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

Tuesday, June 18, 2024 to Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Event #48: $1,000 Pot-Limit Omaha (8-Handed)

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  • Buy-in: $1,000
  • Prizepool: $1,946,560
  • Entries: 2,212
  • Remaining: 0

EVENT UPDATES

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Thursday, June 20, 2024 6:19 PM Local Time (about 3 days and 16 hours ago)
Extra Special Day for Christopher Vitch as He Wins Event #48: $1,000 Pot-Limit Omaha ($262,734)

Chris Vitch

Christopher Vitch has won his third gold bracelet here at the 2024 World Series of Poker in Event #48: $1,000 Pot-Limit Omaha at the Horseshoe and Paris Las Vegas as he topped the field of 2,212 entries.

It took three days for Vitch to take home the lion's share of the $1,946,560 prize pool, earning $262,734 for his hard work as he denied runner-up Thomas Taylor his first gold bracelet.

Although Vitch is better known for his skills in mixed-game varieties of poker, he has demonstrated his ability to compete in Pot-Limit Omaha as well. "I'm not as experienced in PLO, so I just relied on my instincts," he said.

"It's a strange day," Vitch explained, as two years ago on this day his mom passed. "It feels kind of incredible, that it worked out that I won a random tournament on this day."

He put on an impressive showing as he started the day only slightly behind chip leader and two-time bracelet winner David Prociak. It didn't take long for him to pull away from the competition and never look back.

Final Table Results

PlacePlayerCountryPrize
1Christopher VitchUnited States$262,734
2Thomas TaylorCanada$175,179
3David ProciakUnited States$126,853
4Joe FirovaUnited States$92,850
5Jay HarwoodUnited Kingdom$68,702
6Ioannis Angelou KonstasGreece$51,396
7Kharlin SuedUnited States$38,877
8Christopher FrankGermany$29,740

Final Day Action

Only eight players returned for Day 3 and it didn't take long for the action to heat up as it only took a few hands before Germany's high-roller Christopher Frank fell short-stacked as he ran into Prociak's boat. He only had two big blinds remaining and was eliminated by the eventual runner-up Taylor the next hand.

It was quickly becoming the Vitch show as he began amassing pot after pot. Despite being one of the two chip leaders alongside Prociak, he showed no hesitation in engaging head-to-head battles. This included a pivotal moment in Level 30 when he flopped a full house against Prociak and took a significant portion of his chips.

Vitch was relentless throughout the entire day, engaging in as many pots as possible. His aggressive style lead to him eliminating both Ioannis Angelou Konstas (6th – 51396), and Jay Harwood (5th –$68,702).

David Prociak
David Prociak

As three-handed play began, Prociak and Taylor had similar stacks while Vitch remained the dominant favorite. Prociak began rebuilding his stack but was ultimately denied his third bracelet when his wrap couldn't overcome Taylor's pocket kings. This set the stage for the final two players to enter heads-up play.

Thomas Taylor
Thomas Taylor

Canadian poker professional Taylor began heads-up play as a nearly three-to-one underdog, initiating a back-and-forth battle. Taylor seemed to be making a comeback after winning a few pots, but his run ended when he rivered a queen-high flush against Vitch's king-high flush.

Chris Vitch
Chris Vitch

Vitch is playing a full schedule this summer and says he is headed to celebrate by jumping straight into Event #53: $3,000 Nine Game Mix. "I'm excited that I have a win under my belt, but I have plenty more events to play."

That concludes the PokerNews live reporting from this event, but several other tournaments are currently taking place in which a WSOP gold bracelet is up for grabs.

Thursday, June 20, 2024 6:14 PM Local Time (about 3 days and 17 hours ago)
Thomas Taylor Eliminated in 2nd Place ($175,179)

Thomas Taylor

Christopher Vitch opened 750,000 and Thomas Taylor made the call.

The dealer spread a flop of    and Taylor check-called a bet of 600,000.

When the   fell on the turn, Taylor took the lead betting the full pot of 2,950,000. Vitch stuck around with a call.

The   completed the board on the river and Taylor jammed for roughly 2,000,000. Vitch snap-called.

Taylor tabled      for a queen-high flush but saw the bad news as Vitch rolled      for the king-high flush.

Christopher Vitch44,200,0006,500,000
Thomas Taylor0-6,500,000
Thursday, June 20, 2024 6:07 PM Local Time (about 3 days and 17 hours ago)
Vitch Extends the Lead Again

Thomas Taylor limped on the button and made the call after Christopher Vitch raised to 750,000 from the big blind.

Vitch led out on the     flop, sliding a bet of 800,000 into the middle. Taylor did not take long to muck his hand, as Vitch added to his chip lead.

