Event# 72 $1,500 buy-in mixed Omaha eight-or-better of the 2022 World Series of Poker concluded after three long and tiring days. Bradley Anderson emerged as the winner of the event by defeating Scott Abrams. The Montana resident defeated 771 entries to earn his first WSOP Gold Bracelet and a top prize of $195,565.
The high influx of participants built a prize pool of $1,029,285 which was distributed among the top 116 finishers. This is the second-largest career earning for Anderson after $355,913 for his fifth-place finish in the Millionaire Maker event in 2014.
This tournament had three games, each a different form of Omaha eight-or-better. The mixed event compromised of limit Omaha eight-or-better, the pot limit form, and the Big O. The Big O is short for a five-card pot-limit Omaha eight-or-better.
Final Table Outcomes
|1||Bradley Anderson||United States||$195,565|
|2||Scott Abrams||United States||$120,881|
|3||Barny Boatman||United Kingdom||$83,050|
|4||Peter Neff||United States||$58,089|
|5||Men Nguyen||United States||$41,377|
|6||Mark Erickson||United States||$30,026|
|7||Jarod Minghini||United States||$22,205|
|8||Shawn Carter||United States||$16,740|
The final day began with 23 players, and it narrowed down to a final table of eight players within almost three hours. Few big names also made deep runs in the event. The two-time bracelet winner Rami Boukai earned $10,097 for his twelfth place finish. Two times champion, Mel Judah, left the table in 22nd place for $8,085. Another two-time bracelet winner, Nathan Gamble, secured the thirty-eighth position for $4,713. Chance Kornuth, a three-time bracelet winner, made it to forty-fifth place for $4,113.
Day 3 Battle
The elimination started with Shawn Carter, who lost to Peter Neff. Carter received $16,740 for his eighth-place finish. Jarod Minghini was the next causality of the final table as he lost all his chips against Mark Erickson and Nguyen. Minghini cashed $22,205 for his seventh position.
Mark Erickson started the day as the chip leader but eventually lost his lead. Erickson’s set of queens was not enough against the queen-high Nguyen, eliminating him in sixth place for $30,026. The seven-time bracelet winner Men ‘The Master’ Nguyen left the table in fifth place after losing some crucial pots. ‘The Master’ cashed $41,377 for his effort.
After a while, Peter Neff lost to the aces and queens of Anderson on the non-low board. Neff collected $58,089 for fourth place. Two-time bracelet winner, Barny Boatman, went all-in against Anderson but lost after Anderson secured the pot with his queens full of aces. The UK poker pro got $83,050 for his third-place finish, increasing his lifetime earnings to about $3.1 million.
Bradley Anderson entered the heads-up with a 3:1 chip lead over Abrams. Anderson had 7 (Spades), 6 (Spades), 4 (Diamonds), 3 (Spades), and 2 (Diamonds), while Abrams cards were A (Diamonds), 9 (Diamonds), 8 (Spades), 4 (Clubs) and 3 (Diamonds) in a round of Big O. Abrams lost after a J-5-5-2-10 runout and went home with $120,881 for his second-place finish.
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