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Denis Gergoc Wins First WSOP Circuit Ring in 2022 WSOP International Circuit Autumn Edition Main Event (€189,650)

Denis Gergoc
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  • RUPAM THAKUR October 13, 2022
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Denis Gergoc (cover image) topped a 748-entry field in the 2022 World Series of Poker International Circuit Autumn Edition Main Event at King’s Resort in Rozvadov. The Swiss player won a career-best €189,650, his first WSOP Circuit ring, and a free entry to the 2022 WSOP Europe €10,350 Main Event, denying Germany’s Lars Kamphues (2nd for €119,500) his third WSOP Circuit ring after a brief heads-up match.

According to his Hendon Mob profile, Denis Gergoc now has $204,712 in live tournament winnings.


The €1,700 buy-in Main Event attracted 748 entries (551 entries and 197 re-entries) to create a prize pool worth €1,101,430. The top 80 places were assured a payday with a min-cash worth €3,395. In addition to the cash prizes, the top 12 finishers were awarded a free entry to the 2022 WSOP Europe €10,350 Main Event.

Berkan Munar was eliminated in tenth place to set the final table in motion.

You can watch the replay of the final table live stream below.


Final Table Chip Counts

  1. Denis Gergoc – 8,105,000
  2. Lars Kamphues – 7,400,000
  3. Vojtech Ruzicka – 5,895,000
  4. Dorian Melchers – 5,015,000
  5. Alireza Keyvar – 3,680,000
  6. Natale Allegra – 3,160,000
  7. Alessandro Pagliuso – 2,750,000
  8. Frans Van Staalduinen – 835,000
  9. Samir Boudeliou – 510,000


Final Table Recap

The shortest stack on the final table, Samir Boudeliou, was eliminated in ninth place after his failed to hold against Alireza Keyvar’s . The runout gave Keyvar a turned pair of aces, who won the flip, stacking Boudeliou.

Soon after that, Alessandro Pagliuso was knocked out in eighth place. With the board open , Pagliuso pushed all-in with (pair of jacks) and Denis Gergoc snap-called with (set of sevens). The river was an inconsequential .

The seven-handed action went on for some time before Dorian Melchers was sent packing after losing all his chips in a battle between blinds. Melchers announced all-in from the small blind with , and Lars Kamphues looked him up in the big blind with . The rundown gave Kamphues a turned pair of jacks, ending Melchers’s run.

Next on the chopping block was Vojtech Ruzicka, who moved went all-in with and got two callers in Alireza Keyvar and Natale Allegra . The two active players checked down the board. Allegra took down the pot with his pair of eights, eliminating Ruzicka.

Frans Van Staalduinen went on to finish fifth, his taking a fatal hit against Denis Gergoc’s who flopped a pair of tens on the board .

The pace of eliminations didn`t slow down as Alireza Keyvar busted in fourth place. His were cracked by Lars Kamphues`s who made a straight on the runout .

Natale Allegra quickly joined Keyvar on the rail, collecting the third-place payout. He jammed with on the flop only to see Lars Kamphues making a prompt call with a better . The turn and river were no help to Allegra.

Lars Kamphues (19,175,000) and Denis Gergoc (18,525,000) were almost evenly matched at the start of the heads-up play, but Gergoc quickly pulled ahead.

The final hand didn’t take much longer as Denis Gergoc jammed with on a board reading . Kamphues, who was eyeing his third WSOP ring, bet-called with . Kamphues was in prime shape for a double-up that would have got him into a commanding lead, but it was not to be as Gergoc struck gold with the river card bringing the , getting him the title.

Denis Gergoc
Denis Gergoc


Final Table Results (EURO)

  1. Denis Gergoc – €189,650*
  2. Lars Kamphues – €119,500
  3. Natale Allegra – €83,900
  4. Alireza Keyvar – €65,500
  5. Frans van Staalduinen – €51,400
  6. Vojtech Ruzicka – €40,300
  7. Dorian Melchers – €30,100
  8. Alessandro Pagliuso – €20,850
  9. Samir Boudeliou – €16,465

*The top 12 finishers won a free entry to the 2022 WSOP Europe €10,350 Main Event


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