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2015 WSOP EuropeThe Official WSOPE Live Updates

Sunday, October 11, 2015 to Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Event #3: Eight-Handed Pot-Limit Omaha

  • Buy-in: €3,250
  • Prizepool: €468,510
  • Entries: 161
  • Remaining: 4
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10/13/2015 4:28:35 AM PST (about 29 minutes ago)
Richard Gryko Continues Domination

Richard Gryko faces the 18,000 raise of Mikkel Plum on the button. Gryko calls out of the big blind to see the flop. Both players check, and Gryko then bets the turn for 17,000. Plum folds and Gryko has more than twice the chips of any other player on the table.

Updated counts:

Richard Gryko - 900,000
Roberto Romanello - 430,000
Mikkel Plum - 420,000
Mike Leah - 310,000
Lawrence Lazar - 220,000
Benjamin Pollak - 105,000

10/13/2015 4:20:56 AM PST (about 37 minutes ago)
Benjamin Pollak Also Getting Short

After losing a limped pot with pocket aces early on, Benjamin Pollak hasn't won any hands and just now gets involved in a three-way pot to the flop. Mikkel Plum in the small blind bets 35,000 and Pollak folds in the big blind. Lawrence Lazar also folds in the hijack.

Benjamin Pollak - 105,000

10/13/2015 4:13:24 AM PST (about 44 minutes ago)
Max Pescatori Eliminated in 7th Place (€17,240)
Max Pescatori - Eliminated in 7th Place

Mikkel Plum limps in, Max Pescatori raises the pot, and Plum re-pots to put Pescatori at risk for 71,000.


The flop is safe for the "Italian Pirate," and he asks for a three. The shows up right away on the turn and now Pescatori wants to see a four, which would make him a winning straight. However, the dealer turns over the on the river and that gives Plum trip fives andsend Pescatori to the rail.

Mikkel Plum - 410,000
Max Pescatori - Eliminated in 7th Place (€17,240)

10/13/2015 4:10:43 AM PST (about 47 minutes ago)
Max Pescatori Gets Very Short

Max Pescatori limps from the small blind and Richard Gryko checks in the big blind. On the flop, Pescatori checks and Gryko bets 10,000. Pescatori calls and they check the on the turn. There is no betting action on the river, and the cards are turned over.

Pescatori: for two pair, nines and sevens
Gryko: for two pair, Aces and sixes

The next hand, Pescatori limps the button and Gryko raises to 32,000 from the small blind. Pescatori calls and then faces the 75,000 bet of Gryko on the flop. The "Italian Pirate" folds and is left very short.

Max Pescatori - 71,000

10/13/2015 4:04:46 AM PST (about 53 minutes ago)
Max Pescatori Gets Pushed Out of the Hand

Roberto Romanello opens to 16,000 and gets called by Max Pescatori in the big blind. On the [Ks,4c.3h] flop, Pescatori checks and Romanello bets 19,000. Pescatori calls. On the turn, Pescatori asks for the pot size (74,000) and then bets 35,000. Romanello announces a pot-sized raise and that puts Pescatori all in. The "Italian Pirate" folds.

Roberto Romanello - 450,000
Max Pescatori - 120,000

10/13/2015 3:54:06 AM PST (about 1 hours and 3 minutes ago)
Ismael Bojang Eliminated in 8th Place (€13,445)
Ismael Bojang - Eliminated in 8th Place

Richard Gryko opens from early position to 15,000 and Ismael Bojang calls from one seat over. So do Mikkel Plum in the small blind and Benjamin Pollak in the big blind. The flop gets checked to Gryko and he bets 32,000. Bojang is the only caller. On the turn, Gryko bets 72,000. Bojang calls and the river completes the board. Gryko announces "all in" for a pot-sized bet of 264,000 and Bojang has less than that. Bojang calls.

Bojang: for a full house, jacks over deuces
Gryko: for a full house, queens over deuces

Bojang is eliminated in 8th place and can now head straight to Day 2 of the Monster Stack where he bagged up chips last night.

Richard Gryko - 800,000
Ismael Bojang - Eliminated in 8th Place (€13,445)

10/13/2015 3:48:17 AM PST (about 1 hours and 9 minutes ago)
Level 19 Started
Level:19  Blinds:4000/8000  
10/13/2015 3:45:17 AM PST (about 1 hours and 12 minutes ago)
Mike Leah Grabs One Pot

Max Pescatori limps in for 6,000 and Mike Leah checks in the big blind. They see the flop come . Leah checks and Pescatori bets 7,000. Leah calls. On the turn both players check, and they check again on the river. Leah announces two pair and Pescatori asks which ones. Ismael Bojang chimes in that sixes and fours would be good enough against Pescatori. Leah takes it down with .

