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Aussie Wins WSOPE Event 2; November Niner O'Dea Makes PLO Final

Andrew Hinrichsen Becomes Sixth Aussie WSOP Champ; Event No. 3 Reaches Strong Final Table


Event No. 2 Champion Andrew HinrichsenCannes has witnessed some explosive poker action over the last few days with Australian Andrew Hinrichsen taking down event no.2, a €1,090 no-limit hold’em event, in what was a record-breaking field, to become the sixth ever Australian WSOP champion.

While Hinrichsen was lining his pockets with the €148,030 ($202,386) top prize, the third tournament of the Series, a €5,300 pot-limit Omaha event, was winding its way towards a conclusion – one that will see a final table featuring 2011 November Niner Eoghan O’Dea among other fierce pros.

But first back to the second bracelet event of the Series. This tournament attracted a massive 771 players to the luxurious Hotel Majestic Barriere; the largest turnout ever recorded in the World Series of Poker Europe’s history. This in turn created a total prize pool of €740,160 which Hinrichsen took the lion’s share of, but it didn’t always look like it was going the 23-year-old’s way.

Overcoming the final table was no easy feat. Players such as John Eames and Roberto Romanello were going to do all they could to prevent the Australian from walking away with the bracelet. When Hinrichsen battled his way down to the final three there was no clear chip leader but the two Italians remaining weren’t going to make it easy for the young poker pro. His stack was soon slashed down to just over 200,000 and third-place was growing ever closer but soon Hinrichsen got the double up he needed and from there he didn’t look back.

He quickly moved into the lead and then finished things off with ASpade Suit KSpade Suit, out-kicking his heads-up opponent Gianluca Speranza on a king-high board.

Here are the final table results and payouts of event no.2:

1. Andrew Hinrichsen €148,030
2. Gianluca Speranza €91,262
3. Tarcisio Bruno €67,281
4. Bernard Guigon €50,146
5. Roberto Romanello €37,874
6. Eric Baudry €28,977
7. John Eames €22,449
8. Nabil Nedjai €17,608
9. Gregory Lejolivet €13,982

November Niner Eoghan O'Dea makes event no.3 final tableEvent no.3 attracted 180 players creating a prize pool of €882,000. The final table which takes place today is what could be referred to as a table of doom. As mentioned, this year’s WSOP main event finalist Eoghan O’Dea is turning his sights on some pot-limit Omaha glory and he takes his place alongside the likes of WSOP Circuit Event winner Sam Chartier, WSOP bracelet holder Steve Billirakis, and Swedish pro Ramzi Jelassi. They will all have to deal with the player holding the most chips however, Sam Trickett.

Here is the final table of Event no. 3:

Sam Trickett 713,500
Steve Billirakis 459,500
Ramzi Jelassi 379,500
Konstantin Uspenskiy 359,500
Michele Di Lauro 261,500
Erich Kollmann 156,500
Jerome Bradpiece 146,000
Eoghan O’Dea115,000
Sam Chartier109,500

Check back to tomorrow to find out who will be taking home the €147,171 top prize and be crowned the third champion of this year’s World Series of Poker Europe.