Wednesday, June 21, 2017 2:34 AM Local Time
Sweden's Rifat Palevic Captures First Bracelet in $1,000 Super Turbo Bounty Event
After fourteen hours of play, a champion has been crowned, in the new $1,000 Super Turbo Bounty Event here at the World Series of Poker.
Sweden's Rifat Palevic outlasted 1,867 players to be crowned champion, collect his first gold bracelet, and pocket $183,903 for his efforts - and it was all done in a day.
The structure saw players start with 5,000 in chips and receive $300 for each player they eliminated throughout the day. Twenty-minute blind levels saw the massive crowd dwindle down to just nine in 13 hours of play. The final table then lasted only 54 hands in just over an hour.
First to fall was Victor Kim. His pocket sixes were counterfeited against Robert Heidorn's ace-jack. With less than a big blind left, he chose to muck a few hands, before falling three hands later.
George Dolofan was next to fall. He firstly had his pocket queens cracked by Palevic's when the river made a flush. Shortly after his queen-ten lost out to Palevic's ace-king.
Gavin O'Rourke (7th), Joe Montervino (6th) and Rick Hollman (5th) then fell in the space of ten minutes and the field was cut to four in no time at all.
Ten minutes later, Robert Heidorn committed his chips in with ace-deuce and was out-kicked by Ryan Olisar's ace-four. Olisar faded a gut-shot straight draw on the river and Heidorn was gone.
Australia's Dean Blatt fell in third place when his pocket fours were no match against Palevic's kings. He was left with just a 5,000-chip, and fell in the following hand.
Heads up saw Olisar hold a 2:1 chip lead over Palevic. Palevic mentioned a potential chop but Olisar was happy to play it out. Eight hands later, Pelavic had captured the title.
In the final hand, Olisar moved all in for his last 1.5 million with and ran into Palevic's pocket kings. No help came and Olisar finished in second place, collecting just over $113,000 for his efforts.
After taking down the tournament, Palevic was asked how he felt about the whole experience. He said that this tournament was perfect for his style of play and he loved everything about it. His crew of friends from Sweden gave him so much positive energy and carried him to victory. He had a big gap between playing because of his daughter and wife and their schedules and hadn't been able to focus on poker beyond playing in Sweden. He loves America and loves coming to play here and in Las Vegas.
Event #39 Final Table Results
|2||Ryan Olisar||United States||$113,581|
|5||Rick Hollman||United States||$44,244|
|6||Joe Montervino||United States||$33,160|
|8||George Dolofan||United States||$19,063|
|9||Victor Kim||United States||$14,685|
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 2:01 AM Local Time
Ryan Olisar Eliminated in 2nd Place ($113,581)
Hand #54: Ryan Olisar moved all in for about 1,500,000 and Rifat Palevic called.
The board ran out and Palevic collects the last bounty of the tournament and keeps his own as he is the Event #39: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em Super Bounty Turbo champion.
|Rifat Palevic||10,000,000||3,800,000 |
|Ryan Olisar||0||-1,800,000 |
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 1:58 AM Local Time
Hands #50-52: Rifat Palevic Takes Three in a Row
Hand #50: Rifat Palevic moved all in and Ryan Olisar folded.
Hand #51: Palevic got a walk.
Hand #52: Palevic moved all in and took the pot pre flop.
|Rifat Palevic||6,200,000||200,000 |
|Ryan Olisar||1,800,000||-1,500,000 |
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 1:57 AM Local Time
Hands #47-49: Palevic Doubles Into the Lead
Hand #47: Ryan Olisar moved all in and Rifat Palevic folded.
Hand #48: Palevic moved all in and Olisar called. Palevic showed and Olisar tabled .
The board ran out and Palevic vaulted back into the lead with his pair of nines.
Hand #49: Palevic got a walk.
|Rifat Palevic||6,000,000||1,100,000 |
|Ryan Olisar||3,300,000||-2,400,000 |
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 1:55 AM Local Time
Dean Blatt Eliminated in 3rd Place ($82,227)
Hand #46: Dean Blatt was all in for just 5,000 before the hand started.
Rifat Pelavic called from the big blind. Ryan Olisar checked his option from the small blind.
Both players then checked down the board.
Olisar showed for nine-high. Pelavic then flipped over for a pair of deuces. Blatt then peeled his cards one-by-one, and exposed for king-high, and was eliminated in 3rd place.
|Dean Blatt||0||-5,000 |
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 1:51 AM Local Time
Hand #45: Palevic Doubles; Blatt Has One Chip Left
Hand #45: Dean Blatt moved all in for 1,360,000 from the button and was called by Rifat Palevic in the small blind who had 5,000 less.
Blatt was dominated, and would find no help from the board, dropping to just 5,000 in chips.
"He's back to starting stack," joked Scott Davies from Blatt's rail.
|Dean Blatt||5,000||-2,225,000 |
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 1:48 AM Local Time
Hands 41 - 44:
Ryan Olisar moved all in and took it down pre flop.
Ryan Olisar gets a walk.
Rifat Palevic moved all in and took the pot pre flop.
Olisar moved all in and Palevic called.
The board ran out and they chopped the pot.
|Ryan Olisar||5,700,000||-54,300,000 |
|Rifat Palevic||4,900,000||3,650,000 |
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 1:47 AM Local Time
Hands #37 - 40: Blatt doubles to Survive Then Olisar Doubles Into Chip Lead
Hand #37: Ryan Olisar moved all in from the small blind and Dean Blatt called in the big blind with 1,110,000 remaining.
Blatt tabled and Olisar showed .
The board ran out and Blatt got the much needed double.
Hand #38: Rifat Palevic got a walk.
