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World Series of Poker Europe -- Hansen vs. Collopy Finale Delayed

Gus Hansen Still Gunning for First Bracelet after Three Days of Play in the Heads-Up High Roller Event in London


Gus HansenThe final day of the £10,350 high roller heads-up tournament took place today at the 2010 World Series of Poker Europe in London. The first order of the day was to slice the remaining field of four players down to two for a best-of-three heads-up final. The semi-final matches played out as follows.


Gus Hansen vs. Andrew Feldman
Jim Collopy vs. Ram Vaswani

Gus Hansen became the first player to cement a spot in the final when Andrew Feldman bet 33,000 from the button and Hansen raised to 88,000. Feldman reraised all in for an additional 269,000 and Hansen made the call. Their cards:

Hansen: KSpade Suit JDiamond Suit
Feldman: 10Club Suit 10Diamond Suit

Board: KDiamond Suit 9Club Suit 8Heart Suit 2Spade Suit 3Spade Suit

Feldman was knocked out of the tournament and Hansen was one step closer to his first bracelet.

Ram Vaswani was the last player left in the field to hold a gold bracelet in the tournament, but it was decided that he would not win a second this day in London when he fell against Collopy after a lengthy battle. On the final hand Vaswani made the all-in call after Collopy moved all in preflop from the button. Their cards:

Vaswani: ASpade Suit JClub Suit
Collopy: KDiamond Suit 9Spade Suit

Board: 10Club Suit 7Diamond Suit 6Diamond Suit 8Spade Suit 3Club Suit

Collopy won the hand and advanced to the final against Hansen.

Jim CollopyFinals:

Gus Hansen vs. Jim Collopy

The first round saw Hansen take control early but Collopy held on to battle for quite some time before succumbing to a first-game loss. On the final hand he shoved on the button preflop and Hansen made the call. Their cards:

Hansen: 9Spade Suit 9Heart Suit
Collopy: QClub Suit 8Club Suit

Board: JHeart Suit 10Club Suit 8Heart Suit 7Spade Suit 7Heart Suit

Hansen took a 1-0 lead after the hand and then the two charged forward to game 2. This game delivered some déjà vu with Hansen chipping away from the start and slowly leaning on Collopy until he had to make a final stand. Things went differently this time around in that regard though. Collopy was all in with KHeart Suit 9Spade Suit against Hansen (AClub Suit 7Club Suit). The board ran out 10Heart Suit 7Heart Suit 3Club Suit 6Club Suit 9Diamond Suit and a sharp yell went up from the crowd when Collopy was rescued on the river and doubled up.

Collopy was still in jeopardy with just 1 million remaining against Hansen’s 2.8 million and he found himself all-in again a little ways down the road. This time he pinned his hopes on AClub Suit QSpade Suit preflop and Hansen held pocket kings. The board ran out ADiamond Suit 10Diamond Suit 5Club Suit 4Diamond Suit JHeart Suit and Collopy doubled up again, this time evening up the chip counts in the process.

Collopy took control of the match after that and within a half hour he had tied things up at 1-1. On the final hand of the second game he raised to 103,000 preflop and Gus Hansen reraised to 233,000 from the big blind. Collopy reraised all in and Hansen made the all-in call. Their cards:

Collopy: 9Spade Suit 9Heart Suit
Hansen: QSpade Suit QDiamond Suit

Board: 9Diamond Suit 3Spade Suit 3Club Suit 4Diamond Suit 8Club Suit

Collopy flopped the full house and at that point the clock was closing in on 3 a.m. local time. The two players decided to suspend play for the evening at that time and they will return at a time that has yet to be determined. Hansen will have to wait a little longer to see if he can win an elusive first bracelet and cross his name off the best player to never win a bracelet list.

Card Player will bring you a recap of the final game in this best-of-three final soon after the conclusion of the event.

Final Results:

1: ? — £288,409
2: ?
— £178,211
3: Ram Vaswani — £96,212
3: Andrew Feldman — £96,212
5: Daniel Negreanu — £47,045
5: Kevin Eyster — £47,045
5: Huck Seed — £47,045
5: Neil Channing — £47,045
9: Howard Lederer — £22,847
9: Martin Kabrhel — £22,847
9: McLean Karr — £22,847
9: Saar Wilf — £22,847
9: Andrew Robl — £22,847
9: Phil Ivey — £22,847
9: Marius Torbergson — £22,847
9: Sondre Svaniek — £22,847