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2024 World Series of Poker

Giorni 3
Event Info

2024 World Series of Poker

Risultati finali
Vincitore
Mano Vincente
k743
Premio
$209,350
Event Info
Buy-in
$1,500
Montepremi
$1,238,880
Entries
928
Informazioni livello
Livello
34
Bui
150,000 / 300,000
Ante
0
Informazioni Giocatori - Giorno 3
Entries
22
Giocatori Rimasti
1

Event #4: $1,500 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better (8-Handed)

Giorno 3 completo

James Chen Dominates To Win First Bracelet In Event #4: $1,500 Omaha 8 or Better for $209,350

Livello 34 : Blinds 150,000/300,000, 0 ante
James Chen
James Chen

The largest field Omaha eight-or-better tournament of the 2024 World Series of Poker has come to its conclusion. A total of 928 entrants came out to play WSOP Event #4: $1,500 Omaha 8 or Better, the first mixed-game tournament of the summer, creating a massive prize pool of $1,238,880.

James Chen ended the first day of the tournament with an overwhelming chip lead over the rest of 278 survivors, and on the second day, he bagged third place stack over 22. After roughly seven hours at the final table, Chen conquered his first WSOP bracelet, beating Lewis Brant heads up to collect $209,350.

“It’s great,” the Pittsburgh resident said, surrounded by a large rail of supportive friends. “I play Omaha and the different variants. I primarily play cash games, but at The World Series I usually just play tournaments.”

Last year Chen finished in second place in the $10,000 Omaha 8 or better event to Ben Lamb for a career-best score of $304,571. “Last year to come so close was disappointing, but this year to get it done was amazing.”

Throughout the latter half of the final table, Chen commanded the table. He held more than two-thirds of the chips in play with four players left, and continued that momentum on towards victory. “It was fun, cards were hitting. I made a lot of hands and it was great.”

Chen confirmed that he will be playing the $10,000 variant of this event tomorrow and plenty of other events during the summer. For now he will be spending his Friday night with his friends from the rail.

Official Final Table Results

PlaceNameCountryPrize
1James ChenUnited States$209,350
2Lewis BrantUnited States$139,563
3Sovann PenUnited States$97,445
4Adam NattressUnited States$69,129
5Curtis PhelpsUnited States$49,842
6Pearce ArnoldUnited States$36,531
7Curtis PhelpsUnited States$27,227
8Todd DakakeUnited States$20,640

Day 2 Action

The beginning of the day ensured that the new champion would claim their first bracelet as the other bracelet holders fell. Eric Baldwin (19th-$8,129) joined the rail with Ben Yu (15th-$9,988) following him out the door a little while later, the latter collecting points for the 25k Fantasy Draft. It took just under four hours for the field of 22 to reach the final 9.

Just before the unofficial final table was reached, Three-time WSOP bracelet winner John "Miami" Cernuto was forced all in from the big blind. Lewis Brant had made a flush to scoop a side pot and the main Cernuto’s pair of kings was not enough to stay alive. The field and rail clapped out of respect as the 80-year-old WSOP legend was eliminated from the tournament.

Final Table Action

It did not take too long for the field to lose a player as poker pro and commentator Jamie Kerstetter came into the unofficial final table of nine players with just two big bets. In her final hand, she held ace, queen, jack, six, but the board provided no help to her and it was Lewis Brant’s ace, king, ten, three that had made a full house and Kerstetter ended her tournament in ninth place for $15,920. Kerstetter’s elimination brought the final eight to the official final table.

Jamie Kerstetter
Jamie Kerstetter finished in ninth place

Todd Dakake lost a big pot to Pearce Arnold, leaving him quite short among the eight remaining. Dakake’s final hand saw him check his option in the big blind and flop a straight against Sovann Pen’s middle set. Both players got their chips in on the turn, where Dakake had made a higher straight and Pen had made a low, but the river paired the board to give Pen a full house while Dakake collected $20,640 for his eighth-place finish.

It only took a couple more minutes to lose another player as Curtis Phelps got in his final chips with ace, queen, queen, two against Brant’s ace, queen, three, two. The flop contained both an ace and a three on it, with nothing changing on the following streets and Brant took the lead of the table, while Phelps finished in seventh place for $27,227.

