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 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
|1||Frankie O'Dell||United States||$443,641|
|2||Owais Ahmed||United States||$274,192|
|3||Robert Mizrachi||United States||$194,850|
|4||Nick Guagenti||United States||$140,522|
|6||Jake Schwartz||United States||$76,456|
|8||Ed Vartughian||United States||$44,245|
|9||Shaun Deeb||United 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."
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)
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'Dell||11,000,000||700,000 |
|Owais Ahmed||0||-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'Dell||10,300,000||1,300,000 |
|Owais Ahmed||775,000||-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'Dell||9,000,000||1,700,000 |
|Owais Ahmed||2,100,000||-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'Dell||7,300,000||-700,000 |
|Owais Ahmed||3,700,000||700,000 |
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'Dell||8,000,000||-825,000 |
|Owais Ahmed||3,000,000||800,000 |
Sunday, June 9, 2019 8:13 PM Local Time
Robert Mizrachi Eliminated in 3rd Place ($194,850)
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'Dell||8,825,000||-75,000 |
|Owais Ahmed||2,200,000||200,000 |
|Robert Mizrachi||0||-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'Dell||8,900,000||1,000,000 |
|Robert Mizrachi||205,000||-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'Dell||7,900,000||1,200,000 |
|Owais Ahmed||2,000,000||0 |
|Robert Mizrachi||1,100,000||-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'Dell||6,700,000||1,500,000 |
|Robert Mizrachi||2,300,000||-2,000,000 |
|Owais Ahmed||2,000,000||400,000 |
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'Dell||5,200,000||1,000,000 |
|Robert Mizrachi||4,300,000||900,000 |
|Owais Ahmed||1,600,000||-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'Dell||4,200,000||-100,000 |
|Robert Mizrachi||3,400,000||1,000,000 |
|Owais Ahmed||3,400,000||-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'Dell||4,300,000||-1,100,000 |
|Owais Ahmed||3,800,000||300,000 |
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 Ahmed||3,500,000||700,000 |
|Robert Mizrachi||2,400,000||-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 Mizrachi||2,900,000||400,000 |
|Owais Ahmed||2,800,000||-700,000 |
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'Dell||5,400,000||-1,200,000 |
|Owais Ahmed||3,500,000||1,600,000 |
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'Dell||6,600,000||800,000 |
|Robert Mizrachi||2,500,000||-900,000 |
|Owais Ahmed||1,900,000||100,000 |
Sunday, June 9, 2019 7:12 PM Local Time
Level 27 started
Sunday, June 9, 2019 7:01 PM Local Time
Chip Counts at Break
Players are on break for 10 minutes.
|Frankie O'Dell||5,800,000||200,000 |
|Robert Mizrachi||3,400,000||100,000 |
|Owais Ahmed||1,800,000||-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'Dell||5,600,000||900,000 |
|Robert Mizrachi||3,300,000||-200,000 |
|Owais Ahmed||2,100,000||-400,000 |