The second event on the schedule of this year’s edition of the World Series of Poker Europe is currently in progress and it is the €550 Pot-Limit Omaha. The interest towards it was impressive and a total of 306 entries were present on the first day of the tournament. The poker player which managed to stand out in the poker crowd was Georgios Zisimopoulos who is the chip leader at the end of Day 1B.
The Pot-Limit Omaha event is going to go down in history as the largest ever Omaha tournament so far in the records of WSOPE, as well as the largest Omaha event which has taken place at the King’s Casino in Rozvadov, Czech Republic. Thanks to the big interest towards the event, the total prize pool also swelled to €250,909, which in turn is going to make the final payouts even more impressive. At the end of the day a total of 18 players were left and they are going to join the 13 players who survived during Day 1A.
Some of the notable poker pros who continue towards Day 2 are Kristen Bicknell from Canada, who has two WSOP gold bracelets in his career and at the end of Day, 1B had 143,000 in chips. Andreas Klatt from Germany currently has a total of 196,000 worth of chip stack, while Sergio Fernandez from Spain has his hands on 319,000. The bubble boy in the final three tables was the well-known poker pro Phil Hellmuth, who is a 14-time WSOP bracelet winner. In this event he went home with a total of €936, marking a 126th cash at a World Series of Poker tournament.
The Omaha Event Following the Money Bubble Burst
Among the names on the leader board former winners at WSOPE Omaha events could be seen, among which Jeff Lisandro and Jani Vilmunen, as well as the defending champion Barny Boatman. However, none of them made it to the money bubble. Following the bubble, the number of players left was quickly reduced and the Greek player took over control of the chip stack until there were only 18 players left on the felt.
The poker pro from Greece Zisimopoulos finished the day with a total of 347,000 in chips and was the unofficial leader at the end of the day. This comes as no surprise to anyone since he has more than $1.6 million worth of lifetime earnings. The biggest WSOP payout he has ever made in his career came last year when he climbed to the runner-up position in the WSOP Event #38: $3,000 Limit Hold’em and laid his hands on a total of $104,646. He also delivered a great performance at the WSOP Main Event, where he received $50,000 for his deep run.