hearts}, but the {J-Clubs} turn and {J-Hearts} river were both blanks.

Anson Tsang hk 880,000 80,000
Yehoram Houri fr 270,000 180,000
Pavel Binar cz 150,000 55,000
Roman Cieslik de 110,000 15,000
Anthony Zinno us 110,000 15,000
Ming Juen Teoh my 110,000 -30,000
Anton Johansson se 100,000 -130,000
Jesper Hougaard dk Busted
Joni Jouhkimainen fi Busted

Tags: Anson TsangAnton JohanssonJesper HougaardJoni JouhkimainenMing Juen Teoh