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2024 55th Annual World Series of Poker The Official WSOP Live Updates

Friday, May 31, 2024 to Sunday, June 02, 2024

Event #8: $5,000 Pot-Limit Omaha (8-Handed)

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  • Buy-in: $5,000
  • Prizepool: $3,371,800
  • Entries: 733
  • Remaining: 0

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Sunday, June 2, 2024 11:09 PM Local Time (about 21 days and 4 hours ago)
Bryce Yockey Aims for Another Bracelet and WSOP PoY After $5K PLO Triumph

Bryce Yockey Wins Event #8 $5K PLO

Seven years ago Bryce Yockey called his shot and captured his first bracelet in the $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo Championship. Today at the Horseshoe and Paris Las Vegas, he topped that accomplishment, overcoming a field of 733 entrants in Event $8: $5,000 Pot-Limit Omaha to take home his second piece of World Series of Poker hardware while notching a new career-best score of $606,654.

"There's no feeling like it," Yockey told PokerNews. "Like winning a tournament, especially a WSOP tournament is just a highlight of anyone's poker career. I feel validated because I've worked really hard to get better at PLO specifically, and I feel like it paid off today. I feel really loved because I had a lot of people come and support me."

Bryce Yockey and his rail
Bryce Yockey and his rail

Yockey last defeated Farid Jattin after a gruelling heads-up duel, becoming the third player of the series from the 25KFantasy Draft to capture a bracelet. The other draft picks to reach top spot in the first week of the 2024 WSOP were John Hennigan and Nick Guagenti. Hennigan joined the seven-bracelet club after his Dealer's Choice triumph. Like Yockey, Guagenti grabbed bracelet #2 in the Limit Hold'em streets prior to Yockey closing the tournament.

"I'm going to win another one this year. Like honestly, when I saw myself get drafted for $13 in the fantasy draft, I'm like, f*** these guys. I'm just going to win two bracelets instead. I do a morning affirmation every day and I just tell myself I'm going to win two, and I got one down so far."

Final Table Results

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1Bryce YockeyUnited States$606,654
2Farid JattinColumbia$404,430
3Zachary SchwartzUnited States$283,221
4Aditya SadhuUnited States$201,419
5Jason BerilgenUnited States$145,504
6Joao VieiraPortugal$106,795
7Joao SimaoBrazil$79,661
8Paul RadcliffeUnited States$60,405

Winner's Reaction

Throughout the final table Yockey and Jattin were at the forefront of the action, despite both players having a sizable chip lead over the rest of the field that gave way to major ICM implications for both players.

"I had to be really cautious with him because he was clearly willing to play more hands than ICM would suggest. Even though I actually had him covered for a stretch, he had enough chips that we were so close.

"I actually just kind of treated him like a chip leader and just gave him a lot of free opportunities. I felt like I would find chances to get chips in other places."

Yockey's ambitions don't just top at getting another bracelet, he's also putting his name in the hat for the WSOP Player of the Year race.

"I'm never going to be like Shaun Deeb or Daniel Negreanu. I'm never going to play two tournaments at the same time unless it's a really unusual situation. But, I mean, I always play 40 events anyway. If I play another ten, it's really not that different. So I'll be in here every single day."

Final Day Highlights

Joao Vieira
Joao Vieira

The third and final day began with just 11 hopefuls. Joao Vieira started the day at the bottom of the counts but got off to a hot start after turning a straight to crack Gabriel Andrade's top set. Andrade was left with fumes and couldn't recover, ultimately becoming the first knockout of the day. Poker Hall of Famer Brian Rast was next to fall on the final table bubble after making top pair and a straight draw only to run into Vieira's bigger top pair and flush draw.

Yockey began the day at the top of the counts and entered the final table still holding on to the chip lead. Jattin was not too far behind and quickly closed the gap after cracking the pocket aces of Naoya Kihara to score the first FT elimination.

