Roger Hairabedian Wins First Major Live Poker Tournament On European Soil After COVID-19

Live poker on European soil has been out of the scene since the COVID-19 outbreak. Recently, the first major live tournament,€2,500 PLO High Roller, was hosted at the King’s Resort in Rozvadov, one of the biggest poker arenas and the home to the World Series of Poker Europe (WSOPE) for the last few years.

The PLO tournament concluded with French poker pro and two-time WSOP bracelet winner Roger Hairabedian taking it down to claim the top prize of €40,401, after defeating Germany’s Christian Stratmeyer who eventually walked away with a payday of €29,176 for his deep finish.

A total of 60 entries in the 2020 King’s Resort €2,500 PLO High Roller generated a prize pool of €128,250 that got distributed among the top seven players. Eric Lescot (3rd for € 18,596), Harry Casagrande (4th for € 14,107), and Jonas Kronwitter (6th for € 8,336) were notables who finished deep.

King’s regular “The Talk” ended up as the bubble boy in the PLO tournament, while Ossama Khamis was the first player to exit the final table, finishing in 7th place for a prizemoney of € 6,733.

laceWinnerCountryPayout (in EUR)
1Roger HairabedianFrance€ 40,401
2Christian StratmeyerGermany€ 29,176
3Eric LescotBelgium€ 18,596
4Harry CasagrandeAustria€ 14,107
5Andreas BremerGermany€ 10,901
6Jonas KronwitterAustria€ 8,336
7Ossama KhamisGermany€ 6,733