The 7th Annual World Series of Poker Europe enters Day 6 having awarded the 2nd gold bracelet of the series yesterday as a pair of side events march to final tables of their own.
Event #2, the €1,100 No-Limit Hold’em Reentry came to a conclusion yesterday with 21-year old Henrik Johansson from Sweden winning his first WSOP bracelet as well as the €129,700 first place prize. According to the WSOP Live Coverage blog, Johansson’s victory was claimed in a scant 91 hands, from the beginning of the final table until he defeated Adriano Torre-Grossa in heads up play. Runner-up Torre-Grossa takes home €80,250 for his deep run.
Henrik Johansson, who is a qualifier from 888 Poker, spoke with them after his victory.
The star-studded Event #3, €5,300 Mixed Max No-Limit Hold’em, ended the day yesterday with only 16 runners left in the field. Everyone who survived the day made the money, but unfortunately for him, that did not include Phil Hellmuth. Hellmuth, who earlier in the day was with chips and in position to lock in his 100th career WSOP cash, was unable to fade the field and will have to wait for another day to make his milestone. While Hellmuth may have not have survived the bubble, November Niners Marc McLaughlin and Mark Newhouse along with James Dempsey and Phil Ivey all took home the min cash of €14,905 before busting.
The field played down to 4 players today where they will then enter a heads up tournament to determine the winner. Overwhelming chip leader Dan O’ Brien is set to take on WSOP on ESPN featured player, Canadian lawyer Jason Mann while Darko Stojanovic will go heads up with poker professional Noah Schwartz. First place for Event #3 will take home €188,160 and the bracelet.
There were 184 runners who jumped into Event #4, €1,650 Pot-Limit Omaha, but only 34 would survive the day, 21 of which would make it into the money. As the tournament winds its way down to a final table of 8 players names like Jonathan Little, Jeremy Ausmus, Juha Helppi and Jason Mercier are still vying for the top spot, each one trying to secure the €70,324 first place cash prize and, of course, a WSOP gold bracelet.
For all the updates on the action at the WSOPE, visit the Live Updates website on WSOP.com.
Article updated at 1:30pm EST.