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

Saturday, June 01, 2024 to Tuesday, June 04, 2024

Event #10: $10,000 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship (8-Handed)

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  • Buy-in: $10,000
  • Prizepool: $1,832,100
  • Entries: 197
  • Remaining: 0

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Tuesday, June 4, 2024 9:58 PM Local Time (about 19 days and 6 hours ago)
Scott Seiver Captures Fifth Bracelet in $10,000 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship For $426,744

Scott Seiver

Scott Seiver added to his poker legacy tonight as he emerged victorious in Event #10, the $10,000 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship at the 2024 World Series of Poker at Horseshoe and Paris Las Vegas for $426,744 and his fifth bracelet. He defeated Jonathan Cohen in a heads-up battle that lasted just thirty minutes.

This prestigious event spanned four grueling days and attracted 197 of the best Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better players in the world, creating a prize pool of $1,832,100. Seiver, a longtime pro and one of the most recognizable faces in the high-stakes poker world, skillfully maneuvered his way to victory to join other five-time bracelet winners like John Juanda, Benny Glaser and John Monnette.

"This was exhausting," he told PokerNews in a winner's interview. "I wouldn't be surprised if this was one of if not the longest non-Main Event tournament there has been. I feel great now that I've won."

Final Table Results

PlacePlayerCountryPrize (USD)
1Scott SeiverUnited Staes$426,744
2Jonathan CohenCanada$284,495
3Calvin AndersonUnited States$197,582
4Paul ZappullaUnited States$140,273
5Sami Saad El-DeinUnited States$101,853
6Benny GlaserUnited Kingdom$75,678
7Jake SchwartzUnited States$57,570
8Jared BleznickUnited States$44,864
9Patrick MoulderUnited States$35,838

"This Bracelet Actually Means a Lot to Me"

After a few winner's photos were taken, he kindly shared his thoughts about his emotions following the event and his plans for the 2024 WSOP.

"This bracelet actually means a lot to me," he said. "Everyone [who] plays a tournament, they always want to win. But I came into this summer with a real desire to try and win as many bracelets as I can."

Scott Seiver
Scott Seiver

In response to his comeback from being the short stack during three-handed play, Seiver said, "I think my style of play, especially in Omaha 8 or Better or split pot games in general, allows me to survive on a short stack for a long time."

Seiver will be eligible for the Poker Hall of Fame next year and has his sights set on the shortlist.

"Honestly, I've been one of the best in the world at cash games, heads-up no-limit tournaments, literally almost any form of poker there has been. And I just feel that it was important to let people know that I'm still here and doing this."

Seiver's Path to Victory

Seiver secured the chip lead at the end of Day 1 and never looked back. Late registration remained open for the first level of Day 2 and once all the entries were tallied, it was determined that 30 players would be awarded at least a min-cash of $20,309. Unfortunately, Patrick Leonard earned the unlucky title of bubble boy just missing out on the money.

Patrick Moulder entered the final table with a middling stack but was never able to gain momentum under the lights. He ultimately exited the event in ninth place, falling at the hands of Benny Glaser.

Next to fall was the ever-talkative Jared Bleznick, who finished in eighth place. Bleznick lost multiple pots at the final table before eventually getting it in preflop against the overall tournament runner-up, Cohen. Unfortunately, the deck provided no help and Bleznick was sent to the cashier's desk.

Jared Bleznick
Jared Bleznick

Jake Schwartz managed to climb a few pay jumps at the final table before ultimately becoming the short stack. He got all his chips in the middle ahead against Paul Zappulla, but a disastrous turn card sent him packing in seventh place.

The most decorated mixed-game player at the final table was Glaser, boasting five WSOP bracelets from a variety of games as well as multiple online mixed-game championships. Glaser entered the final table with his eyes firmly on the gold bracelet. However, a string of unfortunate runouts left Glaser as the short stack with six players remaining. Ultimately, it was Seiver who sent Glaser to the showers in sixth place.

Sami Saad El-Dein ended Day 2 as the overnight chip leader and seemed to pull away from the rest of the field during the early levels of Day 3. However, shorthanded play before the final table wasn't kind to El-Dein and he entered the final table as the shortest stack. El-Dein finished the tournament in fifth place, falling to Seiver. Despite this, he secured a six-figure score, by far his biggest to date and something he will surely be very proud of.

Sami Saad El-Dein
Sami Saad El-Dein

After El-Dein's elimination in fifth place, the remaining four players bagged up for the night and returned on Day 4 to play to a winner, with Seiver at the top of the counts.

