2023 World Series of Poker

Event #21: $1,000 Pot-Limit Omaha
Dias: 3
Event Info

2023 World Series of Poker

Resultados Finais
Campeão
Mão Vencedora
q987
Premiação
$267,991
Event Info
Buy-in
$1,000
Premiação
$1,795,130
Entries
2,017
Informações do Nível
Nível
34
Blinds
200,000 / 400,000
Ante
400,000
Informações do Jogador - Dia 3
Entries
13
Jogadores Restantes
1

Event #21: $1,000 Pot-Limit Omaha

Dia 3 Terminado

Stephen Nahm is Buzzing; Winner of Event 21: $1,000 Pot-Limit Omaha

Nível 34 : Blinds 200,000/400,000, 400,000 ante
Stephen Nahm
Stephen Nahm

It was a long three days here at Event #21: $,1000 Pot-Limit Omaha hosted by the World Series of Poker at Horseshoe and Paris Las Vegas. 2,071 entries were tallied among the many hopefuls who entered this eight-handed tournament. This eclipsed last year's entries of 1,891, a nearly 10% increase comparatively.

All things said and done, it was Stephen Nahm who conquered the massive field. Sixty beers and $267,991 later, he could hardly believe it. He won just after the dinner break in a massive hand that scored a double knock out of runner-up Kevin Rand and Amir Mirrasouli, who busted in third.

Upon rivering the winning hand, Nahm could be heard saying: “Is that it, do I win? Did I win the tournament?!” No matter how many libations he had over the last three days, this was the first time he was slow to read the board.

It was true, this was real life, and he did win, receiving the lion’s share of the $1,795,130 prize pool. He might need to pinch himself in the morning, though, as he had at least 15 beers today and his rail insisted on going out to celebrate after. A less seasoned player may have needed a nap, but this seemed par for the course for Nahm.

PokerNews got the opportunity to grab an interview with Vancouver’s newest bracelet winner just after his winner’s photo and he had this to say: “Every poker player, obviously, comes here - you dream of this shit, right? I kinda made my dream come true a little bit; I’m not going to lie.” Everyone’s new favorite Canadian was having a bit of trouble communicating at this point, but he did say he’d be back to play the NLH/PLO mix and that he’s predominantly a cash game player. Nahm was all laughs as he joined his rail in celebration. This is his first ever bracelet win.

Final Table Results

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1Stephen NahmCanada$267,991
2Kevin RandUnited States$165,616
3Amir MirrasouliUnited States$123,060
4Zachary PeayUnited States$92,231
5Dan MatsuzukiUnited States$69,729
6Ronald KeijzerNetherlands$53,182
7Gheorghe ButucMoldova$40,923
8Jonathan EnglandUnited States$31,772
9Thomas TaylorCanada$24,891

Final Day Action

At the end of Day 2, only 13 players remained in contention but short stacks were quick to put their chips in the middle. Nicolas Gola and Thomas Zanot were soon left without chips, both thwarted by the aces of Dan Matsuzuki. Paul Clotar fell in 11th place for $19,678 and Mike Gorodinsky came short of the final table with a 10th place finish for the same prize as Clotar.

Final Table Action

Thomas Taylor had a valiant effort but was first to fall in ninth place. Despite all the noise and his competitors' antics, Taylor remained even keel the entire tournament. Taylor recently won the C$1,100 Pure Poker Tour Main Event for C$53,000. He also final tabled the $1,500 Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo here at the WSOP in 2022. He’ll be one to watching moving forward this summer.

Jonathan England had the time of his life and was thrilled at the end of Day 1 just to have bagged. He worked a short stack almost the entirety of Day 2 and the same was true here on Day 3. Ultimately, he had just under four big blinds when he got it all in against Matsuzuki’s aces. He won an additional $500 because he had a side bet he had to complete if he made the final table. Mission accomplished.

Gheorghe Butuc never made much noise this final table, gliding under the radar as his opponents clashed. Ultimately, he lost a flip off a short stack and was eliminated in seventh place. Butuc also cashed in the $600 Pot-Limit Omaha event that happened just a few days ago, having fallen in 41st place for $4,763.

