Sotonian, Benny Glaser absolutely owned Event #32: $10,000 Omaha Hi-Low Split-8 or Better Championship as he beat the field of 163 players to get his second gold bracelet of the Series and his third overall.
Glaser won $407,194 in prize money battling it out with Chicago poker pro Doug “Skippy” Lorgeree who finished as runner up with $251,194.
During the event most eyes had been on Jason Mercier who was sitting in Seat 5 before he busted out in 8th position.
Mercier who is taking the headlines and WSOP by storm this year was short stacked for his entire time at the final table, and unlike two of his previous deep runs, he wasn’t able to seal the deal.
On winning Glaser said: “This win was more satisfying for multiple reasons. First, this final table was streamed and watched live whereas the other one wasn’t. The money was much bigger and, going back to back just makes it feel more crazy and amazing.”
“It’s surprising that I would win two gold bracelets at all” Glaser went on to say. “But if I was going to win, it would have been in this game since this is my best game and the one I have played the most online.”
Another notabe bust out of day three came as initial chip leader Todd Brunson wasn’t able to maintain his position and finished in 7th place. He was seeking his first WSOP win in ten years. Despite falling short of the title, he banked $56,073.
Recap: Event #34: $1500 2-7 Triple Draw Lowball (Limit)
Over in Event #34 Russian Marketing Executive, Andrey Ziachenko won his first gold bracelet of his career taking home $117,947 in prize money. He is the second Russian to win a bracelet this Series—his win coming two days after Viatcheslav Ortynskiy won the $3,000 buy-in Six Handed Pot Limit Omaha title.
“In Russia, we have so many good players,” Ziachenko said after winning. “I am just so glad to have my name now up there along with them. The bracelet is the goal which I wanted. This is so emotional for me. I cannot express what this means.”