Filatov Leads WSOPE €100K Diamond High Roller, Ivey Makes Final Table
30 October 2019
PokerBrave (1135 articles)

Just eight players remain in Event #12: €100,000 Diamond High Roller at the 2019 World Series of Poker Europe. Day 2 was an action-packed day that saw chips flying around from start to finish, mostly heading in the way of chipleader Anatoly Filatov (lead photo) despite him taking a bad beat in the final hand of the night.

2019 WSOPE €100,000 Diamond High Roller No-Limit Hold’em Final Table Seating

Seat Player Country Chip Count Big Blinds
1 Christoph Vogelsang Germany 15,385,000 64
2 Chin Wei Lim Malaysia 20,460,000 85
3 Matthias Eibinger Germany 27,445,000 114
4 Anatoly Filatov Russian Federation 42,300,000 176
5 Ole Schemion Germany 5,900,000 25
6 Phil Ivey United States 2,375,000 10
7 Danny Tang Hong Kong 3,900,000 16
8 Jean-Noel Thorel France 26,085,000 109

Day 2 Recap

Day 2 of the three-day tournament kicked off with 25 players returning to their seats of the 39 total entries on Day 1. However, that number quickly escalated. 888poker’s Dominik Nitsche led the way with a total of seven entries by the time late registration was closed. Not far behind him was Eibinger, who had five bullets over the two days. While Eibinger now has the second-largest stack in the tournament, Nitsche was unable to get anything going and was quickly eliminated.

888poker’s Dominik Nitsche led the way with a total of seven entries by the time late registration was closed.

Some of the others to burn through multiple bullets before the registration period closed include Kahle Burns, Alex Foxen, Orpen Kisacikoglu, and Rainer Kempe. A few legends of the game in Daniel Negreanu, Phil Hellmuth, and Tony G also took their shot at the €100,000 buy-in but bowed out before the money was reached.

Filatov came into the day as one of the chip leaders and distanced himself from the field in one of the biggest hands of the tournament. On a king-nine-seven flop, Filatov flopped a set of sevens against Daniel Negreanu and Manig Loeser who both flopped top two pair. All of the chips went in the middle, and Filatov held on to climb over twenty million in chips.

As the field broke to two tables, Filatov eliminated Thomer Pidun when he flopped a set of aces against Pidun’s set of sevens. It wasn’t until the river that the chips got in the middle on a super dry board. That set the Russian partypoker pro up well for the money bubble where he continued to apply pressure to the short stacks in order to chip up to over fifty million chips.

It took nearly a full level of bubble play before the money was eventually reached. Sam Grafton started the hand-for-hand process as the short stack and despite doubling up once, still ended up the bubble boy. Grafton shipped his seven big blinds into the middle with deuces and was called by the ace-eight of Ivey. An ace on the flop and on the turn put Ivey in the driver’s seat, and Grafton was eliminated.

Ryan Riess and Paul Phua were eliminated within seconds of each other in the very first hand after the money bubble burst. That left the final nine players to gather at the unofficial final table until one more player was eliminated. It turned out to be an early day when Daniel Pidun was eliminated with 11:27 left in level 16 and the blinds at 120,000/240,000 with a 240,000 big blind ante.

In the last hand of the night, Filatov found himself in another monster pot, this time against Daniel Pidun and Jean-Noel Thorel. Filatov woke up with queens against short-stacked Pidun’s eights and Thorel’s ace-king. A queen on the flop looked promising for Filatov, but Thorel made a straight on the river to double up and put a dent in Filatov’s stack.

When the dust settled, Filatov managed to bag up a stack of 42,300,000; still leading his counterparts by a wide margin. Matthias Eibinger emerged into second place with a stack of 27,445,000 after finding a big double up against Phil Ivey earlier. Thorel rounds out the top three stacks after finishing with 26,085,000.

The lion’s share of the prize pool is still up for grabs with the final eight players, all guaranteed at least €212,504. The first two places will each earn over one million euros with first place taking home €2,172,104. There are still two bracelet winners left in the field, albeit the two short stacks, Danny Tang looking for his second bracelet, and Phil Ivey in search of his 11th.

2019 WSOPE €100,000 Diamond High Roller No-Limit Hold’em Payouts

Position Player Country Prize in € Prize in $
1 €2,172,104 $2,412,661
2 €1,342,459 $1,491,134
3 €907,301 $1,007,783
4 €633,336 $703,477
5 €457,107 $507,731
6 €341,510 $379,314
7 €264,440 $293,712
8 €212,504 $236,027
9 Daniel Pidun Germany €177,477 $197,123
10 Paul Phua Malaysia €177,477 $197,123
11 Ryan Riess United States €154,285 $171,364