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WSOP -- Roland De Wolfe Completes Poker's Triple Crown

Brett Richey Finishes Second, Scott Clements Falls Short of Third Bracelet


Roland De WolfeIt had only been done once before in the history of poker. In January of 2008, Gavin Griffin became the first person to ever win poker’s Triple Crown by winning a World Series of Poker, European Poker Tour and World Poker Tour event. That one-person club has grown tonight with Roland De Wolfe’s victory in event no. 27, a $5,000 pot-limit Omaha eight-or-better tournament.

De Wolfe previous triple crown victories were at the WPT Grand Prix De Paris in 2005 and the EPT Dublin Championship in 2006.

The 30-year-old professional from London beat out a stacked final table that included the likes of recent SCOOP Player of the Series Brett Richey, Omaha eight-or-better mastermind Scott Clements, Alex Kravchenko, Andy Black, John Racener and Anthony Lellouche.

The ever-humble De Wolfe gave all the credit to his three-handed opponents, admitting he was still a novice to the game and was forced to play fast with his hands in order to take away their skill advantage.

Despite his lack of formal training, De Wolfe overcame the odds and became a part of poker history.

Final Table Results:

1. Roland De Wolfe — $246,616
2. Brett Richey — $152,618
3. Scott Clements — $101,063
4. Robert Campbell — $72,121
5. Alex Kravchenko — $53,881
6. Andy Black — $42,993
7. John Racener — $36,200
8. Armando Ruiz — $32,105
9. Anthony Lellouche — $29,965

Here are the final table details according to Card Player’s live updates:

Anthony LelloucheAnthony Lellouche Eliminated in Ninth Place ($29,695)

Scott Clements raises to 42,000 from middle position and Anthony Lellouche calls from the small blind. The flop comes 10Club Suit8Diamond Suit6Club Suit, and Lellouche bets 100,000. Clements raises the pot and Lellouche calls all in.

Lellouche: AClub SuitQSpade Suit10Spade Suit2Diamond Suit
Clements: AClub Suit9Diamond Suit7Diamond Suit2Heart Suit

The turn and river are the 10Diamond Suit and the JHeart Suit and Clements rakes the pot with a straight.

Armando Ruiz III Eliminated in Eighth Place ($32,105)

Armando Ruiz III raises to 56,000 before the flop and Brett Richey reraises enough to put Ruiz all in. Ruiz calls all in and both players turn over their cards.

Ruiz: AHeart SuitQHeart Suit3Heart Suit2Heart Suit
Richey: ASpade SuitAClub Suit9Diamond Suit7Club Suit

Board: KClub SuitKDiamond Suit8Diamond Suit8Spade SuitJSpade Suit

Richey scoops the pot with aces up, there is no qualifying low hand.

John RacenerJohn Racener Eliminated in Seventh place ($36,200)

On a flop of 10Club Suit4Club Suit2Heart Suit, John Racener bets 40,000 and Robert Campbell calls. The turn is the 9Heart Suit, Racener moves all in and Campbell calls.

Racener: AClub Suit9Spade Suit8Club Suit3Diamond Suit
Campbell: AHeart Suit7Heart Suit3Club Suit2Spade Suit

Both players had a pair on board and a nut-flush draw. Campbell spiked the 3Heart Suit on the river for the nut-flush (high hand), also making an A-7 low to scoop the pot.

Andy BlackAndy Black Eliminated in Sixth place ($42,993)

Andy Black raises the pot before the flop and Robert Campbell re-pots behind him, enough to put Black all in. Black calls all in and both players turn over their cards.

Black: AHeart SuitADiamond Suit4Diamond Suit3Heart Suit
Campbell: ASpade SuitAClub Suit5Spade Suit4Heart Suit

Board: QSpade SuitJSpade Suit9Diamond Suit7Club Suit6Spade Suit

Both players get it all in with suited aces and Campbell makes a flush on the river, scooping the pot as there is no qualifying low hand.

Alexander KravchenkoAlexander Kravchenko Eliminated in Fifth Place ($53,881)

Alexander Kravhcenko got it all in before the flop against Scott Clements.

Kravchenko: 8Spade Suit7Spade Suit5Club Suit4Club Suit
Clements: ASpade Suit9Spade Suit7Heart Suit5Heart Suit

Board: JSpade Suit10Club Suit5Diamond SuitKDiamond Suit6Club Suit

Both players made a pair of five, Clements with the better kicker. As a result, Clements rakes the pot and busts Kravchenko.

Robert Campbell Eliminated in Fourth Place ($72,121)

On a flop of 7Spade Suit5Club Suit3Club Suit, Robert Campbell bets 140,000 and Roland de Wolfe calls. The turn is the 4Heart Suit, and Campbell gets it all in, de Wolfe calls.

Campbell: ADiamond SuitAClub SuitKSpade Suit8Club Suit
de Wolfe: ASpade Suit9Diamond Suit7Heart Suit6Spade Suit

De Wolfe makes a straight on the turn, scooping the pot and eliminating Campbell.

Scott ClementsScott Clements Eliminated in Third Place ($101,063)

Scott Clements raises the pot before the flop and Roland de Wolfe calls. The flop comes 9Heart Suit7Club Suit2Club Suit, and Clements bets the pot. De Wolfe re-pots and Clements gets it all in. Both players turn over their cards.

Clements: AHeart SuitADiamond Suit6Diamond Suit4Diamond Suit
De Wolfe: AClub Suit9Club Suit8Heart Suit3Spade Suit

Clements get it in ahead with a pair of aces, but de Wolfe has a pair of nines and a flush draw. The turn and river are the 5Heart Suit and the KClub Suit, giving de Wolfe his flush and eliminating the two-time bracelet winner.

Brett RicheyRoland de Wolfe Wins Event No. 27 ($246,616) Brett Richey Eliminated in Second Place ($152,618)

On a flop of 10Club Suit8Club Suit4Diamond Suit, Roland de Wolfe checks to Brett Richey who bets 140,000. De Wolfe raises the pot, Richey reraises all in and de Wolfe calls. Both players turn over their cards.

Richey: QDiamond SuitJSpade Suit10Heart Suit9Heart Suit
de Wolfe: ADiamond SuitQClub Suit8Diamond Suit4Heart Suit

De Wolfe leads on the flop with two pair, Richey has top a pair and a draw. The turn and river is the 2Spade Suit and AHeart Suit, no help for Richey who is eliminated in 2nd place ($152,618). Roland de Wolfe wins event no. 27 and pockets his first bracelet and the $246,616 grand prize