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

Wednesday, July 10, 2019 to Friday, July 12, 2019

$1,500 Mixed No-Limit Hold'em Pot-Limit Omaha (Event #80)

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  • Buy-in: $1,500
  • Prizepool: $1,687,500
  • Entries: 1,250
  • Remaining: 0

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Saturday, July 13, 2019 4:00 PM Local Time
Boyhood Dream Achieved: Jerry Odeen Wins a Bracelet and $304,793 in $1,500 Mixed NLH/PLO Event

Jerry Odeen

He arrived only for a couple of weeks, but he's leaving the town with a bracelet on his wrist. Sweden's Jerry Odeen came back from a short stack to conquer a 1,250-player field in the 2019 World Series of Poker Event #80: $1,500 Mixed No-Limit Hold'em, Pot-Limit Omaha.

Odeen made sure to clear the board in the early afternoon. He had a flight to catch at 9:30 p.m. and he needed to spare some time for the customs: after all, he's taking home the $304,793 first-place prize and some fancy new jewelry.

"This is something I've always wanted since I started watching poker when I was like 15 years old," Odeen revealed.

Ten years later, Odeen has accomplished what he'd envisioned, claiming that he wasn't ever going to quit poker before he'd win a bracelet. "It feels pretty surreal," Odeen said.

Now he navigated through the final table which saw seven players return for an extra day to play it out. A ton of chips were physically present at the table, but the numbers don't lie. It was an affair full of shallow stacks.

For such a seasoned online player, that might be a dream spot. Used to playing around the 20 or 30-big blind mark, Odeen knew the setup was tailor-made for his abilities.

"In no-limit hold'em, especially playing short stack, I think I know what to shove with and what to fold," Odeen said.

He was the second-shortest when the play resumed at noon, but a few non-showdown wins vaulted him to the middle of the pack. But Odeen wasn't the only prolific online crusher at the table, with high-stakes regular Luc Greenwood few seats to his right.

Greenwood got the best of the first span, steadily increasing his stack just like the Greenwood brothers always do. But nobody is perfect, not even the most talented players at the tables. Unfortunately for Greenwood, a disastrous misclick would rapidly change the script.

Final Table Results

PlacePlayerCountryPrize (USD)
1Jerry OdeenSweden$304,793
2Peter LintonUnited Kingdom$188,368
3Adam DemerssemanUnited States$135,093
4Lucas GreenwoodCanada$98,027
5Ayaz MahmoodUnited States$71,979
6Eddie BlumenthalUnited States$53,490
7Jeremy KottlerUnited States$40,236
8Gary BoldenUnited States$30,640
9Rania NasreddineUnited States$23,625

With five players left, Greenwood held the chip lead while Odeen wasn't far behind, having coolered Eddie Blumenthal to bust him in sixth place following Jeremy Kottler's elimination in seventh.

Greenwood tangled in a PLO pot with Peter Linton which saw Linton bet pot on the turn. Greenwood wanted to call but accidentally slid forward 1 million more and his misstep resulted in a forced raise, which provoked a shove from Linton. Greenwood had to call off. He wouldn't get bailed out with his wrap as the river bricked, leaving Linton's two pair ahead.

Odeen knew that the misclick that saw Linton double helped not only Linton, but also Odeen's own case. He had been second in chips and his hands had been a little bit tied considering the money jumps and Greenwood's undisputable skills.

"I had to stay away a bit from the action, and while this was great for me, I feel sorry for him. Everybody has done it, every poker player. But it's such a bad timing," Odeen said about Greenwood's error.

Suddenly, what could have been perceived as a final table lined up for Greenwood's landslide became an Odeen's. He continued to eliminate his opponents one by one, dispatching former bracelet winner Ayaz Mahmood in fifth and then sealing Greenwood's fate.

"I don't think I lost a single all in so it's tough to lose then," Odeen said.

His rampant run carried on. Odeen was well aware of Linton's pot-limit Omaha abilities and he tried to concentrate mostly on no-limit hold'em.

