Wednesday, June 22, 2022 3:06 AM Local Time (about 10 days and 16 hours ago)
Fabian Brandes Wins Event #39: $3,000 Pot-Limit Omaha 6-Handed
After a grueling nine hours under the bright lights on the World Series of Poker feature table at Bally's Event Center Fabian Brandes has won Event #39: $3,000 Pot-Limit Omaha 6-Handed to lift the prestigious WSOP gold bracelet and pocket $371,358 in prize money.
The German, who now resides in Vienna, Austria, outlasted 719 players that generated a prize pool of $1,919,730. The Omaha specialist defeated Day 2 and Day 3 chip leader Leonid Yanovski heads up to take the crown, much to the absolute delight of his rail. Brandes told PokerNews "It was a rollercoaster of a day! It is unreal to have the bracelet in my hand."
Event #39: $3,000 Pot-Limit Omaha 6-Handed Final Table Results
Brandes' win came only nine days after he narrowly missed out on a bracelet in Event #19: $25,000 Pot-Limit Omaha High Roller to Tong Li of China, bagging $907,132. The German's total earnings this summer is $1,278,490 from only two tournaments played. Brandes only intends to play one more tournament, Event #69: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha 8-handed Championship to be held July 2nd-5th.
Other than Brandes gaining the first gold bracelet of his career, the big story of the day was the sensational comeback made by Sean Winter. The high stakes specialist who is 31st on poker's all-time money list, was down to 100,000 chips at one point, which was less than one big blind.
Winter, from Jacksonville, Florida, spun up his stack to take the chip lead after winning seven all ins when he was at risk of elimination. Unfortunately, he couldn't complete the miracle victory and finished in third place to take home $156,401.
Final Table Action
Poland's Grzegorz Derkowski was the first elimination of the day, after nearly four hours of play, when Brandes turned a better two pair than Derkowski. The $55,501 payday is the second-biggest cash of the foosball enthusiast's career.
Making his second WSOP final table in a week, Hungarian Ferenc Deak went one position better than he did in Event #30: $1,000 Pot-Limit Omaha 8-Handed by finishing fifth. Amateur player Thomas Morrison, who works in Maryland, secured the biggest cash of his life by claiming fourth place for a six-figure score. His previous best was $1,746 back in 2010.
Yanovski will ultimately be disappointed with how the final table panned out. At one stage, the musician from Haifa, Israel, (whose band is called Big Blind Special), had two-thirds of the chips in play.
But the winner is Brandes who was supported with his Super Mario figure card protector and a Mario cap. When asked about the Mario affiliation, Brandes said, "I pretended to be superstitious and this year I chose Mario, and so far he is doing a good job." After a first place and a second place, Brandes will be keeping his lucky figure under lock and key.
This brings an end to the coverage of this tournament and the WSOP has officially handed out half of its 2022 bracelets. Stay tuned to PokerNews to find out who will be next to don a WSOP gold bracelet.
Wednesday, June 22, 2022 2:03 AM Local Time (about 10 days and 17 hours ago)
Leonid Yanovski Eliminated in 2nd Place ($229,529)
All the money went in on a flop of in a pot of 21,500,000 and the hands were tabled.
Brandes was behind the two-pair of Yanovski and needed a queen, jack or ten to take the lead and win his first bracelet.
The turn erupted the rail of Brandes as he made a straight and only had to dodge a king or nine. The river was icing on the cake for Brandes as he eliminated Yanovski in second place and won his first WSOP bracelet.
|Fabian Brandes||28,775,000||13,175,000 |
|Leonid Yanovski||0||-13,200,000 |
Wednesday, June 22, 2022 1:48 AM Local Time (about 10 days and 18 hours ago)
Yanovski Climbs Back
In a pot of 3,100,000 on a board showing Fabian Brandes led for 2,000,000 with and Yanovski announced all-in for 8,100,000 with .
"I don't think you're bluffing", said Brandes while in the tank. He eventually let his hand go and the pot was awarded to Yanovski who climbed back to almost even in chips.
|Fabian Brandes||15,600,000||-6,400,000 |
|Leonid Yanovski||13,200,000||6,400,000 |
Wednesday, June 22, 2022 1:35 AM Local Time (about 10 days and 18 hours ago)
Leonid Yanovski opened the action to 900,000 and Fabian Brandes announced pot to put Yanovski all-in. The Israeli made the call and the cards were tabled.
