Georgios Sotiropoulos Secures 3rd WSOP Bracelet, Collects $400K Prize

Georgios Sotiropoulos is a professional poker player born in Athens, Greece. Throughout his career, he has participated in more than 90 poker tournaments. Only recently, Sotiropoulos added another WSOP bracelet to his collection.

Sotiropoulos Wins His Third WSOP Bracelet

Last week, Sotiropoulos won Event #65: $1,000 Mini Main Event. By taking first place in the tournament, he won his third WSOP bracelet. Moreover, this is Sotiropoulos’ second bracelet won this year. He won his first bracelet back in 2015 during the WSOP Europe €1,100 No-Limit Hold’em Turbo tournament.

The second jewelry Sotiropoulos won this August by taking first place at GGPoker Event #6: FLIP & Go No-Limit Hold’em. Besides the bracelet, the most recent win brought him a $432,575 prize as well. To win event #65, Sotiropoulos had to prove as the best player out of more than 3,800 entries.

Overall, the entries accumulated a prize pool of $3.4 million. With that in mind, the top 5 players collected a six-figure prize. According to WSOP, Sotiropoulos has 61 cashes from participating in WSOP tournaments. Counting his recent win, the Greek pro player has so far earned $1.2 million from those tournaments.

Mini Main Event No-Limit Hold’Em: Top 5 Players

1Georgios Sotiropoulos$432,575
2Wataru Miyashita$267,328
3Jordan Meltzer$202,695
4James Patterson$154,720
5James Rubinski$118,898

Intense Final Action Meets Miyashita and Sotiropoulos

Five players survived until Day 3 of the tournament. Wataru Miyashita did most of the action as he eliminated three players. The first player to hit the rail was James Rubinski that took 5th place. He collected a $118,898 prize. After that, James Patterson was eliminated taking home a $154,720 prize for 4th place. Jordan Meltzer was the next player to hit the rail. Meltzer collected a $202,695 prize for 3rd place.

The heads-up play was between Miyashita and Sotiropoulos. In the end, Miyashita had triple queens, which didn’t hold against Sotiropoulos’ flush. By taking 2nd place, Miyashita collected a $267,328 prize.

I really love the World Series of Poker, Las Vegas, the tournaments, the people here. Everything excites me.

Georgios Sotiropoulos

Speaking to PokerNews, Sotiropoulos revealed that winning a tournament with more than 3,000 entries feels amazing. He acknowledged that many hours were played, but in the end, the result was exactly what he wanted. Sotiropoulos stressed that winning the tournament and collecting the bracelet is an amazing achievement. Last but not least, he outlined that he loves the WSOP, Las Vegas, the people and the tournaments.

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