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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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Monday, December 6, 2021 11:02 PM Local Time (about 52 days and 1 hour ago)
Yosifov Leads WSOP Europe Main Event With Final Table in Sight

Dimitar Yosifov

Just 32 players remain in the 2021 World Series of Poker Europe Main Event, all eyeing up the €1,276,712 first-place prize that awaits the winner of this record-breaking event.

The money bubble burst on Day 3, and after the dust settled it was Dimitar Yosifov who emerged as the chip leader with almost six million in chips. He is well clear of Alexander Tkatschew and Guillaume Diaz who appear to be his nearest rivals.

Diaz survived a scare late on, after holding ace-queen against the aces of Cristinel Costin. However, the board gave both players quad sevens and they chopped in sensational fashion.

The remaining players will return at 9 a.m. local time on Tuesday, December 7 to play down to six players or 10 p.m. whichever comes sooner. The final table will then play out on Wednesday, December 8 while being live-streamed on PokerGO.

2021 WSOP Europe Main Event Top 10 Chip Counts

RankPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
1Dimitar YosifovBulgaria5,880,000147
2Alexander TkatschewGermany4,925,000123
3Guillaume DiazFrance4,905,000123
4Ioannis ChaitasGermany4,560,000114
5Arthur ConanFrance3,675,00092
6Daniel PetriGermany3,090,00077
7Boris KuzmanovicCroatia3,085,00077
8Tolga KarakayaGermany3,000,00075
9Josef GulasCzech Republic2,970,00074
10Athanasios KidasGermany2,815,00070

Other players through to Day 4 include ClubGG Qualifier Daniel Petri and GGPoker Qualifier Boris Kuzmanovic who both bagged top-ten stacks.

Notables still eyeing up the WSOP Europe Main Event crown include Jan Bednar, Stanislav Koleno, Johan Guilbert and Zhong Chen.

Day 3 Recap

Despite the tournament returning just 49 players off the money, it took almost three full levels for the bubble to burst. After no fewer than six doubles on the stone bubble — including one for defending champion Alexandros Kolonias — the bubble finally burst with the elimination of Enrico Campanile, guaranteeing the remaining players €16,500.

Alexandros Kolonias
Defending Champion Alexandros Kolonias

Early eliminations in the money included ClubGG Qualifier Robert McAdam (84th - €18,407), Simone Andrian (82nd - €18,407), defending champion Alexandros Kolonias 68th - €20,626) and Dalibor Dula (66th - €20,626).

Meanwhile, several players were growing their seven-figure stacks including Yosifov and Diaz, before a flurry of bracelet-winners left the tournament. Natural8 Ambassador Pete Chen (46th - €27,089), Ole Schemion (44th - €27,089) and Jan-Peter Jachtman (42nd - €27,089) were all eliminated, before the elimination of Davide Suriano in 38th place (€30,816) meant that a new WSOP champion would be crowned in this year's WSOP Europe Main Event.

The remaining 32 players are all guaranteed €35,709. Here are the remaining payouts.


The field will resume play at 9 a.m. local time at King's Resort, Rozvadov. Tournament officials have confirmed that the plan for the day is to play down to a final table of nine players. Stay tuned to PokerNews to keep up to date on all the action as it happens.

