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Allan Le Wins 2016 World Series of Poker $1,500 Omaha Eight-or-Better Mixed Event

Poker Pro Wins First Bracelet and $189,223 In New WSOP Event


Allan Le has won the inaugural running of the World Series of Poker $1,500 Omaha eight-or-better mixed event, a tournament that featured three variants of the split-pot flop game: pot-limit Omaha eight-or-better, limit Omaha eight-or-better and ‘Big O’, which is five card pot-limit Omaha eight-or-better. The 41-year-old Le is the brother of fellow poker pros Nam and Tommy Le, each of whom have seven figures in live tournament earnings but neither have captured what Allan did today as he earned his first WSOP gold bracelet and $189,223 in this brand new WSOP event.

The tournament drew 668 players in its debut at the series, creating a total prize pool of $901,800. From that field a stacked final table emerged featuring the likes of two-time bracelet winner John Monnette (9th – $11,431), former $50,000 H.O.R.S.E. winner David Bach (7th – $20,229), Yuval Bronshtein (6th – $27,696) and 2010 mixed hold’em bracelet winner Gavin Smith (4th – $54,889).

In the end it came down to heads-up showdown between Le and Germany’s Philipp Eirisch, with Le taking a massive 10-to-1 lead into the final battle. The two chopped the first pot, but shortly afterwards the final hand arose in pot-limit Omaha eight-or-better.

With blinds of 25,000 – 50,000 Eirisch made it 150,000 to go from the button. Le repotted and Eirisch called all in with the ASpade SuitJHeart Suit7Heart Suit6Spade Suit. Le held the AClub Suit3Club Suit2Club Suit2Diamond Suit for a premium starting hand going into the flop, which brought the 10Club Suit8Heart Suit3Spade Suit. The 5Club Suit on the turn gave Le the nut low with a pair and a flush draw for the high. The 5Heart Suit on the river gave Le a scoop, securing the entire pot and sending Eirisch to the rail in second place with $116,915 for his deep run.

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

Place Player Earnings (USD) POY Points
1 Allan Le $189,223 840
2 Philipp Eirisch $116,915 700
3 Cody Crouch $79,403 560
4 Gavin Smith $54,889 420
5 Keith Ferrera $38,634 350
6 Yuval Bronshtein $27,696 280
7 David Bach $20,229 210
8 Gary Bolden $15,059 140

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