Saturday, June 11, 2022 4:12 AM Local Time
Daniel Zack Victorious in Event #15: $10,000 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship After Grueling Heads-Up Battle
After nearly 12 hours of play, the 2022 World Series of Poker Event #15: $10,000 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship came to a close with Daniel Zack being the last player standing.
He beat Dustin Dirksen in a heads-up duel that lasted over seven hours to capture his second WSOP gold bracelet and the $440,757 first-place prize.
The Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship saw an all-time high of 196 entries, with just five of those returning for Day 4. Those players created the $1,827,700 prize pool, with Zack taking home the lion's share.
"Exhausted, just basically dead, " Zack told PokerNews when asked how he was feeling after his victory. "You know, I have no energy left at all," he added.
With this being Zack's second bracelet win, he was asked which title meant more to him.
"I think bracelet one meant a lot to me because I grew up watching the World Series of Poker and it really meant a lot. But this will be a final table, that is much more memorable to me, especially with it being streamed. If I ever have the wherewithal to watch this back, it will be quite a night."
Despite the mammoth session today, Zack has little time to rest or even celebrate.
"I have to fly to a wedding in maybe a few hours, so I'm about to hop on a plane," he said. "I'll be back [at the WSOP] and chasing player of the year while I'm here. So I'll be hopping in whatever is next and trying to chase that as hard as I can."
Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship Final Table Results
|1||Daniel Zack||United States||$440,757|
|2||Dustin Dirksen||United States||$272,408|
|4||Ray Dehkharghani||United States||$142,456|
|5||Jake Liebeskind||United States||$105,913|
|6||Bart O'Connell||United States||$80,250|
|8||Kane Kalas||United States||$48,839|
|9||Ray Henson||United States||$39,258|
Day 4 Recap
Day 4 short stack Jake Liebeskind got all his chips in the middle on the second hand of the day. However, his jam was snap-called by Dirksen, who had flopped a set of kings. Liebeskind, who had secured his best-ever tournament cash, could not improve and exited in fifth place.
Three hours would pass before the next final table bust out. Nosebleed stakes mixed game cash player Ray Dehkharghani called off his stack after Dirksen had four-bet preflop. Dirksen would go on to make two pair, aces and nines, to send out the one-time bracelet winner in fourth for $142,456.
Next to go was the start of day chip leader, Yuval Bronshtein. He was all-in from the big blind and was up against Zack. Bronshtein flopped best, but the eventual winner rivered a set of deuces to set up heads-up play.
As mentioned, it took seven hours for the tournament to have its final bust out. Dirksen came back from just 425,000 chips to take the chip lead. Dirksen then had Zack on the ropes on several occasions, but neither player could seal the deal. The lead would then chop and change on more than one occasion until Zack had Dirksen right where he wanted.
The two players were all-in on the flop, with Zack's pair of kings ahead of his opponent's pair of tens. There would be no drama on the runout, and Zack's superior pair held to seal out the win.
Saturday, June 11, 2022 4:00 AM Local Time
Dustin Dirksen Eliminated in 2nd Place ($272,408)
Dustin Dirksen limped on the button and then called the raise from Daniel Zack.
The pair got their stacks in the middle on the flop with Dirksen at risk.
Zack was ahead with his pair of kings and was a huge favourite to finish the heads-up duel. The came on the turn to keep Zack in front, and the river was the final nail in Dirksen's coffin.
|Daniel Zack||11,760,000||4,485,000 |
|Dustin Dirksen||0||-4,500,000 |
Saturday, June 11, 2022 3:52 AM Local Time
|Daniel Zack||7,275,000||-600,000 |
|Dustin Dirksen||4,500,000||600,000 |
Saturday, June 11, 2022 3:44 AM Local Time
Dirksen Gets Another Double
Dustin Dirksen moved all in on the flop after calling a preflop raise from Daniel Zack.
The board ran out and Dirksen managed to scoop the entire pot.
|Daniel Zack||7,875,000||-1,950,000 |
|Dustin Dirksen||3,900,000||1,950,000 |0
Saturday, June 11, 2022 3:38 AM Local Time
|Daniel Zack||9,825,000||2,700,000 |
|Dustin Dirksen||1,950,000||-2,710,000 |
Saturday, June 11, 2022 3:33 AM Local Time
Dirksen Check-Raises Flop
Dustin Dirksen called a raise and saw the flop. Dirksen check-raised and Daniel Zack folded.
|Daniel Zack||7,125,000||-1,000,000 |
|Dustin Dirksen||4,660,000||1,060,000 |
Saturday, June 11, 2022 3:26 AM Local Time
Level 30 started
Saturday, June 11, 2022 3:25 AM Local Time
Dustin Dirksen was once again all-in preflop with Daniel Zack calling from the button.
