The World Series of Poker Event #37, $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha, has come to an end and we crowned yet another first time WSOP bracelet winner, this time going to Brandon Paster who played some solid Omaha to reach the first place. The tournament lasted three days and only 11 made it to the final day three.
A total of 967 players paid the buy-in fee to participate in the tournament, creating a prize pool of $1.305,450 that the players needed to split amongst them. The road to the final table wasn't easy for any players as several prominent names joined the tournament, such as Pokerstars Team Online Pro, Gabriel Nassif, Joe Cada, Scotty Nguyen and Erick Lindgren.
Day three quickly evolved into the final table, where the rail got to see a lot of action and big hands right from the start and it didn't take long before the first players started to bust out from the final table. It took 153 hands to reach heads-up play between Paster and Marcel Vonk and from there it only took three hands to crown the winner.
The final hand of the day came at hand 156, where a short-stacked Vonk raised all-in for 200,000 after a pot raise pre-flop by Paster.
The dealer deals a flop that shows , which brings Vonk ahead with two pairs, but with a turn of and a river of , Paster could see himself hitting a set of Aces and eliminate Vonk from the tournament, who got $163,625 for his second place. Paster won his very first WSOP bracelet and got $264,400 for his first place finish. The rest of the final table payouts can be found below:
- Brandon Paster - $264,400
- Marcel Vonk - $163,625
- Gabriel Nassif - $102,373
- Matthew Humphrey - $74,306
- Matthew Dames - $54,855
- Milliard Hale - $41,121
- Dmitrii Valouev - $31,278
- Kevin Saul - $24,111
- Galen Hall - $18,837