The World Series of Poker Europe €10,450 Main Event is now headed into Day 4 with a star studded field in final 24 players still left in contention; amongst them is lone Canadian and 2012 WSOP 4-Max bracelet winner Timothy Adams, who is currently sitting 9th overall at the end of Tuesday’s play.
Fan favorite Daniel Negreanu also chalked up his third cash of the series during Day 3, squeaking past the money bubble sitting with about a fifth of an average stack to claim a 43rd place finish worth €20,150. This adds a little scratch to his 19th and €2,774 in Event #6, a €1,650 Pot Limit Omaha 6-Max, as well as a 16th place finish for €5,428 Event #4, a €3,250 NLH Shoot-out.
Alberta’s Hui-Chen Kuo, also known as “Kitty Kuo” made a deep run of her own, finishing 28th out of the 420 player starting field for €22,982. A glance at Kuo’s Hendon Mob profile and results for the past 5 years shows a very clear and distinct pattern of improvement year after year, with cashes and final tables in medium to high buy-in tournaments across the globe now totaling more than $250,000. It seems Kitty’s day is coming soon; expect more major score and titles on the horizon from this one.
Canadians Mike Timex McDonald (11th for €5,130), Mike Watson (15th for €20,443), Philippe Boucher (11th for €5,428) and Erik Cajelais (27th for €3,846) also finished in the money over the 6 events leading in.
Looking back at the 2012 WSOPE Main Event, popular players Jason Mercier, Phil Hellmuth, Kyle Julius, Liv Boeree and Scott Seiver are just a few of the big names trailing former November Niner and chip leader Joseph Cheung. Besides the more than €1,022,000 first place prize, there are a ton of poker milestones in play for this one; can Cheung claim a narrowly missed World Series of Poker Main Event bracelet here to make up for the narrowly missed one in 2010? Phil Hellmuth is obviously on top of his game, now guaranteed his 4th cash at WSOPE 2012, but will his finish in this one be good enough to claim bracelet 13 or maybe even the 2012 WSOP Player Of the Year title?
Will Boeree or Mercier add to already impressive career totals or will Ontario’s Timothy Adams, who has been tearing things up all year go the distance and claim more WSOP bling?
Arguably, the World Series of Poker Europe Main Event could have a more exciting conclusion than the upcoming Octo-Nine, at least as far as status and bragging rights amongst pokers elite are concerned…