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2017 World Series of Poker Europe The Official WSOP Live Updates

Monday, October 23, 2017 to Thursday, October 26, 2017

Event #2: €550 Pot-Limit Omaha

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  • Buy-in: €550
  • Prizepool: €250,909
  • Entries: 523
  • Remaining: 0
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10/25/17 02:26:11 PM PDT
Andreas Klatt Wins WSOPE Event #2: €550 Pot Limit Omaha for €56,400

Andreas Klatt, WSOPE  Event #2: €550 Pot-Limit Omaha Champion

Andreas Klatt bested a field 523 players to win his first WSOP gold bracelet at the 2017 World Series of Poker Europe in Event #2: €550 Pot-Limit Hold'em. He takes home €56,400 for his efforts.

It is Klatt's sixth WSOP cash of the year, following five in Las Vegas earlier this summer. It caps off a stellar year for Klatt, coming six months after he bagged himself two six-figure cashes in Monte Carlo.

In second place was fellow German Nico Ehlers, who recorded his first WSOP cash, taking home €34,860 for his runner-up finish.

PositionNameCountryPayout (EUR)
1Andreas KlattGermany€ 56,400
2Nico EhlersGermany€ 34,860
3Georgios ZisimopoulosGreece€ 23,979
4Theodoros AidonopoulosGreece€ 16,809
5Sergio FernandezSpain€ 11,985
6Krysztof MagottPoland€ 8,700
7Michal MaryskaCzech Republic€ 6,433
8Vasile StancuRomania€ 4,847

However Klatt said that it was "unbelievable" to win a bracelet; his first and Germany's fourth of the year after the successes of Christopher Frank, Jens Lakemeier and Sebastian Langrock in Las Vegas this summer.

"I would say it's like a dream of every poker player to win a bracelet," said Klatt following his victory, "These days money is sometimes more important, but a bracelet is still a bracelet.

"My goal at this year's WSOPE is to win as much money as possible, but it's always nice to win a tournament!"

Klatt, who is predominantly a Hold'em tournament player, says that he plays in a lot of Pot-Limit Omaha cash games. Coming back today with just 31 players, he admitted to hardly ever looking at the payouts or the number of players left on his way to victory.

"I just focussed on my game. I just tried to play every hand perfectly. There was this turning point with six or seven left and I lost a big pot to Georgios Zisimopoulos, and I lost my mood and thought 'It's over; I'm going to lose.'

"But then I won another pot and was like: 'Maybe I can turn this around.' That was a couple of key hands there."

Fahredin Mustafov

The day started with a bang with start-of-day chip leader Fahredin Mustafov (pictured above) eliminated early on, after a bluff went wrong against eventual runner-up Nico Ehlers. Mustafov held the nut-flush blocker, but Ehlers called him down with the second-nut flush to knock him out of the tournament.

This gave Ehlers the chip lead which he held for most of the afternoon. He was chip leader at three tables and two tables, with Ehlers the first player over one million in chips.

Two-time bracelet winner Kristen Bicknell enjoyed a blistering start to the day, but she was sent to the rail in a double elimination when her Aces were cracked by the flush ofVasile Stancu.

WSOPE Event #2 Final Table

By the time the official final table of eight was reached, Ehlers was joined by Sergio Fernandez in the seven-figure stack club. Fernandez is enjoying a stellar WSOPE, with the festival only just begun, after he finished third in the Monsterstack yesterday.

With players relatively short at the final table of eight, it wasn't long until Vasile Stancu and Michal Maryska were sent to the rail by Ehlers and Georgios Zisimopoulos respectively.

Zisimopoulos enjoyed a hot period, taking chips from Klatt to add to his chips from the elimination of Maryska, and moving into the overall chip lead. The Greek player would benefit from the elimination of Krzysztof Magott in sixth place to take his stack within touching distance of two million chips.

However, after Ehlers eliminated Sergio Fernandez in fifth place, there were just 200,000 chips separating Zisimopoulos, Klatt and Ehlers, with Theodoros Aidonopoulos bringing up the rear.

WSOPE Event #2 Final Table

The Germans soon pressed on, pushing their stacks up over two million chips, and putting the pressure on their Greek opponents. Aidonopolis was soon eliminated by Ehlers, whose stack was almost identical to Klatt's.

