2021 World Series of Poker Europe
Event #26: $500 NLH The Big 500 Encore

Event Info

Buy-in $500
Prize Pool $503,100
Players 1118

Level Info

Level 43
Blinds 160,000 / 320,000
Ante 40,000

Players Info - Day 1

Players Left 1
Entries 1118

Break Time

• Level 4: 50-100, 0 ante

Players are now on a brief 5-minute break.


Foxen Collects With Flush

• Level 3: 40-80, 0 ante

Four players went to the flop after a all committed 160 to the middle. The flop came the {10-Hearts}{3-Diamonds}{5-Hearts}. Daniel "DMJT23" Todd bet 340 from the cutoff, Alex "OrcinusOrca" Foxen raised to 1,000 from the button and the other two players folded, Todd called.

The turn was the {j-Diamonds}. Foxen bet 1,740, Todd called. The river came the {2-Diamonds} to put three diamonds on board. Todd led with a bet of 3,080, Foxen raised to 15,676 and Todd called.

Foxed showed the {9-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds} for the flush. Todd had the {j-Clubs}{10-Spades} and Foxen pulled in the nice pot.

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Alex "OrcinusOrca" Foxen
us 32,086
Daniel "DMJT23" Todd
Daniel "DMJT23" Todd

Kevin "GoneBananas" Garosshen Looking For a Fruitful WSOP Online Series

BrandonTemple • Level 2: 30-60, 0 ante
Kevin Garosshen
Kevin Garosshen

A player that looked poised for a breakout prior to the Covid-19 Pandemic was Kevin "GoneBananas" Garosshen, and even after casinos closed down for an extended period of time, Garosshen spent last year's WSOP Online Series continuing to produce solid results that cemented his status as a player on the rise.

Garosshen's big breakout occurred at one of the last live events before the heart of the pandemic, as he took down the $1,650 HPT St. Louis Main Event for $131,184 after topping a field of 392 entrants. Garosshen then set his sights on the 2020 WSOP Online Series, and went to work immediately, finishing in third-place in Event #3: $1,000 NLH Deepstack 8-Max for $73,424. Garosshen ended up with a total of nine cashes in the 2020 WSOP Online.

So far this year, Garosshen has had a smattering of success on the felt, including two deep runs in side events at the WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown, and a nineteenth-place finish in last month's WPT Tampa Championship. Garosshen will be looking to have another successful summer on the virtual felt, and add a WSOP Gold Bracelet to his HPT Title.

Kevin "GoneBananas" Garosshen us
Kevin "GoneBananas" Garosshen
us 20,535 535

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Garshofsky Victim of Kings vs Aces

• Level 2: 30-60, 0 ante

Mitchell "paltexnj" Garshofsky raised to 150, "YourNighmare" three-bet to 1,200 over two more callers, Garshofsky then four-bet to 5,700, "YourNighmare" five-bet all in for 19,686 and was called.

"YourNighmare" had the {a-Diamonds}{a-Spades} vs the {k-Clubs}{k-Diamonds} of Garshofsky.

The board ran out {5-Clubs}{2-Diamonds}{2-Hearts}{6-Spades}{4-Spades} and Garshofsky had to re-buy.

YourNighmare US
US 39,726
Mitchell "paltexnj" Garshofsky
Mitchell "paltexnj" Garshofsky