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Adon Ursu Takes Down The Big Wrap €2,350 PLO Main Event For €200,000

Adon Ursu wins The Big Wrap Main Event
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  • Namita Ghosh September 17, 2019
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One of the biggest Pot-Limit Omaha festivals to be held in Europe, The Big Wrap had made its debut run in April this year that turned out to be a resounding success. The series returned to King’s Resort in Rozvadov for a second edition that played out from September 9 – 16. With a total of seven tournaments on the schedule and the overall guarantee amped up to €1.5 Million from the €1.2 Million at its inaugural run, the stop offered enough action for PLO enthusiasts.

The King’s Casino has emerged as a go-to destination in Europe for Indian players and the series-opening The Big Wrap Warm-Up PLO saw three Indians in attendance, namely, Manish Goenka, Ankit Kapoor, and Vinay Rajpal. While both Kapoor and Rajpal made it to Day 2, only Goenka could add to his tally, finishing 16th for €2,522 (~₹2 Lakhs). Richard Toth championed the event winning €33,395 following a four-way deal. The next event on the schedule was the Big Wrap Hi/Lo that saw Didier Rabi walking away with the title.

The €2,350 buy-in The Big Wrap Main Event €1 Million GTD took flight on September 13. The tournament pulled in 474 entries from two starting flights with Turkey’s Adon Ursu eventually coming out on top to win a career-best €200,000.

Ursu had entered the final day`s play placed fifth in chips amid 28 players. He quickly maneuvered his way to the top of the chip counts after eliminating several opponents to the rail. In the heads-up play, he defeated Veton Raka to win the title.

The money line was breached on Day 2, with the top 55 finishers taking at least €4,750 from the €1,000,000 prize pool.

Some big names who couldn’t post a score included partypoker ambassador Bertrand Grospellier, Thomas Bichon, Day 1B chip leader Besim Hot and Anton Morgenstern.

Despite coming into Day 3 as the chip leader amid 28 survivors, local pro Martin Kabrhel (22nd for €8,750) ended up falling quite a distance away from the final table.

The unofficial nine-handed final was redrawn before the dinner break, with Pawel Keller (10,150,000) in pole position, followed by Ursu (8,700,000) and Day 1A chip leader Sergey Verkhoturov (7,350,000).

The elimination of Hasan Nazarian (9th for €18,750) set the final table proceedings in action.


Final Table Recap

Victor Nalim and Pawel Keller were the first two casualties on the final table, both eliminated at the hands of Ursu.

A couple of hands after Keller’s exit, Han Kuo was shown the door by Borritoo in sixth place.

Ursu went on to claim another victim in Sergey Verkhoturov who crashed out in fifth place after his rivered two-pair was outdone by Ursu’s full house of kings and aces.

Four-handed, the chips exchanged hands for some time before Borritoo moved all-in with against Ursu’s . Nothing on the flop helped Borritoo but he took the lead on the turn. However, he was eliminated in fourth place after Ursu took down the pot on the river.

Next up, Tomasz Kozub limped from the small blind, and big blind Ursu checked to see the flop open . Kozub check-raised to 2.5 Million to find Ursu move all-in. Kozub called and the cards were tabled, Kozub showing versus Ursu’s . Ursu who had flopped a pair hit a straight flush on the turn, making the river a formality. Kozub’s run ended in third place.

The heads-up match between Ursu and Veton Raka lasted only one hand. Ursu who was holding a massive 30.70 Million in chips against Raka’s 16.90 Million repotted to 4.5 Million after Raka raised the pot to 1.5 Million. The flop fell , and both checked through to the turn. Ursu checked, and Raka bet the pot. Ursu moved all-in, and Raka called leading to the showdown.

Veton Raka

Adon Ursu

Ursu was leading, and the river only cemented his victory, sending Raka to the rail in second place!

Adon Ursu wins The Big Wrap Main Event
Adon Ursu wins The Big Wrap Main Event

Final Table Results (EURO)

  1. Adon Ursu – €200,000
  2. Veton Raka – €120,000
  3. Tomasz Kozub – €88,000
  4. Borritoo – €71,200
  5. Sergey Verkhoturov – €56,300
  6. Han Kuo – €43,400
  7. Pawel Keller – €32,250
  8. Victor Nalim – €23,260


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