The board ran out giving Yanovski trips and the full double up.
|Fabian Brandes||22,000,000||-3,600,000 |
|Leonid Yanovski||6,800,000||3,600,000 |
Wednesday, June 22, 2022 1:27 AM Local Time (about 10 days and 18 hours ago)
Brandes Doubles Up to Massive Chip Lead
Fabian Brandes called 150,000 more from the small blind with and Leonid Yanovski raised to 900,000 with . Brandes made the call.
The flop came , Yanovski checked and Brandes bet 1,200,000. Yanovski quickly announced pot and Brandes said all in. Yanovski made the call.
Brandes was in the lead with his set of eights but would need to dodge the queens and flush draw of Yanovski. The turn came the and the river securing the double up and massive lead for Brandes.
|Fabian Brandes||25,600,000||12,025,000 |
|Leonid Yanovski||3,200,000||-12,000,000 |
Wednesday, June 22, 2022 1:11 AM Local Time (about 10 days and 18 hours ago)
Yanovski Flops a Set
Leonid Yanovski checked with on a flop of in a pot of 1,350,000 and Brandes bet 450,000 with which was called.
The turn came the and Yanovski checked again. Brandes bet full pot to 1,800,000 and Yanovski made the call.
The completed the board and both players checked. The set of jacks for Yanovski took down the big pot.
|Leonid Yanovski||15,200,000||1,400,000 |
|Fabian Brandes||13,575,000||-1,400,000 |
Wednesday, June 22, 2022 1:00 AM Local Time (about 10 days and 18 hours ago)
Brandes Eeks Out Lead
Fabian Brandes limped with , Leonid Yanovski raised to 900,000 holding , and Brandes made the call.
The flop came and Brandes bet 1,100,000. Yanovski called.
The landed on the turn to give Brandes a flush which both players checked.
The on the river saw a bet of 2,000.000 from the German. Yanovski folded.
|Fabian Brandes||14,975,000||-1,850,000 |
|Leonid Yanovski||13,800,000||1,850,000 |
Wednesday, June 22, 2022 12:48 AM Local Time (about 10 days and 19 hours ago)
Brandes Increasing His Lead
Fabian Brandes opened to 900,000 from the small blind with and Leonid Yanovski made the call with .
The flop came and both players checked. On the turn action was checked by both again.
The completed the board and Brandes bet 1,100,000 after being checked to. Yanovski went in the tank but eventually mucked his hand and Brandes took down another one.
|Fabian Brandes||16,825,000||1,850,000 |
|Leonid Yanovski||11,950,000||-1,850,000 |
Wednesday, June 22, 2022 12:44 AM Local Time (about 10 days and 19 hours ago)
Yanovski Narrows The Gap
Fabian Brandes bet 750,000 from the small blind with and was called by Leonid Yanovski in the big blind holding .
The flop came and both players checked. The case gave Yanovski a lock on the hand with nines full of jacks. The Israeli bet 600,000 and got a quick call from Brandes.
The fell on the river to improve his boat and bet 1,000,000. Brandes quickly calls again but Yanovski takes down the pot and is within reaching distance of Brandes.
|Fabian Brandes||14,975,000||-3,850,000 |
|Leonid Yanovski||13,800,000||3,850,000 |
Wednesday, June 22, 2022 12:41 AM Local Time (about 10 days and 19 hours ago)
Level 32 started
Wednesday, June 22, 2022 12:37 AM Local Time (about 10 days and 19 hours ago)
Yanovski Wins at Showdown
In a pot of 1,100,000 on a board showing Leonid Yanovski bet 350,000 with and Fabian Brandes made the call with .
On the river Yanovski checked and Brandes said "I surrender" and gave up. Yanovski took the pot with two-pair.
|Fabian Brandes||18,825,000||150,000 |
|Leonid Yanovski||9,950,000||-200,000 |
Wednesday, June 22, 2022 12:33 AM Local Time (about 10 days and 19 hours ago)
Brandes Putting His Foot Down
Fabian Brandes, in the small blind, bet 750,000 with and was called by Leonid Yanovski in the big blind.
