De Wolfe makes history with WSOP PLO-8 win

Roland De Wolfe

Roland de Wolfe created a slice of history today by taking down the $5k Omaha-8 event at the World Series.

He not only won his first Andy Black and Alex Kravchenko all having their tournament hopes extinguished as the carnage continued.

Scott Clements
Clements may be the best Omaha-8 player in the world but he could only manage 3rd here.

That left the play four-handed and when de Wolfe busted Robert Campbell it appeared as though he and Brett Richey might be battling it out for 2nd place behind Scott Clements.

De Wolfe had other ideas though.

He hauled himself into the chip lead three-handed before playing out a monster pot with Clements in which he bested the favorite to send him shell-shocked to the rail and enter heads-up with an overwhelming 4-1 chip advantage.

He polished off Richey soon after to take the title and $246,616 in cash.

Remarkably, de Wolfe achieved his bracelet win with next to no experience at Pot Limit Omaha-8.

"I think I've played PLO-8 for less than an hour," he said.

"I've played quite a lot of Hi-Lo Limit and Pot Limit Omaha and just tried to mix the two together!"

Buoyed by this success, de Wolfe has lots of plans mapped out for his poker future.

"I want to be the first man to win two EPTs and create history," said de Wolfe. "I also want to win the Main Event. Everyone wants to win the Main Event!

"I'll be playing a lot through the series. I'm only six bracelets behind Ivey now!"

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