Online poker has made its way to the WSOP and Matthew Mendez has won the $565 Online Pot Limit Omaha tournament. He went heads up against Hungarian Marton Czuczor. In the end a straight was his game winning hand. Czuczor took home $82,865 for his efforts.
The top finishers were:
Place Player Earnings (USD)
1 Matthew Mendez $135,077
2 Marton Czuczor $82,865
3 Anthony Zinno $57,299
4 Alex Smith $40,256
5 Ankush Mandavia $28,745
6 Ao Chen $20,859

Shaun Deeb Wins 2018 WSOP $25,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Eight Max Event
The $25,000 Pot Limit Omaha Eight Max at the 2018 WSOP was won by Shaun Deeb. There were 230 players who put up a whopping $25,000 buy-in for the event. He won his third gold bracelet and a whopping $1,402,683 for the first place finish. The live poker earnings for Deeb soared after this finish to nearly $6 million dollars.
The final table was evenly stacked but that changed with Deeb knocked out Jason Koon to take the lead. Later, Deeb got a straight against James Calderaro and sent him packing. Deeb’s final great hand was in heads up against Ben Yu. Deeb won with aces and deuces.
The final results were:
Place Player Earnings (USD)
1 Shaun Deeb $1,402,683
2 Ben Yu $866,924
3 Scotty Nguyen $592,875
4 James Calderaro $414,134
5 Jason Koon $295,606
6 Ryan Tosoc $215,718
7 David Benyamine $161,020
8 Bogdan Capitan $123,004

2018 WSOP $2,500 No-Limit Holdem Event Won by Timur Margolin
Timur Margolin, a 34 year old Israeli, has won the $2500 No Limit Holdem event at the 2018 WSOP. There were 1,248 players in the event. He takes home a gold bracelet and a whopping $507,274. The event had plenty of buzz with players like Chris Ferguson and Ryan Laplante all at the final table.
At the final table, Margolin took a major lead against Ferguson with a queen pair. Ferguson’s stack diminished after that. Margolin then knocked out Michael Marder to third place. This set up the heads up against Margolin and Ismael Bojang. Margolin’s stack was better by nearly a 3:1 margin when Margolin won with a top two pair. Bojang took second place with $313,444.
The final results were:
Place Player Earnings (USD)
1 Timur Margolin $507,274
2 Ismael Bojang $313,444
3 Michael Marder $223,564
4 Chris Ferguson $161,371
5 Dylan Linde $117,894
6 Ryan Laplante $87,819
7 Jeff Hakim $65,284
8 Andre Haneberg $49,498
9 Joshua Bergman $38,009

David Brookshire Wins WSOP $2,500 Omaha/Stud Eight-Or-Better Event
The $2500 Omaha/Stud 8 or Better event at the WSOP was won by David Brookshire. There were 402 players in the event. This is a mixed game event that Brookshire, a Maryland native, has been doing well. He’s cashed recently in several tournaments playing this event including a WSOP Circuit ring, and even last week cashing for $13,861 in another Omaha/stud 8 or better event. This must greatly increase confidence going into a tournament like this.
For Brookshire, the great thing about winning is being able to use if for more tournaments.
The heads up was against Brendan Taylor. Even though at one point, Taylor had an 8:1 chip advantage, Brookshire was able to overcome the obstacle, take the lead and go on to win the event.
The final results were:
Place Player Payout
1 David Brookshire $214,291
2 Brendan Taylor $132,443
3 Daniel Ospina $89,968
4 Ian Shaw $62,331
5 Tyler Groth $44,059
6 Hani Awad $31,789
7 William Shelton $23,421
8 Eric Rodawig $17,628

Loren Klein Wins 2018 WSOP $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Championship
Loren Klein wins the World Series of Poker $10,000 Pot Limit Omaha event. He gets his third gold bracelet and a little over $1 million dollars for the grand prize. This is is fifth WSOP final table in Pot Limit Omaha.
The final day, Klein was third in chip position. But he knocked out Scott Bohlman for a huge chip stack addition. Klein then knocked out Ryan Hughes. The final hand was with Rep Porter who went all-in with a king pair only to be outdone with an ace pair.
The final results were:
Place Player Earnings (USD)
1 Loren Klein $1,018,336
2 Rep Porter $629,378
3 Brandon Shack-Harris $433,259
4 Jerry Wong $303,491
5 Ryan Hughes $216,391
6 Scott Bohlman $157,097
7 Mike Leah $116,166
8 Alexey Makarov $87,522

Jay Kwon Wins WSOP 2018 $1,500 Razz Event
Jay Kwon has won the 2018 Razz $1500 event at the WSOP. There were 389 players with pool of $525,150. Kwon took the bracelet and $125,431 grand prize. He defeated Poland’s top poker money man Dzmitry Urbanovich.
There are only two razz events on the WSOP schedule and it’s not as popular as the favorite no limit holdem.
The top finishers were:
Place Player Payout
1 Jay Kwon $125,431
2 Dzmitry Urbanovich $77,526
3 Adam Owen $52,536
4 Michael McKenna $36,234
5 Kevin Iacofano $25,637
6 Thomas Taylor $18,477
7 Jeffrey Mitseff $13,605
8 Jeanne David $10,240

2018 WSOP $1,000 Big Blind Ante Turbo No-Limit Holdem Won by Mario Pratas Garcia
Mario Pratas Garcia has won the $1000 No Limit Holdem Turbo Big Blind tournament at the 2018 World Series of Poker. He triumphed over a field of 1,712 players and in turbo fashion – two days – took home a gold bracelet and $285,255 for his efforts.
The big blind ante format is a new format that has the big blind posting the blinds for the entire table. Its supporters say it makes tournament play go faster. However, those against it say during a low stack period, posting the big blind can wipe out a players’ chip stack. Most people who play agree it makes the game go faster.
The second day started with 41 players. Prats Garcia was in 8th place. In just several hours, the table whittled down to the final table. At the final table Prats Garcia had a 7 to 1 chip lead so it wasn’t really a big contest. Matthew Hunt went all-in and lost with a straight against Prats Garcia’s flush. Hunt took home $159,532 for his efforts.
The top finishers were:
Place Player Earnings (USD)
1 Mario Prats Garcia $258,255
2 Matthew Hunt $159,532
3 Sebastian Dornbracht $114,909
4 Michael Wang $83,663
5 Mark Schluter $61,580
6 Gregory Worner $45,828
7 DJ MacKinnon $34,486
8 Martin Staszko $26,245
9 Lander Lijo $20,202

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