The Final Table of Event #4 is Set; Bednar Leads, Desset and Odeen in Contention
Day 2 of the 2017 World Series of Poker Europe €1,650 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed Event #4 saw 70 players return to the tables of the King's Casino in Rozvadov and another three hopefuls opted to buy in for 12.5 big blinds, pushing the field to 240 entries in total. The prize pool of €345,420 was to be divided among the top 36 spots and action concluded after more than nine hours when the unofficial final table of the last seven was set.
Leading the finalists is Jan Bednar with 1,761,000, followed by Andrej Desset (1,531,000) and Jerry Odeen (1,208,000). Odeen was among the three players to buy in for Day 2 and has already secured the best WSOP result of his career thus far, the Swede also finished 13th in this very tournament two years ago when the WSOPE last took place in Berlin. Serbian high stakes cash game pro Ognjen Šekularac (875,000), Theodore McQuilkin (754,000), Maksym Shulga (643,000) and Petr Setka (457,000).
Both Bednar and Setka aim to keep the next gold bracelet on home soil after Martin Kabrhel emerged victorious in Event #3 two days ago. All seven finalists are guaranteed at least €8,608 for their efforts, while the first-place finish comes with a payday of €88,043. The action resumes at 3 p.m. local time with 43 minutes left in level 22 at blinds of 10,000/20,000 with a running ante of 3,000, and the action will be streamed on a security delay of 30 minutes on the WSOP website.
Among those to cash in the event were 2017 WSOP Player of the Year contenders Ryan Hughes (32nd, for €2,429) and Chris Ferguson (26th, for €2,771), Event #1 runner-up Viliyan Petleshkov (29th, for €2,771), Sander van Wesemael (21st, for €3,267), Vincent Moscati (14th, for €3,977), Erik Cajelais (13th, for €3,977), Aneris Adomkevicius (11th, for €4,994), and Anthony Zinno (8th, for €8,608). Zinno became the last casualty of the night when his pocket aces were cracked by the nine-seven suited of Andrej Desset, who turned two pair.
Seat Assignments for the Final Day
|Seat||Player||Country||Chip Count||Big Blinds|
|4||Petr Setka||Czech Republic||457,000||23|
|6||Jan Bednar||Czech Republic||1,761,000||88|
Action of Day 2
Among those to bust before the money were Ismael Bojang, Bertrand Grospellier, Walter Treccarichi, Kenny Hallaert, Kristen Bicknell, start-of-the-day chip leader Ryan Leng, Brandon Cantu, Sergio Fernandez, Phil Hellmuth and Barny Boatman. Hellmuth was nursing a short stack after an early setback and busted a few spots away from the money when his king-eight ended up second best to the king-jack of Tony Lefort. The bubble burst with the elimination of Viktor Katzenberger, who got it in with pocket fours against the pocket kings of Andrej Desset, and Katzenberger ended up on the bubble for the second time during this festival after splitting the min cash with two other players in Event #1 MONSTER STACK.
Ryan Hughes lost a big chunk of his stack with ace-six suited versus ace-three suited and ran out of chips soon after, his ace-three stood no chance against the ace-jack suited of Aneris Adomkevicius. Fellow Player of the Year contender Chris Ferguson went slightly deeper before bowing out in 26th place, losing a flip with queen-eight suited against the pocket deuces of Jerry Odeen.
The roller coaster ride of Sander van Wesemael ended in 21st place, the Dutchman got it in with ace-ten suited against pocket jacks and failed to get there despite picking up plenty of outs with a ten on the flop and a second diamong on the turn. Luis Dono dominated the early stages of Day 2, but his elimination in 17th place was the result of an ill-timed bluff with queen-eight suited, which Thorsten Schuler called with king-jack for second pair.
Vincent Moscati lost a flip with king-jack as Maksym Shulga held up with pocket tens and Erik Cajelais followed right after in 13th place. Aneris Adomkevicius was very active at the tables throughout the day and his run eventually came to an end in 11th place after losing a flip with king-ten against the pocket deuces of Jan Bednar. Iurie Cudrinschi and Thorsten Schuler exited in quick succession and the aces cracked story of Anthony Zinno ended Day 2 with the unofficial final table.
The PokerNews live reporting team will be back tomorrow Saturday October 28th with hand-for-hand coverage of the official final table until the fourth bracelet winner of the 2017 World Series of Poker is crowned.