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Congratulations Henrik Johansson, €1,100 NLHE Re-Entry Champion (€129,700)

Henrik Johansson wins!
Henrik Johansson wins!

A whirlwind final table was not what we were expecting today but it’s taken just 91 rapid-fire hands to reduce our final nine to our champion -- Sweden's Henrik Johansson.

The 888poker player was a dominant force on Day 2, sitting with the chip leaders throughout, and he continued that form here on today’s final table.

Johansson overcame some tough opposition, including experienced pros Daniel Laidlaw (6th) and Daniel Weidman (4th), however the defining moment was with the elimination of Yaniv Botbol in 3rd place. The chips went in on the turn with Botbol catching a set of fours against Johansson’s kings, but a two-outer king landed on the river to give Johansson a big lead entering heads-up play.

From there, Johansson appeared in control, grinding down a gallant Adriano Torre-Grossa before the final hand unfolded with Johansson’s top two pair holding true against Torre-Grossa’s pair and straight draw.

Johansson wins his first WSOP gold bracelet, and the second one for Team888 this series, along with €129,700 in prize money. Congratulations!

Final Table Results:

1st Henrik Johansson - €129,700
2nd Adriano Torre-Grossa - €80,250
3rd Yaniv Botbol - €58,860
4th Daniel Weinman - €43,772
5th Serge Ekert - €32,992
6th Daniel Laidlaw - €25,190
7th Jose Obadia - €19,498
8th Jean-Philippe Tuffery - €15,285
9th Andrei Konopelko - €12,134


Get to Know Your New Champion

Check out Henrik Johansson's backstory and footage from his winner interview in PokerListings.com's latest daily video.

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Level
22
Blinds
8000/16000
Ante
2000
Average Stack
1,977,000
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Adriano Torre-Grossa Eliminated in 2nd Place (€80,250)

Adriano Torre-Grossa - 2nd Place
Adriano Torre-Grossa - 2nd Place

Hand #88

The button was on Adrian Torre-Grossa and he folded his cards, giving Henrik Johansson a walk.

Hand #89

Henrik Johansson opened the button to 35,000. Adriano Torre-Grossa folded and the pot went to Johansson.

Hand #90

Adriano Torre-Grossa folded the button and for the third time in a row, there was no action.

Hand #91

Henrik Johansson had the button and raised it up to 35,000. Adriano called and the dealer turned over a 9 T 7 flop.

Torre-Grossa checked and Johansson bet 51,000. Torre-Gross decided now was the time and shoved his stack of 380,000 in the middle. Johansson quickly called and Torre-Grossa was at risk!

Torre-Grossa: 7 6
Johansson: T 9

Once the cards were on the felt, Johansson was on his feet, just two cards away from winning the tournament.

The A was safe and the A sealed the deal as Torre-Grossa was eliminated in 2nd place and Johansson was crowned the champion!

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Johansson Grinding

Hand #83

The button was with Henrik Johansson and he raised to 35,000. Adriano Torre-Grossa defended his big blind with a call to take a 2 5 5 flop. Torre-Grossa checked but then gave it up when Johansson fired out a bet of 31,000.

Hand #84

Adriano Torre-Grossa started things off with a raise to 40,000 from the button and Henrik Johansson called. The board of Q 7 9 A T was checked by both players through to the river which is where things got interesting. Johansson checked and Torre-Grossa threw out a bet of 50,000. Johansson then surprised all with a check-raise to 140,000 which forced a fold from his opponent.

Hand #85

Henrik Johansson opened to 35,000 from the button and Adriano Torre-Grossa made the call in the big blind. The flop fell A K 2 and Torre-Grossa checked it across to Johansson who bet 32,000 to take it down without further resistance.

Hand #86

Adriano Torre-Grossa folded his button and Henrik Johansson received a walk.

Hand #87

Henrik Johansson remained consistent, raising once again to 35,000 on his button. This time, Adriano Torre-Grossa put in a three-bet to 105,000. Johansson gave it some respect and slid his cards into the muck.

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Johansson's Lead Increases

Hand #78

Adriano Torre-Grossa had the button and characteristically took his time before limping. Henrik Johansson checked and the dealer flipped over a A 9 7 flop.

Johansson checked and Torre-Grossa bet 18,000. Johansson made the call and a T hit the turn. Johansson again checked and so too did Torre-Grossa. The board completed with a Q and both players check and Johansson tabled 9 5, which was enough to collect the pot.

Hand #79

Henrik Johansson had the button and opened it up to 35,000. Adriano Torre-Grossa called and a K 3 A flop was spread on the felt. Both players checked here and then also checked the J turn. The river was a J and this time Torre-Grossa bet 32,000. Johansson took his time before raising to 150,000. Torre-Grossa decided to let it go.

Hand #80

Adriano Torre-Grossa started with the button and let his cards go, sending some blinds and antes to Henrik Johansson.

