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

Ilya Bulychev Leads Eight Players to the Final Day

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Ilya Bulychev
Ilya Bulychev

Just eight players survived at the end of Day 2 of Event #7: €2,200 Pot-Limit Omaha 8-Handed at the 2018 World Series of Poker Europe in King's Casino. Ilya Bulychev sits on top of the leaderboard with a stack of 1,513,000. He’s closely followed by Anson Tsang with 1,139,000 and Ludvig Sterner with 1,133,000. The three of them are the only players with more than a million in chips.

Hokyiu Lee (995,000), Jason Gray (827,000), Alexander Norden (747,000), Gisle Olsen (701,000), and Quan Zhou (420,000) make up the rest of the 8-handed final table. They’ll be battling it out tomorrow, October 24th, at 3 p.m. local time to see who takes home the first place prize of €91,730 and the WSOP gold bracelet.

Final table Seat Assignments

SeatPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
1Gisle OlsenDenmark701,00029
2Ludvig SternerSweden1,133,00047
3Hokyiu LeeHong Kong995,00041
4Alexander NordenSweden747,00031
5Jason GrayUnited Kingdom827,00034
6Anson TsangHong Kong1,139,00047
7Ilya BulychevRussian Federation1,513,00063
8Quan ZhouChina420,00018

Day 2 action
A total of 35 players returned at the start of Day 2, but there were only 29 players lucky enough to end up with a piece of the prize pool. Among the eliminations at the start of Day 2 were Michal Mrakes, James Chen, and Ronald Keijzer, who won a WSOP bracelet in a Pot-Limit Omaha 6-Handed tournament this year in Las Vegas. Tomasz Gluszko ended up as the unfortunate bubble after he lost with aces against a rivered flush.

The remaining players were all guaranteed €3,147 and the eliminations started to come in at a fast pace. Chin Wei Lim and Anton Johansson were among the first eliminations and both got to collect €3,147.

Chris Ferguson was eliminated in 22nd place after he got it in with two pair and a gutshot straight draw against a better two pair and the same gutshot straight draw. The river was a blank and that meant that Ferguson got eliminated from the tournament banking €3,518.

Shaun Deeb had made the final table of Event #6: €1,650 Mixed Pot-Limit Omaha/No-Limit Hold’em and after he reached the final table yesterday he hopped in the €2,200 Pot-Limit Omaha 8-Handed event and reached Day 2. He was multi-tabling for quite a while before eventually being eliminated in 20th place. Deeb got it in with an open-ended straight draw against the top two pair of Ludvig Sterner. Deeb wasn’t able to improve and could single table himself to a runner-up finish in the Mixed event. Deeb cashed in this event for €3,518.

Shaun Deeb
Shaun Deeb

Jan-Peter Jachtmann (19th - €3,518), Allen Kessler (16th - €4,034), Anthony Zinno (15th - €4,034), and Ryan Riess (14th - €4,742) all busted out before the final table was reached. Gergely Bartos ended up in tenth place, bubbling the unofficial final table after he got it in against the aces of Zhou. Bartos failed to catch up and banked €7,042 for his efforts.

The remaining nine players continued the battle on one table and Daniel Rezaei was the unfortunate final table bubble boy. He got his money in with top pair and a gutshot straight draw against the flopped nut straight of Gray. Rezaei couldn’t catch up and was eliminated as the final player before they started bagging and tagging. Rezaei took home €7,042.

The eight players that reached the final table will come back tomorrow, October 24th, at 3 p.m. local time in King's Casino to play down to a winner. They will have 2 minutes and 51 seconds remaining in level 22 (12,000/24,000). The winner will receive a WSOP gold bracelet and the first place prize of €91,730.

The final day will be streamed on Twitch and PokerNews will be covering the event until a winner is crowned.

Tags: Alexander NordenAllen KesslerAnson TsangAnthony ZinnoAnton JohanssonChin Wei LimChris FergusonDaniel RezaeiGergely BartosGisle OlsenHokyiu LeeIlya BulychevJames ChenJason GrayLudvig SternerMichal MrakesQuan ZhouRonald KeijzerRyan RiessShaun DeebTomasz Gluszko

End-Of-Day Chip Counts

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The remaining eight players bagged up with 2:51 minutes left in the level and will return at 3 p.m. local time on Wednesday, October 24th, 2018, to play down to a champion.

A recap of today's action is to follow.

Ilya Bulychev ru 1,513,000 13,000
Anson Tsang hk 1,139,000 9,000
Ludvig Sterner se 1,133,000 13,000
Hokyiu Lee hk 995,000 -255,000
Jason Gray gb 827,000
Alexander Norden se 747,000 72,000
Gisle Olsen dk 701,000 163,000
Quan Zhou cn 420,000 -15,000

Daniel Rezaei Eliminated in 9th Place (€7,042)

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Daniel Rezaei
Daniel Rezaei

Jason Gray opened the action with a raise to 70,000 from middle position and big blind Daniel Rezaei called from the big blind.

