Level 9: 500/1,000 (1,000)
We’ve gotten to know Josef Gulas a little bit over the years as we have traveled to many of the same events. The name may sound familiar if you do not know who exactly we are talking about as his son Josef Gulas Jr. won the 2021 WSOP Europe Main Event for €1,276,712.
Gulas shared that his son isn’t in town as he is already in Sin City on the massive grind of poker’s prestigious summer camp. We wish him the best of luck there while his father may not need our wishes of luck here in Malta as he is off to a hot start in the Main Event.
Gulas recently jammed into a pot north of 20,000 with the 3♥K♣T♠2♣9♠ on the board from the big blind. Yonni Fleishman paused for a few moments before he called off his stack, which was near a starting stack of 25,000.
“Two pair,” Gulas instantly announced before a second later turning over the T♥3♠.
Fleishman attempted to muck his hand but the dealer pulled it out of the muck and turned over the A♦K♦ before Fleishman headed to the rail.
Gulas was among the chip leaders after the hand while Fleishman still has time to get back into Day 1a if he so chooses.
Josef Gulas – 170,000
Yonni Fleishman – 0