As the World Series of Poker nears the end at the Horseshoe and Paris Las Vegas, it is time for one of the most popular mixed formats to take center stage. After a five year hiatus, the series has brought back a popular tournament format in Event #87: $2,500 Mixed Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better; Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better. The combination of the two split-pot games, the O. and the E. from the H.O.R.S.E. tournament rotation, has proven to be a success in the past.
In 2018, David Brookshire took down this event for his first bracelet, making him the reigning O.E. champion. Brookshire defeated a field of 402 entrants and took a first place prize of $214,291. With no other mixed game format tournament beginning today, it seems likely that the turnout for this event will be high.
2018 Final Table Results
|1||David Brookshire||United States||$214,291|
|2||Brendan Taylor||United States||$132,443|
|5||Tyler Groth||United States||$44,059|
|6||Hani Awad||United States||$31,789|
|7||William Shelton||United States||$23,421|
|8||Eric Rodawig||United States||$17,628|
Players expected to come out to this event include six-time WSOP bracelet winner Josh Arieh and Shaun Deeb, as well as other mixed game regulars like John Hennigan, Mike Matusow, Marco Johnson, Alex Livingston, and Joao Vieira.
Players will begin the tournament with 35,000 with the first level having 200/400 blinds, 400/800 limits, 100 ante, and a 400 completion. Levels will last 60 minutes each with a 15-minute break after every two levels. Registration will remain open until the completion of Level 8, after which players will continue to play for another two levels before ending for the night.
Players exiting other events, such as the Main Event, $3,000 6-Handed PLO, or the $50,000 High Roller NLH, may choose to jump into this event late, if they haven't yet had their fill of poker for the day.
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