WSOPE TODAY: Sept 28; Hairabedian closes on second win in a week

Highlights from day 8 of the 2012 WSOP Europe (September 28)

Just days after taking out the WSOP Europe bracelet in the €5300 Pot Limit Omaha event, Frenchman Roger Hairabedian is in line for an unprecedented second victory in a matter of days.

After starting the round of 16 fourth in chips in the €10,450 No Limit Hold’em Mixed-Max event, Hairabedian defeated Paul Tedeschi and Kristijonas Andrulis in his heads-up matches to earn a semi-final berth against chip leader Brandon Cantu after he dispatched Martin Jacobson in the quarter-finals.

Jonathan Aguiar defeated Marvin Rettenmaier in his second match of the day and will take a narrow lead into his final four clash against Faraz Jaka after he overcame an early deficit to defeat Konstantin Puchkov.

WSOP Europe event 5: €10,450 No Limit Hold’em Mixed-Max semi finals

Roger Hairabedian 702,500 v Brandon Cantu 1,067,500
Faraz Jaka 526,000 v Jonathan Aguiar 586,500

• Day two of the  €1650 Six-Handed Pot Limit Omaha started with 26 of the 206 starters still in the hunt for the first prize of €83,275.
Five players including Ana Marquez and chip leader Andrew Lichtenberger will be back for the final table, with WSOP Player of the Year contender Greg Merson, David Benyamine and Daniel Negreanu among those to KOed on day two.

WSOP Europe event 6: €1650 Pot Limit Omaha Six-handed final table chip count

Andrew Lichtenberger (USA) 256,000
Francisco Da Costa Santos (Portugal) 233,000
Aku Joentausta (Finland) 202,000
Ana Marquez (Spain) 176,000
Petteri Kalenius 62,000

• All eyes will be on the action in the opening flight of the WSOP Europe Main Event, which kicks off tomorrow. Thanks to Barrière Poker, 100 seats have already been awarded to players for the €10,000 buy-in Main Event. Thus, players planning on participating should know there is already €1,000,000 in the prize pool (last year, the Main Event featured nearly €5.7 million in prize pool).

• Additional reporting, WSOP.com

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