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British Player Vishal Maini Leads Day 2 of WSOPE Main Event

The World Series of Poker Europe has its Main Event currently in progress and poker players from all around the world are running for the big prize. Event #11: €10,350 No-Limit Hold’em have Russian poker player Alexander Lakhov the chance to pocket a huge amount of chips estimated to 424,000, which also placed him on the third position on the temporary leader board. British player Vishal Maini is the overall chip leader at the end of Day 2 of the Main Event and he has a promising Day 3 ahead of him.

The current chip leader has his hands on a total of 651,500, which leaves a gigantic gap between him and the second position on the leader board. Maini played proficiently throughout the whole second day of the Main Event and he deserved the amount of chips he is in possession of at the moment. Until this moment in his live poker career, the British poker player has managed to earn more than $73,000 in winnings. The first place prize in the Main Event is estimating to €1,115,207, so a potential win will be a blast for him and a personal record as well.

At the beginning of the Main Event there was a guaranteed prize pool estimating to €5 million, but thanks to the late registrations and the people who joined the play later, the prize pool swelled to €5,025,500, which in turn made the payouts for the first places even bigger. The second place in the temporary leader board is reserved for Milad Oghabian from the Netherlands who has a chip stack amounting to 463,500. It is known that the third position is for the Russian poker player Lakhov, but the fourth and the fifth places are well-occupied by German players.

Poker Players with a Lot of Potential

Jens Lubbe is currently fourth and his chips amount to 419,000 at this point of the tournament. Following him closely into the third day of professional poker game is fellow-countryman Roman Herold, who used the first two days of the Main Event to amass a chip stack estimated to 412,000 and this is what he will bring to the table on the final day of the culminating poker tournament. Some of the promising players who are still in the run for the throne are former bracelet winners Mike Leah, Kristen Bicknell, David Peters, Niall Farrell and Anthony Zinno.

The ambassadors of 888poker are also still in the game and among them are Vivian Saliba, Natalie Hof, Parker Talbot. Germany poker player Dominik Nitsche is also still on the run following his win most recent win of the Event #10 High Roller for One Drop. There he won €3,487,463 and swelled his total live earnings to the impressive $11,357,338. The third day of the Main Event will lead the players closer to the coveted money bubble and the game is going to commence this Tuesday at noon.

 Author: Benjamin Barry

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