WSOP Europe Pot-Limit Omaha 8-Max Event Grants Winner €91,730 and 7th Bracelet

The World Series of Poker Europe gave green light of the Final Day of yet another premium poker tournament which will bring a Bracelet to its eventual champion. The Pot-Limit Omaha 8-Max event reached its final stage with only 8 players remaining in their seats at Rozvadov’s King’s Casino, all set their eyes on the prize of €91,730.

This event brings with itself the seventh coveted WSOPE Bracelet, also known as the most desired piece of jewelry in the poker world. It has its first day of poker action on Monday coming with a guaranteed prize pool of €200,000. This amount was bound to be further boosted by the generous €2,200 buy-in leading to its eventual exceeding. Once the registration period came to its end, the overall prize pool was estimated. Thanks to the 187 entries making their way into the tournament, it reached €358,853.

Cash Payouts for top 29 Players

All 29 top positions on the official rank list of this event were eligible for a cash payout which further motivated all players to make it to the final stages of the poker tournament. Day 2 of the poker tournament welcomed back as many as 35 surviving players who had proven their skills prior to it. The player with the lowest chip stack surprisingly enough was Michal Mrakes, a proficient player with many accomplishments in this festival up to this point.

The local player has some 44,000 in chips to his name but managed to qualify for the second day of poker action. King’s Casino poker room also witnessed another beloved poker face – Shaun Deeb from the United States who entered Day 2 with a chip count of 208,000 claiming the 13th spot on the temporary leader board. Meanwhile on its other end, the chip leader was Yan Shing Tsang from China with his impressive chip count of 931,000.

When all was said and done, this Tuesday was dedicated to the rapid elimination of most of the remaining participants. The first one to exit this event was Roland Israelashvili from the United States, bagging the minimum cash payout of €3,147. His fellow American player Deeb followed him out soon, as he could not make it further than the 20th position. This performance brought him €3,518 as well as the motivation to register in the next available poker tournament offered by King’s Casino and WSOPE.

Ilya Bulychev Leading Halfway through Final Table

As for the last one eliminated right before the Final Table, Daniel Rezaei was the player drawing the short straw and bagging only €7,042 for his deep run in the tournament. The remaining 8 players progressed ahead towards this Wednesday poker action, Quan Zhou from China being the one with the lowest chip count of 420,000.

Meanwhile, the chip leader at the beginning of the Final Table was Russian player Ilya Bulychev who had some 1,513,000 in chips, placing a significant gap between him and the runner-up player Tsang with his chip count of 1,139,000.

Alexander Holmberg was the first eliminated as he could not outplay his rivals and had to settle for the 8th position and €8,886. Next player to leave the televised Final Table was Gisle Olsen claiming a sweet payday of €11,469. More action is set to take place as players rapidly approach the heads-up fuel.