Jack Sinclair’s Race to Win the WSOPE 2018 Title

By Ben Hamill - November 07 2018
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Jack Sinclair’s Race to Win the WSOPE 2018 Title

The final day of the World Series of Poker Europe (WSOPE) 2018 at Kings Resort saw just six remaining players battling their way to live poker glory. After an action-packed series, spectators were excitedly speculating as to who would be crowned the champion in the Event #10: €10,350 No-Limit Hold’em Main Event, taking home more than €1.2 million and the enviable WSOP gold bracelet.

Among the last six players at the table were a few recognizable names from past WSOP Main Events hosted in Vegas. Ryan Reiss rose to stardom when he captured the winning title back in 2013, taking home more than $8.3 million for his performance. And while he has admitted that Day 5 did not go as he had planned, he still managed to increase his stack to 10,615,000 chips for the final round.

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UK’s Sinclair In It to Win It

Jack Sinclair was another familiar face at WSOPE. The British professional made the Main Event 2017 final table, but was busted in eight place for a respectable $1.2 million consolation prize. Sinclair had already improved on that outcome during the course of the 2018 edition, but had just one goal in mind this time: first place. He entered the final day with 8,585,000 in chips and kicked off in fourth place.

Sitting at the last event of the tourney with the two largest stacks were Laszlo Bujtas and Milos Skrbic. Bujtas had the chip lead by the end of Day 4, and played many smaller pots well also. He eventually managed to eliminate Koray Aldemir in the last hand of the evening, shooting into first place on the leaderboard and aiming to carry that lead on to the end. He entered the final table with a massive 14,040,000 chips.

On the other hand, Skrbic stayed in the median group for the bulk of the tournament until he claimed a large pot from under Reiss’ nose. The player flopped a full house as his competitor turned a smaller one, and the two pros collided in a massive pot and sent Skrbic further up the leaderboard. The Serbian native brought with him 12,720,000 chips to the ultimate WSOPE 2018 battle.

Jack Sinclair Wins €1,122,239

Krasimir Yankov and Ihor Yerofieiev held the two shortest stacks – but despite this, fans and experts alike were not quite willing to count them out of the run entirely. Both players hung around the bottom of the pool at the end of each of the days, but managed to stay in the running regardless, showing that they were worthy competitors indeed.

However, ultimately it was England’s Jack Sinclair who rose to fame and claimed his first gold bracelet at his second WSOPE final table. Sinclair beat Laszlo Bujtas heads-up in the final hours of the Main Event to scoop an astronomical €1,122,239 prize.

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