Las Vegas, USA / Rozvadov, CZ (February 6, 2022) -- Ever since 2017, the World Series of Poker and King's Casino have teamed up to put on the prestigious annual European tournament series, WSOP Europe, in Rozvadov, Czech Republic. The partnership has produced many strong turnouts throughout its history and 2021 was no exception. In fact, even during trying times, stemming from pandemic-related issues, the 2021 WSOPE witnessed impressive numbers.

The second-ever running of Event #1: €350 No-Limit Hold'em Opener saw a 77% increase in entries from 2019. Similarly, entries for the the €1,350 Mini Main Event shot up by 82%. This patterned continued to surface throughout 15 WSOP gold bracelet events, including the most esteemed of all.

It was a record-breaking occasion at the 2021 WSOPE Main Event. The marquee tournament drew a combined total of 688 entrants, surpassing the previous best of 593 entrants set in 2011. A sum of €6,536,000 in prize money was generated, which allocated a payout to the top 104 finishers.

Josef Gulas Jr., hailing from Most, Czech Republic, successfully conquered the €10,350 buy-in, No-Limit Hold'em Main Event. Gulas earned a coveted WSOP gold bracelet and the grand prize of €1,276,712. The record-breaking final table accounted for nearly €4,000,000 in payouts alone.

 Place  Player Country Prize
 1st  Josef Gulas Jr. Czech Republic €1,276,712
 2nd  Johan Guilbert France €789,031
 3rd  Alexander Tkatschew Germany €558,505
 4th  Athanasios Kidas Greece €401,344
 5th  Stanislav Koleno Slovakia €292,862
 6th  Aleksandar Traijkovski Macedonia €217,854
 7th  Thomas Denie Netherlands €163,434
 8th  Ilija Savevski Macedonia €125,052
 9th  Brian Kamphorst Netherlands €97,260

We here at the WSOP are looking forward to continued success in the European landscape and are proud to be extending our partnership with King's Casino. Later this February, along with a reveal of the 2022 WSOP schedule in Las Vegas, we will be announcing dates for the 2022 WSOPE happening once again in Rozvadov, Czech Republic.