WSOP Europe Main Event Kicks Off with €1,500,000 for the Winner

November 14, 2023
Mark Patrickson

The World Series of Poker Europe Main Event is underway with a whopping €1,500,000 up top for the winner.

The entire series has been a rip-roaring success with guarantee after guarantee easily met giving great value for all the players.

The Main Event promised a pot of at least €5,000,000 but even this was smashed on the very first Day 1 starting flight.

By the time that late registration ended on Day 2, there were 817 buy-ins in the prizepool that now stood at an impressive €7,761,500.

This breaks the previous record set in 2022 when Omar Eljach topped a field of 763 to scoop the first-place prize of €1,380,128.

Federico Brunato, Director of Poker at King's Resort, said:

"We sincerely thank each and every one of you for choosing to be a part of WSOP Europe at King's Resort. Your game and emotions were the highlight of this wonderful festival. Special thanks also to our great staff and WSOP team for their invaluable contribution and hard work.

"We wish all the players in the Main Event the best of luck and look forward to seeing the new champion of the year, as well as looking forward to more festivals and records together in the future."

As Day 3 ended, there were only 35 players remaining. Defending champ Omar Eljach scored an 89th place finish for €18,000 but surely wanted more after picking up his second WSOP bracelet in Rozvadov and coming painfully close to a third with a runner-up finish.

At the time of writing, Day 4 is underway with 16 runners left. Dario Sammartino with $16 million in live tournament winnings sits in ninth place and will be many player’s top tip to finish strongly.

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