Andreas Klatt bested a field 523 players to win his first WSOP gold bracelet at the 2017 World Series of Poker Europe in Event #2: €550 Pot-Limit Hold'em. He taook home €56,400 for his efforts.
It is Klatt's sixth WSOP cash of the year, following five in Las Vegas earlier this summer. It caps off a stellar year for Klatt, coming six months after he bagged himself two six-figure cashes in Monte Carlo.
In second place was fellow German Nico Ehlers, who recorded his first WSOP cash, taking home €34,860 for his runner-up finish.
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Klatt said that it was "unbelievable" to win a bracelet; his first and Germany's fourth of the year after the successes of Christopher Frank, Jens Lakemeier and Sebastian Langrock in Las Vegas this summer.
"I would say it's like a dream of every poker player to win a bracelet," said Klatt following his victory. "These days money is sometimes more important, but a bracelet is still a bracelet.
"My goal at this year's WSOPE is to win as much money as possible, but it's always nice to win a tournament!"
Klatt, who is predominantly a hold'em tournament player, says that he plays in a lot of pot-limit Omaha cash games. Coming back today with just 31 players, he admitted to hardly ever looking at the payouts or the number of players left on his way to victory.
"I just focussed on my game. I just tried to play every hand perfectly. There was this turning point with six or seven left and I lost a big pot to Georgios Zisimopoulos, and I lost my mood and thought 'It's over; I'm going to lose.'
"But then I won another pot and was like: 'Maybe I can turn this around.' That was a couple of key hands there."