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Event #13: $5,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Championship
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Highlights

Highlights

Event #13: $5,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Championship
Day 1 Completed

Guzman Leads Final Seven in Event #13: $5,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Championship; Wilinofsky and Habegger in Contention

zedmaster84 • Level 29: 25,000-50,000, 6,000 ante
Ben Wilinofsky
Ben Wilinofsky

The seven-handed final table is set in the third Championship Event of the 2021 GGPoker WSOP Online Bracelet Events. Players from seven different countries remain in contention for the gold bracelet in Event #13: $5,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Championship. The tournament drew a total of 267 entries and the top 39 finishers earned a portion of the $1,268,250 prize pool.

Best-positioned to claim the top prize of $268,926 is Mexico's Hernando Guzman with a stack of 84 big blinds. Vincas Tamasauskas follows with 76 big blinds after a very late surge on the final two tables vaulted the Lithuanian from one of the shorter stacks to second in chips. Former EPT Main Event champion Ben Wilinofsky dominated most of the day with sheer aggression and advanced with 54 big blinds.

The remaining final table line-up includes Ben Lakatos, Fernando Habegger, Florian Fuchs, and David Wang. Habegger, who is better known under his online moniker of "JNandez87", is part of GGPoker's OmahaSquad and has specialized in the four-card variant as a high-stakes player, book author, content creator, and coach.

Final Table Line-Up in Event #13: $5,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Championship

PositionPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
1Hernando GuzmanMexico3,347,55384
2Vincas TamasauskasLithuania3,039,99876
3Ben WilinofskyCanada2,169,39954
4Ben LakatosHungary1,902,34648
5Fernando HabeggerSwitzerland1,685,71042
6Florian FuchsAustria889,77822
7David WangAustralia315,2168
Fernando Habegger
Fernando Habegger

The Action of the Day

More than 50 players started their journey in the first level of the day but it didn't take long for the field to surpass 100 entries. All participants were allowed to re-enter up to two times and many of them took advantage of the option, which ultimately resulted in 158 unique players and 109 re-entries.

The GGPoker ambassadors Felipe Ramos and Daniel Negreanu were in the mix right from the start but their respective first bullets were not crowned by success. Both re-entered with mixed success, as Ramos became one of many notable early casualties. For Negreanu, the second attempt went much better and he knocked out several opponents to even take over the lead a few spots away from the money bubble.

By then, PLO aficionados such as George Wolff, James Park, Sebastian Trisch, Aku Joentausta, Kamel Mokhammad, Andras Nemeth, Ola Amundsgaard, Andreas Torbergsen, and James Chen were all already eliminated. Two-time WSOP bracelet winner Anson Tsang lost a crucial all-in showdown with defending champion Juha Helppi to exit just shy of the payouts. The bubble burst only a few minutes later as Event #11: $10,000 Super MILLION$ High Roller finalist Isaac Baron was eliminated as the last player without anything to show for.

PLO specialists Hun Wei Lee, Ludovic Geilich, Hokyiu Lee, Gavin Cochrane, and Jonas Kronwitter fell soon after the money bubble had burst. Negreanu was unable to carry over his momentum and had to settle for 19th place after missing a straight and flush draw against Florian Fuchs. He was soon joined on the virtual rail by Helppi, who had to settle for 17th place this time.

Daniel Negreanu
Daniel Negreanu

Ben Wilinofsky seemed unstoppable for a decent portion of the final stages and cemented his top spot after sending Joao Simao to the rail once the final two tables were set. The Canadian was caught bluffing in a bigger pot by eventual chip leader Hernando Guzman and quickfire eliminations set up the seven-handed final table in a matter of minutes.

The action will resume at 5.01 pm UTC on Wednesday, August 18, and the blinds will recommence at 20,000/40,000 with a running ante of 5,000. Stay tuned to find out which of the seven finalists will claim their maiden gold bracelet right here on PokerNews.

Tags: Anson TsangBen LakatosBen WilinofskyDaniel NegreanuDavid WangFernando HabeggerFlorian FuchsHernando GuzmanIsaac BaronJuha HelppiVincas Tamasauskas

"Lee0r" Eliminated in 8th Place ($24,414)

zedmaster84 • Level 29: 25,000-50,000, 6,000 ante
Lee0r eliminated by Tamasauskas
Lee0r eliminated by Tamasauskas

As the first player to act, Lithuania's Vincas "seimininkas" Tamasauskas made it 125,000 to go and "Lee0r" came along out of the big blind. The flop brought {j-Clubs}{9-Spades}{5-Hearts} and "Lee0r" bet for the size of the pot, worth 299,000 total. Tamasauskas raised the pot and his opponent called for their 293,603 behind.

"Lee0r": {10-Clubs}{9-Diamonds}{8-Clubs}{6-Diamonds}
Vincas "seimininkas" Tamasauskas: {a-Clubs}{q-Hearts}{j-Spades}{j-Hearts}

The classic Omaha setup with top set against a wrap saw "Lee0r" in need of help. Some of the precious outs vanished on the {3-Hearts} turn and the {k-Hearts} river spelled the end for "Lee0r", as Tamasauskas dealt the final blow with a flush. "Lee0r" takes home $24,414 for the efforts and the remaining seven players are now on break for the night.

