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

Tuesday, June 04, 2024 to Thursday, June 06, 2024

Event #15: $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better (8-Handed)

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  • Buy-in: $1,500
  • Prizepool: $1,704,795
  • Entries: 1,277
  • Remaining: 0

EVENT UPDATES

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Thursday, June 6, 2024 11:12 PM Local Time (about 17 days and 3 hours ago)
Caleb Furth Captures Maiden Bracelet in Event #15: $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha 8 or Better for $265,361

Caleb Furth Wins 2024 WSOP Event 15

The final hand for Event #15: $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better has been dealt here at the Horseshoe and Paris Las Vegas. Caleb Furth started the day with the chip lead, and by the end of the night, he was the last player standing. Furth overcame a field of 1,277 entrants and last defeated Jiyang Gan to take home the top prize of $265,361 and his first World Series of Poker (WSOP) Gold Bracelet.

Before today, Furth had just under $400,000 in career tournament earnings to his name and a previous best cash of $80,000, a score he has more than tripled with today's win.

Final Table Results

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1Caleb FurthUnited States$265,361
2Jiyang GanChina$176,891
3Walter ChambersUnited States$125,665
4Andreas FrohliAustria$90,468
5Michael MachughCanada$66,014
6Andrew PatersonCanada$48,833
7Tom KoralUnited States$36,628
8Mathias BayerAustria$27,862
9Jason DalyUnited States$21,498

Winner's Reaction

"I feel good", Furth mentioned when asked about his thoughts on winning his first bracelet. "The win mostly means $265,000. I'm pretty happy about the money. I hope there's more to come. I'm going to be playing a bunch of PLO tournaments this summer".

Furth was at the very top of the counts for nearly the entire day leading up to his win, but Gan did not make things easy for him. During heads-up play, Gan came close to closing the gap on several occasions. Furth commented on the respect he has for his heads-up opponent.

"I have nothing but love for Jiyang. We've actually played a lot of cash together. When we were at the final two tables, he actually came up to me and said, "You number one, me number two", and that's how it worked out. With 14 left, he said that to me. And he wasn't second, he was probably eighth in chips (at that point)".

Final Day Highlights

Only 14 players managed to find a bag for Day 3, and the eliminations were fast and furious from the start. PokerNews podcast co-host Mike Holtz was first to fall today in a preflop confrontation against Furth.

Daniel Lowery briefly slowed down Furth's momentum after making a full house to double up. Furth got those chips right back by first eliminating Sean Troha in 11th place and then Lowery in tenth to set up the nine-handed final table which he entered with a massive chip lead over the other eight players.

Daniel Lowery
Daniel Lowery

The Final Table

Jason Daly began the day with the shortest stack but did an admirable job making a comeback. He found multiple double-ups and won several pots without showdown to keep himself in contention but was left with crumbs after being scooped by Andrew Paterson shortly after the final table began. This time, Daly couldn't come back from the brink, and he became the first to fall at the final table. Daly was followed out the door by Mathias Bayer and two-time bracelet winner Tom Koral in eighth and seventh place respectively.

Paterson enjoyed one of the bigger chip stacks throughout the first half of the day until Gan flopped the nut-flush and held to send Paterson tumbling down the chip counts. Furth got the rest of Paterson's chips a few hands later after making a straight and a low. Fellow Canadian Michael Machugh was next to fall after getting it in preflop against Andreas Frohli only for Frohli to river trip sixes.

Gan, who was in the middle of the pack for most of the day began to pick up steam with the elimination of Frohli in fourth place. Although Furth had just over double the chips of both Gan and Walter Chambers heading into three-handed play, both of his opponents weren't going down without a fight and it would take nearly three hours of intense back and forth action before Chambers finally fell in third shortly after after a massive three-way all in that Furth and Gan chopped to leave Chambers with crumbs.

Jiyang Gan
Jiyang Gan

Furth began heads-up play with roughly a 6:1 chip lead over Gan, but despite his victory seeming all but assured, Gan gave Furth a run for his money over their heads-up duel, which lasted nearly 90 minutes. Despite a ton of pressure from Furth, Gan would not go away and won several pots from Furth before finding a full double up to begin closing the gap. Furth eventually got the upper hand after making a full house on the river to leave Gan with just over five big blinds. This time, Gan could not rally back, and he was eliminated a few hands later after one last preflop race.

That's a wrap for PokerNews coverage of Event #15: $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better here at the Horseshoe and Paris Las Vegas. Be sure to check out our live-reporting hub for continuing coverage of the 2024 World Series of Poker.

