Tuesday October 9, 2018 at 4:49 am

The World Series of Poker Europe began in 2007. It's only a decade old, but has a deep history already. The WSOPE has been played out at some of the coolest spots in Europe including London, Cannes, Berlin, and now in RozVegas! The Main Event was won by some of the biggest names in poker including Phil Hellmuth, Annete Obrestad, John Juanda, and Adrian Mateos.

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The 2018 World Series of Europe kicks off today at the King's Casino in Rozvadov, Czech Republic. It's amazing to think that the WSOPE started back in 2007 and that there was never a WSOP-branded presence in Europe until a decade ago. The 2018 version of the WSOPE includes 10 bracelet events and over 13 million in guaranteed prize pools. Check the full schedule here.

American pro Shaun Deeb is currently the leader for the WSOP Player of the Year standings. Can he hold off a handful of other Americans who made the trip to Europe to battle Deeb for POY supremacy?

Cards so in the air for the 2018 World Series of Europe today with the start of Event #1… a.k.a. the European Colossus Donkament! To celebrate the start of the WSOPE, let's take a quick walk down memory lane and revisit some of the brightest moments from the WSOPE.

You always remember your first time! The WSOP expanded to Europe in 2007 with the first-ever bracelet events outside of Las Vegas. The Empire Casino in Leicester Square, London hosted the first-ever WSOPE. The casino and poker room as so small that the Main Event had to be split and opening flights housed at other properties spread throughout London. Man, poker has come a long way in Europe over the last decade. The infrastructure has improved drastically.

SHIP IT TO NORWAY

In October 2007, Annette_15 set a record at the time for youngest bracelet winner when she took down the inaugural WSOPE Main Event a day shy of her 19th birthday. Annette15 faded a field of 362 runners to win a cool £1,000,000.

The 2008 WSOPE Main Event took place at the Empire Casino in London once again. The final table took over 22 hours to play down to a champion. I know, because was there, maaaaaan! John Juanda won the marathon affair and £868,800.

At the 2009 WSOPE in London, media mogul Barry Shulman edged out the insanely-popular Daniel Negreanu for the Main Event bracelet. In the battle of good and evil, the proverbial evil prevailed. Shulman banked £801,603 and Kid Poker settled on a runner-up finish.

British pro James Bord shipped the 2010 WSOPE for £830,401. The event was hosted at the Empire Casino in London for the last time. It was also the last time the WSOPE appeared in the United Kingdom.

BON JOUR, L'BRACELET

The WSOPE migrated to France in 2011 and hung out there for a couple years. Elio Fox won the Main Event and defeated Chris Moorman heads-up for the epic victory. Fox took home €1,400,000 and the bracelet.

The 2012 WSOPE in Cannes, France caused a ripple in time and space. Phil Hellmuth won the Main Event and beat Sergii Baranov heads-up for the bracelet and little more than €1 million.

The Casino Barriere in Enghien-les-Bains, France hosted the 2013 WSOPE. Spanish pro Adrian Mateos made a splash on the international stage with his first bracelet win and the Main Event title. Mateos won €1,000,000.

HIATUS > BERLIN

There was no WSOPE in 2014 and 2016 (it was during the alternate with Asia experiment). But the suits at the WSOP in Nevada abandoned that notion. So, it's back every year... for now.

The WSOPE returned to European soil in 2015 and found a new home at the Spielbank Berlin in Berlin, Germany. American pro Kevin MacPhee shipped the Main Event for €883,000.

WSOP Europe Main Event Champions

2007: Annette Obrestad (Norway) £1,000,000

2008: John Juanda (Indonesia) £868,800

2009: Barry Shulman (USA) £801,603

2010: James Bord (UK) £830,401

2011: Elio Fox (USA) €1,400,000

2012: Phil Hellmuth (USA) €1,022,376

2013: Adrian Mateos (Spain) €1,000,000

2014: NO EVENT

2015: Kevin MacPhee (USA) €883,000

2016: NO EVENT

2017: Marti Roca De Torres (Spain) €1,115,207

ROZVEGAS

The last WSOPE occurred in 2017 at the King's Casino in Rozvadov, Czech Republic. Marti Roca De Torres won the Main Event bracelet and €1.1 million. The One Drop was also featured on the schedule. German pro Dominik Nitsche shipped the €111,111 Big One for €3,487,463.

Jesus Ferguson won a bracelet when he took down a PLO8 event and thereby locked up first-place on 2017 WSOP Player of the Year, much to the dismay of 99.9% of the online poker community who got screwed by Full Tilt Poker in the wake of Black Friday.

