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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After Brian Lemke limped from the button, Fabian Quoss raised to 360,000. Lemke then re-raised all in and Quoss made the call.
When the flop came both players caught an open-ended straight draw which Lemke completed with the on the turn. The 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.