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Wednesday, August 05, 2020 to Wednesday, August 05, 2020 Event #51: $400 Pot Limit Omaha

  • Buy-in: $400
  • Prizepool: $753,880
  • Entries: 2,005
  • Remaining: 1


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Thursday, August 6, 2020 12:01 AM Local Time
Eoghan "DrRoche" O'Dea Wins First WSOP Bracelet in Event #51: $400 Pot Limit Omaha ($100,945)

Eoghan O'Dea

After more than ten and a half hours, the next first-time winner has been crowned in the 2020 GGPoker WSOP Online Bracelet Events and it was Eoghan "DrRoche" O'Dea who triumphed in Event #51: $400 Pot Limit Omaha. The event created a field of 2,005 entries and prize pool of $753,880, of which O'Dea earned the biggest slice worth $100,945 after defeating Nital "4TheAnimals" Jethalal in heads-up.

While O'Dea is perhaps known to many as a finalist of the 2011 WSOP Main Event in Las Vegas, he has a lot of cashes in PLO tournaments to his name. Most notably, he reached the final table of the $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha 8-Handed Championship in 2017 and 2019, finishing in 6th place both times.

O'Dea becomes the fifth Irish player to win the coveted WSOP gold bracelet and further grows the family legacy in a rare feat on the international poker circuit. His father Donnacha O'Dea, one of the most-well known Irish poker legends, left big footsteps to follow in as he was the first Irishman to earn this merit back in 1998. Perhaps, it comes as no surprise that "The Don" also claimed his victory in the great game of PLO and Eoghan can now claim one of his own.

The nine-handed final table also featured Spanish race car driver Daniel "BoooooBie" Juncadella, Lorenzo "EhUsGuri" Bazei, and the two South Africans Jarred "Solosalt" Solomon and Robert "Bobzothejock" Le Roux.

Final Result Event #51: $400 Pot Limit Omaha

PlaceWinnerCountryPrize (in USD)
1Eoghan "DrRoche" O'DeaIreland$100,945*
2Nital "4TheAnimals" JethalalCanada$81,963
3Robert "Bobzothejock" Le RouxSouth Africa$59,480
4Benjamin "Wapbap" VorelandNorway$43,165
5Jarred "Solosalt" SolomonSouth Africa$31,325
6Chi Chung "chipuker" HoHong Kong$22,732
7Ruslan "zverrmvp" NazarenkoUkraine$16,497
8Lorenzo "EhUsGuri" BazeiBrazil$11,972
9Daniel "BoooooBie" JuncadellaSpain$8,688

*the winner also receives a WSOP Europe package valued at $12,000

The Day's Action

Action in Event #51: $400 Pot Limit Omaha got underway at 2 p.m. Eastern time, and a steady stream of entries swelled the field to over 2,000 entries. That put $753,880 into the prize pool, with 278 players getting a share of that.

They didn't waste any time getting into the money. There were only five levels of play before players started getting paid, and another two levels saw them down to 130 left. In the end, it took about nine hours to whittle the field down to the final nine players. Along the way, players like Roberto Romanello, Dan Smith, and Danny Tang collected small payouts.

One player in the final nine was at least as well known off the felt as on. Juncadella has a few cashes in no limit hold'em events to his name, but he's also a professional driver in the Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters for Team R-Motorsport II. His stay at the final table was brief, however, ending his day in ninth place for $8,688.

It didn't take long to lose Bazei and Ruslan "zverrmvp" Nazarenko in eight and seventh, with Chi Chung "chipuker" Ho out in 5th shortly after. They traded pots for about 20 minutes before Solomon ended his day in fifth place for $31,325 and within 20 minutes, they were heads up after Benjamin "Wapbap" Voreland and Le Roux quickly fell in fourth and third.

O'Dea came into heads up with a solid chip lead, and was never at risk. Jethalal managed to chip up in a few smaller pots, but O'Dea took it down a few hands in when Jethalal flopped two pair and a straight draw, and got it in against O'Dea's top set. The Canadian bricked the turn and river, and had to settle for second place and $81,963 while O'Dea scored more than $100,000 as well as a bracelet to match his father's.

Wednesday, August 5, 2020 11:32 PM Local Time
Nital "4TheAnimals" Jethalal Eliminated in 2nd Place ($81,963)

Nital "4TheAnimals" Jethalal Eliminated in 2nd Place

After yet another button raise by Eoghan "DrRoche" O'Dea, Nital "4TheAnimals" Jethalal defended out of the small blind and what followed was a raising war on the     flop. Jethalal eventually ended up as the player at risk for a pot of more than 36 million and the cards were turned over.

