The 2021 World Collection of Poker Europe EUR2,000 buy-in pot-limit Omaha occasion attracted 241 entries. It took just 2 days to tighten the field to a champion, with Slovakia’s Samuel Stranak coming away with his initial gold bracelet and the top reward of EUR101,764 ($ 115,110 USD) as the victor.
This was Stranak’s initial significant real-time tournament title, and also it resulted in his initial six-figure cash advance. He was also awarded 408 Card Player Gamer of the Year points after prevailing. This was his initial POY-qualified rating of 2021.
The last day of this occasion started with 46 players remaining, with the UK’s Ian Bradley in the lead. Stranak was one of the really quickest heaps when cards entered the air, however he managed to battle his method into the lead in time for the informal final table of nine. He then busted Andriy Lyubovetskiy to prolong his benefit heading right into the last 8.
Stranak picked up pocket aces against pocket kings to remove Ermanno Di Nicola (8th– $11,521 USD). Stanislav Parkhomenko (7th– $14,778) dropped at the hands of Vasil Medarov prior to Stranak safeguarded 4 consecutive kos to take the chip introduce heads-up play with his fellow Slovakian player Alan Sabo.
Stranak sat with simply over 7 million when the final face-off began, with Sabo holding 5 million. Both traded the lead a few times in the very early going, but Stranak made a hero phone call with pocket jacks on a king-high board after Sabo missed his straight and flush draws to double back right into the lead. From there he extended his advantage to more than 5:1 in time for the last hand of the competition.
Stranak hopped in from the button for 120,000 with KSpade SuitQSpade Suit10Club Suit9Club Fit as well as Sabo three-bet out of the large blind with ADiamond SuitQDiamond Suit6Spade Suit4Club Match. Stranak four-bet and also Sabo five-bet all-in for just over 1.8 million. Stranak called as well as the board ran out ASpade Suit10Spade Suit7Heart SuitJDiamond Suit4Heart Match. Stranak transformed the broadway right as well as held from there to lock up the pot and the title. Sabo was granted $71,143 USD as the runner-up finisher.
Here is a look at the payouts and POY points awarded at the final table:
|Ermanno Di Nicola