Friday, July 12, 2019 5:36 PM Local Time
Maximilian Klostermeier Wins First Bracelet in Event #78: $1,500 PLO Bounty $177,823
An extra day was needed to finish Event #78: $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha Bounty at the 2019 World Series of Poker . This second-year event attracted 1,130 entries and created a prize pool of $960,500 with a first-place prize of $177,823. Maximilian Klostermeier took home the grand prize and his first WSOP gold bracelet by beating David Callaghan, who had to settle for $109,844.
When asked about the bracelet he just won Klostermeier said: ''I feel great, can't really believe it honestly, I've only been playing poker professionally for a little over a year now and I'm already getting a bracelet so soon.''
While Klostermeier has only been playing poker professionally for a short time, this year marks his first time in Las Vegas. He only played in four events and said he's not really a PLO player.
"Honestly, PLO isn't my strongest game, I'd say Texas hold'em is. If we include online events I've only played PLO 20, maybe 25 times. I found myself in some positions that I didn't really know what to do but it worked out."
Final Table Results
|3||Bryce Yockey||United States||$77,893|
|4||Ryan Lenaghan||United States||$55,939|
|5||Jason Stockfish||United States||$40,691|
|6||Tim Seidensticker||United States||$29,987|
|7||Scott Sharpe||United States||$22,391|
|8||Heng Zhang||United States||$16,944|
|9||Joseph Liberta||United States||$12,996|
Final Day Action
The final table finished almost as fast as it started with Scott Sharpe taking his leave within the first 20-minutes of play when he ran his ace-queen into Bryce Yockey's cowboy. He took home $22,391 for his seventh-place finish.
Yockey wasn't done as Tim Seidensticker would be his next victim at the final table when Seidensticker got his remaining chips in the middle after the flop with a wheel draw that wouldn't connect. He rolled out in sixth place for $29,987.
One level later would see the final table's next causality as Jason Stockfish jammed his remaining 550,000 chips in the middle after chip leader Klostermeier had already raised. The poker gods wouldn't be on Stockfish's side as he was ahead until Klostermeier turned two-pair and he was eliminated in fifth place for $29,987.
A few hands later, Yockey claimed yet another bounty at the final table as Ryan Lenaghan's pocket aces were cracked after Yockey flopped trip eights. Lenaghan had two cards to go but couldn't catch an ace and rocketed off in fourth place for $55,939.
Next in line was Yockey, the final table bounty hunter himself. He exited after some rocket cracking karma would come back around and he was flushed out on the river after he flopping a set of aces. The PLO specialist would take home $77,893 for his third-place finish.
Heads-up action was in Klostermeier's favor as he held a 2:1 advantage and took a dominant lead with one key hand after he turned a club flush and put out a river bet. Callaghan called for 99 percent of his chips and was left with crumbs. Callaghan would find a double but it only lasted one hand as in the next one Klostermeier would river a higher pair to take home the first-place prize of $177,823 and the WSOP gold bracelet. Callaghan had to settle for second and $109,844.
That brings an end to this tournament! Tune in for updates on the rest of the WSOP event here on PokerNews throughout the rest of the summer.
Friday, July 12, 2019 4:07 PM Local Time
Maximilian Klostermeier Wins Event #78: $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha Bounty ($177,823)
Maximilian Klostermeier Wins Event #78: $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha Bounty for $177,823.
Full end of day recap will follow shortley.
Friday, July 12, 2019 3:55 PM Local Time
David Callaghan Eliminated in 2nd Place ($109,844)
One hand after receiving a double up, David Callaghan found himself all in once more and was called by Maximilian Klostermeier.
Callaghan was ahead to start the hand but Klostermeier flopped an open-ended straight draw on the flop.
The turn brought the adding more outs to Klostermeier's hand as he picked up the nut flush draw.
Callaghan almost had another double up until the dealer peeled off the on the river to give Klostermeier a pair of jacks and Callaghan was eliminated in 2nd place taking home $109,844 for his effort.
|David Callaghan||0||-300,000 |
Friday, July 12, 2019 3:33 PM Local Time
Klostermeier Leaves Callaghan With Crumbs
Maximilian Klostermeier opened for 500,000 from the small blind and David Callaghan defended his big blind.
The flop fell and Callaghan check-called Klostermeier continuation bet for 500,000.
The turn fell the and Klostermeier fired out 1,000,000 after Callaghan checked his option and was called.
Callaghan checked one last time after the dealer peeled off the river and Klostermeier put out 4,200,000 bet.
Callaghan went into the tank as the bet was for majority of his stack and after deep consideration made the call only to see Klostermeier held the king high flush with .
|Maximilian Klostermeier||27,950,000||8,450,000 |
|David Callaghan||300,000||-8,300,000 |
Friday, July 12, 2019 3:25 PM Local Time
Start of Heads-Up Play
A bunch of uncontested raises at the start of heads up action.
Friday, July 12, 2019 3:13 PM Local Time
Level 33 started
Friday, July 12, 2019 3:00 PM Local Time
The final two bounty players are on a 15-minute break.
Friday, July 12, 2019 2:55 PM Local Time
Bryce Yockey Eliminated in 3rd Place ($77,893)
Maximilian Klostermeier opened for 450,000 on the button and Bryce Yockey three-bet pot to 1,550,000 from the small blind getting a call from Klostermeier.
