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2014 45th Annual World Series of Poker The Official WSOP Live Updates

Wednesday, May 28, 2014 to Friday, May 30, 2014

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

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  • Buy-in: $1,000
  • Prizepool: $1,015,200
  • Entries: 1,128
  • Remaining: 0
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05/30/14 05:30:21 PM PDT
Brandon Shack-Harris Wins Event #3: $1,000 Pot-Limit Omaha for $205,634

Brandon Shack-Harris - 1st Place

Just six players entered the final day of Event #3: $1,000 Pot-Limit Omaha, and Brandon Shack-Harris emerged from the short-handed sit-and-go to lift the bracelet and claim the $205,634 first-place prize.

To get there, the Chicago native had to contend with some heavy hitters, including two-time bracelet winner Steve "MrSmokey1" Billirakis, who entered the day with a sizable chip lead. He ended up busting fourth after being unable to get anything going today. Another notable bowing out today was ANZ Player of the Year Iori Yogo. The Japanese player kept it pretty snug today until he busted in third shortly after three-betting a button raise, only to have eventual runner-up Morgan Popham wake up with a dominating hand behind him.

Shack-Harris had to get lucky on the last hand, as he got it in with      only to see Popham turn over the      for the cooler. Shack-Harris flopped nothing, but he managed to backdoor a broadway straight to secure the title.

In total, Shack-Harris outlasted a record-setting field of 1,128 runners to claim his first bracelet. He more than doubled his career live tournament winnings ($141,980), and some of that money will surely find its way onto the mixed-game tables that Shack-Harris is best known for playing.

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05/30/14 05:07:33 PM PDT
Morgan Popham Eliminated in 2nd Place ($127,245)

Morgan Popham - 2nd Place

Hand 147: Morgan Popham got a walk.

Hand 148: Brandon Shack-Harris got a walk.

Hand 149: Shack-Harris raised to 80,000, and Popham potted to 240,000. Shack-Harris repotted to 720,000, and Popham shoved all in for 935,000 total. Shack-Harris called.


Popham was in great shape with aces, even covering Shack-Harris' dangler. The flop was clean:    . A   turn brought a straight draw for Shack-Harris, but Popham held a blocker. Nonetheless, the   peeled off, giving Shack-Harris a straight and the bracelet.

05/30/14 04:55:36 PM PDT
Top Two Good for Shack-Harris

Hand 146: Morgan Popham completed, and Brandon Shack-Harris checked. Shack-Harris bet 60,000 on the     flop, and Popham came along. The   meant Shack-Harris kept firing, 200,000 this time. Again, Popham called. Both players checked the  , and Shack-Harris announced queen-nine. It was good, and he showed     .

The players are taking a five-minute bathroom break.

05/30/14 04:50:49 PM PDT
Level 25 started
Level: 25 Blinds: 20000/40000 Ante: 0
05/30/14 04:50:38 PM PDT
Back and Forth We Go

Hand 142: A raise on the button from Morgan Popham was enough to win the big blind from Brandon Shack-Harris.

Hand 143: Brandon Shack-Harris limped the button only to have Morgan Popham make it 90,000 with Shack-Harris making the call.

The flop fell     and a bet of 120,000 from Shack-Harris was enough to see him win the pot.

Hand 144: Brandon Shack-Harris received a walk in the big blind.

Hand 145: Brandon Shack-Harris limped and Morgan Popham checked to see a     flop fall. Popham led for 40,000 and Shack-Harris called as the   landed on the turn. Both players checked and the   river saw Popham bet out 105,000 to produce an insta-fold from Shack-Harris.

05/30/14 04:44:37 PM PDT
Updated Chip Counts
Brandon Shack-Harris2,100,000-560,000
Morgan Popham1,290,000560,000
05/30/14 04:43:18 PM PDT
Shack-Harris Pays Off Popham

Morgan Popham got paid with a straight.

Hand 136: Brandon Shack-Harris received a walk.

Hand 137: Shack-Harris raised to 60,000, and Morgan Popham defended. Both players checked the     flop, leading to a   turn. Popham fired 90,000 and was called. The   finished the board out, and Popham bet 225,000. Shack-Harris thought for a bit before announcing a call.

Popham turned over      for a turned straight. Shack-Harris showed    for a set before mucking his hand.

Hand 138: Shack-Harris got a walk.

Hand 139: Shack-Harris called, and Popham checked. Both players checked to the river, when the board read      . Popham check-folded to 60,000 on the end.

Hand 140: Popham min-raised and was quickly called. A wet     flop hit the board, and Shack-Harris check-folded to 60,000.

Hand 141: Shack-Harris raised to 60,000, and the two players saw an     flop. Popham checked, Shack-Harris bet 60,000, and Popham called. A fourth heart, the  , found the felt, and two checks ensued. The   hit the river, and Popham bet 140,000 to take the pot.

05/30/14 04:32:07 PM PDT
Updated Chip Counts
Brandon Shack-Harris2,660,000-340,000
Morgan Popham730,000340,000
05/30/14 04:30:44 PM PDT
Popham Flushed with a Double

Hand 130: Brandon Shack-Harris received a walk in the big blind.

Hand 131: Brandon Shack-Harris raised to 60,000 from the button and won the big blind.

Hand 132: Morgan Popham opened to 90,000 and Brandon Shack-Harris called from the big blind. The flop fell     and Shack-Harris bet the pot of 180,000 to put Popham into the tank for close to two minutes before he committed his final 260,000. Shack-Harris instantly called.


