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2019 50th Annual World Series of Poker The Official WSOP Live Updates

Thursday, June 06, 2019 to Sunday, June 09, 2019

$10,000 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better (Event #18)

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  • Buy-in: $10,000
  • Prizepool: $1,720,200
  • Entries: 183
  • Remaining: 0

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Sunday, June 9, 2019 10:33 PM Local Time
Frankie O'Dell Wins Third Bracelet in Event #18: $10,000 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship ($443,641)

Frankie O'Dell

Frankie O'Dell stands alone at the top of the Omaha hi-lo bracelet count.

After winning Event #18: $10,000 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship for his third bracelet — all in that variant of Omaha — O'Dell surpassed the likes of Chris Ferguson, Scotty Nguyen and Daniel Alaei, all of whom also had two Omaha hi-lo bracelets.

This one came with quite a bit more prize money than his last two — $443,641, after he won a $1,500 event in 2003 for $133,760 and a $2,000 event in 2007 for $240,057. O'Dell defeated a field of 183.

"There's only one person in the WSOP who has three Omaha eight-or-better bracelets and you're talking to them," he said when asked where he stood among the top Omaha hi-lo players. "So, until someone passes me or catches me, I'm not gonna say nothin'. I'm just gonna leave it at three."

Official Final Table Results

PlaceWinnerCountryPrize (USD)
1Frankie O'DellUnited States$443,641
2Owais AhmedUnited States$274,192
3Robert MizrachiUnited States$194,850
4Nick GuagentiUnited States$140,522
5Robert CampbellAustralia$102,868
6Jake SchwartzUnited States$76,456
7David BenyamineFrance$57,709
8Ed VartughianUnited States$44,245
9Shaun DeebUnited States$34,467

O'Dell's win came over a characteristically tough final table that included Shaun Deeb, David Benyamine, and Rob Campbell.

The two toughest opponents to overcome proved to be fellow bracelet winners Owais Ahmed and Robert Mizrachi. After Jake Schwartz, Campbell and Nick Guagenti busted relatively early from the streamed final day, a three-handed war ensued that lasted nearly six hours.

"It was a war because you had warriors in there," O'Dell said. "You had one of the Mizrachi, great f****** player brothers, then you had one of the guys who knows almost everything in stud hi-lo and Omaha hi-lo.

"Then you've got me, old school poker."

Omaha hi-lo
The final three battled for almost six hours.

Things got dire at one point for O'Dell, after Ahmed scooped him with the nut flush and nut low to leave him on 95,000 at 100,000/200,000 limits. However, he scooped or chopped a succession of pots and was "right back in it," as someone yelled from his rail, 20 minutes later with over 10 big bets.

Ahmed appeared to be on the verge of bracelet No. 2 when he worked his way over 70 percent of the chips, but O'Dell roared back to surpass him after both players held kings but O'Dell made a straight.

It was a lead he wouldn't look back from as he sent first Mizrachi packing then Ahmed after a heads-up match that lasted only about half an hour.

"Basically, the wind blew my way and I got the win," O'Dell said. "I had an opportunity today. I had chips, we had the best Omaha players in the world in this tournament and I ended up on top."

O'Dell credited his success in Omaha to continuous grinding in the format, along with the hours spent playing stud hi-lo. He also said he was motivated by last year's second-place finish to Jeremy Harkin in $1,500 Dealer's Choice.

Finally he said he wanted to dedicate the bracelet to his daughter Victoria and her newborn son.

"I love you guys with all my heart," O'Dell said.

Sunday, June 9, 2019 8:48 PM Local Time
Owais Ahmed Eliminated in 2nd Place ($274,192)

Owais Ahmed

Frankie O'Dell raised and Owais Ahmed called. Ahmed check-called the     flop then led out on the   turn. O'Dell raised the last 25,000 and Ahmed called, tabling      for trips.

O'Dell had      for a flush draw with the nut low draw.

"Spade to win," he yelled. "Spade to win."

The dealer deliver with the  , sending the scoop and the bracelet to O'Dell.

Frankie O'Dell11,000,000700,000
Owais Ahmed0-775,000
Sunday, June 9, 2019 8:44 PM Local Time
Ahmed Left With Crumbs

Owais Ahmed managed to win two small pots, however, Frankie O'Dell then claimed several pots in a row without a showdown before winning a bigger pot to reduce Ahmed's stack to fewer than a million.

