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2017 48th Annual World Series of Poker The Official WSOP Live Updates

Thursday, June 29, 2017 to Saturday, July 01, 2017

Event #57: $2,500 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better/Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better Mix

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  • Buy-in: $2,500
  • Prizepool: $911,250
  • Entries: 405
  • Remaining: 0


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Sunday, July 2, 2017 12:23 AM Local Time
Smith Sirisakorn Scoops Event #57: $2,500 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better/Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better Mix for $215,902

Smith Sirisakorn

Smith Sirisakorn emerged victorious in the $2,500 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better/Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo 8 or Better Mix, beating a 405-player field to scoop his first WSOP bracelet and a juicy $215,902 top prize.

"I'm in a shock," Sirisakorn said in the moments of victory. "I'm still kinda dazed," he added.

Coming into the tournament, Sirisakorn had no reported live cashes to his name. "I have only one cash from a tournament, from many years ago," he revealed. Sirisakorn mostly plays cash games in Los Angeles. He's at home in $40/$80 limits, and Omaha/8 and Stud/8 are his main disciplines.

"I'm not playing many tournaments," he said. While he has a ton of experience from cash games, Sirisakorn is a recreational player who operates a franchise of restaurants. "I used to work as an attorney," he said.

Sirisakorn came to the final day with a decent stack, sitting in third place among the 14 remaining players. He ran over his table right from the first level, climbing over the one-million-chip mark during the first hour of play. Sirisakorn took care of Mikhail Semin in 11th place, and Nayoa Kihara busted in the following minutes to let the last nine players merge onto the final table.

Sirisakorn was second, within a striking distance of Larry Tull. Start-of-day chip leader Alex Luneau was soon dispatched in ninth place. Next to leave was the last female player standing, Bonnie Rossi. She was eliminated in a massive hand that saw her all in on the flop while Jared Bleznick and Sirisakorn tangled for the side pot, ending up on a three-bet river. Bleznick showed a straight flush, beating Sirisakorn's ace-high flush.

While Bleznick was nearing two million in chips, Sirisakorn dropped to 330,000, and he'd certainly lost three-quarters of that. But the momentum shifted Sirisakorn's way when he doubled through John Sorgen and finished him off 10 minutes later.

Poker Hall of Famer Barry Greenstein was eliminated in seventh place when he couldn't catch up against Bleznick and Jameson Painter, who chopped his chips. Greenstein left the tournament, earning his tenth and largest cash from the 2017 World Series of Poker. He pocketed $23,595.

With Sorgen being knocked out in sixth place, the final table remained stuck at five players for more than two hours. Samoeun Mon was bravely handling a short stack, and his opponents couldn't get rid of him. Mon seemed to be bulletproof for a long while, chopping many all-ins through rescue cards on the rivers. After the two-hour stalemate, Lady Fortune finally turned her back on Mon, who lost his remaining two bets to Jameson Painter's queens in an Omaha/8 hand.

Larry Tull soon followed Mon to the rail after moving his chips in on fourth street in stud hi-lo hand. Tull held a pair of eights, but he was trailing Bleznick's nines. Bleznick improved to a full house on sixth street, making the river meaningless for Tull, who knew he was going out in fourth place, collecting $62,796.

Bleznick, however, was still the shortest stack, coming back from dinner with just under four big bets. He couldn't recover, leaving his short stack to Sirisakorn in an Omaha/8 hand. Bleznick added another near-miss to his résumé, finishing within the top ten for the sixth time in his career. This time, his efforts were enough for a $90,640 third-place prize.

Jameson Painter, another star who has been constantly knocking on the golden door, entered the heads-up battle with a three-to-two lead. The chip distribution quickly changed the other way, with Sirisakorn showing some straightforward aggression.

"I wanted to remain aggressive throughout the match. But if you saw my cards, I was running good," Sirisakorn admitted. "Caught some good flops, good turns, good rivers... and it worked out."

Sirisakorn was betting nearly every street in omaha and stud, and his strategy paid off. He was picking up great hands, and Painter couldn't find a recipe for how to fight back as Sirisakorn stormed through the heads-up match.

Painter managed to get some of his chips back, but his rally came close to an end when he called off another triple barrel in an Omaha/8 hand, only to see Sirisakorn nutted two ways with ace-deuce of spades.

Painter then doubled twice in a row, but he needed much more as Sirisakorn still held a commanding lead. He didn't let the chance slip through his hands, ending the tournament at around 11:30 p.m. PDT.

"Better lucky than good, I guess," Sirisakorn smiled, adding that he wasn't stressed by the star-studded lineup he had to face at the final table. "I'm mostly a recreational player, so it might be even better not to know [about the opponents]," he said.

Final table results:

1Smith SirisakornUnited States$215,902
2Jameson PainterUnited States$133,431
3Jared BleznickUnited States$90,640
4Larry TullUnited States$62,796
5Samoeun MonUnited States$44,388
6John SorgenUnited States$32,026
7Barry GreensteinUnited States$23,595
8Bonnie RossiUnited States$17,760
9Alex LuneauFrance$13,662
Saturday, July 1, 2017 11:37 PM Local Time
Jameson Painter Eliminated in 2nd Place ($133,431)

Jameson Painter

Omaha Hi-Lo

Jameson Painter limped, and Smith Sirisakorn checked his options.

