WSOPE Event #5 Day 1 – Konopelko Takes Early Lead

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We are now into the second half of the proceedings here at the World Series of Poker Europe after Day 1 of the fifth event started up yesterday. The €2,200 No Limit Holdem event brought in 337 players which created a prize pool of €647,040, meaning that just 36 players will be paid out.

After Day 1 was completed it as Andrei Konopelko that headed the chip counts after bagging up a total of 78,375. He is followed in the top ten by names such as Sam Greenwood, John Juanda, Jeff Rossiter and Erik Seidel.

There were 102 survivors come the end of the day which included the mighty Phil Hellmuth who is desperate to earn his 100th WSOP cash. He finished up on 19,800 chips which is about average and will be thinking that this could be his time.


Those who couldn’t quite managed to progress on the opening day included the likes of David “Chino” Rheem, Antonio Esfandiari, Phil Ivey, Dan Shak, Chris Klodnicki and Phil Laak. With only a few events left, they will be desperate to have a good run and potentially win a bracelet in one of them.


Day 2 will see the survivors try and survive the bubble and hopefully see themselves cement a place onto the final table. Whoever does will be in with a great chance to win a prestigious WSOP bracelet.

The Current Top Ten

1st) Andrei Konopelko – 78,375

2nd) Jonathan Little – 64,775

3rd) James Dempsey – 58,275

4th) Sam Greenwood – 55,375

5th) Jason Mann – 51,600

6th) John Juanda – 42,000

7th) Jeff Gross – 40,000

8th) Jean Pierre Didier – 40,000

9th) Jeff Rossiter – 40,000

10th) Erik Seidel – 39,000

The Remaining Prize Pool

1st) €148,820

2nd) €92,003

3rd) €67,118

4th) €49,784

5th) €37,502

6th) €28,683

7th) €22,258


9th) €13,989

10th – 12th) €11,317

13th – 15th) €9,285

16th – 18th) €7,719

19th – 21st) €6,502

22nd – 24th) €5,552

25th – 27th) €4,801

28th – 30th) €4,206

31st – 33rd) €3,727

34th – 36th) €3,345