Ronald Keijzer won the $2,200 5-Card PLO event at the PGT PLO series in March for $43,700 and promptly followed that up with a runner up in the $10,000 PLO event at the U.S. Poker Open for $146,300. To say that Keijzer was playing with confidence is an understatement, but he’ll have to keep chasing the gold this summer, as he fell in sixth place when the wrong card paired for him against Kevin Rand.

Dan Matsuzuki, who won a bracelet in 2015, came into the final table with the chip lead. Everything seemed to be going according to plan for him when he won a nice pot against Mirrasouli and Peay. After losing some small and medium pots, Nahm ended up getting the better of him when he rivered two-pair, sending Matsuzuki to the payouts in fifth place.

Zachary Peay won a big hand on Day 2 that helped carry him to the final table. He had a stack like a yo-yo at this final table as he went from short stacked to tripling up, back to a short stack over his time during the course of competition. He also won a big hand against Nahm that featured quite the Rounders impersonation. The number of pay jumps he ended up making due to his patience was quite the sight to behold, but eventually his luck ran out and was left to settle for fourth place. This is Peay’s biggest recorded payday and nothing to sneer at in this massive field.

Amir Mirrasouli was in his zone, quietly pecking away at his opponents, without many hands going to showdown. It was hard for him not to catch some attention as he started to rise in the chip counts. Mirrasouli managed to battle and stay in contention, despite doubling Nahm in a crucial spot. Mirrasouli was eliminated in the final hand, being awarded third place because he was the shortest stack when the river card fell. We'll explore that final hand with the story of our runner-up.

Kevin Rand
Kevin Rand

Kevin Rand was fresh off the final table of the $600 PLO Deep Stack with a ninth place finish for $21,221; a score he was able to best today with an incredible runner-up. Coming off of two deep runs in massive fields, Rand let PokerNews know that he's hungrier than ever and looks forward to making more deep runs this WSOP. Day 2 had a huge hand catapult Rand into the counts and he didn't let it go to waste, riding his stack to the final table. He did have to get lucky against the eventual winner to make it as far as he did, but that's always the case in tournaments. In the end, his hopes were dashed when his set was cracked on the river by Nahm.

Stephen Nahm had a clear-cut strategy that he executed seamlessly this event. He entered the field each day sober as bone and steadily drank Coronas from there on out. It was reported by another player that he had over twenty beers on Day 2 and according to Nahm, he probably did close to the same on Day 1. By Day 3, he had it down to a science and he pre-tipped the service team, requesting that he be brought a new beer every 18 minutes. They did their best to oblige and by the end of it, he only had one eye open, but that was all he needed to see he had a big draw and spot a rivered straight.

Nahm had a great time, going as far as doing Joe Peschi impersonations with Dan Matsuzuki. Nahm entered the final day as the chip leader, but lost it somewhere along the way at the final table. The momentum shifted back his way in a big hand against Mirrasouli and he got back to playing big pots.

Nahm played fearlessly and ran well when it mattered most. The moment he said "Let's go" and put both players at risk three-handed, the tension was palpable, and despite all the beers, he was first to call out the winning hand.

Congratulations again to Stephen Nahm, who won the final hand with a straight on the river.

Stephen Nahm
Stephen Nahm

Stick with PokerNews for continuing coverage of all the other bracelet events at the 2023 WSOP.

Tags: Amir MirrasouliDan MatsuzukiGheorghe ButucJonathan EnglandKevin RandMike GorodinskyNicholas GolaPaul ClotarRonald KeijzerStephen NahmThomas TaylorThomas ZanotZachary Peay

Kevin Rand Eliminated in 2nd Place ($165,616); Amir Mirrasouli Eliminated in 3rd Place ($123,060)

Nível 34 : Blinds 200,000/400,000, 400,000 ante
Kevin Rand
Kevin Rand

On a board reading 385, Amir Mirrasouli went all in for his remaining chips and Kevin Rand raised to 400,000 on his direct left. Stephen Nahm then repotted it and Rand called for his remaining chips.

