Omar Eljach, WSOP Europe Main Event champion, wins the second bracelet in Rozvadov

Omar Eliach

Omar Eliach overcame and defeated a field of 719 participants Diana Volcovschi Heads up in Event #2: €550 Pot Limit Omaha 8-Max At the 2023 World Series of Poker Europe. Eljach receives his second WSOP bracelet and first place prize worth €65,900 King’s Resort in Rozvadov.

The win comes straight from a breakthrough year in 2022 where Eljach won the WSOPE Main Event – Adding to an already impressive poker resume that includes over €2,000,000 in live tournament earnings.

Eljach came to the final table with more than double the strength of his next closest opponent and showed a real mastery in big stack play, continually putting pressure on his opponents in the face of significant pay jumps. En route to his victory, Eljach picked up six eliminations at the final table and never relinquished the chip lead.

Winner’s reaction

“I am very happy about my second place [bracelet]. “I was actually more excited about the bracelet than the increase in money, which wasn’t the case before,” Eljach said.

Eljach remained confident throughout the final table and explained how he was able to use his big stack to put a lot of pressure on the middle stacks.

“I knew I could apply a lot of pressure because there were a lot of short stacks. The stacks, which were half my size, couldn’t really move while the short stacks were there. That was a good place for me to be able to roll over the table.

Eljach said he will hope for another bracelet in this year’s series, especially in the upcoming PLO events.

“It’s my favorite game. I definitely consider myself more of a PLO player.”

Event #2: €550 Pot Limit Omaha 8-Max Final Table Results

Location winner country Price (in EUR)
1 Omar Eliach Sweden €65,900
2 Diana Volcovschi Portugal €40,700
3 Roland Israelashvili United States €29,100
4 Michael Rodriguez Portugal €21,000
5 Ihar Pliashko Belarus €15,500
6 Martino Cito Italy €11,500
7 Patrick Jaros Czech Republic €8,700
8th Anson Tsang Hong Kong €6,700
Group photo at the final table

Final Table Action

Day 3 began with an unofficial final table with nine players looking to secure a win WSOPE Fame. The action started relatively slowly, and the first elimination of the day came afterward Michal Mrakes After moving all-in preflop, he lost the rest of his chips to Eljach’s straight.

Anson Tsang entered the final day second in chips but was unable to build momentum and lost most of his stack after his aces were cracked by Eljach, who secured the rest of Tsang’s chips a few hands later.

After a long period of action it looked like this Roland Israelashvili Survive six times and face elimination. Patrick Jaros, Martino CitoAnd Ihar Pliashko Everyone fell to seventh, sixth and fifth place in quick succession, with Eljach picking up two more eliminations.

Michael Rodriguez Things remained relatively quiet throughout the table, but increasing blinds forced him to take a stand against Eljach in a blind-on-blind confrontation that unsurprisingly went in Eljach’s favor.

Israelashvili, who was down to 15,000 chips at one point, finally saw his luck run out when he ran into Volcovschi’s nut flush.

Volcovschi entered the final table as a short stack, but made it to heads-up play, which ended almost as quickly as it began. In the second heads-up hand, Volcovschi used the rest of her chips against Eljach in a cooler where both players flopped a flush. With this, Eljach secured his victory in a convincing manner.


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