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2012 43rd Annual World Series of Poker The Official WSOP Live Updates

Tuesday, June 07, 2022 to Friday, June 10, 2022

Event #15: $10,000 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship

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  • Buy-in: $10,000
  • Prizepool: $1,827,700
  • Entries: 196
  • Remaining: 0


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Saturday, June 11, 2022 4:12 AM Local Time
Daniel Zack Victorious in Event #15: $10,000 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship After Grueling Heads-Up Battle

Daniel Zack

After nearly 12 hours of play, the 2022 World Series of Poker Event #15: $10,000 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship came to a close with Daniel Zack being the last player standing.

He beat Dustin Dirksen in a heads-up duel that lasted over seven hours to capture his second WSOP gold bracelet and the $440,757 first-place prize.

The Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship saw an all-time high of 196 entries, with just five of those returning for Day 4. Those players created the $1,827,700 prize pool, with Zack taking home the lion's share.

Daniel Zack
Daniel Zack with his rail and second bracelet

Winner's Reaction

"Exhausted, just basically dead, " Zack told PokerNews when asked how he was feeling after his victory. "You know, I have no energy left at all," he added.

With this being Zack's second bracelet win, he was asked which title meant more to him.

"I think bracelet one meant a lot to me because I grew up watching the World Series of Poker and it really meant a lot. But this will be a final table, that is much more memorable to me, especially with it being streamed. If I ever have the wherewithal to watch this back, it will be quite a night."

Despite the mammoth session today, Zack has little time to rest or even celebrate.

"I have to fly to a wedding in maybe a few hours, so I'm about to hop on a plane," he said. "I'll be back [at the WSOP] and chasing player of the year while I'm here. So I'll be hopping in whatever is next and trying to chase that as hard as I can."

Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship Final Table Results

1Daniel ZackUnited States$440,757
2Dustin DirksenUnited States$272,408
3Yuval BronshteinIsrael$195,203
4Ray DehkharghaniUnited States$142,456
5Jake LiebeskindUnited States$105,913
6Bart O'ConnellUnited States$80,250
7Alex LivingstonCanada$61,991
8Kane KalasUnited States$48,839
9Ray HensonUnited States$39,258

Day 4 Recap

Heads Up
Dustin Dirksen and Daniel Zack

Day 4 short stack Jake Liebeskind got all his chips in the middle on the second hand of the day. However, his jam was snap-called by Dirksen, who had flopped a set of kings. Liebeskind, who had secured his best-ever tournament cash, could not improve and exited in fifth place.

Three hours would pass before the next final table bust out. Nosebleed stakes mixed game cash player Ray Dehkharghani called off his stack after Dirksen had four-bet preflop. Dirksen would go on to make two pair, aces and nines, to send out the one-time bracelet winner in fourth for $142,456.

Next to go was the start of day chip leader, Yuval Bronshtein. He was all-in from the big blind and was up against Zack. Bronshtein flopped best, but the eventual winner rivered a set of deuces to set up heads-up play.

As mentioned, it took seven hours for the tournament to have its final bust out. Dirksen came back from just 425,000 chips to take the chip lead. Dirksen then had Zack on the ropes on several occasions, but neither player could seal the deal. The lead would then chop and change on more than one occasion until Zack had Dirksen right where he wanted.

The two players were all-in on the flop, with Zack's pair of kings ahead of his opponent's pair of tens. There would be no drama on the runout, and Zack's superior pair held to seal out the win.

That concludes PokerNews coverage of Event #15: $10,000 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship, but there are still plenty of events remaining and currently in action on the 2022 WSOP schedule. Click here to see what other tournaments you can follow!

Saturday, June 11, 2022 4:00 AM Local Time
Dustin Dirksen Eliminated in 2nd Place ($272,408)

Dustin Dirksen

Dustin Dirksen limped on the button and then called the raise from Daniel Zack.

The pair got their stacks in the middle on the     flop with Dirksen at risk.

Dustin Dirksen:     
Daniel Zack:     

Zack was ahead with his pair of kings and was a huge favourite to finish the heads-up duel. The   came on the turn to keep Zack in front, and the   river was the final nail in Dirksen's coffin.

Daniel Zack11,760,0004,485,000
Dustin Dirksen0-4,500,000
Saturday, June 11, 2022 3:52 AM Local Time
Updated Stacks
Daniel Zack7,275,000-600,000
Dustin Dirksen4,500,000600,000
Saturday, June 11, 2022 3:44 AM Local Time
Dirksen Gets Another Double

Dustin Dirksen moved all in on the     flop after calling a preflop raise from Daniel Zack.

Dustin Dirksen:     
Daniel Zack:     

The board ran out    and Dirksen managed to scoop the entire pot.

