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Loren Klein Wins World Series Of Poker Bracelet For The Fourth Consecutive Summer

Nevada PLO Specialist Banked $127,808 For Taking Down $2,500 Mixed Big Bet

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Somebody get Loren Klein a coffee, because the man is clearly a closer.

The 37-year-old Nevada resident won his fourth career World Series of Poker bracelet Thursday night, meaning Klein has managed to score WSOP gold every year since winning his first back in 2016.

Klein took down the $2,500 buy-in mixed big bet event at the 2019 summer series, earning $127,808 of the $490,500 overall prize pool. The win comes after he started the series with a $100,775 payday for finishing fourth in the $10,000 super turbo bounty event.

The accomplishment of garnering four bracelets in four consecutive years had only been done twice before, and nowhere near the modern era of the game. Previously, just Bill Boyd and Doyle Brunson had managed the feat.

Klein’s first bracelet came in the 2016 $2,500 mixed no-limit hold’em and pot-limit Omaha event. He followed that up with a runner-up finish in the $10,000 pot-limit Omaha event. The next year, he won the $1,500 pot-limit Omaha event. Last year, he earned the biggest cash of his career by topping the $10,000 pot-limit Omaha event for $1,018,336.

All of Klein’s bracelets have at least featured Omaha. This tournament was comprised of a rotation of seven different big-bet poker variations, four of which were some form of PLO.

In addition to the money, Klein also earned 540 Card Player Player of the Year points for his win. The POY is sponsored by Global Poker.

Ryan HughesKlein’s story was almost bested, however, by runner-up Ryan Hughes. The Arizona resident won Omaha eight-or-better events in consecutive years back in 2007 and 2008, and narrowly missed out on his third career bracelet. Ironically, Hughes also finished second in this exact same event in 2018 as well.

While Hughes was at least able to successfully repeat as runner-up, 2018 champion Scott Bohlman came incredibly close to defending his title, narrowly missing out on the final table and finishing eighth. The official final table bubble boy was none other than Poker Hall of Famer Mike Sexton, who took seventh.

Notables making the money in the event included John Monnette (31st), Dan Smith (30th), Dzmitry Urbanovich (29th), Nick Schulman (28th), Cary Katz (27th), David Williams (26th), David Baker (24th), Layne Flack (21st), Jon Turner (18th), Jeff Lisandro (15th), Ryan Leng (14th), David Benyamine (11th), Jared Bleznick (10th), Ray Henson (9th), and Mike Sexton (7th).

Here is a look at the final table results.

Place Player Payout POY Points
1 Loren Klein $127,808 540
2 Ryan Hughes $78,985 450
3 Phillip Hui $51,346 360
4 Arthur Morris $34,328 270
5 Joseph Couden $23,622 225
6 Jonathan Depa $16,746 180

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.