Yockey began pulling away after scoring a pivotal double knockout that saw Paul Radcliffe and Joao Simao hit the rail in eighth and seventh place respectively.

By this point, Yockey and Jattin were well ahead of the rest of the field, with the other four competitors nursing significantly shorter stacks. Despite the heavy ICM implications, Jattin and Yockey were battling each other in several big pots. Yockey seemed poised to run away with the tournament after getting max value with top set which sent Jattin tumbling down the chip counts. The resilient Colombian was at risk shortly after, but rebounded after making a rivering a higher straight against his main rival. Jattin knocked out Vieira in sixth a few hands later to once again close the gap.

Farid Jattin
Farid Jattin

Following the dinner break, the short stacks began to fall. Yockey picked up steam, seeing off Jason Berilgen and Aditya Sadhu.

Zachary Schwartz attempted to mount a comeback at three-handed play but was ultimately felted after getting it in with a pair and a wrap only for Yockey to river a flush.

Yockey entered heads-up play with nearly a 4:1 chip advantage over his opponent, but Jattin dug in his heels. Jattin showed tremendous heart and a ton of creativity, but in the end, Yockey's chip advantage was too much to overcome. The final pot of the night was a preflop race, which handed Yockey the title.

This concludes our coverage of this event, but stay tuned to PokerNews for continuing coverage throughout the rest of the 55th World Series of Poker from here at Horseshoe and Paris Las Vegas.

Sunday, June 2, 2024 9:38 PM Local Time (about 21 days and 5 hours ago)
Farid Jattin Eliminated in 2nd Place ($404,430)

Farid Jattin

Farid Jattin raised 900,000, and Bryce Yockey three-bet to 2,375,000. Jattin called it off and both hands were tabled.

Farid Jattin:      [allin]
Bryce Yockey:     

The     flop gave Jattin a pair and a straight draw to the lead. However, the   hit the turn giving the lead back to Yockey with a pair of eights, and the   river changed nothing, eliminating Jattin in 2nd place.

Bryce Yockey36,650,0002,350,000
Farid Jattin0-2,375,000
Sunday, June 2, 2024 9:30 PM Local Time (about 21 days and 5 hours ago)
Nuts for Yockey

Farid Jattin limped     , and Bryce Yockey checked his option with     .

The flop came    , and Yockey check-called a bet of 350,000.

The   landed on the turn, and Yockey checked to Jattin who fired 1,000,000. After a moment, he made the call.

The board completed with the   on the river, and Yockey checked once again. Jattin decided to take another stab at the pot, betting 1,200,000. Yockey check-jammed, forcing Jattin's cards to hit the muck.

Bryce Yockey34,300,0005,300,000
Farid Jattin2,375,000-5,300,000
Sunday, June 2, 2024 9:23 PM Local Time (about 21 days and 5 hours ago)
Big Value for Yockey

Bryce Yockey

Farid Jattin limped      and called a raise of 900,000 from Bryce Yockey who held the     .

The     flop hit the felt, and Yockey continued for 1,000,000. Jattin tossed in a couple of chips to make the call.

When the   fell on the turn, Yockey checked. Jattin asked the dealer how much was in the pot before deciding to check-back.

The   completed the board on the river and Yockey dropped a bet of 2,500,000 across the line.

Jattin tank-called, sending the pot to Yockey's trip nines.

Bryce Yockey29,000,0005,000,000
Farid Jattin7,675,000-5,000,000
Sunday, June 2, 2024 9:15 PM Local Time (about 21 days and 6 hours ago)
Jattin Climbing

Farid Jattin limped     , and Bryce Yockey checked his option with     .

Both players checked to the      turn, where Yockey led for 500,000. Jattin clicked it to 1,000,000, and Yockey thought about it for about 30 seconds before deciding to call.

The   completed the board on the river, and Yockey put out a small bet of 1,000,000. Jattin responded with a raise to 5,000,000, forcing Yockey to snap-muck.

