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2021/22 WSOP Circuit - Bally's (Las Vegas)

Monday, March 21, 2022 to Tuesday, March 22, 2022

WSOPC Event #5: Omaha 8 or Better

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  • Buy-in: $400
  • Prizepool: $49,170
  • Entries: 149
  • Remaining: 0

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Tuesday, March 22, 2022 8:31 PM Local Time

 Max Thain grabs first ring after winning the $400 Omaha 8 or Better

Max Thain just emerged victorious in the $400 Omaha 8 or Better event at the Bally's Casino World Series of Poker Circuit. 

“I’ve had no positive results in my career as a tournament player, and then my first win gives me a ring! This thing is amazing and I get to play in the Tournament of Champions at the World Series. It’s incredible, I can’t wait to play that tournament,” said the happy winner.

Thain maneuvered a field of 149 entrants on his road to victory. The event attracted several previous ring winners, including Jorge Alba, three-time ring winner Allen Kessler, and eight-time ring winner Roland Israelashvili.

Israelashvili finished in 15th place, and Alba joined him on the rail shortly after for a 10th place finish. Thain eventually found himself heads-up against snake breeder Nick Puder. The heads-up match lasted for under an hour before Thain could take it down. 

With the victory, Thain adds $12,791 to his career earnings, coupled with his first WSOP Circuit gold ring. He also earns a seat in the Tournament of Champions, held in Las Vegas in the summer of 2022.

Thain, out of Texas, plays poker for a living and just became a father. Luckily, he was able to come to Vegas to take a stab at the Circuit ring.

“I just had a child, so it is hard to get time to play. But my wife is amazing and let me come out here for a couple of days, and now I got the W. But now, I will obviously be here for the Tournament of Champions, I can’t wait,” said the latest World Series of Poker Circuit Champion.

Here are the final table results:

1st: Max Thain ($12,791)
2nd: Nick Puder ($7,898)
3rd: Rafael Concepion ($5,474)
4th: Paige Roderick ($3,891)
5th: Scott Beyer ($2,838)
6th: Kathy Chang ($2,127)
7th: Steven Pankey ($1,638)
8th: Maksim Karandeyev ($1,297)
9th: Jeffrey Orr ($1,057)

Complete results can be found above under the RESULTS tab above.
Tuesday, March 22, 2022 7:25 PM Local Time

Max Thain - Winner of Event #5

Max Thain emerged victorious in the $400 Omaha 8 or Better event at the Bally's Casino World Series of Poker Circuit. Thain maneuvered a field of 149 entrants to earn $12,791 and his first WSOP Circuit gold ring. He also earns a seat in the Tournament of Champions, held in Las Vegas in the summer of 2022

More on Thain's win will be available tomorrow. Here are the final table results:

1st: Max Thain ($12,791)
2nd: Nick Puder ($7,898)
3rd: Rafael Concepion ($5,474)
4th: Paige Roderick ($3,891)
5th: Scott Beyer ($2,838)
6th: Kathy Chang ($2,127)
7th: Steven Pankey ($1,638)
8th: Maksim Karandeyev ($1,297)
9th: Jeffrey Orr ($1,057)

Complete results can be found above under the RESULTS tab above.

Tuesday, March 22, 2022 3:39 PM Local Time
There are now 10 players left and they have combined to a unofficial final table. The 10 remaining players are competing for the top prize of $12,791, a gold ring and a seat in the Tournament of Champions.

Seat - Player - Chips

1 - Steve Pankey - 294,000
2 - Jeffrey Orr - 54,000
3 - Maksim Karandeyev - 195,000
4 - Kathy Chang - 278,000
5 - Nick Pider - 538,000
6 - Scott Beyer - 730,000
7 - Roderick Paige - 210,000
8 - Rafael Concepcion - 824,000
9 - Max Thain - 472,000
10 - Jorge Alba - 159,000
Tuesday, March 22, 2022 12:57 PM Local Time
Day 2 of the $400 Omaha 8 event will get underway in an hour. 16 players remain to compete for the top prize of $12,791, a gold ring and a seat in the Tournament of Champions. Rafael Concepcion is leading the pack with his massive stack of 861,000 followed by Max Thain (470,000) and Scott Beyer (465,000)

Here is a look at the top 5 at the start of Day 2:

1 - Rafael Concepcion - 861,000
2 - Max Thain - 470,000
3 - Scott Beyer - 465,000
4 - Paige Roderick - 228,000
5 - Kathy Chang - 223,000

Full Chip Counts - Sorted by Chips

Full Chip Counts - Sorted by Seat