Capturing Event #3 €5,300 Mixed Max No-Limit Hold'em was Frenchman Darko Stojanovic, who fought back from a three-to-one chip deficit to defeat Dan O'Brien.
Two players came back to fight it out on the final day — Stojanovic doubled on the second hand. Stojanovic called a raise from the big blind then check-raised when the flop came . O'Brien called to see the on the turn, and Stojanovic went all-in for close to a pot-sized bet. O'Brien thought about it and then called showing the and Stojanovic's was in the lead. The hit the river to give Stojanovic a full house; the match became pretty evenly chipped.
O'Brien fought back but only managed to pick up a handful of small pots and that was when Stojanovic bluffed him out of a big pot. Stojanovic moved all-in for 533,000 on a board of , a bet close to the size of the pot. O'Brien folded. Word is through the live stream (neither player showed their cards) that Stojanovic had moved all-in with and O'Brien folded .
The final hand came down with O'Brien defending his big blind and then check raising when the flop hit with the . Stojanovic went all-in and O'Brien called.
Stojanovic's sevens held as the turn and river finished out board, and O'Brien was out in second place!
The top 10 finishers:
Stojanovic took his win in stride and said that he was headed to Disneyland - he promised his kids he would take them on Saturday. Perhaps another reason to celebrate was the gold bracelet and the €188,160.