The World Series of Poker Europe is underway at King's Resort in Rozvadov, with 15 gold bracelets up for grabs. For the sixth consecutive year, the action returns to Europe’s most talked about poker room where players from all over the world have arrived to compete.
Lukas Pazma and Omar Eljach are the first two players to chalk up wins, the latter returning to Czechia to defend his WSOPE Main Event title after a breakout year in 2022.
Lukas Pazma Wins €350 NLH Opener
By the time the final table lined up, Pazma already had more than double the chips of second place and made quick work of his rivals.
The Slovakian has been on somewhat of a heater over the last six months. He scored a decent third place in the WPT Prime Liechtenstein Main Event on top of some good cashes at King's Resort. He also now has three tickets for the WSOPE Main Event.
Speaking after his win, Pazma said:
"Like, I am really surprised, like, wow, I made it. I have no words. Really. I am happy, so happy. When I have chips, I am a very dangerous player because I push with my chips like I make so much pressure."
WSOPE Event #1: €350 NLH Opener Final Table Result
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Omar Eljach Outshines His Rivals in €550 PLO 8-Max
Omar Eljach has secured the win in the €550 PLO 8-Max event. He took down the second event at King’s Resort which attracted 719 entries to earn his second gold bracelet and a €65,900 first-place prize.
He must now be full of confidence to put in a string showing when the Main Event comes around.
Eljach’s performance in the late stage was a masterclass. He started the final table comfortably as the big stack and dominated his opponents without effort to take his live tournament earnings up to $2,131,496.
After seizing the win, Eljach said:
"I'm very happy to get my second. I was actually more excited for the bracelet than the laddering of the money, which has not been the case before.
“I knew I could apply a lot of pressure because there were a lot of short stacks. The stacks that were half my size couldn't really move as long as the short stacks were there. It was a good spot for me to be able to steamroll the table."
Event #2: €550 Pot Limit Omaha 8-Max Final Table Results