The WSOPE 2019 Main Event with a buy-in of €550 has finally finished. The victory went to poker player from Greece Alexandros Kolonias, who won his first bracelet and €1 133 000 in prize money for finishing first. German player Claas Segebrecht became the tournament runner-up. He got €700 000 for the second place.
The two-time WSOP champion Anthony Zinno started the final table as a cheap leader – there were 16 845 000 chips (84 BB) in his stack. However, this advantage didn’t help him to take down the event and the guy left the game in the 7th place, having earned €485 200 in prize money.
«My final day was a blast, a real blast. I started the day feeling optimistic about the outcome, this is how I play every tournament, always focused on winning», Zinno said.
If Anthony had won the Main Event, he would have received his third gold bracelet and a seven-figure win, but the victory was meant for another player.
Due to a loss in this tournament, the previous day's chip leader Anthony Zinno is eliminated from the race for the WSOP Player of the Year 2019 title. For the time being, Daniel Negreanu, Shaun Deeb and Robert Campbell are main applicants for this title.
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2019 WSOPE Main Event final results are as follows:
|Place||Player||Country||Prize money in €||Prize money in $|
|1||Alexandros Kolonias||Greece||€1 133 600||$1 258 300|
|2||Claas Segebrecht||Germany||€700 600||$777 700|
|3||Anthony Zinno||USA||€485 200||$538 600|
|4||Dario Sammartino||Italy||€341 700||$379 200|
|5||Anh Do||Czech Republic||€244 600||$271 500|
|6||Rifat Palevic||Sweden||€178 000||$197 700|
Alexandros Kolonias started the tournament heads-up with the advantage in chips – his stack was 1,5 times bigger than his opponent’s stack. The Greek quickly secured the leadership position after in one of the hands he collected a set and went all-in.
At one point, their stacks became almost even – Claas collected a full house on the river and Alexandros had a trip tens. In less than 30 minutes, the Main Event WSOPE 2019 ended in favor of Kolonias.
In the final hand, Segebrecht made a three-bet with pocket treys, and Kolonias called having A-K. The flop showed a king, and thanks to spades on the turn and river, the Greek hit the flush, thereby securing his victory in the tournament.
Throughout his career, Alexandros Kolonias has earned over $3 700 000 in live tournaments. Prior to this victory, his best result was the 2nd place at the EPT Grand Final 2016. Back then he received more than €800 000 in prize money.