Friday, November 10, 2023 5:06 AM Local Time (about 19 days and 11 hours ago)
Joakim Andersson Puts On Final Table Clinic in Event #11: €1,100 No-Limit Hold’em Turbo Bounty Hunter
The latest WSOP gold bracelet winner has been crowned here at the 2023 World Series of Poker Europe at King's Resort in Rozvadov. Event #11: €1,100 No-Limit Hold'em Turbo Bounty Hunter attracted 570 total entrants, creating a €370,500 prize pool and played all the way down to a winner after just over 12 hours of play.
When the dust had settled, Joakim Andersson emerged victorious to claim his first WSOP gold bracelet along with €70,000, 18 bounties worth €300 each and a ticket to Day 1a of the WSOPE Main Event worth €10,350.
The win also marks a career-best live cash for Andersson, whose previous best live score comes from a first place finish in 2015 at EPT Malta for €45,975. The win also marks Andersson's first live cash since 2019.
Event #11: €1,100 No-Limit Hold'em Turbo Bounty Hunter Final Table Results
|1||Joakim Andersson||Sweden||€ 70,000|
|2||Samantha Algeri||Italy||€ 42,800|
|3||Bruno Desimoni||Brazil||€ 29,900|
|4||Jonathan Pastore||France||€ 21,275|
|5||Agostino Scozzari||Italy||€ 15,400|
|6||Robert Bickley||United Kingdom||€ 11,300|
|7||Jacopo Achille||Italy||€ 8,450|
|8||Miguel Abad||Spain||€ 6,450|
|9||Stepan Budac||Moldova||€ 5,000|
Andersson, who scored no less than seven out of eight final table eliminations, acknowledged that he was on a bit of a sun run during the later stages of what ended up being his first bracelet event.
"I ran really, really hot. It's a good time to do it. This is the first time I played a WSOP event but yeah, for sure I want to play more."
Andersson also reflected on sharing the winner's photo with his friend Tobias Garp who won Event #9: €1,100 No-Limit Hold'em Mystery Bounty just one day earlier for his first WSOP gold bracelet.
"It feels surreal. It was just yesterday. I was on the stage taking pictures just last night and I was really happy for him. Now I have one of my own so it's amazing.
When asked how he will prepare for tomorrow's Day 1a of the €10,350 WSOPE main event, Andersson's answer was straightforward and to the point.
"Go home and sleep a bit. That's about it."
Final Table Action
Today's event began at a rapid pace and the structure, 20-minute levels, ensured that there would be constant action throughout the day. A number of notables came and went before the money was reached, with players such as Jessica Teusl, Michael Rodrigues, Roland Israelashvili, Vivian Saliba, Ole Schemion, and Julien Sitbon hitting the rail before Thijs Hilberts eliminated Serkan Kuru to burst the money bubble.
Once the money bubble had burst, it didn't take long for the 86 remaining players to be reduced to an unofficial final table of ten, with a number of bracelet winners such as Renji Mao (69th - €1,175), Antoine Vranken (51st - €1,475), Paulius Vaitiekunas (41st - €1,650), Robert Schulz (36th - €1,650), Ilija Savevski (22nd - €2,205) and Wing Po Liu (18th - €2,205) making the money but falling short of the final table.
It was around this time that Andersson, who had kept a relatively low profile in the early stages of the tournament, began to climb up the counts. He scored six knockouts in a row from 17th to 12th place, including a double knockout when he flopped two pair with ace-three.
Andersson's momentum never let up upon reaching the final table, claiming the bounties of all but one of his final table opponents. Stepan Budac, Miguel Abad and Jacopo Achille were the first to fall in ninth, eight and seventh places respectively, with Andersson personally sending Budac and Achille to the rail while Abad was eliminated by Bruno Desimoni.
Robert Bickley was next to fall after running pocket fives into Andersson's pocket sevens and failing to improve. Not long afterwards Agostino Scozzari, who had been making aggressive moves throughout the final table, ran king-eight into Bickley's pocket-nines and was promptly eliminated.
Jonathan Pastore came close to achieving his second WSOP gold bracelet in this event after losing his first bullet early in the day and choosing to re-enter. His run would ultimately come to an end in fourth place after calling a shove from Andersson only for the latter to river a straight.
Desimoni was the only player aside from Andersson to score a final table elimination, and for much of the final table seemed the most likely candidate to give Andersson a run for his money. Desimoni would ultimately take a stand preflop with ace-eight only for Andersson to turn another straight to send Brazilian out in third place.
Samantha Algeri began the final table with the second-shortest stack but did an excellent job laddering up all the way to heads up play against Andersson. Although she started heads up play with roughly a 9:1 chip disadvantage, she did find a double up early against Andersson to reduce the gap between the two. Ultimately heads up play would be a short affair, with Algeri getting her last chips in with pocket-queens against Andersson who had flopped a pair and a straight draw. Another straight on the river for Andersson would allow the Swede to take down the final pot of the day while Algeri would be forced to settle for second place.
