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2009 WSOP - Roland de Wolfe Wins Makes Poker History - Wins Event 27, $5,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Low

15 June 2009, By: Pokerjunkie.com
Roland de Wolfe won Event 27 $5,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Low Split-8 or Better at the 2009 World Series of Poker and became the second player in history to win the "Triple Crown of Poker."
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Roland de Wolfe won Event 27 $5,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Low Split-8 or Better at the 2009 World Series of Poker and became the second player in history to win the "Triple Crown of Poker."

To claim "Triple Crown of Poker" you must win tournaments in the three biggest tournament series in the world - the WSOP, the WPT and the EPT.

de Wolfe won a WPT championship held in Paris, in 2005, an EPT championship held in Dublin, in 2006, and now Event 27 at the 2009 WSOP, which gave the Englishman $246,616 in prize money and, of course, the coveted gold bracelet.


Roland de Wolfe wins 2009 WSOP Event 27

"Ever since I won the event in Dublin at the EPT, I have been wanting the bracelet, which is the missing link.  Three years I have been here at the finals, and today I finally got a few breaks.  I am vey much aware of the history behind this, and the best thing of all is to win all three (major poker titles)," de Wolfe said after the tournament.

It was a tough final table in the Omaha Hi-Lo event, and de Wolfe has great respect for his two final opponents, Scott Clements and Brett Richey.

"I know that when we were three-handed, I had less experience."

"I knew I was not the best player.  I was obviously the least experienced player of the final three.  I knew I had to use my spots to gamble and had to go with hands....I couldn't just sit there and chip away."

2009 WSOP Event 27 - Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Low Split-8 or Better

Buy-in: $5,000
Entrants: 198
Prize pool: $930,600

Final results:

1

DeWolfe, Roland

$246 616

2

Richey, Brett

$152 618

3

Clements, Scott

$101 063

4

Campbell, Robert

$72 121

5

Kravchenko, Alexander

$53 881

6

Black, Andrew

$42 993

7

Racener, John

$36 200

8

Ruiz, Armando

$32 105

9

Lellouche, Anthony

$29 965

10

Yancik, Stewart

$21 962

11

Bartlog, Mark

$21 962

12

Ramirez, Senovio

$21 962

13

Bloch, Andrew

$17 495

14

Bartsov, Kirill

$17 495

15

Lefkowitz, Matthew

$17 495

16

Tam, Kenny

$14 889

17

Lisandro, Jeffrey

$14 889

18

Bell, Christopher

$14 889

Note: The first player to win the Triple Crown of Poker was Gavin Griffin.

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