England’s Jack Sinclair scoops the WSOPE Main Event for €1,122,239

Englands Jack Sinclair took down the WSOP Europe Main Event for a €1,122,239 payday and a coveted gold bracelet, seeing off his challengers for the crown with a super smooth performance at the Kings Casino in Rozvadov.

By: Andrew Burnett

"It’s like being in a dream at the moment," Sinclair stated after his victory, adding: "The whole week has been absolutely insane; just super smooth and not like any other tournament I've ever played”.

Sinclair was one of six men who had returned from among 534 starters in the prestigious €10,350 buy-in Main Event – 2013 WSOP ME champ Ryan Riess among them and looking  to snare a double that only Phil Hellmuth had previously managed.

It wasn’t to be Riess’s day, however, falling in 4th when he ran pocket seven’s into Krasimir Yankov’s aces, the Bulgarian himself hitting the rails in a big-money cooler that saw him flop bottom set, only to run into Sinclair’s middle set.

Heads-up against the talented Hungarian Laszlo Bujtas, Sinclair and the poker gods didn’t really give his opponent a chance – his opponent stating afterwards: "I'm sad at the moment. Going into heads-up confident but card dead. My opponent played well so congratulations to him”.

Sinclair was all but unknown to the poker world before last year’s Main Event in Las Vegas, his eventual 8th spot and time in the limelight a springboard to a burgeoning live career.

Final table results:

1 Jack Sinclair €1,122,239
2 Laszlo Bujtas €693,573
3 Krasimir Yankov €480,028
4 Ryan Riess €337,778
5 Milos Skrbic €241,718
6 Ihor Yerofieiev €175,965

 

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