Joakim Andersson Sprints His Way to the WSOP Europe 1,100 Turbo Bounty Hunter Bracelet

Joakim Andersson Sprints His Way to the WSOP Europe 1,100 Turbo Bounty Hunter Bracelet

The latest WSOP gold bracelet winner has been crowned here at the 2023 World Series of Poker Europe at Kings Resort in Rozvadov. Event #11: 1,100 No-Limit Holdem Turbo Bounty Hunter attracted 570 total entrants, creating a 370,500 prize pool and played all the way down to a winner after just over 12 hours of play.

Joakim Andersson emerged victorious to claim his first WSOP gold bracelet along with 70,000, 18 bounties worth 300 each and a ticket to Day 1a of the WSOPE Main Event worth 10,350.

The win also marks a career-best live cash for Andersson, whose previous best live score comes from a first-place finish in 2015 at EPT Malta for 45,975. The win also marks Anderssons first live cash since 2019.

Event #11: 1,100 No-Limit Holdem Turbo Bounty Hunter Final Table Results

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1Joakim AnderssonSweden70,000
2Samantha AlgeriItaly42,800
3Bruno DesimoniBrazil29,900
4Jonathan PastoreFrance21,275
5Agostino ScozzariItaly15,400
6Robert BickleyUnited Kingdom11,300
7Jacopo AchilleItaly8,450
8Miguel AbadSpain6,450
9Stepan BudacMoldova5,000

Winners Reaction

Andersson, who scored no less than seven out of eight final table eliminations, acknowledged that he was on a bit of a sun run during the later stages of what ended up being his first bracelet event.

I ran really, really hot. Its a good time to do it. This is the first time I played a WSOP event, but yeah, for sure, I want to play more.

Andersson also reflected on sharing the winner's photo with his friend Tobias Garp, who won Event #9: 1,100 No-Limit Holdem Mystery Bounty just one day earlier for his first WSOP gold bracelet.

It feels surreal. It was just yesterday. I was on the stage taking pictures just last night, and I was really happy for him. Now I have one of my own, so its amazing.

When asked how he will prepare for tomorrows Day 1a of the 10,350 WSOPE main event, Anderssons answer was straightforward and to the point.

Go home and sleep a bit. Thats about it.

Final Table Action

Todays event began at a rapid pace, and the structure, 20-minute levels, ensured that there would be constant action throughout the day. A number of notables came and went before the money was reached, with players such as Jessica Teusl, Michael Rodrigues, Roland Israelashvili, Vivian Saliba, Ole Schemion, and Julien Sitbon hitting the rail before Thijs HilbertseliminatedSerkan Kuru to burst the money bubble.

Once the money bubble had burst, it didnt take long for the 86 remaining players to be reduced to an unofficial final table of ten, with a number of bracelet winners such as Renji Mao (69th - 1,175), Antoine Vranken (51st - 1,475), Paulius Vaitiekunas (41st - 1,650), Robert Schulz (36th - 1,650), Ilija Savevski (22nd - 2,205) and Wing Po Liu (18th - 2,205) making the money but falling short of the final table.

It was around this time that Andersson, who had kept a relatively low profile in the early stages of the tournament, began to climb up the counts. He scored six knockouts in a row from 17th to 12th place, including a double knockout when he flopped two pair with ace-three.

Anderssons momentum never let up upon reaching the final table, claiming the bounties of all but one of his final table opponents. Stepan Budac, Miguel Abad and Jacopo Achille were the first to fall in ninth, eight and seventh places respectively, with Andersson personally sending Budac and Achille to the rail while Abad was eliminated by Bruno Desimoni.

Robert Bickleywas next to fall after running pocket fives into Anderssons pocket sevens and failing to improve. Not long afterwards Agostino Scozzari, who had been making aggressive moves throughout the final table, ran king-eight into Bickleys pocket-nines and was promptly eliminated.

Jonathan Pastore came close to achieving his second WSOP gold bracelet in this event after losing his first bullet early in the day and choosing to re-enter. His run would ultimately come to an end in fourth place after calling a shove from Andersson only for the latter to river a straight.

Desimoni was the only player aside from Andersson to score a final table elimination and, for much of the final table, seemed the most likely candidate to give Andersson a run for his money. Desimoni would ultimately take a stand preflop with ace-eight only for Andersson to turn another straight to send Brazilian out in third place.

Samantha Algeri began the final table with the second-shortest stack but did an excellent job laddering up all the way to heads-up play against Andersson. Althoug she started heads-up play with roughly a 9:1 chip disadvantage, she did find a double-up early against Andersson to reduce the gap between the two. Ultimately heads up play would be a short affair, with Algeri getting her last chips in with pocket-queens against Andersson who had flopped a pair and a straight draw. Another straight on the river for Andersson would allow the Swede to take down the final pot of the day while Algeri would be forced to settle for second place.

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