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Fox crowned WSOPE champion as James Bord counts the cost of losing bets and Lamb confirmed as PoY

TAGs: ben lamb, Elio Fox, Europe, James Bord, WSOPE

WSOPEElio Fox has outlasted 593 players to become this year’s World Series of Poker Europe (WSOPE) champion and piss off James Bord in the process. Fox beat out competition from seven of the best in the live poker arena to take home a prize of €1.4million. The last man to stand toe-to-toe with @Smokrokflock was Chris Moorman and it wasn unlikely that he would be any match for the last remaining American in the competition. Men with stacks that high rarely bust out and he was holding the bracelet aloft in Cannes with piles and piles of green €100 notes in front of him. Watch our summary video of the day’s events right here with the stunning Tatjana Pasalic as host.

It’s only fair last year’s champ James Bord leads the congratulations. This one was for his tweeps…

@Bordy61 Congrats @Smokrokflock Please don’t visit Matchbook head office anytime soon 🙂

As for @bordy61, those bags under his eyes are probably even longer this morning. Refunding all losing bets up to $500 at matchbook.com looked risky at the beginning of the tournament. Jake Cody was who he’d pinned his hopes on and by the time the young-pretender had made it back to his hotel room to weep into his pillow, Bord probably knew it wasn’t to be. Hats off to Edgware’s finest; there’s no doubting his balls are the size of melons after this stunt.

The result also confirmed that Ben Lamb goes into November’s WSOP Main Event as the Player of the Year and with it the bragging rights until this time next year. What this actually means that he gets we’re not entirely sure. Conquering the November Nine will surely mean he gets a G.O.A.T tattoo. No?

The top eight in this year’s WSOPE Main Event was as follows:
1st Elio Fox €1,400,000
2nd Chris Moorman €800,000
3rd Moritz Kranich €550,000
4th Brian Roberts €400,000
5th Dermot Blain €275,000
6th Shawn Buchanan €200,000
7th Jake Cody €150,000
8th Max Silver €115,000.

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