Georgios Skarparis Wins 2024 WSOP Event#78, $1K Mini Main Event

Georgios Skarparis from Cyprus has clinched the 2024 World Series of Poker $1,000 no-limit hold’em mini main event, emerging from a field of 6,076 entries. He secured his first bracelet and a prize of $554,925. Skarparis dedicated this win to his late friend and student Kyriakos Oxinos, who passed away in a traffic accident in 2023.

This victory marks Skarparis’ largest tournament win to date, surpassing the $167,070 he earned as the runner-up in a $3,300 event at the 2022 Merit Summer Retro Series. His career tournament earnings now exceed $919,000.

The event spanned three days, with 912 players earning a share of the $5,346,880 prize pool. Only five players advanced to the final day. Notable deep runners included Tony Miles (404th), Landon Tice (219th), Marsha Wolak (113th), Stoyan Madanzhiev (51st), James Carroll (36th), and Hunter Frey (9th).

Reflecting on his victory, Skarparis expressed a deep sense of belonging in the poker community. His journey, highlighted by his 2021 win in Cyprus and now this bracelet, underscores the rewards of dedication and relentless pursuit of excellence in poker.

Final Table Results 2024 WSOP Event #78: $1,000 MINI Main Event

Result Player Prize
1 Georgios Skarparis $554,925
2 Alexandre Barbaranelli $369,994
3 Mikhail Zavoloka $276,695
5 Kyle Williamson $208,444
6 Dirk Bruns $158,191
7 Josh Prager $120,950
8 Kai Hu $93,171
9 Stefan Widmer $72,316
9 Hunter Frey $56,557

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