Barny Boatman has won his second World Series of Poker bracelet by beating Grzegorz Grochulski, in the heads-up phase, of Event #7: €550 Pot-Limit Omaha.
“Any mug can win one bracelet, it turns out any mug can win two!” Tweeted Barny Boatman after winning Event #7: €550 Pot-Limit Omaha at the World Series of Poker Europe (WSOPE) in Berlin.
It’s been a great festival for Boatman. His victory was his third cash of the week, including bubbling the €3,250 PLO 8-Handed event. That would have stung like a nettle. Winning Event #7 was his dock leaf.
He has been racking up cashes since 1998. It was his 34th WSOP cash. He won his first bracelet two years ago topping a field of 2,247 players to capture the first prize of $546,080 in a $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em (NLHE) event. Boatman is not a one trick pony.
The poker community recognised his achievements by awarding him the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Global Poker Index (GPI) European Poker Awards in 2013. Maybe they should havewaited a few years. They may have to re-issue the award in another decade’s time. There are more titles in this man. I can feel it.
Boatman beat 503 entrants in this one. There was €243,955 in prize money, and €54,725 will now pad the Brits account. He defeated the Pole Grzegorz Grochulski in heads-up action, after battling back from an inferior chip position.
The hand that did all the damage saw the pair get it in with Boatman holding [Qc] [Jc] [Td] [9d], and Grochulski holding [Kd] [Kc] [Js] [9h]. Boatman flopped two-pair leaving the Pole with only three big blinds. Boatman gobbled them up three hands later.
The final table also saw a member of the GPI Player of the Decade make an appearance. Shannon Shorr’s claim for a first WSOP bracelet, after 46 cashes, came crashing down after feeling the blunt force trauma of the eventual champion in third.
Final Table Results
1st. Barny Boatman – €54,725
2nd. Grzegorz Grochulski – €33,910
3rd. Shannon Shorr – €24,510
4th. Jose Obadia – €18,000
5th. Doug Lee – €13,220
6th. Dominik Maska – €9,980
7th. Pawl Bakiewicz – €7,560
8th. Damian Pawlak – €5,780
Other notables that cashed in Event #7 were John Gale (12th), Dzmitry Urbanovich (27th) and Davidi Kitai (29th).