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Monday July 15, 2019 at 6:07 am
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Sunday July 14, 2019 at 3:33 pm
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Saturday July 13, 2019 at 1:57 pm
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After a lengthy Day 7, the final table for the 2019 WSOP Main Event Championship is set. Only 35 players began Day 7 and when it ended, nine players were still alive and in the hunt for $10 million. Germany's Hossein Ensan bagged up the lead with 177M. Also advancing to the final table are... Garry Gates, Zhen Cai, Kevin Maahs, Alex Livingston, Dario Sammartino, Milos Skrbic, Timothy Su, and Nick Marchington. Action resumes on Sunday.

Friday July 12, 2019 at 7:47 pm
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On Day 6 of the 2019 WSOP Main Event Championship, they played down from 106 to 35 players. When play ended, Nicholas Marchington bagged up the lead with 39.8 million. Rounding out the top five are Tim Su, Milos Skrbic, Henry Lu, and Garry Gates. Among the notables who busted on Day 6 were Same Greenwood, Chris Hunichen, Lars Bonding, Alex Winter, Romain Lewis, Jake Schindler, Dan Hachem, Antonio Esfandiari, and Jeff Madsen.

Thursday July 11, 2019 at 9:34 pm
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The 2019 WSOP Main Event played down to 106 entrants on Day 5. Tim Su bagged the chip lead with 19.2 million. Also still alive are Sam Greenwood, Antonio Esfandiari, Romain Lewis, Chad Power, and Chris Hunichen. Among the notables to bust on Day 5 were Andrew Brokos, Chainsaw Kessler, Danielle Anderson, former NFL player Richard Seymour, Chance Kornuth, Adam Friedman, Galen Hall, Todd Brunson and Todd Wittles.

Tuesday July 9, 2019 at 12:53 pm
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The 2019 WSOP Main Event continued with the first time the entire field condensed into one. Day 3 commenced with 2,880 remaining and fewer than 1,300 getting paid. The money bubble snuck into play late last night and actually burst. Only 1,286 players remain. Everyone who returns for Day 4 locked up a min-cash worth $15,000. Norway's Preben Stokkan bagged and tagged the big stack with 2.18 million even though he was down to chip and a chair at one point. Andrew Brokos chipped up to 1.9M.

Monday July 8, 2019 at 4:32 pm
2019 WSOP: $10M to Main Event champ and 2,880 remain in second-biggest field ever

The 2019 World Series of Poker Main Event allowed late registration up to the start of Day 2 (ABC) and 444 runners took advantage of the extended time. A total of 8,569 are in this year's field, which marks the second highest of all time. The 2019 champion will bank $10 million with all final table players winning at least $1 million. Only 2,880 players advanced to Day 3 with Julian Milliard sitting on the big stack with 948K.

Sunday July 7, 2019 at 4:10 pm
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Friday July 5, 2019 at 4:49 pm
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The 2019 World Series of Poker Main Event continued with Day 1B action on the Fourth of July holiday. A total of 1,915 runners took part in the second of three opening flights. At the end of the night, only 1,417 players survived Day 1B and live on to fight in Day 2. British pro Adam Owen bagged up the big stack with nearly 352K. Chainsaw Kessler bagged up 301,800, which was good for fifth overall. John Hesp, one of the more popular players from last year's Main Event final table, busted on Day 1B.

Friday July 5, 2019 at 3:05 pm
2019 WSOP: Juha Helppi wins 10K Limit bracelet, Joao Vieira wins 5K NL bling

Another blast from the past won a bracelet at the 2019 WSOP in Las Vegas. This time, Finnish pro Juha Helppi emerged victorious after outlasting a field of 118 runners in Event #72 $10,000 Limit Hold'em Championship. He banked $306,622 for the win. Meanwhile, Joao Vieria from Portugal won Event #70 $5,000 NL 6-max and outlasted 815 players for his first bracelet and a sick payout worth $758,011.

Thursday July 4, 2019 at 8:15 pm
 2019 WSOP: Big Day 1A at Main Event, Jeremy Saderne wins Mini Main

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Wednesday July 3, 2019 at 3:35 pm
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Wednesday July 3, 2019 at 1:41 am
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Saturday June 29, 2019 at 12:25 pm
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Friday June 28, 2019 at 5:58 am
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Thursday June 27, 2019 at 3:16 pm
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Wednesday June 26, 2019 at 3:32 pm
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