After a long battle, the 2019 World Series of Poker Europe has finally proclaimed the winner of the €10,350 Main Event. The lucky player who earned the opportunity to get his hands on the gold bracelet was Alexandros Kolonias, who had to defeat Claas Segebrecht in the final moments of the game, thus winning the amount of €1,133,678.
This WSOP Europe Main Event is the second-biggest so far, and its European-type third edition was held at the King’s Resort in Rozvadov. The prize pool was the enormous €5,139,500, and Alexandros Kolonias managed to win the Main Event by elbowing his way through a 541-entry field.
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About the 2019 WSOP Europe Main Event Winner
Alexandros Kolonias originally comes from the Greek city of Volos, but is currently living in London. He prefers the online games and is apparently good at them, too, since he has accumulated the amount of $3.1 million in the online grind.
Although he is not famous for playing too many live events per year, he is keeping a good score at the ones he chooses, since his current worth has reached seven figures. He didn’t want to waste time and throw his focus around, so he came to King’s Resort just a day before the Main Event and invested all his skills and energy in it. It seems that this strategy pays off for Kolonias, and he mentioned that he will stay true to his current goal — the maximum of 5 to 6 tournaments per year.
As a rightful winner of the Main Event, apart from the great cash prize and the gold bracelet, Kolonias has also collected 2,100 Player of the Year points that have helped him climb up to the 37th place on the 2019 Player of the Year list. When it comes to the final table for Kolonias this year, this was his second one and, at the moment, he holds the title of the highest-earning Greek player of all time.
Kolonias on His 2019 WSOP Europe Title
It might sound surprising, but this 32-year-old high stake player claims that he still cannot believe he ended up winning the Main Event. He doubted himself at one level that seemed to be working against him but, after that, everything went just right.
Now when everything is over and he holds the bracelet in his hands, he proudly says that one of the main reasons for this title was the final table draw. Indeed, he was more than willing to share his thoughts on the topic:
“I had a very good position; I was second in chips with position on the chip leader and on my left the short stack. If I had to choose positions for every player where we’d start for the final table, I would pick it exactly like this. This was very important.”
2019 WSOP Europe Is Still On
The Main Event of 2019 World Series of Poker Europe has ended, and the proud winner is probably already spending his prize. However, there is still hope for the ones who did not happen to be so lucky to go home with some money in their hands.
The final event of the festival in the Czech Republic is the €550 Colossus No-Limit Hold’em that has a guaranteed prize pool of €1,000,000 and offers another gold bracelet for the luckiest of them all. The festival ends on November 4th, therefore make sure to follow along to find out what’s left on the 2019 World Series of Poker Europe schedule, as well as all the details about the final event and its winner.