The third event of the 2022 WSOPE was Event #3: €1,350 Mini Main Event, which had a €1,631,340 prize pool thanks to the 1,431 entries.
Ilija Savevski, who finished in eighth place in the 2021 WSOPE Main Event, triumphed this time around to win his first bracelet and notched career high cash of €245,319.
Twelve players returned for the final day of Mini Main Event action, knowing they had locked up at least €13,353 and a WSOPE Main Event ticket. French tournament crusher Dorian Melchers, Patrik Zidek and the aforementioned Madsen bowed out to set up the final table of nine.
The final table was quickly reduced to four-handed play and then Savevski eliminated Dennis Magro and Peter Kamaras. Magri and Kamaras were all-in preflop with ace-four and pocket tens respectively but Savevski’s king-queen rivered top pair to bring the tournament to its final two players.
Savevski claimed the title and the winner’s spoils after flopping two pair against Stefan Schoss, who had made top pair. All the chips went into the middle with Savevski as the big stack and a clean runout confirmed his tournament win.
|Place||Player||Country||Prize (in EUR)|
|6||Yunho Choi||South Korea||€46,027|
|7||Braz Borges Fagundes Junior||Portugal||€35,124|
|8||Emanuele De Lemmi||Italy||€27,109|