2021 World Series of Poker Europe

Event Info

Buy-in €1,350
Prize Pool €1,592,580
Players 1397

Level Info

Level 40
Blinds 1,500,000 / 3,000,000
Ante 3,000,000

Players Info - Day 3

Players Left 1
Entries 9
Event #3: €1,350 NLH Mini Main Event
Day 3 completed

Emil Bise Triumphs in WSOPE Mini Main Event for €250,175, Gold Bracelet, and WSOPE Main Event Ticket

poolshir • Level 40: 1,500,000-3,000,000, 3,000,000 ante
Emil Bise
Emil Bise

After only four hours of play, the World Series of Poker Europe final table for Event #3: €1,350 NLH Mini Main Event wrapped up with Emil Bise emerging as the victor. The tournament had 1,397 total entries which built up a €1,592,580 prizepool, smashing the €600,000 guarantee.

He beat Marius Gicovanu in heads-up play to pick up a €250,175 payday, a ticket to the WSOPE Main Event as well as his maiden gold bracelet. Bise, who already has two WSOP Circuit rings, joined Besim Hot and Guillaume Humbert to become only the third Swiss player to win a bracelet.

World Series of Poker Europe Event #3: €1,350 Mini Main Event Final Table Results

PLACEPlayerCountryPRIZE (IN EUR)
1Emil BiseSwitzerland€250,175*
2Marius GicovanuRomania€154,611*
3Rolf van BrugNetherlands€112,385*
4Alessandro PichierriItaly€82,646*
5Jack SinclairUnited Kingdom€64,495*
6Ciro PernaItaly€46,304*
7Vivian SalibaBrazil€ 35,288
8Pablo FininiSwitzerland€ 27,223
9Omid Kamali NovinGermany€ 21,261

*plus a €10,350 WSOPE Main Event Ticket

Winner's Reaction

"It's beautiful, it's a beautiful feeling and I am very happy," Bise told PokerNews on what it feels like to win over a quarter of a million euros, a WSOP bracelet and a ticket to the Main Event. On being the first Swiss player to have two circuit rings and a bracelet he said "Yes, very proud, I won the WSOP Circuit Main Event here three years ago but this is very special,"

His WSOPE is not over as his plan for the rest of the series is adding another bracelet and big score by "winning the Main Event." On why he loves playing in the Czech Republic, he explained "King's (Resort, Rozvadov) is my second home, I love the WSOP and big series, the WSOP is my series" he emphasized after his win as well complimenting the set-up and personnel.

Bise after the event had a lot of love for people on his rail as well as those watching and personally thanked everyone nearby for watching him win.

Emil Bise
Emil Bise and friends

Final Table Recap

Ciro Perna started the day as the chip leader and put pressure on the shorter stacks. But it was Vivian Saliba who would take out Omid Kamali Novin. She would see Pablo Finini bust before she had to leave the table too.

Things didn't go to plan for Perna as he doubles others up a few times and before failing to bluff Rolf van Brug on the deuce-eight-trey-six-deuce board with his ace-queen for the latter to catapult to the chip lead.

2018 WSOPE Main Event champion Jack Sinclair was out in fifth place after he shoved his king-five into the ace-king of Gicovanu. Alessandro Pichierri was next to go after having been in the middle of the pack for most of the final table.

Van Brug's run ended in third place when he ran his last 8.5 big blinds into the pocket eights of Gicovanu with ten-nine. With a 2:1 chip lead, Gicovanu went into the heads-up battle with some confidence.

Marius Gicovanu - Emil Bise
Heads-up between Marius Gicovanu and Emil Bise

He was close to winning but Bise rivered two pair to double up the first to take the chip lead away from the Romanian. Bise then shoved with king-nine and Gicovanu called with ace-trey. Bise flopped two pair, Gicovanu turned a flush draw for some extra outs but the river completed the board with the jack for a full house and a bracelet for the Swiss and local favorite.

The PokerNews team will be around to bring you all the updates throughout the series so make sure to keep following to see what else can happen here in the beautiful King's Resort.

Marius Gicovanu Eliminated in 2nd Place (€154,611 + €10,350 WSOPE Main Event Ticket)

poolshir • Level 40: 1,500,000-3,000,000, 3,000,000 ante
Marius Gicovanu
Marius Gicovanu

Emil Bise shoved from the button and Marius Gicovanu looked at his cards, scratched his head, and then slammed some chips over the line for the call. He was at risk of the 40,600,000 he had in front of him.

Bise got up again while Gicovanu stayed in his seat.

Marius Gicovanu: {a-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds}
Emil Bise: {k-Spades}{9-Spades}

The flop came {j-Spades}{9-Clubs}{j-Diamonds} for Bise to hit two pair.

The turn was the {7-Diamonds} to keep Bise ahead but Gicovanu picked up the flush draw.

Bise didn't look as he was being held by one of his supporters who seemed to pray for him while the river completed the board with the {j-Hearts} for his rail to go crazy. Bise wins his first WSOP bracelet after having won 2 WSOP Circuit rings already.

