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2019 50th Annual World Series of Poker The Official WSOP Live Updates

Tuesday, July 09, 2019 to Thursday, July 11, 2019

$1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha Bounty (Event #78)

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  • Buy-in: $1,500
  • Prizepool: $1,525,500
  • Entries: 1,130
  • Remaining: 0


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Friday, July 12, 2019 5:36 PM Local Time
Maximilian Klostermeier Wins First Bracelet in Event #78: $1,500 PLO Bounty $177,823

Maximilian Klostermeier

An extra day was needed to finish Event #78: $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha Bounty at the 2019 World Series of Poker . This second-year event attracted 1,130 entries and created a prize pool of $960,500 with a first-place prize of $177,823. Maximilian Klostermeier took home the grand prize and his first WSOP gold bracelet by beating David Callaghan, who had to settle for $109,844.

When asked about the bracelet he just won Klostermeier said: ''I feel great, can't really believe it honestly, I've only been playing poker professionally for a little over a year now and I'm already getting a bracelet so soon.''

While Klostermeier has only been playing poker professionally for a short time, this year marks his first time in Las Vegas. He only played in four events and said he's not really a PLO player.

"Honestly, PLO isn't my strongest game, I'd say Texas hold'em is. If we include online events I've only played PLO 20, maybe 25 times. I found myself in some positions that I didn't really know what to do but it worked out."

Maximilian Klostermeier
Maximilian Klostermeier

Final Table Results

1Maximilian KlostermeierDenmark$177,823
2David CallaghanIreland$109,844
3Bryce YockeyUnited States$77,893
4Ryan LenaghanUnited States$55,939
5Jason StockfishUnited States$40,691
6Tim SeidenstickerUnited States$29,987
7Scott SharpeUnited States$22,391
8Heng ZhangUnited States$16,944
9Joseph LibertaUnited States$12,996

Final Day Action

The final table finished almost as fast as it started with Scott Sharpe taking his leave within the first 20-minutes of play when he ran his ace-queen into Bryce Yockey's cowboy. He took home $22,391 for his seventh-place finish.

Yockey wasn't done as Tim Seidensticker would be his next victim at the final table when Seidensticker got his remaining chips in the middle after the flop with a wheel draw that wouldn't connect. He rolled out in sixth place for $29,987.

One level later would see the final table's next causality as Jason Stockfish jammed his remaining 550,000 chips in the middle after chip leader Klostermeier had already raised. The poker gods wouldn't be on Stockfish's side as he was ahead until Klostermeier turned two-pair and he was eliminated in fifth place for $29,987.

A few hands later, Yockey claimed yet another bounty at the final table as Ryan Lenaghan's pocket aces were cracked after Yockey flopped trip eights. Lenaghan had two cards to go but couldn't catch an ace and rocketed off in fourth place for $55,939.

Next in line was Yockey, the final table bounty hunter himself. He exited after some rocket cracking karma would come back around and he was flushed out on the river after he flopping a set of aces. The PLO specialist would take home $77,893 for his third-place finish.

Heads-Up Play

David Callaghan
David Callaghan

Heads-up action was in Klostermeier's favor as he held a 2:1 advantage and took a dominant lead with one key hand after he turned a club flush and put out a river bet. Callaghan called for 99 percent of his chips and was left with crumbs. Callaghan would find a double but it only lasted one hand as in the next one Klostermeier would river a higher pair to take home the first-place prize of $177,823 and the WSOP gold bracelet. Callaghan had to settle for second and $109,844.

Maximilian Klostermeier
Maximilian Klostermeier

That brings an end to this tournament! Tune in for updates on the rest of the WSOP event here on PokerNews throughout the rest of the summer.

Friday, July 12, 2019 4:07 PM Local Time
Maximilian Klostermeier Wins Event #78: $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha Bounty ($177,823)

Maximilian Klostermeier

Maximilian Klostermeier Wins Event #78: $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha Bounty for $177,823.

