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Pat Walsh Wins WSOP Event #64 for $923,379

By Daniel Allermand

The World Series of Poker Event #64, $10.000 Pot-Limit Omaha Championship, has come to an end after the three long days for the 418 players participating players. The players were battling it out for a massive prize pool of $3,929,200, ensuring almost a million dollars for the first place finisher.

A few of the bigger poker names also participated in this tournament, including guys like Sam Trickett, JC Tran, Phil Laak and Matt Marafioti, showing how good a player you need to rise to the top of any WSOP championship event. The players also quickly started to bust out and on day three we saw only 23 of the original 418 start.

Many players were shortstacked on the final day and the game quickly went down to two tables and a few hours later they were down to the final table, consisting of nine players. From here it took quite some hours before we were down to the heads-up duel between Pat Walsh and Javed Abrahams and the two also battled it out for quite some time.

Eventually we reached the final hand of the tournament, where the two players raise each other all-in on a board that shows Js4k3h.

Abrahams showed: Ts7h6k5k

Walsh showed: JkTh4h3k

The dealer turned around 8h on the turn and river was a 8k, eliminating Walsh in second place for $570,284. Walsh could celebrate being the pot-limit Omaha champion at the WSOP and take home the first prize of $923,379 as well as a beautiful WSOP gold bracelet.

Final Table Payouts:

  1. Pat Walsh – $923,379
  2. Javed Abrahams – $570,284
  3. Miltiadis Kyriakides – $412,408
  4. Isaac Baron – $301,369
  5. Marko Neumann – $222,549
  6. Matt Marafioti – $166,087
  7. Michael Shklover – $125,223
  8. Michal Maryska – $95,361
  9. Jonas Entin – $73,358
Daniel Allermand

Daniel Allermand is a freelance writer, with more than 4 years of experience in the industry as an operator, affiliate and poker player. Daniel has decided it was time to try and bring more coverage about the industry to the general public by writing articles about everything from poker to casino.