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

Thursday, June 13, 2024 to Saturday, June 15, 2024

Event #37: $10,000 Big O Championship

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  • Buy-in: $10,000
  • Prizepool: $3,087,600
  • Entries: 332
  • Remaining: 0

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Sunday, June 16, 2024 1:14 AM Local Time (about 27 days and 20 hours ago)
John Fauver Wins The $10k Big O Championship For $681,998

John Fauver

For the first time ever, the WSOP ran a $10,000 Big O Championship. This Omaha variant saw the first ever official event last year with the $1,500 Big O which got 1,458 entries and was won by Scott Abrams.

This year saw the return of that event and the addition of the $10,000 Big O which got 332 entrants to create a prize pool of $3,087,600. This ensured that the final 50 players in the event would get a payout of $20,306 while first place would take home a prize of $681,998.

After all was said and done, it was John Fauver who became the inaugural winner of the event for his first ever WSOP bracelet. "It's pretty cool that this is the first time this tournament has ever run," the new champion said beaming. "It really doesn't even feel real yet. Ask me tomorrow if it has set in."

Fauver's Hendon Mob prior to this win today sat at $251,061. With this newest cash and title added to his burgeoning resume, his lifetime total now sits at $933,014 and nears the $1 million mark. "It's really nice," he continued to talk about what to do with the new cash "it's a nice house."

John Fauver
John Fauver and his rail

The West Virginia native primarily focuses on all five-card variants of poker. "I like five-card, because you get to gamble. Everyone has a shot, and in general it is a very fun game. High or split-pot."

"I was short the whole time, and I was just trying to survive," Fauver mentioned on the final table play. When four-handed began he was by far the shortest stack. "I found a couple spots, where the cards fell perfect for me. Kept me at a playable stack and then it just kept working out for me."

Fauver now stands alone as the one and only champion of the $10,000 Big O event.

Final Table Results

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1John FauverUnited States$681,998
2Calvin AndersonUnited States$454,668
3Nitesh RawtaniUnited States$311,737
4Farid JattinColumbia$217,783
5Dylan WeismanUnited States$155,065
6Alfred AtamianUnited States$112,573
7Michael RoccoUnited States$83,359
8Danny WongUnited States$62,985

Final Day Action

The final day saw action fly pretty quickly out the gate as it took under four hours to go from 19 to 8 players left. Bracelet winners fell like Adam Friedman (18th-$25,340), Ryan Hughes (17th-$25,340), and Anson Tsang (14th-$30,800).

The final player to fall before the final table was set was French bracelet winner David Benyamine. He and Farid Jattin both flopped a queen-high straight and got it in on the flop, but the turn brought Jattin a flush and he took a monstrous chip lead into the final table, while the old school poker legend finished in ninth place for $48,582.

David Benyamine
Old school legend David Benyamine finished just shy of the final table

Final Table Action

Danny Wong has had quite the summer at the WSOP 2024. A little over a week ago, he made the $1,500 2-7 triple draw final table and just a few days ago, he finished runner-up in the $10,000 2-7 triple draw championship to Phil Ivey, who won his 11th bracelet. Wong came into the final table as the shortest stack, but managed to hang around and survived through some quartering and doubling. His final chips went into the center when his ace-king-ten-seven-two, could not improve against Jattin's king-ten-ten-seven-two and the WSOP bracelet winner exited the tournament in eighth place for $62,985.

After that, the pace of eliminations picked up significantly. Next to go was Michael Rocco, who's run came to an end in seventh place. Rocco had a rough start to the final table after a massive all-in confrontation with John Fauver saw him go from quartering to quartered. Rocco had got his ace-ten-eight-four-three all in against Nitesh Rawtani's ace-king-four-four-three, and the board looked good for Rocco until the river paired up Rawtani's king to have him scoop. Rocco adds another final table to his 2024 WSOP resume and he collected $83,359 for his efforts.

Within a couple of hands, Alfred Atamian was all in and at risk against Jattin. Atamian held aces with eights and a six preflop against Jattin's kings with a ten-nine-five. He was in prime shape to double up at the expense of the chip leader Jattin, but the flop gave Jattin kings full of sevens and the river improved him even further to quads. Jattin took another stack to add to his massive chip lead and Atamian ended his run in sixth place for $112,573.

Dylan Weisman has already had a significant WSOP already, winning his second bracelet, today he added another WSOP final table to his already stacked resume. His deep run came to an end also at the hands of Jattin as he got in his final chips with top pair, top kicker on a ten-high board against Jattin's full wrap. The full wrap came home on the turn and Jattin took the pot while Weisman collected $155,065 for his fifth place finish.

