Arieh Triumphs in $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo Championship

Josh Arieh won his second bracelet of the 2021 WSOP and his fourth overall in the $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo Championship 8 or Better.

Josh Arieh became a three-time bracelet winner earlier in the 2021 World Series of Poker (WSOP) when he won the $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha event. Arieh received his fourth bracelet a couple of days ago after taking down the $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8-or Better Championship.

Arieh made up for the disappointment of finishing shy of the $50,000 Poker Players Championship in some style. He bulldozed his way through the 210-strong field and secured a $484,791 payday. It was Arieh’s third six-figure score of the 2021 WSOP, and his second bracelet of the series.

$10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8-or Better Championship Final Table Results

Place Player Country Prize
1 Josh Arieh United States $484,791
2 Danny Chang United States $299,627
3 Anatolii Zyrin Russia $207,369
4 Dan Colpoys United States $146,817
5 Jeff Gross United States $106,391
6 Adam Owen Adam Owen $78,955
7 Aaron Kupin United States $60,040
8 Matt Woodward United States $46,813

The bubble in the $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo Championship during the 17th level on Day 2. Charles Coultas clashed with Alan Sternberg and came off second-best. Coultas went home empty-handed, paving the way to a cash of at least $16,077 for the surviving 32 players.

Former WSOP Main Event champion Joe Hachem was the first player to cash. Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo specialist Robert Mizrachi did not last much longer. Niklas Astedt, Marco Johnson, Ben Yu, and the aforementioned Sternberg fell over the next day and a half. John Esposito burst the Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo Championship’s final table bubble.

Chang Holds Commanding Final Table Lead

Danny Chang went into the final table with a 121 big blind stack, a commanding lead. Arieh sat down second in chips with 63 big blinds in his arsenal.

Chang extended his lead in the Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo Championship after sending Matt Woodward home in eighth. The chips went in on a 4d-As-Js flop, Chang holding Ah-Qh-8s-2s and Woodward Ac-4h-4c-2c. The Jh turn and Th river gave Change a superior two pair and the pot.

Aaron Kupin was the short-stack of the final table, sitting down with only 10 big blinds. Chang ended any hopes of an epic comeback when he turned a straight and the nut low to reduce the play count by one.

British mixed game specialist Adam Owen’s Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo Championship ended in sixth place. Again, Chang dealt the fatal blow. Owen committed the last of his chips with Ad-Tc-9d-5d on the As-8h-7d flop. Chang called with 8d-7h-2d-2c, and improved to a full house on the 8c turn. The Jh river missed Owen and he bowed out.

partypoker-sponsored pro Jeff Gross fell in fifth and received the tournament’s first six-figure score. The chips went in preflop, Gross holding Js-6s-6h-3h, and Anatolii Zyrin the As-Ac-7h-5d. A Qd-9c-7s flop was not what Gross wanted to see. Neither was the 3s turn nor the 4c river. Game over for the popular American.

Chang In Firm Control Four-Handed

Chang had one hand on the Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo Championship bracelet after sending Dan Colpoys home. Colpoys jammed all-in with As-Kh-7s-5d on an 8d-2h-9s flop, and Chang snap-called with 8h-8c-6c-3s. Colpoys needed low cards to stay alive, but the Kc and Qh turn and river were high.

Russia’s Zyrin busted in third against the flopped Broadway straight of Arieh. That hand gave Arieh a 7,295,000 to 5,305,000 lead over Chang.

The one-on-one battle was one-way traffic in Arieh’s favor. Arieh won the Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo Championship when he called Chang’s preflop shove with Qs-6s-5d-4d. Changed turned over As-Ks-5h-2c. The board ran 9d-6h-3c-2h-Ah giving Arieh a wheel low and a six-high straight. Chang’s runner-up finish came with a $299,627 prize, while Arieh scooped $484,791 and his fourth WSOP bracelet.

Brad Johnson

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