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2021 World Series of Poker Europe The Official WSOP Live Updates

Friday, December 03, 2021 to Friday, December 03, 2021

Event #14: NLH Main Event

  • Buy-in: €10,350
  • Prizepool: tbd
  • Entries: tbd
  • Remaining: 1


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Saturday, December 4, 2021 11:11 PM Local Time (about 44 days and 18 hours ago)
Moncef Bags Lead After Rollercoaster Day 1b in Event #14: €10,350 WSOPE Main Event

Moncef Karoui

The second and final starting flight of Event #14: €10,350 WSOP Europe Main Event has concluded after another 12 hours of poker that saw a total of 147 entries. After seven levels of play on Day 1b, Moncef Karoui bagged the largest stack of the remaining 99 players.

Karoui had a rollercoaster of a day but at least it ended on the upswing as he put 555,300 chips in the bag. The poker player from Tunisia started the day strong, running up a stack to nearly 200,000 in the early going. However, another pass by his table saw Karoui sitting on a stack of around 50,000. About an hour later, Karoui had recovered what he lost and built it back up to 250,000.

When Karoui was finally able to take the chip lead after making a hero call with second pair, he started to run away with it and never looked back. In the last level of the night, Karoui took down Sonny Franco who missed a straight and flush draw, sending Karoui over the 500,000 chip mark.

Karoui is riding a wave of momentum right now, coming off a second-place finish in Event #6: €1,650 NLH/PLO Mix where he recorded his largest career tournament score. Now, having come so close to a WSOP gold bracelet, Karoui is hungrier than ever to capture one of the most prestigious titles in poker.

Some other big stacks to join Karoui heading to Day 2 include Cedric Shwaederle who bagged the second largest stack with 407,200 chips. Luuk Gieles finished the day with 368,500 chips to round out the top three chip counts. Anton Morgenstern (215,000), Christoph Vogelsang (174,700), Manuel Fritz (172,800), Matas Cimbolas (145,800), and GGpoker Team Russia ambassador Anatoly Filatov (78,000) will also be advancing to the next stage of the tournament.

It was a much smaller turnout for Day 1b compared to the first starting flight that attracted 434 total entries. However, the €5,000,000 guaranteed prize pool was reached midway through the day. It is without question that the record for the largest WSOP Europe Main Event will be reached with late registration open for another five levels on Day 2 and less than 20 more entries required to crack that mark.

2021 WSOP Europe Main Event by the Numbers

DayEntriesPlayers AdvancingPercent Advancing
Day 1a43427764%
Day 1b1479967%
Day 2384--
Day 3   
Day 4   

In total, there have been 581 total entries thus far with 376 players set to return for action on Day 2. The cards will go in the air at 10 a.m. local time once again with another seven 90-minute levels on the schedule. Players will be allowed to use their one re-entry until the end of level 12 if they have not done so already. The total prize pool and payouts will be announced later tomorrow with the money bubble expected to burst some time on Day 3.

Keep it locked here for all of the live updates as the PokerNews live reporting team will be on the tournament floor to track the progress en route to crowning a new WSOP Europe champion.

