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Europeans on Top at World Series

Danes Lead Current Event Leader Boards; Europeans Doing Well


The World Series of Poker $5,000 buy-in pot-limit Omaha event currently has 64 players remaining out of 363, and the player holding the top spot is Dane Jesper Hougard with 208,500 in chips. He is followed shortly after by Swede Rifat Palevic with 207,400 in chips.

Thirty-six players will get paid, and those currently in a good position for the money include EPT Germany champ Sandra Naujoks, ambassador and UK legend David Ulliott, and Frenchman Anthony Lellouche. Other notables riding high include Sorel Mizzi and Jeffrey Lisandro.

Last year, Chip leader Hougaard became the first person to win a bracelet in both Las Vegas and London during the same World Series. But can he keep the momentum up going into the second day.

Elsewhere in event 33, the $1,500 no-limit hold’em, there are Euros a-plenty filling out the top ranks on conclusion of day 2. Another Dane sits on top of the leader board in this event also – Jonas Klausen. Followed by Swede Martin Jacobson and recent bracelet winner Roland de Wolfe. Praz Bansi and Bertrand Grospellier are also among the 21 remaining players.

Europeans have been doing pretty well so far in the Series and with many of them getting down to the serious end of the money in these two events, there is a chance that there may be yet another bracelet in store for the Euro collection very soon.