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WSOP Day 21: European News Roundup

Lisandro Wins Bracelet; Bjorin and Smurfit Make Final Table; Europe Is Doing All Right!

Day 21 of the 38th World Series of Poker was a successful one for the European contingent in Las Vegas, with one bracelet some other money action.

The $2,000 seven-card stud (event 32) was run to a close finish. Jeffrey Lisandro, the Australian-born Italian, got heads up with Nick Frangos and won his bracelet and $118,426 in prize money.

Day two of the $1,500 pot-limit Omaha rebuy (event 33) saw Padraig Parkinson, Dave "Devilfish" Ulliott, Dave Colclough, Chris Bjorin, Eoghan O'Dea, Andreas Krause, and Marc Goodwin among the European challengers.

Before the event Parkinson, from Ireland, said of the field, "There's no dead money in there, no soft money and this is what a World Series is supposed to be all about. I have a lot of respect for the players in this tournament - they are the best Omaha players on the planet."

Parkinson busted out before the cash, as did Colclough and Goodwin. Eoghan O'Dea exited in 26th and Andreas Krause in 25th, for $16,001 each. Ulliott exited in 22nd for the same amount. Julian Gardiner also won $16,001.

In the $3,000 limit hold'em tournament (event 34), Petri Pollanen made the final table.

The $1,500 no-limit hold'em (event 35) saw a field of 2,541 that included Noah Boeken, Roland De Wolfe, Ben Roberts, John Duthie, Nicky Power, Al Kelleher, William Thorson, Andy Black, Pascal Perrault, Arnaud Mattern, and Rolf Slotboom. By the end of the night, the field was whittle down to less than one-tenth.

The $5,000 world championship pot-limit Omaha high-low eight-or-better tournament (event 36) saw a wealth of European talent on display - some seeking refuge from the earlier $1,500 no-limit hold'em event.

Michael Greco, Paul Testud, Barny Boatman, John Dutie, Andy Black, Alex Kravchenko, Roland De Wolfe, John Shipley, Partik Antonius, Jani Sointula, Michael Keiner, Thor Hansen, David Benyamine, and Bruno Fitoussi all entered the star-studded field.

At the end of the day, Antonius led the charge with almost $30,000 iin chips.

The final of the $5,000 world championship no-limit hold'em tournament (event 31) was won by Dan Schreiber, who pocketed $425,954.

Friday 22 July sees the final of the $1,500 pot-limit Omaha and the $3,000 limit hold'em tournament. Also, day two of the $1,500 no-limit hold'em tournament and the $5,000 world championship pot-limit Omaha high-low eight-or-better tournament. Starting is the $2,000 pot-limit hold'em game.

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almost 15 years ago

Why dont you mention 4th place of Mister Severin Walser in 7Card Stud?He is from switzerland and that's in europe too...