Saturday, December 4, 2021 10:13 PM Local Time (about 44 days and 19 hours ago)
End of Day Chip Counts
Moncef Karoui555,30068,300
Cedric Schwaederle407,200252,200
Luuk Gieles368,50078,500
Rytis Taujanskas313,000313,000
Piyar Doganay311,100174,100
Nebojsa Ankucic310,800310,800
Ran Shahar277,300132,300
Felix Trau274,300
Kacper Swiderski262,70047,200
Tayfun Ozlu261,00019,500
Pim Kuipers257,100-2,900
Simon Burns236,50039,000
Simone Speranza235,500147,500
Pablo Theobald234,500146,000
Wojciech Barzantny230,50088,500
Bahadir Hatipoglu228,000-44,000
Athanasios Kidas226,100-4,900
Krasimir Yankov223,400
Severin Schleser219,00082,500
Davide Suriano217,900
Anton Morgenstern215,000110,000
Roel Van Gestel210,800
Vadzim Lipauka210,60095,600
Apostolos Chatzopoulos203,00095,000
Cristinel Costin193,100-33,900
Manuel Fischer192,700-45,300
Or Hadad188,000-50,500
Marco Leonzio185,00084,500
Dennis Sahin181,7008,700
Vehbi Davul178,800
Entoni Sosic177,20085,200
Christoph Vogelsang174,700-68,800
Dragos Iosub173,90066,900
Nawroz Gaff173,80048,800
Manuel Fritz172,800-1,200
Nicola Angelini172,500
Sandro Pitzanti170,000-40,000
Caserotti Roberto164,300
Gerald Eisele161,300
Dominik Znasik161,200
Andrej Cintula159,60080,600
Nikola Minkov158,800
Florent Estegassy157,200-65,800
Akin Tuna156,400156,400
Symeon Alexandridis155,50010,500
Anthony Amsellem155,10013,600
Jakob Madsen154,200100,900
Emanuel Monari149,20051,200
Matas Cimbolas145,800-700
Robert McAdam144,90023,400
Maurice Giel143,10018,100
Panagiotis Iconomou140,500140,500
Ronan Le Roux139,700
Silviu Baltateanu133,60031,600
Gerardus Englebert133,10013,100
Daniel Petri126,600
Terence Etim126,500-13,500
Blaz Zerjav126,5005,500
Samiyel Duezguen123,500
Patrik Jaros121,000-29,500
Lachezar Petkov118,700
Axel Hallay118,000118,000
Guy Goossens117,500
Christian Stoyanov107,700-112,300
Dimitri Steinfeuer104,000
Jordan Westmorland101,000101,000
Emmanuel Rouvet100,000
Teun Mulder99,800-200
Gary Hasson91,800-99,200
Aleksandar Tomovic90,200-39,800
Markus Lehner88,000-45,000
Bart Maes84,400
Anatoly Filatov78,000-10,000
Milorad Krstikjeski76,700-73,300
Freddy Darakjian76,000
Bulent Belek75,000-39,200
Kevin Paque72,100
Robert Kokoska70,600
Nethanel Klein70,10027,600
Andrea Rocci69,900
Fredrik Andersson65,400-3,100
Mehdi Malakoti65,10020,100
Sonny Franco65,000
Jason Wheeler64,400-65,100
Jelle Moene63,400
Paco Kaplan58,800-191,200
Beiyan Yu55,000
Dimitar Yosifov53,200
Oleg Nikolaenko47,800
Aleksandar Seratlic45,600-90,400
Galfione Stefano45,200
Bartlomiej Staszczak38,900-116,100
Romain Locquet35,400
Chandru Alt32,500-196,000
Christian Schulz30,800-79,200
Uri Gilboa29,600-107,400
Munkhbayar Nyamsuren19,000-146,500
Brian Kamphorst15,300-99,700
Fevzi Karademir14,800
Saturday, December 4, 2021 9:59 PM Local Time (about 44 days and 19 hours ago)
Filatov Loses One to Etim

Anatoli Filatov

Jordan Westmorland raised to 2,500 from the hijack and Terence Etim next to him made 8,000.

Anatoly Filatov four-bet to 18,000 from the button and Etim called after the fold of Westmorland.

The flop came     and Etim check-called a 13,000 bet from Filatov.

The turn   and river   went check-check and Etim took the pot down by turning over pocket jacks   .

Terence Etim140,000140,000
Anatoly Filatov88,000-17,000
Saturday, December 4, 2021 9:53 PM Local Time (about 44 days and 19 hours ago)
Last Five Hands of the Night

With 10 minutes remaining on the clock, each table will deal five more hands before the bagging process begins.

Saturday, December 4, 2021 9:50 PM Local Time (about 44 days and 19 hours ago)
Andersson Doubles Through Nagygyoergy

There was a raise to 3,000 in middle position and Tibor Nagygyoergy just called from the small blind. Fredrik Andersson shipped all in for 32,400 from the big blind which got the initial raised to fold but Nagygyoergy called.

Fredrik Andersson:   
Tibor Nagygyoergy:   

It was a classic coin flip and the flop of     left Andersson in the lead. The   on the turn and the   on the river secured the double up for Andersson.

Fredrik Andersson68,500
Tibor Nagygyoergy63,800-28,200
Saturday, December 4, 2021 9:45 PM Local Time (about 44 days and 20 hours ago)
Pitzanti Chips Up

Sandro Pitzanti

Sandro Pitzanti and Christian Stoyanov saw the flop coming     with 17,000 already in the pot.