Yockey fired out 800,000 after the flop fell and Klostermeier called.
The turn fell the and Yockey announced "all-in" and was snapped off by Klostermeier.
Yockey was ahead with his set of aces but the river fell the completing Klostermeier's flush and Yockey was eliminated in 3rd place taking home $77,893 bringing his total to $514,365 in WSOP cashes this summer.
|Maximilian Klostermeier||20,000,000||5,200,000 |
|Bryce Yockey||0||-5,000,000 |
Friday, July 12, 2019 2:53 PM Local Time
Updated Chip Counts
|Maximilian Klostermeier||14,800,000||2,480,000 |
|David Callaghan||7,100,000||100,000 |
|Bryce Yockey||5,000,000||-1,000,000 |
Friday, July 12, 2019 2:35 PM Local Time
Ryan Lenaghan Eliminated in 4th Place ($55,939)
Bryce Yockey opened for 400,000 on the button and Ryan Lenaghan three-bet pot from the small blind leaving just a little behind and got it in after Yockey four-bet.
Lenaghan was ahead until the dealer threw out the flop giving Yockey trip eights.
Yockey would boat up with the turn and the river would seal Lenaghan's fate as he was eliminated in fourth place.
|Bryce Yockey||6,000,000||3,000,000 |
|Ryan Lenaghan||0||-2,800,000 |
Friday, July 12, 2019 2:26 PM Local Time
Jason Stockfish Eliminated in 5th Place ($40,691)
Maximilian Klostermeier opened on the button for 400,000 and Jason Stockfish moved all in for 550,000 from the small blind and was called by Klostermeier.
Stockfish was behind but received some help from the flop.
The turn fell the putting Klostermeier in the lead with two pair.
The river gave Stockfish two-pair but it was inferior to Klostermeier's two-pair and he was eliminated in fifth place.
|Maximilian Klostermeier||12,320,000||1,320,000 |
|Jason Stockfish||0||-1,300,000 |
Friday, July 12, 2019 2:14 PM Local Time
Lenaghan Doubles Through Callaghan
Ryan Lenaghan opened pot for 600,000 from the cutoff and David Callaghan called from the button.
The flop fell and Lenaghan moved all in for his remaining 310,000 and Callaghan called.
Both players held the same flush draw with Lenaghan holding the better of it.
The turn would seal the deal for Lenaghan securing his double up and the dealer peeled off the on the river.
|David Callaghan||7,000,000||1,750,000 |
|Ryan Lenaghan||2,800,000||1,200,000 |
Friday, July 12, 2019 2:02 PM Local Time
Updated Chip Counts
|Maximilian Klostermeier||11,000,000||-1,400,000 |
|Bryce Yockey||3,000,000||600,000 |
|Ryan Lenaghan||1,600,000||200,000 |
|Jason Stockfish||1,300,000||-3,500,000 |
Friday, July 12, 2019 2:01 PM Local Time
Level 32 started
Friday, July 12, 2019 1:46 PM Local Time
Klostermeier Takes Moster Pot From Yockey With Better Fullhouse
On a board showing Bryce Yockey called an 800,000 bet from Maximilian Klostermeier after checking his option from the big blind.
The river fell the and Yockey check-called Klostermeier bet of 1,500,000 only to see the bad news.
|Maximilian Klostermeier||12,400,000||2,160,000 |
|Bryce Yockey||2,400,000||-3,600,000 |
Friday, July 12, 2019 1:29 PM Local Time
Tim Seidensticker Eliminated in 6th Place ($29,987)
Tim Seidensticker got his remaining stack in the middle preflop and was called by Bryce Yockey.
The flop fell giving Seidensticker the wheel draw but couldn't complete as the board finished with the turn and river.
|Bryce Yockey||6,000,000||1,700,000 |
|Tim Seidensticker||0||-1,810,000 |
Friday, July 12, 2019 1:22 PM Local Time
Scott Sharpe Eliminated in 7th Place ($22,391)
Scott Sharpe opened for 450,000 from the cutoff and Bryce Yockey three-bet Sharpe all in and was called.
Tockey was ahead with his cowboys and nothing changed as the board ran out and Sharpe was eliminated in 7th place.
|Bryce Yockey||4,300,000||900,000 |
|Scott Sharpe||0||-1,010,000 |
Friday, July 12, 2019 1:11 PM Local Time
Stockfish Takes First Pot
Jason Stockfish opened for 400,000 from the cutoff, Bryce Yockey and Ryan Lenaghan called from the blinds.
The flop was checked to the turn where Stockfish fired out 600,000 and was called by Yockey from the small blind.
Stockfish took down the pot with an 800,000 bet on the river after Yockey checked his option.
|Jason Stockfish||4,800,000||1,650,000 |
|Bryce Yockey||3,400,000||-915,000 |
|Ryan Lenaghan||1,400,000||-1,060,000 |
Friday, July 12, 2019 12:59 PM Local Time
Shuffle Up and Deal
Day 4 of Event #78: $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha Bounty is officially underway.
Friday, July 12, 2019 12:59 PM Local Time
Level 31 started