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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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Thursday, December 9, 2021 4:02 AM Local Time (about 49 days and 21 hours ago)
Josef Gulas Jr Wins the 2021 WSOP Europe Main Event (€1,276,712)

Josef Gulas Jr

The coveted gold bracelet in Event #14: €10,350 WSOPE Main Event will remain on home soil as Josef Gulas Jr defeated Johan Guilbert in heads-up. In the 2021 edition, a new attendance record for the WSOP Europe Main Event was set as 688 entries created a prize pool of €6,536,000, surpassing the previous record by 95 entries. Only the top 104 spots were paid and Gulas earned the far biggest payday of his career so far and walked away with the top prize of €1,276,712.

He has become the 8th player from the Czech Republic to win a WSOP gold bracelet and more than half of the victories were recorded on home soil. Martin Kabrhel won both of his career bracelets at the King's Resort, which has also been the home casino for Gulas as well.

Final Result 2021 WSOPE Main Event

PlaceWinnerCountryPrize (in EUR)
1Josef Gulas JrCzech Republic€1,276,712
2Johan GuilbertFrance€789,031
3Alexander TkatschewGermany€558,505
4Athanasios KidasGreece€401,344
5Stanislav KolenoSlovakia€292,862
6Aleksandar TrajkovskiMacedonia€217,854
7Thomas DenieNetherlands€163,434
8Ilija SavevskiMacedonia€125,052

"It's an incredible feeling. I am truly thankful and happy," an overwhelmed Gulas said in the interview after his victory. "It was a perfect tournament with a very nice structure in the best casino in Europe. Just incredible!"

During the entire festival, he only entered the Opener and then spent the days on the cash game tables while waiting for the Main Event to start, for which he had an entry locked up thanks to his third place finish in the €250 IPS Main Event this past June. He would have entered the Main Event via direct buy-in anyways as the many ticket winners at King's Resort promised a big field but instead did so at a bargain.

"It is something incredible, I would wish it to everyone. Everyone should participate and play in such circumstances, to feel the atmosphere and the feel of the final table," the winner said with regards to the special atmosphere on the live-streamed final table.

When asked what he will do with the money, Gulas was pretty certain he was going to build a house and save the remainder of the money. The 24 year old, who was railed by his family, usually sells cars but a career change may be in order. His father who bears the same name, was right there when everything unfolded and came up a few spots short of the money after bowing out on Day 3.

Johan Guilbert
Johan Guilbert and Josef Gulas await the flop during the final hand of the 2021 WSOPE Main Event Final Table

Runner-up Guilbert, also known under his online moniker "YoH ViraL", has become one of the most popular streamers and vloggers in Europe and padded his bankroll with a consolation prize of €789,031. The Frenchman resides in Malta and recently entered the fray in international High Roller competitions where he notched up six-figure cashes. Two years ago, Guilbert was heads-up for the coveted gold bracelet as well and missed out on the maiden victory in Event #36: $3,000 No-Limit Hold'em Shootout.

Another three of the final eight players joined eventual champion Gulas in the event thanks to winning an entry to the flagship tournament in competitions with buy-ins below €500. Ilija Savevski earned €125,052 in 8th place, Thomas Denie collected €163,434 for his 7th place and Stanislav Koleno scored a payday of €292,862.

Thursday, December 9, 2021 3:59 AM Local Time (about 49 days and 21 hours ago)
Johan Guilbert Eliminated in 2nd Place (€789,031)

Johan Guilbert

Josef Gulas open-shoved and Johan Guilbert called quickly for his last 7,200,000.

Johan Guilbert:   
Josef Gulas:   

The flop ran out     with no help for Gulas. The turn was   and Guilbert was one card away from doubling up, but the river brought the   and Gulas made the pair of eights to eliminate Guilbert and win the 2021 WSOPE Main Event.

Josef Gulas Jr68,800,0009,900,000
Johan Guilbert0-9,900,000
Thursday, December 9, 2021 3:51 AM Local Time (about 49 days and 21 hours ago)
Gulas Extends the Lead

Johan Guilbert called with    and Josef Gulas checked with   .

The flop was     and Guilbert bet 600,000. Gulas called and the turn was  .

Both players checked the turn and the river was  . Gulas fired 3,400,000 and Guilbert leaned to his side to think it over for several minutes.

Guilbert tossed in a chip to call and Gulas turned over sevens and threes to extend the chip lead.

