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

Saturday, June 15, 2024 to Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Event #41: $1,500 Mixed NLH / PLO Double Board Bomb Pot

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  • Buy-in: $1,500
  • Prizepool: $1,751,520
  • Entries: 1,312
  • Remaining: 0

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Tuesday, June 18, 2024 3:26 AM Local Time (about 1 day and 1 hour ago)
Xixiang Luo Goes Boom and Wins Gold For China in Event #41: NLH / PLO Bomb Pot Mix

Xixiang Luo

After three days of battle, only one stood up to be the inaugural Double Board Bomb Pot Mix Champion, having defeated a field of 1,312 entries, taking the largest portion of the $1,751,520 total prize pool with a tremendous first-place prize of $270,820 and the WSOP gold bracelet. Xixiang Luo was that champion, and he couldn't be happier.

Winner's Reaction

A cast of smiling faces celebrating China's newest gold bracelet helped to translate Luo's reaction when asked how he felt, "I'm so excited. To win with my friends here and for China… that makes it even better."

Luo is off a recent sixth place finish in Event #23: $1,500 H.O.R.S.E. and was thrilled to be able to close this one out.

The 2024 World Series of Poker, hosted by Horseshoe and Paris Las Vegas, has been special for many reasons, but Event #41: $1,500 Mixed NLH / PLO Double Board Bomb Pot makes this year stand out in particular, as it's an event that has never before been on the schedule. The game alternated between No-Limit Hold'em and Pot-Limit Omaha, with the top of each round highlighted by a double-board bomb pot.

Final Table Results

PlacePlayerCountryPrize [USD]
1Xixiang LuoChina$270,820
2Daniel HachemAustralia$180,541
3William KoppUnited States$127,925
4David FunkhouserUnited States$91,891
5Quan ZhouChina$66,930
6Marcos ExterkotterBrazil$49,439
7Gabi LivshitzIsrael$37,044
8Robert CoteUnited States$28,161
9Joseph DulaneyUnited States$21,725

Heads Up Play

Heads up was such a long affair that they were less than 15 minutes away from slating a Day 4 of competition but a timely hand for Lou closed the door on Joe Hachem's son, Daniel Hachem, getting his first bit of WSOP gold. Lou held the chip lead for most of the final table battle, but once it got down to heads up, Hachem was able to pull ahead multiple times; however, he was unable to ever run away with it.

Path to the Final Table

Day 1 of this unique event saw plenty of bloodshed; the field lost well over a thousand runners before 167 bags were distributed to those who made Day 2. Several notables made the money but were unable to find the bag, including the likes of Ethan Yau, Jordan Spurlin, and Erik Mason.

Eliminations happened quickly for the majority of Day 2, but play slowed down significantly at the final three tables. Dario Sammartino was poised for a deep run before falling in 58th place ($4,754), as was Patrick Leonard in 56th place ($4,754). Shaun Deeb eclipsed the million chip mark and was well in contention before his big slick lost to aces, followed by a downward spiral that saw him fall in 47th place ($6,314). Esther Taylor-Brady (26th; $8,952) and John Riordan (25th; $8,952) came up just short of the final three tables.

Dario Sammartino
Dario Sammartino

Initially, Day 2 was slated to play down to five contenders, but play was halted at the final two tables when only 16 remained.

The pace of play continued full throttle on Day 3, as Frankie Muzzio (14th place) and Dario Alioto (13th); both bust in the same PLO Bomb pot for a prize of $13,524. Aaron Frank (10th - $17,012), came just short of the unofficial final table when the tens of Joseph Dulaney outclassed his pair.

Final Table Action

Joseph Dulaney was first to fall in ninth, after needling David Funkhouser. Israel's Gabi Livshitz had quite the rail before he ran into the kings of Xixiang Lou and was thwarted in seventh place.

China had not one but two chances at the gold at this final table before Quan Zhou (fifth) ran into Funkhouser's aces in Pot-Limit Omaha.

Quan Zhou
Quan Zhou

William Kopp went from chip leading to the short stack and back again on his way to the podium, but eventually, he ran into a made hand when he was short, cutting his chance at a second bracelet short.