Bryce Yockey24,000,000-2,600,000
Farid Jattin12,675,0002,600,000
Gorilla Gaming
Sunday, June 2, 2024 9:06 PM Local Time (about 21 days and 6 hours ago)
Straight for Jattin

Bryce Yockey limped     , and Farid Jattin checked his option with     .

The dealer fanned a flop of    , and Jattin check-called a bet of 300,000 from Yockey.

When the   fell on the turn Jattin check-called a pot-sized bet of 1,500,000.

The   landed on the river, giving Jattin a straight and both players checked as the dealer shipped the pot to Jattin.

Bryce Yockey26,600,000-2,100,000
Farid Jattin10,075,0002,100,000
Sunday, June 2, 2024 9:00 PM Local Time (about 21 days and 6 hours ago)
Yockey Check-Raises it Away on the Turn

Farid Jattin limped     , and Bryce Yockey checked his option holding     .

The flop came    , and Yockey check-called a bet of 300,000.

The   landed on the turn, and Yockey checked before Jattin bet 1,200,000. Yockey raised to 5,100,000, and Jattin snap-mucked.

Bryce Yockey28,700,0003,100,000
Farid Jattin7,975,000-3,100,000
Sunday, June 2, 2024 8:52 PM Local Time (about 21 days and 6 hours ago)
Level 32 started
Level: 32
Blinds: 150,000/300,000
Ante: 300,000
Sunday, June 2, 2024 8:47 PM Local Time (about 21 days and 6 hours ago)
Break Time

The players have gone on a quick break.

Sunday, June 2, 2024 8:46 PM Local Time (about 21 days and 6 hours ago)
Jattin Forces Yockey to Fold Aces

Farid Jattin

Bryce Yockey opened 750,000 with     , and Farid Jattin defended the blind with     .

The dealer spread a flop of    , and both players checked to the   turn. Jattin bet 1,100,000, and Yockey called.

The   completed the board on the river, and Jattin blasted 3,950,000. Yockey went in the tank, trying to find the call but ultimately decided to make the fold.

Bryce Yockey25,600,000200,000
Farid Jattin11,075,000-200,000
Gorilla Gaming
Sunday, June 2, 2024 8:37 PM Local Time (about 21 days and 6 hours ago)
Jattin Rivers the Nuts

Farid Jattin limped     , and Bryce Yockey checked his option with     .

Both players flopped a flush draw once again on the     flop, and Yockey check-called a bet of 425,000.

The   landed on the turn, and both players tapped the table.

When the   hit the river, Jattin had the nut straight, and Yockey decided to take a stab at the pot with a bet of 500,000. Jattin took his time before announcing a raise to 2,000,000, and Yockey mucked.

Bryce Yockey25,400,000-925,000
Farid Jattin11,275,000925,000
Sunday, June 2, 2024 8:30 PM Local Time (about 21 days and 6 hours ago)
Flush over Flush for Jattin

Farid Jattin limped with     , and Bryce Yockey checked his option holding     .

The dealer fanned a flop of    , and Yockey check-called a bet of 350,000.

When the   hit the turn, and both players tapped the table to see the   river.

Both players checked once again, sending the pot to Jattin with the higher flush.

Bryce Yockey26,325,000-1,850,000
Farid Jattin10,350,0001,850,000
Sunday, June 2, 2024 8:24 PM Local Time (about 21 days and 6 hours ago)
Perfect Turn for Jattin as He Scores a Double

Farid Jattin

Bryce Yockey opened to 750,000 and Farid Jattin defended the blind.

The dealer spread a flop of    , and Jattin led for 1,750,000. Yockey stuck around, making the call.

The   fell on the turn, and Jattin jammed for his last 1,625,000. Yockey snap-called.

Farid Jattin:      [allin]
Bryce Yockey:     

It was a great turn for Jattin as both players made a straight, and Yockey was drawing dead as the   completed the board on the river.