Ahmed limped in and O'Dell raised, Ahmed called. The flop brought     and O'Dell bet, Ahmed called, and the action repeated on the   turn. The   river was checked and O'Dell tabled the      for kings up and a low. Ahmed flashed his cards and they included   , but could not win either portion of the pot.

Frankie O'Dell10,300,0001,300,000
Owais Ahmed775,000-1,325,000
Sunday, June 9, 2019 8:33 PM Local Time
Three In a Row Without Showdown for O'Dell

Owais Ahmed raised and Frankie O'Dell came along to see the     flop, on which he check-called a bet. After the   turn, O'Dell check-called once more and led the   river. Ahmed folded after some consideration.

One hand later, O'Dell limped in and Ahmed checked. Ahmed check-folded to a bet on    .

Ahmed raised once more the button and O'Dell check-called two bets on the     flop and   turn. A bet on the   river by O'Dell won the pot uncontested, as Ahmed folded.

Frankie O'Dell9,000,0001,700,000
Owais Ahmed2,100,000-1,600,000
Sunday, June 9, 2019 8:27 PM Local Time
Ahmed Creeping Closer

Frankie O'Dell completed, Owais Ahmed raised and O'Dell called. Ahmed bet the     flop and then barreled again on the   turn. O'Dell let it go.

Frankie O'Dell7,300,000-700,000
Owais Ahmed3,700,000700,000
Jostens Fan Collection
Sunday, June 9, 2019 8:24 PM Local Time
First Blood to Ahmed

Owais Ahmed scored the first two pots in heads-up to reduce the lead by Frankie O'Dell.

Ahmed raised the button and O'Dell called, then check-called bets on the     flop and   turn. The   river was checked and Ahmed turned over     , O'Dell had a missed low draw with     .

Frankie O'Dell8,000,000-825,000
Owais Ahmed3,000,000800,000
Sunday, June 9, 2019 8:13 PM Local Time
Robert Mizrachi Eliminated in 3rd Place ($194,850)

Robert Mizrachi

Robert Mizrachi got the last of his money in with      against the      held by Frankie O'Dell. The      board looked like it was going to secure Mizrachi at minimum half of the pot. However, the   river sent the whole pot to O'Dell.

Frankie O'Dell8,825,000-75,000
Owais Ahmed2,200,000200,000
Robert Mizrachi0-205,000
Sunday, June 9, 2019 8:11 PM Local Time
Mizrachi on Crumbs

Frankie O'Dell raised, Robert Mizrachi called in the small blind and they went heads up to    . Mizrachi check-called a bet and the turn was an  . Action checked through, bringing a  . Mizrachi bet, O'Dell raised and Mizrachi released, leaving himself less than a big bet.

Frankie O'Dell8,900,0001,000,000
Robert Mizrachi205,000-895,000
Sunday, June 9, 2019 8:07 PM Local Time
Mizrachi Pays Off O'Dell

Frankie O'Dell has taken over a commanding lead after sweeping yet another pot, once again at the expense of Robert Mizrachi.

In a limped pot to the     flop, O'Dell bet out of the small blind and Mizrachi called to see the   on the turn. O'Dell now check-raised and Mizrachi called after some consideration before the   river brought another bet by O'Dell. Mizrachi eventually called and was shown the      for a flush by O'Dell.

Mizrachi didn't have that beat, nor had a low, and lost another big pot.

Frankie O'Dell7,900,0001,200,000
Owais Ahmed2,000,0000
Robert Mizrachi1,100,000-1,200,000
Sunday, June 9, 2019 8:05 PM Local Time
Three-Way Scoop for O'Dell

Robert Mizrachi raised, Owais Ahmed three-bet and Frankie O'Dell four-bet it. Everyone continue to the     flop and O'Dell's bet was again called in both spots. He bet the   turn and only Mizrachi continued with him, but Mizrachi mucked to a bet on the   river.

Frankie O'Dell6,700,0001,500,000
Robert Mizrachi2,300,000-2,000,000
Owais Ahmed2,000,000400,000
Jostens Fan Collection
Sunday, June 9, 2019 7:59 PM Local Time
O'Dell Scoops Against Ahmed

In a battle of the blinds, Owais Ahmed limped in and Frankie O'Dell checked his option. Ahmed checked and called a bet on the     flop to see the   turn go check, check. On the   river, Ahmed bet and O'Dell raised to receive a call.

