2008 Event 16 Omaha Hi-Low Split-8 or Better

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2008 WSOP Event 16 Omaha Hi-Low Split-8 or Better

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Event 16 -- Omaha Hi-Low Split-8 or Better Day 1

There were 553 players each paying $2,000 in order to play for a share of a $1,006,460 prize pool. Whoever the champion comes out to be will be rewarded with $226,448 and the gold bracelet of champions. Money will go to the top 54 in the event. Names in the field were David Chiu, Barry Greenstein, Mike Matusow, Hoyt Corkins, Greg Raymer, Chris Ferguson, Phil Hellmuth, Chau Giang, Todd Brunson, Michael Binger, John Juanda, David Williams, Ted Forrest, Men "The Master" Nguyen and Shannon Elizabeth.

Eliminations took place with Frankie O'Dell last years champion busting out as well as Greg Raymer. Following them were Mark Gregorich who lost in a 4 way hand with one player making the high hand and another player making the low, Jeff Lisandro, Phil Hellmuth, Chip Jett, Andy Bloch, William Chen, tournament director Matt Savage and Paul Magriel X-22.

By the end of the day there were 169 left to move on to the next round.

  1. Ivan Demidov 40,300
  2. Rouhollan Sohayegh 35,800
  3. James Richburg 35,000
  4. Josh Arieh 33,000
  5. Kevin Petersen 32,500
  6. David Williams 31,000
  7. Scott Clements 30,000
  8. Kia Hooshmand 28,200
  9. Mark Roland 27,500

Event 16 -- Omaha Hi-Low Split-8 or Better Day 2

Payout schedule for the final table:

  1. $226,483.00
  2. $143,420.00
  3. $88,065.00
  4. $71,961.00
  5. $58,877.00
  6. $46,297.00
  7. $36,232.00
  8. $28,684.00
  9. $21,135.00
At 3:00 pm, the 169 players got together for another round. Eliminations included Victor Ramdin, Eric Froelich, Barry Greenstein, David Williams, Dutch Boyd, David Chiu, Max Pescatori, James Van Alstyne, Max Stern, John "Miami" Cernuto and John Juanda. On top of the nine names at the bottom, James Richburg, Pat Poels and Jimmy Fricke are also in the Day 3 field. By the end of the day at 3:00 am, there were 18 left for Day 3, which will probably ensure that the final table will be a long one as these survivors compete for the bracelet.
  1. Soheil Shamseddin 243,000
  2. Andrew Brown 234,000
  3. Scott Clements 228,000
  4. Ted Forrest 204,000
  5. Ralph Rudd 184,000
  6. Allan Enciso 182,000
  7. Ralph Perry 160,000
  8. Lee Grove 132,000
  9. Mallory Smith 125,000

Event 16 -- Omaha Hi-Low Split-8 or Better Final Table

On Day Three, play began at 2 pm and ended at 3 am after about 13 hours. Andrew Brown eliminated 6 of the 9 opponents at the final table. And he was able to win against a top player with 5 WSOP gold bracelets to his credit. Brown battled Forrest back and forth for two hours before prevailing late in the night.

On the last hand, after raising and calling, both parties saw a flop of Ah Jd 9d. Ted Forrest bet and Brown called of which a turn card of 8c followed. Forrest bet and Brown called again with the 2s rivering. Then Forrest moved all-in and was called. When the cards turned over Forrest showed Ad Qs 7s 4d and Brown had Jh 5d 4s 2h. And that is how Andrew Brown earned his first WSOP gold bracelet.

  1. Andrew Brown $226,483.00
  2. Ted Forrest $143,420.00
  3. Jim Pechac $88,065.00
  4. Soheil Shamseddin $71,961.00
  5. Kia Hooshmand $58,877.00
  6. Ralph Perry $46,297.00
  7. Scott Clements $36,232.00
  8. Allan Enciso $28,684.00
  9. James Fricke $21,135.00

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