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2011 World Series of Poker Europe

Monday, October 10, 2011 to Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Event #3: €5,300 Pot-Limit Omaha

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  • Buy-in: €5,300
  • Prizepool: €882,000
  • Entries: 180
  • Remaining: 9


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Wednesday, October 12, 2011 8:04 PM Local Time

Jerome Bradpiece

From the under the gun position it was Steve Billirakis who raised to 25,000. The action folded to Bradpiece who was in the big blind and he three-bet to 81,000, a pot bet. Billirakis made the call leaving Bradpiece with little chips behind. The flop came down     and Bradpiece pushed his remaining 47,000 into the pot. Billirakis called instantly.

Steve Billirakis    
Jerome Bradpiece    

The turn was the   and the river the   giving Billirakis a flush. That's it for Jerome Bradpiece who fought a tough battle but came up short in the end. Play will continue with just four players gunning for the bracelet and the first price of €238,140.

Steve Billirakis820,000190,000
Jerome Bradpiece0-128,000
Wednesday, October 12, 2011 8:02 PM Local Time

Jerome Bradpiece has had a horrible start to this level.

He raises to 25,000 in the cut-off and Michele Di Lauro three-bets to 66,000 out of the big blind and Bradpiece decided to call with a stack of 215,000.


Di Lauro puts Bradpiece all-in and after a minutes thought Bradpiece folds.

Michele Di Lauro794,00072,000
Jerome Bradpiece128,000-4,000
Wednesday, October 12, 2011 7:54 PM Local Time

Michele Di Lauro raises to 26,000 on the button and both blinds make the call. The flop of       is checked through and we see the   on the turn. Ramzi Jelassi bets 48,000 from the small blind, Jerome Bradpiece calls and Di Lauro folds. The final card to leave the sweaty palms of our dealer is the   and Jelassi bets 95,000 and Bradpiece releases his hand.

Ramzi Jelassi769,000100,000
Jerome Bradpiece132,000-83,000
Wednesday, October 12, 2011 7:50 PM Local Time

Jerome Bradpiece raised pre flop to 30,000 getting a call from Steve Billirakis. The flop brought out     and both players checked. The turn was the   and Bradpiece fired out a pot bet worth 78,000. Billirakis looked confused and stared at the board for 30 seconds before releasing his hand.

Steve Billirakis630,000-42,000
Jerome Bradpiece215,00031,000
Wednesday, October 12, 2011 7:36 PM Local Time

Ramzi Jelassi

Ramzi Jelassi raises to 25,000 from under the gun and Michele Di Lauro defends his big bling. The flop is       and both players check. The turn is the   and Di Lauro check-calls a 35,000 Jelassi bet. The river is the   and both players check.


Jelassi wins the pot with trip Kings.

Michele Di Lauro722,000-60,000
Ramzi Jelassi669,00071,000
Wednesday, October 12, 2011 7:31 PM Local Time
Level: 21
Blinds: 6000/12000
Ante: 0
Wednesday, October 12, 2011 7:31 PM Local Time
Michele Di Lauro782,000-3,000
Steve Billirakis672,00057,000
Ramzi Jelassi598,000-37,000
Sam Trickett465,00015,000
Jerome Bradpiece184,000-56,000
Wednesday, October 12, 2011 7:29 PM Local Time

We are going to be a couple of minutes late because we have lost our chip leader Michele Di Lauro!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011 6:23 PM Local Time

The remaining five players are on a 60-minute dinner break. We will be right back.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011 6:22 PM Local Time

Steve Billirakis has just won a small pot from Sam Trickett minutes before the break.
Sam Trickett raises to 20,000 under the gun and Jerome Bradpiece and Steve Billirakis call in the blinds. The flop is       and Trickett c-bets 45,000 and Billirakis calls. The turn   is checked by both players before we see the   on the river. Billirakis bets 25,000 and Trickett folds.

Steve Billirakis615,00085,000
Sam Trickett450,000-65,000
Wednesday, October 12, 2011 6:16 PM Local Time

Steve Billirakis

Jerome Bradpiece makes it 25,000 in the hijack seat and Steve Billirakis three-bets to 90,000 in the cut-off. The action folds back around to the cap and shades wearing Bradpiece and he makes the call.


Bradpiece moves all-in and has Billirakis covered; Billirakis makes the instant call.


Turn:   & River:  

Billirakis doubles up through Bradpiece.