Hand #81

The button was on Henrik Johansson and he slid out a bet of 35,000. Adriano Torre-Grossa called and a 2 Q 3 flop hit the felt. Torre-Grossa checked here and Johansson bet. Torre-Grossa got out of the way and that was that!

Hand #82

Adriano Torre-Grossa had the button and raised it up to 35,000. Henrik Johansson contemplated his action before reaching into a messy pile of chips and coming up with a raise to 105,000. Torre-Grossa made the call and a 4 3 8 flop was spread on the felt.

Johansson didn’t take long to bet 83,000 here. Torre-Grossa didn’t like the look of that bet and slid his cards into the muck.

With that, Johansson now has a more than 2-1 chip lead. 

Level
22
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8000/16000
Ante
2000
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Adriano Makes Some Ground

Hand #74

With the blinds up to 8,000/16,000, it was Adriano Torre-Grossa who raised the button to 32,000 and Henrik Johansson called to see a A 5 6 flop. Both players checked and the 3 found its way onto the turn.

Johansson checked and Torre-Grossa bet 31,000. Johansson called with the K putting a very clubby board out there. Johansson checked for a third time and Torre-Grossa kept things small with a bet of 32,000. Johansson called but was forced to muck when Torre-Grossa tabled J 9 for the flush.

Hand #75

Henrik Johansson raised to 35,000 on the button, before Adriano Torre-Grossa three-bet to a total of 110,000. Johansson thought briefly before folding.

Hand #76

Adriano Torre-Grossa tossed his cards back to the dealer, giving Henrik Johansson a walk.

Hand #77

Henrik Johansson popped it to 35,000 on the button and Adriano Torre-Grossa made the call. The flop landed J 9 6 and both players checked. The 3 hit the turn and again it was check-check. On the K river, Torre-Grossa checked for a third time, but Johansson decided to take a stab with a bet of 50,000. Torre-Grossa tanked over the decision before making the call.

Johansson tossed his cards into the muck in resignation and Torre-Grossa was made to show a pair of sixes as he raked in the pot.

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First Heads-Up Hands

Hand #70

The first hand of heads-up saw Adriano Torre-Grossa have the button and limp in. Henrik Johansson raised it up to 40,000 and Torre-Grossa folded.

Hand #71

Henrik Johansson opened the button to 29,000. Adriano Torre-Grossa called and the dealer flipped over a 7 A 8 flop. Torre-Grossa checked and Johansson bet 38,000. Torre-Grossa folded and the pot went to Johansson.

Hand #72

Adriano Torre-Grossa had the button and raised it up to 27,000. When Henrik Johansson called, the dealer spread out a A 9 4 flop. Johansson checked here and Torre-Grossa bet 22,000. Johansson got away from it and Torre-Grossa raked in the pot.

Hand #73

Henrik Johansson raised the button to 29,000 and Adriano Torre-Grossa made the call. The 3 9 7 flop would see Torre-Grossa check and Johansson bet 32,000. Back on Torre-Grossa and he check-raised to 71,000. Johansson took some time before counting out some 25,000-demonination chips, eventually betting 208,000. That big bet was enough to scare Torre-Grossa out of the pot and extend Johansson’s lead.  

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Heads-Up Counts and Break

Henrik Johansson and Adriano Torre-Grossa have made their way on a 20-minute break while the action is set for heads-up.

Check out how they stack up below.

Johansson – 1,229,000
Torre-Grossa – 752,000

Level
21
Blinds
6000/12000
Ante
2000
Average Stack
988,500
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Yaniv Botbol Eliminated in 3rd Place (€58,860)

Yaniv Botbol - 3rd Place
Yaniv Botbol - 3rd Place

Hand #66

Henrik Johansson had the button and he raised to 27,000. Adriano Torre-Grossa took a long time in the big blind before he slid 72,000 into the middle. Johansson didn’t want anything to do with that as he folded.

Hand #67

Another walk for Henrik Johansson.

Hand #68

Henrik Johansson raised from the small blind to 29,000 and Yaniv Botbol made the call from the big blind. The A J K flop saw Johansson continue for 28,000 with Botbol making the call.

The turn produced the J and both players checked as the 7 river completed the board.

Johansson checked and Botbol bet 55,000. That was enough to take it down.

Hand #69

A raise to 27,000 came from Henrik Johansson on the button and Yaniv Botbol made the call in the small blind. Adriano Torre-Grossa got out of the way and we were heads-up to a flop of 2 6 Q. Botbol checked and Johansson made it 31,000 to go. Botbol postured for several moments, as he does, before tossing out calling chips.

The 4 landed on the turn and Botbol tapped the table for a second time. Johansson didn’t slow down as he fired 78,000. Botbol quickly announced himself all in for just under 400,000 and Johansson called!

Botbol: 4 4
Johansson: K K

Ouch! Botbol had caught a set on the turn to leave Johansson’s kings in a world of hurt, but out of nowhere, the dealer burned a card and revealed the K on the river! Wow! Johansson had caught the two-outer on the river to the roars from Team888 on the rail. It left Botbol to unluckily depart in 3rd place for €58,860 in prize money.

