Last year at the World Series of Poker Europe, which was held in London, the £2,500 No-Limit Hold'em Six-Handed event attracted 244 players. Phil Laak earned his first WSOP bracelet by winning the event and took home £170,802. This year, the buy-in for the event is €2,680, which currently equals about £2,300.
Although that change doesn't look that great, the event attracted many more players this year at 360 entrants. That's over 100 more than last year and first place rose to €215,999 (£185,736). Surely the move to Cannes from London has proven to have positive results so far. Furthermore, the players seem extremely happy with how everything has gone here on Day 1 of the WSOP Europe and are looking forward to a great Series.