Bryce Yockey28,175,000-3,325,000
Farid Jattin8,500,0003,325,000
Sunday, June 2, 2024 8:14 PM Local Time (about 21 days and 7 hours ago)
Yockey Four-Bet Jams the Turn

Bryce Yockey

Bryce Yockey opened 750,000 with     , and Farid Jattin defended the big blind with     .

The dealer fanned a flop of    , and both players checked to the   turn. Jattin fired a bet of 600,000, and Yockey raised to 1,600,000. Jattin responded with a three-bet to 3,600,000, and Yockey wasted no time putting in the four-bet jam to force Jattin to snap-fold.

Bryce Yockey31,500,0005,125,000
Farid Jattin5,175,000-5,125,000
Sunday, June 2, 2024 8:00 PM Local Time (about 21 days and 7 hours ago)
Big Double for Jattin

Farid Jattin

Bryce Yockey raised 750,000 with     , and Farid Jattin called with     .

The action checked to the      turn, where Jattin bet 1,100,000. Yockey called.

The   landed on the river, giving Jattin a full house and he jammed for his remaining 3,200,000. Yockey tanked for several minutes while scratching his head trying to decide. Eventually, he made the call to see the bad news.

Bryce Yockey26,375,000-5,525,000
Farid Jattin10,300,0005,525,000
Gorilla Gaming
Sunday, June 2, 2024 7:54 PM Local Time (about 21 days and 7 hours ago)
Level 31 started
Level: 31
Blinds: 125,000/250,000
Ante: 250,000
Sunday, June 2, 2024 7:50 PM Local Time (about 21 days and 7 hours ago)
Jattin Gets Frisky on the Turn

Bryce Yockey limped the button with      and Farid Jattin checked his option holding     .

The dealer fanned a flop of     and both players checked to see the   turn. Jattin bet 200,000 and Yockey raised to 700,000. Jattin responded with a three-bet to 1,925,000. Yockey called.

When the   landed on the river, Jattin slowed down with a check. Yockey checked it back and pulled in the pot with trip eights.

Bryce Yockey31,900,0002,925,000
Farid Jattin4,775,000-2,925,000
Sunday, June 2, 2024 7:42 PM Local Time (about 21 days and 7 hours ago)
Jattin Makes the Best Hand Fold

Farid Jattin

Bryce Yockey limped      and Farid Jattin checked his option holding     .

Both players checked to the      turn, where Jattin bet 200,000 and Yockey called.

The   completed the board on the river, and Jattin pushed a pot-sized bet of 1,000,000 across the line. Yockey tanked for a couple of minutes before making the fold.

Bryce Yockey28,975,000-200,000
Farid Jattin7,700,000200,000
Sunday, June 2, 2024 7:29 PM Local Time (about 21 days and 7 hours ago)
Small One for Jattin

Bryce Yockey opened 600,000 with     , and Farid Jattin defended his blind with     .

No bets went in on the       board, and Jattin pulled in the pot with two pair.

Bryce Yockey29,175,000-50,000
Farid Jattin7,500,00050,000
Sunday, June 2, 2024 7:18 PM Local Time (about 21 days and 7 hours ago)
Zachary Schwartz Eliminated in 3rd Place ($283,221)

Zachary Schwartz

Zachary Schwartz limped, and Bryce Yockey raised to 800,000 in the small blind. Schwartz called.

The dealer spread a flop of    , and Yockey checked to Schwartz who fired a bet of 700,000. Yockey made the call.

When the   fell on the turn, Yockey bet 275,000,000, putting Schwartz all-in and he snap called.

Zachary Schwartz:      [allin]
Bryce Yockey:     

Schwartz had a pair and a wrap, while Yockey had a gutshot straight flush draw. The   landed on the river, giving Yockey a flush to send Schwartz home in 3rd place.

Bryce Yockey29,225,0004,550,000
Farid Jattin7,450,000-500,000
Zachary Schwartz0-4,050,000
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