Level
21
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6000/12000
Ante
2000
Average Stack
988,500
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Botbol Gets Some Back

Hand #62

The first three-handed action began with Adriano Torre-Grossa opening the button to 27,000. That was enough to win the blinds and antes.

Hand #63

Henrik Johansson was on the button and opened it up to 26,000. Yaniv Botbol folded the small blind, while Adriano Torre-Grossa called out of the big blind.

On the K T 5 flop, Torre-Grossa checked and Johansson bet 22,000. Back on Torre-Grossa and he check-raised to 61,000. Johansson opted to let his cards go and the pot went to Torre-Grossa.

Hand #64

Yaniv Botbol had the button and opened it up to 26,000. Adriano Torre-Grossa folded his small blind, while Henrik Johansson made the call out of the big blind.

The dealer spread out a J 9 4 flop and Johansson quickly led for 30,000 and Botbol called. Both players checked the T turn and a 9 completed the board on the river.

Johannson checked the river and so too did Botbol. At showdown, Botbol showed K Q which was good enough to send Johansson’s cards into the muck and win the pot.

Hand #65

Adriano Torre-Grossa folded his button and Henrik Johansson raised it up to 27,000 from the small blind. Yaniv Botbol called out of the big blind and the dealer flipped over a 4 6 J flop.

Johansson led for 28,000 and Botbol called. The turn was a 2 and Johansson checked. Botbol bet 60,000 and Johansson made the call. The river was a 7 and Johansson once again checked and this time Botbol bet 60,000. Johansson looked at his cards several times before folding. 

Level
21
Blinds
6000/12000
Ante
2000
Average Stack
659,000
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Daniel Weinman Eliminated in 4th Place (€43,772)

Daniel Weinman - 4th place
Daniel Weinman - 4th place

Hand #60

Despite losing that previous hand, Adriano Torre-Grossa was straight back into the action with a raise to 27,000 from the small blind. Daniel Weinman was in the big blind and he made the call.

The flop arrived 4 3 7 and Torre-Grossa checked it over to Weinman. He took the opportunity to bet out and Torre-Grossa let it go.

Hand #61

Adriano Torre-Grossa raised the button to 27,000 before Daniel Weinman reraised all in for 292,000 from the small blind. Henrik Johansson gave it some thought in the big blind before announcing a call. Torre-Grossa sighed and got out of the way as the cards were tabled:

Weinman: A 9
Johansson: A T

It was a great call by Johansson and that was rewarded when the board ran out 4 2 Q J K. Weinman couldn’t get much going on the final table but he should be content with 4th place and €43,772 in prize money.

Level
21
Blinds
6000/12000
Ante
2000
Average Stack
659,000
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Chip Lead Changes

Johansson claims back the chip lead
Johansson claims back the chip lead

Hand #56

The first hand of the new blind level (6,000/12,000-2,000) started with the action folding around to Adriano Torre-Grossa in the small blind. He took his time before making it 27,000 from the small blind. Daniel Weinman was in the big blind and immediately moved all in.

The chips were counted out and it was 254,000 total. Torre-Grossa decided to fold and Weinman picked up some much-needed chips.

Hand #57

Yaniv Botbol was under the gun and opened it up to 27,000. The rest of the table folded and Botbol picked up the blinds and antes.

Hand #58

The action folded around to Henrik Johansson in the small blind and he raised it up to 24,000. Yaniv Botbol let the big blind go and the pot went to Johansson.

Hand #59

Folded to Henrik Johansson on the button and he opened it up to 27,000.  Yaniv botbol folded his small blind, but Adriano Torre-Grossa called from the big blind.

The flop was 2 4 4 and Torre-Grossa checked to Johansson, whom bet 32,000.  Torre-Grossa opted to check-raise to 87,000 and it was back on Johansson. After some deliberation, Johansson made the call.

The dealer flipped over a 5 turn and Torre-Grossa slowly flicked out a bet of 120,000. Johansson double checked his cards before counting out his chips and making the call.

The river was a K and Torre-Grossa checked this time. On Johansson and he announced all in for around 240,000. Torre-Grossa didn’t take long before folding and with that Johansson had won a very large pot and stolen the chip lead off Torre-Grossa. 

Level
21
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6000/12000
Ante
2000
Average Stack
494,250
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Weinman Makes a Move

Hand #53

Things are slowing down it seems as Henrik Johansson just collected another walk in the big blind.

Hand #54

Adriano Torre-Grossa was first to act and he raised to 22,000. That was enough to collect the blinds and antes.

Hand #55

Daniel Weinman opened to 20,000 from under the gun. Henrik Johansson flat-called on the button and Adriano Torre-Grossa was priced in from the big blind to take a flop of Q 8 3. The three players checked it around and the 2 fell on the turn.

Torre-Grossa checked and Weinman suddenly declared himself all in. His two opponents folded and Weinman took it down.

