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2023 World Series of Poker Europe The Official WSOP Live Updates

Sunday, November 12, 2023 to Sunday, November 12, 2023

WSOPE Event #14: NLH Turbo Freezeout

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  • Buy-in: €1,000
  • Prizepool: €200,000
  • Entries: 182
  • Remaining: 0


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Monday, November 13, 2023 4:01 AM Local Time
Bernd Gleissner Captures Maiden Bracelet in Event #14: €1,000 No-Limit Hold’em Turbo Freezeout (€46,700)

Bernd Gleissner

After ten and a half hours of play, a new bracelet winner has been crowned at the 2023 World Series of Poker Europe at King's Resort in Rozvadov. Bernd Gleissner outlasted a field of 182 entrants in Event #14: €1,000 No-Limit Hold'em Turbo Freezeout, last defeating Candido Cappiello in heads-up play to capture his first WSOP gold bracelet and the lion's share of the €200,000 prize pool.

The win marks Gleissner's third cash at the 2023 WSOPE and is by far his biggest of this series, with the next closest being a 27th place finish in Event #6: €5,000 Pot Limit Omaha for €8,625. The German pro has enjoyed several five-figure scores at King's Resort over the past two years, including a 27th-place finish in the 2022 WSOPE Main Event for €39,368 and a ninth place finish in a €10,000 PLO High Roller event this past September for €46,000. His career-best cash comes from a win at the 2011 EPT London for £70,000.

Event #14: €1,000 No-Limit Hold'em Turbo Freezeout Final Table Results

1Bernd GleissnerGermany€46,700
2Candido CappielloItaly€28,800
3Moritz DietrichGermany€20,650
4Simone PiazziniItaly€15,050
5Alessandro PredaroliItaly€11,200
6Veronica TuscanoItaly€8,460
7Angelos MichaelCyprus€6,500
8James ChenTaiwan€5,100
9Jan BogasCzechia€4,075

Action of the Day

The fast structure of this event, featuring 20-minute levels, ensured that the action would be non-stop from start to finish. The field was whittled down from 182 entrants to 28 paid spots after roughly six hours of play, with notables such as Barny Boatman, Julien Sitbon, Tobias Garp, Roland Israelashvili, Martin Kabrhel, Max Pescatori, Sonny Franco and Randy Lew all falling short of the money.

Junhyoung Ki would end up becoming the event's bubble boy, despite being among the chip leaders for most of the early and middle stages of the tournament. Ki's downfall began after Moritz Dietrich called a massive bluff from Ki near the bubble in what was the biggest pot of the tournament by far up until that point. Ki would lose the rest of his chips to Gleissner shortly afterwards, and from that point on all remaining players were guaranteed at least a min-cash of €1,885.

The eliminations came at a rapid pace after the money was reached, taking less than two hours for the field to be reduced from 28 paid places to the unofficial final table of 10. Among those eliminated at this time was German pro Rainer Kempe (18th - €2,065), who had become short-stacked and ultimately ran into Simone Piazzini's ace-king before seeing his run come to an end.

Rainer Kempe
Rainer Kempe

Gleissner, who was short-stacked upon reaching the money, began to pick up momentum around the final two tables, particularly after winning a three-way all in that eliminated Bastien May and left Kalle Persson short-stacked. Gleissner would double up shortly afterwards to enter the unofficial ten-handed final table as the third-biggest stack.

Play slowed down considerably once the final table had been reached, with many pots being taken down preflop and players generally acting conservatively as the pay jumps grew larger. Simon Wilson and Jan Bogas would be the first to fall in tenth and ninth place respectively.

James Chen was perhaps the most experienced player coming into the final table, but with the blinds continuing to escalate he was forced to commit his stack with ace-deuce only to run into Dietrich's ace-king and bow out in eighth place. Angelos Michael, Veronica Tuscano and Alessandro Predaroli were next to fall in seventh, sixth and fifth place respectively, with Dietrich scoring two of the knockouts and emerging as a significant chip-leader going into four-handed play.

James Chen
James Chen

Gleissner would pull even with Dietrich after eliminating Simone Piazzini in a dramatic runout that saw Gleisser hit a three-outer on the turn to send Piazzini packing. The three remaining players were fairly close in chips, but a run of bad cards saw Dietrich become short-stacked. He would eventually move in with a straight draw against Gleissner who had bottom pair and dodged a plethora of outs to eliminate the Upswing Pro in third place.

Heads-up play between Gleissner and Cappiello was a brief affair, lasting roughly ten minutes, but the duel was action-packed and saw the chip lead change on two occasions. After winning a flip against Cappiello with pocket nines, Gleissner would claim the last of Cappiello's chips in another preflop battle that saw Gleissner's queen-nine hold against Cappiello's queen-three to win the final pot of the tournament.