They saw the     land on the flop, and Sirisakorn led into the pot with a bet. Painter called. Sirisakorn checked on the   turn, and Painter took the betting lead. Sirisakorn checked his cards and called. The river was the  , and Sirisakorn bet for Painter's last 40,000 effective. Painter called.

"I've got a straight," Sirisakorn said, rolling over     .

"That's gonna do it," Painter replied, showing his      for trips.

Jameson Painter once again fell shy of winning his first bracelet, finishing as the runner-up for $133,431. Smith Sirisakorn is the winner, taking home the prestigious gold bracelet along with the $215,902 first-place prize.a

Smith Sirisakorn5,062,500362,500
Jameson Painter0-440,000
Saturday, July 1, 2017 11:35 PM Local Time
Painter Finds Another Double

Omaha Hi-Lo

Jameson Painter raised to 160,000 on the button, and Smith Sirisakorn called in the big blind.

The flop landed    . Painter committed his final 60,000, and Sirisakorn called.


The turn and river landed the   and the  , and Painter doubled again.

Smith Sirisakorn4,700,000-220,000
Jameson Painter440,000220,000
Saturday, July 1, 2017 11:33 PM Local Time
Painter Doubles

Omaha Hi-Lo

From the button, Smith Sirisakorn raised to 160,000, and Jameson Painter called all in for 110,000 total.


The board ran out      , and Painter doubled through to 220,000.

Smith Sirisakorn4,920,000-110,000
Jameson Painter220,000110,000
Saturday, July 1, 2017 11:31 PM Local Time
Sirisakorn Rivers Stone Nuts to Leave Painter Short

Omaha Hi-Lo

Jameson Painter limp-called to see the     flop. Smith Sirisakorn, just like nearly always, continued pushing bet after bet toward the middle. Painter called on the flop and called again on the   turn.

Sirisakorn fired one more time on the   river, and Painter called again, only to see      in Sirisakorn's hand for both the nut flush and nut low.

Painter was left with 110,000.

Smith Sirisakorn5,030,000640,000
Jameson Painter110,000-640,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Saturday, July 1, 2017 11:28 PM Local Time
Painter Drops

Omaha Hi-Lo

Smith Sirisakorn raised his button, and Jameson Painter called.

The flop landed    , and Painter check-called 80,000. The turn landed the  . Painter checked, Sirisakorn bet 160,000, and Painter folded and dropped to 750,000 in chips.

Smith Sirisakorn4,390,000300,000
Jameson Painter750,000-300,000
Saturday, July 1, 2017 11:25 PM Local Time
Sirisakorn Shows Kings Full

Stud Hi-Lo

Smith Sirisakorn is usually the player who pulls out bets, and the following hand followed that pattern.

Sirisakorn raised with a king, and led out on fourth and sixth streets as well. Painter paired his seven on sixth, but opted for a check-call. The river was checked by both players.

Jameson Painter:     /     
Smith Sirisakorn:     /     

Sirisakorn had kings full and Painter didn't peel two low hole cards, ending up scooped.

Smith Sirisakorn4,090,000800,000
Jameson Painter1,050,000-800,000
Saturday, July 1, 2017 11:17 PM Local Time
One Pair Wins for Painter

Stud Hi-Lo

Smith Sirisakorn completed, and Jameson Painter raised to 160,000. Sirisakorn called, then called bets on fourth, fifth, and sixth streets.

Sirisakorn:    /      /  
Painter:    /      /  

Both players checked seventh, and Painter tabled his    . Sirisakorn mucked.

Smith Sirisakorn3,290,000-210,000
Jameson Painter1,850,000210,000
Saturday, July 1, 2017 11:15 PM Local Time
Chop It Up

Omaha Hi-Lo

Jameson Painter raised the button, and Smith Sirisakorn three-bet the big blind. Painter called, then called bets on every subsequent street as the board ran out      .

Sirisakorn tabled his      for the low, and Painter revealed his      for the high.

Saturday, July 1, 2017 11:13 PM Local Time
Painter Picks Off Sirisakorn

Omaha Hi-Lo

Jameson Painter is gaining some ground, building back. He just added nice portion to his stack, calling Smith Sirisakorn's triple barrel on a       board.

"Pair of fours," announced Sirisakorn in the showdown, likely knowing he was beat.

Painter revealed his      for a rivered Broadway, scooping a sizeable pot to climb back to 10 big bets.

Smith Sirisakorn3,500,000-830,000
Jameson Painter1,640,000830,000
Gorilla Gaming
Saturday, July 1, 2017 11:09 PM Local Time
Painter Rivers Double

Omaha Hi-Lo

Jameson Painter has just found a double after catching a lucky card on the river.

Painter was all in holding      on a board of      against Smith Sirisakorn's     .

The river landed the  , and Painter improved to a full house to double to 810,000 in chips.

