Florian Langmann topped a field of 474 entrants to take down Event #54: $3,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Low for $297,650. The German had already amassed more than $2 million in live tournament cashes, but this is his first bracelet victory.
Twenty players advanced to Day 3, and Langmann scored plenty of knockouts on the way to his victory. His game plan was clear.
"I guess I'm going to be the guy that's least afraid to gamble and that's worked out so far for me," he told a PokerNews reporter just before the official final table commenced. "You can't be too aggressive in this game."
Langmann backed up his words, finding himself in plenty of all-in situations, sometimes with less-than-stellar preflop holdings. In one of the most key hands of the final table, he knocked out dangerous Omaha Eight-or-Better player Woody Deck in seventh when he attempted to isolate a short stack and got caught by Deck, eventually making two pair with .
After accomplished Frenchman Antony Lellouche was eliminated in sixth, TJ Eisenman busted in fifth, and Doug Baughman bowed out in fourth, three-handed play began with Langmann and eventual runner-up Zach Freeman virtually even in chips. Langmann's aggression again paid off with good fortune, as he busted Dylan Wilkerson on a board with against , dodging seemingly infinite outs when a hit.
At that point, the six-to-one chip deficit was simply too big a hole for Freeman to climb out of heads up.
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