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Alexander Petersen Wins World Series of Poker $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Event

Petersen Denies Jason Mercier His Second Bracelet Of The Summer


The $10,000 pot-limit Omaha championship is always one of the biggest events on the World Series of Poker schedule and the 2015 edition was no exception, drawing a field of 387 players and creating a total prize pool of $3,637,800.

In the end, it was 31-year-old newcomer Alexander Petersen from Aarhus, Denmark, who took down the tournament, along with his first WSOP bracelet and the massive $927,655 first-place prize.

Petersen, who recorded his first career WSOP cash with this event, defeated Jason Mercier heads-up for the victory, denying the Florida poker pro his second bracelet of the summer and fourth overall.

“Coming to Las Vegas was always a break for me, away from playing,” Peterson said. “This is first event I played here where I really took it seriously, and it paid off.”

In addition to Mercier, the final table also featured former bracelet winners Shaun Deeb (8th), and Davidi Kitai (7th), as well as notable pros Dan Smith (3rd) and Simon Trumper (4th).

Although he fell short of the title, Mercier did pick up the $572,989 consolation prize, as well as 1,250 valuable Card Player Player of the Year points. As a result, he has now jumped into third place overall with a total of 3,520 points. With $15,062,017 in career live tournament earnings, he now sits in 11th place all-time.

Here is a look at the final table results.

Finish Player Name Prize POY Points
1 Alexander Petersen $927,655 1500
2 Jason Mercier $572,989 1250
3 Dan Smith $369,564 1000
4 Simon Trumper $267,778 750
5 Mohsin Virani $196,877 625
6 Sven Reichardt $146,857 500
7 Davidi Kitai $111,134 375
8 Shaun Deeb $85,306 250

For more coverage from the summer series, visit the 2015 WSOP landing page complete with a full schedule, news, player interviews and event recaps.