WSOP Europe Main Event: The Cream Continues To Rise To The Top
September 29, 2021

The World Series of Poker Europe Main Event, in its short history has been fortunate enough to always have top marquee players not only make it deep in the tournament, but win and so far- although still early- this year's event appears to be no different.

Yesterday's Day 2 of the WSOP Europe Main Event saw the full field further reduced from 178 players to only 92, yet the big names still in action are enough to make any poker fanboy excited. 

Much of the media is currently focused on the "Godfather of Poker," Doyle Brunson, as he works toward his first WSOP Europe bracelet to go with his 10 regular WSOP ones but there are plenty of other potential big stories also still in the mix including Dennis Phillips, Daniel Negreanu, Antonio Esfandiari, Freddy Deeb, inaugural WSOP Europe Main Event champion Annette Obrestad and John Juanda, the defending champ from 2008, who still has a very good shot at repeating and becoming the WSOP Europe's first back-to-back champion.

For once it almost seems like the list of big name pros eliminated during the day's action is actually smaller than the list still in, but that doesn't make things any less painful for those players unlucky enough to be headed home including PokerRoad's "Big Poppa" Barry Greenstein, Mike Matusow, David Williams, Phil Hellmuth, Erik Seidel and Howard Lederer, who despite his bust-out should still be pretty happy with his Series, making two final tables out of four bracelet events.

Day 3 of the WSOP Europe is currently going strong, and even for those who feel they've seen it all, the action is getting harder and harder to ignore, to check it out visit for live updates and stick with PokerRoad as well for PokerRoad Radio, news, blogs and tweets straight from the heart of London.

Story by Mark Anderson

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