Monday, December 6, 2021 11:01 PM Local Time (about 52 days and 2 hours ago)
2021WSOPE Main Event Day 4 Seat Draw
TableSeatPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
381Fausto TantilloItaly2,675,00067
382Bernd GleissnerGermany725,00018
383Daniel PetriGermany3,090,00077
384Dogan GuengoerTurkey545,00014
385Jan BednarCzech Republic2,220,00056
386Stanislav KolenoSlovakia1,415,00035
387Johan GuilbertFrance1,380,00035
388Guillaume DiazFrance4,905,000123
391Thomas DenieNetherlands2,250,00056
392Dimitar YosifovBulgaria5,880,000147
393Alexey LosevRussian Federation1,685,00042
394Jacek KaczmarekPoland865,00022
395Josef GulasCzech Republic2,970,00074
396Narcis NedelcuRomania1,400,00035
397Cristinel CostinRomania720,00018
398Arthur ConanFrance3,475,00087
401Fahredin MustafovBulgaria1,140,00029
402Ilija SavevskiMacedonia670,00017
403Brian KamphorstNetherlands1,410,00035
404Yossi DayanIsrael2,075,00052
405Ioannis ChaitasGreece4,560,000114
406Boris KuzmanovicCroatia3,085,00077
407Athanasios KidasGreece2,815,00070
408Dawid SmolkaPoland740,00019
421Aleksandar TrajkovskiMacedonia1,805,00045
422Tolga KarakayaGermany3,000,00075
423Alexander TkatschewGermany4,925,000123
424Zhong ChenNetherlands755,00019
425Alexander DovzhenkoRussian Federation1,480,00037
426Axel HallayFrance605,00015
427Peter FritscheGermany2,400,00060
428Bernd WernerGermany1,110,00028
Monday, December 6, 2021 10:57 PM Local Time (about 52 days and 2 hours ago)
End-of-Day 3 Chip Counts
Dimitar Yosifov5,880,000130,000
Alexander Tkatschew4,925,0001,525,000
Guillaume Diaz4,905,000-295,000
Ioannis Chaitas4,560,000760,000
Arthur Conan3,675,0001,125,000
Daniel Petri3,090,000-10,000
Boris Kuzmanovic3,085,000335,000
Tolga Karakaya3,000,000200,000
Josef Gulas Jr2,970,000370,000
Athanasios Kidas2,815,000-385,000
Fausto Tantillo2,675,000-525,000
Peter Fritsche2,400,000400,000
Thomas Denie2,250,000-350,000
Jan Bednar2,220,000-530,000
Yossi Dayan2,075,000-225,000
Aleksandar Trajkovski1,805,000-195,000
Alexey Losev1,685,000-335,000
Alexander Dovzhenko1,480,000-415,000
Stanislav Koleno1,415,000-585,000
Brian Kamphorst1,410,000700,000
Narcis Nedelcu1,400,000-1,675,000
Johan Guilbert1,380,000680,000
Bernd Werner1,110,00030,000
Fahredin Mustafov1,100,00025,000
Jacek Kaczmarek865,00040,000
Zhong Chen755,000180,000
Dawid Smolka740,000-410,000
Bernd Gleissner725,000-425,000
Cristinel Costin720,000-30,000
Ilija Savevski670,000310,000
Axel Hallay605,0005,000
Dogan Guengoer545,00020,000
Monday, December 6, 2021 10:50 PM Local Time (about 52 days and 2 hours ago)
Day 3 Completed With 32 Remaining

The final 32 players have bagged and tagged for the night. Full counts and a recap of today's action are to follow.

Monday, December 6, 2021 10:43 PM Local Time (about 52 days and 2 hours ago)
Karakaya Upsets Hallay

Heads-up to the     flop, Tolga Karakaya opted for a check-raise from 90,000 to 410,000 and Axel Hallay reluctantly called. The   turn saw Karakaya with the push for 1,015,000 and Hallax sigh-called with the superior stack.

Tolga Karakaya:   
Axel Hallay:   

The   river brought no upset for Karakaya as he doubled with his set of sevens.

Tolga Karakaya2,800,0001,775,000
Axel Hallay600,000-1,350,000
Monday, December 6, 2021 10:40 PM Local Time (about 52 days and 2 hours ago)
Costin Denied a Double in Cruel Fashion

Cristinel Costin raised to 60,000 and then snap-called all-in when Guillaume Diaz pushed.

Cristinel Costin:   
Guillaume Diaz:   

Diaz pointed to the ace of diamonds but drew slim to the     flop. On the   turn, he had one out to chop and asked for the case seven, which he indeed received on the   river!

