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Benny Glaser Wins 2016 World Series of Poker $10,000 Omaha Eight-or-Better Championship

British Poker Pro Goes Back-to-Back In WSOP Omaha Eight-or-Better Events To Win Third Bracelet


Back-to-back Benny.

That could be the new nickname for 27-year-old British poker pro Benny Glaser after he achieved an incredible feat this week at the World Series of Poker. Glaser started by taking down the WSOP $1,500 buy-in Omaha eight-or-better event for $244,103. Just three days later he has found himself in the winners circle again, defeating a tough field of 163 players to win the 2016 WSOP $10,000 buy-in Omaha eight-or-better championship. For the win Glaser earned his third gold bracelet and the $407,194 first-place prize and became the third player at this year’s WSOP to win multiple title,s joining Jason Mercier and Ian Johns.

“It’s surprising that I won two back-to-back, full stop,” said Glaser after the win when asked if he was surprised to have won these consecutive tournaments in a matter of days. “But Omaha eight-or-better is one of my best games and probably the games I’ve played the most hands in online, so it would be one of the top games that it would happen in if it was going to happen.”

“I don’t think it’s sunk in yet,” said Glaser after it was all over. “It’s just been a crazy week of grinding and focusing, but now I’ll get some time to enjoy it.”

Glaser had to outlast a stacked final table, as you’d imagine given that this was a $10,0000 buy-in championship event. Joining him in the final nine were players like five-time bracelet winner Jason Mercier (9th -$39,269), bracelet winner Todd Brunson (8th – $50,872) and three-time $50,000 H.O.R.S.E. / Poker Players championship final tablist Matt Glantz (3rd – $175,754).

Doug LorgereeIn the end it came down to a heads-up battle with Doug Lorgeree, with Glaser entering the final battle with more than a 5-to-1 chip advantage after eliminating Matt Glantz in third place.

On the final hand Glaser made it two bets with limits of 150,000 – 300,000 and Lorgeree raised again, putting his last 400,000 in the pot with the 10Spade Suit8Diamond Suit5Heart Suit3Heart Suit against Glaser’s JDiamond Suit6Club Suit3Diamond Suit3Club Suit. The board ran out KClub Suit5Club Suit4Spade Suit8Club SuitJSpade Suit to give Glaser a flush and the scoop. Lorgeree earned $251,665 as the runner-up while Glaser wrote his name in the history books with his incredible back-to-back run.

In addition to the title and the money Glaser also earned 780 Card Player Player of the Year points for the win. With 2,014 points and $724,059 in year-to-date earnings he has climbed into 23rd place in the overall rankings.

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

Place Player Earnings (USD) POY Points
1 Benny Glaser $407,194 780
2 Doug Lorgeree $251,665 650
3 Matthew Glantz $175,754 520
4 Grzegorz Trelski $125,125 390
5 Robert Campbell $90,846 325
6 Per Hildebrand $67,291 260
7 Todd Brunson $50,872 195
8 Jason Mercier $39,269 130
9 Felipe Ramos $30,965 65

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