Vincas Tamasauskas lt
Vincas Tamasauskas
lt 3,039,998 760,603
Lee0r IL
Lee0r
IL Busted

Tags: Lee0r

Fuchs Doubles Through Tamasauskas

zedmaster84 • Level 29: 25,000-50,000, 6,000 ante

With three players below one million in chips, it was Florian "HoldemKing17" Fuchs who ended up at risk in a preflop contest out of the small blind. Vincas "seimininkas" Tamasauskas was his sole opponent in the following showdown.

Florian "HoldemKing17" Fuchs: {k-Clubs}{10-Clubs}{9-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds}
Vincas "seimininkas" Tamasauskas: {q-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}{6-Hearts}{4-Diamonds}

The {10-Spades}{9-Clubs}{2-Spades} flop gave Fuchs the top two pair and Tamasauskas was in need of a queen. Nothing changed with the {7-Hearts} turn and the {j-Hearts} river kept Fuchs in contention.

Vincas Tamasauskas lt
Vincas Tamasauskas
lt 2,279,395 -528,889
Florian Fuchs at
Florian Fuchs
at 895,778 416,889

Tags: HoldemKing17

Arthur Conan Eliminated in 9th Place ($21,047)

zedmaster84 • Level 29: 25,000-50,000, 6,000 ante
Conan Eliminated by Tamasauskas
Conan Eliminated by Tamasauskas

After surviving the previous forced all-in, Arthur Conan was at risk for 14,640 from under the gun. Vincas "seimininkas" Tamasauskas raised to 125,000 in the cutoff and Ben Lakatos repotted to 439,640. Tamasauskas jammed for the 314,640 he had behind and Lakatos called to put two players at risk, potentially bursting the bubble for the seven-handed final table.

Arthur Conan: {a-Spades}{6-Clubs}{4-Clubs}{3-Hearts}
Vincas "seimininkas" Tamasauskas: {q-Spades}{10-Spades}{8-Clubs}{3-Clubs}
Ben Lakatos: {a-Clubs}{q-Hearts}{9-Clubs}{8-Hearts}

The {j-Clubs}{9-Spades}{3-Spades} flop gave Tamasauskas two huge draws. He completed the straight on the {7-Clubs} turn and now needed to dodge clubs, as Lakatos held the nut flush draw. The river was a blank {5-Hearts} and Conan was eliminated in 9th place while Tamasauskas scored the second double-up in quick succession.

Vincas Tamasauskas lt
Vincas Tamasauskas
lt 2,808,284 1,439,462
Ben Lakatos HU
Ben Lakatos
HU 1,753,346 -1,347,334
Lee0r IL
Lee0r
IL 791,603 -73,000
Florian Fuchs at
Florian Fuchs
at 478,889 -247,250
Arthur Conan fr
Arthur Conan
fr Busted

Tags: Arthur ConanBen Lakatos

Tamasauskas Doubles Through Conan

zedmaster84 • Level 29: 25,000-50,000, 6,000 ante
Conan vs Tamasauskas
Conan vs Tamasauskas

Arthur Conan limped the button and called a raise to 200,000 by Vincas "seimininkas" Tamasauskas. The Lithuanian jammed for fewer than half a million on the {9-Spades}{8-Clubs}{3-Hearts} flop and Conan called with the slightly superior stack.

Vincas "seimininkas" Tamasauskas: {q-Hearts}{q-Spades}{6-Hearts}{4-Spades}
Arthur Conan: {k-Spades}{k-Hearts}{j-Clubs}{2-Diamonds}

The {2-Hearts} turn suddenly gave Tamasauskas a ton of outs and he spiked one of them on the {5-Diamonds} river.

Vincas Tamasauskas lt
Vincas Tamasauskas
lt 1,368,822 907,661
Arthur Conan fr
Arthur Conan
fr 4,128 -675,411

Tags: Arthur Conan

Level:
29
Blinds:
25,000/50,000
Ante:
6,000

Simon Lofberg Eliminated in 10th Place ($18,144)

zedmaster84 • Level 28: 20,000-40,000, 5,000 ante
Lofberg eliminated by Guzman
Lofberg eliminated by Guzman

Simon Lofberg raised the pot from under the gun with his short stack and Hernando "dardusss" Guzman three-bet out of the big blind, prompting Lofberg to call off the 270,534 he had behind.

Simon Lofberg: {a-Hearts}{q-Hearts}{10-Spades}{4-Hearts}
Hernando "dardusss" Guzman: {a-Diamonds}{k-Hearts}{j-Diamonds}{j-Hearts}

The board ran out {10-Diamonds}{9-Clubs}{5-Clubs}{8-Hearts}{3-Diamonds} and Lofberg had to settle for 10th place.

Hernando Guzman mx
Hernando Guzman
mx 2,813,203 1,027,284
Ben Wilinofsky ca
Ben Wilinofsky
ca 2,294,749 460,050
Fernando Habegger ch
Fernando Habegger
ch 1,902,710 -362,000
David Wang au
David Wang
au 507,216 -255,750
Simon Lofberg se
Simon Lofberg
se Busted

Tags: Simon Lofberg