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Ognjen Sekularac Leads Day 1 Chip Count at WSOPE Event #5: The Colossus – €550 No-Limit Hold’em

The World Series of Poker Europe is progressing with full throttle and one of the most anticipated events has just begun. Event #5: The Colossus – €550 No-Limit Hold’em had its first day over and it featured a total of six flights. Among all of the participants, the one poker pro who managed to amass the biggest amount of chips is Ognjen Sekularac from Serbia, who has his hands on 447,500 in chips.

At the end of Day 1f after eighteen levels of game, there were only eleven players left and they are going to continue their play during the second day of the tournament. Following Sekularac closely is the runner-up in the temporary chip count. In this poker event, his name is Sebastian Curcu coming straight from Germany. Even though he is German, all of his live tournament winnings have been won in the King’s Casino in Rozvadov, the Czech Republic. The casino venue which is this year’s host of the WSOPE seems to bring good fortune to Curcu and at the moment he has 329,000.

The third player when it comes to chip stack account is another poker pro coming from Germany, Sebastian Wolfrom. He is also going strong, as his current chip count amounts to 323,500 and as it is visible by his previous live winnings, this is going to be the largest cash so far in his career. This is another big motivation to demonstrate his best game and make it even more impressive. The Second day of the event is going to take place this Wednesday and the long break will give the players opportunity to gather their strength and return with even more will to win.

There are also many other poker pros, continuing to the second day of the tournament, whose names are worth mentioning. Among them are Rifat Gegic from Germany who continues on with 125,500, as well as Max Pescatori from Italy, who has 81,000 in chips. Day 1g and 1h of the Event #5 are going to take place on Tuesday, adding more players to the Day 2 count.

Current Chip Leader with Big Potential

The current chip leader Sekularac is one of the most promising players on the field at the moment. His total live earnings amount to $1,456,964 and his biggest live cash came this summer. He participated in the 48th WSOP festival and finished second at the Event#65 $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em. For his deep run and for defeating an impressive number of players on the felt he earned $137,909. The first time his name appeared on the poker charts was back in 2009.

He took part in the €1,000 No-Limit Hold’em Main Event in Sarajevo and claimed the fifth place winning €2,030 for his good performance. The latest tournament he cashed at was earlier in the WSOPE, Event #4 in particular. It was a €1,650 No-Limit Hold’em 6-Handed and he finished 7th receiving a total of €8,608.

 Author: Benjamin Barry

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