After five straight days of No Limit Hold’em action in the 2020 World Series of Poker Online, the four-card wizards got their first chance to shine with on Monday night with a Pot Limit Omaha 8-or-better event and Nathan Gamble emerged to win his second career WSOP bracelet in this variant.
Event #6 ($600 Pot Limit Omaha 8-or-better) drew 833 runners for a $449,820 prize pool and when the final table began, Gamble sat right in the middle of the chip counts with a less-than-average stack.
Ten minutes into the final table, action folded to Simon ‘bagelbites’ Lam in the cutoff and he raised to 350,000 and ‘danish01‘ called from the button. After the flop, Lam shoved for 576,136 and ‘danish01’ called. Lam showed for a pair of kings while ‘danish01’ turned over for a wrap and the only low draw. The turn actually gave ‘danish01’ top pair and that held up through the river which gave both players two pair to bust Lam in sixth.
From the button, ‘rainman3817‘ raised to 350,000 and ‘hansdigalo’ and ‘SSJTimmy’ defended the small and big blinds respectively. After the flop, ‘hansdigalo‘ bet 120,000, ‘SSJTimmy‘ called all in for 43,644, and ‘rainman3817’ called. The turn was the and ‘hansdigalo’ bet 771,822 and ‘rainman3817’ called. The river completed the board and ‘hansdigalo’ and ‘rainman3817’ both checked. ‘rainman3817’ showed for missed flush and low draws, ‘SSJTimmy’ turned over for jacks and eights, while ‘hansdigalo’ showed for trip eights to eliminate ‘SSJTimmy’ in fifth place.
Twenty minutes later Gamble picked up his first elimination of the night on his way to the title. Gamble opened to 320,000 as first to act and ‘hansdigalo’ replied with a three-bet to 1,120,000 from the small blind. Gamble called to see a flop. ‘hansdigalo’ moved all in for 1,799,668 and Gamble called. Gamble showed for two pair with multiple straight draws while ‘hansdigalo’ was behind with . The turn was the and the river was the to give Gamble the pot and eliminate ‘hansdigalo’ in fourth.
Just five minutes passed before Gamble went back to work. ‘rainman3817’ opened to 320,000 and Gamble called. The flop came and Gamble bet 720,000 and ‘rainman3817’ called. The turn was the and Gamble fired 1,520,000 into the pot and ‘rainman3817’ called for his last 1,257,760. Gamble showed while ‘rainman3817’ showed . The river changed nothing and Gamble’s flush was good enough to take down the pot and eliminate ‘rainman3817’ in third.
Gamble held a commanding 87% of the chips in play but still needed another 20 minutes to eliminate his final opponent. ‘danish01’ battled back during heads-up play to face only a 2-1 deficit but wasn’t able to build upon that. On the final hand, ‘danish01’ raised to 600,000, Gamble re-raised to 1,800,000, and ‘danish01’ moved all in for 3,368,864 and Gamble called. ‘danish01’ turned over and Gamble showed . The flop kept ‘danish01’ ahead but left Gamble with a straight draw and multiple low draws. The turn assured Gamble of at least half of the pot but the river gave him a straight to take the high and low pots to eliminate ‘danish01’ in second place and give Gamble another PLO8 bracelet.
Gamble’s first bracelet came in 2017 when he beat 829 other entries to win the $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better.
Final Table Payouts
- Nathan ‘surfbum’ Gamble – $89,424
- danish01 – $55,283
- rainman3817 – $38,865
- hansdigalo – $27,484
- SSJTimmy – $19,792
- Simon ‘bagelbites’ Lam – $14,484
Faces in the Crowd
One day after making threats against another player on his YouTube live stream, Mike Matusow played his way into the money before going out in 37th for $1,754.29. Other notables who cashed include Jeremy ‘Chipchecka’ Ausmus (8th – $9,096.76), Max ‘MaxSparrow’ Pescatori (10th – $4,813.07), Randy ‘StayAlive’ Ohel (12th – $4,813.07), Shaun ‘ddtgg’ Deeb (21st – $2,518.99) Robert ‘bustinballs’ Kuhn (53rd – $1,529.38), and Daniel Negreanu picked up his third cash of the Series, finishing in 59th place for $1,304.47.
WSOP commentator Norman Chad drove from Los Angeles to Nevada specifically to play this event and finished 112th for $899.64.