WSOP Europe Main Event: Maria Ho Leading Final 12

Just 12 players stay in conflict to end up noticeably the ninth Main Event champ in the historical backdrop of World Series of Poker Europe.

While solid contenders like Anthony Zinno, Kristen Bicknell, Rainer Kempe, Mike Leah, David Peters and 888poker Ambassador Parker Talbot hit the rail, the little field doesn’t need for good storylines heading into the penultimate day.

To start with, there’s Maria Ho. She packed away the chip lead with 3,850,000 at the end of Day 4 play, which finished somewhat right on time as the ends heaped up to whittle the field down more remote than may have been normal.

As an ever increasing number of onlookers in the poker world enthusiastically anticipate and pull for the achievement of ladies in the amusement, Ho has for quite some time been a player selected for a breakout arm jewelery win. She has a lot of achievements to point to — over $2 million in live gets the money for and a modest bunch of conclusive tables — however she hasn’t yet gotten that first armlet.

She’s currently in prime position to get it, and in an extremely lofty occasion at that.


Day 4 Storylines

WSOP Europe Main Event

Ho’s rising up the chip include occurred somewhat of an indirect mold, as a great part of the discussion from the get-go was about a hand she collapsed. In the wake of slumping center arrangement of tens on an all-heart flounder in a huge, four-manner three-wager pot, Ho chose to crease to preflop raiser Niall Farrell’s overbet push. As it turned out, he had a major combo draw, with the goal that pot could have either moved Ho to a considerably more enormous lead or left her making a beeline for payouts route back in 28th place.

Rather, it was an alternate pot that neglected to get to standoff that helped her to the best. She continuation-wager two-tone slump with two fives on the felt and saw a major registration from the little visually impaired and an icy call from the enormous. Ho stuck over and prompted two tormented folds, at that point won for the most part littler pots to finish up the night.

Maybe the greatest story coming into the day was the solid appearing of Kevin MacPhee in his endeavor to win a moment back to back WSOPE Main Event subsequent to having brought it down when Berlin facilitated in 2015. MacPhee scored an end at an early stage with stash rulers against take eights, yet other than that just appeared to crush gently and keeping himself out of inconvenience.

He ended up placing 1,060,000 taken care of, placing him second-to-last on the leaderboard, however the two-time arm jewelery champ still has some space to move as blinds motivate set to make a beeline for 20,000/40,000/5,000 with the hour and a half levels giving extra pad.

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At last, Farrell himself sits second in the tallies with 3,575,000. The Scotsman turned into the first from his country to win an arm ornament when he sent the €25K High Roller only a couple of days back for a good looking payday of €745,287.

Farrell modestly noted himself to be in the best third or so of that super-solid field, yet many will rate him as exceedingly as any contender in any occasion on the off chance that he pulls off this far-fetched twofold. With about 90 major blinds, he’s very much situated to do as such.

Each of the three of these stories and more will unite at twelve on Thursday. Everybody will have an eye on the €1,115,207 top prize, however they’ll initially be playing down to a last table and after that six last day contenders. Tune in to PokerNews to discover who those six will be.


2017 WSOP Europe Main Event Day 5 Seat Assignments

Table Seat Player Country Chip Count Big Blinds
40 1 Gianluca Speranza Italy 1,070,000 27
40 2 Jack Salter United Kingdom 2,125,000 53
40 4 Robert Bickley United Kingdom 2,885,000 72
40 6 Luis Rodriguez Spain 2,020,000 51
40 7 Andrei Boghean Romania 1,900,000 48
40 8 Mathijs Jonkers Netherlands 1,850,000 46
41 2 Marc MacDonnell Ireland 505,000 13
41 4 Marti Roca De Torres Spain 3,260,000 82
41 5 Kevin MacPhee United States 1,060,000 27
41 6 Maria Ho United States 3,850,000 96
41 7 Stepan Osinovski Russia 2,360,000 59
41 8 Niall Farrell United Kingdom 3,575,000 89

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