Level
20
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5000/10000
Ante
1000
Average Stack
494,250
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No Flops in Sight

Hand #48

Henrik Johansson was first to act and opened it up to 22,000. The rest of the table folded and Johansson scored the pot.

Hand #49

Big stack Adriano Torre-Grossa opened the button to 22,000 and Daniel Weinman promptly moved all in from the small blind for 176,000.

Back on Torre-Grossa and he decided to fold, showing an A face up.

Hand #50

The action folded around to Henrik Johansson in the small blind. He raised it up to 26,000. Yaniv Botbol folded his big blind and some chips went to Johansson.

Hand #51

Henrik Johansson opened the button to 22,000. Yaniv Botbol, from the small blind, moved all in for just over 250,000. The action flew back to Johnasson and he quickly folded.

Hand #52

Henrik Johansson was first to act and opened it up to 22,000. The action folded around the table and the blinds and antes went to Johansson. 

Level
20
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5000/10000
Ante
1000
Average Stack
494,250
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Torre-Grossa The Aggressor

Adriano Torre-Grossa is pushing the action
Adriano Torre-Grossa is pushing the action

Hand #43

Henrik Johansson raised the button to 22,000 and Adriano Torre-Grossa called from the big blind to see a flop of 8 J Q. Both players checked to see the Q fall on the turn. Again it was check-check to the Q river. With three ladies on board, Torre-Grossa bet out 26,000 and that was enough to take down the pot.

Hand #44

Play folded to Adriano Torre-Grossa in the small blind. He peeked at his hole cards and raised to 22,000. Daniel Weinman made the call in the big blind to see a flop of 4 4 K. Both players checked and the 7 appeared on the turn.

Torre-Grossa bet 22,000 and Weinman gave it up to see Torre-Grossa increase his chip lead.

Hand #45

Henrik Johansson received a walk. The first one of the day.

Hand #46

Adriano Torre-Grossa raised it up from under the gun to 22,000. Fold, fold, fold, and more chips for our chip leader as he flashed ace-jack.

Hand #47

Yaniv Botbol raised to 23,000 from the small blind but Adriano Torre-Grossa continued to apply the pressure as he announced himself all in. Botbol quickly let it go.

Level
20
Blinds
5000/10000
Ante
1000
Average Stack
494,250
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4
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Some Shoving

Hand #39

Henrik Johansson had the button and opened it up with a raise to 22,000. Yaniv Botbol was in the small blind and after much deliberation, moved all in. Johansson got out of the way and Botbol picked up some chips.

Hand #40

The action folded to Adriano Torre-Grossa in the small blind and he raised it up to 17,000. On Daniel Weinman in the big blind and he opted to three-bet to 75,000. Torre-Grossa asked Weinman how much he had behind and Weinman said around 200,000.

The action was back on Torre-Grossa and eventually he decided to let his cards go, sending the pot to Weinman.

Hand #41

The action folded around to Adriano Torre-Grossa on the button and he raised it up to 22,000. Daniel Weinman was in the small blind and three-bet to 50,000. The big blind was out of the way and it was back on Torre-Grossa.

Hand on his head, Torre-Grossa contemplated the decision.

“All in,” Torre-Grossa said.

Weinman folded and the pot went to Torre-Grossa.

Hand #42

Daniel Weinman started the hand with the button and opened it up to 20,000. Yaniv Botbol called out of the big blind and the dealer flipped over a 8 7 3 flop. Botbol checked here and Weinman bet 22,000. Botbol immediately moved all in and Weinman folded just as quickly. 

Level
20
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5000/10000
Ante
1000
Average Stack
494,250
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Serge Ekert Eliminated in 5th Place (€32,992)

Serge Ekert - 5th Place
Serge Ekert - 5th Place

Hand #35

Yaniv Botbol raised from the cutoff to 26,000 before Adriano Torre-Grossa played the rush with a re-raise to 75,000 on the button. Action folded back to Botbol who made the call.

The flop landed J 9 3 and Botbol checked it to Torre-Grossa who declared himself all in! Botbol gave a wry smile, took another look at his hole cards before folding as Torre-Grossa flashed ace-queen as he collected the pot.

Hand #36

Henrik Johansson raised it up to 22,000 from under the gun which was enough to take the blinds and antes.

Hand #37

Action folded around to the short-stacked Serge Ekert who finally made a move with an all-in bet of 49,000 from the small blind. Henrik Johansson decided to fold his big blind to see Ekert grab some much-needed chips.

Hand #38

Serge Ekert went for two in a row with a button-shove for 63,000 but Yaniv Botbol made the call from the big blind:

Ekert: A 9
Botbol: A K

Ekert had been so patient but unfortunately ran into a monster hand as the board ran out 5 Q 7 4 T. Botbol improved to the nut flush to leave Ekert to depart in 5th place for €32,992 in prize money. Not a bad return for someone who started this final table with less than five big blinds!

