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2023 World Series of Poker Europe The Official WSOP Live Updates

Friday, November 10, 2023 to Wednesday, November 15, 2023

WSOPE Event #13: MAIN EVENT NLH European Championship

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  • Buy-in: €10,350
  • Prizepool: €7,761,500
  • Entries: 817
  • Remaining: 0


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Wednesday, November 15, 2023 4:57 PM Local Time
Tocci, Pudel Exchange Pots

Nils Pudel raised to 500,000 under the gun with    and Michele Tocci called on the button with   .

The     flop was checked through and Pudel also checked the   turn. Tocci then bet 550,000 and Pudel mucked.

The next hand, Tocci raised to 525,000 in the cutoff and Pudel, in the big blind, looked down at another big ace with   .

He three-bet to 2,300,000 and Tocci quickly mucked   .

Nils Pudel14,000,0001,000,000
Michele Tocci11,000,0001,000,000
Wednesday, November 15, 2023 4:52 PM Local Time
Tocci's Slowplay Costs Him

The table folded around to small blind Michele Tocci who picked up    and limped in. Michael Rocco checked back   .

Rocco made a pair of deuces as the two players checked to the river on a board of      . Rocco then bet 325,000.

Tocci called with ace-high and Rocco took the pot.

Michele Tocci10,000,000-2,000,000
Michael Rocco8,900,000600,000
Wednesday, November 15, 2023 4:40 PM Local Time
Pudel Outflops Tsai

Action folded to Eric Tsai who raised to 850,000 in the small blind with   . Nils Pudel called in the big blind holding   .

Pudel hit a pair on the     flop and called a bet of 500,000 from Tsai. Both players checked the   turn.

The   river was also checked through and Pudel took the pot.

Eric Tsai19,000,000-1,000,000
Nils Pudel13,000,0003,000,000
Wednesday, November 15, 2023 4:26 PM Local Time
Pudel Steals One From Klezys

In a limped pot between the blinds, Kasparas Klezys bet 250,000 on a flop of     and Nils Pudel called.

Both players checked the   turn and the   fell on the river. Pudel then bet 1,400,000 on the   river.

Klezys gave up a pair of fours with    and Pudel took the pot with    for just ace-high.

Kasparas Klezys13,000,000-1,000,000
Nils Pudel10,000,0001,200,000
Wednesday, November 15, 2023 4:23 PM Local Time
Rocco Three-Bets Tocci

Michele Tocci raised to 525,000 in the cutoff before Michael Rocco three-bet to 1,000,000 on the button with   . Tocci called holding   .

The flop came     and Rocco bet 500,000 with his pair of tens and straight draw. Tocco snap-folded.

Michele Tocci12,000,0000
Michael Rocco8,300,0001,000,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Wednesday, November 15, 2023 4:19 PM Local Time
Play Resumes

Action at the final table is back underway.

Wednesday, November 15, 2023 4:09 PM Local Time
Technical Difficulties

The final table has been delayed due to technical issues.

Stay tuned for more updates.

Wednesday, November 15, 2023 4:03 PM Local Time
Rocco Hits the Turn, Tocci Spikes the River

Michele Tocci

Michele Tocci raised to 550,000 under the gun with    and Michael Rocco three-bet    to 800,000 in early position.

Tocci called as the     flop gave him top pair and a flush draw. He checked over to Rocco, who continued with a bet of 375,000.

Tocci called, but the   turn gave Rocco a pair of aces and he bet 1,000,000. Tocci stuck around to see the   river, which improved him to two pair.

Both players checked and Rocco could only shake his head upon seeing Tocci's cards.

Michele Tocci12,000,0002,000,000
Michael Rocco7,300,000-3,700,000
Wednesday, November 15, 2023 3:56 PM Local Time
Neugebauer Rivers a Straight

Action folded to Kasparas Klezys who limped the small blind with   . Max Neugebauer checked    as they saw a flop of    .

