George Wolff Claims £10K PLO Title at British Poker Open


A day after Luc Greenwood ended up being the very first British Poker Open champion, George Wolff took down the ₤ 10,000 PLO event for ₤ 122,000. He defeated an area of 30 players including runner-up Sam Soverel.

Wolff, an American, definitely isn’t a regular on the high roller scene. So, it’s fairly a success for a gamer with his restricted high-stakes tournament experience to take down an event such as this. He now has just $850,000 in career live tournament cashes.  That’s just a fraction of many of his last table challengers’ money.

George Wolff Beats Top Pros

George Wolff isn’t a household name among those who follow the high roller poker circuit. But name recognition doesn’t win titles. He proved that on Wednesday at Aspers Casino in London, England.

Wolff went into Wednesday’s last table of 6 with a sizable chip lead over Sam Soverel, one of the leading high stakes players in the video game. Stephen Chidwick, probably the best event mill in the world, likewise had a suitable pile in third area. So, Wolff definitely had his work suitable his as he had to resist some hard rivals.

Strangely enough, the last table played out practically the exact same setting as it began. Jens Kyllonen started the session with the smallest stack as well as was the very first to go, busting on the bubble in 6th area.

Joni Jouhkimainen was felted in fifth place for ₤ 24,000 and then Gavin Cochrane busted in fourth location for ₤ 30,000. Jouhkimainen and Cochrane revolved placements from the beginning of the day. The leading three finishers, nevertheless, finished in the very same spot as they began the session. Chidwick, a native from the United Kingdom, was eliminated in third place for £48,000. That left Wolff and Soverel to battle it out for the title.

Soverel held a slim chip advantage when heads-up play began. But with the average stack at around 30 big blinds, Wolff regained the lead right off the bat. The two pros went back and forth before Wolff finished his opponent off by winning what was essentially a race – hitting two-pair on a board that read 7-A-6-4-Q with 9-8-7-4 to beat A-J-9-5.

Final Table Paid Results

Place Player Home Country Prize in £ Prize in $
1 George Wolff U.S.A. £120,000 $146,836
2 Sam Soverel U.S.A. £78,000 $95,443
3 Stephen Chidwick U.K. £48,000 $58,734
4 Gavin Cochrane U.K. £30,000 $36,709
5 Joni Jouhkimainen Finland £24,000 $29,366