ElkY Wins Last of WSOP Europe Events in Rozvadov

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

Entries:  271

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

Entries:  72

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

Entries:  179

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.

Event 14: €10,350 NLHE Main Event

Entries: 541

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

Entries:  2,738

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.

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.


About Jennifer Newell

Jennifer began writing about poker while working at the World Poker Tour in the mid-2000s. Since then, her freelance writing career has taken her from Los Angeles to Las Vegas and back to her hometown of St. Louis, where she now lives with her two dogs. She continues to follow the poker world as she also launches a new subscription box company and finishes her first novel. Jennifer has written for numerous publications including PokerStars.com and has followed the US poker and gaming market closely for the last 15 years. Follow Jen on Twitter

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