Ben Mahmoud Wins 2012 WSOPE Event #1; Denies Romanello Non-Existent Triple Crown

Star Wars was partially filmed in Tunisia, home of Ben Mahmoud. That one was for you, WhoJedi.

The first 2012 World Series of Poker Europe (WSOPE) event is in the books.

Event #1 (€2,500 Six-Handed NLH) brought in a field of 227, creating a first place prize of €147,099. The final table was mostly a whose-who-of-who. The most notable player was Roberto Romanello, who has won an EPT and WPT event, meaning if he won this bracelet, he’d join the ranks of Gavin Griffin, Roland de Wolfe, Jake Cody, and Bertrand ‘ElkY’ Grospellier as poker’s only non-existent “Triple Crown” winners.

Roberto did not win. He finished fifth for €31,925.

Instead, the bracelet goes to terrorist Tunisia’s Imed Ben Mahmoud. For the win, Mahmoud banks the aforementioned €147,099.

Other notable finishers include David “ODB” Baker (14th – €6,548), Jennifer Tilly (17th – €6,548), Brandon Cantu (20th – €4,887), and Phil Hellmuth (24th – €4,887).

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One Response

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    September 25, 2012 4:53 am, Reply

    Was a shame Roberto Romanello couldn’t join the ranks of Gavin, Roland etc, but I am sure he will in the future. In fact I know he will! In my eyes he is one of the best players in the world at the moment and its only a matter of time!

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