Saturday, October 16, 2021 3:20 PM Local Time
Dylan Weisman Takes Down Event #28: $1,000 Pot-Limit Omaha for First Bracelet ($166,461)
California's Dylan Weisman won his first World Series of Poker bracelet on Saturday by taking down Event #28: $1,000 Pot-Limit Omaha for a six-figure score of $166,461. Weisman, who is the lead PLO instructor for Upswing Poker, entered Day 3 with a dominant chip lead over his four opponents and used it to his advantage — including by sending heads-up opponent Craig Chait out in second for $102,884.
Play on Day 3 lasted for just two hours before Weisman took down the tournament, which began with 1,069 runners and generated a prize pool of $951,410.
Event #28: $1,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Final Table Results
|1||Dylan Weisman||United States||$166,461|
|2||Craig Chait||United States||$102,884|
|3||Alexander Yen||United States||$74,239|
|4||Tim Van Loo||Germany||$54,230|
|6||Chase Fujita||United States||$30,040|
|7||Manan Bhandari||United States||$22,787|
Weisman told PokerNews he eliminated at least 20 opponents over the span of three days. That list includes third-place finisher Alexander Yen, who Weisman knocked out when he flopped a set of nines, and Yen flopped a set of eights before all the chips got in the middle.
Weisman entered heads-up play with 19.7 million chips compared to Chait's 1.7 million. Chait doubled up once before the fatal blow, which came when Weisman check-raised to put Chait all-in and Chait called with a gutshot straight draw, while Weisman had a set of deuces. Chait couldn't get there despite picking up a flush draw on the turn and shook Weisman's hand before leaving the table.
After the victory, Weisman's rail rushed onto the floor of the outer feature final table in the Amazon Room and lifted the champion over their shoulders.
"It's my bar mitzvah all over again!" laughed Weisman.
In an interview with PokerNews, Weisman called his heads-up opponent a "rad dude" who was "genuinely kind the entire time."
"We had been playing a lot together (during the tournament) and he just literally watched me sun-run the entire tournament, so we were meme-ing about it the entire time," he said.
It was also quite the run for Chait, who was nearly sent home in sixth on Day 2 when he was all-in and at risk with a pair of kings against the flopped flush of Chase Fujita and went runner-runner to make a full house. The hand gave Chait a second life and he used it to ladder up to a second-place finish worth six figures.
"He played really well," Weisman said about his opponent. "The fact that he laddered from fifth to second is phenomenal. That takes an immense amount of patience. And so I'm stoked for him and the way he was able to navigate the field."
Weisman plans to gift his maiden bracelet to his dad, who has supported his son's poker ventures since he first began playing at 13 years old. But the second bracelet is going to mom, according to Weisman.
That wraps up the PokerNews live reporting team's coverage of Event #28: $1,000 Pot-Limit Omaha. Be sure to check out the WSOP reporting portal for coverage of other WSOP events.
Saturday, October 16, 2021 2:00 PM Local Time
Craig Chait Eliminated in 2nd Place ($102,884)
In the last hand of the tournament, Craig Chait on the button bet the pot and Dylan Weisman called.
Chait bet the pot again for around 650,000 on the flop of and Weisman check-raised to put his opponent all-in. Chait called it off.
"I have it," Weisman told his opponent before tabling a set of deuces, which was ahead of the straight draw of his opponent.
The turn gave Chait additional outs with a flush draw but Weisman filled up on the river and sent Chait out in second place.
|Dylan Weisman||21,380,000||2,880,000 |
|Craig Chait||0||-1,800,000 |
Saturday, October 16, 2021 1:53 PM Local Time
Dylan Weisman raised to 300,000 and called when Craig Chait moved all in for his last 900,000.