Full end of day recap will follow shortley.

Friday, July 12, 2019 3:55 PM Local Time
David Callaghan Eliminated in 2nd Place ($109,844)

David Callaghan

One hand after receiving a double up, David Callaghan found himself all in once more and was called by Maximilian Klostermeier.

David Callaghan:     
Maximilian Klostermeier:     

Callaghan was ahead to start the hand but Klostermeier flopped an open-ended straight draw on the     flop.

The turn brought the   adding more outs to Klostermeier's hand as he picked up the nut flush draw.

Callaghan almost had another double up until the dealer peeled off the   on the river to give Klostermeier a pair of jacks and Callaghan was eliminated in 2nd place taking home $109,844 for his effort.

David Callaghan0-300,000
Friday, July 12, 2019 3:33 PM Local Time
Klostermeier Leaves Callaghan With Crumbs

Maximilian Klostermeier opened for 500,000 from the small blind and David Callaghan defended his big blind.

The flop fell     and Callaghan check-called Klostermeier continuation bet for 500,000.

The turn fell the   and Klostermeier fired out 1,000,000 after Callaghan checked his option and was called.

Callaghan checked one last time after the dealer peeled off the   river and Klostermeier put out 4,200,000 bet.

Callaghan went into the tank as the bet was for majority of his stack and after deep consideration made the call only to see Klostermeier held the king high flush with     .

Maximilian Klostermeier27,950,0008,450,000
David Callaghan300,000-8,300,000
Friday, July 12, 2019 3:25 PM Local Time
Start of Heads-Up Play

A bunch of uncontested raises at the start of heads up action.

Playtika - Jason Alexander
Friday, July 12, 2019 3:13 PM Local Time
Level 33 started
Level: 33
Blinds: 120,000/240,000
Ante: 0
Friday, July 12, 2019 3:00 PM Local Time
Break Time

The final two bounty players are on a 15-minute break.

Friday, July 12, 2019 2:55 PM Local Time
Bryce Yockey Eliminated in 3rd Place ($77,893)

Bryce Yockey

Maximilian Klostermeier opened for 450,000 on the button and Bryce Yockey three-bet pot to 1,550,000 from the small blind getting a call from Klostermeier.

Yockey fired out 800,000 after the flop fell     and Klostermeier called.

The turn fell the   and Yockey announced "all-in" and was snapped off by Klostermeier.

Bryce Yockey:     
Maximilian Klostermeier:     

Yockey was ahead with his set of aces but the river fell the   completing Klostermeier's flush and Yockey was eliminated in 3rd place taking home $77,893 bringing his total to $514,365 in WSOP cashes this summer.

Maximilian Klostermeier20,000,0005,200,000
Bryce Yockey0-5,000,000
Friday, July 12, 2019 2:53 PM Local Time
Updated Chip Counts
Maximilian Klostermeier14,800,0002,480,000
David Callaghan7,100,000100,000
Bryce Yockey5,000,000-1,000,000
Friday, July 12, 2019 2:35 PM Local Time
Ryan Lenaghan Eliminated in 4th Place ($55,939)

Ryan Lenaghan

Bryce Yockey opened for 400,000 on the button and Ryan Lenaghan three-bet pot from the small blind leaving just a little behind and got it in after Yockey four-bet.

Ryan Lenaghan:     
Bryce Yockey:     

Lenaghan was ahead until the dealer threw out the     flop giving Yockey trip eights.

Yockey would boat up with the   turn and the   river would seal Lenaghan's fate as he was eliminated in fourth place.

Bryce Yockey6,000,0003,000,000
Ryan Lenaghan0-2,800,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Friday, July 12, 2019 2:26 PM Local Time
Jason Stockfish Eliminated in 5th Place ($40,691)

Jason Stockfish

Maximilian Klostermeier opened on the button for 400,000 and Jason Stockfish moved all in for 550,000 from the small blind and was called by Klostermeier.

