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Event 8: Greg Kolo Adds WSOP Circuit Ring to WSOP Bracelet

2018 World Series of Poker Circuit
Seminole Casino Coconut Creek
Coconut Creek, Florida
Event 8
$365 Pot Limit Omaha (Re-Buy)
$25,000 Guaranteed
Entries: 39
Rebuys/Add-Ons: 191

Prize Pool: $30,800
February 14, 2018

Event 8 was the only non-Hold’em game on the World Series of Poker Circuit schedule and it drew a smaller but talented field. It was structured as a two-day event but after a long day of play, Greg Kolo earned his first career WSOP Circuit ring along with $13,860.

The $365 Pot Limit Omaha tournament featured a $25,000 guaranteed prize pool and offered $100 rebuy/add-on options instead of the standard re-entry format. The tournament drew 39 players who hit the rebuys and add-ons 191 times to push the prize pool over $30,000.

There were a lot of chips in play under those circumstances and the tournament played out at a deliberate pace. There were three tables remaining at dinner break and they did not reach the final table until midnight. Former WSOP Circuit winner Matt Stout was one of the big stacks but Kolo took the lead after he knocked out Event 2 runner-up Karthik Ramakrishnan in third place.

Stout battled back with two double ups but he was unable to fade a flush draw on the final hand to finish the tournament in second place. Kolo earned a WSOP Circuit ring to go along with his WSOP Pot Limit Hold’em bracelet from 2014.

It was a redemption of sorts for the Cleveland circuit regular after he finished second in a WSOP Circuit Pot Limit Omaha tournament in October.

“I made some mistake in Hammond,” he commented. “I wasn’t quite ready but I should have won.”

Kolo did not begin the final table with the chip lead but he ran hot once it started.

“I had aces or kings four or five times,” he laughed. “So that helped.”

Kolo defeated a tough final table and now he can be called a WSOP Circuit champion as well as a WSOP bracelet winner.

Event 8 results:

1st: Greg Kolo – $13,860 + Gold Ring
2nd: Matt Stout – $9,240
3rd: Karthik Ramakrishnan – $4,620
4th: Bob Garlic – $3,080

Event 8: Matt Stout Eliminated in 2nd Place; Greg Kolo Wins the Ring

$365 Pot Limit Omaha (Re-Buy)
$25,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 19: 5,000/10,000

Matt Stout

The next hand after Matt Stout doubled, they saw a 7h6h5d flop and the chips went in the middle with two pot-sized bets.

Stout: 8s7d6d3h
Kolo: AhJh5c2d

Stout was ahead with two pair and a double belly buster draw against bottom pair/flush draw but Kolo’s flush hit on the 9h turn. Stout had four river boat outs but blanked the 4s to go out in second. Kolo finished in the top spot to claim a Pot Limit Omaha WSOP Circuit ring along with his Pot Limit Hold’em WSOP bracelet in 2014.

1st: Greg Kolo – $13,860 + Gold Ring
2nd: Matt Stout – $9,240

Greg Kolo

Event 8: Matt Stout Doubles Again

$365 Pot Limit Omaha (Re-Buy)
$25,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 19: 5,000/10,000
Players Remaining: 2 of 39

Greg Kolo continued to put the pressure on Matt Stout to extend his lead. Stout was down to 109,000 when Kolo potted to 30,000 from the button. Stout re-potted to 90,000 and Kolo finished putting him all in.

Stout: KhKsTs4d
Kolo: Jc5c5h4h

Stout was ahead for the double and the AhTc7s flop did not change that. Kolo picked up a flush draw on the Ac turn but the Jd river gave Stout another double.

Matt Stout – 218,000 (22 bb)
Greg Kolo – 472,000 (47 bb)

Event 8: Matt Stout Doubles

$365 Pot Limit Omaha (Re-Buy)
$25,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 18: 4,000/8,000
Players Remaining: 2 of 39

Greg Kolo extended his advantage before Matt Stout took a stand with the flop reading 6h5h4c. He moved all in for 84,000 and Kolo called with a chance to earn the ring.

Kolo: Ah8c3s2d
Stout: Qh8h8d6c

Kolo was ahead with the six-high straight and needed to dodge hearts or running cards. The 5c turn changed nothing but Stout had his double when his flush completed on the 3h river.

Matt Stout – 175,000 (22 bb)
Greg Kolo – 515,000 (64 bb)

Event 8: Heads-Up Counts

$365 Pot Limit Omaha (Re-Buy)
$25,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 17: 3,000/6,000
Players Remaining: 2 of 39

Greg Kolo (left) versus Matt Stout (right)

The WSOP Circuit ring is on the table and the heads-up match is underway with WSOP bracelet Greg Kolo leading against WSOP Circuit winner Matt Stout.

Seat 3: Greg Kolo – 456,000 (76 bb)
Seat 4: Matt Stout – 234,000 (39 bb)

1st: $13,860 + Gold Ring
2nd: $9,240