That does it for the Pokernews coverage for this event but be sure to stay tuned for our Main event coverage starting Friday November 10th.
Friday, November 10, 2023 2:47 AM Local Time (about 19 days and 14 hours ago)
Samantha Algeri Eliminated in 2nd Place (€42,800)
Samantha Algeri bet 500,000 from the small blind and was called by Joakim Andersson in the big blind.
The flop came and Algeri continued for 500,000. Andersson moved all in to put Algeri at risk for 3,200,000. The Italian made the call.
Algeri was ahead with the ladies, but Andersson had a pair and open-ended. The reduced Andersson's outs on the turn, but the river gave the Swede a nine-high straight to win the pot and the tournament to the disbelief of Algeri's loud Italian rail.
|Joakim Andersson||17,400,000||3,000,000 |
|Samantha Algeri||0||-2,700,000 |
Friday, November 10, 2023 2:36 AM Local Time (about 19 days and 14 hours ago)
Algeri Doubles Through Andersson
Joakim Andersson moved all in from the button and Samantha Algeri called off with a stack of 1,200,000, putting herself at risk.
Andersson pulled ahead with top pair on the flop but Algeri regained the lead on the turn. She remained ahead on the river to secure a full double up.
|Joakim Andersson||14,400,000||-1,500,000 |
|Samantha Algeri||2,700,000||900,000 |
Friday, November 10, 2023 2:22 AM Local Time (about 19 days and 14 hours ago)
Bruno Desimoni Eliminated in 3rd Place (€29,900)
Joakim Andersson moved all in from the small blind, covering Bruno Desimoni who had roughly 1,500,000. Desimoni made the call and was at risk.
The gave Andersson an open-ended straight draw which came through on the turn, leaving Andersson drawing to just three outs. The river was a blank and Desimoni's deep run came to an end in third palce while Andersson scored another final table knockout.
|Joakim Andersson||15,900,000||2,600,000 |
|Samantha Algeri||1,800,000||-600,000 |
|Bruno Desimoni||0||-2,800,000 |0
Friday, November 10, 2023 2:20 AM Local Time (about 19 days and 14 hours ago)
Jonathan Pastore Eliminated in 4th Place (€21,275)
One hand after Joakim Andersson busted Agostino Scozzari, the Swede open-shoved from the button. Jonathan Pastore agonised over his decision for two minutes before making the call.
Pastore was ahead, but Andersson had a double gutshot draw after the flop of . The turn was a brick, but the completed a second straight in consecutive hands to knockout the French Grinder Pastore.
|Joakim Andersson||13,300,000||1,400,000 |
|Jonathan Pastore||0||-2,000,000 |
Friday, November 10, 2023 2:12 AM Local Time (about 19 days and 14 hours ago)
Agostino Scozzari Eliminated in 5th Place (€15,400)
Agostino Scozzari shoved from the button for 3,800,000 and was called by Joakim Andersson in the small blind.
Andersson took another opponent out after hitting a straight on the board. The Swede now has a commanding lead with around three quarters of the chips in play.
|Joakim Andersson||11,900,000||3,100,000 |
|Agostino Scozzari||0||-1,700,000 |
Friday, November 10, 2023 2:03 AM Local Time (about 19 days and 14 hours ago)
Level 31 started
Friday, November 10, 2023 2:00 AM Local Time (about 19 days and 14 hours ago)
Players have left the table for a quick comfort break.
|Joakim Andersson||8,800,000||-300,000 |
|Bruno Desimoni||2,800,000||250,000 |
|Samantha Algeri||2,400,000||550,000 |
|Jonathan Pastore||2,000,000||830,000 |
|Agostino Scozzari||1,700,000||-565,000 |
Friday, November 10, 2023 1:58 AM Local Time (about 19 days and 14 hours ago)
Pastore Survives Against Andersson
Joakim Andersson moved all in from the button covering both the blinds. Jonathan Pastore called from the big blind for his last 720,000 and was at risk.
The board ran out and Pastore collected a full double up.
|Joakim Andersson||8,380,000||-720,000 |
|Jonathan Pastore||1,680,000||510,000 |0
Friday, November 10, 2023 1:55 AM Local Time (about 19 days and 15 hours ago)
Robert Bickley Eliminated in 6th Place (€11,300)
Robert Bickley moved all in from the hijack for 1,350,000 and Joakim Andersson reshoved from the small blind, folding out all other players to leave Bickley at risk.
Andersson was ahead with the bigger pocket pair and remained so on the runout to further extend his lead over the rest of the field while sending Andersson to the rail.
|Joakim Andersson||9,100,000||1,400,000 |
|Robert Bickley||0||-1,465,000 |
Friday, November 10, 2023 1:41 AM Local Time (about 19 days and 15 hours ago)
Andersson Extends Lead
Bruno Desimoni opened to 325,000 from under the gun and Joakim Andersson defended from the big blind.
