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Poker News | World Series of Poker

Ohio's Gregory Kolo Takes Down Event #12: $1,500 Pot-Limit Hold'em

Gregory Kolo - Event #12 WSOP 2014
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The 2014 World Series of Poker's Event #12: $1,500 Pot-Limit Hold’em is a wrap and Gregory Kolo could still be celebrating since winning a gold bracelet and $169,225 in prize money isn't an everyday type of thing. It's over the top, actually!

Final Table Results

1Gregory Kolo$169,225
2Kazu Oshima$104,513
3Dean Bui$74,134
4David Martosyan$53,328
5Tom McCormick$38,898
6Dan Goldman$28,769
7Ahmed Amin$21,565
8Ryan Schoonbaert$16,384
9Phil Collins$12,610

When the final table started Kolo had the chip lead — Kolo sent former November Nine member Phil Collins to the rail towards the end of play on Day 2. Kolo held on to the lead throughout the final table play.

It took a while for the first elimination but once the dam broke, they dropped into the swirling waters that sent them in a direct current to the cashier's cage — and then they were down to three.

When Dean Bui shoved with {10-Clubs}{10-Hearts}, Kolo called with the {A-Hearts}{8-Spades}. The board hit with the {5-Spades}{7-Hearts}{4-Diamonds} and the turn set Bui's demise when the {6-Hearts} hit the table. The {J-Hearts} on the river sent Bui out in third-place and Gregory Kolo and Kazu Oshima were off to the final leg of the race for the gold.

Short and sweet, heads-up lasted six hands.

Kolo raised to 50,000 and Oshima called. The flop came {2-Hearts}{J-Hearts}{3-Spades}. Oshima checked and then check-raised Kolo's bet of 50,000 to 130,000. The turn was the {10-Diamonds} and Oshima sent out 200,000, Kolo called to see the {4-Spades} river.

Oshima didn't move for a moment. Then he looked at the dealer and said he was all-in.

“Call,” came immediately from Kolo.

Kolo turned up the {J-Clubs}{3-Clubs} for two pair and Oshima's reacted by slamming his cards face down on the table and then walked away hiding his face in his hands. Oshima's hand was turned up by the dealer — per WSOP rules — which showed the {Q-Spades}{9-Spades}. Oshima put in a move at the wrong time and it cost him his tournament life.

Congratulations Greg!

Sarah Grant interviews Greg on his win:

The full tournament report can be found at PokerNews Live Reporting.

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