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Mykhailo Gutyi Wins 2018 WSOPE €1.1k Turbo Bounty Hunter

Thursday, October 18th, 2018

Mykhailo Gutyi has triumphed over a field of 387 players to win the €1,100 No-Limit Hold’em Turbo Bounty Hunter tournament at the 2018 WSOP Europe.

Mykhailo, a Ukrainian poker player, collected a payout worth €61,299 ($70,627) after beating Germany’s Florian Sarnow heads-up.

He becomes just the fifth Ukrainian poker player to win a WSOP gold bracelet.

Recap of 2018 WSOPE €1,100 NLHE Turbo Bounty Hunter

The €1,100 Turbo Bounty Hunter (NLHE) offered a €200,000 guaranteed prize pool, with the top 59 players all earning a piece of the money.

The last remaining nine players made the final table, including notable pros like Angelos Pettas, Philipp Zukernik, Darko Stojanovic, Vangelis Kaimakamis.

In the end, though, it was the amateurs Gutyi and Sarnow facing off for the victory. Gutyi had a 3.5-to-1 chip lead to start.

Sarnow quickly doubled up and narrowed the gap. However, he would lose everything on the next hand.

Gutyi (Qd-2d) made a flush on a board of 10d-9d-3d. Both players checked, before a 10c landed on the turn.

This sparked multiple raises, which eventually saw Sarnow (10h-8s) shove his stack into the middle. A harmless 4d landed on the river, thus giving Gutyi the hand and the tourney win.

2018 WSOPE €1.1k Turbo Bounty Hunter Final Table Results

1st. Mykhailo Gutyi (Ukraine) – €61,299
2nd. Florian Sarnow (Germany) – €37,678
3rd. Vangelis Kaimakamis (Greece) – €25,468
4th. Angelos Pettas (Greece) – €17,565
5th. Darko Stojanovic (France) – €12,367
6th. Kale Halstead (Australia) – €8,891
7th. Philipp Zukernik (Czech) – €6,531
8th. Andrey Ivlev (Russia) – €4,904
9th. Luca Marchetti (Italy) – €3,765

Tamir Segal Wins 2018 WSOP Europe COLOSSUS and €203,820

Tuesday, October 16th, 2018

Israeli poker player Tamir Segal is the first winner at the 2018 WSOP Europe. He won the Event #1: COLOSSUS and €203,820 ($234,252) after defeating a field of 2,992 players.

Segal is an amateur who doesn’t have many cashes to his name. He had just $10,917 in live tournament winnings before his recent victory. Segal is now just the 10th Israeli to capture a WSOP bracelet.

Recap of 2018 WSOPE COLOSSUS

The €550 COLOSSUS, which was set to run for eight days, attracted nearly 3,000 players. Only 10% of this field was left standing after the Day 1 flights were finished.

Day 2 saw the field whittled down to 10 players, which formed the final table. Poland’s Wojciech Wyrebski led this final table group with a stack worth 40 big blinds, while Germany’s Hannes Neurauter was just behind him with 39bb. Segal sat in fifth place with 28bb.

Segal quickly surged to the front of the pack, though, by eliminating four out of the first five final table players. He also knocked out Askel Ayguen in third place after making a king-high straight.

Segal took a large lead into his heads-up match with Wojciech Wyrebski, holding 58.5 million chips to 16.2 million. Their matchup only lasted for two hands.

Wyrebski (A-Q) raised preflop, which convinced Segal (K-10) to shove. The board ran out 8-6-K-8-10, which gave Segal a pair and the victory.

2018 WSOP Europe COLOSSUS Final Table Results

1st. Tamir Segal (Israel) – €203,820, ($234,252)
2st. Wojciech Wyrebski (Poland) – €125,966, ($144,774)
3rd. Askel Ayguen (Belgium) – €92,385, ($106,179)
4th. Dariusz Glinski (Poland) – €68,331, ($78,533)
5th. Hannes Neurauter (Germany) – €51,854, ($59,596)
6th. Francesco Delfoco (Italy) – €38,349, ($44,075)
7th. Flavio Decataldo (Italy) – €29,104, ($33,449)
8th. Krasimir Yankov (Bulgaria) – €22,281, ($25,608)
9th. Björn Bouwmans (Belgium) – €17,209, ($19,778)
10th. Nelio Gatta (France) – €13,410, ($15,412)

2018 WSOP Europe Starts Next Week

Saturday, October 6th, 2018

The 2018 WSOP Europe is getting ready to launch next week.

