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Event #39: $3,000 Pot-Limit Omaha 6-Handed
Days:
1234

Event Info

Buy-in $3,000
Prize Pool $1,919,730
Players 719

Level Info

Level 32
Blinds 150,000 / 300,000
Ante 300,000

Players Info - Day 4

Players Left 1
Entries 6

Highlights

Highlights

Event #39: $3,000 Pot-Limit Omaha 6-Handed
Day 4 completed

Fabian Brandes Wins Event #39: $3,000 Pot-Limit Omaha 6-Handed

ChrisBean • Level 32: 150,000-300,000, 300,000 ante
Fabian Brandes
Fabian Brandes

After a grueling nine hours under the bright lights on the World Series of Poker feature table at Bally's Event Center Fabian Brandes has won Event #39: $3,000 Pot-Limit Omaha 6-Handed to lift the prestigious WSOP gold bracelet and pocket $371,358 in prize money.

The German, who now resides in Vienna, Austria, outlasted 719 players that generated a prize pool of $1,919,730. The Omaha specialist defeated Day 2 and Day 3 chip leader Leonid Yanovski heads up to take the crown, much to the absolute delight of his rail. Brandes told PokerNews "It was a rollercoaster of a day! It is unreal to have the bracelet in my hand."

Event #39: $3,000 Pot-Limit Omaha 6-Handed Final Table Results

PlaceWinnerCountryPrize
1Fabian BrandesGermany$371,358
2Leonid YanovskiIsrael$229,529
3Sean WinterUSA$156,401
4Thomas MorrisonUSA$108,604
5Ferenc DeakHungary$76,880
6Grzegorz DerkowskiPoland$55,501

Brandes' win came only nine days after he narrowly missed out on a bracelet in Event #19: $25,000 Pot-Limit Omaha High Roller to Tong Li of China, bagging $907,132. The German's total earnings this summer is $1,278,490 from only two tournaments played. Brandes only intends to play one more tournament, Event #69: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha 8-handed Championship to be held July 2nd-5th.

Fabian Brandes
Fabian Brandes

Other than Brandes gaining the first gold bracelet of his career, the big story of the day was the sensational comeback made by Sean Winter. The high stakes specialist who is 31st on poker's all-time money list, was down to 100,000 chips at one point, which was less than one big blind.

Sean Winter
Sean Winter

Winter, from Jacksonville, Florida, spun up his stack to take the chip lead after winning seven all ins when he was at risk of elimination. Unfortunately, he couldn't complete the miracle victory and finished in third place to take home $156,401.

Final Table Action

Poland's Grzegorz Derkowski was the first elimination of the day, after nearly four hours of play, when Brandes turned a better two pair than Derkowski. The $55,501 payday is the second-biggest cash of the foosball enthusiast's career.

Making his second WSOP final table in a week, Hungarian Ferenc Deak went one position better than he did in Event #30: $1,000 Pot-Limit Omaha 8-Handed by finishing fifth. Amateur player Thomas Morrison, who works in Maryland, secured the biggest cash of his life by claiming fourth place for a six-figure score. His previous best was $1,746 back in 2010.

Leonid Yanovski
Leonid Yanovski

Yanovski will ultimately be disappointed with how the final table panned out. At one stage, the musician from Haifa, Israel, (whose band is called Big Blind Special), had two-thirds of the chips in play.

But the winner is Brandes who was supported with his Super Mario figure card protector and a Mario cap. When asked about the Mario affiliation, Brandes said, "I pretended to be superstitious and this year I chose Mario, and so far he is doing a good job." After a first place and a second place, Brandes will be keeping his lucky figure under lock and key.

This brings an end to the coverage of this tournament and the WSOP has officially handed out half of its 2022 bracelets. Stay tuned to PokerNews to find out who will be next to don a WSOP gold bracelet.

Tags: Fabian BrandesFerenc DeakGrzegorz DerkowskiLeonid YanovskiSean WInterThomas MorrisonTong Li

Leonid Yanovski Eliminated in 2nd Place ($229,529)

• Level 32: 150,000-300,000, 300,000 ante
Leonid Yanovski
Leonid Yanovski

All the money went in on a flop of {k-Diamonds}{9-Spades}{4-Spades} in a pot of 21,500,000 and the hands were tabled.

Leonid Yanovski: {a-Clubs}{k-Hearts}{9-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds}
Fabrian Brandes: {k-Clubs}{q-Spades}{j-Clubs}{7-Diamonds}

Brandes was behind the two-pair of Yanovski and needed a queen, jack or ten to take the lead and win his first bracelet.

The turn {10-Hearts} erupted the rail of Brandes as he made a straight and only had to dodge a king or nine. The river {10-Diamonds} was icing on the cake for Brandes as he eliminated Yanovski in second place and won his first WSOP bracelet.

Fabian Brandes at
Fabian Brandes
at 28,775,000 13,175,000
Leonid Yanovski il
Leonid Yanovski
il Busted

Tags: Leonid Yanovski

Yanovski Climbs Back

• Level 32: 150,000-300,000, 300,000 ante

In a pot of 3,100,000 on a board showing {q-Spades}{7-Clubs}{5-Diamonds}{3-Clubs} Fabian Brandes led for 2,000,000 with {k-Diamonds}{q-Clubs}{7-Diamonds}{4-Hearts} and Yanovski announced all-in for 8,100,000 with {a-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds}{3-Hearts}.

"I don't think you're bluffing", said Brandes while in the tank. He eventually let his hand go and the pot was awarded to Yanovski who climbed back to almost even in chips.

