WPT AMSTERDAM

May 11-16 | Holland Casino Amsterdam
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Farid Yachou Wins WPT Amsterdam in his First Live Tournament

10:06 PM, 05/16/15

Farid Yachou Wins WPT Amsterdam; Steve Warburton Eliminated in 2nd Place ($167,134)

09:31 PM, 05/16/15

Hands 158-161: Yachou Doubles Through Warburton

09:30 PM, 05/16/15

Kees van Brugge Eliminated ($100,281)

07:59 PM, 05/16/15

The Royal Flush Girls Take a Tour of Amsterdam

05:28 PM, 05/16/15

Fredrik Andersson Eliminated in Fourth Place ($75,768)

04:53 PM, 05/16/15

Joep van den Bijgaart Eliminated in 5th Place ($56,826)

04:07 PM, 05/16/15

Hand 10: Jason Wheeler Eliminated in 6th Place ($45,973)

02:50 PM, 05/16/15

Shuffle Up and Deal

02:02 PM, 05/16/15

Welcome to the Final Table of WPT Amsterdam

12:22 PM, 05/16/15

Steve Warburton Leads Final 6 WPT Amsterdam Final Table

12:20 AM, 05/16/15

Pim van Riet Eliminated in 7th Place ($37,884)

12:00 AM, 05/16/15

Aki Pyysing Eliminated in 8th Place ($30,641)

11:40 PM, 05/15/15

Louis Salter Eliminated in 9th Place ($22,842)

09:47 PM, 05/15/15

Sorel Mizzi Eliminated in 10th Place ($16,323)

09:36 PM, 05/15/15

Andersson Dishes Out a Crippled Beat to Mizzi

09:32 PM, 05/15/15

Sandro Pitzanti Eliminated in 11th Place ($16,323)

07:22 PM, 05/15/15

Giacomo Fundaro Eliminated in 12th Place ($16,323)

07:06 PM, 05/15/15

Erik van den Berg Eliminated in 13th Place ($13,371)

04:29 PM, 05/15/15

Barrie Pietersz Eliminated in 14th Place ($13,371)

03:41 PM, 05/15/15

Thierry van den Berg Eliminated in 15th Place ($13,371)

03:27 PM, 05/15/15

Scott Davies Eliminated in 16th Place ($11,365)

03:15 PM, 05/15/15

Shuffle Up and Deal!

02:07 PM, 05/15/15

WPT Amsterdam Day 4: The Race to the Final Table

11:12 AM, 05/15/15

Andersson Leads the Final 16; Mizzi and Fundaro Also in the Hunt

11:38 PM, 05/14/15

WPT Amsterdam Party!

11:25 PM, 05/14/15

Davies and Fundaro Clash in Pivotal Pot

11:24 PM, 05/14/15

Mizzi and Wheeler Go Head to Head

11:16 PM, 05/14/15

Alexey Pak & Raoul Refos Eliminated in 23rd & 24th Place ($8,914)

09:37 PM, 05/14/15

Mean Tweets!

04:49 PM, 05/14/15

Senh Ung Eliminated on the Money Bubble

04:30 PM, 05/14/15

Yan Busts in Three Way Pile Up

04:29 PM, 05/14/15

Joep van den Bijgaart Eliiminates Luke Marsh; Now Has Monster Chip Lead

03:13 PM, 05/14/15

Anthony Zinno Eliminated by Giacomo Fundaro

02:55 PM, 05/14/15

Shuffle Up and Deal!

02:03 PM, 05/14/15

WPT Amsterdam Day 3: Welcome to the Money

01:55 PM, 05/14/15

Joep van den Bijgaart Leads Day 2 WPT Amsterdam

11:54 PM, 05/13/15

Jin Saft Eliminated by Anthony Zinno

08:58 PM, 05/13/15

Anthony Zinno Double Up

08:42 PM, 05/13/15

Revised Pay Details

08:14 PM, 05/13/15

Bryn Kenney Takes on the Heads Up Challenge

07:32 PM, 05/13/15

The Winner of WPT Amsterdam Will Get $239,559

05:48 PM, 05/13/15

Dominik Nitsche Eliminated by Joep van den Bijgaart

04:47 PM, 05/13/15

Senh Ung Doubles Through Steve Warburton

04:42 PM, 05/13/15

Shuffle Up and Deal!

