$10k Omaha Hi-Lo Championship - Alaei Takes the Bracelet
Bye Bye Boyd (3rd Place)
Shortly after surviving an all-in against both Alaei and Clements, Ben Boyd bowed out in a showdown against Alaei when his 4♥ 8♦ 9♦ J♥ failed against Alaei’s K♠ T♦ 4♠ 6♠.
The board came 5♥ J♠ 2♣ K♥ 3♣ and Alaei took the pot with the straight. Boyd takes home $182,730 for his 3rd place finish.
Scott Clements Comes Up Short (2nd Place)
Alaei took out Clements heads-up shortly after Boyd’s departure, giving him his second WSOP bracelet. Clements was short-stacked when he pushed all in pre-flop and Alaei called, showing A♦ K♣ K♥ 4♣. Clements held A♥ 5♥ 3♣ 2♥, and the board came 9♠ Q♣ 7♣ T♠ K♠. Clements takes home $275,946 for his 2nd place finish.
Alaei is the champion
Daniel Alaei outlasted the field of 179 entrants to take the title of 2009 Omaha Hi-Lo World Champion and a prize of $445,898.
After grinding through the first two days of the tournament, Alaei caught fire at the Final Table and maintained a hold on the chip lead for most of Day 3.
It’s Alaei’s second bracelet, but he’s already thinking about more.
“In the poker world, bracelets are like trophies,” said Alaei. “I kind of want three now. Before I wanted two, now I want three. It seems like a lot of people have two.”
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