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2017 48th Annual World Series of Poker The Official WSOP Live Updates

Sunday, June 04, 2017 to Tuesday, June 06, 2017

Event #9: $10,000 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship

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  • Buy-in: $10,000
  • Prizepool: $1,447,600
  • Entries: 154
  • Remaining: 0


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Wednesday, June 7, 2017 3:45 PM Local Time
Abe Mosseri Wins Event #9: $10,000 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better for $388,795

Abe Mosseri

After four hands, all of which were won by Abe Mosseri, the New York native emerged as the latest member of the two-time bracelet winners club, eight years after his first in a $2,500 2-7 Triple Draw event in 2009.

Speaking after his victory, Mosseri insisted that, despite his healthy chip lead coming into an unscheduled fourth day, the title, prize money, and much-coveted WSOP bracelet could have gone either way.

"With the big blinds so big, everyone has to play every hand, and whoever gets good cards is going to win," he said, shortly after posing for his winner's photo. The cards broke my way today.

"There was a lot more back and forth stuff going on yesterday, but today I just pounded him [Daniel Negreanu]."

Mosseri admitted that he loves final tables, but hates the grind at the beginning of tournaments, meaning that he only gets to play seven or eight tournaments a year.

"I like to play really crazy out of the gate, and once I build a stack I try to go for it and try to win. That's kind of what I did today.

"Yesterday I was close. I had under one million chips, and in one big hand I had king-nine-six-five and flopped a six-high straight. If I hadn't have won that hand, I might not win this tournament!"

Final Table

There are rumors that a certain Doyle Brunson was rooting for Daniel Negreanu, and there is potentially an extra seven figures of money in prop bets for Mosseri, but he says he still has a clear plan for the rest of the series. When asked where he was headed after this victory, there was a quick answer.

"I'm going back to Bobby's Room! Then I'll play five or six more tournaments and maybe win another!"

And on being a two-time bracelet winner?

"It's a great feeling, I can tell you that!"

Final Table

Meanwhile, Daniel Negreanu was rushing off to play his first match of the $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Heads-Up Championship, but had some time to reflect on what was an unusually short day.

"It was a disappointing way to start! First hand I looked down at ace-three-four-five double suited. Very powerful. The flow wasn't great, but I still had a pair and there were good turn cards.

"But he turned a flush and I made a good fold. I didn't win any hands! I mean, the last hand there were lots of cards that I could catch to win it. I knew it was going to go one way or the other; you just have to run good at that point!"

Final Table

Negreanu admitted that his confidence has been high going into the 2017 World Series of Poker, and said he had been working hard on his game away from the table.

"I did some extra studying, which means I'm really feeling sharp in close spots and marginal situations. It's all about doing the right thing."

And with the World Series of Poker only a week old, and with the six-time bracelet winner already having made two final tables, Negreanu says that he's looking ahead to the rest of the series.

"I think there have been eight nights so far this WSOP and I've bagged chips on seven nights out of eight.

"That's what I signed up for, and that's why I got in good physical shape before the WSOP so that I could handle the fatigue.

"Having a week like this really sets me up for a good run at the WSOP Player of the Year. I feel primed and ready to go!"

1Abe MosseriUnited States$388,795
2Daniel NegreanuCanada$240,290
3Yarron BendorUnited States$166,895
4Fabrice SoulierFrance$118,340
5Ilya DymentUnited States$85,702
6Ray DehkharghaniUnited States$63,419
7Anthony ZinnoUnited States$47,975
8Mike MatusowUnited States$37,120
9John MonnetteUnited States$29,391
Wednesday, June 7, 2017 3:16 PM Local Time
Daniel Negreanu Eliminated in 2nd Place ($240,290)

Daniel Negrean congratulates Abe Mosseri

Daniel Negreanu limped and Abe Mosseri checked.

On the     flop, Mosseri bet and Negreanu folded, which left him with 750,000.

In the next hand, Mosseri raised and Negreanu called.

On the     flop, Negreanu bet, Mosseri raised, and Negreanu called all in.


The board ran out   and   and Mosseri's two pairs bested Negreanu's who was eliminated.

Abe Mosseri7,700,0001,600,000
Daniel Negreanu0-1,400,000
Wednesday, June 7, 2017 3:15 PM Local Time
Abe Mosseri Outkicks Daniel Negreanu

Abe Mosseri raised preflop and Daniel Negreanu called.

The flop came     and Negreanu bet and Mosseri called.

The turn was the   and Negreanu bet and Mosseri called.

The river was the   and both players checked.

"I flopped two pair," said Negreanu. "Queen-ten."

Negreanu showed     , but Mosseri had a better kicker for his two pairs with     

Abe Mosseri6,100,000700,000
Daniel Negreanu1,400,000-600,000
Wednesday, June 7, 2017 3:15 PM Local Time
First Hand of the Day Goes to Abe Mosseri

Daniel Negreanu raised and Abe Mosseri called.

The flop came     and Mosseri bet. Negreanu called. The turn was the   and Mosseri bet again.

"You know what I was saying about monster hands?" said Negreanu, showing     . He mucked and Mosseri took down the early pot.

Abe Mosseri5,400,000-2,400,000
Daniel Negreanu2,000,0002,000,000
Wednesday, June 7, 2017 3:02 PM Local Time
Level 27 started
Level: 27
Blinds: 200000/400000
Ante: 0
Wednesday, June 7, 2017 2:47 PM Local Time
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Wednesday, June 7, 2017 10:02 AM Local Time
Daniel Negreanu Aiming for Seventh WSOP Bracelet in $10,000 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Day 4

Daniel Negreanu

The stage is set for one of the most eye-catching heads-up battles in recent years, as six-time WSOP bracelet winner Daniel Negreanu looks to make it a magnificent seven in Event #9: $10,000 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better. Standing in his way is American Abe Mosseri who holds about a 2-to-1 chip lead at present, but with both players short relative to the blinds, you get the feeling it might not take long when play resumes at 3 p.m.

Today's unscheduled fourth day of play was needed to separate the pair after an extended day's play yesterday failed to find a winner. A topsy-turvy final table saw the likes of John Monnette, Mike Matusow, Anthony Zinno, Ray Dehkharghani and Fabrice Soulier all come up short in their search for a bracelet.

Three-handed play between the aforementioned Negreanu, Mosseri and Yarron Bendor lasted a brutal five-and-a-half hours without an elimination, before Bendor was knocked out by Negreanu.

When Negreanu and Mosseri return today the limits will be 200,000/400,000 with the stacks looking as follows:

NameCountryChip Count
Abe MosseriUnited States5,135,000
Daniel NegreanuCanada2,575,000

And here are the results for the rest of the final table so far:

PositionNameCountryPrize Money
3Yarron BendorUnited States$167,979
4Fabrice SoulierFrance$119,109
5Ilya DymentUnited States$86,259
6Ray DehkharghaniUnited States$63,831
7Anthony ZinnoUnited States$48,287
8Mike MatusowUnited States$37,361
9John MonnetteUnited States$29,582