Day 2 of the World Series of Poker Europe £1,000 no-limit hold’em event saw a long road ahead of it with two bubble-shaped obstacles along the way. The field had to try and make it to the money and then indeed the final table, but only nine would go through to day 3. With 63 players getting their share of the £608,000 prize pool, every hand was crucial as 89 hopefuls began the day.One of those unfortunate enough to bust out before the money was Irishman Padraig Parkinson . Brit Roland de Wolfe (pictured right) saw a similar fate when he shoved with A-9 from the button and got a call from Stephane Hansen in the small blind with A-J. The board fell Q-7-5-A-10 and de Wolfe hit the rail.The money bubble was burst when Robert Lim called a raise for one-third of his stack, which came from the direction of Raymond Rahme . The flop was dealt 9 7 6 and Rahme went all in. Lim called and turned over pocket aces, dominated by Rahme’s pocket nines which had made their set. The turn was the 4 , the river the 10 , and with that, 63 players celebrated making the money of the first WSOPE event of the festival.Some familiar names who busted out early in the money were: Azzy Asghar ($2,006), Nicolas Levi ($2,006), Markus Golser ($2,359), Andy Kyprianou ($2,359), and Tim Molyneux ($2,359).As the day continued with players seeking the higher rungs of the money ladder, there were a few big bust outs before the field could reach the more serious end of things.William Martin raised to 3,500, Stephane Hansen called. John Juanda (pictured left) moved all in and Tim Blake pushed over the top.Martin and Hansen folded and the two revealed their cards:Juanda: 10 10Blake: Q QBoard: A J 5 K 8Blake celebrated as last year’s WSOPE main event champ made his exit.Raymond Rahme was another casualty of the day when, all in preflop, his pocket jacks were defeated by Ganesh Bathmanathan’s A Q on a 10 8 6 A 9 board.Here are the payouts from 17th to 11th place:David Stucke — 17th place (£5,338) Oskar Silow — 16th place (£5,338) Chris Ferguson — 15th place (£6,980) ( See below for hand ) Martin Green — 14th place (£6,980) Said Englund — 13th place (£6,980) Ian Frazer — 12th place (£9,381) ( See below for hand ) Toni Huynh – 11th place (£9,381)As play neared the final table, two of the biggest names remaining hit the rails.A short-stacked Chris Ferguson (pictured right) shoved from early position with Q J for 11,400. The small blind, Ian Frazer called with A Q and the cards were dealt: 10 9 A 7 9 . The WSOP main event champion left with £6,980 for 15th place.Sitting on 30,500, it wasn’t long before Frazer was following his victim, Ferguson, to the rail. He shoved all in from under the gun, and Richard Allen , next to him, made the call. Ganesh Bathmanathan contemplated calling but decided to leave the other two to go at it instead. Frazer flipped over K J and Allen showed A 10 . Bathmanathan announced his hand — A Q . The cards fell 9 8 4 3 8 and Frazer left in 12th place for £9,381.Bathmanathan was shocked but it wasn’t long before he was involved in a hand of his own — and this hand happened to be the final one of the night. He shoved from the hijack with A 7 and was insta-called by Richard Allen in the small blind with A K . The cards brought no hope for Bathmanathan as they fell J 9 2 2 4 , and the final table bubble was burst with his 10th place exit (£9,381).The final table and their chip counts now look like this:Fabien Dunlop — 538,000 James Tomlin — 49,000 William Martin — 122,500 Richard Allen — 332,000 Anthony Roux — 88,000 Adnan Alshamah — 121,000 JP Kelly — 317,500 Thor Drexel — 77,000 Neil Suarez — 217,500Play continues today at 2 p.m. ( GMT + 1) at the Empire Casino in London and by this time tomorrow, we will have our first WSOPE bracelet holder of the year. One of the above nine will be walking away from the event £136,803 richer for outlasting a total record-breaking field of 608.
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