The 2021 World Series of Poker is one step closer to crowning the winner of a coveted gold bracelet. Out of a field of 344 total entries, only five players remain in Event #45: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Championship and they have already locked up a decent portion of the $3,207,800 prize pool.
All contenders have locked up a payday of $168,689 but the eyes will be set on the gold bracelet and top prize of $746,477 that comes along with it. Best positioned to claim his second gold bracelet is California's Tommy Le, who already has seven previous final tables appearances and one unofficial final table finish in WSOP PLO tournaments to his name. Le notched up the final elimination of the night when he sent Eli Elezra to the rail and bagged up 7,240,000 in chips.
Le's sole WSOP win so far came in this very event back in 2017 after he defeated a 428-entry strong field and took home the top prize of $938,732. He finished second to Josh Arieh in Event #39: $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha (8-Handed) just five days ago and now leads the final five in pursuit of more glory.
Second in chips is Russia's Artem Maksimov, who moved to the United States six years ago. Maksimov will return with a stack of 5,080,000 while casino owner Chris Sandrock is third in chips with 3,200,000. The line-up for the final day also includes Jordan Spurlin and Jeremy Ausmus, the latter of who is seeking his third WSOP gold bracelet.
Seat Assignments Final Day Event #45: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Championship
|2||Tommy Le||United States||7,240,000|
|3||Jeremy Ausmus||United States||2,235,000|
|4||Chris Sandrock||United States||3,200,000|
|5||Jordan Spurlin||United States||2,885,000|
Among those to bust on the penultimate tournament day were the WSOP bracelet winners Mike Matusow, Dylan Linde, Daniel Zack, and Anderson Ireland. Arthur Morris recorded his best score on the live poker circuit and departed in seventh place.
There are 10:29 remaining at blinds of 50,000/100,000 with a big blind ante of 100,000.
The final day is scheduled to recommence at 4:00 p.m. local time on the mothership of the Amazon Room. PokerGO will be streaming the conclusion on a delay of one hour and the PokerNews updates will be published in real-time based on showdowns only.
The Action of the Day
Only 18 contenders returned to their seats at 2:00 p.m. local time and it didn't take long for the field to get whittled down to the final two tables. An early double-up through Arthur Morris propelled Tommy Le among the bigger stacks and he then knocked out Mike Matusow when he rivered the nut flush against the flopped nut straight.
Mike Krasienko ran a suited ace-king combo into the aces of Chris Sandrock and Leonid Yanovski had his aces cracked by Daniel Zack. Shortly after, Dylan Linde lost the remainder of his short stack before Zack's demise ended in 13th place. Start-of-the-day chip leader Jonathan Witz never got anything going and ultimately fell prior to the final table.
The same fate also awaited Michael Heritsch and Kyle Montgomery, who departed in the blink of an eye. Down to the final nine, Le held the lead ahead of Sandrock and was responsible for the first knockout after he sent Anderson Ireland to the rail.
What followed was a roller coaster ride for several finalists as Sandrock was involved in most of the action. Ashly Butler never recovered from an all-in contest with Morris and had to settle for 8th place before Morris' fortune ran out against Le. Jeremy Ausmus escaped from elimination and tripled up before four-time WSOP bracelet winner Eli Elezra missed a straight draw against the bottom set of Le to become the final casualty of the night.
Stay tuned right here on PokerNews for the conclusion of Event #45: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Championship.
Final Table Result and Remaining Payouts
|Seat||Player||Country||Prize (in USD)|
|7||Arthur Morris||United States||$93,406|
|8||Ashly Butler||United States||$71,242|