The final day of the 2018 World Series of Poker Europe has fallen upon us and there are just six players remaining with a shot at glory. In just a matter of hours, a new champion will be crowned in Event #10: €10,350 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event, taking with them the coveted WSOP gold bracelet and over €1.2 million.
Among the final six players is a couple of recognizable names from former WSOP Main Events held in Las Vegas. Ryan Riess made his claim to fame when he captured the title in 2013 and took home over $8.3 million in the process. While he admits he played some of his worst poker on Day 5, he still managed to increase his stack and now here he is with 10,615,000 chips. "I made the wrong decision on the river ten times in a row." If Riess can turn things around and make some correct decisions today, his opponents are in for a tough day.
Another familiar face from the greatest spectacle in all of poker is Jack Sinclair. The British poker pro made the final table of the Main Event in 2017 but bowed out in eighth place for $1.2 million. Sinclair has already improved on that result but ultimately has only one goal in mind...win! Sinclair is still looking for his first WSOP bracelet and taking down the Main Event in Europe sounds like no better place to do it. He comes into the final day with 8,585,000 chips, good enough for fourth place.
Now the two big stacks belong to Laszlo Bujtas and Milos Skrbic who both went about their business in different ways. Bujtas held the chip lead after Day 4 as well and played many small pots yesterday. He did eventually eliminate Koray Aldemir in the last hand of the night to vault him into first place and he's hoping to carry that momentum forward. Bujtas will enter the day with 14,040,000 chips to top the leaderboard. Meanwhile, Skrbic was hovering around the middle of the pack for the better part of the tournament until he scooped a large pot from Riess. Skrbic flopped a full house and Riess turned a smaller one as the two players collided in a monster pot to send Skrbic up the leaderboard. The Serbian brings 12,720,000 chips with him to the final day.
The two short stacks belong to Krasimir Yankov and Ihor Yerofieiev but don't count them out just yet. Both players have been hanging out around the bottom of the pack at the end of each day, but managed to survive thus far. However, there will be no surviving today, as a winner will be crowned and these two will have their work cut out for them. Yankov will start the day with 3,995,000 chips while Yerofieiev will sit down with 3,170,000 chips.
What They're Playing For
The action is slated to begin at 3:00 PM local time inside King's Resort at the feature table. The live stream will start 30 minutes later with a delay and the hole cards will be available. You can check out the action over at Twitch on the King's Poker Room page. There will be around 40:00 remaining in level 29 with the blinds at 80,000/160,000 with a 160,000 big blind ante. The levels will be 90-minutes in length with a 15-minute break after each level. With the average stack over 50 big blinds, there should be a lot of poker to be played, and there's no telling when this might end.
Stay tuned to the PokerNews live reporting coverage as we bring you all of the live updates on a 30-minute delay until a winner is crowned.