02:10 PM, 05/13/15

Day 2 Begins Shortly

10:33 AM, 05/13/15

Giacomo Fundaro Leads WPT Amsterdam Heading Into Day 2

01:22 AM, 05/13/15

Bryn Kenney Eliminated by Sorel Mizzi

11:31 PM, 05/12/15

Nitsche Doubles

09:37 PM, 05/12/15

Fatima Moreira de Melo Doubles

09:09 PM, 05/12/15

Fundaro Sends Someone to the Rail; Earns Chip Lead

08:06 PM, 05/12/15

Why Should You be at WPT Amsterdam

08:01 PM, 05/12/15

Shuffle Up and Deal!

02:06 PM, 05/12/15

Welcome to Day 1B of WPT Amsterdam

01:44 PM, 05/12/15

Fredrik Andersson Leads Day 1A WPT Amsterdam

01:18 AM, 05/12/15

Dominik Nitsche is Out

12:17 AM, 05/12/15

Muntathar Albadawi Doubles Through Ludovic Geilich

12:06 AM, 05/12/15

A Closer Look at Day 1A WPT Amsterdam

10:33 PM, 05/11/15

Mizrachi Busts For a Second Time

09:06 PM, 05/11/15

Dominik Doubles

08:56 PM, 05/11/15

Ung Triples; Schiffbauer Eliminated

07:34 PM, 05/11/15

Michael Mizrachi Ground Down and Out

06:23 PM, 05/11/15

Jason Wheeler Wins the WPT Amsterdam High Roller for €125,000

04:39 PM, 05/11/15

Shuffle Up and Deal

02:12 PM, 05/11/15

Welcome to Day 1A of WPT Amsterdam

11:17 AM, 05/11/15

Live Tournament Updates

Farid Yachou Wins WPT Amsterdam in his First Live Tournament

Level 31: 60,000-120,000, 20,000 ante

Farid Yachou  Farid Yachou has won WPT Amsterdam in his first-ever live tournament appearance.

The Moroccan born cafeteria owner learned the game playing cash games with his friends. He doesn’t even frequent casinos. He only decided to play in this event so he could experience something different.

“I wanted to compete against the best players in the world.” Yachou told us.

Play he did.

He beat the lot.

The inaugural WPT Amsterdam attracted 341 entrants, and created a total prize pool of just over a million dollars. $239,559 of that now rests in the wallet of Yachou. He will also be making the trip stateside for the WPT World Championships. Let’s take a look at how he did it.

Farid Yachou started the final table with the second shortest stack. Jason Wheeler was the only player who had less chips, and the American would be the first player to hit the rail. It’s been a great week for Wheeler - who won the WPT Amsterdam High Roller for €125,000 - but he will be disappointed to leave this one so early. Yachou flopping a set of treys, Wheeler turning two pair, and that proved to be the right combination for an all-in and call. Wheeler was out, and Yachou moved into contention.

With Wheeler out, Joep van den Bijgaart took the role of most prominent player. It wasn’t an honor that was bestowed upon him for very long. The Dutchman losing a flip TT<AQ against the Brit, Steve Warburton, and suddenly we were four-handed, with Warburton at the head of the chip counts.

Whilst all of this was going on, Fredrik Andersson’s day was going downhill fast. The Swede couldn’t get anything going, and even when he got it in good, against Kees van Brugge, the poker gods refused to throw him a bone. Andersson holding Aclub Kspade, Van Brugge holding Kheart Theart, and the Dutchman would river a straight to send our Day 1A chip leader to the rail.