Level
20
Blinds
5000/10000
Ante
1000
Average Stack
494,250
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4
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Daniel Laidlaw Eliminated in 6th Place (€25,190)

Daniel Laidlaw - 6th place
Daniel Laidlaw - 6th place

Hand #33

Henrik Johansson had the button and Daniel Laidlaw opened it up to 20,000 from under the gun. The table got out of the way and the Laidlaw picked up the blinds and antes.

Hand #34

The action folded around to Adriano Torre-Grossa in the small blind and he raised it up to 22,000. Daniel Laidlaw was in the big blind and made the call.

The dealer spread out a 6 2 9 flop and Torre-Grossa bet 17,000. Laidlaw made a quick call and the dealer flipped over a J turn. Torre-Grossa opted to check this time and Laidlaw slid out a bet of 45,000. Back on Torre-Grossa and he fiddled with his chips before eventually making the call.

The board completed with a K on the river and Torre-Grossa quickly checked. At this point Laidlaw moved all in for 216,000 and Torre-Grossa counted out enough to call and put them to the side before going into the tank.

Eventually he called and Laidlaw tabled Ace-Seven.

Torre-Grossa turned over K Q and with that, Laidlaw was eliminated in 6th place, unable to make it back-to-back gold bracelets for Australia. 

Level
20
Blinds
5000/10000
Ante
1000
Average Stack
395,400
Players Left
5
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Play Resumes with a Big Double

Hand #32

Serge Ekert had the button as play resumed after the scheduled break. Adriano Torre-Grossa was first to speak under the gun and he raised it up to 22,000. Action folded around Yaniv Botbol in the big blind who made the call to see a K 2 7 flop.

Botbol led out with a bet of 26,000 but Torre-Grossa popped it up to 75,000. Botbol thought for a moment before declaring another raise, this time to 150,000. Torre-Grossa moved all in for 243,000 and Botbol made the call!

Torre-Grossa: K Q
Botbol: K 4

Both players had flopped top pair but Botbol was well and truly out-kicked as the A turn and T river completed the board. A big double up Torre-Grossa who is now up above 500,000 with Botbol slipping back into the pack.

Average Stack
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Chip Counts at the Break

Henrik Johansson - 547,000
Yaniv Botbol - 509,000
Daniel Weinman - 312,000
Daniel Laidlaw - 282,000
Adriano Torre-Grossa – 266,000
Serge Ekert – 65,000

Level
19
Blinds
4000/8000
Ante
1000
Average Stack
329,500
Players Left
6
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Two Big Pots and a Break

Hand #29

Henrik Johansson opened the action to 17,000. The action folded around to Daniel Weinman in the big blind and he made the call.

On the T J K flop, both players checked. The Q turn would see Weinman check and Johansson bet 16,000. Weinman called and the board was completed with a 3 on the river.

Weinman once again checked and this time Johansson bet 45,000. Weinman folded and the pot went to Johansson.

Hand #30

Henrik Johansson once again opened it up to 17,000. Play folded around to Daniel Laidlaw on the button and he made the call. The blinds got out of the way and the dealer flipped over a A 3 7 flop. Johansson checked here and Laidlaw quietly bet 20,000. Johansson made the call.

The turn brought about a 4 and both players checked. The river was a K and Johansson took his time before betting 150,000. Laidlaw immediately folded to this massive bet and the pot went to Johansson.  

Hand #31

The final hand before the break saw the action fold around to Daniel Weinman on the button. He opened it up to 18,000 and Henrik Johansson three-bet to 54,000 and Weinman folded.

Break Time

The players have been sent on their first 20-minute break of the day. 

Level
19
Blinds
4000/8000
Ante
1000
Average Stack
329,500
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Botbol Gets Busy

Hand #25

Yaniv Botbol took his time before raising it up to 26,000 from under the gun. Play folded around to Henrik Johansson in the big blind. He also thought for several moments before letting it go as Botbol took down the pot.

Hand #26

Daniel Weinman raised it up to 16,000 with Henrik Johansson making the call out of the small blind. Yaniv Botbol came along from the big blind and we were three ways to a flop of K 8 8. Action checked to Weinman who tossed out a bet of 22,000. Johansson got out of the way before Botbol again soaked up a few more seconds of think time before making the call.

The turn was the Q and both players checked to see the 2 land harmlessly on the river. Botbol reached for chips and came out swinging with a bet of 26,000. Weinman immediately folded as Botbol keeps his momentum going on this final table.

Hand #27

Daniel Weinman again was the preflop aggressor, making it 16,000 to go. Yaniv Botbol called out of the small blind and Adriano Torre-Grossa did likewise from the big blind.

The flop landed 2 A 8 and Botbol decided to lead out with a bet of 22,000. Both players folded and it was another pot for Botbol.

Hand #28

Henrik Johansson came in with a raise to 17,000. Yaniv Botbol again got in the action with a call on the button before Daniel Laidlaw reached for raising chips as he squeezed to 52,000 from the big blind. Johansson took a glance at Laidlaw’s stack and looked over at Botbol before folding, but Botbol quickly called to see a flop of 8 8 2.

