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Barny Boatman Wins 2015 WSOP Europe €550 Pot-Limit Omaha Event

British Pro Wins Second Career Gold Bracelet and €54,725


Barny Boatman topped a field of 502-entries to win the 2015 World Series of Poker Europe €550 pot-limit Omaha event, capturing his second WSOP gold bracelet and the €54,725 first-place prize.

Just days earlier Boatman made a deep run in the WSOP Europe €3,250 pot-limit Omaha eight-max event, bubbling the final table to finish in ninth place. Boatman told reporters after the win that his recent close call greatly motivated him in this event.

“I was chip leader in that tournament when it was 11-handed," said Boatman. "So I walked away thinking, ‘What have you done? That was your chance to make a final.’ So coming back again, there was no way I was bubbling this final table. It was not going to happen.”

Boatman came into the final table in second chip position behind Doug Lee. American poker pro Shannon Shorr was also at the final table, and he knocked Lee out in fifth place en route to a third-place finish for $27,989 and 280 Card Player Player of the Year points.

Shorr’s elimination set up a final showdown between Boatman and Poland’s Grzegorz Grochulski, who started heads-up play with nearly a 2-to-1 chip advantage. The two traded the lead a few times before Boatman won a key pot to take a decisive lead. On the final hand Grochulski got all in preflop with the 9Spade Suit9Diamond Suit7Spade Suit2Heart Suit against the QHeart SuitJHeart Suit10Diamond Suit6Diamond Suit of Boatman.

The board ran out KDiamond Suit4Club Suit3Spade Suit10Heart Suit9Heart Suit with the river giving Boatman a straight to secure the pot and the title.

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

Place Player Earnings (USD) POY Points
1 Barny Boatman $62,467 420
2 Grzegorz Grochulski $38,707 350
3 Shannon Shorr $27,989 280
4 Jose Obadia $20,547 210
5 Doug Lee $15,090 175
6 Dominik Maska $11,392 140
7 Pawel Bakiewicz $8,630 105
8 Damian Pawlak $6,598 70
9 Yigit Aktulga $5,125 35

Photo courtesy of WSOP.