Calvin Anderson
Two-time bracelet winner Calvin Anderson finished in second

At this point, Jattin held 60% of the chips in play while Calvin Anderson, Nitesh Rawtani, and Fauver held the other 40% between the three of them. Just when it looked like Jattin was going to extend his lead, Fauver doubled up through him four times, while also taking sizable pots off of him. Eventually it was Fauver who held the chip lead and Jattin who fell to the shortest stack while Rawtani and Anderson filled up the middle of the pack.

Eventually the time came for Jattin as he drifted even further down the counts. He defended his big blind with eight-six-four-three-two and flopped a pair of sixes to go with against Anderson who held ace-king-ten-four-three to flop second pair. The turn ten brought Anderson three tens to lock up the pot and Anderson rose up to second in chips while Jattin, just one week after his runner-up finish in the $5,000 PLO, took home $217,783 for his fourth place finish.

After that, the chip breakdown saw Fauver in front, Rawtani in second and Anderson in third. A massive pot saw a shift in the bottom of the chip counts as Anderson overtook the second place spot while Rawtani fell to the bottom. Anderson and Rawtani clashed once more, this time the players getting all in before the flop, with Anderson holding ace-queen-jack-five-four and Rawtani holding ace-jack-ten-seven-two. The flop put Rawtani way in front with bottom two and a flush draw, but the runout came favorable to Anderson as he made a better two pair and low to scoop Rawtani and end his run in third place for $311,737.

The heads-up match began with Fauver holding a slight lead over Anderson, but it quickly grew into 2:1 then a 3:1 lead as Fauver put on maximum pressure. The final hand came quickly in the heads-up match as Anderson got in his final chips with aces and a gutshot against Fauver's top set. The turn gave Anderson the gutter to put him in the lead, but the river paired the board once more to give Fauver kings full and the two competitors shook hands as Fauver was crowned champion while the two-time WSOP bracelet winner Anderson was eliminated in second place for $454,688.

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Sunday, June 16, 2024 12:26 AM Local Time (about 27 days and 21 hours ago)
Calvin Anderson Eliminated in 2nd Place ($454,668)

Calvin Anderson

John Fauver limped in from the button before Calvin Anderson made it 600,000 to go in the big blind. Fauver made the call for the     flop to roll off.

Anderson led for a pot-sized bet, after which Fauver put his opponent all in. Anderson made the call and the cards were tabled.

Calvin Anderson:      
John Fauver:      

The   turn saw Anderson make a straight against the set of kings of Fauver, but the   river paired the board and secured the victory for Fauver.

Anderson fell one place short of his fifth bracelet, exiting the tournament as runner-up.

John Fauver19,925,0006,000,000
Calvin Anderson0-6,000,000
Sunday, June 16, 2024 12:08 AM Local Time (about 27 days and 21 hours ago)
Fauver Four-Bets Flop

Calvin Anderson limped in from the button before John Fauver checked his option in the big blind. The flop fell     and Fauver checked to Anderson, who bet 200,000.

Fauver then raised to 700,000, after which Anderson three-bet to 1,600,000. Fauver threw in another pot-sized raise, and this time Anderson's cards instantly hit the muck as he forfeited the pot.

John Fauver13,925,0000
Calvin Anderson6,000,0000
Saturday, June 15, 2024 11:59 PM Local Time (about 27 days and 21 hours ago)
Nitesh Rawtani Eliminated in 3rd Place ($311,737)

Nitesh Rawtani

Calvin Anderson raised to 500,000 on the button and Nitesh Rawtani potted from the small blind, which saw John Fauver fold and Anderson put him all in from the button which Rawtani called to put himself at risk for 1,800,000.

Nitesh Rawtani:      
Calvin Anderson:      

The board ran out       and while the flop put Rawtani in front with bottom two pair and a flush draw, the turn completed the low for Anderson and the river gave Anderson a superior two pair to scoop the whole pot and Rawtani exited the tournament.

John Fauver11,500,0003,150,000
Calvin Anderson8,425,0003,425,000
Nitesh Rawtani0-4,700,000
Saturday, June 15, 2024 11:47 PM Local Time (about 27 days and 21 hours ago)
Rawtani Enters Tank

Calvin Anderson raised the small blind to 600,000 and Nitesh Rawtani made the call in the big blind. Rawtani then called Anderson's bets of 450,000 and 650,000 on the     flop and   turn respectively.

