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2013 WSOP Europe Day 7: Stojanovic Denies O'Brien in Event #3

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The 2013 World Series of Poker Europe continued on Thursday with the final day of Event #3: €5,300 Mixed Max No-Limit Hold'em and Event #4: €1,650 Pot-Limit Hold'em, Day 2 of Event #5: €2,200 No-Limit Hold'em, and Day 1 of Event #6: €3,250 Mixed Max Pot-Limit Omaha.

Capturing the first bracelet was Frenchman Darko Stojanovic, who came back from a three-to-one chip deficit to defeat Dan O'Brien in Event #3.

Event #3: €5,300 Mixed Max No-Limit Hold'em

Only two players returned for the final day of Event #3, and Stojanovic doubled on the second hand. The Frenchman defended his big blind, then check-raised on a flop of {3-Diamonds}{8-Clubs}{4-Clubs}. O'Brien called, the turn brought the {2-Spades}, and Stojanovic moved all in for roughly a pot-sized bet. O'Brien tanked for a considerable amount of time before calling with {7-Diamonds}{7-Spades}, which trailed Stojanovic's {3-Hearts}{2-Hearts}. The {2-Diamonds} completed the board to give Stojanovic a full house for kicks and giggles, and the match was suddenly even.

O'Brien battled back, grabbing a handful of small pots, but then Stojanovic bluffed O'Brien out of a large pot. Stojanovic moved all in for 533,000 on a board of {9-Clubs}{k-Diamonds}{a-Spades}{2-Clubs}, again for roughly a pot-sized bet, and O'Brien opted to fold. Neither of the players tabled their hands, but we learned via the live stream that Stojanovic moved all in with {q-}{j-} and O'Brien folded {a-}{5-}.

Stojanovic took a small lead in the 21st hand when he counterfeited O'Brien. The American turned aces and tens, the Frenchman only had a pair of aces with an ace-kicker, but the river paired the jack on board. O'Brien was noticeably upset with the river card, and would never have the lead again.

On the final hand, O'Brien defended his big blind then check-raised on a flop of {4-Clubs}{q-Hearts}{6-Hearts}. Stojanovic moved all in, O'Brien called, and the hands were opened.

O'Brien: {a-Hearts}{5-Hearts}
Stojanovic: {7-Hearts}{7-Clubs}

Stojanovic's sevens held up as the turn and river bricked {j-Spades}, {8-Diamonds} respectively, and O'Brien exited in second.

After the win, Stojanovic said that he is headed to Disneyland - not because he won though, rather he promised his kids he would take them on Saturday.

2013 WSOPE Event #3 Results

1stDarko Stojenovic€188,160
2ndDan O'Brien€116,280
3rdJason Mann€62,770
4thNoah Schwartz€62,770
5thShannon Shorr€30,695
6thJeremy Joseph€30,695
7thJake Schwartz€30,695
8thJoe Kuether€30,695
9thVille Mattila€14,095
10thPhil Ivey€14,095
11thJames Dempsey€14,095
12thMark Newhouse€14,095
13thNikolaus Teichert€14,095
14thWai Yong€14,095
15thMarc Trijaud€14,095
16thMarc McLaughlin€14,095

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