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Benny Glaser Wins 2016 World Series of Poker $1,500 Omaha Eight-Or-Better Event

Glaser Wins Bracelets In Back-To-Back Summers


If the name Benny Glaser sounds familiar, it’s because the 27-year-old British poker pro was also in the World Series of Poker winner’s circle last summer after he took down the $1,500 2-7 draw lowball event. This time around, Glaser topped a field of 934 entrants in the $1,500 Omaha eight-or-better event to pick up his second bracelet and the $244,103 first-place prize.

This was Glaser’s third WSOP final-table appearance. The Southampton, UK native now has $484,000 in career tournament earnings. When asked to compare his two WSOP titles, Glaser admitted that the most recent win came a little easier than the last.

“I think the 2-7 field and final table was tougher than this was to be
honest,” Glaser said. “This is the game I put the most hands in, online. So, perhaps I just am more used to this game since I play it all the time.”

Glaser wasn’t just handed the title, however. He had to overcome a final table that included three other WSOP bracelet winners in Philip Hui (4th), Brandon Shack-Harris (5th) and Max Pescatori (8th).

Other notables who made the money include Frankie O’Dell (17th), Allen Kessler (23rd), Ari Engel (24th), Mitch Schock (36th), Troy Burkholder (38th), Matt Glantz (48th), Chris Tryba (51st), David Baker (52nd), Mike Leah (67th), Naoya Kihara (76th), Jeff Shulman (77th), Chip Jett (78th), James Woods (91st), Chris Bjorin (97th) and Allyn Shulman (102nd).

Ryan Laplante also finished in the money, busting in 105th place for $2,317. He now has eight cashes this summer and is hoping to break the record of 12 set by Konstantin Puchkov in 2012.

Here is a look at the payouts and POY points awarded at this final table:

Place Player Earnings (USD) POY Points
1 Benny Glaser $244,103 912
2 Benjamin Gold $150,828 760
3 Motohiro Kondo $106,070 608
4 Philip Hui $75,627 456
5 Brandon Shack-Harris $54,680 380
6 Zachary Milchman $40,098 304
7 Ilya Krupin $29,830 228
8 Max Pescatori $22,517 152
9 Scott Packer $17,250 76

For more coverage from the summer series, visit the 2016 WSOP landing page complete with a full schedule, news, player interviews and event recaps.

Winner photo courtesy of the WSOP.