Thursday, June 6, 2024 9:57 PM Local Time (about 17 days and 4 hours ago)
Jiyang Gan Eliminated in 2nd Place ($176,891)

Jiyang Gan

After getting all in and chopping several hands in a row, the final hand finally took place after Jiyang Gan raised pot on the button and Caleb Furth three-bet pot to put Gan all in. Gan called and hands were revealed.

Jiyang Gan:      [allin]
Caleb Furth:     

The board ran out       — leaving Furth best with his ace-jack and eliminating Gan in second place.

Caleb Furth32,000,0002,600,000
Jiyang Gan0-2,600,000
Thursday, June 6, 2024 9:45 PM Local Time (about 17 days and 5 hours ago)
Gan on the Brink

Caleb Furth raised to 1,200,000 on the button and Jiyang Gan called.

Gan proceeded to check-call bets from Furth on every street. First for 900,000 on the     flop, then for 2,700,000 on the   turn, and finally for 4,500,000 on the   river.

Furth tabled      for a rivered full house and Gan mucked — dropping to under three million in chips.

Caleb Furth29,400,0009,400,000
Jiyang Gan2,600,000-9,400,000
Thursday, June 6, 2024 9:38 PM Local Time (about 17 days and 5 hours ago)
Back and Forth

Jiyang Gan and Caleb Furth have each been scooping their fair share of small pots, with most of them ending on the flop to a single bet.

Gan has slightly closed the gap between them since coming back from break.

Caleb Furth20,000,000-1,400,000
Jiyang Gan12,000,0001,400,000
Thursday, June 6, 2024 9:24 PM Local Time (about 17 days and 5 hours ago)
Level 34 started
Level: 34
Blinds: 200,000/400,000
Ante: 400,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Thursday, June 6, 2024 9:23 PM Local Time (about 17 days and 5 hours ago)
Amazing Run for a Short Stack
Thursday, June 6, 2024 9:16 PM Local Time (about 17 days and 5 hours ago)
Quick Break

Caleb Furth and Jiyang Gan are now on break.

Thursday, June 6, 2024 9:11 PM Local Time (about 17 days and 5 hours ago)
Gan Doubles Through Furth

Jiyang Gan

Caleb Furth limped on the button and Jiyang Gan raised to 900,000. Furth called.

Gan continued for 1,000,000 on the     flop and Furth raised enough to put Gan all in. Gan quickly called and a showdown was held.

Jiyang Gan:      [allin]
Caleb Furth:     

Furth was ahead with his set of jacks and remained ahead on the   turn; however, the   river improved Gan to a flush for the double up.

Caleb Furth21,400,000-5,500,000
Jiyang Gan10,600,0005,500,000
Thursday, June 6, 2024 8:57 PM Local Time (about 17 days and 6 hours ago)
Furth Finds a Jack

Jiyang Gan limped on the button and Caleb Furth raised pot to 900,000. Gan called.

Gan called an 800,000 bet from Furth on the     flop and then action checked down on the   turn and   river.

Furth tabled      for jacks and tens and Gan mucked — sending the pot Furth's way.

Caleb Furth26,900,000900,000
Jiyang Gan5,100,000-900,000
Thursday, June 6, 2024 8:49 PM Local Time (about 17 days and 6 hours ago)
Gan Gains Some Ground

Jiyang Gan limped on the button and Caleb Furth checked his option.

Furth check-called a 300,000 bet from Gan on the     flop and then Furth led out for 800,000 on the   turn. Gan called.

The   completed the board and Furth checked. Gan checked back and Furth showed      for a pair of threes. Gan tabled      for a pair of sixes, which was good for the pot.

"Can we rewind like 30 seconds?" Furth joked as Gan collected the pot.

Caleb Furth26,000,000-1,700,000
Jiyang Gan6,000,0001,700,000
Gorilla Gaming
Thursday, June 6, 2024 8:34 PM Local Time (about 17 days and 6 hours ago)
Heads up

Caleb Furth and Jiyang Gan are now heads up for the gold bracelet and $265,361 first-place prize.

Furth will enter battle with an over 6:1 chip lead over Gan.

Caleb Furth27,700,0000
Jiyang Gan4,300,0000
Thursday, June 6, 2024 8:32 PM Local Time (about 17 days and 6 hours ago)
Walter Chambers Eliminated in 3rd Place ($125,665)

Walter Chambers

Jiyang Gan limped in from the button, Walter Chambers shoved for his last 350,000 from the small blind, Caleb Furth called from the big blind and Gan called as well.

The flop came    . Furth bet 300,000 and Gan folded leaving Chambers at risk against Furth.

Walter Chambers:      [allin]
Caleb Furth,     

Furth's middle set held up on the    runout to take the pot while Chambers' deep run came to an end in third place.