Zisimopoulos was one of the most experienced players at the final table, finishing 2nd in a WSOP bracelet event in 2016 and a 4th place finish earlier this year. This was his 15th WSOP cash, and first in Europe.

As was the case throughout the final table, there was not much to separate the two Germans. The average was only 23 big blinds, so it was inevitable that a conclusion was going to be reached soon. And it was, with Klatt turning a straight and fading his opponent's flush draw to seal the deal before the clock reached midnight.

10/25/17 02:25:14 PM PDT
Nico Ehlers Eliminated in 2nd Place (€34,860)

Nico Ehlers

Andreas Klatt raised to 200,000 on the button with      and Nico Ehlers called in the big blind with     . The flop fell     and both players checked to the   on the turn.

Ehlers led out for a bet of 200,000 and Klatt made a pot-sized raise to 1,000,000. Ehlers tanked for nearly two minutes and eventually announced all-in for 2,120,000. Klatt quickly checked his cards again and then made the all with the nut straight.

Ehlers would need a club on the river to stay alive. The dealer burned and turned the   on the river and Klatt's straight held up to eliminate Ehlers in second place. Ehlers will take home €34,860 for his efforts today and Andreas Klatt was crowned the champion.

Andreas Klatt5,200,0002,300,000
Nico Ehlers0-2,300,000
10/25/17 02:16:10 PM PDT
Chips Moving Back and Forth

After Nico Ehlers took the chip lead with a couple of small pots, it was Klatt's turn make a hand. Ehlers limped in on the button with      and Klatt checked his option holding     . The flop came     and Klatt check-called a bet of 125,000 from Ehlers.

The turn brought the   and both players checked to the   on the river. Klatt led out for 325,000 with a full house and Ehlers made the call with a small straight.

Andreas Klatt2,900,000-110,000
Nico Ehlers2,300,00080,000
10/25/17 01:50:18 PM PDT
Heads-Up Break

Andreas Klatt will take the chip lead against Nico Ehlers heading to heads-up play. The players are taking a quick break while the tournament staff prepares for heads-up action.

10/25/17 01:47:12 PM PDT
Georgios Zisimopoulos Eliminated in 3rd Place (€23,979)

Georgios Zisimopoulos

Georgios Zisimopoulos raised to 300,000 with      in the small blind and Andreas Klatt reraised to 900,000 with      in the big blind. Zisimopoulos called all in and was at risk.

The flop came    , giving Klatt an open-ended straight draw. The turn was the  , completing his straight, and the river was the  . Zisimopoulos was eliminated in 3rd place and received €23,979.

Andreas Klatt3,010,000490,000
Nico Ehlers2,220,0000
Georgios Zisimopoulos0-340,000
10/25/17 01:46:28 PM PDT
Ehlers Leaves Zisimopoulos Drawing Slim

Nico Ehlers raised to 300,000 in the small blind with      and Georgios Zisimopoulos called in the big blind with     .

The flop came     and Ehlers led out for a pot-sized bet of 600,000. Zisimopoulos announced a raise and Ehlers quickly called off his last 210,000.

Ehlers had Zisimopoulos drawing almost dead and the   landed on the turn. The   completed the board and Ehlers made the best straight to double up.

Nico Ehlers2,220,000770,000
Georgios Zisimopoulos340,000-1,020,000
10/25/17 01:38:20 PM PDT
Zisimopoulos Doubles Through Ehlers

Nico Ehlers raised to 225,000 with      and Georgios Zisimopoulos raised all in for 675,000 with     . Ehlers called.

The board ran out       giving Zisimopoulos two pair and the Greek doubled up.

Nico Ehlers1,450,000-585,000
Georgios Zisimopoulos1,360,000685,000
10/25/17 01:35:35 PM PDT
Klatt Flops Two Pair

Nico Ehlers opened to 225,000 on the button with      and Andreas Klatt called in the big blind with     .

The flop came     and Klatt checked to Ehlers who continued for 300,000. Klatt check-raised to 1,525,000 and Ehlers folded his ten-high flush draw and middle pair.

Andreas Klatt2,520,000385,000
Nico Ehlers2,035,0001,115,000
Georgios Zisimopoulos675,000-1,215,000
10/25/17 01:32:04 PM PDT
Level 30 started
Level: 30 Blinds: 50000/100000 Ante: 0
10/25/17 01:06:28 PM PDT
Another Break

The last three players are taking another 15-minute break in the action.

