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2022 53rd Annual World Series of Poker The Official WSOP Live Updates

Saturday, June 18, 2022 to Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Event #39: $3,000 6-Handed Pot-Limit Omaha

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  • Buy-in: $3,000
  • Prizepool: $1,919,730
  • Entries: 719
  • Remaining: 0

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Wednesday, June 22, 2022 3:06 AM Local Time (about 6 days and 5 hours ago)
Fabian Brandes Wins Event #39: $3,000 Pot-Limit Omaha 6-Handed

Fabian Brandes

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

PlaceWinnerCountryPrize
1Fabian BrandesGermany$371,358
2Leonid YanovskiIsrael$229,529
3Sean WinterUSA$156,401
4Thomas MorrisonUSA$108,604
5Ferenc DeakHungary$76,880
6Grzegorz DerkowskiPoland$55,501

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.

Fabian Brandes
Fabian Brandes

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.

Sean Winter
Sean Winter

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.

Leonid Yanovski
Leonid Yanovski

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 6 days and 6 hours ago)
Leonid Yanovski Eliminated in 2nd Place ($229,529)

Leonid Yanovski

All the money went in on a flop of     in a pot of 21,500,000 and the hands were tabled.

Leonid Yanovski:     
Fabrian Brandes:     

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 Brandes28,775,00013,175,000
Leonid Yanovski0-13,200,000
Wednesday, June 22, 2022 1:48 AM Local Time (about 6 days and 7 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 Brandes15,600,000-6,400,000
Leonid Yanovski13,200,0006,400,000
Wednesday, June 22, 2022 1:35 AM Local Time (about 6 days and 7 hours ago)
Yanovski Doubles

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.

Leonid Yanovski:     
Fabian Brandes:     

The board ran out       giving Yanovski trips and the full double up.

Fabian Brandes22,000,000-3,600,000
Leonid Yanovski6,800,0003,600,000
Wednesday, June 22, 2022 1:27 AM Local Time (about 6 days and 7 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 Brandes25,600,00012,025,000
Leonid Yanovski3,200,000-12,000,000
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Wednesday, June 22, 2022 1:11 AM Local Time (about 6 days and 7 hours ago)
Yanovski Flops a Set

Leonid Yanovski

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 Yanovski15,200,0001,400,000
Fabian Brandes13,575,000-1,400,000
Wednesday, June 22, 2022 1:00 AM Local Time (about 6 days and 7 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 Brandes14,975,000-1,850,000
Leonid Yanovski13,800,0001,850,000
Wednesday, June 22, 2022 12:48 AM Local Time (about 6 days and 8 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 Brandes16,825,0001,850,000
Leonid Yanovski11,950,000-1,850,000
Wednesday, June 22, 2022 12:44 AM Local Time (about 6 days and 8 hours ago)
Yanovski Narrows The Gap

Leonid Yanovski

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 Brandes14,975,000-3,850,000
Leonid Yanovski13,800,0003,850,000
Wednesday, June 22, 2022 12:41 AM Local Time (about 6 days and 8 hours ago)
Level 32 started
Level: 32
Blinds: 150,000/300,000
Ante: 300,000
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Wednesday, June 22, 2022 12:37 AM Local Time (about 6 days and 8 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 Brandes18,825,000150,000
Leonid Yanovski9,950,000-200,000
Wednesday, June 22, 2022 12:33 AM Local Time (about 6 days and 8 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 Brandes18,675,0005,575,000
Leonid Yanovski10,150,000-4,925,000
Wednesday, June 22, 2022 12:16 AM Local Time (about 6 days and 8 hours ago)
Sean Winter Eliminated in 3rd Place ($156,401)

Sean Winter

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 Brandes13,100,0004,950,000
Sean Winter0-4,925,000
Wednesday, June 22, 2022 12:13 AM Local Time (about 6 days and 8 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 Yanovski15,075,0003,650,000
Fabian Brandes8,150,000-4,400,000
Wednesday, June 22, 2022 12:03 AM Local Time (about 6 days and 8 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 Brandes12,550,000750,000
Sean Winter4,925,000-750,000
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Wednesday, June 22, 2022 12:01 AM Local Time (about 6 days and 8 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 Brandes11,800,0002,300,000
Sean Winter5,675,000-2,175,000
Tuesday, June 21, 2022 11:53 PM Local Time (about 6 days and 8 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 Yanovski11,425,000925,000
Fabian Brandes9,500,000-1,150,000
Sean Winter7,850,000225,000
Tuesday, June 21, 2022 11:39 PM Local Time (about 6 days and 9 hours ago)
From Outhouse To Penthouse For Winter

Sean 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 Winter11,000,0003,375,000
Fabian Brandes9,100,000-1,550,000
Tuesday, June 21, 2022 11:15 PM Local Time (about 6 days and 9 hours ago)
Level 31 started
Level: 31
Blinds: 125,000/250,000
Ante: 250,000
Tuesday, June 21, 2022 10:55 PM Local Time (about 6 days and 9 hours ago)
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