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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 5:11 PM Local Time

Jerome Bradpiece

His stack is far from big but with around 20 big blind Jerome Bradpiece can still apply some good old pressure. Bradpiece raised to 25,000 getting called by Billirakis and Jelassi and on a     flop he bet 50,000 getting his two opponents to fold.

A couple of hands later Bradpiece raised to 20,000 getting called by Trickett who was in the big blind. The flop came down     and Trickett lead out for 32,000. Within ten seconds Bradpiece pushed all-in and Trickett folded his cards.

Trickett's been going through a rough stretch while Bradpiece seems to be regaining some ground.

Sam Trickett644,000-50,000
Jerome Bradpiece205,00061,000
Wednesday, October 12, 2011 5:04 PM Local Time

Ramzi Jelassi raises to 16,000 and four players call. The flop is       and everyone checks. The turn is the   and Jelassi bets 45,000 to take the pot down.

Ramzi Jelassi715,00065,000
Sam Trickett694,000-16,000
Steve Billirakis399,000-16,000
Konstantin Uspenskiy204,000-16,000
Jerome Bradpiece144,000-16,000
Wednesday, October 12, 2011 5:01 PM Local Time

Ramzi Jelassi bets 16,000 in the hijack and Sam Trickett calls in the big blind. The flop is       and both players check. The turn is the   and Trickett bets 30,000 and Jelassi calls. The final card is the   and Trickett check-folds to a 55,000 Jelassi bet.

Sam Trickett710,000-50,000
Ramzi Jelassi650,00050,000
Wednesday, October 12, 2011 4:57 PM Local Time

Ramzi Jelassi raised to 16,000 getting one caller, Sam Trickett. The flop came down     and Tickett check-called the 20,000 continuation bet Jelassi threw out there. The turn was the   and both players checked.

The river was the   and Trickett checked once more to the Swede who bet 33,000. After tanking for a bit Trickett called and mucked when Jelassi showed      for a straight.

Sam Trickett760,000-75,000
Ramzi Jelassi600,00070,000
Wednesday, October 12, 2011 4:51 PM Local Time

From early position Michele Di Lauro raised to 17,000 getting called by Jelassi, Bradpiece and Billirakis. The last two players were in the big blind and on a     flop all four players decided to check.

The turn was the   and Bradpiece lead out for 23,000 chips. Billirakis folded, Di Lauro called and Jellasi also folded. On the river the   appeared and Bradpiece checked to Di Lauro who picked up the pot with a 69,000 bet.

Michele Di Lauro575,00070,000
Jerome Bradpiece160,000-42,000
Wednesday, October 12, 2011 4:38 PM Local Time

Erich Kollmann

Erich Kollmann raises to 21,000 in early position and Konstantin Uspenskiy calls in the big blind. The flop is       and both players check. The turn is the   and Uspenskiy bets 46,000 (around a pot sized bet) and Kollmann moves all-in for around 120,000 and Uspenskiy calls.



Uspenskiy hits a flush and takes the majority of Kollmann's chips who is left with 21,000 (a situation Uspenskiy himself was in a few hands ago).

Then in the next hand Erich Kollmann is seated in the big blind. Ramzi Jelassi calls on the button, Konstantin Uspenskiy bets pot (32,000) from the small blind, Kollmann moves all-in for 21,000 and Jelassi calls. The flop is       and a 45,000 Jelassi bet isolates Kollmann.


Turn:   & River:  

Kollmann is eliminated.

Ramzi Jelassi530,00010,000
Konstantin Uspenskiy220,00094,000
Erich Kollman0
Wednesday, October 12, 2011 4:35 PM Local Time

After winning a lot of small pots it's Ramzi Jelassi who's in second place right now behind our commanding chip leader Sam Trickett. Jelassi and Billirakis both managed to win the blinds right after the break, moments later they got involved in a pot together.

The flop brought out     and after Billirakis checked Jelassi decided to check behind. The turn was the   and Billirakis lead out for 28,000. Jelassi made the call and on the river, the  , Billirakis check-folded to a 60,000 bet.

Jelassi keeps climbing while Billirakis lost a couple of big blinds.

Ramzi Jelassi520,00060,000
Steve Billirakis415,000-45,000
Wednesday, October 12, 2011 4:23 PM Local Time
Level: 19
Blinds: 4000/8000
Ante: 0
Wednesday, October 12, 2011 4:12 PM Local Time
Sam Trickett835,000-5,000
Michele Di Lauro505,000-35,000
Ramzi Jelassi460,000130,000
Steve Billirakis460,0005,000
Jerome Bradpiece202,00087,000
Konstantin Uspenskiy126,000-14,000
Wednesday, October 12, 2011 4:04 PM Local Time

We will be back in 20 minutes.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011 3:53 PM Local Time

Sam Chartier eliminated in 8th place

Sam Chartier has been eliminated after losing two successive pots. The first heads-up encounter was with the short-stacked Konstantin Uspenskiy. We are not sure when the all-in encounter occurred but we do have the two hands and the board.