Jason Stockfish:     
Maximilian Klostermeier:     

Stockfish was behind but received some help from the     flop.

The turn fell the   putting Klostermeier in the lead with two pair.

The   river gave Stockfish two-pair but it was inferior to Klostermeier's two-pair and he was eliminated in fifth place.

Maximilian Klostermeier12,320,0001,320,000
Jason Stockfish0-1,300,000
Friday, July 12, 2019 2:14 PM Local Time
Lenaghan Doubles Through Callaghan

Ryan Lenaghan

Ryan Lenaghan opened pot for 600,000 from the cutoff and David Callaghan called from the button.

The flop fell     and Lenaghan moved all in for his remaining 310,000 and Callaghan called.

David Callaghan:     
Ryan Lenaghan:     

Both players held the same flush draw with Lenaghan holding the better of it.

The   turn would seal the deal for Lenaghan securing his double up and the dealer peeled off the   on the river.

David Callaghan7,000,0001,750,000
Ryan Lenaghan2,800,0001,200,000
Friday, July 12, 2019 2:02 PM Local Time
Updated Chip Counts
Maximilian Klostermeier11,000,000-1,400,000
Bryce Yockey3,000,000600,000
Ryan Lenaghan1,600,000200,000
Jason Stockfish1,300,000-3,500,000
Friday, July 12, 2019 2:01 PM Local Time
Level 32 started
Level: 32
Blinds: 100,000/200,000
Ante: 0
Friday, July 12, 2019 1:46 PM Local Time
Klostermeier Takes Moster Pot From Yockey With Better Fullhouse

Maximilian Klostermeier

On a board showing      Bryce Yockey called an 800,000 bet from Maximilian Klostermeier after checking his option from the big blind.

The river fell the   and Yockey check-called Klostermeier bet of 1,500,000 only to see the bad news.

Maximilian Klostermeier:     
Bryce Yockey:     

Maximilian Klostermeier12,400,0002,160,000
Bryce Yockey2,400,000-3,600,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Friday, July 12, 2019 1:29 PM Local Time
Tim Seidensticker Eliminated in 6th Place ($29,987)

Tim Seidensticker

Tim Seidensticker got his remaining stack in the middle preflop and was called by Bryce Yockey.

Bryce Yockey:     
Tim Seidensticker:     

The flop fell     giving Seidensticker the wheel draw but couldn't complete as the board finished with the    turn and river.

Bryce Yockey6,000,0001,700,000
Tim Seidensticker0-1,810,000
Friday, July 12, 2019 1:22 PM Local Time
Scott Sharpe Eliminated in 7th Place ($22,391)

Scott Sharpe

Scott Sharpe opened for 450,000 from the cutoff and Bryce Yockey three-bet Sharpe all in and was called.

Scott Sharpe:     
Bryce Yockey:     

Tockey was ahead with his cowboys and nothing changed as the board ran out       and Sharpe was eliminated in 7th place.

Bryce Yockey4,300,000900,000
Scott Sharpe0-1,010,000
Friday, July 12, 2019 1:11 PM Local Time
Stockfish Takes First Pot

Jason Stockfish

Jason Stockfish opened for 400,000 from the cutoff, Bryce Yockey and Ryan Lenaghan called from the blinds.

The     flop was checked to the   turn where Stockfish fired out 600,000 and was called by Yockey from the small blind.

Stockfish took down the pot with an 800,000 bet on the   river after Yockey checked his option.

Jason Stockfish4,800,0001,650,000
Bryce Yockey3,400,000-915,000
Ryan Lenaghan1,400,000-1,060,000
Friday, July 12, 2019 12:59 PM Local Time
Shuffle Up and Deal

Day 4 of Event #78: $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha Bounty is officially underway.

Friday, July 12, 2019 12:59 PM Local Time
Level 31 started
Level: 31
Blinds: 80,000/160,000
Ante: 0
Playtika - Jason Alexander