The coveted gold bracelet in Event #14: €10,350 WSOPE Main Event will remain on home soil as Josef Gulas Jr defeated Johan Guilbert in heads-up. In the 2021 edition, a new attendance record for the WSOP Europe Main Event was set as 688 entries created a prize pool of €6,536,000, surpassing the previous record by 95 entries. Only the top 104 spots were paid and Gulas earned the far biggest payday of his career so far and walked away with the top prize of €1,276,712.
He has become the eighth player from the Czech Republic to win a WSOP gold bracelet and more than half of the victories were recorded on home soil. Martin Kabrhel won both of his career bracelets at the King’s Resort, which has also been the home casino for Gulas as well.
“It’s an incredible feeling. I am truly thankful and happy,” an overwhelmed Gulas said in the interview after his victory. “It was a perfect tournament with a very nice structure in the best casino in Europe. Just incredible!”
“It is something incredible, I would wish it to everyone. Everyone should participate and play in such circumstances, to feel the atmosphere and the feel of the final table,” the winner said with regards to the special atmosphere on the live-streamed final table.
When asked what he will do with the money, Gulas was pretty certain he was going to build a house and save the remainder of the money. The 24 year old, who was railed by his family, usually sells cars but a career change may be in order. His father who bears the same name, was right there when everything unfolded and came up a few spots short of the money after bowing out on Day 3.
Runner-up Guilbert, also known under his online moniker “YoH ViraL”, has become one of the most popular streamers and vloggers in Europe and padded his bankroll with a consolation prize of €789,031. The Frenchman resides in Malta and recently entered the fray in international High Roller competitions where he notched up six-figure cashes.
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