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WSOPE: Eyal Bensimhon leads Day 2 of Opener; 2 Indians cash out Poker
Team Gutshot
Posted on 16 Oct, 2019
By Team Gutshot
On 16 Oct, 2019
By Team Gutshot
On 16 Oct, 2019

WSOPE: Eyal Bensimhon leads Day 2 of Opener; 2 Indians cash out

Right now, each corner of the globe is warmed-up with numerous tournaments and India is already observing the on-going World Poker Tour (WPT) and Baazi Poker Tour (BPT) that recently completed its return series. In addition to this, another day concluded at King’s Casino, Rozvadov hosting WSOPE Event #1: €350 Opener No-Limit Hold’em.

Day 2 of the Opener ended with 10 players looking forward to the final table that comes along with the prestigious title. Out of 1,011, a total of 244 players resumed yesterday with only the top 152 places earning a minimum of €2,996 who had their eyes on the €53,654 first-place prize money and the gold bracelet. Topping Day 2 was Austria’s Eyal Bensimhon bagging 6.800,000 chips followed by Nobert Mosonyi with 5,110,000 chips in 2nd place leading onto Day 3.

With $626,352 total live earnings, Bensimhon recently stood 3rd in the €777 WSOP Circuit Lucky 7s in King’s Casino. With numerous titles attached to his name, earning career-best live cash of $134,483 in €1,650 WSOPE NLH Colossus, Rozvadov last year. Bensimho is a tough contender aiming for the gold bracelet.

Other notable players to progress to Day 3 include the Day 1A chip leader Renat Bohdanov bagging 4,000,000 chips, managed to stay on top on all days. Six-time bracelet winner Jeff Lisandro bagged 660,000 chips. As the grinding intensified, 5 Indians entered the tournament on Day 2 hoping to win the esteemed title, but they all got busted.

Only two received a paycheck including Manish Goenka taking home €688 while Sagar Patnaik bagged €465. The bust outs lost a lot of pro poker players including Elena Litvinyuk (113th for €485), Erik Cajelais (76th for €615), Allen Kessler (62th for €783) and Pierre Neuville (24th for €1,538).

The battlefield was fierce, Mosonyi eliminated Ismael Bojang at 14th with his pocket jacks against pocket eights. Krzysztof Jaguscik went all-in in pre-flop with ace-queen against Mykhailo Hryhoriev’s pocket tens who eventually raised and left Krzysztof with nothing. Jaguscik put his last chips on the table holding king-four playing against his opponent Bensimhon with queen-five. The latter eventually found a queen on the river and the former rested at 6th position.

Day 3 top 10 chip counts:

  1. Eyal Bensimhon – 6,800,000
  2. Norbert Mosonyi – 5,110,000
  3. Renat Bohdanov – 4,000,000
  4. Ricardas Vymeris – 3,225,000
  5. Samuel Mika – 3,060,000
  6. Mykhailo Hryhoriev – 2,860,000
  7. Michal Kral – 2,050,000
  8. Rafi Elharar – 2,020,000
  9. Marcus Mondel – 660,000
  10. Jeff Lisandro – 600,000

The action will resume today (16 October) at 2 pm local time and will continue until the new champion is crowned. For latest updates on poker tournaments around the world keep reading GutshotMagazine.com and stay tuned.

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