The flop came down {Q-Diamonds}{10-Clubs}{9-Spades} and Rezaei announced pot. Gray put in a big stack of 25,000 chips to put Rezaei all in and at risk and the call was made by Rezaei.

Jason Gray: {K-Hearts}{J-Hearts}{J-Clubs}{8-Clubs}
Daniel Rezaei: {A-Diamonds}{K-Spades}{Q-Hearts}{5-Clubs}

The turn was the {6-Spades} and the river the {5-Diamonds} and that meant that Gray took down the hand with the nut straight and Rezaei was eliminated on the official final table bubble, banking €7,042.

Jason Gray gb 827,000 307,000
Daniel Rezaei at Busted

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Bulychev Bullies Zhou

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Anson Tsang raised it up to 70,000 on the button and was called by Ilya Bulychev and Quan Zhou.The flop brought {8-Diamonds}{7-Hearts}{4-Spades} and Bulychev led for 150,000, which resulted in a call from Zhou and a fold from Tsang. After the {3-Clubs} turn, Bulychev asked for the size of the pot, which happened to be 510,000, and bet as much.

Zhou was covered by this bet and headed deep into the think tank. Both players asked their respective massage girls to pause while they were on the tail end of this possibly crucial hand and Zhou needed more than three minutes to make up his mind. The clock was called on him and 30 seconds ran down without any decision, Zhou's hand was declared dead.

Ilya Bulychev ru 1,500,000 150,000
Anson Tsang hk 1,130,000 -70,000
Quan Zhou cn 435,000 -247,000

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Rezaei Gets a Jam Through

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Daniel Rezaei raised it up to 85,000 with 87,000 behind and Anson Tsang studied the tournament information screen carefully before electing to call. The flop came {A-Spades}{8-Spades}{6-Clubs} and Tsang checked, Rezaei jammed and Tsang folded after brief table chat.

"I am starting to like you more and more," Rezaei joked while dragging in the pot.

Anson Tsang hk 1,200,000 -10,000
Daniel Rezaei at 269,000 89,000

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Gray and Sterner Chop With Aces

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Hokyiu Lee claimed a pot without showdown after cbetting a flop against Ludvig Sterner while Daniel Rezaei lost a few chips more.

Then, Jason Gray limped in and Ilya Bulychev raised to 80,000. Sterner called and Gray limp-raised the pot. That forced out Bulychev, while Sterner moved all in and picked up an instant call of Gray.

Jason Gray: {A-Diamonds}{A-Spades}{5-Diamonds}{3-Hearts}
Ludvig Sterner: {A-Clubs}{A-Hearts}{5-Clubs}{2-Diamonds}

"He has the better kicker," Rezaei joked while Sterner pointed out he had the clubs live draw. Indeed there was a sweat, but the boars of {Q-Diamonds}{7-Spades}{2-Clubs}{6-Clubs}{Q-Hearts} ensured the split pot.

Ilya Bulychev ru 1,350,000 -286,000
Hokyiu Lee hk 1,250,000 155,000
Ludvig Sterner se 1,120,000 20,000
Jason Gray gb 520,000 46,000
Daniel Rezaei at 180,000 -63,000

Tags: Daniel RezaeiHokyiu LeeIlya BulychevJason GrayLudvig Sterner

Another one for Gray

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With 180,000 in the middle and the flop showing {8-Diamonds}{6-Clubs}{2-Hearts}, Jason Gray bet 180,000 out of the big blind and Daniel Rezaei asked for his bet to be cut out. Gray had another 114,000 behind and Rezaei was in fact covered by that, as he only had 243,000 total behind.

After giving it some thought, the Austrian elected to fold and dropped to the bottom of the counts.

Jason Gray gb 474,000 124,000
Daniel Rezaei at 243,000 -112,000

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Sterner Takes From Rezaei

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On the turn of {K-Hearts}{9-Hearts}{8-Clubs}{7-Diamonds}, Daniel Rezaei bet 75,000 in the cutoff and he was called by Ludvig Sterner from one seat over on the button. The {3-Clubs} came on the river and Rezaei announced a bet of 160,000. Sterner gave him a quick stare and called.

Rezaei showed the {A-Spades}{Q-Diamonds}{10-Clubs}{9-Spades} and Sterner claimed the pot with the {A-Diamonds}{K-Clubs}{10-Diamonds}{8-Spades} for kings and eights.

Ludvig Sterner se 1,100,000 320,000
Daniel Rezaei at 355,000 -214,000

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More for Gray

zedmaster84 • Level 22: 12,000-24,000, 0 ante

In the last hand of the previous level, Jason Gray jammed up his stack without showdown.

Early into the new level, Gray limped in and Daniel Rezaei did so from the small blind, Ludvig Sterner checked his option in the big blind. The {A-Hearts}{8-Hearts}{8-Spades} flop was checked through and Rezaei checked the {4-Spades} turn. Sterner bet 50,000 and that ended the hand right there.

Ludvig Sterner se 780,000 42,000
Jason Gray gb 350,000 63,000

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