The WSOP loves Buzzy, and the feeling is mutual. They sent him a Press Release announcing Betfair added about £57K to the prize pool in the Main Eventof the WSOP Europe event to guarantee a £1 million prize for the winner.

While it's not quite $8.25 million, which was the first place prize in this year's Stateside Main Event, Buzzy wouldn't mind winning it.

LONDON – September 12, 2007 –, presenting sponsor of the World Series of Poker Europe, added £57,000 to the £3,626,000 Main Event prize pool to ensure a £1 million first-place payday.

“Top prize in our European Main Event is now a cool £1 million” said WSOP Commissioner Jeffrey Pollack. “We have Betfair to thank for that.”

Earlier this year the WSOP payout structure was flattened to ensure that more players who finish in the money receive a higher percent of the prize pool than ever before, That structure would have resulted in a top prize of £943,010 for this week’s £10,000 buy-in No-Limit Hold’Em Championship – had Betfair not added nearly £57,000 to the prize pool.

“Nearly all of the world’s top poker players entered the World Series of Poker Europe, making it one of the most competitive poker tournaments in European history,” Pollack said. “Anyone who plays well enough to make it to the top 10 percent of the field deserves – and will get – an excellent return on their investment.”

In addition to the £1 million top prize, second place in the WSOP Europe Main Event is worth £570,150, third £381,910, fourth £257,020, fifth £191,860 sixth £152,040, seventh £114,030, eighth £85,070 and ninth £61,540.

The remaining 27 finishers will receive from £41,630 to £27,150, depending on their final position.

The final table of the WSOP Europe Main Event begins at 2 p.m. GMT September 16 at The Casino at the Empire on Leicester Square.