The €10,400 buy-in World Series of Poker Europe’s Championship Event drew in an impressive field of 593 players, and a very nice prize pool of €5,692,800. The final table featured some big named players, and a few unknown names as well. Overall though, when play was down to the final eight players, the chip stacks were fairly competitive, and it made for an exciting final table of play. In the end though, it was a story of one player who started off the day as the chip leader, and ended the day with all of the chips in his stack.
The heads up match came down to two well-known players in Elio Fox and Chris Moorman. The two players duked it out for 200 hands that went on for a good while, before a champion was crowned.
To set the final table from nine to eight players, the final player eliminated was one of the most well-known players in the event, in Patrik Antonius. This set up a final table of eight players with chip stacks that ranged from 3.99 million to 1.015 million. It featured the following players, Fox, Moorman, Jake Cody, Dermot Blain, Brian Roberts, Max Silver, Moritz Kranich, and Shawn Buchanan. After the first elimination, play went on for another 75 hands before there was another elimination, which made for pretty tense play amongst the players.
The table was then eliminated down to the final four, which featured Fox, Moorman, Brian Roberts, and Moritz Kranich. Moorman and Fox continued to put quite a bit of pressure on Roberts, who eventually was eliminated in fourth, and was then followed up by an elimination of Kranich in third. This set up the heads up match.
Fox started out with a 2 to 1 chip lead over Moorman, and Fox just seemed to hold control for most of the match. It wasn’t until the 201st hand of the tournament though until Fox was finally able to land the knockout blow, as his A-10 was up against the A-7 of Moorman. Fox’s hand was able to hold up, and take down the grand prize of €1,400,000,as well as the gold bracelet. Moorman on the other hand took home a nice consolation prize of €800,000.