Frankie O’Dell is definitely an Omaha Eight or Better specialist.
He has won the $10,000 Omaha Hi-Lo Eight or Better event for $443,641. He becomes the 97th poker player to win more than 2 WSOP bracelets.
The event attracted 183 entries, both professional and intermediate poker players. The field was so competitive such that the three-handed play lasted a little more than five hours.
Here’s is what Frankie O’Dell said after winning the tournament:
“It was a war because you have warriors in there. You have one of the Mizrachi f****ing great player brothers, then you got one of the guys who knows almost everything on Stud and Omaha Hi-Lo. Then you have me, old school poker.”
Interestingly, he is proving to be a limit Omaha wizard, he has won all his WSOP bracelets in limit Omaha.
“Well if you don’t know, there’s only one person who has three limit Omaha eight bracelets and you’re talking to him. So until someone passes me or catches me, I’m not going to say nothing. I’m just going to leave it right there,” he said.
He dedicated his victory to his grandson.
Frankie O’Dell is an efficient limit Omaha player. In WSOP’s history, he has managed to reach 6 final tables and he has won three of the final tables.
“It feels good when you put in hard work and it pays off.”
Final table payouts:
1. Frankie O’Dell ($443,641)
2. Owais Ahmed ($274,192)
3. Robert Mizrachi ($194,850)
4. Nick Guagenti ($140,522)
5. Robert Campbell ($102,868)
6. Jake Schwartz ($76,456)
Josh “loofa” Pollock wins his second bracelet
Josh Pollock is now the proud owner of two bracelets. He won the Pot Limit Omaha online event.
The event attracted 1,216 entries and the final table featured prominent players such as Phil Galfond, Jared Bleznick, and Martin Zamani. The final table comprised of 6 players.
The first to be eliminated was “babycow” and he was rewarded with $21,538 for his efforts.
Galfond missed out on winning his fourth bracelet after being eliminated on fifth place. He fell to Bleznick’s full house. He won $29,680 to push his lifetime earnings to $2,810,503.
Zamani soon followed Galfond and was eliminated in fourth place. This marked his best ever WSOP finished. He took home $41,465.
Shortly after, Bleznick’s luck ran out. He was eliminated in third place and it was his third top three finish at the WSOP. However, he is yet to win a bracelet. After the win, his cumulative WSOP cashes stand at $1, 427,746.
Gooch hopes to win a WSOP bracelet were dashed by Pollock. In the last hand, Pollock flopped a flush and Gooch was drawing dead. His second-place finish earned him $85,560.19.
Pollock is now the proud owner of two WSOP bracelets.
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