"Peter seemed way more comfortable playing PLO so I decided to play pretty tight unless I was the button since he was not gonna give up a lot of pots against me," Odeen admitted.

However, the conditions were favorable for his gameplan and his main discipline, given the big blind ante which creates bigger pots preflop. So Odeen opened up in the two-card game.

"I don't think people think enough about how big of a difference the ante actually makes," Odeen claimed.

While he said that PLO might sometimes be a guessing game for him, especially on a final table with the ICM implications, Odeen had no trouble putting his money in against short-stacked Adam Demersseman, holding aces. Odeen's starting hand prevailed and he added another notch to his streak of KOs. Linton was the only one left to tackle.

The heads-up match would last only a matter of minutes. Odeen found an easy spot to close things out, raise-calling with pocket jacks in hold'em. Linton's ten-nine suited caught an open-ender on the flop, but he failed to hit his eight outs on the turn and river.

Odeen's dream became a reality and he shouted some spontaneous words in his native language. He knew he was going to fly home with the bracelet.

"It's achievable, but, obviously, you need a lot of luck to get here," Odeen was well aware.

With only a few hours left before he was bound to board a plane, Odeen's short trip to Vegas had turned out perfectly. He said he played only six events.

Having expressed excitement for his accomplishment, Odeem didn't seem to be less excited about going home to see his girlfriend.

"She will be very happy."

Saturday, July 13, 2019 3:55 PM Local Time
Peter Linton Eliminated in 2nd Place ($188,368)

Peter Linton

No-Limit Hold'em

Jerry Odeen raised to 600,000 on his button, Peter Linton three-bet shoved for just over 25 big blinds and Odeen snap-called.

Linton:   
Odeen:   

Odeen was in a great spot and Linton needed a lot of help to catch up.

They saw an entertaining flop as the     hit the felt and Odeen smiled.

The   turn was safe for Odeen and Linton hoped to hit one of his eight outs for a straight. The river, however, bricked as the   landed and Odeen rushed from the table, shouting something in the Swedish language. Then he shook his hand with Linton.

Linton was eliminated in second place for $188,368 while Jerry Odeen claimed his first bracelet along with the $304,793 first-place prize.

Jerry Odeen31,250,000760,000
Peter Linton0-7,600,000
Saturday, July 13, 2019 3:50 PM Local Time
Odeen Extends his Lead

No-Limit Hold'em

Peter Linton limped from the small blind and Jerry Odeen raised to 1,100,000 from the big blind. Linton called.

A flop reading     was dealt and Odeen fired 675,000. Linton let it go.

Jerry Odeen30,490,00010,740,000
Peter Linton7,600,000-3,900,000
Saturday, July 13, 2019 3:39 PM Local Time
Adam Demersseman Eliminated in 3rd Place ($135,093)

Adam Demersseman

Pot-Limit Omaha

Adam Demersseman potted for 1.05 million from the button, Jerry Odeen repotted from the small blind, and Peter Linton folded to give way for a heads-up showdown. Demersseman called off for the rest of his chips.

Demersseman:     
Odeen:     

"Red cards," Demersseman instructed the dealer, but he wouldn't oblige as the flop came out    .

The   turn left Demersseman drawing slim and the   river elminated him in third place.

Demersseman shook hands with Odeen and Linton saying, "Now is the time to tell you guys that this was my first PLO tournament ever."

"Oh, well done," Odeen replied and Demersseman left the table, heading to the payout desk.

Jerry Odeen19,750,0002,550,000
Peter Linton11,500,000-200,000
Adam Demersseman0-3,475,000
Saturday, July 13, 2019 3:35 PM Local Time
Linton Takes it on the Turn

Pot-Limit Omaha

Peter Linton opened to 750,000 on the button and Jerry Odeen called from the big blind.

The dealer spread a flop of     that was checked through to the   turn. Odeen checked once more and Linton fired 650,000. Odeen let it go.

