Andreas Klatt Wins 1st Gold Bracelet and $66K in WSOPE €550 PLO

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Andreas Klatt Wins 1st Gold Bracelet and $66K in WSOPE €550 PLO
13:35
28 Oct

(Photo: WSOP.com)

German poker pro Andreas Klatt is having one helluva year in live poker action and capped it off with his first WSOP title by outplaying 523 entries in a €550 Pot Limit Omaha event that resulted in a payday of €56,400 ($66,433).

His first gold bracelet was won in Event #2 of the 2017 World Series of Poker Europe at the King’s Casino in Rozvadov, Czech Republic. Klatt has cashed for more than $800K this year, including a huge win in April at the PokerStars Championship in Monaco in a €1,100 NLHE event for €151,445 ($164,935), followed by a runner-up finish in the €5,300 Main Event that was good for €402,786 ($438,660).

“I would say it’s like a dream of every poker player to win a bracelet,” Klatt said to WSOP reporters, stating the obvious. "These days money is sometimes more important, but a bracelet is still a bracelet."

Indeed it is. Klatt became the 26th German to take home WSOP gold, joining fellow countrymen that include Fedor Holz, George Danzer, and Dominik Nitsche.


How It Went Down

The final day of action saw Klatt 11th in chips out of 31 players who had bagged and tagged the day before. Those 31 were a bit less than half of the 70 players who cashed in the event, with 70th place and €800 ($942) going to former FTP boss and the still-hated-by-some Chris Ferguson.  

Final table action saw Klatt lose a huge pot to Georgios Zisimopoulos that had him wondering if his chances of winning the tournament had collapsed. But his odds improved considerably soon after scooping a nice-sized pot as other final tablists were sent to the rail one at a time.

Zisimopoulos enjoyed the chip lead at one point, but the Greek could advance no further than 3rd place and a payday of €23,979 ($28,245). That's two years in a row of coming close to a WSOP title following a 2nd place showing in Las Vegas in 2016 in $3,000 LHE 6-Handed for $104,646, per the Hendon Mob database.

Heads-up action involved Klatt and fellow German Nico Ehlers, the latter behind in chips by almost a 3-2 count. Ehlers had only one cash on his resume prior to this showing and couldn't emerge as the winner against the more experienced Klatt.

The final hand saw both Germans hit a straight on the turn, with Klatt's holding just slightly higher. When the river failed to connect with Ehler's flush draw, he was relegated to 2nd place and €34,860 ($41,062) in prize money.


Final Table Payouts - WSOPE €550 PLO

1Andreas Klatt
$66,433
2Nico Ehlers
$41,062
3Georgios Zisimopoulos
$28,245
4Theodoros Aidonopolos
$19,799
5Sergio Fernandez
$14,117
6Krzysztof Magott
$10,248
7Michal Maryska
$7,577
8Vasile Stancu
$5,709          

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Charles is a Chicago native and long time poker player who dusted off his journalism degree and began writing about poker following the events of Black Friday in 2011. He has written for a number of leading poker websites, offering his insights and expertise on subjects ranging from online poker leg...Read more

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