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Matthew Parry Wins Six-Max Pot-Limit Omaha Event At World Series Of Poker

Parry Grabs His First Gold Bracelet And Takes His Career Earnings Above $2.1 Million


Matthew Parry – Photo Credit: WSOP / Hayley Hochstetler

Matthew Parry won the $3,000 buy-in six-max pot-limit Omaha event that took place at the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas, Nevada, and it ended on July 14. Parry claimed the top prize worth $480,122 along with his first gold bracelet. It was also the first tournament win for the poker player who has over 60 cashes, and career earnings now in excess of $2.1 million. Parry celebrated the win with a group of family and friends that were on his rail throughout the final day of the tournament.

Parry said to reporters after the win that he, “came into the World Series with an intention to really put a lot of effort into the tournaments and after having a couple of deep runs, it just feels amazing finally close one out.” The cash-game specialist went on to say, “One thing that I like about the tournament versus cash play is it feels like there’s less variance. You see a lot less re-raising and it allows you to navigate through a field like this a lot better.” Parry closed the interview with, “You know what? If you have a dream of coming out to the World Series of Poker, you can do it and you should it.”

The four-day tournament saw a field of 1,013 entries create a prize pool of $2,704,710, with the final 152 all cashing for at least $4,829 in prize money. Day 2 saw a field of 238 remaining players return to play down to the final 35, and Day 3 saw those survivors shrink all the way down to the final five remaining in the tournament. Notables lost during the deep stages of play included Kane Kalas (24th), William Reynolds (29th), John Holley (40th), Anthony Maio (41st), Sammy Farha (44th), and Dylan Weisman (45th), Joe Serock (46th), Matt O’Donnell (48th), and Christopher Frank (50th).

Parry was the chip leader when the final day of the tournament began, but the first stretch of play was rough for him. He fell to last in chips during four-handed play before starting his rally back to the top. Parry found a huge double during the battle for third place to get right back into the mix.

Parry then took the lead during three-handed play, and he really extended that spot at the top of the standings when he took out Ian Matakis in third place. That gave Parry a nearly 2:1 chip advantage in the final match against Dustin Goldklang.

Parry began to pull away with constant pressure, but Goldklang found a timely double to hang around a bit longer before the final hand of the tournament. Goldklang got all in preflop with KHeart SuitQDiamond Suit10Spade Suit9Heart Suit, and Parry had him covered holding 7Spade Suit5Diamond Suit4Diamond Suit3Club Suit. The board ran out 7Club Suit6Club Suit4Club SuitQHeart Suit6Spade Suit. The seven-high straight for Parry sealed Goldklang’s fate in second place, but he took home $296,746 for a nice consolation prize and the largest tournament score on his poker resume.

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

Place Player Earnings POY Points
1 Matthew Parry $111,170 1,440
2 Dustin Goldklang $68,712 1,200
3 Ian Matakis $45,866 960
4 Cuba Levenberry $31,307 720
5 Lawrence Wayne $21,863 600
6 Connor Drinan $15,629 480

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