After a tiring day, Ben Zamani forced his way through the 29 survivors who returned for Day 3 of the $1,500 Omaha Hi-Lo Split 8 or Better event and clinched $238,620 in prize money.
The day saw many quick eliminations early on. Two-time bracelet champion Marco Johnson was in search of his third WSOP bracelet but departed in 23rd place. The other bracelet winner who fell just short of his second piece of glory was Jim Collopy, who was knocked out in 17th place. That left Zamani as the sole WSOP bracelet winner still in contention for the coveted title.
Jared Hemingway flexed his muscles soon by knocking both Dustin Sitar and Martin Corpuz out.
Scott Buller then settled for seventh place finish followed by Forrest Auel who was busted in sixth. Gary Vick was swiftly eliminated in fifth spot after a tussle with Hemingway.
Ryan Paluf was shown the door next in fourth by Alex Ferarri who himself got busted shortly thereafter in third, giving way to the heads-up battle.
Zamani cruised into the heads-up play with a vast chip lead and despite Hemingway’s efforts, the latter wasn’t able capitalize. Zamani earned $238,620 as the first-place prize along with his second WSOP bracelet.
Final Table Standings:
1. Benjamin Zamani - $238,620
2. Jared Hemingway - $147,428
3. Alex Ferrari - $103,471
4. Ryan Paluf - $73,647
5. Gary Vick - $53,171
6. Forrest Auel - $38,946
7. Scott Buller - $28,948
8. Martin Corpuz - $21,839
9. Dustin Sitar - $16,726
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