The stage is set for the second final table of the inaugural British Poker Open as George Wolff takes a commanding chip lead to the PokerGO live-streamed action on Wednesday. Reigning High Roller of the Year champion Sam Soverel sits second in chips while the Stephen Chidwick is in contention as well.
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The tournament started with 17 players across three tables including the United Kingdom’s all-time money list leader Stephen Chidwick. High Roller of the Year defending champion and leader Sam Soverel got off to a hot start along with Anton Suarez and Jan Collado but for the latter that turned out to be no guarantee for success.
Chidwick was among the early eliminated players but bounced back strong after re-entering and getting a hold of some serious chips. The former U.S. Poker Open champ kept a steady grind going all the way to secure himself a spot at the final table. Players that fell short included Mike Watson, Jake Schindler, Keith Lehr, and Frank Kassela.
With two tables remaining both Greenwood brothers were still in the hunt but Sam fell in 18th place while Luc became the final table bubble in 10th place.
Meanwhile, George Wolff kept adding to his stack sending players to the rail left and right. In ninth place, Wolff sent Cary Katz to the rail when his aces held up. Soverel then busted Ludovic Geilich in eighth place when he hit a flush against his at-risk opponent who was holding an overpair to the flop.
The night ended when Anton Suarez busted to George Wolff’s flopped flush to create the following final table seat draw and chip counts.
|British Poker Open Event #2 Final Table Chip Counts|
|1||George Wolff||United States||1,722,000|
|2||Stephen Chidwick||United Kingdom||593,000|
|3||Gavin Cochrane||United Kingdom||194,000|
|6||Sam Soverel||United States||878,000|
The action will start on the money bubble tomorrow with a £24,000 min-cash awaiting fifth place. Fourth receives £30,000, third gets £48,000, second takes home £78,000 and the eventual winner collects £120,000.
Tune in at 8:00 am ET for live final table coverage on PokerGO with commentary provided by Jeff Platt and Brent Hanks. Also starting tomorrow is Event #3, a £10,000 No-Limit Hold’em tournament. Follow Live Reporting of this event on Poker Central.