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Jim Collopy Secures Third Career World Series of Poker Bracelet

The Poker Pro Overcame A 1,143-Entry Field In The $1,500 Omaha Eight-or-Better Event To Earn $262,542

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Jim Collopy came out on top of a field of 1,143 entries in the 2023 World Series of Poker $1,500 Omaha eight-or-better event, earning $262,542 and his third career WSOP gold bracelet for the win.

This victory came nearly a decade after his he secured his first bracelet back at the 2013 WSOP Asia Pacific festival in a $1,650 AUD pot-limit Omaha tournament. His second bracelet was won in the $3,000 H.O.R.S.E. event in 2021.

Collopy now has more than $5.3 million in lifetime tournament earnings, with more than $1.3 million of that coming from cashes in WSOP bracelet events.

In addition to the title and the money, Collopy also earned 960 Card Player Player of the Year points for the win. This was his second title and sixth final-table finish of the year, with more than $693,000 in to-date POY earnings accrued along the way. As a result, he now sits in 59th place in the 2023 POY standings presented by Global Poker.

Fifth-place finisher James ObstThis event took three days to complete. The top 172 finishers made the money, with big names like three-time bracelet winner ‘Miami John’ Cernuto (22nd), bracelet winner Giuseppe Pantaleo (18th), bracelet winner and eight-time WSOP Circuit ring winner Kyle Cartwright (7th), and bracelet winner James Obst (5th).

This was Obst’s first final-table finish in any live tournament since 2018. Around that time he took an extended break from poker to follow his dream of becoming a professional tennis player.

Runner-up Nick Kost took home $162,266 for the second-largest score of his career. The bracelet winner from Okemos, MI now has more than $732,000 in career tournament earnings, with the biggest chunk of that being the $283,275 he earned as the winner of this same event in 2014.

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

Place Player Earnings POY Points
1 Jim Collopy $262,542 960
2 Nicholas Kost $162,266 800
3 Kyle Burnside $117,404 640
4 Qinghai Pan $85,977 480
5 James Obst $63,737 400
6 Aubrey Gilbert $47,838 320
7 Kyle Cartwright $36,358 240
8 Igor Zektser $27,986 160
9 Brian Kelley $21,821 80

Visit the Card Player 2023 World Series of Poker page for schedules, news, interviews, and the latest event results.

Winner photo credit: WSOP / Omar Sader.