Chait flopped a flush on to take control of the pot and secured the double up when the board ran out .
|Dylan Weisman||18,500,000||-1,200,000 |
|Craig Chait||1,800,000||130,000 |
Saturday, October 16, 2021 1:44 PM Local Time
Alexander Yen Eliminated in 3rd Place ($74,239)
In a heads-up limped pot between Dylan Weisman and Alexander Yen, Yen bet 175,000 on the flop of and Weisman check-raised with a pot-sized bet to 885,000. Yen moved all-in and Weisman snap-called.
Yen was in bad shape with a set of eights as Weisman had a set of nines. The board ran out and both players improved to full houses, with Weisman having the best of it and Yen being sent home in third place.
|Dylan Weisman||19,700,000||4,200,000 |
|Craig Chait||1,670,000||-630,000 |
|Alexander Yen||0||-2,300,000 |
Saturday, October 16, 2021 1:35 PM Local Time
Weisman Raises Yen
Alexander Yen raised to 350,000 from the button and Dylan Weisman defended his big blind.
Weisman checked the flop and Yen bet another 350,000. Weisman then put out a raise to 750,000 and Yen quickly folded.
|Dylan Weisman||15,500,000||500,000 |
|Alexander Yen||2,300,000||-700,000 |
Saturday, October 16, 2021 1:30 PM Local Time
Chait Doubles With Nut Flush
Dylan Weisman opened and Craig Chait in the big blind moved all-in for around 1,140,000. Weisman called.
Chait didn't have to sweat the race for long as the flop of gave him the nut flush, and the runout didn't change things.
|Dylan Weisman||15,000,000||-1,500,000 |
|Craig Chait||2,300,000||1,200,000 |
Saturday, October 16, 2021 1:24 PM Local Time
Yen Fights Back
In a blind versus blind confrontation, Alexander Yen bet 150,000 from the big blind on a flop of and small blind Dylan Weisman raised to 600,000. Yen then quietly announced he was all in.
"Did you say all in?," Weisman asked before folding.
The next hand, Weisman raised from the button to 420,000 before folding to a re-raise from Yen to 1,300,000.
|Dylan Weisman||16,500,000||-2,100,000 |
|Alexander Yen||3,000,000||1,500,000 |
Saturday, October 16, 2021 1:19 PM Local Time
More Chips Go to Weisman
In a limped pot between the blinds, Dylan Weisman bet 120,000 on the flop of and Craig Chait check-called.
Both players checked on the turn and Weisman bet 450,000 on the river.
"Am I going to call and you're going to have a straight again?" Chait asked before eventually calling.
"Flush," Weisman said before showing the winner with and taking yet another pot down.
|Dylan Weisman||18,600,000||600,000 |
|Craig Chait||1,100,000||170,000 |
Saturday, October 16, 2021 1:14 PM Local Time
Weisman Bets Big
Dylan Weisman and Alexander Yen went heads-up to the turn on a board of . Weisman, in the big blind, bet 335,000 and Yen called from the button.
The river came the , and this time Weisman put out a stack of bronze 100,000 chips for a bet totaling 1,300,000. Yen called after a moment but mucked when Weisman showed for the rivered straight.
|Dylan Weisman||18,000,000||3,700,000 |
|Alexander Yen||1,500,000||-2,800,000 |
Saturday, October 16, 2021 1:02 PM Local Time
Weisman Continues to Apply Aggression
Dylan Weisman completed in the small blind and Alexander Yen checked his option.
Weisman led out with a bet of 300,000 on the flop and Yen quickly called.
Weisman fired again on the turn with a bet around 600,000 and his opponent folded.
|Dylan Weisman||14,300,000||300,000 |
|Alexander Yen||4,300,000||-500,000 |
Saturday, October 16, 2021 12:58 PM Local Time
Level 29 started
Saturday, October 16, 2021 12:56 PM Local Time
Tim Van Loo Eliminated in 4th Place ($54,230)
Alexander Yen limped in from the small blind, then called when big blind Tim Van Loo raised to 300,000.
Van Loo continued for 200,000 on the flop of and Yen check-raised to 550,000. Van Loo moved all in and Yen snap-called.
