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

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)

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