Christopher Vitch37,700,000800,000
Thomas Taylor6,500,000-800,000
Thursday, June 20, 2024 6:04 PM Local Time (about 3 days and 17 hours ago)
Taylor Moves All In

Christopher Vitch raised to 750,000 on the button before Thomas Taylor announced pot for 2,250,000 in the big blind.

Vitch called to the     flop, where Taylor led out by committing the rest of his stack of 2,600,000. Vitch took some time before laying his hand down, as Taylor collected the pot.

Christopher Vitch36,900,000-2,200,000
Thomas Taylor7,300,0002,200,000
Thursday, June 20, 2024 5:57 PM Local Time (about 3 days and 17 hours ago)
Vitch Flops a Full House

Thomas Taylor opened 500,000 and Christopher Vitch three-bet to 1,500,000. Taylor called.

When the     flop hit the felt, Vitch continued for 800,000 and Taylor snap-folded.

Vitch tabled    for a flopped full house before mucking his other two cards.

Christopher Vitch39,100,0001,700,000
Thomas Taylor5,100,000-1,700,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Thursday, June 20, 2024 5:52 PM Local Time (about 3 days and 17 hours ago)
Vitch Bets Big on the River

Christopher Vitch

Christopher Vitch called on the button and Thomas Taylor checked his big blind option. Taylor checked again after seeing the     flop.

Vitch fired 250,000 and was called to the   turn, where Taylor checked once more. Vitch sized up to 750,000 and Taylor took some time before sliding out the call.

The dealer flipped over the   river, with Taylor checking one last time. Vitch took a moment before counting out a bet of 2,100,000.

Taylor checked his cards before sending them into the muck, as Vitch extended his chip lead even further.

Christopher Vitch37,400,0001,800,000
Thomas Taylor6,800,000-1,800,000
Thursday, June 20, 2024 5:49 PM Local Time (about 3 days and 17 hours ago)
Turn Bet from Vitch

Thomas Taylor opened to 500,000 on the button and Christopher Vitch called in the big blind to the     flop.

Taylor and Vitch both declined to bet and the dealer revealed the   turn. Vitch led out for 400,000, taking down the pot as Taylor quickly folded.

Christopher Vitch35,600,000400,000
Thomas Taylor8,600,000-400,000
Thursday, June 20, 2024 5:43 PM Local Time (about 3 days and 17 hours ago)
Taylor Takes It on the Turn

Christopher Vitch limped and Thomas Taylor checked his option.

Both players checked to the      turn and Taylor fired 500,000. Vitch quickly mucked his hand.

Christopher Vitch35,200,0001,100,000
Thomas Taylor9,000,000-1,100,000
Thursday, June 20, 2024 5:39 PM Local Time (about 3 days and 17 hours ago)
Vitch Extends the Lead

Christopher Vitch counted out a raise to 750,000 on the button and Thomas Taylor made the call in the big blind.

The dealer fanned out a flop of    , with Taylor checking to his opponent. Vitch slid out a bet of 600,000, good enough to take down the pot as Taylor moved his cards into the muck.

Christopher Vitch34,100,000700,000
Thomas Taylor10,100,000-700,000
Thursday, June 20, 2024 5:31 PM Local Time (about 3 days and 17 hours ago)
Flop Bet from Taylor

Thomas Taylor opened to 600,000 on the button and was called by Christopher Vitch in the big blind.

Vitch checked after seeing the     flop, with Taylor counting out a bet of 750,000. Vitch folded almost as soon as the chips hit the middle, with Taylor taking down another pot.

Christopher Vitch33,400,000-200,000
Thomas Taylor10,800,000200,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Thursday, June 20, 2024 5:27 PM Local Time (about 3 days and 17 hours ago)
Taylor Strikes First

On the opening hand of heads-up play, Thomas Taylor raised to 500,000 on the button and Christopher Vitch defended his big blind.

Vitch checked the     flop, with Taylor sliding out a continuation bet of 500,000.

That was enough to take down the pot as Vitch mucked.

Christopher Vitch33,600,0001,600,000
Thomas Taylor10,600,000-1,640,000
Thursday, June 20, 2024 5:22 PM Local Time (about 3 days and 17 hours ago)
David Prociak Eliminated in 3rd Place ($126,853)

David Prociak

Christopher Vitch opened 600,000 on the button and David Prociak called before Thomas Taylor three-bet to 2,400,000. Vitch folded, and Prociak made the call.

When the     flop hit the felt, Prociak shoved his last 400,000 into the middle and Taylor snap-called.

David Prociak:     
Thomas Taylor:     

Prociak flopped a wrap and the   turn gave him a flush draw to go with it but the   river was a brick as Taylor pulled in the pot and Prociak left the table.