Van Loo showed two kings but had been out flopped by the of Yen. The turn and river came and Van Loo's kings went down to the trips of Yen as the German hit the rail in fourth place.
|Alexander Yen||4,800,000||1,300,000 |
|Tim Van Loo||0||-1,200,000 |
Saturday, October 16, 2021 12:52 PM Local Time
Yen Doubles With Rockets
Dylan Weisman opened as the first player to act and Alexander Yen announced "pot" on the button.
Weisman raised to put Yen all-in and Yen called for a total of 1,750,000.
Yen had the goods with aces and secured himself a double-up as the board ran out .
|Dylan Weisman||14,000,000||-1,700,000 |
|Alexander Yen||3,500,000||1,500,000 |
Saturday, October 16, 2021 12:46 PM Local Time
Full House for Weisman
Heads-up on the turn with the board showing , Dylan Weisman bet 250,000 and Alexander Yen called. On the river, Weisman potted for 1,050,000.
Yen pondered the decision for a moment before calling. "Tens full," Weisman announced, turning over . Yen mucked as Weisman climbed close to 16,000,000.
|Dylan Weisman||15,700,000||1,500,000 |
|Alexander Yen||2,000,000||-3,000,000 |
Saturday, October 16, 2021 12:39 PM Local Time
Ace High Good for Weisman
Tim Van Loo limped in the cutoff and called when chip leader Dylan Weisman raised to 400,000 in the small blind.
Weisman fired a 350,000 bet on the flop of and Van Loo called. Weisman then bet 450,000 on the turn and his opponent again called.
Weisman slowed down and checked on the river and Van Loo eventually checked back.
"Ace-king," Weisman announced before tabling . Ace high was good for Weisman as Van Loo said he missed and mucked.
|Dylan Weisman||14,200,000||2,000,000 |
|Tim Van Loo||1,200,000||-2,000,000 |
Saturday, October 16, 2021 12:32 PM Local Time
Ran Niv Eliminated in 5th Place ($40,109)
Action folded to Tim Van Loo in the small blind and he raised enough to put Ran Niv all in from the big blind. Niv called for around 500,000.
Tim Van Loo:
The board ran out , giving Van Loo two pair, queens and tens, and making Niv the first elimination of the final day.
|Tim Van Loo||3,200,000||650,000 |
|Ran Niv||0||-550,000 |
Saturday, October 16, 2021 12:29 PM Local Time
Weisman Has Half the Chips
Tim Van Loo limped in and Dylan Weisman checked from the big blind. The flop came and Weisman led for 200,000.
Van Loo called to see the on the turn. Weisman bet 550,000, and again Van Loo called. On the river, Weisman asked how much was in the pot before betting 750,000.
Van Loo took his time before calling. Weisman showed for the straight and Van Loo mucked.
|Dylan Weisman||12,200,000||2,765,000 |
|Tim Van Loo||2,550,000||-1,650,000 |
Saturday, October 16, 2021 12:22 PM Local Time
Van Loo Gets a Fold from Yen
Alexander Yen opened to 200,000 on the button and Tim Van Loo and Ran Niv both defended in the blinds.
Yen fired for 250,000 on the flop and Van Loo check-called while Niv folded.
Both players checked on the turn and Van Loo led out for 500,000 on the river. Yen folded
|Alexander Yen||5,000,000||-530,000 |
|Tim Van Loo||4,200,000||700,000 |
|Ran Niv||550,000||-450,000 |
Saturday, October 16, 2021 12:14 PM Local Time
Chait Moves In
Tim Van Loo limped in from early position, Craig Chait called from the small blind, and Dylan Weisman checked his option.
The flop came and action checked to Van Loo, who bet 200,000. Chait then moved all in for his last 530,000. Weisman quickly folded, but Van Loo took his time and asked for a count before also sliding his cards into the muck.
|Tim Van Loo||3,500,000|
|Craig Chait||930,000||50,000 |
Saturday, October 16, 2021 12:01 PM Local Time
Level 28 started