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Event #14: €10,350 WSOPE Main Event



Event #14: €10,350 WSOPE Main Event
Day 3 Completed

Yosifov Leads WSOP Europe Main Event With Final Table in Sight

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Dimitar Yosifov
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.

2021WSOPE Main Event Day 4 Seat Draw

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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

End-of-Day 3 Chip Counts (full)

zedmaster84 • Level 21: 15,000-30,000, 30,000 ante
Dimitar Yosifov bg
Dimitar Yosifov
bg 5,880,000 130,000
Alexander Tkatschew at
Alexander Tkatschew
at 4,925,000 1,525,000
Guillaume Diaz fr
Guillaume Diaz
Winamax Team Pro
fr 4,905,000 -295,000
Ioannis Chaitas gr
Ioannis Chaitas
gr 4,560,000 760,000
Arthur Conan fr
Arthur Conan
fr 3,675,000 1,125,000
Daniel Petri DE
Daniel Petri
ClubGG Qualifier
DE 3,090,000 -10,000
Boris Kuzmanovic hr
Boris Kuzmanovic
hr 3,085,000 335,000
Tolga Karakaya DE
Tolga Karakaya
DE 3,000,000 200,000
Josef Gulas Jr cz
Josef Gulas Jr
cz 2,970,000 370,000
Athanasios Kidas gr
Athanasios Kidas
gr 2,815,000 -385,000
Fausto Tantillo it
Fausto Tantillo
it 2,675,000 -525,000
Peter Fritsche de
Peter Fritsche
de 2,400,000 400,000
Thomas Denie nl
Thomas Denie
nl 2,250,000 -350,000
Jan Bednar cz
Jan Bednar
cz 2,220,000 -530,000
Yossi Dayan il
Yossi Dayan
il 2,075,000 -225,000
Aleksandar Trajkovski mk
Aleksandar Trajkovski
mk 1,805,000 -195,000
Alexey Losev ru
Alexey Losev
ru 1,685,000 -335,000
Alexander Dovzhenko ua
Alexander Dovzhenko
ua 1,480,000 -415,000
Stanislav Koleno sk
Stanislav Koleno
sk 1,415,000 -585,000
Brian Kamphorst nl
Brian Kamphorst
nl 1,410,000 700,000
Narcis Nedelcu ro
Narcis Nedelcu
ro 1,400,000 -1,675,000
Johan Guilbert fr
Johan Guilbert
fr 1,380,000 680,000
Bernd Werner de
Bernd Werner
de 1,110,000 30,000
Fahredin Mustafov bg
Fahredin Mustafov
bg 1,100,000 25,000
Jacek Kaczmarek pl
Jacek Kaczmarek
pl 865,000 40,000

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Day 3 Completed With 32 Remaining

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

Karakaya Upsets Hallay

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Heads-up to the {7-Diamonds}{4-Clubs}{2-Spades} flop, Tolga Karakaya opted for a check-raise from 90,000 to 410,000 and Axel Hallay reluctantly called. The {k-Diamonds} turn saw Karakaya with the push for 1,015,000 and Hallax sigh-called with the superior stack.

Tolga Karakaya: {7-Spades}{7-Clubs}
Axel Hallay: {q-Hearts}{q-Spades}

The {8-Diamonds} river brought no upset for Karakaya as he doubled with his set of sevens.

Tolga Karakaya DE
Tolga Karakaya
DE 2,800,000 1,775,000
Axel Hallay fr
Axel Hallay
fr 600,000 -1,350,000

Tags: Axel HallayTolga Karakaya

Costin Denied a Double in Cruel Fashion

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

Cristinel Costin: {a-Spades}{a-Clubs}
Guillaume Diaz: {a-Diamonds}{q-Hearts}

Diaz pointed to the ace of diamonds but drew slim to the {10-Diamonds}{7-Clubs}{7-Spades} flop. On the {7-Hearts} turn, he had one out to chop and asked for the case seven, which he indeed received on the {7-Diamonds} river!

Guillaume Diaz fr
Guillaume Diaz
Winamax Team Pro
fr 5,200,000 -100,000
Cristinel Costin ro
Cristinel Costin
ro 750,000 70,000

Tags: Cristinel CostinGuillaume Diaz

The Last Five Hands

zedmaster84 • Level 21: 15,000-30,000, 30,000 ante

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

Kenjic Jams At the Wrong Time

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Jovan Kenjic
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 {q-Clubs}{9-Clubs} and ran right into the {a-Clubs}{a-Hearts} of Hallay. There was a mandatory sweat until the {8-Spades}{6-Clubs}{3-Hearts}{k-Clubs} turn but the {6-Hearts} 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: {k-Spades}{4-Clubs}
Athanasios Kidas: {q-Diamonds}{10-Clubs}

The {q-Spades}{10-Hearts}{5-Spades}{7-Diamonds}{j-Clubs} board sent Kenjic to the rail in 33rd place.

Athanasios Kidas gr
Athanasios Kidas
gr 3,200,000 150,000
Axel Hallay fr
Axel Hallay
fr 1,950,000 1,450,000
Johan Guilbert fr
Johan Guilbert
fr 700,000 -750,000
Jovan Kenjic rs
Jovan Kenjic
rs Busted

Tags: Athanasios KidasAxel HallayJohan GuilbertJovan Kenjic