O'Dell turned over the      for a full house and that sent Ahmed back to a distant bottom spot on the score board, as he had previously lost a hand to Robert Mizrachi as well.

Frankie O'Dell5,200,0001,000,000
Robert Mizrachi4,300,000900,000
Owais Ahmed1,600,000-1,800,000
Sunday, June 9, 2019 7:50 PM Local Time
Mizrachi Forces a Fold

Owais Ahmed raised and Robert Mizrachi called in the big blind. Mizrachi check-raised the     flop and Ahmed called before a bet of Mizrachi on the   turn won the pot without any further resistance.

Frankie O'Dell4,200,000-100,000
Robert Mizrachi3,400,0001,000,000
Owais Ahmed3,400,000-400,000
Sunday, June 9, 2019 7:41 PM Local Time
Ahmed Flops It

Owais Ahmed raised in the small blind and Frankie O'Dell called in the big. Ahmed bet the     flop then checked the   turn. O'Dell checked back then called a bet on the   river.

Ahmed showed      for the flopped boat.

Frankie O'Dell4,300,000-1,100,000
Owais Ahmed3,800,000300,000
Sunday, June 9, 2019 7:34 PM Local Time
Ahmed Relegates Mizrachi to Third in Counts Again

Robert Mizrachi completed the blind and he and Owais Ahmed checked down      . Finally, Mizrachi bet, only to see his opponent raise. Mizrachi thought about 15 seconds and mucked, falling to third place in the counts once more.

Owais Ahmed3,500,000700,000
Robert Mizrachi2,400,000-500,000
Sunday, June 9, 2019 7:28 PM Local Time
Mizrachi and Ahmed Nearly Even in Chips

In a battle of the blinds, Robert Mizrachi limped in and Owais Ahmed checked his option. Mizrachi check-raised the     flop to pick up a call by Ahmed and bet the   turn and   river. Ahmed called the first bet, but when facing the final barrel, he was sent deep into the think tank and carefully counted his remaining stack.

Eventually, Ahmed folded and Mizrachi claimed the pot to nearly even their stacks.

Robert Mizrachi2,900,000400,000
Owais Ahmed2,800,000-700,000
Jostens Fan Collection
Sunday, June 9, 2019 7:22 PM Local Time
Ahmed Stops the Bleeding

Owais Ahmed completed the blind and Frankie O'Dell checked. Ahmed bet it down on       and O'Dell called him down. Ahmed showed      for jacks full of nines and took it down.

Frankie O'Dell5,400,000-1,200,000
Owais Ahmed3,500,0001,600,000
Sunday, June 9, 2019 7:20 PM Local Time
O'Dell Wins Without Showdown

Robert Mizrachi raised the button and Frankie O'Dell came along from the big blind. On a flop of    , O'Dell checked and called a bet by Mizrachi before check-raising the   on the turn. Mizrachi stuck around for the additional bet and the   on the river brought another bet of O'Dell.

After some consideration, Mizrachi sent his cards into the muck and O'Dell pulled further ahead.

Frankie O'Dell6,600,000800,000
Robert Mizrachi2,500,000-900,000
Owais Ahmed1,900,000100,000
Sunday, June 9, 2019 7:12 PM Local Time
Level 27 started
Level: 27
Blinds: 150000/300000
Ante: 0
Sunday, June 9, 2019 7:01 PM Local Time
Chip Counts at Break

Players are on break for 10 minutes.

Frankie O'Dell5,800,000200,000
Robert Mizrachi3,400,000100,000
Owais Ahmed1,800,000-300,000
Sunday, June 9, 2019 6:59 PM Local Time
O'Dell Over Ahmed Once More

Owais Ahmed raised it up from the button and Frankie O'Dell three-bet the small blind, which just Ahmed called. O'Dell bet all streets of the       board and Ahmed called.

O'Dell tabled      for queens up and the nut low to scoop yet another pot. Ahmed dropped to 1.8 million and then won a small pot off Robert Mizrachi to recover some chips.

Frankie O'Dell5,600,000900,000
Robert Mizrachi3,300,000-200,000
Owais Ahmed2,100,000-400,000
Jostens Fan Collection