Nital "4TheAnimals" Jethalal:     
Eoghan "DrRoche" O'Dea:     

Jethalal had bottom two pair and an open-ended straight draw while O'Dea held top set. The   on the turn brought no further equity for Jethalal and the   river ended his run in 2nd place for a payday of $81,963.

Nital "4TheAnimals" Jethalal Eliminated in 2nd Place
Nital "4TheAnimals" Jethalal Eliminated in 2nd Place

Former Main Event finalist O'Dea has earned his maiden WSOP gold bracelet, which comes with a top prize of $100,945. A full recap of today's action is to follow.

Eoghan "DrRoche" O'Dea50,125,00019,416,258
Nital "4TheAnimals" Jethalal0-19,416,258
Wednesday, August 5, 2020 11:26 PM Local Time
Two Bigger Pots for O'Dea; One for Jethalal

Nital "4TheAnimals" Jethalal faced a raise to 1.25 million by Eoghan "DrRoche" O'Dea and made the call to then check-call a bet of 1.25 million on the     flop. After the   turn, Jethalal checked once more and O'Dea bet 4 million into 5 million, which did the trick to force a fold.

Soon after the same action repeated preflop but both opted to check the     flop. Jethalal then bet the   turn for 1.6 million and O'Dea called, the   river was checked.

Jethalal flipped over the superior two pair in order to win the pot but fell behind in the next hand as O'Dea dragged in a pot of 5 million once more.

Eoghan "DrRoche" O'Dea30,708,742-1,686,000
Nital "4TheAnimals" Jethalal19,416,258-575,000
Wednesday, August 5, 2020 11:22 PM Local Time
Level 35 started
Level: 35
Blinds: 250,000/500,000
Ante: 0
Wednesday, August 5, 2020 11:22 PM Local Time
Robert "Bobzothejock" Le Roux Eliminated in 3rd Place ($59,480)

Robert "Bobzothejock" Le Roux Eliminated in 3rd Place

Robert "Bobzothejock" Le Roux raised the button to 800,000 and Eoghan "DrRoche" O'Dea raised to 2.8 million. Le Roux shoved for 5,9696,112 and O'Dea called.

Robert "Bobzothejock" Le Roux:     
Eoghan "DrRoche" O'Dea:     


O'Dea rivered a set of queens to complete the elimination of Le Roux in 3rd place.

Robert "Bobzothejock" Le Roux Eliminated in 3rd Place
Robert "Bobzothejock" Le Roux Eliminated in 3rd Place
Eoghan "DrRoche" O'Dea32,394,7428,557,112
Robert "Bobzothejock" Le Roux0-6,296,112
Wednesday, August 5, 2020 11:18 PM Local Time
Benjamin "Wapbap" Voreland Eliminated in 4th Place ($43,165)

Benjamin "Wapbap" Voreland Eliminated in 4th Place

Benjamin "Wapbap" Voreland raised it up to 880,000 on the button and was called by Eoghan "DrRoche" O'Dea in the big blind. On a flop of    , O'Dea opted for the check and then called a bet of 980,000 by Voreland.

The   on the turn was checked through and the   river paired the board. O'Dea checked once more and Boreland now bet 1.96 million with fewer than 5.5 million behind. O'Dea moved all-in and Voreland gave it a few seconds of consideration before calling it off.

O'Dea tabled      for tens full of queens and Voreland hit the rail with     , he receives $43,165 for his 4th place finish.

Benjamin "Wapbap" Voreland Eliminated in 4th Place
Benjamin "Wapbap" Voreland Eliminated in 4th Place
Eoghan "DrRoche" O'Dea23,837,63011,561,910
Nital "4TheAnimals" Jethalal19,991,258-1,690,000
Robert "Bobzothejock" Le Roux6,296,112615,000
Benjamin "Wapbap" Voreland0-9,886,910
Wednesday, August 5, 2020 11:11 PM Local Time
Jarred "Solosalt" Solomon Eliminated in 5th Place ($31,325)

Jarred "Solosalt" Solomon Eliminated in 5th Place

The action kicked off with a button raise to 1 million by Nital "4TheAnimals" Jethalal and Jarred "Solosalt" Solomon three-bet the pot to 3.4 million. Jethalal reraised and Solomon called all-in to create the following showdown for a pot of nearly 7.5 million.

Nital "4TheAnimals" Jethalal:     
Jarred "Solosalt" Solomon:     

Solomon's top two pair on the     flop were on shaky ground as Jethalal had a wrap, which hit on the   turn. Solomon needed a queen or nine to improve to a full house but the   river was the ultimate blank. Solomon has been eliminated in 5th place and takes home $31,325.

