List of World Series of Poker Main Event Champions - World Series of Poker Europe Main Event

World Series of Poker Europe Main Event

The World Series of Poker Europe (WSOPE) is the first expansion effort of World Series of Poker-branded poker tournaments outside the United States. Since 1970, the bracelet events have occurred every year in Las Vegas. The inaugural WSOPE, held in 2007, marked the first time that a WSOP bracelet was awarded outside Las Vegas. The 2007 Main Event, a GBP 10,000 buy-in no-limit hold 'em tournament, was won by Norwegian player Annette Obrestad on the day before her 19th birthday. This made her the youngest person to win a WSOP bracelet, a record that cannot be broken in the Las Vegas WSOP under current laws because the minimum legal age for casino gaming in Nevada is 21. Obrestad could play in the WSOPE because the minimum age for casino gaming in the United Kingdom is 18. The World Series of Poker Europe has a unique identity from the Las Vegas WSOP, but according to Harrah's will remain true to the traditions and heritage. The 2011 WSOP Europe main event was an 8-handed event.

Image Year Winner Nickname Hand Prize Entrants Winnings WSOP bracelets Ref.
2007 Obrestad, AnnetteAnnette Obrestad Annette_15 7♥ 7♠ £70061000000000000001,000,000 362 $70062086437000000002,086,437 1
2008 Juanda, JohnJohn Juanda K♠ 6♣ £7005868800000000000868,800 362 $70064825816000000004,825,816 4
2009 Shulman, BarryBarry Shulman 10♠ 10♣ £7005801603000000000801,603 334 2
2010 Bord, JamesJames Bord 10♦ 10♥ £7005830401000000000830,401 346 1
2011 Fox, ElioElio Fox A♦ 10♠ €70061400000000000001,400,000 593 1
2012 Hellmuth, PhilPhil Hellmuth* The Poker Brat A♥ 10♦ €70061022376000000001,022,376 7002420000000000000420 $700712189531000000012,189,531 13

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