Then his fatal wound was struck by Jerome Bradpiece and the all-in encounter occurred pre flop.



Chartier will not be adding a WSOP bracelet to his WSOP circuit ring.

Jerome Bradpiece200,00054,000
Konstantin Uspenskiy140,00079,000
Sam Chartier0-99,500
Wednesday, October 12, 2011 3:44 PM Local Time

Eoghan O'Dea eliminated in 9th place

Jerome Bradpiece raises to 15,000 in mid-position and Sam Trickett cold-calls on the button. Eoghan O'Dea makes it a threesome to the flop and it is      . O'Dea bets 45,000 from a stack of 120,000, Bradpiece folds and Trickett bets pot, O'Dea moves his last 75,000 into the middle and we have a showdown.




Trickett hits the flush and O'Dea is eliminated

Sam Trickett840,000145,000
Eoghan O'Dea0-145,000
Wednesday, October 12, 2011 3:37 PM Local Time

Eoghan O'Dea raises to 12,000 in the hijack and after a few minutes pause Ramzi Jelassi calls in the cut-off. The small blind folds and Erich Kollmann flicks in the make-up from the big blind.


Kollmann checks, O'Dea bets 13,000, Jelassi calls and Kollmann folds.

That was the end of the action as both players let the board scare them into check-mode. The turn   and river   slowing the action down. At showdown O'Dea won the pot.

Ramzi Jelassi330,000-49,500
Eoghan O'Dea145,00037,000
Wednesday, October 12, 2011 3:30 PM Local Time

Konstantin Uspenskiy was left behind with very little chips and in the hand after he lost most of it Billirakis decided to limp. Jelassi also decided to put in 5,000 bringing the action to Uspenskiy who pushed all-in for his last 28,000 chips. Billirakis, who had limped under the gun, re-potted to 99,000 getting Jelassi to fold.

Konstantin Uspenskiy    
Steve Billirakis    

The flop brought out     and the Russian was looking for running flush or a queen. The turn was the   giving Uspenskiy hope but he was convinced there were no outs left. When the river, the  , got dealt he left his chair. His opponents reminded him he made a flush and Uspenskiy reacted with amazement, "Flush?". The Russian almost triples up and is back up to 12 big blinds.

Steve Billirakis455,000-22,500
Konstantin Uspenskiy61,00033,000
Wednesday, October 12, 2011 3:22 PM Local Time

Michele Di Lauro

Steve Billirakis raises to 12,000 in early position and Michele Di Lauro calls a few seats to his left. The action folds around to Konstantin Uspenskiy on the button and he three-bets to 57,000 and both players call.


Billirakis and Di Lauro check to Uspenskiy who bets pot. Before the dealer can announce how much that is, Billirakis has folded and Di Lauro has moved all-in for 205,000 and Uspenskiy calls.

Di Lauro       

Turn:   & River:  

Di Lauro has won the pot but nobody is sure if Uspenskiy has been eliminated or not. After a tense few minutes the dealer hand Uspenskiy 28,000 back and he still has a slim chance in this tournament.

Michele Di Lauro540,000278,500
Konstantin Uspenskiy28,000-331,500
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Wednesday, October 12, 2011 3:18 PM Local Time

The action has gone from sedentary to super-fast in the past few minutes. Posts to follow...

Wednesday, October 12, 2011 3:12 PM Local Time

The final table has been really slow since the start and we haven't witnessed any pot over a 100,000 chips. The players seem to be in no rush and we could be here for quite some time before getting to see a bust out. The structure is amazing so get your popcorn ready, this is going to be a long one!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011 2:51 PM Local Time

Sam Chartier bets 10,000 from mid-position and Steve Billirakis cold-calls on the button. Two to the flop and it is       and both players check. The turn of   is also checked through and the river is  . Chartier checks to Billirakis and a 25,000 bet takes down the pot.

Steve Billirakis477,50017,500
Sam Chartier99,500-10,000
Wednesday, October 12, 2011 2:46 PM Local Time

Eoghan O'Dea raises to 10,000 and gets a call from Billirakis who was in the big blind. The flop came out     and both players checked.

The turn was the   and Billirakis bet 14,000. O'Dea called giving us river action. The river was the   and O'Dea folded after Billirakis bet out 32,000. O'Dea gets shorter while Billirakis takes one down.

Steve Billirakis460,00020,500
Eoghan O'Dea108,000-22,000
Wednesday, October 12, 2011 2:41 PM Local Time

Sam Chartier raises to 15,000 on the button and Erich Kollmann calls in the small blind. The flop is       and Kollmann check-calls a 15,000 Chartier bet. The turn is the   and Kollmann bets to Chartier and a 51,000 bet does the trick from his superior position.