The 2019 World Series of Poker Main Event is the marquee event at the King's Casino in RozVegas, where they hosted a 15-event bracelet bonanza during one of the most prestigious non-Vegas events on the poker event calendar. Yes, I purposely intended on using the word event as much as possible in the opening sentence to emphasis that events are common but there can be only one MAIN event. The big sugar granddaddy of them all... the 2019 World Series of Main Event... anchored the 2019 World Series of Poker Europe with 15 bracelets up for grabs this year.
Last year's WSOPE Main Event at the King's Casino attracted 534 runners and Jack Sinclair was the lone wolf left standing. Elio Fox faded the biggest field in WSOPE history back in 2011, which had 593 runners when the event played out in Cannes, France. The WSOPE Main Event attracted 500-plus entrants for the third year in a row.
The 2019 WSOP Europe Main Event featured a €10,350 buy-in and 541 runners took a shot at the WSOPE bracelet and seven-figure payout. The prize pool was worth almost €5.14 million. The top 82 places paid out with €1,133,678 set aside to the champion.
By the end of Day 4, only 14 players were alive. Dario Sammartino bagged up the lead with 7.4 million. American pro ODB Baker was second with 7.3 million.
Another American, Anthony Zinno, was third overall with a shade under 7 million. Rifat Palevic bagged fourth overall with 5.1 million. Julien Martini was fifth overall with 4.5 million.
Also still alive... Anh Do, Claas Segebrecht, Daniel Rezaei, Jan-Peter Jachtmann, Christian Rudolph, Alexandros Kolonias, Marek Blasko, Jakob Madsen, and Mykola Kostyrk.
Among the notables who cashed thus far included... Felix Schulze, Dragos Trofimov, Alex Foxen, Saar Wilf, Maria Lampropulos, Mustafa Biz, Jacob Baumgartner, Roberto Romanello, Martin Kabrhel, Rene Mueller, Kristoffer Rasmussen, Gianluca Speranza, Harry Ross, Dash Dudley, Benjamin Pollack, Elsky, Shahar Levi, Joao Vieira, Quan Zhou, Jack Sinclair, Max Lykov, Per Reevcrona, Tobias Peters, Jeff Madsen, Ghattas Kortas, Roberto Morra, Roland Israelashvili and Sergey Verkhoturov.
2019 WSOP Europe Main Event
WSOPE MAIN EVENT CHAMPIONS
2018 Jack Sinclair
2017 Marti Roca de Torres
2015 Kevin MacPhee
2013 Adrian Mateos
2012 Phil Hellmuth
2011 Elio Fox
2010 James Bord
2009 Barry Shulman
2009 John Juanda
2007 Annette Obrestad