Both players checked to the   turn, where Klezys led out for 350,000. Neugebauer called and the   river improved him to a straight.

Klezys checked this time, then quickly folded when Neugebauer bet 600,000.

Kasparas Klezys14,000,00050,000
Max Neugebauer12,000,0000
Wednesday, November 15, 2023 3:42 PM Local Time
Tsai Gives One Up to Neugebauer

Eric Tsai opened to 525,000 in the cutoff with    and Max Neugebauer defended   .

The flop came     and Tsai bet 350,000. Neugebauer called with his pair of fours and the   fell on the turn.

He checked over to Tsai, who checked back to see the   river. Both players again checked and Neugebauer took the pot as his supporters on the rail began holding up a sign reading "Max."

Eric Tsai20,000,000-1,000,000
Max Neugebauer12,000,0001,675,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Wednesday, November 15, 2023 3:36 PM Local Time
Tocci Picks Up Another Big Pair

On the hand after busting Alf Martinsson, Michele Tocci looked down at    in the cutoff and raised to 525,000. Nils Pudel defended his big blind holding   .

The flop came     and Tocci continued for 350,000. Pudel called with his pair of eights as the   turn gave Tocci yet another set.

He bet another 750,000 and Pudel gave up his hand this time.

Michele Tocci10,000,0001,000,000
Nils Pudel8,800,000-1,075,000
Wednesday, November 15, 2023 3:31 PM Local Time
Alf Martinsson Eliminated in 8th Place (€148,000)

Alf Martinsson

Alf Martinsson moved all in for 2,500,000 in the cutoff, Michele Tocci reshoved on the button, and the rest of the table got out of the way.

Alf Martinsson:   
Michele Tocci:   

Martinsson was looking for an ace as the flop came    . The   turn gave him additional outs to counterfeit's Tocci's pair, but Tocci hit the   on the river to improve to a full house and send Martinsson out in eighth place.

Michele Tocci9,000,0002,475,000
Alf Martinsson0-3,150,000
Wednesday, November 15, 2023 3:26 PM Local Time
Rocco Hits Runner-Runner to Dent Tsai's Stack

Michael Rocco

Eric Tsai raised to 500,000 under the gun before Michael Rocco three-bet to 1,300,000 in the big blind with   .

Tsai called and they went heads-up to the     flop. Rocco led out for 275,000 and Tsai called.

The turn came the   and Rocco bet another 650,000. Tsai again called and Rocco improved to trips on the   river.

He bet 1,500,000 this time and Tsai tanked for a minute before mucking   .

Eric Tsai21,000,000-2,650,000
Michael Rocco11,000,0003,000,000
Wednesday, November 15, 2023 3:09 PM Local Time
Level 30 started
Level: 30
Blinds: 125,000/250,000
Ante: 250,000
Wednesday, November 15, 2023 3:09 PM Local Time
Shuffle Up and Deal.

WSOP VP Jack Effel is making his opening remarks and giving the command to shuffle up and deal, and the final table has now begun.

Playtika - Jason Alexander
Wednesday, November 15, 2023 1:55 PM Local Time
Eight Players Return for a Date with Destiny in Final Day of WSOP Europe Main Event

WSOPE Main event final table

Poker players from all corners of the world have shed blood, sweat and tears over the last two weeks at King's Resort in Rozvadov in the hopes of grabbing one of the 15 bracelets up for grabs at the 2023 World Series of Poker Europe.

Fourteen hopefuls have already etched their names in poker's history books, but the biggest and most coveted prize of the festival has still yet to find its rightful owner. That will all be changed over the next few hours as the record-breaking WSOPE Main Event will crown its champion later today.

Just eight of the 817 entries are left in the series showstopper, and they return to the final table at 2 p.m. local time to continue their pursuit of the €1,500,000 winner's prize along with the piece of WSOP hardware. The PokerNews coverage will begin at 3 p.m., to stay in sync with the live stream.