It took 45 hands to reach the three handed action. It took 75 more to lose another player. During that time the form didn’t change one bit. Kees van Brugge pushed the action, Farid Yachou had a few scraps with him, and Steve Warburton sat behind his big stack and let the pair trade blows. Eventually, Van Brugge got shorter, and shorter before Warburton stepped onto the field to put an end to his run. Van Brugge open jamming the button with Aclub 8diamond, and Warburton picked him apart with Adiamond Qheart. Two queens on the flop helped, and an ace on the turn made things even better. Warburton was going to square off against Yachou with all of the experience, all of the guile, and a chip lead to boot.

It was a classic David v Goliath heads-up match. Warburton had been playing tournament poker for the past 10-years. He calls it his profession. Yachou owns a cafe, and was playing his first official live tournament of his life.

The match up was settled in two critical hands.

In the first hand Yachou opened the button for 260,000, and Warburton called. The flop was Kdiamond Jspade 9diamond, Warburton checked, Yachou bet 330,000, and Warburton called. The turn was the 5spade. Warburton checked, Yachou bet 330,000, Warburton moved all-in, and Yachou called. Warburton tabled Kheart 5heart for two pair, but Yachou had flopped a set of nines. The river bricked for the lad from Manchester, and Yachou had 8.2m of the 10.3m chips in play.

The final hand of the tournament saw Farid Yachou limp the button, Steve Warburton move all-in, and Yachou make the call. It was Aspade 8club for Warburton, pocket sixes for Yachou, and five community cards later the Holland Casino was going Farid Yachou mad.

Final Table Results

1st. Farid Yachou - $239,559
2nd. Steve Warburton - $167,134
3rd. Kees van Brugge - $100,281
4th. Fredrik Andersson - $75,768
5th. Joep van den Bijgaart - $56,826
6th. Jason Wheeler - $45,973

That’s a wrap for WPT Amsterdam. We would like to thank our wonderful hosts at the Holland Casino, and the next time we see you will be in Las Vegas for the WPT500 at the Aria Resort.

Sorted In: Featured Blog, Steve Warburton, Farid Yachou, Kees van Brugge, Fredrik Andersson, Joep van den Bijgaart, Jason Wheeler, Season XIV, WPT Amsterdam, Holland Casino Amsterdam
10:06 PM, 05/16/15

Farid Yachou Wins WPT Amsterdam; Steve Warburton Eliminated in 2nd Place ($167,134)

Level 31: 60,000-120,000, 20,000 ante

Steve Warburton Hand #162: On the final hand of the tournament Farid Yachou limped the button and Steve Warburton moved all in from the big blind for 2,000,000 total. Yachou called right away and the showdown went as following.

Yachou: 6diamond 6heart
Warburton: Aspade 8club

The board ran out 3spade 4diamond 9club 4spade 3heart and Warburton was knocked out! Yachou raised his arms aloft victoriously and celebrated winning the first ever World Poker Tour event in Amsterdam!

Sorted In: Featured Blog, Season XIV, WPT Amsterdam, Holland Casino Amsterdam
09:31 PM, 05/16/15

Hands 158-161: Yachou Doubles Through Warburton

Level 31: 60,000-120,000, 20,000 ante

Hand #158: Farid Yachou opens to 260,000 on the button, and Steve Warburton makes the call. The action checks to the turn on Aspade Theart 4heart Aheart, and Warrington check-calls a 330,000 Yachou bet. Both players check the Kheart on the river, and Warburton takes the hand with Tclub 2club for two pair.

Hand #159: Steve Warburton limps the button, and Farid Yachou checks his option.The action checks through to the river on Aspade 4spade 4club Aspade 5heart and Warburton takes it with a 160,000 bet.

Hand #160: Farid Yachou opens the button for 260,000, and Steve Warburton calls.

Flop: Kdiamond Jspade 9diamond

Warburton checks, Yachou bets 330,000, and Warburton calls.

Turn: 5spade

Warburton checks, Yachou bets 330,000, Warburton moves all-in, and it takes less than a minute for Yachou to make the call. Warburton tables Kheart 5heart, for two pair.

“You have two-outs,” says Yachou as he shows 9club 9spade for the flopped set.

