Monday, July 11, 2022 9:59 PM Local Time
Pei Li Crowned Champion in Event #74: $1,500 Bounty Pot-Limit Omaha ($190,219)
Event #74: $1,500 Bounty Pot-Limit Omaha is in the books after 6 and a half hours of play on the final day. The new champion is Pei ''Jerry'' Li who wins $190,219 and his first bracelet. On top of first place prize money, he also acquired a $500 bounty for each player he knocked out during the tournament.
The event itself saw a field of 1,390 entrants, many of which were reentries by players that busted before late registration ended at Level 9 of Day 1. Many names came and fell through the course of Day 1, including: Phil Hellmuth, Daniel Negreanu and Dan Weinman. Player of the Year first place leader Dan Zack made the money, building on his lead in the POY standings as the WSOP reaches its final week.
Event #74: $1,500 Bounty Pot-Limit Omaha Results
Day 2 saw 124 players return for their chance at gold, with many returning WSOP champions looking to book another bracelet. Some players that made Day 2 but fell just short were: Connor Drinan (24th), Ankush Mandavia (19th) and Day 1 chip leader, Tamel Kamel (17th). Kamel had a rough day after he had built on his chip lead before getting short and ultimately busting just before the final two table redraw.
It took ten sixty-minute levels of play to get down to the final nine players before play was halted for the night. Those final nine didn't take long to get action going on Day 3 though. The short stacked bracelet winner Diogo Veiga finished ninth for $16,339 after he ran into the aces of Raul Esquivel.
Next to fall was Konstantin Angelov, who has been on fire lately after winning Event #64: $600 Pot-Limit Omaha Deepstack ($199,466) just a couple of weeks ago. The Bulgarian has been running and playing great to navigate such big fields. He will have to wait for another shot at his second bracelet, however, since he finished eighth for $20,930.
The charismatic Ryan Scully was our seventh place finisher, taking $27,125 for his efforts after the runner-runner flush of Nolan King got there to bust his straight after they got it all in on the flop. Scully was upbeat the entire event, making sure everyone heard him if he won a big pot and cracking jokes with his tablemates.
In sixth place was Eric Lescot, who took $35,561 after a blind on blind duel with King when he ran a set of eights into a set of nines. The Belgium-based player finished with his best World Series of Poker result to date.
Out in fifth place was William Gross, after getting all in preflop and flopping the best hand, then King hit runner-runner on him. His fifth place finish was good for $47,153 plus bounties.
The Finnish player, Emil Tuominen got it in good on a flop with pocket aces against the gut shot straight draw of King. King continued running good and binked his gutter on the turn to bust Tuominen in fourth for $63,231.
Esquivel was then eliminated in third Place for $85,739 after Li sent him to the rail with a flush. Esquivel was mostly quiet through the final table and laddered well during all the action.
When heads-up play began, Li had a nearly 2-to-1 chip lead over King, but it switched back again when King flopped a set and got action from Li's pocket aces, betting all in and getting called to double up King. The lead then switched twice more before the chip stacks evened out at 17,000,000 each. King then chipped away at Li, with Li getting chipped down to 8,000,000.
King, who had been enjoying beers with his rail (Kyle Julius, Ben Lamb, and others) had been potting it blind from the button, making the pots a little bigger than they would otherwise be. Li battled back to even once again with these inflated pots going his way before Li won a big one leaving King with 4,250,000. King then on doubled the next hand to stay in contention.
Both players agreed to skip two levels, making their stacks a lot more shallow. King ended up getting his last 3,900,000 in versus a 2,000,000 continuation bet from Li and being up against top pair. Li held up for the win and bracelet as King finished second.
PokerNews caught up with Jerry Li after his win and asked him about his win and what he'd do with his prize and he responded saying ''No, nothing right now''. Perhaps he was a little speechless and tired after the grind to get the bracelet.