Steve Billirakis530,000255,000
Jerome Bradpiece240,000-260,000
Wednesday, October 12, 2011 6:05 PM Local Time

Ramzi Jelassi raises to 20,000 in early position and Sam Trickett takes a shot at him from the small blind. The action is slow and checks all the way through to the river on a board of          . Trickett bets 25,000 and Jelassi pays him off before mucking his cards unseen.

Ramzi Jelassi635,000-45,000
Sam Trickett515,00055,000
Wednesday, October 12, 2011 6:00 PM Local Time
Michele Di Lauro785,00014,000
Ramzi Jelassi680,00080,000
Jerome Bradpiece500,00014,000
Sam Trickett460,000-35,000
Steve Billirakis275,000-29,000
Wednesday, October 12, 2011 5:50 PM Local Time

Michele Di Lauro raised to 20,000 on the button and Jerome Bradpiece called in the big blind. The flop was       and both players check. The turn of   proved to be the action card. Bradpiece checked to Di Lauro who bet 15,000. Action back to Bradpiece and he check-raised to 52,000. It was a strong move but one that didn't phase the Italian. Di Lauro raised the action back up to 125,000 and Bradpiece folded.

Michele Di Lauro771,00076,000
Jerome Bradpiece486,000-74,000
Wednesday, October 12, 2011 5:48 PM Local Time

Sam Trickett, not so big anymore.

After being agressive for quite some time Jerome Bradpiece finally managed to find a very important double up. We caught the action on the flop,    , with Trickett betting out 47,000. Bradpiece thought about it for a while and decided to raise to 82,000. "Pot," Trickett announced making it 301,000 effectively putting Bradpiece all-in who called quickly.

Jerome Bradpiece    
Sam Trickett    

The turn was the   changing nothing but the river, the  , gave Bradpiece the winning full house. Frustration was clearly visible on Trickett's face as he lost a big chunk of his stack. It's still everyone's game here in Cannes as we head towards the third WSOPE bracelet winner of 2011.

Jerome Bradpiece560,000280,000
Sam Trickett495,000-280,000
Wednesday, October 12, 2011 5:42 PM Local Time

After a slow start the players at the final table kicked it into a higher gear giving us plenty of action to describe. We just caught the action on the flop between Jelassi and Di Lauro. The flop read     and Di Lauro check-called a 22,000 bet from Jelassi.

The turn was the   and Di Lauro checked-called again. This time the bet was 40,000 and the river brought out the  . For the third straight time the Italian checked to Jelassi who fired out 70,000. Di Lauro gave it some thought and finally called.

Jelassi showed      for trips but his cards got mucked as soon as Di Lauro turned over     . Di Lauro mumbled something about a check-raise spot but we it wasn't clear on which street he had this plan. Jelassi give something to the Italian evening out the chips even more.

Michele Di Lauro695,000115,000
Ramzi Jelassi600,000-150,000
Wednesday, October 12, 2011 5:25 PM Local Time

Our counts were a bit off earlier but this is what the final table looks right now.

Sam Trickett775,000131,000
Ramzi Jelassi750,000-100,000
Michele Di Lauro580,0005,000
Steve Billirakis304,000-34,000
Jerome Bradpiece280,00075,000
Wednesday, October 12, 2011 5:23 PM Local Time
Level: 20
Blinds: 5000/10000
Ante: 0
Wednesday, October 12, 2011 5:23 PM Local Time

Konstantin Uspenskiy Eliminated in 6th place

Ramzi Jelassi raises to 16,000 and Konstantin Uspenskiy three-bets to 60,000 and Jelassi calls. The flop is       and Jelassi moves a tower of grey across the line equating to around 100,000. This is more than Uspenskiy owns and he makes the call.


Turn:   & River:  

Uspenskiy is eliminated and Jelassi makes some light between him and Trickett at the top of the leader board.

Ramzi Jelassi850,00070,000
Konstantin Uspenskiy0-204,000
Wednesday, October 12, 2011 5:16 PM Local Time

Steve Billirakis raises in the hijack seat and Ramzi Jelassi calls in the small blind. The flop is       and Jelassi check-calls a 16,000 Billirakis bet. Both players check the   on the turn before Jelassi bets at the sight of the   on the river. Billirakis checks his cards and makes the call and Jelassi wins it with jacks-full of aces.

Ramzi Jelassi780,00065,000
Steve Billirakis338,000-61,000