Josef Gulas Leads Final Seven in 2021 WSOP Europe Main Event; €1,276,712 Up Top

Just seven players remain in this year’s World Series of Poker Europe Main Event, with Czech player Josef Gulas leading the way ahead of Germany’s Alexander Tkatschew.

Gulas won his seat back in October after finishing third in a €250 buy-in event at King’s Resort, and now he is in pole position to pick up what would be the biggest result of his career along with €1,276,712 in prize money.

Two other final tablists in Stanislav Koleno and Thomas Denie are through to the final day having at least €163,434 locked up. The final table is rounded out by Johan Guilbert, Athanasios Kidas and Aleksandr Trajkovski.

2021 WSOPE Main Event Final Table

Seat Player Country Chip Count Big Blinds
1 Josef Gulas Jr Czech Republic 20,200,000 101
2 Athanasios Kidas Greece 6,025,000 30
3 Thomas Denie Netherlands 5,500,000 28
4 Stanislav Koleno Slovakia 3,400,000 17
5 Alexander Tkatschew Germany 17,375,000 87
6 Aleksandar Trajkovski Macedonia 3,250,000 16
7 Johan Guilbert France 13,025,000 65

There is 45 minutes level in Level 29 with blinds of 100,000/200,000 and big blind ante of 200,000.

Action resumes in the morning with live-streamed cards up coverage and commentary on PokerGO starting as of 6.30 pm local time.

Final Table Results and Remaining Payouts

Place Winner Country Prize (in EUR)
1     €1,276,712
2     €789,031
3     €558,505
4     €401,344
5     €292,862
6     €217,854
7     €163,434
8 Ilija Savevski Macedonia €125,052
9 Brian Kamphorst Netherlands €97,260

Day 4 Action

The action resumed with 32 players remaining and Dimitar Yosifov leading the way. ClubGG qualifier Daniel Petri shot up the ranks to put pressure on the overnight chip leader.

However, he was eliminated by Guillaume Diaz who took over as chip leader with three tables remaining as another Frenchman pulled out in front. Johan Guilbert had chipped up steadily and seemed to be in the thick of the action. Despite one hand where he tanked for over 17 minutes he sent multiple opponents to the rail.

Diaz would have two opponents double through him as his challenge faltered, with Guilbert taking over at the top of the counts. However, after Diaz and Yossi Dayan were sent to the rail in eleventh and tenth place respectively, it was Gulas held a commanding lead as the final table got underway.

There was still time for the eliminations of Brian Kamphorst and Ilija Savevski to round out the day, with play being halted for the final seven players and Gulas still in the lead.

Josef Gulas Jr
Josef Gulas

Action resumes on Wednesday with live-streamed cards up coverage and commentary on PokerGO starting as of 6.30 p.m. local time. PokerNews will also be on-site to provide live updates until a winner is crowned.

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