Caleb Furth26,700,000300,000
Jiyang Gan4,300,000-1,000,000
Walter Chambers0-300,000
Thursday, June 6, 2024 8:25 PM Local Time (about 17 days and 6 hours ago)
Gan and Furth Leave Chambers With Crumbs

Caleb Furth

Caleb Furth raised to 1,050,000 on the button and Jiyang Gan moved all in for approximately 3,400,000. Walter Chambers announced he was also all in for more and Furth called to put both players at risk.

Jiyang Gan:      [allin]
Walter Chambers:      [allin]
Caleb Furth:     

The       runout gave Furth a straight for the high and Gan took the low with   . Furth split with Chambers for the side pot low — leaving Chambers with just 300,000.

Caleb Furth26,400,0001,025,000
Jiyang Gan5,300,0002,250,000
Walter Chambers300,000-3,200,000
Thursday, June 6, 2024 8:16 PM Local Time (about 17 days and 6 hours ago)
Gan Doubles Through Chambers

Jiyang Gan limped in from the button, Walter Chambers limped behind from the small blind and Caleb Furth checked from the big blind.

The flop came     and action checked around to Gan who bet 1,000,000, leaving 225,000 behind. Chambers called and Furth got out of the way.

On the   turn Gan got the rest of his chips in the middle and Chambers made the call.

Jiyang Gan:      [allin]
Walter Chambers:     

The river was the  . No low was possible and Gan's full house was good at showdown to score a full double up through Chambers.

Caleb Furth25,375,0003,075,000
Walter Chambers3,500,000-3,200,000
Jiyang Gan3,050,00050,000
Thursday, June 6, 2024 8:05 PM Local Time (about 17 days and 6 hours ago)
Level 33 started
Level: 33
Blinds: 150,000/300,000
Ante: 300,000
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Thursday, June 6, 2024 8:03 PM Local Time (about 17 days and 6 hours ago)
Furth Reveals Quads

Caleb Furth limped on the button and Jiyang Gan called from the small blind. Walter Chambers checked his option in the big blind.

Gan led out for 400,000 on the     flop and only Furth called.

Furth called another 400,000 bet from Gan on the   turn and then Gan checked after the   completed the board.

Furth fired 1,300,000 into the middle and Gan let his hand go. Furth revealed he held the   for quad eights as he collected the pot.

Caleb Furth22,300,0002,900,000
Walter Chambers6,700,000-1,050,000
Jiyang Gan3,000,000-1,775,000
Thursday, June 6, 2024 7:56 PM Local Time (about 17 days and 7 hours ago)
Chambers Bounces Back

Caleb Furth opened to 650,000 from the button and Walter Chambers defended from the big blind.

The flop came     and Chambers check-called a 500,000 continuation bet from Furth.

Chambers check-called another bet from Furth on the   turn, this time for 700,000.

On the   river Chambers checked, Furth moved all in and Chambers, who had about 1,900,000 behind, called off.

Furth tabled      for aces up and six-five-four low. Chambers showed down      for trip nines and a six-five-three low to score a full double up and keep himself in contention.

Caleb Furth19,400,000-4,000,000
Walter Chambers7,750,0004,050,000
Jiyang Gan4,775,000-50,000
Thursday, June 6, 2024 7:53 PM Local Time (about 17 days and 7 hours ago)
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Thursday, June 6, 2024 7:49 PM Local Time (about 17 days and 7 hours ago)
Furth Quarters Chambers

Walter Chambers opened to 500,000 from the button, Caleb Furth three-bet to 1,750,000 from the small blind and Chambers made the call.

The flop came    . Furth bet 1,600,000, Chambers moved all in for 5,925,000 and Furth called with a covering stack to put Chambers at risk.

Walter Chambers:      [allin]
Caleb Furth:     

The rest of the board ran out   . Both players had an eight-low while Furth had the high with trip aces to take three quarters of the pot and extend his chip lead over the other two players.

Caleb Furth23,400,0003,400,000
Jiyang Gan4,825,000325,000
Walter Chambers3,700,000-3,800,000
Thursday, June 6, 2024 7:39 PM Local Time (about 17 days and 7 hours ago)
Furth Extends His Lead

Jiyang Gan limped on the button and Walter Chambers called in the small blind. Caleb Furth checked his option on the big blind for a three-way pot.

Chambers checked to Furth on the     flop and he bet 400,000. Gan folded and Chambers called.

Both players checked on the   turn and Chambers checked once more on the   river. Furth stuck 750,000 into the middle, which got a quick fold from Chambers.

Caleb Furth20,000,0002,200,000
Walter Chambers7,500,000-1,700,000
Jiyang Gan4,500,000-25,000
Gorilla Gaming
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