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Jan-Peter Jachtmann Wins WSOP Event 39 --$10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Championship

German Tops Farha, Mercier For First Bracelet and $661,000 For


Jan-Peter JachtmannGermany’s Jan-Peter Jachtmann has emerged victorious in the 2012 World Series of Poker $10,000 pot-limit Omaha championship, capturing his first WSOP gold bracelet, the $661,000 first-place prize and 1,140 Card Player Player of the Year points, catapulting him into 80th place in the overall standings.

“For me, this was the highlight. I came over here specifically to play three pot-limit Omaha events,” said Jachtmann. “It was a dream just to make the final table of the $10,000 event, and now I won the championship. It’s unbelievable. Pot-limit Omaha, I played for many years, and it is the game that I play almost every day in cash games in Germany. This is my best game, for sure.”

Although Jachtmann is not a full-time professional, he has been playing the poker for two decades, and also publishes a poker magazine for the German speaking market, where he believes that the public is becoming more and more accepting of poker.

“Definitely [poker] is regarded more and more as a skill game… and it there are no more bad feelings about poker anymore. It’s a mind sport, and this is why I think it will stay for a long time.”

Jachtmann had to overcome a tough field of 293 players, with a number of notables making deep runs to the final day including John Kabbaj (13th – $33,794), Sammy Farha (11th – $43,076), Ville Wahlbeck (10th – $43,076), Jason Mercier (8th – $72,132), Andy Seth (5th – $165,665) and eventual runner-up Andrew Brown (2nd – $408,393).

Here is a look at the payouts and POY points awarded at this final table:

Place Player Earnings POY Points
1 Jan Peter Jachtmann $661,000 1140
2 Andrew Brown $408,393 950
3 Steven Silverman $299,960 760
4 Micah Smith $222,044 570
5 Andy Seth $165,665 475
6 Benjamin Sage $124,600 380
7 Nikolai Yakovenko $94,422 285
8 Jason Mercier $72,132 190
9 Joe Kushner $55,525 95