WSOPE 2015 Main Event: Day 1a/1b Winners And LosersOctober 20, 2015 10:32 am
Day 1a of the 2015 WSOP Europe Main Event may have seen a disappointing 109 players turn out for the €10,000 buy-in tournament, but the field featured plenty of notables pros, some of whom progressed through to a communal Day 2. Amongst the remaining 57 survivors were the likes of Vladimir Troyanovskiy, Fedor Holz, Martin Jacobson, John Juanda, Jose Garcia, Barry Shulman, Erik Seidel and Jonathan Duhamel.
On Day 1b, the number of entrants rose to 209, producing a combined field of 318 for the whole competition. With 127 players then surviving Day 1b, 184 hopefuls will now return to the action at the Spielbank Berlin later today. Amongst the notables surviving Day 1b was Roberto Romanello, Dimitar Danchev, Kevin MacPhee, Will Failla, Liv Boeree, Brian Rast, Scott Davies, Sergio Aido, and Dzmitry Urbanovich.
Not so fortunate, however, was a short-stacked Phil Hellmuth (Q-Q) who exited after being called down by Akin Tuna and Keven Stammen (A-7), with the A-10-8-10-J board subsequently sealing Hellmuth’s fate. Tweeting later, the 14-times bracelet winner wrote:
“And I’m out of #WSOPE Main Event. Started w 75 big blinds, doesn’t seem possible that I’m out. Rough day, lost some weird weird hands.”
Others notables eliminated on Day 1b included Anthony Zinno, Ole Schemion, Jeff Madsen, Barny Boatman, Dan Smith, Bryn Kenney, Shaun Deeb, and Greg Merson.
Day 2 is scheduled to kick-off at midday today, with the top chip leaders lining up as follows:
1 Niall Farrell 157,000
2 Peter Norman 125,000
3 Artur Koren 107,575
4 Andrew Keathem 106,225
5 V. Goryachev 105,200
6 Thierry Gogniat 103,150
7 Ardit Kurshumi 101,700
8 Lauri Varonen 98,375
9 Maxime Adam 97,000
10 Stefan Huber 96,400
The Main Event will subsequently run until October 24th, when the remaining nine finalist will play down to an eventual winner. Past champions of the WSOP Europe Main Event include Annette Obrestad (2007), John Juanda (2008),Barry Shulman (2009), James Bord (2010), Elio Fox (2011), Phil Hellmuth (2012), and Adrián Mateos (2013).