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Andreas Klatt Wins 2017 World Series of Poker Europe €550 Pot-Limit Omaha Event

German Rising Star Defeats Field of 523 Entries To Win His First Gold Bracelet

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Andreas Klatt is having a breakout year on the live tournament circuit. Through the first three quarters of the year, the young German poker pro has made eight final tables, including an incredible run at the PokerStars Championship Monte Carlo that saw him win a €1,100 preliminary event and then finish second in the €5,300 main event just days later. Klatt took his breakout to the next level this week at the World Series of Poker Europe at the King’s Casino in Rozvadov, Czech Republic. Klatt defeated a field of 523 entries to win the €550 WSOP Europe pot-limit Omaha event, capturing his first gold bracelet and the top prize of ($65,988 USD).

“I would say it’s like a dream of every poker player to win a bracelet,” Klatt told WSOP reporters after the win. "These days money is sometimes more important, but a bracelet is still a bracelet.

Klatt now has nine fine table finishes and two titles in 2017, with $733,449 in year-to-date earnings. The 420 Card Player Player of the Year points he earned with this latest win moved him into 17th place in the overall POY rankings, which are presented this year by the Commerce Hotel & Casino.

Klatt entered the final day of this event in eleventh chip position with 31 players remaining. Among those who made the money in this event include all-time bracelet leader Phil Hellmuth (45th – $1,100 USD), two-time bracelet winner Barny Boatman (44th – $1,100 USD), 2015 WSOP main event seventh-place finisher Pierre Neuville (36th – $1,429 USD) and two-time bracelet winner Kristen Bicknell (12th – $3,409 USD).

Klatt, who is primarily a cash game no-limit hold’em player, was able to survive to heads-up play against fellow German Nico Ehlers, taking nearly a 3-to-2 advantage into the final showdown. The final hand saw Klatt raise to 200,000 from the button and Ehlers make the call. The flop brought the QDiamond Suit9Club Suit6Spade Suit and both players checked. The turn was the 8Club Suit and Ehlers bet 200,000. Klatt made a pot-sized raise to 1,000,000 and Ehlers moved all-in for just over 2.1 million. Klatt made the call with the ASpade Suit10Diamond Suit2Heart Suit for the nut straight. Ehlers showed the KClub SuitQClub Suit7Heart Suit5Spade Suit for a lower straight and a flush draw. The QSpade Suit on the river changed nothing and Klatt secured the pot and the title, sending Ehlers to the rail with €34,860 ($40,786 USD).

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

Place Player Earnings (USD) POY Points
1 Andreas Klatt $65,988 420
2 Nico Ehlers $40,786 350
3 Georgios Zisimopoulos $28,991 280
4 Theodoros Aidonopolos $20,603 210
5 Sergio Fernandez $14,022 175
6 Krzysztof Magott $10,179 140
7 Michal Maryska $7,527 105
8 Vasile Stancu $5,671 70
9 Edouard Mignot Bonnefous $4,355 35