Event #1: €350 NLH Opener
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Volodymyr Legkyi Leads Final 20 in WSOPE Event #1: €350 The Opener

will_shill • Nivo 29: 40,000-80,000, 80,000 ante
Volodymyr Legkyi
Volodymyr Legkyi

From a starting field of 1,789, just 20 players remain after Day 2 of Event #1: €350 Opener at the 2021 World Series of Poker Europe (WSOPE).

Such was the size of the field, the original plan to play until a final table was reached was scrapped and 14 levels were on the menu instead. By the end of what was a gruelling day, Volodymyr Legkyi has bagged the chip lead. He eliminated Dennis Magro late in the day in a pot of over four million chips to eventually bag 6,775,000.

Behind him comes Narcis Nedelcu (6,145,000) and Robert [Removed:345] (4,480,000) who are the only players over four million in chips.

Event #1: €350 The Opener Top 10 Chip Counts

RankPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
1Volodymyr LegkyiUkraine6,775,00068
2Narcis NedelcuRomania6,145,00061
3[Removed:344]Switzerland4,480,00045
4Andy SchlegelGermany3,925,00039
5Marius GicovanuRomania3,595,00036
6Logi LaxdalIceland3,180,00032
7Jeppe DrivsholmDenmark3,150,00032
8Levent EfeBelgium3,100,00031
9Antonello FerraiuoloItaly2,970,00030
10Gal AvivIsrael2,930,00029

Day 2 Recap

A total of 379 players returned for Day 2, but only 269 of them were guaranteed to cash. Bracelet winners Espen Sandvik and Sebastian Langrock would both bust short of the money, before Grzegorz Wyraz became the unfortunate bubble boy after blinding down to just 1,000 chips and busting.

Players who made the money included 2019 Opener champion Renat Bohdanov (229th - €531), Tobias Peters (225th - €531), Sandro Pitzanti (179th - €664), Jan Bendik (176th - €664), Michal Mrakes (169th - €664), Day 1b chip leader Zdenko Slavik (136th - €701), Claudio Celenza (111th - €749) and Day 1a chip leader Marc Meden (33rd - €2,009).

The remaining 20 players will all return tomorrow at 1 p.m. local time to play down to a winner.

Remaining Payouts

RankPayout
1€77,570
2€47,939
3€35,229
4€26,157
5€19,623
6€ 14,876
7€ 11,397
8€ 8,826
9€ 6,909
10-11€ 5,468
12-13€ 4,375
14-15€ 3,541
16-18€ 2,898
19-20€ 2,399

You can catch all the action including details of tomorrow's final table live stream right here on PokerNews.

Chip Count End of Day 2

• Nivo 29: 40,000-80,000, 80,000 ante
Volodymyr Legkyi ua
Volodymyr Legkyi
ua 6,775,000 -475,000
Narcis Nedelcu ro
Narcis Nedelcu
ro 6,145,000 1,045,000
[Removed:344] CH
[Removed:344]
CH 4,480,000 480,000
Andy Schlegel de
Andy Schlegel
de 3,925,000 1,725,000
Marius Gicovanu ro
Marius Gicovanu
ro 3,595,000 920,000
Logi Laxdal is
Logi Laxdal
is 3,180,000 1,080,000
Jeppe Drivsholm DK
Jeppe Drivsholm
DK 3,150,000 -550,000
Levent Efe de
Levent Efe
de 3,100,000 275,000
Antonello Ferraiuolo it
Antonello Ferraiuolo
it 2,970,000 -830,000
Gal Aviv IL
Gal Aviv
IL 2,930,000 -270,000
Richard Kovac SK
Richard Kovac
SK 2,605,000 1,055,000
Dushko Bogoevski mk
Dushko Bogoevski
mk 2,000,000 -1,550,000
Jaroslaw Kosmaty pl
Jaroslaw Kosmaty
pl 1,945,000 320,000
Ion Tabacaru ro
Ion Tabacaru
ro 1,770,000 70,000
Rupert Derler AT
Rupert Derler
AT 1,285,000 -615,000
Symeon Alexandridis gr
Symeon Alexandridis
gr 975,000 775,000
Willibald Stopfer DE
Willibald Stopfer
DE 950,000 -50,000
Nadav Barash il
Nadav Barash
il 725,000 -675,000
Florent Estegassy fr
Florent Estegassy
fr 665,000 -185,000
Ehud Agnon IL
Ehud Agnon
IL 480,000 -70,000

Nicolaj Dantoni Eliminated in 21st Place (€2,399)

• Nivo 29: 40,000-80,000, 80,000 ante
Nicolaj Dantoni
Nicolaj Dantoni

Nicolaj Dantoni shoved preflop for 890,000 after the open from early position of [Removed:344].

