06/30/14 01:01:48 AM PST
Florian Langmann Wins Event #54: $3,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Low ($297,650)
Florian Langmann topped a field of 474 entrants to take down Event #54: $3,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Low for $297,650. The German had already amassed more than $2 million in live tournament cashes, but this is his first bracelet victory.
Twenty players advanced to Day 3, and Langmann scored plenty of knockouts on the way to his victory. His game plan was clear.
"I guess I'm going to be the guy that's least afraid to gamble and that's worked out so far for me," he told a PokerNews reporter just before the official final table commenced. "You can't be too aggressive in this game."
Langmann backed up his words, finding himself in plenty of all-in situations, sometimes with less-than-stellar preflop holdings. In one of the most key hands of the final table, he knocked out dangerous Omaha Eight-or-Better player Woody Deck in seventh when he attempted to isolate a short stack and got caught by Deck, eventually making two pair with .
After accomplished Frenchman Antony Lellouche was eliminated in sixth, TJ Eisenman busted in fifth, and Doug Baughman bowed out in fourth, three-handed play began with Langmann and eventual runner-up Zach Freeman virtually even in chips. Langmann's aggression again paid off with good fortune, as he busted Dylan Wilkerson on a board with against , dodging seemingly infinite outs when a hit.
At that point, the six-to-one chip deficit was simply too big a hole for Freeman to climb out of heads up.
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06/30/14 12:38:53 AM PST
Zach Freeman Eliminated in 2nd Place ($184,216)
Zach Freeman got it all in against Florian Langmann after a flop of .
Freeman's threes were ahead for high, while Langmann would take the low if a low card hit.
"Queen," Freeman called.
The dealer burned and turned: .
"How did you do that?" Langmann asked. "Eight."
The dealer burned and turned once more: , giving Langmann the tournament with a pair of eights.
|Zach Freeman||0||-1,100,000 |06/30/14 12:24:15 AM PST
Langmann Grinds Freeman Down but Doubles Him Up
Zach Freeman raised the button, and Florian Langmann put him all in. Freeman called.
"Aw, you have a good hand, too," Langmann said. "You already have a pair."
"Want to trade?" Freeman asked.
The flop came .
"Still want to trade?" Langmann said. "You will see, a nine is coming."
Langmann was right: that was the river, but unfortunately for him it came after an turn, so Freeman snagged the pot with a straight.
|Florian Langmann||3,170,000||-100,000 |
|Zach Freeman||1,100,000||100,000 |06/30/14 12:08:27 AM PST
Zach Freeman just got it in on the turn with against Florian Langmann's on a board. He hit a set of queens on the river to double up.
|Florian Langmann||3,270,000||-400,000 |
|Zach Freeman||1,000,000||400,000 |06/30/14 12:05:21 AM PST
Dylan Wilkerson Eliminated in 3rd Place ($122,427)
On fourth street, the board read , and the two biggest stacks, Dylan Wilkerson and Florian Langmann, clashed all in.
Langmann had kings up with a flush draw, but the draw was trumped by Wilkerson, who had seemingly countless outs with the nut low draw, nut flush draw, and a double-gutshot straight draw. The dealer peeled off the last card: the one of the few cards that didn't give Wilkerson any of the pot.
Langmann had a covering stack, and heads-up play begins with him holding a massive lead.
|Florian Langmann||3,670,000||2,370,000 |
|Zach Freeman||600,000||-800,000 |
|Dylan Wilkerson||0||-1,650,000 |06/29/14 11:58:14 PM PST
The Forgetful Sort
"Fifty," the dealer said, pointing at the empty space where Zach Freeman's big blind was supposed to reside.
"I'm the worst, I know," Freeman said with a laugh.
It wasn't the first time Freeman had been absentmindedly shuffling chips when he was supposed to have a blind out.
"You should see me in..."
"Stud?" the dealer said, finishing Freeman's sentence. "Oh God."
06/29/14 11:50:39 PM PST
Wilkerson Induces the Bet
Florian Langmann made it 90,000 in one of the last hands at the previous level, and Dylan Wilkerson defended his big blind. Both players checked on the flop, and Wilkerson bet 150,000 on the turn. Langmann called to see the hit the board. Wilkerson checked, and Langmann bet 300,000.