Smith Sirisakorn4,330,000-405,000
Jameson Painter810,000405,000
Saturday, July 1, 2017 11:07 PM Local Time
Painter Quarters Sirisakorn

Omaha Hi-Lo

Smith Sirisakorn raised his button, and Jameson Painter called. The flop landed    , and Painter led for 80,000. Sirisakorn announced a raise. Painter called all in for an additional 30,000, and the cards were tabled.


The turn and river landed the   and the  , and Painter took three-quarters with two pair for the high and a live ace for the low.

Smith Sirisakorn4,735,000-135,000
Jameson Painter405,000135,000
Saturday, July 1, 2017 11:05 PM Local Time
Wheel for Sirisakorn

Omaha Hi-Lo

From the button, Smith Sirisakorn raised to 160,000, and Jameson Painter called.

The flop landed    , and Painter check-called 80,000. The turn landed the  . Painter checked, Sirisakorn bet, and Painter check-raised to 320,000. Sirisakorn called, and when the river landed the  , he bet 160,000 after Painter checked.

Painter called but mucked at the sight of Sirisakorn's      for a wheel.

Smith Sirisakorn4,870,000780,000
Jameson Painter270,000-780,000
Saturday, July 1, 2017 11:02 PM Local Time
Back-to-Back Trip Queens for Sirisakorn

Stud Hi-Lo

Smith Sirisakorn raised on third street and bet out on fourth and fifth. Jameson Painter kept calling, and his rail liked the board that was rolling out.

"Low spade!" they shouted as Painter hit a third spade card on fifth street.

He received another spade on sixth.

"Yummy," came from the rail.

Both players checked that street, and they checked the river, too.

Jameson Painter:     /     
Smith Sirisakorn:     /     

Sirisakorn showed trip queens, and Painter couldn't find anything better, despite a very promising board in front of him.

The next hand was a case of déjà vu for Painter, who called a raise on third street and three more bets through the remaining part of the hand, as only fourth was checked.

Jameson Painter:     /     
Smith Sirisakorn:     /     

Sirisakorn turned up trip queens again, wounding Painter even more deeply.

Smith Sirisakorn4,090,000850,000
Jameson Painter1,050,000-850,000
Saturday, July 1, 2017 10:53 PM Local Time
Aces Up for Painter

Stud Hi-Lo

On sixth street, Smith Sirisakorn bet 160,000, and Jameson Painter called.

Sirisakorn:    /      /  
Painter:    /      /  

On seventh, Painter bet, and Sirisakorn called.

Painter tabled his     for aces up, and Sirisakorn mucked.

Smith Sirisakorn3,240,000-160,000
Jameson Painter1,900,000160,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Saturday, July 1, 2017 10:49 PM Local Time
Painter Fights Back

Omaha Hi-Lo

Jameson Painter raised from the button, and Smith Sirisakorn opted to increase the price, three-betting. Painter called to see the flop.

Sirisakorn continued with his aggression, betting on the     flop. Painter called again. The   turn brought another barrel from Sirisakorn, and Painter announced he was raising.

"I hope we have a king," someone in Painter's rail started singing.

Sirisakorn gave it some brief thought but mucked without much pain.

"Let's go!" Painter's fans celebrated.

Smith Sirisakorn3,400,000-240,000
Jameson Painter1,740,000240,000
Saturday, July 1, 2017 10:40 PM Local Time
Level 28 started
Level: 28
Blinds: 80000/160000
Ante: 0
Saturday, July 1, 2017 10:40 PM Local Time
Sirisakorn Fires Out Bets

Smith Sirisakorn

Stud Hi-Lo

Smith Sirisakorn completed, and Jameson Painter called. Sirisakon fired out bets on fourth, fifth, and sixth streets, and Painter called him down until he found a fold on sixth.

Sirisakorn:    /     
Painter:    /     

Smith Sirisakorn3,640,000450,000
Jameson Painter1,500,000-450,000
Saturday, July 1, 2017 10:39 PM Local Time
Sirisakorn Doesn't Stop Betting

Stud Hi-Lo

Smith Sirisakorn raised with the  , and Jameson Painter called with the  .

Sirisakorn hit the   on fourth street and bet. Painter called. Sirisakorn bet fifth and sixth streets, as well, but Painter wasn't going anywhere, and called both bets.

Sirisakorn didn't miss an opportunity to finish his straightforward play, betting again on the river. Painter apparently didn't get the card he needed and finally gave up.

Jameson Painter:    /      /   - fold
Smith Sirisakorn:    /      /  

Smith Sirisakorn3,190,000550,000
Jameson Painter1,950,000-550,000
Saturday, July 1, 2017 10:34 PM Local Time
Fifth-Street Win for Sirisakorn

Stud Hi-Lo

Jameson Painter completed, and Smith Sirisakorn raised. Painter called, then called a bet on fourth street before folding to a bet on fifth.

Painter:    /    
Sirisakorn:    /    

Smith Sirisakorn2,640,000350,000
Jameson Painter2,500,000-350,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander