Now World Series of Poker Europe started in London, and the first winner came from Denmark. It was the 24 year old Poker Pro Jesper Hougaard from Copenhagen, that took home the £1,500 No Limit Hold´em event. This summer Jesper Hougaard won an event in WSOP i Las Vegas aswell, defeated 38 players in the $1,500 No Limit Hold´em tournament. Now the dane have two bracelets, and he is the only one who has won one bracelet in WSOP both in America and in Europe.
This WSOPE in London held 410 poker players, and made the prize pool £615,000. This would be paid out to 45 players.
Ofcourse when it´s WSOP Europe, some of the worlds best players were there. In this event players like Phil Ivey, Barry Greenstein, Phil Hellmuth, Chris Ferguson and last year main event winner in World Series of Poker Europe, Annette Obrestad attended.
But it was Jesper Hougaard that won, and the first prize money of £144,218 just before second place finisher Fuad Serhan from Cobham, England, that won £89,175 in prize money.