Greece’s Vangelis Kaimakamis topped a field of 766 players at the 2019 World Series of Poker Europe in the €1,350 buy-in mini main event, earning his first gold bracelet and the top prize of €167,056 ($185,432).
This was only the 28-year-old’s fourth career WSOP cash, although he did make a final table at last year’s WSOP Europe festival, taking third place in the €1,100 no-limit hold’em turbo bounty hunter for €25,468.
“I went close once earlier and now I’ve won my first bracelet,” Kaimakamis told WSOP reporters. “It’s a big achievement for me.”
This was Greece’s fifth bracelet win overall, as Kaimakamis joins fellow winners Aristeidis Moschonas, Georgios Sotiropoulos, Makarios Avramidis, and Pavlos Xantopoulos.
Other notables who made the money in the tournament included Jeff Lisandro (14th), Sebastian Langrock (20th), Thai Ha (35th), Maria Lampropulos (43rd), Pierre Neuville (48th), Bertrand Grospellier (51st), Adrian Mateos (54th), David Levi (69th), Tomas Fara (73rd), Manig Loeser (86th), Allen Kessler (89th), and Viktor Blom (112th).
Here is a look at the payouts and POY points awarded at the final table.
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