2019 World Series of Poker Europe

Event #49: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha 8-Handed Championship

Hughes Leads Final 37 Players in Event #49: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Championship

Ryan Hughes

A record-breaking 476 players took to the felt in Event #49: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Championship, but just 37 will return for Day 3 action at 2 p.m. local time. All those remaining are guaranteed a payday of at least $21,028, but all eyes are on the top prize of $1,018,336 and coveted gold bracelet.

Leading the way is Ryan Hughes, who began Day 2 as the chip leader and bagged a sizable 2,366,000-chip stack 10 swingy levels later. But with a whole slew of highly accomplished players still in the mix, the path to victory won't be easy for anybody. Three-time bracelet winner Rep Porter sits in the second spot on the leaderboard with 1.7 million; Brandon Shack-Harris (1.2 million), famed poker YouTuber Joey Ingram (749,000), and previous November Niner Matt Giannetti (586,000) are all still in the hunt, as well.

Here's a look at the seating chart and chip counts for the start of Day 3:

RoomTableSeatPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
Amazon4301Scotty NguyenUnited States897,00045
Amazon4302Loren KleinUnited States514,00026
Amazon4303Ryan HughesUnited States2,366,000118
Amazon4304Martin KozlovAustralia309,00015
Amazon4305Jerry WongUnited States500,00025
Amazon4306Anton MorgensternGermany480,00024
Amazon4307Robert PaddockCanada751,00038
Amazon4308Bogdan CapitanRomania490,00025
Amazon4311Tim MarstersAustralia398,00020
Amazon4312Richard GrykoUnited Kingdom347,00017
Amazon4313Brandon Shack-HarrisUnited States1,200,00060
Amazon4314Joey IngramUnited States749,00037
Amazon4315Dario SammartinoItaly589,00029
Amazon4316Tim SeidenstickerUnited States249,00012
Amazon4317Ardit KurshumiUnited States103,0005
Amazon4318Daniel AharoniUnited States657,00033
Amazon4381William KoppUnited States1,600,00080
Amazon4382Mike LeahCanada269,00013
Amazon4383Daniel HarmetzUnited States460,00023
Amazon4384Aaron DuczakCanada371,00019
Amazon4385Mack LeeUnited States850,00043
Amazon4386David WangAustralia274,00014
Amazon4388Nicholas ArandaUnited States914,00046
Amazon4392Lautaro GuerraSpain212,00011
Amazon4393Alexey MakarovRussia294,00015
Amazon4394LaDarren BanksUnited States336,00017
Amazon4395Andjelko AndrejevicUnited States490,00025
Amazon4396Mark DavidoffUnited States539,00027
Amazon4397Ryan LaplanteUnited States672,00034
Amazon4398Richard LyndakerUnited States967,00048
Amazon4471Scott BohlmanUnited States457,00023
Amazon4472Rep PorterUnited States1,700,00085
Amazon4473Mark HermUnited States348,00017
Amazon4474Henri KoivistoFinland348,00017
Amazon4475Matt GiannettiUnited States586,00029
Amazon4476Max LehmanskiGermany344,00017
Amazon4477Anson TsangHong Kong1,463,00073

Blinds will be 10,000/20,000 when play resumes. The remainder of the field is scheduled to play down to a winner on Day 3. There will be a 15-minute break every two levels and a one-hour dinner break after six levels (at approximately 6:30 p.m.). Keep it here for continuing coverage of Event #49: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Championship and throughout the 2018 World Series of Poker from the PokerNews Live Reporting team.

Tags: Brandon Shack-HarrisJoey IngramMatt GiannettiRep PorterRyan Hughes