Bernd Gleissner and Candido Cappiello
Bernd Gleissner and Candido Cappiello

That concludes the PokerNews coverage for this event but be sure to stay tuned for our continuing coverage of the WSOPE main event from tomorrow's Day 3 on November 13 until a winner is crowned at the 2023 WSOP Europe.

Monday, November 13, 2023 2:10 AM Local Time
Bernd Gleissner Wins Event #14: €1,000 NLH Turbo Freezeout (€46,700)

Bernd Gleissner

Bernd Gleissner has defeated a field of 182 players to claim his first WSOP gold bracelet, along with the top prize of €46,700.

Event #14: €1,000 NLH Turbo Freezeout Final Table Results

1Bernd GleissnerGermany€46,700
2Candido CappielloItaly€28,800
3Moritz DietrichGermany€20,650
4Simone PiazziniItaly€15,050
5Alessandro PredaroliItaly€11,200
6Veronica TuscanoItaly€8,460
7Angelos MichaelCyprus€6,500
8James ChenTaiwan€5,100
9Jan BogasCzechia€4,075

Stay tuned for a full recap of the day's action from King's Resort in Rozvadov.

Monday, November 13, 2023 2:04 AM Local Time
Candido Cappiello Eliminated in 2nd Place (€28,800)

Candido Cappiello

Bernd Gleissner shoved on the button and Candido Cappiello called off for his remaining stack after a bit of tanking to put himself at risk.

Cadido Cappiello:   
Bernd Gleissner:   

It was a dire situation for Cappiello, and the       runout provided Gleissner a relatively sweat-free runout — eliminating Cappiello in second place and putting and end to the tournament.

Bernd Gleissner5,460,0001,520,000
Candido Cappiello0-1,520,000
Monday, November 13, 2023 2:02 AM Local Time
Gleissner Gets it All Back

Bernd Gleissner limped in from the button. Candido Cappiello moved all in from the big blind and Gleissner called with his stack of 1,890,000 to put himself at risk.

Bernd Gleissner:   
Candido Cappiello:   

It was a preflop flip that Gleissner pulled ahead of on the     flop. He remained in the lead on the   turn and   river to secure a full double up, regaining all of the chips he had just lost to Cappiello.

Bernd Gleissner3,940,0002,180,000
Candido Cappiello1,520,000-2,180,000
Monday, November 13, 2023 1:58 AM Local Time
Cappiello Doubles Through Gleissner

Candido Cappiello shoved for his last 1,700,000 on the button and Bernd Gleissner called to put him at risk.

Candido Cappiello:   
Bernd Gleissner:   

The       runout came safe for Cappiello and he doubled up with his ace.

Candido Cappiello3,700,0001,615,000
Bernd Gleissner1,760,000-1,615,000
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Monday, November 13, 2023 1:52 AM Local Time
Level 30 started
Level: 30
Blinds: 80,000/160,000
Ante: 160,000
Monday, November 13, 2023 1:42 AM Local Time
Short Break

Bernd Gleissner and Candido Cappiello are taking a quick break before beginning their heads-up duel.

Bernd Gleissner3,375,0000
Candido Cappiello2,085,000105,000
Monday, November 13, 2023 1:41 AM Local Time
Moritz Dietrich Eliminated in 3rd Place (€20,650)

Moritz Dietrich

Bernd Gleissner raised to 260,000 on the button and was called by Moritz Dietrich in the big blind.

Dietrich shoved for a bit under 200,000 on the     flop and Gleissner called to put Dietrich at risk.

Moritz Dietrich:   
Bernd Gleissner:   

Dietrich held a lot of outs with his overcards and open-ended straight draw, but the   turn and   river bricked out for Dietrich, who was eliminated in third place

Bernd Gleissner3,375,000565,000
Moritz Dietrich0-520,000
Monday, November 13, 2023 1:38 AM Local Time
Dietrich Getting Short

The last several hands have all involved one player moving all in and stealing the blinds. Bernd Gleissner and Candido Cappiello have been getting the best of it, with Moritz Dietrich seemingly card dead and becoming very short-stacked.

Bernd Gleissner2,810,000460,000
Candido Cappiello1,980,000530,000
Moritz Dietrich520,000-1,145,000
Monday, November 13, 2023 1:23 AM Local Time
Level 29 started
Level: 29
Blinds: 60,000/120,000
Ante: 120,000
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Monday, November 13, 2023 1:22 AM Local Time
Gleissner Extends His Lead

Bernd Gleissner called from the small blind and Candido Cappiello raised to 350,000 from the big blind. Gleissner called.

Both players checked on the     flop, but Gleissner shoved when the   fell on the turn.

