Wednesday saw the action at the WSOPE just outside Paris heat up with three different events going on at the saem time. The Mixed Max No Limit hold’em played down to a final pairing, and the Pot Linint Omaha #Event ‘4 is at a final table that include proverbial “luckbox” Jason Mercier hoping to spin his short stack up into a bracelet.
The €5,300 Mixed Max No limit Hold’em Event #3 ended Wednesday with just two players vying for the title. Dan O’Brien was holding a massive chip lead over Darko Stojanovic after the two had got past their semi final matchups. Noah Schwartz only lasted a single hand against Stojanovic and Jason Mann could recover from an eight to one chip deficit.
The final takes place today, and will reward the eventual winner with €188,160 and a first golden bracelet.
The final eight places were as follows:
- Jason Mann – €62,770
- Noah Schwartz – €62,770
- Shannon Shorr – €30,695
- Jeremy Joseph – €30,695
- Jake Schwartz – €30,695
- Joe Kuether – €30,695
We’ll have a round up of both the semi finals and final table in our report tomorrow.
The action during the second day of the €1,650 Pot Limit Omaha Event #4 burned through the field, leaving just six players standing from the 34 who started the day. The name that most poker fans will recognise from the survivors will be Jason Mercier, who is still in contention for his third bracelet. The chip leader will also be recognised by many old school poker fans. Juha Helppi was part of the original poker boom, and was a well known face on Poker TV, mainly due to his appearances on Late night poker on UK TV with other such as The Devilfish, Vicky Coren and the Original Members of The Hendon Mob.
The final six start the day with stacks as follows:
- Juha Helppi – 227,500
- Jeremy Ausmus – 203,000
- Jan Jachtmann – 149,000
- Martin Kozlov – 127,500
- Jason Mercier – 81,500
- Michael Schwartz – 39,500
We’ll have a write up of the final table for you tomorrow.
Yesterday also saw the opening day of the €2,200 No Limit Hold’em Event #5, and the 337 entries generated a prize pool of €647,040. 102 players survived the day, including notables such as Phil Hellmuth, Liv Boeree, Erik Seidel and Michael Mizrachi.
Also surviving, and having a good trip to Paris, were Andrei Konopelko and James Dempsey. Both of these two have already made deep cashes in Events #2 and #3 respectively, and are hoping to go even further as the series continues.
Players who are either going to be taking a day off or playing the €3,250 Mixed Max Pot Limit Omaha today include David Yan, Antonio Esfandiari, Scott Clements and Chino Rheem.
The top chip stacks going into Day 2 looked like this:
- Andrei Konopelko – 78,375
- Jonathan Little – 64,775
- James Dempsey – 58,275
- Kilian Kramer – 56,100
- samual Greenwood – 55,375
- Jason Mann – 51,600
- Laurence Grondin – 45,575
- Michael Watson – 41,025
- Kevin Song – 40,775
- Jeffrey Rossiter – 39,775
We’ll bring you reports from both of today’s final tables, as well as covering the rest of the action in tomorrow’s report.