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WSOP Day 27: European News Roundup

Hansen and Fitoussi on the up In H.O.R.S.E. at World Series Of Poker

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Day 27 of the 38th World Series of Poker saw day four of the $50,000 world championship H.O.R.S.E . tournament (event 39) unfold with Bruno Fitoussi, Max Pescatori, and Thor Hansen still mixing it up. They competed with 18 others in the most prestigious poker event of its kind.

Unfortunately for Pescatori, he failed to go the distance and was eliminated in 18th place, before the payouts.

Fitoussi and Hansen made it all the way to the last eight - Fitoussi on the sixth-shortest stack with $895,000 in chips and Hansen on the shortest, with a mere $40,000.

Both are guaranteed a minimum $188,256.

The final table of the $1,500 pot-limit Omaha eight-or-better tournament (event 42) saw George Danzer from Germany make a brief, but feisty, appearance.

He started the day with $116,000 in chips, the fourth-least in play, but within 30 minutes was gone in ninth place for a cash of $13,597.

Danzer will feel somewhat aggrieved, as both times he got his chips into the pot ahead and got outdrawn, but he is someone who will likely make a significant impact on poker in the coming years.

Day two of the $2,000 limit hold'em tournament (event 43) witnessed Rolf Slotboom, Jan Lundberg, Noah Boeken, and Rehne Pedersen attempting to make the final table.

Slotboom was the first Euro casualty, exiting in 38th for $4,725, while early chip leader Lundberg would have to suffice with 27th and $6,443 in cash. Boeken went out in 29th for $5,584 and Pedersen in 24th for $6,443.

The $2,000 Omaha eight or better tournament (event 44) had several well-known European players competing, including Marcel Luske, Jani Sointula, Alexander Kravchenko, Rob Hollink, and Jeffrey Lisandro.

Luske was among the top three chip leaders going into day two.

Friday 28 June sees the much-anticipated final table of the $50,000 world championship H.O.R.S.E. event, the final table of the $2,000 limit hold'em tournament, day two of the $1,000 Omaha eight-or-better game, the start of the $5,000 no-limit hold'em sixhanded, and the $1,000 seven-card stud eight-or-better.

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