3 | Greece’s coming out party at WSOP Europe

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Coming into WSOP Europe, the country of Greece had never been able to call one of their own a World Series of Poker champion. One week into tournament play in Berlin and the Greeks have won their first three WSOP gold bracelets!

Makarios Avramidis starting things off in style, winning the opening event of the Series. Then, Pavlos Xantopoulos defeated one of the hottest players on the planet at the moment, Mario Lopez to win a bracelet and finally, Georgios Sotiropoulos survived a tough final table, which included World #1 Byron Kaverman, to win his first major championship.

Top 5 | WSOP bracelets won by Country
1. United States of America, 979 bracelets
2. Canada, 51 bracelets
3. England, 36 bracelets
4. Germany, 26 bracelets
5. Australia, 20 bracelets

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