Eric Tsai
Eric Tsai

Best positioned to do that is Taiwanese poker vlogger Eric Tsai (23,650,000), who put on a masterclass in the Main Event's penultimate day. He starts the finale as chip leader and is the only player who has breached the 20 million chip mark.

His closest rival is Kasparas Klezys (13,950,000), a relative newcomer to tournament poker, having recorded his first cash in 2017. Despite his career still being in its infancy, the Lithuanian poker player is no stranger to the bright lights of Rozvadov, having picked up two WSOP Circuit rings here. Klezys is a true grinder and has notched 97 cashes over six years, which has seen his total live earnings balloon to $651,940. His best cash also came during the 2023 WSOPE, where he finished in third place in Event #6: €5,000 Pot Limit Omaha for €97,600 ($104,728).

Final Table Seat Draw

SeatPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
1Michele TocciItaly6,525,00026
2Michael RoccoUnited States8,000,00032
3Eric TsaiTaiwan23,650,00095
4Nils PudelGermany9,875,00040
5Kasparas KlezysLithuania13,950,00056
6Max NeugebauerAustria10,325,00041
7Ruslan VolkovUkraine6,000,00024
8Alf MartinssonSweden3,150,00013

26-year-old Max Neugebauer (10,325,000) rounds out the top three chip counts and is one of a few players to have locked up the biggest scores of their career thanks to a deep run in the Main Event. The Austrian pro has $84,822 in live earnings and has already guaranteed himself a €148,000 ($160,983) payday thanks to his efforts so far.

Nils Pudel
Nils Pudel

Just one big blind behind him is Nils Pudel (9,875,000), who announced himself to the world during the 2022 EPT London Main Event, where he bowed out in sixth place for $152,385. Pudel's run in the English capital was cut short after his aces were cracked, but yesterday, he was on the right side of lady luck as he found a huge double at the end of the night after hitting a three-outer to preserve his tournament life.

American poker pro Michael Rocco (8,000,000) also finds himself with a seat at the table. Rocco was denied his first bracelet in Event #8: €25,000 GGMiliion€, and ended up as the runner-up to Daniel Dvoress. Rocco has been on the best run of his career over the last two years, notching $1,682,974 in live cashes.

Final Table Payouts

PlacePlayerCountryPrize (EUR)Prize (USD)
1  €1,500,000$1,631,588
2  €891,000$969,163
3  €639,000$695,056
4  €464,000$504,704
5  €341,000$370,914
6  €255,000$277,370
7  €193,000$209,931
8  €148,000$160,983
9Yulian BogdanovBulgaria€115,300$125,415

Michele Tocci (6,525,000), Ruslan Volkov (6,000,000) and Alf Martinsson (3,150,000) prop up the aforementioned five players and will need a little bit of magic to spin up their stacks, should they wish to capture one of the major titles that is available in the poker calendar.

Leon Tsoukernik and WSOPE Final Table
Leon Tsoukernik and WSOPE Final Table

The remaining eight players return at 2 p.m. local time on Wednesday, November 15, to play down to a champion. The action picks up on Level 30 with blinds of 125,000-250,000 and a 250,000 big blind ante. The final table will be streamed on an hour-long delay on the King's Resort official YouTube channel, with PokerNews' coverage beginning at 3 p.m.

Wednesday, November 15, 2023 1:31 PM Local Time
Day 5 Seat Draw

Leon Tsoukernik and Final Table

TableSeatPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
FT1Michele TocciItaly6,525,00026
FT2Michael RoccoUnited States8,000,00032
FT3Eric TsaiTaiwan23,650,00095
FT4Nils PudelGermany9,875,00040
FT5Kasparas KlezysLithuania13,950,00056
FT6Max NeugebauerAustria10,325,00041
FT7Ruslan VolkovUkraine6,000,00024
FT8Alf MartinssonSweden3,150,00013