Gicovanu finished as the runner-up for €154,611 and the WSOPE Main Event ticket.

A recap is to follow.

Emil Bise ch
Emil Bise
ch 139,700,000 43,500,000
Marius Gicovanu ro
Marius Gicovanu
ro Busted

Bise Hits the Turn and River to Double to the Chip Lead

poolshir • Level 40: 1,500,000-3,000,000, 3,000,000 ante
Emil Bise
Emil Bise

Marius Gicovanu shoved from the button and Emil Bise glanced at his cards before making the call for the 46,600,000 he had in front of him.

Emil Bise: {a-Clubs}{4-Hearts}
Marius Gicovanu: {5-Hearts}{5-Diamonds}

Bise got up from his chair immediately to walk to his rail while Gicovanu stayed seated.

The flop came {2-Diamonds}{7-Clubs}{6-Diamonds} for Gicovanu to stay ahead.

The turn was the {4-Diamonds} for Bise to hit a pair too.

The {a-Hearts} on the river made Bise roar loudly while he celebrated loudly with his rail.

"I told you so!" he said to his rail (in German)

Emil Bise ch
Emil Bise
ch 96,200,000 51,100,000
Marius Gicovanu ro
Marius Gicovanu
ro 43,600,000 -51,100,000

Play Resumes

poolshir • Level 40: 1,500,000-3,000,000, 3,000,000 ante

Play has now resumed after a 3-minute break.

Rolf van Brug Eliminated in 3rd Place (€112,385 + €10,350 WSOPE Main Event Ticket)

poolshir • Level 40: 1,500,000-3,000,000, 3,000,000 ante
Rolf van Brug
Rolf van Brug

Rolf van Brug shoved from the button for 25,500,000 and Marius Gicovanu asked for a count and then called for Emil Bise to fold his big blind.

Rolf van Brug: {10-Spades}{9-Diamonds}
Marius Gicovanu: {8-Spades}{8-Diamonds}

The flop came {7-Clubs}{5-Diamonds}{7-Hearts} to keep Gicovanu ahead.

The turn was the {4-Clubs} for Van Brug to be left with six outs.

The {2-Spades} wasn't one of those as he was eliminated in third place.

The tournament was paused for a few minutes while they prepared the table for heads-up play.

Marius Gicovanu ro
Marius Gicovanu
ro 94,700,000 22,000,000
Emil Bise ch
Emil Bise
ch 45,100,000 -500,000
Rolf van Brug nl
Rolf van Brug
nl Busted
Level:
40
Blinds:
1,500,000/3,000,000
Ante:
3,000,000

Bise Doubles Again

poolshir • Level 39: 1,000,000-2,000,000, 2,000,000 ante

Marius Gicovanu shoved from the small blind and Emil Bise looked down at his cards and snap-called for the 21,800,000 he had in front of him.

Emil Bise: {a-Clubs}{j-Spades}
Marius Gicovanu: {7-Hearts}{7-Clubs}

The flop came {9-Spades}{j-Diamonds}{5-Hearts} for Bise to hit top pair.

The turn was the {3-Spades} to keep Bise ahead and no seven came on the river as the {9-Clubs} completed the board for Bise to double up again.

Marius Gicovanu ro
Marius Gicovanu
ro 72,700,000 -21,800,000
Emil Bise ch
Emil Bise
ch 45,600,000 21,800,000
Rolf van Brug nl
Rolf van Brug
nl 21,500,000

Bise Doesn't Bust and Doubles Up

poolshir • Level 39: 1,000,000-2,000,000, 2,000,000 ante
Emil Bise
Emil Bise

Emil Bise shoved from the button for 10,400,000 for Marius Gicovanu to call in the big blind.

Emil Bise: {q-Hearts}{6-Clubs}
Marius Gicovanu: {q-Diamonds}{8-Clubs}

All three players got up from their chairs and walked to their respective rails.

The flop came {10-Hearts}{k-Spades}{10-Spades} to not do much but the {6-Diamonds} on the turn gave Bise two pair.

Bise turned away from the big screen and table as he did not want to see the river which was the {3-Hearts} for him to double up.

Marius Gicovanu ro
Marius Gicovanu
ro 94,500,000 -12,400,000
Emil Bise ch
Emil Bise
ch 23,800,000 13,400,000
Rolf van Brug nl
Rolf van Brug
nl 21,500,000 -1,000,000

Gicovanu Keeps on Shoving

poolshir • Level 39: 1,000,000-2,000,000, 2,000,000 ante

Marius Gicovanu has been shoving a lot over the past few hands without any resistance and Rolf van Brug is down to eleven big blinds while Emil Bise has five of them.

Marius Gicovanu ro
Marius Gicovanu
ro 106,900,000 9,000,000
Rolf van Brug nl
Rolf van Brug
nl 22,500,000 -4,000,000
Emil Bise ch
Emil Bise
ch 10,400,000 -5,000,000