October 29, 2019 Live Poker News, Poker News Lars Liedtke

2019 WSOP Europe Main Event – We are in the money, Julien Martini leads, Dario Sammartino in 2nd

Facts and Figures 2019 WSOP Europe Main Event

  • Buy-In: €10,350
  • Players: 42 left of 541
  • Prize Pool: €5,139,500
  • First Prize:€1,133,678 

Second biggest WSOP Europe Main Event of all time!

The 2019 WSOP Europe Main Event is a huge success as it is the second biggest of all time with 541 players and a whopping €5,139,500 prize pool.

2019 WSOP Europe Main Event

€1,133,678 up top!

The winner will take home a staggering €1,133,678 and the Top 6 players all make six-figure cashes in Euros!

129 of originally 541 players were left after Day 2 with 82 places paid. That means Day 3 was all about making the money and securing the min-cash of €15,089.

Nicolas Sievers Bubble Boy, Julien Martini is chipleader

Action started fast and furious on Day 3 with Twitch legend Fernando “JNandezPoker“ Habegger and High Roller regs Anatoly Filatov and Orpen Kisacikoglu as well as online crusher Christopher „Lissi Stinkt“ Frank were among the first bustouts.

Speed remained high and we relatively quickely reached the bubble, where things slowed down considerably due to the sizeable min-cash of €15,089.


German player Nicolas Sievers became the unlucky Bubble Boy and was the last player to leave the tournament empty-handed.

In contrast, French Bracelet winner Julien Martini had a fantastic day and took over the chiplead with 42 players left. All of them have secured a minimum of €20,424.

Which big names are stil in?

Notables left are WSOP Main Event Runner-Up Dario Sammartino (3,897,000), Anthony Zinno (2,381,000), Jan-Peter Jachtmann (1,879,000), David “ODB” Baker (1,019,000), Maria Lampropulos (732,000), Roberto Romanello (600,000) and Martin Kabrhel (566,000), as well as online crushers Claas “SsicK_OnE” Segebrecht (1.000.000) and Cristian “Watnlos” Rudolph (401.000).

The plan for today’s Day 4 is to play down to the last three tables.

WSOP Player of the Year Contender Shaun Deeb busts just before the bubble

Daniel Negreanu, who is currently leading in the 2019 WSOP Player of the Year Leaderboard, busted on Day 2 as did 2nd Place Robert Campbell:

That means Shaun Deeb was the last contender for WSOP Player of the Year left in the field and had the chance to take over the lead before the Colossus, where the final decision will fall as it is the last WSOP event of the year.

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Shaun started the day as one oft he shortstacks, but found an early double up and he was back in business.

Everything looked liked he would easily reach the money and therefore make important for the WSOP Player of the Year Leaderboard as there were several shorter stacks, but then Deeb surprisingly busted just 7 spots before the money!

Daniel Negreanu massive favorite to win WSOP Player of the Year

That also means that Daniel Negreanu is now a massive favorite to win 2019 WSOP Player of the Year as all three contenders busted the Main Event before the money and will receive 0 points.

The 2019 WSOP Europe Main Event kicks off today – Daniel Negreanu takes lead in intense WSOP Player of the Year Race!

The last WSOP Event of the year is the Colossus, which has a very low buy-in with €565 and unlimited Re-Entries. Negreanu showed already in the previous WSOPE events that he is willing to fire all available bullets and as the buy-in is very small and Daniel’s bankroll basically unlimited Danie Negreanu will very likely win WSOP Player of the Year.

2019 WSOP Player of the Year Leaderboard Standings before the final 2 events:

2019 Player of the Year Leaderboard

Chipcounts after Day 3 of the 2019 WSOPE Main Event: