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WSOP Day 6: European Player Roundup

Europeans Dominate Seven-Card Stud Event and Dave 'Devilfish' Ulliott Fails at Final Hurdle to Win Omaha Bracelet

Day six at the 38th World Series of Poker saw significant European interest at the final table of event seven, the $5,000 pot-limit Omaha rebuy, with Englishmen Robin Keston and David "Devilfish" Ulliott start the day as short stack and chip leader, respectively.

The fireworks started almost immediately when hand two saw Keston move all in preflop for $150,000 following Minh Ly's raise. His flush draw and gutshot straight draw did not hit and he was eliminated in ninth place for $57,721.

On the second orbit of the table, Devilfish busted Humberto Brenes in eighth place with a queen-high flush and began a rollercoaster ride that saw him rise to $2.2 million in chips before being virtually crippled by Burt Boutin who picked up a straight on the turn of hand 46 that Devilfish could not surpass.

He doubled up to $340,000 in chips on the next hand against Sirous Jamshidi and again a few hands later against Erik Cajelais, However, on hand 91, it was Cajelais who put paid to Devilfish when he called his all-in bet after hitting a pair of eights on the flop and the plucky Brit failed to hit his open-ended straight and flush draws.

Devilfish will be disappointed that he did not go all the way in this event, which was eventually won by Boutin, but the $332,582 should go some way to easing his anguish.

Elsewhere, German hopeful Jan Von Halle made the final table of event eight, the $1,000 no-limit hold'em rebuy, but has a mountain to climb as the short stack on $205,000 in chips.

Event nine, the $1,500 Omaha eight-or-better, saw a couple of Europeans sneak into the money. Rob Hollink went out in 26th and Roland De Wolfe went out around 56th.

The $2,000 no-limit hold'em tournament (event 10) saw a huge 1,531-player field. John Gale and Andy Black made it through to day two with $89,000 and $24,500 in chips, respectively.

The world championship seven-card stud event saw Europe dominate the field at the end of day one with Dane Theo Jorgensen, Frenchman Oriane Teysseire, and Fin Ville Wahlbeck lead the pack on $66,000, $47,000, and $38,000 in chips, respectively.

Also through to day two were Thor Hansen, Marco Tranellio, Jan Sorenson, and Andy Black.

Thursday, June 7 sees the start of the $1,500 no-limit hold'em six-handed event.

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