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Johansson, Stojanovic, and Ausmus Latest Bracelet Winners at 2013 WSOP Europe

Johansson, Stojanovic, and Ausmus Latest Bracelet Winners at 2013 WSOP Europe 0001

The 2013 World Series of Poker Europe continues to play out this week at the Casino Barrière d'Enghien-les-Bainswith near Paris, France with three more coveted gold bracelets having been claimed over the last three days. Sweden's Henrik Johansson, France's Darko Stojanovic, and Jeremy Ausmus of the United States all earned their first career WSOP bracelets in recently completed events.

Event #2: €1,100 No-Limit Hold'em Re-Entry

In the €1,100 NLHE Re-Entry event, Henrik Johansson (pictured at right) topped a field of 659 total entries to win the title and €129,700 first prize.

The top 72 finishers divided a €632,640 prize pool in Event #2, with Darren Rabinowitz (19th, €5,453), David "Chino" Rheem (22nd, €4,599), Tuan Le (34th, €2,619), Team PokerStars Pro Barry Greenstein (35th, €2,619), Sam Holden (38th, €2,341), Jeff Madsen (41st, €2,341), Jake Balsiger (47th, €2,113), Scott Clements (50th, €2,113), Jake Schwartz (52nd, €2,113), Jonathan Karamalikis (54th, €2,113), and Chris Klodnicki (62nd, €1,930) among the cashers.

Johansson carried the chip lead to the final table, and while he lost the lead along the way was back on top to start heads-up play versus the Frenchman, Adriano Torre-Grossa.

Those two played nearly two dozen hands before Torre-Grossa committed his stack with {7-Clubs}{6-Spades} on a {9-Diamonds}{10-Spades}{7-Hearts} flop and was called by Johansson who had two pair with {10-Hearts}{9-Spades}.

The turn was the {A-Clubs} and river the {A-Hearts}, and Johansson followed fellow 888 Poker pro and Event #1 winner Jackie Glazier to the 2013 WSOPE winner's circle.

2013 WSOPE Event #2: €1,100 No-Limit Hold'em Re-Entry Results

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1Henrik JohanssonSweden€129,700
2Adriano Torre-GrossaFrance€80,250
3Yaniv BotbolFrance€58,860
4Daniel WeinmanUnited States€43,772
5Serge EkertFrance€32,992
6Daniel LaidlawAustralia€25,190
7Jose ObadiaSpain€19,498
8Jean-Philippe TufferyFrance€15,285
9Andrei KonopelkoBurundi€12,134

Event #3: €5,300 Mixed Max No-Limit Hold'em

Early on Thursday the final stage of the €5,300 buy-in "mixed max" event played to its completion with the final heads-up match between Dan O'Brien and Darko Stojanovic.

2013 WSOPE Event #3 winner Darko Stojanovic
2013 WSOPE Event #3 winner Darko Stojanovic

The uniquely formatted tourney attracted 140 entrants with a total prize pool of €672,000. Play began nine-handed, went to six-handed and then four-handed before culminating with a heads-up bracket for the final four.

Those making relatively deep runs into the money included Shannon Shorr (5th, €30,695), Phil Ivey (10th, €14,905), James Dempsey (11th, €14,905), and 2013 November Niners Mark Newhouse (12th, €14,905) and Marc-Etienne McLaughlin (16th, €14,905).

After O'Brien took care of Jason Mann and Stojanovic defeated Noah Schwartz (in just one hand) in the semifinals on Wednesday, O'Brien then carried a better than 3-to-1 chip lead to the final heads-up match. But after doubling up with two pair on just the second hand of play Stojanovic, evened the score.

Eventually Stojanovic pushed out ahead, and on the 53rd hand between the pair Stojanovic shoved on a {4-Clubs}{Q-Hearts}{6-Hearts} flop with {7-Hearts}{7-Clubs} while O'Brien called with {A-Hearts}{5-Hearts}. The turn was the {J-Spades} and river the {8-Diamonds}, and Stojanovic won.

2013 WSOPE Event #3: €5,300 Mixed Max No-Limit Hold'em Results

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1Darko StojanovicFrance€188,160
2Dan O'BrienUSA€116,280
3-tieJason MannCanada€62,770
3-tieNoah SchwartzUSA€62,770
5Shannon ShorrUSA€30,695
6Jeremy JosephUSA€30,695
7Jake SchwartzUSA€30,695
8Joe KuetherUSA€30,695

Event #4: €1,650 Pot-Limit Omaha

Finally the €1,650 PLO event played to a conclusion on Thursday with 2012 WSOP Main Event fifth-place finisher Jeremy Ausmus breaking through to earn his first bracelet after defeating Juha Helppi heads-up for the win.

2013 WSOPE Event #4 winner Jeremy Ausmus
2013 WSOPE Event #4 winner Jeremy Ausmus

A total of 184 entered this one, creating a total prize pool of €270,480. Dan Kelly (11th, €5,131), Tommy Vedes (13th, €4,225), Mohsin Charania (14th, €4,225), Casey Kastle (15th, €4,225), Fabrice Soulier (17th, €3,532), and Max Pescatori (21st, €2,997) were among those making the money.

The tournament actually reached the nine-handed final table before the end of Day 2, then played down to six before resuming play on Thursday.

It would take nine hours including a lengthy heads-up battle for the tourney to be decided, with the final hand seeing Helppi all in on a {10-Spades}{10-Hearts}{4-Hearts} flop with {A-Spades}{10-Clubs}{7-Hearts}{2-Diamonds} versus Ausmus's {A-Hearts}{Q-Hearts}{10-Diamonds}{8-Hearts}.

Both players had trip tens with an ace kicker, but the {8-Clubs} came on the turn to improve Ausmus to a full house. The river was the {3-Diamonds}, and Ausmus took the bracelet.

2013 WSOPE Event #4: €1,650 Pot-Limit Omaha Results

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1Jeremy AusmusUSA€70,324
2Juha HelppiFinland€43,441
3Jan-Peter JachtmannGermany€31,367
4Jason MercierUSA€23,036
5Martin KozlovAustralia€17,210
6Mike “Luca” SchwartzUSA€13,077
7Jonathan LittleUSA€10,102
8Yohann AubeFrance€7,933
9Ryan ChapmanUSA€6,335

Events #5 and #6 are already underway at the 2013 WSOPE, with the Main Event scheduled to begin on Saturday. Here are the remaining tourneys on the schedule.

EventDatesBuy-in / Game
5Oct. 16-18€2,200 No-Limit Hold'em
6Oct. 17-19€3,250 Mixed-Max Pot-Limit Omaha
7Oct. 19-25€10,450 Main Event - No-Limit Hold'em
8Oct. 22-24€25,600 High Roller - No-Limit Hold'em

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