Poker News: Emil Bise and Samuel Stranak Win WSOP Europe Events, Boris Kolev Wins Final 2021 WSOP Event

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With the 2021 World Series of Poker coming to a close, we have some winners trickling in from the WSOP Europe events. We’ve got the latest covered for you in our weekly recap of the news.

Bise Wins 2021 World Series of Poker Europe Event

Nobody else was able to stop Emil Bise this past week at the World Series of Poker Europe. He joined the 2021 World Series of Poker Europe €1,350 buy-in no-limit hold’em mini main event and came through in the clutch. The event had drawn in a whopping 1,397 total entries and had a prize pool that got up to €1,592,580 in total. Bise came out on top in the end, defeating all of those entries to claim a gold bracelet on top of his massive 250,175 cash prize.

This was a monumental win for Bise as this victory is automatically recorded as the highest score of his career. His previous high was when he was named the winner of the 2018 WSOP International Circuit main event. That event took place at the King’s Resort in Czech Republic and netted him $213,500 USD.

When it comes to total career earnings, Bise is sitting at a solid $580,000 with the hopes of using this momentum to reel more in.

Stranak Wins WSOPE Omaha Event

The World Series of Poker kept trucking forward with the 2021 WSOP Europe €2,000 buy-in pot-limit Omaha event. Samuel Stranak ended up being the winner of this poker event and had to knock off a total of 241 entries in order to make it happen. The Slovakian native came away with his first-ever gold bracelet in this event. He also earned €101,764 in total prize money for his placement.

It was Stranak’s largest recorded tournament score of his career. Before this win, he had never been able to reach a six-figure payday or earn a title win. Along with all of those career milestones, he got 408 Card Player Player of the Year points. Those were the first points that he earned for the 2021 standings.

Alan Sabo was the runner-up in the event, netting himself $71,143 and 340 points. Rounding out the top three was Ian Bradley. Bradley added $49,820 to his name for finishing in third place.

Kolev Claims Final Bracelet In World Series of Poker Series

The 2021 World Series of Poker wrapped up this past week but not without one more winner joining the victory club. That winner ended up being Boris Kolev.

Kolev will go down as the final winner of the series, taking home a gold bracelet after winning the $5,000 no-limit hold’em eight-max event. He had to defeat a total of 531 entries in order to win but he cruised through the competition.

Kolev earned himself a massive $511,184 payday from the big win. It was also his first-ever gold bracelet. On top of all that, he earned 1,680 Card Player Player of the Year points.

Kolev has been so close to winning a bracelet in the past as he just recently finished in seventh place during the $10,000 no-limit hold’em six-max event. That specific win saw him reel in $62,505.

Uri Reichenstein was the runner up here, losing to Kolev in heads-up play. Still, Reichenstein got $315,936 for the victory.