The first gold bracelet of the 2018 World Series of Poker Europe has been won by Tamir Segal from Israel after less than four hours of play. Segal outplayed a total 2,991 players to the first-place prize of €203,820 for claiming Event #1: €550 COLOSSUS No-Limit Hold’em.
The tournament offered a prize pool of €1,000,000 but it got surpassed during the penultimate flight and exceeded the prize money after offering €1,435,412 in the end. More than half of the entries were collecting over the last two fights here at the King’s Casino in rustic Rozvadov, Czech Republic. This is the biggest cash ever for Segal and he was very much happy to take the winning amount home after defeating WojciechWyrebski heads up. The second-place prize of €125,966 is the biggest ever for the Polish runner-up and he must be very satisfied with his run today. After starting flights and a hectic Day 2, ten players reached the unofficial final table. HannesNeuratee, Bjorn Bouwnans and KrasimirYankov were the most notable players among them.
The final day of the Colossus started after 3 pm local time on the TV table which was live streamed with a 30-minutes delay. After twenty minutes of the start of the day, AkselAyguen found a double-up through Dariusz when he showed pocket eights and he was called by Glinski with aces. Ayguenrivered a straight for stayingalive. Another fifteen minutes later, the official final table was reached when NelioGatta showed his last 12 big blinds into the pocket fives in front of Segal and he couldn’t get enough help from the board.