2011 World Series of Poker Europe

Event #6: €1,620 Six-Handed Pot-Limit Omaha
Day: 2
Event Info

2011 World Series of Poker Europe

Final Results
Winning Hand
Event Info
Prize Pool
Level Info
5,000 / 10,000

Event #6: €1,620 Six-Handed Pot-Limit Omaha

Day 2 Completed

The Final Table is Set, Nicolas Fierro Leads

Level 16 : 2,000/4,000, 0 ante
Nicolas Fierro
Nicolas Fierro

It took a little over nine hours to whittle the 36-runner field down to our final table of six. That is fairly good going for a poker tournament, but if we are honest, it felt like a drag compared to the crazy speed of yesterday.

Chip leader coming in tomorrow’s final table is Nicolas Fierro who bagged up 349,000 chips. He started the day as chip leader, and although he lost it for a lot of the day, he ended as clear chip leader. Here’s how the remaining six will line up tomorrow:

SeatNameCountryChip Count
1Jack EllwoodUK133,500
2Michel DattaniPortugal267,500
3Nicolas FierroChili349,000
4Philippe BoucherCanada275,000
5Alexander DovzhenkoUkraine245,000
6Jarred SolomonSouth Africa266,500

Rifat Palovic was the unfortunate player with the final table bubble tag. He busted soon after the final seven came together on one table. Nicloas Fierro took the Swedish scalp when his {a-Diamonds}{k-Diamonds}{4-Clubs}{5-Spades} bettered Palevic’s {a-Spades}{2-Spades}{2-Clubs}{3-Clubs} on a {a-Clubs}{8-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds}{k-Clubs}{q-Diamonds} board.

The story of the day must belong to Dovzhenko though. He came back with just 2,800 chips today and yet, here he is still in with nearly one hundred times what he started with. It'll be the comeback story of the year if he goes on to win tomorrow.

Those not quite as fortunate as him who had their hopes dashed included: Antony Lellouche, Victor Ramdin, Ludovic Lacay Alexander Kostritsyn and Roberto Romanello.

Until tomorrow where play will restart at 1pm. You’ll be able to find all the action here on pokernews.com and on the live stream at wsop.com. A second PLO and a fifth gold bracelet of the series will be awarded in the gloriously decadent surrounding of the Hotel Prestige.

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Rifat Palevic Eliminated in 7th Place (€13,948)

And that's it. Rifat Palevic just got eliminated bringing us down to the final six players. Palevic started seven handed play with 100,000 chips but in two big pot he lost all of them. We caught the first hand on the river with {3-Hearts}{8-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds}{10-Spades}{6-Spades} on the board. Palevic had bet out 24,000 and Fierro was in the tank. After thinking for quite some time he called and Palevic showed {A-Hearts}{3-Diamonds}. Fierro turned over his {10-Diamonds}{8-Clubs}{7-Diamonds}{A-Clubs} and raked in the pot.

Palevic was far from happy and limped the next hand in the under the gun position. They ended up four-way to the flop which showed {A-Clubs}{8-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds}. Both blinds checked and Palevic bet pot, 20,000. Fierro made the call giving us heads up action on the turn. The turn was the {K-Clubs} and Fierro betted pot. Palevic only had 18,000 chips behind and made the frustrated call.

Rifat Palevic{A-Spades}{2-Spades}{2-Clubs}{3-Clubs}
Nicolas Fierro{A-Diamonds}{K-Diamonds}{4-Clubs}{5-Spades}

The river was the {Q-Diamonds} ending the final table bubble very quickly and giving a final table of six.

Player Chips Progress
Nicolas Fierro cl
Nicolas Fierro
300,000 105,000
Rifat Palevic se
Rifat Palevic
WSOP 1X Winner

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The Final Seven Seat Draw

Level 16 : 2,000/4,000, 0 ante

This 6-Max tournament has become a 7-Max affair, just until we lose one player. It's unfair to play one four-hand and one three-handed table. This is how they will line up for tomorrow's final table, minus the next player to be eliminated, obviously.

SeatNameChip Count
1Jack Ellwood150,000
2Michel Dattani265,000
3Nicolas Fierro195,000
4Philippe Boucher280,000
5Rifat Palevic100,000
6Alexander Dovzhenko225,000
7Jarred Solomon210,000

Bryan Devonshire Eliminated in 8th Place (€13,948)

Bryan Devonshire
Bryan Devonshire

From the small blind Michel Dattani raised to 8,000 getting called by Devonshire who was in the big blind. The flop came down {A-Clubs}{Q-Diamonds}{10-Hearts} and Dattani bet 10,000. Devonshire potted and Dattani put the rest of the chips in the middle.

Bryan Devonshire{A-Spades}{Q-Spades}{9-Hearts}{3-Clubs}
Michel Dattani{K-Spades}{9-Spades}{J-Clubs}{4-Clubs}

The turn was the {5-Hearts} and the river the {4-Spades} ending Devonshire deep run. During the Main Event in Las Vegas he just missed out on making the final table finishing in 12th place so yet again he just misses out on making the final table in a WSOP event.

Player Chips Progress
Michel Dattani pt
Michel Dattani
258,000 58,000
EPT 1X Winner
Bryan Devonshire us
Bryan Devonshire

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Level: 16

Blinds: 2,000/4,000

Ante: 0

Victor Ramin Eliminated in 10th Place (€10,261)

Victor Ramdin
Victor Ramdin

If there was an award for the players who played the most hands and had the biggest swings it would most definitely be Victor Ramdin. Unfortunately he came up short in the end finishing in tenth place cashing €10,261. In the final hand Nicolas Fierro raised to 6,000 and Ramdin decided to pot making it 25,500. Fierro took his time and eventually made the call.

The flop came down {4-Spades}{J-Diamonds}{3-Clubs} and Ramdin pushed all-in for his last 37,000 chips. Fierro made the call and we got to see their cards.

Nicolas Fierro{Q-Hearts}{J-Spades}{9-Clubs}{7-Clubs}
Victor Ramdin{A-Diamonds}{K-Diamonds}{Q-Clubs}{Q-Spades}

The turn was the {6-Clubs} and the river the {K-Clubs} giving Fierro runner-runner flush. Ramdin kept smiling and shook some players hands before leaving to collect his money.

Player Chips Progress
Nicolas Fierro cl
Nicolas Fierro
150,000 25,000
Victor Ramdin us
Victor Ramdin

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Ramdin Falls Back a Little

Victor Ramdin is still in most of the pots playing out at his table. The last one didn't go to plan though.

He was heads-up with Nicolas Fierro and the two had made it to the river with around 45,000 in the middle. The board read {q-Spades}{5-Spades}{3-Hearts}{6-Hearts}{3-Clubs} and Ramdin led out for 30,000 after Fierro had checked behind on the turn.
The Chilean took a while to call, but call he did.

"Queens-up", said Ramdin before tabling {k-Diamonds}{q-Diamonds}{10-Spades}{4-Spades}.

It was no good though as his Fierro opened the winning {q-Hearts}{6-Spades}{7-Diamonds}{7-Clubs} before asking his opponent, "Was that a value bet or a bluff, or don't you know?"

Player Chips Progress
Nicolas Fierro cl
Nicolas Fierro
125,000 13,000
Victor Ramdin us
Victor Ramdin
100,000 -50,000

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