The €2,000 hold’em side event–event #47 in the schedule–is going to play to a winner today. And to glance at the names of the 61 players remaining from the starting 235 suggests that this will be a star-studded affair to its bitter end.
Fedor Holz is at the very summit of the overnight leader board, the brilliant young German whizz demonstrating his abilities extend beyond High Rollers, Super High Rollers, Main Events and WCOOPs. Holz has 178,900 chips with Olov Jansson tailing him, on 162,700. They will restart in Level 10, with blinds at 600-1,200.
First prize in this one, by the way, is €96,410 with a min-cash worth €4,010.
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Justin Bonomo (124,200) is third at this stage, with Kevin MacPhee (69,800), newly installed as the WSOPE champion, also in the top ten. Then there’s Jason Wheeler (48,800), Dominik Panka (41,500), Kevin Killeen (29,200), ElkY (26,600), Thiago Nishijima (24,800), Dermot Blain (22,300) and Maria Ho (15,100) among those still involved.
There’s still a chance that the two Deadmans will end up on the same table too. Both Shola Akindele Deadman (50,100) and Simon Deadman (22,000) are involved.
The tournament pays down to 31 places, which means half the remaining players will depart without cashing. That will ensure some fierce competition down in the same tournament room as the Main Event, which is also approaching its bubble today.
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