Event #1: €550 COLOSSUS No-Limit Hold'em

The First 2018 WSOPE Gold Bracelet is Up for Grabs Today!

Hannes Neurauter

The opening event of the 2018 World Series of Poker Europe is drawing to a close and the first gold bracelet of this year's series will be handed out today. Only 10 players remain in Event #1: €550 COLOSSUS No-Limit Hold'em and soon enough, one of them will be walking away with the title and €203,820.

Coming into the final day, Hannes Neurauter may be in the best position of anyone. Neurauter bagged up an impressive 11,825,000 chips, only 50,000 behind the chipleader. However, the German drew the seat directly to the left of Wojciech Wyrebski who sits with 11,875,000. Having position on the only other big stack at the table could prove to be beneficial for Neurauter as the day progresses.

As for the rest of the players, it is a relatively unknown final table with everyone making their first appearance on a final table in a WSOP event. One thing is for sure, whoever comes out on top by the end of the day will record their largest cash to date with over €200,000 for first place. Here is how the final table stacks up.

Final Table Seat Draw

Feature TablePlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
1Hannes NeurauterGermany11,825,00039
2Bjorn BouwmansThe Netherlands5,850,00020
3Nelio GattaItaly5,000,00017
4Tamir SegalIsrael8,500,00028
5Krasimir YankovBulgaria8,625,00029
6Aksel AyguenBelgium4,725,00016
7Dariusz GlinskiPoland9,350,00031
8Flavio DecataldoItaly4,625,00015
9Francesco DelfocoItaly4,850,00016
10Wojciech WyrebskiPoland11,875,00040

The action is scheduled to get underway at 3:00 PM local time on the feature table inside King's Casino in Rozvadov, Czech Republic. The live stream will begin right away on a 30-minute delay with hole cards being shown when just eight players are left. The blinds will resume with 29:30 remaining in level 30 at 150,000/300,000 and a 300,000 big blind ante. The blind levels will be 40-minutes in length with a 15-minute break after every three levels.

The PokerNews live reporting team will be on site to bring you all of the live updates in sync with the live stream. Stay tuned to find out will be crowned this year's first WSOPE champion!

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