Event #9: $10,000 Omaha Hi-Lo or Better Championship drew 154 entries and it took four days of play to boil down the tallented field poker players to a winner. The tournament should have ended on Tuesday but time run out and a fourth day was added. On Wednesday, Abe Mosseri (USA) and Daniel Negreanu (Canada) were the only players returning to the final table, with Mosseri having a 2-1 chip lead.
The blinds were high compared to the stacks and Mosseri eliminated Negreanu already after four hands, all of which he won. In the final hand, Mosseri raised pre-flop and Negreanu called. The flop came out 952, Negreanu bet, Mosseri raised and Negreanu called with his final chips.
K followed by K completed the board and Mosseri took home the final pot of the tournament with two pairs.
"With the big blinds so big, everyone has to play every hand, and whoever gets good cards is going to win. The cards broke my way today, " Abe Mosseri told WSOP.com
Mosseri is now a proud owner of 2 WSOP bracelets after winning his first one in a $2,500 2-7 Trip Draw Event in 2009. According to live results tracking site The Hendon Mob, Mosseri surpassed $2 million in live tournament earnings thanks this victory ($388,795).
This was the second time of the 2017 WSOP that Daniel Negreanu came really close to a 7th bracelet after finishing 3rd in the $10k Tag Team No-Limit Hold'em Championship a few days ago.
"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!," Negreanu said.
Final table results:
1 Abe Mosseri United States $388,795
2 Daniel Negreanu Canada $240,290
3 Yarron Bendor United States $166,895
4 Fabrice Soulier France $118,340
5 Ilya Dyment United States $85,702
6 Ray Dehkharghani United States $63,419
7 Anthony Zinno United States $47,975
8 Mike Matusow United States $37,120
9 John Monnette United States $29,391