Poker room at in King’s Resort in Rozvadov, Czech Republic is buzzing these days with players coming from all over the world to compete at World Series of Poker Europe, including some of the biggest names in poker like world champ Espen Uhlen Jorstad, ElkY, 2018 WSOP Player of the Year Shaun Deeb, Fedor Holz, 2019 world champ Hossein Ensan, Tony G, and many more. This is the 13th time WSOP is held in Europe since its inception in 2007.
And World Series of Poker wouldn’t be the same without Daniel Negreanu, who just arrived in Rozvadov and started a hunt on his 7th bracelet in €5,000 Pot Limit Omaha event. After the first day he’s 10th in chips with 52 players left in Day 2. His famous vlogs are also making a return with the first episode already released:
Cards are being dealt, chips are flying, and four bracelets have been won in this first quarter of the series. Let’s have a look at all the winners.
Fabio Peluso with the first gold from 2022 WSOP Europe
World Series of Europe started early with a massive €350 NLH Opener with four starting days that attracted 2,454 entries and after three days of play, Fabio Peluso took the first gold and €94,670 money prize.
Italian is playing professionally for about two years now. He mostly played online before but has now focused more on live tournaments. Earlier this year he finished 2nd at EPT Monte Carlo €1,100 event for €217,340 before securing his first major win in King’s Resort at WSOPE. He also received a €10,350 WSOPE Main Event Seat and invitational to 2023 Tournament of Champions $1 million-dollar freeroll which will be held after the 2023 WSOP Main Event in Las Vegas.
WSOPE Event #1: €350 No-Limit Hold'em Opener Final Results
|7||Miroslav Navratil||Czech Republic||€14,509|
|9||Gabriel Jansen Falcao Baleeiro||Brazil||€8,809|
Helmut Phung’s Aggression for his first bracelet
Germany’s Helmuth Phung comes on top of 566 field at €550 PL Omaha 8-max event for his first career bracelet and €55,132 top prize. He started the final table as a chip leader and dominated the field with his aggression.
"My plan was to win the tournament and to put a lot of pressure on the other players. I played with them on all the different tables and knew what to expect," the 30-year-old said in the winner interview after his victory.
WSOPE Event #2: €550 Pot-Limit Omaha 8-Max Final Results
|8||Misel Bosancic||Bosnia & Herzegovina||€5,210|
|9||Martin Kabrhel||Czech Republic||€4,057|
Ilija Savevski wins Mini Main Event
What’s the second-best thing behind winning the WSOP Main Event? Well, winning a MINI Main Event and we’re sure Macedonia’s Ilija Savevski agrees with us as a long-time poker player wins his first WSOP bracelet.
"It means a lot. A bracelet is every player's dream and I wanted it ever since I learned about the WSOP and finally to win one after many years feels amazing," an emotional Savevski said in the winner interview.
On top of €245,319 cash prize, Ilija secured a seat to 10,350 WSOPE Main Event, alongside other top 11 players.
WSOPE Event #3: €1,350 Mini Main Event Final Results
|6||Yunho Choi||South Korea||€46,027|
|7||Braz Borges Fagundes Junior||Portugal||€35,124|
|8||Emanuele de Lemmi||Italy||€27,109|
Anson Tsang repeats his victory from 2018
After a marathon last days that lasted until 6 in the morning, Anson Tsang lifted his third WSOP career bracelet and took home €95,461 for his efforts in €2,000 PL Omaha tournament.
This is his second WSOPE bracelet, the first one coming from the exact same event in 2018, while the other bracelet came in 2020 at WSOP Online event during the pandemic times.
221 players created a prize pool of €388,407 and 57 survivors returned for Day 2 that lasted 14 hours. Tsang beat Tomasz Gluszko in the heads-up battle for the bracelet and surpassed $3 million in career tournament winnings.
WSOPE Event #4: €2,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Final Results
|1||Yan Shing Tsang||Hong Kong||€95,461|
|3||Shawn Stroke||United States||€40,232|
|9||Jorryt van Hoof||Netherlands||€7,168|