Bjorn Verbakel Wins World Series of Poker Europe €550 Pot-Limit Omaha Event

The 2nd arm band event of the 2021 World Series of Poker Europe was the EUR550 buy-in pot-limit Omaha event. A total of 623 access were made by the time that registration closed, constructing an overall reward pool of EUR295,925 ($ 332,531 USD). After three complete days of action, Dutch player Bjorn Verbakel emerged triumphant with the title, his first gold bracelet, and also the leading prize of EUR59,250 ($ 66,360 USD).

In addition to all that, the 34-year-old businessman from Beek en Donk, Netherlands was also awarded 420 Card Player Gamer of the Year factors for the win. This was his initial POY-qualified last table proving of 2021.

The final day of this event began with eight gamers staying, with Verbakel in second chip placement behind two-time bracelet winner Martin Kabrhel. Both chip leaders clashed in one of the initial hands of the day, with Kabrhel’s river bluff with missed flush and also straight attracts getting a telephone call froim Verbakel’s tumbled set of 6s. Verbakel took a commanding lead after the hand, while Kabrhel glided toward the bottom end of the chip matters.

Kabrhel was inevitably the very first gamer to be eliminated at the last table, with his pocket queens and a queen-high flush draw stopping working to outrun the trip aces of Verbakel. Kabrhel made EUR5,494 ($ 6,153 USD) as the eighth-place finisher.

Mikkel Plum’s pocket aces were defeated by the double-suited middle run-through with an ace of Zhao Feng. Feng tumbled a straight and backdoored 6s filled with 8s to safeguard the second knockout of the day. Plum made EUR7,200 ($ 8,064 USD) for his seventh-place proving.

Tobias Peters’ run in this event pertained to an end when his KDiamond SuitJDiamond Suit10Heart Suit7Heart Suit stopped working to improve versus the pocket tens and pocket nines of Richard Toth. A pair of 10s stayed the best hand by the river as well as Peters opted for EUR9,615 ($ 10,769 USD).

Alfredo Meister doubled up Ken Beckers as well as was left with just more than large blind after the hand. He was eliminated in 5th area in the adhering to hand (EUR13,078/ $14,647 USD).

Verbakel was the gamer that had taken the last of Meister’s stack. He backed that knockout up by breaking Richard Toth in fourth area (EUR18,111/ $20,284 USD). Toth was in rough form with his JSpade Suit10Diamond Suit8Heart Suit6Heart Suit as well as a flop of KHeart Suit8Club Suit4Club Suit. Verbakel revealed ASpade SuitKClub Suit9Diamond Suit8Diamond Fit for leading 2 pair. The 2Diamond Match on the turn left Toth attracting dead, and also the 10Spade Suit on the river secured the bargain.

Ken Beckers got all-in preflop with 7Club Suit6Club Suit4Club Suit3Diamond Suit up versus the ADiamond SuitAClub Suit8Spade Suit5Diamond Fit of Verbakel. The board boiled down QHeart SuitJSpade Suit7Diamond Suit6Heart SuitJHeart Fit. Beckers took the lead on the turn with two set, just to have the board counterfeit him on the river. He secured EUR25,530 ($ 28,594 USD) as the third-place finisher.

Keeping that Verbakel took greater than a 2:1 chip benefit into heads-up have fun with Zhao Feng. He extended that lead even better by the time the final hand of the event was dealt. Verbakel elevated to 900,000 on the button with ASpade SuitADiamond SuitQDiamond Suit3Diamond Suit as well as Feng called from the large blind with 7Diamond Suit5Diamond Suit3Heart Suit2Club Fit. The flop came down KClub Suit7Heart Suit6Heart Match. Feng relocated all-in with his tumbled pair and also a gutshot straight draw. Verbakel called with his overpair, which quickly enhanced to a collection of aces on the AClub Match turn. The 8Club Fit on the river secured the pot and also the title for Verbakel, with Feng earning EUR36,617 ($ 41,011 USD) as the runner-up.

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

PlacePlayerEarnings (USD)POY Points
1Bjorn Verbakel$66,360420
2Zhao Feng$41,011350
3Ken Beckers$28,594280
4Richard Toth$20,284210
5Alfredo Meister$14,647175
6Tobias Peters$10,769140
7Mikkel Plum$8,064105
8Martin Kabrhel$6,15370

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