The first day of Event #10: €25,500 Mixed Games Championship kicked off with a delay of nearly two hours but once the first table started, the players kept coming to join the action and some of the biggest names of the international poker circuit squared off at the tables. After all, there is a coveted gold bracelet at the 2019 World Series of Poker Europe at the King's Resort in Rozvadov up for grabs.
Due to the delay, Day 1 was shortened to eight levels of 60 minutes each and as a result, the late registration will remain open for the first two hour-levels and following break on Day 2. All those that wish to take a shot at the guaranteed prize pool of €1,000,000 can do so as of 3 p.m. local time when the action resumes on Tuesday, October 22nd, 2019.
There are also vital points in the 2019 Player of the Year race up for grabs and Shaun Deeb, Daniel Negreanu and Robert Campbell added another cash to their tally today, however, the competition remains wide open and it was certainly no surprise to see 2019 $50,000 Poker Players Championship winner Phil Hui also enter the field.
At the end of the night, it was a close race between Benny Glaser (2,475,000) and Ivo Donev (2,422,000) for the top spot, while Anthony Zinno follows not far behind with 2,163,000 as the only other player with more than two times the starting stack with 21 players out of 26 entries remaining.
Robert Campbell entered late after his deep run in Event #8: €25,500 Platinum High Roller No-Limit Hold'em and spun it up to 1,742,000, Daniel Negreanu made it through with 1,533,000 after scoring a late double up. Phil Hui claimed 1,281,000 to his name and Shaun Deeb has some work ahead with just 211,000 but he can still re-enter in the first two levels of Day 2 if needed.
Campbell, Negreanu, and Deeb also shared the same table for a while before the growing field was re-balanced for the final two levels of the night.
Other notables through to Day 2 in a field filled with big names are Sam Higgs (1,606,000), Joao Vieira (1,565,000), Dzmitry Urbanovich (1,394,000), David "ODB" Baker (1,325,000), Jeff Lisandro (1,170,000), Dario Sammartino (1,001,000) and Viktor "Isildur1" Blom (881,000).
Among those to bust were Austria's Yusuf Kurt, Phil Hellmuth, Alex Livingston, and Phil Ivey. Only Ivey bought in for a second time so far and ran out of chips after clashing with Ivo Donev in a PLO hand in which he flopped top pair and a gutshot in three-way action that also included Shaun Deeb. Donev looked him up with top two pair and the same gutshot, and there was no help on turn and river.
For Hellmuth, it was all over in the penultimate level of the night. Left short after being caught bluffing by Sam Higgs, he was all in preflop in an Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better hand and his second nut low was not good enough against the nut low of Julien Martini and the top set of Roland Israelashvili.
The late registration for the event closes at the start of level 11 and the penultimate day recommences as of 3 p.m. local time. Keep your eyes locked on PokerNews to find out who masters the eight different poker variants best and become the latest WSOP bracelet winner.
Day 2 Seat Draw
|57||5||Allen Kessler||United States||213,000|
|58||4||Roland Israelashvili||United States||1,384,000|
|58||5||Anthony Zinno||United States||2,163,000|
|60||1||Shaun Deeb||United States||281,000|
|60||2||Daniel Negreanu||United States||1,533,000|
|60||4||Benny Glaser||United Kingdom||2,475,000|
|61||1||Phillip Hui||United States||1,281,000|
|62||4||David “ODB” Baker||United States||1,325,000|