$5k Pot Limit Omaha-8 - De Wolfe Wins De Bracelet!
It's been an incredibly fast-paced final today and in the space of a single level we went from three-handed to a winner.
Here's the details from the exciting denouement of the tournament.
Shock! Horror! Clements Out!(3rd)
It seemed everyone to a man had Scott Clements pegged as the winner of this event. He had experience, two omaha bracelets and chips and it seemed highly unlikely he would be toppled.
But then this happened.
Clements raised pot preflop and was called by Roland de Wolfe, who had chipped away at his lead in the previous hands.
THe flop fell 9♥ 7♣ 2♣. Clements bet the pot, de Wolfe re-raised pot and Clements put the rest of his chips in.
When de Wolfe made the obligatory call, the pair were playing out a 2.5 million pot!
Clements showed he had a good hand in A♦ A♥ 6♦ 4♦ for 2nd nut low draw plus an overpair, but Roland had also smacked the flop with A♣ 3♠ 9♣ 8♥ for the nut low draw and nut flush draw.
The 5♥ on the turn meant Roland was almost freerolling on his flush draw and when the river came the K♣ to give him the flush, he had busted the most dangerous man at the table and set himself up as the chip leader going into heads-up!
Clements picks up $101,063 for his third place but will no doubt be disappointed not to have collected his third Omaha-8 bracelet here today, given the dominating position he was in.
#img: scott-clements_31610.jpg:left: His name was on the trophy, or so we thought. #
De Wolfe Crowned Champion!
Heads-up with Brett Richey, the pair saw a flop of T♣ 8♣ 4♦ and the fireworks went off.
Richie led out for 140k and de Wolfe check-raised all-in. Richey called!
A♦ Q♣ 8♦ 4♥ for de Wolfe.
Q♦ J♠ T♥ 9♥ for Richey.
Although de Wolfe's bottom two pair was nominally in front, he was a relatively big dog to Richey's top pair and wrap draw.
There were myriad outs to topple the Englishman's hand but when the turn and river bricked, Richey had missed them all and was busted in second, collecting $152,618.
All of which meant we had our second English bracelet winner of the series, Roland de Wolfe collecting his first bracelet, $246,616 in cash and in winning this becoming only the second man to win the triple crown of WPT, EPT and WSOP wins after Gavin Griffin.
Join us shortly for winner pics and a re-cap of how that crazy final played out.
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