Event 26: $3,000 Pot-Limit Omaha

Level Info

Level 27
Blinds 25,000 / 50,000
Ante 0

Players Info

Entries 589
Prize Pool $1,607,970
Event 26: $3,000 Pot-Limit Omaha
Day 3 completed

Austin Scott Wins Event 26: $3,000 Pot-Limit Omaha ($361,797)!

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Bracelet Winner Austin Scott
Bracelet Winner Austin Scott

Last year, Austin Scott took eighth place in this event for $40,748. Not only did he better that performance this year, but Scott went on to win it all to grab his first-ever World Series of Poker gold bracelet and $361,797 in prize money.

When the day began, Vadzim Kursevich held the chip lead on the rest of the field. He stayed in front for nearly the entire day, but then the big clash came with Scott when action was four-handed at the final table.

Scott and Kursevich got all the money in on the board of {9-Diamonds}{5-Clubs}{4-Clubs}{10-Spades} in a massive pot of 3.7 million in chips. Kursevich held the {10-Diamonds}{9-Spades}{9-Hearts}{5-Hearts} for a set of nines and Scott the {K-Spades}{10-Clubs}{10-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds} for top set of tens. The river completed the board with the {5-Spades} and Scott exploded to a massive chip lead.

When Scott got heads up with Brett Richey, he was a little over four to one in front. Richey did what he could to battle back, but in the end Scott was just too much.

On the final hand, Richey was all in on the turn with the {K-Clubs}{Q-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds}{2-Clubs} on the {8-Diamonds}{6-Clubs}{2-Spades}{Q-Spades} board. His two pair was up against the {10-Spades}{7-Spades}{6-Spades}{4-Diamonds} for Scott. When the {5-Diamonds} landed on the river, Scott made a straight and won the tournament.

Final Table Payouts

PlacePlayerPrize
1Austin Scott$361,797
2Brett Richey$223,492
3Vadzim Kursevich$158,530
4Scott Stanko$114,530
5Khiem Nguyen$83,180
6Tom Chambers$61,521
7Romik Vartzar$46,117
8Dutch Boyd$35,038
9Thomas Pettersson$26,966

That wraps up [i]PokerNews'[/] coverage of Event 26 from the 2012 WSOP. Be sure to stay with us all summer long for our ongoing coverage and thanks for following along once again. Until next time, goodnight from Las Vegas!

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Great Scott

Austin Scott captures a bracelet in Event 26. He beats Brett Richey heads up for the title.

  • Final Table
  • Dutch Boyd
  • Tom Chambers
  • Vadzim Kursevich
  • Khieim Nguyen
  • Scott Stanko
  • Romik Vartzar
  • Heads Up
  • Austin Scott
  • Brett Richey
  • Brett Richey
  • Austin Scott shakes hands with Brett Richey
  • Austin Scott gets hugs from his supporters after winning the bracelet
  • Austin Scott checks out the gold bracelet
  • Austin Scott tries on his new prize
  • Bracelet Winner Austin Scott
  • Austin Scott and friends

Brett Richey Eliminated in 2nd Place ($223,492)

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Brett Richey
Brett Richey

From the button, Brett Richey made it 100,000 to go. Austin Scott called and the flop came down {8-Diamonds}{6-Clubs}{2-Spades}. Both players checked and the turn was the {Q-Spades}. Scott led for 125,000 and Richey raised the pot to 575,000. Scott moved all in and Richey called.

Richey was all in for 840,000 with the {K-Clubs}{Q-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds}{2-Clubs} for two. Scott held the {10-Spades}{7-Spades}{6-Spades}{4-Diamonds} for a hand full of straight and flush draws.

The river completed the board with the {5-Diamonds} and smacked Scott with a straight to the eight. He won the pot and eliminated Richey in second place.

For his finish, Richey earned the largest score of his career worth $223,492.

Austin Scott us 5,301,000 936,000
Brett Richey us Busted

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Scott Putting the Pressure Back On

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Austin Scott
Austin Scott

Austin Scott raised to 100,000 from the button and Brett Richey reraised to 300,000 out of the big blind. Scott called and that brought the two players to the {9-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds} flop. Richey checked and Scott bet 150,000. Richey called.

The turn was the {K-Spades} and Richey checked. Scott fired again for 325,000 and Richey folded.

Austin Scott us 4,115,000 300,000
Brett Richey us 1,190,000 -300,000

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Double Up for Richey

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Brett Richey
Brett Richey

Brett Richey limped in from the button and Austin Scott raised to 150,000 from the big blind. Richey called.

The flop came down {5-Hearts}{2-Hearts}{2-Diamonds} and Scott bet 125,000. Richey raised all in for 745,000. Scott called and the crowd rose to their feet.

Richey tabled the {A-Clubs}{8-Diamonds}{6-Clubs}{2-Spades} for trip deuces with an ace kicker. Scott held the {K-Clubs}{J-Hearts}{10-Diamonds}{2-Clubs} for trip deuces with a king kicker.

The turn was the {3-Clubs} and river the {5-Spades}. Richey's hand held up and he doubled to 1.79 million in chips.

Austin Scott us 3,515,000 -895,000
Brett Richey us 1,790,000 895,000

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