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 championship 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 said “It was a rollercoaster of a day! It is unreal to have the bracelet in my hand.”
Yanovski will be ultimately 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.
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. 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.