The dealer puts the Qheart onto the river and Yachou scores a huge double up. The dealer counts the stacks and Warburton is left with 2,550,000 chips.

Hand #161: Steve Warburton limps the button, and Farid Yachou checks. The flop is 8heart 7spade 4club, Yachou bets 225,000, and Warburton calls. The 4spade is checked through on the turn. The river is the Tclub and Yachou takes it with a 325,000 bet.

Yachou ~ 8,250,000
Warburton ~ 2,100,000

Sorted In: Featured Blog, Steve Warburton, Farid Yachou, Season XIV, WPT Amsterdam, Holland Casino Amsterdam
09:30 PM, 05/16/15

Hands 148-157: Warburton Retakes the Lead

Level 31: 60,000-120,000, 20,000 ante

Hand #148: Farid Yachou raised to 275,000 and he won the pot.

Hand #149: Warburton limped from the button and Yachou checked. The hand was checked down on Aclub Kdiamond Theart Qdiamond Aspade and Warburton bet 120,000 on the river. Yachou called and lost to Tclub 5spade.

Hand #150: Yachou limped, Warburton checked. The flop came down 9diamond 3diamond 8heart and Warburton check-folded to a bet of 125,000.

Hand #151: Warburton raised to 255,000 from the button and he won the pot.

Hand #152: Yachou raised to 280,000 and he won the pot.

Hand #153: Warburton limped and Yachou checked. The flop brought out 2heart 4diamond 2club and both players checked. The turn was the Tspade and Yachou check-folded to a bet of 325,000.

Hand #154: Warburton received a walk.

Hand #155: Warburton raised to 250,000 and Yachou called in the big blind. The flop brought out Kspade 7diamond 9spade and Yachou check-called 240,000. On the turn the Jclub hit and both players checked. The river was the Qspade and both players checked again. Yachou showed Jspade 8heart and Warburton showed Kheart 8club to take down this pot.

Hand #156: Yachou raised to 250,000 and he won the pot.

Hand #157: Yachou received a walk.

Sorted In: Season XIV, WPT Amsterdam, Holland Casino Amsterdam
09:22 PM, 05/16/15

Hands 137 - 147: Yachou Extends His Lead

Level 30: 50,000-100,000, 15,000 ante

Hand #137: Steve Warburton limps the button, and Farid Yachou checks. The flop is 6spade 2club 2heart, and Warburton takes the pot with a 125,000 bet.

Hand #138: Steve Warburton gets a walk.

Hand #139: Steve Warburton opens to 250,000 on the button, Farid Yachou three-bets to 550,000, and Warburton folds.

Hand #140: Steve Warburton gets a walk.

Hand #141:
Steve Warburton limps the button, Farid Yachou makes it 250,000, and Warburton calls. The flop is Kheart Theart 3heart, and Yachou wins the pot with a 275,000 bet.

Hand #142:
Farid Yachou raises to 225,000 on the button, and Steve Warburton calls. The action checks to the river on Qclub 6heart 2heart Kheart 9heart, and Yachou wins the pot with a 200,000 bet.

Hand #143: Steve Warburton raises to 225,000 on the button, and Farid Yachou folds.

Hand #144: Farid Yachou opens to 225,000 on the button, and Steve Warburton folds. Yachou shows pocket nines. Warburton asks him if he would go all-in with pocket nines.

“No…well…it depends on how you are moving.” Said Yachou.

Hand #145: Steve Warburton limps the button, and Farid Yachou checks. The flop is Kdiamond Jdiamond 7spade and a 100,000 Yachou bets takes it.

Hand #146: Farid Yachou limps, Steve Warburton checks. The action checks through to showdown on Tspade 5club 4club Qheart 7spade, and Warburton picks up the pot with 9club 5diamond, for a pair of fives.

Hand #147: Steve Warburton limps the button, Farid Yachou raises to 250,000, and Warburton calls. The flop is 9heart 5club 2spade, and Yachou wins the pot with a 275,000 bet.

