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WSOPE 2021: Simone Andrian Claims Career-First Bracelet in Event #11: €1,650 NLH 6-Max For €158,616

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  • Attreyee Khasnabis December 4, 2021
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The 2021 World Series of Poker Europe is on the home stretch, and Event #11: €1,650 NLH 6-Max saw Simone Andrian (cover image) triumph over a 535-player field to earn his first career bracelet and €158,616 in first-place prize money!

Andrian is the second Italian to win a bracelet at this year’s series and joins Anontello Ferraiuolo, who took down Event #1: €350 NLH Opener on November 23.

The final table comprised a few notable names: two-time WPT champion and start-of-final day chip leader Tony Tran, and Event #5: €550 No-Limit Hold’em sixth-place finisher Zlatin Penev. Andrian defeated local player Josef Snejberg heads-up to claim his personal-best payday.

Day 1 saw 91 runners survive the day’s onslaught. With the top 81 players assured payouts, another 10 eliminations had to occur before the money line was breached.

Just halfway into the first level of Day 2, the clock was paused for the hand-for-hand play on the money bubble. Unfortunately for Henning Andre, Tran’s queen-deuce cracked his pocket kings when he hit running queens on the turn and the river. Andre exited the tournament in 82nd place.

The former bracelet winners GGPoker Ambassador Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier (14th for €7,480), Jerry Odeen (20th for €6,060), Kacper Pyzara (24th for €6,060), Renat Bohdanov (35th for €4,312), and Emil Bise (55th for €2,807) were among the prominent players who finished in the money.

With the elimination of Mark McMillin (8th for €12,321), the seven-handed final table was formed.

Final Table Chip Counts

  1. Tony Tran – 5,080,000
  2. Simone Andrian – 4,450,000
  3. Josef Snejberg – 4,005,000
  4. Norbert Baumgartner – 2,800,000
  5. Zlatin Penev – 2,240,000
  6. Jan Bednar – 1,820,000
  7. Vadzim Lipauka – 975,000


Final Table Recap

Vadzim Lipauka was the first player to be eliminated from the final table. His seventh-place exit brought Day 2 to an end.

The remaining six players returned for the final day, with Tony Tran chip leading.

Final Day Chip Counts

  1. Tony Tran – 5,080,000
  2. Simone Andrian – 4,450,000
  3. Josef Snejberg – 4,005,000
  4. Norbert Baumgartner – 3,785,000
  5. Zlatin Penev – 2,240,000
  6. Jan Bednar – 1,820,000


Final Day Recap

Despite starting out as the chip leader, Tony Tran lost massive pots to Zlatin Penev and Josef Snejberg. After Norbert Baumgartner doubled up through Tran, the latter’s stack dropped down to just 1.2 Million. Soon after that, Snejberg put the final nail in the coffin, knocking Tran out in sixth place.

The following two eliminations happened in quick succession, with Jan Bednar exiting in fifth place and Zlatin Penev departing in fourth place.

After winning some chips from Snejberg, Andrian took over the chip lead with a 10 Million stack.

Following Norbert Baumgartner’s third-place exit at the hands of Andrian, the heads-up was set up.

Simone Andrian (15,290,000) and Josef Snejberg (6,190,000) squared off in the heads-up finale, with the Italian enjoying a commanding lead. Though Snejberg fought hard to close the chip gap, in the end, he was unable to overcome the chip deficit. The heads-up lasted for about an hour, and Andrian walked away with his career-first bracelet.

On the final hand, Andrian raised from the button to 500,000, and Snejberg shoved for 6.65 Million. Andrian called.

Simone Andrian

Josef Snejberg

The board ended Snejberg`s dream run in second place.

Simone Andrian
Simone Andrian


Final Table Results (EURO)

  1. Simone Andrian – €158,616
  2. Josef Snejberg – €98,020
  3. Norbert Baumgartner – €65,540
  4. Zlatin Penev – €44,800
  5. Jan Bednar – €31,320
  6. Tony Tran – €22,410


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