Jerry Odeen17,200,000-100,000
Peter Linton11,700,0002,250,000
Jostens Fan Collection
Saturday, July 13, 2019 3:26 PM Local Time
Demersseman Defends His Possessions

No-Limit Hold'em

With the blinds getting high and the full big blind ante in play, Adam Demersseman needs to fight hard to keep his short stack afloat in order to avoid succumbing to the pressure.

Demersseman has been able to guard his big blind so far, just as he demonstrated in a recent hand against Peter Linton.

Linton limped from the small blind, Demersseman checked, and they saw the     flop. Linton bet 300,000 and Demersseman raised to 1,025,000, forcing a fold from his opponent.

Peter Linton9,450,000-1,110,000
Adam Demersseman3,475,000-5,000
Saturday, July 13, 2019 3:23 PM Local Time
Level 34 started
Level: 34
Blinds: 150,000/300,000
Ante: 300,000
Saturday, July 13, 2019 3:17 PM Local Time
Lucas Greenwood Eliminated in 4th Place ($98,027)

Lucas Greenwood

Pot-Limit Omaha

Action folded to Lucas Greenwood who raised to 725,000 from the small blind and Jerry Odeen called from the big blind.

A flop reading     was dealt and Greenwood moved all in for his last 995,000. Odeen snap-called.

Lucas Greenwood:     
Jerry Odeen:     

The   turn and   river completed the board and Odeen raked in the pot with his king-high straight, eliminating Greenwood from the tournament in 4th place for $98,027

Jerry Odeen17,300,0003,300,000
Lucas Greenwood0-2,410,000
Saturday, July 13, 2019 3:15 PM Local Time
Demersseman Keeps Nursing Short Stack

Pot-Limit Omaha

Peter Linton limped from the small blind, Adam Demersseman checked in the big, and they saw the     flop.

Linton stabbed at the pot, betting 240,000, but Demersseman raised pot and Linton quickly laid his hand down.

Peter Linton10,560,0000
Adam Demersseman3,480,000580,000
Saturday, July 13, 2019 3:03 PM Local Time
Odeen Extends His Lead

No-Limit Hold'em

Lucas Greenwood limped from the small blind and Jerry Odeen checked from the big blind.

The flop fell     and was checked through to the   turn. Greenwood fired a bet of 250,000 that Odeen called. The   filled up the river and Greenwood threw in another bet of 450,000. Odeen responded by moving all in for about 12,500,000 and Greenwood with about 2,400,000 behind, snap-folded.

Jerry Odeen14,000,0002,500,000
Lucas Greenwood2,410,000-940,000
Jostens Fan Collection
Saturday, July 13, 2019 2:58 PM Local Time
Linton Shoves on Greenwood

No-Limit Hold'em

Peter Linton made it 500,000 on his button and Luc Greenwood called from the big blind.

The flop landed     and both players checked.

Greenwood led out 425,000 when the   arrived on the turn and Linton announced he was all in, covering Greenwood's 3.75 million.

Greenwood checked his stack and then he opted to fold.

Peter Linton11,550,0001,850,000
Lucas Greenwood3,350,000-1,930,000
Saturday, July 13, 2019 2:54 PM Local Time
Linton Folds to Odeen's Check-Raise

No-Limit Hold'em

Lucas Greenwood limped on the button along with Jerry Odeen in the small blind. Peter Linton checked from the big blind.

Players saw a flop of     that was checked around to the   turn. Odeen checked again. Linton fired 640,000 and Greenwood folded. Odeen took a minute of reflection before check-raising to 2,300,000. Linton snap-folded.

Jerry Odeen11,500,0000
Peter Linton9,700,000-740,000
Saturday, July 13, 2019 2:45 PM Local Time
Ayaz Mahmood Eliminated in 5th Place ($71,979)

Ayaz Mahmood

Pot-Limit Omaha

Ayaz Mahmood made it 500,000 in the cutoff, Jerry Odeen potted from the button and Mahmood was ready to spin for his tournament life.

