Day 3 completed
|Blinds||60,000 / 120,000|
Players Info - Day 3
Day 3 completed
California's Dylan Weisman won his first World Series of Poker bracelet on Saturday by taking down Event #28: $1,000 Pot-Limit Omaha for a six-figure score of $166,461. Weisman, who is the lead PLO instructor for Upswing Poker, entered Day 3 with a dominant chip lead over his four opponents and used it to his advantage — including by sending heads-up opponent Craig Chait out in second for $102,884.
Play on Day 3 lasted for just two hours before Weisman took down the tournament, which began with 1,069 runners and generated a prize pool of $951,410.
Event #28: $1,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Final Table Results
|1||Dylan Weisman||United States||$166,461|
|2||Craig Chait||United States||$102,884|
|3||Alexander Yen||United States||$74,239|
|4||Tim Van Loo||Germany||$54,230|
|6||Chase Fujita||United States||$30,040|
|7||Manan Bhandari||United States||$22,787|
Weisman told PokerNews he eliminated at least 20 opponents over the span of three days. That list includes third-place finisher Alexander Yen, who Weisman knocked out when he flopped a set of nines, and Yen flopped a set of eights before all the chips got in the middle.
Weisman entered heads-up play with 19.7 million chips compared to Chait's 1.7 million. Chait doubled up once before the fatal blow, which came when Weisman check-raised to put Chait all-in and Chait called with a gutshot straight draw, while Weisman had a set of deuces. Chait couldn't get there despite picking up a flush draw on the turn and shook Weisman's hand before leaving the table.
After the victory, Weisman's rail rushed onto the floor of the outer feature final table in the Amazon Room and lifted the champion over their shoulders.
"It's my bar mitzvah all over again!" laughed Weisman.
In an interview with PokerNews, Weisman called his heads-up opponent a "rad dude" who was “genuinely kind the entire time.”
“We had been playing a lot together (during the tournament) and he just literally watched me sun-run the entire tournament, so we were meme-ing about it the entire time," he said.
It was also quite the run for Chait, who was nearly sent home in sixth on Day 2 when he was all-in and at risk with a pair of kings against the flopped flush of Chase Fujita and went runner-runner to make a full house. The hand gave Chait a second life and he used it to ladder up to a second-place finish worth six figures.
“He played really well," Weisman said about his opponent. "The fact that he laddered from fifth to second is phenomenal. That takes an immense amount of patience. And so I’m stoked for him and the way he was able to navigate the field.”
Weisman plans to gift his maiden bracelet to his dad, who has supported his son's poker ventures since he first began playing at 13 years old. But the second bracelet is going to mom, according to Weisman.
That wraps up the PokerNews live reporting team's coverage of Event #28: $1,000 Pot-Limit Omaha. Be sure to check out the WSOP reporting portal for coverage of other WSOP events.
In the last hand of the tournament, Craig Chait on the button bet the pot and Dylan Weisman called.
Chait bet the pot again for around 650,000 on the flop of and Weisman check-raised to put his opponent all-in. Chait called it off.
"I have it," Weisman told his opponent before tabling a set of deuces, which was ahead of the straight draw of his opponent.
The turn gave Chait additional outs with a flush draw but Weisman filled up on the river and sent Chait out in second place.
Dylan Weisman raised to 300,000 and called when Craig Chait moved all in for his last 900,000.
Chait flopped a flush on to take control of the pot and secured the double up when the board ran out .
In a heads-up limped pot between Dylan Weisman and Alexander Yen, Yen bet 175,000 on the flop of and Weisman check-raised with a pot-sized bet to 885,000. Yen moved all-in and Weisman snap-called.
Yen was in bad shape with a set of eights as Weisman had a set of nines. The board ran out and both players improved to full houses, with Weisman having the best of it and Yen being sent home in third place.
Alexander Yen raised to 350,000 from the button and Dylan Weisman defended his big blind.
Weisman checked the flop and Yen bet another 350,000. Weisman then put out a raise to 750,000 and Yen quickly folded.
Dylan Weisman opened and Craig Chait in the big blind moved all-in for around 1,140,000. Weisman called.
Chait didn't have to sweat the race for long as the flop of gave him the nut flush, and the runout didn't change things.
In a blind versus blind confrontation, Alexander Yen bet 150,000 from the big blind on a flop of and small blind Dylan Weisman raised to 600,000. Yen then quietly announced he was all in.
"Did you say all in?," Weisman asked before folding.
The next hand, Weisman raised from the button to 420,000 before folding to a re-raise from Yen to 1,300,000.
In a limped pot between the blinds, Dylan Weisman bet 120,000 on the flop of and Craig Chait check-called.
Both players checked on the turn and Weisman bet 450,000 on the river.
"Am I going to call and you're going to have a straight again?" Chait asked before eventually calling.
"Flush," Weisman said before showing the winner with and taking yet another pot down.
Dylan Weisman and Alexander Yen went heads-up to the turn on a board of . Weisman, in the big blind, bet 335,000 and Yen called from the button.
The river came the , and this time Weisman put out a stack of bronze 100,000 chips for a bet totaling 1,300,000. Yen called after a moment but mucked when Weisman showed for the rivered straight.