ElkY Wins Last of WSOP Europe Events in Rozvadov
The World Series of Poker Europe finally wrapped weeks of live poker tournaments at King’s Casino in Rozvadov. What started on October 13 and brought a total of 15 bracelet events in the weeks that followed is now done and in the WSOP history books.
The first 10 events of WSOP Europe delivered numerous first-time bracelet winners, as well as some interesting stories.
–Dash Dudley won his second bracelet in 2019 after taking down the $10K PLO this summer.
–James Chen captured the first-ever bracelet for a Taiwanese player.
–Asi Moshe took home his fourth career bracelet.
That left five tournaments to go, the last one of which just finished this week. Let’s take a look at those results, keeping in mind that all of the tournaments allowed at least one reentry:
Event 10: €2,200 PLO 8-Handed
Prize pool: €520,049 (surpassed €200K guarantee)
Paid players: 41
Minimum payout: €3,210
1st place: Tomas Ribeiro (Portugal) – €128,314
2nd place: Omar Eljach (Sweden) – €79,291
3rd place: Marc Palatzky (USA) – €54,787
4th place: Tobias Peters (Netherlands) – €38,581
5th place: Ilyaz Dosikov (Russia) – €27,701
6th place: Anson Tang (Hong Kong) – €20,285
7th place: Leonid Yanovski (Israel) – €15,157
8th place: Christopher Frank (Germany) – €11,561
Ribeiro took home his first gold bracelet but only the fifth in WSOP history for Portugal. As a full-time player since 2014, the young pro plays more Omaha than Hold’em.
Event 12: €100K NLHE Diamond High Roller
Prize pool: €6,840,000 (surpassed €5M guarantee)
Paid players: 11
Minimum payout: €154,285
1st place: Chin Wei Lim (Malaysia) – €2,172,104
2nd place: Jean-Noel Thorel (France) – €1,342,459
3rd place: Anatoly Filatov (Russia) – €907,301
4th place: Christoph Vogelsang (Germany) – €633,336
5th place: Matthias Eibinger (Austria) – €457,107
6th place: Ole Schemion (Austria) – €341,510
7th place: Danny Tang (Hong Kong) – €264,440
8th place: Phil Ivey (USA) – €212,504
There were only 34 unique players in this event, and Lim outlasted the high rollers to claim his largest win to date and his first WSOP bracelet.
Event 13: €2,500 NLHE Short Deck
Prize pool: €391,115 (surpassed €250K guarantee)
Paid players: 27
Minimum payout: €3,682
1st place: Kahle Burns (Australia) – €101,834
2nd place: Manig Loeser (Germany) – €62,929
3rd place: Felix Schulze (Germany) – €42,233
4th place: Federico Anselmi (Italy) – €29,027
5th place: Vladimir Peck (USA) – €20,444
6th place: Oshri Lahmani (Israel) – €14,764
After winning a bracelet in Event 8 just days before, Burns won his second within a week. The Aussie said it felt like a “whirlwind,” and he had only been playing Short Deck for a few months, but he was clearly on a roll.
ICYMI: Australia's Kahle Burns won his second bracelet of the 2019 #WSOPEurope for taking down the €2,500 Short Deck in the early morning hours of Saturday.
— WSOP (@WSOP) October 26, 2019
Event 14: €10,350 NLHE Main Event
Prize pool: €5,139,500 (surpassed $5M guarantee)
Paid players: 82
Minimum payout: €15,089
1st place: Alexandros Kolonias (Greece) – €1,133,678
2nd place: Claas Segebrecht (Germany) – €700,639
3rd place: Anthony Zinno (USA) – €485,291
4th place: Dario Sammartino (Italy) – €341,702
5th place: Anh Do (Czech Republic) – €244,653
6th place: Rifat Palevic (Sweden) – €178,171
7th place: Julien Martini (France) – €132,017
8th place: Jakob Madsen (Denmark) – €99,555
This action-packed tournament and final table deserved its own recap, which can be found here.
Event 15: €550 NLHE Colossus
Prize pool: €1,300,550 (overlay on €1M guarantee)
Paid players: 313
Minimum payout: €1,120
1st place: Bertrand Grospellier (France) – €191,172
2nd place: Avraham Dayan (Israel) – €117,630
3rd place: Marian Kubis (Slovakia) – €86,172
4th place: Mick Heder (Denmark) – €63,670
5th place: Dieter Becker (Germany) – €47,452
6th place: Christoph Peper (USA) – €35,674
7th place: Sergii Karpov (Ukraine) – €27,057
8th place: Alessandro Pezzoli (Italy) – €20,703
9th place: Francesco Candelari (Italy) – €15,984
The longtime poker pro known as ElkY claimed his second career bracelet as he closed out the 2019 WSOP Europe. His first came in 2011 when he won the $10K Seven-Card Stud Championship. The French-born gaming and poker champion now lives in Prague and plays regularly at King’s Casino.
Unreal feeling to triumph over 2737 players
— ElkY (@elkypoker) November 5, 2019
With all of the tournaments completed and bracelets awarded, the final matter of the 2019 WSOP was also settled. Daniel Negreanu squeaked ahead of Robert Campbell and Shaun Deeb to claim the 2019 WSOP Player of the Year honor. Read more about that here.
The key to his Player of the Year victory?
He understands that everything he does at the poker table conveys information.
— WSOP (@WSOP) November 4, 2019
— WSOP (@WSOP) November 4, 2019