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Greece's Vangelis Kaimakamis Wins World Series Of Poker Europe Mini Main Event

Kaimakamis Wins €167,056 ($185,432) And His First Career Bracelet


Greece’s Vangelis Kaimakamis topped a field of 766 players at the 2019 World Series of Poker Europe in the €1,350 buy-in mini main event, earning his first gold bracelet and the top prize of €167,056 ($185,432).

This was only the 28-year-old’s fourth career WSOP cash, although he did make a final table at last year’s WSOP Europe festival, taking third place in the €1,100 no-limit hold’em turbo bounty hunter for €25,468.

“I went close once earlier and now I’ve won my first bracelet,” Kaimakamis told WSOP reporters. “It’s a big achievement for me.”

This was Greece’s fifth bracelet win overall, as Kaimakamis joins fellow winners Aristeidis Moschonas, Georgios Sotiropoulos, Makarios Avramidis, and Pavlos Xantopoulos.

Other notables who made the money in the tournament included Jeff Lisandro (14th), Sebastian Langrock (20th), Thai Ha (35th), Maria Lampropulos (43rd), Pierre Neuville (48th), Bertrand Grospellier (51st), Adrian Mateos (54th), David Levi (69th), Tomas Fara (73rd), Manig Loeser (86th), Allen Kessler (89th), and Viktor Blom (112th).

Here is a look at the payouts and POY points awarded at the final table.

Place Player Payout POY Points
1 Vangelis Kaimakamis $185,432 912
2 Shahar Levi $114,570 760
3 Jose Rivas $80,446 608
4 Markus Jordan $57,307 456
5 Didier Rabl $41,426 380
6 Andrew Bak $30,394 304
7 Luigi Macaluso $22,640 228
8 Leonid Yanovski $17,123 152
9 Gerardo Giammugnani $13,154 76

Photo provided by WSOP.