Daniel Negreanu in High Spirits as WSOPE Rolls On (VIDEO)

October 23rd, 2019 | by Jason Reynolds

The World Series of Poker Europe (WSOPE) bandwagon continues to roll through King’s Casino Rozvadov like a juggernaut and dispense bracelets like sweet treats.

Daniel Negreanu

Daniel Negreanu is among the players having fun at this year’s World Series of Poker Europe (WSOPE). (Image: MasterClass)

Following on from Phil Ivey’s Super High Roller blunder and wins for James Chen et al, more players have stepped onto the winner’s rostrum.

Taking home a WSOPE bracelet and €167,056/$185,800 on October 20 was Vangelis Kaimakamis.

King and Queen Make Kaimakamis WSOPE Royalty

Coming through the €1,350/$1500 WSOPE Mini Main Event with flying colors, Kaimakamis sealed the deal with K♠Q♦.

Making a four-bet over the top of Shahar Levi, the Greek grinder need a slice of luck as the cards were turned. With pocket tens, Levi was ahead but things quickly changed as the board ran out 9♥K♦A♠.

With only two cards to fade, Kaimakamis looked to the heavens as the turn and river fell. The 3♣ and Q♥ brought the tournament to an end and gave Kaimakamis his first WSOPE bracelet.

As another player made off with some bling, Daniel Negreanu has been vlogging his way around the WSOPE (see video above). Updating fans on his progress, the Canadian said he hasn’t been focused so far.

However, with King’s Casino owner Leon Tsoukernik giving him the green light to take out any smokers breaking his concentration, things could be looking up.

Perhaps The most interesting snippet from Negreanu’s vlog is the presence of Chris Ferguson. Being on the most outspoken members of the community with regards to the Full Tilt scandal, Negreanu has taken multiple shots at Ferguson in the past.

Although nothing was said during the video, it’s a safe bet the two didn’t exchange too many pleasantries during the $28,000 Short Deck High Roller.

More Bracelets and Banter Inside King’s Casino

Elsewhere at the WSOPE, Siamak Tooran, Kahle Burns and Asi Moshe have all picked up bracelets.

However, as chips continue to flow, all eyes are starting to focus on the WSOPE Main Event. Getting underway on October 25, the $11,500 tournament will be the focal point for almost everyone inside the Czech casino.

Last year, Jack Sinclair managed to outlast 533 players to win one of the game’s most coveted titles and more than $1.1 million.

This year, the organizers will be hoping to attract even more entries.

So far, attendance figures have been solid. What’s more, live tournament poker is on a high right now.

With that being the case, the 2019 WSOPE Main Event could edge towards the 600-entry mark by the time the registration desks close later this week.


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