Imed Ben Mahmoud wins World Series of Poker Europe opener

Imed Ben Mahmoud wins World Series of Poker Europe opener

Monday, 24 September 2012

The first bracelet of the World Series of Poker Europe has been won with Imed Ben Mahmoud taking the €2700 six-handed no limt hold’em event. Mahmoud became the first Tunisian to win a World Series event after outlasting a stacked field in Cannes that included the likes of Phil Ivey, Vanessa Selbst, Scotty Nguyen and John Duthie.

Mahmoud beat Yannick Bonnet heads up to win the bracelet and €147,099, sealing victory after winning a race with pocket jacks against Bonnet’s AK.
Notables who made the money included Phil Hellmuth who squeaked a min cash of €,900 in 24th, Bluff Europe columnist Jennifer Tilly in 17th, David Baker in 14th and Roberto Romanello who busted in 5th for €32k.

The €1100 buy-in No limit started on Saturday, with Marvin Rettenmaier currently leading the way with 69,950, with Antonio Esfandiari hot on his heels in third place with 47,275. 98 of the 295 starters from the two opening flights will be back later today.

The first of the larger events also today, the €5300 Pot-Limit Omaha, which will no doubt be bringing in a lot of big names.

The €10k Main Event will commence on September 29th, and the series will culminate in the "Majestic High Roller", starting on October 2nd.

Tags: WSOPE 2012, Imed Ben Mahmoud, Antonio Esfandiari, Roberto Romanello