2018 WSOP Event 69: Ronald Keijzer Wins $3,000 Pot-Limit Omaha 6-Handed for $475,033
Ronald Keijzer triumphed over a field of 901 entries to take home his first bracelet and a $475,033 payday in Event #69: $3,000 Pot-Limit Omaha 6-Handed. Keijzer, who hails from Amsterdam, is the sixth Dutch player in history to win WSOP gold. The seasoned cash player overcame a tough final table that included Scott Bohlman, who finished in third, and French pro Romain Lewis, who finished runner-up.
"I'm very happy. I love PLO tournaments and I came to Vegas especially for that," Keijzer said. "It was really fast. I joined the table with 1.8 million and in 20 minutes, I had 4 million... I think my position on the table was just very good with my stack, the other stacks, and a lot of ICM pressure."
The 26-year-old plays cash games exclusively at home, so a tournament outing is a rare treat. In this case, it couldn't have been sweeter.
Final Table Results:
|3||Scott Bohlman||United States||$199,572|
|4||Mohammad Abedi||United States||$137,954|
|6||Ryan Lenaghan||United States||$69,369|
Final Day Action
Chips were flying around in a matter of minutes once Day 3 action was underway.
The first to hit the rail was 2012 November Niner Rob Salaburu, and he was swiftly followed by the likes of two-time bracelet winner Phil Galfond, and Alex Bolotin. Pallas Aidinian was one of a small handful of women to enter this event, the only one to advance to Day 3, and she made her exit in 21st place. After Matt Stout fell in 19th, the remaining 18 players redrew for the final three tables.
Three-time bracelet winner Brock Parker departed in 17th place when he got his stack in with three Broadway cards headed by a suited ace only to see Bohlman's low three-card rundown make a straight to send him packing.
Jan-Peter Jachtmann was the next to go. He made his exit when he flopped trip eights and got the chips in against Martin Kozlov, who had flopped a flush draw and caught up on the river. However, Kozlov lost a huge pot to Lewis shortly thereafter, and busted in 13th when Lewis made the nut flush to Kozlov's jack-high flush, with all the chips going in preflop.
After the two-table redraw, Irish player Dermot Blain was the next to go. He got his stack in the middle preflop with a king-high rundown but Mohammad Abedi made a winning straight by the time the last card fell.
Blake Whittington, who began Day 3 just a hair under the chip lead, busted in 11th when Abedi cracked his aces with king-nine-seven-five after the two players got stacks in preflop.
German bracelet winner Christopher Frank departed in 10th when he flopped an open-ended straight draw but couldn't improve against the eventual winner's overpair.
Jonathan Depa fell next when he got the chips in preflop with dry kings, Keijzer flopped a boat, and the turn and river were blanks.
The next casualty was another one of Keijzer's; Ben Palmer got the last of his short stack in preflop with aces only to see Keijzer flop the nut straight (the turn and river were irrelevant).
Final Table Action
The final seven players took their dinner break before the action at the unofficial final table got underway on the Brasilia stage. After they reconvened, PLO bracelet winner Tommy Le was dispatched by Ryan Lenaghan. The two players got stacks in before the flop, and although both had made a flush by the time the final card fell, Lenaghan's was queen-high and Le's was ten-high.
However, Lenaghan's good fortune didn't last, and he was eliminated in sixth when he ran into Bohlman's flopped set of eights holding just a pair of aces.
"I think my position on the table was just very good with my stack, the other stacks, and a lot of ICM pressure."
James Chen was Keijzer's next victim; he departed in fifth place when he got his stack in preflop with kings, the eventual champion flopped a king-high flush, and the turn and river were no help.
Abedi busted in fourth when he got his chips in with a flopped open-ended straight draw against Keijzer's pair of kings and couldn't improve.
Bohlman, who won his first career bracelet earlier this summer, ended up as the third-place finisher. Although he had the chip lead early in three-handed play, he eventually got his stack in preflop with aces against Lewis, who held a suited ace with a pair of jacks and made a flush to take the pot.
Heads-up play was relatively short. It was a straight-versus-straight confrontation that ended it all; Lewis flopped a wheel wrap that filled in on the river, but Keijzer had turned Broadway and snap-called Lewis's river jam to end the tournament.
