Day 2 completed
Day 2 completed
Day 2 of Event #1: €2,700 Six-Handed No-Limit Hold'em at the 2012 World Series of Poker Europe has come to a close. Just eight players have been left standing at the end of the carnage and they'll return tomorrow for Day 3 to finish this one out.
Leading the final eight is Yannick Bonnet with 476,000. He's the only player to amass more than 300,000 in chips at the end of the day with Senh Ung (289,000) and Matan Krakow (250,000) rounding out the top three.
When the day began, 50 players returned to action. Of those still in contention were Greg Merson, Marc-Andre Ladouceur, [Removed:163], McLean Karr, Rémy Biechel and Padraig Parkinson. Unfortunately for those players, they all finished outside of the money.
One other player heading out before the money was Jeff Rossiter. He earned the worst finishing position of them all as he became the first bubble boy of the 2012 WSOP Europe.
First to go once the bubble broke was 12-time gold bracelet winner Phil Hellmuth. Other notable cashes included Govert Metaal, Brandon Cantu, Jennifer Tilly and David "ODB" Baker.
The big story heading into the final day will be Matan Krakow, last year's fourth-place finisher. Krakow began the day as the chip leader and worked his way to the end of the night third overall. He's just a few spots shy of topping his finish from last year, but it doesn't need to be said that he really would like to take home the victory.
Play will begin tomorrow at 1:00 PM local time and you can expect either an early elimination or double up as Romain Chauvassagne will begin the day severely short stacked. We'll see you right back here on PokerNews for all the updates starting in the early afternoon as the first bracelet winner is crowned.
|Imed Ben Mahmoud||184,000||-96,000|
On the final hand of the night, Romain Chauvassagne raised to 13,000 from the button and Sylvain Ribes reraised to 29,000 from the small blind. Chauvassagne called and the flop came down . Ribes fired 19,000 and Chauvassagne tanked for several long minutes. Eventually, he moved all in for 80,500. Ribes snapped.
The turn was the and river the to give Ribes the win. At the final count of the chips, Ribes was all in on the flop for 73,500, meaning Chauvassagne was left with 7,000 to return with on Day 3.
Just as we say that the action has slowed, the ninth-place elimination happens immediately after.
Following a raise to 10,000 out of the cutoff seat from Roberto Romanello, Ruben Velasco moved all in for just shy of 100,000. Velasco was in the small blind and action folded back to Romanello. He took a few moments, then called.
The flop, turn and river ran through and Romanello eliminated Velasco. For his finish, Velasco earned €12,040.
To say things have slowed down would be an understatement. The players are spread across two tables, one with five and one with four. They're well aware that the end of the day is approaching, as is a chance at making the final table. With that comes cautious play. Many of the preflop shoves are going uncalled and the pots that do go to post-flop action are kept fairly small. There's just 16 minutes left in the final level of the day, so we're looking at wrapping things up short of a final table.
Action folded to Ruben Velasco in the small blind and he raised to 12,000. Imed Ben Mahmoud three-bet from the big blind to 30,000 and Velasco called to see the flop. Then, Velasco led for 40,000. Mahmoud raised all in for 108,000 and Velasco called.
The turn was he and river the to give Mahmoud the double up.
|Imed Ben Mahmoud||280,000||105,000|
Ruben Velasco raised to 9,000 from under the gun and Yannick Bonnet called out of the big blind. The flop came down , and Bonnet checked. Velasco bet 11,000, and Bonnet check-raised to 26,000. Velasco called.
The turn was the , and both players checked. They also checked the river. Bonnet tabled the and Velasco mucked.