Brian Lemke–Justin Shronk’s Cousin–Wins Event #15

Justin Shronk's cousin, Brian Lemke, buckled down and beat a talented final table to capture Event #15.

Justin Shronk's cousin, Brian Lemke, buckled down and beat a talented final table to capture Event #15.

In one of the better stories from the 2009 WSOP so far, Brian Lemke, the cousin of recently departed Poker Road radio producer Justin Shronk, won Event #15 ($5,000 NLH), defeating a talented final table for his first bracelet.

Lemke earned $692,658 for the win, which also was his first-ever WSOP cash. He defeated Fabian Quoss heads-up for the title. On the final hand, Lemke was all-in with A-8 vs. Quoss’ A-Q. He turned a Queen to make a straight for the win.

After the victory, Lemke said of Shronk:

β€œHe was with me the whole time – the entire time. I know he brought that queen for me. I miss him and that bracelet is dedicated to him, my family, my grandma, and his mom.”

Read the full recap here.

 

7 Responses

  1. TJ

    June 9, 2009 1:31 pm, Reply

    Maybe I’m missing something, but how could he have been all-in on the final hand and then win? Maybe he shoved and was called, but he still wouldn’t be all-in. Maybe I’m reading it wrong…

  2. Viticus

    June 9, 2009 4:37 pm, Reply

    this site is such a leader in the hand anaylsis of tournament poker, i can’t believe this mistake made the story. must be fixed asap, imo.

    • brianguy

      June 11, 2009 1:29 pm, Reply

      yes but the chipcounts are what’s lacking in the story (and that he didn’t really go “all in”, apparently his opponent did).

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