Hand #39: Rifat Palevic moved all in from the small blind and took it down.
Hand #40: Rifat Palevic was on the button and moved all in. Ryan Olisar was in the small blind and called.
Olisar tabled and palevic showed .
The board ran out and Olisar got a huge double to take over the chip lead and open up a gap on Palevic.
|Ryan Olisar||6,000,000||1,700,000 |
|Dean Blatt||2,230,000||1,110,000 |
|Rifat Palevic||1,250,000||-2,685,000 |
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 1:41 AM Local Time
Level 33 started
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 1:40 AM Local Time
Robert Heidorn Eliminated in 4th Place ($60,132)
Hand #36: Robert Heidorn moved all in for around 800,000 from the button and was called by Ryan Olisar in the big blind.
The board ran out to see Olisar take down the pot with two pair, sending Heidorn home in 4th place.
|Ryan Olisar||4,300,000||1,160,000 |
|Robert Heidorn||0||-1,145,000 |
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 1:37 AM Local Time
Hands #33-35: Olisar Doubles Through Palevic
Hand #33: Rifat Palevic moved all in from the button and was snap-called by Ryan Olisar in the small blind.
The board ran out to see Olisar win with a higher two pair and double up.
Hand #34: Ryan Olisar moved all in from the button and took down the blinds and antes.
Hand #35: Dean Blatt moved all in from the button in the following hand and took down the pot.
|Rifat Palevic||3,935,000||-1,265,000 |
|Ryan Olisar||3,140,000||1,440,000 |
|Robert Heidorn||1,145,000||-655,000 |
|Dean Blatt||1,120,000||-280,000 |
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 1:36 AM Local Time
Hands #31 - 32: All Rifat
Hand #31: Rifat Palevic got a walk.
Hand #32: Rifat Palevic moved all in and took it pre flop.
|Rifat Palevic||5,200,000||180,000 |
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 1:32 AM Local Time
Rick Hollman Eliminated in 5th Place ($44,244)
Hand #30: Rifat Palevic moved all in and was called by Rick Hollman who had 100,000 remaining.
Palevic tabled and Hollman showed .
The board ran out and Palevic's threes held up sending Hollman to the rail.
|Rick Hollman||0||-480,000 |
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 1:28 AM Local Time
Joe Montervino Eliminated in 6th Place ($33,160)
Joe Montervino moved all in for 360,000 and Dean Blatt called.
The board ran out to give Blatt a straight flush and earn a bounty.
|Dean Blatt||1,400,000||350,000 |
|Joe Montervino||0||-610,000 |
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 1:24 AM Local Time
Gavin O'Rourke Eliminated in 7th place ($25,010)
Hand #28: Gavin O'Rourke was in the cutoff and moved all in for 515,000. Ryan Olisar was in the big blind and called.
Olisar tabled and O'Rourke showed .
The board ran out and Olisar got the elimination with his straight.
|Ryan Olisar||1,700,000||500,000 |
|Gavin O'Rourke||0||-545,000 |
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 1:16 AM Local Time
Level 32 started
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 1:15 AM Local Time
George Dolofan Eliminated in 8th Place ($19,063)
Hand #27: George Dolofan moved all in for 950,000 from the hijack before the action fell on Gavin O'Rourke in the small blind. He thought for a minute then moved all in for just under 2.5 million. Rifat Palevic snap called for 1,845,000 from the big blind and the cards were shown.
The board ran out giving Palevic the winning hand with two pair. Dolofan would have to settle for 8th place. O'Rourke dropped down to 545,000.
|Rifat Palevic||5,020,000||3,920,000 |
|Gavin O'Rourke||545,000||-2,065,000 |
|George Dolofan||0||-985,000 |
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 1:15 AM Local Time
Hand #24: Gavin O'Rourke raised to 250,000 from middle position. The action folded around to Robert Heidorn in the big blind, who contemplated his decision for a moment, before opting to fold.
Hand #25: The action folded around to Robert Heidorn in the small blind who moved all in. The bet had Joe Montervino covered in the big blind. Montervino mucked as soon as he looked at his cards.
Hand #26: Rifat Palevic raised to 280,000 from under the gun which was enough to take down the pot as everyone folded.
Hand #27: Action folded to Rifat Palevic in the small blind who called all in covering Rick Hollman in the big blind with 70,000 remaining.
Hollman showed and Palevic tabled putting Hollman at risk.
The board ran out and Hollman survived.
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 1:12 AM Local Time
Hands #18-23: Zero Flops Given
Robert Heidorn moved all in from the button and the blinds folded.
George Dolofan moved all in and everyone folded.
Ryan Olisar moved all in and everyone folded.
Rifat Palevic moved all in and took it pre flop.
Robert Heidorn raised it pre flop and everyone folded.
Joe Montervino moved all in for 350,000 and took the pot pre flop.
|Robert Heidorn||1,800,000||590,000 |
|Ryan Olisar||1,200,000||300,000 |
|Rifat Palevic||1,100,000||-480,000 |
|Joe Montervino||610,000||-105,000 |
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 1:02 AM Local Time
Hands #15-17: Palevic Doubles Through Dolofan
Hand #15: Ryan Olisar moved all in from the cutoff and captured the big blind and antes.
Hand #16: Dean Blatt took his chance to move all in for 975,000 from the cutoff. The button and blinds mucked.
Hand #17: Rifat Palevic moved all in for 640,000 before the action fell on George Dolofan on the button. He moved all in for over 1.6 million which was enough to see the blinds fold.
Palevic cheered loudly for "red" as the board ran out . His request came through, rivering a flush, to stay alive in the tournament.
|Rifat Palevic||1,580,000||1,320,000 |
|George Dolofan||985,000||-1,130,000 |