Giovani Rosadoni Guns Down Competition in WSOPE NLHE Shootout
Having reached the midway point of this year’s World Series of Poker Europe in Cannes, it was Giovani Rosadoni who yesterday became our newest bracelet winner as he emerged victorious from an incredibly strong field to take down the €3,250 NLHE Shootout event.
Fortunately for Rosadoni, the likes of Daniel Negreanu, Phil Hellmuth, Matt Stout, Faraz Jaka and Mohsin Charania all fell just short of the ten-handed final table, but the player still had his work cut-out against a tricky line-up that included bracelet winners John Monnette and Oleksii Kovalchuk.
The final ten also included John Duthie and Dan O’Brien, the latter of whom became the last man standing between Rosadoni and his first major title when the two players found themselves heads-up, with Rosadoni holding a 300,000 chip advantage going into the tournament’s final stretch.
Anyone expecting a quick-draw encounter was left disappointed, however, as O’Brien battled back into the match manfully, snatching the chip lead from Rosadoni and grinding his opponent down to a short stack before a huge double-up saw him send the chips back as Rosadoni found pocket kings.
That proved to be the pot that finally knocked the wind of O’Brien’s sails and his spirited fightback was ended a few hands later after he moved all-in with king-jack pre-flop and ran into Rosadoni’s pocket queens, which held up to hand the latter the title and a career-best 1st prize of €107,614.