That was quick! Tamir Segal from Israel only need four hours of work at the final table from start to finish to win his first-career bracelet. The King's Casino in RozVegas hosted the WSOP Europe once again. The opening week of action at the WSOPE focused specifically on the opening event a.k.a. the €550-buy in Colossus a.k.a. The Colossus Running of the Euro Donks.
This low-priced and affordable bracelet event cost only €550. The Euro Colossus was spread out over a week with multiple flights (eight in total), which attracted a total of 2,992 eager entrants. The prize pool for WSOPE Event #1 surpassed €1.4 million.
Early on, Chainsaw made headlines in the Euro-Colossus. The legendary Chainsaw Kessler made a run, but the American busted in 52nd place. Kessler will have to wait another day to win his first bracelet.
Tamir Segal outlasted a final table in the Euro-Colossus that included Wojciech Wyrebski, Aksel Ayguen, Dariusz Glinski, Hannes Neurauter, Francesco Delfoco, Flavio Decataldo, Krasimir Yankov, and Bjorn Bouwmans.
Segal and Wojciech Wyrebski got heads-up for the bracelet and the cash. Wyrebski settled on a second-place finish. Wyrebski banked €125,966. Not too shabby, eh?
Segal earned a first-place pay out worth €203,820. Oh, and the bling! How could you forget the bling?
Nelio Gatta from Italy bubbled the final table in tenth place.
Notables who went deep in the first event of the WSOPE included... Jesus Ferguson, Jan Bendik, Albert Hoekendijk, Roland Israelashvili, Jesper Hoeoeg, Fabio Gamba, Fabien Noel Motte, Richie Pittman, Giuseppe Biancoviso, Ioannis Chorianopoulos, Cody Chung, Jan March.
WSOPE Event #1 €500 NL Colossus
Prize Pool: €1,435,412
Final Table Results:
1. Tamir Segal (Israel) €203,820
2. Wojciech Wyrebski (Poland) €125,966
3. Aksel Ayguen(Belgium) €92,385
4. Dariusz Glinski (Poland) €68,331
5. Hannes Neurauter (Germany) €51,854
6. Francesco Delfoco (Italy) €38,349
7. Flavio Decataldo (Italy) €29,104
8. Krasimir Yankov (Bulgaria) €22,281
9. Bjorn Bouwmans (Netherlands) €17,209
Meanwhile, the final table for Event #2 €1,650 NL 6-Handed Deepstack is underway. Israel is trying to win a second bracelet in two events. Asi Moshe is leading the final six with the big stack worth 2M. Moshe is trying to win another bracelet. Also still alive and in hunt for the bracelet are... Rob Schulz, James Bullimore, Guiliano Bendinelli, Viktor Katzenberger, and Van Tiep Nguyen.
You can watch the live stream (with a 30-minute delay) here...