"The blind levels were raised at the request of King, by two levels near the end, and you agreed to it, why was that?"
He responded ''He's a very aggressive player, but so am I, so it made it a fun time heads up [to play for bigger pots]." It may have been a sign of both players wanting to get the tournament done after hours of heads-up play that saw the chip lead shift many, many times.
A fantastic win for Li who adds to his circuit ring victory, though you can be sure this one feels a lot more special. The Canadian player who is a pot-limit omaha specialist, will no doubt be back to playing on GGPoker, where he plays pot-limit omaha cash, as well as hold'em. This is the first bracelet for a player from Alberta, Canada, shockingly, where pot-limit omaha cash games run frequently. It's fitting that the first win for Alberta is in PLO.
That wraps up Event #74: $1,500 Bounty Pot-Limit Omaha. Congratulations to the winner Pei ''Jerry'' Li on his first World Series of Poker bracelet.
Stayed tuned for all the up to date action from the Main Event and all other events running as the last week of the 2022 WSOP continues, live from Bally's and Paris Las Vegas.
Monday, July 11, 2022 9:19 PM Local Time
Nolan King Eliminated in 2nd Place ($117,545)
After Nolan King called preflop, Pei ''Jerry'' Li made it pot. King made the call and they saw the flop.
Li then bet 2,000,000 and King moved all in for 3,900,000. Li called and hands were flipped.
Pei ''Jerry'' Li:
The turn and river completed the board and gave Li the win and bracelet.
Stay tuned for a full recap from the PokerNews team.
|Pei Li||35,000,000||7,500,000 |
|Nolan King||0||-7,500,000 |
Monday, July 11, 2022 9:10 PM Local Time
King Doubles Up Blind
Pei "Jerry" Li limped the button and Nolan King raised to pot for 1,200,000 which Li called. Before the flop was out King announced all in for roughly 2,400,000 and when the flop came Li made the call.
King was ahead with the cowboys and when the board ran out and it was the broadway straight for King that found a full double up.
|Pei Li||27,500,000||1,000,000 |
|Nolan King||7,500,000||-1,000,000 |
Monday, July 11, 2022 8:51 PM Local Time
Level 34 started
Monday, July 11, 2022 8:51 PM Local Time
Agreed Level Skip
Both players have agreed to skip two levels to take play to 200,000 / 400,000 blinds, level 34.
Monday, July 11, 2022 8:37 PM Local Time
Players are now on a 10-minute break. Play will resume shortly.
Monday, July 11, 2022 8:19 PM Local Time
King Loses Giant Pot Then Doubles Next Hand
After a limp from Pei Li, Nolan King made it 600,000 and Li called.
The flop of was checked by both players.
On the turn of , King lead for pot and Li called.
A river brought a check from King, who called a bet of 4,200,000 from Li and was shown the bad news when Li tabled .
King then got in his last 4,250,000 on the next hand and won. Li still holds a commanding 2-to-1 lead in the heads-up battle.
|Pei Li||26,500,000||2,500,000 |
|Nolan King||8,500,000||-2,500,000 |
Monday, July 11, 2022 8:12 PM Local Time
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Monday, July 11, 2022 8:12 PM Local Time
Chip Count Update
|Pei Li||24,000,000||6,500,000 |
|Nolan King||11,000,000||-6,500,000 |
Monday, July 11, 2022 7:51 PM Local Time
Li Doubles to Make It an Even Match
All the chips got in on the flop of when Nolan King potted and Pei "Jerry" Li re-potted. King moved all in and Li made the call for his last 8,750,000.
Pei "Jerry" Li:
King out flopped Li with top two-pair but when the turn came the and river it was the flush of Li that scooped the pot to get things back to even.
|Nolan King||17,500,000||-5,000,000 |
|Pei Li||17,500,000||5,000,000 |
Monday, July 11, 2022 7:34 PM Local Time
Level 31 started
Monday, July 11, 2022 7:16 PM Local Time
King Scores Big Pot
In a pot of roughly 2,000,000 on a board showing , Nolan King bet 1,400,000 and Pei Li quickly raised to 4,000,000, which was called.