Laidlaw was first to act and he bet out 42,000. Botbol quickly folded as Laidlaw collects one of his first pots of the day.

Level
19
Blinds
4000/8000
Ante
1000
Average Stack
329,500
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6
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Two Flops in Five

Hand #20

The action folded around to Henrik Johansson in the small blind and he raised it up to 20,000. Yaniv Botbol folded his big blind and the small pot went to Johansson.

Hand #21

Daniel Weinman opened it up to 16,000 from the hijack and Adriano Torre-Grossa called out of the big blind. The dealer flipped over a K 6 K flop and Torre-Grossa checked and Weinman flicked out a bet, which was enough to quickly scoop the pot.

Hand #22

Henrik Johansson raised it up and received the blinds and antes.

Hand #23

Adriano Torre-Grossa had the button and the action folded around to Daniel Laidlaw in the small blind. He put in the extra chips to make the call and Daniel Weinman checked the big blind.

The flop was #as2 3 and Laidlaw led for 12,000. Weinman raised it up and Laidlaw quickly folded.

Hand #24

Daniel Laidlaw started the hand with the button and Henrik Johansson opened it up to 17,000 from under the gun. The action folded around the table and the small pot went to Johansson. 

Level
19
Blinds
4000/8000
Ante
1000
Average Stack
329,500
Players Left
6
Tables Left
1
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Jose Obadia Eliminated in 7th Place (€19,498)

Jose Obadia - 7th Place
Jose Obadia - 7th Place

Hand #18

Adriano Torre-Grossa came in with a raise to 17,000 and Jose Obadia gave a chuckle as he folded seven-deuce out of the big blind for virtually half his stack.

Hand #19

Daniel Weinman limped in from the cutoff with Jose Obadia all in from the small blind for just 6,000. Henrik Johansson didn’t want to keep it cheap as he raised from the big blind to an unknown amount. Weinman instantly folded and the cards were on their backs:

Obadia: A 7
Johansson: A 5

The board was spread 7 4 3 J 6 with a devastating river card delivering Johansson a straight for the knockout blow. It was a brave run by Obadia that ultimately ended in 7th place for €19,498 in prize money.

Level
19
Blinds
4000/8000
Ante
1000
Average Stack
329,500
Players Left
6
Tables Left
1
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Double, Double for Botbol

Hand #16

Adriano Torre-Grossa had the button and Jose Obadia moved all in for 121,000 from under the gun plus one. Yaniv Botbol then moved all in for a little less from the cut off. The rest of the table was out of the way and Botbol was at-risk for 104,000. Obadia had around 120,000.

Botbol: K K
Obadia: T T

Botbol was looking great to double up and it stayed that way as a 3 5 9 Q J would leave Obadia extremely short stacked.

Hand #17

Daniel Laidlaw started the hand with the button. Short-stacked Jose Obadia was under the gun and tanked before eventually folding. Henrik Johansson was next to act and opened it up to what looked like 17,000. Yaniv Botol made the call and the dealer flipped over a T T 4 flop.

Johansson led for 18,000 here and Botbol thought for quite a long time before raising it up to 63,000. Johansson took a couple of moments before moving his giant stack all in. Botbol quickly called off his stack and was at-risk.

Botbol: A T
Johansson: Q T

It was a bit of a cooler hand and with a 2 on the turn and 6 river, Botbol had doubled up two hands in a row to now sit with a stack of around 420,000. 

Average Stack
282,429
Players Left
7
Tables Left
1
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Jean-Philippe Tuffery Eliminated in 8th Place (€15,285)

Jean-Philippe Tuffery - 8th Place
Jean-Philippe Tuffery - 8th Place

Hand #13

Daniel Weinman opened with a raise to 16,000 from middle position and successfully took down the blinds and antes.

Hand #14

With a dead button, Daniel Weinman went for two in a row with an opening raise to 16,000. It worked, as again the table folded around and Weinman took down the pot.

Hand #15

Action folded around to Jean-Philippe Tuffery who declared himself all in for 110,000. Adriano Torre-Grossa gave it some thought in the small blind before moving all in over the top.

Tuffery: Q 9
Torre-Grossa: A Q

Torre-Grossa was in great shape and it only got better as the board ran out A J J T 4 to eliminate Tuffery in 8th place for a collect of €15,285 in prize money.

Level
19
Blinds
4000/8000
Ante
1000
Average Stack
282,429
Players Left
7
Tables Left
1
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Andrei Konopelko Eliminated in 9th Place (€12,134)

Andrei Konopelko - 9th Place
Andrei Konopelko - 9th Place

Hand #11

Following the colour up and the beginning of the new level (19: 4,000/8,000-1,000), the hand started with Jose Obadia having the button.

The action kicked off with Daniel Weinman raising to 16,000 from the hijack. He received no action and picked up the blinds and antes.

