WSOP 2016: UK's Benny Glaser Wins $1,500 Omaha High-Low

The UK has picked up its first gold bracelet at this year’s World Series of Poker in Las Vegas, after 27-year-old Benny Glaser took down Event #26: $1,500 Omaha Hi-Low Split-8 or Better for $244,103. Last year, Glaser captured his first ever bracelet at the $1,500 2-7 Triple Draw Lowball event for $136,215, with both his WSOP victories now accounting for the lion’s share of his $493,712 in live career winnings.
Commenting on his latest impressive performance, Benny Glaser said that he felt he had an easier ride this time around, stating: “I think the 2-7 field and final table was tougher than this was, to be honest. This is the game I put the most hands in, online. So, perhaps I just am more used to this game since I play it all the time.”
The $1,500 Omaha Hi-Lo Split-8 or Better event attracted 934 players to create a prize pool worth $1.26 million, and amongst the notable pros then seeing a return on their buy-ins was Allyn Shulman in 102nd ($2,317), James Woods in 91st ($2,439), Mike Leah in 67th ($3,170), David Baker in 52nd ($4,120), Matt Glantz in 48th ($4,120), Ari Engel in 24th ($6,919), and Allen Kessler in 23rd ($6,919).
Benny Glaser then reached the final table with twice the chips of his nearest competitor, Benjamin Gold, and subsequently proceeded to eliminate the last five finalists at the table, including Gold heads-up, to claim a coveted WSOP bracelet.
Final Table Results:
1: Benny Glaser $244,103
2: Benjamin Gold $150,828
3: Motohiro Kondo $106,070
4: Philip Hui $75,627
5: Brandon Shack-Harris $54,680
6: Zachary Milchman $40,098
7: Ilya Krupin $29,830
8: Max Pescatori $22,517
9: Scott Packer $17,250
Interesting Facts:
Of the 934 players who entered the tournament, 819 were Americans with the remaining 115 dominated by players from countries such as Canada, UK, Russia, and Germany. In addition, 95% of competitors were male, and a mere 5% female, with the participants’ ages ranging from as young as 21 to as old as 92.

Other news:   World Series of Poker Bahamas in December

Poker News
wsop 2023 streaming schedule
12 Sep 2023
The World Series of Poker is heading to the Bahamas in December for the inaugural World Series of Poker Paradise Festival. The WSOP Paradise will be held at the Atlantis Paradise Island in the Bahamas from December 3-14. The official schedule was released earlier this week and it features 15 WSOP bracelet events with more
Top Poker Tweets from 2017 WSOP (Week 7)
01 Apr 2022
The World Series of Poker is coming online north of the border in Ontario. Online poker players located in the province of Ontario will have access to the newly launched WSOP.ca starting on April 4 as part of the new private iGaming expansion in the province. WSOP.ca is a partnership between the World Series of
World Series of Poker leaving the Rio
18 Nov 2021
The World Series of Poker is changing venues after a 17-year run at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino and moving to the Las Vegas Strip. WSOP reps announced on Wednesday that starting in 2022, the 53rd World Series of Poker will be leaving the Rio and setting up shop at Bally’s and Paris Las
wsop 2020 logo
20 Sep 2021
Anyone that can’t make it to Las Vegas for the 2021 World Series of Poker when it starts up later this month can still go after a WSOP bracelet in any of the 11 new online events just announced, if they’re in New Jersey, Nevada or Pennsylvania. The in-person events at this year’s World Series