2019 World Series of Poker

Event #18: $10,000 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship
Days: 1

Welcome to Day 1 of Event #18: $10,000 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship

Paul Volpe
Paul Volpe

Welcome back to the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino and the 2019 World Series of Poker for Day 1 of the Event #18: $10,000 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship.

Omaha Hi-Lo has been one of the most popular game variants on the WSOP schedule for many years alongside No-Limit Hold'em. It has been played in several different limit types, buy-in levels, and combined with a multitude of other games. The Omaha Hi-Lo Championship has been a stalwart on the WSOP schedule for many years, and always attracts one of the toughest fields of the year with every player in the field being a noted tournament veteran or a cash game legend.

This year's Omaha Hi-Lo Championship is the second Omaha Hi-Lo event of the WSOP following Derek McMaster's win in the Event #4: $1,500 Omaha Hi-Lo for a $228,228 first-place prize. Paul Volpe collected his third WSOP bracelet in this event last year for the $417,921 first-place prize after defeating a final table that included Eli Elezra (2nd), Vyacheslav Zhukov (5th), Robert Mizrachi (7th), and Dan Zack (8th). Unfortunately, Volpe hasn't made an appearance at this year's WSOP as of yet, so it appears as though a new champion may be crowned.

WSOP Omaha Hi-Lo Championship Results

YearWinnerCountryFirst PrizeBuy-inTotal PlayersPrize Pool
2018Paul VolpeUnited States$417,921$10,000169$1,588,600
2017Abe MosseriUnited States$388,795$10,000155$1,447,600
2016Benny GlaserUnited Kingdom$407,194$10,000163$1,532,200
2015Daniel AlaeiUnited States$391,097$10,000157$1,475,800
2014Brock ParkerUnited States$443,407$10,000178$1,673,200
2013Dany FuhsUnited States$277,519$5,000241$1,132,700
2012Joe CassidyUnited States$294,777$5,000256$1,203,200
2011Vyacheslav ZhukovRussia$465,216$10,000202$1,898,800
2010Sam FarhaUnited States$488,241$10,000212$1,992,800
2009Daniel AlaeiUnited States$445,898$10,000179$1,682,600

Players will begin with 60,000 in starting chips and Day 1 will be playing ten 60-minute levels with a 15-minute break after every two levels and limits beginning at 500-1,000. Registration is open until the start of Day 2.

Play begins at 3 p.m. (PDT) with the PokerNews Live Reporting Team providing continuous live updates of all the Event #18: $10,000 Omaha Hi-Lo Championship action. So stay tuned to PokerNews.com to catch all the scoops, quarters, and wheels from Event #18, along with all the 2019 World Series of Poker action.

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