2009 World Series of Poker

Event 15 - $5,000 No Limit Hold'em
Day: 3
Event Info

2009 World Series of Poker

Final Results
Winning Hand
Event Info
Prize Pool
Level Info
60,000 / 120,000

Event 15 - $5,000 No Limit Hold'em

Day 3 Completed

Brian Lemke Wins Event #15: $5,000 No Limit Holdem ($692,658)

Brian Lemke - Event 15 Champion
Brian Lemke - Event 15 Champion
Brian Lemke had to do it the hard way but in the end all that matters is that Lemke is the champion of Event 15 of the 2009 World Series of Pokert. He had some good fortune at various times during this final table, but you need a little luck to win tournaments, especially one with a field of this calibre. Lemke fought back valiantly against Fabian Quost, overcoming a near 4:1 chip deficit in an epic three hour heads-up battle.

Lemke’s victory was a popular one, with thoughts of Lemke’s late cousin and popular poker personality, Justin Shronk, filling media row. We’re sure that Shronk would’ve enjoyed this one.

Lemke collects a massive $ 692,658 for his victory and the coveted gold bracelet!

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Fabian Quoss Eliminated in 2nd Place ($427,912)

Fabian Quoss
Fabian Quoss
After Brian Lemke limped from the button, Fabian Quoss raised to 360,000. Lemke then re-raised all in and Quoss made the call.

Lemke: {A-Diamonds}{8-Clubs}
Quoss: {A-Spades}{Q-Diamonds}

When the flop came {9-Hearts}{J-Spades}{10-Hearts} both players caught an open-ended straight draw which Lemke completed with the {Q-Clubs} on the turn. The {J-Diamonds} on the river was a mere formality as Lemke claimed the title, champion's bracelet, and a first-place prize worth $692,658. Congratulations to Fabian Quoss who was prominent throughout the entire final table to ultimately finish in 2nd place for a collect of $427,912.

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Power Play

After Lemke called Quoss' preflop raise of 280,000, we saw a flop of {5-Diamonds}{A-Clubs}{9-Clubs}. Lemke checked, Quoss bet 350,000 and Lemke re-raised all in, forcing a fold.

Two in a Row

After Lemke called Quoss' preflop raise of 280,000, we saw a flop of {10-Diamonds}{Q-Spades}{2-Clubs}. Lemke checked and then folded to Quoss' 350,000 bet.

Lemke Clubs His way Back

Fabian Quoss raised to 280,000 and Brian Lemke re-raised all in. When Quoss called, the hands were shown.

Quoss: {A-Diamonds}{3-Spades}
Lemke: {K-Hearts}{10-Clubs}

When the flop came {8-Clubs}{4-Clubs}{Q-Clubs}, Lemke picked up a club draw which hit on the turn and the river with the {2-Clubs} and {3-Clubs}.

Lemke doubled up to more than 4 million, drawing him almost even with Quoss.

Level: 30

Blinds: 60,000/120,000

Ante: 15,000