Josef Gulas Jr58,900,0003,400,000
Johan Guilbert9,900,000-3,400,000
Thursday, December 9, 2021 3:41 AM Local Time (about 49 days and 22 hours ago)
Gulas Wins with Better Kicker

Josef Gulas raised to 1,500,000 with    and Johan Guilbert called with   .

The flop was     and Guilbert bet 600,000. Gulas called and the turn was  .

Guilbert bet 600,000 on the turn and Gulas called. The river was  .

Guilbert continued for 600,000 on the river and Gulas called. Guilbert turned over his pair of eights, but Gulas turned over the better kicker and took another pot.

Josef Gulas Jr55,500,0008,900,000
Johan Guilbert13,300,000-8,900,000
Thursday, December 9, 2021 3:32 AM Local Time (about 49 days and 22 hours ago)
Guilbert Folds; Gulas Takes the Lead

Johan Guilbert raised to 1,500,000 with    and Josef Gulas three-bet to 6,300,000 with   . Guilbert flat-called and the flop was    .

Gulas bet 4,600,000 on the flop and Guilbert called.

The turn was   and Gulas checked. After several moments in the tank, Guilbert bet 1,900,000. Gulas considered his options and cut out chips for a raise to 8,200,000.

Guilbert went back into the tank for several minutes before he finally got away from it, and Gulas dragged a big pot to jump back into the chip lead.

Josef Gulas Jr46,600,00014,900,000
Johan Guilbert22,200,000-15,200,000
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Thursday, December 9, 2021 3:11 AM Local Time (about 49 days and 22 hours ago)
Guilbert Flushes Back into Chip Lead

Johan Guilbert

Josef Gulas called with    and Johan Guilbert checked with   .

The flop came     and Guilbert checked. Gulas bet 600,000 and Guilbert check-raised to 1,700,000. Gulas called and the turn was  .

Guilbert checked again and Gulas bet 4,800,000. Guilbert check-called and the river was  .

Guilbert bet 7,800,000 and Gulas went into the tank before he called. Guilbert turned over the flush and took a big pot to regain the chip lead.

Johan Guilbert37,400,00014,900,000
Josef Gulas Jr31,700,000-14,600,000
Thursday, December 9, 2021 3:03 AM Local Time (about 49 days and 22 hours ago)
Gulas Applies Pressure After the Break

In the first hand back from break, Johan Guilbert called with    and Josef Gulas raised to 2,500,000 with   . Guilbert called and the flop was    .

Gulas bet 2,300,000 on the flop and Guilbert quickly folded.

Josef Gulas Jr46,300,0002,500,000
Johan Guilbert22,500,000-2,500,000
Thursday, December 9, 2021 3:01 AM Local Time (about 49 days and 22 hours ago)
Level 34 started
Level: 34
Blinds: 300,000/600,000
Ante: 600,000
Thursday, December 9, 2021 2:42 AM Local Time (about 49 days and 23 hours ago)
Chip Counts at the Break
Josef Gulas Jr43,800,000700,000
Johan Guilbert25,000,000-700,000
Thursday, December 9, 2021 2:36 AM Local Time (about 49 days and 23 hours ago)
Guilbert Gets River Bet Through

Josef Gulas raised to 1,200,000 with    and Johan Guilbert called with   .

The flop was     and Guilbert checked. Gulas bet 500,000 and Guilbert check-called.

The turn was  . Guilbert checked again and Gulas checked back. The river was  .

Guilbert bet 500,000 and Gulas picked up a chip to consider a call before finally tossing his hand in the muck.

Josef Gulas Jr43,100,000-4,800,000
Johan Guilbert25,700,0004,600,000
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Thursday, December 9, 2021 2:23 AM Local Time (about 49 days and 23 hours ago)
Guilbert Takes with Two Pair

Josef Gulas raised to 1,100,000 with    and Johan Guilbert called with   .

The flop was     and Guilbert checked. Gulas bet 700,000 and Guilbert check-called.

The turn was   and both players checked. The river was  .

Guilbert bet 500,000 on the river and Gulas called quickly. Guilbert took the pot with tens and twos.

Josef Gulas Jr47,900,000-1,800,000
Johan Guilbert21,100,0001,800,000
Thursday, December 9, 2021 2:13 AM Local Time (about 49 days and 23 hours ago)
Gulas Catches Up on the River

Josef Gulas called with    and Johan Guilbert checked his option with   .

The flop was     and both players checked to see   on the turn.

Guilbert bet 500,000 on the turn and Gulas called. The river was  .

Guilbert tanked briefly and continued for 500,000. Gulas called and took the pot with aces and jacks.