Amir Mirrasouli: K782
Kevin Rand: 6733
Stephen Nahm: Q987

Rand had flopped a set and Mirrasouli was behind with a pair. The turn was the K, leaving all players with a sweat, but the 6 on the river secured the win for Nahm with a straight, as well as his first gold bracelet.

Amir Mirrasouli
Amir Mirrasouli
Jogador Fichas Progresso
Stephen Nahm ca
Stephen Nahm
40,340,000 11,540,000
Day 2 Chip Leader
WSOP 1X Winner
Kevin Rand us
Kevin Rand
Eliminado
Amir Mirrasouli us
Amir Mirrasouli
Eliminado

Tags: Amir MirrasouliKevin RandStephen Nahm

Nível: 34

Blinds: 200,000/400,000

Ante: 400,000

Zachary Peay Eliminated in 4th Place ($92,231)

Nível 33 : Blinds 150,000/300,000, 300,000 ante
Zachary Peay
Zachary Peay

Stephen Nahm raised to 700,000 and Zachary Peay called for less from the small blind. Kevin Rand also made the call from the big blind.

A flop of AJ10 came and the players with an option checked, bringing the J. They both tapped the table again and the 6 appeared. Rand checked, as did Nahm.

Nahm revealed A386 for top pair, which Rand wasn't able to beat. Peay, who hadn't bothered looking at his hand because he didn't even have a big blind behind revealed QQ73 and was sent to the payouts. Peay had lost most of his chips the hand prior when Rand made top two pair in a hand that was all in preflop.

A short while after Nahm scooped the pot, service apologized to him for bringing his beer four minutes early, as he had an agreement to receive one every 18 minutes. He's now had an even dozen.

Jogador Fichas Progresso
Stephen Nahm ca
Stephen Nahm
30,700,000 2,100,000
Day 2 Chip Leader
WSOP 1X Winner
Kevin Rand us
Kevin Rand
6,800,000 5,050,000
Amir Mirrasouli us
Amir Mirrasouli
5,700,000 -1,500,000
Zachary Peay us
Zachary Peay
Eliminado

Tags: Kevin RandStephen NahmZachary Peay

Nahm Wins Clash of Chip Leaders

Nível 33 : Blinds 150,000/300,000, 300,000 ante
Stephen Nahm
Stephen Nahm

Kevin Rand opened to 700,000 and called when Stephen Nahm raised the pot to 2,550,000 on the button.

Rand checked the 10Q3 flop to Nahm, who continued for 2,500,000. Rand moved all in and Nahm called.

Stephen Nahm: AQJ10
Kevin Rand: A1074

Rand was behind but hit his flush draw on the 4 turn. The Q river gave Nahm a full house, leaving Rand short while collecting almost two-thirds of the chips in play.

Jogador Fichas Progresso
Stephen Nahm ca
Stephen Nahm
28,600,000 14,000,000
Day 2 Chip Leader
WSOP 1X Winner
Amir Mirrasouli us
Amir Mirrasouli
7,200,000 -1,000,000
Zachary Peay us
Zachary Peay
1,950,000 -1,850,000
Kevin Rand us
Kevin Rand
1,750,000 -13,250,000

Tags: Kevin RandStephen Nahm

Rand Then Some

Nível 33 : Blinds 150,000/300,000, 300,000 ante

Amir Mirrasouli opened the button to 800,000 and was called by the blinds, Zachary Peay and Kevin Rand.

The dealer slid the 934 out and all players checked. The turn brought the 6 and Peay checked. Rand then took the lead and bet 1,250,000. Mirrasouli called, as did Peay.

The river paired the board, bringing the 4 and Peay checked again. This time Rand sized up a bit and bet 3,500,000. Both his opponents folded and his rail burst into celebration.

Rand then won the blinds the very next hand when he raised preflop.

Jogador Fichas Progresso
Kevin Rand us
Kevin Rand
15,000,000 13,895,000
Amir Mirrasouli us
Amir Mirrasouli
8,200,000 1,400,000
Zachary Peay us
Zachary Peay
3,800,000 -2,900,000

Tags: Amir MirrasouliKevin RandZachary Peay