This event, which is held at King’s Casino Rozvadov, will offer 10 gold bracelet events across a 20-day span.

Here’s more on what to expect when the 2018 World Series of Poker Europe kicks off at King’s Casino.

2018 WSOPE Will Offer €13M in Guaranteed Prizes

Last year was the first time that the WSOP Europe was held in Rozvadov, Czech Republic. The event drew 7,689 players and paid out €25 million over 11 bracelet events.

2018 will scale back by only offering €13 million in guaranteed money. Nevertheless, it should definitely be a huge event that draws numerous players.

King’s Casino owner Leon Tsoukernik discussed the upcoming event with the following:

“It was a dream to host WSOP Europe and I can’t wait to do it again.

“We hope everyone who came last year comes back for our warm hospitality and generous offerings, and for those who missed out, please join us for Europe’s biggest poker event of the year.”

2018 WSOP Europe Schedule

Here’s a closer look at the WSOPE schedule for this year:

Oct. 9: €550 COLOSSUS NLHE
Oct.14: €1,650 NLHE 6-Handed Deepstack
Oct. 15: €550 PLO 8-Handed
Oct. 17: €1,100 NLHE Turbo Bounty Hunter
Oct. 18: €1,100 MONSTER STACK NLHE
Oct. 21: €1,650 PLO/NLHE Mix
Oct. 22: €2,200 PLO 8-Handed
Oct. 24 €25,000 NLHE Super High Roller
Oct. 26: €100,000 NLHE King’s Super High Roller
Oct. 27: €10,350 WSOP Europe Main Event

The €10,350 Main Event will no doubt be the highlight of this extravaganza. Last year’s WSOPE Main Event attracted 529 players. It was won by Spain’s Marti Roca De Rottes, who took home €1,115,207 ($1,297,551).

More on King’s Casino Rozvadov

The WSOP Europe has moved around quite a bit. But it seems to have found a permanent home in Rozvadov.

Owner Leon Tsoukernik is a serious poker player who’s delighted to host this tournament series. He’s once again opened up Europe’s biggest poker room — which features 160 tables — to host the WSOPE.

King’s Casino Rozvadov Will host WSOP Europe Annually

Friday, April 6th, 2018

wsope-rozvadovKing’s Casino in Rozvadov, Czech Republic hosted the 2017 World Series of Poker Europe. And the event turned out to be such a success that the WSOP wants to make this site a permanent location for the WSOP Europe.

King’s Casino held 10 bracelet tournaments from Oct. 11 to Nov. 2 last year. This event was highlighted by tourneys such as the €1,100 Little One for One Drop No-Limit Hold’em, €25,000 No-Limit Hold’em High Roller, €111,111 High Roller for One Drop, and €10,300 No-Limit Hold’em Main Event

Leon Tsoukernik, owner of King’s Casino Rozvadov, commented on the event. And he referenced Allen Kessler, a long-time poker pro who’s openly critical whenever he doesn’t like a poker series.

“By all measures, our inaugural WSOP Europe was a great success – even Allen Kessler was pleased,” said Tsoukernik.

“Now that King’s Casino is firmly established as Europe’s most popular poker venue, we have doubled down and have made a bigger commitment to bring WSOP Europe to Rozvadov annually.”

WSOP Europe Has Finally Found a Home in Rozvadov

leon-tsoukernik-pokerThe WSOP has had no trouble with their annual event held in Las Vegas. But they’ve had much more difficulty with their European series, which began in 2007 in London. The event has since changed cities multiple times, making stops in Cannes, Berlin, Paris, and now Rozvadov.

Rural Czech Republic seems like the unlikeliest permanent location, when compared to major cities that previously hosted the event. But perhaps the key ingredient is Tsoukernik, who’s an avid poker player himself. He has $2,783,323 in career tournament winnings and frequently plays high stakes cash games too.

WSOP Officials Very Pleased with Czech Republic

Ty Stewart, executive director of the WSOP, is excited that the tournament organization’s long search for a quality non-US destination has finally come to an end.

“We have long searched for a great venue and host for WSOP Europe and we believe we’ve finally found it,” said Stewart. “King’s Casino has been a terrific host and with their expansion complete, we’re pleased to commit to holding WSOP Europe annually each October in Rozvadov.”

The WSOP Europe had gone to a bi-annual event. But they’re now making it an annual occasion, with the 2018 WSOP Europe set to take place in Rozvadov.