Hand #12

Henrik Johansson had the button and a flurry of cards went into the muck before he opened it up to 17,000. Jean-Philippe Tuffery folded his small blind before Andrei Konopelko moved all in from the big blind for 99,000. Johansson made the call and Konopelko was at-risk.

It was Konopelko’s 7 7 against Johansson’s J J.

The dealer rolled out a 4 3 Q 6 A and with that, Konopelko was out in 9th place. 

Level
19
Blinds
4000/8000
Ante
1000
Average Stack
247,125
Players Left
8
Tables Left
1
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Serge Does It Again!

Hand #9

Henrik Johansson started things off with an under-the-gun raise to 13,500. Action folded to Serge Ekert in the small blind and he moved all in once again, this time for a total of 56,000. Johansson made the call.

Johansson: 7 7
Ekert: T T

The board ran out K Q T 8 6 to see Ekert spike a set of tens for his second double up in two hands! He’s back in business with a stack of around 120,000.

Hand #10

Action folded to Daniel Weinman in the cutoff and he opened with a raise to 12,000. Henrik Johansson defended his big blind with a call to see a flop of Q J 8. Action checked to Weinman who continued for 13,000. That was too cheap for Johansson who bumped the price to 35,000. Weinman quickly folded as the chip leader added to his empire.

The clock has now been paused while the players colour up before the start of the new level.

Level
18
Blinds
3000/6000
Ante
500
Average Stack
219,667
Players Left
9
Tables Left
1
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Shorty Manages to Double

Serge Ekert on Day 2
Serge Ekert on Day 2

Hand #6

Yaniv Botbol had the button and the action folded around to Henrik Johansson who opened it up to 13,500. He received no action and so picked up the blinds and antes.

Hand #7

Adriano Torre-Grossa had the button and Andrei Konopelko opened it up to 14,000 from the hijack. No player came along for the ride and the blinds and antes went to Konopelko.

Hand #8

Daniel Laidlaw started the hand with the button and the action folded around to him. He opened it up to what looked like 12,000. Serge Ekert moved his short stack all in from the big blind and Laidlaw made the call.

Laidlaw: K 9
Ekert: A 6

Ekert was at-risk and watched on as the dealer rolled out a 2 3 J 7 Q board. With that, Ekert had doubled up to around 50,000. 

Level
18
Blinds
3000/6000
Ante
500
Average Stack
219,667
Players Left
9
Tables Left
1
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A Couple of Early All Ins

Hand #1

The short-stacked Serge Ekert was thrilled to draw the button on the very first hand to grab an orbit of breathing room with his stack of less than five big blinds.

Action folded around the table to Adriano Torre-Grossa who raised it up to 18,500 from middle position. Henrik Johansson called from the big blind.

The flop landed 5 8 6 and Johansson led out with a bet of 22,000. Torre-Grossa thought briefly before declaring himself all in! Big action on the very first hand, but Johansson didn’t call as Torre-Grossa drew first blood on this final table.

Hand #2

Yaniv Botbol was first to enter the pot with a raise to 15,000 from early position. Daniel Weinman asked for a count of his opponent’s stack before eventually folding. The blinds also folded and Botbol took it down.

Hand #3

Henrik Johansson held the button and he was first to enter the pot with a raise to 13,500. The blinds didn’t offer any resistance as Johansson took down the blinds and antes.

Hand #4

Daniel Weinman opened with a raise to 12,000 from middle position and Henrik Johansson made the call in the cutoff. Yaniv Botbol took his time in the big blind before cutting out a three-bet to a total of 30,000. Weinman quickly folded and Johansson took a little more convincing before he also gave it up.

Hand #5

Daniel Laidlaw came in for a raise to 12,000 before Jose Obadia re-raised all in. The table folded around and Obadia collected a valuable pot.

Level
18
Blinds
3000/6000
Ante
500
Average Stack
219,667
Players Left
9
Tables Left
1
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Formalities Out of the Way, Cards in the Air

The players have had a group photo taken, the live streaming crew are fully prepared and Jack Effel has introduced the nine remaining players here in the €1,100 Re-Entry event at the 2013 World Series of Poker Europe.

And with that, the cards are in the air!

There are pproximately 24 minutes remaining in Level 18 (Blinds 3,000/6,000, 500 ante). 

Level
18
Blinds
3000/6000
Ante
500
Average Stack
219,667
Players Left
9
Tables Left
1
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Short Delay

With the final table of the €1,100 Re-Entry being filmed for live streaming, it is not too surprising that we are experiencing a few delays. The players are however in their seats and so we expect the action to kick off shortly. 

Level
18
Blinds
3000/6000
Ante
500
Average Stack
219,667
Players Left
9
Tables Left
1
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Gold Bracelet on the Line on WSOPE Event #2 Final Table

A field of 659 entrants took to the World Series of Poker Europe felt this week for the first open event of the series -- the €1,100 No-Limit Hold'em Re-Entry. After two days of toil, that field has been reduced to just nine. Those nine are set to enter the Casino Barrière d'Enghien-les-Bains for the first time to battle it out for the €129,700 first-place prize and the elusive WSOP gold bracelet.