Stoyanov check-called a 6,000 bet from Pitzanti.

The turn was the   and both players checked.

The river was the   and Stoyanov checked for the third time. Pitzanti counted out a bet of 20,000 which found the call from Stoyanov.

Pitzanti turned over    for a full house and Stoyanov mucked his cards.

Sandro Pitzanti210,00066,000
Saturday, December 4, 2021 9:31 PM Local Time (about 44 days and 20 hours ago)
Lipauka Wins One from Hatipoglu

Vadzim Lipauka and Bahatir Hatipoglu saw the flop coming    .

There were 23,000 in the middle and Lipauka check-called a bet of 15,000 from Hatipoglu.

The turn was the   and both players checked.

The river came the   and Lipauka led for 15,000. Hatipoglu took a minute and then folded.

Vadzim Lipauka115,000115,000
Saturday, December 4, 2021 9:28 PM Local Time (about 44 days and 20 hours ago)
Cimbolas Finds a Timely Double Up

The board read      and Claudio Di Giacomo was heads-up with Matas Cimbolas. There was around 68,000 in the middle already and Di Giacomo checked from the small blind. Cimbolas jammed all in for 39,500 on the button and Di Giacomo ended up calling.

Cimbolas turned over    which was way ahead of Di Giacomo's   . The river was the   and Cimbolas earned himself a double up while leaving Di Giacomo on the short stack.

Matas Cimbolas146,500105,000
Claudio Di Giacomo20,000
Saturday, December 4, 2021 9:18 PM Local Time (about 44 days and 20 hours ago)
Kidas Sends Isaak Packing

After a couple of players limped in, Wilhelm Isaak shipped all in for around 20,000 on the button. Athanasios Kidas called from the big blind and the limpers both folded.

Wilhelm Isaak:   
Athanasios Kidas:   

The flop came     and Isaak picked up a straight draw to go with his to over cards. The   on the turn gave Kidas a set of sixes and the   on the river was not enough for Isaak to stay alive.

Athanasios Kidas231,000178,500
Wilhelm Isaak0-25,000
Saturday, December 4, 2021 9:14 PM Local Time (about 44 days and 20 hours ago)
Madsen Wins and Loses a Four-Bet Pot


Jakob Madsen opened to 2,800 in early position and was called by Manuel Fritz. Anthony Amsellem three-bet to 8,300 on the button and Madsen responded by four-bet shoving all in which got quick folds from Fritz and Amsellem.

A couple of hands later, Uri Gilboa opened to 2,500 from under the gun and was called by Aleksandar Seratlic on his left. Kacper Swiderski three-bet to 10,000 and Madsen four-bet to 25,100 in the big blind. It folded back to Swiderski who called.

The flop came     and Madsen led out with a bet of 11,500. Swiderski pushed all in and Madsen went into the tank for a couple of minutes before finally laying his hand down.

Kacper Swiderski215,500125,500
Anthony Amsellem141,500
Jakob Madsen53,300-10,700
Velo 690x150
Saturday, December 4, 2021 9:02 PM Local Time (about 44 days and 20 hours ago)
Isaac Doubles Through Gaff

Nawroz Gaff opened from early position to 2,500 and Wilhelm Isaak shoved all-in for his last 10,000.

Gaff called and put Isaac at risk.

Wilhelm Isaak:   
Nawroz Gaff:   

The board ran out       and gave the pot to Isaak who stayed alive on the tournament.

Nawroz Gaff125,000-10,000
Wilhelm Isaak25,000
Saturday, December 4, 2021 8:48 PM Local Time (about 44 days and 21 hours ago)
Staszczak Wins with Top Pair

Bartlomiej Staszczak opened to 3,000 in the hijack and Blaz Zerjav re-raised to 10,000 on the button. It folded back to Staszczak who called to see a flop of    .

Staszczak check-called a bet of 8,000 from Zerjav and the   landed on the turn. Both players checked this time and the   paired the board on the river. Two more checks and Staszczak showed    to win the pot.

Bartlomiej Staszczak155,0005,000
Blaz Zerjav121,000-79,000
Saturday, December 4, 2021 8:41 PM Local Time (about 44 days and 21 hours ago)
Panka Eliminated in the Last Level of the Day

Dominik Panka

Piyal Doganay limped from early position and Munkhbayar Nyamsuren raised to 4,000.