With Popham drawing, the   on the turn gave him the flush, the   completed the board on the river, and Popham doubled.

Hand 133: Brandon Shack-Harris opened to 60,000 from the button and Morgan Popham made the call before checking the     flop. Shack-Harris tossed in 75,000 and Popham made the call.

The   landed on the turn. Popham checked and Shack-Harris pushed in 130,000 to prompt a fold from Popham.

Hand 134: Brandon Shack-Harris received a walk in the big blind.

Hand 135: Brandon Shack-Harris limped the button and Morgan Popham bumped it up to 90,000 with Shack-Harris making the call.

The flop fell     and Popham checked to Shack-Harris who checked behind. The turn paired the board with the   and Popham bet out 105,000 which Shack-Harris called.

The   completed the board on the river. Both players checked and Popham tabled his      for the flush as Shack-Harris mucked.

05/30/14 04:18:34 PM PDT
Updated Chip Counts
Brandon Shack-Harris3,000,000200,000
Morgan Popham390,000-200,000
05/30/14 04:17:16 PM PDT
Shack-Harris Steamrolling

Hand 125: Morgan Popham called a min-raise before checking the     flop. Brandon Shack-Harris won with a 60,000 bet.

Hand 126: Popham raised to 60,000, Shack-Harris defended. Shack-Harris checked the     flop, and Popham checked back. A   turned, and Shack-Harris bet 100,000 to take the pot.

Hand 127: Shack-Harris won with a 60,000 raise preflop.

Hand 128: Popham raised to 60,000, Shack-Harris defended. A monotone flop hit —     — and Shack-Harris check-raised to 80,000 after a bet of 35,000. That was good enough to chase Popham out.

Hand 129: Shack-Harris raised to 60,000, and Popham potted to 180,000. Shack-Harris finally let his opponent win a pot.

05/30/14 04:07:13 PM PDT
Heads-Up Chip Counts

Following the elimination of Iori Yogo, Brandon Shack-Harris and Morgan Popham are now heads-up with Shack-Harris holding a commanding nine-to-two chip advantage.

Both players are jumping straight into the action.

Brandon Shack-Harris2,800,00040,000
Morgan Popham590,000589,390
05/30/14 04:07:02 PM PDT
Iori Yogo Eliminated in 3rd Place ($79,611)

Iori Yogo - 3rd Place

Hand 124: Iori Yogo called off his last 20,000 on the button, Morgan Popham completed the blind, and Brandon Shack-Harris checked. The two active players checked it down as the board came      . Shack-Harris showed      for a king-high flush. Yogo briefly revealed his hand, as per rules, but the dealer quickly mucked and we didn't see his holding.

05/30/14 04:04:18 PM PDT
Popham Spikes Huge Double to Leave Yogo Crippled

Hand 122: Morgan Popham limped the button and both blinds came along to see a     flop. All three players checked, then the   landed on the turn before BrandonShack-Harris tossed in 75,000 from the small blind.

Iori Yogo quickly kicked his cards into the muck from the big and Popham made the call. The   completed the board on the river. Shack-Harris tapped the table indicating a check, then Popham tossed in 90,000 before Shack-Harris made the call and tabled      for two pair to win the pot.

Hand 123: Brandon Shack-Harris opened to 60,000 from the button only to have Iori Yogo announce pot from the small blind before sliding out 210,000. Morgan Popham then moved all in for 275,000, Yogo committed his 305,000 total, and Shack-Harris mucked.


With Popham holding the slight advantage, the dealer spread a     flop, before finishing off the board with the   and   to see Popham double through to 610,000 while Yogo was left with just 20,000.

Brandon Shack-Harris2,760,000290,000
Iori Yogo20,000-300,000
Morgan Popham610-589,390
05/30/14 03:53:27 PM PDT
Hands 115-121

Hand 115: Morgan Popham completed the blind, and Brandon Shack-Harris bumped it to 90,000 in the big blind. Popham folded.

Hand 116: Iori Yogo received a walk.

Hand 117: Shack-Harris won the pot with a button raise.

Hand 118: Yogo raised to 60,000 on the button and won the pot.

Hand 119: Shack-Harris raised to 70,000 in the small blind and was called by Yogo. Shack-Harris bet 50,000 on the     flop, and Yogo folded.

Hand 120: Shack-Harris won with a raise on the button.

Hand 121: Yogo raised to 60,000 on the button and won the pot.

05/30/14 03:44:00 PM PDT
Updated Chip Counts
Brandon Shack-Harris2,470,00090,000
Morgan Popham590,000-80,000
Iori Yogo320,0000
05/30/14 03:43:56 PM PDT
We're Back

After a round of push-ups from Morgan Popham (counted by his rail), the players are back in their seats and play has resumed.

05/30/14 03:43:40 PM PDT
Level 24 started
Level: 24 Blinds: 15000/30000 Ante: 0
05/30/14 03:25:08 PM PDT

Players are taking an unscheduled 20-minute break as the tournament staff chips up the T1,000 chips.

05/30/14 03:23:58 PM PDT
Hands 113-114

Hand 113: Morgan Popham raised to 50,000 on the button. Brandon Shack-Harris potted to 174,000 in the small blind, and Iori Yogo dumped his big blind. Popham mucked as well.

Hand 114: Shack-Harris raised to 50,000 and won the pot.