Yachou ~ 5,800,000
Warburton ~ 4,540,000

Sorted In: Season XIV, WPT Amsterdam, Holland Casino Amsterdam
09:04 PM, 05/16/15

Hands 121-123: Even Steven

Level 30: 50,000-100,000, 15,000 ante

Hand #130: Farid Yachou limped from the button and Steve Warburton raised to 350,000 and Yachou folded.

Hand #131: Steve Warburton raised from the button to 250,000 and took down the pot.

Hand #132: Yachou limped from the button and Warburton checked. The flop brought out 8heart Qdiamond 5diamond and Warburton check-folded to a bet of 100,000.

Hand #133: Warburton limped on the button and Yachou checked. The flop brought out 9spade 2diamond 3club and Yachou check-called 120,000. On the turn the Tspade hit and both players checked. The river was the 6heart and Yachou check-called 330,000.

Warburton announced he had a ten and showed Tclub4club. Yachou mucked.

Hand #134: Yachou raised to 225,000 and Warburton called. The flop came down Tdiamond Tspade 3diamond and Warburton check-called 250,000. On the turn the 9diamond hit and both players checked. The river was the 2club and Warburton lead out for 425,000. Yachou called and mucked, as Warburton showed Kclub 9spade.

Hand #135: Yachou received a walk.

Hand #136: Yachou raised to 225,000 and Warburton called from the big blind. The flop came down Kheart Qspade 9club and both players checked. The turn was the 2heart and Warburton check-folded to a bet of 300,000. 

Sorted In: Season XIV, WPT Amsterdam, Holland Casino Amsterdam
08:55 PM, 05/16/15

Hands 124 - 129: Yachou Takes the Lead

Level 30: 50,000-100,000, 15,000 ante

Hand #124: Farid Yachou opens to 225,000 on the button, and Steve Warburton folds.

Hand #125: Steve Warburton opens the button for 200,000, and Farid Yachou folds.

Hand #126: Farid Yachou gets a walk.

Hand #127: Steve Warburton limps into the pot from the small blind, and Farid Yachou checks. The action checks through to the turn on Aclub Jclub Tdiamond 2spade, and Yachou check-calls a 125,000 Warburton bet. Both players check the 4diamond river, and Yachou wins the pot with Qspade 4heart, for a pair of fours. Warburton mucks his hand.

Hand #128: Farid Yachou opens the button for 225,000, and Steve Warburton calls. The action checks to the turn on Tspade 7diamond 5heart Qheart, Warburton bets 260,000 and Yachou calls. The river is the 6spade, Warburton checks, Yachou bets 675,000, and Warburton folds.

Hand #129: Steve Warburton limps the button, and Farid Yachou checks. The flop is Qclub Jdiamond Theart Yachou checks, Warburton bets 120,000, and Yachou folds.

Yachou ~ 5,400,000
Warburton 4,940,000
 

Sorted In: Season XIV, WPT Amsterdam, Holland Casino Amsterdam
08:36 PM, 05/16/15

Hands 121-123: Even Steven

Level 30: 50,000-100,000, 15,000 ante

Hand #121: Steve Warburton limped from the button and Farid Yachou checked. The flop brought out 8diamond 7diamond 6heart and Yachou check-called 120,000. On the turn the 9club hit and both players checked. The river was the 6spade hit and Yachou check-called 270,000.
Warburton showed Jspade 5diamond and he took down the pot with a straight.

Hand #122: Yachou raised from the button to 225,000 and Warburton called. The flop came down Jspade 6diamond 6heart and Warburton check-folded to a bet of 255,000.

Hand #123: Warburton raised from the button to 225,000 and Yachou three-bet to 525,000. Warburton called and the flop brought out Tclub 5heart 5spade. Yachou bet 575,000 and he won the pot.

Warburton ~ 5,130,000
Yachou ~ 5,100,000

Sorted In: Season XIV, WPT Amsterdam, Holland Casino Amsterdam
08:29 PM, 05/16/15

Kees van Brugge Eliminated ($100,281)

Level 29: 40,000-80,000, 10,000 ante

Kees van Brugge Hand #119: Kees van Brugge calls in the small blind, and Farid Yachou checks in the big blind. The flop is Kdiamond 5heart 5spade, Van Brugge bets 100,000, and Yachou folds.

