PokerListings, GNUF player joins pros in London

Justin Bonomo
Justin Bonomo is sitting pretty so far during the World Series of Poker Europe Main Event Day 1b.

Nothing is ever good enough for GNUF players, but a seat in the World Series of Poker Europe comes pretty close. The poker site teamed up with to provide a seat for one lucky player.

So who was the player who took a seat at the table with the pros as the Main Event got underway this week? Lothar from Germany took the honor.

Lothar qualified to play for the WSOPE Main Event prize package, worth $25,000, by signing up at GNUF through

All he had to do after that was accumulate 25 player points during the week, which qualified him for a $1,000 freeroll for that week. The top 10 players in each freeroll running once a week from July 8 to Aug. 26 not only got their cash prize but were qualified to play in the WSOPE freeroll Aug. 31.

The final freeroll was limited to 80 players, all of which Lothar bested to claim his seat in London.

The tournament kicked off Monday with the playing field split between three casinos in London - the Casino at the Empire, the Sportsman and Fifty - and continues today as well with Day 1b split between the casinos.

Day 1a already saw a star-studded field take to the felt. The most spectacular entrance award goes to Max Pescatori, Patrik Antonius, Johnny Chan and more.

To see who's still in it and who's out, check out the Live Tournaments Section where Owen and Art will be bringing you the best live updates, reports, interviews and photos available from the London series.

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