[Removed:345] called and when the cards were turned over Dantoni was ahead with {a-Clubs}{j-Spades} against the {a-Spades}{8-Spades} of [Removed:345].

The flop {10-Diamonds}{3-Hearts}{q-Hearts} and the turn {6-Spades} kept Dantoni safe, however the {8-Diamonds} on the river sent him to the rail in 21st.

[Removed:344] CH
[Removed:344]
CH 4,000,000 550,000
Nicolaj Dantoni it
Nicolaj Dantoni
it Izpadel

Big Stacks Battling

will_shill • Nivo 29: 40,000-80,000, 80,000 ante

Both Narcis Nedelcu and [Removed:344] were in action on a {2-Diamonds}{j-Hearts}{5-Hearts} board with over a million chips already in the middle.

Nedelcu checked the {a-Clubs} turn and [Removed:345] bet 475,000. Nedelcu took his time before check-raising to 1.35 million. [Removed:345] also tanked, and eventually folded.

Nedelcu showed {4-Spades}{5-Clubs} and took down the pot.

Narcis Nedelcu ro
Narcis Nedelcu
ro 5,100,000 1,200,000
[Removed:344] CH
[Removed:344]
CH 3,450,000 -950,000

Still Time for a Runner-Runner Triple

will_shill • Nivo 29: 40,000-80,000, 80,000 ante

Willibald Stopfer raised all in for 330,000 from under the gun and got calls from [Removed:344] and Nicolaj Dantoni.

The two players checked down the {q-Clubs}{j-Clubs}{4-Hearts}{7-Hearts}{2-Hearts} board and [Removed:345] showed {8-Clubs}{8-Spades}. Dantoni showed {9-Spades}{9-Diamonds} but Stopfer had gone runner-runner to make a flush with {k-Hearts}{9-Hearts} and triple up.

[Removed:344] CH
[Removed:344]
CH 4,400,000 500,000
Nicolaj Dantoni it
Nicolaj Dantoni
it 1,900,000 -900,000
Willibald Stopfer DE
Willibald Stopfer
DE 1,000,000 630,000

Roy Thoern Eliminated in 23rd Place (€2,399)

• Nivo 29: 40,000-80,000, 80,000 ante
Roy Thoern
Roy Thoern

Roy Thoern pushed his last 300,000 in the middle with {q-Spades}{j-Diamonds} and got called in the big blind from Narcis Nedelcu with {9-Hearts}{10-Hearts}

The board opened with 3 hearts and gave the flush to Nedelcu who eliminated Thoern in 23rd place.

Narcis Nedelcu ro
Narcis Nedelcu
ro 3,900,000 -275,000
Roy Thoern no
Roy Thoern
no Izpadel

Dennis Magro Eliminated in 25th Place (€2,399)

• Nivo 29: 40,000-80,000, 80,000 ante
Dennis Magro
Dennis Magro

Dennis Magro opened for 160,000 from the cutoff and Volodymyr Legkyi three-bet from the button to 400,000.

Magro called and they both saw the flop {10-Spades}{9-Clubs}{3-Hearts}.

Magro checked and Legkyi bet 300,000. Magro shoved all-in for 2,200,000 and got snap-called by Legkyi who had flopped a set with pocket tens {10-Hearts}{10-Diamonds}.

Magro was drawing very thin with pocket fours {4-Hearts}{4-Diamonds}. The turn {2-Diamonds} and the river {2-Spades} didn't change anything and Magro finished 25th.

Volodymyr Legkyi ua
Volodymyr Legkyi
ua 7,250,000 3,050,000
Dennis Magro de
Dennis Magro
de Izpadel