John Juanda outlasts everyone to win WSOP Europe Main Event

by , Oct 3, 2008 | 9:21 am

It only took 22 hours, but the final table of the WSOP Europe at the Empire Casino in London finally has a result. After 484 hands, exactly half of which were headsup, saw John Juanda take down the title along with £ 868,800 ($1,543,395 US). Russians finished 2-3 at the final table as Stanislav Alekhin finished 2nd, and November Nine participant Ivan Demidov took down 3rd. Here’s how the entire final table came out:

1 £ 868,800 John Juanda
2 £ 533,950 Stanislav Alekhin
3 £ 334,850 Ivan Demidov
4 £ 271,500 Bengt Sonnert
5 £ 217,200 Daniel Negreanu
6 £ 171,950 Scott Fischman
7 £ 135,750 Robin Keston
8 £ 108,600 Toni Hiltunen
9 £ 81,450 Chris Elliott

Focus now turns toward the EPT London event, which drew an overflow field of 596 ponying up £5,200 with a guaranteed £1,000,000 to first. Over 100 remain as play continues on day 2, with the final table being held this Sunday. An interesting no-show turns out to be Dennis Phillips, chip leader at that other WSOP Main Event back in Las Vegas. He and his coach, Roy Winston(?), were planning on being in London, but it looks like Dennis showed up and then went back home.

More updates possible…

UPDATE: A commenter mentioned that Dennis’ mother passed away, explaining his leaving London. Apologies and condolences to Dennis and his family.

4 Comments to “John Juanda outlasts everyone to win WSOP Europe Main Event”

  1. Short-Stacked Shamus

    Interesting, Kevmath. Acc. to PN chip counts, it looked like six of the November Nine ended up playing in WSOPE events, with Phillips, Schwartz, and Suharto deciding against (unless they were there and missed getting mentioned, which is doubtful).

  2. Kevin Mathers

    They didn’t play the WSOPE, but Schwartz and Suharto played day 1b of the EPT event in London. That leaves Phillips as the only one not to show up in London. He is scheduled to play the EPT High Rollers event. Phillips also didn’t play in the Pokerstars online tournament that featured the Million Dollar Men and Stars’ four sponsored champions (Moneymaker, Raymer, Hachem and McEvoy).

  3. Karl S

    I am a friend of Dennis’s from St. Louis. The day after Dennis arrived in London, he got word that his Mom passed away, unexpectedly. He returned home at once to be with the family.

  4. Kevin Mathers

    Thank you Karl for the clarification. Condolences to Dennis and his family on the sudden passing.