Heads-up was hard fought on both sides, but in the end, Luo's tireless and explosive personality made his people proud. With a smile on his face, a Lucky 7 was always coming.

Xixiang Luo
Xixiang Luo

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Tuesday, June 18, 2024 3:08 AM Local Time (about 1 day and 2 hours ago)
Daniel Hachem Eliminated in 2nd Place ($180,541)

Daniel Hachem

Pot-Limit Omaha

Daniel Hachem limped on the button and Xixiang Luo raised to 1,800,000. Hachem then raised to 5,600,000 and Luo just called.

The flop was    . Luo moved all in and Hachem snap-called for his last 2,800,000.

Daniel Hachem:     
Xixiang Luo:     

Luo had flopped trip nines and a straight draw and was in good position to close out the tournament.

The turn was the   and the river the   with Hachem missing his flush draw and was eliminated in second place, as Luo celebrated with his rail.

Xixiang Luo32,800,0009,350,000
Daniel Hachem0-9,400,000
Tuesday, June 18, 2024 3:02 AM Local Time (about 1 day and 2 hours ago)
Can Luo Close It Out?
Xixiang Luo23,450,000900,000
Daniel Hachem9,400,000-600,000
Tuesday, June 18, 2024 2:57 AM Local Time (about 1 day and 2 hours ago)
Luo Snaps Off Hachem

Pot-Limit Omaha

Xixiang Luo      limped and Daniel Hachem      checked.

Both players checked the     flop and the turn was the  . Hachem bet the pot or 1,800,000 and Luo called.

The river was the   and Hachem bet 1,400,000. Luo insta-called and won the pot with trip nines.

Xixiang Luo22,550,0004,800,000
Daniel Hachem10,000,000-5,050,000
Tuesday, June 18, 2024 2:51 AM Local Time (about 1 day and 2 hours ago)
Luo Pulling Away Again

[b]Pot-Limit Omaha[/]

Daniel Hachem      limped and Xixiang Luo      raised to 1,800,000.

Hachem called and the flop came    . Luo bet and Hachem instantly folded.

Xixiang Luo17,750,000900,000
Daniel Hachem15,050,000-900,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Tuesday, June 18, 2024 2:45 AM Local Time (about 1 day and 2 hours ago)
Hachem Folds a Flush

Daniel Hachem

Pot-Limit Omaha Bomb Pot

   
   

Daniel Hachem flopped a flush on the bottom board with      and checked it over to Xixiang Luo      who bet 1,000,000.

Hachem folded and Luo took down the pot.

Xixiang Luo16,850,000-650,000
Daniel Hachem15,950,000650,000
Tuesday, June 18, 2024 2:39 AM Local Time (about 1 day and 2 hours ago)
Gap Closes

Without any great confrontations, Daniel Hachem has closed the gap between him and Xixiang Luo in this elongated heads-up battle.

Xixiang Luo17,500,000-2,400,000
Daniel Hachem15,300,0002,400,000
Tuesday, June 18, 2024 2:28 AM Local Time (about 1 day and 2 hours ago)
Progress Slow

Neither player appears ready to make a decisive move. Tournament officials have also announced that this will be the last level of the day.

Xixiang Luo19,900,000-1,100,000
Daniel Hachem12,900,0001,100,000
Tuesday, June 18, 2024 2:19 AM Local Time (about 1 day and 3 hours ago)
Level 36 started
Level: 36
Blinds: 300,000/600,000
Ante: 600,000
Tuesday, June 18, 2024 2:09 AM Local Time (about 1 day and 3 hours ago)
Chip Counts at the Break

Xixiang Luo still holds the chip lead as the players head on a short break.

Xixiang Luo21,000,000-250,000
Daniel Hachem11,800,000250,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Tuesday, June 18, 2024 2:08 AM Local Time (about 1 day and 3 hours ago)
Hachem Binks the Turn

Daniel Hachem called from the small blind with the      and Xixiang Luo checked his option with the     .

The flop fanned out     and both players tapped the table.