Mahmood:     
Odeen:     

The flop came down     and Mahmood hit two pair, but the   gave Odeen a flush. Mahmood failed to improve on the   river and he left the table with a payout slip for a fifth-place finish.

Jerry Odeen11,500,0001,250,000
Ayaz Mahmood0-3,250,000
Saturday, July 13, 2019 2:42 PM Local Time
Misclick Costs Greenwood Half of His Stack

Lucas Greenwood

Pot-Limit Omaha

Luc Greenwood raised to 500,000 from the cutoff and Peter Linton defended his big blind with a call.

They checked to the      turn where Linton announced a pot-sized bet of 1.12 million. Greenwood wanted to call and he added one chip to his pile, thinking he would slide forward 1.1 million.

However, when he did so, he realized his mistake as he pushed forward 2.1 million and, unfortunately for him, it was declared a raise.

Linton moved all in for 4.66 million and Greenwood couldn't fold at that point.

Linton:     
Greenwood:     

Linton's two pair held after the   river and the mistake cost Greenwood heaps of chips, allowing Linton to double into the lead.

"Oh my god," Greenwood lamented. "Oh, f***."

"Sorry, bro," Linton said.

"No, it's fine. It was my mistake. Sealed my own fate," Greenwood replied.

Peter Linton10,440,0005,160,000
Lucas Greenwood5,280,000-5,020,000
Saturday, July 13, 2019 2:32 PM Local Time
Odeen Takes From Greenwood

Pot-Limit Omaha

Lucas Greenwood limped on the button along with Ayaz Mahmood in the small blind. Jerry Odeen, in the big blind, checked.

The dealer fanned a flop of     that was checked around to the   turn. Mahmood and Odeen checked once more and Greenwood fired 400,000. Mahmood folded but Odeen called.

The   completed the board and Odeen checked. Greenwood threw in a bet of 800,000 and Odeen snap-called. Greenwood tabled      and Odeen revealed      to win the pot with a flush.

Lucas Greenwood10,300,000-730,000
Jerry Odeen10,250,0002,750,000
Jostens Fan Collection
Saturday, July 13, 2019 2:16 PM Local Time
Level 33 started
Level: 33
Blinds: 120,000/240,000
Ante: 240,000
Saturday, July 13, 2019 2:07 PM Local Time
First Break

Players are on a 15-minute break.

Lucas Greenwood11,030,0001,030,000
Jerry Odeen7,500,000-850,000
Peter Linton5,280,0000
Adam Demersseman4,015,000-285,000
Ayaz Mahmood3,250,0000
Saturday, July 13, 2019 2:00 PM Local Time
Mahmood Folds to Linton's Shove

Pot-Limit Omaha

Ayaz Mahmood raised raised to 400,000 on the button and Peter Linton three-bet to 1,300,000 from the big blind. Mahmood called.

A flop of     was dealt and Linton moved all in for 2,518,000. Mahmood let it go.

Peter Linton5,280,000980,000
Ayaz Mahmood3,250,000-1,850,000
Saturday, July 13, 2019 1:59 PM Local Time
Greenwoood Adds Some

Pot-Limit Omaha

Ayaz Mahmood raised to 400,000 under the gun and Luc Greenwood called from the big blind.

Greenwood check-called another 400,000 on     and the   turn and   river were both checked.

Greenwood announced two pair, eights and deuces, showing     . Mahmood mucked.

Lucas Greenwood10,000,0002,750,000
Ayaz Mahmood5,100,000-1,500,000
Saturday, July 13, 2019 1:52 PM Local Time
Straight for Mahmood

Pot-Limit Omaha

Ayaz Mahmood limped from the small blind and Jerry Odeen checked from the big blind.

A flop reading     was dealt and checked throught to the   turn and to the   river. Mahmood fired 300,000 and Odeen called. Mahmood tabled      for a straight and Odeen sent his hand to the muck.

Jerry Odeen8,350,000-500,000
Ayaz Mahmood6,600,000600,000
Jostens Fan Collection