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2018 WSOP: Event #30: $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha won by Ryan Bambrick for $217,123

Tags: 2018 WSOP, Ryan Bambrick.
Posted on Tuesday, June 19, 2018 by "T".

It's a lucky Saturday (June 16) for Ryan Bambrick as he won his first WSOP gold bracelet in the 2018 WSOP Event #30 $1,500 buy-in Pot-Limit Omaha. The 30-year-old poker player from New Jersey outlasted a player field of 799 to win $217,123.

Bambrick has been a day trader for seven years, but most recently he decided to put that aside for a while so that he can focus on playing poker. He has played online poker semi-seriously for 15 years already, but after he experienced a winning streak online recently, he opted to visit Vegas for the summer. This is already his fourth cash at the 2018 WSOP, but this time it's more special, since it was his very first final table finish (and he even got first place).

Bambrick said after he won, "I was just trying to play my best game the whole time. And whatever happens, happens. I was really focused on trying to win. I wasn't really concerned about the pay jumps. I was just trying to win a bracelet, to be honest with you."

Bambrick entered the final day of the event as the chip leader with 12 players left.

On to the three-handed play, Bambrick became the short stack, but quickly bounced back to take the lead. He defeated Timothy McDermott's AClubJSpade4Heart3Club with his 9Club7Club7Diamond3Diamond as the board revealed 9Heart9Diamond3Heart2Club8Club. Even though McDermott made a flush, Bambrick's hand was better.

Bambrick had a 2-to-1 lead going into heads-up play with Ryynanen. He swiftly furthered that lead to over 5-to-1 before the final hand was dealt. The final hand was as follows:
Bambrick: QHeartQClub8Diamond3Spade

Ryynanen: JHeart10Diamond7Spade6Heart

The board showed 9Club7Club4Spade4DiamondJSpade, which makes Bambrick the winner thanks to his pair of Queens and a pair of fours, whereas Ryynanen onlys

made a pair of Jacks and a pair of sevens.

Event #30: $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha Final Table Results

Place

Player

Country

Prize

1

Ryan Bambrick

United States

$217,123

2

Sampo Ryynanen

Finland

$134,138

3

Timothy McDermott

United States

$93,639

4

Phillip Riley

Canada

$66,342

5

Jared Ingles

United States

$47,713

6

Jody Fayant

Canada

$34,843

7

Danny Woolard

United States

$25,841

8

Randy White

United States

$19,469

9

Pushpinder Singh

Canada

$14,904

10

Jiaqi Xu

United States

$11,596

Source:
https://www.pokernews.com/news/2018/06/ryan-bambrick-wins-the-1-500-plo-in-dominating-fashion-31156.htm?itm_content=pn-hp-hero-5

 


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6 comments for "2018 WSOP: Event #30: $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha won by Ryan Bambrick for $217,123"

 pochui6/19/2018 8:11:29 PM GMT
not seeing any of the more well known names at the final table, but this means other players had a better shot at glory and in this particular tournament ryan bambrick was the dude who grabbed the opportunity and collected almost a quarter of a million for his efforts.
 doubletop7776/20/2018 7:34:52 AM GMT
Many congratulations to Ryan Bambrick on winning this event and the first prize of $217,123. The United States seem to be winning most of the events so far and it would be nice to see a few more winners from the U.K.
 pajalnick6/20/2018 11:19:56 AM GMT
the solution will focus on playing poker was probably the most correct decision in the career of this player .... the outcome of his decision is simply wonderful and confirms that he made the right choice .... an interesting story ... and instructive ..... do not be afraid what is it to change in life
 Gerimantas6/20/2018 1:24:51 PM GMT
I think for 1500 buyin to win 217123 is very big money, and of course it isnhars to play tournament who has 799 players. Not so big like pokerstars frerolls with 100 dollars prize money, but I think a lot better players quality
 Mober6/20/2018 7:40:03 PM GMT
A good pot for this tournament.
Omaha games draw the most players probably after the holdem.
And i agree with pochui as i have said in another post also, the big names are missing from the final tables.
New generation of poker players hitting up Smile
 CALICUL6/21/2018 7:34:57 PM GMT
Another story of a player who leaves his job for a time to focus more on online poker. These players have a big advantage because are americans. If these tournaments were year-on-year in Europe, then we would have seen a lot of players, who would give up their service, to play poker. Smile

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