WSOPE Event #3 - Steve Billirakis Won Yet Another Bracelet

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2011. October 14. |
Steve Billirakis collected his second bracelet at the World Series of Poker €5,300 PLO Event. He defeated players like Sam Trickett and November Niner Eoghan O'Dea.
The 9-handed final table was held on Wednesday in Cannes. Sam Trickett, the Best Cash Game Player of this year's British Poker Awards started out as the chipleader.

1. Eoghan O'Dea - 115.000
2. Ramzi Jelassi - 379.500
3. Konstantin Uspenskiy - 359.500
4. Sam Chartier - 109.500
5. Erich Kollmann - 156.500
6. Jerome Bradpiece - 146.000
7. Steve Billirakis - 459.500
8. Sam Trickett - 713.500
9. Michele Di Lauro - 261.500


The November Niner Eoghan O'Dea was the first to lose all his chips. Jerome Bradpiece opened to 15,000 from MP (blinds:3.000/6000), Sam Trickett called on the button, O'Dea from the BB. The flop came {#}A {#}7 {#}6 . O'Dea bet out 45,000 from his 120,000 stack, Bradpiece folded, Trickett raised to pot, this is when O'Dea reraised all-in. Trickett called.

Trickett: {#}A {#}Q {#}T {#}6
O'Dea: {#}A {#}Q {#}J {#}7

Turn:
{#}J
River: {#}5

Trickett won the pot with a flush.

Sam Trickett
Sam Trickett

Sam Chartier, Erich Kollmann, Konstantin Uspenskiy and Jerome Bradpiece followed O'Dea on the way out soon, the four-handed game continued with the following chipcounts:

Ramzi Jelassi - 840.000
Steve Billirakis - 820.000
Michele Di Lauro - 610.000
Sam Trickett - 430.000


On the 22nd blind level (8.000/16.000) Trickett only had 22,000, when he got all-in after a 48,000 pre-flop raise  and a call on the {#}5 {#}7 {#}2 flop against Michele Di Lauro.

Trickett: {#}K {#}T {#}T {#}J
Di Lauro: {#}Q {#}3 {#}7 {#}2

Turn:
{#}A
River: {#}9

Di Lauro won with two pairs.

Steve Billirakis - 1.370.000
Michele Di Lauro - 950.000
Ramzi Jelassi - 380.000


The tournament arrived to its end on the 23rd blind level (10.000/20.000). The first big hand of the level started with a 42,000 bet from Jelassi. Billirakis 3bet to 140,000, Di Lauro folded, Jelassi called. The flop came {#}A {#}3 {#}2 . Billirakis bet 65,000, Jelassi went all-in with his remaining 220,000, Billirakis called.

Jelassi: {#}T {#}9 {#}8 {#}6
Billirakis: {#}A {#}A {#}9 {#}5

Turn:
{#}4
River: {#}K

Jelassi's flush didn't hit, he was out. The heads-up started with the following chipcount:

Steve Billirakis - 2.166.000
Michele Di Lauro - 534.000


In the last hand of the relatively short heads-up the players got all-in on the {#}A {#}K {#}7 flop.

Billirakis: {#}A {#}K {#}Q {#}3
Di Lauro: {#}A {#}J {#}T {#}4

Turn:
{#}3
River: {#}9

Billirakis' hand held through the end.

Steve Billirakis
Steve Billirakis

After his 2007 WSOP $5,000 Mixed Hold'em (Limit/No Limit) trophy, he won another bracelet plus the €238.140 main prize.

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