King’s Casino in Rozvadov has been grueling with action ever since the commencement of WSOPE. And yesterday saw Phil Hellmuth battling his way to grab his 16th bracelet but the opportunity was overtaken by Switzerland’s Besim Hot, taking down the Event #10 Mixed Games Championship and adding 2nd gold bracelet along with €385,911 in prize money.
The journey towards the final table was fierce. The event drew a total number of 45 entries, each paying €25,000 buy-in creating a prize pool of €1,068,750. The FT saw 7 players resuming the day with several poker pros in contention including 6-time bracelet winner Daniel Negreanu finishing 6th, 3-time bracelet winner Benny Glaser fell at 4th place while searching for first-ever bracelet win, Dzmitry Urbanovich unfortunately fell at 3rd place.
As the event progressed down to the final 3, Hot took control by taking down big pots playing against Hellmuth who eliminated Urbanovich. In the final hand of the tournament, Hot had Qc Js 9s 7h against his opponent Hellmuth with Ah 9d 4h 3c. The flop came 10c 9h 9d and the latter checked while Hot put forth a 500k bet. Hellmuth check-raised to 2 million while Hot shoved all in along with Hellmuth putting his entire stack in the middle. With Jc on the turn made Hot pace for a full house.
Eventually, the 4c river was where the champion took away the enormous sum of prize money, defeating the Mixed Game specialist. Hot now becomes 2nd ever Swiss champion to win WSOP gold bracelet, now sitting at 1st place in Switzerland’s All-Time money list with his career-best live earnings of $431k.
Top 7 final payouts
Day 2 of the 11th bracelet event at the 2019 WSOPE took 8 survivors to the final table. Amassing the largest stack was the Event #7: €2,200 Pot-Limit Omaha 8-Handed champion Anson Tsang bagging 480,000. At the top of the chip counts stands Tobias Peters with an impressive 2,445,000 chips. The entire event saw a total of 271 players, each chipping in €2,200 buy-in.
Other notable players progressing to the final table include Marc Palatzky (1,800,00), Ilyaz Dosikov (1,540,000), Tomas Ribeiro (1,200,000), bracelet winner Christopher Frank (835,000), hoping to catch the second gold bracelet of his career and Leonid Yanovski (620,000).
The event shared the prize pool among the top 42 places with receiving a minimum amount of €3,210, including Event #2 PLO winner Dash Dudley (13th, €5,829), Daniel Negreanu (20th, €4,127), Sam Higgs (27th, €3,596), Jeff Madsen (30th, €3,596) and the only Indian to cash was Jagdeep Singh (40th, €3,210).
Official final 8 chip counts
At 8 levels, Day 1 of the Diamond High Roller came to an end. The tournament saw a total of 39 entries, entering for a buy-in of €100,000. As the tournament progressed, only 25 players survived to lead onto Day 2. Topping this field was Manig Loeser capturing and leading with 6,140,000 chips followed by Anatoly Filatov bagging 6,100,000 chips.
The event was lit with several bracelet winners in the race right now with the recent Event #4 Super High Roller champion James Chen, Daniel Negreanu, Adrian Mateos, Johannes Becker, Timothy Adams, Danny Tang, Phil Ivey, Joao Vieira, Event #8 Platinum High Roller champion Kahle Burns, and Ryan Riess looking to add more WSOP gold bracelet to their collection.
Day 1 top 10 chip counts
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