The turn peeled the   and Luo bet an even 1,000,000. Hachem raised it to 4,500,000 with his set of fours and straight redraw. Luo found the fold and the back and forth continued.

Xixiang Luo21,250,000-1,750,000
Daniel Hachem11,550,0001,750,000
Tuesday, June 18, 2024 1:55 AM Local Time (about 1 day and 3 hours ago)
Luo's Lead Grows

Pot-Limit Omaha

Xixiang Luo      limped and Daniel Hachem      checked.

On a     flop both players checked. They checked the   turn and the river was the  

Hachem bet 1,000,000 and Luo called with his straight, beating the two pair of his opponent.

Xixiang Luo23,000,000500,000
Daniel Hachem9,800,000-500,000
Tuesday, June 18, 2024 1:55 AM Local Time (about 1 day and 3 hours ago)
Head Up Bomb Pots Aren't The Same

PLO Bomb Pot

   
   

Daniel Hachem checked with      and called the bet of 1,000,000 of Xixiang Luo .

     
     

Hachem and Luo both checked the turn and two rivers peeled.

       
       

A bet of 3,000,000 from Hachem and a long tank and a fold from Luo saw Hachem catch some heat.

Xixiang Luo21,000,0001,800,000
Daniel Hachem11,800,000-1,800,000
Tuesday, June 18, 2024 1:37 AM Local Time (about 1 day and 3 hours ago)
Lead Changes Hands Once More
Xixiang Luo19,200,0004,200,000
Daniel Hachem13,600,000-4,400,000
Tuesday, June 18, 2024 1:34 AM Local Time (about 1 day and 3 hours ago)
Hachem Goes High, Luo Goes Low

Daniel Hachem raised to 1,250,000 with the    and Xixiang Luo made the call with the   .

The flop rolled the     and both players checked.

The turn brought the   and Luo check-called a bet of 1,050,000 from Hachem.

The river brought the   and Luo took the initiative, betting 1,725,000. Hachem went into the tank and ultimately called.

Luo now moves back into the lead.

Xixiang Luo19,200,0004,200,000
Daniel Hachem13,600,000-4,400,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Tuesday, June 18, 2024 1:29 AM Local Time (about 1 day and 3 hours ago)
Hachem in the Lead Again; The Pendulum Swings

No-Limit Hold'em

Xixiang Luo raised to 1,250,000 with    and Daniel Hachem called with the   .

The board rolled off     and Hachem check-called Lou's bet of 1,025,000.

The turn peeled off the   and Hachem check-called again.

The river brought the   and Hachem checked a final time and Luo checked back as well.

Hachem swung back into the lead with his flush at show down.

Daniel Hachem18,000,0004,425,000
Xixiang Luo15,000,000-4,225,000
Tuesday, June 18, 2024 1:21 AM Local Time (about 1 day and 3 hours ago)
Who Will Make the Break Through
Xixiang Luo19,225,000-2,050,000
Daniel Hachem13,575,0002,050,000
Tuesday, June 18, 2024 1:17 AM Local Time (about 1 day and 4 hours ago)
Another Three-Bet Pot; Connected Luo Cards

Xixiang Luo called in the small with     , and Daniel Hachem raised it to 1,500,000 from the big blind with     . Luo made the call.

The flop came the    , and both players checked, bringing the   on the turn.

They both tapped the table again, and the river paired the board with the  .

One last check awarded Hachem the pot with his top pair, top kicker.

Xixiang Luo21,275,000-1,500,000
Daniel Hachem11,525,0001,500,000
Tuesday, June 18, 2024 1:10 AM Local Time (about 1 day and 4 hours ago)
Hachem Pays it Off

In a checked-down pot on a river reading      , Xixiang Luo bet 800,000 with his      and was called by the      of Daniel Hachem.

Luo thought he was beat for a moment but his ace was good and he celebrated once again.

Xixiang Luo22,775,0002,000,000
Daniel Hachem10,025,000-2,000,000
Tuesday, June 18, 2024 1:00 AM Local Time (about 1 day and 4 hours ago)
Level 35 started
Level: 35
Blinds: 250,000/500,000
Ante: 500,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander