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Adrian Apmann Wins 2015 World Series of Poker $1,500 Extended Play No-Limit Hold'em Event

25-Year-Old German Poker Pro Wins First Bracelet And $478,102


The 2015 World Series of Poker has hosted a number of brand new tournaments this year, including the $5 million guaranteed $565 buy-in ‘Colossus’ no-limit hold’em and the $1,000 super seniors championship for players aged 65 years or older. The most recent new event was the $1,500 ‘Extended Play’ no-limit hold’em event, a tournament which featured 90-minute levels instead of the typical hour-long levels for buy-ins of this size. Players began with 7,500 in chips as well, which gave them plenty of time and a stack to work with.

A total of 1,914 players turned out for this event, building a prize pool of $2,583,900. In the end, Adrian Apmann emerged victorious, earning $478,102 and his first gold bracelet. The 25-year-old German-born poker pro also earned 1,080 Card Player Player of the Year points, moving into 112th place in the overall POY standings based solely on this result, his first live tournament final-table finish of the year.

“It’s unbelievable to be standing here right now,” said Apmann. “I had two deep runs and cashes earlier this year, but to get this far and win it, I really do not think I have realized it yet.”

Apmann navigated his way through the sizable field over the course of four days to make the final table, and then had to deal with two gold bracelet winners in Barney Boatman and Konstantin Puchkov.

Yehoram HouriThe Russian fell in seventh place, but Boatman survived to three-handed play, which lasted 130 hands. Boatman ultimately ran AHeart SuitQClub Suit into the AClub SuitKHeart Suit of Apmann to give him a chip advantage of more than 2-to-1 over Yehoram Houri heading into heads-up play.

The final two players in this marathon event did battled it out for just over 30 hands, but eventually the two got it in preflop with Apmann holding ADiamond Suit10Heart Suit against Houri’s 7Heart Suit7Diamond Suit.

The board ran out AClub Suit10Diamond Suit9Diamond Suit5Club Suit5Spade Suit to give Apmann top two pair and the pot. With that, Houri was eliminated as the runner up, earning $295,727 for his deep run.

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

Place Player Earnings (USD) POY Points
1 Adrian Apmann $478,102 1080
2 Yehoram Houri $295,727 900
3 Barny Boatman $204,464 720
4 Anthony Diotte $147,463 540
5 D.J. Buckley $107,800 450
6 Kurt Lichtman $79,842 360
7 Konstantin Puchkov $59,920 270
8 Artem Metalidi $45,554 180
9 Ross Gottlieb $35,063 90

For more coverage from the summer series, visit the 2015 WSOP landing page complete with a full schedule, news, player interviews and event recaps.