2021 World Series of Poker Europe

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

2021 World Series of Poker Europe

Final Results
Winning Hand
Event Info
Prize Pool
Level Info
300,000 / 600,000
Players Info - Day 3
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Event #14: €10,350 WSOPE Main Event

Day 3 Completed

Yosifov Leads WSOP Europe Main Event With Final Table in Sight

Level 21 : 15,000/30,000, 30,000 ante
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

Level 21 : 15,000/30,000, 30,000 ante
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)

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

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Karakaya Upsets Hallay

Level 21 : 15,000/30,000, 30,000 ante

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.

Player Chips Progress
Tolga Karakaya de
Tolga Karakaya
2,800,000 1,775,000
Axel Hallay fr
Axel Hallay
600,000 -1,350,000

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Costin Denied a Double in Cruel Fashion

Level 21 : 15,000/30,000, 30,000 ante

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!

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

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Late Double for Guengoer

Level 21 : 15,000/30,000, 30,000 ante

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

Dogan Guengoer: {a-Diamonds}{q-Diamonds}
Thomas Denie: {k-Hearts}{j-Diamonds}

Both players paired up on the {a-Spades}{k-Diamonds}{6-Hearts} flop but Guengoer remained in the lead on the {3-Diamonds} turn and {4-Diamonds} river to double once more.

Player Chips Progress
Thomas Denie nl
Thomas Denie
2,600,000 -200,000
Dogan Guengoer tr
Dogan Guengoer
525,000 -115,000

Tags: Dogan GuengoerThomas Denie

Kenjic Jams At the Wrong Time

Level 21 : 15,000/30,000, 30,000 ante
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.

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

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