WSOP Europe €10,350 Main Event Draws 534 Entries over Registration Window

The World Series of Poker Europe slowly but surely approaches its final days as the Main Event progressed ahead with only 165 participants who managed to make it to this phase of the tournament. It is time for Day 3 of the culminating tournament which is going to grant its big winner with the tenth and last coveted WSOPE Bracelet available at the premium casino venue in Rozvadov.

It is common knowledge that the Main Event of every poker festival is predestined to attract the most attention from players willing to make it all the way to the best spots on the ultimate rank list. All participants are further motivated by the considerable guaranteed prize pool of €5,000,000. A total of 534 entries registered for participation in the culminating event further elevating this figure and increasing payouts for the leading positions.

Isildur Exits Race Sooner than Expected

Now that the registration window is also over, payouts have been revealed by the organizers of the premium poker congregation. The eventual winner of the Main Event will be eligible for the sparkling WSOPE Bracelet, but in addition to this premium prize, they will also bag the generous cash prize of €1,122,239. Only the top 81 players making their way to the last days of Main Event poker action will be able to make it to the cash prizes. The minimum one for this tournament amounts to some €15,074.

Chip leader at the beginning of Day 3 was no other than Dario Sammartino for who this is a dream come true which seemed infeasible only a couple of years ago. He commenced his run towards the end of this third day of action with 1,480,000 in chips to his name, reserving a significant lead. The runner-up position at that point was reserved for Marco Slacanac who had some 1,128,500. Among the participants who made it this far was previous Bracelet winner Timur Margolin, who claimed his at the end of the €1,100 NLHE Monster Stack.

Niall Farrell was also among the players progressing onto Day 3, prepared for the bling as he managed to claim it during the last year’s edition of the WSOP Europe festival. However, this third day turned out being unfortunate for Maria Lampropulos who became the first eliminated player shortly after the start of action. She was defeated by the runner-up player Slacanac, further increasing his chip count. Viktor Blom also known for his nickname “Isildur1” was among the promising players at the beginning of the day but was soon eliminated by Joel Ettedgi.

Poker Action Approaches Cash Payouts

Right before the first 15-minute break for Day 3, there were only 131 players still on their seats. Margolin could not make it further than this point and he had to bid farewell to his dreams of claiming yet another of the 10 WSOPE Bracelets. Due to his early elimination, he was not eligible for a cash payout either. At this point, Jack Sinclair is among the players with a considerable presence on the felt. He experienced a change of tables just recently and this might have been for the better.

Sammartino is still the leading player among all survivors with this chip stack of 1,425,000, followed closely by Liwei Sun with his second-best chip count of 1,350,000. There are three Bulgarian players still on the felt to the liking of Krasimir Yankov with 500,000, Dimitar Yosifof in possession of 671,500 in chips, as well as Stoyan Obreshkov with a chip count of 674,000.

Poker action progresses until the end of the day, as well as over the next ones with Days 4 and 5. They will eventually lead to the Final Day set to take place on Friday. Those who make it all the way to the last challenging day will enter the final battle of the top positions and the generous cash prizes coming with them.