What followed was a long 6-handed battle that saw many lead changes and many massive swings for all of the players. Sovann Pen ended up rising higher in the counts until he had a dominant lead over the final players, while Chen fell to the shortest stack. Chen ended up scooping a key pot against Filatov, which had the leaderboard shift once more. By the end of this long excursion, the shakedown saw Pen with a third of the chips in play.

Aleksey Filatov would be the next to fall. His fate was sealed at the hands of Adam Nattress, after getting in his extremely short stack with bottom two against Nattress’ top pair. His top pair turned into top two shortly after, giving a boost to Nattress’ stack, while Filatov collected $36,531 for his sixth place finish.

Arnold departed the field shortly after. Coming back from the dinner break, he had just under one big blind, but managed to ladder and outlast Filatov. His end would come shortly after as he got in his final chips with ace, nine, seven, two against Chen’s ace, king, queen, jack. An all high-card flop left very little hope for Arnold and by the river, it was Chen’s kings and queens taking in the pot and giving him the chip lead, while Arnold ended his run in fifth place, good for $49,842.

What followed was described as "rampage" by Pen as Chen amassed a large percentage of the chips in play. From grabbing half of the chips in play with four left, to grabbing eighty percent of the chips in play with four left. Nattress ended up as the shortest left and got all of his chips in with top pair top kicker on a ten-high board, while Chen looked him up with a pair of kings and a flush draw. The turn gave Nattress tens up, but the river gave Chen a set of kings and he took down the pot to further pad his lead while Nattress took $69,129 for his fourth-place finish.

Lewis Brant
Lewis Brant finished in second for a career best score

A couple of minutes passed before Pen departed from the tournament in third place. Pen and Chen got involved in a pot on a nine-high flop where Pen called down with nines and sevens with an ace-kicker. It was no good against Chen’s three nines with an ace as well as the second nut low. Chen took what was an 11:1 chip lead into heads-up play, while Pen collected $97,445 for his efforts.

The beginning of heads-up play saw some momentum swinging in the direction of Brant as the initial 11:1 deficit shrunk to just a 3:1 deficit. The momentum swung back into Chen’s court as the time went on with the final hand seeing Brant call his last big blind all in blind. Brant held a flush draw on the turn, but the river completed his flush while simultaneously giving Chen a boat to win the title, while Brant finished in second place for a career-best cash of $139,563.

Thank you for reading along here at PokerNews. Stay tuned for the rest of the summer for all updates regarding the WSOP.

Tags: Adam NattressAleksey FilatovBen LambBen YuCurtis PhelpsEric BaldwinJames ChenJamie KerstetterLewis BrantPearce ArnoldSovann PenTodd Dakake

Lewis Brant Eliminated in 2nd Place ($139,563)

Livello 34 : Blinds 150,000/300,000, 0 ante
Lewis Brant
Lewis Brant

Lewis Brant was forced all in from the button.

Lewis Brant: AKQ10All in
James Chen: K743

The board ran out 97274 giving Chen a full house and his first World Series of Poker bracelet.

Giocatore Chip Avanzamento
James Chen (US) us
James Chen (US)
23,200,000
2,000,000
2,000,000
Day 1 Chip Leader
WSOP 1X Winner
Lewis Brant us
Lewis Brant
Eliminato

Tags: James Chen (US)Lewis Brant

Brant Gets A Double Up

Livello 34 : Blinds 150,000/300,000, 0 ante

The players limped to a J39 flop where the action checked around. The turn brought a 5x and Chen bet 600,000 which Brant called. The river was 6 and Chen put Brant all in with a big bet of 600,000. Brant made the call and turned over 9887 for a rivered straight. Chen flashed his JJ and the pot went to Brant.

Giocatore Chip Avanzamento
James Chen (US) us
James Chen (US)
21,200,000
1,800,000
1,800,000
Day 1 Chip Leader
WSOP 1X Winner
Lewis Brant us
Lewis Brant
2,000,000
-1,800,000
-1,800,000

Tags: James Chen (US)Lewis Brant

Chen Fires All Streets

Livello 34 : Blinds 150,000/300,000, 0 ante

Lewis Brant called on the button and in the big blind, James Chen raised which Brant called.

