Darko Stojanovic Wins Event #3 and €188,160
France has claimed its first bracelet this WSOPE after Darko Stojanovic defeated Dan O’Brien heads-up in Event #3 €5,300 Mixed Max.
In the course of 53 hands, Stojanovic overcame a 3-to-1 chip deficit and denied O’Brien his first bracelet, again.
This is the second time in just as many years that O’Brien has made the final heads-up match of a WSOPE event and left without a victory.
Last year in Cannes, O’Brien made the final heads-up match of the €3,250 NLHE Shootout but fell to Giovanni Rosadoni when his K♦ J♠ ran into Rosadoni’s pocket queens.
O’Brien started that match with a chip deficit but came into this event with a commanding lead. That quickly changed as Stojanovic doubled up on the second hand and then hammered away at O’Brien’s stack.
O’Brien soon found himself in need of a double up and made his final move on a 4♣ Q♥ 6♥ flop. Stojanovic bet 53,000, O’Brien raised to 130,000 and Stojanovic shoved.
O’Brien called all-in with A♥ 5♥ while Stojanovic showed 7♥ 7♣. O’Brien needed a heart, an ace or running straight cards but got none of the above.
A J♠ came on the turn and the last card of the event was an 8♦.
O’Brien was denied his first bracelet a second time in France and Stojanovic became our newest WSOPE bracelet winner.
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