"Nice hand," Cappiello said as he folded — conceding the pot to Gleissner.

Bernd Gleissner2,350,000210,000
Moritz Dietrich1,665,000-325,000
Candido Cappiello1,450,000280,000
Monday, November 13, 2023 1:15 AM Local Time
Simone Piazzini Eliminated in 4th Place (€15,050)

Simone Piazzini

Simone Piazzini moved all in from the small blind for 740,000 and Bernd Gleissner called from the big blind with a covering stack to put Piazzini at risk.

Simone Piazzini:   
Bernd Gleissner:   

Piazzini was in excellent shape to double up and remained ahead on the     flop. That all changed when the   turn left Piazzini drawing to just three outs.

"Yes!" Gleissner exclaimed as the   river gave him the pot while Piazzini's deep run came to an end in fourth place.

Bernd Gleissner2,140,0001,315,000
Moritz Dietrich1,990,000-250,000
Candido Cappiello1,170,000120,000
Simone Piazzini0-900,000
Monday, November 13, 2023 1:10 AM Local Time
Piazzini Doubles Through Cappiello

Simone Piazzini shoved for his last 395,000 on the button and was called by Candido Cappiello to be put at risk.

Simone Piazzini:   
Candido Cappiello:   

The     flop looked dire for Piazzini after Cappiello paired his king; however, the   turn put Piazzini back into the lead with a pair of aces.

The   river came safe for Piazzini and he doubled up.

Candido Cappiello1,050,000-450,000
Simone Piazzini900,000305,000
Monday, November 13, 2023 1:07 AM Local Time
Alessandro Predaroli Eliminated in 5th Place (€11,200)

Alessandro Predaroli

Moritz Dietrich moved all in for approximately 1,500,000 from the cutoff and Alessandro Predaroli called off from the small blind with his stack of roughly 615,000 to put himself at risk.

Alessandro Predaroli:   
Moritz Dietrich:   

Dietrich was ahead with the bigger ace and remained so on the       runout to score the knockout and surpass two million chips.

Moritz Dietrich2,240,000590,000
Alessandro Predaroli0-780,000
Monday, November 13, 2023 1:02 AM Local Time
Level 28 started
Level: 28
Blinds: 50,000/100,000
Ante: 100,000
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Monday, November 13, 2023 1:01 AM Local Time
Cappiello Doubles Through Piazzini

Candido Cappiello

Simone Piazzini opened to 250,000 from the cutoff and action folded to Candido Cappiello in the big blind, who announced he was all in for 745,000 total. Piazzini asked for a count before eventually shrugging and putting in a call.

Candido Cappiello:   
Simone Piazzini:   

The       runout kept Cappiello in front with aces and he scored a massive double up through Piazzini.

Candido Cappiello1,500,000850,000
Simone Piazzini595,000-1,005,000
Monday, November 13, 2023 12:54 AM Local Time
Veronica Tuscano Eliminated in 6th Place (€8,460)

Veronica Tuscano

Veronica Tuscano moved all in from the cutoff for 420,000 and was called by Moritz Dietrich in the big blind who covered.

Veronica Tuscano:   
Moritz Dietrich:   

Tuscano pulled ahead with top pair on the     flop but Dietrich took the lead right back on the   turn. He remained ahead on the   river to send Tuscano to the rail and take down a sizable pot.

Moritz Dietrich1,650,000350,000
Veronica Tuscano0-500,000
Monday, November 13, 2023 12:43 AM Local Time
Level 27 started
Level: 27
Blinds: 40,000/80,000
Ante: 80,000
Monday, November 13, 2023 12:43 AM Local Time
Angelos Michael Eliminated in 7th Place (€6,500)

Angelos Michael

Action folded around to the blinds, where Simone Piazzini shoved from the small blind. Angelos Michael peeked at his cards and called all in for his last 600,000.

Angelos Michael:   
Simone Piazzini:   

Michael was a favorite to double up, but the       runout paired Piazzini's king, who offered a "Sorry" as he collected the rest of Michael's chips.

Simone Piazzini1,600,000530,000
Angelos Michael0-640,000
Monday, November 13, 2023 12:38 AM Local Time
Piazzini Doubles Through Michael

Simone Piazzini opened to 250,000 from early position, leaving just 210,000 behind. Angelos Michael made the call from the hijack.

Piazzini moved allb in blind for his last 210,000 as the flop was dealt    . Michael made the call with a covering stack to put PIazzini at risk.

Simone Piazzini:   
Angelos Michael:   

Piazzini was well ahead with top pair and the   turn left Michael drawing dead. The   river was a formality and Piazzini collected a full double up to surpass one million chips.

Simone Piazzini1,070,000170,000
Angelos Michael640,000240,000
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