Ok ok we get it. The WSOP Europe is still getting its proverbial feet wet. It’s nowhere near the size and scale of the U.S. American version. That’s fine.
But still, what’s this one-event-a-day shit? If poker is really booming that much in the Old World, and all of these “legal” sites can theoretically dump a bunch of idiot Northern Europeans into tournaments, can’t they expand the number of events and participants just a little? Does Europe not have convention areas capable of handling more than 300 people at a time? Did they lose a war?*
Anyway, 2010 WSOP Europe Event #1 (£2,650 NLH Six-Handed) played down to its final table table. Among the notables chasing a bracelet are Chris Bjorin (368,500) and Phil Laak (317,000). If Laak were to pull through for the victory, it would be the biggest comeback ever by a poker player 6-weeks after almost losing an eyeball and breaking all sorts of shit during an ATV accident.
They both trail overall chip leader Andrew Pantling (627,000).
Get full chip counts here.
* The answer to this is “no” because we keep bailing them out.