Ilya Bulychev Leads Eight Players to the Final Day
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
|Seat||Player||Country||Chip Count||Big Blinds|
|3||Hokyiu Lee||Hong Kong||995,000||41|
|5||Jason Gray||United Kingdom||827,000||34|
|6||Anson Tsang||Hong Kong||1,139,000||47|
|7||Ilya Bulychev||Russian Federation||1,513,000||63|
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.
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.