Ben Zamani Captures WSOP $1,500 Omaha Hi/Lo Event

Ben Zamani Captures WSOP $1,500 Omaha Hi/Lo Ben Zamani has captured a second career WSOP bracelet after taking down Event #4: $1,500 Omaha Hi-Lo Split 8 or Better for a top prize of $238,620. Two years earlier, the US pro had earned his first piece of WSOP hardware after triumphing at the $1,500 No Limit Hold’em event for $460,640, and following his latest success now boasts almost $4 million in lifetime winnings.
The $1,500 Omaha Hi/Lo attracted 905 players to create a prize pool worth $1,221,750, and amongst those recognizable pros seeing a return on their buy-ins was Brandon Shack-Harris in 92nd ($2,425), Tuan Bui Le inn 42nd ($4,698), Humberto Brenes in 36th ($5,574), Marco Johnson in 23rd ($6,725), and James Collopy in 17th ($8,246).
The final table of nine was then reached on Day 3 of the tournament, with Jared Hemingway subsequently eliminating Dustin Sitar (9th) and Martin Corpuz (8th) in short order. After the action reached three-handed play, Zamani and Hemingway would send Alex Ferrari to the rail in 3rd ($103,471), leaving Zamani to take an almost 5 to 1 chip lead against his remaining opponent into the heads-up phase of the competition.
Applying pressure at the right times then allowed Zamani to forge ahead, and ultimately leave Hemingway with a small stack that was forced in from the big blind. At this stage, Hemingway was holding 4d-6h-Kd-9d to Zamani’s 7c-4c-10c-5s, and after the dealer laid out a 10d-Js-3d-2c-7s board, Zamani collected his second career WSOP gold bracelet. Meanwhile, Jared Hemingway walked away with $147,428 for his fine runner-up performance, and as someone on Jared Hemingway’s rail later commented:
“Well, there’s another story for the J books. The guy got here on a Greyhound and had to find a Coinstar for his buy in, and now he’s walking away with $150,000.”
Final Table Results:
1: Benjamin Zamani $238,620
2: Jared Hemingway $147,428
3: Alex Ferrari $103,471
4: Ryan Paluf $73,647
5: Gary Vick $53,171
6: Forrest Auel $38,946
7: Scott Buller $28,948
8: Martin Corpuz $21,839
9: Dustin Sitar $16,726

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