The World Series of Poker headed overseas to its usual spot in lovely RozVegas for a series of European bracelet events at the King's Casino. The 2022 WSOP Europe kicked off last week and already handed out bracelets to players from Italy, Macedonia, Germany, and Hong Kong. Yes, it's truly an international and global event with four different winners from four different places on the planet.
Italy's Fabio Peluso won WSOP Europe Event #1 The Opener, which had a modest €350 buy-in but attracted a whopping 2,454 runners. Germany's Helmut Phung binked Event #2 €550 PLO 8-Max after he faded a field of 556 runners. Ilija Savevski from Macedonia stepped into the winner's circle after winning the €1,350 buy-in Event #3 Mini Main Event and outlasted a field of 1,431 runners for €245K.
2022 WSOP Europe Event #4 €2,000 PLO attracted 221 runners and a prize pool worth €388,407. Only the top 34 places paid out with most of the cheesecake set aside to the champion.
The final table included Hong Kong-based pro Anson Tsang, Poland's Tomasz Gluszko, American Shawn Stroke, Dario Alioto from Italy, Oswin Ziegelbecker from Austria, Brazil's Vivian Saliba, Colombia's Farid Jattin, Pavel Izotov from Belarus, and Jorryt van Hoof from the Netherlands. France's Rachid El Yaacoubi bubbled the final table in tenth place.
Notable players who went deep and cashed in WSOPE Event #4 included Andreas Zampas, Norbert Szecsi, Denys Fedorenko, Eran Carni, Julian Herold, Yannick Jobin, Ruslan Volkov, Dimitrios Michailidis, Grzegorz Derkowsji, Karl Bayern, Zsolt Pentek, Yas Waki, Joni Jouhkimainen, Felipe Ramos, Zoltan Szabo, Andre Winkler, Roland Israelashvili, and Aaron Duczak.
Dutch pro Jorryt van Hoof bowed out in ninth place, followed by Pavel Izotov from Belarus in eighth place.
A couple of players from South America went deep at the final table in PLO. Colombia's Farid Jattin saw his run end in seventh place, while Vivian Saliba from Brazil busted in sixth place.
Oswin Ziegelbecker, hailing from Austria, hit the bricks in fifth place.
Italian pro Dario Alioto missed another shot at a bracelet when he was picked off in fourth place.
Shawn Stroke, the lone American at the final table, met his fate in third place, which paid out €40,232. Stroke's elimination set up a big-time bout between Anson Tsang and Poland's Tomasz Gluszko.
Alas, when the dust settled, Tsang was the last one standing. Gluszko banked €58,988 for a runner-up finish. Not too shabby, eh?
Tsang won €95,461 for first place in PLO, but collected his third-career bling at the World Series of Poker and added a second WSOP Europe bracelet to his collection.
In 2018, Tsang finally broke through to the winner's circle with a big win in Event #7 €2,200 PLO to earn his first bracelet.
2022 WSOP Europe Event #4 €2,000 PLO
Prize Pool: €388,407
Final Table Results:
1. Yan Shing 'Anson' Tsang (Hong Kong) €95,461
2. Tomasz Gluszko (Poland) €58,988
3. Shawn Stroke (USA) €40,232
4. Dario Alioto (Italy)€28,162
5. Oswin Ziegelbecker (Austria) €20,245
6. Vivian Saliba (Brazil) €14,959
7. Farid Jattin (Colombia) €11,368
8. Pavel Izotov (Belarus) €8,893
9. Jorryt van Hoof (Holland) €7,168