Daniel Zack7,875,000-1,950,000
Dustin Dirksen3,900,0001,950,000
Saturday, June 11, 2022 3:38 AM Local Time
Updated Counts
Daniel Zack9,825,0002,700,000
Dustin Dirksen1,950,000-2,710,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Saturday, June 11, 2022 3:33 AM Local Time
Dirksen Check-Raises Flop

Dustin Dirksen called a raise and saw the     flop. Dirksen check-raised and Daniel Zack folded.

Daniel Zack7,125,000-1,000,000
Dustin Dirksen4,660,0001,060,000
Saturday, June 11, 2022 3:26 AM Local Time
Level 30 started
Level: 30
Blinds: 300,000/600,000
Ante: 0
Saturday, June 11, 2022 3:25 AM Local Time
Dirksen Doubles

Dustin Dirksen was once again all-in preflop with Daniel Zack calling from the button.

Dustin Dirksen:     
Daniel Zack:     

Dirksen secured the double following the       runout.

Daniel Zack8,125,000-2,000,000
Dustin Dirksen3,600,0001,950,000
Saturday, June 11, 2022 3:21 AM Local Time
Chop Pot Continues Heads Up

Dustin Dirksen and Daniel Zack were all-in before the flop was dealt with the former at risk of elimination.

Dustin Dirksen:     
Daniel Zack:     

The       runout meant both players chopped the pot.

Daniel Zack10,125,000600,000
Dustin Dirksen1,650,000-600,000
Saturday, June 11, 2022 3:09 AM Local Time
Dirksen Survives

With 4,500,000 in the pot on the      board, Dustin Dirksen was all-in and at risk against Daniel Zack

Dustin Dirksen:     
Daniel Zack:     

The   river gave Dirksen trips, while Zack had the low for a chopped pot.

Daniel Zack9,525,000900,000
Dustin Dirksen2,250,000-900,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Saturday, June 11, 2022 3:07 AM Local Time
Play Resumes

The break is over and play is underway.

Saturday, June 11, 2022 3:00 AM Local Time
Bathroom Break

Play has paused for a few minutes to accommodate a bathroom break.

Daniel Zack8,625,000500,000
Dustin Dirksen3,150,000-500,000
Saturday, June 11, 2022 2:53 AM Local Time
Dirksen Doubles

Dustin Dirksen called a raise in the big blind and then got all his stack in the middle on the     flop

Dustin Dirksen:     
Daniel Zack:     

The   turn kept things level but the   river meant Dirksen doubled up, again.

Daniel Zack8,125,000-1,325,000
Dustin Dirksen3,650,0001,325,000
Saturday, June 11, 2022 2:46 AM Local Time
Full House for Zack

Daniel Zack

With 3,000,000 in the pot on the       board, Daniel Zack check-raised to 1,000,000 after Dustin Dirksen bet.

Dirksen put in a call and saw that Zack had rivered a full house with his     .

Dirksen, with     , had sevens-full of nines, but it was no good.

Daniel Zack9,450,0002,250,000
Dustin Dirksen2,325,000-2,250,000
Saturday, June 11, 2022 2:39 AM Local Time
Zack Chips Up

Dustin Dirksen called a raise in the big blind before the     flop was checked through to the   turn.

Dirksen bet and then called Daniel Zack's raise. Dirksen mucked on the   river after facing a bet.

Daniel Zack7,200,0002,000,000
Dustin Dirksen4,575,000-2,000,000
Playtika - Jason Alexander
Saturday, June 11, 2022 2:32 AM Local Time
Dirsken Back in the Lead

Daniel Zack called a raise and saw the     flop. He mucked after Dustin Dirksen continued with a bet.

Dustin Dirksen6,575,0001,750,000
Daniel Zack5,200,000-1,750,000
Saturday, June 11, 2022 2:23 AM Local Time
Four-Bet Pot Goes to Dirksen

Dustin Dirksen four-bet preflop and was called by Daniel Zack.

Zack called a bet on the     flop which brought in the   turn. Zack mucked after another bet from Dirksen.

Daniel Zack6,950,000-1,375,000
Dustin Dirksen4,825,0001,375,000
Saturday, June 11, 2022 2:13 AM Local Time
Zack Extends Lead

In a single raised pot, the     flop checked through to the   turn. Dustin Dirksen bet and Daniel Zack called.

Dirksen check-called a bet on the   river and Zack immediately announced "kings up,"

Dirksen mucked after seeing Zack's     .

Daniel Zack8,325,000875,000
Dustin Dirksen3,450,000-875,000
Saturday, June 11, 2022 2:05 AM Local Time
Zack Takes Chip Lead

Daniel Zack has raked in several pots since play has resumed and has managed to retake the chip lead.

Daniel Zack7,450,0002,250,000
Dustin Dirksen4,325,000-2,245,000
Saturday, June 11, 2022 2:00 AM Local Time
Break Ends

The players have returned and play has resumed

Playtika - Jason Alexander