Ship it to Hungary! Norbert Szecsi picked off Shaun Deeb in second place to win World Series of Poker Europe Event #6 €1,650 Mixed PLO/NLHE at the King's Casino in RozVegas. The win marked a second bracelet win for Szecsi, who first got a taste of the high life at the 2013 WSOP in Las Vegas. Norbert won a $1K event and outlasted a field of 2,100 runners to earn his first piece of bling and a hefty pile of cash worth $345K.
Five years later and half-way around the world, Norbert Szecsi won his second-career bracelet. This time it was a mixed event with half NL and the other half PLO. 2018 WSOP Europe Event #6 €1,650 Mixed PLO/NLHE attracted 241 runners and a prize pool worth €343,425.
The final table for Event #6 €1,650 Mixed PLO/NLHE also included Netanel Amedi, Julien Sitbon, Samuel Albeck, Jaroslav Peter, Vittorio Castro, and Van Tiep Nguyen.
Netanel Amedi almost became the fourth player from Israel to bink a bracelet in RozVegas. Alas, Amedi busted in third place. His exit set up the heads-up bought between Deeb and Szecsi.
When the dust settled, the American lost to the Hungarian. Deeb missed his third piece of bling this year, but he took home $73,291 for a runner-up performance. That's €63,731 in Eurobucks. Not too shabby, eh?
Deeb essentially locked up WSOP POY with his second-place effort. WaffleCrush Banner shall be hung by the rafters at the Rio next summer.
First place paid out approximately $100K in US bucks or €86,596 in local currency. Norbert Szecsi now has over $2.34 million in tournament winnings.
Richard Toth bubbled the final table in ninth place.
Only the top 37 places paid out. The few notable players and familiar faces who cashed in the Mixed event included... Jesus Ferguson, Jean-Noel Said, Danny Tang, Joao Vieria, Anthony Zinno, Joni Jouhkimainen, Roland, Israelashvili, Romain Lewis, and Max Pescatori.
WSOP Europe - Event #6 €1,650 Mixed PLO/NLHE
Prize Pool: €343,425
Final Table Results:
1. Norbert Szecsi (Hungary) €86,596
2. Shaun Deeb (USA) €63,731
3. Netanel Amedi (Israel) €36,705
4. Julien Sitbon (France) €25,618
5. Samuel Albeck (Germany) €18,276
6. Jaroslav Peter (Czech Republic) €13,334
7. Vittorio Castro (Italy) €9,953
8. Van Tiep Nguyen (Czech Republic) €7,606