Simone Andrian Wins Italy’s 12th World Series of Poker Bracelet

The World Series of Poker Europe series continued on Thursday in Rozvadov, Czech Republic, where Simone Andrian led a field of 535 players in the €1,650 buy-in six-max no-limit hold’em event to earn his first career bracelet and first place prize of $177,650 price.

This was by far the biggest score in Andrian’s career, previously hitting just over $4,000 in a Euro Poker Million event last month.

Andrian was the second Italian to win an event in this year’s series, along with Anontello Ferraiuolo to take the opener. It was Italy’s 12th overall bracelet. Max Pescatori leads his compatriots with four titles.

The final table started with local player Josef Snejberg taking the lead from twice World Poker Tour champion Tony Tran. Although he started the day with the most chips, Tran was actually the first casualty, finishing in sixth place for $25,099.

Andrian picked up some momentum when he knocked out Jan Bednar in fifth and he took an impressive lead in heads-up play after knocking out Norbert Baumgartner in third.

Snejberg was able to close the gap a bit, but eventually got hold of Aclub suit 4Heart Suit and dominated by Andrian’s Aspade suit Jdiamond suit.

The dealer produced a 10 . boarddiamond suit 7club suit 2club suit QHeart Suit 9spade suit, and Snejberg was eliminated, giving Andrian the win and the gold bracelet.

Other notables who made a deep run included Lars Kamphues (19th), Sonny Franco (15th), Bertrand ‘ElkY’ Grospellier (14th) and Julien Sitbon (11th).

Final table results

Venue Player Income (U.S. dollar) POY Points PokerGO
1 Simone Andrian $177,650 840 311
2 Josef Snejberg $109,782 700 192
3 Norbert Baumgartner $73,405 560 133
4 Zlatin Penev $50,176 294 420
5 Jan Bednar $35,078 245 350
6 Tony Tran $25,099 196 280

Winner photo via King’s Resort official Facebook page.

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