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Omar Algash and Sean Deep Lee’s Main Event of the World Series of Poker Europe

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Posted: November 16, 2022 at 08:14.

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Last updated: November 16, 2022, 09:45 am.

The World Series of Poker Europe (WSOPE) Main Event plays its champion. The match will conclude on Wednesday when the last eight players hit at King’s Casino in Rozvadov, Czech Republic.

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Poker professional Sean Depp
Poker professional Sean Depp
Poker pro Shaun Deeb shows off his fifth bracelet at the WSOP. He’s in another line as the WSOPE Main Event wraps up for the day. (photo: SuperPoker)

The event attracted some of the biggest names in the game, including the UK Jack Sinclair. The WSOP bracelet winner is no stranger to King’s Casino, making regular trips there to add to his nearly $3 million live winnings.

He didn’t have much success this time, leaving the 64th for about $22,000. However, there are still plenty of other well-known players, including Sean Depp, who are in the running to finish the event.

Then there were eight

The field started with a record 763 entries, but after four days of play, only 42 remained when the action kicked off on Tuesday. As play progressed, Simon Andrian, Boris Kolev, Sar Wilf, and Timothy Adams went down. Adams, the Canadian professional who removed a €100,000 ($104,170) WSOPE High Roller for $470,000 a week earlier, made it to ninth place before he was eliminated.

By the end of the day, there are only eight players left. They’re back at King’s Casino this afternoon, starting at 2pm local time (8am EST) to see who finishes the day with the first prize of €1.38m ($1.43m).

Leading the way is Swedish player Omar Al-Gash with 19.48 million chips. He’s a veteran who has shown his prowess in No-Limit Hold’em and Pot-Limit Omaha, but has yet to claim a WSOP bracelet.

Behind Eljach is Deeb, with over $10 million in live rounds in the bank and five WSOP bracelets to his name. He has 16.58 million chips. But, as every poker player knows, the table can only be rotated with one hand.

Also at the final table today are Jonathan Pastor, Paul Cofasio, Barney Putman, Vladas Tamasauskas and Alexander Reard. They all have varying degrees of success at the poker tables, though Boatman and Reard are the most prolific of the group.

And sealed the Austrian Armin Rezaei in the list of eight. He is another regular in the circuit who has seen his share of success without a bracelet. He is the holder of the short stack with 2,205,000 chips.

Announcing the women’s category in the Poker Hall of Fame

In August, the Women’s Poker Hall of Fame (WiPHoF) began Acceptance of nominations for its class of 2022. This is the first year since 2018 that the organization will add new names to the group.

There were plenty of people listed for induction who deserved a spot, but not everyone could be accepted. With votes counted for this year’s class now, four women’s names will be forever honored for their achievements in the poker industry.

Vanessa Selbst, a three-time WSOP bracelet winner and the only woman to head the World Poker Index, is now part of WiPHoF. Joining her is Angelica Hael, Vice President of Global Tour Management for the World Poker Tour.

She has also been involved with long-time poker player and celebrity actor and actress Jennifer Tilly. The Oscar-nominated “Bullets Over Broadway” actor participated in poker tournaments regularly and won a WSOP bracelet in 2005.

Another inductee, Terry King, also has a WSOP bracelet to her credit. She competed in the WSOP women’s event in 1978 and was one of the first women ever to serve as a dealer in a WSOP main event. Since those early days, she has become a noted poker historian and documentarian, the go-to encyclopedia of the game.

There were 54 names on the list for possible extrapolation, but not everyone made it. The most notable names he missed this year were Kristin Fox, Liv Bowery, and Kara Scott. But they will come back for the next chapter.

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