"Call," Wilkerson said immediately.
"Two pair," Langmann said.
"Set," Wilkerson responded, spreading for a set of fours.
"Whaaaat," a surprised Langmann said before mucking.
|Dylan Wilkerson||1,650,000||785,000 |
|Florian Langmann||1,300,000||-650,000 |06/29/14 11:45:36 PM PST
Level 27 started
|06/29/14 11:40:43 PM PST
Small Bet Wins it for Langmann
Florian Langmann raised to 90,000 on the button and got three-bet to 290,000 by Dylan Wilkerson in the big blind. Langmann called, and Wilkerson must have hated the flop, as he check-folded to 150,000 on .
|Florian Langmann||1,950,000||250,000 |
|Zach Freeman||1,400,000||-220,000 |
|Dylan Wilkerson||865,000||-120,000 |06/29/14 11:21:27 PM PST
Back to Poker
After the players wrapped up a 15-minute unscheduled break, play has resumed with 24 minutes left in the level.
06/29/14 11:06:31 PM PST
Players are on break for 12 more minutes.
06/29/14 11:02:14 PM PST
|Florian Langmann||1,700,000||0 |
|Zach Freeman||1,620,000||-25,000 |
|Dylan Wilkerson||985,000||45,000 |06/29/14 11:01:07 PM PST
Doug Baughman Eliminated in 4th Place ($90,853)
Zach Freeman raised to 125,000 on the button, and Doug Baughman potted from the small blind after staying relatively quiet for most of the final table. That didn't deter Freeman, who only had to call 220,000 more.
The board ran out in Freeman's favor: , giving him the nut straight and the KO.
|Zach Freeman||1,645,000||405,000 |
|Doug Baughman||0||-580,000 |06/29/14 10:55:09 PM PST
Langmann Still Sliding
Florian Langmann raised to 140,000 on the button, and Zach Freeman potted in the small blind. Langmann called, calling Freeman's last 155,000 on the flop.
Langmann held the lead with top pair, but a turn gave Freeman two pair. The river filled him up.
|Florian Langmann||1,700,000||-545,000 |
|Zach Freeman||1,240,000||720,000 |06/29/14 10:45:27 PM PST
Langmann Loses Another
Florian Langmann raised to 120,000 under the gun, and Dylan Wilkerson potted from the big blind to 440,000. The two got it in for Wilkerson's last 30,000.
Langmann had a high-only hand, and it was low cards that hit the board: , increasing Wilkerson's equity to scoop the pot. The turn gave him kings up, and a river was good for the whole pot to the American.
|Florian Langmann||2,245,000||-430,000 |
|Dylan Wilkerson||940,000||195,000 |06/29/14 10:27:24 PM PST
Freeman Calls Two Bullets
Florian Langmann and Zach Freeman saw a flop, and Freeman called a bet of 75,000 and another of 100,000 on the turn. Langmann blasted out 300,000 on the river, and Freeman decided to pitch his hand.
|Florian Langmann||2,675,000||460,000 |
|Zach Freeman||520,000||-370,000 |06/29/14 10:23:42 PM PST
Freeman Chases Langmann Out
Florian Langmann raised to 60,000 under the gun, and Zach Freeman called with position on the button. Langmann checked the flop before calling 165,000 from Freeman, and the turned. Freeman jammed it in for 415,000 after Langmann checked this time, and that was enough to convince Langmann to fold.
|Florian Langmann||2,215,000||0 |
|Zach Freeman||890,000||0 |06/29/14 10:22:11 PM PST
Level 26 started
|06/29/14 09:58:51 PM PST
TJ Eisenman Eliminated in 5th Place ($68,181)
Zach Freeman raised to 105,000 in the cutoff and was repotted and got it in with TJ Eisenman, putting the latter at risk for 375,000.
Freeman hit queens up for the win on the flop as his jacks played.
|Zach Freeman||780,000||240,000 |
|TJ Eisenman||0||-470,000 |06/29/14 09:54:08 PM PST
Langmann Ships Baughman a Double
Doug Baughman got 80,000 in under the gun before calling the shove of Florian Langmann out of the small blind.
The run out was in Baughman's favor, as his aces up were good.
|Florian Langmann||2,380,000||-105,000 |
|Doug Baughman||580,000||310,000 ||