Although this was the final PLO tournament of the 2018 World Series of Poker, the no-limit hold'em/PLO mix is ongoing, and of course, the Main Event is ongoing with Day 7 action underway. Keep it here for continuing coverage of the rest of the action, brought to you by the PokerNews Live Reporting team.
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- 1 2018 WSOP Event 1: Jordan Hufty Wins First WSOP Gold in $565 Casino Employees
- 2 2018 WSOP Event 2: Elio Fox Wins First Ever WSOP $10,000 Super Turbo Bounty for $393,693
- 3 2018 WSOP Event 3: Joe Cada Wins 2018 WSOP $3,000 No-Limit Hold’em SHOOTOUT for $226,218
- 4 2018 WSOP Event 4: Julien Martini Wins $1,500 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better ($239,771)
- 5 2018 WSOP Event 5: Nick Petrangelo Wins WSOP $100,000 No-Limit Hold'em High Roller ($2,910,227)
- 6 2018 WSOP Event 6: Jeremy Perrin Wins The GIANT Turning $365 Into $250,966
- 7 2018 WSOP Event 7: Roberly Felicio Wins the 2018 WSOP COLOSSUS for $1,000,000
- 8 2018 WSOP Event 8: Johannes Becker Wins $2,500 Mixed Triple Draw Lowball ($180,455)
- 9 2018 WSOP Event 9: Paul Volpe Wins Third WSOP Bracelet in Omaha Hi-Lo Championship
- 10 2018 WSOP Event 10: William ‘Twooopair’ Reymond Wins $365 WSOP.com ONLINE Event ($154,996)
- 11 2018 WSOP Event 11: Tim Andrew Triumphs in the $365 PLO GIANT for $116,015, Mizrachi Fifth
- 12 2018 WSOP Event 12: Jeremy Harkin Wins $1,500 Dealer's Choice for $129,882
- 13 2018 WSOP Event 13: Benjamin Moon Wins $1,500 Big Blind Antes for $315,346
- 14 2018 WSOP Event 14: Daniel Ospina Wins First Bracelet for Colombia in 2-7 Lowball Draw
- 15 2018 WSOP Event 15: Andrey Zhigalov Wins $1,500 H.O.R.S.E. for $202,787
- 16 2018 WSOP Event 16: Justin Bonomo Wins Second WSOP Bracelet in $10K Heads-Up Championship
- 17 2018 WSOP Event 17: Ognyan Dimov Wins Third Bracelet for Bulgaria in Event #17 ($378,743)
- 18 2018 WSOP Event 18: Adam Friedman Wins Second Bracelet in $10K Dealer's Choice
- 19 2018 WSOP Event 19: Craig Varnell Wins $565 Pot-Limit Omaha ($181,790)
- 20 2018 WSOP Event 20: Jeremy Wien Conquers $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em for $537,710
- 21 2018 WSOP Event 21: Arne Kern Wins $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em MILLIONAIRE MAKER ($1,173,223)
- 22 2018 WSOP Event 22: Philip Long Wins $1,500 Eight Game Mix ($147,348)
- 23 2018 WSOP Event 23: Brian Rast Wins Fourth Bracelet in 2-7 Lowball Championship, Brunson 6th
- 24 2018 WSOP Event 24: Michael Addamo Wins Event #24: $2,620 MARATHON No-Limit Hold'em
- 25 2018 WSOP Event 25: Benjamin Dobson Wins First WSOP Gold in $1,500 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo
- 26 2018 WSOP Event 26: Filippos Stavrakis Dedicates WSOP PLO Bracelet ($169,842) to His Brother
- 27 2018 WSOP Event 27: John Hennigan Wins 2018 WSOP $10K HORSE for Fifth Bracelet and $415K
- 28 2018 WSOP Event 28: Fortunate River Gives Gal Yifrach First WSOP Bracelet & $461K Prize
- 29 2018 WSOP Event 29: Hanh Tran Wins First WSOP Bracelet in $1,500 2-7 Triple Draw ($117,282)
- 30 2018 WSOP Event 30: Ryan Bambrick Wins First Gold Bracelet in Dominating Fashion
- 31 2018 WSOP Event 31: Steven Albini Wins $1,500 Stud to Deny Jeff Lisandro 7th Bracelet
