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Will Romaine Wins First World Series Of Poker Bracelet Weeks After Finishing Runner-Up

Connecticut Poker Pro Earns $110,672 In $1,000 Omaha Eight-Or-Better Event

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The 2020 World Series of Poker Online continued Monday with one of the series’ rare non-hold’em events. The $1,000 buy-in Omaha eight-or-better event drew a field of 425 players, which rebought 100 times to create an overall prize pool of $498,750.

A number of notable players narrowly missed out on the final table, including Erica ‘Huckcheevers’ Lindgren (30th), Kyle ‘RonySeikaly’ Cartwright (27th), Andrew ‘SupanooK’ Yeh (25th), Ryan ‘Protential’ Laplante (22nd), Ben ‘WhyIsGamora’ Yu (20th), Andrew ‘WATCHGUY42’ Lichtenberger (19th), Nathan ‘surfbum’ Gamble (14th), Norman Chad (13th), Matt ‘JohnCheever’ Woodward (11th), Upeshka ‘gomezhamburg’ DeSilva (9th), Jimmy ‘DoubleWiener’ Fricke (9th), and Ralph ‘sosana’ Perry (7th).

It took nearly 12 hours to determine a champion, with the win ultimately going to William ‘SlaweelRyam’ Romaine. The Connecticut-based poker pro earned a WSOP Circuit ring in March of 2019, taking down an online event for $92,400. He followed that up with a deep run in the WSOP main event, banking $142,215 for a 61st-place finish.

Earlier this series, he narrowly missed out on a win in the $1,500 no-limit hold’em high roller freezeout event, finishing runner-up for $110,979. A little over two weeks later, Romaine returned to the final table, this time finishing the job to earn his first gold bracelet, and the $110,672 first-place prize.

Here is a look at the payouts awarded at the final table:

Place Name Earnings
1 William ‘SlaweelRyam’ Romaine $110,672
2 Mark ‘Victb’ Ioli $68,478
3 Vasu ‘kheescoopy’ Amarapu $45,286
4 Stephen ‘Chippingggup’ Tyson $30,473
5 William ‘Ksparks740’ Sparks $21,047
6 Gabriel ‘NJ_FittyFish’ Ramos $14,812

Photo Credit: WSOP.com