The river came the and King announced pot for enough to put Li all in if he called. After some deliberation, Li folded and the huge pot was sent to King.
|Nolan King||22,500,000||7,000,000 |
|Pei Li||12,500,000||-7,000,000 |
Monday, July 11, 2022 6:54 PM Local Time
Li Doubles Back to Chip Leader
After much back and forth raising preflop, all the chips got in with Pei "Jerry" Li at risk for his last 9,500,000 after Nolan King made the call.
Pei "Jerry" Li:
The board ran out , giving Li a flush on the river and doubled him back up to the chip leader. King mentioned to PokerNews his friends wanted him to win the tournament with jack-seven in his hand and that's why he had to call.
|Pei Li||19,500,000||7,500,000 |
|Nolan King||15,500,000||-7,500,000 |
Monday, July 11, 2022 6:41 PM Local Time
King Scores Huge Bluff
In a pot of roughly 2,500,000 on a flop of , Nolan King and Pei Li both checked their option. On the turn King checked and Li bet 2,000,000 which was called.
The hit the river and King now led out for 4,000,000. Li quickly folded and King slammed down for the ace-high bluff.
|Nolan King||23,000,000||-3,500,000 |
|Pei Li||12,000,000||3,700,000 |
Monday, July 11, 2022 6:30 PM Local Time
Level 30 started
Monday, July 11, 2022 6:18 PM Local Time
Break In Heads-Up Play
Players are taking a 15-minute break during heads-up play.
Monday, July 11, 2022 6:10 PM Local Time
Nolan Back in The Lead
After much back and forth action, Nolan King has regained the chip lead. Play has been fast paced and there's been no shortage of action in this heads up match.
|Nolan King||26,500,000||12,500,000 |
|Pei Li||8,300,000||-12,700,000 |
Monday, July 11, 2022 5:46 PM Local Time
Roles Are Reversed Again
In a pot of 4,620,000 on a board of , Nolan King bet pot in the dark before the turn card. The turn peeled off the and after some thought Pei "Jerry" Li moved all in for 8,400,000 total and King made the call.
Li turned the nuts and needed to fade a king or ten to double up back to chip leader. The river came the and the roles reversed again with Li back in the drivers seat after scooping the massive pot.
|Pei Li||21,000,000||9,000,000 |
|Nolan King||14,000,000||-9,000,000 |
Monday, July 11, 2022 5:34 PM Local Time
Chip Lead Switches After All In; New King Emerges
With 2,600,000 in the pot on a turn of Nolan King announced pot from the big blind, 5,200,000 was the bet and Pei ''Jerry'' Li called.
Before a river could be dealt, King announced ''I'm all in'', putting the rest of his 3,310,000 in the pot.
The completed the board and Li ended up calling it off after thinking it over for a minute or so.
King announced ''I have a set'', turning over , to which Li showed as he said an expletive as he threw his cards towards the muck.
|Nolan King||23,000,000||11,000,000 |
|Pei Li||12,000,000||-11,000,000 |
Monday, July 11, 2022 5:25 PM Local Time
Raul Esquivel Eliminated in 3rd Place ($85,739)
The action was picked up when all three players put 1,000,000 in the pot preflop. The flop came and Nolan King bet 1,000,000. Pei "Jerry" Li called and Raul Esquivel moved all in for 1,780,000 total. Both King and Li made the call.
The turn came , King and Li both checked their option. On the river King checked and Li bet 4,000,000. King folded and the hands were tabled.
Li made a flush on the river to scoop the massive pot and eliminated Esquivel in 3rd place.
|Pei Li||23,000,000||1,700,000 |
|Nolan King||12,000,000||1,000,000 |
|Raul Esquivel||0||-5,600,000 |