Guillaume Diaz5,200,000-100,000
Cristinel Costin750,00070,000
Monday, December 6, 2021 10:33 PM Local Time (about 52 days and 2 hours ago)
The Last Five Hands

With four tables remaining, the clock has been stopped and the players will conclude another five hands for the night.

Monday, December 6, 2021 10:31 PM Local Time (about 52 days and 2 hours ago)
Late Double for Guengoer

Thomas Denie raised it up and then called the shove by table short stack Dogan Guengoer.

Dogan Guengoer:   
Thomas Denie:   

Both players paired up on the     flop but Guengoer remained in the lead on the   turn and   river to double once more.

Thomas Denie2,600,000-200,000
Dogan Guengoer525,000-115,000
Monday, December 6, 2021 10:28 PM Local Time (about 52 days and 2 hours ago)
Kenjic Jams At the Wrong Time

Jovan Kenjic

Axel Hallay raised to 60,000 in the cutoff and Johan Guilbert flat-called on the button. Jovan Kenjic then jammed for 970,000 in the small blind and Hallay eventually got it in as well for 930,000, as Guilbert snap-folded.

"Fuck," Kenjic immediately gasped as he exposed the    and ran right into the    of Hallay. There was a mandatory sweat until the      turn but the   river bricked.

One hand later, Kenjic limped the button with just 10,000 behind and then called all-in when Athanasios Kidas raised out of the big blind.

Jovan Kenjic:   
Athanasios Kidas:   

The       board sent Kenjic to the rail in 33rd place.

Athanasios Kidas3,200,000150,000
Axel Hallay1,950,0001,450,000
Johan Guilbert700,000-750,000
Jovan Kenjic0-1,850,000
Monday, December 6, 2021 10:24 PM Local Time (about 52 days and 2 hours ago)
Koleno Makes Big Hero Call

Stanislav Koleno

With over 700,000 in the pot on a completed board showing      , Josef Gulas Jr bet 375,000 from under the gun. His, opponent, Stanislav Koleno, agonised over his decision.

Calling would leave him little behind so he went deep into the tank, eventually he made the call and Gulas mucked. Koleno turned over pocket tens for the win.

Josef Gulas Jr2,600,000-400,000
Stanislav Koleno2,000,000525,000
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Monday, December 6, 2021 10:16 PM Local Time (about 52 days and 2 hours ago)
Yosifov Busts Rodrigues

Michael Rodrigues Pires Santos

Once the action folded all the way to Dimitar Yosifov in the small blind, he pushed all-in. Michael Rodrigues had around 500,000 behind and called all-in.

Michael Rodrigues:   
Dimitar Yosifov:   

Rodrigues was ahead with his king-high but Yosifov got there on the       to deal the final blow with a mighty pair of deuces.

Dimitar Yosifov5,750,0001,070,000
Michael Rodrigues0-740,000
Monday, December 6, 2021 10:13 PM Local Time (about 52 days and 2 hours ago)
Ryadi Denied an Appearance on Day 4

Karim Ryadi

Thomas Denie opened the action with a raise to 65,000 in the cutoff and Karim Ryadi pushed for what appeared to be 810,000 in the small blind. Denie instantly called, which was bad news for the Belgian.

Karim Ryadi:   
Thomas Denie:   

The dominated pair found no help on the       runout and that spelled the end for Ryadi.

Thomas Denie2,800,000900,000
Karim Ryadi0-1,180,000
Monday, December 6, 2021 10:09 PM Local Time (about 52 days and 2 hours ago)
Petri Chips Up in Three-Way Action

Brian Kamphorst bet the three-way turn of      for 105,000 when in the small blind and was called by Daniel Petri out of the big blind. Fausto Tantillo also called in the cutoff after some consideration and the trio then checked the   on the river.

Petri tabled the    for sevens and sixes, which ended up as the winning hand.

