2017 WSOPE Winner to Collect at least €1 Million

2017 WSOPE Winner to Collect at least €1 MillionOn October 19th, the WSOP Europe is scheduled to get underway at the King’s Casino Rozvadov in the Czech Republic, with this year’s series featuring a total of 11 bracelet events, and a minimum prize pool of €20 million ($23m). The €10,300 Main Event will subsequently get underway on November 4th, and earlier this week the casino announced that it would be increasing the tournament’s guarantee from €4 million to €5 million, meaning that the ultimate winner can now expect to collect at least €1 million for their victory.
King’s Casino owner Leon Tsoukernik’s decision was made after a strong demand had been noted in advanced booking for the tournament series, with one example being the WSOP Europe €111,111 High Roller which has already seen 90 of its 111 capped seats reserved. Counted amongst the top pros who will be competing in the event is Phil Hellmuth, Gus Hansen, Patrik Antonius, Antonio Esfandiari, Fedor Holz, Liv Boeree and Tony G. In fact, Leon Tsoukernik himself has now decided to give up his tournament seat to make more room for one more player, whilst also generously agreeing to give up his initial €11,000 deposit for One Drop.
Commenting upon the hugely positive development, Tsoukernik, a talented player with $2,683,323 in live earnings, stated: “We are encouraged by the number of early bookings for the WSOPE, so much so that we have raised the total guarantee of the Main Event to €5,000,000 and now guarantee €1,000,000 to the winner. My advice is to book now and secure your spot.”
Since the inaugural WSOPE took place in 2007, there has been a total of eight Main Events held, with first place prizes ranging from £801,603 to £1,000,000 for the UK version, and €883,000 and €1,400,000 for those held on continental Europe. The fields have also ranged in size from 313 players in 2015 to an all-time high of 593 in 2011, with past champions including such players as Annette Obrestad, John Juanda, Barry Shulman, James Bord, Elio Fox, Phil Hellmuth, Adrián Mateos, and Kevin MacPhee.
2017 WSOPE Schedule:
1: $1,300 No Limit Hold’em Monster Stack
2: $650 Pot Limit Omaha
3: $1,300 No Limit Hold’em Super Turbo Bounty
4: $1,900 No Limit Hold’em 6-Handed
5: $650 No Limit Hold’em
6: $2,200 Pot Limit Omaha
7: $1,900 Pot Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better
8: $1,320 Little One for One Drop
9: $29,700 No Limit Hold’em High Roller
10: $13,200 High Roller for One Drop
11: $12,200 No Limit Hold’em Main Event

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