There is a brand new champion at the King’s Casino in Rozvadov who managed to claim the third Gold Bracelet granted by the management of the World Series of Poker Europe festival. The Pot-Limit Omaha 8-Max event was dominated by Duc Hanh Tran from Austria, who managed to defeat all his rivals on his way to the top and bag the grand prize of €59,623.
It could be recalled that poker action came to a halt right before the Final Table of this third bracelet event when only eight players were preparing to return for one last battle. Thursday was the day when King’s Casino’ poker room welcomed them back with a renewed will to make it to the heads-up duel. However only the two most proficient players had the chance to do so and before that, all remaining rivals had to be eliminated.
WSOP Europe Brings the Bling
This particular event appeared to spark the interest of many players coming from near and far, as each and every one of them considers it prestigious to own a sparkling World Series of Poker Bracelet. In addition to that, the appealing format of action commonly referred to PLO never fails to deliver excellent poker experience to players. As a result, the heart of Europe has now established its reputation as the poker capital of the continent.
At the very beginning of the Final Day, German player Florian Sarnow was the player with the shortest chip stack of 375,000. In the meantime, there are two players with an equal number of chips to their name, sharing the leading position. Those were Tarek Alonso from Chile and the winner himself who welcomed all survivors with the biggest chip count of 2,065,000.
148 entries on day 1a of the #WSOPE €1.100 Monster Stack Event brought a decent start, Quan Zhou is our first chipleader with 519.500 (130 big blinds). 30 made it to day 2. Two flights more to go for €500.000 gtd! #pokerroomkings
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— King's Casino (@PokerroomKings) October 19, 2018
The runner-up position on the daily rank list at the beginning of the third Bracelet event belonged to Tran himself who was already well-positioned for an excellent performance throughout the day. Following him closely on the third spot was Sebastian Obermeier from Germany with a chip count of exactly 2,000,000. Oleg Pavlyuichuk coming straight from Latvia had a total of 1,750,000 in chips to his name, ranking fourth at the very beginning of the day.
Third of Ten Bracelets Bagged
Once poker action commenced, Sarnow was the first player to leave the run towards the big cashes and the WSOPE Bracelet, for which he received some €5,198. The upside of this was that his elimination meant that he had the opportunity to register for participation in Day 1a of the WSOP Europe Monster Stack Event for a chance at claiming the fifth Bracelet for this poker festival.
Congratulation to our latest bracelet winner Duc Hanh Tran. He defeated Oleg Pavlyuchuk to take down the #WSOPE €550 Pot Limit Omaha 8-max, winning €59.623 – and the bracelet!
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— King's Casino (@PokerroomKings) October 18, 2018
Michael Magalashvili was the player who followed him closely on the way out. The Israeli player claimed the seventh position which brought him a sweet payday of €6,896. Over the span of the day more and more players were eliminated in a rapid manner, reducing their number to the last three survivors. Romain Lewis from France made it to the third spot which resulted in a cash payout of €25,473. Next up was the heads-up duel between the last two standing.
Pavlyuchuk climbed two positions over the span of the day and ultimately reserved the runner-up position. The consolation prize for this event amounted to €36,851 which is a fair slice of the overall prize pool pie. The next event in the rich schedule of the WSOPE is none other than the Monster stack one which would grant each entry with a chip stack of 40,000 in order to guarantee a riveting poker experience for everyone.