Fausto Tantillo3,200,000-100,000
Daniel Petri3,100,0001,300,000
Brian Kamphorst710,000-540,000
Monday, December 6, 2021 10:07 PM Local Time (about 52 days and 2 hours ago)
Mustafov Wins Showdown Pot Against Kuzmanovic

Fahredin Mustafov defended his big blind against Boris Kuzmanovic and then led the      turn for 155,000, which Kuzmanovic called. Both checked the   on the river and Mustafov's    for a pair of jacks won the pot.

Boris Kuzmanovic2,750,000325,000
Fahredin Mustafov1,075,000275,000
Monday, December 6, 2021 10:04 PM Local Time (about 52 days and 2 hours ago)
Tkatschew Takes One from Nedelcu

Narcids Nedelcu and Alexander Tkatschew saw the flop coming    .

Nedelcu check-called a 120,000 bet from Tkatschew.

The turn was the   and both players checked,

The river was the   and Nedelcu bet 120,000. Tkatschew took some time and made it 480,000 sending Nedelcu in the tank for more than two minutes, before folding.

Alexander Tkatschew3,400,000-50,000
Narcis Nedelcu3,075,000-275,000
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Monday, December 6, 2021 10:01 PM Local Time (about 52 days and 2 hours ago)
La Francesca Calls It Off On River

Alessio La Francesca

With 400,000 in the middle on the      board, Guillaume Diaz bet 285,000 from the cutoff and Alessio La Francesca called on the button.

On the   river, Diaz took his time before moving all-in as the larger stack. La Francesca instantly went "wow," before going deep into the tank.

A few minutes passed and La Francesca called. Diaz turned over his    while La Francesca had   .

Guillaume Diaz5,300,000800,000
Alessio La Francesca0-1,400,000
Monday, December 6, 2021 9:52 PM Local Time (about 52 days and 3 hours ago)
Riemsma Felted by Smolka

Deejay Riemsma

The action folded all the way to Deejay Riemsma in the small blind and he pushed all-in for 310,000. Dawid Smolka in the big blind asked for a count and made the call a few seconds later.

Deejay Riemsma:   
Dawid Smolka:   

On the     flop the hopes of Riemsma had nearly vanished and it was all over on the   turn, the   river didn't matter as the Dutchman departed in 37th place.

Dawid Smolka1,150,000250,000
Deejay Riemsma0-410,000
Monday, December 6, 2021 9:47 PM Local Time (about 52 days and 3 hours ago)
The Action Grinds to a Halt

Fausto Tantillo has taken over the lead on his table while the action has slowed down massively. Just now, Yossi Dayan opened to 65,000 and Tantillo gave him a stare down for two and a half minutes while trying to figure out the stack size of his opponent.

Tantillo then three-bet to 200,000 and Dayan tank-folded after another two minutes of consideration.

Fausto Tantillo3,300,000780,000
Yossi Dayan2,300,000300,000
Alexey Losev2,020,000520,000
Aleksandar Trajkovski2,000,000-150,000
Alexander Dovzhenko1,895,000145,000
Daniel Petri1,800,000-50,000
Brian Kamphorst1,250,000-205,000
Monday, December 6, 2021 9:38 PM Local Time (about 52 days and 3 hours ago)
Dovzhenko Eliminates Suriano

Davide Suriano

Davide Suriano was all-in preflop for 450,000 against Alexander Dovzhenko who had him covered.

Davide Suriano:   
Alexander Dovzhenko:   

The board ran out       and Suriano was eliminated.

Alexander Dovzhenko1,750,000465,000
Davide Suriano0-625,000
Mihaita Georgita0-35,000
Monday, December 6, 2021 9:31 PM Local Time (about 52 days and 3 hours ago)
Angelov Sent to the Rail by Conan

Boris Angelov

Arthur Conan shoved from the button covering both players at the blinds and got one call from Boris Angelov in the small blind who had around 600,000.

Boris Angelov:   
Arthur Conan:   

The board ran out       and Conan knocked out Angelov.

Arthur Conan2,550,0001,100,000
Boris Angelov0-825,000
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