Jarred "Solosalt" Solomon Eliminated in 5th Place
Jarred "Solosalt" Solomon Eliminated in 5th Place
Nital "4TheAnimals" Jethalal21,681,2583,378,809
Jarred "Solosalt" Solomon0-4,138,809
Wednesday, August 5, 2020 11:09 PM Local Time
Jethalal Takes it on the Turn

Robert "Bobzothejock" Le Roux raised the button to 960,000 and Nital "4TheAnimals" Jethalal defended. Jethalal check-called the     flop for 1,590,000, then check-raised the   turn from 1.08 million to 7.6 million, forcing Le Roux to fold.

Nital "4TheAnimals" Jethalal18,302,4494,190,000
Robert "Bobzothejock" Le Roux5,681,112-4,230,000
Wednesday, August 5, 2020 11:04 PM Local Time
Voreland Jams Into Le Roux

Robert "Bobzothejock" Le Roux raised it up to 960,000 from under the gun and was called by Benjamin "Wapbap" Voreland in the big blind. On a flop of    , Voreland check-called a bet of 1.46 million into 2.12 million by Le Roux and had fewer than the size of the pot behind.

The   appeared on the turn and Voreland moved all-in, Le Roux reluctantly folded.

Robert "Bobzothejock" Le Roux9,911,112-2,420,000
Benjamin "Wapbap" Voreland9,886,9102,620,000
Wednesday, August 5, 2020 10:56 PM Local Time
Break With Five Remaining

The remaining five players have been sent into the next scheduled six-minute break and another 21 hands remain in the current level once they return to their seats.

Nital "4TheAnimals" Jethalal14,112,449-600,000
Robert "Bobzothejock" Le Roux12,331,112-200,000
Eoghan "DrRoche" O'Dea12,275,7201,880,000
Benjamin "Wapbap" Voreland7,266,910-880,000
Jarred "Solosalt" Solomon4,138,809-400,000
Jostens Fan Collection
Wednesday, August 5, 2020 10:54 PM Local Time
Chi Chung "chipuker" Ho Eliminated in 6th Place ($22,732)

Chi Chung "chipuker" Ho Eliminated in 6th Place

Chi Chung "chipuker" Ho shoved from the middle for 1,386,592 and Eoghan "DrRoche" O'Dea called from the big blind with the big stack.

Eoghan "DrRoche" O'Dea:     
Chi Chung "chipuker" Ho:     


Trip jacks on the turn was enough for O'Dea to send Ho home in 6th place.

Eoghan "DrRoche" O'Dea10,395,7201,586,592
Chi Chung "chipuker" Ho0-1,386,592
Wednesday, August 5, 2020 10:52 PM Local Time
Le Roux Takes From Solomon

In a battle of South Africans, Jarred "Solosalt" Solomon raised the button to 1.2 million and was called by Robert "Bobzothejock" Le Roux in the big blind. Le Roux check-called a bet of 880,000 on the     flop and then bet the   turn for 1.32 million, which forced a fold from Solomon.

Nital "4TheAnimals" Jethalal14,712,449435,000
Robert "Bobzothejock" Le Roux12,531,1125,306,500
Eoghan "DrRoche" O'Dea8,809,128-1,031,500
Benjamin "Wapbap" Voreland8,146,910-400,000
Jarred "Solosalt" Solomon4,538,809-2,460,000
Chi Chung "chipuker" Ho1,386,592-936,704
Wednesday, August 5, 2020 10:48 PM Local Time
Level 34 started
Level: 34
Blinds: 200,000/400,000
Ante: 0
Wednesday, August 5, 2020 10:47 PM Local Time
Ruslan "zverrmvp" Nazarenko Eliminated in 7th Place ($16,497)

Ruslan "zverrmvp" Nazarenko Eliminated in 7th Place

After a raise from Ruslan "zverrmvp" Nazarenko on the button, and a defend from Nital "4TheAnimals" Jethalal, it all went in on the     flop.

Nital "4TheAnimals" Jethalal:     
Ruslan "zverrmvp" Nazarenko:     


Jethalal flopped trips and turned the full house to eliminate Nazarenko in 7th place for $16,497.

