Ship it to Hong Kong! Anson Tsang won his first bracelet with a victory in World Series of Poker Europe Event #7 €2,200 PLO. The King's Casino in RozVegas awarded the seventh bracelet of the WSOPE with two more events on the horizon including a couple of High Rollers and the €10K Main Event.
Chainsaw Kessler went deep in another WSOP event, but once again Chainsaw fell short in his quest to win a bracelet when he busted in 16th place.
2018 WSOPE Event #7 €2,200 PLO attracted a total of 187 entrants with 106 original runners and 81 additional bullets fired in the PLO affair. The total prize pool topped €358K. The tables played 8-handed.
The PLO final table in RozVegas also included two players from Hong Kong, another from China, a Brit, a Russian, and three Scandis with two Swedes and Dane. What's a PLO game with a couple of Scandis after all, right? PLO became huge in Western Europe during the apex of the online poker boom in the mid-2000s.
Daniel Rezaei bubbled the final table in ninth place. Event #7 PLO final table featured Anson Tsang, Ilya Bulychev, Jason Gray, Quan Zhou, Ludvig Sterner, Hokyiu Lee, Gisle Olsen, Alexander Norden.
At the start of day three, China's Zhou staved off elimination early on and laddered up. Zhou went from the shorty to a fourth-place finish.
Jason Gray's exit in third place set up the final between Bulchev and Tsang. Ilya Bulychev was behind when heads-up began, but Tsang sent the Russian to the rail in second place.
Ilya Bulychev banked €56,684 for second place, which is not too shabby, eh!
Anson Tsang earned €91,730 for first place, which is at least $105K in USD. Anson finished in tenth place at the WSOP $10K PLO Championship in Las Vegas, but this marked his first WSOP final table.
Several Americans went deep in PLO but they all busted in the final two or so tables. Jesus Ferguson was dunzo in 22nd place, Shaun Deeb got picked off in 20th place, Chainsaw was dunzo in 16th place, Anthony Zinno busted in 15th place, and Ryan Riess bowed out in 14th place.
Shaun Deeb cashed in his fourth event at the WSOP with another hella deep run in PLO. The American grinder logged his fair share of online hands in the WaffleCrush days. Deeb multitabled Event #7 along with his final table run in Event #6 Mixed Games, which Deeb finished in second place and missed winning his third piece of bling this year.
Despite not playing with his full attention, Deeb managed a 20th place finish and another cash. The WSOP Player of the Year winner is making the trip to RozVegas worth his while. Deeb banked 73K in cashes thus far, or approximately $82K in USD. At least that covered some of his expenses with three more events to go.
Only the top 29 places paid out in WSOPE Event #7. Among the notables who cashed in the PLO were Shaun Deeb, Jesus Ferguson, Chainsaw Kessler, Anthony Zinno, Ryan Reiss, Zoltan Szabo, Aaron Duczak, Chin Wir Lim, and Roland Israelashvili.
WSOP Europe - Event #7 €2,200 PLO
Prize Pool: €358,853
Final Table Results:
1. Anson Tsang(Hong Kong) €91,730
2. Ilya Bulychev (Russia) €56,684
3. Jason Gray (United Kingdom) €39,508
4. Quan Zhou (China) €28,100
5. Ludvig Sterner (Sweden) €20,405
6. Hokyiu Lee (Hong Kong) €15,134
7. Gisle Olsen (Denmark) €11,469
8. Alexander Norden (Sweden) €8,886