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Event #15: $10,000 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship
Days:
1234

Event Info

Buy-in $10,000
Prize Pool $1,827,700
Players 196

Level Info

Level 30
Limits 300,000 / 600,000
Ante 0

Players Info - Day 4

Players Left 1
Entries 5

Highlights

Highlights

Event #15: $10,000 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship
Day 4 completed

Daniel Zack Victorious in Event #15: $10,000 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship After Grueling Heads-Up Battle

Calum_Grant • Level 30: 300,000-600,000, 0 ante
Daniel Zack
Daniel Zack

After nearly 12 hours of play, the 2022 World Series of Poker Event #15: $10,000 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship came to a close with Daniel Zack being the last player standing.

He beat Dustin Dirksen in a heads-up duel that lasted over seven hours to capture his second WSOP gold bracelet and the $440,757 first-place prize.

The Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship saw an all-time high of 196 entries, with just five of those returning for Day 4. Those players created the $1,827,700 prize pool, with Zack taking home the lion's share.

Daniel Zack
Daniel Zack with his rail and second bracelet

Winner's Reaction

"Exhausted, just basically dead, " Zack told PokerNews when asked how he was feeling after his victory. "You know, I have no energy left at all," he added.

With this being Zack's second bracelet win, he was asked which title meant more to him.

"I think bracelet one meant a lot to me because I grew up watching the World Series of Poker and it really meant a lot. But this will be a final table, that is much more memorable to me, especially with it being streamed. If I ever have the wherewithal to watch this back, it will be quite a night."

Despite the mammoth session today, Zack has little time to rest or even celebrate.

"I have to fly to a wedding in maybe a few hours, so I'm about to hop on a plane," he said. "I'll be back [at the WSOP] and chasing player of the year while I'm here. So I'll be hopping in whatever is next and trying to chase that as hard as I can."

Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship Final Table Results

PlaceNameCountryPrize
1Daniel ZackUnited States$440,757
2Dustin DirksenUnited States$272,408
3Yuval BronshteinIsrael$195,203
4Ray DehkharghaniUnited States$142,456
5Jake LiebeskindUnited States$105,913
6Bart O'ConnellUnited States$80,250
7Alex LivingstonCanada$61,991
8Kane KalasUnited States$48,839
9Ray HensonUnited States$39,258

Day 4 Recap

Heads Up
Dustin Dirksen and Daniel Zack

Day 4 short stack Jake Liebeskind got all his chips in the middle on the second hand of the day. However, his jam was snap-called by Dirksen, who had flopped a set of kings. Liebeskind, who had secured his best-ever tournament cash, could not improve and exited in fifth place.

Three hours would pass before the next final table bust out. Nosebleed stakes mixed game cash player Ray Dehkharghani called off his stack after Dirksen had four-bet preflop. Dirksen would go on to make two pair, aces and nines, to send out the one-time bracelet winner in fourth for $142,456.

Next to go was the start of day chip leader, Yuval Bronshtein. He was all-in from the big blind and was up against Zack. Bronshtein flopped best, but the eventual winner rivered a set of deuces to set up heads-up play.

As mentioned, it took seven hours for the tournament to have its final bust out. Dirksen came back from just 425,000 chips to take the chip lead. Dirksen then had Zack on the ropes on several occasions, but neither player could seal the deal. The lead would then chop and change on more than one occasion until Zack had Dirksen right where he wanted.

The two players were all-in on the flop, with Zack's pair of kings ahead of his opponent's pair of tens. There would be no drama on the runout, and Zack's superior pair held to seal out the win.

That concludes PokerNews coverage of Event #15: $10,000 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship, but there are still plenty of events remaining and currently in action on the 2022 WSOP schedule. Click here to see what other tournaments you can follow!

Tags: Daniel ZackDustin Dirksen

Dustin Dirksen Eliminated in 2nd Place ($272,408)

Calum_Grant • Level 30: 300,000-600,000, 0 ante
Dustin Dirksen
Dustin Dirksen

Dustin Dirksen limped on the button and then called the raise from Daniel Zack.

The pair got their stacks in the middle on the {9-Hearts}{8-Spades}{2-Diamonds} flop with Dirksen at risk.

Dustin Dirksen: {a-Spades}{k-Spades}{10-Spades}{10-Hearts}
Daniel Zack: {k-Diamonds}{k-Clubs}{5-Diamonds}{2-Clubs}

Zack was ahead with his pair of kings and was a huge favourite to finish the heads-up duel. The {4-Diamonds} came on the turn to keep Zack in front, and the {q-Spades} river was the final nail in Dirksen's coffin.

Daniel Zack us
Daniel Zack
us 11,760,000 4,485,000
Dustin Dirksen us
Dustin Dirksen
us Busted

Tags: Daniel ZackDustin Dirksen

Dirksen Gets Another Double

Calum_Grant • Level 30: 300,000-600,000, 0 ante

Dustin Dirksen moved all in on the {7-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds}{2-Hearts} flop after calling a preflop raise from Daniel Zack.

Dustin Dirksen: {a-Spades}{9-Spades}{9-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds}
Daniel Zack: {8-Clubs}{6-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds}{4-Clubs}

The board ran out {q-Spades}{6-Spades} and Dirksen managed to scoop the entire pot.

Daniel Zack us
Daniel Zack
us 7,875,000 -1,950,000
Dustin Dirksen us
Dustin Dirksen
us 3,900,000 1,950,000
Level:
30
Limits:
300,000/600,000
Ante:
0

Dirksen Doubles

Calum_Grant • Level 29: 250,000-500,000, 0 ante

Dustin Dirksen was once again all-in preflop with Daniel Zack calling from the button.

Dustin Dirksen: {a-Diamonds}{9-Clubs}{8-Diamonds}{2-Hearts}
Daniel Zack: {a-Clubs}{q-Spades}{8-Hearts}{3-Hearts}

Dirksen secured the double following the {9-Diamonds}{6-Spades}{k-Clubs}{6-Diamonds}{j-Hearts} runout.

Daniel Zack us
Daniel Zack
us 8,125,000 -2,000,000
Dustin Dirksen us
Dustin Dirksen
us 3,600,000 1,950,000

Chop Pot Continues Heads Up

AaronMcBride • Level 29: 250,000-500,000, 0 ante

Dustin Dirksen and Daniel Zack were all-in before the flop was dealt with the former at risk of elimination.

Dustin Dirksen: {a-Hearts}{8-Clubs}{4-Hearts}{2-Diamonds}
Daniel Zack: {a-Diamonds}{j-Spades}{10-Clubs}{6-Diamonds}

The {7-Clubs}{4-Diamonds}{2-Spades}{k-Clubs}{5-Clubs} runout meant both players chopped the pot.

Daniel Zack us
Daniel Zack
us 10,125,000 600,000
Dustin Dirksen us
Dustin Dirksen
us 1,650,000 -600,000