Nital "4TheAnimals" Jethalal14,277,4492,611,360
Ruslan "zverrmvp" Nazarenko0-2,701,360
Wednesday, August 5, 2020 10:41 PM Local Time
Lorenzo "EhUsGuri" Bazei Eliminated in 8th Place ($11,972)

Lorenzo "EhUsGuri" Bazei Eliminated in 8th Place

The action started with a min-raise to 600,000 by Jarred "Solosalt" Solomon and Lorenzo "EhUsGuri" Bazei defended out of the big blind with just over a million in chips behind. Bazei moved in after the Ah9s5s] flop and Solomon quickly called.

Lorenzo "EhUsGuri" Bazei:     
Jarred "Solosalt" Solomon:     

The   on the turn gave Bazei some more outs but he bricked the   river to bow out in 8th place for $11,972.

Lorenzo "EhUsGuri" Bazei Eliminated in 8th Place
Lorenzo "EhUsGuri" Bazei Eliminated in 8th Place
Jarred "Solosalt" Solomon6,998,8092,877,861
Lorenzo "EhUsGuri" Bazei0-2,247,861
Wednesday, August 5, 2020 10:33 PM Local Time
Jethalal Chips Up; Nazarenko Doubles Again

Robert "Bobzothejock" Le Roux raised the pot and was called by Nital "4TheAnimals" Jethalal in the small blind. Jethalal check-raised the pot on the     flop for 2,318,400 total and was called to then shove the   turn successfully.

Ruslan "zverrmvp" Nazarenko then raised the pot and called all-in after Jarred "Solosalt" Solomon raised out of the big blind.

Ruslan "zverrmvp" Nazarenko:     
Jarred "Solosalt" Solomon:     

The board came       and Nazarenko doubled once more.

Nital "4TheAnimals" Jethalal11,666,0893,398,400
Robert "Bobzothejock" Le Roux7,224,612-2,588,400
Jarred "Solosalt" Solomon4,120,948-825,680
Ruslan "zverrmvp" Nazarenko2,701,360-1,137,616
Wednesday, August 5, 2020 10:30 PM Local Time
Le Roux Takes Big Pot from Bazei

Le Roux Gets Value

Robert "Bobzothejock" Le Roux raised the button, and Lorenzo "EhUsGuri" Bazei defended. The flop came     and Bazei check-called a bet of 750,000. The same action, for 1.17 million, went on the turn  . Bazei again check-called the   river bet for 1,650,000.

Robert "Bobzothejock" Le Roux:     
Lorenzo "EhUsGuri" Bazei:     


Le Roux turned Broadway and managed to get value from Bazei.

Robert "Bobzothejock" Le Roux9,813,0123,870,000
Lorenzo "EhUsGuri" Bazei2,247,861-4,170,000
Wednesday, August 5, 2020 10:22 PM Local Time
Level 33 started
Level: 33
Blinds: 150,000/300,000
Ante: 0
Wednesday, August 5, 2020 10:21 PM Local Time
Ho and Nazarenko Double

Nazarenko doubles through Voreland

Just before the blinds went up, Chi Chung "chipuker" Ho and Ruslan "zverrmvp" Nazarenko both doubled but remain the two shortest stacks left in contention.

Ho doubled with the      against the      of Nital "4TheAnimals" Jethalal in a preflop all-in as the board vame      .

Nazarenko raised the pot preflop and Benjamin "Wapbap" Voreland defended the big blind, then check-called the shove of Nazarenko on the     flop.

Ruslan "zverrmvp" Nazarenko:     
Benjamin "Wapbap" Voreland:     

The   turn left Voreland with exactly one out and the   river brought no miracle.

Eoghan "DrRoche" O'Dea9,840,628-360,000
Benjamin "Wapbap" Voreland8,546,910-2,075,488
Nital "4TheAnimals" Jethalal8,267,689-681,648
Lorenzo "EhUsGuri" Bazei6,417,861-720,000
Robert "Bobzothejock" Le Roux5,943,0121,176,000
Jarred "Solosalt" Solomon4,946,628-360,000
Ruslan "zverrmvp" Nazarenko3,838,9761,619,488
Chi Chung "chipuker" Ho2,323,296681,648
Wednesday, August 5, 2020 10:20 PM Local Time
Daniel "BoooooBie" Juncadella Eliminated in 9th Place ($8,688)

Daniel Juncadella

Daniel "BoooooBie" Juncadella shoved early for 491,812, and Jarred "Solosalt" Solomon raised to isolate.

Jarred "Solosalt" Solomon:     
Daniel "BoooooBie" Juncadella:     


Solomon flopped an ace, and that was all he needed to eliminate Juncadella.

Jarred "Solosalt" Solomon5,306,628491,812
Daniel "BoooooBie" Juncadella0-491,812