Hand #120: Kees van Brugge moves all-in from the button for 1,500,000, and when the action folds to Steve Warburton in the big blind, he makes the call.

Showdown

Warburton: Adiamond Qheart
Van Brugge: Aclub 8diamond

Warburton has Van Brugge dominated, and heads to the rail to watch the flop with his friends.

Flop: Qclub Qdiamond 6heart

What a flop for Warburton. He makes trips, and cements his dominance over Van Brugge once the Aspade and 9club hit the board. Warburton will now face off against Farid Yachou, for the title, with a 5.4m to 4.7 chip lead.

Sorted In: Featured Blog, Steve Warburton, Kees van Brugge, Season XIV, WPT Amsterdam, Holland Casino Amsterdam
07:59 PM, 05/16/15

Hands 116-118: Van Brugge Gets Shorter

Level 29: 40,000-80,000, 10,000 ante

Hand #114: Farid Yachou limped from the small blind and Steve Warburton raised to 200,000. Yachou folded.

Hand #115: Yachou raised to 180,000 on the button and Kees van Brugge called from the big blind. The flop came down 5diamond 7diamond 4diamond and Van Brugge check-called 150,000. On the turn the Tspade hit and both players checked. The river was the 7heart and Van Brugge check-folded to a bet of 150,000.

Hand #116: On the first hand in the new level Van Brugge limped the small blind and Farid Yachou checked. The flop brought out Aheart 9diamond 9club and Van Brugge check-called 100,000. The turn was the 7club and Van Brugge check-folded to a bet of 150,000.

Hand #117: Van Brugge raised to 200,000 on the button and Steve Warburton called. The hand was checked down on Qspade Jdiamond 8spade Kspade 8diamond and Warburton took down the pot showing Jheart Tspade.

Hand #118: Warburton raised from the small blind to 200,000 and Van Brugge called. The flop came down 2diamond 8diamond 8spade and both players checked. The turn was the 4club and both players checked again. On the river the Qspade hit and Warburton picked up the pot with a bet of 370,000.

Sorted In: Season XIV, WPT Amsterdam, Holland Casino Amsterdam
07:58 PM, 05/16/15

 

RANKING

Payout Structure

Place Prize
1 $239,559
2 $167,134
3 $100,281
4 $75,768
5 $56,826
6 $45,973
7 $37,884
8 $30,641
9 $22,842
10 - 12 $16,323
13 - 15 $13,371
16 - 18 $11,365
19 - 21 $10,028
22 - 24 $8,914
25 - 27 $7,800
28 - 36 $7,242
37 - 45 $6,685

Blind Structure

Level Blinds Ante
1 50-100 0
2 75-150 0
3 75-150 25
4 100-200 25
5 150-300 50
6 200-400 50
7 250-500 75
8 300-600 75
9 400-800 100
10 500-1,000 100
11 600-1,200 200
12 800-1,600 200
13 1,000-2,000 300
14 1,200-2,400 400
15 1,500-3,000 500
16 2,000-4,000 500
17 2,500-5,000 500
18 3,000-6,000 1,000
19 4,000-8,000 1,000
20 5,000-10,000 1,000
21 6,000-12,000 2,000
22 8,000-16,000 2,000
23 10,000-20,000 3,000
24 12,000-24,000 4,000
25 15,000-30,000 5,000
26 20,000-40,000 5,000
27 25,000-50,000 5,000
28 30,000-60,000 10,000
29 40,000-80,000 10,000
30 50,000-100,000 15,000
31 60,000-120,000 20,000
32 75,000-150,000 25,000
33 100,000-200,000 25,000
34 125,000-250,000 25,000
35 150,000-300,000 50,000
36 200,000-400,000 50,000
37 250,000-500,000 75,000
38 300,000-600,000 75,000
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