- Denis Gergoc topped a field of 748 entries to take home €189,650 in top prize
- He defeated Germany’s Lars Kamphues heads-up to secure the title
- The top 12 players in the tournament were each awarded a seat into the 2022 WSOP Europe Main Event
Switzerland’s Denis Gergoc was crowned the winner of the 2022 World Series of Poker International Circuit Main Event Autumn Edition at King’s Resort in Rozvadov.
The €1,700 tournament attracted a 748-entry field to create €1,101,430 in total prize pool and Gergoc emerged as the best player to walk away with the lion’s share of the prize worth €189,650.
Final Table Results
The final day began with ten players remaining, each guaranteed to take home a cash prize of €13,525. Lars Kamphues leads the chips, followed by Gergoc.
Vojtech Ruzicka, probably the most popular player among the pack, was in third place. He scored the first elimination of the day when his two pair poker hand defeated Berkan Munar‘s king-seven. The German poker pro, who fell short of reaching the final table, finished 10th for €13,525.
Samir Boudeliou followed Munar to the payout desk shortly after – his pocket queens didn’t work against the kings and aces of Alireza Keyvar. Boudeliou took home €16,465 for finishing 9th.
Next to go was Alessandro Pagliusu who was eliminated in 8th place for €20,850 courtesy of Gergoc who turned a set of sevens to beat the former’s pair of jacks. Dorian Melchers busted in 7th place after losing a battle of the blinds with Kamphues. He won €30,100 for his efforts.
With six players remaining, Ruzicka found himself at the bottom of the chip counts and eventually busted in 6th place for €40,300. Just a few minutes later, Frans Van Staalduinen bowed out of the game in 5th place for €51,400.
The next elimination came after an hour, and it was Alireza Keyvar who had to go, finishing 4th for €65,500. During three-handed play, Natale Allegra was the shortest stack and she was unable to recover. She settled for 3rd place with €83,900 in winnings.
First Gold Ring for Gergoc
Gergoc battled it out with Germany’s Lars Kamphues heads-up, with the latter looking to win his third gold ring. In the end, it was Gergoc who dominated the match, while his German opponent had to settle for €119,500 for his runner-up finish.
That victory gave Gergoc his maiden Circuit ring, along with a free ticket to the 2022 WSOP Europe €10,350 Main Event, and entry into the Tournament of Champions at the 2023 WSOP in Las Vegas, which beginners to poker can take notice of.