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Hinrichsen and Autaa Make Solid Starts to WSOPE 2

Posted by Andy on October 10, 2011 at 1:00 BST

WSOPEAustralia and France own the crowing rights after the two Day 1s of the €1,090 NL Hold´em Championship at the World Series of Poker Europe, as Andrew Hinrichsen and Yannick Autaa lead a record-breaking field for a WSOPE bracelet event. Both players cracked the 60,000 chip mark over the weekend to head a quality field which has already seen the departure of such top international stars as Tom Dwan, Jason Mercier, Michael Mizrachi, Sam Trickett and James Bord.

Previous Record Shattered

The 771 player entry for the tournament shattered the previous best by 163, and created a prize pool of €740,160. The winner of the event will pick up a colossal €148,030, while 81 players will not leave the tournament empty-handed. Among the 104 players still in the event, and hoping to add to their recent impressive hauls, are UK poker players and EPT winners Toby Lewis and Roberto Romanello, November Niner Eoghan O´Dea, and top US poker stars Vanessa Selbst, Randy Dorfman and Tyler Kenney.

 Hinrichsen Takes Saturday …

Andrew Hinrichsen will have enjoyed his day off on Sunday immensely. Having started Day 1A of the tournament by winning a big pot with {A♣} {K♦}, he had the chips to get involved in more hands, and was able to profit in a three-way pot where his {K♦} {Q♠} held up on a board of {Q♣} {J♥} {10♣} / {4♠} / {8♦}, and then caught two pairs to bust an opponent who had shoved his stack with a flopped pair of Jacks. Using his massive chip stack, he was able to bully decent sized pots out of the table and leads the tournament with 63,900 chips.

 … Autaa Takes Sunday

With many of the top players having still been involved in the WSOPE Event 1 NLHE 6 Max Championship on Saturday, most joined the field on Sunday. Because of the (short-lived) presence of high profile players such as Daniel Negreanu, Tom Dwan, Sam Trickett, and James Bord, players such as Yannick Autaa flew under the radar for much of the day. Only when Autaa ({10♣} {10♦}) caught Scott Seiver bluffing to take a 25,000 chip pot did observers start to take notice of him and although he was involved in very little action thereafter managed to build his chip stack up to 60,000 chips by the close of play.

Day 2 Starts at 2.00pm on Monday

Hinrichsen, Autaa and the other 102 players still in contention for the second WSOPE bracelet will be able to enjoy a light Mediterranean breakfast and stroll around the attractive resort of Cannes, as play on Day 2 of the event does not start until 2.00pm. The first goal for each of the players will be to get into the bubble (81 get paid) and then to survive through until the end of the day. Play on Monday is scheduled to continue until just 27 remain, hoping to be among whom will be our current chip leaders:-





Andrew Hinrichsen



Yannick Autaa



Eric Baudry



Gianluca Speranza



Carlo Savinelli



Adam Palethorpe



Nabil Nedjai



Toby Lewis



Brian Roberts



Ricardo Pereira