10/25/17 12:56:46 PM PDT
Zisimopoulos Doubles Through Ehlers

Georgios Zisimopoulos got all of his chips in the middle preflop with      and was called by Nico Ehlers holding     . Zisimopoulos was the player at risk for 945,000.

The flop came     and Zisimopoulos held a strong lead in the hand. The   landed on the turn giving Ehlers a gut-shot straight draw. The river landed the   bringing the straight for Ehlers but Zisimopoulos made the nut flush to double up.

Georgios Zisimopoulos1,890,000945,000
Nico Ehlers920,000-1,230,000
10/25/17 12:40:28 PM PDT
Theodoros Aidonopoulos Eliminated in 4th Place (€16,809)

Theodoros Aidonopoulos

Nico Ehler raised to 240,000 with      and Theodoros Aidonopoulos called with     .

The flop came down    . Ehlers bet 480,000 and Aidonopoulos was all in.

The turn was the   and the river was the  . Aidonopoulos was eliminated in 4th place for €16,809.

Nico Ehlers2,150,000745,000
Andreas Klatt2,135,00040,000
Georgios Zisimopoulos945,000-320,000
Theodoros Aidonopoulos0-465,000
10/25/17 12:27:52 PM PDT
Updated Chip Counts
Andreas Klatt2,095,000-180,000
Nico Ehlers1,405,000-145,000
Georgios Zisimopoulos1,265,000665,000
Theodoros Aidonopoulos465,000-460,000
10/25/17 12:27:13 PM PDT
Level 29 started
Level: 29 Blinds: 40000/80000 Ante: 0
10/25/17 12:24:56 PM PDT
Klatt Bluffs Zisimopoulos on the River

Georgios Zisimopoulos opened to 120,000 from the under the gun with      and Andreas Klatt three-bet to 400,000 on the button with     . Zisimopoulos made the call and they went heads-up to the flop of    .

Both players checked to the   on the turn and the   on the river. Zisimopoulos made a small bet of 85,000 with a straight and Klatt raised all-in for 1,300,000. Zisimopoulos only had 600,000 remaining and elected to fold after taking his time.

Klatt jumped out into the chip lead while Zisimopoulos is now on the short stack.

Andreas Klatt2,275,000835,000
Georgios Zisimopoulos600,000-715,000
10/25/17 11:59:34 AM PDT
Updated Chip Counts
Nico Ehlers1,550,000290,000
Andreas Klatt1,440,000435,000
Georgios Zisimopoulos1,315,000-365,000
Theodoros Aidonopoulos925,000-315,000
10/25/17 11:52:13 AM PDT
Sergio Fernandez Eliminated in 5th Place (€11,985)

Sergio Fernandez

Nico Ehlers raised to 175,000 on the button with      and Sergio Fernandez shipped all in from the small blind for 385,000 with     . Ehlers made the call and Fernandez was the player at risk.

Despite having his opponent dominated, Fernandez was out-flopped when the dealer fanned the    . The turn brought the   and Fernandez was drawing to a king to win or a nine to chop. The river landed the   and Fernandez became the fifth-place finisher.

It was another deep run and another final table for Fernandez after finishing in third place in Event #1 for €49,929.

Nico Ehlers1,260,000545,000
Sergio Fernandez0-385,000
10/25/17 11:45:28 AM PDT
Level 28 started
Level: 28 Blinds: 30000/60000 Ante: 0
10/25/17 11:41:37 AM PDT
Aidonopoulos Doubles Through Fernandez Again

Sergio Fernandez raised to 110,000 with      on the button. Theodoros Aidonopoulos raised to 405,000 with      in the small blind and Fernandez called.

On a     flop, Aidonopoulos put his remaining 190,000 chips in the middle and Fernandez called.

The turn was the   and the river the   and Aidonopoulos doubled up.

Theodoros Aidonopoulos1,240,000595,000
Sergio Fernandez640,000-595,000
10/25/17 11:32:52 AM PDT
Fernandez Doubles Up

Georgios Zisimopoulos picked up      and raised to 175,000 in the cutoff. Sergio Fernandez reraised to 550,000 from the big blind with      and had just 55,000 behind.

Zisimopoulos reraised, putting Fernandez all in, and Fernandez called.

The board ran out       and Fernandez doubled up.

Georgios Zisimopoulos1,680,000-755,000
Sergio Fernandez1,235,000670,000