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WSOPE Event #5: The Colossus Progresses towards Day 2 with 258 Players

Event #5 of the schedule of this year’s edition of World Series of Poker Europe is currently at its Day 1j and this is the tenth starting flight. There has been a total of 4,115 entries at the very beginning of the poker tournament and after the challenging five days of play, they have been reduced to as many as 258. During the final two flights there were a mere 1,000 rivals for the big win and among them, one poker player stood out. Sascha Ranzinger from Germany managed to reach the coveted position of a chip leader.

Ranzinger’s chip stack amounted to 517,500 in chips at the end of Day 1j and he was the leader among the 74 surviving poker players. This chip stack also placed him at the second place in the overall chart which gives him a promising start to Day 2 which is going to take place on Wednesday. The first place and the position of absolute chip leader is reserved for one of the players from Day 1i. His name is Nebojsa Ankucic and he comes to the poker festival straight from Austria. Ankucic’s chip count amounts to 525,500 after he dominated the starting flight he took part in.

Day 1j Action

Day 1j welcomed back the thousands of poker players and all seats available in the King’s Casino in Rozvadov were taken in order to accommodate all of them. The pace of the game was rapid and the overall poker game was happening at top proficiency level. Whenever some of the players happened to be sent home, there was a new alternative player taking their place and continuing the tournament game. Due to the big interest towards the event flight, the guaranteed prize pool amounting to €2,000,000 was met soon after the beginning of the day.

Lukasz Grossmann was one of the players which made it closer to the top position and with his 451,500 in chips he took the second place at the end of the day chart. However, there were some players with big potential who, unfortunately, could not make it to the Day 2 of the poker tournament. Among them were players such as Georgios Zisimopoulos, Vojtech Ruzicka, Yehuda Cohen, Roberto Romanello and William Kassouf. Ismael Bojang, a player who could not find his way to the second day gave multi-tabling a try.

He was constantly moving back and forth between his seat at The Colossus event and Event #7: €1,650 Pot Limit Omaha Hi-Lo. As a result, he advanced at the latter event while falling short at the former, which eventually spared him the hard dilemma which tournament to pick. He progressed ahead in the PLO-8 event and he is showing his skills there at the moment.

Day 2 of Event #5 is well on its way this Wednesday when the 74 survivors will join the 184 players from the previous nine flights in order to find out who is the most proficient among them.

 Author: Benjamin Barry

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