It was an awesome match, for those who didn’t see it. And the fourth bracelet, at the conclusion of the main event, went to a New Yorker, Elio Fox.
He beat out a record field of 592 in the €10,000 buy-in main event to take home the title, his first bracelet, and the top prize of €1.4 million ($1,927,310).
It’s not the first time the 25 year old has won. Earlier this year, he took the title at the Bellagio Cup VII, in Vegas.
The last stage of the main event was played inside the Hotel Majestic Barriére’s ballroom with hardly any spectators and no loud cheering sections, unlike that of the main event in Vegas.
When play got down to 12-handed Fox accumulated enough chips for the lead and kept it upon entering the final table. After nine hours, he finished what he started to take the top share of the €5,692,800 ($7,836,414) prize pool in his first WSOP Europe main event, but he had to withstand a final table weighed down by big names of the online and live poker world to get there.
So let’s here it for Elio.
Awesome play, man.