On the   river, Anderson shoved all in for 2,600,000. Rawtani thought it over for several minutes, stating how close the situation was.

Eventually, though, he opted for a fold, tabling      without any clubs, and Anderson showed the   before raking in the pot.

Calvin Anderson5,000,0001,200,000
Nitesh Rawtani4,700,000-2,200,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Saturday, June 15, 2024 11:34 PM Local Time (about 27 days and 21 hours ago)
Anderson Doubles Through Fauver

Calvin Anderson

John Fauver raised to 600,000 on the button and in the small blind, Calvin Anderson three-bet to 1,815,000 and Fauver called.

Calvin Anderson:      
John Fauver:      

The board ran out       and the jacks up was good for Anderson to take a bit out of Fauver's stack.

John Fauver8,350,000-2,500,000
Calvin Anderson3,800,0001,900,000
Saturday, June 15, 2024 11:29 PM Local Time (about 27 days and 22 hours ago)
Anderson Leaves Himself Short

John Fauver raised his small blind to 600,000 before Calvin Anderson three-bet to 1,800,000 in the big blind. Fauver called and shipped it in on the     flop to put Anderson's 1,900,000 remaining chips at risk.

Anderson stared at his cards for a while before making the fold, leaving himself with less than ten big blinds.

John Fauver10,850,000650,000
Calvin Anderson1,900,000-950,000
Saturday, June 15, 2024 11:15 PM Local Time (about 27 days and 22 hours ago)
Level 29 started
Level: 29
Blinds: 100,000/200,000
Ante: 200,000
Saturday, June 15, 2024 11:00 PM Local Time (about 27 days and 22 hours ago)
Break

The three remaining players have been sent on a 15-minute break.

Saturday, June 15, 2024 11:00 PM Local Time (about 27 days and 22 hours ago)
Anderson Trending Downwards

Calvin Anderson raised his button to 450,000 and was called by John Fauver in the big blind. Anderson continued for 250,000 chips on the     flop, after which Fauver check-raised the pot.

Anderson quickly folded as he forfeited his chips to the leader.

A couple of hands later, Anderson defended his big blind against the 400,000-chip button open of Nitesh Rawtani. The players checked through the     flop before Anderson led out for 350,000 on the   turn.

Rawtani made the call for the   river to go check-check again. Rawtani tabled       for a straight and he was awarded the pot when Anderson's cards hit the muck.

John Fauver10,200,0001,700,000
Nitesh Rawtani6,900,00020,000
Calvin Anderson2,850,000-2,850,000
Gorilla Gaming
Saturday, June 15, 2024 10:54 PM Local Time (about 27 days and 22 hours ago)
Farid Jattin Eliminated in 4th Place ($217,783)

Farid Jattin

Calvin Anderson raised to 500,000 in the cutoff and Farid Jattin called in the big blind.

The flop rolled out     and Jattin moved all in for 300,000 which Anderson called.

Farid Jattin:      
Calvin Anderson:      

The board ran out    and the three tens on the turn left Jattin drawing dead and the start of final table chip leader ended his run in fourth place.

Calvin Anderson5,700,000645,000
Farid Jattin0-1,055,000
Saturday, June 15, 2024 10:45 PM Local Time (about 27 days and 22 hours ago)
Jattin's Downfall Continues

Farid Jattin limped in from the button, Calvin Anderson completed his small blind, and Nitesh Rawtani checked in the big blind.

The action was checked to Jattin on the     flop, and he bet 200,000. Anderson then raised to 450,000, Rawtani folded, and Jattin called.

Anderson seemed to slow down on the   turn with a check, but once Jattin bet 435,000, Anderson shoved all in, causing Jattin to quickly fold.

The next hand, Jattin made it 560,000 to go on the button and Anderson three-bet to 1,920,000 on the button. Jattin called to see a     flop, where the remainder of his 200,000 chips flew in.

Farid Jattin:      
Calvin Anderson:      

The board ran out   , giving both players the same two pair for the high. Anderson had the low with his seven-deuce, however, and left Jattin with just a small portion of his former chip lead.

Calvin Anderson5,055,0003,205,000
Farid Jattin1,055,000-2,645,000
Saturday, June 15, 2024 10:36 PM Local Time (about 27 days and 22 hours ago)
"Wow, That Could Have Been Game Over"

John Fauver raised in the small blind to 480,000 and Farid Jattin called in the big blind.

The flop rolled out     and Fauver check-called a bet of 500,000 from Jattin.

