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Five-Way Chop Sees Brad Girdler Win WNYPC Pot-Limit Omaha Title

Bradley Girdler

The UK's Bradley Girdler got the best of a five-way chop that ended Event #6: $300 Pot-Limit Omaha at the 2018 Western New York Poker Challenge (WNYPC). Girdler had a sizeable lead at the time, earning $4,500 and the trophy.

Kurt Ruhl, Thomas Keeper, David Battaglia, and Dave Grana chopped the rest, each cashing for $3,310.

1Bradley GirdlerUnited Kingdom$4,500
2Kurt RuhlCanada$3,310
3Dave GranaUnited States$3,310
4Thomas KeeperCanada$3,310
5David BattagliaUnited States$3,310
6Ken WasikUnited States$1,162
7Don ConradUnited States$903
8Jordan LaganoUnited States$751
9Marty DesantoUnited States$643
10Peter BeshayCanada$450

Crushing 2017's mark of 48, this year's event drew a total of 86 entries. The $15,000 guarantee was easily surpassed closing off at $21,651. Just nine spots were to be paid, but once the final table of ten was reached, the finalists decided to remove $50 from each prize and pay 10th $450.

A string of pre-flop bets got Peter Beshay and David Battaglia all with the former at risk. Both players had aces, but Battaglia would end up making a wheel to bust the Canadian. The short stacks of Marty Desanto and Jordan Lagano were the next to be swallowed up before Battaglia outdrew Don Conrad to send him home in seventh.

A big confrontation saw Girdler crack Wasik's aces with a full house and take a huge chip lead. With that, the final five players reached an agreement to chop up the remaining prize pool. Since Girdler had a sizeable chip lead, he was given $4,500 while the other four banked $3,310 each.

The WNYPC $200,000 Guaranteed Main Event starts today. The seventh event of the series carries a $1,000 buy in and kicks off at 11 AM with Day 1a action. You can follow the live updates from this event at the 2018 WNYPC Live Updates page.

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