The World Series of Poker Europe still has two bracelets to hand out, but one bracelet has now been given out to player who had to beat out one of the toughest final tables in recent history. Tristan Wade took down the WSOPE Event #4, which was a €3000 No Limit Hold’em Shootout event. While it was a shootout event that featured the winners from each table advancing, the chips were a bit different due to the table setups from earlier. This didn’t make much of a difference though, as Wade outplayed the field and got hot at the right times to take down the event.
The final table featured names like Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier, Steve O’Dwyer, Mike Watson, Max Silver, Richard Toth, Emil Patel, John Armbrust, and Taylor Paur. Grospellier looked to be a force to be reckoned with early on in play, but was eliminated in fifth place in the event, but took home a solid €47,763 for his efforts. It eventually came down to Wade and Michael Watson in heads up play to decide who would take down the bracelet and the €182,048 grand prize.
Heads up play went on for nearly two hours before Wade changed his play style and began to get aggressive. He started pushing all in on the big blind, raising consistently from the button, and putting an incredible amount of pressure on his opponent. Watson continued to hang around and push back as much as he could, and even got the match-up close as his K-10 suited beat out the pocket Jack’s of Wade; but it wasn’t meant to be in the end as Wade picked up Jack’s again and held up against Watson’s A-5.
Wade outlasted 257 other players to become a WSOPE gold bracelet winner, and also got the impressive first place pay day as well. Watson was still paid out a nice €112,526 for his impressive run as well.
The World Series of Poker Europe continues on now while Event #5, a No Limit Hold’em Split Format event winds down, and the same goes for the Six Handed Pot Limit Omaha Event #6. The final event is the €10,000 buy-in WSOPE Championship event.