At the end of the World Series of Poker Europe, it was Swiss player Guillaume Humber who emerged as the champion and at the same time collecting a nice sum of €215,999 and the bracelet for the event.
No Bracelets for Hellmuth
During the earlier parts of the day, you really can’t deny that everybody was watching Phil Hellmuth’s every move as the Poker Brat was yet again close to winning his twelfth bracelet. Even though Hellmuth had a pretty good chip count during the start of the day (came in on second to Humber), unfortunately things didn’t go too well for him. Hellmuth’s calls were unfortunately not well timed. He once called a 123k bet by Adrien Allain, and Hellmuth saw no improvements to his pocket 9’s and lost a fourth of his total chip count. Things just got worse later on as Allain, who plays online at Party Poker, was able to take smaller bits of chips from Hellmuth little by little. Eventually, things had to die down and Hellmuth later on was eliminated by Marton Czuczor, which landed Hellmuth on seventh place at the end.
Humbert on to the Win
Humbert started on as the leader of the table, but things started out for him once he managed to get an A-Q against MAtan Krakow’s J-10. The river did give Krakow another J, but the flop has already given Humbert another A, which sent Krakow down to elimination valley. Humbert eventually reached the heads up match against Azisa Maeda. The heads up was decided later on as Maeda went all in with his 4-3 against Humbert’s 5-8. The flop read 9, 6, and 7 which meant that Humbert already had a straight with him. The turn and river revealed a couple of 4’s which gave Maeda a pretty good three of a kind. Humbert’s straight was still superior, and Humbert then won his very first major live tournament.
The Final Rankings
The player on top is Swiss player Guillaume Humbert with a whopping €215,999. On second place is Azusa Maeda with a pretty good €133,471. Right behind Maeda is Roy Finlay, with a total of €92,629 overall. Matan Krakow is up next on fourth with a pretty good €65,068 as Adrien Allain comes in at fifth with €46,250. On sixth place is Martin Czuczor with a good €33,255 as the Poker Brat Phil Hellmuth is on seventh place with a decent €24,183, the same with Alexander Salabaschew on eighth place. Casey Kastle is on ninth with €17,790, the same with Bruno Benveniste, who is on tenth place.