The 2013 World Series of Poker Europe reached its conclusion last night with a 19-year-old Spaniard, Adrian Mateos, coming away with this year's WSOPE Main Event title and €1,000,000 first prize. Mateos joined Daniel Negreanu as a bracelet winner in France after Negreanu captured the WSOPE High Roller title the day before while clinching the 2013 World Series of Poker Player of the Year.
There were eight bracelet events all told at this year's WSOPE, which this year moved from Cannes over to the Casino Barrière d'Enghien-les-Bainswith near Paris, France.
The first six events saw lots of drama and excitement punctuated by a first-ever WSOPE Ladies Event, a dramatic come-from-behind victory by a Frenchman to steal a bracelet from a top American pro, and another Frenchman becoming the first-ever player from his country to win two career WSOP bracelets.
Event Nos. 1-6
Jackie Glazier continued what has been a stellar year for the Australian by winning Event No. 1, the €1,100 No-Limit Hold'em Ladies Event to capture her first career bracelet. Glazier also had a deep run in this year's WSOP Main Event, being the last woman eliminated when she finished 31st.
Glazier topped a small field of 65 players for the win, earning €21,850 for her finish. Only the top seven cashed in the event.
Event No. 1: €1,100 NLHE Ladies Event results:
1st: Jackie Glazier (Australia) -- €21,850
2nd: Maryline Valente (France) -- €13,500
3rd: Laurie Bismuth (France) -- €8,950
4th: Celine Bastian (France) -- €6,330
5th: Nathalie Odet (France) -- €4,770
6th: Sherrill Lindsey (USA) -- €3,800
7th: Gaelle Baumann (France) -- €3,200
Event No. 2, a €1,100 NLHE Re-Entry event, saw 659 total entries and a Swede, Henrik Johansson come out on top. Johansson brought the chip lead to the final table, and after losing it was back out in front when heads-up began between him and Adriano Torre-Grossa. It took only about 25 hands from there for Johansson to win his first career bracelet.
Event No. 2: €1,100 NLHE Re-Entry final table results:
1st: Henrik Johansson (Sweden) -- €129,700
2nd: Adriano Torre-Grossa (France) -- €80,250
3rd: Yaniv Botbol (France) -- €58,860
4th: Daniel Weinman (United States) -- €43,772
5th: Serge Ekert (France) -- €32,992
6th: Daniel Laidlaw (Australia) -- €25,190
7th: Jose Obadia (Spain) -- €19,498
8th: Jean-Philippe Tuffery (France) -- €15,285
9th: Andrei Konopelko (Burundi) -- €12,134
Event No. 3 was the first of two "Mixed Max" events on this year's WSOPE schedule, this one a NLHE affair. There were 140 entrants total, and Dan O'Brien carried a big chip lead into the concluding heads-up portion of the event, including leading Darko Stojanovic to begin the finals. But Stojanovic managed to come from well behind to steal the bracelet away from O'Brien, earning what would be the first of two titles for France at this year's WSOPE.
Event No. 3: €5,300 Mixed Max NLHE results:
1st: Darko Stojanovic (France) -- €188,160
2nd: Dan O'Brien (USA) -- €116,280
3rd-tie: Jason Mann (Canada) -- €62,770
3rd-tie: Noah Schwartz (USA) -- €62,770
5th: Shannon Shorr (USA) -- €30,695
6th: Jeremy Joseph (USA) -- €30,695
7th: Jake Schwartz (USA) -- €30,695
8th: Joe Kuether (USA) -- €30,695
With Event No. 4 the game changed to pot-limit Omaha, with former November Niner Jeremy Ausmus breaking through to win his first WSOP bracelet after topping a field of 184 including beating out Juha Helppi heads-up for the win.
Event No. 4: €1,650 PLO final table results:
1st: Jeremy Ausmus (USA) -- €70,324
2nd: Juha Helppi (Finland) -- €43,441
3rd: Jan-Peter Jachtmann (Germany) -- €31,367
4th: Jason Mercier (USA) -- €23,036
5th: Martin Kozlov (Australia) -- €17,210
6th: Mike "Luca" Schwartz (USA) -- €13,077
7th: Jonathan Little (USA) -- €10,102
8th: Yohann Aube (France) -- €7,933
9th: Ryan Chapman (USA) -- €6,335
Another Frenchman took the glory in Event No. 5 when Roger Hairabedian denied Erik Seidel his ninth career WSOP bracelet. Those two emerged from a field of 337 to battle heads-up in the €2,200 no-limit hold'em event, with Hairabedian ultimately earning his second career bracelet. By doing so, "Big Roger" became the first Frenchman ever to win two career WSOP bracelets, as well as the first player ever to win two WSOPE bracelets.