Both players checked until the river with the board reading when Brandes bet pot for 1,750,000 and was called by Yanovski with just a pair of sixes. His hero call did not work out as the German's aces takes the pot. Brandes takes a commanding lead
|Fabian Brandes||18,675,000||5,575,000 |
|Leonid Yanovski||10,150,000||-4,925,000 |
Wednesday, June 22, 2022 12:16 AM Local Time (about 10 days and 19 hours ago)
Sean Winter Eliminated in 3rd Place ($156,401)
Fabian Brandes limped the button with and Sean Winter raised to 1,000,000 from the small blind with . Only Brandes made the call.
On the flop of Winter checked and Brandes bet pot for 2,500,000 and Winter quickly moved all-in for his remaining 4,005,000. Brandes made the call.
The set of Brandes was slightly ahead but would need to dodge a ton of outs. The turn gave Winter a straight and the lead in the hand. When the paired the board the tables turned again making Brandes a full-house and Winter was eliminated in third place.
|Fabian Brandes||13,100,000||4,950,000 |
|Sean Winter||0||-4,925,000 |
Wednesday, June 22, 2022 12:13 AM Local Time (about 10 days and 19 hours ago)
Yanovski Lead Increases
Fabian Brandes bet 600,000 from the button with and was called by Leonid Yanovski holding in the big blind
The flop of encouraged Brandes to continue for 850,000 and was called by the Israeli.
The turn brought Yanovski a flush but Brandes had the and represented the flush to 2,200,000. Yanovski called once more.
The fell on the river and both players checked. Yanovski takes down the pot with the flush.
|Leonid Yanovski||15,075,000||3,650,000 |
|Fabian Brandes||8,150,000||-4,400,000 |
Wednesday, June 22, 2022 12:03 AM Local Time (about 10 days and 19 hours ago)
Brandes Takes A Chunk Off Winter To Take Back Lead
Sean Winter limped from the button with and Leonid Yanovski completed the small blind with . Fabian Brandes bet the pot for 1,000,000 and was called only by Winter.
An action flop of gave Brandes top set and a flush draw, and gave Winter a worse flush draw and an open-ended straight draw. However, there was no betting on the flop.
The on the turn gave Winter second pair, Brandes checked and Winter bet 1,800,000. Brandes bet the pot for 6,730,000. Winter looked in disbelief at the move and reluctantly folded.
|Fabian Brandes||12,550,000||750,000 |
|Sean Winter||4,925,000||-750,000 |
Wednesday, June 22, 2022 12:01 AM Local Time (about 10 days and 19 hours ago)
Winter Takes From Brandes
Action folded to Fabian Brandes who limped from the small blind with and Sean Winter raised to 750,000 from the big blind with . Brandes made the call.
The flop came , Brandes checked and Winter bet 825,000 which was enough to take down the pot.
|Fabian Brandes||11,800,000||2,300,000 |
|Sean Winter||5,675,000||-2,175,000 |
Tuesday, June 21, 2022 11:53 PM Local Time (about 10 days and 19 hours ago)
Yanovski Takes Down a Big One
Leonid Yanovski opened the button to 500,000 with and both Fabian Brandes with and Sean Winter with made the call from the blinds.
The flop came , Winter and Brandes both checked and Yanovski bet 850,000. Brandes folded and Winter check-raised to 2,100,000. After some thought Yanovski moved all in and Winter folded.
|Leonid Yanovski||11,425,000||925,000 |
|Fabian Brandes||9,500,000||-1,150,000 |
|Sean Winter||7,850,000||225,000 |
Tuesday, June 21, 2022 11:39 PM Local Time (about 10 days and 20 hours ago)
From Outhouse To Penthouse For Winter
With 800,000 in the middle on a board of , Leonid Yanovski bet 400,000 holding for an open-ended straight draw in the small blind,
Fabian Brandes made the call with in the big blind as did Sean Winter in the big blind with
The on the river prompted Winter to bet 2,000,000 and the other players folded. Winter has gone from 100,000 to chip leader in the space of an hour.
|Sean Winter||11,000,000||3,375,000 |
|Fabian Brandes||9,100,000||-1,550,000 |
Tuesday, June 21, 2022 11:15 PM Local Time (about 10 days and 20 hours ago)
Level 31 started
Tuesday, June 21, 2022 10:55 PM Local Time (about 10 days and 20 hours ago)
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