WSOPE Round Up: Emil Bise Captures Second Bracelet in Two Years; Verenko and Laska Find Gold

The next batch of World Series of Poker Europe (WSOPE) events have reached their conclusion with five more gold bracelets being awarded at King’s Resort, Rozvadov since the last WSOPE round-up.

Triton Poker founder Paul Phua reigned supreme in the $25K Platinum High Roller to win his first bracelet. Daniel Negreanu, who has ventured to the WSOPE for the first time in several years, also made the final table but suffered another bad beat to continue his WSOP dry spell. Make sure to read the event’s final table recap to see how it all went down.

German soccer player and 2020 Olympian Max Kruse also found success in Event #7: €1,650 No-Limit Hold’em 6-Handed and picked up his maiden piece of WSOP hardware after a ten-year pursuit.

Other events that also wrapped up included the Colossus, the $5K Pot Limit Omaha tournament, and the €1,650 No-Limit Hold’em 6-Handed event. Reach the end of the article to catch up on the latest news that has taken place at the WSOPE.

Shot Take for Laska Pays Off in Colossus

Lubos Laska
Lubos Laska

Lubos Laska took his shot in Event #5: €550 NLH Colossus and it paid off for the recreational poker player and programmer. he topped 2,982 entry-field to not only win his first WSOP bracelet but his first ever poker tournament! The €550 buy-in was Laska’s largest ever entry fee and his gamble paid off after he claimed €170,568 of the €1,416,450 prize pool.

Laska overcame a stacked final table that included notable names such as Demetrio Caminita, Patrik Zidek and WSOP bracelet winner Jason Wheeler.

Laska defeated Nino Junior Pansier in heads-up play in a back-and-forth affair. On the final hand of the night, stacks were committed after Laska flopped top pair with his queen-seven while Pansier had second pair and a straight draw with his ten-eight. Neither player connected on the turn or river meaning Laska was crowned the champion.

From the 2,982 entries, the top 360 players locked up the €1,000 min-cash and some famous faces that made the money were Maria Lampropulos (306th – €1,000), Manig Loeser (264th – €1,065) and Jessica Pilkington (17th – €6,948).

Event #5: No-Limit Hold’em €550 Colossus Final Table Results

Place Player Country Prize (EUR)
1 Lubos Laska Slovakia €170,568
2 Nino Junior Pansier Netherlands €105,241
3 De Han Kim South Korea €79,495
4 Demetrio Caminita Italy €60,442
5 Florin Bilan Romania €46,262
6 Patrik Zidek Czech Republic €35,644
7 Andras Balogh Hungary €27,647
8 Ismet Oral Turkey €21,590
9 Jason Wheeler United States €16,975

Bad Beats Extend Daniel Negreanu’s Bracelet Drought

Verenko Picks Up First Bracelet; Deeb Bubbles Final Table

Roman Verenko
Roman Verenko

The next bracelet was awarded to Ukraine’s Roman Verenko following his triumph in Event #6: €5,000 Pot-Limit Omaha. The PLO specialist was the last player standing from the 223 entries and also took home a career-best score of €247,288. Coincidentally, Verenko found success in a $5K PLO WSOPE side event just days prior for an additional €49,637.

Omar Eljach was denied WSOP glory by the Ukrainian and collected the €152,827 runners-up prize while the likes of Gergo Nagy, Thomer Pidun and Roland Israelashvili found their way to the final table.

Michael Magalashvili also made the final nine players after he flushed out WSOP crusher Shaun Deeb in tenth place.

Event #6: €5,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Final Table Results

Place Player Country Prize (EUR)
1 Roman Verenko Ukraine €247,288
2 Omar Eljach Sweden €152,827
3 Eran Dov Carmi Israel €104,234
4 Gergo Nagy United States €72,962
5 Thomer Pidun Germany €52,453
6 Oleksii Kovalchuk Ukraine €38,756
7 Michael Magalashvili Israel €29,453
8 Roland Israelashvili United States €23,042
9 Dimitrios Michailidis Greece €18,572

Anson Tsang Wins Third Bracelet AT 2022 WSOPE

Bise Captures Second Bracelet in Two Years

Emile Bise wins 2021 WSOPE Mini Main Event
Emile Bise wins 2021 WSOPE Mini Main Event

Emil Bise made it two bracelets in two years after getting the win in the series’ Short Deck event.

Bise beat Jakub Koleckar in heads-up play, while GGPoker Ambassador Felipe Ramos had to settle for a third-place finish.

Event #2: €550 Pot-Limit Omaha winner Helmut Phung bowed out in fourth place while 2022 EPT Barcelona Main Event winner Giuliano Bendinelli added €11,278 to his bankroll after sealing a top-five finish.

Simeon Tsonev and Tom Orpaz ended up in sixth and seventh place respectively.

Bise pocketed the €49,521 up top and became the first player from Switzerland to have two WSOP bracelets to his name. His first bracelet under the WSOP umbrella came in the 2021 Mini Main Event and prior to that, he had also notched two victories on the WSOP International Circuit.

The Short Deck tournament had 91 entries, which generated the €172,900 prize pool. The top 14 players made the paid places with notable names such as Danny Tang (9th – €5,217) and Jorryt van Hoof (14th – €3,572) seeing a slight return on their investment.

Event #9: €2,200 Short Deck Final Table Results

Place Player Country Prize (in EUR)
1 Emil Bise Switzerland €49,521
2 Jakub Koleckar Czech Republic €30,602
3 Felipe Ramos Brazil €21,416
4 Helmut Phung Germany €15,351
5 Giuliano Bendinelli Italy €11,278
6 Simeon Tsonev Bulgaria €8,498
7 Tom Orpaz Israel €6,570

2022 WSOPE Gold Bracelet Winners

€350 NLH Opener 2,454 Fabio Peluso €95,670 €734,359
€550 Pot-Limit Omaha 8-Max 566 Helmut Phung €55,132 €268,850
€1,350 Mini Main Event 1,431 Ilija Savevski €245,319 €1,631,340
€2,000 Pot-Limit Omaha 221 Anson Tsang €95,461 €388,407
€550 NLH Colossus 2,982 Lubos Laska €170,568 €1,416,450
€5,000 Pot-Limit Omaha 223 Roman Verenko €247,288 €1,006,287
€1,650 NLH 6-Max 413 Max Kruse €134,152 €588,525
€25,000 NLH Platinum High Roller 67 Paul Phua €482,433 €1,565,790
€2,200 Short Deck 91 Emil Bise €49,521 €172,900
€2,000 8-Game Mix
€50,000 NLH Diamond High Roller
€10,350 Main Event
€1,650 PLO/NLH Mixed
€1,100 NLH Bounty Hunter
€1,000 NLH Turbo Freezeout
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