Event No. 5: €2,200 NLHE final table results:
1st: Roger Hairabedian (France) -- €148,820
2nd: Erik Seidel (USA) -- €92,003
3rd: Kevin Song (USA) -- €67,118
4th: Matan Krakow (Israel) -- €49,784
5th: Erwann Pecheux (France) -- €37,502
6th: Mike Watson (Canada) -- €28,683
7th: Max Greenwood (Canada) -- €22,258
8th: Ariel Silveira (France) -- €17,521
9th: Arnaud Peyroles (France) -- €13,989
The other "mixed max" event came in Event No. 6, a €3,250 buy-in pot-limit Omaha tournament that saw 127 enter and Noah Schwartz come away with his first ever WSOP title after defeating Ludovic Lacay heads-up in the final match. Lacay had a 2-to-1 lead to start the last match, but Schwartz came back to secure the win.
Event No. 6: €3,250 Mixed Max PLO results:
1st: Noah Schwartz (USA) -- €104,580
2nd: Ludovic Lacay (France) -- €64,600
3rd-tie: Vitaly Lunkin (Russia) -- €34,500
3rd-tie: Jyri Merivirta (Finland) -- €34,500
5th: Jeremy Joseph (USA) -- €21,000
6th: Aku Joentausta (Finland) -- €21,000
7th: Phil Laak (USA) -- €16,000
8th: Stephen Chidwick (UK) -- €16,000
Event No. 7: Young Mateos Masters the Main
Finishing up last night was the WSOPE Main Event that saw Adrian Mateos become the second-youngest bracelet winner ever by topping a field of 375 to win the title and €1,000,000 first prize. Only Annette Obrestad was younger when she won a bracelet, earning hers in the first ever WSOPE Main Event back in 2007 on the day before she turned 19.
Mateos's win came after a long final day of play including a heads-up match with Fabrice Soulier of France that lasted 164 hands total in which Mateos began with a big lead, then Soulier surged out ahead by a large margin, then Mateos climbed back in front.
At last came a hand that saw a short-stacked Soulier all in following a 4c-Jh-9s flop with 9d-8d (a pair of nines) and ahead of Mateos's As-Kc. But the Ks came on the turn to give Mateos the lead, and after the 5d river it was all over.
Event No. 7: €10,450 NLHE Main Event final table results:
1st: Adrian Mateos (Spain) -- €1,000,000
2nd: Fabrice Soulier (France) -- €610,000
3rd: Dominik Nitsche (Germany) -- €400,000
4th: Jerome Huge (France) -- €251,000
5th: Ravi Raghavan (USA) -- €176,000
6th: Benny Spindler (Germany) -- €126,000
7th: Andrei Konopelko (Belarus) -- €101,000
8th: Shannon Shorr (USA) -- €77,500
Event No. 8: Negreanu Wins High Roller, 2nd WSOP POY
The €25,600 High Roller event played to completion on Thursday, with winner Daniel Negreanu dominating the headlines from the event even before he managed to improve upon a short stack at the final table to earn a dramatic come-from-behind win to earn his sixth career WSOP bracelet.
That's because with 13 players left to start the final day from the original 80 entrants, Negreanu was needing to finish eighth or better to clinch the 2013 WSOP Player of Year, an honor he had achieved once before way back in 2004. He also needed to fade November Niner Marc-Etienne McLaughlin not going deeper than he did in the event, and after McLaughlin fell in 10th (bubbling the cash) and Joni Jouhkimainen went out in ninth, Negreanu had won the 2013 WSOP POY.
As mentioned, from there Negreanu worked his way back into contention at the final table, ultimately taking the lead as other players fell. Finally it down to Negreanu and Nicolau Villa-Lobos of Brazil, with the latter at last all in with 5d-5c against Kid Poker's Jd-Js. No help came among the community cards for Villa-Lobos, and Negreanu had won.
Event No. 8: €25,600 NLHE High Roller results:
1st: Daniel Negreanu (Canada) -- €725,000
2nd: Nicolau Villa-Lobos (Brazil) -- €450,000
3rd: Philipp Gruissem (Germany) -- €250,000
4th: David Peters (USA) -- €150,500
5th: Timothy Adams (Canada) -- €100,600
6th: Scott Seiver (USA) -- €74,600
7th: Jason Koon (USA) -- €63,500
8th: Erik Seidel (USA) -- €55,400
9th: Joni Jouhkimainen (Finland) -- €50,400
There's one last WSOP bracelet to be awarded in 2013, the one due to go to the winner of WSOP Main Event. The "November Nine" will play out on November 4-5 at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, with J.C. Tran enjoying the chip lead when play at last resumes.
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