Antonello Ferraiuolo Wins First Bracelet of World Collection of Poker Europe


Whereas the 2021 World Collection of Poker was within the midst of its remaining few occasions in Las Vegas Monday, Italy’s Antonello Ferraiuolo gained the primary bracelet of its European collection within the Czech Republic.

Ferraiuolo defeated a 1,789-entry discipline within the €350 no-limit maintain’em opening occasion to win €77,570 and a seat into the €10,000 WSOP Europe most important occasion. The highest three gamers within the occasion all gained seats into the principle occasion, that means runner-up Levent Efe and third-place finisher Ion Tabacaru additionally gained seats into the collection’ marquee occasion.

Ferraiuolo turned the primary Italian participant to win a bracelet since Max Pescatori gained two in 2015. Based mostly on what he instructed WSOP dwell reporters after the event, nonetheless, he wasn’t the almost definitely Italian to interrupt the bracelet drought.

“I haven’t been enjoying dwell for [the last] three years,” mentioned Ferraiuolo. “On the remaining desk, I used to be all in perhaps 4 or 5 instances and bought fortunate.”

Given his chip stack initially of the ultimate desk, getting fortunate was mainly a prerequisite to a doable victory. Ferrariuolo got here into the ultimate desk because the quick stack, however even he admitted that his chip rely had large swings in each instructions.

“However on the remaining desk, there was a variety of up and down,” Ferraiuolo instructed WSOP dwell reporters. “Possibly an excessive amount of motion.”

At the beginning of the ultimate desk, Efe held a large chip lead because the Israeli held 41 massive blinds in comparison with Ferraiuolo’s 10. Whereas a few high stacks traded positions on the high of the leaderboard nine-handed, Ferraiuolo doubled his stack over a number of non-showdown fingers.

After a few stage of play, Andy Schlegel doubled up Tabacaru with ADiamond Suit8Diamond Suit in opposition to Tabacaru’s OkaySpade SuitOkayHeart Suit. It left Schlegel with lower than a giant blind and he was eradicated in ninth shortly after.

The next stage, Marius Gicovanu ran his A-5 into Narcis Nedlcu’s A-Okay to depart from the ultimate desk in eighth place and Gal Aviv was proper behind him after he shoved his final 5 massive blinds with JHeart Suit10Club Suit and bumped into Roberto Bizaj’s ADiamond Suit3Club Suit.

Six-handed play was when Ferraiuolo started constructing a significant chip stack. He doubled by Nedelcu when he bought all in preflop with 9-9 in opposition to Nedelcu’s 8-8 after which scored a double knockout simply minutes later.

With blinds of 250,000-500,000 with a 500,000 massive blind ante, Logi Laxdal moved all in for 4,325,000 from underneath the gun and Roberto Bizaj moved all in for 3,900,000 a pair spots over. Ferraiuolo moved all in for 9,980,000 and all people else bought out of the best way.

Laxdal not less than had two dwell playing cards together with his 10Heart Suit7Heart Suit up in opposition to Bizaj’s AClub SuitJClub Suit and Ferraiuolo’s AHeart SuitQClub Suit. The board ran out ADiamond SuitOkayDiamond Suit2Diamond Suit10Club Suit3Club Suit and Ferraiuolo gained the pot to eradicate two gamers and take over the chip lead.

He didn’t maintain on to these chips for lengthy, nonetheless, as he turned the short-stack four-handed in the course of the subsequent stage. However he doubled by Efe twice over the following stage to maneuver again into second. And scored an enormous double up by then-chip chief Nedelcu to take an awesome lead.

Nedelcu was eradicated just a few fingers later when his J-6 couldn’t high Efe’s A-3. Even with Nedelcu’s chips, Efe was nonetheless the quick stack in the course of the outset of three-handed play, however doubled by Tabacaru when he shoved 10Club Suit6Club Suit, bought referred to as by Tabacaru’s OkayHeart Suit7Heart Suit and made two pair to double up and depart Tabacaru with lower than two massive blinds. Tabacaru was eradicated a few fingers later, which left Efe and Ferraiuolo heads-up with about even chip counts.

The chip lead modified fingers just a few instances all through the heads-up match, however in the end, Ferraiuolo floor his opponent down to only 10 massive blinds and put him away.

Ferraiuolo limped in on the button with ASpade SuitADiamond Suit and Efe checked the large blind with 10Club Suit9Club Suit. On a flop of QClub Suit9Heart Suit6Heart Suit, Efe check-raised all in and bought referred to as. He didn’t enhance and Ferraiuolo gained the primary dwell poker event of his profession.

With the victory, Ferraiuolo bumped his profession event earnings to the U.S. equal of $90,652.

Remaining Desk Outcomes:

Place Participant Earnings POY Factors
1 Antonello Ferraiuolo €77,570 432
2 Levent Efe €47,939 360
3 Ion Tabacaru €35,229 288
4 Narcis Nedelcu €26,157 216
5 Logi Laxdal €19,623 180
6 Roberto Bizaj €14,876 144
7 Gal Aviv €11,397 108
8 Marius Gicovanu €8,826 72
9 Andy Schlegel 6,909 36




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