Dirksen secured the double following the runout.
|Daniel Zack||8,125,000||-2,000,000 |
|Dustin Dirksen||3,600,000||1,950,000 |
Saturday, June 11, 2022 3:21 AM Local Time
Chop Pot Continues Heads Up
Dustin Dirksen and Daniel Zack were all-in before the flop was dealt with the former at risk of elimination.
The runout meant both players chopped the pot.
|Daniel Zack||10,125,000||600,000 |
|Dustin Dirksen||1,650,000||-600,000 |0
Saturday, June 11, 2022 3:09 AM Local Time
With 4,500,000 in the pot on the board, Dustin Dirksen was all-in and at risk against Daniel Zack
The river gave Dirksen trips, while Zack had the low for a chopped pot.
|Daniel Zack||9,525,000||900,000 |
|Dustin Dirksen||2,250,000||-900,000 |
Saturday, June 11, 2022 3:07 AM Local Time
The break is over and play is underway.
Saturday, June 11, 2022 3:00 AM Local Time
Play has paused for a few minutes to accommodate a bathroom break.
|Daniel Zack||8,625,000||500,000 |
|Dustin Dirksen||3,150,000||-500,000 |
Saturday, June 11, 2022 2:53 AM Local Time
Dustin Dirksen called a raise in the big blind and then got all his stack in the middle on the flop
The turn kept things level but the river meant Dirksen doubled up, again.
|Daniel Zack||8,125,000||-1,325,000 |
|Dustin Dirksen||3,650,000||1,325,000 |
Saturday, June 11, 2022 2:46 AM Local Time
Full House for Zack
With 3,000,000 in the pot on the board, Daniel Zack check-raised to 1,000,000 after Dustin Dirksen bet.
Dirksen put in a call and saw that Zack had rivered a full house with his .
Dirksen, with , had sevens-full of nines, but it was no good.
|Daniel Zack||9,450,000||2,250,000 |
|Dustin Dirksen||2,325,000||-2,250,000 |0
Saturday, June 11, 2022 2:39 AM Local Time
Zack Chips Up
Dustin Dirksen called a raise in the big blind before the flop was checked through to the turn.
Dirksen bet and then called Daniel Zack's raise. Dirksen mucked on the river after facing a bet.
|Daniel Zack||7,200,000||2,000,000 |
|Dustin Dirksen||4,575,000||-2,000,000 |
Saturday, June 11, 2022 2:32 AM Local Time
Dirsken Back in the Lead
Daniel Zack called a raise and saw the flop. He mucked after Dustin Dirksen continued with a bet.
|Dustin Dirksen||6,575,000||1,750,000 |
|Daniel Zack||5,200,000||-1,750,000 |
Saturday, June 11, 2022 2:23 AM Local Time
Four-Bet Pot Goes to Dirksen
Dustin Dirksen four-bet preflop and was called by Daniel Zack.
Zack called a bet on the flop which brought in the turn. Zack mucked after another bet from Dirksen.
|Daniel Zack||6,950,000||-1,375,000 |
|Dustin Dirksen||4,825,000||1,375,000 |
Saturday, June 11, 2022 2:13 AM Local Time
Zack Extends Lead
In a single raised pot, the flop checked through to the turn. Dustin Dirksen bet and Daniel Zack called.
Dirksen check-called a bet on the river and Zack immediately announced "kings up,"
Dirksen mucked after seeing Zack's .
|Daniel Zack||8,325,000||875,000 |
|Dustin Dirksen||3,450,000||-875,000 |
Saturday, June 11, 2022 2:05 AM Local Time
Zack Takes Chip Lead
Daniel Zack has raked in several pots since play has resumed and has managed to retake the chip lead.
|Daniel Zack||7,450,000||2,250,000 |
|Dustin Dirksen||4,325,000||-2,245,000 |0
Saturday, June 11, 2022 2:00 AM Local Time
The players have returned and play has resumed