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WSOPE €25,500 Mixed Games Championship won by Besim Hot, Hellmuth misses 16th Bracelet

Tags: Besim Hot, Czech Republic, Phil Hellmuth, WSOP Europe, WSOPE.
Posted on 25 October 2019 by "T".

Event #10 of the 2019 WSOP Europe has crowned its latest winner, and this time it is Besim Hot, who has become the second Swiss champion to take down the said event.

2019 WSOP Europe

  • Event #10: €25,500 Mixed Games Championship
  • Entrants: 45
  • Venue: King's Resort, Rozvadov, Czech Republic
  • Prize pool: €1,068,750
Besim had to beat down mixed game specialists as well as big stars in the international poker scene on his journey to reach the top, and he managed to overcome the last obstacle after defeating none other than 15-time WSOP bracelet winner Phil Hellmuth, who hoped to add another bracelet to his name with this event.

The event attracted 45 players which created a total prize pool worth €1,068,750, with Besim taking home the top cash prize of €385,911 ($428,361), whereas Phil Hellmuth had to settle down with €238,509 ($264,745) as the runner-up.

For Hellmuth, this was the second 8-Game final table of the series at the King's Resort for him, finishing 3rd place in Event #5: €2,500 8-Game Mix. This was the 11th time in his poker journey that he finished runner-up in a WSOP bracelet event. Hellmuth wrote in his Twitter account, "Proud that I played sensational poker, so bummed out to not win...Worked my whole life to constantly improve at all of the mix games. It showed up w a 3rd and a 2nd in Mixed games THIS WEEK. But I am all about winning bracelet #16, sigh..."

Besim Hot was among the numerous Day 2 entrants and got into the final day with over 1/3 of the chips in play, dominating the late action with his persistent aggression. He maintained his strategy all throughout and was not even intimidated by the big names he was up against in the final table, "I played my game from the start, like always, and kept building pots. I didn't play my cards but the opponents. Most of my hands were bluffs, as you could see, especially in the big pots, and I forced my opponents to fold. It didn't really matter who was sitting at my table; I just play my game against Phil Ivey, Isildur, and all the others."

When asked about the significance of this first-ever bracelet for him, he said, "It is actually a long story. Some six or seven years, I was one of the best Swiss players and went to Las Vegas to win a bracelet for Switzerland. But because of my stupidity, I lost my entire bankroll on the first night and had to fly back home. They were all laughing at me."

He has no plans to go to Las Vegas to try to win another WSOP bracelet. Instead, he will continue playing tournaments in Europe, where his name is renowned in high roller tournaments. This was actually his final tournament at the 2019 WSOPE since he already had made plans to visit Dubai with his family in the next couple of days, no matter the outcome of the final table.

He said, "I don't really know yet what I will play next. If there is something interesting coming up, I always decide on short notice and based on gut feeling."

Daniel Negreanu finished in 6th place, jumping into the lead for Player-of-the-Year.

Team partypoker pro Dzmitry Urbanovich finished 3rd in this event for €162,463 ($180,334).

The final hand came in the PLO round...
Besim Hot held Q-J-9-7 vs Hellmuth's A-9-4-3. The board revealed 10-9-9-J-4, thus making Besim Hot the winner of this event.

2019 WSOP Europe Event #10: €25,500 Mixed Games Championship - Final Table Results




Prize (EUR)

Prize (USD)


Besim Hot





Phil Hellmuth





Dzmitry Urbanovich





Benny Glaser





Julien Martini





Daniel Negreanu





Alex Livingston




Born in Macedonia but moved to Switzerland at a young age, Besim Hot currently lives in Zurich. This latest win of his was his first-ever WSOP bracelet and also his most significant live cash to date, bringing his total live tourney earnings to $2.2 million.

Furthermore, thanks to this win, Besim Hot has managed to overthrow online crusher Linus "LLinusLLove" Loeliger on the number 1 spot in the Swiss all-time money list.



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5 comments on "WSOPE €25,500 Mixed Games Championship won by Besim Hot, Hellmuth misses 16th Bracelet"

 bowie198425/10/2019 23:09:13 GMT
Hey, some great names are among the final table finishers - as for Hellmuth, I would guess sooner or later he will grab his 16th bracelet, but it's good to see that these two defeats did not make him burst out one of his signature meltdowns.
He is maturing Big Smile
 viphhg26/10/2019 00:40:55 GMT
 Sorin88826/10/2019 08:59:31 GMT
Phil Hellmuth had to settle down his hopes for a while,Lady Luck is teazing him for some time,look at the final hand,Besim Hot held Q-J-9-7 vs Hellmuth's A-9-4-3. The board revealed 10-9-9-J-4,at Flop he was the winner,but theTurn switched the trophy to Besim
 dule-vu26/10/2019 11:53:18 GMT
Buy in so big and ofcourse you cand expect lot of players on this kind of event,but on other side big prize pool for players!lot of big poker names on this tournament,but cand all of them win big amounts!we will will phil win some bracelet on next events!
 CALICUL27/10/2019 09:39:49 GMT
You can't win bracelets every time when you reach at a final table, but Phil Hellmuth shows that he is a very good player, and even if it ranks is 20th on the All Time Money List, the bracelets won by him will be very difficult to overcome. Congratulations to the winner.

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