Christopher Vitch32,000,000-2,200,000
Thomas Taylor12,240,0007,290,000
David Prociak0-4,300,000
Thursday, June 20, 2024 5:17 PM Local Time (about 3 days and 18 hours ago)
Level 32 started
Level: 32
Blinds: 125,000/250,000
Ante: 265,000
Thursday, June 20, 2024 5:15 PM Local Time (about 3 days and 18 hours ago)
Big Pot for Vitch

Christopher Vitch

Thomas Taylor called in the small blind before Christopher Vitch raised to 600,000 in the big blind. Taylor slid out the call and the dealer turned over the     flop.

Taylor checked to Vitch, who continued for 450,000. The call was made to the   turn, where Taylor check-called another bet of 1,200,000 from Vitch.

The   river saw Taylor check again, with Vitch counting out a bet of 2,400,000. Taylor went into the tank, taking a few minutes before tossing out a call.

"Three kings," said Vitch as he tabled      to take down a massive pot.

Christopher Vitch34,200,0003,200,000
Thomas Taylor4,950,000-4,250,000
David Prociak4,300,000-150,000
Thursday, June 20, 2024 5:09 PM Local Time (about 3 days and 18 hours ago)
Taylor Lets it Go

Christopher Vitch opened to 500,000 on the button and Thomas Taylor made the call in the big blind.

Taylor checked the     flop, calling after Vitch fired 300,000 into the middle. Both players then checked the   turn.

Taylor tapped the table again after seeing the   river, where Vitch slid out a bet of 900,000. Taylor took some time before mucking his hand.

Christopher Vitch31,000,0004,500,000
Thomas Taylor9,200,000-1,600,000
David Prociak4,450,000-1,650,000
Gorilla Gaming
Thursday, June 20, 2024 5:02 PM Local Time (about 3 days and 18 hours ago)
Vitch Fires the Flop

David Prociak called on the button and Thomas Taylor limped in from the small blind. Christopher Vitch then raised to 800,000 from the big blind and both opponents made the call.

Taylor checked the     flop, where Vitch continued for 900,000. Prociak got out of the way and Taylor also folded, as Vitch collected the pot.

Christopher Vitch26,500,0001,200,000
Thomas Taylor10,800,000400,000
David Prociak6,100,000-1,650,000
Thursday, June 20, 2024 4:56 PM Local Time (about 3 days and 18 hours ago)
Taylor Calls with Kings

Thomas Taylor limped in the small blind and called a raise of 600,000 from Christopher Vitch.

The dealer spread a flop of     and Taylor check-called a bet of 400,000.

When the   hit the turn, both players checked to see the   on the river.

Taylor checked once more before being faced with a bet of 1,100,000 from Vitch and took a few seconds before dropping a chip across the line.

Vitch announced ace-high and Taylor rolled      to drag the pot.

Christopher Vitch25,300,000-2,600,000
Thomas Taylor10,400,0002,100,000
Thursday, June 20, 2024 4:52 PM Local Time (about 3 days and 18 hours ago)
Prociak Bets Big

David Prociak

Christopher Vitch raised to 500,000 on the button before David Prociak slid out a pot-sized bet of 1,700,000 in the small blind. Thomas Taylor got out of the way in the big blind and Vitch made the call.

Prociak loaded up another bet after seeing the     flop, sliding out 3,800,000. Vitch went into the tank for a couple of minutes, letting the table know that he had a tough decision.

Vitch eventually opted to fold, producing cheers from Prociak's rail as he added to his stack.

Christopher Vitch27,900,000-500,000
Thomas Taylor8,300,000-100,000
David Prociak7,750,000150,000
Thursday, June 20, 2024 4:47 PM Local Time (about 3 days and 18 hours ago)
Vitch Takes From Taylor

Thomas Taylor called in the small blind and called again after Christopher Vitch raised to 600,000 in the big blind.

Taylor checked the     flop, with Vitch continuing for 500,000.

After a moment, Taylor let his hand go and Vitch raked in the chips.

Christopher Vitch28,400,0001,500,000
Thomas Taylor8,400,000-400,000
Thursday, June 20, 2024 4:40 PM Local Time (about 3 days and 18 hours ago)
Taylor's River Raise Puts Prociak in the Bin

Thomas Taylor

David Prociak raised 600,000 in the small blind and Thomas Taylor defended the big blind.

Both players checked to the       river where Prociak fired 475,000. Taylor put in a raise of 1,475,000 and Prociak went deep into the tank. After about three minutes, Prociak surrendered the pot.

Thomas Taylor8,800,0001,200,000
David Prociak7,600,000-1,100,000
Gorilla Gaming
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