We’re in for an exciting day of poker ahead, so let’s take a quick look at our final table line up:

Seat 1: Daniel Laidlaw - 357,000
Seat 2: Daniel Weinman - 408,000
Seat 3: Serge Ekert - 28,500
Seat 4: Jose Obadia - 119,000
Seat 5: Henrik Johansson - 587,000
Seat 6: Jean-Philippe Tuffery - 142,000
Seat 7: Andrei Konopelko - 101,000
Seat 8: Yaniv Jacque Botbol - 85,000
Seat 9: Adriano Torre-Grossa - 155,500

Australia’s Daniel Laidlaw has had a big 2013, which started back in January with a deep run in the Aussie Millions Main Event. Laidlaw then finished 2nd in the APPT Queenstown Main Event and took 1st place in the Sydney Champs Main Event for US$146,839. Following Jackie Glazier’s victory in the Ladies Event, Laidlaw will be looking to make it back-to-back Aussie bracelets at the WSOPE.

The USA’s Daniel Weinman is one of the more experienced tournament players at the final table, having amassed just under US$650,000 in results. His largest score is finishing 2nd in a WSOP Circuit Main Event for US$154,772.

France’s Serge Ekert is the short stack of the remaining nine players, only having around four big blinds. With that kind of stack Ekert will need to find plenty of luck early. Ekert did manage to cash in this event last year, but regardless of where he finishes today, he'll be guaranteed his largest score.

Jose Obadia is no stranger to the poker table as he was the captain of Team Spain at the International Federation of Poker’s Nation’s Cup. Obadia has dozens of results on his resume, but any finish above 4th place will be the largest result of his career.

Even if Sweden’s Henrik Johansson finishes 9th today he will have cashed for the biggest result of his career.  However, considering Johansson has a huge chip lead, it is likely he will be able to at least find a few pay jumps.

Jean-Philippe Tuffery is an unknown quantity with no previous results recorded. Tuffery has a tick over 20 big blinds but is in an interesting spot situated in the middle of the pack on this final table.

Representing Belarus, Andrei Konopelko has a string of solid results to his credit from all corners of Europe, mostly in side events on the European Poker Tour. Konopelko will need to survive one more elimination to better his highest cash score which came at the EPT Berlin earlier this year. Konopelko is gunning to become the first-ever Belarussian WSOP bracelet winner.

One of the short stacks of the final table is Yaniv Jacque Botbol. With no previous tournament results to his credit, Botbol is looking for his maiden result to be a bracelet.

Adriano Torre-Grossa is another of the French hopes on today’s final table. With two other previous cash results on the local Paris ACF series, this is easily Torre-Grossa’s best-ever result.

 

The final table will recommence at 12pm local time and the PokerListings team will be here to provide hand-by-hand updates throughout the afternoon. Stay tuned!

Level
18
Blinds
3000/6000
Ante
500
Average Stack
219,667
Players Left
9
Tables Left
1
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Event Name Event 2 - €1,100 No-Limit Hold'em Re-Entry
Venue Casino Barrière d'Enghien-les-Bains
Date 12 October 2013
Final Day 15 October 2013
Buy In €1,100
Entrants 659
Prize Pool €632,640
First Prize €129,700
Level Ante Blinds
Level 1 0 25/25
Level 2 0 25/50
Level 3 0 50/100
Level 4 0 75/150
Level 5 0 100/200
Level 6 25 100/200
Level 7 25 150/300
Level 8 50 200/400
Level 9 75 300/600
Level 10 100 400/800
Level 11 100 500/1000
Level 12 200 600/1200
Level 13 200 800/1600
Level 14 300 1000/2000
Level 15 400 1200/2400
Level 16 500 1500/3000
Level 17 500 2000/4000
Level 18 500 3000/6000
Level 19 1000 4000/8000
Level 20 1000 5000/10000
Level 21 2000 6000/12000
Level 22 2000 8000/16000
Level 23 3000 10000/20000
Level 24 4000 12000/24000
Level 25 5000 15000/30000
Level 26 5000 20000/40000
Level 27 5000 25000/50000
Level 28 10000 30000/60000
Level 29 10000 40000/80000
Level 30 10000 50000/100000
Henrik Johansson

Henrik Johansson
wins
€129,700

Event 2 - €1,100 No-Limit Hold'em Re-Entry

Top Money Finishers Prize
1. Henrik Johansson €129,700
2. Adriano Torregrossa €80,250
3. Yaniv Botbol €58,860
4. Daniel Weinman €43,772
5. Serge Ekert €32,992
6. Daniel Laidlaw €25,190
7. Jose Obadia €19,498
8. Jean-Philippe Tuffery €15,285
9. Andrei Konopelko €12,134
10. Marco Conti €9,755