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Magnus Edengren Denies Hellmuth, Wins Mixed Omaha Eight-or-Better Event at 2024 WSOP

Swede Overcomes 853-Entry Field In $1,500 Buy-In Tournament To Earn First Bracelet and $196,970


The poker world watched with bated breath as all-time World Series of Poker bracelet leader Phil Hellmuth made it down to the final four players in the $1,500 mixed Omaha eight-or-better event at the 2024 WSOP. The Poker Hall of Famer came within a few spots of securing his record-extending 18th victory at the series, but ultimately bowed out in fourth place. The player who ended Hellmuth’s run in this event was Magnus Edengren. The Swede earned $196,970 and his first bracelet as after scooping the final hand in this event which featured a rotation of limit Omaha eight-or-better, pot-limit Omaha eight-or-better, and Big O (five card pot-limit Omaha eight-or-better).

This was far and away the largest live tournament score yet for Edengren, blowing away the $28,891 he secured for a 12th-place showing in the $10,000 pot-limit Omaha eight-or-better championship event just over a week before recording this victory. In between those two scores, Edengren also made the money in the inaugural $10,000 Big O championship.

Edengren was awarded 912 Card Player Player of the Year points for the win. This was his first qualifying score of the year, but it alone was enough to move him inside the top 400 in the POY standings presented by Global Poker.

Plenty of big names were among the 128 players who earned a share of the $1,140,090 prize pool, including bracelet winner Michael Rodrigues (21st), bracelet winner Filippos Stavrakis (18th), bracelet winner Derek Raymond (17th), six-time bracelet winner Shaun Deeb (16th), and two-time bracelet winner Nathan Gamble (14th).

By the time the final table of eight was set, James Juvancic was in the lead with Edengren in second chip position and Hellmuth in the middle of the pack. Stephen Hubbard (8th – $19,009), Ying Chu (7th – $25,100), and Dylan Lambe (6th – $33,748) were the first to fall.

Edengren continued to accumulate, winning a big all-in with single-suite A-A-K-8 against the single-suited A-7-5-2 of Joshua Adcock Eliminated (5th – $46,187) to narrow the field to four.

Phil HellmuthA similar scenario lead to the end of Hellmuth’s latest final-table showing at the series. Edengren raised to 350,000 on the button with AHeart SuitAClub SuitKClub Suit10Club Suit and Hellmuth three-bet the pot, making it 1,160,000 with ASpade Suit9Diamond Suit2Spade Suit2Diamond Suit. Edengren called and the flop came down JHeart SuitJSpade Suit8Spade Suit, giving Hellmuth the nut flush draw and backdoor low possibilities. Hellmuth moved all-in for his last 735,000 and Edengren called wiht his overpair. The 5Diamond Suit gave Hellmuth a fully-fledged nut low draw and a second flush draw. The 8Heart Suit on the end paired the board, though, bricking all of Hellmuth’s outs.

Hellmuth was sent home with $64,324 for his fourth-place finish. This was his 206th cash in a bracelet event. More than $17.9 million of his $26.8 million in career tournament earnings have come from his success in WSOP events.

The final three played on for a bit, but play was eventually halted after midnight, with Edengren leading heading into the unscheduled day 4. Juvancic was the first to fall after play resumed. He got all-in with the nut straight facing the same straight for Edengren in a hand of Big O. A chop was not guaranteed, though, as both Juvancic and Edengren held backdoor flush possibilities. Edengren picked up a fully-fledged flush draw on the turn, and made his clubs on the river to eliminate Juvancic in third place ($91,132).

Edengren held more than a 5:1 chip lead heading into heads-up play against Tim Seidensticker. It didn’t take long at all for him to conver that advantage into the title. After a flop of 10Spade Suit7Heart Suit3Spade Suit in Big O, Edengren bet the pot with AClub SuitKSpade Suit10Diamond Suit9Spade Suit9Diamond Suit for a pair and a king-high flush draw. Seidensticker re-potted with QSpade SuitQHeart Suit7Club Suit3Heart Suit2Spade Suit for an overpair, bottom two pair, a queen-high flush draw, a queen-high backdoor heart draw, and the only low draw. Edengren moved all-in and Seidensticker called. The KDiamond Suit on the turn improved Edengren to kings and tens to give him the best high hand. The river brought the 2Club Suit, which locked up the whole pot for Edengren.

Seidensticker earned $131,308 as the runner-up finisher. This was his largest career tournament score.

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

Place Player Earnings POY Points
1 Magnus Edengren $196,970 912
2 Timothy Seidensticker $131,308 760
3 James Juvancic $91,132 608
4 Phil Hellmuth $64,324 456
5 Joshua Adcock $46,187 380
6 Dylan Lambe $33,748 304
7 Fei Chu $25,100 228
8 Stephen Hubbard $19,009 152

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Hellmuth photo credit: PokerGO. Winner photo credit: WSOP / Hayley Hochstetler.