2021 World Series of Poker Europe 888poker WPTDS London Online
Event #3: $1,500 Omaha Hi-Low Split 8 or Better

Kostas Kalathakis Eliminated in 2nd Place ($161,675)

stoffmakers • Level 28: 25,000-50,000, 0 ante
Kostas Kalathakis

Francesco Barbaro entered heads up play with a commanding 4,100,000 to 150,000 lead over Kostas Kalathakis. In the second hand, Kalathakis raised and Barbaro reraised him all in. Kalathakis called and showed {A-Clubs}{Q-Diamonds}{10-Spades}{6-Diamonds}. Barbaro held {9-Clubs}{5-Diamonds}{5-Hearts}{4-Diamonds} and would have a chance to finish Kalathakis off. However the board ran out {7-Clubs}{6-Spades}{4-Spades}{7-Spades}{Q-Clubs} to give Kalathakis two pair and the much needed double up.

Shortly after Kalathakis was all in preflop and at risk again. He held {J-Hearts}{9-Diamonds}{8-Spades}{7-Hearts} while Barbaro had {Q-Hearts}{Q-Diamonds}{3-Spades}{3-Clubs}. The board rolled out {9-Clubs}{10-Spades}{K-Spades}{5-Clubs}{K-Clubs} which gave Barbaro the better two pair and the win.

Tags: Francesco BarbaroKostas Kalathakis