Of the four players returning for Day 4, Zappulla was the only one without a WSOP bracelet. Coming in as the short stack, it was going to be a monumental task to emerge victorious. It took less than one level of play on Day 4 for Zappulla to hit the rail after running into the quads of Calvin Anderson. Zappulla settled for a fourth-place finish and his biggest cash to date.

That meant the remaining three players had guaranteed themselves a podium finish and a cash prize just shy of $200,000. Three-handed play was fast and furious, with each player holding the chip lead and the shortest stack multiple times. It took more than four hours of play for another elimination to occur. Finishing in third was four-time bracelet winner Calvin Anderson, who, after getting short-stacked, couldn't improve against the eventual champion Seiver when all the chips went in preflop.

Jonathan Cohen
Jonathan Cohen

Seiver had a commanding chip lead going into heads-up play against Cohen, with an almost 4:1 chip advantage. Seiver had Cohen on the brink of elimination multiple times, but Cohen showed a knack for surviving and didn't go down without a fight. Ultimately, Seiver's relentless aggression paid off as he finished off Cohen in just thirty minutes, claiming his fifth bracelet.

Scott Seiver
Scott Seiver

As always, PokerNews will provide real-time updates in all 99 bracelet events over the summer, so keep it here to stay in the loop with the latest action throughout the series.

Tuesday, June 4, 2024 8:45 PM Local Time (about 19 days and 7 hours ago)
Rocking the Perfect Shirt for the Occasion
Tuesday, June 4, 2024 8:06 PM Local Time (about 19 days and 8 hours ago)
Scott Seiver Wins His Fifth WSOP Bracelet

Scott Seiver has just won his fifth World Series of Poker bracelet, and the $426,744 first-place prize money.

Stay tuned for a full tournament recap.

Tuesday, June 4, 2024 8:04 PM Local Time (about 19 days and 8 hours ago)
Jonathan Cohen Eliminated in 2nd Place ($284,495)

Jonathan Cohen

Scott Seiver raised preflop and Jonathan Cohen called for the rest of his remaining chips.

Jonathan Cohen:      [allin]
Scott Seiver:     

The board ran out       and Cohen was eliminated in 2nd place.

Scott Seiver11,800,000700,000
Jonathan Cohen0-700,000
Tuesday, June 4, 2024 7:59 PM Local Time (about 19 days and 8 hours ago)
Seiver on the Brink of Victory

Scott Seiver raised from the button and Jonathan Cohen three-bet from the big blind. Seiver called.

Cohen bet on the     flop and Seiver called.

The   turn saw Cohen check-call a bet from Seiver.

On the   river Cohen check-called another bet only for Seiver to turn over      for a flush to win the pot

Scott Seiver11,100,0001,800,000
Jonathan Cohen700,000-1,800,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Tuesday, June 4, 2024 7:51 PM Local Time (about 19 days and 8 hours ago)
Level 29 started
Level: 29
Blinds: 250,000/500,000
Ante: 0
Tuesday, June 4, 2024 7:45 PM Local Time (about 19 days and 8 hours ago)
Break Time

Scott Seiver and Jonathan Cohen are now on a 10-minute break.

Seiver has maintained his sizable lead over Cohen and is sitting with just over nine million in chips.

Scott Seiver9,300,000-900,000
Jonathan Cohen2,500,000900,000
Tuesday, June 4, 2024 7:31 PM Local Time (about 19 days and 8 hours ago)
Seiver is Relentless

Scott Seiver raised from the button and Jonathan Cohen defended his big blind.

Cohen check-called a bet on the     flop to see the   come on the turn. This time Cohen check-folded to a bet from Seiver.

Scott Seiver10,200,000-200,000
Jonathan Cohen1,600,000200,000
Tuesday, June 4, 2024 7:23 PM Local Time (about 19 days and 9 hours ago)
Cohen on the Ropes

Scott Seiver raised on the button and Jonathan Cohen defended his big blind.

Cohen proceeded to check-call bets from Seiver on the     flop,   turn, and   river.

"Ace ace deuce," Seiver said as he tabled      as advertised.

Cohen couldn't beat it and sent his hand into the muck and is now sitting under two million in chips.

Scott Seiver10,400,0001,400,000
Jonathan Cohen1,400,000-1,400,000
Tuesday, June 4, 2024 7:14 PM Local Time (about 19 days and 9 hours ago)
Heads-up

Scott Seiver - Jonathan Cohen

Scott Seiver and Jonathan Cohen are now heads up for the bracelet and $426,744 first-place prize.

Seiver enters heads-up play with an over 3:1 chip lead over Anderson.

