2022 888poker XL Winter Series WSOPC Rozvadov
Event #23: $300 Big Wednesday
Days:
1

Event Info

Buy-in $300
Prize Pool $204,534
Players 811

Level Info

Level 35
Blinds 250,000 / 500,000
Ante 500,000

Players Info - Day 1

Players Left 1
Entries 811
Event #23: $300 Big Wednesday
Day 1 Completed

Jean "Prince" Gaspard Wins Event #23: $300 Big Wednesday NLH ($47,042)

TKBluffs • Level 35: 250,000-500,000, 500,000 ante
Jean "Prince" Gaspard
Jean "Prince" Gaspard

Event #23: $300 Big Wednesday NLH drew a massive total of 811 creating a prize pool of over $200,000.

The day saw plenty of big-name pros fall by the wayside including Tony Dunst, Vinny Pahuja, Yaser Al-Keliddar, Timothy Finne and Soukha Kachittavong.

It was a long night of tournament poker that extended into the early morning hours and with the clock about to strike 8:00 a.m. our newest BWPO Champion was finally crowned.

Jean "Prince" Gaspard was the last man standing after an epic heads up battle with Nikolaos Platis that lasted nearly two hours. Gaspard earned $47,042 and his fourth Borgata Poker Open trophy.

"He was a really good player, a tough player and also a very polite kid, I enjoyed playing against him," Gaspard said as he posed for his winner's photo.

Event #23: $300 Big Wednesday NLH Final Table Results

PlacePlayerPayout
1Jean Gaspard$47,042
2Nikolaos Platis$27,408
3Evan Tan$16,772
4Norman Rodriguez$13,806
5Leonid Kaziyev$11,249
6Zarko Mandic$9,024
7Lucas Picking$7,363
8Carlos Figueroa Fernandez$5,522
9Mario Conception$3,886

Tags: Jean GaspardNikolaos PlatisSoukha KachittavongTimothy FinneTony DunstVinny Pahuja

Nikolaos Platis Eliminated in 2nd Place ($27,408)

TKBluffs • Level 35: 250,000-500,000, 500,000 ante
Nikolaos Platis
Nikolaos Platis

Jean Gaspard moved all in and Nikolaos Platis called for his last 4,800,000. Gaspard showed {k-Hearts}{7-Clubs} and Platis turned over {j-Clubs}{9-Spades}.

The board ran out {8-Clubs}{8-Spades}{2-Hearts}{7-Diamonds}{2-Clubs} and Gaspard's king was enough to earn him the elimination.

Platis is our Event #23 runner up earning $27,408 for his second place finish.

Jean Gaspard us
Jean Gaspard
us 24,325,000 9,000,000
Nikolaos Platis us
Nikolaos Platis
us Busted

Tags: Jean GaspardNikolaos Platis

Level:
35
Blinds:
250,000/500,000
Ante:
500,000

Gaspard Chipping Away

TKBluffs • Level 34: 200,000-400,000, 400,000 ante

The heads up battle continues here in the early morning hours and Jean Gaspard is slowly chipping away at Nikolaos Platis.

"You're a good player kid" Gaspard said just a few hands ago and Platis thanked the seasoned pro for his compliment.

Gaspard now has more than a 2-1 chip lead and one of these players will be our newest BWPO Champion.

Jean Gaspard us
Jean Gaspard
us 17,325,000 4,025,000
Nikolaos Platis us
Nikolaos Platis
us 7,000,000 -4,025,000

Tags: Jean GaspardNikolaos Platis

Level:
34
Blinds:
200,000/400,000
Ante:
400,000

Aces Vs. Kings Puts Gaspard Back on Top

TKBluffs • Level 33: 150,000-300,000, 300,000 ante
Jean "Prince" Gaspard
Jean "Prince" Gaspard

Jean Gaspard moved all in for 6,500,000 and Nikolaos Platis snap called putting Gaspard at risk.

Platis instantly turned over his {k-Hearts}{k-Clubs} but to his surprise Gaspard did one better showing {a-Diamonds}{a-Clubs}.

The board ran out clean for Gaspard and he is back in control of the chip lead as the heads up battle continues.

Jean Gaspard us
Jean Gaspard
us 13,300,000 7,900,000
Nikolaos Platis us
Nikolaos Platis
us 11,025,000 -8,225,000

Tags: Jean GaspardNikolaos Platis

Platis Sets Up Gaspard to Take the Lead

TKBluffs • Level 33: 150,000-300,000, 300,000 ante
Nikolaos Platis
Nikolaos Platis

Jean Gaspard limped in and Nikolaos Platis raised to 900,000. Gaspard called and they saw a flop of {a-Hearts}{10-Spades}{8-Clubs}.

Platis tossed out a bet of 1,000,000 and Gaspard quickly called. The turn was the {2-Clubs} and Platis fired out a bet of 1,500,000.

Gaspard called and the {q-Hearts} completed the board. Platis slid out a bet of 2,000,000 and Gaspard moved all in covering Platis who snap called for 6,050,000.

Gaspard showed {q-Spades}{10-Clubs} for two pair but it was no good as Platis turned over his {a-Diamonds}{a-Spades} for top set. "I knew the cooler was coming but not like that" Gaspard said as Platis stacked his chips.

Nikolaos Platis us
Nikolaos Platis
us 19,250,000 7,250,000
Jean Gaspard us
Jean Gaspard
us 5,075,000 -7,425,000

Tags: Jean GaspardNikolaos Platis

Level:
33
Blinds:
150,000/300,000
Ante:
300,000

Evan Tan Eliminated in 3rd Place($16,772)

TKBluffs • Level 32: 150,000-250,000, 250,000 ante
Evan Tan
Evan Tan

Evan Tan limped in from the small blind and Nikolaos Platis checked from the big. They saw a flop of {q-Spades}{9-Spades}{4-Diamonds} and Tan check-called a bet of 300,000 from Platis.

Both players checked the {8-Clubs} turn card and the {2-Clubs} completed the board. Tan moved all in for 1,500,000 and after giving it some thought Platis called.

Tan showed {a-Spades}{j-Clubs} for just jack high and Platis tabled {9-Diamonds}{5-Spades} for a pair of nines. Tan was eliminated in 3rd place and he takes home $16,772 for his efforts.

Nikolaos Platis us
Nikolaos Platis
us 8,850,000 2,650,000
Evan Tan us
Evan Tan
us Busted

Tags: Evan TanNikolaos Platis