Besim Hot won his first WSOPE gold bracelet by winning Event #10: €25,500 Mixed Games. For his victory, Hot won € 385,911. He became the second player from Switzerland who managed to do the this. The tournament was attended by 45 players, who formed a prize pool of € 1,068,750.
In the heads-up, Besim Hot played against Phil Hellmuth, for whom the victory in this tournament would have brought him the 16th WSOP bracelet. This final table was his second in the current series in Rozvadov, and last time he was ranked third. In his entire career, Phil has ranked second in the WSOP 11 times.
“I played my game from the start, like always, and kept building pots. I didn’t play my cards but the opponents. Most of my hands were bluffs, as you could see, especially in the big pots, and I forced my opponents to fold. It didn’t really matter who was sitting at my table; I just play my game against Phil Ivey, Isildur, and all the others.”
When asked what the bracelet means to him, Hot had the following to say: “It is actually a long story. Some six or seven years, I was one of the best Swiss players and went to Las Vegas to win a bracelet for Switzerland. But because of my stupidity, I lost my entire bankroll on the first night and had to fly back home. They were all laughing at me.”
|Place||Winner||Country||Prize in €||Prize in $|
|2||Phil Hellmuth||United States||€238,509||$264,745|
|4||Benny Glaser||United Kingdom||€111,689||$123,975|