Earlier this year, German poker pro Andreas Klatt took home the title of WPT/PokerStars Championship MonteDam Swing winner. While it showcased his ability in a couple different events in different countries, it’s not exactly the most prestigous title in the poker world. Klatt picked up something with much more prestige on Tuesday afternoon, beating 522 other players to win Event #2 (€1,100 Pot Limit Omaha) at WSOP Europe for €56,400 and his first career WSOP bracelet.
Once the final table of eight was seated, it took over 2.5 hours to get the first elimination out of the way. Ehlers raised to 65,000 from UTG and Vasile Stancu called from the button. After the flop, Ehler bet 80,000 only to have Stancu move all in for 242,000 behind him. Ehlers called and tables for top two pair while Stancu tabled for top pair. The turn was the and the river was the to eliminate Stancu in eighth.
Almost 20 hands later, there were just six players remaining after an all in pre-flop confrontation. Michal Maryska raised from the button to 140,000 before Georgios Zisimopoulos made it 460,000 to go from the big blind. Maryska called all in and turned over while Zisimopoulos tabled . Zisimopoulos moved even further ahead after the flop and locked the hand up after the turn. The river gave Zisimopoulos an unneeded flush and Maryska was out in seventh.
Zisimopoulos was on the good side of the next elimination as well. Krzysztof Magott raised to 175,000 from UTG and Zisimopoulos called from the hijack. Magott moved all in after the flop and Zisimopoulos called. Magott was ahead with while Zisimopoulos was drawing with the . The turn completed his straight draw and Magott could only pack up his things as the river completed the board and sent him home in sixth.
Having already made the final table in the opening event, Sergio Fernandez was the one player people had their eye on when the final table began. He began the final table with the second biggest chip stack, but couldn’t improve upon his third place finish in Event #1. Ehlers raised to 175,000 from the button before Fernandez moved all in for 385,000. Ehlers called and flipped over while Fernandez was just ahead wiht . The flop came to put Ehlers ahead. Neither the river or turn was any help for Fernandez and he was out in fifth place.
Ehlers picked up another elimination 45 minutes later. Action folded to Ehlers in the small blind and he raised to 240,000 and Aidonopoulos called from the big blind. The flop came and Ehlers bet 480,000 and Aidonopoulos called. Ehlers showed td] while Aidonopoulos was behind with . The turn was the and the river was the to eliminate Aidonopoulos in fourth.
Three-handed play lasted about an hour before Klatt picked up his first victim at the final table. Zisimopoulos raised to 300,000 from the small blind and Klatt made it 900,000 to go. Zisimopoulos called all in and showed while Klatt turned over The flop made Klatt the favorite and the turn completed his straight draw to eliminate Zisimopoulos in third. The meaningless river was the
Klatt entered heads up play with 4-3 chip lead and need a little more than half hour to eliminate Ehlers and claim the title. Klatt button-raised to 200,000 and Ehlers called. Both players checked the flop to see the turn. Ehlers bet 200,000 before Klatte raised to 1,000,000 even. Ehlers moved all in for just over 2.1 million more. Klatt called and turned over for the nut straight while Ehlers had a smaller straight and a flush draw with . the river was the to eliminate Ehlers and give Klatt his first career title.
FINAL TABLE PAYOUTS
- Andreas Klatt – €56,400
- Nico Ehlers – €34,860
- Georgios Zisimopoulos – €23,979
- Theodoros Aidonopoulos – €16,809
- Sergio Fernandez – €11,985
- Krzysztof Magott – €8,700
- Michal Maryska – €6,433
- Vasile Stancu – €4,847