The flop came and Andersson check-called a 250,000 bet from Desimoni.
Both players checked the turn leading to the river. Andersson bet 275,000 and Desimoni called.
Andersson tabled for top pair and Desimoni mucked.
|Joakim Andersson||7,700,000||900,000 |
|Bruno Desimoni||2,550,000||-1,150,000 |
Friday, November 10, 2023 1:36 AM Local Time (about 19 days and 15 hours ago)
Level 30 started
Friday, November 10, 2023 1:30 AM Local Time (about 19 days and 15 hours ago)
Jacopo Achille Eliminated in 7th Place (€8,450)
Joakim Andersson bet 240,000 from early position and was met with a shove from Jacopo Achille in the big blind for 940,000. The chip leader made the call after a minute of deliberation.
Achille was a strong favorite to double up, especially after the . But Andersson went runner-runner when the was tabled to give the Swede a flush and send Achille to the pay cage.
|Joakim Andersson||6,800,000||200,000 |
|Jacopo Achille||0||-910,000 |
Friday, November 10, 2023 1:22 AM Local Time (about 19 days and 15 hours ago)
Algeri Doubles with Jacks
Agostino Scozzari open-shoved from middle position for roughly 3,000,000 and Samantha Algeri called off with her stack of 850,000, putting herself at risk in the process.
Algeri was a favorite to double up preflop but the flop did give Scozzari a few more outs in the form of a gutshot straight draw. Algeri remained ahead on the turn and river to secure a full double up at Scozzari's expense.
|Agostino Scozzari||2,265,000||-885,000 |
|Samantha Algeri||1,850,000||1,140,000 |0
Friday, November 10, 2023 1:19 AM Local Time (about 19 days and 15 hours ago)
Desimoni Takes From Scozzari
Agostino Scozzari opened to 320,000 from the hijack and Bruno Desimoni called from the button.
Both players checked the flop leading to the turn. Desimoni check-called a 250,000 bet from Scozzari.
On the river both players checked. Scozzari showed down for two pair, fives and fours while Desimoni tabled for two pair, tens and fours to take the pot.
|Bruno Desimoni||3,700,000||1,350,000 |
|Agostino Scozzari||3,150,000||-475,000 |
Friday, November 10, 2023 1:17 AM Local Time (about 19 days and 15 hours ago)
Level 29 started
Friday, November 10, 2023 1:13 AM Local Time (about 19 days and 15 hours ago)
Miguel Abad Eliminated in 8th Place (€6,450)
Bruno Desimoni bet 200,000 from early position. Miguel Abad moved all in from the big blind for 280,000 and was called by Desimoni.
Abad was dominating Desimoni preflop, but it would all change on the flop to give Desimoni a pair of nines. Abad needed an ace or a king to win and an eight would have been a chop. But the completed the board to send the Spaniard out in eighth place.
|Bruno Desimoni||2,350,000||435,000 |
|Miguel Abad||0||-535,000 |
Friday, November 10, 2023 1:06 AM Local Time (about 19 days and 15 hours ago)
Stepan Budac Eliminated in 9th Place (€5,000)
Joakim Andersson opened to 160,000 from middle position and Stepan Budac moved all in for 600,000 from the cutoff. Andersson made the call to put Budac at risk.
Andersson got the better of the flop with top pair and remained ahead on the turn and river to score the first knockout of the official final table.
|Joakim Andersson||6,600,000||700,000 |
|Stepan Budac||0||-1,000,000 |
Friday, November 10, 2023 1:02 AM Local Time (about 19 days and 15 hours ago)
PN Podcast: Jesse Lonis, Scotty Nguyen & Parker Talbot from the 2023 PokerStars NAPT
On the latest episode of the PokerNews Podcast, Chad Holloway, Connor Richards, and Matt Hansen come at you from the PokerStars 2023 North American Poker Tour (NAPT) at Resorts World Las Vegas. They recap some of the early side event winners, fill you in on the Main Event, and dive into the return of the Big Game featuring two new loose cannons.
Connor then chats with Jesse Lonis, who won the NAPT Super High Roller, while Chad catches up with Poker Hall of Famer Scotty Nguyen, who made his way to Vegas for the NAPT. Finally, Matt interviewed PokerStars Ambassador Parker "Tonkaaaa" Talbot, who bagged up a big stack in the $1,650 Main Event.
Additionally, the crew recap winners from the 2023 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Europe, which is currently taking place at King's Casino in Rozvadov, as well as their decision to have a leprechaun emcee their mystery bounty event. Toss in a discussion on Shawn Sheikhan receiving a four-year prison sentence, and it's a show not to be missed.
Click here to listen to the new PN Podcast!
Friday, November 10, 2023 12:57 AM Local Time (about 19 days and 16 hours ago)
Level 28 started