Daniele Lunario called from the cutoff and Dominik Panka shoved all-in for 24,600 from the button.

Doganay and Nyamsuren folded but not Lunario.

Dominik Panka:   
Daniele Lunario:   

The board ran out     with Panka having half the deck as outs but the   on the turn gave the full house to Lunario and now Panka needed a   for a royal flush.

The river was the   and Lunario won the pot eliminating Panka.

Daniele Lunario105,000105,000
Dominik Panka0-143,000
Saturday, December 4, 2021 8:32 PM Local Time (about 44 days and 21 hours ago)
Level 7 started
Level: 7
Blinds: 600/1,200
Ante: 1,200
Saturday, December 4, 2021 8:18 PM Local Time (about 44 days and 21 hours ago)
Last Break of the Night

The players are going on their last 10-minute break of the night. There are currently 143 entries with just 112 players remaining.

Saturday, December 4, 2021 8:15 PM Local Time (about 44 days and 21 hours ago)
Kaplan Eliminates Tuna in a Crazy Hand

Symeon Alexandridis

Paco Kaplan opened under the gun for 2,500 and Symeon Alexandridis next to him, made it 7,500.

Akin Tuna called from the big blind and the same did Kaplan.

The flop came     and the action checked to Alexandridis who continued for 7,500 to get two calls.

The turn was the   and Tuna and Kaplan checked again to Alexandridis who fired 25,500 to get again two calls.

The river was the   and Tuna led all-in for 35,000. Kaplan next to him called, and Alexandridis tank-folded    for a set of jacks.

Tuna turned over    but Kaplan had    for a straight to win this huge pot.

Paco Kaplan250,000
Symeon Alexandridis145,000-86,000
Akin Tuna0
Saturday, December 4, 2021 8:14 PM Local Time (about 44 days and 21 hours ago)
Kamphorst Shoves on Iosub

Dragos Iosub raised it up on the button and Brian Kamphorst defended from the big blind. The flop came     and Kamphorst checked to Iosub who continued for 3,500. Kamphorst check-raised to 10,200 and Iosub called.

The   landed on the turn and Kamphorst led out with a bet of 20,300. Iosub still called and the   paired the board on the river. Kamphorst thought for a minute before shoving all in for 44,000. Iosub went into the tank for a couple of minutes but finally dumped his cards to the muck.

Brian Kamphorst115,000
Dragos Iosub107,0003,000
Saturday, December 4, 2021 8:01 PM Local Time (about 44 days and 21 hours ago)
Karoui Calls Theobald's Bluff, Vaults to the Lead

Moncef Karoui

A completed board of       was spread across the felt with a pot of around 40,000 in the middle. Moncef Karoui had a bet of 19,500 in front of him and Pablo Theobald raised to 50,000. Karoui went into the tank for a few minutes before finally making the call.

Theobald turned over    for a missed flush draw and Karoui showed    for two pair to claim the pot. Karoui is closing in on the 500,000 chip mark and currently holds the largest stack in the room.

Moncef Karoui
Moncef Karoui
Moncef Karoui487,000285,000
Pablo Theobald88,50088,500
Saturday, December 4, 2021 7:58 PM Local Time (about 44 days and 21 hours ago)
Doganay Takes a Pot from Kidas

Athanasios Kidas opened to 2,000 from middle position and got a call from Nethaniel Klein in the small blind.

Yilmas Doganay made in 6,000 from the big blind and both players called.

The flop came     and after the check o Klein, Doganay bet 5,000 and only Kidas called.

The turn was the   and Doganay continued with a 10,000 bet. Kidas called again.

The river brought the   and Doganay fired 15,000 which earned him a call from Kidas, who mucked when he saw the    from Doganay.

Yilmas Doganay145,000
Saturday, December 4, 2021 7:55 PM Local Time (about 44 days and 21 hours ago)
Big Stacks in the Room
Luuk Gieles290,000
Bahadir Hatipoglu272,00077,000
Pim Kuipers260,000-40,000
Christoph Vogelsang243,500-10,500
Tayfun Ozlu241,50069,500
Manuel Fischer238,000100,200
Symeon Alexandridis231,00041,000
Florent Estegassy223,0005,000
Gary Hasson191,00057,000
Manuel Fritz174,00012,000
Velo 690x150