2019 World Series of Poker Europe

Event #54: Big Blind Antes $3,000 No-Limit Hold'em

Star-Studded Line-Up Awaits Event #54: $3,000 No-Limit Hold'em Kicking Off at 3 p.m.

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Less than a week away from the 2018 World Series of Poker Main Event, no-limit hold’em players will filter into the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino once again this afternoon for one of their last tune-ups before the big show with Day 1 of Event #54: $3,000 No-Limit Hold'em kicking off at 3 p.m.

The event features big blind antes and a 15,000 chip starting stack. Blinds will increase every 60 minutes with a 15-minute break every two levels. Late registration will remain open until the end of the break following Level 8, approximately 12 a.m.

This is the third $3,000 NLHE event of the 2018 series. Joe Cada took down the shootout version that attracted 363 entries for $226,218, then Gal Yifrach bested a field of 868 entries in the six-handed variant for $461,798.

Some talented players have captured their first bracelets in this event over the years including the most recent victor, Harrison Gimbel. in 2017, Gimbel defeated Chance Kornuth heads-up to win his first bracelet and more impressively, the third piece of the poker triple crown. Gimbel joined Andrew Lichtenberger, Thiago Nishijima, and Sean Dempsey as the most recent champions.

Past Results:

YearChampionEntriesTop Prize
2017Harrison Gimbel1,349$645,922
2016Andrew Lichtenberger1,125$569,158
2015Thiago Nishijima989$456,843
2014Sean Dempsey992$548,460

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Tags: Andrew LichtenbergerChance KornuthGal YifrachHarrison GimbelJoe CadaSean DempseyThiago Nishijima