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2017 World Series of Poker Europe The Official WSOP Live Updates

Saturday, November 04, 2017 to Friday, November 10, 2017

Event #11: €10,350 No-Limit Hold'em MAIN EVENT

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  • Buy-in: €10,350
  • Prizepool: €5,025,500
  • Entries: 529
  • Remaining: 0
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11/10/17 01:54:22 AM PDT
Seat 1: Niall Farrell (30, Scotland) - 3,025,000

Niall Farrell

Niall Farrell was the first player from Scotland to win a WSOP bracelet a few days ago at the King's Casino in Rozvadov. The 30 year old professional poker player from Dumfries was the eighth player to earn the live Triple Crown with victories in the EPT, WPT and the WSOP.

His impressive poker resume with 36 prior WSOP cashes for $2,283,405 in total saw him take down Event #9: €25,000 No-Limit Hold'em High Roller for his first WSOP bracelet and a payday of €745,287 earlier in the series, besting a field of the biggest names on the live poker circuit.

Farrell was among those players involved in the late all in showdowns of Day 5 and bagged up 3,025,000 for the final day, good enough for 30 big blinds when action resumes.

Twitter: @Firaldo87poker

Road to the Final Table:

Day 1:66,200166/337
Day 2:240,00051/135
Day 3:745,00010/46
Day 4:3,575,0002/12
Day 5:3,025,0004/6
Niall Farrell3,025,0000
11/10/17 01:52:02 AM PDT
Seat 2: Gianluca Speranza (30, Italy) - 4,400,000

Gianluca Speranza

Gianluca Speranza is 30 years of age and was born in L'Aquila / Italy, but currently resides in Vienna / Austria along with other Italian poker pros such as Mustapha Kanit. The poker pro has already racked up more than $880,000 in cashes on the international poker circuit, including 11 WSOP cashes for a total of $221,288.

Speranza already came close to winning a WSOP bracelet in 2011 after finishing 2nd to Andrew Hinrichsen in a €1,000 Event of the WSOPE in Cannes, taking home €91,262 for his efforts.

After a late double up on Day 5, Speranza claimed 4,400,000 for the final day and will be third in chips when action resums.

Road to the Final Table:

Day 1:119,80048/337
Day 2:408,0006/135
Day 3:655,00014/46
Day 4:1,070,00010/12
Day 5:4,400,0003/6
Gianluca Speranza4,400,0000
11/10/17 01:50:01 AM PDT
Seat 3: Maria Ho (34, United States) - 7,830,000

Maria Ho

Maria Ho is 34 years old, born in Taiwan and lives in Los Angeles / USA. She graduated from the University of California, San Diego in the summer of 2005 with a major in Communications and a minor in Law, and started playing poker in her second year of college.

Ho is a professional poker player and TV host for eSports and poker. She has three prior WSOP final table appearances to her name and came close to a victory in Event #4: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em back in 2011 after finishing runner-up to Allen Bari for a career-best score of $540,020.

Ho claimed the top spot after Day 4 and Day 5 respectively, and enters the final day with 7,830,000 in chips. She may become the second woman to win a World Series of Poker Europe Main Event, following into the foot steps of Annette Obrestad.

Twitter: @MariaHo

Road to the Final Table:

Day 1:88,900101/337
Day 2:51,000128/135
Day 3:391,00032/46
Day 4:3,575,0001/12
Day 5:7,830,0001/6
Maria Ho7,830,0000
11/10/17 01:47:33 AM PDT
Seat 4: Robert Bickley (29, United Kingdom) - 1,085,000

Robert Bickley

Robert Bickley is 29 years old and works in the sand bag manufacturing industry. He was born in Bristol, and currently lives in Manchester / United Kingdom. With the new structure of the WSOPE Main Event in Rozvadov, players were able to re-enter once and enter the tournament before the start of Day 2. The Brit was among those to take advantage of that and signed up before the cards got underway for Day 2, joining the action with his first entry at the last possible minute.

Bickley has three WSOP cashes for a total of $9,654 and his total live earnings include $75,871 with all results split between Las Vegas and two tiny scores in Recurring Tournaments in Manchester back in 2016. The Brit enters the final day as the short stack with just under 11 big blinds.

Road to the Final Table:

Day 1:50,000Registered before Start of Day 2
Day 2:195,00063/135
Day 3:1,431,0001/46
Day 4:2,885,0004/12
Day 5:1,085,0006/6
Robert Bickley1,085,0000
11/10/17 01:45:20 AM PDT
Seat 5: Mathijs Jonkers (27, Netherlands) - 2,785,000

Mathijs Jonkers

Dutchman Mathijs Jonkers lives in his home country in Ermelo and is 27 years old. He is the owner of the open Dutch Championship of Poker, an amateur poker championship with more than 10,000 players competing each year in an individual and team championship. Jonkers is friends with Marcel Luske, who was on the rail for the late stages of the tournament to support his countryman.

Jonkers doesn't have any WSOP cash yet and mostly plays in €100-€500 tournaments with cashes of $8,580 so far. He was one of the most interactive and talkative players at the tables, exchanging jokes and banter with his opponents. The Dutchman reached the final day with 2,785,000 in chips, good enough for almost 28 big blinds when play resumes.

Twitter: @mathijsjonkers

Road to the Final Table:

Day 1:102,10071/337
Day 2:367,50012/135
Day 3:659,00013/46
Day 4:1,850,0009/12
Day 5:2,785,0005/6
Mathijs Jonkers2,785,0000
11/10/17 01:43:12 AM PDT
Seat 6: Marti Roca De Torres (36, Spain) - qualifier - 7,260,000

Marti Roca De Torres

Marti Roca De Torres is a 36-year-old former economics teacher and poker pro, born in Barcelona and currently lives in Matarzo / Catalunya. He has earned $30,712 for his efforts so far with a biggest payday of $7,866 and qualified for the event through online satellites at 888poker.

Roca De Torres has one prior WSOP cash to date after finishing 114th in the € 1,100 No Limit Hold'em - Little One for One Drop (Event #8) for €1,660, and he will best that score by far at this final table. The Spaniard starts the final day second in chips with 7,260,000, trailing only Maria Ho at the top of the counts by a few big blinds.

Twitter: @IquinzePuigmal

Road to the Final Table:

Day 1:55,100198/337
Day 2:148,50083/135
Day 3:524,00023/46
Day 4:3,260,0003/12
Day 5:7,260,0002/6
Marti Roca De Torres7,260,0000