Erik Cajelais Earns WSOP Europe Bracelet
September 23, 2021

The second event of the 2009 World Series of Poker Europe, the ?2,500 + ?150 buy-in, half Pot-Limit Omaha, half Pot-Limit Hold 'em, concluded today with poker pro Erik Cajelais scoring his first WSOP Europe win.

Cajelais outlasted a starting field of 158 players to earn his first WSOP related bracelet, surpassing numerous top pros along the way including, Howard Lederer, Andy Bloch, Mike Matusow, Phil Ivey, Barry Greenstein and Hoyt Corkins, who lasted longer than all of the above but nonetheless ended up falling before the end of Day 2's play- cashing in a still impressive seventh place.

For the victory, along with the bracelet, Erik Cajelais earned a top prize worth ?104,677 (about $172,000 USD), putting his lifetime tournament earnings well above $1.7 million.

The final five finish positions from Event #2 of the 2009 WSOP Europe were as follows:

1st.  Erik Cajelais- ?104,677

2nd.  Mats Gavatin- ?64,705

3rd.  Robin Keston- ?47,858

4th.  Men Nguyen- ?35,412

5th.  Richard Gryko- ?26,619

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Story by Mark Anderson

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