Richard Gryko Wins WSOPE Gold

Richard Gryko Wins WSOPE Gold

Wednesday, 14 October 2015

Richard Gryko is celebrating after collecting a cash prize of €126,345 ($144,185) for winning the eight-handed pot-limit Omaha event at the ongoing World Series Of Poker Europe (WSOPE) tournament series in Berlin.

After making his way past just over 150 opponents, the Englishman collected his first WSOPE bracelet by outlasting an all-star final table cast for the €3,250 ($3,707) buy-in Event #3 that included Roberto Romanello, Ben Pollak, Max Pescatori and Mike Leah.

Ismael Bojang was the first to hit the rail at last night's final table after finding himself on the wrong end of a cooler against Gryko before Pescatori, Pollak and Lawrence Lazar crashed out.

Canadian Leah then eliminated Romanello before taking down Mikkel Plum and went into the heads-up contest against Gryko with a healthy chip lead.

However, Gryko is something of an expert at pot-limit Omaha online and was confident of winning, although it eventually took him more than four hours to claim the title. With 80 blinds and plenty of time on the clock, Gryko finally scooped his first WSOPE bracelet after his flush was enough to trump Leah's two pair.

WSOPE Event #3 Final Result:

1 Richard Gryko - €126,345

2 Mike Leah - €78,150

3 Mikkel Plum - €55,755

4 Roberto Romanello - €40,480

5 Lawrence Lazar - €29,940

6 Benjamin Pollak - €22,535

7 Max Pescatori - €17,240

8 Ismael Bojang - €13,445

Tags: Richard Gryko, World Series Of Poker Europe, WSOPE, Berlin, Mike Leah, Mikkel Plum, Roberto Romanello, Lawrence Lazar, Benjamin Pollak, Max Pescatori, Ismael Bojang