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Frankie O'Dell Wins His Third World Series of Poker Omaha Eight-or-Better Bracelet

Colorado Resident Defeated 183-Entry Field To Take Down The $10,000 Championship


Frankie O’Dell has proven himself to one of the most accomplished Omaha eight-or-better tournament players in World Series of Poker history. The Colorado resident won his third WSOP gold bracelet in the variant, defeating a field of 183 entries in the 2019 WSOP $10,000 Omaha eight-or-better championship to secure the hardware and the $443,641 first-place prize. His two prior titles at the series came in the $1,500 buy-in event held in 2003 and the $2,000 buy-in of 2007.

With this latest win, O’Dell increased his lifetime live tournament earnings to over $2.7 million, with more than $1.1 million coming from WSOP cashes.

O’Dell earned 840 Card Player Player of the Year points for his latest scoop at the series. The win was his first POY-qualified score of 2019, but it alone was enough to see him climb to 247th place in the overall standings, which are sponsored by Global Poker.

O’Dell came into the final day of this event tied for the shortest stack with six players remaining. O’Dell and Jake Schwartz both began their days with just eight big blinds. Schwartz was the first to be eliminated at the final table, getting his last chips into the middle with a double gutshot and some backdoor low outs. He was up against the top pair of Robert Cambell, which became trips by the river. Campbell scooped the pot to send Schwartz home in sixth place ($76,456).

Despite scoring the early knockout, Campbell found himself the next to hit the rail. Robert Mizrachi managed to scoop him with A-K high on a 8-5-5-10-5 runout. The Australian earned $102,868 for his fifth-place showing.

O’Dell had managed to chip up in the early going of the final table. He further grew his stack by eliminating Nick Guagenti in fourth place. Guagenti got his last chips in on a 9Spade Suit6Spade Suit2Club Suit10Diamond Suit board with AClub SuitKClub Suit10Club Suit3Diamond Suit for top pair and the nut low draw. O’Dell called with two pair and managed to scoop when the river brought the QClub Suit. Guagenti was awarded $140,522 for his strong showing in this event.

Owais AhmedThree-handed play continued for nearly five hours, with plenty of swings along the way. All three of the remaining players held the lead at one point. In the end, it was four-time WSOP bracelet winner Robert Mizrachi who ultimately fell in third place. O’Dell hit a flush to scoop Mizrachi, sending him to the rail with $194,850.

With that, O’Dell took a 4-to-1 lead into heads-up play with 2011 WSOP mixed eight-or-better event winner Owais Ahmed. O’Dell was able to whittle Ahmed down to just a few big bets by the time the final hand was dealt. O’Dell raised from the button with AHeart Suit9Spade Suit8Diamond Suit2Spade Suit and Ahmed defended with QHeart SuitJDiamond Suit2Club Suit. The flop brought the QSpade Suit8Spade Suit7Heart Suit. Ahmed check-called and the turn brought the QDiamond Suit. Ahmed bet and O’Dell raised. Ahmed called all-in with his trip queens and a low draw. O’Dell had a flush draw and the nut low draw. The Spade Suit completed his flush, earning him the pot and the title. Ahmed took home $274,192 as the runner-up finisher.

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

Place Player Winnings (USD) POY Points
1 Frankie O’Dell $443,641 840
2 Owais Ahmed $274,192 700
3 Robert Mizrachi $194,850 560
4 Nick Guagenti $140,522 420
5 Robert Campbell $102,868 350
6 Jake Schwartz $76,456 280
7 David Benyamine $57,709 210
8 Edmond Vartughian $44,245 140
9 Shaun Deeb $34,467 42

For more coverage from the summer series, check out the 2019 WSOP landing page, complete with a full schedule, results, news, player interviews, and event recaps.