After a very fast-paced Day 3, the 428-entry strong field of the 2017 World Series of Poker Event #54: $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha 8-Handed Championship was reduced to the last eight hopefuls and they decided to bag up for the night when the official final table was reached. The lion's share of the $4,023,200 prize pool is still up for grabs and an additional fourth day was added to the schedule. The action will recommence on the live stream table via PokerGo today as of 1 p.m. local time on Saturday, July 1, 2017.
Scott "BigRiskky" Clements led the field after Day 2 and also claimed the top spot for the final table after bagging up 5,480,000. Second in chips is Tommy Le with 4,065,000 and 2011 November Niner Eoghan O'Dea follows in third place with 2,895,000. Le final-tabled three WSOP Omaha events last year and his career-best result comes off a runner-up finish to Jens Kyllonen in Event #62: $25,000 Pot-Limit Omaha High Roller (8-Handed) for a payday of $696,558. He also finished third in this very event in 2016 as well.
Clements has already won two gold bracelets in Omaha tournaments in 2006 and 2007, respectively, and is aiming to make it three. Jason DeWitt is looking for the same feat; He emerged victorious in Event #17: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em in 2010 and won his second bracelet last year in Event #14: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em MILLIONAIRE MAKER. DeWitt comes into the final day in the middle of the pack with 2,560,000.
The other finalists include Hani Mio (2,720,000), Chris Lee (2,135,000), Miltiadis Kyriakides (1,275,000) and German Twitch streamer Murat Tulek (425,000). Lee is also among those to already own a WSOP bracelet, he won Event #29: $2,500 10-Game Mix 6-Handed for a payday of $254,955. All eight title contenders already have $79,599 guaranteed for their efforts, but all eyes are set on the first-place payout of $938,732 and securing their spot in WSOP history.
Final Table Seat Assignments
|Seat||Player||Country||Chip Count||Big Blinds|
|3||Chris Lee||United States||2,135,000||43|
|5||Jason DeWitt||United States||2,560,000||51|
|6||Hani Mio||United States||2,720,000||54|
|7||Tommy Le||United States||4,065,000||81|
|8||Scott Clements||United States||5,480,000||110|
Action will resume at 1 p.m. local time with 35 minutes left in level 25 at blinds of 25,000/50,000, and the live stream can be followed on PokerGo with a delay of 30 minutes. The PokerNews live reporting team will be there to provide all the action until a winner is crowned.