WSOP 2011 – Geffrey Klein wins $1,500 NL 6-max for $544k

WSOP 2011 – Geffrey Klein wins $1,500 NL 6-max for $544k

Thursday, 9 June 2011

Again, Britain was achingly close to another bracelet at the 2011 World Series of Poker this year with the $1,500 6-max event that saw David Vamplew, winner of EPT London last year, take a big chip lead to the final table. Unfortunately he busted in fourth with twice-6-max-WSOP-bracelet-winner Jeffrey Papola exiting in third.

That left us with a long, long heads-up battle. Klein was outchipped immensely when he began playing Eddie Blumenthal but doubled up in the convenient spots to quickly even up the stacks. From there he put constant pressure on Blumenthal and won most of the heads-up pots, thanks largely to Blumenthal’s passive play.

One hand, shortly before the end, left Klein red-faced though. He called a 4-bet shove with A-To and was delighted to see he was ahead against A-7. When the board ran out Q-8-4-4-J he began to celebrate with his rail before being told it was a chop. Just a few hands later, though, they got it in with Blumenthal holding 7-7 versus A-K.

The flop was a safe one, 8-5-5 but the king of diamonds on the turn paired up Klein before the queen of diamonds made his nut flush. Blumenthal stormed out of the room, unconsoled by his $334,756 runner-up prize.

The full payouts were as follows:
1.Geffrey Klein $544,388
2.Eddie Blumenthal $334,756
3.Jeffrey Papola $214,410
4.David Vamplew $141,030
5.Bryan Colin $95,333
6.Anthony Spinella $66,199

Tags: WSOP 2011, event #10 $1.5k No Limit Hold'em Six Max, Geffrey Klein, David Vamplew, Eddie Blumenthal, Jeffrey Paopola