The second day of the 2021 World Series of Poker Europe festival filled Europe’s biggest poker arena with card enthusiasts from near and far. Alongside a big field on Day 1b of the Event #1: €350 NLH Opener, the second tournament of the series kicked off as well. The first of two starting days of Event #2: €550 Pot-Limit Omaha attracted a field of 199 entries, consisting of 132 unique players and 67 re-entries.
Upon completion of 18 levels of 30 minutes each, only 19 players bagged chips for the night with Orhan Sen (494,000) holding a narrow lead over Luc Ramos (490,000). Close behind are also Anders Auset (463,000) and Karol Bogusz (462,000). Big stacks furthermore belong to Krzysztof Magott and Alfredo Vega Meister, who have both regularly participated in Pot-Limit Omaha tournaments at the King’s Resort in Rozvadov.
Top 10 in Chips on Day 1a Event #2: €550 Pot-Limit Omaha
|2||Luc Ramos||Czech Republic||490,000|
|6||Alfredo Vega Meister||Germany||346,000|
|10||Matteo Di Persio||Italy||226,000|
Notables who advanced to Day 2 with a secured shot at the guaranteed prize pool of €200,000 are Serok Kilic, Jaroslav Peter, Vlado Sevo, Jelka Andelic, Vasileios Tsaknis, and Yves Kupfermunz. Another 11 players cashed for at least €917 as the top 30 spots locked up a portion of the prize pool already.
Magott re-entered just before the end of the late registration and seemed nearly unstoppable on his way to the top of the leaderboard. However, he lost a bigger pot in the final hands of the night to concede the top spot. During the same period, Orhan Sen claimed several pots in quick succession to finish at the top of the chip counts on Day 1a.
Luc Ramos was involved in an all-in showdown on the Day 1a money bubble to end up with a big stack. Shortly after, Miha Pirsic was eliminated on the stone-cold bubble. Notables who cashed but came up short of making Day 2 were Hen Rosilio, Bjorn Verbakel, and Dario Alioto.
Payouts on Day 1a
|Place||Winner||Country||Prize (in EUR)|
|20||Udo Hemmert||Germany||€ 1,146|
|21||Dario Alioto||Italy||€ 1,003|
|22||Bjorn Verbakel||Netherlands||€ 1,003|
|23||Oleksandr Fediv||Ukraine||€ 1,003|
|24||Andreas Dyll||Germany||€ 1,003|
|25||Bianca Jacobs||Germany||€ 917|
|26||Ionut Dinu||Romania||€ 917|
|27||Ottavio Benelli||Italy||€ 917|
|28||Jeremy Trojand||Germany||€ 917|
|29||Hen Rosilio||Israel||€ 917|
|30||Mihai Ercuta||Romania||€ 917|
Even less fortunate were familiar names at King’s such as Tomaz Kogovsek, Narcis Nedelcu, Jack Sinclair, Jose Obadia, Sebastian Langrock, Martin Kabrhel, Michael Magalashvili, Michal Mrakes, Andrei Nodea, and GGPoker OmahaSquad member Sasha Liu.
They are all expected to take another shot on Day 1b, which gets underway at 4pm local time on Sunday, November 21. The second and final starting day will once again feature 18 levels of 30 minutes each and the top 15% of the field will get paid. Stay tuned for all the Pot-Limit Omaha action from Rozvadov as the PokerNews live reporting team will provide exclusive updates from the entire festival until December 9.