Event #6: €1,650 Six-Handed Pot-Limit Omaha
Event #6: €1,650 Six-Handed Pot-Limit Omaha
Day 2 completed

Lichtenberger & Marquez Headline Final Table of Five

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Andrew Lictenberger
Andrew Lictenberger

The 2012 World Series of Poker Europe continued on Friday with Day 2 action from Event #6: €1,650 Six-Handed Pot-Limit Omaha. After seven levels of play, the final table was set with five players including well-known pros Ana Marquez and Andrew Lichtenberger.

What started with 206 players was down to just 26 at the start of the day, all but five of which would earn a payday. Narendra Banwari, Brandon Crawford and Dries Goyens were all among the early eliminations, as was October Niner and WSOP Player of the Year contender Greg Merson. However, no one went further and left empty handed than David Benyamine, who finished as the bubble boy.

It happened when Benyamine, who was the second shortest stack behind Daniel Negreanu, raised under the gun to 3,500. After an approximately two-hour bubble, action folded all the way around to Antoine Pacaud, and he called from the the big blind. The {A-Diamonds}{3-Spades}{5-Spades} flop saw Pacaud check, Benyamine move all in for 6,500 and Pacaud call immediately.

Showdown
David Benyamine: {A-Hearts}{Q-Spades}{J-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds}
Antoine Pacaud: {7-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds}{3-Clubs}{3-Hearts}

The {10-Spades} turn and {Q-Clubs} river completed the board, and Benyamine was eliminated after starting the day second in chips.

From there the eliminations came fast. Jamie Pickering was the first to go in 21st place, and both John Eames and Negreanu followed him out the door a short time later. Over the next few hours, Dan Smith, John Monnette, Dan Shak, Raul Paez and Mike “Timex” McDonald all hit the rail.

A short time later, with a board reading {K-Clubs}{2-Diamonds}{4-Spades}{5-Hearts}, Aku Joentausta fired out 22,500 only to have Andy Frankenberger move all in for 33,500 more. Joentausta didn't seem too excited, but he opted to make the call nonetheless.

Showdown
Joentausta: {2-Hearts}{3-Diamonds}{4-Clubs}{K-Diamonds}
Frankenberger: {A-Diamonds}{A-Hearts}{3-Clubs}{9-Hearts}

The two-time bracelet winner held a wheel and had Joentausta in dire straits. Speaking of straights, the {6-Hearts} spiked on the river to give Joentausta a six-high straight and the improbable win, sending Frankenberger to the rail as the final-table bubble boy. Amazingly, the players played one final hand in order to get to the end of Level 15, and Nikolay Volper ended up busting to bring it down to the final five players.

Here’s a look at the final five:

Event #6: €1,650 Six-Handed Pot-Limit Omaha Final Table

SeatPlayerCounts
1emptyN/A
2Petteri Kalenius62,000
3Ana Marquez176,000
4Andrew Lichtenberger256,000
5Aku Joentausta202,000
6Francisco Da Costa Santos233,000

Players will return to the Majestic Barrière on Saturday at 14:00 CET to play down to a winner, so join us then as we bring you all the action and eliminations from the last preliminary event of the 2012 WSOP Europe.

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Nikolay Volper Eliminated in 6th Place (€13,273)

Nikolay Volper
Nikolay Volper

Nikolay Volper raised to 10,500 pre flop and got three-bet to 36,000 by Andrew Lichtenberger.

When the action was folded back around to Volper he immediately decided to move all in. Lichtenberger snap-called and right before the end of the day we got to see another massive all in.

Showdown:
Nikolay Volper: {J-Spades}{J-Hearts}{5-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds}
Andrew Lichtenberger: {A-Spades}{A-Clubs}{9-Diamonds}{3-Hearts}

The board ran out {10-Diamonds}{8-Hearts}{2-Clubs}{8-Clubs}{2-Spades}, and Volper was eliminated. The day is now officially done and chip counts will follow shortly.

Andrew Lichtenberger us 251,500 126,500
Nikolay Volper us Busted

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Andy Frankenberger Eliminated in 7th Place (€9,596)

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Andy Frankenberger
Andy Frankenberger

With a board reading {K-Clubs}{2-Diamonds}{4-Spades}{5-Hearts}, Aku Joentausta fired out 22,500 only to have Andy Frankenberger move all in for 33,500 more. Joentausta didn't seem too excited, but he opted to make the call nonetheless.

Showdown
Joentausta: {2-Hearts}{3-Diamonds}{4-Clubs}{K-Diamonds}
Frankenberger: {A-Diamonds}{A-Hearts}{3-Clubs}{9-Hearts}

The two-time bracelet winner held a wheel and had Joentausta in dire straits. Speaking of straights, the {6-Hearts} spiked on the river to give Joentausta a six-high straight and the improbable win, sending Frankenberger to the rail as the final-table bubble boy.

Andy Frankenberger us Busted

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Lucky River For Joentausta

On a {4-Diamonds}{3-Hearts}{10-Spades} flop it was Aku Joentausta who checked to Nikolay Volper wh bet 12,000. Joentausta moved all in for a total of 52,500 and Volper called.

Showdown:
Nikolay Volper: {A-Diamonds}{3-Clubs}{4-Spades}{7-Diamonds}
Aku Joentausta: {A-Hearts}{J-Clubs}{J-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds}

On the turn the {3-Spades} hit, and the river was the {j-Hearts} giving Joentausta a set. We are still seven handed with just eight minutes left in the day.

Aku Joentausta fi 125,000 40,000
Nikolay Volper us 110,000 -15,000

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[user153638] • Level 15: 1,500-3,000, 0 ante
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The Plan

[user153638] • Level 15: 1,500-3,000, 0 ante

Just 30 minutes remain in Level 15, and it appears the remaining seven players will either play it out or down to the final table, whichever comes first, before calling it a night.

The Unofficial Final Table

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SeatPlayerCounts
1Nikolay Volper125,000
2Petteri Kalenius78,000
3Ana Marquez172,000
4Andrew Lichtenberger125,000
5Aku Joentausta137,000
6Francisco Da Costa Santos176,000
7Andy Frankenberger110,000
Francisco Da Costa Santos pt 176,000 41,000
Ana Marquez es 172,000 7,000
Andrew Lichtenberger us 125,000 83,000
Nikolay Volper us 125,000 -129,000
Andy Frankenberger us 110,000 -44,000
Petteri Kalenius FI 78,000 10,000