Event #7: $1,500 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better

Amnon Filippi, Matt Vengrin to Battle for the Bracelet at 3 p.m.

Amnon Filippi

Amnon Filippi had the World Series of Poker gold bracelet halfway around his wrist before it was snatched away in the cruelest way possible.

Matt Vengrin’s rivered one-outer to make quads at the end of the night yesterday necessitated a stop in play at 3:30 a.m. and a fourth day to determine the champion of Event #7: $1,500 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better.

Filippi and Vengrin are the lone two players remaining out of a record-setting field of 1,087, each looking for their long-awaited first WSOP bracelet. Vengrin made his first final table 15 years ago and has twice been runner-up. Filippi’s fourth-place finish in the 2007 $50,000 H.O.R.S.E. Championship remained his best finish until this event. Combined, they have nearly $4.5 million in career live earnings.

It took 7.5 hours on Day 3 to get down from the 26 players who began the day to the final table of nine. The final table took the better part of five hours. A 12.5-hour day wasn’t enough to determine a champion, and Filippi and Vengrin will return to the Bally’s Event Center at 3 p.m. local time to determine the champion. Filippi, even after losing that big pot, has the chip lead with 19,525,000 to Vengrin’s 7,700,000. Blinds will pick up in Level 36 at 400,000-800,000. Each player has already locked up $156,198, with the champion earning $252,718.

Final Table results

1  $252,718
2  $156,198
3Paul ZappullaUnited States$111,501
4Murilo FigueredoBrazil$80,671
5Matt GlantzUnited States$59,166
6David FunkhouserUnited States$43,997
7Rami BoukaiUnited States$33,178
8Mel JudahAustralia$25,377
9Ronan NallyIreland$19,672

Filippi and Vengrin have already navigated through this massive field. At the end of today, there will be only one who can call himself a WSOP bracelet winner.

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