- 32 2018 WSOP Event 32: Matthew Davis Tops Biggest Seniors Event Ever to Win $662,983
- 33 2018 WSOP Event 33: Michael Mizrachi Wins His Third Poker Players Championship Title
- 34 2018 WSOP Event 34: Robert Peacock Wins First WSOP Gold in $1,000 DOUBLE STACK
- 35 2018 WSOP Event 35: Yueqi Zhu Claims First WSOP Gold in $1,500 Mixed Omaha
- 36 2018 WSOP Event 36: Farhintaj Bonyadi Wins Event $1,000 Super Seniors ($311,451)
- 37 2018 WSOP Event 37: Eric Baldwin Wins Second Bracelet, Dedicates it to His Father
- 38 2018 WSOP Event 38: Yaniv Birman Wins First WSOP Gold Bracelet in $10,000 Seven Card Stud Championship ($236,238)
- 39 2018 WSOP Event 39: Preston Lee Captures $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Shootout Bracelet ($236,498)
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- 41 2018 WSOP Event 41: Robert Nehorayan Wins $1,500 Limit Hold'em for $173,568
- 42 2018 WSOP Event 42: Shaun Deeb Gets Revenge on Ben Yu to Win $25K PLO for $1,402,683
- 43 2018 WSOP Event 43: Timur Margolin Takes Down $2,500 NLHE for $507,274
- 44 2018 WSOP Event 44: Nicholas Seiken Wins $10k 2-7 Triple Draw Championship for $287,987
- 45 2018 WSOP Event 45: Mario Prats Garcia Wins $1,000 Big Blind NLH For $258,255
- 46 2018 WSOP Event 46: David Brookshire Wins WSOP $2,500 Mixed Omaha/Stud Hi-Lo 8 ($214,291)
- 47 2018 WSOP Event 47: Matthew 'mendey' Mendez Wins First WSOP Online PLO Bracelet ($135,077)
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- 49 2018 WSOP Event 49: Loren Klein Wins $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Championship for $1,018,336
- 50 2018 WSOP Event 50: Jay Kwon Wins $1,500 Razz ($125,431)
- 51 2018 WSOP Event 51: Ryan Leng Ships First WSOP Gold in $1,500 BOUNTY ($272,504)
- 52 2018 WSOP Event 52: Scott Seiver Wins $10,000 Limit Hold'em Championship ($296,222)
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- 54 2018 WSOP Event 54: Portugal's Diogo Veiga Wins $3K Big Blind Antes ($522,715)
- 55 2018 WSOP Event 55: Giuseppe Pantaleo and Nikita Luther Win the $1K Tag Team for $175,805!
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- 58 2018 WSOP Event 58: Tribe Has Spoken: Jean-Robert Bellande Wins First Bracelet for $616K
- 59 2018 WSOP Event 59: Mike Takayama Makes History as the First Filipino to Win a WSOP Bracelet
- 60 2018 WSOP Event 60: Galfond Wins 3rd Bracelet in $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo Championship
- 61 2018 WSOP Event 61: Ryan 'Toosick' Tosoc Wins WSOP.com $1,000 Championship ($238,778)
- 62 2018 WSOP Event 62: Galen Hall Wins $888 Crazy Eights No-Limit Hold'em for $888,888
- 63 2018 WSOP Event 63: Chance 'BingShui' Kornuth Wins Second Bracelet in WSOP.com Online High Roller for $341,598
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- 69 2018 WSOP Event 69: Ronald Keijzer Wins $3,000 Pot-Limit Omaha 6-Handed for $475,033
- 70 2018 WSOP Event 70: Yaser Al-Keliddar Wins Event #70: $3K Limit Hold'em 6-Handed for $154K
- 71 2018 WSOP Event 71: Phil Hellmuth Wins 15th Career Bracelet in $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em!
- 72 2018 WSOP Event 72: Jordan Polk Wins $1,500 Mixed NLH/PLO for $197,461
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