Fabian Brandes at
Fabian Brandes
at 15,600,000 -6,400,000
Leonid Yanovski il
Leonid Yanovski
il 13,200,000 6,400,000

Tags: Fabian Brandes

Yanovski Doubles

• Level 32: 150,000-300,000, 300,000 ante

Leonid Yanovski opened the action to 900,000 and Fabian Brandes announced pot to put Yanovski all-in. The Israeli made the call and the cards were tabled.

Leonid Yanovski: {a-Diamonds}{10-Clubs}{9-Spades}{6-Diamonds}
Fabian Brandes: {a-Clubs}{k-Clubs}{q-Spades}{8-Spades}

The board ran out {10-Hearts}{5-Spades}{3-Hearts}{q-Hearts}{10-Spades} giving Yanovski trips and the full double up.

Fabian Brandes at
Fabian Brandes
at 22,000,000 -3,600,000
Leonid Yanovski il
Leonid Yanovski
il 6,800,000 3,600,000

Tags: Fabian BrandesLeonid Yanovski

Brandes Doubles Up to Massive Chip Lead

• Level 32: 150,000-300,000, 300,000 ante

Fabian Brandes called 150,000 more from the small blind with {8-Diamonds}{8-Clubs}{4-Diamonds}{3-Spades} and Leonid Yanovski raised to 900,000 with {q-Hearts}{q-Diamonds}{j-Hearts}{7-Hearts}. Brandes made the call.

The flop came {8-Hearts}{3-Clubs}{2-Hearts}, Yanovski checked and Brandes bet 1,200,000. Yanovski quickly announced pot and Brandes said all in. Yanovski made the call.

Brandes was in the lead with his set of eights but would need to dodge the queens and flush draw of Yanovski. The turn came the {k-Clubs} and the river {6-Diamonds} securing the double up and massive lead for Brandes.

Fabian Brandes at
Fabian Brandes
at 25,600,000 12,025,000
Leonid Yanovski il
Leonid Yanovski
il 3,200,000 -12,000,000

Tags: Fabian BrandesLeonid Yanovski

Yanovski Flops a Set

• Level 32: 150,000-300,000, 300,000 ante
Leonid Yanovski
Leonid Yanovski

Leonid Yanovski checked with {j-Spades}{j-Hearts}{9-Spades}{4-Diamonds} on a flop of {j-Diamonds}{9-Clubs}{7-Hearts} in a pot of 1,350,000 and Brandes bet 450,000 with {k-Clubs}{10-Diamonds}{6-Clubs}{5-Clubs} which was called.

The turn came the {3-Spades} and Yanovski checked again. Brandes bet full pot to 1,800,000 and Yanovski made the call.

The {a-Diamonds} completed the board and both players checked. The set of jacks for Yanovski took down the big pot.

Leonid Yanovski il
Leonid Yanovski
il 15,200,000 1,400,000
Fabian Brandes at
Fabian Brandes
at 13,575,000 -1,400,000

Tags: Leonid Yanovski

Brandes Eeks Out Lead

ChrisBean • Level 32: 150,000-300,000, 300,000 ante

Fabian Brandes limped with {j-Spades}{9-Spades}{5-Clubs}{4-Spades}, Leonid Yanovski raised to 900,000 holding {k-Hearts}{k-Diamonds}{9-Hearts}{8-Diamonds}, and Brandes made the call.

The flop came {q-Hearts}{6-Spades}{3-Spades} and Brandes bet 1,100,000. Yanovski called.

The {q-Spades} landed on the turn to give Brandes a flush which both players checked.

The {j-Hearts} on the river saw a bet of 2,000.000 from the German. Yanovski folded.

Fabian Brandes at
Fabian Brandes
at 14,975,000 -1,850,000
Leonid Yanovski il
Leonid Yanovski
il 13,800,000 1,850,000

Brandes Increasing His Lead

• Level 32: 150,000-300,000, 300,000 ante

Fabian Brandes opened to 900,000 from the small blind with {k-Spades}{8-Spades}{8-Hearts}{3-Hearts} and Leonid Yanovski made the call with {6-Hearts}{6-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds}{3-Clubs}.

The flop came {q-Clubs}{q-Hearts}{2-Hearts} and both players checked. On the {2-Diamonds} turn action was checked by both again.

The {5-Diamonds} completed the board and Brandes bet 1,100,000 after being checked to. Yanovski went in the tank but eventually mucked his hand and Brandes took down another one.

Fabian Brandes at
Fabian Brandes
at 16,825,000 1,850,000
Leonid Yanovski il
Leonid Yanovski
il 11,950,000 -1,850,000

Tags: Fabian BrandesLeonid Yanovski

Yanovski Narrows The Gap

ChrisBean • Level 32: 150,000-300,000, 300,000 ante
Leonid Yanovski
Leonid Yanovski

Fabian Brandes bet 750,000 from the small blind with {k-Spades}{q-Spades}{j-Spades}{9-Diamonds} and was called by Leonid Yanovski in the big blind holding {10-Diamonds}{9-Hearts}{7-Hearts}{5-Spades}.

The flop came {j-Diamonds}{9-Spades}{2-Diamonds} and both players checked. The case {9-Clubs} gave Yanovski a lock on the hand with nines full of jacks. The Israeli bet 600,000 and got a quick call from Brandes.

The {k-Hearts} fell on the river to improve his boat and bet 1,000,000. Brandes quickly calls again but Yanovski takes down the pot and is within reaching distance of Brandes.

Fabian Brandes at
Fabian Brandes
at 14,975,000 -3,850,000
Leonid Yanovski il
Leonid Yanovski
il 13,800,000 3,850,000

Tags: Fabian BrandesLeonid Yanovski