WSOPE TODAY: Sept 24; Hachem & Lechich eye PLO title

Highlights from day 4 of the 2012 WSOP Europe (September 24)

The story of day two in the €1100 No Limit Hold’em event at the 2012 WSOP Europe was the run of Antonio Esfandiari (pictured left, with thanks to

The winner of the richest tournament in poker history – the Big One for One Drop – is second in chips with 15 players remaining. Just 12 players will be paid.

Esfandiari lies just a handful of chips behind leader Antonin Teisseire heading into the final day and is ideally poised to pick up the first prize of €126,207 and WSOP gold bracelet to continue his memorable year. Day two chip leader Marvin Rettenmaier bowed out in 47th.

WSOP Europe event 2: €1100 No Limit Hold’em end of day two chip count

Antonin Teisseire (France) 269,500
Antonio Esfandiari (USA) 264,000
Ashly Butler (USA) 179,500
Valentin Detoc (France) 174,000
Joseph Kuether (USA) 160,500
Remi Bollengier (France) 136,000
Florian Ciuro (France) 124,000
Salvatore Bonavena (Italy) 86,000
Anthony Pons (France) 86,000
Jamel Haddad (France) 85,000
Amaury Detoc (France) 82,500
William Vincent (USA) 74,000
McLean Karr (USA) 61,000
Casey Kastle (Slovenia) 54,500
Igor Kalinicenko (Latvia) 41,000

• The third event of WSOP Europe, a €5300 buy-in Pot Limit Omaha tournament, kicked-off earlier today with 25 of the 97 starters set to return for day two. Aussies who joined the field included Joe Hachem, Tino Lechich, Jeff Lisandro, Jamie Pickering and Michael Zowie with Lechich (20th in chips) and Hachem (23rd) surviving the day’s play.

After eight levels of play Austrian Erich Kollmann leads from Frenchman Bruno Fitoussi. Other notables who’ll return for day two include Michael Mizrachi, Jason Mercier, Jan-Peter Jachtmann and Vanessa Selbst.

WSOP Europe event 3: €5300 Pot Limit Omaha end of day one chip count

Erich Kollmann (Austria) 127,500
Bruno Fitoussi (France) 108,600
Michael Mizrachi (USA) 106,500
Stephan Gerin (France) 102,900
Douglas Corning (USA) 94,000
Jussi Ryynanen (Finland) 88,800
Ville Matilla (Finland) 85,800
Micah Smith (USA) 65,300
Roger Hairabedian (France) 59,800
Sam Charaer (Canada) 59,100

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