Christian Leichtfried is European Poker Champion 2022 25 Jul

246 players entered the €2,750 Main Event at 31st European Poker Championship Poker EM in Casino Velden, Austria. 9 players representing Germany, Austria, Italy, and Netherlands met in the final day on Saturday where €130,190 was reserved for European champion.

In the End, Austrian Christian Leichtfried celebrated the win after he made a deal with Dutch player “mandrake” playing heads-up, who actually took the biggest money prize of €114,135, while new European Champion pocketed €104,000 and the title. Leichtfried succeeded German player Christian "WATnlos" Rudolph, who won the event in 2019.

European Poker Championship Poker EM has been held in Austrian casinos since 1990, when it all started with a three-day Seven Card Stud tournament. Now more than three decades later, the championship has grown into one of the biggest poker festivals. While Seven Card Stud is still played in these days, the biggest focus is of course on NL Hold’em Main Event.

European Champions for 2022

Event Champion Country
NLH European Poker Championship Main Event Christian Leichtfried Austria
Seven Card Stud European Championship Harry Casagrande Austria
PL Omaha European Championship Victors Vorobjovs Latvia
NLH Ladies European Championship Sarah Strak Austria
NLH High Roller European Championship Oliver Wulf Germany