Josef Gulas Jr49,700,0005,100,000
Johan Guilbert19,300,000-4,875,000
Thursday, December 9, 2021 1:58 AM Local Time (about 49 days and 23 hours ago)
Guilbert Finds a Fold

Johan Guilbert raised to 1,000,000 with    and Josef Gulas called with   .

The flop was     and Gulas checked. Guilbert bet 500,000 and Gulas check-called.

The turn was   and both players checked. The river was  .

Gulas fired 1,900,000 and Guilbert went into the tank. After thinking it over, Guilbert got away from top pair and Gulas took down the pot.

Josef Gulas Jr44,600,0003,000,000
Johan Guilbert24,175,000-3,025,000
Thursday, December 9, 2021 1:49 AM Local Time (about 49 days and 24 hours ago)
Gulas Doubles into Chip Lead

Josef Gulas Jr

Josef Gulas limped and Johan Guilbert raised to 2,100,000. Gulas limp-raised to 6,800,000.

Guilbert asked for a count and Gulas took a quick tally just under 14,000,000. Guilbert shoved and Gulas called for a total of just over 20,000,000.

Josef Gulas:   
Johan Guilbert:   

The board ran out       and Gulas doubled into the chip lead with a pair of kings and an ace kicker.

Josef Gulas Jr41,600,00019,700,000
Johan Guilbert27,200,000-19,900,000
Thursday, December 9, 2021 1:33 AM Local Time (about 49 days and 24 hours ago)
Guilbert Folds to River Bet

Johan Guilbert called with    and Josef Gulas checked with   .

The flop was     and Gulas checked. Guilbert bet 500,000 and Gulas check-raised to 1,600,000. Guilbert called to see   on the turn.

Gulas continued for 1,300,000 and Guilbert called. The river was  .

Gulas considered his options and bet 4,800,000. Guilbert leaned back and went into the tank. After a few moments Guilbert tossed his hand in the muck and Gulas took the pot.

Johan Guilbert47,100,000-3,200,000
Josef Gulas Jr21,900,0003,400,000
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Thursday, December 9, 2021 1:11 AM Local Time (about 50 days and 0 hour ago)
Alexander Tkatschew Eliminated in 3rd Place (€558,505)

Alexander Tkatschew

Johan Guilbert    raised to 1,000,000 and Alexander Tkatschew called with   .

Both players flopped a pair on     and both players checked.

The turn   completed the flush of Guilbert and Tkatschew bet 1,300,000. Guilbert called.

The river was the   and Tkatschew shoved. Guilbert snap-called with the nut-flush and Tkatschew was eliminated. He took home €558,505 in third place.

Johan Guilbert50,300,0005,200,000
Josef Gulas Jr18,500,000500,000
Alexander Tkatschew0-5,700,000
Thursday, December 9, 2021 1:01 AM Local Time (about 50 days and 0 hour ago)
Tkatschew Staying Alive

Alexander Tkatschew

Johan Guilbert raised with    to 1,000,000 and Alexander Tkatschew defended with   .

The flop     gave Tkatschew a pair and both players checked.

The turn   improved Tkatschew to trips and he bet 1,000,000. Guilbert folded and Tkatschew won the pot.

Johan Guilbert45,100,0001,100,000
Josef Gulas Jr18,000,000-2,300,000
Alexander Tkatschew5,700,0001,200,000
Thursday, December 9, 2021 12:55 AM Local Time (about 50 days and 0 hour ago)
Level 33 started
Level: 33
Blinds: 250,000/500,000
Ante: 500,000
Thursday, December 9, 2021 12:55 AM Local Time (about 50 days and 0 hour ago)
Chip Counts at the Break
Johan Guilbert44,000,000-900,000
Josef Gulas Jr20,300,0001,100,000
Alexander Tkatschew4,500,000-200,000
Thursday, December 9, 2021 12:53 AM Local Time (about 50 days and 0 hour ago)
Guilbert Takes From Tkatschew

Johan Guilbert    raised to 800,000 and Alexander Tkatschew defended his big blind with    before the flop came    .

Tkatschew checked and Guilbert bet 2,100,000. Tkatschew called with 4,700,000 behind.

Tkatschew checked again on the   turn and Guilbert asked how much his opponent was playing before checking back.

The river was the   and both players checked again. Guilbert took down the pot with his pair of eights.

Johan Guilbert44,900,0003,500,000
Josef Gulas Jr19,200,000-200,000
Alexander Tkatschew4,700,000-3,300,000
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