Scott Seiver9,000,0000
Jonathan Cohen2,800,000800,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Tuesday, June 4, 2024 7:14 PM Local Time (about 19 days and 9 hours ago)
Calvin Anderson Eliminated in 3rd Place ($197,582)

Calvin Anderson

Calvin Anderson got all of his chips into the middle preflop against Scott Seiver.

Calvin Anderson:      [allin]
Scott Seiver:     

The board ran out       and Anderson was eliminated in 3rd place.

Scott Seiver9,000,000700,000
Calvin Anderson0-1,500,000
Tuesday, June 4, 2024 7:08 PM Local Time (about 19 days and 9 hours ago)
Cohen Doubles

Jonathan Cohen raised on the button and was called by Scott Seiver in the big blind.

Seiver led out for a bet on the     flop and Cohen called all in.

Jonathan Cohen:     
Scott Seiver:     

The   turn and   river gave Cohen two pair along with nut low and he scooped the pot to double up.

Scott Seiver8,300,000-350,000
Jonathan Cohen2,000,0001,550,000
Calvin Anderson1,500,000-1,100,000
Tuesday, June 4, 2024 7:00 PM Local Time (about 19 days and 9 hours ago)
Cohen Gets Quatered

Jonathan Cohen got all of his chips in preflop with Scott Seiver trying to eliminate him in 3rd place.

Jonathan Cohen:      [allin]
Scott Seiver:     

The board ran out      , meaning Seiver won the high and split the low with Cohen

Scott Seiver8,650,000150,000
Jonathan Cohen700,000-1,300,000
Tuesday, June 4, 2024 6:55 PM Local Time (about 19 days and 9 hours ago)
Seiver on a Rampage

Calvin Anderson called from the small blind, and Scott Seiver raised from the big blind. Anderson called, and they headed to the flop.

Anderson checked the     flop. Seiver bet and Anderson called.

The   turn and   river saw Anderson check-call on both streets. Seiver flipped over      to scoop the pot.

Scott Seiver8,500,0001,800,000
Calvin Anderson2,600,000-500,000
Tuesday, June 4, 2024 6:48 PM Local Time (about 19 days and 9 hours ago)
Seiver Pulls into the Lead

Scott Seiver

Scott Seiver raised on the button and was called by Jonathan Cohen in the small blind and Calvin Anderson in the big blind.

Action checked through on the     flop and it was checked to Seiver on the   turn. Seiver took the opportunity to bet and both his opponents folded.

A few hands later, Seiver raised on the button and Anderson defended his big blind.

Seiver called down bets from Anderson on the     flop,   turn, and   river and Anderson tabled     . Seiver showed he held      for a pair of tens and scooped the pot.

Scott Seiver6,700,0001,800,000
Calvin Anderson3,100,000-2,100,000
Jonathan Cohen2,000,000-400,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Tuesday, June 4, 2024 6:36 PM Local Time (about 19 days and 9 hours ago)
Cohen Doubles

After most of the chips had gone in preflop, Jonathan Cohen committed the rest of his stack on a flop of     with Calvin Anderson making the call.

Jonathan Cohen:      [allin]
Calvin Anderson:    

The   turn and   river secured the win for Cohen, as he scooped a much-needed pot.

Calvin Anderson5,200,000200,000
Jonathan Cohen2,400,000-600,000
Tuesday, June 4, 2024 6:32 PM Local Time (about 19 days and 9 hours ago)
Seiver Scoops

Scott Seiver raised from the button and Calvin Anderson defended his big blind.

Anderson checked the     flop and Seiver bet. Anderson called.

The turn came the   and this time Anderson led out. Seiver called.

On the   river Anderson check-called a bet from Seiver. Seiver showed      to win the high and the low.

Calvin Anderson5,000,000-1,600,000
Scott Seiver4,900,0002,700,000
Tuesday, June 4, 2024 6:24 PM Local Time (about 19 days and 10 hours ago)
Slow Going

The start of the Level 28 has been largely uneventful so far, with many pots ending after a single bet postflop.

Seiver remains the short stack, while Anderson has held onto his chip lead.

Calvin Anderson6,600,000100,000
Jonathan Cohen3,000,0000
Scott Seiver2,200,000-100,000
Tuesday, June 4, 2024 6:04 PM Local Time (about 19 days and 10 hours ago)
Level 28 started
Level: 28
Blinds: 200,000/400,000
Ante: 0
Tuesday, June 4, 2024 5:56 PM Local Time (about 19 days and 10 hours ago)
Break Time

Players are now on a short 10-minute break

Calvin Anderson6,500,000-700,000
Jonathan Cohen3,000,000-200,000
Scott Seiver2,300,000800,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander
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