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2022 53rd Annual World Series of Poker The Official WSOP Live Updates

Saturday, July 09, 2022 to Monday, July 11, 2022

Event #74: $1,500 BOUNTY Pot-Limit Omaha 8-Handed

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  • Buy-in: $1,500
  • Prizepool: $1,855,650
  • Entries: 1,390
  • Remaining: 0


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Monday, July 11, 2022 9:59 PM Local Time
Pei Li Crowned Champion in Event #74: $1,500 Bounty Pot-Limit Omaha ($190,219)

Pei Li

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

1Pei LiCanada$190,219
2Nolan KingUSA$117,545
3Raul EsquivelUSA$85,739
4Eemil TuominenFinland$63,231
5William GrossUSA$47,153
6Eric LescotBelgium$35,561
7Ryan ScullyUSA$27,125
8Konstantin AngelovBulgaria$20,930
9Diogo VeigaPortugal$16,339

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.

Day 3

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.

Nolan King
Runner-up Nolan King

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.

Winner's Reaction

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.

Pei Li
Pei Li and Friends
Monday, July 11, 2022 9:19 PM Local Time
Nolan King Eliminated in 2nd Place ($117,545)

Nolan King

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:     
Nolan King:     

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 Li35,000,0007,500,000
Nolan King0-7,500,000
Monday, July 11, 2022 9:10 PM Local Time
King Doubles Up Blind

Nolan King

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.

Nolan King:     
Pei Li:     

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 Li27,500,0001,000,000
Nolan King7,500,000-1,000,000
Monday, July 11, 2022 8:51 PM Local Time
Level 34 started
Level: 34
Blinds: 200,000/400,000
Ante: 400,000
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
Break 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

Pei Li

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 Li26,500,0002,500,000
Nolan King8,500,000-2,500,000
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 Li24,000,0006,500,000
Nolan King11,000,000-6,500,000
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:     
Nolan King:     

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 King17,500,000-5,000,000
Pei Li17,500,0005,000,000
Monday, July 11, 2022 7:34 PM Local Time
Level 31 started
Level: 31
Blinds: 100,000/200,000
Ante: 200,000
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 King22,500,0007,000,000
Pei Li12,500,000-7,000,000
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:     
Nolan King:     

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 Li19,500,0007,500,000
Nolan King15,500,000-7,500,000
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 King23,000,000-3,500,000
Pei Li12,000,0003,700,000
Monday, July 11, 2022 6:30 PM Local Time
Level 30 started
Level: 30
Blinds: 100,000/150,000
Ante: 150,000
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 King26,500,00012,500,000
Pei Li8,300,000-12,700,000
Monday, July 11, 2022 5:46 PM Local Time
Roles Are Reversed Again

Pei Li

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.

Pei Li:     
Nolan King:     

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 Li21,000,0009,000,000
Nolan King14,000,000-9,000,000
Monday, July 11, 2022 5:34 PM Local Time
Chip Lead Switches After All In; New King Emerges

Nolan King

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 King23,000,00011,000,000
Pei Li12,000,000-11,000,000
Monday, July 11, 2022 5:25 PM Local Time
Raul Esquivel Eliminated in 3rd Place ($85,739)

Raul Esquivel

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.

Raul Esquivel:     
Pei Li:     

Li made a flush on the river to scoop the massive pot and eliminated Esquivel in 3rd place.

Pei Li23,000,0001,700,000
Nolan King12,000,0001,000,000
Raul Esquivel0-5,600,000