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World Series of Poker Europe

Big Names Bag Bracelets

by Ryan Lucchesi |  Published: Nov 01, 2010


Event No. 1 — €2,650 Six-Handed No-Limit Hold’em The first bracelet event at the 2010 World Series of Poker Europe was given a shot of adrenaline by a marquee champion in London. Phil Laak broke from the ranks of best-player-to-never-win a bracelet by topping 243 competitors in the €2,650 six-handed no-limit hold’em event. The toughest test for Laak came at the end of the tournament when he battled heads up with Andrew Pantling. The poker professional from Malta came into the final day with the chip lead and he fought with Laak for three hours before the Unabomber picked up his first bracelet. In addition to the coveted golden prize, Laak also took home €170,802 to add to his $1,119,480 in career prize money. Here is a look at the chip counts when the final table began: Andrew Pantling 627,500 Chris Bjorin 368,500 Phil Laak 317,000 David Peters 251,500 Ilan ...

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