The International Sequence of Poker concluded its Ecu leg Wednesday evening, with Josef Gulas, Jr., taking down the Major Tournament for almost €1.3 million. The €10,350 ($11,690) match attracted 589 entries throughout a countrywide state of emergency in the Czech Republic declared because of surging COVID circumstances within the area.
This 8.9% enlargement in subject length, up from 541 in 2019, was once considered one of a couple of tournaments to peer enlargement in comparison to two years in the past.
Lots of the 15 bracelet occasions held at King’s On line casino in Rozvadov this yr, beginning Nov. 19, noticed underwhelming participant numbers. (There was once no are living WSOPE in 2020.)
The Major Tournament fell simply in need of the former document of 593 entrants, set in 2011.
The €1,350 Mini Major drew 1,123 particular person gamers, with 274 reentries — a stunning 82% build up over 2019’s 766 general entries.
That was once the exception, alternatively, no longer the guideline. Different tournaments all met their promises however famous vital field-size shrinkage of their comeback yr. Right here’s a snapshot of a few notable subject sizes appearing how this yr’s numbers in comparison to 2019:
- €1,350 Mini Major Tournament: 1,397 entries, up 82% from 766
- €550 Colossus: 1,916 entries, down 12% from 2,177
- €2,500 brief deck: 98 entries, down 45% from 179
- €2,000 PLO: 143 entries, down 47% from 271 (with a better €2,200 buy-in)
- €1,650 NLH/PLO: 230 entries, down 18% from 279
- €25K Platinum Prime Curler: 73 entries, down 14% from 83
- €10,350 WSOPE Major Tournament: 589 entries, up 8.9% from 541
And right here’s a rundown of the 2021 WSOPE bracelet winners :
Josef Gulas, Jr.
€10,350 Major Tournament
€ 1,276,712 ($1,444,637)
Gulas received his manner into this yr’s Major Tournament thru a €250 satellite tv for pc. The victory just about tripled his lifetime are living match winnings, which had reached just about €726,000 ($820,000) over the process greater than 100 in-the-money finishes going again to 2007. A automotive salesman via occupation, Gulas is a King’s On line casino common.
€350 No-Prohibit Dangle’em
The Italian participant from Massa Lubrense received his first WSOP bracelet in the opening tournament of the WSOPE, which attracted 1,143 entrants, with 646 re-entries.
€550 Pot-Prohibit Omaha 8-max
The participant from the Netherlands driven his profession match winnings to greater than $400K and received his first WSOP bracelet via beating Zhao Feng, who was once coming off a victory at an EPT tournament in early November, in heads-up play.
€1,350 No-Prohibit Dangle’em Mini Major
The Swiss poker participant added a bracelet to the 2 WSOP rings he received in 2019 enjoying in at the Ecu Circuit, bringing his profession match winnings to nearly $700K.
€2,000 Pot-Prohibit Omaha
The Slovakian participant made probably the most of his first are living money in a WSOP tournament, outlasting 143 entrants (with 98 re-entries) to assert his first bracelet.
€550 No-Prohibit Dangle’em Colossus
The leisure participant from Kosovo, who simplest began enjoying poker 5 years in the past, scored his first match money and his first WSOP bracelet within the tournament that attracted 1,916 entrants and 562 re-entries.
€1,650 Pot-Prohibit Omaha/No-Prohibit Dangle’em Combine
The Dutchman won his first WSOP bracelet and driven his are living match winnings over the half-million-dollar mark within the tournament that attracted 230 entrants and 109 re-entries.
€5,000 Pot-Prohibit Omaha
Successful his 2d profession bracelet, the pro from Copenhagen outlasted 104 entrants (with 80 re-entries) to push his are living match winnings to greater than $425K.
€2,500 No-Prohibit Hold’em Quick Deck
The poker professional from Paris received his 2d profession bracelet on this that attracted 58 entries, together with 40 re-entries.
€1,100 No-Prohibit Dangle’em Turbo Bounty Hunter
The Romanian poker professional secured his first bracelet within the tournament that attracted 604 bounty hunters.
€25K No-Prohibit Dangle’em Prime Curler
The Ukrainian professional won his first bracelet within the prime curler tournament that attracted 57 gamers and 15 re-entries, pushing his lifetime match winnings to greater than $810K.
€1,650 No-Prohibit Dangle’em 6-Max
Some other bracelet amateur was once topped at King’s On line casino when Italy’s Andrian beat 534 different entrants within the short-handed tournament.
€2,000 8-Recreation Combine
Simply days after profitable his 2d WSOP bracelet, Martini struck once more, turning into the primary French participant to assert 3 profession bracelets, striking him forward of his countrymen Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier and Roger Hairabedian, who every have two.
Romain Le Dantec
€10K No-Prohibit Dangle’em 6-Max
Some other first-time WSOP bracelet winner, Le Dantec bested a 73-player subject and a tricky ultimate desk that incorporated Martini and Grospellier.
Pichierri closed out a powerful WSOPE efficiency in taste, attaining his 2d ultimate desk of the collection and securing his first bracelet within the collection’ ultimate match that noticed 145 entrants, together with 83 re-entries.
Footage via Thomas Stacha, courtesy of the WSOP.