The turn   saw both players check to the   river where Fauver checked over to Jattin who bet 900,000. Fauver called and both hands were quickly tabled.

Jattin showed       for jacks full, but it was no good against Fauver who held       for queens full of tens, the second best possible hand.

"That could have been game over right there, that's a sick cooler," Rawtani said, referring to Fauver's just call of the final bet.

John Fauver8,500,0002,200,000
Farid Jattin3,700,000-2,000,000
Saturday, June 15, 2024 10:29 PM Local Time (about 27 days and 23 hours ago)
Rawtani With the Back-to-Back

Nitesh Rawtani

Farid Jattin raised his button to 325,000 and Nitesh Rawtani called in the big blind. The     flop saw Rawtani check to Jattin, who fired 300,000 in the middle. Rawtani called to see the   turn, which both players checked.

On the   river, Rawtani led out for 700,000 chips. Jattin quickly jammed all in and Rawtani shrugged his shoulders before calling off around 2,000,000 chips.

Jattin showed       for a pair of queens and a seven-low while Rawtani tabled       for a straight to the seven and a six-low, scooping him the pot.

Nitesh Rawtani6,880,0003,480,000
Farid Jattin5,700,000-2,300,000
Saturday, June 15, 2024 10:24 PM Local Time (about 27 days and 23 hours ago)
Rawtani Doubles Through Anderson

Calvin Anderson raised to 480,000 in the cutoff and on the button, Nitesh Rawtani moved all in for 1,540,000 which saw Anderson call.

Nitesh Rawtani:      
Calvin Anderson:      

The board ran out       and the Rawtani's flush on the end was good for the pot to double at the expense of Anderson.

Nitesh Rawtani3,400,0001,350,000
Calvin Anderson1,850,000-1,610,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Saturday, June 15, 2024 10:16 PM Local Time (about 27 days and 23 hours ago)
Rawtani Left Shortest

Nitesh Rawtani limped his button, John Fauver followed suit in the small blind, and Farid Jattin checked the big blind.

On a flop of    , the action was flopped to Rawtani, who made a bet of 160,000. Fauver folded before Jattin made the call. Rawtani sized up to 500,000 on the   turn and was once more check-called by Jattin.

The   river was checked down and Jattin scooped the pot with       for two pair, queens and jacks.

Farid Jattin8,000,0001,350,000
John Fauver6,300,000-1,100,000
Nitesh Rawtani2,050,000-1,300,000
Saturday, June 15, 2024 10:08 PM Local Time (about 27 days and 23 hours ago)
Anderson Doubles Through Jattin

Calvin Anderson

Farid Jattin raised to 480,000 in the small blind and in the big blind, Calvin Anderson re-raised to 1,425,000 which Jattin called.

On the flop of    , Jattin bet the last 200,000 of Anderson's stack and he called to put himself at risk.

Calvin Anderson:      
Farid Jattin:      

The board ran out    and the aces and kings were good enough for Anderson to double up through Jattin.

Farid Jattin6,650,000-1,850,000
Calvin Anderson3,460,0002,210,000
Saturday, June 15, 2024 10:00 PM Local Time (about 27 days and 23 hours ago)
Level 28 started
Level: 28
Blinds: 80,000/160,000
Ante: 160,000
Saturday, June 15, 2024 9:54 PM Local Time (about 27 days and 23 hours ago)
Jattin Gets Some Back

In a three-way limped pot, it checked to Nitesh Rawtani under the gun on the button on a flop of    . He made a bet of 200,000, which Farid Jattin called in the small blind. Calvin Anderson folded in the big blind before the   turn was dealt.

Rawtani sized up to 550,000 and was again check-called by his opponent. The   river was then finally knuckled down and Jattin showed       for a low flush to rake in the pot.

Farid Jattin8,500,0001,950,000
Nitesh Rawtani3,350,000-550,000
Calvin Anderson1,250,000-575,000
Saturday, June 15, 2024 9:50 PM Local Time (about 27 days and 23 hours ago)
Fauver Takes Over The Chip Lead

John Fauver called in the small blind and in the big blind, Farid Jattin raised to 360,000. Fauver re-raised to 1,080,000 which Jattin called.

Both players checked the     flop to the   turn where Fauver bet 1,000,000 and Jattin called.

On the river  , Fauver moved all in and Jattin thought about his decision for a bit before folding, ceding the chip lead to Fauver.

John Fauver7,400,000840,000
Farid Jattin6,550,000-2,800,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander
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