WSOPE carried on yet another day at the King’s Casino in Rozvadov, Czech Republic, with quite a few interesting developments to report on. The poker action on October 20 was quite noteworthy and we are here to make sure that you don’t miss a single thing.
WSOPE Continues at King’s Casino
Day 1B of the World Series of Poker Europe (WSOPE) finished on October 20. The event in focus was the €1,100 MONSTER STACK No-Limit Hold’em which was finally concluded, allowing players to wind down after an intense several-hours of play. Overall, the event saw 204 participants, only 56 of whom are moving to Day 2.
Notably, though, Israeli players have been making all the difference at the felt. It’s Michael Magalashvili who has the cheap lead right now has become the latest Israeli to top the competition and forge ahead quite determinedly. If you need a refresher, it was Magalashvili who topped the €550 Pot-Limit Omaha 8-Handed. His live earnings aren’t so great, but he’s definitely onto a good thing.
Of course, he wasn’t the only contender who amassed a significant amount of chips in anticipation of the upcoming challenges. Fellow country man Asher Assis managed to add 349,000 in pure chip count to his name, surpassing Magalashvili’s 325,000.
The top players, though, have quite a few great names there. Daniel Smiljkovic from Germany is standing at 289,000 and Markus Steger from Austria is at 261,500. Timur Margolin, another Israeli, is bringing up the rear in fifth place with as many as 260,000 chips right now.
This means that Day 2 will definitely be quite exciting given how many players have managed to break through.
Poker Continues on Sunday
The WSOPE Monster Stack is definitely one of the most noteworthy competitions. And as the action today, October 21, is about to kick off, you will notice that there are quite a few contestants that are still in the race and don’t seem to be dissuaded by temporary setbacks of any sort.
The names of the noteworthy contesters in the overall event include Viliayn Petleshkov, Manig Loeser, Dutch Boyd, Rex Clinkscales, Romain Lewis, Asi Moshe, and others. Another event is expected to take place on Monday, October 22, but the date, entries, survivors are yet to be announced by the organization.
Recapping on the events, the game kicked off at 3:00 PM local time with Viacheslav Ivanov, one of the notable names in the game quickly tossed out of the race after only 5 minutes competing. The event actually attracted as many as 204 people, which wasn’t too bad for a single leg of the entire festival.
A minor reason for concern was the news that Asi Moshe and Afi Elharar were playing together, trying to eliminate other players. The news was broken by Rex Clinkscales. The ensuing chaos was not gentlemanly either, with Moshe cursing at Clinkscales who suggested that they went outside and fight.
The tournament host had to intervene and ask both players to stop if they intended to continue in the game. Moshe calmed down and Clinkscales was awarded a penalty round.