Enrico Camosci did such a phenomenal job of navigating his way through the 1,168-entry field in Event #50 ($2,100 NLHE Bounty Championship) that he basically finished first AND second in the event.
Camosci’s total earnings of $327,319.28 came from the first place share of $184,579 from the prize pool and then another $142,740 in bounties – that was more than Omer Ozsirkinti share of the prize pool for coming in second place.
Former WSOP Main Event final tablist Damian Salas started the final table with the third shortest stack and just two minutes later, he was out. Aki Virtanen raised from middle position to 352,000 before Salas moved all in for 1,292,833 in the big blind. Virtanen called and turned over and Salas showed . The flop gave Virtanen an even firmer grasp on the pot. The turn gave Salas some hope but the gave Virtanen quad queens to send the Argentian to the rail in ninth place.
2014 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure winner Dominik Panka was the shortest stack at the final table and lasted four minutes after Salas departed. Panka moved all in for 864,000 for middle position before Murilo Figueredo came over the top from the button for 1,616,000 forcing the blinds to fold. Panka showed but found himself dominated by Figueredo’s . The flop took away one of Panka’s outs. The turn changed nothing and the river sealed Panka’s eighth place finish.
Virtanen sent another player to the rail four minutes later. From the cutoff, Virtanen raised to 352,000 before Connor Drinan jammed his last 2,310,707 into the middle from the small blind. Virtanen called and sshowed which had him racing against Drinan’s . The runout didn’t connect with Drinan and he was out in seventh.
It took 10 minutes for the next elimination to occur and once again it was Virtanen doing the dirty work. Virtanen opened to 352,000 from the cutoff and Renato Valentim jammed his last 1,904,000 and Virtanen called. Valentim showed while Virtanen was behind with . The flop changed things in a hurry and Valentim didn’t find any help on the turn or river and was eliminated in sixth place.
The remaining five players played for nearly a half hour without busting anybody before the short stack couldn’t hold out any longer. Camosci raised to 480,000 from UTG and Figueredo moved all in from the big blind for 714,952 and Camosci called. Figueredo turned over while Camosci had . The flop gave Camosci top pair and the turned that into an even stronger holding. The meaningless river ended Figueredo’s night with a fifth place finish.
Camosci continued to accumulate chips and soon found himself taking out another player. Camosci raised to 600,000 from the button and Alexander Fitasov moved all in from the big blind for 5,565,902. Camosci called and turned over while Fitasov held . Camosci improved on the flop. Fitasov picked up some extra outs on the turn but couldn’t turn it into anything with the river and was out in fourth.
Virtanen’s night ended three minutes later. Omer Ozsirkinti raised to 600,000 from the button and Virtanen defended his big blind. The flop came , Virtanen checked, Ozsirkinti bet 666,666 and Virtanen raised all in for 4,059,740. Ozsirkinti called and showed while Virtanen showed for a flopped flush. The turn changed nothing but the river gave Ozsirkinti the nut flush to bust Virtanen in third place.
Camosci had 63% of the chips when heads up action started and it took just 10 minutes for him to acquire the rest. The final hand was one for SportsCenter. Camosci raised to 800,000, Ozsirkinti re-raised to 2,600,000, Camosci moved all in for 18,772,267 and Ozsirkinti called all in. Ozsirkinti showed while Camosci showed . The flop gave Ozsirkinti top pair but gave Camosci nine more outs to a flush. The turn was a blank but Camosci caught the river to eliminate Ozsirkinti and lay claim to his first career WSOP bracelet and a $327,319.28 score.
Final Table Payouts
- Enrico Camosci – $327,319.28
- Omer Ozsirkinti – $182,563,69
- Aki Virtanen – $144,249.40
- Alexander Fitasov – $77,292.64
- Murilo Figueredo – $69,849.10
- Renato Valentim – $44,463.19
- Connor Drinan – $26,960.24
- Dominik Panka – $19,565.05
- Damian Salas – $14,198.44