10/13/2015 3:41:10 AM PST (about 1 hours and 16 minutes ago)
Benjamin Pollak's Aces No Good

Benjamin Pollak limps in and Lawrence Lazar calls in the small blind. Roberto Romanello checks his option in the big blind. On the flop, all three players check. Romanello checks the turn and Pollak bets 14,000, Lazar folds and Romanello calls. The river completes the board and Romanello checks again.

Now Pollak makes it 24,000 to go and gets called. "You are good," Pollak sighs and shows the for a pair of aces. Romanello has the for two pair and wins the pot.

Benjamin Pollak - 150,000

10/13/2015 3:34:35 AM PST (about 1 hours and 23 minutes ago)
Max Pescatori Brings Laughter, Wins Pot

Ismael Bojang raises to 14,000 and gets called by Lawrence Lazar and Max Pescatori in the small blind. All three players check the flop, and Pescatori then bets the turn for 22,000. Bojang folds and Lazar waits, thinking. "Two queens you should call," Pescatori says, and Lazar calls.

The appears on the river and there are laughs all around the table. Pescatori checks and Lazar checks behind, the "Italian Pirate" shows the for a full house and wins the pot.

Max Pescatori - 190,000

10/13/2015 3:24:50 AM PST (about 2 hours and 33 minutes ago)
Big Pot for Ismael Bojang

Max Pescatori limps in for 6,000 and so do Ismael Bojang, Lawrence Lazar, and Roberto Romanello in the small blind. Mike Leah checks in the big blind. On the flop, the action is checked to Ismael Bojang and he bets 25,000. Only Romanello calls, and the falls on the turn.

Romanello checks, and Bojang bets 68,000. Romanello calls. The river gets checked by both players and Bojang takes it down with for a nine-high straight.

Ismael Bojang - 350,000
Roberto Romanello - 300,000

10/13/2015 3:18:26 AM PST (about 2 hours and 39 minutes ago)
Roberto Romanello Takes First Hand

Mikkel Plum opens to 12,000 from early position and gets called by Lawrence Lazar on the button and Roberto Romanello in the big blind. All three players check the flop, and Romanello checks the turn as well. Plum bets 25,000, and Lazar folds. Romanello calls. The on the river gets checked by Romanello, and Plum fires a second barrel worth 30,000. Romanello calls.

Plum: for two pair, eights and sixes
Romanello: for a better two pair, kings and sixes

10/13/2015 3:11:45 AM PST (about 2 hours and 46 minutes ago)
Play Resumes

The cards are back in the air and the button is in seat two with Roberto Romanello as single big blind, since Barny Boatman was eliminated in the big blind last night.

Max Pescatori already had reason to celebrate, because he won the color up.

10/13/2015 2:30:17 AM PST (about 2 hours and 27 minutes ago)
Star-Studden Final Table of the Pot-Limit Omaha Event #3 in Berlin

Mikkel Plum is the start-of-the-day chip leader

The third golden bracelet will be awarded today at the first World Series of Poker Europe on German soil a,nd several top pros have made it to the final table of the €3,250 Eight-Handed Pot-Limit Omaha (Event #3) at the Spielbank Berlin. Mikkel Plum is leading the field with 482,000 in chips followed by UK's Richard Gryko (444,500). Plum sky-rocketed into the lead after eliminating Barny Boatman in a massive pot.

Another Brit takes the third spot on the overnight podium. Roberto Romanello has 320,500 in chips, while plenty of other highly talented pros also made it to the final. 2014 WSOP APAC High Roller champion Mike Leah (315,000), Lawrence Lazar (289,000), Ismael Bojang (232,000), Benjamin Pollak (195,000) and four-time bracelet winner Max Pescatori (142,500) complete a star-studded field.

All eight finalists are guaranteed at least €13,445 for their efforts. The WSOP gold bracelet as well as €126,345 are up for grabs to the winner. Pescatori won two bracelets this summer and is hunting important Player-of-the-Year points. The Italian can move into fifth place in POY rankings if he wins today. Bojang can move up all the way to fourth in the POY ranking. He as well as Leah also played the Monster Stack last night and bagged up chips there as well.

The action resumes in half an hour from now at 12 p.m. local time with 35:05 minutes left in level 18 at blinds 3,000/6,000.




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