The flop rolled out 389 and Chen bet, with Brant wasting little time in calling.

On the turn 8, Chen bet a second time and Brant called once more.

Chen took his time on the river 3 before deciding to fire a third barrel and Brant folded.

Giocatore Chip Avanzamento
James Chen (US) us
James Chen (US)
19,400,000
1,500,000
1,500,000
Day 1 Chip Leader
WSOP 1X Winner
Lewis Brant us
Lewis Brant
3,800,000
-1,500,000
-1,500,000

Tags: James ChenLewis Brant

The Return of Brant

Livello 34 : Blinds 150,000/300,000, 0 ante

James Chen raised to 600,000 from the button and Lewis Brant called to go to a flop of 7J6. When checked to Chen bet 300,000 and Brant called. The turn was A and Brant checked to Chen, who bet 600,000 and was raised by Brent to 1,200,000. Chen called and the river was 10. Brant bet 600,000 and Chen quickly called.

When Brent turned over A752 Chen mucked and Brant raked in a nice pot.

Giocatore Chip Avanzamento
James Chen (US) us
James Chen (US)
17,900,000
-1,000,000
-1,000,000
Day 1 Chip Leader
WSOP 1X Winner
Lewis Brant us
Lewis Brant
5,300,000
1,000,000
1,000,000

Tags: James Chen (US)Lewis Brant

Chen Strikes Back

Livello 34 : Blinds 150,000/300,000, 0 ante

Lewis Brant had brought his stack up to roughly six million as the heads-up battle continued.

Brant called on the button while James Chen raised in the big blind and Brant called.

The board ran out 6Q4310 with Chen betting every street and Brant calling.

Chen turned over A53K and the nut flush with second nut low was good for Chen to scoop the pot.

Giocatore Chip Avanzamento
James Chen (US) us
James Chen (US)
18,900,000
-300,000
-300,000
Day 1 Chip Leader
WSOP 1X Winner
Lewis Brant us
Lewis Brant
4,300,000
300,000
300,000

Tags: James ChenLewis Brant

Livello: 34

Blinds: 150,000-300,000
Limits: 300,000-600,000

Brant Amps Up Aggression in Heads Up Play

Livello 33 : Blinds 125,000/250,000, 0 ante
Lewis Brant
Lewis Brant

Lewis Brant really hit the ground running once heads up play began.

In one hand James Chen limped and Brant checked to a flop of 77A. Action checked through the flop and Chen bet 500,000 on the 5 turn, which Brant called. The river was J and Chen bet 500,000 which Brant raised to 1,000,000 and was called by Chen. Brant turned over J1032 and Chen folded.

A few hands later Brant raised to 500,000 from the button and was called by Chen. Both players checked the 1010J flop, as well as the A turn. When the A came on the river Brant bet 500,000 and Chen quickly folded.

Brant is proving to be a worthy opponent in this heads up battle and the bracelet is still up for contention with how well these two players have been playing.

Giocatore Chip Avanzamento
James Chen (US) us
James Chen (US)
19,200,000
-500,000
-500,000
Day 1 Chip Leader
WSOP 1X Winner
Lewis Brant us
Lewis Brant
4,000,000
500,000
500,000

Tags: James Chen (US)Lewis Brant

Brant Clawing Back

Livello 33 : Blinds 125,000/250,000, 0 ante

Lewis Brant called in the small blind and James Chen checked his option in the big blind.

On the flop of Q35, Chen bet and Brant raised which Chen called.

Chen checked on the turn A and called when Brant bet, with the same action repeating on the 9 river.

Brant showed K432 for a wheel and took the first big pot of heads up play.

Giocatore Chip Avanzamento
James Chen (US) us
James Chen (US)
19,700,000
-1,800,000
-1,800,000
Day 1 Chip Leader
WSOP 1X Winner
Lewis Brant us
Lewis Brant
3,500,000
1,000,000
1,000,000

Tags: James ChenLewis Brant