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The four-day-long Event #45: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Championship of the 52nd World Series of Poker (WSOP) is finally in the books, with Tommy Le (cover image) claiming his career-second gold bracelet for $746,477.
The California-based entrepreneur overcame a 344-entry field that helped collect a $3,207,800 prize pool. Le’s first WSOP bracelet victory had come in this same event back in 2017 after he defeated a 428-entry strong field to win $938,732.
The win also fetched Le his second score in the ongoing series. Just five days ago, he had come within striking distance of taking down Event #39: $1,500 PLO. He ultimately lost the heads-up battle to PocketFives’ head Josh Arieh, settling for a runner-up payout worth $126,549.
Talking about his second bracelet win in the post-tournament interview, Le said, “I feel like I just won a bracelet, and it’s the best feeling in the world. It’s amazing; I love the WSOP and come every year. I think it’s an awesome event, and I really play because I love the game.”
Le is already looking forward to competing in the $25,000 Pot-Limit Omaha High Roller. “When I play, I am always confident in my decision. I try not to second guess myself. Win or lose, I never walk away feeling I made a mistake or with regret; I always leave that on the felt,” the now two-time bracelet winner shared.
Naman Madan was the lone Indian to make Day 2 of the event with a stack of 125,000, but he fell out before the money.
The money bubble burst on Day 2, and only the top 52 places were assured payouts. The known names to finish in the money included former bracelet winners Daniel Zack (13th for $35,007), Dylan Linde (14th for $28,609), Mike Matusow (17th for $23,806), and Jesse Rockowitz (20th for $23,806), and Indo-American Shiva Dudani (24th for $23,806).
A total of 18 runners made it through to Day 3, and Tommy Lee eliminated Anderson Ireland in ninth place for $55,259 to set up the official eight-handed final table.
Final Table Recap
Ashly Butler was the first player to be eliminated from the final table when his ran into Eli Elezra’s . A king on the river ended Butler’s dream run in eighth place.
An hour later, with the flop open , Arthur Morris shoved all-in for 1.08 Million against Le’s 225,000 raise. The latter snap-called, tabling . Morris was ahead with . The turned the tide towards Le and the bricked, ending Morris’ run in seventh place.
Six-handed play continued for nearly three hours before the next elimination came about. The four-time WSOP bracelet winner Eli Elezra missed out on his fifth bracelet after his collided with Le’s . Le flopped a full house on the runout , eliminating Elezra in sixth place.
Following Eli Elezra’s elimination, the play was paused on Day 3, with Tommy Le (7,240,000) bagging a commanding chip lead.
Final Day Chip Counts
1. Tommy Le – 7,240,000
2. Artem Maksimov – 5,080,000
3. Chris Sandrock – 3,200,000
4. Jordan Spurlin – 2,885,000
5. Jeremy Ausmus – 2,235,000
Final Day Recap
Less than an hour into the final day’s play, the first elimination came about. Jeremy Ausmus pitted his against the Day 1 chip leader Chris Sandrock’s . The board opened and Sandrock turned a boat, ousting Ausmus in fifth place.
Finishing in fourth place was Artem Maksimov when his were cracked by Sandrock’s that turned a set on the rundown .
A little over an hour later, Chris Sandrock’s ran into Jordan Spurlin’s . The community cards opened and Spurlin made top set, ending Sandrock’s run in third place.
The heads-up between Jordan Spurlin (10,800,000) and Tommy Le (9,800,000) was an almost even contest starting out. Within the first 10 minutes of play, Le had won back the chip lead and held onto it all the way to the finish line.
On the final hand, Spurlin raised to 720,000, and Le defended his big blind. The flop opened , and Le fired a bet. Spurlin jammed, and Le called.
Le was ahead on the flop with a two-pair. The turn was of no help to Spurlin. The river gave Le a full house for the victory.
Final Table Results (USD)
1. Tommy Le – $746,477
2. Jordan Spurlin – $461,360
3. Chris Sandrock – $324,800
4. Artem Maksimov – $232,236
5. Jeremy Ausmus – $168,689
6. Eli Elezra – $124,508
7. Arthur Morris – $93,406
8. Ashly Butler – $71,242
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