On Tuesday, Loren Klein won the biggest $10,000 pot-limit Omaha championship in World Series of Poker history. The tournament (Event #49: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha 8-Handed Championship) attracted 476 entries and Klein, 32, received $1,018,336 in prize money and his third WSOP bracelet!
Besides Allen Cunningham and Matt Matros, Klein is the only player to have won a bracelet three years in a row in the post-Moneymaker era! Klein scored his first bracelet in a no-limit hold'em/pot-limit Omaha mixed event and his second two came in standalone pot-limit Omaha tournaments.
"It's time to get my annual bracelet," joked Klein to his friends on the rail after his win.
When asked whether winning three bracelets had changed his game, he answered: "Not a ton. The variance in getting a bracelet is pretty wild. Like, I was the same player I was three years ago before I had any bracelets."
Final Table Results:
1st: Loren Klein - $1,018,336
2nd: Rep Porter - $629,378
3rd: Brandon Shack-Harris - $433,259
4th: Jerry Wong - $303,491
5th: Ryan Hughes - $216,391
6th: Scott Bohlman - $157,097
7th: Mike Leah - $116,166
8th: Alexey Makarov - $87,522