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Hinrichsen, Tricket, ElkY Headline WSOP Europe Day 5
Day 5 at the World Series of Poker Europe saw the second bracelet of 2011 awarded to Andrew Hinrichsen, Sam Trickett leading the final table of the €5k PLO and a star-studded Day 2 in the €3k Shootout.
Read on for details on all ongoing events from location in Cannes at the 2011 WSOP Europe.
Australian Pro Hinrichsen Snags Second Bracelet of 2011
23-year-old Australian poker pro Andrew Hinrichsen has defeated the largest tournament field in World Series of Poker Europe history, earning his first gold bracelet and €148,030.
Hinrichsen defeated Italy’s Gianluca Speranza who collected €91,262 for his runner-up finish.
The 771 players who registered for this event represented the largest number of entrants ever in a WSOPE event, besting the 650 that turned out for this same tournament in both 2007 and 2008.
Hinrichsen has already enjoyed major tournament success, having won a title on the APPT and in a side event at the Aussie Millions. Both of those victories came in 2009.
2011 has been the young pro’s biggest year by far, however, highlighted by a 24th place finish at the WSOP Main Event, good for just over $302,000.
Hinrichsen outlasted a tough final table headlined by EPT and WPT title-holder Roberto Romanello from Wales. If Romanello had won this event it would have completed poker’s Triple Crown.
Trickett Leads €5k PLO Final Table
49 players returned for Day 2 of this year’s €5k PLO event, and by the end of the night it was High-Roller specialist Sam Trickett sitting atop the final table chip counts.
Trickett has made roughly $3 million playing tournament poker this year, and that’s not including the money he’s likely to make at the delayed final table of the Partouche Poker Tour main event, of which he’s the chip leader.
Joining Trickett at the final table is 2011 November Niner Eoghan O’Dea, Swede Ramzi Jelassi, WSOP bracelet winner Steve Bilirakis, Canadian Sam Chartier and Austrian Erich Kollmann.
Each of the nine finalists will return tomorrow to decide a winner, and award the €238,140 first place prize. Here are the final table chip counts:
- Sam Trickett – 713,500
- Steve Billirakis – 459,500
- Ramzi Jelassi – 379,500
- Konstantin Uspenskiy – 359,500
- Michele Di Lauro – 261,500
- Erich Kollmann – 156,000
- Jerome Bradpiece – 146,000
- Eoghan O’Dea – 115,000
- Sam Chartier – 109,500
PokerListings.com is providing live coverage of this event. Click through here to follow the action in the €5k PLO event live.
Selbst, Elky, Deeb Headline €3k Shootout Day 2
256 players bought into the shootout, a new event for the 2011 WSOPE. After each table had played down to a winner just 30 players remained, all of whom are guaranteed the minimum payment of €6,913.
Tomorrow will see ten tables of three each play down to a winner, with those surviving players combining for the ten-handed final table on Thursday.
€112,526 is waiting for the eventual winner, with a total prize pool of €743,040.
Among those returning tomorrow to take a shot at the final table are Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier, Vanessa Selbst, Freddy Deeb, Terrence Chan and recent EPT London runner-up Steve O’Dwyer.Click here for a full rundown of everyone who made it through to Day 2.